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Comment Re:Adjusting the tempo of Slashdot? (Score 1) 282

Lately it feels like looking for insight on Slashdot has become quite difficult, though I miss the humor more. I think that may be a problem with tempo. Not certain, but I speculate that the traffic volume is down, but the story tempo has remained unchanged. If that speculation is correct, then most stories fail to reach critical mass for discussion before they fall off the front page and effectively become invisible. Even worse, it would appear to be a negative feedback loop, in that less interesting discussions drives the traffic volume even lower.

I've seen the same. Slashdot has too many stories per day for the size of its reader base. Post count is starting to look like Soylent these days.

Comment Que surprise (Score 4, Insightful) 83

The company's hemorrhaging money.
And no company in their right mind would buy them at the artificially (insanely) inflated price they mistakenly think they're worth.
They've been getting negative press as a bastion of partisan censorship, further alienating users.
So they have to shore up the bottom line somehow..

Comment Re:This is why you can't use a good keyboard any m (Score 1) 265

People often don't realize how insanely annoying they are to others.

The emerging standard in open plan offices is "wear headphones, idiot, it's noisy", with anything short of shouting being dismissed as your problem. Makes sense to me. You can't expect to constrain everyone around you.

What really pisses me off is the lack of dignity (and privacy is a big part of dignity). The older you get (and the more oddball health issues you accumulate), the more this matters - to everyone around, not just you. I'd prefer to know much less than I do about my co-worker's colostomy bag, for example. Thanks, management.

Comment Re:What kind of environment did the founders have? (Score 1) 265

When "everyone gets the same space", senior managers have a desk for show, and spend all day in a permanently-reserved conference room bigger than their office would have been. (It's not really a scam, even, but all senior managers do is meetings anyway, and at a certain point everyone else comes to you for meetings.)

Comment Re:In other words (Score 1) 39

Eh, while most media companies have almost no editorial vetting of stories (beyond "do they fit the narrative"), that's still a little bit better than Facebook's word-of-mouth. Stories in no way related to politics are somewhat more accurate than random guessing, unlike FB and clickbait sites. Oh, and the sports page remains a bastion of accurate reporting and separation of op-ed form factual. Funny how that works.

Comment Re:Renewables will never work (Score 0) 313

Sure. As soon as you admit that "installed capacity" != "capacity factor", meaning that renewable are still generating only a small fraction of the power of non-renewables.

Or, to put it another way, when you take away the spin - this "accomplishment" isn't very impressive. Your demands for others to kowtow to you are considerably premature.

Comment Re:Scripts on web pages, take ages to finish page. (Score 2) 328

don't run an ad blocker and I see the behavior OP complained about every day .

Yes, that was my point. It's the ads, you see. In case it's not clear, the problem you're having? It's the ads. They're what's causing that problem. The ads. In case it wasn't clear.

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