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

Narnie 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 2

Presto Vivace 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.

Comment: Re:Fuck the beta (Score 1) 206 206

Just want to add, this is not the voice of the truely concerned slashdot users. But likely being done to detract attention from the more sensible posts about classic slashdot. If posts like these are going to dominate the comments then the true reason for the other slashdot site will be silenced.

The Courts

+ - CA founder still free; former CEO still in prison->

jcatcw writes: Charles Wang, the founder of CA Inc., is not in prison, but Sanjay Kumar, the former CEO, is serving a 12-year term for fraud, and Don Tennant, editorial director of Computerworld and InfoWorld, is mad as heck about it. The fraud is described by CA itself as "a massive accounting fraud perpetrated by the company's senior-most executives from as far back as the late 1980s through 2001, and their cover-up of that fraud, which lasted through mid-2004." As Tennant said in his Dear Charles letter at the time of Kumar's sentencing: "This isn't right. Sanjay is guilty of some devastatingly poor judgment, but you're the one who shot the illegal performance- enhancing drugs into CA. The Special Litigation Committee of CA's board of directors said it has found that 'fraud pervaded the entire CA organization at every level and was embedded in CA's culture, as instilled by Mr. Wang, almost from the company's inception.' Your fingerprints are on the needle, Charles."
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+ - Static Retirement of the Sun and Its Solar System

nlhouser writes: "Looking three trillion years into the future, many of us will look away with an attitude of nonchalance, as if it doesn't concern us. But it does. Our decendants and their decendants, and what we do today will effect their lives and their decisions regarding their children's future — regardless what it is."

If a 6600 used paper tape instead of core memory, it would use up tape at about 30 miles/second. -- Grishman, Assembly Language Programming