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Comment It's Sacred. (Score 5, Insightful) 277

I consider Mauna Kea sacred ground that should be used only for telescopic exploration of the heavens. How can these heretics deny me my constitutional right of freedom of religion? Thomas Jefferson had a telescope, and it was obviously his intent when he wrote the First Amendment that people should be free to practice telescopy in sacred places such as Mauna Kea.

Comment two points. (Score 1) 1833

1. There have been pop culture articles invading Slashdot, probably to generate clicks. This throws away Slasdot's competitive advantage. Don't dilute the good stuff and become CNN or Huffpost. It will never work. 2. If I have something to say, I can often type it in time to get a stupid "slow down cowboy" message. Time between posts is a reasonable limit. But "time to type a post" is counterproductive, ignorant, sexist, racist, and fattening. 3. Did I mention you should lose the off-topic articles?

Comment Put Functionality Ahead of Board Room Glossiness (Score 1) 1833

Slashdot has followed many internet companies in sacrificing efficient transfer of information in favor of superficial looks and clickbait. While not as bad as many sites, it is definitely a problem. One example is that in nested comments, the lines along the left side that show the nest level of the comments were pulled from Slashdot. There many other issues with the "new and improved" Slashdot. I'd be glad to elaborate, but I expect it would be a waste of time.

Comment Slashdot's "Related Links" to this story. (Score 3, Interesting) 77

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Excellent work, Slashdot.

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