Catch up on stories from the past week (and beyond) at the Slashdot story archive

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror

Comment: And this is a good thing? (Score 1) 116

by bashibazouk (#40565723) Attached to: First Firefox Mobile OS Phones Announced

Love the iphone but I have become quite paranoid in updating apps. Even the most trusted apps that I never had a problem with a new version, I still check the reviews to make sure it's a good idea. I've had too many either break or move to some annoying freemium version that causes me to delete it...

The last thing I want is to lose control of updating apps. Bad, bad idea.

Comment: More than that... (Score 4, Informative) 404

by bashibazouk (#40346689) Attached to: Black Death Discovered In Oregon

From the linked article:

Even though there are about seven cases of the Black Plague in the U.S. each year, most cases have been in the West and the Southweset, the bacterium is considerably less fatal than it once was. According to the CDC, 1 in 7 cases are fatal, but the disease can now be treated with antibiotics.

I know, I know I'm not supposed to read the article...

Comment: Star Trek as a Religion (Score 1, Funny) 268

Why could we not just declare Star Trek a religion? It pretty much is one at this point. As long as what is produced is not for profit, I would think the creation of "religious materials" might get better protection.

Of course IANAL constitutional or otherwise...

Comment: Re:Olympus PEN Series (Score 3, Informative) 402

by bashibazouk (#38603128) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Mirrorless, Interchangeable Lens Camera Advice?

I just bought the E-PM1. I like it. It's smaller and easier to carry than the bulky DSLR's but still has good depth of controls, fast auto focus and shutter. Image quality is not as good as the current generation of DSLR's but it's as good as most of these proponents photographs proving DSLR's are the best that were taken with previous generation of DSLR's for what that's worth.

Just keep in mind Olympus is currently on life support and it's not known at this time if it will survive or the camera division will be sold off to someone and what they would do with the product line and the 4/3 standard. The lenses at least are compatible with Panasonic should that happen...

Comment: Not a fan... (Score 1) 195

by bashibazouk (#38565106) Attached to: Google Testing Completely Revamped Look

I had no idea it was limited. As one of these random testers I'm not a fan of the new look. I just switched back to the old look for gmail and calendar. The old look while not as clean in over all design presents the information much clearer. The borders are of higher contrast and text is easier to read. Also going from gmail to calendar used to be a single link, now it requires clicking the drop down menu, going to the bottom for more, then back up to the top for calendar.

But as I use ad block + and give google no money, I'm neither customer nor product so I guess I can't complain...

I am more bored than you could ever possibly be. Go back to work.

Working...