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Comment Re:Slash and burn these blighting asset flippers (Score 1) 194

How did they game the Greenlight system?

Giving away keys to games for positive reviews. As I recall sometimes it was keys to other games from other people who needed positive reviews. It turned into a mess and after a long time Valve finally let us know how many reviews came from giveaway keys and took those reviews out of the aggregate score (if I have read it correctly).

Comment Re:I'd be sympathetic to Rotten Tomatoes but... (Score 1) 407

Went on a Tuesday after opening and there were only 4 empty seats in the theater (3D showing) at 7:45 PM. The 2D IMAX was full as was the regular 2D screen. Theaters were this sold at 10:00 AM that day when I purchased the tickets on-line (I could see the sold seats because this theater does assigned seating).

Everyone's market will have different people and different turnouts.

Comment Re:Regulations (Score 1) 182

Actually the issue was the water coming from the plant.

The failure was they wanted to save a few thousand dollars during the switch so they opted not to treat the water to prevent it from attacking and leaching lead from the pipes/fixtures.

This was not an unforeseen event or a mistake anyone could have made. They knew going in that corrosion would be an issue and that treatment would be required to prevent this and they decided not to.

Comment Re: So... (Score 1) 95

Dude should have used a happy fun ball disclaimer. It work with only a change of the product name. and some are accurate.

Kid 1: It hovers!

Kid 2: It's a board!

All Three Kids: It's a Hoverbard!

Announcer: Yes, it's Hoverboard! The toy sensation that's sweeping the nation! Only $199.99 at participating stores! Get one today!

Warning: Pregnant women, the elderly, and children under 10 should avoid prolonged exposure to Hoverboard.

Caution: Hoverboard may suddenly accelerate to dangerous speeds.

Hoverboard contains a liquid core, which, if exposed due to rupture, should not be touched, inhaled, or looked at.

Do not use Hoverboard on concrete.

Discontinue use of Hoverboard if any of the following occurs:
tingling in extremities
loss of balance or coordination
slurred speech
temporary blindness
profuse sweating
or heart palpitations.

If Hoverboard begins to smoke, get away immediately. Seek shelter and cover head.

Hoverboard may stick to certain types of skin.

When not in use, Hoverboard should be returned to its special container and kept under refrigeration. Failure to do so relieves the makers of Hoverboard, Wacky Products Incorporated, and its parent company, Global Chemical Unlimited, of any and all liability.

Ingredients of Hoverboard include an unknown glowing green substance which fell to Earth, presumably from outer space.

Hoverboard has been shipped to our troops in Saudi Arabia and is being dropped by our warplanes on Iraq.

Do not taunt Hoverboard.

Hoverboard comes with a limited lifetime warranty.

Announcer: Hoverboard! Accept no substitutes!

Comment Re:Really? (Score 1) 596

Sometimes it's people trying to pull a scam though,

I remember that James Sikes guy who was bankrupt and owed an a$$-ton of money (around 700K ) to creditors and 19K behind on the loan on the Prius pulling something fishy.

I believe it failed and he had a history of insurance fraud, filing false police reports, theft and regular fraud that made his story rather suspect (also the story was unbelievable in almost every detail).

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