Follow Slashdot blog updates by subscribing to our blog RSS feed


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: Re:Last straw? (Score 1) 520

You need to read General Giap's book. He knew full well the North Vietnamese had not one hope in hell of beating the USA in a war. He said the war will be won on the streets of Washington DC, not in Vietnam. He was 100% correct. By being an ongoing large PITA that would not quit no matter how many times we kicked his ass combined with the war becoming massively unpopular back home, he knew sooner or later we would decide we had "won" enough times and go home. And we did.

Comment: Re:All the more reason... (Score 1) 248

by deadweight (#49090917) Attached to: Lenovo Allegedly Installing "Superfish" Proxy Adware On New Computers
Bought a new laptop for my son for Christmas. Thanks to a flaw in Windows 8 drivers, the wifi would go offline. Burned a Mint CD and installed it. Could not have been easier - click click click. He wanted Windows 7 for school and that was a nightmare X 100. Toshiba had NO 7 drivers since this was sold with 8, so it was about two days of Google-Fu, trial and errror, and scavenger hunts to find drivers that worked. You really should try Mint - I cannot imagine how anything could be easier.

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

I didn't mean anyone in 1903 could BUILD a Saturn V, just that they could look at it and understand the technology. Rockets were already flying in 1903, just not to orbit. Kind of like how a diesel-elctric high speed train would be really cool in 1903, but they already had trains and would understand the basic principles.

Comment: Re:Unless NoFLyZone is part of the FAA (Score 2) 168

by deadweight (#49038721) Attached to: Aims To Keep the Airspace Above Your Home Drone-Free
Pilot here : 3000 feet is WAY too high for one thing. Somedays I never get above 1000 feet. The other thing is a "be careful what you wish for" issue. Right now the FAA can and will come after me if I fly lower than 1000 feet over your house. If you make an "FAA free zone" for me to play under, you might not like the results.

Ya'll hear about the geometer who went to the beach to catch some rays and became a tangent ?