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Comment: Re:We don''t do tax returns in the UK,you insensit (Score 3, Insightful) 386

by CubicleZombie (#46757483) Attached to: Slashdot Asks: How Do You Pay Your Taxes?

People should have to see their tax burden all in one sheet. Really, we should all have to write a check or use cash to pay our taxes.

It should hurt. The more it hurts, the more likely people will vote for politicians who can control spending.

Most people have no idea how much they pay in taxes.

Comment: Re:LOL, yup ... (Score 1) 124

by CubicleZombie (#46686785) Attached to: Interview: John McAfee Answers Your Questions

I suspect the protocol for doing this in the US is less well defined, and you might actually occasionally get an honest cop who is genuinely offended.

Trying to bribe a cop in the U.S. is more likely to land you in jail than whatever act you were committing to start with. Even if I thought handing over a $100 bill with my license might get me out of a speeding ticket, I'd never try it.

I also believe that 99.99% of U.S. cops are honest.

Comment: Re:Which is why I recommend running 1 version behi (Score 1) 199

by CubicleZombie (#46516891) Attached to: A Call For Rollbacks To Previous Versions of Software

The only thing you get from Android app updates is more ads. I let it update my kitchen timer app. The new version was the same as the old one but came with fucking banner ads. So I've learned to never, ever update anything on my phone.

But that's not as bad as Google who pushed a Chrome update that removed the buttons from the scrollbar. I guess nobody at Google has ever used a touch pad.

Comment: Re:Contest (Score 1) 362

Here on the east coast, water quantity is just not an issue. Agriculture depends mainly on rainwater - of which there is plenty - and residential use will never deplete the groundwater. Quality is the problem. With every residential well comes a septic system and a drain field. The more densely populated areas that still aren't serviced by public utilities are ending up with contaminated wells.
   

Comment: Re:Contest (Score 2) 362

Like when someone brings a breathalyzer to a party. You'd think reasonable people would make sure they didn't drink too much. Nope. It becomes a contest to see who can blow the highest reading.

Hey Californians. I live on the other coast and I have a hole in my back yard where I can pump all the water out I could ever want - for free.

+ - Fuck beta 1

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "The beta is bad. It's so bad. The comments are reduced in screen width about 50%. Subject lines are deemphasized, scores are minimized, etc.

The discussions are the reason to come to Slashdot, and the beta trivializes them entirely. It looks like the comment section on a generic news site.

The comments now look like an afterthought, whereas they used to be the primary focus of the site."

+ - User Backlash at Slashdot Beta Site-> 3

Submitted by hduff
hduff (570443) writes "Look at almost any current Slashdot story and see loyal, long-time members rail against the new site design, willing to burn precious karma points to post off-topic rants against the new design and it being forced on users by the Dice Overlords. Discussion has begun to create an alternate site."
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+ - Boycott Beta 2

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "On February 5, 2014, Slashdot announced through a javascript popup that they are starting to "move in to" the new Slashdot Beta design.

Slashdot Beta is a trend-following attempt to give Slashdot a fresh look, an approach that has led to less space for text and an abandonment of the traditional Slashdot look. Much worse than that, Slashdot Beta fundamentally breaks the classic Slashdot discussion and moderation system.

If you haven't seen Slashdot Beta already, open this in a new tab. After seeing that, click here to return to classic Slashdot.

We should boycott stories and only discuss the abomination that is Slashdot Beta until Dice abandons the project.
We should boycott slashdot entirely during the week of Feb 10 to Feb 17 as part of the wider slashcott

Moderators — only spend mod points on comments that discuss Beta
Commentors — only discuss Beta
http://slashdot.org/recent [slashdot.org] [slashdot.org] — Vote up the Fuck Beta stories

Keep this up for a few days and we may finally get the PHBs attention.

Captcha: fuckbeta

http://developers.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=4757125&cid=46169357
http://developers.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=4757125&cid=46169451
http://yro.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=4757045&cid=46168351
http://science.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=4756947&cid=46167453"

+ - /. Goes down in flame war 5

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Slashdot users flame all site stories with comments about the sites forced switching over to Beta version. The comments are relentless, calling for a ban of the site from Feb 10 to Feb 17. The following post is being made in every story comment:
On February 5, 2014, Slashdot announced through a javascript popup that they are starting to "move in to" the new Slashdot Beta design.
Slashdot Beta is a trend-following attempt to give Slashdot a fresh look, an approach that has led to less space for text and an abandonment of the traditional Slashdot look. Much worse than that, Slashdot Beta fundamentally breaks the classic Slashdot discussion and moderation system.
If you haven't seen Slashdot Beta already, open this [slashdot.org] in a new tab. After seeing that, click here [slashdot.org] to return to classic Slashdot.
We should boycott stories and only discuss the abomination that is Slashdot Beta until Dice abandons the project.
We should boycott slashdot entirely during the week of Feb 10 to Feb 17 as part of the wider slashcott [slashdot.org]
Moderators — only spend mod points on comments that discuss Beta
Commentors — only discuss Beta
http://slashdot.org/recent [slashdot.org] — Vote up the Fuck Beta stories
Keep this up for a few days and we may finally get the PHBs attention.
Captcha: fuckbeta"

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