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Slashdot Coming Attractions

NathanE Viewing comments (410 comments)

Having to click 7 times to view all the comments on this page is very annoying. The link at the bottom of the page says "Get N more comments" where N is the total number of comments on the article. Clicking it only returns 5 at a time. This makes it hard to read discussions when you have to continually scroll to the bottom of the page, click a link, scroll back up, continue reading for a little bit, scroll back down, click a link, repeat.

more than 2 years ago

Slashdot Coming Attractions

NathanE Mobile bugfixes (410 comments)

How about fixing the mobile version of the site? Its been broken for months:

- In Safari on my iPhone, going to fetches the 5 most recent stories. At the bottom of the page is a "Many More" link. Clicking it doesn't actually fetch the _next_ 5 oldest. Instead it fetches stories from earlier in the day SORTED IN THE REVERSE ORDER. This makes it very difficult to use the mobile site to catch up on news missed during the day. It wouldn't be so bad if .....

- The "Fullscreen" link at the bottom of the mobile version would actually work. The text says "Change view: Mobile - Fullscreen", leading one to believe that the fullscreen link should take you to the normal version of the site. But clicking it simply reloads the mobile version of the page with the "ss=0" URL parameter.

more than 2 years ago

An Operating System For Cities

NathanE Single point of failure (216 comments)

Single point of failure for a city. Great. Single system to compromise too; should be an attractive target for Bad Guys(tm).

more than 2 years ago

Rob "CmdrTaco" Malda Resigns From Slashdot

NathanE Thanks you (1521 comments)

For selfish reasons I am sad to see you go. Slashdot has been a part of my life in a major way over the last 12-13 years. Literally thousands of hours spent on the site.

Thanks for all your work and the great place to hang out. Best wishes to you and your family in the next phase of life.

about 3 years ago

Call For Scientific Research Code To Be Released

NathanE Seems reasonable (505 comments)

Particularly if the research is publicly funded.

more than 4 years ago

Google's Nexus One Phone Launches

NathanE Mossberg is an Apple fanboi, valid point though (568 comments)

Mod me as troll if you want, but its not surprising that Mossberg rushes to defend an Apple product in the face of a new competitor. He also neglects to point out in his comparison that the 16 GB of storage on the iPhone is typically filled with music, leaving much less than that for applications.

more than 4 years ago

Battle Lines Being Drawn As Obama Plans To Curb Tax Avoidance

NathanE Re:Go Obama (1505 comments)

Fiscally responsible? Seriously? He received a raw deal budget wise from Bush, but his own proposed budget for 2010 is $1.178 TRILLION (source: Indeed he's projecting less of a deficit than 2009's budget. Hooray!! But this kind of proposed spending is hardly fiscally responsible.

more than 5 years ago

Battle Lines Being Drawn As Obama Plans To Curb Tax Avoidance

NathanE Am I cynical? (1505 comments)

Am I cynical to think that these businesses will just raise the cost of their goods to cover the additional tax, thus making consumers the ones to pick up this $210 billion tab? I somehow doubt that publicly traded companies are excited to see the earnings hit show up in their quarterly statements.

more than 5 years ago

(Useful) Stupid Unix Tricks?

NathanE Audio games (2362 comments)

Back in the day we used to play games on people with audio devices. Using netcat we would pipe from the microphone device on one box to the sound card on the target box. It was great seeing people's reactions to having somebody's voice come out the speakers of the machine they were sitting at in a lab or something.

"Hey, stop picking your nose!"

That kind of thing. :)

more than 5 years ago


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