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posted by on Sunday February 23 2020, @03:20PM   Printer-friendly
from the anything-not-illegal-is-compulsory dept.

Bleh. Apparently not caring what you do on other sites or even requiring any personal information isn't good enough for the state of Confusion^WCalifornia, so we have a shiny, new, temporary Privacy Policy posted on every page and linked at the top of the nav bar.

If you feel like prettying the language, layout, or whatever up before I get around to it, feel free to do so and submit a pull request.

 
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  • (Score: 2) by Runaway1956 on Sunday February 23 2020, @04:46PM (9 children)

    by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Sunday February 23 2020, @04:46PM (#961446) Journal

    Nostalgia, probably. Everyone remembers their childhood, and their alma mater, and such. So, you get nostalgic, one day, and go for a drive through the old neighborhood. Maybe you even stop to visit the school. And, it's all warped, because none of it's as big as you remember. And, it's probably warped even more, due to the house that burnt down, the house that was blow away by a tornado, and the fifteen new houses, and the thirteen convenience stores that didn't exist.

    Except - at slashdot, the good was all gone before we even left. I mean, how high can you stack guano, anyhow?

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  • (Score: 2) by The Mighty Buzzard on Sunday February 23 2020, @04:51PM (2 children)

    by The Mighty Buzzard (18) Subscriber Badge <themightybuzzard@proton.me> on Sunday February 23 2020, @04:51PM (#961450) Homepage Journal

    Dunno, how tall are you?

    Don't blame me when you slow pitch one across the plate like that.

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    • (Score: 2) by Runaway1956 on Sunday February 23 2020, @05:25PM (1 child)

      by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Sunday February 23 2020, @05:25PM (#961461) Journal

      Nahh, I'm being kinda serious here. When I left the elementary school, headed up to the junior high school, I never expected to come back. But, I did one day, after graduating from high school. I actually had to go inside the elementary school to pick up a cousin who needed a ride home. GEEZ LOUISE! The ceilings were so low, the hallways narrow, I felt like I had walked into the twilight zone. The office, and the one classroom I entered were just TINY. For that matter, the playground seemed postage-stamp sized. And no, I'm not a giant - 6 ft tall even. But the difference between ~5' 6" twelve year old me, and 6' tall 20 year old me was a very big difference!

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  • (Score: 2) by Fnord666 on Sunday February 23 2020, @07:21PM (2 children)

    by Fnord666 (652) on Sunday February 23 2020, @07:21PM (#961510) Homepage

    Nostalgia, probably. Everyone remembers their childhood, and their alma mater, and such. So, you get nostalgic, one day, and go for a drive through the old neighborhood. Maybe you even stop to visit the school. And, it's all warped, because none of it's as big as you remember. And, it's probably warped even more, due to the house that burnt down, the house that was blow away by a tornado, and the fifteen new houses, and the thirteen convenience stores that didn't exist.

    Except - at slashdot, the good was all gone before we even left. I mean, how high can you stack guano, anyhow?

    More like remembering the sound of the belt zipping through your Dad's belt loops.

    • (Score: 1, Interesting) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday February 23 2020, @08:27PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Sunday February 23 2020, @08:27PM (#961538)

      At the mere suggestion, I heard your comment. And he wonders why I never call.

    • (Score: 3, Insightful) by The Mighty Buzzard on Monday February 24 2020, @12:58AM

      by The Mighty Buzzard (18) Subscriber Badge <themightybuzzard@proton.me> on Monday February 24 2020, @12:58AM (#961634) Homepage Journal

      Only if you had a childhood that was worth having lived. I mean, if you never got up to anything good enough to get your ass whipped, you wasted yours entirely.

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  • (Score: 4, Informative) by TheRaven on Monday February 24 2020, @10:44AM (2 children)

    by TheRaven (270) on Monday February 24 2020, @10:44AM (#961771) Journal
    Slashdot got a lot worse after this site was set up as a result of one simple decision: they removed the Message Center. That meant that there wasn't any way of replying to a post without manually monitoring each of your posts for replies and so discussion fell into one-shot remarks. If you asked someone a question, they'd never see it so you wouldn't get a reply (and if you did, you wouldn't see it). This format dramatically favoured trolls and selects against in-depth discussions.
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    • (Score: 2) by tangomargarine on Monday February 24 2020, @07:31PM (1 child)

      by tangomargarine (667) on Monday February 24 2020, @07:31PM (#961950)

      WTF, why? You might as well just say "stop posting here."

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      • (Score: 2) by TheRaven on Thursday February 27 2020, @05:15PM

        by TheRaven (270) on Thursday February 27 2020, @05:15PM (#963615) Journal
        I can't speak for their intentions, but that's how I interpreted it and stopped.
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