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Urban Challenge

michael posted more than 10 years ago | from the this-is-jeopardy dept.

Entertainment 81

The NYT has a piece about Urban Challenge, a combination scavenger-hunt and Trivial Pursuit played in an urban setting. Looks like fun.

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fp (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7187247)

yup, does look like fun. woo.

Stroke my cock and call me a kitten (-1)

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Re:Stroke my cock and call me a kitten (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7187269)

I would like to thank you for posting your comments.

Knowing there is someone out there more fucked up than I am gives me courage I might have a social life one day.

George Carlin asked (1)

acxr is wasted (653126) | more than 10 years ago | (#7187251)

since when did "urban" stop meaning "sprawling suburbs" to meaning "inner city."

Re:George Carlin asked (1)

critter_hunter (568942) | more than 10 years ago | (#7187311)

What kind of idiocy is that? Suburb stands for "sub-urban", so urban certainly never meant suburb. Was that supposed to be some kind of humour? (and, for that matter, who is George Carlin?)

Re:George Carlin asked (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7187437)

You don't know jack about humor is you don't know who George Carlin is.

Re:George Carlin asked (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7187315)

it doesnt mean inner city. urban means city, suburban means mostly residential outskirts of a city. fool.

Re:George Carlin asked (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7187476)

By "urban" and "inner city" I think Carlin was referring to niggers. HTH.

Re:George Carlin asked (1)

TrbleClef (13447) | more than 10 years ago | (#7187788)

Actually George Carlin asked "Since when did the word 'urban' become synonymous with the word 'black'"

Re:George Carlin asked (1)

acxr is wasted (653126) | more than 10 years ago | (#7188662)

Yeah, you're right. Thanks for clarifying.

Urban means... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7187937)

Urban means any place the city government wants to handout money to people that don't want to work for it.

Handouts to keep ghettos/barrios from being redeveloped...ohhh high crime and drugs is soo
historically worth preserving.

Why the hell do you think middle income residents of
the ghetto/barrio move outside of the slums when they can afford it? To get good schools and low crime just like everyone else.

This is cool, but... (1)

smugbastard (714859) | more than 10 years ago | (#7187267)

I'd rather pay cash for that program where you get kidnapped off the street and have to escape (couldn't find a link to it), than wander around a busy city looking for shit and get really kidnapped.

Re:This is cool, but... (1)

Santa_Clause (714299) | more than 10 years ago | (#7190590)

pay me 10grand, and I'll kidnap you. For the small sum of 20 grand, this adventure will have a way to get free.

MY BEST FRIEND IS A FUCKING WHORE! (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7187270)

This has nothing to do with anything remotely Slashdot related, but I need to do something before my head explodes...

As I type this, my roomate and my best friend/recent lover are fucking in the next room over. WHAT THE FUCK. After 10 years of friendship and built-up sexual tension, we finally hooked up and now less than a week later she's banging my roomate. I am so fucking incensed right now I can't think straight. I wouldn't mind if they went to a hotel or otherwise didn't make it known, but she just FUCKING WALKED PAST MY ROOM TOPLESS AND SHUT THE DOOR IN MY FUCKING FACE. How fucking insensitive can you be?!

This sucks. It's 3AM and I'm telling strangers (GEEK strangers, no less) about my personal problems. I am a big pussy and will most likely not say anything to either one of them so I expect this to go on for a while. Fuck me gently with a chain saw.

Feeling low? There's someone else out there that's having a worse day than you. Trust me.

Re:MY BEST FRIEND IS A FUCKING WHORE! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7187290)

My friend, she does not sound like a girl i would want to date. Be happy you are out of the relationship. Dont hate her, just consider her another person to avoid.

Re:MY BEST FRIEND IS A FUCKING WHORE! (-1, Offtopic)

Second Vampyre (700228) | more than 10 years ago | (#7187340)

Sounds like you need to switch to Microsoft's Windows so that you can have more time to spend with the girls, and less time twiddling with config files. Oh wait, she's with your friend? Never mind, you're set!

Re:MY BEST FRIEND IS A FUCKING WHORE! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7187345)

Haha. This man is the reason why the whole "girlfriend with a dick" tactic should NEVER be used.

See dude, she is doing that because she doesnt respect you. Its really classless to demonstrate it THAT badly, however, but who knows, maybe she is looking for a gangbang?

Re:MY BEST FRIEND IS A FUCKING WHORE! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7187401)

Same thing happened to me in college (except we dated for 6+mos vs. hook-up). It hurt. Bad. For months. I graduated and got past it. I got married to a very attractive woman, and we have a beautiful daughter and life together. Don't sweat it. You'll be fine.

Re:MY BEST FRIEND IS A FUCKING WHORE! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7187414)

Holy Christ that sucks. I know exactly what you're going through; I'm currently in the process of converting my best friend to my lover. It seems to be working but I'm such A FUCKING PUSSY about it that I don't have the balls to just tell her to fuck me. Like, Hey you, I'm gonna fuck your brains out right now. You need to head on over to fast seduction [fastseduction.com] and read up a bit on the attitude required. Some of their stuff is misogynistic and bullshit, so you have to pick and choose.

What it boils down to for me is that I try and hold the "dirty" and "wrong" parts away from myself as if the only motives I have are morally pure and noble. But that cuts half of me off. We are all half man and half beast (read Steppenwolf by Hesse), and when you deny the beast half of yourself you come off like a fucking pussy. Sex is good, sex is right, sex is fun for everyone.

Besides, it's the beast half of you that is able to *seduce* a woman. You must *seduce* her, not reason with her and prove logically that you two should be fucking. You need to get her excited about being with you, and the way to do that is through sexual confidence. You need to convey to her that the fuck she's going to get from you is the very best fuck she's ever going to get. If you feel like a pussy, she's going to feel it and get turned off. Then when you talk about sex it's going to come off as creepy.

So (if you still want her), the next time you hang out, check out her ass. Do you want to fuck it? Check out her tits. Do you want to rip off her shirt and suck them? FEEL that. It's good and right and honest. It's OK to fuck like a beast; you're half beast anyway.

And stop jerking off; it's killing your chances. Get a nice big backload of sperm in there and you'll do ANYTHING to get laid. I don't mean be desperate. SEDUCE the woman. Make HER want to fuck YOU. That's what your roommate did -- he conveyed his sexual desires openly, she responded positively, now they're fucking. Women LIKE boners. They like GIVING you boners. If she gives you a boner, let her know. And be confident about it -- more "Let's fuck" than "I hope you fuck me."

Ah, what the hell do I know. I'm a fucking pussy just like the rest of you AFCs. The girl I want to fuck asked me to fuck her the other day and I basically said no. God, I'm a whiny bitch.

Re:MY BEST FRIEND IS A FUCKING WHORE! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7187515)

Dude, she is totally expecting you to get pissed, sneak up on her while she's riding the other dick and shove your pole in her ass. That's what she's looking for, a total spite-fuck gang-bang adventure, with puddles of cum in her eye-sockets. Now, go with God.

Re:MY BEST FRIEND IS A FUCKING WHORE! (1)

Anonvmous Coward (589068) | more than 10 years ago | (#7187600)

"Feeling low? There's someone else out there that's having a worse day than you. Trust me."

Are you kidding? You got a chick a week ago. Lotsa people here envy you!

Re:MY BEST FRIEND IS A FUCKING WHORE! (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7188133)

Go with it man. Who cares? She's not yours. Fuck her, then go fuck her sister the next day. Problem solved!

The Dallas event was great! (2, Insightful)

openbear (231388) | more than 10 years ago | (#7187272)

I participated in the Dallas UC [urbanchallenge.com] and it was a blast. It really gives you a chance to learn about local history.

Re:The Dallas event was great! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7190391)

It really gives you a chance to learn about local history.

Like the Alamo. I'd forgotten all about the Alamo, but this was a good refresher course. Dallas UC's slogan should be "Take a refresher course on the Alamo!"

Bad link (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7187273)

The link leads to a "Register at NYTimes.com" page, not to an article!!

Re:Bad link (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7188347)

So register with some fake information and then read the article.

I've done something like this (3, Funny)

StarmanDeluxe (648985) | more than 10 years ago | (#7187277)

But, of course, thanks to awesomeness of my calc professor, you had to work massive algebra and calculus problems to find the next checkpoint. And, naturally, it was over not just Los Angeles, but all of LA County. Not a single person in the class (about 90) won.

Google Cache (4, Informative)

BizidyDizidy (689383) | more than 10 years ago | (#7187281)

Because registration is a pain, regardless of what people say.

Read about it here [nytimes.com]

This looks like a lot of fun, if I was more of a runner.

Re:Google Cache (1)

parc (25467) | more than 10 years ago | (#7187378)

It doesn't require running (although you're not gonna win without running). My wife and I participated in the Austin challeng. We're nowhere near fit and walked pretty much the entire course, and still came in smack in the middle of the standings. We took about 3:15 to finish.

It was a lot of fun, too.

Re:Google Cache (1)

orthogonal (588627) | more than 10 years ago | (#7187504)

We're nowhere near fit and walked pretty much the entire course, and still came in smack in the middle of the standings.

You must remember that many /.ers think "too much exercise" means "leaving the basement".

And "exhausting journey" means "getting beyond WiFi range of my home WLAN".

And "Strenuous Trek" is a code phrase for what they did when they last played their collection of "Seven of Nine of Borg" videos. (Yeah, they got "assimilated".)

Re:Google Cache (1)

NanoGator (522640) | more than 10 years ago | (#7187451)

"Because registration is a pain, regardless of what people say."

You registerred to Slashdot and posted this commment. How much harder is NYT registration?

Honestly guys, ya do it once and then it's done. If you're willing to register to Slashdot, then why's it such a BFD to register with NYT? It's not like NYT stories here are rare.

Re:Google Cache (1)

Mantorp (142371) | more than 10 years ago | (#7187537)

I think once the homeland of department security figure out that the same PC is accessing slashdot (pro Linux==pinko commies) and the NYT(left wing radicals acc to such levelheaded radio personalities such as Michael "not my real name" Savage and Rush "send druggies to Switzerland" Limbaugh, they'll take your PC and ship you to Guantanamo Bay.

Well (1)

BizidyDizidy (689383) | more than 10 years ago | (#7187733)

I can't post to Slashdot without registering. I can get NYTimes articles without registering. Also, NYTimes doesn't seem to care; indeed, they set up a system to facilitate it. It's way easier to click the google cache inevitably posted, and I'm not giving away information for marketing purposes. Since no one had posted it this time, I decided to.

Re:Well (1)

NanoGator (522640) | more than 10 years ago | (#7188460)

"I can't post to Slashdot without registering."

Yeah you can, you post anonymously.

"Also, NYTimes doesn't seem to care; indeed, they set up a system to facilitate it."

Fair point.

" It's way easier to click the google cache inevitably posted"

Why? First you have to go into the comments section, then you have to scroll down until you find it. Or, you could register once, get cookied, and never worry about it again.

" I'm not giving away information for marketing purposes."

As a general practice, I agree with you. In this case, it's so benign. You don't even need to send them a valid email address or honest information. I've never recieved spam from them (I used a specially created address just for them). Even if they did, as I said, you don't need to send them a new address.

If we were talking about any given site, I'd 100% agree with you. However, NYTimes stories make it here ALL the time. Every single time there are people who bitch about it and waste time finding away around the registration. I'm sorry, but it's just so silly to worry about this.

Here, just log in using this account I created for you (and anybody else who feels that registerring is way too hard)

user: toowhiney
pass: slashdot

Yes, I'm serious, that'll work. Log in, then get cookied, then quit whining.

Re:Well (1)

BizidyDizidy (689383) | more than 10 years ago | (#7188593)

Well, I'm not whining first of all. I'm providing a service to people who want it (which is obviously not you). You might argue that my comments to the effect of "registration is a hassle" were whining; in some sense they were, but honestly I was trying to preempt the kind of whining that you offer.

Whenever someone posts one of these, which many people find helpful, people seem to complain about them. You are one of these people. If you don't like them, don't use them. I don't care either way; it's not like I'm getting a clickthrough.

Re:Well (1)

NanoGator (522640) | more than 10 years ago | (#7188659)

"Well, I'm not whining first of all. I'm providing a service to people who want it (which is obviously not you) ... Whenever someone posts one of these, which many people find helpful, people seem to complain about them. "

You're right. I shouldn't have jumped you about it. I'm sorry.

Re:Google Cache (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7189681)

Ahh, if only you were as big of a karma whore on OWA as you are here. Oh wait you are, Jim would be proud of you...

Re:Google Cache (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7190610)

Go back to AD, the real world is no place for you.

Geocaching! (3, Interesting)

c_oflynn (649487) | more than 10 years ago | (#7187282)

I still think Geocaching [geocaching.com] is more fun.

Its just you (and maybe some friends), no real pressure. Plus its an actual trek (ranges from in-city, to some caches are ones that need Scuba or moutain gear or whatever).

And with geocaching you've just got your GPS, a compass, and maybe a topographic map (if you can get one). None of this fancy cell phones with internet to tell you answers stuff ;-)

-Colin

The Great Slashdot Scavenger Hunt! (2, Interesting)

Davak (526912) | more than 10 years ago | (#7187324)

I think we need a great slashdot scavenger hunt!
List of things to find...

1. Dupe Postings
2. Misspellin's
3. A day without two SCO posts in one day
4. Window vs *nix thread/flame
5. New IE exploit
6. Ascii penis troll
7. An excellent idea by an AC
8. Geeks without social life jokes
9. Lame attempt at humor (ie, this post...)

Add your own!

Davak

Re:The Great Slashdot Scavenger Hunt! (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7187392)

How 'bout:

10. A goatse.cx [goatse.cx] post
11. A Femme Goatse.cx [lickmewhereipee.com] post

Re:The Great Slashdot Scavenger Hunt! (1)

sklib (26440) | more than 10 years ago | (#7187435)

12. ?
13. Profit!

Re:The Great Slashdot Scavenger Hunt! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7189306)

3. A day without two SCO posts in one day

Brought to you by the Department of Redundancy Department.

a combination scavenger-hunt and Trivial Pursuit (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7187293)

Looks more like a login form to me.
I've had it! I'm leaving the planet now. Good night.

Username / Password for NYTimes (2, Informative)

c_oflynn (649487) | more than 10 years ago | (#7187297)

For NYTimes just use:

username: plasticuser
password: plastic

Compliments of plastic.com

Suburban Challenge (3, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7187337)

Travel to various checkpoints using only your SUV.

Re:Suburban Challenge (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7187461)

Look what you've done now, fellow AC... you've given me visions of GTA!

Femme-goatse.cx (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7187353)

Hah! Some gender equity [lickmewhereipee.com] at last! Title IX at work!

If you're in Washington DC, or the environs; (1)

Morologous (201459) | more than 10 years ago | (#7187365)

Check out the DC Hunt, it's a similar scavenger hunt/trivia game/bar crawl.

No website that I can find, however, as it's organized each year by the team that won the preceding year's hunt.

Re:If you're in Washington DC, or the environs; (1)

koreth (409849) | more than 10 years ago | (#7187497)

How does one find out more about it? I know someone who just moved to DC and would enjoy this kind of thing.

Re:If you're in Washington DC, or the environs; (1)

Morologous (201459) | more than 10 years ago | (#7187729)

Well. It's coming up later this month (October). I'll ask my wife, she has the contact information. Monitor this space.

Re:If you're in Washington DC, or the environs; (1)

Morologous (201459) | more than 10 years ago | (#7197380)

Ok. I confirmed it with my wife. It's the 25th of October. The website is www.dchunt.org [dchunt.org] .

Re:If you're in Washington DC, or the environs; (1)

koreth (409849) | more than 10 years ago | (#7197987)

Thanks! I'll let my friend know. Sounds like fun.

This seems like an advertisement... (2)

mcknation (217793) | more than 10 years ago | (#7187368)



for the cities they are in. Not only that you pay them money for it. I'm not paying 100 bucks for a self guided tour around a city.

mck

Did similar at Java One (2, Interesting)

Call Me Black Cloud (616282) | more than 10 years ago | (#7187428)

JavaOne's Urban Adventure [thegogame.com] was similar. Teams were given 2 cell phones and had to run around SF gathering information to answer questions (or if you wanted a break, answer questions about Java). There were also actions to perform to get an answer - my team had to find the right person waiting for a cable car, join hands around that person and sing "You are my sunshine". You received questions based on your location (GPS phone) so you didn't get a question that required your team to travel across the city.

It was more fun than I probably made it sound. Definitely a highlight of this year's JavaOne (along with Borland's party, where they rented a nightclub, hired a great band, and paid for all the drinks. BYOC (bring your own chick)). Oh yeah, there was something about Java at JavaOne as well...

NYC (0)

isoga (670113) | more than 10 years ago | (#7187449)

New York (Well Manhattan) has to be the bestest for these sorts of games. Esp. laser tag! Watch out commuters on Lex Ave!

dave

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google link (2, Informative)

elykyllek (543092) | more than 10 years ago | (#7187454)

google link [nytimes.com]

Go Game (3, Interesting)

gornar (572285) | more than 10 years ago | (#7187470)

Also good, if you're on the west coast, is the Go Game [thegogame.com] . Same theory, and as a veteran of 3 games, I can attest to the organizer's wit and the game's fun, though technical snafus have been common. They use public games to beta-test ideas, and make most of their money from private functions.

Re:Go Game (2, Informative)

mac-diddy (569281) | more than 10 years ago | (#7187716)

The Go Game is just one of many different kinds of games out there. Here is an FAQ I wrote up for a game I hosted a while back. It was before the Urban Challenge was out, but it still applies.

What is a this all about? There are several types of these events: "games", "mini-games", and "road rallies". They are often compared to scavenger hunts and treasure hunts, though they are usually much more complex. The hosts of the event spend months planning the events, preparing and testing clues, and recruiting teams to participate.

What is a "game"? Games usually last 24 to 48 hours and are the most intricate and difficult type of road rally. Teams must apply to participate prior to the game and submit fees which can run into the hundreds of dollars. Games are usually held in large cities, only a few times each year.

What is a "mini-game"? Mini-games are related closely to games. They last no longer than twelve hours and attract teams of different skill levels. They are often the gateway event to the more complex games.

What is a "road rally"? Road rallies are the shortest of the game events. They usually last from three to five hours and entrance costs are minimal. They are often held in the evening ending at a restaurant where teams converge and a winner is declared. Road rallies can be found in many suburbs, large cities, and even rural areas. Often times road rallies are hosted by church groups, singles networks, neighborhood associations, or held as annual events.

What is a team? Teams consist of typically four to eight people who enter the game event as a group. Skill levels of teams can range from total novices to veteraned experts depending on the type of event. Teams must provide their own transportation, required and suggested supplies, and clue-solving ability.

What's a clue? Clues are the guts of any game event. Clues can be as simple as a crossword puzzle or a word search or as complicated as decoding a message using cryptographic algorithms. On the more creative side, clues can be hidden in objects requiring manipulation to find.

Why do I need transportation? A clue's solution will lead a team to a destination where the next clue will be hidden, revealed, or opened. Some game events are designed so teams can walk between the clue locations while others cover hundreds of miles. The hosts of the game event will indicate what type of transportation is required.

What are typical supplies? Game event hosts will provide a list of required supplies which could include a specific almanac, a ruler, spare change, specific maps, phone books, a compass, etc. Experienced teams will often supplement this list with supplies known to be useful: cell phones, graph paper, a collegiate dictionary, etc.

Re: Go Game (1)

sfjoe (470510) | more than 10 years ago | (#7194569)



One caveat about Go Game: Do not under any circumstances give them a valid email address. The purchase email lists from various sources and send tons of spam.
Of course, if you're one of those people whjo prefer not to do business with spammers, than maybe you'll avoid them altogether.

ALERT: Linux vs. Windows Holy War in Progress! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7187473)

http://www.anandtech.com/news/shownews.html?i=2066 2&ATVAR_START=81&p=5 [anandtech.com]

Please, fellow slashdotters and linux lovers, please add your thoughts (anonymously, of course) to this discuss to help bring balance to the argument.

Thank you.

Unfair advantage (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7187513)

Put me in this race with my hiptop [danger.com] and I'll have an unfair advantage... perl and python accessible on my cell phone via a telnet/ssh window. Math conundrums tremble in fear. Not to mention the web, but probably all contestants have that.

This isn't an event or a sport (1)

kfg (145172) | more than 10 years ago | (#7187585)

It's a product to "promote bonding" and "team building" for those incapable of bonding or building teams on their own.

Or, more likely, it will be sold to managers who feel "left out of the team" and thus feel it's the rest of the office's fault, little realizing that the office is a well oiled team who's main business is trying to get work done without managment wasting their time with "team building exercises."

It looks as equally manufactured, artificial, plastic and fun as all other such bonding/team building exercises.

Which is to say I'd rather go have some entirely unecessary root canal work done.

I've got an idea. Instead of giving these doofwads fifty bucks a head to manipulate you so you can bond with your workmates/troubled teen, why not take that money and put it all into beer, potato salad and Doritos, make up your own event. . . and have fun.

Just a thought.

KFG

Re:This isn't an event or a sport (1)

Drakon (414580) | more than 10 years ago | (#7188072)

dude we talked managment into a lasertag game
and it was hella fun :-)
so stop bitching
thanks

Re:This isn't an event or a sport (1)

kfg (145172) | more than 10 years ago | (#7188692)

Sorry, I made the mistake of reading the website for these people. I was revolted.

I'll bet your lasertag place either didn't have a website or it was a much more fun one.

KFG

Who cares? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7187616)

NYT? Yeah, New York Times, well... Maybe some of the US readers knew that instantly. As an european reader I had to think about it. And for me it seems - as a news in Slashdot this was a stupid and meaningless post - why should _anyone_ care about it - if they just don't happen to live in NY? And if they do, they can read it in NYT.

Watch too much HBO... (1)

Misch (158807) | more than 10 years ago | (#7187632)

Watch too much HBO and you see Midnight Madness, a movie themed on a similar challenge. Showing here [imdb.com] . Starred Michael J. Fox in his silver screen debut, and was the first Disney movie to ever earn the PG-13 rating.

Re:Watch too much HBO... (1)

Santa_Clause (714299) | more than 10 years ago | (#7190555)

I don't believe there was a PG-13 rating in 1980. G, PG, R, sticky floor.

If you are going to be in Michigan... (1)

mac-diddy (569281) | more than 10 years ago | (#7187741)

I'm hosting two upcoming games in Michigan, one this fall [umich.edu] and one next spring [umich.edu] .

I did this last year (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7187750)

I participated in this last year in DC. Was really fun. I wasn't close to being in the best shape of anyone out there, but I still managed to place in the 30's and beat my bosses team, both of whom regularly run races(10ks, marathons, etc). Point being, it's kinda cool that it doesn't necessarily rely solely on physical speed. I was able to put together a very good "internet team" to help us through the clues.

I would definitely do it again, but it's way over priced. Especially considering, and this is just pure speculation here, that since there isn't a designated course per se(they're not shutting down roads, etc) and due to the way they stagger teams to start off at separate checkpoints, they probably don't have the costs(permits, etc) that a normal race does.

anyhow, I don't really care that much, the race is totally fun. It was a good way to bond with a few friends and meet/help random strangers along the course.

Geek Challenge (2, Funny)

Nom du Keyboard (633989) | more than 10 years ago | (#7188047)

Checkpoint 2^nth-1: Divide the increase in the stock price of SCO by the number of lines of non-GPL'd SCO code in the current Linux kernel.

If quotient is positive, go to the nearest topless bar.

If quotient is negative, go to the nearest topless bar.

If quotient is imaginary, get out of Darl McBride's wet dreams and go to the nearest topless bar.

On a Divide by Zero exception, pat yourself on the back and go to the nearest topless bar.

(Programmer's note: while we recognize that the GO TO statement is considered ill-structured and obsolete, we also appreciate that geeks understand legacy code.)

Re:Geek Challenge (1)

Santa_Clause (714299) | more than 10 years ago | (#7190576)

oh man, that means I have to leave the full nude bar and just go to a topless bar? that sucks worse then a 2 dollar whore!

In case of slashdotting: (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7188059)

Here's the text of the article:

Welcome to The New York Times on the Web!

For full access to our site, please complete this simple registration form.
As a member, you'll enjoy:
In-depth coverage and analysis of news events from The New York Times FREE
Up-to-the-minute breaking news and developing stories FREE
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Please enter your Member ID:
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Remember my Member ID and password on this computer.

[Sorry. I'm usually more responsible than this]

Re:In case of slashdotting: (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7188516)

Yeah, I'm pretty sure that's a dupe.

Just what you need if you enter... (1)

krymsin01 (700838) | more than 10 years ago | (#7188496)

Some wearable computing gear, with net access. Search in style.

PYRAMID TROLL SCHEME!!!! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7188678)

Do you want good luck to follow you and your offspring for geneations to come? This troll has the solution for you...

All you have to do is copy this troll onto two to four of the discussion threads of your choice! That's right! Just copy this into a new message and click "post anonymously." That's all there is to it! Taco is an ass.

Tired of that idiot talking about geek culture! Stick one of these babies on it! And it's good for the economy!

Marge Gentry of Cambridge, Minnesota participated, and the next day she received a large fruit basket outside of her door from a secret admirer. Unfortunately, Marge was hit by a truck the next day, so she didn't get to the Granny Smith apples.

Commander Taco of Hole-in-the-ground West Virginia didn't participate, and he was violated by a group of raging homosexuals. Since the gang was headed by Jon Katz, Taco had no recourse to the law because the entire town knew about their previous relationship. The unfortunate outcome is enshrined forever at goatse.cx.

So if you want to get the fruit basket and not get poked in the bread basket, just copy this troll onto two of the discussions threads of your choice. We could have this place blanketed by sundown!

Re:PYRAMID TROLL SCHEME!!!! (1)

Darby (84953) | more than 10 years ago | (#7190332)

That is actually pretty funny.

Las Vegas, Ft. Lauderdale, Phoenix? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7188792)

When were these "cities" considered urban?

New school, retirement towns, mega-suburbia. *puke*

In a real urban city you wouldn't be running around like little girlie-men.

The Big Onion (1)

CharlieG (34950) | more than 10 years ago | (#7189076)

I was one of the folks at a checkpoint for "The Big Onion" this year in NYC. Fun? These poor guys where out mountain biking in "severe thunderstorms", had to make it through the crowds outside Yankee Stadium post Clemens 300th win, were supposed to kyack down to the Statue of Liberty (USCG call that off due to the weather)

It got UGLY

NYT would lose (1)

drycht (151758) | more than 10 years ago | (#7190354)

Demeter might be the name of the goddess who was credited with winter, but in Roman mythology, not Greek. Ceres is the proper Greek name, and though Demeter will also yield the proper answer, it's alot simpler to use Ceres. (3+5+18+5+19=50 50/5=10).

Re:NYT would lose (1)

mad4mac (715728) | more than 10 years ago | (#7202570)

Demeter is a Greek goddess. Ceres is her Roman counterpart. The UC folks were correct.
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