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Bitcoin Plunges After Mt. Gox Exchange Halts Trades

otterpopjunkie paste this to cut the BETA (249 comments)

Please post this to new articles if it hasn't been posted yet. (Copy-paste the html from here so links don't get mangled!)

On February 5, 2014, Slashdot announced through a javascript popup that they are starting to "move in to" the new Slashdot Beta design. Slashdot Beta is a trend-following attempt to give Slashdot a fresh look, an approach that has led to less space for text and an abandonment of the traditional Slashdot look. Much worse than that, Slashdot Beta fundamentally breaks the classic Slashdot discussion and moderation system.

If you haven't seen Slashdot Beta already, open this in a new tab. After seeing that, click here to return to classic Slashdot.

We should boycott stories and only discuss the abomination that is Slashdot Beta until Dice abandons the project.
We should boycott slashdot entirely during the week of Feb 10 to Feb 17 as part of the wider slashcott

Moderators - only spend mod points on comments that discuss Beta
Commentors - only discuss Beta
http://slashdot.org/recent - Vote up the Fuck Beta stories

Keep this up for a few days and we may finally get the PHBs attention.

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Alternative Slashdot: http://altslashdot.org (thanks Okian Warrior (537106))

about 7 months ago
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LightSquared Satellite Disabled By Last Week's Solar Storm

otterpopjunkie Satellite Comm Business Model (70 comments)

1. Create dummy company
2. Create functional satellite system
3. Go Bankrupt
4. Sell off hardware to "new" company
4. Profit.

more than 2 years ago
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Halo 2 Online Preservation Effort Ends

otterpopjunkie Re:Meanwhile on the PC (201 comments)

In fact, they just released a beta for a few additional features. Go valve!

more than 4 years ago
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Scientists Create Artificial Meat

otterpopjunkie But does it have.. (820 comments)

electrolytes???

more than 4 years ago
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Man Pleads Guilty To Selling Fake Chips To US Navy

otterpopjunkie which kind? (327 comments)

Do they like Vinegar and Sea Salt or plain? Seriously, the Navy could be buying computer parts with backdoors if this is what goes on.

more than 4 years ago
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LHC Has First Collisions After Years of Waiting

otterpopjunkie Re:Banging rocks together... (324 comments)

VERY SMALL ROCKS! They're just bangin' them together!

You can't make me unhappy.

more than 4 years ago
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AMD Radeon HD 5970 Dual-GPU Card Sweeps Benchmarks

otterpopjunkie Re:Microsoft ruined PC gaming... (201 comments)

Wow, I had no idea the gaming community was dead on PC.. *slight sarcasm* Maybe it is dying, but I didn't notice. I see all kinds of games online through Steam coming out. And I know a lot of them didn't begin as console games. Yeah, anecdotal, I know, but I'm not worried. As for 2k for a gaming rig? It doesn't take that much to compete with the 360 for graphics. 8800GT and you're set. You cant play it all on high settings but I sure as heck can play Crysis with it looking good. I understand the exaggeration, but in my opinion the PC gaming market will not die anytime soon.

more than 4 years ago
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Verizon Doubles Early Termination Fee and More

otterpopjunkie Re:Sprint (520 comments)

I got sprint for two years - it was the cheapest plan @ 35/mo. Ended up paying close to $60 every month.. and I hardly went over my minutes at all. Hidden fees and taxes out the ying yang.

Now I have ATT, wayy more minutes, better service, rollover, and I pay $45 or less every month.

Although a friend highly recommended verizon. What a vicious cycle of pain.

*Living in Alaska and Washington State.

more than 4 years ago
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How To DDoS a Federal Wiretap

otterpopjunkie Re:Stupid (112 comments)

And if they are clever enough to do otherwise, they don't deserve to be put in prison!

more than 4 years ago
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Feds Bust Cable Modem Hacker

otterpopjunkie Re:story (658 comments)

I didn't realize they measure to three decimal places - that's ridiculous. Considering the accuracy of breathalyzers is no where near that. My source? Heard it from a cop.

more than 4 years ago
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Tesla Roadster Breaks Distance Record For Electric Car

otterpopjunkie Re:That bad, eh? (392 comments)

Whatever the lowest rpm you can sustain in the highest gear generally gets the best mileage.
Older Toyota Rav4s get their best mileage at 35-45mph, because they have smaller engines than typical for that size of vehicle. But newer cars are often designed for 55-60 highway speed.

more than 3 years ago
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Canonical Halts Ubuntu CD Free-for-all

otterpopjunkie Re:Use Netflix for distribution (324 comments)

Not a bad idea.. but I'd reckon the cost of shipping and packaging is still the most expensive part of the operation. Seems like bothering to ship it back is just extra cost compared to the cost of a DVD.

more than 4 years ago
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Car Glass Rules Could Impair Cell, GPS and Radio Signals In CA

otterpopjunkie Re:Welcome to California... (762 comments)

I agree there are absurdities that should be corrected, but it needs to start with education.
"The average person is pretty ignorant and shouldn't be allowed that much direct control."
... while it's a problem, what happens when we stray from that? Who decides the smart people to be elected? He's charismatic..I'll vote for him!

more than 4 years ago
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Details Emerge of 2006 Wal-Mart Hack

otterpopjunkie Re:Walhack? (66 comments)

banned.

more than 4 years ago
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"Time Telescope" Could Boost Fibre-Optic Communications

otterpopjunkie Will it help the internet? (183 comments)

I was under the impression optical data transmission for backbone lines was not limited by the transmission speed of the fiber, but rather the switching ability of both ends of the line to process/re-route the packets. This doesn't seem like something that would help with that. Yeah we can increase bandwith by 2.7X, but can we handle the optical->electronic processing at the other end? Split the line and add more devices I suppose?
And no, I don't have a link to a white paper handy.

more than 3 years ago

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