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Submission + - A Modest Proposal, re: Beta vs. Classic 19 19

unitron writes: Dice wants to make money off of what they paid for--the Slashdot name--, or rather they want to make more money off of it than they are making now, and they think the best way to do that is to turn it into SlashingtonPost.

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".

Comment Re: Two Different 300 Tonnes(es) (Score 1) 198 198

Its confusing, but from the report it actually sounds like theres 300 tonnes total of the 'stand near a puddle for an hour to get your annual dose' stuff and 300 tonnes per day leaking of the less radioactive waste water they're using to keep the ponds of spent reactor rods cool.

Comment Re:What were the earlier estimates? (Score 1) 263 263

Now to convert to units we all understand!

http://www.loc.gov/about/facts.html claims 745 miles of bookshelves in the Library of Congress Assuming they're 1' deep by 2' high we get 1 LOC = 0.000053 cubic miles (puny library!) therefore the oceans occupy 5,987,307,382,550.34 Libraries of Congress.


Some people manage by the book, even though they don't know who wrote the book or even what book.