Please create an account to participate in the Slashdot moderation system


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:many engineers are religious (Score 1) 1258

Please don't misrepresent liberal ideals as "anything goes." That's a distortion that only serves to demonize people who want to improve the world by changing things vs. preserve the status quo by conserving it. I don't think there is strong evidence to support your assertion that there is more evil these days than at some time in the past. Of course, we'd need to agree on a definition of "evil" first, which would take a while.

Comment Re:You might as well say... (Score 1) 1258

I am glad to see someone making this distinction somewhat more clear. To add to that, I'd like to point out that what follows from this is that not all Truths are based in Fact. In other words, what one believes as True may in fact not be a Fact. Where this grates against most analytical thinkers is the underlying desire for consistency between Truth and Fact. This is a value shared among fans of Science and Rationality, and individuals who hold this value experience cognitive dissonance when faced with a Truth that is based in Fiction. Personally I strive to align my beliefs to factual Truths. I acknowledge that my senses and intellectual capacity are limited by the Fact of my humanity, and limit my conclusions accordingly.

Comment Re:Yeah...but (Score 1) 1303

Many people with jobs do not have health insurance, even if their employer offers it. Reasons for this include the proportionately high cost of the employee contribution (it's the same regardless of your hourly rate) and the fact that many minimum-wage jobs only offer benefits for employees who work more than 30 or 35 hours a week, but don't offer that many hours per worker.

Comment Re:I dont use... (Score 1) 896

I can back this up -- I have been using Comodo for over a year after switching from AVG, and have had great success. I've switched my family over as well, and the virus complaints have gone way down. On top of that, I've started recommending Comodo for clients of mine, and they have been thrilled with the result. The smaller memory footprint alone makes it an easy sell over AVG. Aside from one nasty upgrade bug last October, it's been a huge improvement. Let me put it this way -- it made me stop thinking about anti-virus software. Isn't that the whole point?

Comment Re:It's not a populatiry contest (Score 1) 791

Exactly. And the best part is, Linux doesn't _have_ to grow at all. 'Linux' is not a company, it doesn't have shareholders or investors -- it's just a tool, code written for a purpose. Economists (or at least market analysts and the business writers who need to fill pages every day) still have not figured out that their old models don't apply to FOSS products.

Submission + - Guitar Hero's Publishers Got Sued By A Rock Band (

XueCast writes: "The Romantics, a classic rock band from the United States has just filed a lawsuit against the popular Guitar Hero's developer and publishers, which are : Harmonix Music Systems, Activision and RedOctane. In Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80s game title, Harmonix used sound-alike musicians in recording a song from the Romantics rock band in order to reduce cost, but according to the members of the rock band, the sound-alike musicians sound too much like them."

Slashdot Top Deals

Sendmail may be safely run set-user-id to root. -- Eric Allman, "Sendmail Installation Guide"