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at last (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,19 days | (#43330731)

At least fairy penguins can make up for the lack of ponies.

Re:at last (1)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,19 days | (#43330933)

why is slashdot in a different language now? what the fuck. the site is in english and all the articles are in some other language... this site is shit.

Re:at last (0)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,19 days | (#43330975)

probably some lame attempt to be funny on april1 ...stupidest holiday of all times. lying and deceiving is what today is all about. all the low life retards are out tricking people.... it is fucking stupid. i agree.

Re:at last (1)

CheshireDragon (1183095) | 1 year,19 days | (#43330995)

This is why I pull pranks every day of the year....except today because it's, like you said, fucking stupid.

Re:at last (0)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,19 days | (#43331149)

And Christmas too. People exchanging gifts and enjoying themselves. Pisses me off!

Re:at last (2)

dragon-file (2241656) | 1 year,19 days | (#43331199)

And dont get me started on birthdays! You were born on X date? So were 19,178,082 other people. Congrats on not being special.

Re:at last (1)

CheshireDragon (1183095) | 1 year,19 days | (#43331589)

I don't celebrate Christmas, but don't care if anyone else does. It's actually relevant to about 1 billion people. April Fools day, is fucking stupid, because it's not relevant.

Re:at last (0)

tqk (413719) | 1 year,19 days | (#43331089)

why is slashdot in a different language now? what the fuck. the site is in english and all the articles are in some other language ...

(0) infidel /home/keeling_ echo 'Nhfgenyvna erfrnepuref unir fhpprffshyyl pbaarpgrq n Gnfznavna pbybal bs snvel crathvaf gb gur vagrearg. Gur erfrnepu rssbeg jnf cneg bs gur Vagrefcrpvrf Vagrearg vavgvngvir, cebzbgrq ol Tbbtyr'f puvrs vagrearg rinatryvfg Ivag Pres naq sbezre Trarfvf yrnq fvatre Crgre Tnoevry va n GRQ gnyx rneyvre guvf lrne.'' | caesar
Australian researchers have successfully connected a Tasmanian colony of fairy penguins to the internet. The research effort was part of the Interspecies Internet initiative, promoted by Googles chief internet evangelist Vint Cerf and former Genesis lead singer Peter Gabriel in a TED talk earlier this year.

Lamer. :-P

Other sites (5, Insightful)

geeper (883542) | 1 year,19 days | (#43330733)

What are some other sites similar to Slashdot that I can use today (and maybe longer)?

Re:Other sites (4, Insightful)

hawguy (1600213) | 1 year,19 days | (#43330949)

What are some other sites similar to Slashdot that I can use today (and maybe longer)?

If you want to read the stories a week before they show up on Slashdot, try Arstechnica.com

Re:Other sites (0)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,19 days | (#43331107)

They have a time machine?

Oh, wait...

Re:Other sites (1)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,18 days | (#43335485)

and for stories a week after they show up on Slashdot, try Slashdot.

Stop posting these! (0)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,19 days | (#43330737)

I read /. for info for techie news from other techies. The posting of this nonsense I making reconsider coming to /.

Penguins sexuality (1)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,19 days | (#43330759)

It's "Gay" not "Fairy".

We need to stop this bigotry. Like when the media reported on the failed lesbians who caused the flooding in New Orleans a few years ago. They called them "dykes" - please - stop it!

Re:Penguins sexuality (-1)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,19 days | (#43330813)

Also, "fairy penguins" is code for Linux users, because all Linux users are homosexual and also because the penguin is the mascot of Linux.

-- Ethanol-fueled

Re:Penguins sexuality (0)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,19 days | (#43330825)

Hans Brinker [wikipedia.org] putting his finger in the Dyke...I'm confused. Was the Dyke actually Bi or was it an assault?

ROT13: Lamest 4/1 Joke in Slashdot History (3, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,19 days | (#43330765)

Which is saying something.

I actually like the ROT13 (0)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,19 days | (#43331299)

It is a quick and easy way to determine that they are still doing the lame April Fools schtick.

Re:ROT13: Lamest 4/1 Joke in Slashdot History (1)

fredrated (639554) | 1 year,19 days | (#43331333)

WTF is Rot13?

Re:ROT13: Lamest 4/1 Joke in Slashdot History (0)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,19 days | (#43331441)

It's the sequel to Rise of the Triad. It's coming out next year.

The reason (0)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,19 days | (#43330779)

The FOOL of APRIL

We get it, it's april first. (1)

schneidafunk (795759) | 1 year,19 days | (#43330787)

How about some tech news. To summarize the 'article', it's a parody of hitch hikers guide to the galaxy.

yup (-1)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,19 days | (#43330821)

Rob Malda likes to stick his dick into fairy penguins.

I'm almost impressed... (0)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,19 days | (#43330839)

ROT13! How 1980s!

Nothing will ever approach OMG! Ponies!

Usually a fan of the April 1 jokes (5, Insightful)

DarkOx (621550) | 1 year,19 days | (#43330847)

I actually enjoy Slashdot taking a day of the year out to just be silly. In past years some of the jokes have been hysterical. I enjoyed the "achievements" thing. The rot13 though is just irritating. So much fun having to paste all the summaries into my terminal so I can read them; I just love obvious repetitive tasks.

Re:Usually a fan of the April 1 jokes (2)

Monkey-Man2000 (603495) | 1 year,19 days | (#43330925)

You are already logged in, so FYI, you just have to click on the text, "Click for a FREE PREVIEW of the decrypted version of this story!" to see the ROT13 translation.

Re:Usually a fan of the April 1 jokes (1)

schneidafunk (795759) | 1 year,19 days | (#43330939)

I agree, but you shouldn't have to paste the summaries. Are you getting the link "Click for a FREE PREVIEW of the decrypted version of this story!", which should show you the summary below it after clicking?

NoScript (1)

tepples (727027) | 1 year,19 days | (#43331261)

Are you getting the link "Click for a FREE PREVIEW of the decrypted version of this story!", which should show you the summary below it after clicking?

Compared to the general web population, Slashdot has a lot more people who are paranoid enough about browser security to run something like NoScript.

Re:NoScript (1)

DarkOx (621550) | 1 year,18 days | (#43335931)

Thanks for that. I do have some filters that were making the button not work. I expected the prank was just not fully fleshed out; but yes it does work.

Re:Usually a fan of the April 1 jokes (1)

Ogive17 (691899) | 1 year,19 days | (#43330951)

everything is a joke anyway so why bother?

Re:Usually a fan of the April 1 jokes (0)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,19 days | (#43331531)

Jokes are defined by being funny. Something these stories are not.

Re:Usually a fan of the April 1 jokes (1)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,19 days | (#43330999)

I find leaving the submissions encrypted is the best way to get through yet another year of ham-handed, unfunny Slashdot April fools posts.

Continue this next year. And you might consider expanding this to other days of the year.

Re:Usually a fan of the April 1 jokes (2)

MickyTheIdiot (1032226) | 1 year,19 days | (#43331013)

Something about it being a monday is pissing of people about april fools. Instead of shaking their head and moving on they're spewing forth crap... it's happening all over the place today.

complainer:
"Be a serious news organization"

I hear:
"WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA"

Re:Usually a fan of the April 1 jokes (1)

qwak23 (1862090) | 1 year,19 days | (#43333583)

That goes on every year. Some people lack a sense of humor, and think it is a horrible waste of time.

Every effort should be made to annoy the crap out of those people.

going down hill... (0)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,19 days | (#43330863)

/. has been going down hill for a while now. Today's ass-hat-ery ISN'T HELPING!!!

Re:going down hill... (0)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,19 days | (#43333729)

netcraft confirms it, slashdot is dead

This sucks (0)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,19 days | (#43330903)

This sucks. Really.

It's not an April's fool joke (3)

blind biker (1066130) | 1 year,19 days | (#43330997)

It's not an April's fool joke if you can tell by looking at it for 2 microseconds.

April 1st is just the day when Slashdot is utterly useless. Every Single One of the news stories is a ridiculously badly camouflaged "joke".

Too bad, 'cause I'm in bed with a flu. Oh well...

Re:It's not an April's fool joke (1)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,19 days | (#43331405)

Just one day out of the year can't you relax and read some jokes?

Re:It's not an April's fool joke (1)

blind biker (1066130) | 1 year,19 days | (#43331525)

Just one day out of the year can't you relax and read some jokes?

If you think these are "jokes", your IQ is the same as Slashdot editors' - about 65.

You do realize that getting a rise out of you (0)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,19 days | (#43332187)

You do realize that getting a rise out of you,

IS the joke, right? It's funny to the people doing it, and yes does reveal the contempt that just about anyone has for most other people.

While I agree that the "stories" are lame and unfunny, there are several levels of joke here.

The only winning move is not to play.

Re:You do realize that getting a rise out of you (1)

blind biker (1066130) | 1 year,19 days | (#43332313)

You do realize that getting a rise out of you,

IS the joke, right? It's funny to the people doing it, and yes does reveal the contempt that just about anyone has for most other people.

While I agree that the "stories" are lame and unfunny, there are several levels of joke here.

While your reply may contain a kernel of truth, let me qualify my statement: the only person I've ever seen "joking" like this - repeating essentially the same unfunny joke over and over and over - was one with IQ of about 65. And yes, he was laughing his retarded ass off, for sure.

I had no idea (0)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,19 days | (#43331031)

that Australia had a whole colony of LINUX fan-boys!

Google Reader (1)

ubersoldat2k7 (1557119) | 1 year,19 days | (#43331065)

Today would have been the perfect day to kill Google Reader. I mean, I've already closed it because all my feeds are full of lame jokes on the wrong date

P.S. April's Fool is on Dec. 28th where I'm at (Día de los Santos Inocentes)

mouseover event turning it into french 'd be cool (1)

invictusvoid (2882111) | 1 year,19 days | (#43331665)

Otherwise its kinda OK .. a little below slash-dot standards i'd say .. sometime ago i went to digg .. digg got so pathetic that i came back to slashdot ... in spite of their april fool jokes :)

"Congratulations. You have reached the end .... (1)

vandamme (1893204) | 1 year,17 days | (#43344285)

...of the Internet. Shut off your computer and go outside in the sun."

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