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Re: insta-dupe (Score: 2, Interesting)

by bryan@pipedot.org in The dawning of the age of genomic medicine, finally on 2014-03-10 08:02 (#C5)

At Soylent's staff meeting last week they agreed to forbid editors (just editors, not members) from cross-posting stories to the different news-for-nerds sites. This had the obvious effect of reducing new story submissions on Pipedot. Of course, some stories are just too popular to not get reported everywhere, and I have no problems with dupes slipping through.

I have to admit, though, it's a little annoying to find a worthy news item, write up a story about it, submit it, then notice that the green/red sites already have a similar story posted.

Slipery Slope (Score: 2, Funny)

by bryan@pipedot.org in When someone near me says "Daylight Savings Time" instead of "Daylight Saving Time" I ... on 2014-03-09 21:45 (#BP)

If an atrocity like this persists, then what next? Allowing "X Windows" to pass?

Re: Supposedly Seagate has a 6TB drive coming out soon too. (Score: 1)

by bryan@pipedot.org in Toshiba Announces a 5TB Hard Drive on 2014-03-09 01:59 (#BB)

Depends on the dock. Some of my older USB2 docks have a 2 TB limit, while by nearly-brand-new USB3 dock complains at anything over 3 TB.

Because most onboard SATA ports allow hot swap, you can get a passive internal dock like this that will just pass the electrical signal through without messing with it.

Re: Link wrong (Score: 1)

by bryan@pipedot.org in Wind River readys its VxWorks OS for the Internet of Things on 2014-03-08 23:37 (#B8)

Link wrong (Score: 1)

by bryan@pipedot.org in Wind River readys its VxWorks OS for the Internet of Things on 2014-03-08 23:31 (#B7)

I think the link is missing a few characters at the end.

Link wrong (Score: 1)

by bryan@pipedot.org in Crowdstrike demos a cyber attack that can fry your hardware on 2014-03-08 23:31 (#B6)

I think the link is missing a few characters at the end.

Re: About time, because this one is getting screwed (Score: 2, Informative)

by bryan@pipedot.org in Kepler finds 4 potentially habitable worlds on 2014-03-08 15:10 (#B2)

Code will be on pipecode.org when it's ready.

Re: Are we all supposed to be able to moderate at this point? (Score: 3, Informative)

by bryan@pipedot.org in Expandable Comments on 2014-03-08 15:06 (#B1)

Yes, the dropdowns do allow you to moderate a comment. However, they do not "disappear" afterwards like on the green site. You can freely change your vote (until the story archives.)

Re: Like the sliders! (Score: 2, Informative)

by bryan@pipedot.org in Expandable Comments on 2014-03-06 18:28 (#A0)

I was under the impression that slashdot started at zero as well. If you have good karma, however, you get a karma bonus of +1 added to your comment. The karma system here isn't finished yet.

Re: What came before (Score: 5, Funny)

by bryan@pipedot.org in Munich standardizes on Kolab for its groupware on 2014-03-04 19:02 (#9E)

Kolab?

Re: Tried Raspberry Pi... (Score: 1)

by bryan@pipedot.org in Best HTPC setup? on 2014-03-04 10:28 (#98)

My ASUS transformer tablet has an HDMI out that I've connected to a TV to watch a movie or two on. The best I could manage was 720p though. Plus, the hardware acceleration can't always keep up with the high-end encoding settings and it skips. I've tried Atoms (45nm) and AMD Brazos (40nm) with mixed results as well.

Since a real desktop-grade processor can decode full HD in software without breaking a sweat and still only use 10-15 watts at the wall, I've kinda given up on the whole "low end" / "low power" HTPC setup.

Re: Mainframe / thin client model? (Score: 5, Informative)

by bryan@pipedot.org in Corporate World excited about desktops in the cloud on 2014-03-03 05:34 (#8V)

Here is a cool article (from 1968!) describing this what-is-old-is-new-again phenomenon and how it relates to display processors.

It's more relevant for the current X Window / Wayland efforts than full desktop virtualization, but it always gives me a chuckle how such things never seem to change.

Re: Bay Trail (Score: 1)

by bryan@pipedot.org in Best HTPC setup? on 2014-03-02 08:40 (#8N)

Oh nice, 22nm bay trail atom with 2.5" drive spot, 4 watts at idle.

Re: Let's collaborate (Score: 3, Informative)

by bryan@pipedot.org in Hello World! on 2014-03-01 23:57 (#8K)

IRC
Will be XMMP
wiki
Built into the site (instead of the old term "journals")
Bug Tracker
Now up at: http://bugs.pipedot.org/

Re: I love Pipedot (Score: 4, Informative)

by bryan@pipedot.org in Nintendo to Discontinue Online Play for Wii and DS on 2014-02-28 10:37 (#83)

See comment #104. More characters will be added when it's ready.

Re: Totally off-topic, but... (Score: 4, Informative)

by bryan@pipedot.org in Nintendo to Discontinue Online Play for Wii and DS on 2014-02-28 10:31 (#82)

Nope, same blue (#506890) that I've been using for over 15 years.

Earl gray tea. Hot. (Score: 1)

by bryan@pipedot.org in New Zealand customs believe we'll all soon be 3d printing gold, gems, drugs in our living rooms on 2014-02-27 18:46 (#7K)

Not quite there yet.

Competition (Score: 4, Insightful)

by bryan@pipedot.org in Time Magazine thinks iOS won the app war on 2014-02-26 19:52 (#77)

I'd prefer not just a single "winner" but several choices that are keeping competing with each other and keeping the other side in check.

-Sent from my iPhone while reading websites on my Android tablet

to this day (Score: 1)

by bryan@pipedot.org in The hypothetical rescue of the Columbia - and its effects on NASA's future missions on 2014-02-26 19:40 (#76)

and changed the way NASA handles shuttle missions to this day
It looks like they "handled" shuttle missions by retiring them :)

Re: Layout (Score: 1)

by bryan@pipedot.org in Where is and how to? on 2014-02-26 17:11 (#73)

blockquote added added to the list of allowed html tags

Re: Speed of submission approvals (Score: 1)

by bryan@pipedot.org in Where is and how to? on 2014-02-26 10:31 (#6K)

I just added the first set of "editor" functions for publishing/closing submissions. I hadn't done a "Call-for-editors" yet because of the lack of such tools.

Scott has already volunteered to help with some content/submissions, and I'd gladly welcome others that have some time to contribute.

Re: Off topic, but... (Score: 1)

by bryan@pipedot.org in Netflix bows under to Verizon, too on 2014-02-25 17:49 (#6B)

preview for submissions added

Quick note about HTTPS (Score: 4, Informative)

by bryan@pipedot.org in Confessions of an iGoogle User on 2014-02-24 00:23 (#5D)

My current HTTPS certificate is valid for pipedot.org (and www.pipedot.org) only. I'm in the process of getting a wildcard cert (*.pipedot.org) so that the subdomains (yourusername.pipedot.org) will work over HTTPS, but the validation process will take another few days.

Re: arg (Score: 1)

by bryan@pipedot.org in Mining cryptocoins with supercomputers on 2014-02-23 09:10 (#50)

Yes. Editors get to fix typos, check links, and correct grammar before hitting the publish button.

microsoft is still trying to make phones? (Score: 1)

by bryan@pipedot.org in "Best Windows Phone Ever"; but Nokia Lumia Icon receives lukewarm reviews on 2014-02-22 20:46 (#4T)

For long stories, such as book reviews (and probably this one), Slashdot would use a short synopsis of the story (they call it the "titletext") to display on the front page feed. This way, the front page entry isn't overly long, but it still gives you an option to click the story for the full review.

I had been debating adding such a feature but now it's looking like it really is the right thing to do.

Re: meme explanations (Score: 2, Informative)

by bryan@pipedot.org in Who do you love? on 2014-02-21 04:27 (#3N)

Mainly because there have been no story submissions. A site relying on user-submitted stories kinda needs users to submit them :P

Submit a story

See the list of submitted stories waiting to be published

meme explanations (Score: 2, Informative)

by bryan@pipedot.org in Who do you love? on 2014-02-20 08:15 (#3B)

Troubles (Score: 1)

by bryan@pipedot.org in Where is and how to? on 2014-02-20 08:09 (#3A)

1. what syntax to use to format the submission?

Simple HTML. See #103

2. where to report bugs?

feedback@pipedot.org

UTF-8 (Score: 1)

by bryan@pipedot.org in Unicode? on 2014-02-20 08:02 (#38)

The "Content-Type" header has been: "text/html; charset=utf-8" (as well as the equivalent meta tag) since the first day.

As for posting comments, I'm currently being "overly safe" and only allowing keys that can be typed on a US keyboard (minus the ampersand). The idea is that I eventually loosen the rules a bit for most western languages and useful symbols (like euro, pound, and yen.)

The full set is just a huge potential source of abuse with non-printing characters, right-to-left switching, and CJK characters. Within minutes of Soylent News adding it, for example, people where posting pages of braille and other crap.

Currently simple html tags (Score: 1)

by bryan@pipedot.org in Does Pipedot support a syntax for the submission? on 2014-02-20 07:49 (#37)

Tags: a b i strong em ul ol li pre

Attributes are also cleaned, so, for example, the "a" tag only allows "href"

I have a WYSIWYG editor too, just waiting to get the user settings pages finished so I can make it optional and not scare off the no-script people.

Dwolla (Score: 1)

by bryan@pipedot.org in Dwolla donation link? on 2014-02-20 07:40 (#36)

Done.

My Dwolla email is bryan@pipedot.org

Also added a section to the FAQ for it.

Monty Python (Score: 1)

by bryan@pipedot.org in Spam on 2014-02-20 07:28 (#35)

Not a very complete story (Score: 1)

by bryan@pipedot.org in Fishing rod reels brain tumour cells to their death on 2014-02-20 07:24 (#34)

If anyone wants to rewrite this, please go for it. I expanded his other submission quite a bit before posting it, but I'd prefer to code the website than do some major editing ATM.

Re: Usenet: comp.misc (Score: 2, Informative)

by bryan@pipedot.org in What "news for nerds" sites should I use? on 2014-02-20 04:43 (#33)

Preview added.

Re: 1 question (Score: 2, Informative)

by bryan@pipedot.org in Pipedot Status Week 1 on 2014-02-19 03:57 (#2J)

It's the link to the far right of the grey "by" bar.

#75 in your case, linking to http://pipedot.org/comment/75

Re: Out of interest... (Score: 1)

by bryan@pipedot.org in Pipedot Status Week 1 on 2014-02-18 18:18 (#29)

How about an "undo mod" button?

Surprised that slashdot doesn't have one since posting on the thread seems able to undo your mods.

Re: Looking good (Score: 3, Informative)

by bryan@pipedot.org in Pipedot Status Week 1 on 2014-02-18 08:58 (#20)

Ya, eventually as GPL

Re: But is it really new? (Score: 1)

by bryan@pipedot.org in New eye layer has possible link to glaucoma on 2014-02-17 22:42 (#1J)

There are actually 2 articles here. The first article is from late last year on the discovery of the layer. The second article is on linking the layer to glaucoma.

Re: Moderation system (Score: 2, Informative)

by bryan@pipedot.org in Pipedot Status Week 1 on 2014-02-17 20:09 (#1E)

Sometime this week.

Re: Yeah (Score: 1)

by bryan@pipedot.org in Pipedot Status Week 1 on 2014-02-17 20:06 (#1D)

Thanks for the bug note, seems it was grabbing the IP of the balancer and not the X-Fowarded-For header.

Good Job Guys! (Score: 1)

by bryan@pipedot.org in Soylent News has launched! on 2014-02-17 05:49 (#M)

Grats! Keep up the good work!

Technocrat (Score: 2, Informative)

by bryan@pipedot.org in What "news for nerds" sites should I use? on 2014-02-17 04:25 (#K)

Bruce Perens is reviving his news site on Tuesday, 2014-02-17 with another rewrite (non-slashcode based) project.

Kuro5hin (Score: 1)

by bryan@pipedot.org in What "news for nerds" sites should I use? on 2014-02-17 00:32 (#G)

Kuro5hin has been around for a while now. Their website is based on their own Scoop engine.

Soylent News (Score: 4, Informative)

by bryan@pipedot.org in What "news for nerds" sites should I use? on 2014-02-17 00:24 (#F)

Soylent News is a new Slashcode based site. They have not launched yet, but they have an active wiki, forum, and IRC channel.

Re: First Post (Score: 1, Funny)

by bryan@pipedot.org in Hello World! on 2014-02-16 10:11 (#3)

Third Level!

Re: First Post (Score: 2, Funny)

by bryan@pipedot.org in Hello World! on 2014-02-16 10:11 (#2)

Second Level!

First Post (Score: 2, Funny)

by bryan@pipedot.org in Hello World! on 2014-02-16 10:09 (#1)

First Post!
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