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Comment: Gui Coding (Score 1) 72

by a_big_favor (#46359773) Attached to: Code.org Resurrects 'Flappy Bird' As Programming Lesson
It's really tough to do. If you want to make a for loop, I'd really rather write it than drag the block. Making anything moderately complex is hard to make. I saw one that had multiple types of for, while, ifs and forget nested loops. Variable become hard to keep track of and I felt like I had so many extras. I can't believe anyone actually makes games that way.

+ - Nokia confirms, announces, Nokia X Android smartphone->

Submitted by squiggleslash
squiggleslash (241428) writes "Despite some industry skepticism, Nokia has indeed been working on an Android smartphone and finally unveiled the Nokia X today. As rumored, it's not a Google Play compatible device, running instead a Google-less AOSP build with a Nokia app store, and Windows Phone style shell. The budget phone will also not be marketed in North America. The Media seems convinced Microsoft — who are in the process of aquiring Nokia — will kill the project, but it's hard to see why Nokia would be working on such a project at this time if Microsoft had plans to do this."
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+ - Rab Chorwacja i Zadar noclegi

Submitted by humoruvo
humoruvo (3529377) writes "Aby komunikowac Rab bez obawy o gwiazda z st . . Christopher , Klient z lacznej przeznaczenia , ich relikwiarza Rab sa zazdrosnie zabezpieczony , obj . Marino , zalozycielem Republiki San Marino, Rab noclegi , a matematyka Profesorze, teolog, fizyk , arcybiskup i biskup , Marco Antonio de Dominis , i wszystko styl zycia historie twojej wyspa Rab apartamenty wraz z osoby prywatne , Rab bylo Roman umowa ugoda ,cesarz Oktawian August miasto reputacja i oglosila toMunicipium 10 BC . Wierzytelnosci jest nam wyspiarze sie upewnic, sa nie ignorowane i wycena ? ? naszej cywilizacji , jak mwimy , bo Rab wyspa dlugiej pamieci , miasto zywych historii moze mwic o nas Rab zamiast rozmawiac o kilka piekne metropolis tereny rekreacyjne a takze przez tysiace lat Rab Chorwacja apartamenty wytrzymal straznik na rzni sie od taniej Miasta . Spjrz w przeszlosc oswietla Obecnie wszystkie malownicze miejsca na wyspie jak zawsze : Barbat , Barbat , Rab Chorwacja kwatery, Kampor Mundanije mid i Palit , ktre Zadar Chorwacja apartamenty unikatowe , cieple i przyjazne powitanie turystycznych i Islanders dostawcy zwrcic sie kazdy turystyczny . Zadar, city z niezwykly 3000 dwanascie miesiecy — Historia starozytna tla i unikalne kulturalne dziedzictwo , obszar ze moze stale dostarczaja cos nowego i calkowicie poczatkowe . Siedziba serce swojej Adriatyku , Zadar srdmiescie obiekt z plnocna zarzadzanie , finansowy , kulturowe i polityczne obiekt z lokalizacja ludzie . Miasto Zadaru mozna mix zaleta Dawniej a to uslugi wsplczesna podrznik funkcje wielu atrakcje turystyczne Zadar Chorwacja kwatery : zainteresowany odpowiednie miejsca noclegowe , prawdziwa gourmet dania , ?? kulturalne historyczna przeszlosc , wsplczesni sportowe cechy oraz wycieczka metoda , jeden zostal wybrana wlasciwe miejsce przejdz do wycieczki , sportu i rozrywki . Po Twoja caly swiat — wybitny Sea ciala narzady , Zadar stala sie bogatsi o kolejny srdmiescie instalacji . O linii brzegowej po plwyspu Zadar , blisko znane Sea organw ciala dowiedziec sie tutaj , Rab noclegi swieci Pozdrowienia na swiatlo bezposrednie slonce w identyczne architekt Nikola Proste . Pozdrowienia do Sun zawiera o trzy stu wielu — warstwowy okna zestaw na jednym za pomoca rock z Zadar Chorwacjanoclegi formy grupa 22 m w Rozmiar . W celu , jako organw Morza komunikowania — z dzwiekiem i przez swiatlo , pod szklem plyty sa fotowoltaiczne moduly sloneczne posrednictwem ktrego symboliczne z natura."

+ - Slashdot Beta: Because They Hate You 3

Submitted by boolithium
boolithium (1030728) writes "People on here are missing the point of the Beta roll out. The elimination of the existing user base is not a side effect, it is a feature. Slashdot as a brand has value, but as a site has limited commercial appeal. The users are the kids at the lunch table, where not even the foreign exchange students want to sit. Nobody ever got laid from installing NetBSD.

Once they are finished with their nerd cleansing, they can build a new Slashdot. A sexier Slashdot. A Slashdot the kids can dance to.

They aren't ignoring you. They are exterminating you."

+ - If we Buck Feta and leave, where should we go? 17

Submitted by Covalent
Covalent (1001277) writes "I am a long-time slashdot reader (don't let the UID fool you), and I agree with most of you that the Beta is a disaster. Dice has promised a fix, but what if this garbage is the new reality? Is there a suitable alternative to slashdot that members would find equally (or more) fulfilling? Is someone going to fork slashdot and start it anew (Taco can you hear me?) Or is this just the end of an era?"

+ - Slashdot Beta Sucks Elephant Penis 2

Submitted by ShaunC
ShaunC (203807) writes "Hugh Pickens DOT Com writes:

Have you even seen an elephant penis? Because I have, and the colors align to Slashdot. The beta is so bad, Roland Piquepaille is surrendering his account (as the French do). The GNAA has reorganized to post fake job offerings on Dice.com with an emphasis on affirmative action. Profane Motherfucker has come out of retirement simply to say: "fuck this shit.""

+ - An open letter to the management of Slashdot. 14

Submitted by onyxruby
onyxruby (118189) writes "I have been watch for some time now as Slashdot has started beta testing a new version of the website. As you are well aware the new site would constitute a complete change to the look, interface and functionality of Slashdot.org.

Change happens, and for those of us who work with technology for a living it is the only constant. Change is a process and in and of itself is not a bad thing when it offers improvement. Unfortunately the change that has been offered negatively impacts the look, interface and most importantly the functionality of Slashdot.
Many people have had trouble reverting back to the classic interface. The new interface simply does not offer the functionality of the old. Things like statistics, comments and layout are very difficult to find. You have a community that lives and breathes data and want to know their data. How is my comment ranked, how many people responded – it’s really all about the dialogue. Can I get the information that I want in a readily digestible format?

As you’re well aware the new site does not offer the very thing that people come here for. This in and of itself is not why your community has organized a boycott of Beta. The boycott was originated because the new version will be implemented whether the community wants it or not.

I want to explain why this change has gone down people’s throats about as well as Windows 8’s Metro interface. The reason has absolutely nothing to do with the interface and everything to do with the perception that the editors and management of Slashdot appear to have.

The message that has been consistently handed down is that we are “your audience”. We are not your “your audience” we are your product. People do not come to Slashdot for the news stories, there are untold other sites that provide those as well as professional and original writing about them. People come here for the community of insiders from across the industry.

Please respect the community and stop what you’re doing. You have commented that you don’t want to maintain two code bases. Your community works in the industry and understands this, which leads many to suggest you abandon the new code base entirely so that you are only maintaining once code base. Tell us what your trying to accomplish and I would imagine that a wide range of experts would be more than willing to help you meet your goals."

+ - A Modest Proposal, re: Beta vs. Classic 19

Submitted by unitron
unitron (5733) writes "Dice wants to make money off of what they paid for--the Slashdot name--, or rather they want to make more money off of it than they are making now, and they think the best way to do that is to turn it into SlashingtonPost.

They should take this site and give it a new name. Or get Malda to let them use "Chips & Dips".

Leave everything else intact, archives, user ID database, everything except the name.

Then use the Beta code and start a new site and give it the slashdot.org name, and they can have what they want without the embarrassment of having the current userbase escape from the basement or the attic and offend the sensibilities of the yuppies or hipsters or metrosexuals or whoever it is that they really want for an "audience"."

+ - /. Beta comments don't work, users upset.-> 4

Submitted by magic maverick
magic maverick (2615475) writes "Since the new /. Beta came to light, many /. users and commentators have tried it out. However, they are almost universally condemning the new commenting system. It simply isn't as good as the so called Classic system. Some users, however, haven't a bad thing to say. Mainly because they haven't had a chance to even use the new system. It simply doesn't load. One user, Magic Maverick , who lives in a third-world country with crappy Internet, had this to say:

I come to /. for the comments, but with the new Beta, I can't even see anything! It just says:

''Shazbot! We ran into some trouble getting the comments. Try again... na-nu, na-nu!

It seems like the "developers" need to take some advice from people who actually know what they are doing. I'm happy to help explain what graceful degradation means if they like...

"

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+ - Dice Holdings, Inc, deleting unflattering stories from Slashdot firehose 4

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Stories submitted to the Slashdot firehose that take a negative view on the site's redesign are being deleted. 4 hours ago, it was full of anti-beta posts. Now they are gone. That's right. A forum that usually leaves V14GRA spam in place for posterity is deleting user content."

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