Want to read Slashdot from your mobile device? Point it at m.slashdot.org and keep reading!


Forgot your password?

Slashdot videos: Now with more Slashdot!

  • View

  • Discuss

  • Share

We've improved Slashdot's video section; now you can view our video interviews, product close-ups and site visits with all the usual Slashdot options to comment, share, etc. No more walled garden! It's a work in progress -- we hope you'll check it out (Learn more about the recent updates).


Comment: SECURE THE BORDER!!! (Score 1, Funny) 97

We have them Mexicans INVADING America. We have to secure the border and keep them out. They are diluting our culture and they don't want to learn English and they are bringing ebola and they are bringing measles because they don't have vaccination. It's the downfall of America. SECURE THE BORDER NOW!!!

Comment: Re:YANIH (Score 2) 166

by andydread (#49213737) Attached to: Google Introduces Freon, a Replacement For X11 On Chrome OS
The constant whining about NIH in open source/free software is a bullhshit red herring. It is an attempt to legitimize one's hatred for the entity that is trying to create something new that suits their own needs. Not every damn upstream project is going to accept your patches to change the direction from where upstream want's to go. And the freedesktop.org guys are notorious for telling downstream submitters to go fuck off and WONT_FIX. So your argument is a total straw man argument and lacks credibility in the face of reality.

Comment: Re:Congress needs to butt out of science! (Score 2) 394

by andydread (#49139425) Attached to: Lawmakers Seek Information On Funding For Climate Change Critics
Yes politicians need to butt out http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T... https://www.youtube.com/watch?... who cares if they poisen us for profits. When oil companies were paying scientists to say lead in gasoline was a good thing politicians shouldn't have done a thing.

Comment: Re:Sweet F A (Score 1) 576

Because a starship/fleet probably wouldn't be equipped with stealth systems to begin with. If they were to jump to our system they already are way ahead of us by orders of magnitude. No stealth is required. It would be simple brute force. When one lifeform that is significantly more advanced meets another that is significantly less advanced they simply roll over them. We don't deploy stealh systems against creatures living in the forest when we bulldoze the forest to setup a new housing subdivision or shopiing mall. They *can* be detected with simple radar after they jump to our system, not to say that they will be detected because we don't have a system setup to detect them. And even if we detect them it doesn't mean we can do anything about it but simply run. Just like the creatures living in the forest when a bulldozer comes to clear the land and setup shop.

Comment: Re:When will there be justice? (Score 2) 95

by andydread (#48915247) Attached to: Researchers Tie Regin Malware To NSA, Five Eyes Intel Agencies

How long is it going to take before the American people get fed up with this. The NSA is obviously an out of control agency and has been for years. The people in charge need to start spending LONG prison sentences for their crimes against humanity. And before people start screaming "Think about the terrorists" remember that those in charge (both the NSA, FBI and others) have deliberately chosen to ignore gathered intell about actual terrorist threats (such as 911 and the Boston Marathon bombers). This should prove to everyone that the government considers their own citizens as more of a threat than foreign terrorists.

Is this shown on the news? Have CNN spent a whole 2 days on it like they have a current blizzard of new york? or previously Inflategate? Nope So why whould the unwashed masses be upset if the fucking media is failing to report on it. It's not a blizzard, sports cheating or a plane crash so they are oblivious. We that read slashdot hear about stuff like this all the time. DEA cameras, NSA GCHQ etc. The greater "American people" do not. So they cannot be outraged over something that the media is not reporting.

You can be replaced by this computer.