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Submission + - Slashdot forces a beta site by default

kelk1 writes: As a poor submitter found out (, Slashdot ( suddenly forced a preview of its beta site without any warning on all its viewers.

Judging by the comments, the feedback was immediate and clearly negative.

I cannot speak for the forum moderation side, but my reaction to the front page was an knee jerk: "Oh no!, not another portal full of noise I cannot speed-read through." Text and hyperlinks are what we need, please, and as little graphics as possible. Think lynx, thank you.

Comment But do the Minis come with a Remote? (Score 2, Interesting) 519

I can't find out from Apple's page - do the new Mac Minis come with a bundled remote control? Because I'm thinking of putting one under the TV - especially with the low power draw at idle, the ability to do 1080p without breaking a sweat, and the firewire 800 port that will tell my external hard drives to spin down when not needed. Heck, this could probably handle my Time Machine backups for the other macs in the house while serving 1080p. Now if only Apple would rent HD Movies to this machine. Sadly, they still only rent HD to the Apple TV. ---matt

Comment Re:way to bring your party into power. (Score 1) 436

Or you could go to and realize that both parties get to use the .gov domain.

It isn't Obama's fault that the GOP hasn't made into a site that people want to spend time on - clearly the GOP would gain if they could engage the electorate with their platform and their proposals to solve our problems. They have the platform, they aren't using it, and it's not Obama's problem that is so much more high profile.


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