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posted by LaminatorX on Monday March 03 2014, @11:00PM   Printer-friendly
from the Java-should-be-open dept.

r00t writes:

"Taking a page out of Lexmark playbook, the Keurig company, famous for it's one-cup coffee making system, now comes with new and improved 100% DRM. Apparently, Keurig is upset over re-usable third-party 'coffee pods' which allow the consumer to escape the Keurig throw-away models which carry a retail price 5% to 25% more. Keurig's CEO, Brian Kelly referred to the move as 'game-changing performance.' Perhaps this will finally be the year of Linux on the Coffe Maker?"

 
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  • (Score: 1) by cykros on Tuesday March 04 2014, @05:34PM

    by cykros (989) on Tuesday March 04 2014, @05:34PM (#10796)

    I wouldn't guess all or even most of us don't visit slashdot anymore, but then, when I do (it's still in my RSS reader), it's the quickest way to get me to come over here. Every time I'm over there, I find something else to hate about beta...

  • (Score: 2) by edIII on Tuesday March 04 2014, @07:14PM

    by edIII (791) on Tuesday March 04 2014, @07:14PM (#10880)

    I don't even really think about Slashdot anymore. I know that others outside of Slashdot always derided the community for it's apparent unreasonableness when it comes to change, but there was more to it than that. It didn't even have anything to do with Javascript, which a lot on Slashdot irrationally hated. When used properly there is nothing wrong with it. Personally, the old interface we have here is comfy and familiar, but it could be spiced up quite a bit with some simple AJAX calls that don't require me to open a new tab or jump through hoops to post a comment.

    It was summed up so damn well by one poster on Slashdot at the time, and that was that we are emphatically not an audience. We are Slashdot, and that's not egoist or entitlement speaking.

    Beta wasn't just a change in aesthetics. Beta was a change in the core culture and concepts, and embraced corporate/marketing culture that is quite frankly an anathema to most Slashdotters.

    I only bring it up because the audience/community discussion is very appropriate to a lot of what is going on in this country at many levels. We've become audiences that are spoken at.

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