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Submission + - Slashdot Beta: Because They Hate You 3

boolithium writes: People on here are missing the point of the Beta roll out. The elimination of the existing user base is not a side effect, it is a feature. Slashdot as a brand has value, but as a site has limited commercial appeal. The users are the kids at the lunch table, where not even the foreign exchange students want to sit. Nobody ever got laid from installing NetBSD.

Once they are finished with their nerd cleansing, they can build a new Slashdot. A sexier Slashdot. A Slashdot the kids can dance to.

They aren't ignoring you. They are exterminating you.

Submission + - If we Buck Feta and leave, where should we go? 17

Covalent writes: I am a long-time slashdot reader (don't let the UID fool you), and I agree with most of you that the Beta is a disaster. Dice has promised a fix, but what if this garbage is the new reality? Is there a suitable alternative to slashdot that members would find equally (or more) fulfilling? Is someone going to fork slashdot and start it anew (Taco can you hear me?) Or is this just the end of an era?

Submission + - Slashdot Beta Sucks Elephant Penis 2

ShaunC writes: Hugh Pickens DOT Com writes:

Have you even seen an elephant penis? Because I have, and the colors align to Slashdot. The beta is so bad, Roland Piquepaille is surrendering his account (as the French do). The GNAA has reorganized to post fake job offerings on with an emphasis on affirmative action. Profane Motherfucker has come out of retirement simply to say: "fuck this shit."

Comment Re:The expense isn't the license, it's support (Score 4, Insightful) 182

Reminds me of what the trainers at work said.

Sit a linux admin and a windows admin in a room together and tell them to walk away from their mail exchangers for 2 weeks. The linux admin will be indifferent and the windows admin will visibly twitch, snap, and kill everyone.

Oh the stability of windows products.

Comment Re:Try NewEgg (Score 2) 570

I have a co-worker who spent i think they said 4-5 hours total between 3 phone calls to whichever company produced their computer, i forget who it was.
After complaining and yelling at them for 4 hours, they revoked the windows 8 licence and mailed them an OEM copy of windows 7 with drivers and they are quite happy now.

Comment Re:Intelligent Advertising (Score 1) 354

if you are really as sensible as you're apparently claiming, you wouldn't ever buy a new car at all ... people still buy new cars, because there is social and personal value in having a new car that no amount of economics can justify.

Which is why i said 10-15 years. certainly it is more efficient to buy a used vehicle and i likely will but if you wanted to get anal, you could say advertisements effect your choice there to. There is no reason one can't buy a new vehicle and if i have oodles of money, I might just buy something nice. You also have to understand that i don't understand this "social" thing. Why would i care what people think of my car? If i think its nice then that's all i care.

none of us (of the male persuasion) "see" ourselves buying tampons, but what if your wife tells you to buy tampons of a particular brand, and you forget which brand when you get to the supermarket? are you going to come home with no tampons even though you know there is a chance they will be the wrong brand and that you'll have to return to exchange them? this is what advertisers are counting on, and i think its possibly a more common scenario than you might think. if i have to remember more than 3 things i usually get my wife to write it down, but sometimes i think i should be able to remember 3 things and forget one of them anyway.

Cellphone much? You really are trying to hard to make me thing that tampon advertisements are for me. Do you work for a tampon company in their advertisement department?

Also, if you really want to get into "brand recognition", there are several brands i see heavily advertised that i will never buy or use. Why can't I opt out of these brands advertisements? I'm already very familiar with the name.

Comment Re:Intelligent Advertising (Score 1) 354

Certainly advertising is to target average people with money but I also thing your assuming i'm lumped in with the general population.
Your also missing my point, Advertisements are designed to, as you said, give brand recognition. They also drive impulse purchases. Its no doubt that my dad decided he wanted to get a 2011 camaro because of advertising and he just had gotten his raise along with the his truck being paid off at the time.

My original point was that I am not going to be buying a new car in the next 10-15 yeas. In the event that i do, its not going to be an impulse buy because i saw the car on tv the previous week.
I also never ever see my self buying tampon brands that i choose plus a whole other host of items which lead us back to jmactacular's original post and how I would prefer to never see tampon and car advertisements.

Comment Re:Intelligent Advertising (Score 1) 354

and you think ill be choosing tampon brand when? If there is ever a situation where i'm buying tampons, im going to ask my girlfriend the brand first lest i have to return tampons...

Also when i decide to spend $40,000 because "i like the name" ill give you the $40,000

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