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Comment What's a good alternative to Slashdot? (Score 5, Insightful) 727

I've been reading daily since 1997, but I can't condone pandering to a professional victims and hatemonger and giving out a patreon link to fund more of this crap

Reddit was destroyed by SJWs in a matter of weeks, if Slashdot wants to follow the same route and promote safespaces after almost 20 years of being a respected destination, fine.

Any good suggestions?

Comment Also putting their games out on phones and tablets (Score 1) 129

See today's Kotaku article:

The Wii Balance Board was one of their top sellers, so the health angle makes sense. It's not like they would lack a market for that.

Comment Q10 or Wiko (Score 2) 303

If you're really bent on having a hardware keyboard, the Blackberry Q10 is pretty decent. There's zero apps for it, but I guess you didn't mind if you held on to your N900 for so long.

Otherwise, get a ridiculously overpowered/underpriced android phone like a Wiko. They got for like $200 without a plan and run a recent Android on very decent hardware. This way you can try it out without sinking too much money into a samsung or htc phone if it turns out you can't stand Android.

Comment Greg, you should know.. (Score 1) 211

It makes much more sense to teach a programmer sales skills than to teach a sales guy basic programming knowledge. Programmers are honest and appear honest to customers too, which is a massive plus when selling to other programmers in particular. You should know that in your experience of say, Krishna vs. a guy like Cédric or yourself :-)


Submission + - Electric organ converted into chiptune synthetizer (

core writes: The Chipophone is a homemade 8-bit synthesizer, especially suited for live chiptune playing. It has been built inside an old electronic organ.

All the original tone-generating parts have been disconnected, and the keys, pedals, knobs and switches rerouted to a microcontroller which transforms them into MIDI signals. Those are then parsed by a second microcontroller, which acts as a synthesizer.

You can find more information about how the organ was modified on the making of page.


Submission + - Dell censors IdeaStorm Linux dissent

thefickler writes: It seems pointless seeking ideas and feedback if you 're going to ignore and delete the ones you don't like. That's exactly what Dell is doing with its IdeaStorm web site, which has been set up by the company to solicit ideas and feedback. It deleted a post that linked to an article that criticized its handling of the "preinstalled Linux" issue.

Feed I Bought Votes on Digg (

A sneaky web service offers to get you to the front page of the popular news aggregator for $1 per digg. We'll see about that. By Annalee Newitz.

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