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Comment: Dice Holdings Inc Should comment here - UFKC TBAE (Score 1) 60

by mrpacmanjel (#46192015) Attached to: Slashdot BETA Discussion

We need someone from Dice Holdings Inc to clearly state their intentions with Slashdot.

I understand they want a wider audience (not sure how that would work considering the core "audience" here) which is fine.

At lease make the classic option permanent.

SUCK FEETA: https://scontent-b-lhr.xx.fbcd...

Comment: Remove the Slashdot banner - takes up screen estat (Score 4, Insightful) 60

by mrpacmanjel (#46171763) Attached to: Slashdot BETA Discussion

Generally I don't have issues updating the look of the site and adding/tweaking features. The changes over the years have definitely improved things.


The fixed Slashdot banner at the top of the page is a major annoyance.

The reason I don't like it is the banner takes up too much space and now 1/3 of my browser estate is lost to view content.

I've seen other sites do this and generally avoid them.

Another issue(only one issue per comment? fuck you sue me) is leave the comment & moderation system as it is. This is a fundamental part of Slashdot and changing this means this site ceases to be Slashdot.

One of the major reasons I visit this site is because of the community and comments make the stories on this site interesting to read, funny and dare I say insightful.

The community is what makes Slashdot - send them away and the site dies. If you are trying to expand your audience you are going to lose to other competitors.

Where's Cowboy Neal when you need him? I miss my hot grits.

I also DO NOT welcome our corporate overlords.

Comment: Price Increase? BULLSHIT! (Score 5, Insightful) 112

by mrpacmanjel (#44871131) Attached to: Chinese DRAM Plant Fire Continues To Drive Up Memory Prices

So let me get this straight:

A single manufacturer (2nd-largest market share though) suffers reduced production of chips (silicon not deep-fried - sort of!)
Manufacturing plant will be operational within a month
There are other manufacturers that make the same thing
Another manufacturer has largest market share
10% world-wide "shortage" is result

Global prices have to increase?....Sorry, I smell bullshit.

Comment: Too Many Adverts? (Score 1) 443

by mrpacmanjel (#44549973) Attached to: Despite Global Release, Breaking Bad Heavily Pirated

Perhaps there are too many adverts during movies and shows aired on television.

I've become increasingly annoyed at how many adverts are shown while watching a movie or a show. Personally I think they're unwatchable.

If streaming services (e.g. I'm subscribed to Netflix) were to get content sooner rather than waiting months for a popular show to be available on their service then that may make a difference.

Comment: What Is This Hypnotic Propaganda? (Score 3, Interesting) 233

by mrpacmanjel (#44121277) Attached to: RC Plane Attack 'Foiled,' Say German Authorities

"..became radicalised by watching jihadist propaganda on the internet..."

Became "radicalised"??!! WTF?

You'd have to be mentally unstable in the first place to believe that kind of thing.

The only "propaganda" is blaming the internet in the first place.

Mind you I've seen Iron-man 3 so hey you never know.

The degree of technical confidence is inversely proportional to the level of management.