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CMU System Lets You Get To the Good Parts of Video, Fast

RocketRabbit Usenet is the new Slashdot (32 comments)

Come to the last non-commercial, unkillable, non-Dice-affiliated forum on the internet - Usenet! Misc.news.internet.discuss and comp.misc are the new Slashdot (one computer related, the other just miscellaneous news). Sick of Rob's slashvertisements? Timothy's awful editing and dupes? Need to post some GNAA spam or just get a complaint about Scientology off your chest? Do it in style on Usenet!

Fuck Dice. They just killed Freshmeat - how long until Slashdot is toast too?

about a month ago
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Auditors Release Verified Repositories of TrueCrypt

RocketRabbit Re: Sublime irony (146 comments)

I think you just confirmed what we all suspected, spook.

about a month and a half ago
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After Trademark Dispute, Mexican Carriers Can No Longer Use iPhone Name In Ads

RocketRabbit Mexican judges require bigger bribes (53 comments)

Mexican judges require bigger bribes than Mexican cops. Apple will just throw some money at the appeals court quietly and all will be well.

about 1 month ago
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Samsung 'Smart' Camera Easily Hackable

RocketRabbit Re:Illuminade (62 comments)

Conspiracy fact, not theory. Evidence backs up my thoughts.

about 3 months ago
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Samsung 'Smart' Camera Easily Hackable

RocketRabbit Samsung = Korean state spy gadgets (62 comments)

I thought everybody knew that most Samsung electronics are basically just spy gadgets. This includes their phones and TVs as well. After the baseband modem flaw / fiasco why would you assume any Samsung gadget with a processor and a radio is any better?

Keep using them, especially if you work with sensitive information - the Korean economy thanks you as does one of their largest military contractors, Samsung.

Oh and Google won't mind skimming a bit of your data off the top either.

about 3 months ago
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Oklahoma Botched an Execution With Untested Lethal Injection Drugs

RocketRabbit Eye for an eye! (1198 comments)

He should have been shot in the head and then buried alive. The death penalty is not assisted suicide. It should be terrifying and the circumstances should be as close as possible to those the perp inflicted on their victim. This devil deserved to be tortured to death.

about 3 months ago
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Big Bang's Smoking Gun Found

RocketRabbit Comp.misc on Usenet is the new Slashdot (269 comments)

While it is unlikely that anybody will bother to attempt to replicate the discovery of these gravity waves, as nobody wants to realize it was just a unit conversion error, what people do know is that Dice has sucked the life out of Slashdot. Come join us on comp.misc, and if your ISP no longer provides Usenet look up Eternal September.

Brian Greene is going to be there defending his hare-brained "predictions" so it should be a lot of fun for everybody.

about 4 months ago
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Why Your Online Impersonation of a 16-year Old Girl Won't Last Long

RocketRabbit Tired of Slashdot? Come to comp.misc on Usenet! (137 comments)

When a blatant attempt to plug a link such as this submission pisses you off, you have a choice. You can stick around and continue to be fed drivel, or you can come (back?) to Usenet where the air is clean. Eternal September is a good reliable free Usenet server, and comp.misc is the new official Slashdot replacement,

about 5 months ago
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Researchers Unveil High-Speed Laser Communications Device For Space

RocketRabbit Usenet is the new Slashdot, see you in comp.misc! (40 comments)

Usenet is the new Slashdot, see you in comp.misc! Get your free Usenet account at Eternal September and never worry about beta again, on the original censorship-free, non-commercial, distributed forum.

See you all on comp.misc!

about 6 months ago
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Unlocking 120 Years of Images of the Night Sky

RocketRabbit Usenet is the new Slashdot, see you in comp.misc! (29 comments)

Usenet is the new Slashdot, see you in comp.misc! If you're tired of the ad-driven, monetized internet, please come join us on Usenet, at comp.misc - get your free Usenet account at Eternal September. Why boycott for a week, or keep dribbling content into a site run by people who don't value you, when you can join the original, free, uncensored, non-commercial, distributed forum!

See you all there!

about 6 months ago
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L.A. Building's Lights Interfere With Cellular Network, FCC Says

RocketRabbit Usenet is the new Slashdot, see you in comp.misc (158 comments)

Because Beta has exposed a fatal flaw in web- based communities, ie that the current owner of a domain around which a community has formed can choose to do whatever they like, the new official Slashdot is on Usenet, at comp.misc and I hope to see you all there.

Eternal September is a free Usenet provider, with the caveat that they do not carry binary (warez+porn) groups. Head on over and get your account today, and then we'll see each other on comp.misc!

about 6 months ago
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German Domain Registrar Liable For Copyright Infringement

RocketRabbit Re:Usenet is the new Slashdot! (164 comments)

Please join everybody at the official Slashdot replacement news group, comp.misc and enjoy your new freedom!

about 6 months ago
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German Domain Registrar Liable For Copyright Infringement

RocketRabbit Usenet is the new Slashdot! (164 comments)

Just hop on over to Eternal September and get your free account. The official new replacement for Slashdot is comp.misc - see you all there!

Other people are trying to get something off the ground, but all the ideas they have had so far involve ad revenue, overlords with administrative powers, and basically all the components that eventually combined into the shit-nano that is currently known as Slashdot.

See you all on Usenet, the censorship-free, decentralized, JavaScript-free, blind-friendly, non commercial wave of the future.

about 6 months ago
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Bitcoin Plunges After Mt. Gox Exchange Halts Trades

RocketRabbit Usenet over Beta, time to change over! (249 comments)

Comp.misc on Usenet is the new Slashdot. Please change over immediately. If your ISP no longer carries Usenet please use the Eternal September *free* Usenet servers.

See you there, and DOWN WITH BETA.

about 6 months ago
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US Cord Cutters Getting Snubbed From NBC's Olympic Coverage Online

RocketRabbit Fuck Beta, go Usenet! (578 comments)

Face it, Slashdot has jumped the shark. As others have said, the way forward is Usenet. Time to go back to the only censorship-free, non commercial Internet forum. Nobody will ever be able to buy Usenet, it will ever go 'beta' and it is the wave of the future.

Comp.misc seems to be the new Slashdot replacement. See you there!

about 6 months ago
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NBC News Confuses the World About Cyber-Security

RocketRabbit Re:comp.misc on Usenet is the new Slashdot (144 comments)

They collect your real name but you can post under any persona with any email address you choose, valid or not. The real name never makes it off the eternal september servers, I think it is there so they can comply with legal requests and scare off child pornographers.

about 6 months ago
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NBC News Confuses the World About Cyber-Security

RocketRabbit comp.misc on Usenet is the new Slashdot (144 comments)

Comp.misc on Usenet is the new Slashdot. It is a totally abandoned group, and I have already inaugurated it. Nobody even uses it, so we won't be offending anybody.

Come one come all, join the Slashdot exodus on usenet! Eternal September is a free Usenet provider, and you can read news with Seamonkey, MS Outlook, Opera, Unison (pay product), or the classic Unix programs such as tin, rn, slrn and so forth.

Usenet is free, distributed, uncensored, and allows you to shit-can offensive posters. While it doesn't have moderation per se, the number of replies a topic gets can indicate how interesting the topic is. Additionally, a conversation can go on for months or years (or decades as some have) so you can keep that flamewar going, and with the handy killfile feature you don't have to worry about spamming other people!

Join me there!

about 6 months ago
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Slashdot Tries Something New; Audience Responds!

RocketRabbit Re:NNTP over Slashdot! (2219 comments)

Well it seems comp.misc has basically nothing at all at the moment, so I don't think we would be taking any resources away from anybody.

However, a couple hundred thousand users suddenly coming into Usenet, perhaps again, perhaps for the first time, could rejuvenate many groups most of which are languishing at this point. People could subscribe to the groups they like, and it would all sort itself out naturally.

DOWN WITH BETA! UP WITH NNTP!

about 6 months ago
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NYPD Is Beta-Testing Google Glass

RocketRabbit Usenet Slashdot and Dice (158 comments)

I think that we should all just migrate to Usenet, en masse. It is the only medium left on the Internet that is distributed, uncensorable, JavaScript and banner ad free, and which allows each user to shit-can crappy posters / contributors. Think of it, with the critical mass of Slashdot users migrating away from this mess, we can finally rejuvenate Usenet and restore it to its previous position as the pre-eminent Internet discussion medium.

I know many of us using residential broadband saw our ISPs droop Usenet support, but there are still alternatives. Eternal September is a free Usenet provider, with the caveat that they don't allow binaries to be posted nor do they carry binary groups. Giganews is still in operation, and perhaps one or more of us Slashdot refugees will start our own infrastructure to compliment these resources.

Think of it this way - if we all go to Reddit or Digg or one of the alternate Slashdot replacements being bandied about during this crisis, this is just a temporary fix and no guarantee that this kind of shit won't happen again.

Help me rejuvenate NNTP and Usenet, after all it is the only realistic long-term solution.

about 6 months ago
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Slashdot Tries Something New; Audience Responds!

RocketRabbit NNTP over Slashdot! (2219 comments)

This is kind of a non-committal response. Slashdot is by far the most popular of Dice's 'holdings' but what about the future? There is still no clear position for the people who do not use Javascript, for example.

Let's just all move back to Usenet, like we were accustomed to in the old days. There will never be a redesign, it is decentralized, allows one to ignore any poster, it is non-commercial, and it can not be censored.

Look up Eternal September, after Comcast screwed me over by removing news I have started using their *FREE* service. No binaries but that's OK - Bittorrent has whatever you want anyway.

NNTP FOREVER KNICKERS!

about 6 months ago

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