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Submission + - Getting out of the Social Networks and a getting a real life

NSN A392-99-964-5927 writes: I have not published my report as of yet, but over the last 5 years I struggle to find what social networks finally achieve. Before I publish the report later this year I would like to ask slashdot. Have people decided on a specific purpose in joining that Social Network or is it Just the lack of something to do?
It's funny.  Laugh.

Submission + - Farewell Slashdot!!!

NSN A392-99-964-5927 writes: Many people are submitting their Obituary to dash slot dot dotty black slash slashback. What is your Obituary?

Mine is hacker, soldier, linux, wasted my life installing Gentoo unless paid by the hour, Kinky BSD, wasted life patching dealing with M$ spyware, Carnivore, Magic Latern, GCHQ, burning play stations, parachute jumping, Q Basic, Java, C, C++, LISP, Delphi, commodore 64, Acorn, ZX81 spectrum, camping, survival, astronomy, jedi knight, over-sexed teenager, wife, kids, IRC addict, trance music, bills, credit cards, food, ssl ssh.

My Obituary should read "What a hash he made of life".

Submission + - Can we live without JAVA, HTML5, FLASH etc?

NSN A392-99-964-5927 writes: I was wondering is it really possible to live without Java, HTML 5, Flash etc? I ask because back in my day the best way was to keep things simple.

The more developments the more security issues and yet again another security patch. I therefore wanted to ask users what you really feel about this? It seems like a dog chasing it's tail and there is no end in sight.

Do you now also think that coders/developers are being manipulated by marketing and advertisers to try and sell you something more (Part with your cash).

The question is do I feel alone in this respect? or is simplicity the best after all. Hell me landed men on the Moon with less than 2MB of RAM!

Submission + - Is there a decent search engine we can defect to? 1

NSN A392-99-964-5927 writes: "I find it highly disturbing that even using https encrypted google; Bing etc I cannot help but find despite their claims; even still one is being pushed into a certain direction.of searches and these organisations are paid for this.

Is there any alternative out there? I remember Nutch that was "Crushed by big search engines". Nothing is safe anymore and my generation feels just like turning off the internet altogether."

Submission + - Exploring hand-writing again! back in time.

NSN A392-99-964-5927 writes: Recently I wrote a hand written letter with my trusty fountain pen, to someone quite notable which achieved a loving response.

The experience going back in time made a huge difference. Do any other Slashdot users ever take the time to personally put pen to paper and lovingly send that letter?

Plus could you tell me am I just being Nostalgic? I would love your electronic comments!!!!

Submission + - Better education from scientists 1

NSN A392-99-964-5927 writes: I know we have a section on education; however is it not worthwhile opening a section on Slashdot on Thesis?

Those people writing a dissertation for a Ph.D need Credit! Do you not agree that is would be incredibly interesting for dash slot to have a section like this beyond education so we can all learn idea's against convention of the normal idiot on the street?

Submission + - 150 year invention dies - The Typewriter (

NSN A392-99-964-5927 writes: "The Typewriter is dead. There is a sadness attached to the typex and those who remember burning the midnight oil typing away without typo's and the clack of each letter, number and symbol.

I have a typewriter, but what are you going to miss?

I suppose for those nostalgic people, there are things you do not miss, like a monitor and keyboard, with a typewriter you have them all rolled into one. The question is; Is this a sad day for writers?"

Submission + - Is slashdot a bit addictive or nibble a bit?

NSN A392-99-964-5927 writes: "I have avoided Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and virtually everything over the years, but slashdot came before all these social networking sites.

Sometimes I find slashdot addictive and it goes through phases like a Blue Moon. Every now and again you get some really intelligent person that cannot be from planet Earth who is too smart for their own good; but makes a truly logical comment, makes me laugh and I am addicted again.

The question is simple how do you walk away? I know I am going to get some flack for this however your will brighten up my day!"

On the Internet, nobody knows you're a dog. -- Cartoon caption