Please create an account to participate in the Slashdot moderation system


Forgot your password?
Check out the new SourceForge HTML5 internet speed test! No Flash necessary and runs on all devices. ×

Comment Cisco must have a death wish... (Score 0) 111

...personally I dont pirate movies or games myself, Im perfectly happy with paying for indie games and watching netflix for a few dimes a month, that aside...Cisco must seriously want to die. Not did they get accused of that built in backdoor sometime back in history, but now they want to do this as well? Jeeze Cisco, you guys produce some serious quality hardware but youre literally begging the world to never ever endorse your products ever.

Comment There is something to that... (Score 4, Interesting) 493 neighbor had a PC, shes 70 years old.

I supported her for several months on a weekly basis because of her virus woes and constant update and install issues. I was noticing that her computer was getting old and dated, and suggested for her to get a new computer. I suggested an iMac. (And interestingly enough, Im an Apple hater, I really hate macs!).

Why did I then suggest her one of those overpriced thingies? The darn thing cost her 2500 USD and didnt even come with an SSD in 2016. But the thing was, I knew she wouldnt get more worms and viruses...because Mac is like 10 percent of the worlds PC sales, and the viruses usually dont survive that far when the percentage of ownership is that low, so I thought...that ought to get her off my support case...

The only thing she ever contacted me about after that, was the bluetooth keyboard running out of battery juice after 3 months of not being plugged in, we fixed that and she was back to happy.

See the picture here? PC and old people = trouble because of the numerous technical issues, updates, plugins, viruses, worms etc...with her Apple...all she had to do is ...well..use the damn thing.

Me? I still prefer PC, and I still hate the Apple company with a passion...but at least they got their audience right, idiots that cant figure out the slightest thing, and they pay the premium for it too!

Comment Re:How many here have bought their last HD? (Score 1) 161

Pretty much. Ever since I built my new PC I experienced the Samsung 850 SSD at 550 MB/s and life was simply not the same.
Then I upgraded to the Samsung 950 Pro 512 GB (M.2. SSD) and performance went trough the roof with 2543 MB/s read and 1550 MB/s write. Huge games now take seconds to load, not minutes. I then put my "old" Samsung 850 on my 9 year old Quad Core (Q6600) pc, and it blew it away...booting Mint Linux 17.3 in less than 6 seconds, yay!

Not to mention the total lack of endless disk-trashing. Im never going back to HDD.

Comment Mint Linux Cinnamon 64 bit. (Score 1) 234

Thats what I used 2 years before I was forced to go to Windows 10 because of my Virtual Reality Setup Htc Vive with GeForce 1070 Gtx.

And Windows 10, unlike mint linux, sucked from day one by not even having drivers for the network card of a perfectly brand new motherboard, gave me several blue screens with the wonderful QR code smiley during the 2 weeks, screwed up the drivers so the HTC vive froze, untill I screamed so loud at windows support that they sneakily exported 369.09 Nvidia drivers trough the Control Panel update (not the regular update) even before that driver was available on the Nvidia site...

And of course denied denied and denied.

I cant wait untill Valve have drivers for the HTC vive on their Steam Os...ack...I mean can DITCH this horrible experience called windows.

Comment Re:Fairy dust and unicorn dreams. (Score 1) 308

Everything has limits, and since you don't know what is going on exactly in this device, and more importantly, how many JOULES of energy it can shove down your USB port's throat, you are simply talking out your ass.

Everything has been described pretty informatively, and I just love when random people like yourself claim that someone is talking out of their ass, possibly knowing exactly what I know or less. I find you amuzing, but please don't take offense, there is so many other things in life that could potentially do that. Not worth it.

Comment Fairy dust and unicorn dreams. (Score 1) 308

Nope, nope and nope.

Guess who decided to drop this post a message? Its me! Someone with actual knowledge of electronics. The device you see there is 99% incapable of destroying anything but an USB port at best. Most modern motherboards today come with high voltage protection, this is the usual anti-static protection that has been implemented in chips for years. You know...when you walk around with wool clothes on a carpet, your body is essentially ONE big capacitor walking around with potentially kilovolts in your body. Have you ever greeted someone and ...ops...sparks fly...and a shock was felt? How come your computer survives those jolts every day? Easy, they ALL have this kind of overvoltage protection.

If this device as described in the OP does as its advertised, then its no more than that, at best it will kill your USB port, or as will just make your resettable autofuse react as long as your computer is on, and when its turned off and on again, everything will be back to normal, nothing to see here...move along.

Now, if you REALLY wanted to make an USB device that actually destroys your or anyones computer, youd want it to come with the latest in worms and computer virus technology, preferably those that can exploit any firmware/software bugs known to mankind, bonus points if you can activate the sleeping all-in-one-computers that resides inside intel processors.

Comment Re:100 Arrested? (Score 1) 85

100 people extra to fill the already overfilled prison population industry, yes...I wrote industry.

Oh, and everything we write in here ( is also social media) will now be subject to scrutiny the next time we visit the U.S. So I'll probably be apprihended for what I just wrote here. Oh heck, the way it's going over there...I might not apply for a Green Card anymore, I'm happy here in Scandinavia. *(Still love American citzens though).

Comment Worldwide news are always US only. (Score 5, Insightful) 256

What else is new? Every banner for every campaign I've ever seen, every special offer, every 100s spam mail I get from anyone, MS or otherwise, is always "US" only when you read the fine print.

Can we get a "US" news filter here so we can filter out the news that have offers only exlusive to US citizens? Please?

Submission + - How do stop Windows 10 from upgrading to the Anniversary edition 1607? 2

MindPrison writes: Dear Slashdot, I desperately need your help. Im a 3D artist who have recently invested in HTC Vive (Virtual Reality) and a very expensive computer to run it all smoothly, this little box of mine cost me a total of 3500$ and the entire setup is now threatened by Windows 10 Anniversary Upgrade 1607 that essentially breaks Vive support and freezes the HDM display randomly.

Ive been on MS support forums for a long time begging for help, but the help I get is the usual scripted answers like scan your harddisk for corrupted files, update your drivers etc. All of that has of course been done. 100s of people are having this new freeze issue already, but MS is in denial about it. I reverted to the previous version of Windows 10 — and everything worked perfectly again.

But just 1 day later, Windows asks me if I want to upgrade to 1607 today or wait 5 days. I have searched high and low on how to postpone that MUCH longer than 5 days, I dont want to have weeks without VR that works again, Im desperate, what do I do? Any suggestions? My Windows is Swedish so it can be pretty hard to find the same configurations. Any help appreciated!

Comment Re:My messages vanish all the time now...trying ag (Score 1) 157

This makes sense to me. That could be it.

What I guess might have fooled me could be that after I preview and click submit, it "pretends" to be there, it was even there in my profile, but after I came back it was gone. Happened twice to me lately.

I've tried to accept all things from this site with Adblocker, but every time I accept, there's always new ones to accept...accept...and then when I am in edit mode there's more to accept, even in preview mode.

Slashdot Top Deals

Alexander Graham Bell is alive and well in New York, and still waiting for a dial tone.