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Comment Where to get info on Slashdot's demise? (Score -1) 299

Where to go to get updates on the demise of Slashdot during the next 7 days?

I don't want to contribute to hits on the site.

I have a login at the Green Biscuit place But all they discuss is the futures plans for the new site.

Also, I just noticed that the last 33 articles on Slashdot since Friday evening have been posted by Timothy, no other posters.

Comment Corporate war against Nerds and how they fought (Score -1, Offtopic) 253

3000000 nerds had favourite community forum.

Sometimes argue but most time very happy.

Forum website bought by Dice.

Change forum into website for Pointy Haired Bosses, called Beta Slashdot.

Dice think " Make more money this way"

Now Nerds very sad. sad sad sad

Please Please Mr. Dice, give back forum to Nerds.

Then Nerds happy again.

3000000 Nerds that are unhappy with you is not good.

Submission + - SQL injection attack. (

deanjones003 writes: SQL injection attack is one of the most widely used application vulnerability attacks. It is easy to carry out, doesn’t need detailed technical expertise and most of the sites/applications are vulnerable to it. SQL injection is considered to be the most severe attack in terms of impact.

Submission + - SPAM: 2014 Acura MDX Reviews with Feature & price

Rick Balkan writes: The 2014 Acura MDX is more targeted than ever on its objective of maintaining everyone members relaxed, material, and entertained—and yes, that still contains the driver.The 2014 MDX is powered by a 290-horsepower version of Acura's always-excellent 3.5-liter V-6 engine—now fed with direct injection and kosher with the full suite of Honda's so-called Earth Dreams technologies. Across the lineup, it's mated to a six-speed automatic transmission that includes steering-wheel paddle shifters. The so-called Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive system that's available in the MDX provides more all-weather traction, and even a little more cornering control in some situations, and it can vary front-wheel torque distribution from 90 percent down to 30 percent (70 percent to the rear)—or up to a hundred percent to either the left.
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Comment Re:Beta (Score 0) 195

I was discussing Slashdot Beta with a few of my coworkers.

The first one said " It doesn't affect me, I use the mobile version most of the time".

Another one said "i use RSS feeds"

The next one said "It's ok, it looks like the mobile"

When something is wrong in the world a lot of sheeple will do nothing unless it directly affects them.

May be they put something in the water to suppress the urge to protest.

First they came for... Then they came for me--and there was no one left to speak for me.

Submission + - Top 4 GGJ14 Picks by Unity Blog (

Sabre Runner writes: The official blog of the Unity Game Engine, one of the most popular cross-platform game development environments available, has selected four games out of this year's Global Game Jam, an annual game development event in which games are created in a specific theme and in under 48 hours. The event's theme was "We don't see things as they are, we see things as we are" and it produced over 4000 games, over half of which were made with the Unity Engine.
Each game is free to download or play on the web.
Disclosure: I worked on the game which is featured first and modeled for one of the characters.

Submission + - Largest Video-Game developing country? (

rodmarsmith writes: If you were ever in any doubt about how big the video game industry is, check out the amount of developers there are in these territories...

1.USA — 640 Companies
2.Japan — 339 Companies
3.UK — 272 Companies
4.Canada — 83 Companies
5.France — 63 Companies
6.Germany — 60 Companies
7.South korea — 37 Companies
8.Sweden — 36 Companies
9.Australia — 31 Companies
10.Russia — 23 Companies

Submission + - 5 Highly Promising Cross-Platform IDEs (

An anonymous reader writes: To provide an insight into the quality of software that is available, we have compiled a list of 5 highly promising open source IDEs. They are all in a fairly early stage of development, but are making real strides to become polished environments. They also have in common the fact that they run on Linux, Windows and OS X.

Submission + - SPAM: Reasons Why Flappy Bird creator is pulling the game from app stores?

njay005 writes: Now with all that success coming to the developer unexpectedly, Flappy Bird has attracted a lot of criticism as well. Some say that the level so this game are irritatingly tough and the player just goes on to get to the next level. Playing the game is too easy, just a Flappy Bird crossing hurdle as you tap the screen to boost it up and leaving the screen to let it fall freely.

Twitter got flooded with rumors of Dong Nguyen getting sued over the game’s similarity to Mario Brothers. hashtag #flappybird rose to No. 1 on Twitter.

Why Flappy Bird creator is pulling the game from app stores is explained in a series of tweets by the creator himself.

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Submission + - ReactOS 0.3.16, the Windows clone has got a new Explorer (

KingofGnG writes: On the long, long road that leads to its final target, ReactOS continues to grow and evolve thanks to the hard work made by developers contributing to the project. The latest, important changes help the system to actually advance toward the aforementioned final target, ie to reach full compatibility with software and drivers made for Windows operating systems based on the NT architecture.

Submission + - UK's "Year of Code" Director Doesn't Know How to Code 1

theodp writes: Slate's Lily Hay Newman reports that UK education officials last week launched a Year of Code initiative to promote interest in programming and to train teachers, with a director who freely admits that she doesn’t know how to code. "I'm going to put my cards on the table," Lottie Dexter told Newsnight host Jeremy Paxman on national TV. "I can't code. I've committed this year to learning to code ... so over this year I'm going to see exactly what I can achieve." The curmudgeonly skeptical Paxman was also unimpressed by Dexter's argument that the national initiative could teach people to make virtual birthday cards, a la Mark Zuckerberg's examples for Dexter might want to study the game film (YouTube) of how Google exec Susan Wojcicki — a poster child for the U.S. Hour of Code that's coming soon to the UK — handled a potentially awkward question posed by a little girl ("What is one way you apply Computer Science to your job at Google?"). In the U.S., efforts by companies and tech leaders to make CS education "an issue like climate change" have been hugely successful and even credited as the inspiration behind new legislation to allow computer programming to count as HS foreign language credit, a movement that finds alarming.

Submission + - LLVM & GCC Compiler Developers To Begin Collaborating (

An anonymous reader writes: While RMS is opposed to LLVM over its BSD-like license rather than the GPL, LLVM/Clang and GCC developers have agreed to try to start cooperating in an "open compiler initiative" to jointly tackle common issues that plague both compilers and issues that can be better served by working together rather than creating fragmentation between the two popular open-source compilers.

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