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Comment Re:Slashcott for a week... Dice-cott forever! (Score 1) 40

Yep, pretty much that.

Oh, and AC, in case I don't see you again, let me thank you for your contributions to /. over the years. You've been by far the most prolific poster, and although you often troll or spam or just don't make any sense, you've also written some of the best posts I've seen anywhere. Honestly, I don't know how you do it, but wherever you end up, keep up the good work. Take care of yourself, okay?

Comment Re:What does this mean for the "out of Africa" mod (Score 1) 120

Depends on how you define "human." The people who left these footprints would probably be recognizable to us as, well, people, i.e. genus Homo, but would also recognizably very different from any people living today, i.e. Homo sapiens sapiens. The vast bulk of evidence points to successive waves of hominins arising in Africa and migrating outward, with the last such group being us. And since Homo is about two and a half million years old as best we can tell, there's was plenty of time for members of the species that left these footprints, probably Homo antecessor, to do just that.

Submission + - The Individual Midnight Thread 40

unitron writes: Trying to figure out time zones is starting to make my brain hurt, but apparently in a bit over 6 hours somewhere on the other side of globe from Greenwich the Week of Slashcott will begin, as Midnight arrives for anyone in that zone, and then it travels west, where I will encounter it in about 23 hours.

So if we can get this thread out of the Firehose, I was thinking that, as the 10th arrives for us in our respective locations, we could leave here what may be our final farewells to Slashdot.

Until Midnight, this is our meeting place, our City Hall, our town square.

(and yes, our playground)

After that I'm not sure where we can congregate to discuss how the Slashcott's going and whether it's time to move on.

I'm going to jump the gun and lay claim to "So long and thanks for all the Karma", and perhaps someone could do a Bob Hope and re-write the lyrics to "Thanks for the Memories".

In the meantime, a bit of housekeeping.

An AC beat me to the week-long boycott idea by a couple of hours, and suggested the date range of the 10th through the 17th.

As part of a group of people familiar with the concept of beginning a count with 0 instead of 1, I really should have spotted the mistake of putting 8 days into that particular week.

So, should Slashcott Week end as the 17th begins, or do we give Dice a bonus day?

Comment "this kind of site isn't limited to Republicans" (Score 5, Informative) 157

The "" site: (a) doesn't ask for money, (b) immediately redirects to a page that has "floridadems" in the URL, and (c) looks nothing like Jolly's actual campaign site. So please stop pretending there's some kind of equivalence here. There isn't.

Comment Re:On topic replies? (Score 0) 618

If your favorite restaurant were about to go away, wouldn't you want to have a couple of last meals there? Preserving the discussion system is what the protest against beta is all about; we might as well enjoy it while we can.

I'll happily join in the "Slashcott." (I suspect I'll get more work done next week as a result.) Until then, I'll post about the story at hand, about the awfulness of beta, or about whatever else seems appropriate.

I'm suspicious you are all shills, and confused why on posting, you all get straight to "score:2".

Comment Re:Sadly... (Score 1) 4

I'm in the "never attribute to malice ..." camp; I don't actually think they're trying to kill it, although it may well be that the higher-ups don't care much one way or another. looks interesting, but I have to admit I'm not holding my breath for anything to come of it. I'll keep checking back in, though.

Comment Re:NYPD (Score 1) 158

I think you meant to ask, "What methodology did you use to leverage Procter & Gamble(tm) Pepto-Bismol(tm) to ensure stakeholder regurgative response return?" Remember, in today's fast-moving web forum environment, you have to upgrade regularly to best-of-breed communicational strategies for the optimal user experience.

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