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Comment: Re:Alright smart guy (Score 0) 504

by Moderator (#47961567) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Is iOS 8 a Pig?
Yes, I did purchase the Galaxy Nexus with the Nexus 4 on the horizon. If you remember back to late 2012, the Nexus 4 looked like it would be a downgrade in terms of build quality and an initial lack of LTE. But the fact remains that I purchased a Nexus product new, directly from Google, and it was abandoned less than a year later.

Comment: Re:Begun they have... (Score 0) 234

by Moderator (#46179287) Attached to: The Standards Wars and the Sausage Factory

I'm the kind of guy they want. I post AC and don't have a profile, but I do click on ads. I have bought stuff through those click throughs. I support Slashdot by supporting their advertisers because I value the resource Slashdot provides me. Frankly I'm not a fan of the beta, but I think Slashdot's look is dated and clunky, so something new is at least welcome.

If you're the kind of guy they want, that's a shame, because I've been on this site for over half of my life (this is my second username), and I have a fucking STAR beside my name that means that I give MONEY to this site. And I am ready to move on to backslash or whatever the new site ends up being called if Dice Beta becomes the standard layout.

+ - 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."

+ - Slashdot creates beta site users express theirs dislike-> 4

Submitted by who_stole_my_kidneys
who_stole_my_kidneys (1956012) writes "Slashdot started redirecting users in February to its newly revamped webpage and received a huge backlash from users. The majority of comments dislike the new site while some do offer solutions to make it better. The question is will Slashdot force the unwanted change on its users that clearly do not want change?"
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+ - Once Slashdot beta has been foisted upon me, what site should I use instead? 2

Submitted by somenickname
somenickname (1270442) writes "As a long time Slashdot reader, I'm wondering what website to transition to once the beta goes live. The new beta interface seems very well suited to tablets/phones but, it ignores the fact that the user base is, as one would expect, nerds sitting in front of very large LCD monitors and wasting their employers time. It's entirely possible that the browser ID information gathered by the site has indicated that they get far more hits on mobile devices where the new interface is reasonable but, I feel that no one has analyzed the browser ID (and screen resolution) against comments modded +5. I think you will find that most +5 comments are coming from devices (real fucking computers) that the new interface does not support well. Without an interface that invites the kind of users that post +5 comments, Slashdot is just a ho-hum news aggregation site that allows comments. So, my question is, once the beta is the default, where should Slashdot users go to?"

+ - Smartphone sales: Apple squeezed, Blackberry squashed, Android 81.3%

Submitted by mrspoonsi
mrspoonsi (2955715) writes "Engadget reports: Smartphone market share for the third quarter...as you'd imagine, the world is still Android's oyster. Strategy Analytics estimates that the OS has crossed the symbolic 80 percent mark, reaching 81.3 percent of smartphone shipments by the end of September. Not that Google was the only company doing well — Nokia's strong US sales helped Windows Phone grow to 4.1 percent of the market, or nearly double what it had a year ago."

+ - Oracle, RedHat tapped to fix Obama Health Care site.->

Submitted by nairnr
nairnr (314138) writes "The troubled federal health insurance website, which went offline just before a climactic hearing in Congress, is back in action again, officials said Thursday.

They said Healthcare.gov was working and handling fairly high volumes. And after days of badgering from Congress, journalists and critics, officials named two of the tech whizzes drafted to help fix the troubled site.

“Our focus now is really on maintaining system stability and testing,” Julie Bataille spokesperson for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which runs the site, told reporters in a telephone briefing.

Obama says an "A-team" of technical experts has been brought in to fix the problems. He appointed his incoming chief economic adviser, Jeff Zients, to head the project. But CMS had given little detail about just who was working on the site.

Bataille finally named some of them. “They come from leading technology companies such as Red Hat and Oracle; and include individuals with expertise on site reliability; stability; and scalability," she said."

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