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Geeks in Suits

CmdrTaco posted more than 14 years ago | from the fancy-clad-geeks dept.

It's funny.  Laugh. 251

This weekend Hemos & I went to California for Chris and Christine's wedding. Congratulations to both of them. It was a great ceremony and we're both super happy for ya... buuuut that's not the point of this story. What follows may frighten you, but it must be exposed. Geeks in Suits. Yes it's Rasterman, Mandrake (with Tammy) NeTTwerk, Horms, Kevin, Hemos and yes it's true, me: CmdrTaco (note: this is the first time I have ever worn a suit). Thanks to OctobrX for the pics, you can see more on his site. Update: 01/25 01:49 by CT : And sorry about those broken links. Email x@themes.org and tell him he's dumb ;)

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Who cares? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 14 years ago | (#1341097)

A wedding? So?

Check out the secret special guest! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 14 years ago | (#1341098)

Monica Lewinski! [octobrx.com]

Fixed Links, Ripe For The Clicking! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 14 years ago | (#1341099)

Chris [nportman.com]
Chrinstine [nportman.com]
Wedding [nportman.com]
Rasterman [nportman.com]
Mandrake [nportman.com]
NeTTwerk [nportman.com]
Hormes [nportman.com]
Kevin [nportman.com]
Hemos [nportman.com]
CmdrTaco [nportman.com]


thank you.

Where's Roblimo (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 14 years ago | (#1341100)

Was he too busy [driving his yellow (red) cars, posting inappropriate articles on slashdot, and crying about being flamed] to make it?

funny that... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 14 years ago | (#1341101)

I love the scoring system for this one. the first person to complain about a 404 gets a 0, everyone else gets a 1, and the one guy who pointed out that this is 'stuff that matters' gets a one, while the guy who points out that our lovely webmasters are a bit homely gets a 2. Is there any rhyme or reason, or are these scores entirely ex rectum?

404 (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 14 years ago | (#1341107)

404'd. Nice one.

404 Not Found - Netscape (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 14 years ago | (#1341111)

Not Found

The requested URL /photos/Chris_and_Christinas-Wedding/ was not found on this server.

Care to fix this?

broken links! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 14 years ago | (#1341114)

All of those links are broken.

Re:CHRIS AND CHRISTINE NAKED AND PETRIFIED (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 14 years ago | (#1341115)

... and i have the perfect gift idea... AN AIBO!

This is (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 14 years ago | (#1341116)

PID=999

this is only a test

Re:Who cares? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 14 years ago | (#1341117)

Come on. We can't do tech stuff 24/7/366.

Totally void of any feelings of romance and love?

I thought so.

*WARNING! CRAPPY SIG BELOW*
Me is a serious biiiitch :o) But, a cute bitch. There is a difference! Accept only the real deal!

gift (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 14 years ago | (#1341118)

wouldn't that be a petrified and naked AIBO???

Re:Fixed Links, Ripe For The Clicking! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 14 years ago | (#1341119)

mhmhmhmhmhmhmhm.... masturbation!

True Love.... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 14 years ago | (#1341128)

Hello All, I've just come home from the pub, and read this before going to bed (UK time). I think it's really fantastic that Chris and Christine have found someone that they really love. Brilliant. Beats a millenium's worth of compsci stories!

Who gives a flying fuck.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 14 years ago | (#1341129)

..what geeks wear at a wedding?

GPL VIOLATION - ./'ERS CALL TO ARMS (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 14 years ago | (#1341130)

OK MALDA, YOU MADE FUCKING MILLIONS FROM US SO FORGET THESE CHICKEN-SHIT WEDDINGS AND FORK OVER THE FUCKING CODE.

AINT IT JUST AMAZING. ./ PISSES AND WHINES AND BITCHES AND INSULTS ANYTHING CLOSE SOURCE WHILST ./ IS AS CLOSED SOURCE AS MICROSOFT

JUST HOW MUCH FUCKING STOLEN CODE IS MALDA [AB]USING??

Re:Who cares? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 14 years ago | (#1341140)

WHEN WILL NATALIE PORTMAN GET HER OWN ICON?!?!?!?!

DAMNIT!

Re:CHRIS AND CHRISTINE NAKED AND PETRIFIED (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 14 years ago | (#1341141)

... stone being the only thing that doesn't run away from you (and then obtain a restraining order), eh?

You know, you would probably be a lot happier if you got one of those blow-up dolls and shot it full of expanding foam; Great Stuff is a good brand.You could actually live your fantasy.You could run your hands all over something that is just as compliant, unresisting, and lifeless as a marble statue.That's what you want, isn't it?Something compliant and lifeless, because you've been dissed by everything that lives?

I hate to tell you this, but some things come about for a reason.Okay, I lied about hating it.Sue me.

More evidence John Rocker was wrong! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 14 years ago | (#1341142)

Rocker was wrong! [nydailynews.com]

Re:"Too Sexy For This Site" (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 14 years ago | (#1341143)

and I do my thing on the catwalk, yeah the catwalk

I always like my version better....

In the catbox! yeah in the catbox, I do my little thing in the catbox.

Thanks Guys (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 14 years ago | (#1341144)

Nice way to promote using bandwidth for totally stupid stuff. If you wonder why we're all in the slow lane on the internet, just thank stupid sites like this.

Re:I wish to one day be married! :-) (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 14 years ago | (#1341145)

yay!

BUT... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 14 years ago | (#1341146)

... is she open sourced? Please please tell me she is! I'd love to see her... uhm... "sources".

Re:Slashdot Boycott (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 14 years ago | (#1341152)

Gentleman?????

LADIES and gentleman. *shrug*

and btw, NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

*WARNING! CRAPPY SIG BELOW*
Me is a serious biiiitch :o) But, a cute bitch. There is a difference! Accept only the real deal!

Weddings for nothin' & Bar Mitzvahs for free (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 14 years ago | (#1341153)

See the little faggot with the web page and IPO

Yeah buddy that's his own hair

That little faggot got his own jet airplane

That little faggot he's a millionaire

Broken links! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 14 years ago | (#1341157)

Are the pic's that embarassing?

links gone already? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 14 years ago | (#1341159)

oops... shoulda double checked those...

Wedding Pictures (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 14 years ago | (#1341165)

Apparently CmdrTaco bears a striking resemblance to one of those "HTTP 404 Not Found" error messages. Oh the humanity!

Re:Rob Malda = Fred Durst (from Limp Bizkit). (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 14 years ago | (#1341169)

Rob Malda wants to be a nigger, too?

Relax people. I'm a nigger so I can say the word.

Open Source Wedding! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 14 years ago | (#1341171)

It is a sad fact of marriages in the United States that 50% of them end in divorce - that was until now. No, until now a GPL'd marriage has never taken place. This union will no doubt prove the power of the open source movement as this young couple grows old together.

Oh, and taking pictures of pasty-faced geeks in the sun is a no-no. Only indoors.

Re:Slashdot Boycott (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 14 years ago | (#1341172)

aye. just remind me.

First time in a suit? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 14 years ago | (#1341178)

What did you wear to 8th grade graduation?

what? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 14 years ago | (#1341179)

This is the first post, but already the pictures are slashdotted

5th (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 14 years ago | (#1341180)

5th???? TROLL FUCK IT!!

try this (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 14 years ago | (#1341181)

http://octobrx.com/photos/Chris_and_Christines-Wed ding/

err... ook (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 14 years ago | (#1341182)

very good... now what?

I wish to one day be married! :-) (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 14 years ago | (#1341183)

:)

broken links all over the place (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 14 years ago | (#1341184)

Yo, Taco

Change Christinas-Wedding
To Christines-Wedding

Best Man was Don Knots from the movie Takedown (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 14 years ago | (#1341193)

CNN Entertainment Story here [dorsai.org] Don Knots plays hacker Emmanuel Goldstein in the soon to be released movie.

A bitch-slapping contest between Knots and JonKatz over who plays a hacker better in the entertainment world, ended in a simulated lesbian-lovemaking session and was declaired a draw.

Re:Correct URLs (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 14 years ago | (#1341194)

The wedding party is now officially slashdotted! Congratulations and champagne!

correct link (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 14 years ago | (#1341195)

typical broken link. correct link [octobrx.com]

Link Bad (0)

amccall (24406) | more than 14 years ago | (#1341196)

Here are the pics [octobrx.com]
I never thought I'd see the day...

the links (0)

nemoest (69043) | more than 14 years ago | (#1341197)

To actually see the pictures the "a" in Christinas needs to be changed to an "e"...

Here's the link I found to view all of the pictures...

Wedding Pictures [octobrx.com]

Nemo

Here They Be. (0)

predictive (108569) | more than 14 years ago | (#1341198)

The directory with the pics is at his wedding pic directory [octobrx.com]

Correct Link (0)

Ru610 (115382) | more than 14 years ago | (#1341200)

The correct Link [octobrx.com]

Re:I G0T THE B1G P1CTURE BUT 1TS ST1LL L0D1NG (0)

el_guapo (123495) | more than 14 years ago | (#1341201)

someone PLEASE moderate this down before my eyeballs glaze over

haha (0)

ArchieBunker (132337) | more than 14 years ago | (#1341202)

meaningless drivel like this gets a score 1?

I G0T THE B1G P1CTURE BUT 1TS ST1LL L0D1NG (0)

B1FFD00D (142272) | more than 14 years ago | (#1341203)

WHATS W1TH THU BIG 4OO K JPEG FILES?!?!!?

THEY DOWNL0AD REALLY SL0W ON MY 24OO BAUD K-K00L M0DEM AND EVEN 0N MY FR1ENDS 69OO M0DUM 0R SUMTHIN

AND MY V1C-2O CLUSTUR DOESNT KN0W AB0UT JPEGS 0R WHATEVER I NEVUR G0T WHUT HUFFMAN C0D1NG WUZ 1 0NLY RITE 1T 1N THAT .BAS 1NSTRUKT10N C0DE W1TH THU SYSTEM KUZ L0W LEVEL STUFFS IS FASTUR AND THATZ WHUT IT RUNZ AND NETWURKING WUZ REAL HARD T0 D0

S0 MY FR1END W1LL HAVE T0 C0NVURT 1T T0 A K-K000L SECRUT PCX FIUL S0 1 KAN SEE 1T BUT 1 BET SHES A T0DAL BABE AND THATS WHY 1T WUZ S0 HARD T0 F1ND S0 1TLL BE WURTH 1T

1LL TELL U H0W 1T GOEZ T0M0RR0W

Re:I G0T THE B1G P1CTURE BUT 1TS ST1LL L0D1NG (0)

B1FFD00D (142272) | more than 14 years ago | (#1341204)

U D0NT LA1K 1T? D1D U READ 1T? 1M JUST TRY1NG T0 SEE THE K-K00L F1LE L0TS 0F THEM KULDNT GET 1T AND WHUTS R0NG W1TH UR EYEBALLS MAYBE U HAD T00 MUCH BUSH-L1TE 0R SUMTHIN

Re:I G0T THE B1G P1CTURE BUT 1TS ST1LL L0D1NG (0)

B1FFD00D (142272) | more than 14 years ago | (#1341205)

U D0NT LA1K 1T?

D1D U READ 1T? 1M JUST TRY1NG T0 SEE THE K-K00L F1LE L0TS 0F THEM KULDNT GET 1T

AND WHUTS R0NG W1TH UR EYEBALLS MAYBE U HAD T00 MUCH BUSH-L1TE 0R SUMTHIN

Re:404 (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 14 years ago | (#1341206)

Someone goofed on the URL. The correct one is here [octobrx.com] .

Re:Tammy's Cool (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 14 years ago | (#1341207)

did she put out?

Neo! (1)

drwiii (434) | more than 14 years ago | (#1341212)

Rob, you look like someone out of The Matrix with those shades on.

That having been said, you should caption this picture [octobrx.com] with "Andover.Net Hitmen" and hang it up somewhere.

Tammy's Cool (1)

whydna (9312) | more than 14 years ago | (#1341224)

Tammy's the coolest!!! I went to high school with her. She was always quiet, but cool... nuff said!

Tammy Rocks!!!

-whyDNA?


Re:Marital Bliss...? (1)

198348726583297634 (14535) | more than 14 years ago | (#1341233)

I think it's kind of a silly question to ask. Are geeks so far removed from ordinary human life that their marriages are something special? I'd certainly think not- I write perl for a living, I've got a dsl connection and run a server off it, I know my named config files, but I'm also engaged to a beautiful and intelligent woman.

Maybe a better question would be, "Do anti-social people with highly focused lives have successful marriages?" And that's a question I think you could guess the answer to yourself.

By the definition I just mentioned, though, I'm not a geek and my anecdotal evidence has no relevance to this thread.

Post it at photo.net! (1)

MeanGene (17515) | more than 14 years ago | (#1341239)

First, congrats!

Guys, why don't you upload the files to Philip Greenspun's server [photo.net] ? See if his HP/AOLserver/tcl setup can be slashdotted! :)

welcome! (1)

sar-fu (18777) | more than 14 years ago | (#1341241)

to the world of adults where sometimes you have to dress appropriately.

Who cares? (1)

bugzilla (21620) | more than 14 years ago | (#1341244)

I mean, really: who cares? I'm just reading this page in the seemingly useless hope that something relative to anything tech might come across and I have to see this? I have to spend more time reading user comments to find out stuff like "Sun is giving away Solaris 8" because the "powers that be" are stoned on the smell of the new leather interior of their lear jet.

Is anyone listening?

Truly... (1)

Rombuu (22914) | more than 14 years ago | (#1341247)

Stuff that matters...

Re:Thank _GOD_.... (1)

Plasmic (26063) | more than 14 years ago | (#1341250)

Did it ever occur to you that Slashdot started out as Rob's personal homepage? Therefore, it makes perfect sense that Rob would continue to post anything and everything that interests him (not necessarily you)? *smack*

(see my other comment [slashdot.org] )

Proper URL (1)

jrs47 (34616) | more than 14 years ago | (#1341253)

here [octobrx.com]

The Working URL (1)

whm (67844) | more than 14 years ago | (#1341263)

HERE [octobrx.com] is a URL that actually works for the pictures :>

Geek fashion (1)

jedrek (79264) | more than 14 years ago | (#1341267)

Damn straight!

There's no reason in the world a geek can't be dished out in Armani when going out for the evening. =)

Seriously though, the jean and t-shirt thing is a bit played out. I own only one pair of jeans (for painting) and the only t-shirts I wear are undershirts. Usally it's slacks and polos, maybe a sweater... sometimes a sweatshirt, for when it's nippy out. It's not hard to look good and feel good in your clothes and not look like a uber-geek at the same time.

Especially since everybody's rich from their IPOs =).


Jay

Re:"Too Sexy For This Site" (1)

MattXVI (82494) | more than 14 years ago | (#1341272)

HA! This is your best yet! I am in awe. But.. what is a Harma?

Rob Malda = Fred Durst (from Limp Bizkit). (1)

Spamizbad (87449) | more than 14 years ago | (#1341277)

I'm telling you. Either they're clones, or Rob
lives a double life!

Just picture Rob in a red hat turned backwards, and rapping about perl code.....

PS: I think LB sucks, but Slashdot is pretty cool.

Change Christina to Christine (1)

Suicyco (88284) | more than 14 years ago | (#1341278)

thats why the links are broken.

???!!! (1)

gargle (97883) | more than 14 years ago | (#1341282)

What is a "Chris"? what is a "christine"? I have never heard of such things

Re:Who cares? (1)

Eraser_ (101354) | more than 14 years ago | (#1341283)

Ill restate my opinion on this, if you dont care about it, dont click "Read More...", it would take you less time and energy to skip the article then goto it, read it, and then post a flamebate reply. I know this could be applied to this post to, oh well.

I like the article though :) Couldnt get through to the pictures though, dont know if the sites /.'d or our school sysadmin is playing with my connection again. (Weee...Bess) Congrats to Chris and Christina =) and a haha to Taco, had to dress up :P

Eraser_

Chris...Christine (1)

zeck (103790) | more than 14 years ago | (#1341284)

Does anyone else find it funny when two people with names like Chris and Christine get married? I guess it makes me a hick, but I get a chuckle out of that.

404 (1)

Machina (110989) | more than 14 years ago | (#1341287)

Why don't you try this [octobrx.com] for the base URL.

Now I gotta sit here and figure out who is who in the pics. AS if I didn't have enough time to waste at work today.

check urls? (1)

Mr. Sketch (111112) | more than 14 years ago | (#1341288)

am I the only one getting all the 404s?

Oh man!!! (1)

el_guapo (123495) | more than 14 years ago | (#1341293)

Surely someone is giving CmdrTaco a serious ration of poop for posting a bad link. I don't mean this as mean spirited, it's just all the "Check those links!!!" admonishments in the posting area..heeheehee Coming soon to a browser near you http://www.straightpoop.org (it's totally broken right now, but I have a full time job anjd all...)

Re:Marital Bliss...? (1)

Munky_v2 (124274) | more than 14 years ago | (#1341294)

Of course geeks have successful marriages. There are two reasons for this...
1. We need someone to cook for us while were hacking away at the kernel.
2. We need to have baby geeks to help us rid the world of idiots (or at least keep them dependant on us).


Munky_v2
"Warning: you are logged into reality as root..."

adios! (1)

[marathon] (132823) | more than 14 years ago | (#1341295)

Looks like someone saw themselves linked on /. and pulled their pictures.

Naughty-naughty. We know they were there!


Multiple Resolutions (1)

SuperDuG (134989) | more than 14 years ago | (#1341297)

Garunteed Geekness :-)

Only geeks would have put the photos with different resolutions. I thought that was the first thing that tipped me off. As for geeks in cool threads. Must we as all geeks always be seen in T-Shirts and Jeans? I mean hey it's the apple way (erm thanks pirates of silicon valley) or heck even the regular athome geek way. But really are suits that bad. When you put on a suit are you less of a geek? Do you loose your geeknesshood (an ordained status among geeks granted through a ritual of sitting in front of the computer for days on end coding).

Personally I don't mind getting all dressed up. Chicks dig guys in suits (thank you ZZtop). And well for girls I prefer a girl dressed up in a nice outfit to that of jeans and a T-Shirt.

What you really don't want to see is geeks in swimming suits (many unmentioned use your own imagination reasons here)

Congrats! (1)

locutus074 (137331) | more than 14 years ago | (#1341300)

Many congratulations to both of you!

oooh, Weddings are like BETA releases (1)

SnError (140191) | more than 14 years ago | (#1341301)

Mom always told me life was like a BETA release...OK, so maybe I'm lying about that. While congratulations are in order, I fail to see where this has any realavence to anything even remotely related to geek news. I mean, it's nice and everything to see that two more people are happily married, but to the rest of us, it doesn't make a lick of difference. Post somthing interesting, intelligent and informative, not this "ball and chain" stuff that I see has made the top of the list. What's next guys? You gonna start a marital section?

This is about as interesting as a Mac user web designing with pagemill.

Re:Marital Bliss...? (1)

Andrewkov (140579) | more than 14 years ago | (#1341302)

It is a little known fact that Geeks make the best husbands. There is an amusing article about this topic here [iaxs.net] .

Re:First time in a suit? (1)

aTRaTiCa (141651) | more than 14 years ago | (#1341303)

Actaully I wore a purple outfit with a piano tie. I was going for the Billy Joel attitude. ;P

Slashdot Boycott (2)

Anonymous Coward | more than 14 years ago | (#1341305)

Gentlemen,

It is already the 24th of January, and the Slashdot source code is still nowhere in sight. For too long now, we have borne the unbearable. We have endured enough.

I propose a Slashdot boycott, starting 12.01am lasting till 11.59pm, this Friday the 28th of January, Pacific Standard time. For the chance to change history, we shall for a day forsake our geek news.

This being a revolution led by an AC, shall truly be an uprising of the masses. Come on all ye faceless ones, this is your chance to change history.

All in favor say "Aye"

AC

Thank _GOD_.... (2)

emerson (419) | more than 14 years ago | (#1341306)

Can we get a new topic, "self-aggrandizing non-news for rabid Andover-worshipping fanboyz?"

Just so I could filter it out.


. o O ( Wow, this'll probably get my first flamebait points, fun! Still, this is SUCH non-news or things-that-matter. It's just the editors using Slashdot as a personal homepage. What's next, "Rob's Aibo matures to 'Adult' Level -- click here for cute pix!!!?" )

--

To get to the pictures... (2)

sterwill (972) | more than 14 years ago | (#1341308)

In the URL, replace the string "Christinas" with "Christines" ('a' to 'e'). This will get you started [octobrx.com] .

--

Sorry hun. You're going to have to win the bread. (2)

heroine (1220) | more than 14 years ago | (#1341310)

The joys of marriage. I have never seen a married couple which was happy. They work their asses off to appear happy but never are. For 4 years of engagement the wife has the whole patriarchy system structured like a swiss watch and the husband has spent 4 years of engagement trying to synthesize the financial resources of two. Then the certificate is signed, the husband continues to work like mad to impress the wife and provide, and the economy changes. One day the husband comes home with some bad news. The wife has to get a BSEE at the age of 40. The relationship goes down hill and it's another engineering student ranting about how life sucks da daaa.

Re:Correct URLs (2)

dattaway (3088) | more than 14 years ago | (#1341311)

Here it is [octobrx.com] in a point and click link.

I disagree (2)

nicedream (4923) | more than 14 years ago | (#1341312)

Actually, I agree with the first post...I couldn't figure out why this was on here, except as another ego spasm from Taco.

Yeah I remember when /. was chips and dips, but those days are long gone, especially since they buyout by andover.

What do you think tacohell and cmdrtaco.net are for?

(This is not a flame against Rob or /., I still love the site...it just seems like this is out of place that's all).

Brian

Re:Marital Bliss...? (2)

rueba (19806) | more than 14 years ago | (#1341320)

I predict that Geeks are more successful, based on the fact that Geeks don't have as much opportunity and interest in extra-marital affairs(among other things). They stay home a lot, are responsible, smart, logical, loyal. Girls might (apparently) not notice it, but those are perfect husband characteristics. Probably good wife characteristics too, I bet.


Contrast this with a party-mad jock type of personality and you'll see my point.


Also Geeks tend to improve with age, as they pick up more "normal" people skills and become generally less awkward to the point where you can't even tell they are Geeks. So basically if you marry a Geek he/she will only improve with age unlike some OTHER demographics out there. (Where are all those 'cool guys' fron high school now?)


Thats my basic thesis, although I have no data.
Obviously there are a lot of other factors involved, I just think that Geeks posses a lot of the qualities that could help in marriage.
PS: I am thinking of someone like WOZ here not Kevin Mitnick.

Laughing out loud in the lab (2)

sumana (66640) | more than 14 years ago | (#1341325)

GOD, that's funny! I met CmdrTaco at LWE this last summer, and imagining him singing "I'm Too Sexy For This Site" gave me the best laughs I've gotten today. Thank you, AC. You are proof that ACs ar valuable, too.

God, that was funny.

Re:Slashdot Boycott (2)

sumana (66640) | more than 14 years ago | (#1341326)

Wow. This seems like a good idea, if you're the type of person who is very much adamant about the open-source credentials of Slashdot.

There's a few ways to get a person or entity to do something. First is rational persuasion. I think we've tried that. Second is nonviolent direct action. Boycotting would be one of those; posting in protest on /. is sort of a combo between the 1st and the 2nd, to me. Then there are the violent/coercive/unethical ways that do not respect the other entity's dignity/rights. I'm not for that.

Thanks for the info on the Slashdot boycott. It's a good idea, if you feel that strongly. I'm not sure I do, but I'll think about it before Friday.

Be warned: the publicity from the boycott might bring /. MORE traffic, thus cutting down on or eliminating the less-traffic aim of the boycott.

Re:Sorry hun. You're going to have to win the brea (2)

MattXVI (82494) | more than 14 years ago | (#1341329)

Wow. You're depressing. All the married people I know are happy.

Shocked! (2)

CaptainCarrot (84625) | more than 14 years ago | (#1341330)

Boy, Nitrozac really prettyed you boys upo for your appearances [geekculture.com] in After Y2K [geekculture.com] , didn't she?

Re:Fixed Links, Ripe For The Clicking! (2)

aTRaTiCa (141651) | more than 14 years ago | (#1341332)

Oh yay... more masturbation material!! heh

Re:Who cares? (3)

Hemos (2) | more than 14 years ago | (#1341333)

Tranquilo vato - The Solaris story will be coming soon.

Re:Who cares? (3)

emerson (419) | more than 14 years ago | (#1341334)

Well, Slashdot has "topics," that we're allowed (nay, encouraged) to filter with user preferences, and when something's posted in a horribly incorrect topic ("news," in this case), the value of the site lessens, because the functionality doesn't work as advertised.

I don't care if Hemos posts pictures of the new pimples on his butt every day, as long as they're not stuck into some topic I'd otherwise be interested in, like 'news' or 'science' or the like. Isn't there a 'geeks in space' topic that this would have been better suited for?

And yes, it's not just "News for Nerds." It's also "Stuff that Matters." Which this story isn't.

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Re:Who cares? (3)

dattaway (3088) | more than 14 years ago | (#1341335)

I mean, really: who cares?

Its people who make technology happen and its good news to see the faces of people who make this community thrive get married and start a family. If you have wedding pictures and other good news, I'd sure like to see it. It just brightens my day a little to see those in this community doing good things with their lives.

Re:Who cares? (3)

Plasmic (26063) | more than 14 years ago | (#1341337)

Do you have a clue what Slashdot is about? It isn't _just_ News for Nerds. It's about a site that has all of the stuff that Rob is interested in on it (and then some). This particular event interests Rob. He probably doesn't care whether or not you care. It's interesting to some of us, just like every other story (some I ignore, some are neat, some are stupid, etc.).

I'm not ignorant enough to think that every story on Slashdot is going to be so grand that I can sit around whimpering "who cares? so what?" to anything that's less than amazing. So why are you?

No Arrogance Here! (3)

coaxial (28297) | more than 14 years ago | (#1341338)

Gee I wish I had a site that hundred of thousands of people watched for news so that I could grandstand any ol' time I wanted. Perhaps I should create a geek gossip site for just this kind of stuff. ("Did you hear? Cowboy Neal went on a date! With a REAL WOMAN! Rumor has it was with the X10 QuickCam ``Babe''!")

Marital Bliss...? (3)

TheBeginner (30987) | more than 14 years ago | (#1341340)

This is kind of a question, kind of a statement, kind of a proposition. Like everything in my life, it can not be clearly quantified. Basically, it is this: are geeks suited for marraige? I am not asking if geeks get married for that is an obvious fact, but in fact, whether or not those marraiges are successful.

Now please realize that I am not commenting one way or the other. For all I know, geek marraiges could be twice as successful as "normal folks" weddings (hey cleetus, where's that woman?). What I am wondering is if geeks do better, if so, why? If not why? And if you have no clue, what do you predict?

To start things off, my theory. I predict that geeks do just as well as anyone else - no better no worse. There are those that succeed because two highly reclusive people fit well togethor and an equal amount that fail based on the same reasoning. I have absolutely NO hard data to back this up, but that's the point.

Correct URLs (3)

CaptainCarrot (84625) | more than 14 years ago | (#1341341)

Replace "Chris_and_Christinas-Wedding" with "Chris_and_Christines-Wedding" in all cases.

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