Maybe it is how jQuery is being used...
There are just too many sites out there that break the normal way of interacting with a web page through a web browser, only loading things on a single page dynamically thus breaking the use of the Back and Forward buttons, not allowing pages to be opened in new windows, etc.
Slashdot runs on SlashCode, which is open source.
The content (stories, comments and moderation) of Slashdot is user-contributed.
All that Dice Holdings really has is the domain name and the database with the user accounts.
I say we "fork" Slashdot! Let's create a new site that looks and feels like the old one.
The difficult part would be to make users migrate.
Some users will have to work on creating "stories" on the "beta" site with a link to our new site, so that they know where to migrate to. Other users can upvote those stories so that they get onto the front page.
The forked Slashdot could get its stories from "beta" site's RSS feed, at the start.
Let every First Post on Dice-Slashdot be a link to the same story on the new site.
If enough users are as committed to it as they are to complaining about the "beta" site, it can be done.
"If it aint broke, then don't fix it" applies here.
My user account is from the first day that the site had come up again after a crash that had wiped the user database and everyone had to reregister. My previous user ID was not as low.
Slashcode, which the site runs on is open source. Could we create a new, independent Slashdot that runs classic Slashcode
Slashdot is based on user content. Once enough users are as active on the new site as they are on the old, the new site will be viable as a replacement.
Some users would have to work on the old site to submit and upvote "stories" with posters and links to the new site, to make people understand which site that they should migrate to.
I can't tell whether you are being sarcastic or naive...
The article on Ars Technica missed the worst thing about the new ThinkPad keyboard: what happened with the Caps Lock function.
To enable Caps Lock, you press the Left Shift key twice.
That's right, one press less than what is required for invoking Sticky Keys under Windows - which everyone hates because it gets invoked when you don't want it. Expect a shitstorm from angry Thinkpad users who will buy laptops with this keyboard.
In my opinion, Microsoft's keyboards have awful key feel.
I used to use Key Tronic keyboards. From '97 to 2010 I have used
In 2010 I started getting into mechanical keyboards, and have been using mechanical keyboards exclusively ever since.
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