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:Who would have thunk it (Score 1) 250

by xpro42 (#32086094) Attached to: Moore's Law Will Die Without GPUs
When you're paraphrasing a 12 year old video game... [Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri] "Prokhor Zakharov: The substructure of the universe regresses infinitely towards smaller and smaller components. Behind atoms we find electrons, and behind electrons quarks. Each layer unraveled reveals new secrets, but also new mysteries." ...you should probably check to make sure the source is actually grounded in physics.

Comment: Re:Gotta love... (Score 1) 1131

The 'Muslim world', for the most part, didn't have the scale of change as the 'western world' did during the Industrial Revolution. They basically missed it.

They didn't miss it. The Islamic golden age significantly predated the age of enlightenment. They already had advance science and math long before Europe and the Christians. Arabic numbers? Algebra? However, the culture eventually turned towards religion and here lies the result. As opposed to the age of enlightenment, where people turned away from religion, and hence the civilization prospered.

Comment: Re:Apple slows down innovation on all fronts (Score 1) 497

by rahvin112 (#31932446) Attached to: Adobe Stops Development For iPhone

And I thought Firefox and IE8 which collectively have like 80% of web traffic didn't run on Webkit, thank you for correcting me and pointing out that both IE8 and Firefox now both run Webkit (at least in your world). Oh how wrong I was and how enlightened I am now!

Webkit is a niche product, not only that but you attribute to Apple that which was at least 50% (and probably closer to 80% with apple primarily being involved in performance enhancement) developed by KDE. Sure Apple came in and tweaked and improved a bit but the base of Webkit was written by KDE and Apples small improvements were rolled back into it's predecessor.

Comment: Re:For a program so hard to turn off (Score 1) 472

Except some common viruses hide behind names like SCVHOST and SVCHOSTS and what not, could have just been a simple typo. But yeah, I wish my machine still let me disable or uninstall McAfee, I can't even do it in safe mode logged in as the LOCAL admin account... I love how it literally takes 10-15 minutes to become usable after a reboot...

Comment: Re:Unfortunate (Score 1) 294

by nacturation (#31932344) Attached to: EFF Assails YouTube For Removing "Downfall" Parodies

Hmm, a parody of tyrannical IP enforcement involving Hitler.. wherever will we find source material for that one?

What you describe is a satire of the current state of IP enforcement and while the satirical elements (subtitles) would be original, that would not be the case for the Hitler video/audio.

Comment: Re:Gotta love... (Score 1) 1131

You're right, on one hand mocking something sacrosanct does cause drama. On the other hand, by permitting people to mock a faith, it does encourage a mindset that a religion ISN'T a deadly serious business, and discourages fundamentalism, encouraging religious tolerance in general. I'm of the option this is part of what turned Christianity from one of the most intolerant faiths in the known world to one of the more accepting ones.

Comment: Re:Gotta love... (Score 0, Flamebait) 1131

"Of course, that would sound a bit like flamebait itself"

Moderation +4
    70% Interesting
    30% Informative
Extra 'Interesting'

So do not worry, /. do not see you as a flamebait. Right?

"maybe its time to grow some thicker skin"

It has little to do with feelings ("skin"), the retribution for the attacks against the Prophet, sal Allahu 'alaihi wa sallam, is part of my religion. Every religion has a sacred part that has to be defended, Islam has it too and part of the reason Islam being taken seriously is the willingness of many followers to follow the Islamic rulings strictly.

Comment: Too good to be true (Score 3, Interesting) 122

by xpro42 (#28762409) Attached to: Reasons To Hesitate On Zer01's Unlimited Mobile Offer
I'm glad to see this story on slashdot. I've been following it since early June when I first heard about this service from a random guy at an oil change shop in a small town in MS. My first thoughts when I heard the HD movie in 3 minutes was yeah and I got a bridge to sell ya. Then a week later I saw the same service being advertised on a game server in the FPS I play. The guy advertising it was all the way up in Canada. I thought to myself, wow if this is a scam they've got a lot of people suckered in already. This service was suppose to go live on July 1st; however, that date got pushed back to mid-August last I checked. My instincts all scream that this is a scam, especially about the bandwidth. I noticed that on the buzzirk page they have removed the claim of offering 180 Mbps. It was there last month, but not now.

System going down in 5 minutes.

Working...