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Linux on the iPod

CmdrTaco posted more than 11 years ago | from the now-we're-talking dept.

Linux 180

An anonymous reader writes "Linux Devices reports that Linux now runs on an Apple iPod. Further information about the project can be found on the Linux on iPod Website." Still lacks features like power management and firewire support, but it's still a cool project. CT Ok it's a dupe. But it's still neat!

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Dupe? (1)

Komarosu (538875) | more than 11 years ago | (#5223249)

Posted already here [slashdot.org] *tuts*

Re:Dupe? (1)

Cpt_Kirks (37296) | more than 11 years ago | (#5223380)

Hey, Taco is a busy guy. He doesn't have time to actually read /.

After all, he has his own mame cab, and all those SG-1 episodes he Tivo'd last night and the new pr0n DVD's came in and...

Netcraft Confirms : "Linux on the iPod" Is Dying (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5223252)

Yet another crippling bombshell hit the beleaguered Linux on the iPod community when last month IDC confirmed that Linux on the iPod accounts for less than a fraction of 1 percent of all servers. Coming on the heels of the latest Netcraft survey which plainly states that Linux on the iPod has lost more market share, this news serves to reinforce what we've known all along. Linux on the iPod is collapsing in complete disarray, as further exemplified by failing dead last [sysadminmag.com] [sysadminmag.com] in th recent Sys Admin comprehensive networking test.

You don't need to be a Kreskin [amdest.com] [amdest.com] to predict Linux on the iPod's future. The hand writing is on the wall: Linux on the iPod faces a bleak future. In fact there won't be any future at all for Linux on the iPod because Linux on the iPod is dying. Things are looking very bad for Linux on the iPod. As many of us are already aware, Linux on the iPod continues to lose market share. Red ink flows like a river of blood. FreeBSD is the most endangered of them all.

Let's keep to the facts and look at the numbers.

Linux on the iPod leader Theo states that there are 7000 users of Linux on the iPod. How many users of Linux on the iPod are there? Let's see. The number of Linux on the iPod versus NetBSD posts on Usenet is roughly in ratio of 5 to 1. Therefore there are about 7000/5 = 1400 Linux on the iPod users. BSD/OS posts on Usenet are about half of the volume of Linux on the iPod posts. Therefore there are about 700 users of BSD/OS. A recent article put Linux on the iPod at about 80 percent of the Linux on the iPod market. Therefore there are (7000+1400+700)*4 = 36400 Linux on the iPod users. This is consistent with the number of Linux on the iPod Usenet posts.

Due to the troubles of Walnut Creek, abysmal sales and so on, Linux on the iPod went out of business and was taken over by Linux on the iPod who sell another troubled OS. Now Linux on the iPod is also dead, its corpse turned over to yet another charnel house.

All major surveys show that Linux on the iPod has steadily declined in market share. Linux on the iPod is very sick and its long term survival prospects are very dim. If Linux on the iPod is to survive at all it will be among OS hobbyist dabblers. Linux on the iPod continues to decay. Nothing short of a miracle could save it at this point in time. For all practical purposes, Linux on the iPod is dead.

Linux on the iPod is dying

Troll 7 of 208 from the annals of the Troll Library [slashdot.org] .

Re:Netcraft Confirms : "Linux on the iPod" Is Dyin (1)

Master Rux (458819) | more than 11 years ago | (#5223347)

My business has been looking for a new terminal server and I think Linux on the iPod might be the answer. I mean just look at those stats. It's the next big thing!

Re:Netcraft Confirms : "Linux on the iPod" Is Dyin (1)

llamaluvr (575102) | more than 11 years ago | (#5223460)

Good grief, moderators. Where's your sense of humor? I mean, if the poster was trolling about BSD, then you should mod it down. But he was making a joke! I thought it was pretty stinkin' funny, too.

I don't like to complain about moderation, but this goes to show that everybody should actually read at least some of the post before determining that it fits the "troll template".

Re:Netcraft Confirms : "Linux on the iPod" Is Dyin (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5223669)

What I find sad is that the original post is modded down Then it gets modded up as funny as someone critisises the mods. Well I think the original post is a Troll and should be modded as such.....

Re:Netcraft Confirms : "Linux on the iPod" Is Dyin (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5223712)

Yeah....it even has a sig admitting it's a troll. Just cos someone critisised the mods, they all jumped on the bandwagon and modded it up like they were told to. Hey this comment is +5 insightful....

Sigh... (0, Redundant)

eamber (121675) | more than 11 years ago | (#5223254)

I wasn't going to troll about this being a dupe ... but I just couldn't help myself. The other story is only a few posts below this one. Ugh.

This is a dupe (0, Redundant)

Joey Patterson (547891) | more than 11 years ago | (#5223258)

See here [slashdot.org] .

Wow! A duplication on the first page! (0, Redundant)

christurkel (520220) | more than 11 years ago | (#5223259)

uh, it was cool the first time but I'm not sure its so cool as it deserves two entries on the front page!

Re:Wow! A duplication on the first page! (1)

billstr78 (535271) | more than 11 years ago | (#5223385)

Ahh, but it's a whole different story you see. The first was about *UC*linux being ported and made to run on Apple's iPod , this one's about Linux being ported and made to run on Apple's iPod

hello (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5223260)

fuck uuuuu

fuck uuuu

dupe dupe dupe

Wow (1)

LiquidAsphalt (627915) | more than 11 years ago | (#5223262)

Wow, worse than the media. How about a repost of some intresting articles.

Duplicates on the same page? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5223266)

Now THAT has to be some kinda record?

This is INSANE! (4, Funny)

cowmix (10566) | more than 11 years ago | (#5223268)

The dupe problem is getting much worse, not better..

The same story HOURS apart.

Arg!

Re:This is INSANE! (1)

CleverNickedName (644160) | more than 11 years ago | (#5223372)

If you think this is a ptoblem, you clearly don't understand the role of the "been-there-done-that" department.

Re:This is INSANE! (1)

Cpt_Kirks (37296) | more than 11 years ago | (#5223449)

Unfortunately, I am not Wil Wheaton

Yeah, I don't think Wil has a spelling "problem".

Re:This is INSANE! (2, Funny)

CleverNickedName (644160) | more than 11 years ago | (#5223469)

Damn it Jim! Anybody can have a typo or two! :)

Re:This is INSANE! (1)

BESTouff (531293) | more than 11 years ago | (#5223406)

That's because /. editors have a quota of Microsoft stories. They must fill the holes with whatever they can to be able to add what they live for: Redmond stories.

Nice to see Taco reads his own website (5, Funny)

DrHogie (8093) | more than 11 years ago | (#5223273)

4 stories down on the front page -- is that a new record?

Re:Nice to see Taco reads his own website (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5223502)

4 stories down on the front page -- is that a new record?
yes, but I think CmdrTaco can do better and dupe... CmdrTaco! Maybe even twice in a row?

Go, Cmdr, you can do it!

Anonymous Dupe Dupe

IN SOVIET RUSSIA (-1)

IN SOVIET RUSSIA (621411) | more than 11 years ago | (#5223278)

CmdrTaco Dupes You!

ugh, now i have to log in (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5223279)

... in order to turn off CmdrDupe's posts.

fp! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5223281)

FP!

Dupe. (-1, Redundant)

saintlupus (227599) | more than 11 years ago | (#5223284)

Christ, this one is still on the _main page_. Don't you ever read your site, you useless asshat?

--saint

Re:Dupe. (1)

bellings (137948) | more than 11 years ago | (#5223316)

Don't you ever read your site, you useless asshat?

Don't be a tool. Only a useless asshat would waste his time reading a shitty website like slashdot.

Re:Dupe. (1)

tsa (15680) | more than 11 years ago | (#5223319)

People that call other people useless asshat or anything else deserve to be modded down into oblivion.

Re:Dupe. (1)

troc (3606) | more than 11 years ago | (#5223384)

whats an asshat?

is it something for those cold winter days?

Troc the eternally perplexed

Re:Dupe. (1)

SweetAndSourJesus (555410) | more than 11 years ago | (#5223608)

asshat [urbandictionary.com]

*DOH* (2, Funny)

Shdwdrgn (162364) | more than 11 years ago | (#5223285)

You know it's going to be a slow news day when they're duping articles that are still on the front page! Sheesh...

This is a dupe from a few hours ago (2, Interesting)

Visigothe (3176) | more than 11 years ago | (#5223287)

...but I want to stay on topic, so I will add something.

I like the idea of this, but I am not sure how useful a machine like this is. The viewport is very small [but you can remote X11 in the future, I imagine], you'd have to make your own keyboard/mouse work with the remote, etc.

That being said, using the iPod as a wearable could be interesting

Re:This is a dupe from a few hours ago (2, Insightful)

larien (5608) | more than 11 years ago | (#5223312)

It depends what you want to run; you could run a useful MP3/OGG player under linux with the buttons doing the appropriate job (volume, forward, back etc) without a keyboard.

This isn't an attempt to run a normal linux session on some other hardware, so much as getting an open OS onto the iPod to support things like OGG.

THAT'S IT! (3, Funny)

EnglishTim (9662) | more than 11 years ago | (#5223322)

That's it! CmdrTaco is viewing Slashdot on the screen of an iPod running Linux, which is why he never noticed that the story he's about to post was posted a couple of hours ago - the screen is too small to see them!

Re:This is a dupe - let's keep it all OT, ok? (1)

caveat (26803) | more than 11 years ago | (#5223349)

Duuude...staying on topic for even a single reply is just gonna encourage them to post even more dupes - "well, they still discuss the articles, it can't be that bad.." If we make every dupe story nothing more than an endless string of "DUPE" posts and trolls, with not a single tiny shred of redeeming conversation (i.e. nothing more than a total waste of /.'s disk space and bandwidth), *maybe* the ed's will actually take the time to read the last 3 days's stories, all right there on the front page, before they post a dupe.

...that's kinda bad... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5223293)

Less than 5 hours for a duplicate... and they're on the same page *sigh*

And in other news... (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5223298)

Y reports that Linux now runs on x. Further information about the project can be found on the Linux on x website. Still lacks features like a, b, and c, but it's still a cool project.

Isn't this a repeat... (1)

zp (68133) | more than 11 years ago | (#5223299)

of the sixth post on this very page?

Slashdot is getting to be like CNN Headline News (1)

tgd (2822) | more than 11 years ago | (#5223300)

If there isn't interesting news, talk about something thats not interesting. After a half hour, repeat.

Dupe! (4, Insightful)

EnglishTim (9662) | more than 11 years ago | (#5223302)

Man, I'm glad I haven't paid for a subscription...

Re:Dupe! (1)

JimDabell (42870) | more than 11 years ago | (#5223488)

I think it's one of the perks of subscribing, isn't it? The subscribers don't get the dupes...

Re:Dupe! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5223638)

Do subscribers still get stupid stories about running Linux on x? What is the fucking POINT?

Hey! This reminds me... (4, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5223304)

I hear they've got Linux running on the iPod. I think there's an article on Slashdot...

Cloned (0, Flamebait)

red_dragon (1761) | more than 11 years ago | (#5223309)

Should we call it Linux on the cloned iPod [slashdot.org] instead?

You guys are starting to f'ing suck (instead of just plainly suck). Get a grip!

Phone Sex (0, Offtopic)

ch-chuck (9622) | more than 11 years ago | (#5223310)

may give you hearing aids.

Hey CmdrTaco (1)

NivenHuH (579871) | more than 11 years ago | (#5223317)

Pss... I'll let you in on a little secret... It's called caffeine. Brew some coffee, read some slashdot, repeat until you are well awake/alert. THEN write your next article.. >=)

So does that mean... (1)

MaestroSartori (146297) | more than 11 years ago | (#5223318)

...I can run 2 copies [slashdot.org] at the same time? :)

An idea to end dupes. (1, Flamebait)

gpinzone (531794) | more than 11 years ago | (#5223321)

I don't know what the administrator's page looks like, but maybe there should be the following blurb listed every time the mods add a story:

Important Stuff:

  • Please try to keep stories on topic.
  • Try to reply to posted stories instead of starting new stories.
  • Read other mod's stories before posting your own to avoid simply duplicating what has already been said.
  • Use a clear subject that describes what your story is about.
  • Offtopic, Inflammatory, Inappropriate, Illegal, or Offensive comments might be moderated.

Well, I don't know what we can do about the last one... Maybe we need a "bitchslap" command on the mods?

Re:An idea to end dupes. (1)

Universal Nerd (579391) | more than 11 years ago | (#5223370)

That's way to complicated...

The only way to stop the dupping is for the admins to READ THE F*CKIN' PAGE!

Jeez, this isn't fun anymore. I think I'll stick to reading The Register [theregister.co.uk] - they may be tabloid but they seem to have all the relevant "news for nerds, stuff that matters" articles and don't dup every other article!

Re:An idea to end dupes. (1)

red_dragon (1761) | more than 11 years ago | (#5223676)

Funny :). What'd you suggest next, -1 Dumbass for duped stories?

More seriously, here are some of my ideas on how to cope with the dupes:

  • The Submit page should search for other posts in the submissions bin with identical/similar links as the one being posted, and ask the submitter whether it should continue posting or give up. The same should be applied to the backend, prompting the reviewer as to whether it should post the story in the presence of similar previous stories.
  • Similarly, when reviewing a submission, the admin backend should list other submissions with similar links along with the submission currently under review, and allow the reviewer to reject any number of those with a single action.

please read your own site (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5223324)

Ok... this is actually the first time i've posted a negative message (no one of course knows that as I'm too lazy to create an account...) Anyway... good God man... read your own damn site from time to time. This is getting terrible.

cool (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5223325)

wow, just got done reading the first one, hit f5 and I can read it again for the first time

ATTN: (-1)

suffocate (90016) | more than 11 years ago | (#5223327)

You people are fucking worthless. ::kick'n rad::

I don't understand (1)

Achmed Swaribabu (642441) | more than 11 years ago | (#5223331)

Speaking as businessman, if you look at the number of developes as a finite resource (given) and the number of man hours per day as finite (given) why wouldn't the Linux community work to develop goals that will enable it as a whole to progress (replacement for Exchange server or Office Sute) instead of these trying to make Linux run on any divice with a chip projects.??? This will be no good for linux in long run.

I hate to beat a dead horse but the lack of community leadership and fragmented community seems to be driving peoples to FreeBSD. My FreeBSD projects are already up 25% this year, all those taking away from Linux.

Re: I don't understand (OT) (1)

jbf (30261) | more than 11 years ago | (#5223583)

Sounds like a troll, but I'll bite.


It's Open Source. People work on what they want, not what some business wants, or what their manager wants them to work on (for the most part). Not everyone who writes OSS cares about bringing Linux to the masses... maybe they'd just be happy enough to bring it to their iPod.


If you want to move the Linux community towards your vision of progress, you can donate to projects, work on them, or even hire people to do so. Not everyone has to share your vision... but the beauty of it is that you can have your own.

5 words and 2 mathematical symbols... (1)

interactive_civilian (205158) | more than 11 years ago | (#5223743)

Achmed said:
why wouldn't the Linux community work to develop goals that will enable it as a whole to progress (replacement for Exchange server or Office Sute) instead of these trying to make Linux run on any divice with a chip projects.?
In this situation, I think getting linux to "run on any device with a chip" is worth it. Why?

iPod + Ogg Vorbis = Kick Ass!!

If Apple won't do it, then let the OSS community hack at it. Either way, we get what we want from this. See the quote in my .sig and see who's eating the core right now. Part of the greatness of open source is the freedom to do what you want with it, whether it benefits the whole community, benefits only yourself, or is purely done for the geek factor. That is the freedom (as in speech) if this software. This may not be good for Linux as a whole in the long run, but it sure is good for those of us who want to use other music formats on our iPods and not have to be subjected to Apple's whim.

Cheers. :)

2 articles on Ipod Linux... (4, Funny)

llamaluvr (575102) | more than 11 years ago | (#5223332)

Well, I can't tell, since the site is slashdotted, but does this mean that there's already 2 Linux distros avialible for the Ipod?

Needs to be asked (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5223339)

Is there an iPod emulator out there?

This is INSANE! (0, Redundant)

patch-rustem (641321) | more than 11 years ago | (#5223340)

The dupe problem is getting much worse, not better.. The same story HOURS apart. Arg!

Re:This is INSANE! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5223486)

yes, and dupe comment a couple of minutes apart!Arg!

let's get it over with (0, Redundant)

caudron (466327) | more than 11 years ago | (#5223341)

[insert obligatory duplicate story joke here]

-Tom

Most Dupes Posted by Taco 8===m==D ~o ~o (-1)

Real World Stuff (561780) | more than 11 years ago | (#5223346)

Looking at the recent spate of dupes, 71% are posted by Taco. Perhaps he is not reading this OSDN site, and needs to have his creative editiorial control removed. I nominate Brian "Krow" Aker as Editor in Chief.

Read this: (1)

Lord Bitman (95493) | more than 11 years ago | (#5223356)

http://slashdot.org/slashdot.rdf [slashdot.org]

Now Don't post things which are still in there, At LEAST.

Super whore... Screen Shots (1)

PHPee (559830) | more than 11 years ago | (#5223364)

Need some karma...
For those of you too lazy to scroll down the main page of slashdot and read the original post...
(*cough* CmdrTaco *cough*) :)

See screen shots here [sourceforge.net] here [sourceforge.net] and here [sourceforge.net] .

hehehe (1)

Mr_Silver (213637) | more than 11 years ago | (#5223373)

For a bunch of really interesting/informative/insightful/funny comments about Linux on an iPod - check out this link [slashdot.org] :o)

Other missing features... (5, Funny)

dasmegabyte (267018) | more than 11 years ago | (#5223375)

include support for playing mp3s, using the controls or accessing the screen. But it _does_ run linux.

In other news, Craftsman is making a new line of hammers made entirely out of wood. No support has been announced for iron or steel heads, either clawed or ball-peen. You can't hammer with them, but they ARE made out of wood.

This was stupid the first time they posted it, too :).

Re:Other missing features... (1)

altaic (559466) | more than 11 years ago | (#5223703)

That's simply not true. If you had bothered to look at their documentation, you would have noticed it lists these user tools:

==========
Busybox offers an all-in-one solution to providing many basic binaries such as a shell, file manipulation etc.

MAD is a MP3 player that does not require a FPU.

Tremor is an OGG player that does not require a FPU.

SoX is an audio processing application capable of playing a variety of music formats (.WAV is probably the most interesting here).

uClibc is a C library for developing embedded Linux systems. Normally this is built as part of the toolchain (and is included with the binaries from uClinux.org).

Intel's IPP package and IPP MP3 Sample program. Intel's IPP is a highly optimised set of libraries that includes MP3 processing. The sample program seems to work fine under uClinux.
==========

Additionally, it states in the FAQ that mp3s play at 99% realtime, and oggs at 80%. Doesn't support accessing the screen-- what do you think the screen shots of are? The parent is not only not interesting, but it's totally wrong.

Some moron posts something absurd, so it has to be modded up, eh? This is one of the many reasons /. is beginning to suck.

missing brains. (3, Insightful)

Erris (531066) | more than 11 years ago | (#5223741)

include support for playing mp3s, using the controls or accessing the screen. But it _does_ run linux...This was stupid the first time they posted it, too :).

A man can smile and smile and yet still be a villian. Should we not attribute malice where incompetence will do?

Can we compare free software to propriatory software elswhere to imagine where this will go?

Propriatory software:

  • choice of one desktop
  • choice of two file systems
  • hardware becomes useless when drivers are no longer "supported"
  • unilateral EULA which incluce revocation on demand

Free software

  • several video subsystems and dozens of window managers
  • more than 80 file systems
  • hardware lives forever once a driver is made
  • free is yours to do as you please.

So what you have is a 10 gigabyte system that you can walk around with running free software. While MP3 is a propriatory format, OGG will work just fine with 10 gigs. What kind of interface does it have? Fire wire? USB? I can imagine all sorts of cool things you can do with that, such as rig any piece of hardware you want to it. The thing that is staring you in the face is that linux was ported to the device in the first place.

Craftsman is making a new line of hammers made entirely out of wood.

You are not looking at a wooden hammer in the iron age, you are looking at a V2 in the age of black powder and cannons. While you are busy thinking about busting down walls with projectiles, others are figuring out how to get to Mars.

Be nice.. (1)

grub (11606) | more than 11 years ago | (#5223391)


Be nice you guys. Yes it's a dupe, but at least they were from different editors. I'm still waiting for that to happen.

Woohooo! (1)

Richard_at_work (517087) | more than 11 years ago | (#5223394)

Even tho the stories a dupe, i wont bother posting dupes of comments, so heres [slashdot.org] some i produced earlier.

In other news... (4, Funny)

dr_dank (472072) | more than 11 years ago | (#5223401)

CmdrTaco is in the running for the role of Jimmy Two-Times for the remake of Goodfellas.

Film at 11

and again at 12.

In other news... (2, Funny)

Master Rux (458819) | more than 11 years ago | (#5223415)

I just read a story related to this on slashdot, that there's Linux on the iPod. I'm off to go post a story on slashdot about the story I just read on slashdot.

hmm did someone... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5223421)

..mentioned that it's a dupe ? Well..You know...saying it, just in case...Nevermind.

Perhaps we could imagine a beowulf cluster of...Nevermind.

Or is it in Soviet Russia that the story....Nevermind.

Damn, I should try to stop that slashdot addiction.

Imagine a cluster of Slashdot articles.. (1)

jefdiesel (633290) | more than 11 years ago | (#5223423)

Maybe taco's trying to hook all the dupes into some unholy cluster of news stories, all the 'this is a dupe' posts linking back to the other, in an evil bid to control the patent on 'Duplicate Posting'. or he's been replaced by the Google News bots.

taco (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5223429)

is a piece of crap

evinced by the fact that he obviously doesn't
read his own fucking website to check for
duplications

lay off the cheap booze, taco

assmunch

From the WHAT dept.? (1)

interactive_civilian (205158) | more than 11 years ago | (#5223431)

How about:

from the now-we're-talking again [slashdot.org] dept.

Image a Bewolf Cluster . . . (0)

patch-rustem (641321) | more than 11 years ago | (#5223434)

. . . of these.

Good news (1)

termos (634980) | more than 11 years ago | (#5223451)

I like that Linux is beeing used on more and more hardware. I even have a TV-encoder which runs Linux 2.2, it acually has a sticker on the side that said that. It is used by Norways largest ISP, so its good to see that Linux is getting a bit more commercialized.

Updated iMacs and eMacs (1)

JHromadka (88188) | more than 11 years ago | (#5223500)

Instead of posting on the same story twice, how about posting about the updated iMacs and eMac price cuts [apple.com] ? eMac now starts at $999, and iMac tops out at 1GHz with Airport Extreme and Built-in Bluetooth.

The story this follows. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5223504)

I find it interesting that this follows another news article about "What should I do with my life?"

Oh my god! It's a dupe! (1)

glwtta (532858) | more than 11 years ago | (#5223534)

Quick everyone - look at the front page. Yeah, I didn't believe it at first either, but it's right there four stories earlier!

Was I the first to catch it? The world needs to know!

How can they keep insulting us with this irresponsible journalism day after day is beyond me.

What is really insane (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5223538)

what is really insane is that linking to a site on slashdot makes it impossible to go to the site.

I am waiting for it to happen... (0, Offtopic)

gosand (234100) | more than 11 years ago | (#5223543)

OK, which will happen first - back-to-back duplicate stories, or a story posted twice by the same editor.

Place your bets...

For more on this story... (0, Redundant)

gosand (234100) | more than 11 years ago | (#5223572)

See this story. [slashdot.org] (literally)

(I hope this gets modded up, and people just keep clicking on it)

CmdrTaco officially sucks (1)

spazoid12 (525450) | more than 11 years ago | (#5223589)

A dupe within 5 hours?

And when brought to his attention what does he do? Remove the dupe? Fold the two together? Apologize for being the biggest offender of krunk on /. in recent months?

Oh... CT Ok it's a dupe. But it's still neat!

You're right!! It's neat! Please, dupe it more. Let's post this story once every 4 hours! Because it's neat! Hey...how about you dupe all neat stories!

Somebody's ego has blinded his brain.

Re:CmdrTaco officially sucks (1)

spazoid12 (525450) | more than 11 years ago | (#5223623)

BTW, I maintain that any reply to a story that is a dupe should never be considered off-topic. Maybe not even redundant.

Think about it...you won't see people actually reply with pertinent information to a dupe. A dupe is useless, so are it's replies. It's just a bandwidth-sucking no-op that serves as nothing other than an example of /.'s decline.

Someone Help Taco (1)

fobbman (131816) | more than 11 years ago | (#5223611)

When he went to filter out Katz stories he must have set it so that he's filtering everyone but his own.

Deja-vu? (1)

axxackall (579006) | more than 11 years ago | (#5223613)

Yes, deja vu [slashdot.org] .

Or the form os slashdot spam?

aarrrggghhh (1)

BenjyD (316700) | more than 11 years ago | (#5223636)

All the Slashdot editors/writers/bots (whatever they are) have to do is:

1)Read submissions of stories. A simple keyword comparison could mark likely duplicate stories before they even get delivered to an editor.
2)Put stories on the front page. Again, a simple keyword check on clicking submit would prevent duplicate stories.

AAARRRGGGGH. Combined with the increasing delay between something happening and it appearing on Slashdot and decreasing quality of stories, why do I keep coming back here? For the comments I suppose.

You can see it coming, can't you? (1)

barfarf (544609) | more than 11 years ago | (#5223641)

<obligatory stupid joke>

"Wouldn't it be cool if you could run a cluster of these?"

</obligatory stupid joke>

How to eliminate duplicates... (4, Insightful)

jea6 (117959) | more than 11 years ago | (#5223646)

Here's my suggestion, once an editor notes a duplicate story, change its category to "dupe" then allow users to filter out "dupes" from their pages (haven't seen a JonKatz rant in years...). Or would this get rid of too many ad-views?

do you EVER read your own front page?! (1)

mesach (191869) | more than 11 years ago | (#5223651)

the amount of Dups is getting ridiculous

Breaking News! (1)

necrognome (236545) | more than 11 years ago | (#5223655)

Rob "Right Hand" Malda reports that the Linux operating system has been successfully ported to the Apple iPod MP3 music player. For more details, visit sourceforge.net, your place for the latest in open source software.

In other news: Chris "Left Hand" Nandor reports that the uClinux group has successfully installed the free operating system, Linux, on Apple Computer's iPod music player.

This message was brought to you by /. "All the news that's fit to replay."

In soviet Russia ... (-1, Offtopic)

supergiovane (606385) | more than 11 years ago | (#5223664)

... a story of Linux running on iPod follows a story of Linux running on iPod.

Another use for Bayesian filters (1)

ediron2 (246908) | more than 11 years ago | (#5223665)

You know, a recent story about who really discovered the telegraph could use this story as compelling evidence. Most stories get rejected by slashdot. On the other hand, some stories' time has come. They burst to the surface and are so new/hip/relevant that multiple editors deem the story noteworthy/newsworthy and slap the 'publish' button. This mirrors how reality works: so many inventions, patents, movies, etc. see similar near-simultaneous 'discoveries.'

Couldn't a bayesian filter be rigged that would give slashdot's "editors" a tool for avoiding dupes like this?

Hmm... Tools for tools, thus avoiding dupes from dupes. What next, new news?! Unthinkable, Absurd.

wtf?!? (1)

ceranta (86805) | more than 11 years ago | (#5223675)

wholly sh*t. this site is (has become) such a joke.

so? (3, Funny)

sporty (27564) | more than 11 years ago | (#5223685)

CT Ok it's a dupe. But it's still neat!


Yes, it's neat, but it's still a dupe!

OGG support! (1)

fetto (442546) | more than 11 years ago | (#5223700)

From the FAQ:
3.3 Is there a OGG player
The Tremor player is running at about 80% real-time. Apparently an update is on the way so hopefully that will provide some speed-up.

Ipod related... (1)

ZipR (584654) | more than 11 years ago | (#5223739)

I've read on other message boards that the Ipod batteries can't be replaced. Does it mean that the ipod is in fact disposable? Has slashdot ever covered this?
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