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

Submitted by wbr1
wbr1 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.

+ - Alternatives to Slashdot post beta? 8

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes: Like many Slashdotters, I intend to stop visiting Slashdot after the beta changeover. After years of steady decline in the quality of discussions here, the beta will be the last straw. What sites alternative to Slashdot have others found? The best I have found has been arstechnica.com, but it has been a while since I've looked for tech discussion sites.

Comment: Re:Too bad there isn't... (Score 1) 381

by Zerth (#45212951) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Best SOHO Printer Choices?

I can tell you've never tried to make an inkjet printer from scratch. Dispensing fractions of a milliliter needed for high DPI is hard and building the hardware for it is equally hard.

The only DIY feasible printing technology is pen-plotters. Lots of people make their own pen-plotters for the same reason that people make their own 3d printers: everything it is made out of can be bought commercially for decades or machined with minimal tools.

Comment: Re:Great, now I just need 6 cablecards (Score 2) 178

by edwdig (#44038757) Attached to: TiVo Series 5 Coming This Fall

When I dealt with mine for my dual tuner Tivo HD a few years ago, they brought a multi-stream capable card with no issues. I got the impression that's standard now.

On the bright side, shortly after that the FCC ruled that cable companies have to let you install the cable card yourself if you want to, and I believe they're not allowed to charge a fee for that either.

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from a rigged demo. - Andy Finkel, computer guy

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