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Comment: Re:Annoying (Score 2) 92

I dread having to constantly explain to non computer savvy people that, yes that connector is a USB connector and your computer has USB ports, but that is a thunderbolt device and your computer doesn't support thunderbolt.

And I look forward to getting a bunch of stuff at yard sales and flea markets that "doesn't work" for basically free.

Comment: Re:Missing option (Score 1) 137

by drinkypoo (#49823673) Attached to: Ross Ulbricht was sentenced to life in prison, and ...

America really needs to stop thinking of itself as a free society with a legal system which isn't about political persecution instead of actual facts.

Well yes, yes it does. That's the only way people will get mad enough to demand change... so we can "have nice things". Like a functioning justice system. Or at least, functioning in a way that benefits the citizenry.

Comment: Re:...and get this off the top of the page (Score 1) 137

by drinkypoo (#49823613) Attached to: Ross Ulbricht was sentenced to life in prison, and ...

Putting it at the top of the page forces me to look at the same (effectively a) story over and over until it changes.

It forces you? Man, if you don't learn to ignore things you don't want to look at on the internet, you're gonna have a bad time. How many times do you look at the Slashdot front page in a day, anyway? I mean, I have the same illness, but if it offended my eyeballs I just wouldn't do that.

Comment: Re:A poll is not a news story (Score 1) 137

by drinkypoo (#49823575) Attached to: Ross Ulbricht was sentenced to life in prison, and ...

A poll is not a news story and shouldn't be in the news feed. Please put it back in the sidebar where it belongs.

Slashdot is no longer either "news for nerds" nor "stuff that matters", as evinced by the front page. What the front page tells us about Slashdot by making declarative, self-referential statements is the following:

  1. Slashdot journal entries can be automatically submitted as stories — tells us that Slashdot is a blog service which also has "stories" on the front page.
  2. Polls on the front page of Slashdot? Is the world coming to an end?! Nope; read more about it — Ugh, slashdot, learn to WWW. The link anchor should be the text "Polls on the front page of Slashdot". Anyway, I read the link (heresy!) which is currently, temporarily floating atop the front page, and it's a feature they hope you will like. heh heh. They missed that one.
  3. Slashdot is a DHI service. — Make of that what you will.

So just to be clear, the front page is not a "news feed", because Slashdot is not a news site. Slashdot is a blog with integrated forum, with stories on the front page. They could call it "news", because Fox News went to court for the very important journalistic right (</snark>) to call anything they want by that name, but they don't. I find that, at least, refreshingly honest.

Feel free to rant on about how polls don't belong in the feed, but don't get it twisted — Slashdot is not a news outlet. Don't expect them to behave by "old media" rules.

Comment: Re:Polls on the Front page are stupid (Score 2) 65

by Archangel Michael (#49823513) Attached to: Enter the Polls! Now On the Front Page

So far, the overwhelming response is "Are you insane?"

Here is an idea SLASHDOT Designers ... why don't you ask before you implement new "features", you might get valuable feedback and avoid looking stupid. Or in this case MORONIC!

To be honest, if you want to kill Polls, because you're bored or whatever, just kill them. This is just stupid.

Did I mention, it was a LAME idea?

Comment: Re:Desktop replaced by laptops, pads and phones? (Score 1) 108

I guess all those computers in offices are just for show?

I guess you can't read? Those computers belong to the businesses, not the people using them. On their computers, they typically just browse.

All the people who schedule and calendar with their cellphones are faking it?

What exactly does that have to do with what they do with their desktop? ADD much? Stay on topic.

My friends laptops at home which absolutely have to have Office and a VPN aren't real?

"most people". Learn to read.

This exact, elitist, "I'm an IT Guy" sentiment.

I'm an IT guy, you illiterate ignoranus.

"Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain." -- Karl, as he stepped behind the computer to reboot it, during a FAT