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Comment Remove the Slashdot banner - takes up screen estat (Score 4, Insightful) 60

Generally I don't have issues updating the look of the site and adding/tweaking features. The changes over the years have definitely improved things.


The fixed Slashdot banner at the top of the page is a major annoyance.

The reason I don't like it is the banner takes up too much space and now 1/3 of my browser estate is lost to view content.

I've seen other sites do this and generally avoid them.

Another issue(only one issue per comment? fuck you sue me) is leave the comment & moderation system as it is. This is a fundamental part of Slashdot and changing this means this site ceases to be Slashdot.

One of the major reasons I visit this site is because of the community and comments make the stories on this site interesting to read, funny and dare I say insightful.

The community is what makes Slashdot - send them away and the site dies. If you are trying to expand your audience you are going to lose to other competitors.

Where's Cowboy Neal when you need him? I miss my hot grits.

I also DO NOT welcome our corporate overlords.

Comment LXDE - Nice & Stable (Score 1) 729

I've been using LXDE since having a N900 years ago and never looked back.

It's installed it on all my Linux machines (Lubuntu). It's small, low resource and very stable.
Quite frankly I don't miss gnome at all.

Gnome may take you middle-button but give them the middle-finger in return.

Comment Price Increase? BULLSHIT! (Score 5, Insightful) 112

So let me get this straight:

A single manufacturer (2nd-largest market share though) suffers reduced production of chips (silicon not deep-fried - sort of!)
Manufacturing plant will be operational within a month
There are other manufacturers that make the same thing
Another manufacturer has largest market share
10% world-wide "shortage" is result

Global prices have to increase?....Sorry, I smell bullshit.

Comment Too Many Adverts? (Score 1) 443

Perhaps there are too many adverts during movies and shows aired on television.

I've become increasingly annoyed at how many adverts are shown while watching a movie or a show. Personally I think they're unwatchable.

If streaming services (e.g. I'm subscribed to Netflix) were to get content sooner rather than waiting months for a popular show to be available on their service then that may make a difference.

Comment What Is This Hypnotic Propaganda? (Score 3, Interesting) 233

"..became radicalised by watching jihadist propaganda on the internet..."

Became "radicalised"??!! WTF?

You'd have to be mentally unstable in the first place to believe that kind of thing.

The only "propaganda" is blaming the internet in the first place.

Mind you I've seen Iron-man 3 so hey you never know.

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