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Customer: Dell Denies Speaker Repair Under Warranty, Blames VLC

zidium Re:Sorry for the Offtopic (526 comments)

If you had principles, you would join the boycott to protect the very site you love!

But you may just be a newbie, poser, feminine, or weak.

about 2 months ago
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Customer: Dell Denies Speaker Repair Under Warranty, Blames VLC

zidium Mourning Slashdot ;( (526 comments)

This is my last post before the Slashcott tomorrow.

I have been an active and paying member of Slashdot for the better part of 15 years. I am already mourning its demise, as I view it is on its deathbed in terminal condition.

Slashdot is the abusive husband, it's users, the battered wife.

Slashdot says, "We're listening, we're listening."

As they bash our heads against the wall with such a horrible new system.

Please, please don't make the beta live for everyone, even if there is a (let's face it) temporary classic mode ;(

about 2 months ago
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German Domain Registrar Liable For Copyright Infringement

zidium Re:In before Fuck Beta (164 comments)

He's not dead, yet, fool.

He just gave his thoughts about Slashbeta to the Washington Post yesterday, for christ's sake! [he hates it, and laughs]

about 2 months ago
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Silk Road's Ross Ulbricht's Next Court Date Set For November

zidium Re:Beta violates ADA guidelines (77 comments)

I think I may have been banned... My last comment had a blank subject and a single "?" in the comment box.

I had said:

Nah, I don't think Stallman had anything to do with it ;-)

about 2 months ago
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Silk Road's Ross Ulbricht's Next Court Date Set For November

zidium Re:Beta violates ADA guidelines (77 comments)

Nah, I don't think Stallman had anything to do with this ;-)

about 2 months ago
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CERN Wants a New Particle Collider Three Times Larger Than the LHC

zidium TIL: The Title Says It All!! (238 comments)

Today I Learned: TTSIA!!

about 2 months ago
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Silk Road's Ross Ulbricht's Next Court Date Set For November

zidium Mourning Slashdot ;( (77 comments)

I have been an active and paying member of Slashdot for the better part of 15 years. I am already mourning its demise, as I view it is on its deathbed in terminal condition.

Please, please don't make the beta live for everyone, even if there is a (let's face it) temporary classic mode ;(

This reminds me too much of FastMail's UI disaster of October 31st 2012 :(

about 2 months ago
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Slashdot BETA Discussion

zidium Re:Spamming Fuck Beta in every unrelated topic is (60 comments)

"You'll get used to it", "Life's not fair", and "Stop whining, you spoiled bitch!" are the three most common refrains of an abusive man as he subjects his woman to torture.

about 2 months ago
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If we Buck Feta and leave, where should we go?

zidium Technocrat.net (17 comments)

Bruce Peren's Technocrat.net should be resurrected again. Just email him and commit to going to it every day instead of slashdot for 6 months. That should starve the beast to either make Technocrat.net a reality, make slashdot reverse course, or both!

about 2 months ago
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A New Use For Drones: Traffic Scouting

zidium Re:Kill Beta! (144 comments)

Fuck Beta! Fuck Beta

My Lord! The peasants are revolting!

about 2 months ago
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Slashdot Tries Something New; Audience Responds!

zidium Re:Resurrecting Technocrat.net (2219 comments)

Bruce, once Slashdot Beta goes Live, I am OUT OF HERE, after frickin 15 years (most of it as a paying supporter), I am done. I have had 6+ months to mourn Dice's decision. Now I am looking for a new home.

about 2 months ago
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Slashdot Tries Something New; Audience Responds!

zidium Re:READY OR NOT IS NOT THE ISSUE!!! (2219 comments)

Slashdot is the abusive husband, it's users, the battered wife.

Slashdot says, "We're listening, we're listening."

As they bash our heads against the wall with such a horrible new system.

Slashdot: Your gaslighting is just not working!

about 2 months ago
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Slashdot Tries Something New; Audience Responds!

zidium Re:Fuckbeta (2219 comments)

No sigs in the beta, either.

Lol: Slashdot in 2014 will be an example of how to Kill a thriving, decades-old community INSTANTLY (the day it goes live) by combining major Waterfall project planning and femme designers who have sway over the developers.

about 2 months ago
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Slashdot Tries Something New; Audience Responds!

zidium Re:Fuck Beta (2219 comments)

Fuck slashdot beta!

Amen, Brother!

about 2 months ago
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Slashdot Tries Something New; Audience Responds!

zidium Re:Fuck Beta (2219 comments)

So I tried loading this story on beta.slashdot.org, and this is what I got in the comments section, instead of comments:

Shazbot! We ran into some trouble getting the comments.
Try again... na-nu, na-nu!

Um WHAT THE FUCK?! Is that English or *BABY*?! See? That's just way too immature for me. What are you developers? 5 years old?

I am very glad I turned down the Senior Slashdot Dev position offer in 2009.

about 2 months ago
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Slashdot Tries Something New; Audience Responds!

zidium Re:Fuck Beta (2219 comments)

I've said it MANY times. IF the current beta comment UI and main page goes live and I am forced to jump through hoops to get out of it, the likelihood I will visit Slashdot again goes to 50/50% (I've been a daily reader / commenter for FIFTEEN YEARS NOW!)

IF this current UI is discarded, I can GUARAN-FUCKING-TEE you that I will NEVER visit beta.slashdot.org in its current ugliness. It is a User Interface DISASTER! Just look at the frickin comment boxes, how much wasted space, non-thick feminine fonts that are hard to see, etc.

Thanks to your warning, I have been able to mourn Slashdot's inevitable demise since the first beta.slashdot post many months ago. I have been on slashdot literally my entire adult life. I WILL mourn it.

But I will NOT EVEN VISIT beta.slashdot until the UI is substantially redone in a more masculine, clean cut way, like the current slashdot.org.

about 2 months ago
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Alleging 'Malpractice' With Climate Skeptic Papers, Publisher Kills Journal

zidium Re:Again, hard to take conservatives seriously (314 comments)

Hmm. I'm neither liberal nor conservative, and I do not see the evidence for Anthropogenic Global Warming (tho it does seem as though the Solar system is warming), however, I also see tons of evidence that genetically modified foods are deletrious to the biosphere, human health, etc.

What does that make me?

about 3 months ago
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Alleging 'Malpractice' With Climate Skeptic Papers, Publisher Kills Journal

zidium Re:"Self-Plagarism"? Care to define that? (314 comments)

Wow! That means as a software developer, I must self-plagiarize all the time!

about 3 months ago

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