I just Soyled myself!
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I just Soyled myself!
Rolls the Dice, comes up with craps...
Now I'm gone. Buh bye.
Slashdot’s new interface could kill what keeps Slashdot relevant
Flashy revamp seeks to draw new faces to the community—at the cost of the old.
by Lee Hutchinson — Feb 12 2014, 6:55pm RST
In the modern responsive Web Three Point Oh Internet, Slashdot stands like a thing frozen in time—it's a coelacanth stuck incongruously in an aquarium full of more colorful fish. The technology news aggregator site has been around since 1997, making it positively ancient as websites are reckoned. More importantly, Slashdot's long focus on open source technology news and topics has caused it to accrete a user base that tends to be extremely technical, extremely skilled, and extremely opinionated.
That user base is itself the main reason why Slashdot continues to thrive, even as its throwback interface makes it look to untrained eyes like a dated relic. Though the site is frequently a source of deep and rich commentary on topics, the barrier for new users to engage in the site's discussions is relatively high—certainly higher than, say, reddit (or even Ars). This doesn't cause much concern to the average Slashdot user, but tech job listing site Dice.com (which bought Slashdot in September 2012, along with Sourceforge and a number of other digital properties) appears to have decided it's time to drag Slashdot's interface into the 21st century in order to make things comfortable for everyone—old and new users alike.
And the Slashdot user base is not pleased.
Change for change’s sake?
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Was it slashdotted? (or dotslashed?)
So the easiest solution is to not use the service at all.
The only way to win is not to play.
Microsoft is looking for a new CEO!
And are girls involved? 2 girls?
The real embarrassment is that Windows is already up to 8.1, while the Linux kernel is only at 3.1
If my math is correct that's a whole 5 metric torvalds* better.
Get your shit together Linux!
*I think MS still use imperial ballmers, but I'm not sure.
We measure in 'Courics', not torvalds... yes we have our shit together.
From what I've heard, Microsoft has Bing as the default search on Explorer (I use Linux, but my dad said he went to use his computer one day and the search had switched from Google to Bing after an update) and they can still claim only an 18% share of teh market?
I don't call that success especially after the years and money invested
Makes me think of "Two by two, hands of blue."
Harper and Evil Government.... two by two, hands of Tory Blue
"It's a jelly!"
Ahhh, the memories. Good old Bob and Doug MacKenzie..........