Deleting posts (outright censorship) would ensure Slashdot goes in the toilet. As long as they don't, there's still a chance.
I don't want to show it on a console. The TV is already hooked up as a giant monitor anyway.
There are people who still subscribe to cable TV? (I guess you could use a console as a Netflix box...)
Most of my gaming is PC only these days, but with respect to the tilde key: the lack of a tilde key is pretty much an instant "will not buy this product" for me.
The same goes for other punctuation. I know I'm not the target market for most things like tablets and smartphones (wanting my computer to compute stuff rather than blindly spit out cat videos), but if I have a computing device that makes typing special characters a real pain, chances are I won't ever use it.
"We knew what they meant so big deal"
"English is an evolving language"
Oh, wait, I forgot to post AC. Does this still count?
That escalated quickly. Knee jerk much?
And then expected it would never be hacked?
Yep. Shit has officially hit the fan. I think we're in for a bumpy ride.
I check the Disable Advertising box. Therefore, in order to contribute ad impressions, I must start flame wars.
They can each have their own versions, yes? At least, that seems like the sane thing to do. Typically, there's a listing around somewhere saying which versions are expected, if for no other purpose than developer reference.
It's hard to do nuance in a first post. (I'm sick of the cow thing, so I'd rather have almost anything else first.) You raise great points.
When I say, "chasing versions", I'm referring to the practice of immediately upgrading to a new release of something, without a testing (community or otherwise) period for that specific version. In my experience, that practice made me great at finding stupid bugs and weird edge cases in other peoples' code. It's a lot of time and I'd rather not be that person if I need to ship a product.
Once things have shipped and you're in maintenance mode, you can make changes that cut across the entire project, because there's less pressure on you. What you've done sounds like exactly that: moderate advancement, rather than always being on the absolute cutting edge.
Okay, you ACs can make MOO cow jokes now.
That's a shame. (Really.) Dice were relatively benign overlords compared to some others who might have been even more aggressive in their attempts to monetize us.
Not that I particularly like Dice. But Slashdot is still here, mostly intact, and still the bastion of free speech that no one else wants to be. That ought to count for something.
You don't need to stick to it forever, just long enough for it to become stable and reasonably well accepted. You don't need to be the early adopter in the middle of active development. When you've got some breathing room (your stuff is relatively stable) and aren't going to waste a weeks worth of your team's money, then you can think about moving to newer versions of tools, libraries, etc..
Since it's not possible to install the just-released Visual Studio 2015 without
If you're a dev, you shouldn't be chasing versions. Find a stable version, stick with it through your project. SE already has enough of that "stuff changing out from under me" feel without adding to the issue.
Well, I guess today's mods don't get sarcasm. This should've been +1, Funny, not Troll.
We used to ridicule other countries for that sort of behavior.