Want to read Slashdot from your mobile device? Point it at m.slashdot.org and keep reading!


Forgot your password?
DEAL: For $25 - Add A Second Phone Number To Your Smartphone for life! Use promo code SLASHDOT25. Also, Slashdot's Facebook page has a chat bot now. Message it for stories and more. Check out the new SourceForge HTML5 Internet speed test! ×

Comment Re:Release the code? (Score 1) 55

What does Ubuntu for Phones offer that android doesn't? (honest question as I haven't used it)

Well I can see the business reason behind not releasing, isn't Ubuntu built around the concept of open source? If they released it and it became super popular on another distro then that would prove the market for something other then just android/iOS/Windows and possibly pave the way for the Ubuntu Edge?

Comment Re:Not being well reviewed ... (Score 1) 616

I don't think its that they are missing those features as much as they aren't marketing them as much as office etc. I'm not getting a tablet for office, so if they are only marketing for that I certainly wouldn't look at the surface. If they mixed in other apps, then I would possibly look at it and oh hey it does office too, cool. I think that was what the OP was trying to say.

Honestly I love lugging my gigantic laptop around, love having the power to do whatever, but that's just me.
Data Storage

ZFS Hits an Important Milestone, Version 0.6.1 Released 99

sfcrazy writes "ZFS on Linux has reached what Brian Behlendorf calls an important milestone with the official 0.6.1 release. Version 0.6.1 not only brings the usual bug fixes but also introduces a new property called 'snapdev.' Brian explains, 'The snapdev property was introduced to control the visibility of zvol snapshot devices and may be set to either visible or hidden. When set to hidden, which is the default, zvol snapshot devices will not be created under /dev/. To gain access to these devices the property must be set to visible. This behavior is analogous to the existing snapdir property.'"

Comment Re:The Stupidity, It Hurts! (Score 1) 1006

Guns have no other purpose than to kill people. You might argue that you need one for hunting, sure, but then you don't need to own anything more than a shotgun with a maximum of 3 shells..

Have you ever even gone hunting? I have and you sir do not understand it.

Relating to cars NOT if you only drive them on your land. I do not need to license my car OR have a drivers license to drive them on my own land (think farmer) as for registration thats mainly to account for stolen vehicles etc. As for guns you ALSO have to fill out registration etc when buying certain guns. My .40 is registered to me and if i ever want to sell it I will FOR SURE pass that registration off to the person who buys it, then I am not liable for what happens with that gun. See there already is that system in place!

Comment Re:The Stupidity, It Hurts! (Score 1) 1006

The chemicals that can make an IED aren't illegal because they are commonly used for other purposes. By your logic we should make cars, any common chemical that could possibly sorta be kinda used in a an IED or anything that has caused death illegal or HEAVILY restricted, and in some cases they are others not so much.

I actually enjoy guns for other purposes then killing people, or killing anything for that matter. They are fun to practice marksmanship or shot targets with.

My point is you cant legislate away stupid or homicidal. Most laws only really affect those that follow them.

IED's may be illegal but that doesn't mean you can't make one or that people wont. All it does ensure is that if they make one and use it (and don't kill themselves) then they could have another charge added to their long list of laws broken.

Question for you: Do you think that guns have no legislation at all? That I can just go buy any gun that I want? Its like most of the weapons you listed, I have to have the permits etc etc to even think about owning any of those items the same applies to certain guns. Some guns are near impossible to own legally and thats for a good reason. The guns that are legal now I see no problem for law abiding citizens to own.

Comment Re:The Stupidity, It Hurts! (Score 1) 1006

And IEDs (improvised explosive device) are nonexistent and wouldn't do more damage then any gun anyways ... right?

In the end its still people that cause the problems why not try and address what caused the wound instead of trying to lessen the blow the next time?

On a more personal opinion, if they're doing doctorate like research I would be inclined to believe that they would be smart enough to find guns no matter how hard you push papper (make laws) at them. I mean their planning on killing people which is way worse then owning an illegal gun so why should they care if they break 2 or 3 laws more.

Slashdot Top Deals

My sister opened a computer store in Hawaii. She sells C shells down by the seashore.