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Comment: Re:Well Mr Smartypants (Score 1) 90

by zidium (#49151363) Attached to: 3D Printers Making Inroads In Kitchens

Why didn't they make the announcement of killing Beta SOONER!? like MONTHS ago when they decided to start working on this thing? POSSIBLY, it's because this could have been done out of a labor of love by one or more of the Slashdot devs and then they all ganged up on management and said, "Let us release this and kill Beta or we're all going to motherfracking strike, motherfackers!"

I like this possibility! IT would be very epic and apropos given how Beta would have surely killed off Slashdot in a matter of weeks.

Comment: Re:New design (Score 1) 90

by zidium (#49151309) Attached to: 3D Printers Making Inroads In Kitchens

It's been EXACTLY a year since Beta was forced down our throats and we staged the 2014 Valentines Day Slashcott!

WE WON!!!!!! The new interface is *really* nice, too! So win/win after we convinced Upper Management to jettison their ill-conceived desires?

WOOHOO!!!! As a 15+ year member of Slashdot, I look forward to the next 10 years now!!!

I was so anti-Beta I helped organize the 2014 Slashcott and I also had my own personal slashcott this Valentines Week, too. just last week.

I seriously doubt without our antics and loud voices that the corporate overlords of Slashdot would have seen the light, and the site would already have died of Betaitis months ago.

Comment: Re:Victory, Motherfrackers!! (Score 1) 86

by zidium (#49151275) Attached to: The Only Constant is Change

Pipe down, Brother!

I was so anti-Beta I helped organize the 2014 Slashcott and I also had my own personal slashcott this Valentines Week, too. just last week.

I am happy to emphatically say that WE WON!!! Like you accurately point out. I seriously doubt without our antics and loud voices that the corporate overlords of Slashdot would have seen the light, and the site would already have died of Betaitis months ago.

Comment: Re:No left menu on user page: (Score 1) 86

by zidium (#49151241) Attached to: The Only Constant is Change

Compared to how god awful Beta was and how forcing it on me would force me to become a literal Slashdot Refugee, I have to say, I will gladly sacrifice these missing links for the possibility of being able to use Slashdot for 10 more years!!

I wish they could have told us about this decision to jettison it MONTHS ago when they started working on it!! I've been living with a very real spectre of not being able to daily visit a site I absolutely love and is a big part of my entire adult life (17+ years) at ANY POSSIBLE DAY, and every time they announced planned outages, I shuddered inside and would start visiting other sites in preparation for the worst (nothing *but* Beta).

Hallelujah!

Comment: Victory, Motherfrackers!! (Score 1) 86

by zidium (#49151225) Attached to: The Only Constant is Change

It's been EXACTLY a year since Beta was forced down our throats and we staged the 2014 Valentines Day Slashcott!

WE WON!!!!!! The new interface is *really* nice, too! So win/win after we convinced Upper Management to jettison their ill-conceived desires?

WOOHOO!!!! As a 15+ year member of Slashdot, I look forward to the next 10 years now!!!

+ - New Multi-Purpose Backdoor Targets Linux Servers

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "A new multi-purpose Linux Trojan that opens a backdoor on the target machine and can make it participate in DDoS attacks has been discovered and analyzed by Dr. Web researchers, who believe that the Chinese hacker group ChinaZ might be behind it. "First, Linux.BackDoor.Xnote.1 sends information about the infected system to the server. It then goes into standby mode and awaits further instructions. If the command involves carrying out some task, the backdoor creates a separate process that establishes its own connection to the server through which it gets all the necessary configuration data and sends the results of the executed task," the researchers explained."

+ - Fiddling with temperature data is the biggest science scandal ever->

Submitted by zidium
zidium (2550286) writes "New data has come out that suggests climate researchers have been systematically altering temperature data up for decades.

When future generations look back on the global-warming scare of the past 30 years, nothing will shock them more than the extent to which the official temperature records ... were systematically “adjusted” to show the Earth as having warmed much more than the actual data justified.

I see a lot of Slashdotters who are convinced Man-made Global Warming (AGW) is an absolute certainty, but when I analyzed the data myself, I saw how concrete jungles have expanded while temperature testing stations have stayed fixed (and concrete is warmer than grass). So now with even more evidence that biased scientists with clear motives have been altering the data for years, do you still want to believe?"
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+ - Official - Big Brother really is listening->

Submitted by gbjbaanb
gbjbaanb (229885) writes "When even the manufacturer of your TV tells you not to discuss personal information in listening distance of your TV, you know our technology has gone crazy, but that's exactly what Samsung is telling its customers of its own smart TVs.

[Samsung's] policy explains that the TV set will be listening to people in the same room to try to spot when commands are issued. It goes on to warn: "If your spoken words include personal or other sensitive information, that information will be among the data captured and transmitted to a third party.""

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