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Comment: Need a classic option for seasoned users (Score 1) 1191

by Demodian (#45008095) Attached to: Come Try Out Slashdot's New Design (In Beta)
I have a widescreen monitor and this layout is an extreme waste of screen real estate. Half of my screen is empty in the horizontal axis. The vertical axis is spread out too much with empty padding, which requires an excessive amount of scrolling to examine all of the content and comments. Did someone see the artsy-fartsy upgrade from iOS 6 to 7 and say "Hey, we can do that to Slashdot as well"? Why does Slashdot have to look like every generic blog on the planet? Also, why did we go back to the "Load More Comments" Hell? The "Load All Comments" was a better way to handle it. Now you have to play "Hunt the Wumpus" to get more commentary.

US To Shoot Down Dying Satellite 429

Posted by Zonk
from the we-who-may-be-about-to-reenter-orbit-salute-you dept.
A user writes "US officials say that the Pentagon is planning to shoot down a broken spy satellite expected to hit the Earth in early March. We discussed the device's decaying orbit late last month. The Associated Press has learned that the option preferred by the Bush administration will be to fire a missile from a U.S. Navy cruiser, and shoot down the satellite before it enters Earth's atmosphere. 'A key concern ... was the debris created by Chinese satellite's destruction -- and that will also be a focus now, as the U.S. determines exactly when and under what circumstances to shoot down its errant satellite. The military will have to choose a time and a location that will avoid to the greatest degree any damage to other satellites in the sky. Also, there is the possibility that large pieces could remain, and either stay in orbit where they can collide with other satellites or possibly fall to Earth.'"

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