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Submission + - Community-sourced news site, soylentnews.org, goes live 18

umafuckit writes: soylentnews.org is the new way of taking the pulse of the nerd community. Soylentnews is a grassroots-based platform with the content feeds are powered by readers like you. The objective is to highlight news stories of general importance to everyone, but especially nerds. News about technology, art, science and politics: it's all there. Soylentnews is the new kid on the block and will adapt quickly to satisfy our community's needs and and push boundaries like never before. This is a real community site: no changes in format without a general consensus from the community. Stop by and see what you think of the freshly-launched site.

Comment Please for the love of god (Score 1) 180

Please address people's concerns about the new web site look or put it off for a long time. I am trying to read very important stories on this web site and it's drowned in protesting (annoying but I understand why). So would the peeps running slashdot please ADRESS THE CONCERNS of people so we can have comments RELATED TO THE STORY. Thanks.

Comment I know where I will be for awhile... (Score 0) 161

In rural Australia there is no NBN for you. Enjoy your congestion, I wouldn't be surprised if 50% of the exchanges in Australia have backhaul problems it's pretty appalling. NBN change it? I hope so but I am not exactly expecting a positive result.

Comment No script to the rescue? (Score 1) 352

Been using this for awhile now: No script Options, Advanced,ABE. ># Block facebook on third party sites >Site .facebook.com .facebook.net .fbcdn.com .fbcdn.net >Accept from .facebook.com .facebook.net .fbcdn.com .fbcdn.net >Deny ALL Works like a charm, might need to make one for google+ soon. Of course slashdot is going to mash it into one big line > denotes a new line.

Comment I can't help but notice (Score 1) 389

A lot of the people commenting here are not really getting the issue, as far as I can tell. The point of worry is control creep, much like the creep that is worried about when they start censoring the "bad things" off the Internet, I'd be all for it if it wasn't so easy to abuse. The problem is in fact, it is easy for the powers that be/status quo to abuse these systems and they have done so before. I've had laptops where I couldn't even switch the SATA mode, there's nothing to stop them making this into the worst possible situation for those who use OSes besides Windows.

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