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posted by Dopefish on Monday February 17 2014, @02:06AM   Printer-friendly
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Dopefish writes

Greetings Soylentils! And welcome to SoylentNews!

We are here to deliver the best community-sourced news, catered for all manner of nerd! Because this is a grassroots based platform, the content feeds are powered by readers like you. Our main objective is to highlight news stories on the web that are of importance to everyone, but especially nerds. In addition, SoylentNews will strive to go beyond simple news-aggregation, with some core principles:
  • Providing a soapbox for experts to discuss their profession and solicit questions from a curious audience.
  • Allowing the community to comment, without any mandatory registration.
  • Staying mindful of the community's needs and wants while avoiding changes to satisfy an overarching corporate agenda.

We want to make this your source for news about technology, art, and science. We are the new kid on the block and are adapting quickly to satisfy our community's needs, as we look forward to exceeding your expectations and pushing boundaries like never before. Lastly, there will be no changes in format without a general consensus from the community. Thank you for stopping by and enjoy the ride!

~Dopefish

 
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  • (Score: 5, Insightful) by xlefay on Monday February 17 2014, @02:07AM

    by xlefay (65) on Monday February 17 2014, @02:07AM (#370) Journal

    Great news guys, thanks for your hard and awesome work! Let's rock!

    Starting Score:    1  point
    Moderation   +4  
       Insightful=4, Total=4
    Extra 'Insightful' Modifier   0  

    Total Score:   5  
  • (Score: 3, Funny) by samzenpus on Monday February 17 2014, @06:00AM

    by samzenpus (135) on Monday February 17 2014, @06:00AM (#430)

    Yeah! Wheres the beer?

    • (Score: 2, Funny) by timothy on Monday February 17 2014, @06:01AM

      by timothy (137) on Monday February 17 2014, @06:01AM (#431)

      How bout that? You too?!

      • (Score: 2, Funny) by Soulskill on Monday February 17 2014, @06:06AM

        by Soulskill (139) on Monday February 17 2014, @06:06AM (#435)

        It's a party!

        • (Score: 3, Funny) by Lagg on Monday February 17 2014, @06:34AM

          by Lagg (105) on Monday February 17 2014, @06:34AM (#456) Homepage Journal
          Soulskill, I demand you prove your identity by making no less than 10 damage control posts stating that you are listening to our concerns about there being too much utf-8 support.
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          • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday February 17 2014, @07:26AM

            by Anonymous Coward on Monday February 17 2014, @07:26AM (#476)

            Methinks someone meant to hit +1 Funny, not +1 Insightful..

          • (Score: 1) by Eunuchswear on Monday February 17 2014, @02:13PM

            by Eunuchswear (525) on Monday February 17 2014, @02:13PM (#706) Journal

            The UTF-8 support is a lie.

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            • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday February 17 2014, @02:20PM

              by Anonymous Coward on Monday February 17 2014, @02:20PM (#712)

              Well, sort of. I can see Unicode goodies in other people's posts, just can't conjure them myself.

              • (Score: 1) by maxwell demon on Thursday February 20 2014, @07:17AM

                by maxwell demon (1608) on Thursday February 20 2014, @07:17AM (#3243) Journal

                They seem to work only with entities like ζ but not with direct entry like à¥. Apparently the UTF8-bytes get interpreted as latinn1 instead.

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                • (Score: 1) by maxwell demon on Thursday February 20 2014, @07:22AM

                  by maxwell demon (1608) on Thursday February 20 2014, @07:22AM (#3244) Journal

                  Oops, I should also have given the input form. In the first case, it was ζ, in the second form the unicode character U+0950 entered directly. Well, actually (as you probably have guessed by now), I meant to use ॐ, resulting in &#x0950.

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                  • (Score: 1) by maxwell demon on Thursday February 20 2014, @07:25AM

                    by maxwell demon (1608) on Thursday February 20 2014, @07:25AM (#3245) Journal

                    Err ... resulting in ॐ of course — I really should have used preview ...

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                    • (Score: 1) by maxwell demon on Thursday February 20 2014, @07:29AM

                      by maxwell demon (1608) on Thursday February 20 2014, @07:29AM (#3246) Journal

                      And I see nesting ends at level 7. Is this configurable somewhere? I've got enough screen space to allow several more nesting levels.

                      Note that it may make sense to store the maximal nesting level in a cookie, to allow different settings on different devices.

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  • (Score: 1) by mrcoolbp on Monday February 17 2014, @06:10AM

    by mrcoolbp (68) <mrcoolbp@soylentnews.org> on Monday February 17 2014, @06:10AM (#438) Homepage

    and me with no mod points....

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  • (Score: 2, Funny) by CmdrTaco on Monday February 17 2014, @06:48AM

    by CmdrTaco (178) Subscriber Badge on Monday February 17 2014, @06:48AM (#462)

    Hey guys remember me? Great site you have here.

    • (Score: 1) by cosurgi on Monday February 17 2014, @08:44AM

      by cosurgi (272) on Monday February 17 2014, @08:44AM (#507) Journal

      sure I remember you! :)

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    • (Score: 1) by zocalo on Monday February 17 2014, @09:22AM

      by zocalo (302) on Monday February 17 2014, @09:22AM (#522)
      Didn't you have something to do with that Slashdot place with the awful UI we're all fleeing from? ;)
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    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday February 17 2014, @01:53PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Monday February 17 2014, @01:53PM (#691)

      You're dead to me, Taco. You sold out.

    • (Score: 1) by tangomargarine on Monday February 17 2014, @04:06PM

      by tangomargarine (667) on Monday February 17 2014, @04:06PM (#798)

      Already I see the possibility that this could be more Slashdot than Slashdot is now, which would be sweet. Although I'm sure it'll have its share of problems.

      Time will tell.

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  • (Score: 2, Informative) by crutchy on Monday February 17 2014, @06:49AM

    by crutchy (179) on Monday February 17 2014, @06:49AM (#463) Homepage Journal

    deleted my /. bookmark... created soylent one in its place :-)

    g'day from australia fellow geeks & nerds

    • (Score: 1) by mrbluze on Monday February 17 2014, @07:18AM

      by mrbluze (49) on Monday February 17 2014, @07:18AM (#471) Journal

      I love having some Soylent on my homepage.

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    • (Score: 1) by Kell on Monday February 17 2014, @09:02AM

      by Kell (292) on Monday February 17 2014, @09:02AM (#515)

      Aussies represent! Up just in time for the end of Slashcott downunder!

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  • (Score: 1) by Sir William on Monday February 17 2014, @06:56AM

    by Sir William (173) on Monday February 17 2014, @06:56AM (#465)

    I agree. Thanks for the hard work everyone.

  • (Score: 1) by crutchy on Monday February 17 2014, @07:33AM

    by crutchy (179) on Monday February 17 2014, @07:33AM (#480) Homepage Journal

    don't seem to be able to use the 'Submit Story' feature at the moment... i just thought i'd flag a little saga currently unfolding near where i live

    an open cut coal mine that supplies coal to a nearby 1600MW power station has been on fire for over a week

    http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/breaking-news/min e-smoke-hits-19-vic-firefighters/story-fni0xqi4-12 26829247880 [heraldsun.com.au]

    what might be more interesting is the lack of news media attention to it

    • (Score: 1) by Popeidol on Monday February 17 2014, @11:14AM

      by Popeidol (35) Subscriber Badge on Monday February 17 2014, @11:14AM (#570) Journal

      To see just how bad this can get, There's a coal seam in the US that's been burning since 1962. The adjacent town had to be evacuated after houses started collapsing into the ground and carbon monoxide poisoning became a risk: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centralia_mine_fire [wikipedia.org]

    • (Score: 1) by clone141166 on Monday February 17 2014, @11:18AM

      by clone141166 (59) on Monday February 17 2014, @11:18AM (#575)

      crutchy I have submitted your story via the submission page (for whatever reason it seems to work for me) and credited you for it - I just copied in your comment verbatim.

  • (Score: 1) by hal9000 on Monday February 17 2014, @08:03AM

    by hal9000 (228) on Monday February 17 2014, @08:03AM (#492)

    wait...

  • (Score: 1) by ionescu77 on Monday February 17 2014, @11:53AM

    by ionescu77 (423) on Monday February 17 2014, @11:53AM (#591)

    Hi and thank you for the hard work.

    I am very happy to see the original slashdot spirit alive.

    Best regards

  • (Score: 1) by dilbert on Monday February 17 2014, @12:19PM

    by dilbert (444) on Monday February 17 2014, @12:19PM (#610)

    Cheers, and kudos to the community for showing how to 'roll your own'

  • (Score: 1) by arlo5724 on Monday February 17 2014, @01:01PM

    by arlo5724 (510) on Monday February 17 2014, @01:01PM (#647) Homepage

    Very awesome, congrats!

    And I finally got that much-coveted 3-digit user number

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    • (Score: 1) by hb253 on Monday February 17 2014, @05:22PM

      by hb253 (745) on Monday February 17 2014, @05:22PM (#858)

      Amazing job, the site looks great!

      I also get 3 digit ID!

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  • (Score: 1) by Geezer on Monday February 17 2014, @01:12PM

    by Geezer (511) on Monday February 17 2014, @01:12PM (#658)

    Take that, smelly Dice Beta English pigs! I fart in your general direction!

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday February 17 2014, @01:24PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday February 17 2014, @01:24PM (#662)

    Congratulations to everyone involved in getting this up and running! I (like most others) have been reading the wiki and forums for over a week, checking in constantly to see how things were going. Great work guys and gals! I can't imagine ever going back to that other place.

  • (Score: 1) by Klik on Monday February 17 2014, @01:25PM

    by Klik (537) on Monday February 17 2014, @01:25PM (#664)

    Awesome work, guys.

    Nought to working ( mostly ) in under a couple of weeks! Wow!

    As someone who saw the 'other place' as a part of his daily routine since the 90s, i'm so glad that something of its original nature has returned, in a new form. Best of luck, everyone, and may we agree to disagree for many many years on...

    Klik

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  • (Score: 1) by Nmb on Monday February 17 2014, @01:41PM

    by Nmb (563) on Monday February 17 2014, @01:41PM (#681)

    Awesome, as good memories I have from Slashdot, it's great to see alternative.

    • (Score: 1) by j-stroy on Monday February 17 2014, @05:12PM

      by j-stroy (761) on Monday February 17 2014, @05:12PM (#844)

      Very appreciative.. I just felt icky when I looked at slashdot.. Keep it going! New avid reader.

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday February 17 2014, @03:35PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday February 17 2014, @03:35PM (#776)

    mcgrew here. I registered that user name (I'm mcgrew at slashdot and was at k5 as well) a couple of weeks ago when it was called altslashdot. Today I tried to log in and it rejected my password. When I went to retrieve it your database had no idea who I was.

    WTF, guys?