- non-tech articles
- articles that no one here cares about but that get posted over and over anyway because someone at slashdot has a vested interest (bitcoin)
- politics being inserted into articles
- poorly reviewed articles that either purposefully sensationalize the headline or get the summary completely wrong
- and now infomercials
I really enjoy slashdot because there are a lot of intelligent, well-spoken people here, but I'm so close to being done with it. Makes me a little sad.
Thomas Greene of The Register has a fairly comprehensive review of Vista and IE7 user security measures. The verdict is: better but not adequate, and mostly an attempt to shift blame onto the user when things go wrong. From the review: "[Vista is] a slightly more secure version than XP SP2. There are good features, and there are good ideas, but they've been implemented badly. The old problems never go away: too many networking services enabled by default; too many owners running their boxes as admins and downloading every bit of malware they can get their hands on."