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How Does Flash Media Fail?

bigdavesmith Re:In my case (357 comments)

I'm with scorp1us here. Being an idiot, I have sent my flash drives through not only the washer but also the dryer multiple times, and have never had an issue (thank god).

more than 5 years ago
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Conficker Worm Strike Reports Start Rolling In

bigdavesmith Re:Not funny... (508 comments)

Then feel free to create your own tech blog and moderate it to the level of usage of Slashdot, then you can run it however you want. April 1st has been observed on this site since long before you had an account.

I'm not suggesting that /. not observe the apparently sacred holiday of April Fools Day. I simply wish that it was still a reliable source for news on this day. As another commenter said, it would be great to get some actual Conficker news today, and not fake joke news.
I see you've indeed been around a long time, so I'm sorry that my comment offended you enough to prompt your reply. I'm still a /. fan!

more than 5 years ago
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Conficker Worm Strike Reports Start Rolling In

bigdavesmith Not funny... (508 comments)

There's a difference between a funny april fools joke (see StackOverflow's new Cornify feature) and just being annoying by reporting fake news. I hate to be the downer, but I'd still like to be able to watch /. for good info today. Too bad I guess.

more than 5 years ago
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Netflix To Eliminate Profiles Feature

bigdavesmith Re:Yes, I received the same notice. (508 comments)

I wouldn't even mind paying more. The real problem with this, at least for me, is that they're basically lying to me as a customer. If I got a notice in my email that said "Hey, look, we're either going to have to charge you $3 more a month for this feature, or get rid of it because we're not making enough money." I'd be way cooler with it. Telling me they're improving my experience by ruining it is just plain treating me like an idiot, and I can get that kind of treatment just by driving down to blockbuster, which is where I'll be going September 1st if they seriously do this.

more than 6 years ago

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