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+ - What is the deal anyway? whats news vs. whats not

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "I'm so angry! -that I don't know where to start. I read slashdot a few times per day, 'almost' every day. I've tried to submit a story several times about some new hardware that revolutionizes both home and office. A drastically different piece of hardware than anything else out there. But My story got tossed I don't know how many times. I re-wrote it different ways, each time making sure it was not an "advertisement" for a company, but an awareness article. -all to no avail.

THEN I see stories on the FRONT page of slashdot, such as "what is your favorite way to make coffee?" (just to pull out a recent one) and I about lost it!

For years I have thought that slashdot was for latest breaking news about software, hardware, issues, and for news surrounding computers, IT, security etc.. but I cannot understand why my story of a powerful and unique piece of hardware cannot make the news.. but "how I like my coffee" can..

I give up... I'm beginning to think that concerned readers/posters, who are truly concerned about what slashdot has always been about, have all left the building. And, that I'm beginning to wonder what the people are like who are reading this now. How can a question of 'How I like my coffee' or 'what is my favorite soda' make the front page.. but not something revolutionary in the computer industry... I just cannot understand..

so my question is.. what is most important for you to read about in slashdot?
What is missing in slashdot? -I hope to see this question come online, because I really want to know."
Education

+ - Send that dang photon back in time for 20K

Submitted by
QuantumCrypto
QuantumCrypto writes "Or at least try sending it. Dr. John Cramer of University of Washington has been working on a project to demonstrate time travel using the principle of quantum entanglement. However unfortunately his funding has run out, and he will lose his lab space if he doesn't find $20,000 fast. I suggest that slashdotters should setup and PayPal account to collect donations for this experiment. Even if the experiment doesn't succeed we will learn from it."
Education

+ - New Replacements For Diesel and Gasoline

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "A chemical engineering research team from Purdue University has put forth a process to make liquid fuels similar to diesel and gasoline. The process is claimed to be fully renewable, more energy efficient than current oil refining processes and carbon-free in production and distribution. What do Slashdotters think?"
Privacy

+ - Manners maketh man.

Submitted by akintayo
akintayo (17599) writes "The New York Times reports that in response to the recent brouhaha, some technology bloggers have suggested raising the level of civility on tech blogs by implementing a code of conduct. Kathy Sierra, a technology blogger and friend of O'Reilly was subjected to threats and insults from readers and other bloggers. In partial response, O'Reilly and others have proposed a code of conduct which could include restrictions like the outlawing of anonymous accounts."
Linux Business

+ - Top Linux Foundations Merge

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "The Open Source Development Labs (employer of Linux creator Linus Torvalds and Linux kernel maintainer Andrew Morton) and the Free Standards Group (home of the Linux Standard Base) have merged to form the Linux Foundation. The OSDL had recently reorganized and cut costs, so the move probably adds further efficiencies to both organizations, but also creates a more powerful organization expanding and promoting Linux internationally. Already, both OSDL.org and FreeStandards.org redirect to Linux-Foundation.org."

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