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How to Make a Starship Enterprise out of a 3.5" Floppy

CmdrTaco posted more than 11 years ago | from the nothing-else-to-talk-a dept.

It's funny.  Laugh. 538

Wow, there is absolutely nothing good to post in the bin today, so you get to enjoy this little gem: Here are some simple instructions for making an Enterpris from a 3.5" floppy disk. Remember those? Before CDRWs cost next to nothing? Thanks to Ant for digging this one up. Update Removed the link when the original content was removed.

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Haha (4, Funny)

captainclever (568610) | more than 11 years ago | (#5673048)

An honest post if ever i saw one.

That's about all floppy disks are good for anyway :)

umm... (4, Funny)

caino59 (313096) | more than 11 years ago | (#5673050)

something about this is just wrong.

yes somewhow, it seems to be sickly intriguing.

damn.

i must be a geek.

Re:umm... (4, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5673143)

something about this is just wrong.

Not only is it wrong, it's downright illegal and violates the DMCA to do this. You're circumventing a copy write-protection device (the plastic case and tab). Nyuk nyuk nyuk. I'm here all week, try the veal.

Light and sound... (4, Funny)

Crasoum (618885) | more than 11 years ago | (#5673052)

The enterprise may go at light speed.

But the grinding of the server's harddrives as we slashdot them only travels at the speed of sound
Cheers

Re:Light and sound... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5673239)

Actually, the Enterprise went much faster than the speed of light.

Coasters? (0)

pacc (163090) | more than 11 years ago | (#5673053)

My CD-R produces a lot of coasters,
can they be used for some thing less useful than coasters...

Re:Coasters? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5673268)

Was that a question? Questions usually end with a question mark.

Mirror! (4, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5673054)

Hey you two people who actually got to see the page, rip that thing out of your web cache and share it please.

Re:Mirror! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5673271)

5 minutes for the ./ing ... oh my, what has the world come to.

Meh.. (5, Funny)

fadeaway (531137) | more than 11 years ago | (#5673057)

Call me when we can make a Death Star out of a roll of CAT 5.

Re:Meh.. (5, Funny)

Fulkkari (603331) | more than 11 years ago | (#5673135)

Call me when we can make a Death Star out of a roll of CAT 5.

You should have told earlier. I already used all of my CAT 5 when building C-3PO.

Just in case... (5, Informative)

c_g_hills (110430) | more than 11 years ago | (#5673060)

the site is slashdotted, I have put up a mirror at

chaz6.com/enterprise/ [chaz6.com]

Re:Just in case... (4, Informative)

brejc8 (223089) | more than 11 years ago | (#5673110)

And I collected these mirrors [man.ac.uk] .

Re:Just in case... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5673113)

Cheers :D

Re:Just in case... (4, Informative)

Otter (3800) | more than 11 years ago | (#5673286)

..and the original page now says, in its entirety, "SLASHDOT SUCKS" so you may want to rely on the mirrors!

Nothing good to post??? (5, Funny)

Alsee (515537) | more than 11 years ago | (#5673061)

Wow, there is absolutely nothing good to post in the bin today

It's not like that's ever stopped them before. Heck, they could always post a dupe.

-

Re:Nothing good to post??? (1)

sebi (152185) | more than 11 years ago | (#5673141)

It's not like that's ever stopped them before. Heck, they could always post a dupe.

Thanks to a glimpse into the mysterious future I know that he nearly did. This [slashdot.org] story was about to give a repeat performance. Someone must have warned him...

Re:Nothing good to post??? (5, Funny)

sqlrob (173498) | more than 11 years ago | (#5673159)

Why post a dupe? There's lot's of good stuff out there, like the new evil bit in TCP/IP.

Re:Nothing good to post??? (1)

Theodore Logan (139352) | more than 11 years ago | (#5673164)

That may be true, but when the main story is located at "asciipr0n.com" things have hit a new low.

Re:Nothing good to post??? (0)

A nonymous Coward (7548) | more than 11 years ago | (#5673295)

Wow, there is absolutely nothing good to post in the bin today

It's not like that's ever stopped them before. Heck, they could always post a dupe.

You've reached the end of the internet... (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5673066)

And it is an USS Enterprise from reusable media. Nothing else to see, go on now...

Really, go outside or read a book.

DVDs? (4, Funny)

maukdaddy (244282) | more than 11 years ago | (#5673072)

Now, what in the hell could be made from a DVD? Borg ship perhaps?

With some duct tape and an old towel MacGyver could make a gun!

Re: (1) balsawood aircraft + (8) bumblebees = B52? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5673095)

I'd put radio control on the rudder and flaps...

Re:DVDs? (2, Insightful)

Benm78 (646948) | more than 11 years ago | (#5673132)

A 10-pack of CDR's in jewel cases resebles a cube quite well.. Finish the surfaces with some scrap PCB's and you'll have a fine desktop cube ;)

Wait a minute (5, Funny)

The Analog Kid (565327) | more than 11 years ago | (#5673074)

I just saw this on a message board, before it actually got to Slashdot. This is odd. Well once you get good at that then try this [lachschon.de]

Re:Wait a minute (1)

Night Goat (18437) | more than 11 years ago | (#5673107)

That one's hilarious. I can only imagine watching that plane bouncing around the house.

Re:Wait a minute (5, Funny)

JanneM (7445) | more than 11 years ago | (#5673240)

Of course, it won't work the way it is described. The fly won't flap its wings as long as the feet have contact with something. You need to glue it on its stomach, with enough free space below to allow the legs to hang freely.

Re:Wait a minute (2, Funny)

copper22 (561308) | more than 11 years ago | (#5673306)

Jeff Goldblum still has nightmares about this kind of thing.

Lovely! (5, Funny)

trublaha (650819) | more than 11 years ago | (#5673075)

Wicked. No longer will my flatmate's tape-reel millenium falcon and punchcard x-wing dominate the living room.

What are Mac useers supposed to do? (5, Funny)

FosterKanig (645454) | more than 11 years ago | (#5673076)

For the first ever, I am mad that my Macs don't have floppy drives. Now how am I supposed to waste five minutes of my day?
Oh, right. I forgot.
Masturbate!

Re:What are Mac useers supposed to do? (1, Troll)

webmaker (635678) | more than 11 years ago | (#5673114)

If your a mac looser you have much bigger problems anyway buddy! =)

Re:What are Mac useers supposed to do? (1, Informative)

Marc2k (221814) | more than 11 years ago | (#5673340)

That's not that funny and you spelled "loser" wrong, captain.

Re:What are Mac useers supposed to do? (3, Funny)

hexdcml (553714) | more than 11 years ago | (#5673243)

man, 5 minutes? my mac can do it in 2 ;)

Re:What are Mac useers supposed to do? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5673253)

Since when is masturbating wasting time?

Hrmm (4, Funny)

acehole (174372) | more than 11 years ago | (#5673078)

Going out to meet people or spend time making a enterprise replica from a floppy disk?

no contest...

raise shields mr sulu!

Re:Hrmm (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5673261)

I recommend going out and meeting everyone you run across. Some nice men are bound to come and take you to a very happy place. (especially if you show them all your enterprise replica.)

oh boy (4, Informative)

caino59 (313096) | more than 11 years ago | (#5673079)

fine, you asked for it.

but im going to get slashdotted to hell and back

768/136 dsl

but here it is: mirror [no-ip.com]

/.ed (5, Funny)

rice_web (604109) | more than 11 years ago | (#5673090)

The Enterprise got SlashDotted! And it's supposed to have neural networks!

I think this proves once and for all that Star Wars really is better.

Re:/.ed (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5673154)

Neural Networks != Bandwidth

Re:/.ed (1)

Yokaze (70883) | more than 11 years ago | (#5673309)

This is earth-shattering. How can you be so ignorant. The Enterpise runs with Duotronic computers [ditl.org] . Watch the blinken-lights and listen to the beeps. You can almost imagine relais clicking in the background. Only ships flown by women are driven by organic components.

Go back in your aristocratic universe filled with fluffy and funny creatures, where kids govern planets and blow up invinceable space-ships :).

MIRROR in case slashdotted (5, Funny)

xintegerx (557455) | more than 11 years ago | (#5673092)

how to make a starship enterprise out of an old floppy disk
by bonnie
----------
Step 1: take an old 3 1/2" floppy disk
Step 2: sneak into Viacom's and Paramount's studios
Step 3: ???
Step 4: save confidential Word .doc's on the secret to keeping a crappy decades-old series still on the air
Step 5: ???
Step 6: blackmail.
Step 6: profit!
Step 6: buy star trek franchise
Step 7: fire everyone
Step 8: keep the starship enterprise :)

oh come on now... (1)

xintegerx (557455) | more than 11 years ago | (#5673130)

I know I wrote Word .doc's and crappy (...) series intentionally, but come on, have a sense of humor.

WARNING GOATSE LINK ABOVE ! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5673166)

Evil bugger.

lol no it's not (0, Offtopic)

xintegerx (557455) | more than 11 years ago | (#5673226)


Re:lol no it's not (4, Interesting)

Steven Blanchley (655585) | more than 11 years ago | (#5673296)

Heh, while I was bored and searching comments for 'goatse,' I noticed that this is a recurring troll: some AC will warn of a goatse link, often criticising the poster, even when the original post doesn't have any links.

In one of the cases, this trick seemed to have actually worked; the parent comment had a legitimate non-goatse link in it, and it had moderation of 70% troll and only 30% informative. Apparently most of the mods were too timid to check it (guess they hadn't heard of Lynx).

Thanks for the write-up anyway, xintegerx. It was quite amusing. (Not really, but I am trying to keep this slightly on-topic.)

Slashdotted (1, Redundant)

KoolDude (614134) | more than 11 years ago | (#5673093)


Here are some simple instructions for making an Enterprise from a 3.5" floppy disk

Slashdotted already... like served from a floppy disk ;)

What do you mean nothing good to post? (0, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5673097)

There are at least 15 good articles the moderators never bothered to read that you can POST FOR THE 2nd or 3rd time!!!!!

pointers on ship design (2, Funny)

thesilverbail (593897) | more than 11 years ago | (#5673103)

1. Dont forget to scribble NCC 1701-D on the hull.
2. Careful when you place that warp drive and the dilithium crystals inside. Don't want a warp bomb.
3. Keep force fields on full frontal;helps survive nasty Klingon phasor attack.
4. Attach Romulan cloaking device.
5. Isnt the bridge supposed to be detachable from the rest of the ship?

Oh, and if you misplace your starship enterprise, by the Ferengi rules of acquisition otherwise known as "Finders keepers; loosers weepers", I get them. "Ahead Warp factor 1, mister Sulu"

Re:pointers on ship design (5, Funny)

nurightshu (517038) | more than 11 years ago | (#5673312)

<ComicBookGuy style="nerdy.pedantry" tongue="in_cheek">

  1. That is clearly supposed to be NCC-1701, as Captain Montgomery Scott said in ST:TNG 6x04, Relics: "No bloody 'A,' 'B,' 'C,' or 'D!'"
  2. No real argument here; improperly aligned dilithium crystals can cause a containment breach.
  3. Klingons do not use phasers; they use disruptor cannons. Two completely different technologies.
  4. The Federation cannot use cloaking technology because it would be a violation of the treaty of Algeron (the U.S.S. Defiant, NX-74205, uses a cloak under a special arrangement between the Algeron treaty signatories).
  5. All Constitution class starships have replaceable bridge modules, yes. However, I believe you're thinking of a detachable saucer section, which NCC-1701 did not have. The NCC-1701-D had a "hot-swappable" bridge module, and a detachable saucer section (it also had a battle bridge in the drive section).

Oh, I've wasted my life...

</ComicBookGuy>

Baaaaaaa! (1)

OS2_will_prevail! (630613) | more than 11 years ago | (#5673104)

Along with nothing good in the bin to post, now it is known that we have nothing good to do with our time. Watch as we all follow like sheep and /. some poor website that has probably had 7 hits in its life until now.

Of course, I am presently building my own fleet to prepare for the coming Borg invasion....

/. ed (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5673108)

The site appears to be going down rapidly... Here is an alternative link:

http://www.geocities.com/kawagashima/enterprise3 5/ enterprise35.html

I can imangine all the techno origami around the world!

Re:/. ed (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5673138)

fuck you

Re:/. ed (0, Troll)

Uber Banker (655221) | more than 11 years ago | (#5673200)

no, fuck you my friend

i have no cdr dvd firewire blah blah blah (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5673111)

And I run a dual PII-233 CPU. I'm sure everyone will be saying that absolutely NEED that 3GHz PC and that you don't know how you survived before you could store 100GB of porn locally, but seriously, you did at one time.

Me, I just don't feel the need to increase consumption in line with the salesperson chant. I backup to *shudder* tape. I use floppies for booting new machines and for storing sensitive keys etc where necessary. Somehow I never need the other 639MB. Where did I go wrong?

Be honest now... (4, Funny)

sdo1 (213835) | more than 11 years ago | (#5673120)

How many of you grabbed a floppy and ripped it apart within 1 minute of reading that page? Admit it. You know you did.

-S

Re:Be honest now... (1)

ChaosMagic (657047) | more than 11 years ago | (#5673183)

That would be just be sad, but I do have an uh, friend, who tried it within thirty seconds of reading the page. He desperately seeked one of the dozens of floppy disks that didn't work and promptly set about freeing the disk from its prison.

And for anyone else attempting to make this, a little warning. You only really have one chance at bending the metal parts, if you need to bend them back again they will generally fall off. As such, I am missing the little wing tips from the model.

Sad, sad, sad. I immediately disowned my friend after seeing this.

Re:Be honest now... (1)

stinky wizzleteats (552063) | more than 11 years ago | (#5673184)

I haven't seen a floppy with a metal slider in years. Can you even still buy them? On that point, is there some secret supplier of floppies who makes them so that they work like they did in the 90's (more than once)?

Re:Be honest now... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5673288)

I haven't seen a floppy with a metal slider in years.

Gee, I still use 3.5" floppies for taking work to/from school. But everyone on slashdot says they're not cool anymore. Does that mean there's something wrong with me?

Re:Be honest now... (1)

Steven Blanchley (655585) | more than 11 years ago | (#5673354)

No, of course not! I, for one, believe that floppies are still cool. They have their uses.

And what's this business about floppies not working more than once? I've been using some of the same floppies for nearly 10 years without any trouble.

Re:Be honest now... (1)

Ctrl-Z (28806) | more than 11 years ago | (#5673307)


I don't know where you're from, but I don't remember floppies in the 90s that worked more than once either.

Re:Be honest now... (1)

cap'n foolsy (635911) | more than 11 years ago | (#5673284)

i did, and actually made 2 versions - one for the original series, and one for TNG :P
i'd make voyager, if only i didn't dislike the series so much. *sigh*

Re:Be honest now... (1)

mlh1996 (446618) | more than 11 years ago | (#5673308)

Actually, I didn't, but only because I'm a mac guy.

I did rummage around a bit to make sure I didn't have one somewhere, though.

Truly... (4, Insightful)

jptxs (95600) | more than 11 years ago | (#5673121)

this is "stuff that matters"!

It's exactly the antidote to a morning of reading the news from around the world...

A copy of it (1)

Fulkkari (603331) | more than 11 years ago | (#5673124)

Now I have a copy of this 3.5" floppy disk Enterprise...

The only problem is how to get it fit in the floppy station so I can post a copy of it to the /. crowd.

Damn it. Didn't solve that one. Move along.

Yea rite (0, Redundant)

KoolDude (614134) | more than 11 years ago | (#5673128)


Wow, there is absolutely nothing good to post in the bin today...

How exactly is it different from other days at /. ?

You know it's a really slow day when... (1)

xintegerx (557455) | more than 11 years ago | (#5673152)


You KNOW it's a really slow /. day when a user with a 600,000 plus ID is taking shots at slashdot's reputation.........

Grandparent: Wow, there is absolutely nothing good to post in the bin today...
Parent: How exactly is it different from other days at /. ?

Re:You know it's a really slow day when... (1)

Queuetue (156269) | more than 11 years ago | (#5673160)

Or when one above 550K is found taunting him for it.

Re:You know it's a really slow day when... (1)

_Ludwig (86077) | more than 11 years ago | (#5673205)

You six digit kids and your petty squabbles...

Re:You know it's a really slow day when... (1)

Mytho-X (49219) | more than 11 years ago | (#5673252)

sheesh, exactly what are they complaining about?

Re:You know it's a really slow day when... (1)

p3d0 (42270) | more than 11 years ago | (#5673254)

Ha, you 80Kers think you're old-timers.

Re:You know it's a really slow day when... (1)

mog (22706) | more than 11 years ago | (#5673344)

damned whippersnappers..

Re:You know it's a really slow day when... (5, Funny)

JanneM (7445) | more than 11 years ago | (#5673263)

yep. It was different in our day. We had no fancy networking; we'd _walk_ through a snowstorm to hand over floppies with the new slashdot content to each other. We had no shoes and it was always a head wind both ways. Just try telling the youngsters here; they refuse to believe you.

Re:Yea rite (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5673357)


fprintf(stdout,"-- \n%s\n",getSexySig()); /* prints sig to stdout */

Hmm (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5673133)

Call me lame, but are those magnetic disks perfectly safe? Should I wash my hands after handling it?

Re:Hmm (1)

Queuetue (156269) | more than 11 years ago | (#5673156)

Are you afraid of the magnetism or the plastic?

Your answer is: Anytime you don't know if you should wash you hands or not, wash them. Teach your kids this, too.

WTMFFT! (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5673134)

Read as "Way Too Much Free Fucking Time!"

woohoo (5, Funny)

croddy (659025) | more than 11 years ago | (#5673140)

it worked! [emory.edu]

URL (1)

KoolDude (614134) | more than 11 years ago | (#5673153)


Thanks to Ant for digging this one up.

Did anyone else notice the url starts with www.asciipr0n.com ? Imagine a colony of ants transfering ASCII pr0n, char by char ;)

Oh, shut up!

News for Nerds ... (2, Funny)

DaneelGiskard (222145) | more than 11 years ago | (#5673162)

... Stuff that matters.

Uh...

It doesn't work on all floppys (2, Informative)

f0x 0f y0rk (661495) | more than 11 years ago | (#5673181)

I made one as soon as I read the post... only to discover that the top didn't fit. If anyone else encounters this problem, just try folding the thin end of the floppy cover thingy (does it have a name?) in half.

Re:It doesn't work on all floppys (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5673262)

You should rotate the central disk and bring it down to the notch you made halfway down the thin column. It will fit.

Re:It doesn't work on all floppys (1)

mwdib (56263) | more than 11 years ago | (#5673297)

It's called a shutter.

Re:It doesn't work on all floppys (1)

f0x 0f y0rk (661495) | more than 11 years ago | (#5673319)

I never thought I'd be telling myself RTFM....

Yeah, we guessed... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5673187)

Wow, there is absolutely nothing good to post in the bin today

I think we got suspicious after the story with the bloke complaining about getting free software

Bonus points (1)

Andrewkov (140579) | more than 11 years ago | (#5673198)

And for Bonus Points, after building your Enterprise, re-assemble the floppy disk into working condition!

Obligatory Simpsons Quote (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5673202)

"The information superhighway tought us, what some nerd thinks about Star Trek"

-- Homer Simpson

Truly... (1)

skookum (598945) | more than 11 years ago | (#5673209)

It's times like this that I keep slashdot around to remind me that there's always someone out there nerdier than I. Thank you, slashdot.

back info (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5673219)

ant (go through his website, i easily get lost there often) is a regular link submitter to bluesnews [bluesnews.com] , where this was posted yesterday.

it was submitted by frag.machine back then.

Taken down (1)

MrSpock'sBrain (514274) | more than 11 years ago | (#5673275)

/.:ing is a nasty thing... :)
Oh well they survived for an hour. Not too lousy. Apperantly dangerous to post this stuff on a site where >75% of the visitors love StarTrek ;)

Slashdotted? Retaliation! (4, Funny)

BlackHawk (15529) | more than 11 years ago | (#5673287)

<html>
<body>
<center><h6>SLASHDOT SUCKS</h6></center>
</body>
</html>

OK, this was an amusing method of dealing with the Slashdot Effect.

Re:Slashdotted? Retaliation! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5673325)

well, they changed the content once more... a strange way of dealing with a badly configured web server:-)

<html>
<body>
<center><h3>Due to the people at slashdot.org linking to this site without asking the owners or the hosters, asciipr0n.com is offline until further notice. Maybe you guys should start mirroring the sites you link to...</h3></center>
</body>
</html>

Competely offline now.... (4, Insightful)

LinuxGeek (6139) | more than 11 years ago | (#5673332)

Due to the people at slashdot.org linking to this site without asking the owners or the hosters, asciipr0n.com is offline until further notice. Maybe you guys should start mirroring the sites you link to...


I think they really, really, really didn't like finding out about the ./ effect completely unannounced. Can't say I blame them either. Smaller sites can end up with huge bandwidth bills in just a day and people have been asking for story mirrors for years now.

Great! (3, Funny)

mivok (621790) | more than 11 years ago | (#5673294)

Now make 3 of these, and with the remaining plastic bit, you can make a borg cube to annoy your nice little fleet.
Its still not a patch on putting cd's in the microwave and making pieces of art out of the interestingly patterned results.

(I would make a comment about shoving the enterprise in the microwave and ion storms here, but thats going a bit too far)

Warp 3.5! (1)

Asterax (522761) | more than 11 years ago | (#5673311)

http://www.rasher.dk/cam/ -- Look some loser already did it.

Main asciipr0n.com site... (2, Interesting)

Vengie (533896) | more than 11 years ago | (#5673316)

Now reads "Due to the people at slashdot.org linking to this site without asking the owners or the hosters, asciipr0n.com is offline until further notice. Maybe you guys should start mirroring the sites you link to..."
Ouch!
And the link from the article just reads "Slashdot Sucks"
Thats what i get for reading articles i guess.

Re:Main asciipr0n.com site... (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5673338)

Well, I think it's a valid point. It would be nice if Slashdot started thinking about the problem of slashdotting. When a site is posted on the slashdot frontpage, it can be very expensive for the person hosting the site. Plus, if slashdot mirrored these sites, it would ensure that everybody could view the original content. Have any of the slashdot admins thought about this? Any plans?

Home Page says ... (0, Redundant)

ManyLostPackets (646646) | more than 11 years ago | (#5673321)

"Due to the people at slashdot.org linking to this site without asking the owners or the hosters, asciipr0n.com is offline until further notice. Maybe you guys should start mirroring the sites you link to..."

Same time next week guys?

current page (0, Redundant)

sehryan (412731) | more than 11 years ago | (#5673326)

this is what that page currently says:

"Due to the people at slashdot.org linking to this site without asking the owners or the hosters, asciipr0n.com is offline until further notice. Maybe you guys should start mirroring the sites you link to..."

haha, i think that is great.

Slashdot uses it's power unresponsibly (0, Redundant)

sQuEeDeN (565589) | more than 11 years ago | (#5673330)

Taken from the site:
Due to the people at slashdot.org linking to this site without asking the owners or the hosters, asciipr0n.com is offline until further notice. Maybe you guys should start mirroring the sites you link to...

You guys, asciipr0n.com is a small site. I'm aware you can link to whoever you want, but don't you think you should show some courtesy and warn a person before you eat up their bandwidth bill in a a matter of minutes?
It's just a nice thing to do.

Re:Slashdot uses it's power unresponsibly (2, Insightful)

drone2113622 (451841) | more than 11 years ago | (#5673349)

Yeah, would have been nice if I (the hoster of asciipr0n.com) would have gotten some notice before being effectively DDoSed.
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