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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?
Role Playing (Games)

Submission + - Wizards of the Coast stops selling pdfs. (gleemax.com) 1

Hawke writes: "Wizards of the Coast instructed sites legally selling their books in PDF format to stop. The offical reason given appears to be:

Unfortunately, due to recent findings of illegal copying and online distribution (piracy) of our products, Wizards of the Coast has decided to cease the sales of online PDFs. We are exploring other options for digitial distribution of our content and as soon as we have any more information I'll get it to you.

Let me see if I understand this:

  • Before WotC sold pdfs, people pirated pdfs of the books online.
  • While WotC sold pdfs, people pirated pdfs online.
  • But when WotC stops selling them, they'll stop pirating them online.

In possibly related news, WotC has filed suit against eight of it's customers in Washington State. for sharing copies of their newest book."

Networking

Submission + - Secure Your Home Wireless Network (extremetech.com)

ThinSkin writes: "ExtremeTech has a helpful primer on securing your wireless home network, which goes into step-by-step details on how to update your firmware and default settings, set up encryption, and protect your network share folders. Though it may appear to some to be more of a guide for n00bs, this how-to is a solid start for anybody who wants to add a higher level of security to protect their network and data."
PlayStation (Games)

Submission + - Accellerated X drivers coming for PS3 Linux (ps2dev.org)

t0qer writes: Over at the PS2dev forums a hacker named Ironpeter has successfully managed to bypass the PS3's Hypervisor to gain direct access to it's Nvidia RSX GPU.

This is s first step and far from a complete working driver, but it seems as word of this spreads, more people are helping with the effort to hunt down the Hypervisors Fifo/Push buffer. It won't be long before we're playing tux racer on the PS3 in it's full OpenGL glory.

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