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Submission + - Ask Slashdot: Can some of us get together and rebuild this community? 21

wbr1 writes: It seems abundantly clear now that Dice and the SlashBeta designers do not care one whit about the community here. They do not care about rolling in crapware into sourceforge installers. In short, the only thing that talks to them is money and stupid ideas.

Granted, it takes cash to run sites like these, but they were fine before. The question is, do some of you here want to band together, get whatever is available of slashcode and rebuild this community somewhere else? We can try to make it as it once was, a haven of geeky knowledge and frosty piss, delivered free of charge in a clean community moderated format.

Comment Re:Legalize it. (Score 1) 302

Anyone who claims to care about sex slavery and doesn't advocate the legalization of prostitution is simply not serious.

This is a classic example of an informal fallacy. If A -> C, you must support A or you are against C.

By that logic, you must burn your car if you are against pollution. If you don't burn your car, you are for pollution. The problem is that this does not take into account any other side effects.

Comment Re:You think the housing collapse was bad (Score 1) 917

"Either large segments of the population are going to have to give up on college or they're going to have to put themselves in a position where default is almost an inevitability."

So you're assuming that there is no middle ground? The choices are bankrupt for life or no college at all? How about an in-state institution with a scholarship or two. This is obtainable for a reasonably smart person. I did this, and I paid off all loans in just about one year. Sure, I did not go buy a brand new car after college, but I am debt free and loving life.

Comment Re:I'll give it a shot. (Score 1) 728

So someone who accidentally shares their music library for a couple days...

Should not be in court at all, since there is no intent to commit a crime or violate copyright. what if I accidentally hit your car? I didn't mean to do it.

Better yet, what if I accidentally share your business plan online? Pretend all of your competitors download this and use it. You lose profits within weeks. I didn't steal it, I accidentally copied it. No harm, right?

Comment Re:Good hack (Score 1) 63

Yeah, we only had one semester to build that, so that is all we could do with that time frame. Hindsight 20/20, we would have picked faster motors. The sound could easily be reduced by enclosing the unit. We left it open for display purposes. As for the surface, we used plexiglass, and gave it a coating to reduce the glare. Good times.

Comment Re:Good hack (Score 1) 63

This project is similar to my old senior design project in college. We built a chess game where the computer could detect and physically move the piece to the proper place (video below). It brings a smile to my face, now that I'm not being graded on it anymore :)!

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