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Comment: Re:I think this is bullshit (Score 1) 1746

by pecosdave (#46656629) Attached to: Brendan Eich Steps Down As Mozilla CEO

How's for Left and a petition for concerted?

Or attempts from the administration themselves to study.

What about an actual Democrat representative making legislative efforts to bring it the fuck back?

Bullshit claim countered.

Comment: Re:I think this is bullshit (Score 1) 1746

by pecosdave (#46653661) Attached to: Brendan Eich Steps Down As Mozilla CEO

This - all the way. I'm a Libertarian, I don't consider myself traditional left or right, but I do see just this. The right calls upon their people to boycott (and it rarely works, right wingers are notoriously bad about sticking to boycotts over time), the left legislates and bullies and freaking PAYS protesters to picket.

+ - /. Beta comments don't work, users upset.-> 4

Submitted by magic maverick
magic maverick (2615475) writes "Since the new /. Beta came to light, many /. users and commentators have tried it out. However, they are almost universally condemning the new commenting system. It simply isn't as good as the so called Classic system. Some users, however, haven't a bad thing to say. Mainly because they haven't had a chance to even use the new system. It simply doesn't load. One user, Magic Maverick , who lives in a third-world country with crappy Internet, had this to say:

I come to /. for the comments, but with the new Beta, I can't even see anything! It just says:

''Shazbot! We ran into some trouble getting the comments. Try again... na-nu, na-nu!

It seems like the "developers" need to take some advice from people who actually know what they are doing. I'm happy to help explain what graceful degradation means if they like...


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+ - Dice Holdings, Inc, deleting unflattering stories from Slashdot firehose 4

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Stories submitted to the Slashdot firehose that take a negative view on the site's redesign are being deleted. 4 hours ago, it was full of anti-beta posts. Now they are gone. That's right. A forum that usually leaves V14GRA spam in place for posterity is deleting user content."

+ - Slashdot BETA Discussion-> 60

Submitted by mugnyte
mugnyte (203225) writes "With Slashdot's recent restyled "BETA" slowly rolled to most users, there's been a lot of griping about the changes. This is nothing new, as past style changes have had similar effects. However, this pass there are significant usability changes: A narrower read pane, limited moderation filtering, and several color/size/font adjustments. BETA implies not yet complete, so taking that cue — please list your specific, detailed opinoins, one per comment, and let's use the best part of slashdot (the moderation system) to raise the attention to these. Change can be jarring, but let's focus on the true usability differences with the new style."
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Comment: Re:Floppy disks? (Score 1) 232

Another good reason I found on a relevant mailing list thread is that testing on a large variety of architectures often exposes bugs that remain under the radar otherwise (but may still come to bite users as security holes). That large variety is only available by supporting legacy architectures.

Comment: X86 means squat for emulation. (Score 1) 227

by pecosdave (#45644933) Attached to: The Quest To Build Xbox One and PS4 Emulators

The original XBOX used an off the shelf Celeron processor that we easily run circles around today, and an nVidia chip that was somewhat custom, but not so far out there we can't work around it, not to mention a customized version of Windows as a front end.

Last time I checked only the original Halo worked on anything else with emulation. The original XBOX should be among the easiest things to emulate all things considered.

I don't put much stock in X86 = guaranteed emulation at all.

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