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SoylentNews is people

posted by mrcoolbp on Wednesday April 09 2014, @07:57PM   Printer-friendly
from the I-thought-the-name-was-bacconmuffinnews dept.

After several early attempts, we have settled on a process for deciding on the final name for this site currently known as SoylentNews.org. You'll need to log in and go to: userprefs/homepage and check the box marked "Willing to Vote" if you'd like to participate (do this now, the submission round will go out soon). The vote will occur using an email-based solution loosely based on the Debian/Condercet method that we cooked up. Note: checking this box will indicate that we are scraping your email address from the database for participation (this is completely opt-in). If you wish not to participate, just make sure this box is unchecked (this is the default).

We are opening the floor to name suggestions. If you have suggested a name earlier, you'll need to re-submit it through this email voting system. Though we prefer available domains, if you have pre-purchased a domain (eg: to prevent squatters), by submitting the name you are stating that you are the owner of the domain(s) and will give it without strings attached to this project if it were to be chosen.

The criteria for an acceptable name:

  • Unique and free of obvious trademarks
  • Ideally be a bit technological/geeky and signal the site is "news"
  • Domain should be available in all permutations: .com/.net/.org
  • Easy to pronounce
  • Easy to type
  • Easy to 'market' or has a "hook" (imagine a mug with the name, a logo, slogans, plays on words, etc.)
  • Passes the girlfriend / wife / significant other / random person at work - test

This is how it will work:

  1. The first round will go out asking for name submissions
  2. Submissions will remain open for 7 days
  3. The community will vote to yield 5 names
  4. Staff will vote and produce 5 names
  5. A final vote on all 10 names will be held
  6. At this point, the staff will have a second full vote on the same ten items the community voted on
  7. The result of this vote, and the community vote, including its runoff, will then be published
  8. The staff vote is the final decision. We have to live with this. But the community will have a powerful influence on the final staff vote.

If you're interested:

NCommander adds: So its finally here, and I wanted to apologize for the long delay before this actually happened. To the editoral team, please bump this to the top of the index for the next 24 hours so everyone gets a chance to see it (click 'fastforward' then save to autoupdate the timestamp). I promise a Featured Story option is coming in the next major update so we don't have to deal with this!

 
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  • (Score: 5, Insightful) by zizban on Wednesday April 09 2014, @02:23AM

    by zizban (3765) on Wednesday April 09 2014, @02:23AM (#28564)

    I like the current name actually. Simple and easy to remember.

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  • (Score: 4, Insightful) by iroll on Wednesday April 09 2014, @02:34AM

    by iroll (4013) on Wednesday April 09 2014, @02:34AM (#28566)

    Second.

    • (Score: 5, Insightful) by buswolley on Wednesday April 09 2014, @03:02AM

      by buswolley (848) on Wednesday April 09 2014, @03:02AM (#28575)

      Why kill your brandname?

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      • (Score: 5, Informative) by mrcoolbp on Wednesday April 09 2014, @03:33AM

        by mrcoolbp (68) <mrcoolbp@soylentnews.org> on Wednesday April 09 2014, @03:33AM (#28579) Homepage

        A formal vote on a new name was promised before we even launched the site you are currently using. We are trying to keep that promise.

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        • (Score: 5, Funny) by davester666 on Wednesday April 09 2014, @04:43AM

          by davester666 (155) on Wednesday April 09 2014, @04:43AM (#28608)

          What the hell am I going to do with 500 Soylent News Is People t-shirts if the name changes?

          • (Score: 2, Funny) by LeadFreeSucks on Wednesday April 09 2014, @05:32AM

            by LeadFreeSucks (4056) on Wednesday April 09 2014, @05:32AM (#28624)

            You could always push for a re-run of Soylent Green on Hulu. /what do I know, i'm just a solder monkey ;-)

          • (Score: 2) by Blackmoore on Wednesday April 09 2014, @01:42PM

            by Blackmoore (57) on Wednesday April 09 2014, @01:42PM (#28771) Journal

            Pft. i have 200 AltSlash and another 300 BuckFeta..

          • (Score: 2) by buswolley on Wednesday April 09 2014, @03:59PM

            by buswolley (848) on Wednesday April 09 2014, @03:59PM (#28879)

            Sell them for double the original price. Collector item now (for those in the know)

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          • (Score: 2) by Bot on Wednesday April 09 2014, @04:25PM

            by Bot (3902) on Wednesday April 09 2014, @04:25PM (#28889) Journal

            I'd raise an error 500.

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          • (Score: 2) by Sir Garlon on Wednesday April 09 2014, @06:21PM

            by Sir Garlon (1264) on Wednesday April 09 2014, @06:21PM (#28969)

            Take a laundry pen and cross out "Is" and write in "Was" instead. :-)

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      • (Score: 4, Interesting) by dilbert on Wednesday April 09 2014, @03:34AM

        by dilbert (444) on Wednesday April 09 2014, @03:34AM (#28581)
        While there are worse names out there, SoylentNews is a horrible name which doesn't pass the last two tests outlined:
        • Easy to 'market' or has a "hook" (imagine a mug with the name, a logo, slogans, plays on words, etc.)
        • Passes the girlfriend / wife / significant other / random person at work - test
        • (Score: 3, Funny) by Tork on Wednesday April 09 2014, @04:38AM

          by Tork (3914) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday April 09 2014, @04:38AM (#28604)
          Soylent News is people isn't a slogan/play on words/description of how it came into being?

          As for the girlfriend test... what are you worried about, them mistaking it for a porn site? I mean they'd have to imag... eww.
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          • (Score: 2) by TK on Wednesday April 09 2014, @03:00PM

            by TK (2760) on Wednesday April 09 2014, @03:00PM (#28834)

            It's Soylent News not Soylent Nudes.

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            • (Score: 2) by Tork on Wednesday April 09 2014, @04:31PM

              by Tork (3914) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday April 09 2014, @04:31PM (#28891)
              I was thinking "soilent"...
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              • (Score: 1) by iroll on Wednesday April 09 2014, @05:52PM

                by iroll (4013) on Wednesday April 09 2014, @05:52PM (#28953)

                Well, you get a gold for mental gymnastics :p

              • (Score: 2, Funny) by Ethanol-fueled on Wednesday April 09 2014, @08:26PM

                by Ethanol-fueled (2792) on Wednesday April 09 2014, @08:26PM (#29081) Homepage

                Only the Germans and the Japanese would consider that "porn."

        • (Score: 1) by JoeMerchant on Wednesday April 09 2014, @09:25PM

          by JoeMerchant (3937) on Wednesday April 09 2014, @09:25PM (#29114)

          If they would change the color scheme to green, it would line up a lot better with the tagline "...is people."

          If you don't get it, you need to brush up on your old, bad, SciFi movie literacy.

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      • (Score: 2) by Geotti on Thursday April 10 2014, @03:24AM

        by Geotti (1146) on Thursday April 10 2014, @03:24AM (#29233) Journal

        Why kill your brandname?

        Because brands are insignificant? Are you a marketing major?

        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday April 11 2014, @04:18PM

          by Anonymous Coward on Friday April 11 2014, @04:18PM (#30127)

          Because your dick is insignificant? Are you an ass?

    • (Score: 1) by soylentsandor on Thursday April 17 2014, @03:16PM

      by soylentsandor (309) on Thursday April 17 2014, @03:16PM (#32699)

      Thirded (for obvious reasons).

  • (Score: 3, Informative) by prospectacle on Wednesday April 09 2014, @02:43AM

    by prospectacle (3422) on Wednesday April 09 2014, @02:43AM (#28568) Journal

    I believe it will be one of the candidates

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    • (Score: 5, Informative) by mrcoolbp on Wednesday April 09 2014, @02:45AM

      by mrcoolbp (68) <mrcoolbp@soylentnews.org> on Wednesday April 09 2014, @02:45AM (#28570) Homepage

      This is correct, soylentnews.org will be one of the options.

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      • (Score: 5, Funny) by iroll on Wednesday April 09 2014, @03:01AM

        by iroll (4013) on Wednesday April 09 2014, @03:01AM (#28574)

        And if it doesn't win, we'll just fork and start all over!

      • (Score: 3, Insightful) by Reziac on Wednesday April 09 2014, @03:44AM

        by Reziac (2489) on Wednesday April 09 2014, @03:44AM (#28586) Homepage

        Good! besides, SoylentNews already has my vote. :)

        As someone else says, why kill an existing brand? Obviously it's easy to remember, or we wouldn't be here. :)

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        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday April 09 2014, @07:36AM

          by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday April 09 2014, @07:36AM (#28644)

          It's a terrible name. Nothing to do with the original, not nerdy at all and it sounds like some nature-friendly pregnant women blog.

          pipedot.org got it right, close to the original, catchy and understood by nerds. We need something in that direction

          • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday April 09 2014, @08:40AM

            by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday April 09 2014, @08:40AM (#28660)

            ...and Pipedot has a cool logo.

            Can we buy Pipebot out too?

          • (Score: 3, Insightful) by M. Baranczak on Wednesday April 09 2014, @02:42PM

            by M. Baranczak (1673) on Wednesday April 09 2014, @02:42PM (#28812)

            "Close to the original" is just another way of saying "unoriginal".

            • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday April 09 2014, @02:53PM

              by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday April 09 2014, @02:53PM (#28823)

              I prefer unoriginal over of the utter unrelated and misleading name "soylentnews"

          • (Score: 2) by buswolley on Wednesday April 09 2014, @03:50PM

            by buswolley (848) on Wednesday April 09 2014, @03:50PM (#28868)

            I am not a fan of pipe dot name.

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            • (Score: 1) by rival on Wednesday April 09 2014, @06:04PM

              by rival (2700) on Wednesday April 09 2014, @06:04PM (#28958)

              Agreed; while we geeks get the reference, there's a good chance that others (think stupid filters) may think pipedot is some sort of drug-related site, and hence NSFW.

              • (Score: 2) by buswolley on Wednesday April 09 2014, @08:21PM

                by buswolley (848) on Wednesday April 09 2014, @08:21PM (#29074)

                I've never |. in bash before. What would it do?

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                • (Score: 2) by hybristic on Wednesday April 09 2014, @09:20PM

                  by hybristic (10) on Wednesday April 09 2014, @09:20PM (#29112) Journal

                  go do it and report back!

                • (Score: 2) by stderr on Wednesday April 09 2014, @11:47PM

                  by stderr (11) on Wednesday April 09 2014, @11:47PM (#29154) Journal

                  I've never |. in bash before. What would it do?

                  Have you /.'ed in bash?

                  Neither of them makes sense on their own in bash, but maybe |. is part of a longer command, like foo|./bar or awk '/foo|.bar/ { print }'.

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                  • (Score: 2) by buswolley on Thursday April 10 2014, @12:46AM

                    by buswolley (848) on Thursday April 10 2014, @12:46AM (#29172)

                    well yes. Of course..If I were to direct it to a file in the current directory...but just |. ?

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                    • (Score: 2) by stderr on Thursday April 10 2014, @01:41AM

                      by stderr (11) on Thursday April 10 2014, @01:41AM (#29196) Journal

                      If I were to direct it to a file in the current directory...

                      Then you would have used "./", not "/.", but even in that case, you didn't use "just /." (or "just ./"), did you?

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                  • (Score: 1) by J053 on Thursday April 10 2014, @01:19AM

                    by J053 (3532) <reversethis-{xc. ... s} {ta} {enikad}> on Thursday April 10 2014, @01:19AM (#29185) Homepage
                    I always liked the play on words of the other site:
                    "Yes, just browse to aitch tee tee pee slash slash slash dot dot com"
                    How about "httpslash.com"?
          • (Score: 2, Insightful) by q.kontinuum on Wednesday April 09 2014, @11:25PM

            by q.kontinuum (532) on Wednesday April 09 2014, @11:25PM (#29146) Journal

            How long do you want this site to be a slashdot-wannebe? This is already history, let the site stand on their own merits, for gods sake... I definitely prefer Soylentnews

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        • (Score: 2) by xlefay on Wednesday April 09 2014, @06:20PM

          by xlefay (65) on Wednesday April 09 2014, @06:20PM (#28966) Journal

          This is a terrible idea!

          • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday April 09 2014, @06:41PM

            by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday April 09 2014, @06:41PM (#28987)

            w00t w00t

          • (Score: 2) by xlefay on Wednesday April 09 2014, @06:46PM

            by xlefay (65) on Wednesday April 09 2014, @06:46PM (#28990) Journal

            oops, replied to the wrong comment. lol

  • (Score: 1) by barnhd1 on Wednesday April 09 2014, @02:53AM

    by barnhd1 (2356) on Wednesday April 09 2014, @02:53AM (#28572)

    In all due respect, I love the site, but wouldn't mind a name change

    • (Score: 3, Informative) by mrcoolbp on Wednesday April 09 2014, @02:56AM

      by mrcoolbp (68) <mrcoolbp@soylentnews.org> on Wednesday April 09 2014, @02:56AM (#28573) Homepage

      A proper vote on the name change was promised from the very beginning, we are now (finally) delivering on that promise.

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      • (Score: 4, Interesting) by FuckBeta on Wednesday April 09 2014, @09:11PM

        by FuckBeta (1504) on Wednesday April 09 2014, @09:11PM (#29107) Homepage

        Yeah, for people who use email.
        Only people with email can vote?
        Isn't that like only allowing folks who can afford to buy a .gov issued picture ID to vote?

        Anyone who has been paying attention isn't using email.
        Maybe we don't want our online comments tied to our real world identities forever.

        Bad choice. Put some sort of poll where only registered users can vote.

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        • (Score: 3, Funny) by VLM on Wednesday April 16 2014, @03:38PM

          by VLM (445) on Wednesday April 16 2014, @03:38PM (#32345)

          Yeah and we need an option for people who don't use the internet

  • (Score: 2, Informative) by Buck Feta on Wednesday April 09 2014, @03:35AM

    by Buck Feta (958) on Wednesday April 09 2014, @03:35AM (#28584) Journal

    "Butts" is simpler and easier to remember (not that I'm advocating that particular moniker).

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    • (Score: 2) by egcagrac0 on Wednesday April 09 2014, @06:19AM

      by egcagrac0 (2705) on Wednesday April 09 2014, @06:19AM (#28633)

      Yeah, but the domains are probably expensive.

    • (Score: -1, Flamebait) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday April 09 2014, @10:10AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday April 09 2014, @10:10AM (#28684)

      Brilliant! Let's alienate the entire female segment of the market, and attract every lonely H.I.V. donor on the internet.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday April 09 2014, @10:30AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday April 09 2014, @10:30AM (#28695)

      "Butts" is simpler and easier to remember (not that I'm advocating that particular moniker).

      "bigbutts" is easier to remember and...
      you other brothers can't deny
      that when a girl walks in with an itty bitty waist
      and a round thing in your face ...

      But(t) anyway, where was I?
      Neither .com, .net nor .org is available for that name.

  • (Score: 4, Insightful) by zocalo on Wednesday April 09 2014, @07:12AM

    by zocalo (302) on Wednesday April 09 2014, @07:12AM (#28640)
    I'm OK with it too, even the "Soylentils" thing. I'm sure we could come up with something better, but SoylentNews has sort of become established in my mind already. I think there definitely needs to be an option for it remaining the site name, but I'd equally be fine with a change if there was an option that meritied it. Ultimately, it's just a bookmark in my browser, so it's not like I actually type it in or anything.
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    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday April 09 2014, @01:31PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday April 09 2014, @01:31PM (#28763)

      Psh, casual.

      I never close the tab.

      • (Score: 2) by buswolley on Wednesday April 09 2014, @05:39PM

        by buswolley (848) on Wednesday April 09 2014, @05:39PM (#28945)

        Pffhh, amateur. Accruing 1 tab per story, since the beginning of soylentnews.

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        • (Score: 1) by meisterister on Wednesday April 09 2014, @10:44PM

          by meisterister (949) on Wednesday April 09 2014, @10:44PM (#29132) Journal

          Pffffffffffft, newbie. Opening one tab per comment AND per story, since the beginning of soylentnews.

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    • (Score: 1) by strattitarius on Tuesday April 29 2014, @02:17AM

      by strattitarius (3191) on Tuesday April 29 2014, @02:17AM (#37470) Journal

      Soylenites. It is also not great, but better than something with lentils in it. Really? Soy - lentils? That's too rich.

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  • (Score: 1) by zigbigadoorlue on Wednesday April 09 2014, @07:21AM

    by zigbigadoorlue (1092) on Wednesday April 09 2014, @07:21AM (#28641)

    I really like the current name but has anyone addressed the fact the soylent green is copyrighted? Or is this covered under parody? I don't think SN could defend itself if MGM came knocking.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday April 09 2014, @07:45AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday April 09 2014, @07:45AM (#28646)

      You can't copyright a movie title, but you can trademark it. But as I recall, "Soylent Green" came out before that trend began. I suspect that it's safe, and a rather funny parody as well.

      • (Score: 2) by stderr on Thursday April 10 2014, @01:05AM

        by stderr (11) on Thursday April 10 2014, @01:05AM (#29178) Journal

        You can't copyright a movie title, but you can trademark it. But as I recall, "Soylent Green" came out before that trend began. I suspect that it's safe, and a rather funny parody as well.

        More importantly, trademarks are divided into classes. "Apple" can be a trademark of both a computer company (class 9) and a record label (class 41) because those are different classes.

        As far as I can tell, movies (i.e. "Cinema presentations") is covered by class 41, "Education; providing of training; entertainment; sporting and cultural activities.", while this site (if it's "News agencies". Is it?) probably would be covered by class 38, "Telecommunications".

        But then again, IANAL...

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    • (Score: 2) by egcagrac0 on Wednesday April 09 2014, @07:56AM

      by egcagrac0 (2705) on Wednesday April 09 2014, @07:56AM (#28649)

      The color that jumps out at me is a red (not a green), so I think we're safe.

  • (Score: 1) by bookreader on Wednesday April 09 2014, @09:27AM

    by bookreader (3906) on Wednesday April 09 2014, @09:27AM (#28672)

    True, easy and simple to remember.

    On the other hand, my first association about 'soylent' is the food substitute [wikipedia.org]. Unless someone knows the history about /. and so on, how he is expected to think this site is for nerd news and not about the food?

    Still, how we are going to avoid the Open Office trap? For many years people were told 'use Open Office instead of MS Office'. Than the split came and the new motto is 'use Libre Office'. Wait, what, you used to say to use Open Office ...

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday April 09 2014, @01:39PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday April 09 2014, @01:39PM (#28769)

      Well, my first association is something which could also be considered to be a food substitute ... but is green and made of people.

    • (Score: 2, Interesting) by ArhcAngel on Wednesday April 09 2014, @06:34PM

      by ArhcAngel (654) on Wednesday April 09 2014, @06:34PM (#28980)

      So if I were to extrapolate on that premise I would come to the conclusion this site is in fact a news substitute.

    • (Score: 1) by q.kontinuum on Wednesday April 09 2014, @11:32PM

      by q.kontinuum (532) on Wednesday April 09 2014, @11:32PM (#29147) Journal

      I don't think people getting confused that easily is the target audience here ;-)

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  • (Score: 5, Interesting) by Nerdanel on Wednesday April 09 2014, @09:53AM

    by Nerdanel (3363) on Wednesday April 09 2014, @09:53AM (#28682) Journal

    In the Soylent group of products, only Soylent Green is secretly made of people. The older Soylent Red and Soylent Yellow are not. When you think about it, you can't feed a non-collapsing population with only its dead.

    But really, all the Soylents are mass produced "food" product and distributed to the masses who can't afford real food in a dystopian future. Soylent is corporate, homogenized, lowest-common-denominator, made of the cheapest available ingredients, and the very essence of closed-source. I think that's not what this site is supposed to stand for.

    • (Score: 3, Interesting) by Grishnakh on Wednesday April 09 2014, @01:59PM

      by Grishnakh (2831) on Wednesday April 09 2014, @01:59PM (#28783)

      But really, all the Soylents are mass produced "food" product and distributed to the masses who can't afford real food in a dystopian future. Soylent is corporate, homogenized, lowest-common-denominator, made of the cheapest available ingredients, and the very essence of closed-source. I think that's not what this site is supposed to stand for.

      No, but that's exactly the future we have to look forward to, so we might as well enjoy parodies like this.

    • (Score: 2) by dmc on Wednesday April 09 2014, @07:20PM

      by dmc (188) on Wednesday April 09 2014, @07:20PM (#29013)

      When you think about it, you can't feed a non-collapsing population with only its dead.

      Maybe you can help me better understand that Matrix movie?

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday April 09 2014, @07:30PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday April 09 2014, @07:30PM (#29017)
      Actually, Soylent is a food that contains all things necessary for nourishment and can be made yourself according to diy.solent.me [soylent.me] and thus could be representative of the values here at Soylentnews.org
      • (Score: 3, Funny) by Reziac on Thursday April 10 2014, @04:46AM

        by Reziac (2489) on Thursday April 10 2014, @04:46AM (#29260) Homepage

        Heh, good one, AC -- yep, SoylentNews is all the news I need for my brain to be properly nourished. Works for me!

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    • (Score: 1) by meisterister on Thursday April 10 2014, @12:33AM

      by meisterister (949) on Thursday April 10 2014, @12:33AM (#29170) Journal

      [sprouts neckbeard and fedora] But then it would be so ironic.

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    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday April 23 2014, @03:30PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday April 23 2014, @03:30PM (#34944)
      you can even diy soylent [soylent.me]

      It's an all in one food that can overcome disturbances in the natural food supply, allowing you to enjoy traditional food occasionally rather than depending on it for survival. // /. = traditional food here

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday April 09 2014, @04:43PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday April 09 2014, @04:43PM (#28904)

    I dislike it.
    - It refers to a cheesy 1970s pop sci fi book
    - It refers to cannibalism, ffs
    - It doesn't roll off the tongue
    - It refers to cannibalism
    - It's gross
    - Its grosseness and lame / disgusting references will turn people off
    - We can do better

    • (Score: 2) by FuckBeta on Wednesday April 09 2014, @09:15PM

      by FuckBeta (1504) on Wednesday April 09 2014, @09:15PM (#29109) Homepage

      I agree. It disturbs me.

      I don't want to think of cannibalism and Edward G. Robinson dying of cancer every time I want to read the news.

      Also - "it's people" refers to the 'Charlton Heston and the statue of liberty moment' when the protagonist realises that corpses from state sponsored euthanasia were being boiled, rendered, and processed into foodstuffs.

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  • (Score: 1) by Joe Desertrat on Thursday April 10 2014, @01:25AM

    by Joe Desertrat (2454) on Thursday April 10 2014, @01:25AM (#29190)

    "I like the current name actually. Simple and easy to remember."

    And I already have it in my bookmarks as "Soylent News".