Are those the same autonomous crapvertisement drones that run slashdot now?
I don't see a problem in this. Let them make money, as long as they deliver a good slashdot replacement. He'll, I'd even pay for premium as for arstechnica. They are also corporate owned and keep up a great community.
Awesome Idea. Best time to do this will be after the boycott next week when dice falls really hard and they have to bury their wet dreams about advertising revenue.
After looking at how dice.com sells slashdot http://slashdotmedia.com/about... it's not hard to guess that the whole redesign is just for revenue purposes. And a good looking site just sells better to media morons.
I'm doubtful that the boycott will work but it's a good way of giving dice the finger.
Also there are two options that will work of getting slashdot back. First is to build a new site, which is was OkianWarrior suggests: http://altslashdot.org/
Second is to set up a kickstarter to buy slashdot back form dice.com: http://slashdot.org/comments.p...
They are called computers simply because computation is the only significant job that has so far been given to them.