Become a fan of Slashdot on Facebook


Forgot your password?

Comment: Re:Why does this matter? (Score 1) 574

by aniefer (#34377656) Attached to: Apple Bans Android Magazine App From App Store
I love the "What Do Customers Ultimately Buy After Viewing This Item?" Section:
  • 32% buy Kindle Wireless Reading Device, Wi-Fi, 6" Display - with New E Ink (Pearl) Technology
  • 28% buy Kindle 3G Wireless Reading Device, Free 3G + Wi-Fi, 3G Works Globally, 6" Display - with New E Ink (Pearl) Technology
  • 16% buy the item featured on this page: Barnes & Noble NOOK ebook reader (WiFi + 3G)[B&W]

Comment: Re:Could someone explain... (Score 0) 177

by aniefer (#31652408) Attached to: Hubble Builds 3D Dark Matter Map
Take the same picture twice, 6 months apart. The picture are from positions that are 2 AU apart. You can gain perspective by comparing these in the same way your brain compares images from your eyes.
The red-shift tells you how far the star is. I'm not really sure on the details, but you should be able to compare the two images together with the red-shift derived distance to see if things don't quite add up.

Comment: Re:Epic Security Problem in My Opinion (Score 1) 443

by aniefer (#27509501) Attached to: New ICANN TLDs May Cause Internet Land Rush

A rapper might apply for a Web address ending in .hiphop.

Or maybe .music or maybe .ryhme or maybe .lyric or maybe .album or maybe .songs or maybe .r for "Rapper" or maybe .rap?

I would think that any individual that can afford the registration fee would simply register their name.


Comment: Re:Distrust by the masses.. (Score 1) 610

by aniefer (#25722291) Attached to: How Regulations Hamper Chemical Hobbyists

Step 1: Provide free high quality drugs to people already addicted with no criminal penalties or consequences to people who come forward and ask for them.

Call be paranoid, but something about the government providing free high quality drugs is a scary first step to "opiates for the masses".

My first thought was "Brave New World", and then "Equilibrium".

Disraeli was pretty close: actually, there are Lies, Damn lies, Statistics, Benchmarks, and Delivery dates.