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+ - AltSlashdot is coming-> 3

Submitted by Okian Warrior
Okian Warrior writes: I've registered "". I intend to run a site much like Slashdot used to be — better articles, less decoration and less "in your face" functionality. I'm reviewing and getting comfortable with slashcode right now. I'm looking for volunteers to help with setup and running the site. If the site becomes profitable, I intend to hire from the pool of volunteers. If you've ever wanted to participate in a site like Slashdot, here's your chance! I'm particularly in need of people who can:
  • Set up and manage a high-traffic site (servers, load-balancers, data sites, &c)
  • Edit story submissions
  • HTML, CSS, and script creation/bugfix/repair

Contact me if interested John (at) AltSlashdot (dot) org
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+ - Why is Slashdot ignoring the advice of so many developer articles. 2

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes: Over the years, Slashdot has recycled plenty of articles about lousy UX, lousy design, lousy graceful degradation, lousy development practices, lousy community management, even lousy JavaScript implementations creating security problems. Did Slashdot read any of those articles?

+ - Boycott Beta 2

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes: On February 5, 2014, Slashdot announced through a javascript popup that they are starting to "move in to" the new Slashdot Beta design.

Slashdot Beta is a trend-following attempt to give Slashdot a fresh look, an approach that has led to less space for text and an abandonment of the traditional Slashdot look. Much worse than that, Slashdot Beta fundamentally breaks the classic Slashdot discussion and moderation system.

If you haven't seen Slashdot Beta already, open this in a new tab. After seeing that, click here to return to classic Slashdot.

We should boycott stories and only discuss the abomination that is Slashdot Beta until Dice abandons the project.
We should boycott slashdot entirely during the week of Feb 10 to Feb 17 as part of the wider slashcott

Moderators — only spend mod points on comments that discuss Beta
Commentors — only discuss Beta [] [] — Vote up the Fuck Beta stories

Keep this up for a few days and we may finally get the PHBs attention.

Captcha: fuckbeta

+ - How to relearn all basic math?

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes: I've been trying rather hard to pursue my dream of being a systems programmer as of late, learning C very well in the last year and poking around ASM as of late, but I've run into a problem which makes many tasks excruciatingly difficult or sometimes impossible: My math skills can be beaten by a fourth grader. Now, before you ask, I am a US citizen. Growing up, I got good grades in math early on, but I believed erroneously that "language is far more important than math", so I always forgot whatever math I learned immediately after the tests, and so now I'm stuck with an impressive vocabulary and no math skills. I can't find any good, comprehensive sources to just flat out relearn everything I forgot over the years, and I obviously can't go back to high school, so what do slashdot readers suggest for relearning math?

+ - The Pirate Bay launches 'Pirate Browser' that evades ISP blockade->

Submitted by hypnosec
hypnosec writes: The Pirate Bay, on its 10th anniversary, has released ‘Pirate Browser’ which it claims would allow people to access ‘The Pirate Bay’ and other such blocked sites. The ‘Pirate Browser’ is a fully functional browser that currently works with Windows. One of the most controversial sites on the web has claimed that the browser doesn't have any adware or toolbars bundled with it. According to the Pirate Browser website, the browser is basically a bundled package consisting of the Tor client and Firefox Portable browser. The package also includes some tools meant for evading censorship in countries like UK, Finland, Denmark, Iran among others.
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+ - Microsoft's Latest Scroogled Attack Slams Gmail's Email-like Ads

Submitted by SmartAboutThings
SmartAboutThings writes: Gmail is used by millions of users around the world and most of them have become already used to the advertisements they get. And I’m sure that many of you didn’t even notice Google’s latest “invention” – ads disguised as promotional emails. In its latest attack at Google on its Scroogled website, Microsoft takes dig at what it calls “Gspam“, showing that Google reads every single email that you send and then "disguises" ads to look like emails. Is this enought to maek you switch to Outlook or you don't mind Google's advertising techniques?

+ - Poll: How long have you been on slashdot 5

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes: Less than or equal to 6 months
Greater than 6 months, less than or equal to 1 year
Greater than 1 year, less than or equal to 2 years
Greater than 2 years, less than or equal to 4 years
Greater than 4 years, less than or equal to 8 years
Greater than 8 years, less than or equal to 16 years
Greater than 16 years, for I am Lord CowboyNeal

+ - Here come the stop sign cameras->

Submitted by schwit1
schwit1 writes: A stop sign camera has been spotted in Washington DC. The camera functions similarly to a red light camera – snapping photos of vehicles that fail to stop properly at the stop sign.

Here's what a single DC speed camera on New York Avenue accomplished in 23 months. Tickets issued: 116,734. Fines levied: $11.6 million....

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