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Ask Slashdot: Has the Time Passed For Coding Website from Scratch?

s1d3track3D Choose a CMS you like (300 comments)

Well, it really depends what they need but most folks want a website they can 'control' to some ability and with lot's of built in features. As you said there are many CMS' out there. I'd say pick one which appeals to you, maybe one which has a separate template system, since you're a designer, you can make a nice front end, that is all they will care about anyway. (with template scaffolding this should speed up development time).

I know all the php/wordpress snobs on /. will dismiss this and laugh but personally if i'm building a site for someone (usually for no money and limited time) I just install wordpress, 'secure it', then use or modify a theme. Just basic stuff, you can remove the meta links from the front page and other tweaks and now they have fully functioning site that you don't have to do much to. If you are hosting it, be prepared to apply security patches the instant they come out and backup the db.

about a week ago
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Unbundling Cable TV: Be Careful What You Wish For

s1d3track3D Re:Right Place (448 comments)

How do you watch live anything? Sports, News, current show episodes, anything new on first airing?

about three weeks ago
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How Long Will It Take Streaming To Dominate the Music Business?

s1d3track3D Viable for artists? (169 comments)

The better question is how long will it take for streaming to be viable source of income for artists? The only people who make money via streaming are the aggregators.

about three weeks ago
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Sony Hack Reveals MPAA's Big '$80 Million' Settlement With Hotfile Was a Lie

s1d3track3D Re:Magic! (117 comments)

Exactely. My favorite quote from the article,

"Of course, all of this is just for show. You can safely assume that none of the much lower $4 million went back to any content creators"

about a month ago
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Hollywood's Secret War With Google

s1d3track3D SOPA ; net neutrality (176 comments)

and I thought net neutrality was about throttling.... I didn't realize how much money was opposing net neutrality and the actual reasons.
Comcast (Universal) doesn't need SOPA if the can win the net neutrality battle.

about a month and a half ago
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Marijuana Legalized In Oregon, Alaska, and Washington DC

s1d3track3D High as a kite... (588 comments)

As much as old people want the country controlled by republicans they also want to be as high as a kite during the erosion of their rights....

about 3 months ago
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Ebola Nose Spray Vaccine Protects Monkeys

s1d3track3D Privatization (198 comments)

So, for you proponents of the privatization or everything, what do we do in this (hypothetical) scenario?

Deadly virus starts very slowly over years in third world country where there is no money to be made by creating a vaccine. Years later, virus starts spreading through the entire world at an alarming rate, killing all infected within 5 hours of contracting the disease, which spreads as easy as measles, at which point it's too late to develop a vaccine.

(My point being, a government funded research lab would have potentially stopped this virus in the early stages)

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Event Sign-Up Software Options For a Non-Profit?

s1d3track3D Re:Not your job. (104 comments)

This^

How would you convince them to abandon their plan to dive into project management and use an existing solution?

List all the reasons you think it's a bad idea, present it to them, let your opinion and advice be heard. Then tell them you will go with whatever decision they go with, it sounds like they have already made up their mind, if you are getting paid, just do it. (If you're not getting paid or just want to help then mock up an currently existing solution and show it to them as proof of concept.

Hey, people/companies/government's make bad decisions everyday and there is usually someone in the corner (waving their arms or not) who actually has a much better solution, who was unheeded.

about 3 months ago
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Microsoft Paid NFL $400 Million To Use Surface, But Announcers Call Them iPads

s1d3track3D iPad as verb, Apple, mission accomplished (405 comments)

Let me Google that
Hand me some Kleenex
Clorox will take that out
I need to make a Xerox copy
My show's are TiVoed
FedEx it
Velcro will hold that together
Stuck at my desk on my PC
Walking around with my iPad

about 5 months ago
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Astronomers Find What May Be the Closest Exoplanet So Far

s1d3track3D Re:Time to travel 11 light years (89 comments)

traveling with a 1G acceleration:

And where is such a craft? Our current fastest space shuttles go ~ 17,500 mph, at that pace, it would take over half a million years... (ref: How fast does a Shuttle travel

about 5 months ago
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Robo Brain Project Wants To Turn the Internet Into a Robotic Hivemind

s1d3track3D Re:Youtube Comments (108 comments)

Actually, that is a separate project for creating the dumbest, most bigoted robo brain ever

about 5 months ago
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Dropbox Caught Between Warring Giants Amazon and Google

s1d3track3D Yeah, as music artists know, not so fun is it? (275 comments)

'Free' is not a business model." - Aaron Levie (Dropbox)
Yes, something music artists know all to well...
It's a bummer when your on the wrong side of supply and demand aint it?!

about 5 months ago
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Fresh Evidence Supports Higgs Boson Discovery

s1d3track3D Other stories from site... (42 comments)

I'm not commenting on this discovery but here are the other top stories from that site...
1 Hyena escapes lions by hiding in an elephant
2 Gay bears like blow jobs
3 Indonesia bans video-sharing site Vimeo over 'porn'
4 Top 5 worst mobile phones ever made
5 Fresh evidence supports Higgs boson discovery

about 7 months ago
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Is Montana the Next Big Data Hub?

s1d3track3D Re:Monwhere? (164 comments)

I might be movin' to Montana soon
Just to raise me up a crop of Dental Floss

about 9 months ago
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Online Skim Reading Is Taking Over the Human Brain

s1d3track3D synopsis (224 comments)

skim, reading, brain, wolf, circuit

about 10 months ago
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Skinny Puppy Wants Compensation For Music Used in US Interrogations

s1d3track3D Re:Now thats a performance... (271 comments)

Metallica was originally on the list too but it was discovered that the feds had illegally downloaded their music and well you know the rest,...

about a year ago

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