Hit Game Makes £52 In First Week On Windows RT
XBox live is complete shit. Games aren't promoted, but the latest NFL or some other mainstream media event is all over the main screen. Plus one needs a 'gold' account to watch Netflix. Microsoft is floundering something big.
RMS Speaks Out Against Ubuntu
I don't see the value of saying "don't do this".
He'd make a better point saying "This (or these) distro best represents the ideals of GNU and I recommend using it over the leading distro"
Apple Axes Head of Mapping Team
If Jobs was alive, the guy would've been shot at dawn and his family billed for the bullet.
Ask Richard Stallman Anything
Why do you eat the skin off the bottoms of your feet?
Ask Slashdot: Geekiest Way To Cook a Turkey?
Slashdot keeps getting worse. I've seen better shitposting on 4chan and reddit.
In the past, under Taco, someone would've posted something really awesome about preparing a turkey with detailed instructions. Nowadays Slashdot is so fucking desperate for content to remain relevant the site's trying to get other people to write shit.
Just stop. Return to the current state of being a week behind the rest of the internet regarding news and tech.
Slashdot Asks: Are You Preparing For Hurricane Sandy?
Man, this place has gone impossibly downhill further since Taco left. Makes me yearn for Roland Piquepaille's slashverts and Michael's political polemics.
Mathematicians Extend Einstein's Special Relativity Beyond Speed of Light
One link is necessary for Slashdot. Slashdot isn't Wikipedia.
After reading the first sentences of your submissions and seeing five different links, I give up and go to reddit for the actual story. You're doing Slashdot a disservice.
Go create your own blog with a feed.
The Sci-fi Films To Look Forward To In 2013
Also two films with Tom Cruise and Will Smith? Nope.
Worse, the Will Smith film is filmed by M. Night Shamalamadingdong.
Apple CEO Tim Cook Apologizes For Maps App, Recommends Alternatives
Steve Jobs would have never apologized. He woudl've given it just the right spin that everyone would feel contrite over making jokes at Apple's expense. The next release would be perfect, as Steve would have demanded, and the kerfuffle would be consigned to largely forgotten history.
Tim Cook goofed.
No Smiles At NJ Motor Vehicle Commission
Why would they smile? They live in Jersey.
I speak from experience having moved from Colorado to NJ.
Unconventional Adversaries vs. Conventional Wisdom (Video)
Direct link to the video.
Confessions of a Left-Handed Technology User
It's okay, left handed people don't have souls. Just like gingers.
Also you're complaining about chirality in technology? Really? How is this news for nerds? This place has become an even bigger gay gang bang since Taco picked up his toys and went home. OMG Ponies had more gravitas than the shit posted on Slashdot of late.
Exposure to Backlit Displays Reduces Melatonin Production
I use f.lux and it's pretty nice. Dims the screen and gives it a red cast around sunset, brightens to the normal, harsh blue glare around sunrise.
I didn't RTFA (like everyone on Slashdot) but did the researchers check with test subjects if these programs had any effect on their melatonin or sleep habits?
A Conversation with Rob Malda - Part Two of Three (Video)
Post a transcript if you're going to post a video. This isn't reddit (yet). Much faster to read than it is to sit and watch something.
How To Watch Internet TV Across International Borders
i always type "any" and that works. sometimes before i'm done typing! computers can be so magical.
How To Watch Internet TV Across International Borders
omg, my mouse has two buttons and a wheel between them! i hope this is a continuing series!
A Conversation with Rob Malda - Part One of Three (Video)
Enough with the video.
GNOME: Staring Into the Abyss
...until Netcraft confirms it.
Slashdot's Rob Rozeboom Interviews D&D Designer Mike Mearls - Part 2 (video)
People like to read articles on Slashdot, not watch non-pornographic videos.
At least post a fucking transcript.
Ask Slashdot: Storing Items In a Sealed Chest For 25 Years?
Get a container which is airtight and watertight. Pump it full of nitrogen.
I disagree with CDs and DVDs not being readable. Compact discs are a mature technology. As long as they're kept someplace cool, dark and dry they should be fine and readable when the container is opened in twenty five years. No idea if memory sticks or hard drives would survive.
Scientist develops program to decipher alien tongues
Dr. John Elliott of Leeds Metropolitan University has proposed a way to decipher alien languages by comparing an alien language to a database of 60 different languages in the world to search see if it has a similar structure. "Language has to be structured in a certain way otherwise it will be inefficient and unwieldy" as he told New Scientist.
If one treats someone as a troll then a troll they will forever be.
It's a vicious cycle where the situation is exasperated tenfold when someone attempts to contribute to a system in a productive fashion rather than tear it down and show that the emperor has no clothes.
Let me moderate and let me do your new faggoty tags.
2006-09-14 03:00:13 samzenpus is a fucking tool (Hardware,Republicans) (pending)
samzenpus gagged on Zonk's flabby cock, "You taste nothing like CowboyNeal!!! Welp let's post Roland Piquepaille and BeatlesBeatles!!! ROFLMAO!!!!"
Let's see if this is posted at Slashdot.
According to the IAU's Minor Planet Circular the object 2003 ub313 has been ">given the official name of 136199 Eris and it's satellite is named after Dysnomia, the goddess of anarchy and disobedience. Plus Pluto has been given the the number 134340 per its demotion from a planet to a dwarf planet.
heptapod (243146) always looks like it's the designation of an asteroid.
Firefox 184.108.40.206 and MS's Service Pack 4 do not play nice. Since I work for a living, getting everything fixed took forever but I didn't have to ask questions of anyone like a dumb girl. Only needed to borrow someone's broadband access.
Also posting with karma bonus is fucking pathetic. The only real use for posting with a karma bonus is to troll Slashdot.
With the rise of everyone's OSS browser Firefox there's a rising backlash. Promoting the browser that everyone loves to hate is the website Spreading Internet Explorer promoting all the unintentional features which make for a richer web browsing experience. You'll be surprised to learn that Firefox kills seals.
Apparently my ban from posting anonymously and posting as heptapod was for a month since I was able to post this evening.
I have excellent karma and Slashdot has accepted four stories from me but I'm unable to post.
So what is it? Posting that Digg is going to undermine Slashdot's ad revenue or the post about problem posters like Piquepaille and Beatles^2? Judgement of an old moderation on the The first Slashdot troll post investigation which deprived me of moderation privileges?
Not even sure if I'll be able to update my journal.
The Los Angeles Times is reporting that Google is in negotiations with WalMart to produce a Google-branded computer! According to the article "The machine would run an operating system created by Google, not Microsoft's Windows". Interesting but there are several other operating systems which could be modified rather than building one from scratch.
PERHAPS IF I PAYPAL ZONK AND GIVE HIM A SCORCHING CAMSHOW THEY'LL ACCEPT MY SUBMISSION
This story was submitted by noted plagiarist Roman Pipsqueak. This insightful gentleman enquired regarding story submissions, was modded up to +5 and every single fucking thread below it was bitchslapped.
Fuck you, Slashdot.
Long ago and far away, I lived in a region in the United States of America known as New Jersey. When I came online I realized that TV news was usually a week behind online news. Now I notice that with my morning teeth grind while listening to NPR.
The same thing is happening to Slashdot. Digg is blowing Slashdot out of the water. Kuro5hin is not even a contender being an effete LiveJournal with pretensions of being a tech oriented website.
Today, December 12th 2005, I opened up Slashdot and saw half of the stories on the front page were the same things found on Digg a few days ago. If you read at -1 this would be old news. I'm a bit disappointed but Slashdot, regardless of its Open Source philosophy and liberal bent, has become the establishment and rests upon its obese laurels.
Hell, Slashdot isn't even 'News for Nerds' or 'Stuff that Matters'. It's full of Roland Piquepaille and **Beatles Beatles submitting stuff that they posted at their respective 'blogs' and submitting it to Slashdot in order to get a windfall from Google Adsense.
Fact: Slashdot is dying.
Slashdot: Come for the dupes, stay for the trolls.
FROM THE I-MUST-BE-NEW-HERE DEPARTMENT
For a site that touts itself as "news for nerds", one would presume Slashdot knows its audience may have a tendency to be smarter than the average bear. My words are chosen guardedly. From reporting on spurious pandemics and egregious misunderstandings regarding the Torino scale and apocryphal global warming, Slashdot joins traditional media with scare tactics programming.
I suggest a new subject, chicken little. Don't reference the horrible Disney movie. Whenever these pop culture disasters rear their ugly heads during slow news seasons then they should be noted as Slashdot crying "The Sky is Falling!"
I return to my usual shutting the fuck up.
After five years of playing NetHack, two of those spent playing it religiously, I have ascended a character. Kuresu the Samurai achieved demigodhood on 10/13/05 around 5:30 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time. Reckon the game took at least sixteen to twenty hours. Here's a grain of salt, most likely it wouldn't have happened if it wasn't for the early wand of wishing.
I came within a red cunthair of submitting a dupe to Slashdot. The offending article is from The New York Times about some Spaniard astronomer attempting to steal a guy's work through creative Googling.
shit, i attributed a post on 20721. lol
Recently there was some diary entry at K5 about roommates which made it to the front page.
K5 is LiveJournal. Supposedly K5 is supposed to be the alternative to everyone's News for Trolls site. Even worse, they delete comments outright much like the vaunted Rustina pic.
I posted a rude comment about K5 being LiveJournal, Slashdot is quaking in its boots and is now posting sixteen year old girl shit instead of astroturfing teh open sores. It was punctuated by a comment directed at LocalRoger for his spurious apocrypha about being cold cocked by Robert Adams (of Horseclans fame) because Robert Adams is Orson Scott Card's GAY BOYFRIEND. Good god, at pretend you were roughed up by Heinlein or Ellison thought you were worthy to spit on or Cory Doctorow made a pass at you in the men's room at WorldCon.
Anyway, at best on Slashdot I'd be down four points of karma but the comment would be visible for those who browse at -1.
Right now I feel like Michael Sims. I left America because it was allegedly curtailing my freedoms and now I realize in Canada things are a whole lot worse under their frozen, socialist regime.
Here's hoping Elinor chokes on your micropenis while you play ohbutyouwillpet, Rusty.
CAMBODIA NEEDS TEH COMPUTORZ
MIT is currently developing $100 computers for children growing up in third world countries. Nicholas Negroponte, of the MIT Media Lab, enthused, "When the kids bring them home and open them up, it's the brightest light source in the home". Mr. Negroponte was uneasily silent when questioned about things which are more essential to living like food, clean water, freely available and affordable medicine he could only weakly respond "It comes with linux pre-installed!"
Blogging Can Get You Fired (common sense)
CNN/Money has a piece on web logs paving the way towards getting fired. This isn't just a trend in the IT industry but other fields. Common sense in a world with sensitive corporate secrets. But where is the line drawn between telling stories out of school after work at the local bar and publishing your employer's dirty laundry on the net on a site most people wouldn't know about in the first place?
It appears Mark Jen was hired back but not before heavily editing his web log.
I'm sure most Slashbots and trolls want to see the shrill, anti-American blog of the recently-fired Michael Sims.