Slashdot is powered by your submissions, so send in your scoop


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

Comment Re:Not surprising (Score 1) 206

A better question is what percentage of customers have slower speeds because they have no viable alternatives, versus how many (ie: my Mom) are still on relatively ancient DSL (or other) services that haven't quite kept up with the times.

Or how many stay on DSL or slower connections because it meets their needs, so they have no reason to change even if there are options.

Comment Re:Why air gaps? (Score 3, Informative) 283

Testing probably missed it because even with the thinner design it was a rare occurrence. Failures in 1 out of 200,000 phones is a big deal when you ship enough, but not so easily found in lab sampling. That said, the testing should mimic conditions beyond any expected in normal use and have a higher failure rate.

Comment Re:More Fake News (Score 1) 588

Maybe if he never said he'd have such a database, he would consider the question outlandish. Its not like there isn't any hyperbole being employed. So you can go on to talk about all the problems with this database that nobody proposed, but I'm not sure who you are really arguing with in that case, or making a point to.

Trump did talk about vetting an tracking people who want to enter the country from known terrorist states. Your points don't seem to apply very well in that case. But I suppose you'd rather argue against something that wasn't ever proposed... for what reasons I'm not sure but if it turns you on, keep at it.

Comment Re:!Revolution (Score 1) 273

The impact of 3D printing has long been over hyped and exaggerated. Not that it isn't a wonderful technology that has many benefits, but it is far from holding a promise of low cost mass production. 3D printing is a step above CNC, but with more material limitations.

3D printing will continue to expand where it makes sense, but it is not destined to be a mass producing technology any time soon. Its perfect for making molds for mass production though, and its a great product development tool.

Comment Re:More Fake News (Score 1) 588

No, they claim to be worried by this refusal to rule out registration, which would seem to be the only way to fulfil his pre-election promises.

So you admit the claim he called for a registry is false. Good, we are making progress. You claim that it is the only way to fullfill his election promise "as you interperet them" is just as erroneous, and if you had listened to what he is saying it certainly is not something he is asking for. But, you probably don't even know what he is saying, you probably are only aware of the snippets that are fed to you by the like minded.

Hillary's (and the media's) use of racial charging for the purpose of creating divisiveness if far more offending than any of Trump's poorly worded rhetoric.

Comment Re:More Fake News (Score 1) 588

It doesn't matter what Trump said as long as we can be offended by what the media and far left says he said.

Except, of course, that he actually did say many offending things. We don't need a far left media to tell us that. We just need to look at his Twitter rants and watch his unedited public speeches.

Yes, he said some offending things. We have the entire list repeated daily to us, despite some being out of context. Does that give license to be inaccurate about this and other things?

Comment Re:More Fake News (Score 1) 588

He has been asked about it directly multiple times and refused to rule it out:

Refusing to rule out systemic oppression has a lot of people worried.

Maybe if you listened to people you obviously disagree with you might understand their concerns a bit better.

Please then tell me, exactly what don't I understand? Or did you jump to conclusions based on my accurate comment?

Comment Re:More Fake News (Score 1, Insightful) 588

Trump never said he wanted to make a muslim registry or ban all muslims or throw them in camps or anything else. All he said was we should stop taking in migrants from syria and other islamic terror zones until we can actually vet these people and find out who they are. I don't understand how that can be a bad thing?

Of course that goes against the narrative of racist identity politics and lies the media continues to push. When will you learn this is the kind of stuff that got trump elected to begin with?

It doesn't matter what Trump said as long as we can be offended by what the media and far left says he said.

Comment Re:It's a job, not slavery, why don't they just qu (Score 1) 163

there are people in this country struggling to keep both warm and fed, they'll do any shitty job just to keep their heads above the waters financially, and that's what Amazon et al are banking millions off the back of. Welcome to the 21st fucking century...

Yes, there are many people struggling, but in comparison with other centuries they have it a heck of a lot better overall. I'd much rather be a struggling wage earner today over one 50 or a hundred years ago. Its not even close.

I suppose we'll help all these struggling workers by not buying stuff. Lets eliminate the need for the few jobs that are available!

Slashdot Top Deals

I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best. -- Oscar Wilde