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Submission + - Ask Slashdot: Opinion of slashdot beta? 9

An anonymous reader writes: What are your thoughts about slashdot beta? Post your complaints here so that I don't have to see them elsewhere. Additionally, if the beta is so bad that you don't want to stay, what other news website do you recommend?

Submission + - Slashdot creates beta site users express theirs dislike (slashdot.org) 4

who_stole_my_kidneys writes: Slashdot started redirecting users in February to its newly revamped webpage and received a huge backlash from users. The majority of comments dislike the new site while some do offer solutions to make it better. The question is will Slashdot force the unwanted change on its users that clearly do not want change?

Submission + - Once Slashdot beta has been foisted upon me, what site should I use instead? 2

somenickname writes: As a long time Slashdot reader, I'm wondering what website to transition to once the beta goes live. The new beta interface seems very well suited to tablets/phones but, it ignores the fact that the user base is, as one would expect, nerds sitting in front of very large LCD monitors and wasting their employers time. It's entirely possible that the browser ID information gathered by the site has indicated that they get far more hits on mobile devices where the new interface is reasonable but, I feel that no one has analyzed the browser ID (and screen resolution) against comments modded +5. I think you will find that most +5 comments are coming from devices (real fucking computers) that the new interface does not support well. Without an interface that invites the kind of users that post +5 comments, Slashdot is just a ho-hum news aggregation site that allows comments. So, my question is, once the beta is the default, where should Slashdot users go to?

Submission + - Slashdot beta sucks 9

An anonymous reader writes: Maybe some of the slashdot team should start listening to its users, most of which hate the new user interface. Thanks for ruining something that wasn't broken.

Comment It's a Good Thing (Score 1) 732

If machines took all the jobs, and there were none left for humans, this would just mean that all the work was being done by machines. If machines are doing all of the work, then there is nothing being left undone, no task that is not already being completed, for if anyone needed anything else done that the machines were not already doing for them, they would attempt to hire someone to do it, which would create a job opening, which would then contradict the original premise that computers had taken all of the jobs.

Comment What About Oven Lights? (Score 1) 944

Does anyone seriously think an LED or CFL could possibly withstand the temperatures inside an oven? They would melt the first time you used it! Only incandescents will work in there, so what do you do when the one in your oven now burns out? Feel like roasting a chicken by flashlight?

Perhaps they'll make an exception for appliance bulbs, but if they do then all we need are lamps with about 3 or 4 sockets so you can get a decent amount of light with a few appliance bulbs. Game, set, and match.

Comment Copyrighted is the New Classified (Score 1) 183

As it stands, when a whistleblower leaks government secrets to news organizations and independent bloggers, the whistleblower gets in trouble, but the news can still be reported. Once those same government secrets are copyrighted, they'll still be able to go after the whistleblower, but I expect they will then start using DMCA takedown notices against anyone reporting about the leaks because of the unlicensed duplication of portions of their data inherent in any competent reporting of it. (I know, fair use is supposed to cover things like this, but how long do you really expect that to last in the current political climate? Look at what's happening lately with game review videos on YouTube for an example.)

Comment The Crime of Admission (Score 1) 562

Then wasn't his real crime admitting to being involved? After all, until that point, it could have been someone else using his internet, or spoofing his IP, or that his computer had been compromised and made part of a botnet, etc. And it would seem obvious that the effect on the site would have been no different had he done nothing whatsoever.

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