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Comment Re:oh, great (Score 5, Funny) 332

So questioning the existence of the Holocaust] instantly makes you a neo-nazi?

I understand how you feel. For years, I've been saying that there's no such thing as Calvin Coolidge. I mean, perhaps it's forgivable that people thought so at the time, but the preponderance of research done by the respected anticalvinologists at nottoocoolidge.biz has since proven conclusively not only that Calvin Coolidge was not the 30th president, but also that he was never even born, and indeed that there never even was a 30th president. We skipped directly from 29 to 31.

Everybody knows that. That's just basic leap year math, people. Get your heads out of the sand, denialists.

Comment Re:If I had one wish this holiday season... (Score 1, Troll) 219

You don't have an actual point until #5. For 1-4 Speak for yourself. Many people like to experience other places and cultures and foods. And I know people who change jobs and countries every few years just for the enjoyment of trying something new.

Not everyone is boring.

Sure. But most people are. That's what makes them boring, if you think about it. If everybody was a thrill-seeker, it's the homebodies who would be the exciting and exotic ones.

Mind blown, right?

Comment If I had one wish this holiday season... (Score 2) 219

1. People don't like to move.
2. People especially don't like to move someplace far away.
3. People especially especially don't like to move someplace far away in another country.
4. People especially especially especially don't like to move someplace far away in another country where they don't speak the language and they have a completely different cuisine and culture.
5. People especially especially especially especially don't like to move someplace far away in another country where they don't speak the language and they have a completely different cuisine and culture.and where you have to live in a tiny apartment in an overcrowded city with really bad air pollution.

To me, that seems like that should be enough reasons. But okay, sure:

6. People especially especially especially especially especially don't like to move someplace far away in another country where they don't speak the language and they have a completely different cuisine and culture.and where you have to live in a tiny apartment in an overcrowded city with really bad air pollution AND the government won't let you go to all the internet sites you might want to.

Comment "How about you Louis VuitOFF, Darlene?!" (Score 1) 100

All these marketroids work so damn hard to track where people are going and what they're looking at through painstaking forensic analysis of, like, picosecond differentials of access modalities and, like, transliminal modulation of ultrasonic speaker spectrum spreads.

And it's all completely fucking unnecessary, because the kind of people who are swayed by online ads will happily tell you what brands they like if you ask them. In fact, sometimes it's harder to get them to stop telling you about their commercial brand loyalties, as I have learned to my dismay at various Thanksgiving celebrations I've attended.

Comment Falsehoods Developers Believe About Time (Score 1) 179

Instead of adding a single extra second to the end of the day, we'll run the clocks 0.0014% slower across the ten hours before and ten hours after the leap second, and "smear" the extra second across these twenty hours.

I wonder why they're "smearing" the time over 20 hours rather than 24, which would seem the more obvious solution.

Comment everything I say is a lie (Score 4, Funny) 297

But it doesn't mean these "medicines" will disappear from store shelves. The FTC only has the right to crack down on misleading marketing claims, and if the makers of homeopathic remedies clearly state that their products are based on no science, they can still sell them.

So essentially, you can still sell your homeopathic remedies as long you're willing to water down your claims as to their efficacy until those claims can no longer be detected.

But if watered-down homeopathy actually turns out to be the cure for homeopathy, won't that mean they were right all along?

Comment Re:Don't forget... (Score 1) 280

To be honest, I've never messsed with PowerShell much, because previously, cmd, you know, was there, and, you know, works fine.

But in spite of knowing that you don't know what you're talking about, you feel free to make a bad suggestion on the topic and demand proof that you're wrong.

Yes. Because my point was that it's not exactly the height of usability to force the user to learn a magic incantation that they have to invoke before they can invoke any of the other magic incantations they need to invoke to get back to where they were before some jagweed at Microsoft decided to replace all the ancient, just-as-arbitrary-but-at-least-widely-understood incantations with a new set of incantations for no real reason.

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