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Comment Re:Let's be certain first,.. (Score 4, Informative) 406

Regardless of your stance on the situation itself, my point was that it revealed to me just how the media work, they all seem to copy each other,run with the groupthink and any analysis,questioning, critical opinions, in almost ANY capacity are discarded as "hate speech" and the person branded as not with listening to.

I don't particular want to reference it either, specifically due to dismissive replies like yours. however it did appear to be the awakening bell for a large quantity of quantity of people to at least try and investigate things and not blindly trust everything written.

Comment Let's be certain first,.. (Score 4, Insightful) 406

Ever since gamergate my concepts of fair reporting, harassment, he said she said have been seriously adjusted. There was totally horrible people, saying horrible things, but it seems only one side of the story is ever reported, making people more and more jaded and cynical of the media.

Stories such as Linus specifically having to avoid spending any time with females one on one as he's been "targeted for take down". Situations of outright false claims against people, proven clear and still people write incorrect articles about them, deliberately.

This story may well be correct, however in the very very least, I will no longer blindly leap into "condemn them, silence them!!" mode as is intended. I am particularly skeptical when a "harassment policy" is put in place too, as those have been going a general indicator of people "meddling in the name of righteousness " regardless if there was even a problem in the first place.

Be wise and if you read the article at least try to find multiple sources and preferably the other side of the story. At least GG taught me take stuff on the Internet with again of salt finally.

P.s off topic , I used to see posts whining about how awful Slashdot mobile is, I thought the people were exaggerating. They aren't, it's a warcrime.

Comment Re:Are Millienials Karflegening Too Many Vizbogs? (Score 1) 346

As someone who is well past 20, I also thought, what the fuck? Do they really call it a side hussle? Generally a side hussle sounds dodgy to me.
Either I'm out of the loop and that's the lingo the young folk are using, or alternatively, it's a load of bullshit written by a journo who thinks they 'get' young people.

Comment I keep saying it... (Score 1) 533

Apple should adopt the 2.5mm Blackberry (and one of the Nintendo products?) smaller headphone jack.

Start a trend, get it moving, I don't mind us all ditching 3.5mm over the next decade for a smaller, essentially identical jack if that's what's needed. Ditching it entirely though is stupid.

Also this ridiculous headphone standard (start / stop / vol up / vol down) needed to be bloody universal, the fact it wasn't is criminal.

Comment I've been a member a long time (Score 1) 368

Thanks to the community moderation, I've seen a vast amount of good anonymous posts here with decent information moderated up.

I've used the anonymous feature multiple times, depending on the topic also, sometimes some anonymity is required.

Personally I don't see the need to see this feature go away at all.

Comment Probably stating the obvious here (Score 1) 269

Shouldn't you pretty much always over-compensate and install capacity for more renewal than regular plants? Plus seriously consider diversifying power generation methods? (Solar / Wave / Solar tower etc?)

I assume they didn't do one of these things, because mathematically and logically, once you get to a certain point with renewable energy, it should reach a point where it's not only paying / paid for itself but existing infrastructure subsidises the new stuff coming in.

Sad to see something like this botched.

Comment Re:Stock prices go up, money saved! (Score 1) 224

I'm desperately trying to let go of my materialism or at least reduce it. It's difficult but I'm getting there.
There's so many "bargains" so many 2 for 1s so many "must have new things" it's endless and maybe it's my imagination but since I've been an adult it's gotten worse, about 20 years, around the same length of time as the internet really.

A much bigger pool of "joneses" to compete with for a start, globalisation reducing the cost of producing goods (for other consequences) and of course the spreading of information and product ideas much faster.

The core essentials are going up (housing, utilitities, medicine, transport, decent quality healthy food) the cheap bullshit frivolous garbage is getting cheaper and it's all non recyclable shit, dug up from the ground that should save the middle man and go direct to the garbage dump.

We're fucking the planet for it too, we're super ultra combo fucked and there's no getting out of it. Within 30 years, things are going to be massively different.

Comment Stock prices go up, money saved! (Score 4, Interesting) 224

Less customers to buy stuff though, because more and more and more and more people are either jobless or have less disposable income due to this bullshit and it keeps going on and it's starting to get bad.

I'm convinced we're on the tipping point, real close to it. The division between the rich and the poor is about to be truly exposed soon.

Comment Re:This is like asking "Verite 3D or 3DFX Voodoo?" (Score 1) 185

I can't say I disagree with your angle on this, but since I'm older my priorities have changed in regards to gaming and tech, perhaps I'm even verging on not being a nerd anymore. I imagine with enough disposable time and income, age is, arguably mostly irrelevant. However I'd still wager that most people reading my post, despite probably making the most they've ever made in their lives, have less completely disposable cash and time than they used to.

Tinkering on the bleeding edge is fun as heck if you can afford to do it, but most slashdotters are getting older, wives, kids, jobs, dominate time slots. I'd rather pick up a VR unit for $249 US with a $249 video card which will do 6k resolution or something at 140hz in 4 years and there's a plethora of great games.
I'll miss the initial amazing experiences but I'll get over it.

If you can afford the time, money and passion for it, more power to you.

Comment This is like asking "Verite 3D or 3DFX Voodoo?" (Score 5, Insightful) 185

Version 1 and 2 of these things are going to be bunk. Slashdot is a mostly older nerd crowd, we've probably all been burnt as early adopters before. Even if we did early adopt the "good" version, 2 replacements better from the same company was vastly superior.

VR Headsets will be better in literally every possible way and cheaper in less than say 4 years. Possibly vastly better.

I'm happy to let the next generation of kids and young adults with huge amounts of disposable income do the beta testing.

Comment Is this a big surprise? (Score 1) 622

Your money has less buying power than it used to, we can get $6 toasters now but if your son needs an operation it's $100,000. A house is ridiculously expensive but you can get a meal at a fast food place for $2.

Certain goods haven't gotten more expensive, it's that other goods have slowly gotten cheaper. Cheap chinese goods, or goods which were over priced to begin with.

Globalism is causing issues, inflation is causing issues. You need only look at the 60s and 70s families with 1 breadwinner for the household yet a reasonable house and vehicle was purchased with that income, maybe a TV and what have you.

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