1 Make thin, fragile thing thinner.
2 Make it even easier to put it where high-tech, fragile things shouldn't go.
3 Marketing blitz.
4 Youthful customers with few responsibilities snap it up.
5 Fragile item is indeed placed in an untenable position.
6 Fragile thing is broken, necessitating a replacement purchase.
1 Make thin, fragile thing thinner.
The vast majority of smashed screens I've seen are people of questionable intelligence like teenage girls who see a phone as a fashion accessory, stuff the phone in their back pocket and are somehow surprised when the screen is cracked.
...and get Daddy to buy them a new one. It's all good, they needed an upgrade anyways. You can't be cool if you can't plug your headphones in from the bottom.
Though, I would agree with the sentiment higher up, that editors really should be including a brief summary on many of these things, even though I knew what the project is, myself.
I tend to agree, sometimes all it needs is a one-liner. But, ffs, in this case it is "KDevelop" for KDE. It should be obvious.
Update: re-reading my line above, I realized that yes, I too, can be blind to domain specific lingo. I get called on it occasionally at work. I describe a process in precise, exact terms, look up, and everyone is staring blankly at me. The trick is to dumb it down without being condescending*.
* Dammit, did it again.
So you constitue the majority of slashdot users?
Sadly, nowadays, yes.
Your a/c post is even weaker. He stated that he was talking "about Executive power in general", and "not one that falls along party lines". This stuff has been going on for over 100 years. As a general internet post, yeah, he's not going to list every instance of executive presumption every time he needs to make a point. Obama/Bush is good enough to illustrate the examples of a hundred years of policy and practice.
"...the larger criticism should be about how our schools are failing at teaching reading comprehension."
Nowadays one only needs to be able to comprehend short, dis-jointed sentences of 140 chars or less. Probably the best use of those 140 chars is a link to xkcd to illustrate a technical or nerdy point. A link to Charlie Brown to illustrate Life Issues. Etc.
Unfortunately, we no longer teach art, either.
Good job striking down the straw man.
In Soviet Russia, video tapes record y...
Sorry. It's late. I've been working too hard. And I have a pain in the diodes all down the left side of my body.
I'm sure it's a long-time habit with you, but novices need to remember that VHS tapes are magnetic, so it helps to align the source player with the Earth's longitudinal field lines.
yeah, you don't really want to mess with old off-the-tv movies or whatever. OTOH, 3-stooges are fine
Today, of course, people video their lunch, etc., so maybe not so much.
The other 1st most important thing: Clean the heads, then test your VHS recorder with a non-important tape.
" I've never created a slashdot account, even though I've participated in this website since nearly the beginning..."
What? You wasted a chance to trot out your lossless 4 digit userid every alternate All Fools Day?
Sometimes one is the fucker, and sometimes one is the fuckee.
* in not at all stupid
Good catch. Ignoring the "in", as I think that's just a typo, the phrase "not at all stupid" sounds Slavic to me. I can't pinpoint why, exactly. Perhaps it's a subtle pattern I picked up from my teachers long ago.
Funny, grandparent did not show me any "telltale signs" at all, and I am pretty sensitive to awkward phraseology one finds in non native speakers. Not that being a non native speaker is in any way naughty or evil.
That's because your native tongue is one of the Slavic languages. For list of telltales, see some of the other replies.
His post is actually well composed, thoughtful, highly cogent (unlike yours), and makes excellent points.
A reply of a partisan for the other side of the argument. Otoh, I don't like it when it starts to devolve into ad hominems, either.
It is parent who strikes me as being very partisan.
And that, of course, is what makes an argument.
Update: I reviewed your other posts, and the English is generally good. So, I presume 1) You let someone else use your account, 2) possibly because there was a shift change. Perhaps one of your staff of linguist/programmers is a bit weaker or is less experienced, and needs more training.