Well said, I would give you mod points if I had some this week.
I totally agree, I am NOT a fan of the beta, but there is a place for those comments and suggestions and it isn't in a thread about another subject. If a comment is off-topic, it is OFF-TOPIC regardless of how pertinent it is to the beta. The boycott and rational criticisms about the beta in the appropriate place will convey our feelings quite sufficiently I think.
WD has a really cool NAS device, if your audience has a bit of tech knowledge it should be easy to get one or even 2 of the devices (backup is great) send them to 2 of your family in geographically diverse locations and presto, private cloud storage for you and the family.
Cnet has a review posted here
Have you any suggestions for a good alternative site ?
Agreed on the boycott, and on the why remove information comments made by several. I am not sure Slashdot has or was given a choice. DICE is a LOUSY company to deal with and everything they touch turn to feces. I've been hanging here for a long time and this is by FAR the worst change to come along and it ISN'T getting better but worse. Going be sad to go, but the whole point of ever being here was the community and the discussions which are both nearly impossible to use or participate in under the beta. Remember when this place was a task of love for a few editors and folks, well NOW it is a profit making endeavor and $MONEY$ is ALMIGHTY to DICE.
Now on the stickler side, is it an EXODUS, or a DIASPORA ?
My cable company has been metering us for several weeks now following a slight overage in our data limit. They charged us 15 bucks for exceeding 100 GB in a calendar month, thanks to a Tera-Online download and a busy month with Netflix. The corporate media companies are going to finally succeed in their dream of channelizing the net and making it just another TV medium dominated by commercial adds and controlled by the media oligarchy. Welcome to the future...it is a place of dim hopes, shattered dreams and corporate citizenship. The Idiocracy lives...
How low can you go ?
Who said EU, only the bloated country of Danes who seem to think that they can dictate what you do with purchased goods. As for a FSCK'n genius, wow, you've placed yourself high on that pedestal by your illuminating response. As for human rights violations let's look at history and see which country has a longer, bloody and much worse human rights history. Some of the traditional executions carried out by your so-called enlightened country would make a mass murderer queasy.
If you can make them stop talking on their cell phones can you make them just STFU period ? Not allow any conversation on a plane because it might offend some douchebag corn-hole. If someone is yelling say something, if someone is talking on their phone quit fsck'n eavesdropping and mind your own damn business. People are nosey bastards who think things are their issue when they are not. The theatre is a TOTALLY different situation, and hardly should be compared to a plane or bus or any other place 'normal' conversations are on-going.
The US should ban ALL imports from Danish companies, and add a huge tariff to any goods ending up there. Dictating what your customers do with the products they buy from you seems well, unenforceable and ignorant.
Any cites for that so-called fact. MAC's are closed systems with a much more engineered life span than a clone PC. As stated previously no parts to be swapped any failure is the end of life for a MAC. The anomaly of MAC's upswing could be attributed to the absolute lack of any upgrade path.
Very well said. BitCoins resemble company scrip more than any other medium of exchange. They are NOT legal tender thus no-one has to exchange them. If I had mod-points I'd use them for you...very rarely do I see an AC post worth moding up...
Many of the kids today are MUCH more stupid. Go back just 50 to 70 years and kids as stupid as those today got eaten by wolves, killed by disease, or any number of natural Darwinian type deaths. Today we preserve the seeds of our own destruction by ensuring terminally stupid children survive until they can mate with ANOTHER surviving terminally stupid child and produce STUPID SQUARED kids. The movie Idiocracy
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0387808/ was right on the money.
No I believe in science because the results are reproducible unlike say most religious miracles.
I can conduct most of the grand experiments in history and get the SAME results, not the same with the miracles from the bible. My couple of fish just won't feed thousands...
The theory of relativity, the theory of evolution, the theory of causality, and theory of capitalism, all UNPROVEN, and at this time UNPROVABLE.
Your lack of faith should not be assumed to prove or disprove anything...
That being said I can see why so many people in Texas believe in so-called 'Intelligent Design', evolution skipped them.