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Submission + - Slashdot creates beta site users express theirs dislike (slashdot.org) 4

who_stole_my_kidneys writes: Slashdot started redirecting users in February to its newly revamped webpage and received a huge backlash from users. The majority of comments dislike the new site while some do offer solutions to make it better. The question is will Slashdot force the unwanted change on its users that clearly do not want change?

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?

Comment Re:Meh (Score 4, Insightful) 95

Capacitors used on your motherboard are mostly there as part of filter circuits and therefore chosen for their unique transient response (i.e. exactly how they behave over time once a voltage is applied). In other words, the discharge rate matters. Can't be too fast, can't be too slow.

Designing silicon based super caps for long term energy storage with slow discharge does not automatically mean that the same tech will replace regular electrolytic caps. I'm not saying they won't, haven't even read TFA, but the design goals are certainly distinct.

Comment Re: Fucking idiots (Score 1) 1532

So a healthcare bill identical to one first implemented by Romney in MA and designed by a conservative 'think tank' in the 90's is not middle ground? You're wrong buddy and you're trying to look insightful by blaming all sides but there is no substance and no insight to that. This is very clearly a case of the nutjobs taking control of the Republican party and making a mess of things.

Comment Re:Israel has nuclear weapons. (Score 0) 569

BS. Why is Israel expanding settlements, taking more Palestian land, and imposing ever harsher restrictions on them? They are the aggressor and the occupying power. Maybe a good starting point would be for the Israeli administration to acknowledge Palestinian's right to a dignified existence and take steps to allow that to happen.

Here's another point of view for you to consider: http://www.jonathan-cook.net/2012-11-18/why-gaza-must-suffer-again/

Comment Re:"Arab Spring" (Score 1) 926

Seriously, I may have been trolled, but when I replied to this troll his post was at +5 insightful, so shame on you mods. How anyone would throw mod points at this wacko is beyond me.

p.s. I'm actually not a Muslim, not that it matters, but if it triggers you to reassess your crappy world view then I think I should mention it. Then again, if you're just trolling then you got me again.

Comment Re:"Arab Spring" (Score 2) 926

You are a racist.

But even worse than that, you're an idiot. I'm yet to meet a truly gifted and intelligent person who is racist.

You've made some claims about the reasons for your living the good life compared to others without providing a shred of evidence in support other than to denigrate other cultures.

Comment Re:"Arab Spring" (Score 2) 926

The reality, according to people in the know, is that the Angry Arab Jamboree of 2011/2012 was caused by severe financial pressure caused by food poverty on already badly-run middle-eastern Muslim countries.

Wow. Just like that you managed to lump four or five completely different protest movements in different countries run by different political and religious ideologies into.

The people who run these countries like to keep their people illiterate, corrupt, religious and poor so they can maintain control; unfortunately for them, it gives them VERY little margin for error when a few harvests fail, especially when even in good times, 70% of the country is quite literally on the breadline.

70%? Quite literally? Which country are you talking about? Do you have figures to back up that claim? (Hint: The Middle East is not a country) Saudi Arabia is highly strict religiously but they are very wealthy and spend a tonne of money on education. They don't need an ignorant populace to stay in control. Mubarak in Egypt always painted the Muslim Brotherhood as the bogey man and was very popular among secularists and the non Muslims.

I have little sympathy for anybody here. It's self inflicted -- people dumb enough to wait until they're starving -- and spending 70% of their incomes on bread -- before they hold their governments accountable probably deserve the kicking they're getting.

Yeah those mothers watching their kids go hungry, or the wives scared to watch their husbands go off to work in the fear that they may be abducted or shot by a sniper, yeah they deserve what they're getting. What jackass you are. You have demonstrated your complete ignorance of the complexity and diversity politics of the region, and you completely ignore the effects of outside political interference. Next time you feel like opening your mouth about the Middle East go do some serious research, or just shut the hell up.

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