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Slashdot videos: Now with more Slashdot!

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We've improved Slashdot's video section; now you can view our video interviews, product close-ups and site visits with all the usual Slashdot options to comment, share, etc. No more walled garden! It's a work in progress -- we hope you'll check it out (Learn more about the recent updates).

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Comment: Google, you tools. (Score 1) 540

by Mish (#30315884) Attached to: Google Launches Public DNS Resolver
I love this, really. Now when doing DNS testing from any location I can always test using 8.8.8.8, that's a huge benefit to me.

However, They're telling end-users to "try" their DNS service and giving basic instructions.
Their geo-location is no-where near complete, for end-users in (for example) New Zealand who follow their instructions they'll have:

* Pro: A DNS Server that will most likely have nearly all results cached, quicker overall response.
* Pro: DNS Infrastructure redundency through Google.

But...
* Con: A DNS System with higher latency.
* Con: A DNS System where if using only those two servers (through Googles instructions) when International connectivity dies, so does all your DNS.

I've moved my home server over to 8.8.8.8, 8.8.4.4, ISPDNS1, ISPDNS2 to negate these issues and provide better DNS service than my ISP.
I honestly would have expected more from Google, at the very least a geo-location test to ensure they have DNS servers in your "region" before advising to "Try" their system.

Comment: I started reading /. on my phone a while back... (Score 1) 220

by Mish (#27393725) Attached to: Slashdot Keybindings, Dynamic Stories
At: http://news.slashdot.org/palm

In so many ways this interface is all it needs to be for 'read only' access to slashdot.
- Most recent articles: Check.
- Article with relevent links: Check.
- Top five comments (as moderated): Check.

It could be considered over-simplification, but over-simplification may be the best alternative to over-engineering.

Comment: Re:Correct screencast link... (Score 3, Funny) 126

by Mish (#26616949) Attached to: SUSE Studio — Linux Customization For the Masses
I put this script together a while back to help me relive the days of quality slashdot content.

curl --silent http://feeds.digg.com/digg/container/technology/popular.rss http://feeds.digg.com/digg/container/science/popular.rss http://feeds.digg.com/digg/container/gaming/popular.rss | grep -e "<title>digg.com: Stories" -e "<link>http://feeds.digg.com" | sed -e '/<title>digg.com/s//slashdot.org/g' -e '/<\/title>/s///g' -e '/<link>/s///g' -e '/<\/link>/s///g'

Yes, I'm kidding, Yes, it works.

No problem is insoluble in all conceivable circumstances.

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