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At Home with Tim O'Reilly (Videos 5 and 6 of 6)

Roblimo posted about 5 months ago | from the original-members-of-the-open-source-movement dept.

Open Source 6

Today's videos are parts five and six of our casual interview with Tim O'Reilly, founder of O'Reilly Media and one of the most influential open source boosters around. (You supplied the questions. He supplied the answers.) We had a lot more to say about Tim Tuesday when we ran parts one and two of our video interview with him. Yesterday we ran parts three and four. (Today's alternate Video Links: Video 5 ~ Video 6.)

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Videos? (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47723945)

Nope, just blank empty space as usual.

Re:Videos? (-1, Troll)

sexconker (1179573) | about 5 months ago | (#47724137)

Nope, just blank empty space as usual.

That's actually better than what I'm getting (two working videos). Dear Shitdot - stop trying to GENERATE news. You're a fucking aggregator, nothing more. The people who are still on this site are:

A: Too cynical (for good reason) to trust anything originating from the usual circus of Shitdot admins who post manufactured crap at the behest of your Dice masters,
B: Too smart to fall for the bullshit, soft news, and non news.
C: Both A and B.

Normally I'd use this space to troll and shit on the subject for no reason (O'Reilly in this case, whom I have nothing against but would otherwise not hesitate to troll), but in this case I'd rather let my pertinent point stand on its own: Shitdot needs to stop trying to make its own content, from "Ask Shitdot" "articles", to these video "articles", to that hilariously bad "ask me anything" ripoff a few weeks back. This site will never be profitable in the way you want it to be, so please stop trying. By the way - how much money was wasted on the beta revamp?

And if you think I'm trolling now, please note that I did not troll (or post at all) in other of the other "articles" in this series. Anyone who legitimately cares about this content (ha!) or is sufficiently bored to read/watch it will only see my ravings on the matter once. I'm crass, vulgar, and rude, but I'm not trolling. Shitdot needs to stop gaming their own system and just let users submit and frontpage stories as intended. The backdoor moderation, censorship, and promotion/demotion of articles to/from the front page isn't just annoying and dishonest, it delegitimizes the site as a whole.

Re:Videos? (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47724261)

Mod that comment up. It's totally correct.

Yeah, we all know that Slashdot's readership numbers are dropping off quickly, but engaging in stupidity like these useless interview videos or the goddamn smelly-as-shit Beta site are not going to help.

Slashdot reminds me a lot of Firefox and GNOME these days. We're seeing the same sort of idiocy out of all three. All of them managed to attain some degree of success during the past decade or two, but have rapidly been pissing it all away.

Slashdot's attempts at creating these videos is like how Firefox has been copying Chrome's UI lately. It's done in a really shitty manner, and the existing users vocally express their dislike for it. Yet we are ignored, and the shit keeps getting shovelled down our throats!

And the Slashdot Beta site is totally like the GNOME 3 tragedy. Both involve "UI designers" who clearly have no idea what they're doing, creating a user interface that's terribly flawed in many obvious ways and pretty much unusable. The existing users vocally express their dislike for it. Yet we are ignored, and the shit keeps getting shovelled down our throats!

Here's a tip for Slashdot, Mozilla and GNOME: LISTEN TO YOUR FEW REMAINING USERS! They're totally correct when pointing out that your latest endeavors are unwanted and are driving people away, without bringing anyone new into the fold. So cut out the crap and go back to doing what made your products useful and desired!

Why are parts 1 and 2 censored? (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47724231)

What was said? Why are they being buried? Was it something related to the Republcians and how they control this site now?

O'Reilly? (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47724461)

I'm still waiting for the Slashdot "at home" videos with Bill O'Reilly [youtube.com] .

Clearly.... (1)

Dan Askme (2895283) | about 5 months ago | (#47728647)

Our comments/input mean fuck all to Slashdot.

All 3 of these stories have had all their comments wiped to -1:
- http://build.slashdot.org/stor... [slashdot.org]
- https://news.slashdot.org/stor... [slashdot.org]

Honestly, if your going to abuse the mod point system, at least make it less obvious.

Video? Nope, just blank empty space as usual.

Clearly proving Slashdot Beta doesnt display videos. And you gave it a -1 Troll...
Maybe spend more time fixing it, instead of being a retarded big brother having a strop?

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