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Slashdot Meetup Reminder

chrisd posted more than 12 years ago | from the we'll-be-there-next-month dept. 258

Just a little reminder that Slashdot meetup is today! Sorry to the folks on the other side of the dateline for not posting this earlier. Check it out at we've had some 5000 people register all over the world so we thought a reminder ping was in order. The original story is available too. We won't be there this month as we're at OSCON today. But we'll be there next month perhaps. If you do go to a meetup put in a submission about it and we'll do a wrapup tonight or tomorrow sometime.

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Who gives a fuck, nerds? (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3952821)

Why don't you all go to hell?

Maybe a donkey will suck your dick off like this [] kid.

Bite my balls you pimply faced fucks.


Question for you

Who sucks dick

Nerds do!


Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3952976)

Venue: Lansdowne St, near Jillian's exit
Date: tonight, Thursday 25 July 2002
Time: 10 minutes before Slashbots exit their party at Jillians, until whenever

Bring your own booze, PCP, meth, knives, swords, motorcycle chains, shivs, bottles, etc. Door prizes awarded from the wallets of the vanquished. Bring a belligerent friend!

Second Three Stooges Post (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3952822)

woob, woob, woob

Wow (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3952829)

A bunch of slobbering unwashed hippy geeks filling rooms with their rank BO and talking about Lunix or whatever.

Re:Wow (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3952935)

Probably the best sex they will ever get is at this meetup. Of course, this means absolutly NO GIRLS AT ALL.

Sorry, I can't make it to Manhattan one... (3, Funny)

b_pretender (105284) | more than 12 years ago | (#3952831)

I've got a hot date with Warcraft III.

Re:Sorry, I can't make it to Manhattan one... (1)

cyborch (524661) | more than 12 years ago | (#3952989)

swinging at

Goatse (1, Troll)

SpatchMonkey (300000) | more than 12 years ago | (#3952834)

So did any of you trolls turn up and dilate your rectums while screaming "first p0st!"?

Re:Goatse (-1)

neal n bob (531011) | more than 12 years ago | (#3952905)

no but a slashbot did try to have sex with my ass. Instead, I duck taped him, wrote racial slurs on him, and dropped him off in the subway.

you damn fruits - I would not go near one of these meetings without a gas mask or smelling salts.

Re:Goatse (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3952944)

The WIPO Troll [] went and showered all in faeces.

Re:Goatse (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3952971)

haha, I can't moderate today so I'll just say -

+1, Funny

i dont get to go :( (1)

fluffbunny (473521) | more than 12 years ago | (#3952841)

Too bad the slackers in the wilkes-barre scranton area couldnt get at least 4 people to rsvp! Otherwise I would be going.. We need some community support around here!!

Re:i dont get to go :( (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3952919)

Sorry to hear that you live in Scranton. I used to live in the area, but I recently moved to philly. I finally found someplace that looks AND smells worse than Scranton.

I would never have believed it!

Re:i dont get to go :( (0, Offtopic)

EnderWiggnz (39214) | more than 12 years ago | (#3953080)

hey, come on - the girls are better looking here, and they have all their teeth.

as opposed to up the eyenon...

Re:i dont get to go :( (1)

escher (3402) | more than 12 years ago | (#3952990)

The Missoula, MT one got canceled because only 1 persons RSVP'd. And that was me.

Re:i dont get to go :( (1)

rmadmin (532701) | more than 12 years ago | (#3953167)

Wow.. Mason City Iowa got 5 RSVPs... You guys need help if Iowa has more *nix action than you do. =/

Meetup (1)

RenHoek (101570) | more than 12 years ago | (#3952847)

*sniff* This should've been posted a lot earlier.. You had to confirm that you would be coming and 4 or 5 had to confirm or the meetup would be cancelled. I RSVP'd right away, but from our lot (Rotterdam, Netherlands) I was the only one. Only 1 other confirmed just before the deadline so the thing was cancelled :(

I was looking forward to wearing my Slashdot tshirt that I bought at Thinkgeek too.. *sniff*

Re:Meetup (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3952984)

You sad, sad man.

You bring much shame on your country.

San Diego Meetup (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3952848)

...should go to the Sheraton Hotel & Marina. You can add 1300 people to your meetup. ;-)


I am.... (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3952851)

a meat popsicle....




I ahte stupid slashdot filters I cant make annoying troll posts, good to see it work

My meetup was cancelled (1)

SteakandcheeseUm (191173) | more than 12 years ago | (#3952853)

...Because there were only 3 people who signed up. Oh well.

Re:My meetup was cancelled (4, Funny)

affenmann (195152) | more than 12 years ago | (#3952877)

> ...Because there were only 3 people who signed up.

Maybe someone should have posted a link on slashdot.
Oh - wait, Nevermind.

Right (1)

Skyshadow (508) | more than 12 years ago | (#3952859)

Personally, I don't want to see any of you in person. Attaching human faces would only make it harder to flame your stupid opinions. =)

Re:Right (1, Redundant)

SpatchMonkey (300000) | more than 12 years ago | (#3952876)

User Info for Skyshadow (508)

User Bio
I have nothing to say for myself.

Skyshadow has posted 782 comments.


Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3952868)

If I Ever^w^w^wWhen Meet You I Will Kick Your Ass!

Montreal let's do it! (2)

los furtive (232491) | more than 12 years ago | (#3952870)

I don't live far from Lavalounge. If things work out then next time maybe we could repeat my 802.11 from the apartment to the bar! See ya there!

Re:Montreal let's do it! (0)

Shade1001 (594630) | more than 12 years ago | (#3953048)

I just found out about this yesterday, but I'll try to make it... Not sure though

Is this trip necessary (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3952871)

Do you really want to see all the unwashed (m)asses that call themselves Slashdotters. Bring a clothespin if you are.

eh? (2)

r00tarded (553054) | more than 12 years ago | (#3952874)

how can you tell where the meetup is anyway?

Re:eh? (5, Informative)

Robotech_Master (14247) | more than 12 years ago | (#3952915)

You go to the Slashdot meetup website [] , register with your email address and zip code, and the site tells you where the meetup is in your area.

Re:eh? (2)

gosand (234100) | more than 12 years ago | (#3952930)

You go to the Slashdot meetup website [], register with your email address and zip code, and the site tells you where the meetup is in your area.

zipcode is optional. But I wonder why they want your email address just to see the meeting place. Hmm, maybe to sell to spammers? In order to check the one in my local area, just out of curiousity, I used Works just fine.

Re:eh? (2)

Robotech_Master (14247) | more than 12 years ago | (#3952962)

They want your email address because they use it. They send you reminders: "Hey, don't forget to RSVP for the meeting so that we won't cancel it when not enough people say they're going to show up" or "Hey, don't forget the meeting's tonight."

They do have a privacy policy [] , you know.

Re:eh? (2)

Peyna (14792) | more than 12 years ago | (#3953010)

They do have a privacy policy [], you know.

Everyone has a privacy policy; how many companies actually abide by them?

Re:eh? (2)

Robotech_Master (14247) | more than 12 years ago | (#3953054)

I find it easiest to put at least a little trust in a site like this--especially one that was created by just a couple of guys who the LiveJournal admin knows and vouches for. If you're not willing to trust them that far, why trust them enough to provide a service in which you want to participate?

But then, I've long since come to the conclusion that unless I'm living under a rock, there's no way my Internet address is ever going to be completely spam-free anyway--especially since I was using it before the whole spam scene exploded, so there's no way to keep it from being found out. So I installed Spamassassin, and now I can devote all that fret and worry to looking for a job instead of trying to take up arms against a sea of troubles.

Re:eh? (2)

gosand (234100) | more than 12 years ago | (#3953039)

They want your email address because they use it.

Hmm, but I have to give my email just to look up where the meeting will be? I am not talking about registering, that makes sense. I just wanted to find out if there was a meeting even close to me. I shouldn't have to register for that.

Privacy policy. That's a good one. Companies always follow their privacy policy.

Re:eh? (1)

Robotech_Master (14247) | more than 12 years ago | (#3953071)

As I said elsewhere, they cancel meetups that don't get a minimum number of users--users who not only register, but who come back to the website a few days before the event after receiving an emailed reminder and click a link to say "I'll be there."

So if you think you might attend at all, you're doing everyone else who'd like to attend a favor by signing up and RSVPing...otherwise, the meeting might have to be cancelled.

Re:eh? (0)

QueefChief (595332) | more than 12 years ago | (#3953085)

Look for a group of douche bags. Then ask if any one of them has ever gotten laid before.

jesus (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3952878)

like a ho who needs money, this is going to suck

Fort Worth, Texas 7:00 CDT (2)

texchanchan (471739) | more than 12 years ago | (#3952884)

The Grape Escape, 500 Commerce St., Fort Worth, TX
on Thursday, July 25 @ 7:00PM

Re:Fort Worth, Texas 7:00 CDT (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3952969)

haha you loser..if anything, people would rather go to the DALLAS meetup. Fort Worthless sucks!!!

then again, these are slashdot whores..they may be comfortable banging goats out in cowtown!!

Manhattan meetup (1)

lokki (585269) | more than 12 years ago | (#3952889)

No can do here, but everybody be sure to head upstairs to the lounge and knock back a few for all the /.ers that aren't there. Oh, and if Brendan Heddle is VJ'ing, tell 'im Randy says hi. :)

Anyone up for an orgy... (-1)

OriginalGangsterTrol (237031) | more than 12 years ago | (#3952893)


ChrisD, master of the extremes... (3, Funny)

FortKnox (169099) | more than 12 years ago | (#3952894)

Sorry to the folks on the other side of the dateline for not posting this earlier.

First, you give away the ending to the Lone Gunmen to early, cause you didn't think about PST, now you post this late because you didn't think of the other side of the dateline.

Someone give this man a watch that can hold multiple time zones!! ;-)

Re:ChrisD, master of the extremes... (1)

jimson (516491) | more than 12 years ago | (#3953029)

Time to switch to Swatch/Internet time

Should I Go? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3952898)

Who will be attending this meetup?
So far, the following people have signed up:



Re:Should I Go? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3952925)

The WIPO Troll [] will be there.

Know your venue... (5, Funny)

Robotech_Master (14247) | more than 12 years ago | (#3952899)

...or your venue might turn out to be a parking lot.

The Livejournal Meetup [] was on Tuesday. Here in Springfield, Missouri, the closest of the three venue choices to me turned out to be something called "Farmer Brothers Coffee." I checked the map, and it seemed kind of odd that a coffeehouse would be far out on the east side of town toward the expressway, where mainly office buildings could be found...but I figured the Meetup people knew what they were doing, and voted for it.

Enough other people also voted for it that it became the selected venue...and when I got there, a half hour early (since I was the host), I discovered that it was not, in fact, a was a suite in an office building, for a restaurant coffee supply firm. Closed, of course.

So I waited out in the parking lot for the other confused souls to show up, we all had a good laugh about meetup sites that apparently pick their venues by grepping online yellow pages, and then we went somewhere else. We had a good time, all things considered.

Still, I wonder how many other meetups have taken or will take place in parking lots?

WIPOo0o0o? Tro0o0ol? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3952910)

Is the WIPO Troll [] planning on attending? I'd like to see all you Slashdotizens sprayed with faeces. Mmmm, fun will be had by all.

i don't know about this... (2)

edrugtrader (442064) | more than 12 years ago | (#3952912)

i registered... but the san jose meet up is at the chili's right by my house.

CHILI'S??? we couldn't go to a decent bar or something? or even just a data warehouse and eat hot pockets sitting on the floor.

i don't understand how CHILI'S is going to spur any kind of socialization whatsoever. plus, i'm a baller extraordinaire and hanging out with you losers would hurt my rep! ;)

Re:i don't know about this... (3, Informative)

Robotech_Master (14247) | more than 12 years ago | (#3952940)

Look on the bright could have been at a McDonald's or a Hardee's. From what I've been able to make out from scoping out the venue choices in my home town, going to a Meetup held in a parking lot, and thinking about it, they must have populated their venue list by grepping on keywords in the online yellow pages.

The best way to turn the trend around? Submit some really cool local places using their new venue submission form.

Alright! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3952924)

Toronto is already number one - booyah! Seriously though, I can't believe Toronto beat out places like Manhattan.

Why not on a weekend day like Saturday? (1)

OmniVector (569062) | more than 12 years ago | (#3952936)

I'd love to attend the meeting in Rochester, considering I'm in Syracuse which is right near by. The problem is I, like many people, have a JOB and can't just decide to drive somwhere a few hours away on a mid week day. The one in Syracuse, to boot, is cancelled because not enough people signed up.

Wouldn't be a bad idea to move this to a weekend day, I'm sure more people would attend.

Seattle the 2nd geekiest city :-) (2, Offtopic)

tshak (173364) | more than 12 years ago | (#3952941)

Seattle was, at one time, the 2nd geekiest city - now it's only 5th :-(. Not too bad considering we're so close to the "evil empire".

BTW: If you are going to the Seattle Sit 'n' Spin meetup then you'll identify me by my ASP.NET hat :-). Don't worry, I've got my EFF t-shirt to make up for it. Yes, that's right, I'm a Windows developer who gives hundreds to the EFF each year. Reconcile THAT!

Re:Seattle the 2nd geekiest city :-) (2)

eyepeepackets (33477) | more than 12 years ago | (#3952979)

Oh, man, you just GPFed the right side of my brain. I'm gonna sue your ass just as soon as I reboot.

Cheers and happy meet to the folks in Seattle.

Re:Seattle the 2nd geekiest city :-) (2)

NeMon'ess (160583) | more than 12 years ago | (#3953082)

I know you joke. I'd like to point out that if the San Francisco Bay Area hadn't been split up into San Francisco, Brisbane, San Jose, and Oakland-Alameda, it would be on top. Toranto and London are obviously needing a split.

bad news for Linux? (2, Funny)

tps12 (105590) | more than 12 years ago | (#3952942)

I question the wisdom in gathering Linux users in public. It will give the impression that we are incapable of forming relationships with those outside of our close-knit and slightly bizarre community.

Many people will see a bunch of pasty, slightly chubby white guys with longish hair drinking beer and laughing about Babylon 5 or what have you, ask what's going on, and then think something along the lines of, "so that's what Lunix is all about...I'll stick with Windows, thanks," before they go back to hitting on cute girls.

Our image is tarnished enough. Let's keep it underground where it belongs.

If you think we look that bad... (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3953142)

Wait until you see some of the trolls [] .

IM GONNA be there!! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3952954)

and im gonna troll IN PERSON!!!

LETS RALLY THE CLIT! Show up in person!!!


Boston ended up with two groups (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3952970)

Due to a screwup in zipcode searching(I think), we now have two boston meetings....a larger meeting at some cafe near the cambridge galleria(I think) and a smaller meeting at Jillian's.

IM'd/emailed meetup staff, no response(yet, only been a few minutes :)...but I think neither group knows about the other. It would kinda suck if a few people show up at Jillian's all by their lonesome, wondering where all their fellow Boston slashdotters are, and a huge crowd at the other location... :(

And this is... (2)

neema (170845) | more than 12 years ago | (#3952973)

500 nerds, all getting together? HOW IS THIS NEWS FOR NERDS?

Re:And this is... (2)

neema (170845) | more than 12 years ago | (#3952994)

Errr... I meant 5000. My mistake. Joke is ruined. Shame on me.

silicon valley meeting: (2)

zephc (225327) | more than 12 years ago | (#3952981)

the only meeting that REALLY matters ;)

Chili's Grill & Bar, 5650 Almaden Expwy.,
San Jose, CA
on Thursday, July 25 @ 7:00PM

beware of and plan around traffic!

Austin Powers in Toronto (1)

_J_ (30559) | more than 12 years ago | (#3952991)

Well, it looks like there are plenty of meetups in the T.O. area, but I've already got tickets to see Goldmember tonight. Who's brilliant idea was it to schedule it tonight?

Could we reschedule?:)


Re:Austin Powers in Toronto (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3953042)

Who's brilliant idea was it to schedule it tonight?

probably someone with taste

im betting on 2 (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3952995)

Toronto is top of the list.. even with the Pope in town! BUNG! .. wait.. geek.. catholic.. interest in science .. catholic.. i dont think these go together..

i bet my coworker that there would be 2 girls there.. if i win i get a free lunch.

Uninformative website (2)

British (51765) | more than 12 years ago | (#3952997)

I saw this for I didn't feel like registering due to spam concerns. ATalk about an uninformative website.

Re:Uninformative website (2)

Robotech_Master (14247) | more than 12 years ago | (#3953019)

Well, they can't exactly tell you where it is if they don't know where you are, can they?

And they can't know where you are if you don't register.

So if you don't register, you're out of luck.

I know that sounds harsh, but they have to have a minimum number of people who have certified that they are willing to show up, or else they cancel the meeting. And in order to prevent ballot box stuffing-type abuses, they require that people be registered in order to provide this verification.


_ph1ux_ (216706) | more than 12 years ago | (#3952998)

That site sucks ass.



I am totally blind I guess but I cannot find the WHERE portion. please enlighten me!


cjpez (148000) | more than 12 years ago | (#3953032)

Look at the half of the screen containing "what?" "who?" and "when?" Then look at the other half of the screen. Quote:
Slashdot MEETUPs can happen in up to 545 cities worldwide on the same day. Enter your location to find the one near you:
Totally blind is right . . . :)


_ph1ux_ (216706) | more than 12 years ago | (#3953061)


Didnt notice that you must register to find out where...

only 3 blocks from where I work.

I'm scared.... (3, Funny)

zulux (112259) | more than 12 years ago | (#3953004)

I'm rather worried that during a meetup, a troll will quietly sneak off to the bathroom, strip down, prepare, and comeback as the dude. In person!

My hosts file wont save me then!

Re:I'm scared.... (2)

NeMon'ess (160583) | more than 12 years ago | (#3953146)

Haven't you ever wanted to stick your foot so far up somebody's ass you have to leave your shoe there to get your foot out? Just wear crappy shoes to the meetup, bring along soap and hydrogen peroxide for your foot after your remove it.

Boston? (2)

Cheeko (165493) | more than 12 years ago | (#3953005)

I'm so confused, 2 Boston meetings, which one will I pick. Do I follow the larger crowd and go to the North Boston Suburb, or should I stick to the actual Boston meeting. Kinda wierd that there isn't just a Greater Boston meeting with all 90 or so people instead of 2 meetings 5 miles apart. This is why geeks and social functions don't mix ;)

Re:Boston? (1)

Jucius Maximus (229128) | more than 12 years ago | (#3953021)

"I'm so confused, 2 Boston meetings, which one will I pick. Do I follow the larger crowd and go to the North Boston Suburb, or should I stick to the actual Boston meeting."

Go to the small meeting. Then decide with those people if you will be 31337 and keep it a small private meeting, or if you will all go and integrate into the big meeting.

Re:Boston? (2)

daoine (123140) | more than 12 years ago | (#3953066)

No kidding. Put in a Boston zip, you get a Boston meeting. Put in a Cambridge zip, and you get a "North Boston Suburbs" meeting...which is stupid. Andover is a North Boston Suburb. Cambridge is a city that didn't want to get conglomerated into Boston.

Someone's got their map all wrong...They ought to have the Boston/Cambridge/Brookline/Somerville mess as one, and then North/South/West by 128 as the others.

I shouldn't complain, since I can't go to this one, but it is a shame that it's not 100 person par-tay.

Re:Boston? (1)

Robotech_Master (14247) | more than 12 years ago | (#3953090)

Perhaps you should email them with your concern. Given that they're just a couple of people, trying to provide the same service for a variety of localities without ever actually having been there, there are bound to be a few glitches. Perhaps it's something they can adjust.

Lansing, MI Meetup (1)

ZuG (13394) | more than 12 years ago | (#3953006)

My meetup was cancelled, but there is one happening about an hour from here that I'm gonna head to, hoping to meet some new people.

There were a lot of messages in the Lansing one for people laughing about how it would be a bunch of men hoping to meet women, I laughed because I'm female and will probably be the only female there. 'Twould be nice to meet a fellow female geek. Oh well.

Before you go to the meet, read on... (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3953009)

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Re:Before you go to the meet, read on... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3953031)

That was fascinating. Thank you.

I have to admit that my shits are often dark brown and rather stinky. And, no, they don't float.

Damnit, where's The Turd Report when you need him??

Columbus, OH Meetup Info (2)

MattRog (527508) | more than 12 years ago | (#3953022)

To those geeks in Columbus who don't want to give your email out (can't you register a hotmail addy for this? Sheesh!):

Virgin Megastore
3965 Townfair Way
Columbus, OH

Thursday, July 25 @ 7:00PM EST

That's the Virgin Megastore in Easton Town center. Easton is huge and leet, so if you don't want to hang out in Virgin (ha!) Megastore there's Adobe Gillas, Fados, etc -- lots of pubs and such all around there.

Re:Columbus, OH Meetup Info (2)

iamsure (66666) | more than 12 years ago | (#3953137)

Who chose to have a meetup for Columbus in Easton? Yes, by postal code Easton is technically in Columbus, but sheesh.

Im in the same postal code, but over 30 minutes away..

And what are you going to do in a RECORD STORE? At least pick a restaurant, bar, or book store where people can talk casually without weird looks by the owner.

Some planning intelligence would have been nice. :)

Re:Columbus, OH Meetup Info (1)

Robotech_Master (14247) | more than 12 years ago | (#3953157)

Well, the site says they try to provide a venue that's within about an hour's travel of everyone.

Anyway, the venue was chosen because the most people on the list voted for it during the voting period of the last few weeks. You had plenty of opportunity to cast your vote for the other two alternatives...

Re:Columbus, OH Meetup Info (1)

grubby (121481) | more than 12 years ago | (#3953205)

I wish I would have known about this sooner. I am only about 45 minutes to an hour north of columbus and would gladly come but I didn't find out about it until today when the story was posted. Maybe I will bring it up at our local lug meeting and see if we can get a few of us to attend next month.

Top cities... (1)

RampagingSimian (449870) | more than 12 years ago | (#3953025)

A check of the top cities [] shows Toronto(!) with 169 members, London(!!) with 153 and NY with 126.
The rest to 9 are US cities.
Hmmm... new wrench in a US-centric Slashdot universe.

OSCON - OT (2)

FreeLinux (555387) | more than 12 years ago | (#3953027)

It's no wonder that Open Source hackers and Linux users are so poorly perceived by the general public. Here [] is yet another picture of the father/grand daddy of Open Source. That's right RMS [] himself.

For God's sake, couldn't some one have told him to button his shirt and get a haircut before giving a keynote speech.

Re:OSCON - OT (0, Offtopic)

Hank Scorpio (137966) | more than 12 years ago | (#3953241)

Yeah, between that picture and this one [] , and not to mention this guy [] , I can't imagine why anyone would ever think the GNU/Source crowd is anything but a bunch of megastuds! Such fine examples of the modern GQ man!

Why can't more Linux users look like this [] ???

Doh! (2)

Com2Kid (142006) | more than 12 years ago | (#3953036)

Decisions decisions decisions. . . .

Go to park with friend, get eaten by mosqitos, but have fun, go to /. meet and hopefuly try to outrun any mob of people who want me dead. . . .

DOH! ;`(

Re:Doh! (1)

SpatchMonkey (300000) | more than 12 years ago | (#3953049)

Why do these people want you dead? Have you been sleeping with their girlfriends or something?

having it in a bar screws my chances of going (1)

flashark (558270) | more than 12 years ago | (#3953038)

being 19 i cant get into the meeting... im pissed...

Re:having it in a bar screws my chances of going (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3953147)

Move to Canada :)

If you don't go to a Slashdot meetup (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3953045)

Then the terrorists have already won.

I'm sorry, troy-schenectady-albany folks! (2)

dasmegabyte (267018) | more than 12 years ago | (#3953063)

I signed up to be our host here in tech valley but i don't think i'm going to be able to make it! It seems a certain wife has planned certain activities I may not be able to get out of without enraging certain unliked and vindictive legal relatives.

Drink a latte for your megabyte, please!

heh (1)

hyperstation (185147) | more than 12 years ago | (#3953069)

my closest meetup is in boise, idaho.

that's still 300 miles

Bismarck (1)

Myuu (529245) | more than 12 years ago | (#3953070)

First off, I didn't even know there were /. readers in Bismarck, second, who signed up for it?

Sorry perth crew! (2)

sg_oneill (159032) | more than 12 years ago | (#3953127)

I fked up and didn't come. I'm into next time. email me @ shayne[mandatoryspamblock][mores pamproof].au for plans whatever.
Sorry guys. I did mess up.

Dumb system... (1)

DudemanX (44606) | more than 12 years ago | (#3953128)

So not only do I have to register, but then THEY pick the meet I go to. I'm told not enough people RSVP'd to go to the San Bernadino meet. Well why can't they just post the address to some local bar anyway and let people decide if they wanna go down and see if anyone shows? The minimum of 4 RSVP's is stupid. Just give out the addresses and let whoever shows up, show up. Oh and it would also be nice to not have to lie about my zip code if I decide I want to attend the Los Angeles meet instead of San Bernadino(since it was canceled)

Two females confirmed for San Francisco! (2)

SlashChick (544252) | more than 12 years ago | (#3953135)

I and a friend (both female) confirmed for San Francisco! (We want to meet Craig! [] )

Neither of us are single, but I thought we should post a PSA anyway: yes, there will be two geeky females at the San Francisco meetup. Our SO's won't be with us, either! Oh yeah, and my friend actually likes using vi. Does she pass the geek test?

/me runs away from the horde of geeky guys...

Re:Two females confirmed for San Francisco! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3953159)

Oh yeah, I'm sure there's gonna be girls, but I know most of the guys won't be interested. Playing the fake "I'm not single" card won't get you any more lookers, either.

Fact is, you'll either need to:
a.) Go on a diet
b.) Eat more, and wear makeup

I'll report what I see tomorrow.

Just show up... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3953204)

You'll be pleasantly surprised. :)

poll? (2)

_ph1ux_ (216706) | more than 12 years ago | (#3953259)

wouldnt this make a better poll option?

Will you be going to your local meetup tonight?



Only if CBN picks my ass up in his rusty el camino!
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