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+ - A Modest Proposal, re: Beta vs. Classic 19

Submitted by unitron
unitron (5733) writes "Dice wants to make money off of what they paid for--the Slashdot name--, or rather they want to make more money off of it than they are making now, and they think the best way to do that is to turn it into SlashingtonPost.

They should take this site and give it a new name. Or get Malda to let them use "Chips & Dips".

Leave everything else intact, archives, user ID database, everything except the name.

Then use the Beta code and start a new site and give it the name, and they can have what they want without the embarrassment of having the current userbase escape from the basement or the attic and offend the sensibilities of the yuppies or hipsters or metrosexuals or whoever it is that they really want for an "audience"."

Comment: Re:Tough luck.. (Score 1) 923

by washort (#45615747) Attached to: Thieves Who Stole Cobalt-60 Will Soon Be Dead
You're missing the entire point of the story of the woman caught in adultery. Lev 20:10 prescribes the death penalty for _both_ parties, man and woman. The scribes and Pharisees brought Jesus a woman, alone, saying she had been caught in adultery. The obvious question is "With whom?" and also, "How did these super-religious types know where to find an adulterous woman?" It's not unreasonable to suppose one, several, or all of them had slept with her and were under the death penalty as well. Else why would these men, hot on the idea of stoning, be stopped in their tracks?

Comment: Re:why does it always have to be bigger/"better"? (Score 3, Insightful) 278

by washort (#45488741) Attached to: Mozilla's 2012 Annual Report: 90% of Revenue Came From Google
with regard to cellphones - do you *like* living in a world where the only reasonable choices for a smartphone involve software wholly controlled by Google or by Apple? Firefox OS may not be able to replace those today, but it's a step in the right direction - a platform for mobile apps that aren't tied to a single vendor.

Comment: Re:Media is in the business of making money (Score 5, Insightful) 508

by washort (#44614933) Attached to: UK Government Destroys <em>Guardian</em>'s Snowden Drives
The really nice thing about releasing documents a few at a time is you have so many more opportunities to directly contradict the official reaction to the previous release. Dump 'em all at once and the government gets much more opportunity to control the narrative.

Comment: Re:a waste. (Score 1) 58

by washort (#44534239) Attached to: How to Peep the Perseid's Peak
Please note that "Christian Science" is not a Christian sect and as others have noted it's not particularly scientific. As points out, "Christian Scientists" are devotees of Mary Baker Eddy and follow a rationalist-idealist philosophy that both opposes and is opposed by Christians -- it certainly would not be recognized by most of the names on your list. That said, I would hope that everyone on Slashdot can evaluate the merits of an article even if one disagrees with some opinion or position held by the organization or person posting it.

Comment: Re:This will kill FF for me (Score 1) 158

by washort (#44392129) Attached to: Mozilla Labs Experiment Distills Your History Into Interests

Having my browser railroad me into certain website, because of what some algorithm perceived to be my interest is defying the purpose of web browsing.

You didn't read the article, I think. The proposal is about finding ways for users to have the option to share information about themselves with a site, rather than the site having to use tracking cookies to collect your browsing history.

In every non-trivial program there is at least one bug.