doing a good job, and not being an asshat
But that's beyond most people's abilities.
Plus, paying for advertising is easier.
I believe in quality over quantity, and
I learned a huge amount from submitting stories to Soylent and Pipedot, and comparing them to the crud was on Slashdot at the time... Namely,
In addition, it's the very few, high-quality commentors that make the site, not the rest of the horde. You can have a very small community, as long as it contains a few very smart people, and have just as much insightful conversation. I saw it working wonderfully back in the early days of
You've basically just described SoylentNews, a Slashdot clone that appeared when the Slashdot Beta shit really started heating up.
SoylentNews never aspired to be anything like slashdot. Instead NCommander stated clearly "SoylentNews intends to be a source of journalism", which just resulted in it becoming HuffingtonPost with discussion, instead of a
The only direct replacement for
2. shameful attempt to ignore Gamergate (still not a single article on
/. covering the journalism scandal
Pipedot had a pretty good GamerGate write-up a few months ago:
/. is just an empty name, and it has less value than ever. All the best parts of
SoylentNews is like HuffingtonPost on slashcode, while PipeDot is a working rewrite of slashcode that kept the sci/tech focus and high standards, but hasn't managed to build a big community of users so far. Just pointing
Currently Quantum Computers Might Be Where Rockets Were At the Time of Goddard
So the New York Times thinks it's a bunch of bunk, then...
And pay $600 for the privilege.
electrical arcing of instruments
electrical arcing of instruments?
electrical ARCING of instruments?
No thanks, I'll take chances with Roberto. He may be crazy, but he just wants to stab you, not stab and electrocute you.
Manual wires are different, and have a lot of costs associated with them. There are people involved, not just data being pushed.
Hans, Hans, you're breaking my balls!