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Comment Re:assumed it would. (Score 1) 549 549

The video ads are what I hate the most.

Autoplay was the beginning of the loss of audience for slashdot.

Exactly this. Years ago /. said "we really like you, so you can turn ads off". Well, I really like /., so I said to myself, said I, "I don't mind a few ads. Once in a blue moon I'll actually click on something interesting. I don't mind /. making some bucks."

And then load times started getting annoying. Then...Autoplay!

I have now de-selected ads.

Comment Re:If there was a criteria for safe unlocking (Score 1) 82 82

... " Nobody is going to pull the feather actuator prematurely!"

And I imagine if they *called* it the "feather actuator", perhaps nobody would have done it. From the story, every reference to the switch is as a feather unlock. To me, unlock doesn't mean actuate.

I'd be curious as to what the official nomenclature for the switch is.

Comment Re:Maybe he thought that "Unlock" would only unloc (Score 1) 82 82

Perhaps that's one reason other spacecraft use names that are very specific. I always wondered why they would, say, command the pilot to "disengage the IVVIM (Intra-Vehicular Visual Illumination Mode)" instead of telling them to "turn the light out". If the unlock switch had some god-awful name describing exactly what it did, then maybe the pilot wouldn't have thought "let's unlock this now so we'll be ready".

If money can't buy happiness, I guess you'll just have to rent it.

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