Cooling will certainly not be a problem and the geological activity is minimal (if at all present), so earthquakes and tsunamis are out of the question.
I like Microsoft products
Well, nobody's perfect. Try and work on this weak spot and, maybe someday, you'll learn to appreciate good software, too!
I am intrigued by topics like setting up e-mail servers, reading about cloud stuff like Office 365
Yeah, I know what it feels like. At this point you should try and take up more challenges like LaTeX and CVS.
I'm a good teacher and excel at explaining things as well.
Hmmmm... This changes things. I mean, it's fine with you being an n00b and all, but please don't transmit your insecurities to our kids! Think of the children!
I could buy all the land around a person's house and starve them to death since they couldn't leave.
Hmm... I don't think so. Planning law would require that the house has a road leading to the house, and the road is publicly owned.
You know, we have soap here in Europe as well...
We're an autonomous commune, you insensitive clod!
First of all, no country criticized US of anything; Reporters Without Borders is an NGO. Also, the list is on their website without any real commentary on the rankings, just a few notes mainly on the top and bottom scorers (US ain't one of them).
Second, just because you seem to have absolutely no idea about how the rest of the world functions, let me fill you in: In Europe, suing people in general is considered a complete waste of time and money, not to mention suing somebody about his opinion, that is straight-out retarded.
Third, not only are the Netherlands 2nd in RWB's list, but it seems that they have the complete libertarian opinion-expressing package with its ups and downs.
So, feel free to express your opinion, but know that it's complete bullshit.
And I guess you have a clear and viable plan on what to to with the waste?
OK, I'll break it down for you.
However arbitrary the boycott may seem to you, there is some support behind it. Now, if someone decides to ignore it, but still chooses to use the classic interface, wouldn't you agree that they thus show support for Beta, although they don't like using it? They would not participate in the boycott, although they actually support its meaning and purpose (by choosing not to use Beta for posting). Thus the hypocrisy.
You are definitely not bound by any covenant. Feel free to post as much as you want the coming week. But if you really want to make a point, post your comments using the Beta interface.
I do not think that word means what you think it means.
And I think you should buy a freaking dictionary.
Sorry for the Offtopic comment, but I thought I'd put this out there just before the anti-Beta boycott officially starts:
Whoever posts stories, comments, moderates or meta-moderates the coming week using the classic Slashdot interface is a hypocrite.
If you like the Beta or couldn't care less about it, then you should use it actively and prove by your participation that you accept it. I think we can be democratic about it and let the community choose. If the comment sections of the articles look alive and well by next Monday, this will mean that the community chose Beta. If AC comments are listening to the crickets, this will mean that the comments are by passer-bys and the actual community chose Classic.
Unfortunately, this seems to be what they teach in MBA programs these days. Everything needs to be periodically "refreshed" or "updated"; even if everything is going exactly how it should and you're #1 in your niche, there's this (horribly mistaken, IMO) impression that your product will magically get better if you change it.
Well they teach that for good reason. If you rest upon your laurels for a long time, then a startup will come from nowhere with a better product that you couldn't even dream of and your userbase will drop you like a sack of potatoes. Microsoft was owning the browser "market" until Mozilla came along, now Chrome is owning the mobile market. Yahoo! was the search engine of choice until Google made them completely irrelevant. Hotmail was looking pretty good too, until Gmail came along. The list goes on and on.
Now, the huge difference is that all of these products/services were beaten by someone/something that was significantly better. Change is important if you want to remain relevant; but MBA programs also teach that you should listen to your customers. Now, Dice is probably listening to the wrong demographic that, I would argue, has no idea how an internet forum should look like (Whitespace? Sure, why not?). Moreover, their implementation is so half-assed it hurts. Even Facebook has a larger information density than Beta: Although it's also a scrollfest, every post is contained and you can see the post, who liked it, and the first handful of comments together with a box for your own comment in one single page.
So don't watch the games.
If a supplier sets their price, it's up to the customer to evaluate if the product is worth the money. I dumped my television altogether a decade ago and don't miss it at all (I do pay the ridiculous german fee for my radios though, since I value listening to the radio). Sportsbars and friend's houses are better options for watching sports anyway.
That's the whole point. With Beta there can be no discussion.
Yes, he hast to throw a fit.
It is a fit against an internet that gets dumber every day; that promotes consumption against creativity. This is not the internet the old-school is used to. Sure commercialization of the web made it what it is, popular and all, but dumbing it down to extremes just makes it yet another worthless aspect of everyday life instead of a platform for communication and creativity.
Slashdot is one of the last popular resorts for people of this kind. Now, the problem is, maybe the Slashdot owners don't want to have techies on the site; they want the teens who know no better to click on the ads. That's just fine, but it will make a lot of people sad and will mark the end of an era. The fit is not really about what the site owners should do with their property, it is against the end of that era.
We are the Borg. You will be assimilated in the comments section.