Follow Slashdot blog updates by subscribing to our blog RSS feed


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 Updates (Score 3, Interesting) 197

As an Android user, the main thing I want now from a smartphone is regular updates (chiefly, security). As far as I can tell, only Google is committed to regular security updates for all their recent devices. Actually, I think Samsung might be doing so as well, but only for the S6 and S7. Stagefright was a major wakeup call for Android partners, but it seems that, after the dust settled, the OEMs have returned to the old "just buy a new phone" approach to solving the problem. Mind you, Joe Sixpack really doesn't seem bothered. Or maybe just not clued up.

I'm planning on grabbing the next Nexus when it arrives, hopefully with a 64GB option or an SD card slot, so I can benefit from the monthly security patches. I can only see attacks against smartphones increasing both in volume and sophistication, now that we've peaked and almost everyone has one.

Comment Re:How to do it right. (Score 1) 210

They never actually made the final episode of that cartoon. I've seen the screenplay for it, and it would involve the children redeeming Venger and restoring him as Dungeon Master's son (which is apparently also mentioned in the first episode).

Personally, I'd love to see a live action finale to the cartoon (although it would really be aimed at us 80s kids, and Hollywood would rather do a reboot). It could involve Venger promising the now grown-up kids a way home if they turn over their weapons to him (that he was always after). Venger could show Hank how much grief has been caused to their families (the kids disappearing in the fairground and never being seen again) as a result of Dungeon Master having brought them to the realm, causing Hank to assist him in his task.

Something like that, anyway - wrap everything up and get some closure.

Slashdot Top Deals

Work is the crab grass in the lawn of life. -- Schulz