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Comment Re:spin. (Score 1) 523

Mod Parent Partisan Ignoramus

Had you been in the military or been read in on classified stuff, such that you would have a clue of what you're talking about, you'd know that individuals don't get to make that decision. There are channels for reporting atrocities. It is in fact illegal to use classification hide criminal behavior. Manning wasn't defending anything or being a whistle blower. He was being a treasonous smart ass. He deserves to spend the rest of his life making big rocks into little rocks.

Comment Hawking Also Says.... (Score 1) 438

In there beginning there was nothing
not even time--
no planets, no stars, no hip-hop, no rhyme.
But then there was a bang like the sound of my gat:
the universe began and the shit was phat

The universe began as a singularity.
Nobody knows what went on then, G.
For ten million trillion trillion trillionths of a second,
the state of the universe cannot be reckoned.

The fundamental forces were unified--
we've no theory to describe that,
though I've tried. Then the forces
split and the universe was born--
it was hotter then a priest watching
kiddie porn.

Protons, neutrons, and electrons came to pass
as photons collided, changing energy to mass.
Three minutes go by, temps to cool one billion
down from one hundred million trillion trillion.
This reduced heat allowed a new event:
the formation of heavier elements,
still it was millions of years 'fore the first star glowed.


It was the big pow piz-ow bang a dang diggy diggy boom diggy boom pow boom the Big BIZANG.
the big pow piz-ow bang a dang diggy diggy boom diggy boom pow boom the Big BIZANG.

Hold on now, what about inflation?
That's a little tricky and could use some explanation.
Inflation, one could barely state,
was the time when the universe expanded at a rate
that was faster then the speed of light, but that over-simplifies and it ain't quite right. Still the for purposes here, it will have to do, 'cuz I ain't got the time to explain it to you



It was the big pow piz-ow bang a dang diggy diggy boom diggy boom pow boom the Big BIZANG.
the big pow piz-ow bang a dang diggy diggy boom diggy boom pow boom the Big BIZANG.

The beginning of time, and the birth of all matter
Say it took seven days, you're as mad as a hatter.

It was millions of years 'fore the first star glowed, if your down with the bang sing along, here we go

It was the big pow piz-ow bang a dang diggy diggy boom diggy boom pow boom the Big BIZANG.
The big pow piz-ow bang a dang diggy diggy boom diggy boom pow boom the Big BIZANG.

the big bizang...

The big bizang...


the big bizang.

Comment Re:Suprised they went on as long as they did (Score 1) 803

It's not hypocrisy. It's acknowledging reality. Free Speech doesn't mean you can camp where ever, when ever. And it doesn't mean that you can even say what ever. It's not an absolute freedom. There are limits. Specifically: the rights of others. For instance, the right to bear arms ends when you use those arms to kill people who aren't threatening you. This is called Social Contract. To gain the right to live, you give up the right to murder. To have your religion, you have to tolerate the religion of others.

"you'd realize that the inconvenience caused by OWS is negligible compared to the evil done by those on Wall Street"

The ends rarely justify the means. My ex breaking my heart doesn't make it OK for me to steal her car or kill her cat. No matter how much she hurt me, i can't just do whatever i feel like doing.

Contrary to popular belief among angsty teens, you can't just do whatever the fuck you want, even if you feel very strongly about it.

OWS is not outside the law. No really, they aren't. They are accountable to the law. Yes EVEN IF THE PEOPLE THEY ARE AGAINST ARE.

Comment Re:New boss, same as the old boss (Score 1) 803

- Ending the wars.

What wars? We haven't been in any wars since the 40s. Read the Constitution. Congress should read it too.

- Regrettably Bush was responsible for the draw-down in Iraq. Obama just held to the agreement.

Obama has to deal with the real world, not the virtual world that exists only in plans and hopes.

- Human rights. He's deporting people in droves.

Good. Some people ought to be deported. All illegals for instance.

- He's murdering citizens based on the decisions of a secret council.

What the fuck are you talking about? Are you trying to impress the girl at the campus bookstore? She doesn't read /..

- Transparency. His administration is seeking to weaken the Freedom of Information Act. He doubled-down on prosecutions of whistle-blowers. He's stonewalling on Solyndra and Fast-n-furious.


- Guantanamo. Still going strong.

He can't close it. He's the president, not a king.

- Medical Marijuana.

Strange, but there's been plenty of medical and "medical" pot available in some places. Again, he's president, not king or a wish granting faerie.

- Hell, he just added a new foreign base in Australia. Do we really need to expand our military into Australia?

Yes. There's this thing called the world we and we are in it. It's 2500 marines and few planes. More people attend any given pro sporting event.

- Sure, other presidents might have been worse. I don't care. I voted for a guy who promised he'd be different. He wasn't. He lied.

It was childish on your part and his to think he had a magic wand of wishes. President (not KING) Obama knows things that candidate Obama did not. Every teen swears they will be cool to their kids, they can promise anything they want to their hypothetical kids. There's no consequences and they have no authority to make these wishes happen. When adulthood rolls around, the teen is now the parent. The parent now has the authority to set policy AND bears responsibility for the outcome of those policies (and the limitations of the real world). If the kids are lucky, the parent will not be cool and will be a parent.

Presidents work the same way. As candidate they can promise everyone a pony. They can't make it happen and they don't have to deal with the costs. Once elected they have to deal with the costs and logistics of coming up with 300,000,000 ponies.

He didn't lie, he offered things he couldn't deliver, either because it was wrong to offer them or because Republicans oppose him on everything. If i tell you "i'm going to arrive at 7" and then get run over on the way, i didn't lie to you. i made a promise that i couldn't keep because i'm not omniscient and omnipotent.

Comment Pfft (Score 1) 1880

The question suggests that something is keeping me on Windows assumes that i'd want to use anything else. i do not.

The reason i don't go Mac is that i am not a girl, nor do i wish to be. i don't want to pay extra for a gimped product. It's been a long time since i associated my own worth with the markings on my stuff.

i would go to linux if and only if linux caught up with Windows in terms of offerings/compatibility with hard/software. It COULD be caught up if they'd stop working on the distros and get ONE of them right.

Comment No. (Score 1) 220

Answer: No.


Lots of posts in this thread aren't getting what Nerd means. It does NOT mean smart or expert. It means smart and expert to/with the exclusion of social skills. If you're grandpa was a gear head, he was a gear head, not a car nerd. To be a car nerd would be either that he chose to learn about cars instead of girls and friends (beyond other nerds).

Geekdom is something else.


Can we PLEASE let the question headline meme die the painful death it deserves?

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