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3564 clicks; posted to Geek » on 04 Mar 2018 at 8:11 PM (19 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2018-03-04 07:31:31 PM  
Slashdot is still around?

I haven't been there since it turned into a bunch of libertarians sniffing each other's farts.
 
2018-03-04 08:21:33 PM  
Saw I couldn't connect for a while.  Then later I could.  Didn't ruin my world
 
2018-03-04 08:22:23 PM  
I wonder if it was the same chumps behind the failed GitHub attack.
 
2018-03-04 08:24:21 PM  
Update: We would like to give a very warm welcome to the great people of Fark. We hope you enjoy your stay. Feel free to check in with us whenever you like, you are always welcome here!

Boy you can tell they don't spend much time here. Either that or they're calling us all fat.
 
2018-03-04 08:28:27 PM  

SoupGuru: Slashdot is still around?

I haven't been there since it turned into a bunch of libertarians sniffing each other's farts.


So....Reddit lite?

/3 digit UID
 
2018-03-04 08:30:54 PM  
Gods I used to go there and had practically forgotten the place. as the guy above said, sort of lost interest when it became yet another load of libertarian ranting nonsense.

I guess I should see what the what is now.
 
2018-03-04 08:37:51 PM  

Shrapnel: I wonder if it was the same chumps behind the failed GitHub attack.


Yeah, I was thinking that too.  But not sure why they'd go from an A list site to a B-/C+ site.  Oooh, we took down joecartoon.com too.
 
2018-03-04 08:39:45 PM  
I wonder if this was another memcache attack.

It's like someone has an active DDOS superweapon and is targeting tech sites with it (github got hit a little while back).
 
2018-03-04 08:52:44 PM  

enry: SoupGuru: Slashdot is still around?
/3 digit UID

Me, too.
 
2018-03-04 08:55:03 PM  

gaspode: Gods I used to go there and had practically forgotten the place. as the guy above said, sort of lost interest when it became yet another load of libertarian ranting nonsense.

I guess I should see what the what is now.


Meh. They've finally dropped the "Billgatus of Borg" shiat, but it's still full of spectrum twits.
 
2018-03-04 08:55:16 PM  
Are they still trying to push that Slashdot Beta website redesign garbage?
 
2018-03-04 09:05:19 PM  
Fark "hugged to death".

If you don't get it and you think this headline is interesting, just punch yourself in the face until you're too tired to contribute.
 
2018-03-04 09:13:35 PM  

sillydragon: Either that or they're calling us all fat.


Dafuq?  Did you just say some of us aren't fat?

/ you do all live in mom's basement.  rite?
// and subscribe to Foiled, the Tin Hat Assn's monthly magazine?
/// you swear?  Please?  Shiat != Sh*t!
 
2018-03-04 09:25:25 PM  

TheGreatGazoo: we took down joecartoon.com


thisisanoutrage.jpg
 
2018-03-04 09:59:28 PM  

sillydragon: Update: We would like to give a very warm welcome to the great people of Fark. We hope you enjoy your stay. Feel free to check in with us whenever you like, you are always welcome here!

Boy you can tell they don't spend much time here. Either that or they're calling us all fat.


Let's move the politics tab to their general comments forum.
 
2018-03-04 10:00:56 PM  

SoupGuru: Slashdot is still around?

I haven't been there since it turned into a bunch of libertarians sniffing each other's farts.


No shiat, eh?
 
2018-03-04 10:03:13 PM  
TheGreatGazoo
Shrapnel:
I wonder if it was the same chumps behind the failed GitHub attack.

Yeah, I was thinking that too. But not sure why they'd go from an A list site to a B-/C+ site. Oooh, we took down joecartoon.com too.


How about those chumps picking their targets not by popularity, but by theme?
My guess is that slashdot was just collateral damage.
While the massive attack on github made big(ger) news, there also were reports of bitbucket and sourceforge experiencing ddos-related problems.
And sourceforge and slashdot are sister-sites both owned by Slashmedia, so chances are that they share some infrastructure.
 
2018-03-04 10:08:50 PM  
Is slashdot still a thing?
 
2018-03-04 10:13:06 PM  

Kouta: Is slashdot still a thing?


It is, but only if you're "woke".
 
2018-03-04 10:17:57 PM  

SoupGuru: I haven't been there since it turned into a bunch of libertarians sniffing each other's farts.


I have a 4 digit Slashdot ID. It has ALWAYS been a bunch of libertarians. On the other hand, it's also always been a great place to talk to academics and professionals on technical topics across lines of interest.
 
2018-03-04 10:26:44 PM  

likefunbutnot: it's also always been a great place to talk to academics and professionals on technical topics across lines of interest.


As long as people stay on topic.
 
2018-03-04 10:40:18 PM  

Some Bass Playing Guy: likefunbutnot: it's also always been a great place to talk to academics and professionals on technical topics across lines of interest.

As long as people stay on topic.


Oh come on you all know that all conversations on the internet devolve then one side calls the other side nazi's and the circle is complete.
 
2018-03-04 11:58:04 PM  

likefunbutnot: SoupGuru: I haven't been there since it turned into a bunch of libertarians sniffing each other's farts.

I have a 4 digit Slashdot ID. It has ALWAYS been a bunch of libertarians. On the other hand, it's also always been a great place to talk to academics and professionals on technical topics across lines of interest.


That's why I loved going to Slashdot. Lot's of passionate smart people discussing things at a really high level. But between the redesigns, the ownership changes, and the general political discourse in this country, it kind of devolved into a libertarian fart sniffing coven. I shudder to think what the conversations were like when the Google dude got fired.
 
2018-03-05 05:07:21 AM  
Did you mean Slashdot got Farked?
 
2018-03-05 05:34:50 AM  
Your connection is not private
Attackers might be trying to steal your information from www.slashdot.com (for example, passwords, messages, or credit cards). Learn more
NET::ERR_CERT_COMMON_NAME_INVALID

How about no.
 
2018-03-05 06:54:25 AM  

smeag0l: Your connection is not private
Attackers might be trying to steal your information from www.slashdot.com (for example, passwords, messages, or credit cards). Learn more
NET::ERR_CERT_COMMON_NAME_INVALID

How about no.


Try:  www.slashdot.org   not .com
 
2018-03-05 09:33:34 AM  

SoupGuru: That's why I loved going to Slashdot. Lot's of passionate smart people discussing things at a really high level. But between the redesigns, the ownership changes, and the general political discourse in this country, it kind of devolved into a libertarian fart sniffing coven. I shudder to think what the conversations were like when the Google dude got fired.


The membership also got a reputation (in my mind, anyway) for having zero tolerance for nuance or reason even side from politics. You don't run linux from the command line and periodically inspect your outgoing packets for such and such? You're an idiot who shouldn't be allowed near a computer.

That attitude was largely why I stopped going there. It was too hard to just have a normal human conversation about an interesting topic. Fark is much better about that.
 
2018-03-05 09:38:14 AM  
Slashdot?
img.fark.netView Full Size
 
2018-03-05 10:42:55 AM  

SoupGuru: likefunbutnot: SoupGuru: I haven't been there since it turned into a bunch of libertarians sniffing each other's farts.

I have a 4 digit Slashdot ID. It has ALWAYS been a bunch of libertarians. On the other hand, it's also always been a great place to talk to academics and professionals on technical topics across lines of interest.

That's why I loved going to Slashdot. Lot's of passionate smart people discussing things at a really high level. But between the redesigns, the ownership changes, and the general political discourse in this country, it kind of devolved into a libertarian fart sniffing coven. I shudder to think what the conversations were like when the Google dude got fired.


One of the many reasons I left. When there were multiple Slashdot "anonymous cowards" against Net Neutrality I knew it was pretty much done for.
 
2018-03-05 10:54:17 AM  

sillydragon: Update: We would like to give a very warm welcome to the great people of Fark. We hope you enjoy your stay. Feel free to check in with us whenever you like, you are always welcome here!

Boy you can tell they don't spend much time here. Either that or they're calling us all fat.


If they're referring to the politics tab, they wouldn't be wrong
 
2018-03-05 11:56:40 AM  
Left when some jackhole posted some child porn story in the comments. It wasn't nuked fast enough just voted down.
 
2018-03-05 12:20:20 PM  

enry: a bunch of libertarians sniffing each other's farts


Metafilter: a bunch of libertarians sniffing each other's farts
 
2018-03-05 01:51:22 PM  

Snotnose: sillydragon: Either that or they're calling us all fat.

Dafuq?  Did you just say some of us aren't fat?

/ you do all live in mom's basement.  rite?
// and subscribe to Foiled, the Tin Hat Assn's monthly magazine?
/// you swear?  Please?  Shiat != Sh*t!


I live in a mom's basement (3 1/2 rooms apartment built in a basement, the mom is my brother's wife)
I'm fat
Can I have the details to subscribe to the Tin Hat Assn's monthly magazine? Are back issues available?
 
2018-03-05 03:22:51 PM  

SoupGuru: Slashdot is still around?

I haven't been there since it turned into a bunch of libertarians sniffing each other's farts.


Yeah, me too.  Plus the Men's Rights Activists.
 
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