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167 comments

First Trout! (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36009416)

I am a FISH.

Re:First Trout! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36009420)

Second plaice!

Re:First Trout! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36009594)

Third bass!

Re:First Trout! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36010308)

Forth flounder!

Re:First Trout! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36010488)

Perfect fifth!

(get it - it's a musical term - because bass has a double meaning - ah, screw it, I'm trying way too hard.)

First joke I saw tweeted. (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36009424)

A joke only UK readers will get:

Who says you can't take a Bin out on a bank holiday.

Brum tish!

Re:First joke I saw tweeted. (4, Funny)

symes (835608) | more than 3 years ago | (#36009924)

My favourite was the commented posted (I think first on Reddit, but then circulated on Twitter) "At least they let him see the Royal Wedding".

Re:First joke I saw tweeted. (2)

Nerdfest (867930) | more than 3 years ago | (#36010044)

For me it was "He shouldn't have bought that iPhone".

Re:First joke I saw tweeted. (1)

TapeCutter (624760) | more than 3 years ago | (#36010480)

bin > dev/null

I think I read it on /. somewhere?

Re:First joke I saw tweeted. (1)

rainmouse (1784278) | more than 3 years ago | (#36010578)

They dumped his body at sea? Clearly they have not seen Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.

Not twitter, but first comment I saw on 4chan... (3, Funny)

cobrausn (1915176) | more than 3 years ago | (#36010586)

Counter-Terrorists Win!

Re:First joke I saw tweeted. (1)

Ihmhi (1206036) | more than 3 years ago | (#36010694)

Osama bin Laden hears the doorbell ring. He answers it and there are Navy SEALS at the door. "Great," he says, "I need this like I need a hole in the head."

Sneaky... (1)

fuzzyfuzzyfungus (1223518) | more than 3 years ago | (#36009436)

I was going to go for a joke about how dastardly Bin Laden must have been, to provoke a massive DoS attack against western communications infrastructure just by getting shot.

Then I realized that we were talking about Twitter.

How many were re-tweets? (1)

gtvr (1702650) | more than 3 years ago | (#36009440)

Can you even measure that?

Wasn't Jackson the last big one? (1)

suso (153703) | more than 3 years ago | (#36009444)

So the question I have now is, was Michael Jackson less significant or did the Jackson craze lead to more people knowing about Twitter and thus more people available to tweet about Bid Laden? The world may never know.

Re:Wasn't Jackson the last big one? (1)

Chrisq (894406) | more than 3 years ago | (#36009494)

So the question I have now is, was Michael Jackson less significant

He only buggered a handful of kids.

Re:Wasn't Jackson the last big one? (2)

ciderbrew (1860166) | more than 3 years ago | (#36009518)

he had very big hands.

Room on the island? (1)

LordNacho (1909280) | more than 3 years ago | (#36009456)

Well, Bin Laden had taken over Hitler's spot of "Evilest Guy Alive" for quite a few years. It's no wonder his death is much discussed.

As someone whose persona was so large, and whose death was always going to be controversial, I guess that means he joins Hitler, Elvis, and Michael Jackson on the island of dead people who are regularly sighted.

Re:Room on the island? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36009492)

Well, Bin Laden had taken over Hitler's spot of "Evilest Guy Alive" for quite a few years

I must have missed the memo from the record keepers of the Most Evilest Guys Alive Committee.

Re:Room on the island? (1)

ciderbrew (1860166) | more than 3 years ago | (#36009530)

Well if you post as AC I can't add you to the list!

Re:Room on the island? (1)

delinear (991444) | more than 3 years ago | (#36010218)

You think you're out of touch? I didn't even realise Hitler was still in the running for "Evilest Guy Alive".

Re:Room on the island? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36009508)

Hitler hasn't had the spot of "Evilest Guy Alive" for well over 65 years now.
And now neither has Bin Laden.

Re:Room on the island? (2)

RazzleFrog (537054) | more than 3 years ago | (#36009546)

Interestingly enough, there are plenty of conspiracy theories that say Hitler didn't die in that bunker. That he slipped the Russians grasp and ran off to Argentina or Brazil to live out a long life.

Re:Room on the island? (1)

delinear (991444) | more than 3 years ago | (#36010244)

Thank god they didn't allow room for the same rumours about Bin Laden to spread and instead decided to prominently display his body to prove... what? They dumped it where?

Re:Room on the island? (1)

Joce640k (829181) | more than 3 years ago | (#36009828)

I thought it was Bert.

Re:Room on the island? (0)

nu1x (992092) | more than 3 years ago | (#36009576)

> Well, Bin Laden had taken over Hitler's spot of "Evilest Guy Alive" for quite a few years.

Well, what ? What has he done ? 9/11 doesn't count. He is not even comparable to Hitler, and Hitler was not really that bad, provided you have anti-semitic beliefs (which seems to be a really no-no these days, what could be the source of this stigma ? I mean, it seems to be ok to hate other people of arabic (jews are arabs with different religion) descent, and they are just trying to get by, not accruing unwarranted wealth and manipulating the masses).

Re:Room on the island? (1)

LordNacho (1909280) | more than 3 years ago | (#36009592)

I didn't say I agreed with the label... just that if you stop the average Joe on the street and say "Hey, who's an evil guy?" Bin Laden would get a high score...

Re:Room on the island? (1)

nu1x (992092) | more than 3 years ago | (#36009618)

Hey no prob, as you see, I was trolling myself. Sometimes my fingers just cannot resist. :P

Re:Room on the island? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36009886)

Politicians may pop up first

Re:Room on the island? (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36009656)

> Well, Bin Laden had taken over Hitler's spot of "Evilest Guy Alive" for quite a few years.

Well, what ? What has he done ? 9/11 doesn't count. He is not even comparable to Hitler, and Hitler was not really that bad, provided you have anti-semitic beliefs (which seems to be a really no-no these days, what could be the source of this stigma ? I mean, it seems to be ok to hate other people of arabic (jews are arabs with different religion) descent, and they are just trying to get by, not accruing unwarranted wealth and manipulating the masses).

un they have been afte him for 20 years way before 911 he is killed lots knows some history

Re:Room on the island? (1)

RazzleFrog (537054) | more than 3 years ago | (#36009976)

Well the question is the definition of evil. Obviously Bin Laden's followers didn't think he was evil and I am sure Eva Braun didn't think Hitler was evil. It's all about perspective. They both may be deranged and misguided but were they evil if they truly believed they were doing the right thing for their people?

You have to remember the circumstances that gave rise to Hitler coming to power. The allies after WWI literally destroyed Germany economically for a war that wasn't really even their fault. The country was ripe for a charismatic, albeit looney, leader to step up. They saw him as a savior against the deprivations they suffered at the hands of the allied nations.

To me somebody who does something wrong and KNOWS that it is wrong is evil (for example, a priest molesting an altar boy). Somebody who does something horribly wrong but truly believes they are doing the right thing is not evil but just delusional.

Re:Room on the island? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36010030)

Yes, but let's not forget that said priest doesn't see it as wrong -- it's part of a mass where he comforts the boy with his rod.

Re:Room on the island? (1)

HungryHobo (1314109) | more than 3 years ago | (#36010146)

If Hitler had been shot in 1937 he'd probably be remembered as one of the great statesmen of the 20th century.
He brought in a lot of very successful and very popular social programs.
He wasn't just popular for being charismatic.

If it wasn't for the genocide he would have had a very different place in the history books.

Re:Room on the island? (1)

cheekyjohnson (1873388) | more than 3 years ago | (#36010676)

"Wrong" is subjective in the first place.

horribly wrong

Whether something is "horribly wrong" or not depends on your perspective.

Re:Room on the island? (1)

mcvos (645701) | more than 3 years ago | (#36010276)

Hitler was not really that bad, provided you have anti-semitic beliefs (which seems to be a really no-no these days, what could be the source of this stigma ? I mean, it seems to be ok to hate other people of arabic (jews are arabs with different religion) descent, and they are just trying to get by, not accruing unwarranted wealth and manipulating the masses).

By that reasoning, nobody is ever evil because there's always some nutcase who thinks he's okay.

By the way, Jews aren't Arabs. They're both Semites, however.

Re:Room on the island? (1)

1u3hr (530656) | more than 3 years ago | (#36010684)

Well, Bin Laden had taken over Hitler's spot of "Evilest Guy Alive" for quite a few years

I'd hope so, since Adolf hasn't been alive since 1945.

I was pretty annoyed that Time Magazine wimped out on naming bin Laden as Man of the Year in 2001. The criterion are supposed to be:

Since 1927, TIME Magazine has chosen a man, woman, or idea that "for better or worse, has most influenced events in the preceding year.

And obviously that was Bin Laden. Yet they named Giuliani. Who was a good mayor of a big city (I've heard), and but didn't change the WORLD the way bin Laden did. He set the USA's economy and political influence into a tailspin with one day's work, and got GWB re-elected into the bargain. He triggered the invasion of two nations.

If Time wants to give their cover to "Nice American guy of the year", they should change the criterion to say that and not pretend otherwise..

Re:Room on the island? (1)

zach_the_lizard (1317619) | more than 3 years ago | (#36009584)

Bin Laden wasn't evilest guy alive; I'd say maybe Kim Jong Il holds that position. There're plenty of dictators with more blood on their hands than bin Laden. Bin Laden might not even break the top 10 in terms of death toll.

Re:Room on the island? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36009606)

Bin Laden might not even break the top 10 in terms of death toll.

I don't think that's such a good way to quantify evil.

Re:Room on the island? (1)

LordNacho (1909280) | more than 3 years ago | (#36009630)

Well, it's a draw between Kim Jong Il, Bin Laden, Hitler, Stalin, Pol Pot, etc on the "Number of sharks with lasers" stat.

Re:Room on the island? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36009808)

The "Number of sharks with lasers" stat is as good as any to measure something as subjective as 'evil'.

Re:Room on the island? (1)

mcvos (645701) | more than 3 years ago | (#36010306)

I suggest we quantify evil through the number of successful vendor lock-ins and patent litigations.

Re:Room on the island? (-1, Troll)

SilentStaid (1474575) | more than 3 years ago | (#36009796)

Bin Laden doesn't even stack up against George Bush in death toll from a leader ordering deaths standpoint...

Perspective is a crazy thing.

Re:Room on the island? (0, Flamebait)

Joce640k (829181) | more than 3 years ago | (#36009892)

Rubbish. The million dead Iraqi/Afghan civilians were totally worth it to get to Osama.

Re:Room on the island? (1)

darjen (879890) | more than 3 years ago | (#36010000)

I'll bet every president since WW1 has caused more death than Bin Laden.

Re:Room on the island? (1)

SilentStaid (1474575) | more than 3 years ago | (#36010494)

You know, I always knew that as a crowd we tend to be biased... but please, think critically about what I write before modding it down. Osama declared a war that left several thousand NATO-allied troops and civilians dead. America declared two wars that have left hundreds of thousands dead in retaliation. If you can't see that, and you don't understand that you're bring irrational. I'm not arguing right or wrong, I'm just stating facts.

http://www.iraqbodycount.org/ [iraqbodycount.org]

Re:Room on the island? (1)

nedlohs (1335013) | more than 3 years ago | (#36010180)

top 10?

He is way lower than that. Basically every leader of a nation that has gone to war has a higher death toll, from ancient times on. Heck many single indiviuals beat out bin Laden and all his followers combined, Kermit Beahan and Thomas Ferebee both win that contest by at least an order of magnitude but I wouldn't call them evil.

it's a stupid metric.

Someone who murders 2 people is more evil than someone who rapes and tortures (but doesn't kill) 10,000?

Re:Room on the island? (1)

heathen_01 (1191043) | more than 3 years ago | (#36010522)

Perhaps you've forgotten to weight the death toll by race.

Re:Room on the island? (1)

SenseiLeNoir (699164) | more than 3 years ago | (#36009676)

Although I am glad that this very evil person is no longer with us, I am not going to "celebrate", as my mind and heart is still with the victims and their families. For them, nothing is going to bring back their loss. The death of a man who either directly caused their death, or helped spawn the ideology that caused others to kill, represents a shallow victory.

This man caused the deaths of many, and instigated a sense of fear that today still affects millions accross the world in security, and other issues.

I will be tweeting and celebrating only when the tide of intolerance, and evil fanaticism is eradicated totally, and myself and my family can look forward to living free in a world where we do not have to fear that a person is plotting to kill me, just because my views of life and liberty is different to theirs.

Re:Room on the island? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36009770)

I will be tweeting and celebrating only when the tide of intolerance, and evil fanaticism is eradicated totally, and myself and my family can look forward to living free in a world where we do not have to fear that a person is plotting to kill me, just because my views of life and liberty is different to theirs.

Then you will never celebrate. Some of us recognize this, and are willing the celebrate the incomplete victories we do have.

Re:Room on the island? (1)

mangu (126918) | more than 3 years ago | (#36009830)

I will be tweeting and celebrating only when the tide of intolerance, and evil fanaticism is eradicated totally, and myself and my family can look forward to living free in a world where we do not have to fear that a person is plotting to kill me, just because my views of life and liberty is different to theirs.

That's not why they want to kill you, they want to kill you because you do not believe in the same religion they do.

To be more precise, they want to kill everyone who does not believe as fervently as they do in the same interpretation of their religion.

Re:Room on the island? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36010510)

That's all well and good as a naive view of al qaeda. But as Bin Laden himself said, "If that were our motivation, we would have attacked Sweden." Al Qaeda's beef was primarily with U.S. foreign policy and the corrupt governments within the middle east(not that that actually justifies a single damn thing they did). Strong religious beliefs was used as a binding force, and certainly motivates a great many members. I just thing a primitive "they're out to get us because we're different" viewpoint makes it harder to make long-term strides towards resolving terrorism as an issue. Posting as AC because quoting bin laden makes me nervous.

Re:Room on the island? (2)

Black Parrot (19622) | more than 3 years ago | (#36010564)

I will be tweeting and celebrating only when the tide of intolerance, and evil fanaticism is eradicated totally, and myself and my family can look forward to living free in a world where we do not have to fear that a person is plotting to kill me, just because my views of life and liberty is different to theirs.

That's not why they want to kill you, they want to kill you because you do not believe in the same religion they do.

To be more precise, they want to kill everyone who does not believe as fervently as they do in the same interpretation of their religion.

Yeah, that's why the struck the WTC and Pentagon instead of the Vatican and other bastions of religion.

Re:Room on the island? (1)

tedgyz (515156) | more than 3 years ago | (#36009998)

I will be tweeting and celebrating only when the tide of intolerance, and evil fanaticism is eradicated totally, and myself and my family can look forward to living free in a world where we do not have to fear that a person is plotting to kill me, just because my views of life and liberty is different to theirs.

Good luck with that.

Re:Room on the island? (3, Insightful)

silanea (1241518) | more than 3 years ago | (#36010330)

This man caused the deaths of many, and instigated a sense of fear that today still affects millions accross the world in security, and other issues.

I cannot honestly say how much Bin Laden himself actually contributed to any loss of lives, but I can definitely say that any sense of fear along with that tide of intolerance was and is instigated not by some lone raving looney and his YouTube channel but by politicians on all sides of the fence. Osama Bin Laden has never posed any tangible threat to me. That puts him in stark contrast to the supranational police state that has been brought on us since 9/11.

Re:Room on the island? (2)

mikael_j (106439) | more than 3 years ago | (#36010024)

I always hoped that Bin Laden would end up choking to death on a handful of chili nuts just outside a Walmart (where he just purchased the aforementioned nuts), dressed in a pair of surf shorts and a mickey mouse t-shirt of course. That would've stirred up some very interesting controversy, bonus points if he had been using his real ID the whole time...

Re:Room on the island? (2)

MiniMike (234881) | more than 3 years ago | (#36010544)

I had also hoped he would choke on his own nuts, but not in quite the same way you envisioned.

Re:Room on the island? (1)

wabb1t (84176) | more than 3 years ago | (#36010094)

Well, Bin Laden had taken over Hitler's spot of "Evilest Guy Alive" for quite a few years. It's no wonder his death is much discussed.

As someone whose persona was so large, and whose death was always going to be controversial, I guess that means he joins Hitler, Elvis, and Michael Jackson on the island of dead people who are regularly sighted.

Seriously? Since when was Hitler the "Evilest Guy Alive"? I must have missed something.

Re:Room on the island? (1)

LordNacho (1909280) | more than 3 years ago | (#36010248)

Well, Bin Laden had taken over Hitler's spot of "Evilest Guy Alive" for quite a few years. It's no wonder his death is much discussed.

As someone whose persona was so large, and whose death was always going to be controversial, I guess that means he joins Hitler, Elvis, and Michael Jackson on the island of dead people who are regularly sighted.

Seriously? Since when was Hitler the "Evilest Guy Alive"? I must have missed something.

You deny he was alive at some point?

Maybe I need to specify that the title has passed through various people between 1945 and 2001. But most of them have been challengers who never became legends...

Re:Room on the island? (1)

pspahn (1175617) | more than 3 years ago | (#36010130)

Does that mean it's okay to dress as Bin Laden for Halloween this year?

Re:Room on the island? (1)

Black Parrot (19622) | more than 3 years ago | (#36010588)

Does that mean it's okay to dress as Bin Laden for Halloween this year?

Depends on how many gun-toting idiots don't think he's really dead.

Re:Room on the island? (2)

Hatta (162192) | more than 3 years ago | (#36010388)

Bin Laden is only responsible for the deaths of around 3000 Americans. George W Bush is responsible for the deaths of over 3000 [antiwar.com] Americans, and over 100,000 civilians.

That's great (1)

memnock (466995) | more than 3 years ago | (#36009486)

if you think the source is reliable and expert enough to really give you news. Given that there was an article on the front page about how people find the news they want, I don't know if Twitter gets around that same problem.

Re:That's great (4, Insightful)

clang_jangle (975789) | more than 3 years ago | (#36009536)

I found the opening statement of TFS ("Twitter has been a source of breaking news...") kind of shocking. Does no-one read well enough to recognize a fluff piece from marketing when they see one, or do we just not care anymore?

Re:That's great (1)

Nerdfest (867930) | more than 3 years ago | (#36010098)

There was a swell of info on Twitter at least 20 minutes before it appeared anywhere else in any volume. It may not be correct, accurate, or complete, but you get news on Twitter very fast.

Re:That's great (1)

memnock (466995) | more than 3 years ago | (#36010636)

I think if it's not meeting the criteria you just mentioned, it makes Twitter useless as a news source. That combined with point made by clang_jangle [slashdot.org] point to the fact that this article is polish for a turd.

Inconceivable! (4, Funny)

Drakkenmensch (1255800) | more than 3 years ago | (#36009514)

It took the death of the most hated man alive to finally put an end to the supremacy of Justin Beiber tweets.

Re:Inconceivable! (1)

L4t3r4lu5 (1216702) | more than 3 years ago | (#36009628)

It took the death of the most hated man alive to finally put an end to the supremacy of Justin Beiber tweets.

Beiber would still be top. The tense would just change from present to past.

Re:Inconceivable! (4, Funny)

mangu (126918) | more than 3 years ago | (#36009866)

It took the death of the most hated man alive

What? Justin Bieber died?

Re:Inconceivable! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36010284)

Bierber died! RT @mangu: Justin Bieber died - #bieber #death #fevercured

Re:Inconceivable! (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36010296)

It took the death of the most hated man alive

What? Justin Bieber died?

What? Justin Bieber is a man?

Re:Inconceivable! (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36010550)

He said "most hated MAN".

Re:Inconceivable! (4, Informative)

Kamiza Ikioi (893310) | more than 3 years ago | (#36009972)

Yeah, but some dumbasses started throwing eggs at Bieber, and Bin Laden was instantly old news.

Re:Inconceivable! (1)

drosboro (1046516) | more than 3 years ago | (#36010402)

Crap... Tried to moderate "insightful", accidentally got "redundant". Undoing...

Re:Inconceivable! (1)

Joce640k (829181) | more than 3 years ago | (#36010040)

Yeah...but it means Justin Beiber takes over as the most hated man alive. Do you really want that...?

(nb. I use the word 'man' in the anthropological sense of the word)

Re:Inconceivable! (2)

delinear (991444) | more than 3 years ago | (#36010404)

Yeah...but it means Justin Beiber takes over as the most hated man alive. Do you really want that...?

I dunno, does it mean the US will now spend trillions of dollars ensuring his demise? I'm kind of... yeah, I think I'm good with that. Not thrilled about the timescales if it means we have to put up with him for another decade, mind.

Re:Inconceivable! (1)

Chris Mattern (191822) | more than 3 years ago | (#36010198)

But Justin Beiber's not dead...

Old and Wrong (1)

theonesandtwos (1349467) | more than 3 years ago | (#36009524)

As of Monday CNN was reporting over 5000 tweets/sec at it's peak. Today is Tuesday. Why is information from Sunday being used? Why can't up to date articles be used around here?

Re:Old and Wrong (1)

delinear (991444) | more than 3 years ago | (#36010430)

You'll get Monday's old data in Wednesday's dupe story. You must be new here.

What about here at Slashdot? (1)

ThePromenader (878501) | more than 3 years ago | (#36009542)

There were an amazing amount of comments here in the first thread about Bin Laden's death [slashdot.org] ... ~2000? What's the record at /.?

Re:What about here at Slashdot? (4, Interesting)

AlphaBlade (629798) | more than 3 years ago | (#36009588)

From the bottom of the page: http://slashdot.org/hof.shtml [slashdot.org]

Looks like a story about Kerry vs. Bush is the current comment champ.

Re:What about here at Slashdot? (1)

alexhs (877055) | more than 3 years ago | (#36009598)

What's the record at /.?

/.'s hall of fame [slashdot.org]

Re:What about here at Slashdot? (1)

Hadlock (143607) | more than 3 years ago | (#36009758)

I saw quite a few forums roll over and die sunday night, which was an impressive feat. Facebook didn't slow down (for me) but it was impressive nonetheless for what amounted to bedtime for most americans.

Not even close to a record and inaccurate number (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36009600)

According to CNET it was 4K/s and not even close to being the record [cnet.com]

"Twitter traffic spiked to more than 4,000 tweets per second at the beginning and end of President Obama's speech tonight announcing the death of Osama Bin Laden,"

"it's well short of the 6,939 tweets per second ushering in the new year in Japan"

Re:Not even close to a record and inaccurate numbe (1)

nedlohs (1335013) | more than 3 years ago | (#36009884)

So you don't know what the word "sustained" means. Congrats.

I've seen better (2)

Freaky Spook (811861) | more than 3 years ago | (#36009732)

Osama Bin Laden may be dead, but without Ewoks & a John Williams music score to celebrate this mighty victory with, it feels kind of empty.

Re:I've seen better (1)

Black Parrot (19622) | more than 3 years ago | (#36010634)

Osama Bin Laden may be dead, but without Ewoks & a John Williams music score to celebrate this mighty victory with, it feels kind of empty.

Darth Vader died with redemption. OBL just got nailed. Nor orchestra or dancing naked Ewoks are called for.

Death and an election (1)

Chonnawonga (1025364) | more than 3 years ago | (#36009820)

There was also a Canadian federal election yesterday, with many surprising results which were all reported in this exact time slot. I know that's not as exciting as a bunch of commandos shooting a guy, but if we're going to talk facts, let's get them straight.

Bin Laden's dead alright (0)

advocate_one (662832) | more than 3 years ago | (#36009960)

the last thing they wanted was him being taken alive and blabbing some real truths in front of people not cleared for the deep sh1t

Re:Bin Laden's dead alright (1)

RazzleFrog (537054) | more than 3 years ago | (#36009994)

What exactly was stopping him before? I mean he regularly put out videos to sources that couldn't easily be controlled by the US Government. If he has some grand secret to release that would hurt the US then why wouldn't he have already used it?

Re:Bin Laden's dead alright (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36010268)

So... What do you think insurance.aes256 contains?

Re:Bin Laden's dead alright (1)

delinear (991444) | more than 3 years ago | (#36010506)

I suspect his "secret" isn't really a secret, it's just how close his ties to the West were before the relationship soured. The reason he didn't talk about this prior to his death is that it was mutually embarassing. If he was captured, he'd have little to lose in reminding us that we're the ones who trained him and set him loose on the world, while it would still be potentially embarassing to our governments to have several days of that blazoned across every newspaper.

Re:Bin Laden's dead alright (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36010440)

the last thing they wanted was him being taken alive and blabbing some real truths in front of people not cleared for the deep sh1t

Tinfoil hat a little tight this morning?

Twitter? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36010010)

Does anyone really use Twitter? I hear a lot about it in the media, and attention whore celebrity types seem to love it, but no-one I know, and I know quite a few people, use it. Not one. Are there really that many users, or is is just a very loud minority?

Doesn't Count Though (1)

Greyfox (87712) | more than 3 years ago | (#36010088)

Because the guy who files the TPS reports didn't use the new cover sheet.

Tweets-per-second (1)

fleeped (1945926) | more than 3 years ago | (#36010274)

.. for the same piece of news, feels like a measure of the redundancy of the network's data traffic.

Who cares (1)

defaria (741527) | more than 3 years ago | (#36010396)

Who cares.

Re:Who cares (1)

_0xd0ad (1974778) | more than 3 years ago | (#36010448)

You'll be pleased to learn that we're currently on pace to set the record for Slashdot as well. Thanks for your help.

In other news... (1)

Black Parrot (19622) | more than 3 years ago | (#36010658)

OBL's death generates 27 tangential Slashdot stories.

3000 per second? LOL (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36010718)

Is that it? 3000 per second? And Twitter was/is having performance issues all the time. LOL

My services can do 20000 transactions per second, per server, per core. I guess I have gone a bit overboard when tweaking for performance if a "popular" site like Twitter has record numbers of only 3000 transactions per second.

Most web developers and web admins must be idiots.

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