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NASA Pondering Two Public Contests To Build Small Space Exploration Satellites

drussell There will be no more real discussion here until.. (127 comments)

This Beta garbage dies in a burning ball of galactic-temperature-infused inferno...

I should have seen this coming for months and set up a slashdot clone we could all move to... Hmm, shortsighted!

Shut it off... Turn it off NOW! Bad, BAD experiment!

about 8 months ago
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NASA Pondering Two Public Contests To Build Small Space Exploration Satellites

drussell Re:Buying Slashdot (127 comments)

What do you guys think a fair price for slashdot would be? I'm curious because I'm thinking about starting a kickstarter or something to buy slashdot and turn it into a community run forum.

This site is valuable because of the community it has. I don't come here for the articles, I come here for the discussions. I know that the majority of the people who come here do so for the same reasons.

Couldn't agree more... Except they'd never let us buy it... We apparently need to create a NewDot....

DICE doesn't get that, and once they kill the community there won't be any real way to rebuild it. I think that would be a shame since I love this place. For all its flaws I think the community here is awesome.

Amen, Brother....

So, what do you guys think? Is it at all within the realm of reason to buy slashdot and make it ours?

Highly unlikely.... Unfortunately.... Soon there will be nothing left here to be worthy of even an occasional visit and I find that very sad. :(

about 8 months ago
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Former Red Hat COO Helps Health Care Providers Work Together (Video)

drussell Seriously??! (74 comments)

Update: 02/05 20:16 GMT by T : If you're seeing this post on beta.slashdot.org, note that we're still ironing out the details of video display here. You can view the video on tv.slashdot.org, instead. Please pardon our dust.

Seriously??! What is wrong with you douches? Why would you push^H^H^H^Hforce this on people when things don't even work... No post button... Sorry... This doesn't work correctly... Sorry, you can't see a video (not that I could care LESS ABOUT A *&%$#@ VIDEO!! )... WTF??!

crap, Crap, CRAP, CRAP!, CRAP!!, CRAPP!!!

What happened to you, dear /. ???!

RIP, my darling... May you find peace... :( Sniff... Sniffle....

As long as it's been, I guess it's time to finally say... "Good, riddance, /." :(

about 8 months ago
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Update on the March of Progress: How Slashdot's New Look Is Shaping Up

drussell So, where are we going? (237 comments)

I'm out of here... I've grown tired of this constant garbage... Where to next, any ideas, anyone??

(They'll never post this as a topic, so please try to reply for the good of the community!)

TTFN

about 8 months ago
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Update on the March of Progress: How Slashdot's New Look Is Shaping Up

drussell Re:Where to now? (237 comments)

Hear, here!! Where to go now??! I've grown tired of this constant garbage.. . Does anyone happen to have a copy of all the backend splizz for ./ from about, say, 10-15 years ago? That would make a sweet website... :) I'll volunteer servers to host it!

about 8 months ago
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Update on the March of Progress: How Slashdot's New Look Is Shaping Up

drussell Neat, editing doesn't even work (237 comments)

Sweet... Even after I fixed all of my typos in the preview pane, it posted my previous preview... Stellar work, /.

I had re-worded a few things, but it basically reads correctly if you substitute ..to..user..something... WTF, guys??!... No Dice... I'm outta here.. :( Sad... So very, VERY sad... :(

about 8 months ago
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Update on the March of Progress: How Slashdot's New Look Is Shaping Up

drussell Wow, double creepy! (237 comments)

It filed my comment under another comment called "Ummm.. How do I respond to the comment"... I hadn't read that, nor did I intend tl respond to that... It did it all by itself. IF YOU DON'T TURN THIS CRAP OFF... And I mean, !!RSN!!, I'm never coming back... Sincerely, long-time-slashdot-uset

Do NOT start second guessing what I'm replying to or sticking words in my mouth!!! FFS!! I will not post here again without an apology, this kind of crap should actually be illegal, IMHO... DO NOT MAKE IT LOOK LIKE I'M REPLYING TO SOMEHING I'M NOT!! WTF?!

about 8 months ago
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Update on the March of Progress: How Slashdot's New Look Is Shaping Up

drussell WOW, WTF??! (237 comments)

I guess I have to 'reply' here to the first post as I can't for the life of me find a 'post' new comment option, although that is probably by design... I had to hunt around several times just to find this thread again to to reply to after logging in! What utter trash! I'm absolutely speechless... Really, guys? What are you smoking??! I can't find anything on a page, it's hard to read, good Lord, there's about a hundred problems with this crap... Send me a private e-mail or use the good ol' telephone and I'll tell you, dear /., EXACTLY what you're doing wrong... WOW, way to kill something that used to be useful.... grrr

about 8 months ago
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FreeBSD 10.0 Released

drussell Re:NIMFY (136 comments)

That's strange... make installkernel does back it up to .old when I do it here. Just tried it again to be sure. :)

about 9 months ago
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FreeBSD 10.0 Released

drussell Re:NIMFY (136 comments)

I managed to hit this, accidentally doing an installkernel with a custom kernel config from a 9-STABLE tree just after doing a binary update to 10-RC3. The 9 kernel couldn't mount the 10 ZFS root, and I then had to find a bootable 10 CD (it turns out the machine I did this on can't boot from USB) to reinstall the 10 kernel.

Couldn't you just have booted from kernel.old?

about 9 months ago
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FreeBSD 10.0 Released

drussell Re:FreeBSD... (136 comments)

...that's the one that's a bit like Linnux but not quite, right?

Why would it want to be Linux? Linux is the one that's not quite BSD. :)

about 9 months ago
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FreeBSD 10.0 Released

drussell Actually 10.0 is pretty good... (136 comments)

I've been using 10.0-PRELEASE for most things here for a while and it works well... Watch the package system change though if you're upgrading a really old system and used to just using things like portupgrade, I'm still trying to get one of my old 8.something boxes ports all updated properly, though that's probably mostly my fault for being sloppy and not reading ports/UPDATING carefully enough :) The 10.0 kernel and userland themselves are working perfectly and it was a pain free transition all the way from 8 on that box.

about 9 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Practical Bitrot Detection For Backups?

drussell Re:Excellent question (321 comments)

Thank you. A thoughtful, concise Anonymous post... You've just restored some of my faith in the AC. ;)

about 10 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Practical Bitrot Detection For Backups?

drussell Re:Excellent question (321 comments)

So if someone doesn't have your level of expertise on a single isolated topic you automatically dismiss this person as unworthy of your company?

The Anonymous Cowards? Yes.

Please continue the technical discussion. Sorry for the noise.

about 10 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Practical Bitrot Detection For Backups?

drussell Re:Excellent question (321 comments)

Actually, that was a reply to THIS post, not the original question posted by timothy...

I really hope this discussion provides good answers, with practical solutions for Windows, IOS, and Linux... I think that this is the sort of thing that everyone could really use!

Are there cloud storage providers that can do this for the above example of an approx. 2 TB data set, and provide complete security?

I still think questions about basic data integrity, checksums, parity, ECC on disks etc. should be completely unnecessary and most certainly already be second nature to the slashdot crowd, but I guess I'm just living in the past.

Thanks for immediately jumping down my throat, though ;)

about 10 months ago
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British Police Censor the Global Internet

drussell Re:Court order (228 comments)

What's wrong with WordPerfect for DOS? I use WordPerfect 5.0 almost every day. It is incredibly efficient, even works through a telnet connection (minus the graphical preview), and just plain works! I'll bet I can properly layout pretty much any type of document in 5.0 faster than you can using any GUI-based word processor / typesetter program, be it a more recent GUI WordPerfect (which I also use as my GUI-based WP, BTW) with strong typesetting-style heritage or some piece of utter garbage like MS Word.

Just because it's old doesn't mean it isn't good! :)

about 10 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Practical Bitrot Detection For Backups?

drussell Re:Excellent question (321 comments)

Excellent question

No, it's not! This is supposed to be a nerd site for people with at least SOME kind of technical ability (or at least it USED to be...) You're telling me you don't even know how to store your files?!! Do us all a favor and please stop visiting slashdot. Thank you!

about 10 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Practical Bitrot Detection For Backups?

drussell How are you getting bitrot? (321 comments)

If your physical media is dying, you'll get hardware errors so restore from a(nother) backup and replace the media.

If your files are being corrupted, what kind of crappy filesystem are you using to store these precious memories?!!

about 10 months ago
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Time Lapse of Endeavour's Final Ride

drussell Re:I'm not sad, not at all. (59 comments)

It had to be strapped to giant nonresuable rockets to get into space

Actually, they retrieved the booster rockets after takeoff and rebuilt and reloaded them for re-use.

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