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A Call For Rollbacks To Previous Versions of Software

MMC Monster Re:Shades of WinAmp 3 ? (199 comments)

Only works when the last working version isn't broken.

Want an example? Get an original iPad and install Google+. The version that installs won't let you get past the login screen. It's that last version that's compatible with the original iPad.

about a month ago

How Do You Backup 20TB of Data?

MMC Monster What's wrong with rsync? (983 comments)

1 - Get a RAID similar to your main storage to use as backup.
2 - Put the second RAID in a relative's house, where you can get access to it.
3 - Have this backup run an rsync over ssh once a week/month, pointing at your main storage array.

With proper ssh key exchange set up ahead of time and using an ssh username and port that are non-obvious (with ssh on your main system only allowing known keys and not username/password combinations), you'll do pretty well against everyone except a malignant government entity.

about a month ago

Should Newsweek Have Outed Satoshi Nakamoto's Personal Details?

MMC Monster Re:The more I read... (276 comments)

If I had to give up my privacy for a free lunch I would run the other way. And I'm sure he would have if he had a choice.

That choice was taken from him by a tabloid journalist. (I don't care who printed the story. It was tabloid journalism at it's worst.)

about a month and a half ago

Should Newsweek Have Outed Satoshi Nakamoto's Personal Details?

MMC Monster Re:I think it's reasonable, if it was accurate (276 comments)

So I'm not the only one who's ears perked up when they thought they heard about the Cardassians show? :-)

about a month and a half ago

Windows Replacement? ReactOS 0.3.16 Gets Themes, CSRSS Rewrite, and More

MMC Monster Re:Please stop the redirection to beta (179 comments)

Oddly enough, this comment could be about ReactOS Beta, which has been promised for years now.

Though I'm personally confident that the ReactOS Beta would be more welcolm among the /. community (aka, the "audience") than Slashdot Beta.

about 2 months ago

Leonard Nimoy: Smoking Is Illogical

MMC Monster Re:Seriously - GTFO (401 comments)

I think it's a mtter of 'you reap what you sow'.

The Dice folks felt that the majority of the readers don't comment, so comments aren't that important.

What they failed to recognize is that the commenters are the community that drove the site all these years.

about 2 months ago

EA's Dungeon Keeper Ratings Below a 5 Go To Email Black Hole

MMC Monster Re:Slashdot takes advise from EA (367 comments)

Most of us were there.

It wasn't nearly this bad. I hate to say it, but I really am looking to leave and not come back. Still looking for the right alternative. Hope Bruce Perens steps up...

about 2 months ago

If we Buck Feta and leave, where should we go?

MMC Monster Re:alt (17 comments)

Actually, those forums are kinda interesting.

Definitely something I can do during the slashdot boycott.


about 2 months ago

Slashdot Tries Something New; Audience Responds!

MMC Monster Re:Resurrecting Technocrat.net (2219 comments)

Please resurrect. Give it a commenting system based on slashcode. Advertise it in your signature.

We'll show up. Maybe we'll even give you some money.

We have nowhere else to go.

about 2 months ago

Slashdot Tries Something New; Audience Responds!

MMC Monster Re:And that's exactly what I asked for. (2219 comments)

To make it more clear:

No one comes to /. to read the stories. They come to read the comments and take part in the conversation which is tangentially associated with the article.

A solid comment system is what people come for. With moderation and metamoderation and scores and everything that goes with it. (For instance: being able to hide everything below a score of 3 and adding a +1 modifier to everything Interesting)

And you screwed the comment part of it. Why would you think anyone would like it?

about 2 months ago

Skinny Puppy Wants Compensation For Music Used in US Interrogations

MMC Monster Unhappy with the new site design? (271 comments)

Unhappy with the new site design? Kick them where it hurts. Block advertising.

Up until now I always allowed slashdot to show me ads. I've been reading the site pretty much daily for over a decade (this is my second UID).

I just disabled advertisements. Why let them profit off of me?

If this becomes permanent, I just will have to find something else to read. I've grown up and looking more towards investment forums now, anyway. (giving a shout out to bogleheads - http://www.bogleheads.org/foru... )

about 2 months ago

Sony Selling Off VAIO Computer Business

MMC Monster Re:Sad news (204 comments)

Oddly enough, not one story on slashdot in the last couple days about Beta. So, of course, we discuss it in every other story on the site.

I tried it again today and if you think the article and comments sections are horrible, you should see the user profile section.

We cannot see how many replies a comment we had written has received. I find this an important tool to answer questions I have (just look at some of my previous comments) about the topic at hand.

Why couldn't they have just adjusted the style sheet a bit and let everything else stay the same? If they wanted to open up another site, they could have just done that and left /. alone. The domain name can't be *that* lucrative for them.

about 2 months ago

Designer Seeds Thought To Be Latest Target By Chinese

MMC Monster Not one to curse... (164 comments)

I'm not one to curse, so all I can say is 'Fuck Slashdot Beta'.

I don't want to see which comments are insightful or funny or informative.

I have a treshold and use that to decide what to read. If I want to give extra importance to funny, I can set that up in the site preference as a +1 or +2.

Why are you breaking something that was working fine?

Also, get rid of all the images. This is a sight for adults, not teenagers.

about 2 months ago

HTML5 App For Panasonic TVs Rejected - JQuery Is a "Hack"

MMC Monster Re:Beta is terrible! (573 comments)

Someone, please fork /. already.

You'll get a boatload of people willing to jump this ship as soon as the new Beta is the only allowed version here.

Host some google ads on it and ask people to turn off adblock for the site. Maybe solicit some friends to cohost for bandwith reasons...

about 2 months ago

North Korea's Home-Grown Operating System Mimics OS X

MMC Monster Re:Fuck BEta (252 comments)

Anyone want to host a new /.?

Seriously. Slashcode is still out there. A few developers could polish it up and post a story here to announce the new site.

Any reason this hasn't happened yet?

about 2 months ago

HP To Charge For Service Packs and Firmware For Out-of-Warranty Customers

MMC Monster Who, now? (385 comments)

I just recommended a laserjet multifunction printer to my dad (he was burning through ink in am inkjet and his scanner was getting flakey under OS X).

What should I recommend people in the future? Particularly the Linux/OS X crowd? Or am I just jumping a little too early?

(I'm a little nervous as the installation process for my Laserjet m1217 on Linux Mint involves downloading a proprietary blob from HP.)

about 2 months ago

Facebook Estimates Around 10% of Accounts Are Fake

MMC Monster Re:They know your name anyway (140 comments)

Why would they even care about your name? They're not the NSA.

They can pinpoint your demographic. That's enough for them.

about 2 months ago

Apple Reportedly Testing Inductive, Solar and Motion Charging For Its Smartwatch

MMC Monster Re:£10 says.... (219 comments)

As an aside, my first guess is that they use color e-paper (regardless of cost) for power efficiency reasons.

about 3 months ago

Apple Reportedly Testing Inductive, Solar and Motion Charging For Its Smartwatch

MMC Monster Re:£10 says.... (219 comments)

I would take that bet. Not on smart watches in general. On Apple's smart watch. Over the last decade or so, they've gotten pretty good about waiting for others to make the obvious mistakes and then come out with something that "just works".

Just look at their music player, laptop, tablet, phone, etc...

about 3 months ago


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