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Comment Re:Some of this has already been said, but my top (Score 1) 1818

I disagree that it is pointless, it would stop the a lot of the trolling ACs but not the hard core Trolls.
Personally I would like to see no ACs and no profanity on Slashdot. The problem is that many users don't agree with me. They for some reason think that not allowing ACs to post would prevent some profound comment from being made. Same thing with limiting profanity. I have never seen a single post where profanity increased the informational value of the post. However a large number of users think that would be a terrible idea.

Probably best to keep the ACs and profanity vs the potential loss of community members based on principal.

Comment Re:Article paid by Apple to boo over it. (Score 1) 455

As a Macbook owning, long time Android using, Linux programmer let me say this.
Windows Phone really did not suck. I was changing carriers and got a cheap Lumia phone to hold me over for a while. The Windows Phone OS was actually very good. It was so good and easy to use that we replaced my MILs android phone with one and she had no trouble using it.
The problem was one of apps. I just could not find all the apps I wanted. That along with the lack of official Google apps really made it a less than ideal long term phone for me.
If it had all the apps I wanted including the gmail I would have been a happy user. Yes I am a big Google users so YMMV.

WindowsPhone should survive IMHO because it is actually pretty good and offers a third choice.

Comment Re:Who is whipslash? (Score 0) 91

Why are you posting this in the middle of a spacex story? Talk about offtopic.
I suggest you do a this is who you are story ASAP and ask for suggestions in the comments.

My number on suggestion is that all political stores are posted under the politics section and allow people to hide it. For the most part Slashdot sucks at politics IMHO.

I would really like to see the end of AC posts but I know that I am in the minority on that one.

Comment Re: Meet the new boss (Score 1) 1304

They used the term synergy!
Where boned.

Actually Slashdot is a tough nut to crack.
On the plus side.
1. It still has a good community probably one of the best.
2. The moderation system works better than most other systems I have seen. Far from perfect but it seems to keep the manure level down.
3. Really valuable demographics.

The problem is.
1. They hate ads.
2. They are using adblockers.
3. They really don't want to pay.

So how do you make money?
You need money to pay for servers and developers but people really want free. I hate the paid posts and the ads used to be too in your face. It is a shame because I do not mind seeing ads as long as they do not take up too much space, are about things I care about, and ARE NOT ANIMATED AND ARE SILENT!

Comment Re:This can be a huge can of worms... (Score 1) 391

" IT technicians are not trained to make that determination."
Oh come on. Your statement was that it was kiddie porn and they guy was let go to avoid a scandal.
That is why this new law is should not be needed current laws cover it pretty well. What you are describing is not one but two felonies being committed.

Comment Re:This can be a huge can of worms... (Score 1) 391

"If that's the case, than I have committed multiple felonies over a twenty-year career. Every time pornography — leagal or not, it doesn't matter — pops up, my obligation as an IT technician is to report to management."

Yes if it is legal porn then it is not an issue.
If it is illegal then you also must report it to the police or see that it is reported to the police.
AKA you can report it to management and then report it to law enforcement. The simple solution would be to ask management, "Do you want me to report this to the police are will you handle that?"

Your job rules can not take precedence over the law.

Comment Re:This can be a huge can of worms... (Score 1) 391

You still have the legal issue of silence is consent. Hospital policy does not override the law. You had knowledge of a crime being committed, you did not report it, and you helped with a cover up all because you were afraid of getting fired.
I am not trying to say you are a monster you are just human but that is exactly what are are describing. You took part in a coverup of a felony.

Comment Re:Not that crap again (Score 1) 256

Except that the bug was in OpenSSL for years. It did not work the way it is supposed to at all. One of the big problems we are having with FOSS is the same that we are having with COTS software and that is monoculture. A few programs dominate certain spaces so when you have a vulnerability in one of those programs it is a huge issue. OpenSSL, MySQL, Windows, PHP, Flash, Outlook, Bind, and so on are all programs that carry a very high price tag for error.
OpenSSL is a great example of a failure in the FOSS model. Just about everyone depends on OpenSSL but for many years it was starved for resources. People took but very few ever gave back. Just about the only FOSS projects I know of that are not really starved for resources are Linux and maybe Firefox and Firefox gets paid money by setting a default search engine.
FOSS has a problem in that everyone sees it as free as in beer and almost no one gives back and no I really do not feel that being an FOSS advocate as giving back anything.

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