So if we can get this thread out of the Firehose, I was thinking that, as the 10th arrives for us in our respective locations, we could leave here what may be our final farewells to Slashdot.
Until Midnight, this is our meeting place, our City Hall, our town square.
(and yes, our playground)
After that I'm not sure where we can congregate to discuss how the Slashcott's going and whether it's time to move on.
I'm going to jump the gun and lay claim to "So long and thanks for all the Karma", and perhaps someone could do a Bob Hope and re-write the lyrics to "Thanks for the Memories".
In the meantime, a bit of housekeeping.
An AC beat me to the week-long boycott idea by a couple of hours, and suggested the date range of the 10th through the 17th.
As part of a group of people familiar with the concept of beginning a count with 0 instead of 1, I really should have spotted the mistake of putting 8 days into that particular week.
So, should Slashcott Week end as the 17th begins, or do we give Dice a bonus day?
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".
Actually, this is the first thing they do if there's any suspicion of testicular cancer. I had some aches and pains and a little lump on Rightie, so I was sent off right away to have a scrotal ultrasound.
Does anyone know if/how that sort of diagnostic ultrasound differs from this? They didn't say ANYTHING to me about it affecting fertility.
This is therapeutic ultrasound normally used in sports injuries and such. It sends out the sound waves in frequencies that are way different than in diagnostic ultrasound. Therapeutic ultrasound has a direct effect on cells, whether vibrating them enough to trigger an inflammatory response or vibrating them at a certain wavelength to cause cells to heat up.
Either way, not something I want aimed at my ballsack.