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Spectacular New Martian Impact Crater Spotted From Orbit

Soulskill posted about 8 months ago | from the get-your-cameras-to-mars dept.

Mars 99

New submitter kc123 writes: "The team that runs the HiRISE camera on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has released a photo showning a new impact crater on Mars, formed sometime early this decade. The crater at the center is about 30 meters in diameter, and the material ejected during its formation extends out as far as 15 kilometers. The impact was originally spotted by the MRO's Context Camera, a wide-field imaging system that provides the context—an image of the surrounding terrain—for the high-resolution images taken by HiRISE. The time window on the impact, between July 2010 and May 2012, simply represents the time between two different Context Camera photos of the same location. Once the crater was spotted, it took until November of 2013 for another pass of the region, at which point HiRISE was able to image it." Reader astroengine adds some more Mars news: "On Thursday at 3:41 p.m. EST (20:41 UTC), Mars rover Curiosity beamed back a photo from its rear hazard avoidance camera (Hazcam). In the shot we see wheel tracks in the downward slope of the dune bridging "Dingo Gap" with the peak of Curiosity's eventual goal, Mount Sharp, on the horizon. This can mean only one thing; the one-ton robot has successfully conquered its first Mars dune! Curiosity has also taken a picture of Earth."

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Speaking of impact craters - anyone seen Beta? (2, Insightful)

WillAffleckUW (858324) | about 8 months ago | (#46189045)

Slashdot Beta craters faster and makes a bigger mess than even the one on Mars does.

Kill the Beta with FIRE!

Re:Speaking of impact craters - anyone seen Beta? (1, Insightful)

edibobb (113989) | about 8 months ago | (#46189227)

I'd upvote this if upvoting wasn't broken.

Re:Speaking of impact craters - anyone seen Beta? (0)

delta98 (619010) | about 8 months ago | (#46189293)

broken? Something is broken? Fuck Beta and Fuck Dice Holdings.

Re:Speaking of impact craters - anyone seen Beta? (2)

i kan reed (749298) | about 8 months ago | (#46189327)

It occurs to me that if they didn't let people moderate except from beta, they could effectively stifle opposition.

altslashdot.org (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#46189593)

It occurs to me that if they didn't let people moderate except from beta, they could effectively stifle opposition.

Then we would all move to altslashdot.org [altslashdot.org] even faster.

Re:altslashdot.org (1)

ColdWetDog (752185) | about 8 months ago | (#46190145)

Well, altslashdot is certainly alternative. Just a pretty red box and a bunch of whitespace.

Even beta is better than that (and that aint sayin much)

Re:Speaking of impact craters - anyone seen Beta? (1)

ctydeht (1289006) | about 8 months ago | (#46189803)

It occurs to me that if they didn't let people moderate except from beta, they could effectively stifle opposition.

Where is the "-1 Be Quiet!" mod?

MOD PARENT BETA (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#46190883)

Where is the -1, BETA SUCKS! mod?

Re:Speaking of impact craters - anyone seen Beta? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#46189761)

Stop calling it upvoting or just go back to reddit and stay there. It's called modding up around here, not 'upvoting'. I swear, reddit was the beginning of the end for /.

The final nail in the coffin was the beta.

Oh, and FUCK BETA.

Re:Speaking of impact craters - anyone seen Beta? (1)

synapse7 (1075571) | about 8 months ago | (#46189811)

I had replies to my shitty comments and scores of 5 recently and I have not received any voting points either.

Re:Speaking of impact craters - anyone seen Beta? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#46189277)

How are Mars craters off Topic??

It's not like he just posted Fuck Beta!!!!

FB!!!

Re:Speaking of impact craters - anyone seen Beta? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#46189329)

The jokes are just writing themselves here. I wonder yet again if it's the editors subconscious, since they also juxtaposed a story about making sausage with military hardware that self-destructs.

Re:Speaking of impact craters - anyone seen Beta? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#46189359)

Kill the Beta with FIRE!
 
And an ax!

Re:Speaking of impact craters - anyone seen Beta? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#46189409)

For all the supposed fucking programmers here you'd think one of you schmucks would go out and create an alternate slashdot. Fuck it still looks like 1998 code if you turn off the beta layout.

Someone's moving your cheese morons, keep flipping out.

(I moved to reddit in 2005, since you can post more than one fucking comment a millennium and everyone has the right to vote.)

Re:Speaking of impact craters - anyone seen Beta? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#46200169)

Dear Fuckhead,

We get it, you don't like the beta. Now please for Jesus's sake SHUT THE FUCK UP ABOUT IT AND STOP HIJACKING EVERY FUCKING THREAD with the same whining bitch comments about how you don't like the beta. WE GET IT ALREADY.

Your whining makes you look like some whining facebook bitch who thinks the world wants to hear everything you think and because you aren't famous in any meaningful media you think spreading your stupid bullshit on the internet will make up for it. Here's a news flash for you - it doesn't. You still sound like a fucking cock.

So in summary, please shut the fuck up already. Idiots like you and the child (how appropriate!!) posts do more to hurt this site than than the damage any beta design ever could.

Whoops! (3, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#46189047)

Wrong link!

Re:Whoops! (2)

glavenoid (636808) | about 8 months ago | (#46189237)

This is probably the one time in the history of slashdot I can see why the editor got the link wrong:

1. The submitter failed to include a link in the original submission.
4. And everything on slashdot seems to be out of order lately.
2. The editors are probably, uhh, preoccupied.
3. Soulskill probably still had the wrong link in the copy+paste buffer and didn't bother to check before posting.

Re:Whoops! (3, Funny)

MichaelSmith (789609) | about 8 months ago | (#46189383)

Soulskill is lucky the wrong link was so benign.

Re:Whoops! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#46190903)

Let me help you with that.
 
  The BETA codebase [goatse.fr]

Re:Whoops! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#46194343)

Where am I going to get my up-to-date Goatse links once Slashdot is dead? I don't want to have to remember URLs like it's 1999 again.

Re:Whoops! (1)

synapse7 (1075571) | about 8 months ago | (#46189859)

Was probably too busy down-modding protests.

Re:Whoops! (1)

edibobb (113989) | about 8 months ago | (#46189245)

Seems typical of recent /. quality control. Even if the link were the correct link, a 30 meter crater on Mars is far from "spectacular". With a thin atmosphere, there are many meteorites that hit Mars that would burn up before striking Earth.

Re:Whoops! (1)

kc123 (3513107) | about 8 months ago | (#46189279)

Sorry, I missed the link in the original post and someone added the wrong link. Here is the correct article - http://arstechnica.com/science... [arstechnica.com]

The pitchfork or the codefork (4, Insightful)

emmagsachs (1024119) | about 8 months ago | (#46189051)

Mr. Moderator, brothers and sisters, friends and enemies: I just can’t believe everyone in here is a friend, and I don’t want to leave anybody out. The question tonight, as I understand it, is “The Slashdot Revolt, and Where Do We Go From Here?” or "What Next?” In my little humble way of understanding it, it points toward either the pitchfork or the codefork.

Although I’m still a Slashdotter, I’m not here tonight to improve my karma. I’m not here to try and change your karma. I’m not here to argue or discuss anything that we differ about, because it’s time for us to submerge our differences and realize that it is best for us to first see that we have the same problem, a common problem, a problem that will make you catch hell whether you’re a Troll, or a Shill, or a First Time Submitter or a Karma Whore. Whether you’re educated or illiterate, whether you live on the boulevard or in the alley, you’re going to catch hell just like I am. We’re all in the same boat and we all are going to catch the same hell from the same man. He just happens to be a work at Dice.

Now in speaking like this, it doesn’t mean that we’re anti-Dice, but it does mean we’re anti-Beta, we’re anti-SlashBI, we’re anti-Slashcloud. And if Dice doesn’t want us to be anti-it, let it stop forcing Beta on us. Whether we are Trolls or Shills or Karma Whores, we must first learn to forget our differences. If we have differences, let us differ in the closet; when we come out in front, let us not have anything to argue about until we get finished arguing with Dice. If the late President Kennedy could get together with Portman and exchange some grits, we certainly have more in common with each other than Kennedy and Portman had with each other.

If we don’t do something real soon, I think you’ll have to agree that we’re going to be forced either to use the pitchfork or the codefork. It’s one or the other in 2014. It isn’t that time is running out — time has run out!

(And a thank you to arth1 [slashdot.org] )

Re:The pitchfork or the codefork (2)

WillAffleckUW (858324) | about 8 months ago | (#46189059)

I vote for pitchforks and guillotines.

Re:The pitchfork or the codefork (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#46189215)

I vote for ending BETA almost as much as for ending the FEDERAL RESERVE!
 
And while we're at it, how about let's BAN timothy aka "Timmy Boy" from this site. Someone told me that kdawson left, and I can find no reference to that, but I haven't seen any posts from him. So if this is true, we should be able to raise enough ANGER to get rid of timothy and BETA. Amen to me!
 
captcha: loathe (beta)

Re:The pitchfork or the codefork (1)

emmagsachs (1024119) | about 8 months ago | (#46189295)

According to Slashdot itself [slashdot.org] :

The editors, as of February 2013, are Jeff "Soulskill" Boehm, Clinton "unknown lamer" Ebadi, Timothy Lord, Nick Kolakowski and Rob "Samzenpus" Rozeboom.

Re:The pitchfork or the codefork (1)

xianzombie (123633) | about 8 months ago | (#46191191)

I'll get the torches!

Re:The pitchfork or the codefork (3, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#46189125)

I don't care about beta anymore. Deleting posts and modding down stuff that they don't care is MUCH WORSE - THAT'S whats really killing slashdot.
So farewell. See ya at reddit.

Re:The pitchfork or the codefork (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#46189349)

Not that you're going to be here to read this, but don't you think that the downmodders may just be normal people who are tired of reading this shit? I know I am. And I have mod points.

Re:The pitchfork or the codefork (2)

aardvarkjoe (156801) | about 8 months ago | (#46189711)

Not that you're going to be here to read this, but don't you think that the downmodders may just be normal people who are tired of reading this shit? I know I am. And I have mod points.

Yesterday, entire threads were getting hit with "offtopic" mods at exactly the same time. It was obviously the work of the "editors." Normal moderators don't work in concert like that.

The post that timothy made, though, has at least made me decide to stop trashing the comment threads for the time being. I figure that they can have a little time to get their act together and determine that the classic slashdot interface won't be going away. Might as well give them until after the boycott from 10-17 Feb. But after that -- if they're still hell-bent on screwing up the site, might as well assist in helping Slashdot completely implode.

Re:The pitchfork or the codefork (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#46189927)

I see you have your nose firmly planted up Timothy's ass. Smell good up there?

Re:The pitchfork or the codefork (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#46191221)

I'm here, believe or not (I lurk my anonymous posts), and agree with aardvarkjoe there - I've been seen lots of strange stuff lately. LIke, posts +4 Offtopic, which has been modded from +5 to -1 back and forth to +5. Call me lunatic, but I don't think that the community was downmodding and the editors were upmodding back

Does not compute (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#46189271)

I'm sorry, I'm not a coder so I don't get it. Could you please restate your position using the 4 box analogy and if that can't be done, in grand /. tradition, please make a car analogy. Thanks.

Re:Does not compute (1)

s.petry (762400) | about 8 months ago | (#46189555)

Sure, I love car analogies! Consider you and two friends need to travel to work. There are two cars at the curb for you to choose from, and you need to drive 15 miles to work. One is a plain looking Jeep, simple paint job and nothing fancy. The stereo works, but the sound system is factory default. You see the gas tank is at half, the tires look good and it starts right up when you turn the key.

The other car has a really cool paint job, perfectly match molding colors. The metallic flakes under the 85 coats of gloss are sweet! The massive stereo system would be visible to people in the space station! The car happens to be missing 3 wheels, the windshield is gone, and two of the doors won't open or close. For giggles you turn the key and it starts, but with no rear wheels you are not going to be driving very fast (it's front wheel drive).

Which vehicle do you take to work?

Re:Does not compute (1)

runeghost (2509522) | about 8 months ago | (#46189879)

Oh, but the guy whose friend owns the snazzy car assures you that he'll let his friend know all about the problems you've pointed out, and that they'll get those pesky little things like wheels, windshields, and doors fixed before they have the perfectly functional car towed away. Doesn't that make you feel better?

Re:Does not compute (1)

FUCK BETA, FUCK DICE (3529333) | about 8 months ago | (#46190763)

Don't forget the steering wheel. It is MASSIVE. With a 50" 3D Smart TV in the middle, with cool pics and big letters. And what's on the outside? There are a lot of people saying they are going to stop driving from February 10 to 17!

Re:The pitchfork or the codefork (1)

meta-monkey (321000) | about 8 months ago | (#46189549)

Good morning. In less than a week, nerds from here will join others from around the world. And you will be launching the largest boycott in the history of Slashdot. “Slashdot.” That word should have new meaning for all of us today. We can’t be consumed by our petty differences anymore. We will be united in our common interests. Perhaps it’s irrelevant that next week is February 10th, and you will be fighting for our freedom Not from tyranny, oppression, or persecution but from annihilation. We are fighting for our right to live. To exist. And should we win the day, the Tenth of February will still be completely irrelevant to this speech, but also as the day Slashdot declared in one voice: “We will not go quietly into the night!” We’re going to live on! We’re going to survive! Today we FUCK BETA!

Re:The pitchfork or the codefork (1)

emmagsachs (1024119) | about 8 months ago | (#46189653)

I saw what they're planning to do. They're like locusts. They're moving from website to website... their whole company. After they've consumed every natural resource they move on... and we're next. Nuke 'em. Let's nuke the bastards.

Re:The pitchfork or the codefork (1)

Ngarrang (1023425) | about 8 months ago | (#46189625)

At first, it as purely anti-beta. But Dice's response to censor posts and ignore community opinion has made the problem anti-Dice. They seem to have no clue about PR, or nerds, or even effective web page design. Taking queues from healthcare.gov for how to design your own web site a Bad Thing (tm).

Dice seems determined to go forward with new UI, regardless of community opinion, so the time has come for the codefork.

Re:The pitchfork or the codefork (1)

synapse7 (1075571) | about 8 months ago | (#46189845)

I would vote you up but I don't seem to receive points any more.

Re:The pitchfork or the codefork (1)

FUCK BETA, FUCK DICE (3529333) | about 8 months ago | (#46190671)

This situation is so unfortunate. Slashdot has been my favorite site for so many years that I think I first came here before the new millennium. It saddens me so much.

Re:The pitchfork or the codefork (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#46200177)

Hey Mr FUCK BETA, FUCK DICE, go fuck yourself for doing more to ruin /. than any beta programmers ever could.

Fuck you and all your kind.

ATTN: Screwed Up (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#46189069)

First link is kaput. Links to hypersonic missile article.

Re:ATTN: Screwed Up (2)

pmontra (738736) | about 8 months ago | (#46189183)

In other news: Hypersonic Missile Digs Spectacular Martial Impact Crater. Sorry I can't post a link to that, it's Top Secret!

new Impact crater in Beta (4, Insightful)

illestov (945762) | about 8 months ago | (#46189071)

Please post this to new articles if it hasn't been posted yet. (Copy-paste the html from here [pastebin.com] so links don't get mangled!)

On February 5, 2014, Slashdot announced through a javascript popup that they are starting to "move in to" the new Slashdot Beta design. Slashdot Beta is a trend-following attempt to give Slashdot a fresh look, an approach that has led to less space for text and an abandonment of the traditional Slashdot look. Much worse than that, Slashdot Beta fundamentally breaks the classic Slashdot discussion and moderation system.

If you haven't seen Slashdot Beta already, open this [slashdot.org] in a new tab. After seeing that, click here [slashdot.org] to return to classic Slashdot.

We should boycott stories and only discuss the abomination that is Slashdot Beta until Dice abandons the project.
We should boycott slashdot entirely during the week of Feb 10 to Feb 17 as part of the wider slashcott [slashdot.org]

Moderators - only spend mod points on comments that discuss Beta
Commentors - only discuss Beta
http://slashdot.org/recent [slashdot.org] - Vote up the Fuck Beta stories

Keep this up for a few days and we may finally get the PHBs attention.

-----=====##### LINKS #####=====-----

Discussion of Beta: http://slashdot.org/firehose.pl?op=view&id=56395415 [slashdot.org]
Discussion of where to go if Beta goes live: http://slashdot.org/firehose.pl?op=view&type=submission&id=3321441 [slashdot.org]
Alternative Slashdot: http://altslashdot.org [altslashdot.org] (thanks Okian Warrior (537106) [slashdot.org] )

Re:new Impact crater in Beta (1)

anagama (611277) | about 8 months ago | (#46189507)

How about including some alternative time sucking black holes -- I'm not sure what I'm going to do for an entire week and need some ideas.

Re:new Impact crater in Beta (1)

illestov (945762) | about 8 months ago | (#46189723)

there is always http://www.reddit.com/r/techno... [reddit.com]

Re:new Impact crater in Beta (1)

Darinbob (1142669) | about 8 months ago | (#46189985)

As awful as beta is, it's better than reddit.

Re:new Impact crater in Beta (1)

illestov (945762) | about 8 months ago | (#46190437)

I respectfully disagree, nothing is worse than Beta :) olives and feta

Re:new Impact crater in Beta (1)

YrWrstNtmr (564987) | about 8 months ago | (#46192907)

You could, you know, turn the PC off and go outside. Check out the big blue and green room.

Re:new Impact crater in Beta (1)

anagama (611277) | about 8 months ago | (#46193657)

It's 26 F right now. I'd rather sit by the fire and surf.

Obliterate the Beta (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#46189075)

Please post this to new articles if it hasn't been posted yet. (Copy-paste the html from here [pastebin.com] so links don't get mangled!)

On February 5, 2014, Slashdot announced through a javascript popup that they are starting to "move in to" the new Slashdot Beta design. Slashdot Beta is a trend-following attempt to give Slashdot a fresh look, an approach that has led to less space for text and an abandonment of the traditional Slashdot look. Much worse than that, Slashdot Beta fundamentally breaks the classic Slashdot discussion and moderation system.

If you haven't seen Slashdot Beta already, open this [slashdot.org] in a new tab. After seeing that, click here [slashdot.org] to return to classic Slashdot.

We should boycott stories and only discuss the abomination that is Slashdot Beta until Dice abandons the project.
We should boycott slashdot entirely during the week of Feb 10 to Feb 17 as part of the wider slashcott [slashdot.org]

Moderators - only spend mod points on comments that discuss Beta
Commentors - only discuss Beta
  http://slashdot.org/recent [slashdot.org] - Vote up the Fuck Beta stories

Keep this up for a few days and we may finally get the PHBs attention.

-----=====##### LINKS #####=====-----

Discussion of Beta: http://slashdot.org/firehose.pl?op=view&id=56395415 [slashdot.org]

Discussion of where to go if Beta goes live: http://slashdot.org/firehose.pl?op=view&type=submission&id=3321441 [slashdot.org]

Alternative Slashdot: http://altslashdot.org [altslashdot.org] (thanks Okian Warrior (537106) [slashdot.org] )

Re:Obliterate the Beta (4, Insightful)

Arker (91948) | about 8 months ago | (#46189157)

Beta is so pretty, I love how they use these wierd little boxes with cryptic codes inside instead of graphics, and manage to fit 20% of the information on the page while still wasting the entire right third of the screen on empty space. And refusing to load any comments sure is a time saver! With nothing but the usually erroneous (and only semi-intelligible) blurb to see, and no ability to reply, the hour or two a week I currently waste on slashdot will certainly be spent doing more productive things in the future.

Thanks Dice!

/sarcasm

Re:Obliterate the Beta (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#46200207)

the hour or two a week I currently waste on slashdot will certainly be spent doing more productive things in the future.

The hour or 2? Seriously dude, the only person you're lying to is yourself.

Re:Obliterate the Beta (0)

mark-t (151149) | about 8 months ago | (#46189209)

Or... you know, you could actually trust the better judgement of people who really don't like the beta format for their own reasons to just stop using slashdot entirely on their own accord, without people like yourself endlessly repeating the same drivel over and over again, and without any need for any formal boycott.

Re:Obliterate the Beta (1)

emmagsachs (1024119) | about 8 months ago | (#46189247)

One of the obstacles to change is achieving a critical mass. If the Betahaters won't come out of the closet, so to speak, many are bound to think they're in the minority, and powerless at that. How would you know that others feel the same, if everyone simply stops posting, one by one?

Let your voice be heard!

Re:Obliterate the Beta (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#46189873)

if everyone simply stops posting, one by one?

This is the truth...

My wife worked at a restaurant that served 30-50 dollar steaks. Some bright spark decided 'lets charge for salads'. The complaints she got every day for months on end was amazing. Eventually the complaints stopped. Eventually the business that had a 2-3 hour wait went out of business. Because the customers figured out 'no one really cares' so they stopped going and found another snooty restaurant to go to.

Re:Obliterate the Beta (1)

djupedal (584558) | about 8 months ago | (#46189231)

Where I live, they asked for public input to name a new bridge, like it was a new baby elephant and they were hungry for publicity, all the while preaching how they wanted to include feedback from the community. After the voting was closed, they went behind closed doors and came out with a committee chosen name that wasn't even on the list from the public. It's all too normal for the powers that be to say they're sensitive to 'outsiders' and users, but in the end, it's just a dodge so they can move ahead with their own agenda(s).

Re:Obliterate the Beta (2)

kevingolding2001 (590321) | about 8 months ago | (#46193881)

Let it go...
I fully commiserate with you, but it's over. Read the excerpt below from the Dice 2013 full year financial report.

Slashdot Media was acquired to provide content and services that are important to technology professionals in their everyday work lives and to leverage that reach into the global technology community benefiting user engagement on the Dice.com site. The expected benefits have started to be realized at Dice.com. However, advertising revenue has declined over the past year and there is no improvement expected in the future financial performance of Slashdot Media's underlying advertising business. Therefore, $7.2 million of intangible assets and $6.3 million of goodwill related to Slashdot Media were reduced to zero.

Zero!!

They've basically written off slashdot as worthless and are now in desperation mode trying to minimize their losses, and if that means turning slashdot into a Justin Beiber Fan page on Facebook then that is what they will do. The original slashdot "audience" is worthless to them and they don't give a damn if we are unhappy and threaten to go elsewhere.

The slashdot that we used to know and love is gone, and the only thing left for us is to direct our energies towards either the altslashdot initiative or respectfully ask Mr. Perens to re-ressurect technocrat.net.

Working link (4, Informative)

djupedal (584558) | about 8 months ago | (#46189081)

Link that works: http://www.newsfiber.com/p/s/s... [newsfiber.com]

Massive asteroid impacts Mars (1)

krelvin (771644) | about 8 months ago | (#46189155)

"NASA estimates that the rock was a modest 10 or so feet across"

And that gets a title as Massive asteroid impacts Mars?

Re:Massive asteroid impacts Mars (1)

djupedal (584558) | about 8 months ago | (#46189205)

This being the internet, I've learned to filter out descriptors, including 'massive', 'spectacular' and 'huge' :) Especially when NASA is mentioned by any means. But yeah, not massive.

Re:Massive asteroid impacts Mars (1)

MiniMike (234881) | about 8 months ago | (#46189651)

And that gets a title as Massive asteroid impacts Mars?

Only after a contractor converted the dimensions to metric.

Re:Massive asteroid impacts Mars (1)

ColdWetDog (752185) | about 8 months ago | (#46190191)

You want one of those on YOUR head? Look at the nice picture. That debris field is so big you can see it from orbit!

Re:Working link (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#46189173)

Will links in the Beta work? If you can even read them, that is.

Link is wrong. Beta sucks too. (2, Insightful)

tim_dion (144829) | about 8 months ago | (#46189085)

Link is wrong. Beta sucks too.

discussion at altslashdot.org is interesting (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#46189219)

We should think of the Beta as a great opportunity : we get to diss a bunch of corporate asshats and build a community site we love.

altslashdot needs a kickstarter fund that gives us founders stock and owner-voter power in exchange for contributions.

Re:discussion at altslashdot.org is interesting (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#46189335)

Great Idea (mod +5 Insightful)

Re:discussion at altslashdot.org is interesting (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#46200233)

And who the fuck is going to pay to maintain the site long term?

Fucking idiots.

Send slashdot beta to mars! (0, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#46189097)

Timothy too.

Crater.. (0)

Poorcku (831174) | about 8 months ago | (#46189101)

I wanted to post something about crater, but then i remembered the BETA is coming and that we are in a big hole as it is.

Spectacular FUCK BETA impact spotted from orbit. (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#46189103)

$subj

WTF, posted ten minutes ago and no posts? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#46189117)

No posts after ten minutes is just sad. This site is dying. It wasn't that long ago people used to fight to get the first post.
    -- Proud AC since '98

Re:WTF, posted ten minutes ago and no posts? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#46189243)

This site is dying.

Netcraft confirms it.

Wrong again (3, Insightful)

CheezburgerBrown . (3417019) | about 8 months ago | (#46189121)

Will beta correct the wrong link in the article? Didn't think so

fucking beta

Only in Government does "last decade" = "new" (0)

xxxJonBoyxxx (565205) | about 8 months ago | (#46189137)

>> Spectacular New Martian Impact Crater...formed sometime early this decade

Re:Only in Government does "last decade" = "new" (3, Informative)

amicusNYCL (1538833) | about 8 months ago | (#46189565)

"Early this decade" is not the same as "last decade". The impact happened between 2010 and 2012. That could make it less than 2 years old. On a geologic scale, that is most definitely "new". It's certainly not "old".

first beta sucks post! (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#46189143)

deal with it nerd

FOR FUCKS SAKE (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#46189185)

Dice dim weeds don't know how to proof. No wonder cuz fucking Beta exists.

Can you please post a link to Space.com? (2)

jafac (1449) | about 8 months ago | (#46189191)

I need a 320x200, heavily compressed jpeg, with a space.com logo watermark across the bottom 1/3.

Re:Can you please post a link to Space.com? (1)

hubie (108345) | about 8 months ago | (#46189333)

Grrrr. I know. I had to hunt down a useful link [nasa.gov] for the Earth shot.

YOU FAIL IT (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#46189265)

At least.' No3ody any parting shot, Fuck The Baby teeth into when To them...then can 3e like Won't be shouting leaving the play up my toys. I'm

Fuck beta (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#46189275)

Now I don't normally post, but, fuck beta.

Re:Fuck beta (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#46200315)

Now I don't normally post, but, fuck beta.

I'm glad you don't normally post cos you're a fucking idiot.

ßecause I haven't seen it yet here. (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#46189315)

Please post this to new articles if it hasn't been posted yet.

On February 5, 2014, Slashdot announced through a javascript popup that they are starting to "move in to" the new Slashdot Beta design.

Slashdot Beta is a trend-following attempt to give Slashdot a fresh look, an approach that has led to less space for text and an abandonment of the traditional Slashdot look. Much worse than that, Slashdot Beta fundamentally breaks [reddit.com] the classic Slashdot discussion and moderation system. If you haven't seen Slashdot Beta already, open this [slashdot.org] ] in a new tab. After seeing that, click here [slashdot.org] to return to classic Slashdot.

We should boycott stories and only discuss the abomination that is Slashdot Beta until Dice abandons the project.

We should boycott slashdot entirely during the week of Feb 10 to Feb 17 as part of the wider slashcott [slashdot.org] Moderators - only spend mod points on comments that discuss Beta Commentors - only discuss Beta http://slashdot.org/recent [slashdot.org] - Vote up the Fuck Beta stories

Keep this up for a few days and we may finally get the PHBs attention. Links of note: Discussion of Beta: http://slashdot.org/firehose.p... [slashdot.org] Discussion of where to go if Beta goes live: http://slashdot.org/firehose.p... [slashdot.org] Alternative Slashdot: altslashdot.org [altslashdot.org] IRC Discussion: freenode #slashdot-refugees

NEED HELP WITH BETA!!! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#46189345)

My computer at work was one of the unlucky that defaults to BETA.

HOW CAN I SWITCH BACK TO CLASIC? I COULDN'T EVEN FIGURE OUT HOW TO POST AC! HAD TO WAIT TILL I GOT HOME.

Seriously, it takes true talent to design a site as bad as beta.

So the mission has come to this now (1)

jovius (974690) | about 8 months ago | (#46189521)

Another spectacular and original thing filthied by the machination of the humanity.

Re:So the mission has come to this now (1)

ColdWetDog (752185) | about 8 months ago | (#46190243)

What? The beta?

Looks familiar (1)

Tablizer (95088) | about 8 months ago | (#46189699)

Reminds me of the Genesis probe parachute failure [spaceflightnow.com] .

Shattered Slashdot Started With an HVAC Account (1)

oRCAD Monkey (1867884) | about 8 months ago | (#46189709)

One day Mr. Dice too hot.

Call HVAC man to fix HVAC.

HVAC man say "My cousin make you better web site. We call it Beta"

Cousin make Beta.

Beta site no good, all post off topic say "FSCK BETA"

Everyone is very sad. sad sad sad

Please fix beta then everybody happy again

I hate seeing this crappy layout when not logged i (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#46191353)

Fuck beta

Do you mean... (1)

jennatalia (2684459) | about 8 months ago | (#46195901)

they found your mom on Mars?

Not impact (1)

PPH (736903) | about 8 months ago | (#46196519)

That was the site of Mars' Slashdot beta.

That's no meteor... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#46198667)

That's a saiyan space pod....we are so screwed now lol

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