Slashdot stories can be listened to in audio form via an RSS feed, as read by our own robotic overlord.

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror

Comment: Re:Numerical calculus (Score 1) 177

by bingoUV (#48951059) Attached to: Can Students Have Too Much Tech?

"Scientific computer models" ARE mathematical equations.

Yes, but to solve them it is more fruitful to learn programming rather than "mathematics" as is likely to be taught in schools. Which is what I was saying.

E.g. Olympic archery events can be analyzed by mathematics - one can say each shot IS a mathematical equation. But one practices archery rather than learn mathematics to do well in such events. Their being mathematical equations is a useless but interesting trivia.

Comment: Re:not the point (Score 1) 374

by bingoUV (#48931439) Attached to: Why Screen Lockers On X11 Cannot Be Secure

You're having to resort to plain lies - what does that suggest?

I never said you were right about run levels. Actually you didn't mention run levels at all, at least in the post I replied to are any that I remember.

Run levels strictly were a concept in sys V init. Most distributions don't even use that init any more, so 2 out of 3 distributions using run level 2 is laughable. Clearly you have no clue what you're talking about.

Comment: Re:not the point (Score 1) 374

by bingoUV (#48930405) Attached to: Why Screen Lockers On X11 Cannot Be Secure

So where resume from hibernate is set to appear with a locked screen, closing the lid means hibernate + lock screen. Closing the lid, to be not "defeated by if it's function is complex / unreliable from an end user point of view"[sic] needs to make sure that hibernate + lock screen "reigns supreme" once lid is closed. But it doesn't. So MS windows isn't any better from your own perspective.

Same is the case where closing the lid means suspend+lock. Or someone going away from the system after Start -> shutdown, or Start -> shutdown -> restart assuming autologin is not enabled. A short lived bug which you lived with for a long time doesn't make it the expected behaviour rather than a bug.

And you are wrong about ctrl-alt-backspace not logging out the user from X. In run level 3 + startx, it doesn't log out from the text terminal which started startx, but that is a well known security reason to run in run level 5, where user X session is always logged out unless auto-login is enabled.

Ever since run-levels stopped being that important, ctrl-alt-backspace has been by default disabled by most distributions. Still *DM login has this security advantage over text login + startx as is well known.

Comment: Re:Again, why? (Score 1) 169

by bingoUV (#48902089) Attached to: Google Just Made It Easier To Run Linux On Your Chromebook

Typical Chromebooks aren't powerful enough to run VMs nicely. The limitation is quite hard in the RAM department, one may not want to spend money in upgrading it when performance will be bad even after RAM upgrade - why not run proper Linux distribution on bare metal and save the expense and performance hit?

Comment: Re:Just give the option to turn it off... (Score 1) 820

by bingoUV (#48882621) Attached to: Fake Engine Noise Is the Auto Industry's Dirty Little Secret

The malfunctioning of the noise making device may not be illegal (or less illegal) than not having the noise making device. So nobody ever services noise making devices, car manufacturers attach progressively worse noise making devices which are more and more prone to failure.

Eventually people get used to silent fast moving large hard solid objects moving about the streets.

Comment: Re:Limited power to change working situation... (Score 1) 348

by bingoUV (#48872333) Attached to: Regular Exercise Not Enough To Make Up For Sitting All Day

So where exactly is the part where they establish that standing desks DO correlate with good health???

Read http://slashdot.org/comments.p...

Uhm, yeah, I never made the claim you're stating above. Your claim about what I said is pure 100% unadulterated bullshit

You claimed this by hiding behind this Vik Khanna's article, who does claim this.

Comment: Re:Limited power to change working situation... (Score 1) 348

by bingoUV (#48866583) Attached to: Regular Exercise Not Enough To Make Up For Sitting All Day

Because the article you point to keeps repeating that fitness correlates with health must mean standing desks do not correlate with health. You misinterpret the studies it cites to mean standing desks do not corelate with good health whereas they say nothing of the sort.

Comment: Re:Limited power to change working situation... (Score 1) 348

by bingoUV (#48865887) Attached to: Regular Exercise Not Enough To Make Up For Sitting All Day

Nope, that article assumes an option between (standing work + no exercise) and (sitting work and lots of exercise). The studies it cites all relate fitness to health - which no one is denying. But they DO NOT relate standing work to health.

And telling it to you for the 5th time - standing work does NOT prevent you from exercising.

Comment: Re:Limited power to change working situation... (Score 1) 348

by bingoUV (#48865795) Attached to: Regular Exercise Not Enough To Make Up For Sitting All Day

And yet lots of people consume lots of more calories than they spend in a day. Which adds up to very unhealthy amounts of fat over time in their bodies. Which they could have prevented/reduced - in this regard the calorie burn is equivalent to a 1.5-2.5 hour workout.

But you claim erroneously that there is no benefit of spending this extra 320 kilocalories, equivalent to 5 such cheese slices per day.

Which also doesn't prevent them from performing other forms of exercise - as I keep reminding you falling on deaf ears.

Programmers used to batch environments may find it hard to live without giant listings; we would find it hard to use them. -- D.M. Ritchie

Working...