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What I like about the new slashdot

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  • ... of the time when I was student and we invented (admittedly quite drunken)

    8.

    as a supplement of Wittgenstein's Tractatus.

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    • by tomhudson (43916)
      slashdot is proof that proposition 7 is nonsense :-)

      and anyone who's ever read the original story about the million monkeys (one with a stuck key) knows that order can arise out of random "noise." In fact, our brains are constructed in such a way that (example) w wll recognze ideas evn whn the linguistic rep z corruptd.

      Or even when there IS no pattern.

      Was that, perchance, your 8?

      • by foobsr (693224)
        Or even when there IS no pattern.

        That would be '8.' along the lines of sensory deprivation (though it is probably hard to assess that there is no pattern); interesting, though then we were also deep in the discussion about a definition of 'nonentity/nothingness' and this '8.' was one of the results along the way.

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  • What I like about the new /.:

    It's pretty.

    What I dislike about it:

    * Too much whitespace
    * No more italics
    * The threshold slider is conveniently located at the top of the page rather than
    * Journal page layouts - see this page for example
    * Functionality is now unavailable or hidden
    * The site is completely unusable in MSIE (I just tried it in MSIE and it is completely broken - but then again, I would also argue this is a feature)

  • ... finally, an "upgrade" so hideous as to truly kill off the traffic to the site. Hardly any front page stories have pulled more than 100 comments since the new version roll-out. Journal submissions are down as well. Meanwhile half the front page is devoted to irrelevant facebook crap; I should see if there is a way to just ditch all the articles tagged 'facebook' since they aren't worth their own weight in rat shit anyways.

    I think this is Taco's last-ditch effort to sell the site to facebook itself.
    • It makes me feel better to believe that people might be leaving because the front page "stories" are almost all copy/paste binspam now with links to ad partners. Advertising is getting downright aggressive. I guess they figure if you block the popups, they'll just turn the article into a promotional fluff piece, or political/religious trolling with product placement.

      Now for something really important: Is there no longer a way to adjust the filtering on the firehose? I can't see all the submissions

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