Please create an account to participate in the Slashdot moderation system


Forgot your password?

Comment: Re:Unsettling science (Score 1) 180

by jmanforever (#49030009) Attached to: US Gov't To Withdraw Food Warnings About Dietary Cholesterol

Actually, some fan of the show Frazier snuck her way onto the set and ended up being prosecuted for crimes against Kelsey Grammar.

...and now we're back on the topic of cholesterol.

Hey baby, I hear the blues a-callin',
Tossed salad and scrambled eggs
And maybe I seem a bit confused,
Yeah maybe, but I got you pegged!
Ha, Ha, Ha, Ha!
But I don't know what to do with those tossed salads and scrambled eggs.
They're callin' again.

Comment: Carver M-400t (Score 1) 266

by jmanforever (#48860611) Attached to: Best Cube?

The Carver M-400t with "Tube Transport Technology", conservatively rated at 201 Watts per Channel at 8 Ohms, was the best sounding of any of the Carver cubes.

Yes, I own one. Yes, I bought it back when it was new. No, I don't use $50 per foot gold plated speaker wire. 16AWG copper zip-cord is fine.

Comment: Vic Firth 5Bs on a Yamaha (Score 1) 698

by jmanforever (#48369529) Attached to: US School Installs 'Shooter Detection' System

Oh Crap!! The cops just shot the Jazz band drummer!!

Cop: Well, the gunshot detector for this room was going off, and this kid was in here swinging sticks violently in the air... I thought they were nun-chucks, so I had to protect my fellow officers.

Yes, a good rim-shot hit on a short Yamaha snare drum is just as loud as a Ruger .22-LR. Don't put these stupid sensors in the band room. In fact, just scrap this whole idea before it goes anywhere. It won't work.

Comment: Get a Radio (Score 4, Insightful) 40

by jmanforever (#47917729) Attached to: Browser To Facilitate Text Browsing In Emergencies

People are foolish to rely on a mobile phone for anything during a disaster or wide-area emergency.

If you want reliable information in those times, get a battery powered AM radio, and tune to your local station.

Forget about the FM music stations, they are all automated, and will just keep on playing "more music per hour than..." No one is there.

Your locally owned, small-market, analog AM station will have someone there giving you needed information.

Radios are still available starting at around $10. More expensive models also have the VHF NOAA weather band - a big plus, as in many states, the weather service radio stations are also authorized to provide emergency information, weather related or not.

Comment: Re:Simple but effective (Score 2) 348

by jmanforever (#41412981) Attached to: Favorite way to add capsaicin to a dish:

Dave's is very hot, but it totally sucks in the flavor department. If you want a hot sauce that actually has GREAT FLAVOR, then try my personal favorites...
"Salsa Picante de Chili Habanero - Roja" from El Yucateco
"Liquid Summer" Florida datil pepper sauce from Bill Wharton, A.K.A. "The Sauce Boss"

Google 'em.

+ - FCC rules Verizon can't charge extra for tethering->

Submitted by
jmanforever writes: "In a US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) ruling, Verizon was ordered to stop charging users an additional fee for using their 4G smartphones and tablets as Wi-Fi hotspots, aka tethering. FCC: "Verizon Wireless offers customers its 4G LTE service on C Block spectrum. Verizon Wireless bid at auction to acquire that spectrum, understanding that it was accompanied by open device and application obligations. Specifically, licensees offering service on C Block spectrum 'shall not deny, limit, or restrict the ability of their customers to use the devices and applications of their choice on the licensee’s C Block network.""
Link to Original Source

Real Programmers don't write in FORTRAN. FORTRAN is for pipe stress freaks and crystallography weenies. FORTRAN is for wimp engineers who wear white socks.