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Comment Whaazzaaaa? (Score 1, Funny) 364

What they would like is a way to get rid of the event horizon so that they can see what goes on behind it.

Am I understanding this? We don't really know how black holes work, but we know the event horizon is the point where light and other matter stop "coming out the other side", and in order to see what's on the other side, they want to dstroy a black hole?

two things...

Thing 1: head asplode

Thing 2: How is this a good thing to do? Aren't they basically stating that they don't understand how or why this is occurring, but they want to destroy something to figure out what goes on behind it? When are they planning to do this? December 21st, 2012?

Comment Re:Christ! Really? It's come to this? (Score 0, Flamebait) 260

Actually, Mr "Anonymous Coward", if indeed that is your real name...I have a mix of devices at home and work. iPhone for my phone, macbook pro for my laptop, Dell for desktop, etc. No, I don't have an iPad, and if you'll re-read my signature, you'll note it's a joke.

And, as far as you "developing" apps for the iPhone, I'm sure you're amazingly successful.

I've been in this industry a long fucking time, and I've seen shit come and go. But this time, the consumer isn't even a thought. This is two companies arguing over who gets to put ads on our devices whether we want them there or not. And that's horseshit, IMO.

Oh, and thanks for the course on how software works. I'm sure you're quite successful.

Comment Re:Sex Panther (Score 1) 63

Ah, I love Anchorman:

Brian Fantana: [about Veronica] I'll give this little cookie an hour before we're doing the no-pants dance. Time to musk up.
[opens cologne cabinet]
Ron Burgundy: Wow. Never ceases to amaze me. What cologne you gonna go with? London Gentleman, or wait. No, no, no. Hold on. Blackbeard's Delight.
Brian Fantana: No, she gets a special cologne... It's called Sex Panther by Odeon. It's illegal in nine countries... Yep, it's made with bits of real panther, so you know it's good.
Ron Burgundy: It's quite pungent.
Brian Fantana: Oh yeah.
Ron Burgundy: It's a formidable scent... It stings the nostrils. In a good way.
Brian Fantana: Yep.
Ron Burgundy: Brian, I'm gonna be honest with you, that smells like pure gasoline.
Brian Fantana: They've done studies, you know. 60% of the time it works, every time.
[cheesy grin]
Ron Burgundy: That doesn't make sense.
Brian Fantana: Well... Let's go see if we can make this little kitty purr.

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