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Comment Logging Out (Score 4, Insightful) 172

I know that people posting "I'm done here" is usually a sign over short term anger -- but I am feeling utterly compelled to abandon this site. After the years of general decline and now these actions by Dice Network I really don't see any other option.

Seeing the abuse of SourceForge by Dice was cause for concern
Seeing that they were actively denying the acceptance of stories reporting this was distasteful
Seeing the earlier Slashdot "story" that essentially put words in the complaining code maintainers mouth while downplaying everything was alarming
Being fed this one sided propaganda piece by Dice/Sourceforge/Slashdot is simply taking things too far.

Fact of the matter is people put their trust into SourceForge to host their code repos -- SourceForge decided to no longer act as a trusted partner and started hijacking popular software to repackage it with adware for their own profit -- profits not share with the creators or maintainers of the software nor done with their consent.

Such behavior is exploitative to those who have labored to create those OSS Projects and SourceForge's actions not only damage their relationship with the Developers of those projects, but is an affront to the entire OSS Community world wide.

Due to the actions of Sourceforge and The Dice Network's use of Slashdot as a propaganda tool to first quash all discussion of their actions then disseminating these ridiculously slanted "stories", has caused Slashdot to lose all credibility. I now see Slashdot as a news source to be on the level I view FOX News and will for now on hold them in the same regard

*logging out*

Comment We Shall See About That (Score 0) 160

Seems it's time that the Cable Provider Lobbyists command Congress to enact the Affordable Cable TV Act which will require all US Citizens to purchase a Cable TV+Internet+Phone Bundle from the newly created National Cable Marketplace or face a Tax Penalty.

Perhaps the RIAA and MPAA can follow suit with mandatory Music and Movie Purchase Quotas through Apple, Amazon and Walmart

Comment Re:In other words (Score 1) 318

Or perhaps they are looking at ways to shore up their offerings against Youtube and other streaming services who have free-tier offerings. If they can offer a free streaming with ad rolls, they can increase their viewer base and offer ads to sell their standard subscription based streaming service.

Comment Re:Of course it bombed (Score 4, Informative) 205

it's not so important that Tron 2 bombed

From the summary Tron:Legacy grossed $400 million from $170 million - that's a success even by Hollywood "hide the profits to avoid royalty payments" maths. Walking away from a franchise where the last installment gave a greater than 100% return isn't sound fiscal sense, it's a straight-up chickenshit cop-out. This is why the Music and Movie industries need to die -- no risk takers too many assholes looking for a "sure thing" and will rehash the "sure things" right into the fucking ground till they have nothing left.

Comment Re:Hobbit (Score 4, Funny) 278

oh -- but we'll bring 3D printers, we'll just 3D print everything! 3D printing is the say of the future! They are like Star Trek replicators, except they are here, today! Look! I just 3D printed a shrine to my 3D printer!

Comment Great First Step (Score 1) 98

I applaud Congress recognizing that their position and duties are outdated and no longer necessary. This vote passage is an important first step in dissolving Congress and having Corporations rule the World through Treaties that trump all Constitutions of the signatories. It only makes sense that we continue efforts to restrict our Government to 2 Branches -- the Executive which will sign these treaties and wage wars upon citizens at home and abroad and the Judicial to oversee the criminal convictions of Citizens for breaches of these treaties.

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