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Get Your 15 Years of Slashdot Shirt (For free, Depending)

timothy posted more than 2 years ago | from the test-of-free-will-and-determinism dept.

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We'll be sending a passel of shirts to the crowd-sourced parties that we hope you'll get to, and to any artists whose Slashdot logo suggestions we end up selecting. (There are nearly 30 parties planned so far, in places as far-flung as Latvia and Nigeria!) But starting today the limited edition Slashdot anniversary shirt is also available from our brethren and sistren at ThinkGeek (still, for now, serving the same corporate overlord as Slashdot). So if you can't land one of the swag ones (sorry!), you can still swathe yourself in the Slashdot livery, which isn't so different from the colors of the Vogon constructor fleet. We'll only turn 15 once, but a clever T-shirt is forever. Update: 09/21 17:12 GMT by T : If you want to come hang out with the folks who post the stories to Slashdot day-to-day, note that Unknown Lamer is hosting a party in Raleigh, NC, Soulskill and Samzenpus will both be in Ann Arbor, and timothy will be at parties (coffee shops are awesome!) in Houston and Austin.

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Slashdot party in Nigeria? (2)

PieDode (2736165) | more than 2 years ago | (#41412429)

Really? Can we get some pics from there? Who on Slashdot is from Nigeria?

Re:Slashdot party in Nigeria? (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#41412671)

A shitload of reputation managers, judging by the recent standard of comments here.

Re:Slashdot party in Nigeria? (1)

PieLala (2736201) | more than 2 years ago | (#41412879)

Why are you so angry all the time?

Well, there's one obvious candidate. (4, Funny)

Medievalist (16032) | more than 2 years ago | (#41412829)

Who on Slashdot is from Nigeria?

I'm assuming it's user number 419 [slashdot.org] until proven otherwise.

Re:Well, there's one obvious candidate. (2)

RatBastard (949) | more than 2 years ago | (#41413107)

419? And I thought I was an oldie!

Re:Well, there's one obvious candidate. (1)

Svartalf (2997) | more than 2 years ago | (#41414035)

You are...and I thought I was one... >:-D

Re:Well, there's one obvious candidate. (1)

thend (88894) | more than 2 years ago | (#41414573)

So much for my # being old!

Re:Slashdot party in Nigeria? (3, Funny)

satanclause (2626589) | more than 2 years ago | (#41412973)

Who on Slashdot is from Nigeria?

Is it that nice Prince who keeps sending me checks to cash for him?

Re:Slashdot party in Nigeria? (1)

hawguy (1600213) | more than 2 years ago | (#41413073)

Really? Can we get some pics from there? Who on Slashdot is from Nigeria?

I'm amazed that there's a Slashdot party anywhere.

Re:Slashdot party in Nigeria? (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#41413929)

Subject: Dear Respected One,

Dear Respected One,

GREETINGS,

Permit me to inform you of my desire of go to the slashdot party with you. I got your contact from the International web site directory. I prayed over it and selected your name among other names due to it's esteeming nature and the recommendations given to me as a reputable and trust worthy person I can party and do business with and by the recommendations I must not hesitate to confide in you for this simple and sincere business.

I am Wumi Abdul; the only Daughter of late Mr and Mrs George Abdul. My father was a very wealthy cocoa merchant in Abidjan,the economic capital of Ivory Coast before he was poisoned to death by his business associates on one of their outing to discus on a business deal. When my mother died on the 21st October 1984, my father took me and my younger brother HASSAN special because we are motherless. Before the death of my father on 30th June 2002 in a private hospital here in Abidjan. He secretly called me on his bedside and told me that he has a sum of $12.500.000 (Twelve Million, five hundred thousand dollars) left in a suspense account in a local Bank here in Abidjan, that he used my name as his first Daughter for the next of kin in deposit of the fund.

He also explained to me that it was because of this wealth and some huge amount of money his business associates supposed to balance his from the deal they had that he was poisoned by his business associates, that I should seek for a God fearing foreign partner in a country of my choice where I will transfer this money and use it for investment purpose, (such as real estate management). Sir, we are honourably seeking your assistance in the following ways.

1) To hang out at the slashdot party.

2) To provide a Bank account where this money would be transferred to.

3) To serve as the guardian of this since I am a girl of 26 years.

Moreover Sir, we are willing to offer you 15% of the sum as compensation for effort input after the successful transfer of this fund to your designate account overseas. please feel free to contact ,me via this email address
wumi1000abdul@yahoo.com
Anticipating to hear from you soon
. Thanks and God Bless.
Best regards.
Miss Wumi Abdul

PLEASE FOR PRIVATE AND SECURITY REASONS,REPLY ME VIA EMAIL:
wumi1000abdul@yahoo.com

I'd rather have a first post T-shirt. (3, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#41412449)

I'd rather have a first post T-shirt.

Re:I'd rather have a first post T-shirt. (5, Funny)

dasacc22 (1830082) | more than 2 years ago | (#41412615)

I'd rather have a first post T-shirt.

There's only one of those and someone already got it.

Re:I'd rather have a first post T-shirt. (2)

mcrbids (148650) | more than 2 years ago | (#41413009)

It would be awesome to make shirts like that but only for accounts that have actually managed to successfully negotiate a frist post.... sort of like a true geek badge of honor!

I'd happily pay $25 for mine, if it listed the first date of frist post and my slashdot ID.

Re:I'd rather have a first post T-shirt. (2)

omnichad (1198475) | more than 2 years ago | (#41414637)

But only +5 first posts, not trolls.

Re:I'd rather have a first post T-shirt. (1)

rednip (186217) | more than 2 years ago | (#41414703)

It's fairly easy to get a first post, the hard part is to get a +5 comment that's also a first post. I'm pretty sure that I've done it, but not in a while (didn't want to look to confirm)

Can I get a GNAA one? (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#41412455)

I want a picture of Capt Shaved Balls on mine.

Parties? What? (1)

Andrio (2580551) | more than 2 years ago | (#41412469)

Any way I can get one for free without having to be social?

Re:Parties? What? (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#41412607)

Depending on what side of the IP fence /. is sitting these days, they should post high-res versions of the designs under a Creative Commons license so anybody can print them on clothing of their own choosing (or anything else for that matter).

Re:Parties? What? (3, Funny)

lgw (121541) | more than 2 years ago | (#41414075)

Hmmm, the shirt seem to come in "XXXL" and "Extra-Virgin", and the store asks for the address of the buyer's mother, in case no one answers the basement door. Talk about targeted marketing! You'd think they'd also sell the shirts in-game in WoW, though ...

To help out... (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#41412483)

Please send your name, address, SSN and a donation of at least $75 to the Nigerian Party Committee (NPC). Don't worry, your information will be safe, the committee is headed by a princess who has a pile of her own money...

It makes me feel inferior (0)

Lumpio- (986581) | more than 2 years ago | (#41412511)

When people categorize me under "Other" as the last item of a drop-down menu. Ah well .__.

Re:It makes me feel inferior (1)

timothy (36799) | more than 2 years ago | (#41412875)

Where is your "other"? :)

Always a dilemma in creating finite lists of options ... ;

Wow, someone has talent (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#41412553)

The text at the bottom is lame, though.

How about something like what the sysadmin typed on "Tron":

cat | egrep -v "F(IR|RI)ST POST" | more

Why 15? (5, Funny)

Chemisor (97276) | more than 2 years ago | (#41412581)

What kind of a geek celebrates the 15th of anything? If you had just waited until next year, we'd have a nice round number to be excited about. But 15? Meh...

Why 15? (3, Insightful)

Hartree (191324) | more than 2 years ago | (#41412691)

They started counting with 0, of course.

Re:Why 15? (2)

Chemisor (97276) | more than 2 years ago | (#41412857)

Nice try, but no cookie. A 15th birthday is celebrated 15 years after the birth day. The 0th birthday is usually called celebrating birth, which is an entirely different affair. The former celebrates survival over a period of time, the latter celebrates a beginning of existence. So my point still holds.

Re:Why 15? (1)

Hartree (191324) | more than 2 years ago | (#41412929)

Birthdays are for living things. For a computer system like slashdot, think of it as filling up the first nibble.

Re:Why 15? (1)

hawguy (1600213) | more than 2 years ago | (#41413137)

Nice try, but no cookie. A 15th birthday is celebrated 15 years after the birth day. The 0th birthday is usually called celebrating birth, which is an entirely different affair. The former celebrates survival over a period of time, the latter celebrates a beginning of existence. So my point still holds.

Exactly, celebrating the 0th birthday would be like having an array index start at 0 instead of 1. No real language does that. The first element in any array always starts at 1 [obliquity.com] .

Re:Why 15? (1)

Chris Mattern (191822) | more than 2 years ago | (#41412885)

And now they have to expand the storage from a nybble to a whole byte!

Re:Why 15? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#41413093)

And now they have to expand the storage from a nybble to a whole byte!

Nonsense, 1 nybble is enough for anybody.

Re:Why 15? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#41412699)

What kind of geek starts counting at 1?

Re:Why 15? (1)

Chemisor (97276) | more than 2 years ago | (#41413301)

The kind who understands the difference between cardinal and ordinal numbers, of course.

Re:Why 15? (1)

MyLongNickName (822545) | more than 2 years ago | (#41412725)

Yeah, they should wait until next year for the nice round number.

Re:Why 15? (4, Funny)

MyLongNickName (822545) | more than 2 years ago | (#41412737)

Oooh, another thought. Next year they could re-do the 'Amazing Grace' song.

When we've been here 10000 years...

Re:Why 15? (2)

joe170 (154147) | more than 2 years ago | (#41412787)

Slashdot's Fth birthday?

Re:Why 15? (1)

postbigbang (761081) | more than 2 years ago | (#41413047)

A hex on you.

Re:Why 15? (1)

mcgrew (92797) | more than 2 years ago | (#41413873)

That's next year. This year it's its Eth birthday. Or its 1111th birthday if you like binary.

Re:Why 15? (1)

Spiridios (2406474) | more than 2 years ago | (#41414069)

That's next year. This year it's its Eth birthday. Or its 1111th birthday if you like binary.

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=15+in+hex [lmgtfy.com]

Re:Why 15? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#41414505)

Oh McGrew, you've done it again. That's what happens as you age. You can't even do simple hex numbering.

Re:Why 15? (1)

thunderbee (92099) | more than 2 years ago | (#41414599)

Yup, I'm right there with you.

Set up a party? (1)

aravenwood (2464270) | more than 2 years ago | (#41412613)

What's involved/required in hosting a party here? Do I have to pay food and drinks for a bunch of people I don't know if I want to get something going?

SlashDot should be renamed (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#41412635)

SlashDot is such an outdated name. They should rename themselves to AtHash.

Re:SlashDot should be renamed (1)

KingPin27 (1290730) | more than 2 years ago | (#41412951)

I would think that this day in age it would be more apropos to do iAtHash ... but that gives the allusion of iAssHat ... but still seemingly appropriate.

Re:SlashDot should be renamed (1)

Jeng (926980) | more than 2 years ago | (#41413173)

Slashdot may be an outdated name, but" /. " is rather modern looking.

Cool shirt design, but... (1)

kiehlster (844523) | more than 2 years ago | (#41412697)

I like shirts that don't explain themselves up front. A shirt that explains the details of the design is rather self-deprecating. You can't have a conversation about the shirt if it already tells any proximal sapiens what it's all about. It's all cool if you get one every year from some charity race to say, "I participated in 1997," but you're generally only going to wear it a few times. If you're seen at the same places with that kind of shirt too often, you're not going to strike up any conversations about the charity race. However, if the shirt didn't fully explain itself, you could talk about it more frequently. Every time you wear the shirt around, people will see /. and you could talk about /. stuff for at least the next five years if not more.

Age of Slashdot Accounts (4, Interesting)

MyLongNickName (822545) | more than 2 years ago | (#41412709)

I've been around for about 8 years I think, probably 18 months to 2 years before I got my Slashdot account.

Does anyone have any chart showing age of slashdot account by account ID? Something like the highest slashdot ID on Dec 31, 2001 was xxxx, highest slahdot ID on Dec 31, 2002 was yyyy? I would find that interesting.

Re:Age of Slashdot Accounts (0)

ffejie (779512) | more than 2 years ago | (#41412815)

Protect your 6 digit id!

Re:Age of Slashdot Accounts (1)

cide1 (126814) | more than 2 years ago | (#41412919)

Ok, will do......Every time I've seen this topic come up though, someone with 5 digits will show up, then 4, then 3. I had a 5 digit one in the 80,000s and when I couldn't remember the login way back when, I let it slide and re-registered. Now I wish I had tried a little harder.

Re:Age of Slashdot Accounts (1)

kingrat (25475) | more than 2 years ago | (#41412969)

5!

Re:Age of Slashdot Accounts (1)

Necroman (61604) | more than 2 years ago | (#41413211)

5-cheers for 5-digit IDs!

Re:Age of Slashdot Accounts (1)

cHiphead (17854) | more than 2 years ago | (#41413353)

Get off my lawn, you young whipper snappers, with your over 20k IDs.

*shakes cane in the air until legs being to wobble*

Re:Age of Slashdot Accounts (2)

Teun (17872) | more than 2 years ago | (#41414007)

Oops, sorry about your lawn...

Re:Age of Slashdot Accounts (1)

lxadu99 (8549) | more than 2 years ago | (#41414739)

Keep it down, those of us with under 10k IDs are trying sleep. Now, where am I again?

Re:Age of Slashdot Accounts (1)

deroby (568773) | more than 2 years ago | (#41413061)

You can still try to get it 'back', it probably never was erased.

Re:Age of Slashdot Accounts (1)

pr0t0 (216378) | more than 2 years ago | (#41413331)

Yeah same thing for me. I had a 4-digit WAY back in the day, but it was probably a one-off thing when I first signed up. I couldn't remember the login when I became a regular reader later and had to register another. I'm sure the account is still there, but I have no idea what the username even was back then. The email address I used is long gone too; probably a dial-up Earthlink account or something like that.

Re:Age of Slashdot Accounts (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#41414769)

You forgot us 2 digit users.

Now get off my lawn.

Re:Age of Slashdot Accounts (1)

pridkett (2666) | more than 2 years ago | (#41412911)

I remember visiting Slashdot the day that accounts first went live in 1998. I think they went live around 8am CDT, but for some reason I didn't claim my account until around noon. Now I'm forever saddled with a shameful four digit uid. At least it contains the number of the beast. So, that first day there were at least 2665 accounts registered by about noon.

Re:Age of Slashdot Accounts (2)

Githaron (2462596) | more than 2 years ago | (#41413031)

Does anyone in the single digits ever post anymore?

Re:Age of Slashdot Accounts (2)

TubeSteak (669689) | more than 2 years ago | (#41413553)

We of the Order of the Primary UID only wake the elders for their annual blood feast during the summer Equinox.
During this time they are given 10 mod points and 20 minutes to make an Insightful post
Then they are placed back into suspension.

Now let us pray
01100001 01101100 01101100 00100000
01101000 01100001 01101001 01101100
00100000 01100011 01101111 01110111
01100010 01101111 01111001 00100000
01101110 01100101 01100001 01101100

Re:Age of Slashdot Accounts (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#41413087)

Youngster! When I first came to /., it was running on an old mule-powered printing press. And somedays the mule wouldn't work!

Re:Age of Slashdot Accounts (1)

fliptout (9217) | more than 2 years ago | (#41413867)

I'm pretty sure accounts opened in '99 or '00, in the fallout from the Postel flamefest or something. I thought the whole account thing was going to be a fad, thus my high user id.

Re:Age of Slashdot Accounts (1)

aok (5389) | more than 2 years ago | (#41414453)

Yeah there was a lot of debate about loss of privacy when it happened. It wasn't until I realized I wasn't able to read EVERY comment on stories (those were the days) that I signed up for an account.

Re:Age of Slashdot Accounts (1)

Paradise Pete (33184) | more than 2 years ago | (#41414575)

Definitely before 2000. I'm 100% sure I signed up no later than '99. Maybe even late '98. But when 2000 rolled over I was living in a different country from the one where I signed up.

Re:Age of Slashdot Accounts (1)

jonnythan (79727) | more than 2 years ago | (#41412979)

I'd love to see that. I have no idea what year I signed up. Might have been 99 or 00 but I'm not sure.

Re:Age of Slashdot Accounts (1)

Vairon (17314) | more than 2 years ago | (#41413527)

If I had to guess it would be 1998 but I'm not sure.

Re:Age of Slashdot Accounts (1)

Habberhead (178825) | more than 2 years ago | (#41413803)

I would too...

Is there any way to even look at our own account and see when we registered?

Re:Age of Slashdot Accounts (1)

antdude (79039) | more than 2 years ago | (#41414289)

I am older than you. I think I started going to /. in summer of 1998, but I don't remember when I signed up though. I cannot find any information on when I signed up. :(

Re:Age of Slashdot Accounts (1)

mcgrew (92797) | more than 2 years ago | (#41414349)

I think I first visited /. in 1997. That was the year I started my Springfield Fragfest Quake site. But when servers melted, nobody say they were fragfested. But it was pretty popular just the same, I'll never forget 1999 when my then-12 year old daughter came home from school and said "Dad, did you know you were famous?" It seems all her friends were fans of my site, and didn't believe I was her dad! She was really happy when one of the artists at EA who'd worked on her favorite game, Jazz Jackrabbit, emailed a drawing of herself as a rabbit.

Thankfully, taco didn't get bored of his site until this year, unlike me. I think I let my old domain lapse in 2004.

I guess I'll have to buy a tshirt. I think they should give the first 99999 to those of us with five or lower digit IDs!

Quinceañera? (1)

seandiggity (992657) | more than 2 years ago | (#41412769)

I must be new here.

Re:Quinceañera? (1)

angelbar (1823238) | more than 2 years ago | (#41413559)

this is not a 8yr celebration... piñata partys are long gone!!

I'm one of those crazy guys... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#41412779)

That thinks $18 for a tee shirt is crack-rock expensive

Re:I'm one of those crazy guys... (1)

Githaron (2462596) | more than 2 years ago | (#41413041)

That is probably before shipping.

the shirt is wrong! (1)

rbrausse (1319883) | more than 2 years ago | (#41412793)

the anniversary shirt is boring and doesn't catch the _essence_ of slashdot.

I would prefer a design like this one [imageshack.us] (based on Z34107's comment [slashdot.org] )

GIS reunion? (2)

randomErr (172078) | more than 2 years ago | (#41412801)

Will there be a Geeks In Space reunion?

What kind of nerd says "decade and a a half"? (1)

mfarah (231411) | more than 2 years ago | (#41412809)

Sesquidecade is more like it. There.

People with 4 digit id should get them free... (4, Funny)

kdekorte (8768) | more than 2 years ago | (#41412831)

Just sayin...

Re:People with 4 digit id should get them free... (1)

ch-chuck (9622) | more than 2 years ago | (#41413065)

I'm with you on that.

Re:People with 4 digit id should get them free... (1)

cHiphead (17854) | more than 2 years ago | (#41413371)

What about us 5k'ers that lost our original login for our 4 digit accounts! ;)

Re:People with 4 digit id should get them free... (1)

Matt_Bennett (79107) | more than 2 years ago | (#41413127)

Start at free and increase the price by a $0.01 for every troll or offtopic comment in their history.

Re:People with 4 digit id should get them free... (1)

AuSerpent (5434) | more than 2 years ago | (#41414025)

I'm on board with this idea.

Parties (1)

0123456 (636235) | more than 2 years ago | (#41413081)

Where's Anonymous Coward holding a party?

Re:Parties (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#41413377)

Pirate Bay, Freetown, Sierra Leone. Where else. Join me for a Palm WIne or three!

Re:Parties (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#41414285)

At undisclosed location(s) of course.

/. remembered my password! (2)

AndyKron (937105) | more than 2 years ago | (#41413089)

Whoo hoo /. remembered my password after so many years, and I'm getting a t-shirt!

Aww none for me (1)

GameboyRMH (1153867) | more than 2 years ago | (#41413099)

I missed the 10 year one and I'll be missing the 15-year one too. No parties in my country. There are only 2 other slashdotters from here anyways and I know one of them is no fun at parties :-P

Raleigh Party (1)

KeithBarrett (1530371) | more than 2 years ago | (#41413257)

Sure I moved out of Raleigh 8 years ago and now you throw a party :-(

Re:Raleigh Party (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#41414621)

Sure I moved out of Raleigh 8 years ago and now you throw a party :-(

We had to wait to make sure you weren't coming back.

free t-shirt - bs, we filled this site for you (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#41413309)

the only thing free around here is the ride you owners and admins get

you're welcome

too bad we'll get little respect, or anything else ... ever

the rich take what the poor make

happy birthday (1)

Frontier Owner (2616587) | more than 2 years ago | (#41413501)

the shirts should atleast mention the anonymous coward... oh well..

Good news, everyone (3, Funny)

Eil (82413) | more than 2 years ago | (#41413567)

If you ever wanted a punch a Slashdot editor in the face, here's your chance!

Re:Good news, everyone (2)

timothy (36799) | more than 2 years ago | (#41414469)

Hey, I've only been punched in the face a few times, and none of them was while editing Slashdot!

Alternatively, why stop there, when there's the possibility of a full-on hubbub, or even a fracas?

(We would love to hear complaints, though, esp. if delivered with good ideas on resolving them.)

timothy

15 year parties... (1, Troll)

damn_registrars (1103043) | more than 2 years ago | (#41413747)

There are none listed in my current state of residence. There are, however, some 10 year parties listed that aren't too far away. Maybe I'll crash one of those and reminisce about back when slashdot was a little less of a dysfunctional disaster (and had a bit less of a conservative slant on the front page).

Obvious logo choice on the shirt (3, Funny)

damn_registrars (1103043) | more than 2 years ago | (#41413781)

You could have just written "slashdot", but instead to reflect the editorial standpoint of this site, you use a logo including a right-leaning slash.

Re:Obvious logo choice on the shirt (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#41414429)

Well it's not "backslashdot". Does it infuriate anyone else when advertisements on the radio claim their URL contains "backslash"?

Re:Obvious logo choice on the shirt (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#41414549)

It's left leaning from the point of view of the person wearing the shirt. So clearly timothy's behind it.

Know your audience. (1)

Kaenneth (82978) | more than 2 years ago | (#41414093)

Only up to XXXL?

Re:Know your audience. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#41414257)

Yes, but thankfully, "babydoll" only goes up to 2XL...

Free shirts? (1)

mattack2 (1165421) | more than 2 years ago | (#41414403)

My reading comprehension must have gone down today. Who gets the free T-shirts? Besides the title, I see 'swag' mentioned once. So _some_ parties have free T-shirts?

(I was originally suspecting that those who host the parties get the free T-shirts, but I see no mention on the party pages' links.)

free(dom) (1)

Barbarian (9467) | more than 2 years ago | (#41414477)

Free as in beer, or free as in gnu?

What? No parties near silicon valley? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#41414493)

Lame.

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