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posted by janrinok on Wednesday March 12 2014, @11:33PM   Printer-friendly
from the I-was-doing-OK-until-it-mentioned-perl dept.

xyzzyyzzyx writes:

"Avantslash is touting a user hosted perl script that, if paired with any web browser with JavaScript, promises to shave crucial bytes off of the standard Slash-based experience, one of which is our very own SoylentNews. Audiences include those with very limited bandwidth, such as those in developing countries with only 2G mobile access or dialup."

 
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  • (Score: 5, Interesting) by Appalbarry on Thursday March 13 2014, @01:00AM

    by Appalbarry (66) on Thursday March 13 2014, @01:00AM (#15643) Journal

    First, the project web site actually describes it WAY WAY better than the summary:

    Are you a regular reader of slashdot.org or SoylentNews.org? Are you annoyed that as of 2014 Slashdot still does not have a decent [see below] mobile website? Then AvantSlash may be something for you.

    Avantslash is a perl script that should run on a webserver that you control. It will screen-scrape the slashdot.org website and reformat the content for your mobile phone.

    NOW I'm interested. Don't just tell me how it works, tell me what it does!

    Second: is this a Slashvertisement?

    Third: Or is it a Soyvertisement?

    Starting Score:    1  point
    Moderation   +3  
       Interesting=3, Total=3
    Extra 'Interesting' Modifier   0  
    Karma-Bonus Modifier   +1  

    Total Score:   5  
  • (Score: 2) by clone141166 on Thursday March 13 2014, @01:23AM

    by clone141166 (59) on Thursday March 13 2014, @01:23AM (#15647)

    I liked that the primary example screenshot of SoylentNews shown was one of McGrew's comments paying out /. users for being "clowns". :)

    Also, isn't there an FDA requirement that Soyvertisements contain nutritional information?

    • (Score: 4, Funny) by bill_mcgonigle on Thursday March 13 2014, @03:31AM

      by bill_mcgonigle (1105) on Thursday March 13 2014, @03:31AM (#15673)

      Also, isn't there an FDA requirement that Soyvertisements contain nutritional information?

      Soyvertisements contain the electrolytes readers crave.

  • (Score: 2) by Foobar Bazbot on Thursday March 13 2014, @03:04AM

    by Foobar Bazbot (37) on Thursday March 13 2014, @03:04AM (#15661) Journal

    Or is it a Soyvertisement?

    No,it's a Soyvertiselent.

  • (Score: 3, Funny) by hankwang on Thursday March 13 2014, @06:17AM

    by hankwang (100) on Thursday March 13 2014, @06:17AM (#15735) Homepage

    "Second: is this a Slashvertisement?
    Third: Or is it a Soyvertisement?"

    Only if I had submitted the story myself, which I didn't. But my sig is.