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Comment: Re:Why not keep classic forever? (Score 1) 2219

by Icebreaker (#46181777) Attached to: Slashdot Tries Something New; Audience Responds!
I agree, I have been on /. since at least 1999 and the best solution is just to leave the Classic option and you can do whatever you want with the "Beta" version of slashdot.
You have made changes over the years and I always go back to the "Classic" look of Slashdot.
I like the current density of information on the home page and do not want to scroll through 8 pages just to see 4 stories.
So make whatever changes you like, even make it the default view for new visitors, but for us oldtimers please leave us with the option to opt out.

Comment: Re:This is horrible (Score 1) 237

by Icebreaker (#46179793) Attached to: Update on the March of Progress: How Slashdot's New Look Is Shaping Up
This is horrible.
I have my Slashdot configured exactly the way I like it. I have been on this site for a very long time as well. Please do not force me to use the Beta design.

I tried out the beta for one story and could not handle it and went back to the classic layout.
I did not see any need to update the interface, I believe there is nothing wrong with the current design and do not know why you would change somethign that has worked so well. Please do not implement this new design. If it is implemented, I will no longer be visiting /. (this would make me a sad panda)


Comment: Re:"MOVIN' ON UP"? Not up mine, you aren't. (Score 1) 268

by Icebreaker (#46179567) Attached to: Fracking Is Draining Water From Areas In US Suffering Major Shortages

I've never felt the urge to pile on with "off-topic" spam -- until now. We've tried lobbying, we've tried rational discussion, we've tried voting; none seem to have any effect. So, now, we're "movin' on up" to the equivalent of rioting in the streets.

And, yep, I'm signing my name.

I agree. I just checked out the beta real quick and it could not even load the comments.
I have been reading slashdot for 14+ years and I do not think that the site needs any sort of face lift
Get off my Lawn!
Please do not change Slashdot. I will not continue to visit this site if they default to this new interface.

+ - 125 kHz RFID Reader with RS232 Interface->

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+ - Kid kills mom after she takes his PlayStation away-> 2

Submitted by tekgoblin
tekgoblin (1675894) writes "16 year old Kendall Anderson got into some trouble and got his PlayStation taken away by his mother Rashida Anderson. After a 90 minute argument with his mother over the issue he proceeded to enter her room while she was sleeping and hit her over the head 20 times with a claw hammer."
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Comment: easy for non techies setup (Score 1) 516

by Icebreaker (#33462164) Attached to: Video Appliance For a Large Library On a Network?
So will probably get modded "troll" for using a microsoft setup but here is what I use. Its easy for anyone especially non techies Xbox 360 a windows box (currently a laptop) Logitech harmony xbox remote Only problem pretty sure only 1080i can't remember but looks good enough The remote allows anyone one touch access to my media through the same remote that controls my entire living room entertainment center Its low cost (used xbox 360 arcade runs really cheap) My $0.02

Comment: Re:"Your Rights Online"? (Score 1) 105

by Icebreaker (#33272758) Attached to: Ikatako Virus Replaces Victims' Files With Pictures of Squid
IANAJL (I am not a japanese lawywer) but perhaps he made a copy of the files to get around any "property destruction" laws because essentially all he did was "move" the files. And by using his own artwork he avoids any possible infringement laws. And by distributing it on a p2p network he really didn't illegaly access the computer as the user initiated the download themselves, will be interesting to see if they find him guilty of much.

Comment: Re:We've come a long way (Score 1) 274

by Icebreaker (#32871638) Attached to: The Verizon Wireless HTC Eris 'Silent Call Bug'
I know I shouldn't feed the trolls but here goes. "Android" is open source and HTC's eris is also open source (you can download the source from HTC) and as such any one who owns an eris COULD find and fix the issue but unless you are extremely skilled and have lots of free time I don't think most people would do that. As far as VZW fixing it that's like asking dell to fix a glitch in windows, its not their issue. Or, like asking att to fix software or hardware on the iphone its not their product carriers run the networks we do not make devices.

Comment: Re:We've come a long way (Score 1) 274

by Icebreaker (#32870986) Attached to: The Verizon Wireless HTC Eris 'Silent Call Bug'
Also just a note for any htc eris customers. verizons tech bulletins for this issue states that if a customer does not want to wait for the upcoming htc software fix that we are allowed to swap out the device for a different model although you may have to speak to someone who knows what they are doing in order to get this done.

Comment: Re:We've come a long way (Score 2, Insightful) 274

by Icebreaker (#32869804) Attached to: The Verizon Wireless HTC Eris 'Silent Call Bug'
I work for verizon wireless and yes verizon is wanting to fix this problem asap. the real problem though its not a network issue its a device issue and htc has their heads stuck up their ass and is not fixing it. Verizon cannot fix the issue since its a software issue and we don't make the software htc does. So blame htc and their shitty programming and poor quality control. So basically verizon is getting upset customers but has no resolution other than waiting for HTC to fix it.

Comment: Anyone remember Omega! (Score 1) 124

by Icebreaker (#28664113) Attached to: How To Teach Programming To Kids, Via XBox
Omega that was a serious game man, you had to program a simulated tank in a very high level programing language. game was made by origin in the 1990s. you could save your "tank" to disk and give it to a friend he could then load up your tank and have a tank ai battle against one of his own tank. origin even had a dedicated bbs so you could download others tank ai and compete even get their source so you could analyze their tank ai. the manuals were like intro programming books. two of em a believe. one of the hardest video games ever made, so it did not sell well :)

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