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Amazon's Double-Helix Acquisition Hints At Gaming Console

Fx.Dr I'm switching to Lynx. (116 comments)

I don't want to start a holy war here, but what is the deal with you Slashdot Beta fanatics? I've been sitting here at my freelance gig in front of Beta (1920x1080) for about 20 minutes now while I attempt to reply to another poster. 20 minutes. At home, on Reddit via IE11, which by all standards should be a lot slower than Beta, the same operation would take about 2 minutes. If that.

In addition, during this post, Chrome will not work. And everything else has ground to a halt. Even Javascript is straining to keep up as I type this.

I won't bore you with the laundry list of other problems that I've encountered while browsing various threads but suffice it to say there have been many, not the least of which is I've never seen Beta run faster than its community-driven counterparts, despite the Betas' faster bootstrap design. My 486/66 with 8 megs of ram runs faster than this site layout at times. From a productivity standpoint, I don't get how people can claim that the Slashdot Beta is a superior forum.

Beta addicts, flame me if you'd like, but I'd rather hear some intelligent reasons why anyone would choose to use Beta over other faster, cheaper, more readable fora.

about 10 months ago

NASA Mars Satellite Snaps 1st Public-Picked Photos

Fx.Dr Re:And within seconds... (61 comments)

It would appear the resources allocated to resolve the issues with the Prius were pulled from NASA's pool of web devs.

more than 4 years ago

US Pentagon Plans For a Spy Blimp

Fx.Dr Re:No need for missiles (374 comments)

No no no! Stick to your guns, man! Take your original idea, fuse it with OP, multiply it with a well-known meme, and whaddya have?

AIRBORNE, frickin' anti-aircraft sharks with laser beams!

I'm actually much more partial to that idea. The magnifying glass idea is just ridiculous.

more than 5 years ago

US Pentagon Plans For a Spy Blimp

Fx.Dr Re:No need for missiles (374 comments)

You're no fun.

How about a higher altitude dirigible with a magnifying glass? Lasery enough?

more than 5 years ago

YouTube To Block Music Videos In the UK

Fx.Dr Re:Huh wot ? (161 comments)

"...how long until the people of Britain rise up to the tune of Yakity Sax?"

Fixed that for ya.

more than 5 years ago

Bill Gates Unleashes Swarm of Mosquitoes

Fx.Dr Re:And next up... (841 comments)

But how awesome would it be if he gave a speech about unicorns? That would be sweet! And you know he has a few tucked away some where.

more than 5 years ago

Students Call Space Station With Home-Built Radio

Fx.Dr Not one to be one upped... (330 comments)

...Cap'n Crunch responded by saying "tweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet", and subsequently found out that, yes, the fridge on the ISS is in fact running.

more than 5 years ago

Lori Drew Cyber-Bullying Trial Begins

Fx.Dr Re:Dragging on? (317 comments)

...so they went reaching for any tool available -- in this case, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act...

And such a shame, too! If they had reached another foot or so they could have grabbed the sledgehammer. :(

about 6 years ago

Star Wars: the Force Unleashed Demo Sets Xbox Download Record

Fx.Dr Re:Lack of ambition? (175 comments)

It's gotten great reviews, they say it's absolutely smashing.

more than 6 years ago

San Fran Hunts For Mystery Device On City Network

Fx.Dr Re:The story keeps changing. (821 comments)

...his boss whom he considered an idiot...I'd have to agree with that assessment

Second that motion. I'd say these guys are like the Marx Brothers of network administration, except they don't know the Secret Woid, so it looks like they're a couple notches down.

more than 6 years ago



DNF Teaser Trailer released

Fx.Dr Fx.Dr writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Fx.Dr (915071) writes "Following yesterday's screenshot release, Shacknews is pleased to premiere the first new Duke Nukem Forever teaser trailer in over six years. According to George Broussard of developer 3D Realms, the approximately minute-long video was originally created internally for the purpose of holiday festivities and marks the beginning of further media unveilings surrounding the notoriously long-in-development first- person shooter."


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