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Cisco Opposes Net Neutrality

carlos92 Of course they don't! (337 comments)

Net neutrality doesn't help them sell their very expensive hardware.

about 5 months ago
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Autonomous Car Ethics: If a Crash Is Unavoidable, What Does It Hit?

carlos92 Re: Undefined (800 comments)

I thinks he means implement the simplest thing, let the outcome be determined by physics and invest the effort into better crash avoidance, friendlier UIs or more detailed logging so that this question can be answered with data from real crashes.

about 6 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Do You To Tell Your Client That His "Expert" Is an Idiot?

carlos92 Re:You Don't (384 comments)

What is your problem with this? Nobody said you should work for peanuts, and more important, nobody said you want to take advantage of the situation. It's just easier to get the client's attention about the idiot expert's failures when they cost money. Also, you shouldn't be paying for the expert's failures with your own time. If your client trusts you and you manage to structure contracts like this, the problem might even take care of itself.

about 9 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Do You To Tell Your Client That His "Expert" Is an Idiot?

carlos92 Re:You Don't (384 comments)

A lot of times there is NO solution:
- problem is badly described,
- idiot expert promises quick, simple solution and explaining why it won't work takes an excessive amount of time or knowledge that the client doesn't have,
- idiot expert knows client from college,
- idiot expert lives next door and you work offshore from South America,
- client company is populated by alpha males who like quick decisions and never back down,
- a combination of the above (I have first hand knowledge about this situation).

Sometimes the best option is to watch the explosion from far away enough that you're not killed and near enough to be the first responder.

about 9 months ago
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A New Use For Drones: Traffic Scouting

carlos92 Beta protest (144 comments)

How about protesting (and not commenting) on even days and commenting normally on odd days? That way, Dice will be able to gauge how much of their so called "audience" that creates the actual deliverable of the site is leaving for good, while still preserving some value just in case they see the error of their ways soon.

about 9 months ago
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Slashdot Tries Something New; Audience Responds!

carlos92 I hope you meant "Community responds" (2219 comments)

"User base responds", "Commenters respond" would also have been good options. Audience is a passive crowd, which might be what Dice wants to monetize, but they better make sure the "product" (the active part of the user base) doesn't jump off the new shelves. So please, change the title to show that you understand. Otherwise, this spontaneous protest will not stop, because everybody will remain pissed off.

TL;DR: Apology not accepted because of your choice of words.

about 9 months ago
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QuakeNet: Government-Sponsored Attacks On IRC Networks

carlos92 Re:Beta feedback helps (197 comments)

Ok - let's hope that changes are made quickly, before all the producers of the real content get bored of complaining and take their wit elsewhere. You could at least send a signal that feedback is being received and changes are at least being considered, perhaps that will help get things back to normal.

about 9 months ago
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The Standards Wars and the Sausage Factory

carlos92 Re:I am Slashdot (234 comments)

We are the product, jumping from the shelves. What's the name of the store across the street?

about 9 months ago
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The Standards Wars and the Sausage Factory

carlos92 Re:Begun they have... (234 comments)

Mod parent up please!

about 9 months ago
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The Standards Wars and the Sausage Factory

carlos92 Beta sucks (234 comments)

What a coincidence, Dice thinks of Slashdot as another sausage coming from their factory, that needs to be standardized.

about 9 months ago
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Update on the March of Progress: How Slashdot's New Look Is Shaping Up

carlos92 Re:This is sad. (237 comments)

This site is dead anyway. It reminds me of The Scarlet Plague - it is the end of Slashdot as we know it.

about 9 months ago
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New Type of Star Can Emerge From Inside Black Holes, Say Cosmologists

carlos92 Re:Black hole (193 comments)

Boycott ... and EXODUS.

about 9 months ago
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QuakeNet: Government-Sponsored Attacks On IRC Networks

carlos92 Re:The information I heard.... (197 comments)

Boycott will never happen. This will be dead even before the boycott, it's already almost dead now. I have only seen one comment on the article. The spirit of Slashdot has already departed.

about 9 months ago
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How to fix Slashdot Beta?

carlos92 The only error to fix is the A-word (17 comments)

Dear corporate overlords,

Slashdot users are not just an audience. The most valuable content is often not in the articles (some people don't even bother to RTFA) but in the comments, witty, informative, funny, etc. The mod system helps readers navigate through lots of comments to find the valuable ones. Sure, there are consumers that behave as an audience, but if you drive away the commenters, the new site will be stillborn. No articles are being commented today, as a spontaneous user reaction. If that goes on, the "audience" will leave for greener pastures.

Sincerely,

Carlos

about 9 months ago
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QuakeNet: Government-Sponsored Attacks On IRC Networks

carlos92 Re:Beta feedback helps (197 comments)

If you have access to the editors, let them know that nobody is discussing the stories today. In a day or two this will be a ghost town, they don't have much time to process the feedback.

about 9 months ago
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QuakeNet: Government-Sponsored Attacks On IRC Networks

carlos92 Re:Soulskilll and Timothy (197 comments)

They won't give it up because they still don't get it. They think of the site users as the audience, as if the value of Slashdot was the articles. Just in case Dice reads this: the value is in the comments from the community, some of which are less biased and more informative than the referenced articles. Some are written by experts in the matter, or contain perspectives that a journalist doesn't have. Sure, most of the comments are junk, but the mod system helps you with that. But nobody from Dice will read this, because if they read Slashdot they would have already seen it.

about 9 months ago
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Fire Destroys Iron Mountain Data Warehouse, Argentina's Bank Records Lost

carlos92 Shell is being used as the subject of govt propaga (463 comments)

Secheep, a state-owned oil company raised prices higher than Shell, please see http://www.diarioprimeralinea..... The supposedly speculative monetary move was an offer to buy just 6 million dollars at a price about 10% above market a day after the dollar price in pesos raised 15% - most likely just trying to cut losses.

about 10 months ago

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GMail down for an hour in Argentina

carlos92 carlos92 writes  |  1 year,30 days

carlos92 (682924) writes "GMail web interface was down for an hour in Argentina, but it appeared to work when accessed via an US proxy, or from the Android app. Did users other countries also experience problems accessing the service? Needless to say, many suffered extreme anxiety for an hour."

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