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Comment: Job interviews (Score 1) 375

by StoatBringer (#35626528) Attached to: ISO C++ Committee Approves C++0x Final Draft

Brilliant. It was bad enough in job interviews when they try to catch you out on your knowledge of the obscure bits of C++ that nobody ever uses, and now there's a whole new level of complex syntax, pitfalls and gotchas to deal with. C++ is turning into a warty freakshow. I could even start to forgive Python's idiotic indentation nonsense at this rate.

Comment: Re:All of them. (Score 1) 1200

by StoatBringer (#35463312) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Worst Computer Scene In TV or Movies?

Yeah, that was so fail. They should've called it Swordfail. lol. Or Failfish. Or Epic Swordfailfish. Rofl. It certainly wasn't made of win. Otherwise they could call it Swordwin. But it was fail. It was the failest fail that ever failed. Like double fail to the power fail. woot. So much fail in that fail movie with a fail plot that fail fail fail fail fail epic fail epic epic fail fail fail.

Yes, I am mocking your overuse and misuse of the word. Stop it.

Comment: Blessed are they... (Score 1) 744

by StoatBringer (#35252846) Attached to: Anonymous Goes After

Fundie nutjobs would like nothing better than to be martyred, or at least "persecuted" for their beliefs.
"Blessed they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven."

If someone did physically attack one of Phelps' mob, they would just see it as a Sign From God that they were doing his work.
1) Make outrageous comments, or be generally vile. In the name of Jesus.
2) Notice that people are really angry with you and object to everything you say.
3) Claim "persecution" and sit back with a smug grin on your face, knowing you've scored lots of Jesus-points and will get a better seat in Heaven.
4) GOTO 1

Comment: Re:Stuck on old versions (Score 1) 238

by StoatBringer (#33939286) Attached to: A Tidal Wave of Java Flaw Exploitation
An awful lot of big organisations are terrified of upgrading anything in case things stop working (and of course, nobody wants to be the one who suggested the upgrade if it all goes wrong). I've seen so many places that will not move past IE6 and Java 1.4 because they daren't risk their clunky old systems not working anymore.

Comment: It *is* a celebration, idiiot (Score 3, Insightful) 38

by StoatBringer (#33541402) Attached to: Archbishop Bans Pop Music At Funerals
are not to be described as 'a celebration of the life of' the deceased
Indeed. A lot of funerals I've been to seem to treat it entirely as a chance to prattle on about God and Jesus to a captive audience, with an "insert name here" script.

The last funeral I went to was for my Gran, and it was a secular funeral. It was [i]all about[/i] a celebration of her life, and was much more personal and caring than any religious funeral has ever been.

In conclusion, fuck that Archbishop.

Comment: Re:I am prob one of the only people here with an (Score 1) 579

by StoatBringer (#33439056) Attached to: Apple Announces New iPods, iTunes 10, Social Network, AppleTV

The problem then is that you have you have to have your computer turned on and have iTunes running. Not a huge inconvenience, in the grand scheme of things, but if I'm downstairs and decide I want to watch something, I then have to run upstairs and turn everything on, log on, start up iTunes and then go back down again.

With my current AppleTV I have the internal drive full of my favourite movies and TV shows and it works quite happily as a stand-alone device. If I buy movies from the AppleTV they eventually
get synced to the machine upstairs and backed up, but I don't need to worry about the other machine being switched off or going into standby .As for the "instant streaming" from the web, that's great if you have a decent connection. If not, with the old ATV you could start it downloading and then watch the whole thing later when it had finished.

Comment: Re:Apple running out of hype fuel? (Score 1) 484

by StoatBringer (#32328678) Attached to: Steve Jobs To Keynote WWDC iPhone Announcement
Merely as an example: my father has a 1st gen iPhone. He regularly has to use USB flash drives as apart of his job, and liked the idea of using his iPhone instead for USB file transfer.

So he didn't check the features of a product he bought, and was then annoyed that it didn't have a feature he wanted?

When I bought my first-gen iPhone I knew it didn't have certain features, but they were features I didn't care about anyway and I've been happy with it ever since. If a particular phone doesn't do something you need, shop around and buy a different one instead.

You are lost in the Swamps of Despair.