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Submission + - What issues do you have with Slashdot functionality?

hackwrench writes: We know about Slashdot's Unicode, nonspecific issues with features around what was Slashdot beta, Slashdot launching you some arbitrary distance down the page, the mobile site missing features and hiding posts without the option to turn it off and apparently I and others have been banned from moderating. What features do you find problematic with the Slashdot interface and what would you like to have added?

Comment Alarming vs problematic (Score 1) 178

There's a big difference between something that is alarming vs. probematic. Just because it isn't alarming doesn't mean they are wasting their time figuring out how to get things back in working order. In fact, one of the reasons it is not alarming is because the can do something to get things back in working order. You're like that guy who said Ray Kurzweil was afraid of death because he is interested in finding ways to avoid the unpleasant thing. I don't like lots of things; doesn't mean I am afraid of them. I do things to fix situations; doesn't mean they are alarming. Or are you alarmed every time something fails and you have to turn it off and back on again?

"Alarm" equates to panic. It is not a waste of time to attempt to set people straight when they use a term inappropriately. I may disagree with C. S. Lewis that the proper term for a waterfall is sublime as opposed to beautiful, but he does have a point.

Comment Re:It's a start! (Score 1) 166

2) Force employers to pay a 10% tax on that salary

Isn't this the part where all the "free market" believers tell us that "companies never pay taxes, they just pass them on to their customers"?

So far, we've got Trump proposing a 35% tax on US companies that build products overseas and Slashdot fools telling us that raising taxes on companies will lead to greater employment.

Did something change with the Trump inauguration that's suddenly made believers in "economic liberty and small government" love taxes?

Comment Re:There are fatter phones out there, buy one. (Score 1) 80

those are your choices with pretty much every single product in the world.

No. There are more smartphones than cars in the world, but I can buy a Ford with an automatic transmission, a manual transmission, a big trunk, a small trunk, hatchback, truck bed or 20" rims that spin backward when I drive.

So where is my 2017 Samsung or Apple with a replaceable battery?

Comment Re:It's a start! (Score 1) 166

4) create a secret shopper program where well-qualified 'testers' apply for jobs and if they are turned down, an OFFICIAL (and expensive, if the company is found to be fraudulently rejecting locals) investigation would occur. one that has PUBLIC RESULTS POSTED for anyone to see. public shaming, big-time, for violators.

without a secret shopper program, there's no good way to keep the fucking companies honest. they'll continue to pay lawyers to find loopholes. but if they are publicly shamed, they'll stop. guaranteed!

Comment Re: In the interest of infringing further: (Score 1) 104

Really? I've heard the last few Trek outings were absolute shit. I've been too busy to see many movies, but after Paramount's shenanigans began I couldn't see making time to give them any of my money. The fans made Trek - if they want to shit on the fans, then the fans can u make Trek. Except that most of them are p'tak.

Comment Re: It does not matter. (Score 1) 124

Your post lacks appropriate caveats, but is generally on the mark. The AI will be great for those who aren't stingy with their data now and from now on. The people who view losing their privacy as the biggest threat will like the foolish virgins of parable be shut out in the cold. Face it, information is the new lamp oil of the current era.

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