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

Submitted by wbr1
wbr1 (2538558) 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:But make sure to buy our cloud offering! (Score 2) 168

by Mc Fly (#40091757) Attached to: Worried About Information Leaks, IBM Bans Siri

I really hope you are trolling, I also used to work there. They have a very legitimate reason to disallow Skype... it is a P2P application with supernodes, and it has already been shown that if you have a supernode, you could sniff some information about the calls. Therefore, your competitors could be running supernodes and sniffing information. Now that Skype is owned by Microsoft, their concerns are really valid..

Comment: Why I *really* hate RMS (Score 3, Insightful) 546

by Mc Fly (#28811823) Attached to: Stallman Says Pirate Party Hurts Free Software

Because his "no-compromise" attitude has been proven right for many years. I envy him for being consistent thru all these years. Unfortunately, it is more confortable to live in a grey area, because it gives more benefits in the short term. Even if you think he is wrong, he has been holding his opinion for many years. That fact by itself deserves recognition and respect...


+ - MediaDefender Hit Again, Phone Call Leaked-> 1

Submitted by the-other-cowboy (not CowboyNeal)
the-other-cowboy (not CowboyNeal) (666) writes "In relation to yesterday's news, MediaDefender, RIAA's Attack Dog, MediaDefender, has been hit again by another internal leak. This time, the same group that released the internal emails have released recorded telephone calls between the a New York attorney and MediaDefender discuss the security of their email-server."
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