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Submission + - A Modest Proposal, re: Beta vs. Classic 19

unitron writes: Dice wants to make money off of what they paid for--the Slashdot name--, or rather they want to make more money off of it than they are making now, and they think the best way to do that is to turn it into SlashingtonPost.

They should take this site and give it a new name. Or get Malda to let them use "Chips & Dips".

Leave everything else intact, archives, user ID database, everything except the name.

Then use the Beta code and start a new site and give it the name, and they can have what they want without the embarrassment of having the current userbase escape from the basement or the attic and offend the sensibilities of the yuppies or hipsters or metrosexuals or whoever it is that they really want for an "audience".

Submission + - Nanoparticles: small in size but big in potential (

inkslinger77 writes: "A recent "Young Scientist Prize in Computational Physics" award-winning scientist speaks here about nanotechnology: its risks and the potential benefits to technology and society. She also speaks about the massive computational power required to do this kind of research. "Each of my projects will consume on around 1 million to 1.5 million CPU hours to complete. The calculations range in size from 32Gb to 256Gb each, and usually run for hundreds of hours. In an average day I would say my usage ranges from 500GB to 1TB — spread over a number of different supercomputer facilities," she says. Some of her writing can be found here."

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