I liked it. (Score: 2, Interesting)

by in Stargate Reboot Trilogy on 2014-06-10 02:58 (#21E)

And I'll be the contrary bastard who liked Eli best of the lot. He's the only one I wholly trust.

And I'd be very pleased if there was more SG:U as well as whatever new SG comes along.

How soon... (Score: 1)

by in Robot Velociraptor Now Fastest Thing on Two Legs on 2014-06-10 02:55 (#21D)

...before they start showing up at the Olympics??

Re: Virtual Email (Score: 1)

by in Pipecode source released on 2014-05-07 03:07 (#1ES)

Ah. I like the idea of being able to talk privately to other users that way.

Yeah, you didn't build this site to be an email host, so no worries there (was mostly wondering if my fearsome ability to break anything was at work).

Re: Maybe this says more about journalists? (Score: 1)

by in Social Networking Enters the Age of Angst on 2014-05-06 03:19 (#1DV)

Neither Google nor Facebook has my real name... and who's to say my real name isn't those two apparently-random words? I mean, seriously, yonder is the excellent example of Moon Unit, are they going to deny that as a real name?? Now tell me any other two words are not a real name, eh?

Re: Maybe this says more about journalists? (Score: 2, Insightful)

by in Social Networking Enters the Age of Angst on 2014-05-06 03:15 (#1DT)

Good points. I also like Slashdot, Pipedot, SoylentNews for making it *painless* to talk to interesting strangers over the internet. It's not *work*. Facebook is such a pain to parse, such a poor work-to-gain ratio, that it's not worth the bother (I've regretfully abandoned a group that's fairly important to me because the group owner migrated us to Facebook, and I can't stand slogging through that mess every day). And I could deal with a little monetization if it didn't negatively impact me as a user, but this "like" everything in sight has diluted the concept to "barely noticed in passing".

Oh yeah... Howdy, stranger!

Re: Gah! (Score: 1)

by in Social Networking Enters the Age of Angst on 2014-05-06 03:08 (#1DR)

Fancy meeting you here :)

I think you're right. These 'social networking' sites are just hangouts like any other, subject to fads and people outgrowing 'em. The Hotwheels and Beanie Babies of the internet. Before Facebook and Twitter it was MySpace and before that AOL and Prodigy, and before that it was BBSs, and before that it was snailmail clubs and round-robins. No doubt cavemen had their own hangouts, equally ephemeral.

Which radio stations? I *like* industrial sequenced synth shit. :D

Re: Thanks (Score: 2, Informative)

by in Pipecode source released on 2014-05-06 02:55 (#1DQ)

Thanks for releasing your code (I am curious as to why you picked GPL3). I read the install/config instructions and sounds like anyone could get it working, starting from basic knowledge. Contrast to slashcode which works fine for the user, but (per the Chronicled Adventures of Soylent) setup is definitely not for the faint of heart.

The one feature I wish for right now on Pipedot is a daily mailer, or weekly if there aren't enough stories to warrant daily. Cuz otherwise I forget Pipedot exists. :( Usually I only remember to come here when someone mentions/sigs it on SN!

I just discovered the email doohickey, that's a nice feature ... gave it a try, but so far it doesn't appear to be working. "Sent" mail vanished into the aether, and what I tried to send myself here produced this bounce:

SMTP error from remote server after RCPT command:
550 5.1.1 []: Recipient address rejected: User unknown in virtual mailbox table

Dunno if that's useful but thought I'd report it.

Just for the record, I've had a paid Slashdot sub since... 2001, I think (maybe before) and it amounts to $5 every 3 years or so.

Re: Cross-submitted to SoylentNews? (Score: 1)

by in NASA Releases Over 1000 Projects as Open Source on 2014-04-17 12:16 (#13R)

And frankly I don't mind if stories are run by All Three Sites -- each has its own personality and one gets a different perspective from the comments on each. Because I saw it one place doesn't prevent me from looking again at another site.

Re: Simple tweak/suggestion (Score: 1)

by in Which features are the most important? on 2014-03-20 03:36 (#PR)

Geez yes, please! and also helpful to rig it so the page name is derived from the article (as is now done on Slashdot) rather than just a number-code that I don't remember I have to replace until I've already drilled down to where I want it sorted ... ah crap, cancel, copy article name, drill down again, save as, paste name.

PS. Really like it here!

Re: keep it up (Score: 1)

by in Which features are the most important? on 2014-03-20 03:29 (#PQ)

Bells and whistles, meh. All I really need now is a daily mailer, so I can be reminded to check in every day. Which otherwise, I forget. :(

Re: Notifications (Score: 1)

by in Which features are the most important? on 2014-03-20 03:26 (#PP)

I'd settle for getting a daily mailer so I can be reminded this place exists.

(As it is, I depend on the reminder in your sig on Other Sites. Thanks!)

Re: Are we all supposed to be able to moderate at this point? (Score: 1)

by in Expandable Comments on 2014-03-16 03:17 (#KD)

And now all seems to be fixed. Yeah!!

Re: Price per GB and other stuff... (Score: 1)

by in Sony and Panasonic Teaming Up For New Optical Disk Format on 2014-03-11 02:47 (#E7)

Well, with the size of all our collections of data these days, we've got to do something that's not just another hard disk, and is more reasonably portable without fear of dropping it on the floor.

Re: Are we all supposed to be able to moderate at this point? (Score: 2, Interesting)

by in Expandable Comments on 2014-03-10 06:30 (#C4)

That's a useful policy, methinks... occasionally I do wish I could alter or rearrange my mods.

[Tho I still can't find an 'apply' type button...??]

Re: Like the sliders! (Score: 2, Insightful)

by in Expandable Comments on 2014-03-10 06:25 (#C3)

In SeaMonkey 2.5 -- aside from having to turn on JS to see any comments at all, I seem to have permanent moderation dropdowns for every comment, but no moderate button. [scratching head]

Have you thought about crosspollinating slashcode fixes with SoylentNews?

Bugs aside, I'm liking the site... another option for my preferred style of news.

Re: insta-dupe (Score: 1)

by in The dawning of the age of genomic medicine, finally on 2014-03-10 06:20 (#C2)

Good by me. Even if it's on all three, I might only happen to notice the story on one of them, or the comments might be significantly different. So -- no worries.

Re: Cool ... wait a minute ... (Score: 2, Interesting)

by in 3D Printed Paper Microscope to Help Combat Malaria on 2014-03-10 06:18 (#C1)

Also it assumes "suitable paper available". Which in some areas might be a stretch. But a microscope is basically just two lenses and a sliding tube; it need not be complicated nor expensive. I use a toy microscope for livestock stuff, and it's sufficient to view bacteria and parasites.

Re: Whom do I tell? (Score: 1)

by in Expandable Comments on 2014-03-10 03:47 (#BX)

Well, I had to enable JS to see any comments at all. :(
SeaMonkey v2.5 here.

I seem to stay logged in well enough, tho. And I seem to have mod doohickeys today. Must go test 'em.

I do wish there was a daily mailer so I'd remember to visit more often! Each of, uh, these sites definitely has its own personality. Thumbs up. :D

Middle Post (Score: 1)

by in Hello World! on 2014-02-26 05:10 (#6J)

The name is hilarious.... just a little shift :)

So... where's the preferences/settings so I can be reminded the site exists? cuz without that daily mailer, I forget. :(