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Sending Secret Messages Via Google's SearchWiki

kdawson posted more than 5 years ago | from the your-mission-should-you-choose-to-accept-it dept.

Google 160

We discussed the advent of Google's SearchWiki when it was introduced a few days back. Now Lauren Weinstein offers a thought experiment in transmitting coded messages using SearchWiki, with a working example encoded into the results of this Google search.

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the message (5, Informative)

deander2 (26173) | more than 5 years ago | (#25896099)

"3 - Will more information about this be available later?"
"4 - Self vs. others is always a major philosophical question."
"5 - Destruct and destroy is not the best of attitudes, my friends."
"6 - In any case, this list looks very useful."
"7 - Five more entries could be added to that list."
"8 - Seconds or thirds or even more helpings could add a lot of calories."
"9 - Good entry. Very fine."
"10 - Luck has nothing to do with these issues."

Re:the message (4, Informative)

micksam7 (1026240) | more than 5 years ago | (#25896303)

1 & 2:

"1 - This article looks good to me."
"2 - Tape this article to the door of your office!"

Re:the message (4, Informative)

LaskoVortex (1153471) | more than 5 years ago | (#25896339)

This tape will self destruct in five seconds. Good Luck!

Re:the message (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25896353)

OMFG! That's the secret message!

Re:the message (1)

troll8901 (1397145) | more than 5 years ago | (#25897107)

Yeah, it took me a few minutes to get it too.

After that, I read TFA.

Re:the message (1)

LaskoVortex (1153471) | more than 5 years ago | (#25897217)

After that, I read TFA.

I'm not saying I'm brilliant or anything, but the decoded message is not in TFA, where A E {"Artcle", "Announcement"}, at least as far as I could find.

Re:the message (5, Interesting)

hclewk (1248568) | more than 5 years ago | (#25896901)

Re:the message (3, Insightful)

ChienAndalu (1293930) | more than 5 years ago | (#25897267)

It went from low to high! Amazing!

Re:the message (3, Informative)

Chapter80 (926879) | more than 5 years ago | (#25897423)

SPOILER ALERT
You need to read the first word of all ten messages to read the SECRET message. </duh>

Re:the message (1)

Kaukomieli (993644) | more than 5 years ago | (#25898019)

11. - ???
12. - PROFIT!

it's google after all.

STOP MESSING WITH SLASHDOT (4, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25896103)

Seriously, I'm all for change but this is FUCKING RIDICULOUS!

The main page is now TITLES ONLY? WTF?

The more you try to "upgrade" Slashdot, the more useless it becomes. Morons.

Re:STOP MESSING WITH SLASHDOT (5, Informative)

0100010001010011 (652467) | more than 5 years ago | (#25896125)

Indeed, What the fuck. STOP. If I wanted Digg I'd go there.

1) I only go to my profile to see if I've been modded. I don't care about some pseudo fire hose.
2) WHAT THE FUCK have you done to the main page. I actually want to read TFS.

Re:STOP MESSING WITH SLASHDOT (5, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25896211)

Heh, I switched to classic view ages ago, and it looks like this is part of that because my view hasn't been affected. I tried out the new system for about 10 mins, decided it sucked, and switched back. You can change the settings here [slashdot.org] (at least, you can in classic mode).

AC to avoid off-topic mods.

Re:STOP MESSING WITH SLASHDOT (1)

Walpurgiss (723989) | more than 5 years ago | (#25896305)

Yes. I refreshed when I got off work today and it was titles only. Turned off beta index and it's all good again.

Re:STOP MESSING WITH SLASHDOT (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25896367)

The problem is, it asks to log in. I want my default precious AC view to look sensible dammit.

Re:STOP MESSING WITH SLASHDOT (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25896521)

Is this a cunning way to encourage people to sign in while they waste time, thus providing Slashdot with 2) ... 3) profit?

Re:STOP MESSING WITH SLASHDOT (1)

berend botje (1401731) | more than 5 years ago | (#25896713)

Maybe. Or it might be a ploy to finally get rid of the last few nerds that (more out of habit than otherwise) still frequent Slashdot.

Seems to be working...

Re:STOP MESSING WITH SLASHDOT (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25896515)

Help and preferences, Your Preferences, Index, General [slashdot.org] , Use Beta index.

Re:STOP MESSING WITH SLASHDOT (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25896703)

This worked for me, the GP's suggestion didn't. Thanks!

Re:STOP MESSING WITH SLASHDOT (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25897859)

Speaking as the GGP, yeah, that was the one which really should have been modded up. Mine was for switching back from the new comment system - I'd thought they were both based on the same setting.

So, er, MOD UP GP.

Re:STOP MESSING WITH SLASHDOT (1)

teh moges (875080) | more than 5 years ago | (#25897745)

Thank you.

In the words of Digg users: SLASHDOT FAIL

Re:STOP MESSING WITH SLASHDOT (3, Informative)

kemorgan (714702) | more than 5 years ago | (#25896527)

Use this [slashdot.org] to get back to classic mode.

http://slashdot.org/index.pl?usebeta=0 (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25896755)

http://slashdot.org/index.pl?usebeta=0

That worked for me. Many thanks!

Re:STOP MESSING WITH SLASHDOT (2, Informative)

roman_mir (125474) | more than 5 years ago | (#25896765)

there are no user preferences to get rid of firehose BS. I used to be able to see comments by going to http://slashdot.org/~roman_mir [slashdot.org] now I see firehose there and instead I have to go to http://slashdot.org/~roman_mir/comments [slashdot.org] and this is really annoying.

Re:STOP MESSING WITH SLASHDOT (5, Insightful)

DerCed (155038) | more than 5 years ago | (#25897263)

Actually you have to switch off the "Use Beta" checkbox that is in the "Index" preferences. I did not find it quickly, but it certainly pays off. The old school Slashdot homepage will greet you in the morning!

Slashdot folks, what the fuck do you think you are doing?! If you will ever remove classic mode I will personally travel to the states and punch you in the nuts!

Re:STOP MESSING WITH SLASHDOT (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25897733)

I've been reading /. for years and been getting steadily more unhappy with the front page. This is the worst yet.

The reason you have put the headline is in green is to call it out. When it's ALL GREEN it's just unreadable. Plus you have to click to actually read something.

And one more thing. "You can change the defaults - get an account and twiddle some settings!" -- this is NOT a valid argument. Most people accept the default. If the default sucks, those people's experience will suck.

Re:STOP MESSING WITH SLASHDOT (1)

marcosdumay (620877) | more than 5 years ago | (#25898235)

Can you moderate? I am on classic, and the moderation simply stopped working a few weeks ago.

Re:STOP MESSING WITH SLASHDOT (5, Insightful)

girlintraining (1395911) | more than 5 years ago | (#25896241)

I would mod you +1, Informative, if I had the points. Sadly, some purveyors of online forums believe that because they created it, they aren't answerable to the users -- they do first and ask forgiveness later. Of course, there's the flip--one of the earlier posters in your thread mentioned Digg; Despite it being a really crappy feed, it listens to its userbase. Which is probably the reason why it's so crappy. -_- In days of old, Slashdot would make 'meta' posts about upcoming features or changes to the main page, thus allowing for feedback while still tipping the hat to the authors. Maybe we should petition to bring back that bit of forward thinking...

STOP MESSING WITH MY HEAD! (2, Insightful)

Ostracus (1354233) | more than 5 years ago | (#25896707)

Since Slashreaders have a YRO section (and hence hew to principles of "I'm in control"). I recommend we have a basic XML feed from the server and everyone running Greasemonkey on their end can pick the features and layout they can live with. Slashdot may even offer a few premades to get things started.

Re:STOP MESSING WITH SLASHDOT (5, Insightful)

djupedal (584558) | more than 5 years ago | (#25896243)

The main page stacked w/titles is discouraging to use (not enough information thwarts scanning and forces click-thru...or is that the marketing plan now?) and visually distracting via misuse, or lack of, white space -- the rework to the comments page/list is confusing. Please stop messing with the layout, thanks.

Re:STOP MESSING WITH SLASHDOT (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25897151)

amen. PLEASE PLEASE revert to normal slashdot layout. This one makes my head hurt, not to mention being ugly as sin.

I'm suffering a massive overdose of spare time now that i'm staying the hell away from slashdot until it's made readable again.
thanks.

Re:STOP MESSING WITH SLASHDOT (3, Funny)

DarrenBaker (322210) | more than 5 years ago | (#25896451)

My review: Shit Sandwich.

Re:STOP MESSING WITH SLASHDOT (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25896541)

This is not good. I dont want to log in, I just want to browse and pick the articles I read in my limited surfing time. Please return slashdot to the useful site it was, or the casual browser will be gone.

Re:STOP MESSING WITH SLASHDOT (1)

PinkyDead (862370) | more than 5 years ago | (#25897307)

WTF is that "pseudo fire hose" anyway? I can't see any pattern or sense in the posts on it. I'd rather not see it one way or the other.

The Karma Whores have spoken /.!

Re:STOP MESSING WITH SLASHDOT (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25897339)

Yeah. I guess they're trying to force us to get an account.

Looks like shit. My eyes are burning. Also, totally useless now.

Re:STOP MESSING WITH SLASHDOT (1)

SanityInAnarchy (655584) | more than 5 years ago | (#25896147)

Weird, I don't see the main page that way.

The upgrade that bothers me is my profile -- I now have one extra click to get to "comments" in the old style. But you know, I'm really not going to bitch about one extra bookmark-able click.

Re:STOP MESSING WITH SLASHDOT (1)

argent (18001) | more than 5 years ago | (#25896331)

Except the comments are surrounded by a bunch of extra noise, and they don't seem to be consistently bundled into articles.

Re:STOP MESSING WITH SLASHDOT (1)

SanityInAnarchy (655584) | more than 5 years ago | (#25896581)

That's what I mean -- by default. Click on the "comments" tab and it's back the way it was -- simple comment headlines, consistently bundled into articles.

Re:STOP MESSING WITH SLASHDOT (1)

TapeCutter (624760) | more than 5 years ago | (#25896711)

"Click on the "comments" tab and it's back the way it was

Except where has the "last X out of Y comments" header gone?

Where are my Freaks, Fans and Foes?

I don't understand the motivation. The feedback on the "idle" layout was an overwhelming "it sucks", why extend the suckiness to the rest of the site?

Re:STOP MESSING WITH SLASHDOT (1)

sumdumass (711423) | more than 5 years ago | (#25896973)

Dude, on the very few things we have ever agreed on, I need to say give them hell. Your spot on and I wasn't even going to say anything until I realized who was saying it.

It two people who are usually at extreme opposite opinions can unite on this one thing, then the truth really is that it sucks and should be gone.

Re:STOP MESSING WITH SLASHDOT (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25896175)

It almost seems like some pranksters did it. When articles get voted down a lot they turn into "just" the title like that. It seems like someone went through and did it to all of them a lot.

Re:STOP MESSING WITH SLASHDOT (1)

makomk (752139) | more than 5 years ago | (#25897327)

It almost seems like some pranksters did it. When articles get voted down a lot they turn into "just" the title like that. It seems like someone went through and did it to all of them a lot.

Something like that, perhaps. You see the black bars next to the article titles? That's the article score, and black is the lowest possible, lower than even newly-submitted articles.

Re:STOP MESSING WITH SLASHDOT (1)

Jupix (916634) | more than 5 years ago | (#25897433)

Yeah, though I don't think this was a prank. More like something broke in the rating system and the mainpage isn't getting any ratings (resulting in no stories shown in full).

I did click around with the preferences thingy and even though I selected "all full", which I think should ignore ratings, the mainpage was still titles only. This does go against the above a bit.

Personally I switched to classic mode while they fix the beta.

Re:STOP MESSING WITH SLASHDOT (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25896183)

Turn off the beta index in your preferences.

It's Amateure Hour at Slashdot (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25896227)

It's amateur hour at slashdot, and that cunt "CumTaco" is presenting [knobbynipples.com] .

Come and get it, faggots [porn2free.com] .

Re:STOP MESSING WITH SLASHDOT (1)

blhack (921171) | more than 5 years ago | (#25896439)

Website layout changes like this have never made any sense to me.

Firstly, this is a technical website. We aren't impressed by idiotic 2 year old CSS trends. The ability to collapse or expand stories doesn't wow us anymore and it probably never did.

Second, if this is somehow easier on the database, or faster (which i really really highly doubt), TELL US! Explain it to use! WHYYY are you changing the default layout?

Re:STOP MESSING WITH SLASHDOT (2, Insightful)

Suddenly_Dead (656421) | more than 5 years ago | (#25896537)

I also dislike how they got rid "old news", though I'm sure I can reenable it somewhere in my profile (which assume I'm logged in). Now, reading things I missed from yesterday requires another click, another wait, and is harder to skim.

Re:STOP MESSING WITH SLASHDOT (1)

scientus (1357317) | more than 5 years ago | (#25896719)

These titles are useless i like the news on the page then click on it to get comments.

Re:STOP MESSING WITH SLASHDOT (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25896729)

What I do (using Mozilla/Firefox) is select View > Page Style > No Style.

Actually, most of the web is so much more readable this way. I'm almost at the point where I'm going to configure moz' to load a custom stylesheet full of !important declarations to remove all formatting, by default, for all pages I view. (I know that both Opera and IE can do this too).

But then, I browse with images and JavaScript off. Half the time, I'm browsing with Lynx anyway. So I guess maybe it's not for everyone.

Re:STOP MESSING WITH SLASHDOT (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25896809)

Switch the main page link from

http://slashdot.org/index2.pl?section=mainpage&duration=7&startdate=&index=1

to

http://slashdot.org/index.pl?section=mainpage&duration=7&startdate=&index=1

and you're done :-)

Re:STOP MESSING WITH SLASHDOT (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25897601)

Please i miss quickly scanning of the articles! The titles are not enough and usually unrelated content gives me some idea in another field.

Please do not over design the Slashdot it will be a huge mistake.

Re:STOP MESSING WITH SLASHDOT (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25897715)

Shit, until I read this I thought the browser on this PC was borking the main page. That's deliberate?

Re:STOP MESSING WITH SLASHDOT (1)

A_Lost_Frenchman (1034456) | more than 5 years ago | (#25898113)

Dear Slashdot,

You messed up the main page again !

Does it mean I have to be logged in to read the story now ? Could it be one of these lame ass strategies from the marketing department to keep us logged in ?

I expect you apologetic answer soon.

Regards,
__
Just Passing through

Re:STOP MESSING WITH SLASHDOT (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25898143)

Who bricked Slashdot?

Not very stenographic (5, Interesting)

girlintraining (1395911) | more than 5 years ago | (#25896163)

It's a nice idea, but the messages are still being sent in the clear, and anyone monitoring your internet traffic would be able to readily identify which sites were visited and in which order. If you're trying to hide something, this is a poor way of doing so. Especially since it's likely there would be a need for repeated communication, and there's still the problem of "key exchange" as it were. In short, it might fool a casual observer, but I doubt it would get past someone with training -- this is something even an FBI field agent would likely pick up on (note the sarcasm). A proper stenographic technique should perform even under close surveillance.

Re:Not very stenographic (1)

osu-neko (2604) | more than 5 years ago | (#25896525)

It's a nice idea, but the messages are still being sent in the clear, and anyone monitoring your internet traffic would be able to readily identify which sites were visited and in which order. ...

Okay... um... you're not qualified to send secret messages.

The article in question assumes the sender isn't stupid enough to post it all, in order, from the same IP. Anyone monitoring my internet traffic would likely catch zero or at most one piece of the message, and knowing what order they were posted in would do nothing but confuse them if they were silly enough to think that mattered.

Re:Not very stenographic (1)

sumdumass (711423) | more than 5 years ago | (#25897115)

Well, sort of. Until someone spills the beans that your doing it in a certain way and the home office or homeland security end up using the alternate IP's to associate you with other links to criminals and builds a conspiracy case or something out of it.

Seriously, think about this. Lets say you send a secrete message from 5 different IPs. Now assuming they aren't bots, then that means you had computer access at five different places. Now, the feds take down one of the people who received the messages, they check his computer and find your messages scribbles on a note pad and automatically link all the IPs to the source of the message. They then camp out and watch those places looking to see who shows up and leaves, they corrodinate the IP traffic to when you are there or not and boom, they have linked you to each computer each time and boom, it's done.

Granted, that scenario requires someone to be doing something that law enforcement would want to be involved with. If it is a jealous wife or a coworker or something, then it doesn't seem like anything that complex would happen. But then again, for those, PGP email or IM chat or IRC chat, or a hidden website or something less elaborate would probably do. It would seem (to me anyways) that if your needed the elaborate anonymity that it would be more then hiding something from a coworker or wife or something.

I think you mean Stenanographic (1)

svunt (916464) | more than 5 years ago | (#25897079)

Stenography is what happens in court rooms, stenanography is the hiding of messages in plain sight.

Re:I think you mean Stenanographic (1)

root_42 (103434) | more than 5 years ago | (#25897161)

Stenography is what happens in court rooms, stenanography is the hiding of messages in plain sight.

And again, amiss: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steganography [wikipedia.org]
HTH

Re:I think you mean Stenanographic (1)

svunt (916464) | more than 5 years ago | (#25897185)

I had a feeling I was correcting with my own mistake, thanks for the correction.

Re:Not very stenographic (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25898545)

How did you get modded +5 interesting? Apart from misspelling steganography [wikipedia.org] you've confused it for cryptography [wikipedia.org] .

kdawson (3, Funny)

ActionDesignStudios (877390) | more than 5 years ago | (#25896185)

Seriously, where did you find this kdawson guy and how exactly did he manage to become an 'editor'?

Re:kdawson (1)

stonedcat (80201) | more than 5 years ago | (#25896237)

The cool thing is that in your preferences you can untick the authors you don't want to see stories from under Index/Authors.

Re:kdawson (2, Insightful)

ActionDesignStudios (877390) | more than 5 years ago | (#25896327)

It's not that I don't want to read his stories, it's that I want him to not suck so bad at his job.

Re:kdawson (5, Funny)

Hal_Porter (817932) | more than 5 years ago | (#25896687)

In your Preferences, click the Suck? tab and uncheck the kdawson checkbox.

hmm ... (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25896215)

This reminds me of the secret messages as /. comments we see here, under anonymous and spammylike, always at -1.

Seems like some botnet control code thingy.

Re:hmm ... (2, Funny)

Hal_Porter (817932) | more than 5 years ago | (#25896753)

<bot-order>
<attack>
        <site>digg.com</site>
        <type>DDOS</type>
        <prejudice>extreme</prejudice>
</attack>
</bot-order>

The main page is all screwed up (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25896261)

I can't see the stories anymore... I've read Slashdot religiously for the last decade... if the front page is going to look like this than count me out. It says I can't see the stories without logging in first... Is this an error? who is the stinking person at the helm right now?

Re:The main page is all screwed up (2, Insightful)

argent (18001) | more than 5 years ago | (#25896345)

It's a secret message letting you know about the upcoming integration of slashdot and google.

Re:The main page is all screwed up (4, Funny)

smoker2 (750216) | more than 5 years ago | (#25898153)

I'm not sure if you're serious, but last night all the rss feeds for slashdot (http://rss.slashdot.org/Slashdot/slashdot) were ending at a google error page.

Re:The main page is all screwed up (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25897227)

I think you're mistaken. I think you've taken the + sign as being to expand the headings and see the full story, simply because every other 'collapsed section' GUI would do it that way. It isn't. The + sign is to vote for the story to be on the main page. Yes, I know it's already on the main page. Anyway, if enough people use the - sign then the story will appear collapsed instead of in full... yes, I know they're all already collapsed. It's complicated. You'll understand when you're older. Or younger. Or not, actually.

Now I can die! (1)

Ruder.Than.U (1184567) | more than 5 years ago | (#25896301)

My life is complete! I can now send coded messeges to others... Woowoowoowoowoowoo !!! (no, I am not a relative of Dr. Zoidberg)

Re:Now I can die! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25896839)

My life is complete as well. I bid thee a farewell new slashdot... with you many title minions, Great overlord of all.

This is not news. (2, Insightful)

moniker127 (1290002) | more than 5 years ago | (#25896317)

WTF the internet can be used for communication?

Who'd of thunk it?

Seriously though, how the fuck is this news and why the fuck was it posted on the main page?

It's the Caesar code (1)

marxmarv (30295) | more than 5 years ago | (#25896351)

"on the internet". I can has patent?

Rly dumb, but indeed possible (1)

heavensrevenge (1335191) | more than 5 years ago | (#25896361)

Message: This Tape Will Self Destruct In Five Seconds Good Luck

Not reliable as soon as Google changes the results (1)

sonofabeach (1168325) | more than 5 years ago | (#25896419)

It's an interesting idea, but I don't see how it would be reliable since as soon as Google updates its search results the message would become irretrievably fragmented.

It Works!!! (2, Funny)

PPH (736903) | more than 5 years ago | (#25896429)

If I want communicate my desire to receive p0rn, I enter the term 'p0rn' into Google and someone out there on the interweb sends me links to p0rn.

Re:It Works!!! (1)

troll8901 (1397145) | more than 5 years ago | (#25897059)

Of course it works. That person works full-time just for you. Your $8.95/month pays his salary.

It's obvious... (2, Informative)

Star Particle (1409451) | more than 5 years ago | (#25896463)

but only obvious if you manage to find all 10 comments. When I did the Google search, I didn't see comments 8, 9, or 10. I had to combine my results with numbers 3-10 listed in the first post to actually get the entire list. Did anybody else notice this? Can wiki comments be removed or bumped out of the search?

Anyway, for completeness:
"1 - This article looks good to me."
"2 - Tape this article to the door of your office!"
"3 - Will more information about this be available later?"
"4 - Self vs. others is always a major philosophical question."
"5 - Destruct and destroy is not the best of attitudes, my friends."
"6 - In any case, this list looks very useful."
"7 - Five more entries could be added to that list."
"8 - Seconds or thirds or even more helpings could add a lot of calories."
"9 - Good entry. Very fine."
"10 - Luck has nothing to do with these issues."

Secret Message to Lauren (1)

bill0755 (692856) | more than 5 years ago | (#25896507)

Ouyay eednay a ewnay obbyhay. - Anonymous

who gives a rats behind. (4, Insightful)

EdelFactor19 (732765) | more than 5 years ago | (#25896599)

complaining about the potential for abuse is like complaining your search could pull up a porn site. its retarted. if you dont like it then a. keep them minimized and dont read them, or b. go use a different search engine. honestly after reading this lady's page i think she's a paranoid nut who thinks its her job to police everyone.

in short she's a moronic douche.

Re:who gives a rats behind. (1)

Firkragg14 (992271) | more than 5 years ago | (#25897821)

If we dont police every random possible missuse of everything in existance however dumb then the terrorists will win

Slashdot (3, Insightful)

Randle_Revar (229304) | more than 5 years ago | (#25896645)

What the hell? I cant see anything but the headlines!

What happened to the articles and tags?!

Re:Slashdot (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25896783)

What the hell? I cant see anything but the headlines!

April fools!

No, wait, that's not for several months yet... WTF?

Re:Slashdot (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25896789)

It's called Web 2.0. In a typical misunderstanding of the concept, a site isn't Web 2.0 unless you force the user to do a lot of button pressing that would be unnecessary in a well-designed static page. Remember everything that gave Flash a bad rap? Say hello again.

This could just be a server glitch. The sad thing is /.'s been sliding so bad with Idle &tc lately, I can't help but think they really might be serious about trying headlines-only.

Re:Slashdot (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25896871)

Looks like index2.pl is the culprit. Replace with index.pl in the URL and things are back to normal.

Re:Slashdot (1)

Randle_Revar (229304) | more than 5 years ago | (#25896995)

Thanks!

Although that fixes that problem (until/unless they make the beta the main version), the user pages are still rubbish.

Re:Slashdot (5, Funny)

isorox (205688) | more than 5 years ago | (#25897001)

What the hell? I cant see anything but the headlines!

What happened to the articles and tags?!

Bring back OMG PONIES!!!!!1!!1

That was fast (5, Funny)

declain (1338567) | more than 5 years ago | (#25896929)

Top 10 google trends:

Today's Hot Trends (USA)
1. dancing with the stars 2008 winner
2. orthogonal terwilliger accordion
3. siri pinter
4. chelsea handler playboy
5. brooke burke
6. who won dancing with the stars season 7
7. the shield finale
8. the shield forum
9. melioidosis
10. callies biscuits

It seems that a lot of people are suddenly interested in orthogonal terwilliger accordion. I wonder why?

Re:That was fast (1)

MichaelSmith (789609) | more than 5 years ago | (#25897411)

I can see it now. Tomorrow after reviewing google trends Steve Ballmer will send out his goons to either hire this fellow Terwilliger or "buy him out".

Secret Message Decrypted: (2, Funny)

ancient_kings (1000970) | more than 5 years ago | (#25897311)

"Be sure to drink your Ovaltine."

Hmmmm, sounds like a task for the super hero of .. (1)

3seas (184403) | more than 5 years ago | (#25897371)

...homeleand security...

secrect messages on slash dot (1)

alabandit (1024941) | more than 5 years ago | (#25897535)

i just post my secret message on some online form that allows anonymous posting. give a relevant post and then add a foot note

--
100010010101 - www.google.com

The security implications are incredible! (1)

David Gerard (12369) | more than 5 years ago | (#25897577)

My God, this is incredible! This could be worse than terrorists sending messages via Twitter [today.com] or encoding them in child porn [today.com] .

Google is clearly a TERRORIST WEAPON and an ENEMY OF THE FREE WORLD. Next we'll find out they're probably part of the Icelandic terrorist financial conspiracy [today.com] .

So everyone should use Windows Live Search instead. No-one ever got fired for buying Microsoft. Probably.

you Fail I7? (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25897773)

Development model and wasF tak3n over again. There are from the sidelines, Usenet is roughly

Anonymous Coward (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25897965)

The new layout is awful. I don't expect it will last.

Great drawings "set the tone" (1)

cnnetc (1413919) | more than 5 years ago | (#25898177)

As a designer, you use drawings to communicate much more than just the appearance of spaces or objects. Great drawings "set the tone"; they provide a window into the actual experience of your ideas. Drawings also help communicate the state of your design: Where are you in the process? [blogspot.com] What level of feedback from your clients is appropriate? Is it time to talk about the roof tile, or are you still working out the building massing? Good drawings lead to good conversations, and that leads to better design. Style Builder [blogspot.com] lets you take hand-drawn lines (or any other lines you create) and apply them as edges in a SketchUp model. Now you can make your 3D models look like sketches [blogspot.com] , abstracting out the things you're not ready to discuss, and bringing forward the things you do. Styles you create in Style Builder are also totally unique; no one else will be able to make drawings that look like yours.

Sending Secret Messages - alternatives (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25898459)

Here are some alternative ideas: electronic alternatives to private messages & email https://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=16784.msg230536#msg230536 [thementalmilitia.com] & https://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=16784.msg230527#msg230527 [thementalmilitia.com] also these 2 methods could send plaintext or use with encryption: electronic alternative - no sender ID https://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=16784.msg237125#msg237125 [thementalmilitia.com] no sender SMTP info but emailed to you within 5 minutes https://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=16784.msg233443#msg233443 [thementalmilitia.com]
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