peipas writes: Recently Slashdot began only showing 250 comments at a time by default, severely castrating the ability of frequent visitors to the website to make reasonable comments when not all were visible by default. A submission was made on the firehose that was red hot for an extensive period until it was suddenly flagged as "blue", the lowest rating, permanently. Where did this assignment originate?
peipas writes: Recently when viewing Slashdot I've noticed that if I leave a comment my comment does not appear upon refreshing the article's discussion. Upon further review and this happening multiple times, including my making comments that are redundant I have discovered Slashdot is now limiting my discussion viewing to 250 comments and I need to click "more" to see the full conversation. How can I restore the full view without needing to remember that extra click each time and seeming like a fool if I don't? How can people possibly contribute intelligently to Slashdot's main appeal, discussion, if it's not presented in full by default? My girlfriend tells me Facebook makes changes like this all the time.
peipas writes: The Supreme Court of the United States has agreed to examine the Federal Communications Commission's ability to levy fines against broadcasters for so-called 'fleeting expletives' after Fox Broadcasting challenged the FCC's enforcement of unpublished decency standards. Ironically, the Associated Press itself censors the expletives it quotes in the article.
peipas writes: We already know that Dell has reintroduced XP as an option for orders. While this is an admirable concession to consumer demands despite expectations from Microsoft to sell their new product, you may not be aware that Dell is threatening to penalize consumers who choose XP over Vista. Placing an XP order on Dell's website alludes to their XP software shortage by suggesting order delays.