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OMG!!! OMG OMG!!! LINUS LIKES PINKDOT!!! LOL!!!

CmdrTaco posted more than 8 years ago | from the because-we're-the-cutest dept.

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fimion writes "Linus Torvalds seems to be pleased by the new slashdot look. Slashdot has appeased the linux gods! Let us all rejoice on this happy day!" He is totally invited to my next sleepover/pajama party. We're watching The O.C. OMG Marissa tried DRUGS!!!

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Nice... (4, Funny)

Caduceus1 (178942) | more than 8 years ago | (#15041697)

No replies here yet, and its already slashdotted... :) Must be allergic to the ponies...

Re: Nice... (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15041737)

"No replies here yet, and its already slashdotted... :)"

Obviously they are running Linux...

*ducks*

Alternative Link (2, Informative)

mjbkinx (800231) | more than 8 years ago | (#15041764)

Just use this link [iu.edu] instead.

Re:Nice... (1)

cultrhetor (961872) | more than 8 years ago | (#15041851)

LIKE LOL! U guys write just like some of the Freshman English students we teach! Did u see how CUTE those kittenz were?!?! hahaha. NE1 who doesn't get this is a WAY EVIL H8R!

Re:Nice... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15042070)

OMG ;);) I 3 /. It should B /! 2Day! LOL! HEHE

Re:Nice... (2, Funny)

Dracos (107777) | more than 8 years ago | (#15041979)

We can rename the boring "slashdot effect" the "slashdot pony stampede"! LOLZ!!!!111oneoneeleven

(holy shit, I participated in puss^H^H^Hinkdot day)

I'm damn glad this will only last a day. In high school, a friend of worked at Toys-r-Us for the Christmas season, and got stuck stocking the Barbie aisle. In 3 weeks he went color blind, and his vision didn't return to normal until the following February.

Re:Nice... (1)

Kelson (129150) | more than 8 years ago | (#15042431)

Must be allergic to the ponies...

Ahhh...CHOO!

Re:Nice... (1)

niXcamiC (835033) | more than 8 years ago | (#15042507)

It was down before it even got on slashdot...

He's not the only one (1)

Raleel (30913) | more than 8 years ago | (#15041700)

This cracked me up when I saw it yesterday. Thanks for recovering your sense of humor, folks :)

Can this be a permanent selectable theme? (1)

baryon351 (626717) | more than 8 years ago | (#15041806)

I don't know why, but staring at a page with this much pink is surprisingly comforting. Any chance we could have an all-pink look as a selectable theme?

I really *really* do like it.

(except on pages where it's half pink half grey, but that's just details to fix up)

Re:Can this be a permanent selectable theme? (2, Funny)

LiquidCoooled (634315) | more than 8 years ago | (#15041918)

I suggested this elsewhere, your right it should be selectable for those that want it, but it should also be the default (locked) style for accounts with bad karma.
Serve them right for trolling.

I seem to remember a study about pink rooms (1)

Marrow (195242) | more than 8 years ago | (#15041932)

Pink was being used because it initially caused calmness. After prolonged exposure however,
the color seemed to cause an increased level of psychosis.

Re:I seem to remember a study about pink rooms (1)

technoextreme (885694) | more than 8 years ago | (#15042079)

Pink was being used because it initially caused calmness. After prolonged exposure however, the color seemed to cause an increased level of psychosis.
Meh... Just keep on scrolling through all the April Fools stories. It was probably posted on each and every one of them.

heh (0, Redundant)

c0rruptc0d3 (572019) | more than 8 years ago | (#15041701)

heh

YOU SLASHDOTTED LINUS (4, Funny)

LennyDotCom (26658) | more than 8 years ago | (#15041703)

YOU BASTERDS!!!

Re:YOU SLASHDOTTED LINUS (1)

Ulrich Hobelmann (861309) | more than 8 years ago | (#15041826)

It's spelled and written "base turds," not basterds, you insensitive clod!

Re:YOU SLASHDOTTED LINUS (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15041931)

YOU BASTNERDS! ;)

OMG!!!! (3, Funny)

spiritraveller (641174) | more than 8 years ago | (#15041706)

Linux Kernel Mailing List slashdotted.

Re:OMG!!!! (2, Funny)

Wabbit Wabbit (828630) | more than 8 years ago | (#15042042)

you mean pinkdotted

Re:OMG!!!! need a better web server (1)

SpecialAgentXXX (623692) | more than 8 years ago | (#15042427)

That's why high-traffic web sites need to run MS IIS. :-)

OFFENDED (2, Insightful)

caffeination (947825) | more than 8 years ago | (#15041711)

Let's see, who's left to feign offense? Ah yes, here goes:
Oh no! I'm a postman, and sarcasm offends my kind! I can't believe Slashdot could be so insensitive! I hate you all!

Seriously, what the fuck is wrong with people today? The barely-disadvantaged-at-all are out in force bitching about every little detail. These are jokes, get over yourselves!

Re:OFFENDED (1)

idonthack (883680) | more than 8 years ago | (#15041773)

Rotors: S L A
Stecker-board: SH DO TX
mpuhj uwbcr cblzx qksye beyyk pwkfg wtmao wvnmu ohmgs zqrve vkeaa vrrgb aiwxh zdrzi fzwxq ffpuo ozicw

I'm a *nazi* postman (1)

caffeination (947825) | more than 8 years ago | (#15041822)

And I'm so offended by that, I'm going to send my own coded message using your heritage, you insensitive clod:
root:$1$LWO/x/f9$0RA8GM6cCQG5/bSbuZZEZ/:132 39:0:::::
How do you like that, bitch? Yeah, eat it! No wait a...

Re:NOT OFFENDED BUT TIRED (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15041935)

Rotors: Y O U
Skether-thingie: SU CK
HEIDFOPNVMDCTLKBDOCVYJCOFKBUCEENDVOQTFSPLVOPCZYEGJ RNXUCLGWKPTPNRCKVMRFWC

Rotors: G E T
Skether-thingie: LO ST
OVJGFFGIRYSYKMAEBMAPIBCWKIKRHPOZOEWIFSEYEQTXVEWDMK HBJFTTXUWUSZBKWAQDGRA

Rotors: O M G
Skether-thingie: PO NI ES
YWDEMKAEUZSZRTCOANZWVMMLTDNEOBJIZNHQAIPKFGQFQXMLTS MSTTBNWYSNNSLUPUPZSBSO

Re:NOT OFFENDED BUT TIRED (1)

idonthack (883680) | more than 8 years ago | (#15042515)

Rotors: Y O U
Stecker-board: SU CK
widic dpxes qxwtq sbcqp okdhf iwzwr ntkkz ujysw vqdsp ohojd

Rotors: G E T
Stecker-board: LO ST
aascd epfxs cvsei ehmkr tnolt smioa

Rotors: O M G
Stecker-board: PO NI ES
rwabe

Re:OFFENDED (5, Funny)

tlacuache (768218) | more than 8 years ago | (#15041897)

I, for one, being easily offended, am offended by your accusations against the easily offended.

Re:OFFENDED (1)

Atzanteol (99067) | more than 8 years ago | (#15042047)

The nerds are just once again furthering the stereotype that they have no sense of humor. Remember this guy [google.com] ? He's not just a Simpsons character...

uhm, un-bitchslap and un-ban everyone (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15042065)

who was ever unfairly kicked off the site for trivial crap like criticizing linux. you hypocrite

We can't have this (5, Funny)

Centurix (249778) | more than 8 years ago | (#15041713)

I think the pink'n'ponies scheme has already been patented somewhere, so even the GPL can't save us this time.

Re:We can't have this (2, Funny)

cdrudge (68377) | more than 8 years ago | (#15041749)

Yeah, but we have Hello Kitty as prior art. It's been around for years so the patent has got to have been expired by now, right?

Huh? (5, Funny)

ErikZ (55491) | more than 8 years ago | (#15041714)

What new look?

I've noticed that there hasn't been any dupes today, keep up the good work Slashdot Editors!

Re:Huh? (0)

Kierthos (225954) | more than 8 years ago | (#15041727)

I could live with the dupes, because I don't check Slashdot as often as I used to.

The April Fool's setup however... I have a new entry for retarded. Thankfully, it's only for another several hours.

Kierthos

Re:Huh? (2, Insightful)

Rocketship Underpant (804162) | more than 8 years ago | (#15041907)

Aside from the pink and the lack of dupes, it does seem to be business as usual today at Slashdot! Particularly in the editing department. :)

Re:Huh? (1)

nmtservice (809143) | more than 8 years ago | (#15042271)

I'm agree!!
(Another happy lynx user)

Linus, irresponsible (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15041718)

Linus should learn about the responsibility of making such comments in public. His words brought the whole kernel mailing list down.

First Dig (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15041721)

I totally DIG this story! This should be on the front page!!111!1!!!!!!!!!!!!

Que trolls (3, Funny)

thedogcow (694111) | more than 8 years ago | (#15041722)

Okay, lets see how many comments there are saying "This is not funny". Relax. Wash your face. Apply a Biore strip. Put some cucumbers over your eyes. Breath in the good, exhale the bad. Everything will be alright.

This is nor funny (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15041744)

This is not funny.

Re:This is nor funny (2, Funny)

thedogcow (694111) | more than 8 years ago | (#15041769)

You still have an oily T zone.

Re:Que trolls (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15041914)

i for one vote this best post ever

uhm, but its not (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15042164)

its basically linux nerds saying 'we hate girls'. we know you do. its not funny though. its like an ugly misshappen rock on the sidewalk. nothing funny.

Re:Que trolls (1)

Kelson (129150) | more than 8 years ago | (#15042456)

Que trolls? Siempre hay muchos trolls aquí. Es Slashdot.

Oh, you meant cue trolls! My mistake!

April Fools (5, Funny)

metalix (259636) | more than 8 years ago | (#15041725)

Besides the pink theme, how come there isn't anything out of the ordinary with slashdot today?

Re:April Fools (4, Funny)

m50d (797211) | more than 8 years ago | (#15041815)

People tried to think of a way to make the site more laughable and gave up.

Thanks god for Coral Cache (5, Funny)

masklinn (823351) | more than 8 years ago | (#15041728)

Coral Cache managed to magnificiently save the post

Warning: mysql_select_db(): Too many connections in /home/sites/lkml.org/scripts/getmail.php on line 56 Warning: mysql_select_db(): A link to the server could not be established in /home/sites/lkml.org/scripts/getmail.php on line 56 Warning: mysql_query(): Too many connections in /home/sites/lkml.org/scripts/maillib.php on line 182 Warning: mysql_query(): A link to the server could not be established in /home/sites/lkml.org/scripts/maillib.php on line 182

Thanks CC, now I can at least see what lkml looked like right after the mysql server burst in flames.

Well yeah (5, Funny)

MK_CSGuy (953563) | more than 8 years ago | (#15041732)

But does he run linux?

Oh wait...

Re:Well yeah (1)

kfg (145172) | more than 8 years ago | (#15042144)

Well, D'oh!

He needs it to run his CoCo OS-9 emulator.

KFG

so who is marissa? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15041733)


Cowboyneal or Hemos?

Mirror (2, Informative)

complex (18458) | more than 8 years ago | (#15041740)

Text of Linus' short message can be found at http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=linux-kernel&m=114 386596009004 [theaimsgroup.com]

Re:Mirror (1)

McDutchie (151611) | more than 8 years ago | (#15041939)

And here is the google mirror [google.com] . The editor could have used something like that instead of slashdotting the main lkml site, eh? :-/

How can we trust this? (1)

Paulo's News (964647) | more than 8 years ago | (#15041742)

Like, if Taco puts this up and the link is dead immediately, how do we know he's not just makin' it up to show off for his girlfriends?

More Links! (5, Informative)

fimion (890504) | more than 8 years ago | (#15041747)

Damn! I'll have to let the virgin go... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15041753)

Damn you, Taco! You already appeased the Linux gods this year?

What I am supposed to do with the 72 virgins now? I guess I'll have to let them go...

Re:Damn! I'll have to let the virgin go... (1)

Guppy06 (410832) | more than 8 years ago | (#15041765)

Yeah, like it's real difficult to find virgins on Slashdot.

not funny (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15041754)

sexism is not funny

Re:not funny (5, Insightful)

Seta (934439) | more than 8 years ago | (#15041885)

Oh come on. If he actually meant to be sexist, that's one thing, but this can also very easily be a pun on the stereotypical way a large number of teenage girls actually act. Just because of this it doesn't mean he's automatically insulting all members of the female gender. If you are so arrogant to think that every event like this is an attack directly on your gender, then you need to grow up and learn to think critically. Even if he meant this event to be sexist, which I really doubt, then would he even do it on such a large scale? Do you honestly give the mods such little credit in the common sense department? Come on now.

As far as stereotypes go, this is a very real one, I have a teenage sister and friends that follow many parts of this stereotype. You should be less worried about overreacting because you didn't actually read between the lines, and more worried about what society has done to your gender and what a majority of teenage girls of this age have become.

As far as funny goes, this was meant as a joke. If he were to theme it after all of the stereotypes surrounding what "real man" is for example. There would be people for an against that as well, but that doesn't change the fact that it was done in jest. He wasn't trying to insult a gender. He was merely poking fun at a popular stereotype. If you're incapable of thinking for yourself and need to follow these stereotypes for acceptance, then that's your problem, not ours.

My gender has plenty of these stereotypes as well, but we'll leave that for when someone posts disapprovingly after the mods decide to theme slashdot after macho men, football players, etc, etc.

I'm not trying to say you follow any of these at all, merely giving you plenty of what if questions as food for though. I appologize if you take any of this negatively, but I aim to inform, not to insult.

Anyway, happy "april first", As in "april fools day".

Re:not funny (-1)

sfraggle (212671) | more than 8 years ago | (#15042049)

Regardless of whether it's intended as a joke or not, it is sexist, and I don't find it funny.

My issue is less with the colour scheme and more with news posts like this one. This is basically implying all women are stupid. If your teenage sister writes like this post, then slashdot is basically implying that all women have the mentality of a teenage girl.

I think this extract from "How to encourage more women in Linux [nmt.edu] " explains it better than I can:

Sexist jokes are the number one way to drive women out of any group, and they are more common than many people realize. I have more than once heard a man say that he doesn't make that kind of joke, and then hours or minutes later, hear the same person make a joke about pregnant women or PMS. Sometime he just doesn't realize that he made a sexist joke, for example, "blonde jokes" are actually "dumb women" jokes. Sometimes he tells me that it's okay to make a sexist joke if it's true, or it's funny (funny to whom?). What some people fail to realize is that jokes about gender of any sort almost always make fun of women, and will make most women angry, regardless of the context. It doesn't help to first make a sexist joke about men and then one about women.

Taco says that 98.3% of slashdot readers are men. Assuming that's a real statistic, I bet by tomorrow that figure will be even higher. I'd like to see read what some real female slashdot users actually think of this year's april fools joke.

Re:not funny (1)

MustardMan (52102) | more than 8 years ago | (#15042076)

This is basically implying all women are stupid. If your teenage sister writes like this post, then slashdot is basically implying that all women have the mentality of a teenage girl.

Shut the fuck up, and get me a beer, bitch.

Seriously, because slashdot changed the color of its website and did some posts in myspace teenage-esque, now they are somehow implying that all women are stupid, or even that all women act like a certain teenage stereotype? For fuck's sake, grow a sense of humor, and maybe a personality too, and stop over-analyzing everything you read. It's people like YOU who help establish the stereotype that women are complete whackos with no ability to think rationally or apply logic to every day situations. If you don't want women to be stereotyped - stop acting like a stereotype!

Re:not funny (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15042300)

Um dude....

He's not a her.

I mean she's a he.

Uh - good to jump to conclusions like that though... no stereotyping there. Can't say your personality shines at this exact moment either.

Re:not funny (3, Insightful)

Fordiman (689627) | more than 8 years ago | (#15042162)

Actually, considering the personality I've seen of most of the women I see on Slashdot, I would assume they'd think, "*snort* Thank god this is an april fool's joke. I would hate for the priss element to start showing up."

Na, really. Stop taking yourself so seriously. If you don't think it's funny, that's fine. If you're offended by it, let me offend you proper by telling you that you've been brainwashed by your college professors. You're one of a dying race, as most women I've run into of late can take a freaking joke.

Seriously, men don't get offended when you call us lumbering sweaty fur-covered oafs with an obsession with sports and an aversion to anything involving pink, girliness, gayness or anything else that could be in some way construed with being unmanly - even the ones of us who are pretty much not of that breed.

This is because we know we're either a) laughing at ourselves; very healthy, b) laughing at behaviors we've overcome; also very healthy, or c) laughing at what we've never been, but seen other behave like, if not healthy, very satisfying.

Meanwhile, I didn't see anything about PMS, pregnancy, blondeness. Sure, the site motif at the moment is making fun of stupid catty 15 year old girls. Meet one and admit to me that they don't deserve your ridicule. Then and only then are you permitted to hold off limits an entire 51% of the population from satire.

Which is really what it's all about. A 'sexist' joke is not necessarily mean-spirited, which is what matters. Still, a small, loud, obnoxious portion of the female human population is under the impression that specifying the hilarity of the difference between sexes - or even segments of a population that happen to include gender as part of the behavioral model (in this case, 'teenage', 'female', 'shallow', and 'catty' come to mind as specific identifiers) - is morally wrong and should be outlawed and litigated against.

These people need shot. Or at least, need to be drugged, 24/7, with a 20-80 nitrous oxide-pure oxygen mix.

No, seroiusly. Laugh. Getting angry only proves that you lack the one vital personality component that keeps most humans sane and likable: a sense of humor.

Re:not funny (1)

Neko-kun (750955) | more than 8 years ago | (#15042213)

Dude, it doesn't matter how good your argument is.

He'll still be mad.

And here's my reasoning behind it. His About Page [soulsphere.org] states this

              My favourite colour is purple.

And we all know people fall into two categories, the Pink supporters and the Purple supporters, who for the most part tend to dislike the other color. I for one like pink and don't even recognize this 'purple' he speaks of as a color!

Re:not funny (1)

Guppy06 (410832) | more than 8 years ago | (#15042193)

"My issue is less with the colour scheme and more with news posts like this one. This is basically implying all women are stupid."

So talking about slumber parties and episodes of OC is automatically "stupid?" Liking the color pink and enjoying pictures of kittens and unicorns means you're weak-willed and subservient? Women who don't act like men aren't sufficiently intelligent, strong-willed or self-reliant?

Men can have their childish moments as well (after all, fawning over Linus? 4/1 nothing, that happens 365.2425 days a year around here), but when it takes a slightly more "girlish" hue it's automatically degrading to women? And what of the women that really are like that? Are they automatically stupid?

"I have more than once heard a man say that he doesn't make that kind of joke, and then hours or minutes later, hear the same person make a joke about pregnant women or PMS."

To my knowledge, no allusions to female hormones have been made in the articles.

"Sometime he just doesn't realize that he made a sexist joke, for example, "blonde jokes" are actually "dumb women" jokes."

To my knowledge, no comments about either hair color or intelligence has been made in the articles.

Ultimately, it seems you're equating "girlish" with "stupid," and if anybody has issues with sexism, it's you.

Re:not funny (2, Insightful)

ZoneGray (168419) | more than 8 years ago | (#15042212)

What's the problem? It was a woman who taught me to make fun of this crap. Most women, after the age of 12, seem to think "pink and pony" themes are pretty lame. My friend's mother gave her some unicorn pajamas when she was 15, and it scarred her well into her 30's.

Besides, the rest of the year, Slashdot is pretty much a parody of teenage boys, even if they don't intend it.

Re:not funny (2, Insightful)

sillypixie (696077) | more than 8 years ago | (#15042243)

I think you need to take life a little less seriously.

If you think that somebody turning a site pink and writing "OMG Ponies" makes anyone out there assume that all women are stupid, then you aren't as smart as you think you are.

The were looking for the opposite of "news for nerds", they got "OMG!!! Ponies". It wasn't a patriarchal plot to put all women in their place, it was an attempt to be lighthearted. I happen to agree - if ever there was an anti-nerd (and I mean that term in the most unisex of ways), it is a teenage girl. That's the best part -- it grossed out just as many geekgirls as geekboys, making it pretty damn successful as a joke, I think.

Personally, I think a lot of people are going to miss PinkDot, come tomorrow...

*grin*

Pixie

Re:not funny (2, Insightful)

Seta (934439) | more than 8 years ago | (#15042302)

Uhhhh, don't put words into our mouths. I said that it is a common stereotype followed by a large number of teenage girls. I did NOT say that every female follows these stereotypes. Before responding, please do some research on "stereotypes", and read some articles on studies about the youth of today.

"Regardless of whether it's intended as a joke or not, it is sexist, and I don't find it funny."

Fine, you don't like it, you're entitled to your opinion, I personally think they went a little overboard as well, but calling someone sexist is a very sharp comment. You're baseing your opinion solely on the fact that they were making fun of a stereotype, not the people that follow it, not the female gender, just the basic patterns and ideals that make up this common stereotype. This never has, and never did, and never will have anything to do with insulting the the female gender.

My issue is less with the colour scheme and more with news posts like this one. This is basically implying all women are stupid. If your teenage sister writes like this post, then slashdot is basically implying that all women have the mentality of a teenage girl.

If you're going to insult someone, please, please learn how to read into sentences better than you have. As far as I can see, all you're trying to do is pick out the most negative meaning you can twist my sentence to mean, and given I don't have 300 flame posts yet, perhaps you should try going through and reading it again. I wasn't implying anything larger from that sentence, I implied that it was a very real stereotype.

"and more worried about what society has done to your gender and what a majority of teenage girls of this age have become."

Okay, that sentence wasn't very clear, i'll rewrite it for you: "You should be less worried about puns against stereotypes, and more about the image that society is presenting to the teenage female gender as "beautiful" and "attractive". Many young girls will do almost anything to try and be attractive to others and fit in, guys do it too, but the extremity (sp?) of the image portrayed to young women is horrible. Every day teenage girls starve themselves to death just because they want to look pretty. They get painful and disfiguring plastic surgery just so they can try to fit in. Not only am I, in my view, not sexist, i'm quite the opposite, but I don't take such out front and offending moves as to blatently insult someone without thinking about it first.

You post about "blonde jokes" and "dumb women" jokes. I hate those kinds of jokes. I don't tell them to anyone, and i'm all frowns if they tell them to me, but I don't attack them for it. Is it really worth the argument? No. The article is right, those kinds of jokes are offensive, but this was never about being offensive to women, ever. My brother and a number of his friends use AIM speak as well, it's not just the teenage female gender that is affected by this stereotype, it affects men as well. This was meant to be a simple play on the stereotype, just like if someone was to make a joke about l33t-speak. The people that use l33t-speak are still around, but just because they use it, is that to say every single one of them is stupid? No. The jokes made here today are hardly meant to insult your gender, however do to the fact that, as you helpfully noted, the slashdot crowd is so completely made up of almost all men, the sections of the stereotype that were most opposite to us were used. I think the joke was to create a site themed to make fun of, not as much the stereotype enveloping the female youth today, but as a direct counter of the stereotype about geek men being losers and never having girlfriends, after all this is a geek news site right?

In closing, I do not like sexist jokes, I don't intend on sounding sexist, however it is people that go off on things like this that make the imaginary gap between our genders even wider. People talk about equality, but I have plenty of women in my workplace alone that make clearly sexist statements, some even pointed at me. They may not realize it, but those statements hurt. I'm sorry for the history of abuse of the female gender, but don't you see? It's because of that gap that's being created that we haven't been able to live with the equality we all desire. We can try, but both genders need to try. Simply lashing out at someone because they make a comment you don't like will only make that gap wider.

One again, in my earlier statements regarding the stereotype, i'm refering to it affecting our teenage youth, not whole genders. People grow up, people change, and they gain even more individuality. The stereotype loses hold of them, and they start to gain their own beliefs. Some people will carry this stereotype view of the world on their shoulders to their grave, however I did not intend on making it sound like an insult against your entire gender. I appologize.

(Okay, done with this post, my hands are going to fall off. I look forward to your reply.)

Re:not funny (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15042372)

slashdot is basically implying that all women have the mentality of a teenage girl.

Where did you get the idea that this was meant as a parody of all women on earth, and not a parody of teenage girls ?

Re:not funny (1)

yurnotsoeviltwin (891389) | more than 8 years ago | (#15042012)

No, but people who take jokes way too seriously are. LOL@U.COM!

Re:not funny (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15042026)

It doesn't say anywhere that it was about females. You just immediately made the link with pinkdot -> females. This makes you a sexist by definition.

Re:not funny (2, Funny)

kfg (145172) | more than 8 years ago | (#15042131)

sexism is not funny

If you do it badly.

KFG

Re:not funny (3, Insightful)

sorak (246725) | more than 8 years ago | (#15042237)

sexism is not funny

Not if it's true sexism, but don't you see that this is a parody of sexism? In a field made up predominantly of men, our best attempt to appeal to women is a pink "My little pony" theme. Sure, some may be sitting at home thinking "yeah, more women will read our sight, now. They're so stupid", but I promise you, 95% of the people who read this were laughing at the lapse in judgement that would have lead to this decision.

Re:not funny (1)

gryllotalpa (100828) | more than 8 years ago | (#15042333)

There was a study that male weight-lifters could carry and maintain less loads with pink walls around them. I don't know if the female ones performed better.

Is there a possibility that male Slashdot readers will tend to be more vulnerable to believing whatever that comes around here?

And maybe I shoulda just let this go away since it's April First.

Re:not funny (1)

dunkelfalke (91624) | more than 8 years ago | (#15042403)

yes it is.

This is really poor humour (0, Redundant)

wdawson (651316) | more than 8 years ago | (#15041767)

I feel embarrassed for CmdrTaco.

Re:This is really poor humour (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15041779)

That's very considerate of you! That means he doesn't have to, and can get on with other things.

Coral Cache Slashdotted (1)

jrmcferren (935335) | more than 8 years ago | (#15041789)

OMG!!!! Not only is the original site slashdotted, so is the coral cache!!!! Is Slashdot fuckinking up the internet???!!!!?!?

Re:Coral Cache Slashdotted (1)

masklinn (823351) | more than 8 years ago | (#15041809)

Actually, the Coral Cache isn't slashdotted, but it cached the slashdotted lkml page.

Re:Coral Cache Slashdotted (1)

Carewolf (581105) | more than 8 years ago | (#15041829)

Slashdot has been fucking up the internet ever since it begun.

The new slashdot is not readable (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15041848)

THE CONTRAST IS TOO LOW! It gives me a headache!. In order to be able to read I have to copy the text and paste it in another application in order to get rid of all that pink.Go back to green, it is readable. Pink is not! If you want to change, make it red or blue or other high contrast color, not pink!

Re:The new slashdot is not readable (2, Funny)

Ksisanth (915235) | more than 8 years ago | (#15041940)

I would recommend other "female-friendly" colors like purple, emerald, and jade.

Oh wait...

Re:The new slashdot is not readable (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15042253)

I hate this pink theme it is absolutely hideous and hard on the eyes. change it back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

lol (1)

spx (855431) | more than 8 years ago | (#15041878)

Does no one here that seems to be 'offended' notice todays date? *grin* If you are reading most of the comments after the initial post, you wont see a ton of pink. Not that I am a pink person to start with, but I find this all quite humorous. Cheers.

Full Text (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15041904)

Unlike you pseudo nerds, I actually subscribed ;-).

  Randy.Dunlap 1. April 2006 08:42
To: Linus Torvalds
Cc: davem at davemloft.net, pasky at kernel.org, junio at kernel.org, linux-kernel at vger.kernel.org, git at vger.kernel.org

On Fri, 31 Mar 2006 20:30:40 -0800 (PST) Linus Torvalds wrote:

>
>
> On Fri, 31 Mar 2006, David S. Miller wrote:
> >
> > April 1st is upon us again.
>
> I really like the new slashdot look. "OMG!!! Ponies!!!"

Goes with the sandals and pony tails.

> I hope they keep it after Apr 1st.

The sad thing is.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15041924)

That sad thing is, CmdrTaco knows which character from O.C. tried drugs.

Re:The sad thing is.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15042109)

Sadder still if you actually know if he's right.

Whew... (1)

thecheeta (922344) | more than 8 years ago | (#15041933)

And it was only today in honor of the Apple 30th Anniversary that I switched back to the tiny 4" black & white screen for a day... just in time, apparently.

it was hard... (2, Funny)

EatChex89 (965276) | more than 8 years ago | (#15041943)

do you know how confused I was last night reading this site? first off I wasn't in my right state of mind, and then i come here and it's all pink. I was so confused.

WTF!!?? (1)

inode_buddha (576844) | more than 8 years ago | (#15041957)

WTF!!?? must... get... coffee.... Ow, my EYES!

I have mod points this weekend! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15042009)

And I will be using them solely against the social retards that can't take a joke or accept one light-hearted day out of the year.

lol!!! (1)

Jtoxification (678057) | more than 8 years ago | (#15042083)

Aw. Don't we all just looooove Loki's Day?

linus likes slashdot? (1)

escay (923320) | more than 8 years ago | (#15042095)

er...maybe that's his own April Fool's joke....

Pinkdot? Pinkdot??? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15042188)

Now that has to be a porn site.

The OC (1)

zakezuke (229119) | more than 8 years ago | (#15042221)

I don't know what scares me more, the pink theme or the fact that Taco researched such mainstream programing such as the "OC". People like my self have to hit wikipedia to figure out what "OC" is as opposed to some other crap on Fox, let alone know one of the main characters tried "drugs"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_O.C [wikipedia.org] .

All I have to say is OMG... like totally well done... gag me with a microchip.

Re:The OC (1)

The Shrewd Dude (880136) | more than 8 years ago | (#15042314)

The link you gave is bad, possibly because of the posting code automatically taking out the period.

The correct link would be The O.C. [wikipedia.org]

PInk? (1)

Frozen Void (831218) | more than 8 years ago | (#15042282)

My browser doesn't shows Colors/Backgrounds/Custom Fonts/CSS (since i disabled them all).I don't ever see this crap even if whole web was designed like a winXP.And it loads abit faster.Only thing some sites require JavaScript for extra features,but i can work without it.

what do we slashdot now ? (1)

Meltir (891449) | more than 8 years ago | (#15042311)

Wait...
Ive got it!
Here is the message in question (before we burn all of the cache engines available):
List: linux-kernel
Subject: Re: Moving to BK
From: Linus Torvalds
Date: 2006-04-01 4:30:40
Message-ID: Pine.LNX.4.64.0603312030060.27203 () g5 ! osdl ! org
[Download message RAW]

On Fri, 31 Mar 2006, David S. Miller wrote:
>
> April 1st is upon us again.

I really like the new slashdot look. "OMG!!! Ponies!!!"

I hope they keep it after Apr 1st.

                Linus
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Please read the FAQ at http://www.tux.org/lkml/ [tux.org]
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And a reply:
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List: git
Subject: Re: Moving to BK
From: "Randy.Dunlap"
Date: 2006-04-01 6:42:28
Message-ID: 20060331224228.aece94a8.rdunlap () xenotime ! net
[Download message RAW]

On Fri, 31 Mar 2006 20:30:40 -0800 (PST) Linus Torvalds wrote:

>
>
> On Fri, 31 Mar 2006, David S. Miller wrote:
> >
> > April 1st is upon us again.
>
> I really like the new slashdot look. "OMG!!! Ponies!!!"

Goes with the sandals and pony tails.

> I hope they keep it after Apr 1st.

---
~Randy
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Now, everybody hit "Refresh" a couple of times, and lets burn slashdot to the ground!
MUAHAHAHAHAR*cough*cough*HARHAR!

APRIL FOOLS! (1)

Eideteker (641508) | more than 8 years ago | (#15042322)

APRIL FOOLS!

I am shocked that... (2, Funny)

divisionbyzero (300681) | more than 8 years ago | (#15042382)

the reference on Linux Kernel Mailing List didn't being down Slashdot, but the reference on Slashdot brought down LKML. Shocking, I say!

How are you gentlemen? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15042444)

All Your Base Are Belong To PINK And SILVER!!!

Justified! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15042551)

You know what you doing!
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