Sorry, but the new design looks very generic, like any other mediocre tech blog.
I feel like I am seeing too many images instead of the summaries, I like slashdot because I can just open it and read to the point, now I have to scroll through useless images.
Also where are the controls for filtering comments? and the scores for each comment seems to be gray-out, which in my opinion makes the moderating system irrelevant.
Finally the design seems to be optimized for small screens, but in a big screen with a big resolution, I fill that all the text in the article and comments is crammed into a column which is about 1/4th of the screen.
I hope you consider the feedback and make changes accordingly.