That and disk-waving contests about who has the lower uid.
Iacta alea est.
It's gonna be HUGE!
"The main value of the site, at least to me, was always its user base." Absolutely. I also don't RTFA, because of the reasons that you stated. I'm guessing at this point I might RTFA 1-5% of the time.
The video ads are what I hate the most.
Autoplay was the beginning of the loss of audience for slashdot.
Exactly this. Years ago
And then load times started getting annoying. Then...Autoplay!
I have now de-selected ads.
Good answer, and sorry about the loss of a friend. While I understand his venom towards management of large corporations, I think SC is in a different league.
Good answer. Here's a fish.
You must be fun in elevators.
... " 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.
Interesting. I had no idea the the Three Stooges' first flick "The Women Haters Club" would be so prescient.
I had to do a bit of my own research to figure out how Magnetic Resonance Angiography could be used to diss someone.
Interesting, but I still don't quite have the concept. How would you use it in a car?
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".
It almost sounds like no-one was in the know that doing it too early would break it.