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Military Electronics That Shatter Into Dust On Command

samzenpus posted about 6 months ago | from the poof-it's-gone dept.

The Military 221

First time accepted submitter MAE Keller writes "Two U.S. companies are joining a military research program to develop sensitive electronic components able to self-destruct on command to keep them out of the hands of potential adversaries who would attempt to counterfeit them for their own use. From the article: 'Last Friday DARPA awarded a $2.1 million contract to PARC, and a $3.5 million contract to IBM for the VAPR program, which seeks to develop transient electronics that can physically disappear in a controlled, triggerable manner.'"

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BUCK FETA (5, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 months ago | (#46177613)

Also, fuck beta!

Re:BUCK FETA (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 months ago | (#46177763)

I heard Buck Feta is the son of Boba Fett in the next Star Wars movie.

Re:BUCK FETA (3, Informative)

arth1 (260657) | about 6 months ago | (#46177865)

Beta is to Classic as Jar-Jar Binks is to Boba Fett.

Re:BUCK FETA (3, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 months ago | (#46178033)

C'mon now, that just isnt fair. Jar Jar was at lest better looking and more informed then Beta. Also Jar Jar added some value, unlike Beta.

Re:BUCK FETA (2)

geekoid (135745) | about 6 months ago | (#46178075)

Boba Fett* was horrible at his job.

*BOBA FEETS!

Re:BUCK FETA (2)

richlv (778496) | about 6 months ago | (#46177809)

oh, maybe it could shatter into DUST

Re:BUCK FETA (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 months ago | (#46177845)

Slashdot has stopped pushing beta, on me at least, today.

Is this because the message has been received and is being mulled over?

Re:BUCK FETA (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 months ago | (#46178001)

I hope so, because if they force the users to switch to that Beta design, the users are likely to leave.

How many are only still here, because they can still access the normal, "classic" site?

Re:BUCK FETA (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 months ago | (#46177901)

Seriously no button to Post as Anonymous Coward. What the fucking fuckity fuck?

Sorry, I just don't get what you are ranting about (0)

Chris Walker (135667) | about 6 months ago | (#46177971)

I prefer the beta, it's clean and works just fine. Seriously, what is it that's making it so horrible for you?

Re:Sorry, I just don't get what you are ranting ab (4, Interesting)

Goaway (82658) | about 6 months ago | (#46178013)

No way to see replies to your comments, no way to link to your comments to check by hand. Discussion is impossible.

Re:Sorry, I just don't get what you are ranting ab (4, Interesting)

arth1 (260657) | about 6 months ago | (#46178053)

I prefer the beta, it's clean and works just fine. Seriously, what is it that's making it so horrible for you?

Threaded conversations where you can choose ahead of time to see all replies. But you likely won't see this reply, if you use beta.

Re:BUCK FETA (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 months ago | (#46178031)

Beta loses too much functionality. Throw it away.

This message will self destruct (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 months ago | (#46177621)

Remember, if you or any of your IM force are caught or killed, the Secretary will disavow all knowledge.

Good bye Mr. Phelps.

Kind of like slashdot (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 months ago | (#46177757)

Slashdot is entirely like this; Alice Hill gave a voice command and he whole site shit all over itself!

Re:Kind of like slashdot (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 months ago | (#46177835)

Fuck Alice Hill.

Re:Kind of like slashdot (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 months ago | (#46178059)

Yeah, and fuck beta

Re:Kind of like slashdot (-1, Flamebait)

Antipater (2053064) | about 6 months ago | (#46178115)

I'm trying a new tack - contacting outside media. If Alice Hill doesn't read her own email or /. comments, maybe she reads tech news in other places. If tech bloggers elsewhere start writing about slashdot's impending demise, she (or her boss, maybe) might take notice.

Anyone have any journalist friends?

Fuck beta. (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 months ago | (#46177627)

It's like millions of voices cried out in terror, and then suddenly, silenced.

seta bucks (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 months ago | (#46177655)

Lalala lalala fristy post

This is the end. (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 months ago | (#46177657)

The Slashocalypse is nigh!

Also, altslashdot.org

Re:This is the end. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 months ago | (#46177789)

slashdotted. rofl

If only Slashdot Beta would shatter into Dust (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 months ago | (#46177661)

Why has Dice declared war on the slashdot user base?

beta sucks (3, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 months ago | (#46177665)

just saying the obvious

What can go wrong with this (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 months ago | (#46177669)

On who's command :).

Certainly I can see a massive saving in costs for surface-to-air missiles.

Re:What can go wrong with this (2)

Ben Dibell (2852113) | about 6 months ago | (#46177691)

Can I fire some at beta?

Shatter to Dust on Command (3, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 months ago | (#46177673)

So...slashdot's user base is set to shatter when beta goes live?

Car analogy time (4, Funny)

Bob the Super Hamste (1152367) | about 6 months ago | (#46177677)

Car analogy time:
I have gotten rid of vehicles that sucked less than the Slashdot beta. Seriously even that '85 Bronco II where everything was rusty, none of the body panels matched, and that had bad compression on the #5 cylinder sucked less than beta.slashdot.org.

Too bad Slashdot beta won't shatter into dust on command

Re:Car analogy time (-1, Troll)

geekoid (135745) | about 6 months ago | (#46178085)

Did you whine more or less at complete stranger about your car then you do about the awesome slashdot beta?

Already One Step Ahead... (5, Insightful)

ThatsDrDangerToYou (3480047) | about 6 months ago | (#46177683)

I write code like this all the time. Oh wait, you mean on purpose?

Ob note: uck-fay eta-bay

I thought this was already perfected (3)

TigerPlish (174064) | about 6 months ago | (#46177685)

Electronics that smoke themselves? Have had plenty of them.

They all spewed magic smoke shortly after warranty expiration. Coincidence? I THINK NOT! BWAHAHA!

Just like Slashdot will spew magic smoke when its bitch daddy Dice pulls the plug on classic. All that will remain is a box full of bad smells and no life.

Why doesn't this just automatically fill in? (1)

Loughla (2531696) | about 6 months ago | (#46177955)

All that will remain is a box full of bad smells and no life.

So, your mom's basement, then?

Can't wait for it to reach the private sector (2)

Shag (3737) | about 6 months ago | (#46177987)

Miss enough payments, and all the circuitry inside your computer, your car, the home theater you got from Rent-A-Center, or whatever... *poof*

Of course, it'll put a lot of repo-men out of work...

I know an operating system like that . . . (1)

mmell (832646) | about 6 months ago | (#46177687)

. . . oh, wait. Disappear in a controlled, triggerable manner . . . Never mind, Bill.

Slashdot Does A Digg (2, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 months ago | (#46177689)

No doubt about it Slashdot beta sucks and everyone hates it. But, the Slashcrew, like Digg of old, refuse to listen.

Show them the error of their ways, boycott Slashdot 2/7/14.

Mission (Im)possible (1)

AtomicSymphonic (2570041) | about 6 months ago | (#46177695)

So, does this mean when I throw my Google Glasses off a cliff, will they explode in spectacular style?

Re:Mission (Im)possible (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 months ago | (#46177977)

Dice threw Slashdot off a cliff and it's exploding now.

Too bad Slashdot beta won't shatter into dust (5, Insightful)

Bob the Super Hamste (1152367) | about 6 months ago | (#46177707)

Too bad Slashdot beta won't shatter into dust on command

Re:Too bad Slashdot beta won't shatter into dust (2)

CanHasDIY (1672858) | about 6 months ago | (#46177729)

Maybe we're just not using the right one.

Re:Too bad Slashdot beta won't shatter into dust (2)

kencurry (471519) | about 6 months ago | (#46177799)

Maybe we're just not using the right one.

no, you're just holding it the wrong way.

Re:Too bad Slashdot beta won't shatter into dust (2)

girlintraining (1395911) | about 6 months ago | (#46177983)

Too bad Slashdot beta won't shatter into dust on command

Well, it was clearly designed by some kind of weapons grade stupid. This could be the prototype for it... it just failed to deploy as intended and so we're stuck with this digital Exxon Valdeez puking up mangled content and terrible design all along the shores of our global networks as it's drunken pilots sing "We're gonna beeeeee rich! da da do do de daaaa...."

Freenode #slashdot-refugees (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 months ago | (#46178109)

For lack of a better alternative at present, to discuss implementation of a new slashdot or altslashdot, Freenode #slashdot-refugees.

VAPRware? (1)

Nightbrood (6060) | about 6 months ago | (#46177711)

Can we declare Slashdot Beta to be VAPRware?

fuckbeta

Beta Sucks (5, Insightful)

JWW (79176) | about 6 months ago | (#46177713)

Keep classic /.

oh and does anyone else hear the crickets??

Reply to Comment (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 months ago | (#46177773)

It's hard to hear crickets over the din of "beta sucks" posts!

Captcha: weighed (in)

So what you are saying is... (1)

Payden K. Pringle (3483599) | about 6 months ago | (#46177715)

They've gotten IBM and PARC to design nanomachines to destroy the eletronics on command. Because I doubt there are very many other "feasible" ways to do that.

Maybe once they are done designing them, we can sneak some into Slashdot Beta. Because that'd only be an improvement. But it's not hard to improve on crap. Especially steaming piles of crap.

E-Fuses? (1)

mlts (1038732) | about 6 months ago | (#46177721)

If they have a technology to make chips have their underlying silicon substrate crack into unusable bits, that is one thing... but wouldn't e-fuses and on-die capacitors be another route to this with established technology? e-fuses may not be Michael Bay type of material, but the ability to render CPUs, RAM, ASICs, and other silicon on a board completely unusable on a physical basis might be just as good.

Re:E-Fuses? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 months ago | (#46177941)

Talking about the actual story post? FUCK THAT

FUCK BETA

Re:E-Fuses? (2, Informative)

DaHat (247651) | about 6 months ago | (#46177953)

That's not always enough...so long as you have the surviving chips, with a bit of polishing off of the layers & an electron microscope, it's very doable to create a schematic of the part... from that you can learn how it does certain things internally, as well as identify attack points (within the IC) that with a focused ion beam can be attacked for when next you acquire a less damaged part.

-1 ontopic (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 months ago | (#46178007)

Fuck you

Closing my DICE account (4, Insightful)

anthony_greer (2623521) | about 6 months ago | (#46177731)

I have used dice to find many jobs, including the one I have right now, but I will not use Dice again if this beta isn't reversed.

Dice makes way more off of a placement than some silly adverts, if the technical professionals who read this site want to make a stand, kill your Dice profile - want to find a job? target your goal city and call head hunters, they will get you good jobs if you have a good skill.

Re:Closing my DICE account (5, Insightful)

byronivs (1626319) | about 6 months ago | (#46178037)

This. Close your account. There are many other options out there.

blind leading the blind? (4, Insightful)

dciman (106457) | about 6 months ago | (#46177741)

I'm not sure why the editors think that simply continuing to blindly post stories is going to change things here.

We aren't talking about the news!

Respect your users!

Re:blind leading the blind? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 months ago | (#46178011)

Well, duh, that is because the editors aren't paid to read the comments, so they don't give a crap.

Re:blind leading the blind? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 months ago | (#46178095)

I'm not sure why the editors think that simply continuing to blindly post stories is going to change things here.

We aren't talking about the news!

Who cares if you're reading or talking about the news? You're still generating ad revenue.

I'm disappointed. (1)

John Pfeiffer (454131) | about 6 months ago | (#46177747)

It's a program to make hardware self-destruct 'into dust', and it's called 'VAPR' and _nobody_ tagged the article 'Vaporware'? Come on, people!

Re:I'm disappointed. (1)

mrchaotica (681592) | about 6 months ago | (#46177923)

What tags on the article? The ones that aren't displayed on the beta site, so I couldn't see them until I switched back to classic?

Apparently, like the article, they were also from the "poof it's gone" department! Not to mention, even the "from the 'poof it's gone' department" text itself is gone too, at least on the front page. It's like Beta is the VAPR of Slashdot!

Make Beta mandatory (3, Funny)

mccotter (185752) | about 6 months ago | (#46177749)

I've been looking for an excuse to reclaim some time in my day.

Fuck Slashdot Beta Fuck Dice (2, Informative)

rodrigoandrade (713371) | about 6 months ago | (#46177751)

Fuck Slashdot Beta Fuck Dice

Offtopic Dice question (1)

Tynin (634655) | about 6 months ago | (#46177759)

Is Dice Holdings that owns /. the same Dice that creates Battlefield? Just curious.

Re:Offtopic Dice question (1)

girlintraining (1395911) | about 6 months ago | (#46177951)

Is Dice Holdings that owns /. the same Dice that creates Battlefield? Just curious.

Does Battlefield look like it was gangbanged by a team of toddlers with pastel construction paper and cut-outs of magazine advertisements? Well then, there's your answer: No. Battlefield still looks like something cool, designed by adults, not middle managers who rode the short bus and still have to use the safety scissors.

Which Yahoo designed Beta?! (1)

CQDX (2720013) | about 6 months ago | (#46177771)

I left Yahoo Groups because they totally destroyed their hierarchical UI and make following conversation impossible. Well there was always Slashdot. But now you guys too?! Count me out when you finally switch over.

Things that shatter into dust on impact. (2)

girlintraining (1395911) | about 6 months ago | (#46177775)

1. Military electronics
2. Dice Holdings, Inc.'s bottom line.

That's pretty much the sentiment. But here's an idea: Rob Malda (may God bless him in our time of ultimate need) gave us a tool to fight off our oppressors: The source code that powers classic slashdot. The kryptonite of the Overlords. Let us come together now with a kickstarter project, crowdsource our way into the amazon cloud, and free ourselves of these idiot fucktard web 2.0 morons. We have the technology! We can build it faster. Better. Stronger.

And free of Dic--Derp Holdings. Discuss.

Poor site redesigns that Shatter into Dust (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 months ago | (#46177787)

Ironic story. When military equipment is captured by enemies it shatters into dust. When Slashdot is captured by terrible Dice BETA "innovation" the user base detonates.

Fuck Beta.

Meanwhile (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 months ago | (#46177793)

They could hire Dice. They seem to be going a pretty good job of self-destructing Slashdot.

Fuck beta.

Fuck the beta (1, Informative)

kruach aum (1934852) | about 6 months ago | (#46177801)

It's terrible. I haven't seen such horrors since I had a fever dream about At the Mountains of Madness.

Re:Fuck the beta (1)

Laxori666 (748529) | about 6 months ago | (#46177833)

The Beta killed my children. It was awful. I hope it doesn't kill the rest of my children cause I actually have more but the Beta only killed a few of them.

Re:Fuck the beta (1)

NoNonAlphaCharsHere (2201864) | about 6 months ago | (#46177925)

You should be happy for the ones who died and don't have to look at beta any more. You should probably kill the rest of them and put them out of their agony.

Seriously? $3.5million to wipe the ROM? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 months ago | (#46177805)

99% of hardware is just a microcontroller/FPGA to control or do some logic... so just wipe the memory, or refresh the FPGA?

Let me tell you one thing... (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 months ago | (#46177813)

Beta sucks!

Slashcott (0, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 months ago | (#46177817)

Please post this to new articles if it hasn't been posted yet.

On February 5, 2014, Slashdot announced through a javascript popup that they are starting to "move in to" the new Slashdot Beta design.

Slashdot Beta is a trend-following attempt to give Slashdot a fresh look, an approach that has led to less space for text and an abandonment of the traditional Slashdot look. Much worse than that, Slashdot Beta fundamentally breaks the classic Slashdot discussion and moderation system.

If you haven't seen Slashdot Beta already, open this [slashdot.org] in a new tab. After seeing that, click here [slashdot.org] to return to classic Slashdot.

We should boycott stories and only discuss the abomination that is Slashdot Beta until Dice abandons the project.
We should boycott slashdot entirely during the week of Feb 10 to Feb 17 as part of the wider slashcott [slashdot.org]

Moderators - only spend mod points on comments that discuss Beta
Commentors - only discuss Beta http://slashdot.org/recent [slashdot.org] [slashdot.org] - Vote up the Fuck Beta stories

Keep this up for a few days and we may finally get the PHBs attention.

Discussion of Beta: http://slashdot.org/firehose.pl?op=view&id=56395415 [slashdot.org]
Discussion of where to go if Beta goes live: http://slashdot.org/firehose.pl?op=view&type=submission&id=3321441 [slashdot.org]
Alternative Slashdot: altslashdot.org [altslashdot.org]

Re:Slashcott (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 months ago | (#46177915)

slashcott.com [slashcott.com]

lynx does not work with slashdot beta!!! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 months ago | (#46177825)

Text-only readers like lynx have ALWAYS worked with slashdot. It was a handy "stealth" way of keeping up without PHBs getting upset.

Yet another thing /. beta has managed to fuck up. So no more reading /. at work for sure. Which pretty well means I won't be reading /. at all anymore.

Nice work, guys. Nice.

Re:lynx does not work with slashdot beta!!! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 months ago | (#46177873)

Try "slashdot.org/palm"

Thats impossible! (1)

Sla$hPot (1189603) | about 6 months ago | (#46177827)

Mission impossible :P

OPFOR (2, Insightful)

jbmartin6 (1232050) | about 6 months ago | (#46177837)

How long until adversaries get the codes to remote destroy US military equipment while it is in use?

Re:OPFOR (2, Interesting)

gstoddart (321705) | about 6 months ago | (#46177879)

My thoughts exactly ... knowing how to make military hardware keel over on command is going to be a very valuable thing.

Slashdot: Social Media for B2B Technology (1)

dysfunct (940221) | about 6 months ago | (#46177849)

For those who haven't seen "slashdot media" yet, our beloved /. is now categorized as "Social Media for B2B Technology". See for yourself: http://slashdotmedia.com/about... [slashdotmedia.com]

Go on, click the "Tour the new Slashdot" button (can't be opened in a new tab) and wait for the nausea to kick in. Meaningless marketing buzzwords, "feedback tools", "user engagement" and so on and so forth.

It's over. The trained monkeys in marketing have won. A sad day indeed.

Re:Slashdot: Social Media for B2B Technology (1)

cervesaebraciator (2352888) | about 6 months ago | (#46178023)

That's funny. We used to have "user engagement." Now the engagement consists (rightly) in screaming about the beta. That gives an interesting spin on the stuff they're bragging about:

2.9 Million Monthly Unique Visitors [All of which will say WTF!?! when they make their monthly visit in February.]
4,653 Average Comments Per Day [Peaking well about this when it was announced that the beta was being phased in. 93% of the comments include the keywords "Fuck" and "Beta".]
93 Million Page Views Per Month [Past Performance Is Not an Indicator of Future Results.]

A redesign 16 years in the making... (1)

cervesaebraciator (2352888) | about 6 months ago | (#46178071)

Wow. One more thing. Clicking "Tour the New Slashdot", one is presented with the following claim:

A redesign 16 years in the making... you know it's going to be good.

Hey, I fell for that when I decided to play Duke Nukem Forever. I'll never get those 10 minutes of my life back. Fool me once...

Or in other words... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 months ago | (#46177853)

...they just signed a contract with Dell.

BETA Boycott 2/7/2014 (1)

Overzeetop (214511) | about 6 months ago | (#46177857)

If you hate Beta, DO NOT VISIT Slashdot on 2/7!!

How you you show them Beta sucks? You drop their ad impressions!
Keep Classic/Fix Beta, or we walk.

Re:BETA Boycott 2/7/2014 (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 months ago | (#46177921)

Does that mean there will be a day without constant "beta" posts that have no relevance to the topic?

Re:BETA Boycott 2/7/2014 (1)

Overzeetop (214511) | about 6 months ago | (#46177935)

Only for you losers who like the new system.

Re:BETA Boycott 2/7/2014 (1)

Princeofcups (150855) | about 6 months ago | (#46177945)

If you hate Beta, DO NOT VISIT Slashdot on 2/7!!

How you you show them Beta sucks? You drop their ad impressions!
Keep Classic/Fix Beta, or we walk.

No, keep visiting and bitching until the last day. Then remove the link, and enjoy the new sites as they appear. I wonder which will win the "slashdot replacement" race?

Counterfeit? I think not. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 months ago | (#46177883)

counterfeit, n, made in imitation of something else with intent to deceive

Where is the intent to deceive or defraud? The MAFIAA has really fscked with our use of language.

SLASHDOT SHATTERS INTO DUST (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 months ago | (#46177899)

And like that, Beta came and real Slashdot was no more.

And while many millions of ppl starve to death (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 months ago | (#46177903)

The military makes the most useless piece of trash ever.

One can only hope that the millions of poor people in America will revolt and demand food in their stomachs.

Poor people really don't give a shit about your gay ass military.

Kill Beta! (5, Informative)

d34thm0nk3y (653414) | about 6 months ago | (#46177909)

Please post this to new articles if it hasn't been posted yet.

On February 5, 2014, Slashdot announced through a javascript popup that they are starting to "move in to" the new Slashdot Beta design.

Slashdot Beta is a trend-following attempt to give Slashdot a fresh look, an approach that has led to less space for text and an abandonment of the traditional Slashdot look. Much worse than that, Slashdot Beta fundamentally breaks the classic Slashdot discussion and moderation system.

If you haven't seen Slashdot Beta already, open this [slashdot.org] in a new tab. After seeing that, click here [slashdot.org] to return to classic Slashdot.

We should boycott stories and only discuss the abomination that is Slashdot Beta until Dice abandons the project.
We should boycott slashdot entirely during the week of Feb 10 to Feb 17 as part of the wider slashcott [slashdot.org]


Moderators - only spend mod points on comments that discuss Beta
Commentors - only discuss the Beta - Vote up the Fuck Beta stories

Keep this up for a few days and we may finally get the PHBs attention.

Discussion of Beta [slashdot.org]
Discussion of where to go if Beta goes live [slashdot.org]
Alternative Slashdot [altslashdot.org]

Re:Kill Beta! (1, Interesting)

d34thm0nk3y (653414) | about 6 months ago | (#46178035)

Here is Plain-Old-Text version so you can copy/paste this youselves:

Please post this to new articles if it hasn't been posted yet.

On February 5, 2014, Slashdot announced through a javascript popup that they are starting to "move in to" the new Slashdot Beta design.

Slashdot Beta is a trend-following attempt to give Slashdot a fresh look, an approach that has led to less space for text and an abandonment of the traditional Slashdot look. Much worse than that, Slashdot Beta fundamentally breaks the classic Slashdot discussion and moderation system.

If you haven't seen Slashdot Beta already, open this [slashdot.org] in a new tab. After seeing that, click here [slashdot.org] to return to classic Slashdot.

 
We should boycott stories and only discuss the abomination that is Slashdot Beta until Dice abandons the project.

We should boycott slashdot entirely during the week of Feb 10 to Feb 17 as part of the wider slashcott [slashdot.org]

Moderators - only spend mod points on comments that discuss Beta

Commentors - only discuss the Beta - Vote up the Fuck Beta stories

Keep this up for a few days and we may finally get the PHBs attention.

Discussion of Beta [slashdot.org]

Discussion of where to go if Beta goes live [slashdot.org]

Alternative Slashdot [altslashdot.org]

Re:Kill Beta! (1)

d34thm0nk3y (653414) | about 6 months ago | (#46178061)

Bummer, thought it would leave the tags in....

Re:Kill Beta! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 months ago | (#46178107)

slashcott.com [slashcott.com]

Here's my POV on Beta (4, Insightful)

excelsior_gr (969383) | about 6 months ago | (#46177919)

I got a message urging me to try it, so I clicked on it, looked at the Beta and thought: oh, this looks like Slashdot on my phone. And clicked back to the original interface after only a short while. Learn a lesson from Win8: Interfaces that look good on a phone, are crap for a desktop.

I mean, you have people on this site that actually believe that a CLI is a superior interface. And you try to impress them with eye-candy that takes functionality away? Goodluckwiththat.

What were you guys thinking?

Beta SlashDot.org = Healthcare.gov (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 months ago | (#46177931)

Total flipping disaster, they must be trying to kill it, it's the only explanation for the abomination they call beta.

Been there, done that. (1)

Nam-Ereh-Won (2927897) | about 6 months ago | (#46177939)

Wasn't this technology showcased in Men in Black?

How many ways (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 months ago | (#46177949)

I bet the editors just want to see how many different ways all of you can segue from the article into "fuck beta" in a comment.

why teh fck do I have to press read more for every (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 months ago | (#46177997)

Yes you heard it. Beta sucks. Fix it.

They already have this.... (1)

Lumpy (12016) | about 6 months ago | (#46178017)

It's called C-4 explosive. it will shatter any laptop into dust on command if you use enough of it.

GET OUT OF BETA FREE CARD (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 months ago | (#46178077)

http://slashdot.org/?nobeta=1

Use it while you can, because they say they're gonna take it away soon.

Freudian slip stories? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 months ago | (#46178079)

Sausage factories and exploding electronics in the last two stories. Is it possible the editors subconsciously realize that... wait for it... BETA SUCKS.

Either that, or everything is a penis that wants to FUCK BETA. I'm pretty sure that's how Freud would have analyzed this situation.

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