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Comment Re:Pollution? (Score 5, Informative) 176

That is just called annoyance, not health risk. The brief few seconds outdoor smell exposure you are talking about is probably something unmeasurably small, like 0.00000000001% the exposure of actual smoking. Once you walk into the building, you probably are breathing a zillion times more contaminates from paints, perfumes, plastics, carpets, wood preservatives, cleaning products, etc., continuously for many hours, day after day.

It's just an annoyance to you, perhaps, but a life-threatening health issue to me and a subset of people with serious respiratory illnesses like athsma and COPD. My airways constrict when exposed to smoke. Paints, perfumes, plastics, etc. are just fine - I have no problem with them. Smoke for some reason is a trigger and people like me are the reason smokers are exiled to the great outdoors. You're welcome.

Comment Re:It's empty. (Score 1) 209

All that is needed is one number to unlock it, another to wipe it.

You don't need to wipe it. It's encrypted that's all you need to prevent unauthorized access. That's why LE is asking/demanding your password in the first place.

Do you have a "right to remain silent" in Canada? That would be the best course of action. Let your lawyer do all the talking for you.

Comment Re:I thought we wanted security (Score 5, Insightful) 61

The source code should be secret, which will help keep out hostile countries.

Obscurity is not security. I'm more comfortable looking at a disassembly than I am with source code. The disassembly doesn't lie.

I'm a white hat, for the record. It's my job to help people, not inconvenience or hurt them.

Comment Re:Auction of bitcoin? (Score 1) 67

All seized property is sold at auction.

Really? They sell drugs at auction? That's awesome! I could use a good deal on heroin. I don't have any use for kiddie porn, but it's interesting to hear they sell it at auction. Assault weapons, I'm on the fence. I don't have an immediate need for one, but if I can get a bargain at one of these auctions, it might come in handy some day...

Comment Re:Eh? (Score 1) 331

I rather enjoy the community aspect of going to the movies. The Rocky Horror Picture Show absolutely must be seen in a theater. The experience is highly dependent on the crowd. I was lucky and saw it at the midnight matinee at my college campus theater. It was a real eye-opener.

My girlfriend and I saw Do the Right Thing in a suburb of Boston and I swear we were the only white people in the theater. As the tension heated up on screen, I thought "we're not getting out of here alive." Of course, nothing happened. Nobody paid us any attention. But I learned something about myself that I wouldn't have watching it at home.

I saw this Pink Floyd concert movie in a local mall and there were maybe eight other people in the theater, all of them smoking pot. It was a very mellow afternoon.

I can't say I've ever had a bad experience in a theater. Of course, if you go see a G rated movie there's going to be kids running around going crazy. But what did you expect?

Comment Re:No, why would I? (Score 1) 151

I can kind of understand that view, but I willingly test the software I use myself because I am the only one I trust to verify that the product meets my standards.

You have no idea who is doing QA at some of these companies. The ones I personally know drink even more than I do and I wouldn't trust them to tie their own shoelaces without fucking it up at least twice.

Comment Re:Youtube (Score 1) 153

What do they want? More hand jobs and blow?

My acute senses are alerting me that this may be, in fact, a rhetorical question.

I've noticed since the economic depression circa 2008 people think it is much more acceptable now to just ask you to give them money. For the small town I live in, there are an extrodinary number of panhandlers*. Their proposal is this: you give me money and I'll do nothing in return. That's a pretty good deal for one of us, but it's not me.

* That's the euphamism they prefer to be called now too. It's not like they are panning for gold in the mountains of California, they are begging. Rather than face the fact, they have to lie to themselves and insist everybody calls them panhandlers. And society appears to just play along with all this.

Comment Re: LOL (Score 1) 146

Sure, it's very easy to lose all your visitors, too, if that's your goal. It's not like there aren't millions of other porn sites out there for free.

Frankly, I think if one has the capacity to lie when they click the "Yes, I'm over 18" button, then it is perfectly acceptable they have a healthy wank in the privacy of their own homes. I'd much rather they do that than knock up the girl next door.

I really don't care what other people do in their bedrooms. If I'm not involved, I'm not interested. I don't understand the mindset of people who care enough to make it a public issue. They must have had a bad experience during toilet-training, I guess.

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