Slashdot Tries Something New; Audience Responds!
the beta site that houses Slashdot's future look.
So this is how it is going to be
we want you to know that Classic Slashdot isn't going away until we're confident that the new site is ready
You will have this forced upon you at some point
Some of you have suggested we're not listening; on the contrary, some of us are 'listening' pretty much full-time.
and ignoring any suggestions because we are owned by Dice, and this is how they want it
because we're a community and we want to take everyone with us.
and advertise crap to you
Why? We want to take our current content and all the stuff that matters to this community and deliver it on a site that still speaks to the interests and habits of our current audience, but that is, at the same time, more accessible and shareable by a wider audience.
and advertise crap to you
And we want a platform where we can experiment with different views of both comments and stories.
and sell your information, and advertise crap to you
It's not an either/or. It's going to be both.
So shut up and take it
If we haven't communicated that well enough, consider this post a first step to fixing that.
So Fuck You and thanks for all the Fish
Update on the March of Progress: How Slashdot's New Look Is Shaping Up
Was trying to figure why this beta site was so shitty, it because DICE bought /. and now they are trying to force the shitty DICE.COM interface on people. Slashdot / Dice people reading this, your audience is not a bunch of tweens browsing face book, its actual developers, network and system engineers, and other geeks that come here to get current info quickly and then move on with their day. The current slashdot interface gives you the information needed efficiently without allot of white-space and graphics cluttering up the front page.
Dice.com used to be a great site, I haven't used it in years since it looks like every other cookie cutter malware site out there. So take your shitty Dice.com clone and fuck off, no one wants it and all your going to do is run this site into the ground.
Bill Nye To Debate Creationist Museum Founder Ken Ham
Exactly you cannot preach logic, reason and facts to people that think logic, reason and facts are the work of the Devil.
Ask Slashdot: Scientific Computing Workflow For the Cloud?
This post should have been put into the "Let me Google that for you" section, but gdek did that already :-P
I wish my car could...
looked through the options 3 times for this one, wow what an over-site.
Emotional Attachment To Robots Could Affect Battlefield Outcome
to a bomb disposal robot. Its the sudden "Oh Shit , we don't have any more robots" response when you still have bombs to dispose of.
Firefox 24 Arrives: WebRTC Support and NFC Sharing On Android
I remember back in the day FF was a small footprint, fast browser, then it got bloated taking up huge amounts of memory, rendering slowly , and coming out with a ridiculous release cycle that killed any corporate backing it had. I cant think of any of my clients that use FF. Sorry but FF is going to have some major performance improvements to win the masses back.
How Car Dealership Lobbyists Successfully Banned Tesla Motors From Texas
They wanted to leave the USA and become their own country. Why would any one be surprised by this?
US Intercepts Iranian Order For Attack On US Embassy In Iraq
So supposedly the US and British found evidence that Syria had used sarin, but refused to divulge the details. Now a mystery communication putting Iran and Syria together if attacked. First of all if they had intercepted this, why would they tell every one about it. Now Iran is going to find another form of communication since this one is compromised. The whole scenario is playing out like a bad 80's conspiracy movie.
Would You Tell People How To Crack Your Software?
Exactly, for every 10 IT people that crack it and use it on their own time, a hand full will be impressed by it and have their own company buy it. The rest are people that would have pirated it any way.
Nissan Plans To Sell Self-Driving Cars By 2020
a Black 1982 Pontiac Trans Am Ill be good to go.
The Steady Decline of Unix
The decline is from the price point. My last place of employment had 1 HP UX server that costed upwards of 25K for software and specific HP hardware to run on. migrating to windows cost a fraction of that in OS licenses and hardware, even though it took 8 windows servers to do what the one UX server did, it was still cheaper.
Carbyne: a Form of Carbon Even Stronger Than Graphene
Transparent Aluminum, I'm still waiting....
My entire infrastructure is virtualized.
I have transformed my entire data-center from 1to1 physical servers to large clusters hosting many virtual machines on both VMware and Hyper-V.
and a previous poster nailed it on the head
Where's the "I am sick of these thinly veiled Dice bullshit marketing polls" option? I'm done voting in these things.
Will Robots Take Over the Data Center?
You would have to make your racks precise to 1/100000 of an inch for your robot arm to fit snugly a server, unlike the ones out now you jam your finger trying to get the damn square nut clips in. Every server would have to be identical, or very close in size. There would need to be some sort of back plane to handle all of your connections maybe dual or quad port 10G.
Xbox One: No Always-Online Requirement, But Needs To Phone Home
This means they people who are way more apt then me will try even harder to hack the Xbox One and turn it into something every one actually wants.
Dell Dumps Its Public Cloud Offerings
I was working with a company who signed a contract with dell to have people start implementing "private clouds" on the Microsoft platform. I think they realized that most organization need more control over their data due to regulations and solutions like this may not meet those needs.
DHS Shuts Down Dwolla Payments To and From Mt. Gox
sorry DERP is already taken http://www.derp.org/