Website URL:


     * Stories
          + Firehose
          + All
          + Popular
     * Polls
     * Deals
     * Apparel

     * Login
     * or
     * Sign up

     * Topics:
     * Devices
     * Build
     * Entertainment
     * Technology
     * Open Source
     * Science
     * YRO

     * Follow us:
     * RSS
     * Facebook
     * Google+
     * Twitter
     * Newsletter

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









   Slashdot Apparel is back! SHOP NOW!. | Do you develop on GitHub? You can keep using GitHub but automatically sync your GitHub releases to SourceForge quickly and easily with this tool and take advantage of SourceForge's massive reach. Check out all of SourceForge’s improvements. | Follow Slashdot on LinkedIn.
   136127598 comment

Comment Re:So what? (Score 1) 170

   by rastos1 on Thursday September 17, 2020 @04:04AM (#60514374) Attached to: The Majority of 18- To 29-Year-Olds In the US Are Now Living With Their Parents
   Because we are supposed to improve; to be better off then previous generations.
       apply tags__________

   136078376 comment

Comment Re:That's Hilarious (Score 1) 176

   by rastos1 on Tuesday September 15, 2020 @12:40PM (#60508066) Attached to: China Says TikTok Sale Shows US 'Economic Bullying'
   So you cheer bullying a bully? It's still bullying.
       apply tags__________

   136000402 comment

Comment Re:Hey rastos1 (Score 1) 68

   by rastos1 on Saturday September 12, 2020 @03:19PM (#60499810) Attached to: WSL 2 In Windows 10 Now Supports Mounting Linux Filesystems Like EXT4
   No. Not everyone knows what WSL means.
   a) Does everyone know what Burning> is? It was a mystery for me for first two minutes (although it sounded familiar; I must have heard about it years ago.). It did not make me to collapse.
   b)>. You are welcome.
   c) You arrived to slashdot. This is a site for nerds, hackers and techies. Yes, I expect that everyone here has heard about WSL by now. If you got here by accident, it's not a problem and feel free to hit the back button and visit some "social media" site or whatever. Also: please, leave your card at the door;-)
       apply tags__________

   135970754 submission

Submission + - WSL 2 in Windows 10 now supports mounting Linux filesystems like EXT4 ( 

   Submitted by rastos1 on Friday September 11, 2020 @11:48AM
   rastos1 writes: Starting with Windows Insiders preview build 20211, WSL 2 will be offering a new feature: wsl --mount. This new parameter allows a physical disk to be attached and mounted inside WSL 2, which enables you to access filesystems that aren’t natively supported by Windows (such as ext4).
   apply tags__________

   135773096 comment

Comment Re:Bad idea (Score 1) 140

   by rastos1 on Sunday September 06, 2020 @06:53AM (#60478554) Attached to: Results of Russia's COVID-19 Vaccine Produced Antibody Response
   Comments like this are why I come to slashdot. Seriously, thank you sir.
       apply tags__________

   135720164 comment

Comment Re:Gates Foundation (Score 1) 186

   by rastos1 on Friday September 04, 2020 @08:52AM (#60472600) Attached to: US Will Not Pay Millions In Dues To WHO This Year
   I see this a lot. Stuff that is broken and would cost 10-20 bucks and an hour to repair and should be fixed by the city or state or something like that... yes, I could fix that. And then what? I fix another thing and another, so that they do not have to? So I'm supposed to pay the taxes and also to provide the services normally paid for by those taxes? Where else does this work? I pay the plumber and I fix the plumbing too? I pay the builder and I build my house too?
       apply tags__________

   135711326 comment

Comment Re:Not likely (Score 1) 219

   by rastos1 on Friday September 04, 2020 @04:42AM (#60472116) Attached to: Will Your Code Run Ten Years From Now?

   I spent a solid 2 weeks turning each compile warning on and fixing the warnings and suddenly 90% of the bugs were gone.

   We have codebase going back to '80 and '90. Last year we started poking around to get it to 64-bits. If we could it in 2 weeks, we would be over the moon. More likely it is going to take years. We have code where the original author died, and the one who took over 20+ years ago, says that he will probably retire in a few years *before* the projects explode, so he does not care. We cannot find a developer desperate enough to work on K&R code ported from HP-UX to Windows. But the code mostly does what is expected, so the management does not see a problem.
   apply tags__________

   135247505 comment

Comment permissions (Score 1) 126

   by rastos1 on Saturday August 22, 2020 @10:17AM (#60429403) Attached to: Microsoft Removes Registry Tweak That Allowed Users To Permanently Disable Windows Defender
   Did MS also remove the tweak where I remove all the filesystem permissions for the executable?
       apply tags__________

   134942699 comment

Comment Re:Chom* Borg (Score 1) 318

   by rastos1 on Sunday August 16, 2020 @09:52AM (#60406459) Attached to: Can Firefox Be Saved?

   ... you should not only be using Firefox now, but encouraging family and friends to do the same.

   I do. But I also think that Mozilla lacks the feedback on new features because everyone turns the telemetry off. I'm torn on that. On one hand I don't want anyone to collect data on my browsing and other habits, on other hand how is Mozilla supposed to know that I turn off URL formatting and trimming, DoH, disable autoupdate, ask for download, external application for pdf,
       apply tags__________

   134694215 comment

Comment Re:Time Zones are OK. Daylight Saving Time is EVIL (Score 1) 408

   by rastos1 on Tuesday August 11, 2020 @03:13PM (#60390403) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Is it Time To Call Time on Time Zones?

   DST gives us darkness in the afternoon when everyone is awake.

   My timezone is CET (Central European Time). The sunrise here is 5:35, sunrise in Madrid is at 7:23. Sunset here is at 20:10, in Madrid it is 21:17. What difference does DST make when two places in the same timezone have difference in sunlight over 1.5 hours?
   apply tags__________

   134577261 comment

Comment Re:At "C19 deaths per 1M population" US is #10 (Score 1) 379

   by rastos1 on Sunday August 09, 2020 @03:06PM (#60383253) Attached to: 1.5% of All Americans Have Been Infected With Coronavirus - 5 Million Cases

   I did this>.
   Belgium: Has 381 deaths since 1st of June (almost arbitrarily chosen date after peak). And it has 11589623 citizens. Which means 32.87 deaths per 1M.
   US: Has 58042 deaths since 1st of June and 175.35 deaths per 1M.

   Should I do it also for other countries you listed?
   My interpretation is that some countries that got it early (before effective handling was developed) were hit hard and had a lot of deaths. But when you account for that and look how successful they are now, then it paints a different picture. What do you think?
   apply tags__________

   133941833 comment

Comment Re:Gene Drive? (Score 1) 56

   by rastos1 on Tuesday July 28, 2020 @04:42AM (#60338189) Attached to: Locust Swarms Are Getting So Big That We Need Radar To Track Them
   Every time the question is "why don't they...", the answer is "Money".
       apply tags__________

   133541219 comment

Comment Re:Can we just ask why? (Score 1) 86

   by rastos1 on Tuesday July 21, 2020 @07:54AM (#60314197) Attached to: Microsoft Brings Procmon To Linux

   I'm not clamoring for this, but I'm not aware of a linux tool that tells you the callstack that led to the particular system call, tool that would tell you who accessed a particular file (unless you turn on auditing on the whole filesystem), what was the thread id, which process has sent the packet, what was the message exchanged on dbus, etc.

   May be I'm just ignorant of the existing linux tools and need enlightening. But IMHO strace/htop/tcpdump is not a solution to every problem.
   apply tags__________

   133409359 comment

Comment Re:Who is the worst, again? (Score 1) 161

   by rastos1 on Sunday July 19, 2020 @04:06AM (#60306345) Attached to: CDC: Most COVID-19 Cases In New York City In March Traced To Europe
   Ok. So your top officials are laying to you, their requirements today are, in your opinion, borderline illegal, but you are still doing better than rest of the world. Amazing.
       apply tags__________

   133409317 comment

Comment Re:Who is the worst, again? (Score 1) 161

   by rastos1 on Sunday July 19, 2020 @04:02AM (#60306341) Attached to: CDC: Most COVID-19 Cases In New York City In March Traced To Europe
   Ha! I can create meaningful from meaningless. Watch:

   2020-06-18 - 2020-07-18

   apply tags__________

   « Newer Older »

Slashdot Top Deals

     * rastos1
     * Firehose
     * Comments
     * Submissions
     * Friends
     * Tags
     * Achievements


rastos1 (601318)   Log In 

     * (email not shown publicly)

rastos1's Achievements

     * Got a Score:5 Comment
     * The Contradictor
     * Member of the 10100 Digit (binary) UID Club

rastos1's Comments

     * Re:So what?
     * Re:That's Hilarious
     * Re:Hey rastos1
     * Re:Bad idea
     * Re:Gates Foundation

rastos1's Friends

     * volkerdi
     * K. S. Kyosuke
     * rastos
     * s0m3body
     * ESR

rastos1's Tags

     * slashdot (submissions)
     * interesting (submissions)
     * inmice (stories)
     * itsatrap (stories)
     * microsoft (stories)

rastos1's Submissions

     * WSL 2 in Windows 10 now supports mounting Linux filesystems like EXT4
     * The 40th Root KSK Ceremony Rescheduled
     * Voting Machines: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
     * Asking slashdot: How do you deal with blow from Certificate authority?
     * Stork incurs hefty phone bil


     * Submit Story

     Lend money to a bad debtor and he will hate you.

     * FAQ
     * Story Archive
     * Hall of Fame
     * Advertising
     * Terms
     * Privacy Statement
     * About
     * Feedback
     * Mobile View
     * Blog
     * (BUTTON) Do Not Sell My Information

   Trademarks property of their respective owners. Comments owned by the poster. Copyright © 2020 SlashdotMedia. All Rights Reserved.