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Comment: Re:real vs pretend (Score 1) 353

by bmxeroh (#47408759) Attached to: Here Comes the Panopticon: Insurance Companies
Pretend nothing. Last year it was a simple, "fill out this questionnaire and enroll in one of these quick online courses and save $30 bucks a month." This year we have to do the same questionnaire, same courses, "oh but also go to your doctor and have a physical and blood work done, and here send this form back with all the results while your at it. Don't like our end run around of HIPPA regs? Enjoy paying $35 extra a month."

Comment: Re:Not for Nerds (Score 1) 253

Since your peaked out on score, I'm just going to add a hearty, "amen to that" in regards to television just absolutely catering to the lowest common denominator. If you want a good representative example of just how stupid the average person is, watch "None of the Above" on NatGeo. I was excited when I first saw commercials for it thinking it was going to be a nerdy physics type show, but couldn't make it through the entire first episode as it turns out that it's basically 9th grade science class. I've given up on Discovery Network almost all together. TLC is a joke, THC is moronic 23.5 hours out of the day, and I can't quite wrap my head around what crab fishing has to do with the Discovery Channel. Thankfully some of the extended DN channels have some decent programming for at least an hour or so a day.

Comment: Tracks (Score 3, Informative) 42

by bmxeroh (#46698459) Attached to: Sony and Toyota Bring Real-Life Racing Into the Game World
And only available on three tracks in Japan. Certainly not my local circuit, and I would guess not most peoples local circuit here either. The article also mentions that other tracks are able to join, however I'm guessing this in only tracks that are in GT6, or at least could be in some future DLC. Ultimately it is neat, but being such a limited use case really not that exciting.

+ - Ask Slashdot: What's there to like about the BETA?-> 7

Submitted by Narnie
Narnie (1349029) writes "I come to /. not for the nearly interesting pseudo-tech articles, but for the lively, self-moderated discussion. Today I'm bit surprised to see every discussion summarized to fuckbeta. Popping up all over the place there's discussions about beta and even alternatives being revived and created. As I tend not to RTFA, I haven't sampled the beta myself. So, I ask you guys, what's there to like about the BETA and what's there to loath?"
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+ - Slashdot users give new beta design a huge Bronx cheer 2

Submitted by Presto Vivace
Presto Vivace (882157) writes "Alice Marshall reports that:

Slashdot users are extremely unhappy with the new Slashdot Beta design. The comment section of every single post is devoted to dissatisfaction with the new design. ... ... The thing to keep in mind about community sites devoted to user generated content is that the users generate the content.

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+ - Dice runs scared. 6

Submitted by cfulton
cfulton (543949) writes "Slashdot management was found hiding under their desks today after a full scale nuclear meltdown on their site. Unable to post a reasonable reply to the thousands of negative comments on their BETA format, they simply modded down all the relevant comments. Then after running around the office for a while they all hid under their desks hoping it would all just go away."

+ - Is Slashdot staying relevant to Nerds that Matter with stuff that's news? 4

Submitted by mmell
mmell (832646) writes "Recently, Slashdot unveiled a new look and not unlike virtually every update the people running /. attempt, this proposed, beta change has caused widespread panic and hysteria such as not been seen since the broadcast of H. G. Wells' War of the Worlds. At what point do users of a free service gain a right to destroy that service (evidence of which is clearly visible throughout the site and requires no citation)? Has the average /. user devolved to the level of all the non-slashdotters we used to make fun of?"

+ - slashdot drives away people with beta 2

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "For many months now, people have been quietly redirected to slashdot's beta site (beta.slashdot.org). Any negative feedback of the beta is ignored and/or disavowed. The majority of viewers do not like the beta — resulting in major loss of viewership.

Will slashdot alienate existing users of the site and keep pushing the beta OR will it keep the users and boot the beta?"

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