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I am the Windows XP Man... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16591762)

Now watch as I serve you up a RED SCREAM of DEATH!

Re:I am the Windows XP Man... (3, Insightful)

cayenne8 (626475) | more than 7 years ago | (#16595796)

I dunno. I want to somehow get a copy of that mask of that Burger King guy on those commercials on tv.

That has got to be the CREEPIEST thing I've ever seen....I have to change the channels when those commercials come on...just something really creepy and disconcerning about that thing...

Three words... (1)

Poromenos1 (830658) | more than 7 years ago | (#16599530)

Guy Fawkes mask.

Just one nitpick (4, Funny)

antifoidulus (807088) | more than 7 years ago | (#16591780)

Since we are discussing windows, and being halloween, death, shouldn't the mask be painted blue?

Re:Just one nitpick (2, Insightful)

qrwe (625937) | more than 7 years ago | (#16591818)

Then it wouldn't be scary at all, just normal..

Re:Just one nitpick (2, Funny)

TheDreadSlashdotterD (966361) | more than 7 years ago | (#16591830)

Halloween isn't about death. It's about going house to house, asking for firewood for the pyre, and burning the houses down if they don't give it to you. Ah, memories!

Re:Just one nitpick (5, Funny)

Hijacked Public (999535) | more than 7 years ago | (#16591836)

The mask looks like it took maybe 2 minutes to make, and most of that time was spent threading the tape into the label maker.

Paining it blue would have taken too much time I suspect.

I bought an iPod yesterday that came with two Apple stickers, armed with those and pretty much nothing else it looks like I could be a serious contender in this thing.

Re:Just one nitpick (3, Funny)

antifoidulus (807088) | more than 7 years ago | (#16591884)

Dude, a Steve Jobs costume is one of the easiest in the world to make, and at a lot of places can be considered attire safe for work. All you need is a black turtleneck and a pair of blue jeans and voila, you have yourself a Steve Jobs costume. Now getting a cadre of fanatically devoted fans willing to spend money on whatever you release is another matter.(I kid! I kid! I kid because I love!)

Re:Just one nitpick (5, Funny)

Count of Montecristo (626894) | more than 7 years ago | (#16595770)

for a minute there, i thought i-kid was a reference to Steve Jobs offspring.

Re:Just one nitpick (1)

TheVoice900 (467327) | more than 7 years ago | (#16603838)

It is

iKid! iKid! iKid because iLove!

It makes perfect sense.... you make iLove and get an iKid.

After you have an iWedding of course: []

Re:Just one nitpick (2, Informative)

Fozzyuw (950608) | more than 7 years ago | (#16594652)

One more nitpick... That's more of a Mike Meyer's mask than a Jason Mask

Re:Just one nitpick (1)

LouisZepher (643097) | more than 7 years ago | (#16602178)

Not even that. It's more like some retarded Mime. Any Carpenter fan would know that the original Michael mask was a William Shatner mask painted white with black hair. What's funny (in my mind) is that although the prop-mask for Jason in the films has changed very little over the past 26 years, goalie masks in hockey (that I've seen) no longer resemble the ones worn in the films, yet characters still refer to it as a "hockey mask"...

Re:Just one nitpick (1)

gramji (875033) | more than 7 years ago | (#16596372)

and how about the words "Abort, Retry, Ignore"? I was hoping to see those on the mask too.

News? (5, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16591828)

This is probably the worst example of non-interesting, irrelevant "news" EVER on slashdot. Some guy makes a mildly amusing mask and it's a freaking main-page story? Holy crap.

Re:News? (2, Informative)

tomhudson (43916) | more than 7 years ago | (#16591950)

Probably because the editors forgot to do the Hallowe'en [] Poll [] - AGAIN! This is the third year in a row they've done that.

BTW - You can still vote in the old Hallowe'en polls - they're not closed - so why not post them in your journal and let people vote?

Re:News? (2, Funny)

Adam J Stone (1018520) | more than 7 years ago | (#16592104)

Let's be fair. I think this story has real merit by dint of the mask's underlying message. You see, the mask is supposed to be scary because [long explanation of why Windows is bad]. Don't you see how profound and unspoken the message is?

Re:News? (1)

elrous0 (869638) | more than 7 years ago | (#16592296)

Oh great, now we have to resort to allegory to find any content!

Come on /., get with the program! How you gonna bitch-slap Digg with stories about Halloween masks?


Re:News? (0, Redundant)

cepler (21753) | more than 7 years ago | (#16592150)

Amen, this is a pitiful article, why the heck did it make it on here? This place is going down the crapper...

Re:News? (1)

governorx (524152) | more than 7 years ago | (#16592248)

YOu guys only get to see this post 'cause you havent payed for the new premium service yet. Until the new "full page / uber-intrusive" advertising scheme is deployed this is how ... ???! /.'ed

Re:News? (4, Funny)

elrous0 (869638) | more than 7 years ago | (#16592252)

And to think, my story "I finally got my dog to stop peeing on the rug" was REJECTED.


Re:News? (1)

Howserx (955320) | more than 7 years ago | (#16592394)

Did you put your XP sticker on the dog first? Do that then repost...

Re:News? (1)

maxvalery (935051) | more than 7 years ago | (#16593660)

You guys are forgetting what Slashdot really is - a small, 3-person sausagefest in a craphole town of Dexter, Michigan. I, for one, welcome their lame posts on a slow business day.

Re:News? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16593756)

Well, you would have crapped your pants if we'd shown you the Cmdr Taco mask, which makes Navy SEALs pee uncontrollably in fear.

Re:News? (1)

root_42 (103434) | more than 7 years ago | (#16593814)

So now you complain about dupes AND crappy articles? Where do you think they should take those high quality stories from?? ;)

Re:News? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16602400)


A typical CmdrTaco story (1)

Overly Critical Guy (663429) | more than 7 years ago | (#16595118)

This is the kind of stuff CmdrTaco loves to post. Anyone remember his twelve-paragraph essay whining about the fact he had to change his name in World of Warcraft [] ? Even worse, the article attempts to argue that he should have been able to keep his name solely because he's CmdrTaco of Slashdot, and he's been using the name a long time.

That story was posted to the front page. The front page of what was once the #1 tech news site (since surpassed in traffic by Digg).

Re:A typical CmdrTaco story (2, Interesting)

Walt Dismal (534799) | more than 7 years ago | (#16598440)

Perhaps surpassed in traffic but not in quality of readers. Digg seems populated by teenaged morons for the most part, with a large share of right-wing asshats. Many without a sense of humor and certainly not too bright. Say what you want about Slashdot but at least the readers here are the kind of people I'd be happy to see in the neighborhood. With Digg readers I'd have to worry about living next door to Jackass, the Movie.

Re:News? (1)

ForCripeSake (932432) | more than 7 years ago | (#16600360)

This story made me doubletake my URL to make sure I was on slashdot, and not digg.

slow news day? (5, Insightful)

taff^2 (188189) | more than 7 years ago | (#16591834)

I not sure what's scarier. That someone submitted this story, or that slashdot posted it

Re:slow news day? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16592002)

Pathetic isn't it? I wonder if a "Linux will never be mainstream" mask would make front page?

Re:slow news day? (1)

Neil Hodges (960909) | more than 7 years ago | (#16592606)

Doesn't that mask say that already?

I'd personally like to see another article where someone goes around in a big Tux suit.

Re:slow news day? (1)

Rithiur (736954) | more than 7 years ago | (#16592662)

I think it's the main page story on Slashdot that makes the server admins scream in terror.

Re:slow news day? (1)

AdamGott (802705) | more than 7 years ago | (#16597866)

I agree, this has to be one of the most dissapointing things that I have seen on the /. mainpage in a long long time.

I get jokes (4, Funny)

crerwin (971247) | more than 7 years ago | (#16591842)

Hehe, subnet mask.

Re:I get jokes (1)

BetterThanCaesar (625636) | more than 7 years ago | (#16593458)

255's and 240's everywhere! It was horrible! And I think I saw a 257!

Oblig. Futurama (1)

hesiod (111176) | more than 7 years ago | (#16594890)

"Bender, you know there's no such thing as two."

(two, two-fifty-seven... similar context)

Some more (1)

jackharrer (972403) | more than 7 years ago | (#16591844)

Re:Some more (1)

pepeperes (731972) | more than 7 years ago | (#16592434)

OMG!!! er... THINGS!!! worst.costumes.ever. etc.

It would have been more impressive... (1)

LoganTeamX (738778) | more than 7 years ago | (#16591846)

...had more than 3 people actually taken part in the contest! That's like having a wet t-shirt contest on a Monday night at your and having the winners be the ugly waitress that works weekdays, the cook (at 55) and a late delivery by the homely Purolator lady.

Leave it to Gabe and Tycho. (1)

Lethyos (408045) | more than 7 years ago | (#16591860)

Funny, but I think Penny-Arcade got it right [] a while back. Their style, in this instance, ought to be emulated.

Newsworthy? It only got three entries (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16591862)

This has to get the award for least newsworthy Slashdot story ever. I mean seriously, does anybody even read these submissions before they're posted?

The "contest" only got a total of three entries in the first place.

WTF (2, Informative)

stinerman (812158) | more than 7 years ago | (#16591894)

"257" is part of no subnet mask that I know of.

Re:WTF (1)

Aladrin (926209) | more than 7 years ago | (#16591944)

It's not a hockey-mask, either. Just roll with the joke a bit ;) Maybe the '257' is some exploit we just haven't found yet.

Re:WTF (1)

Kangie (975603) | more than 7 years ago | (#16591948)

It must be in some obscure dialect.. like Toshiban..

Re:WTF (1)

Actuator Man (874693) | more than 7 years ago | (#16591972)

Still running IPv4, are you?

Re:WTF (1)

stinky wizzleteats (552063) | more than 7 years ago | (#16592032)

What, your network only has 8 bit octets? Ours go to 11.

Re:WTF (1)

BigASS (153722) | more than 7 years ago | (#16595004)

ignignokt: you and your 8 bit octets
frylock: what about it?
ignignokt: it's cute we have 11
err: th-thousand
ignignokt: yes eleven thousand
err: don't question it
frylock: well i only see 2
ignignokt: well that sounds like a personal problem

You are entering a world... (2, Funny)

PinkyDead (862370) | more than 7 years ago | (#16592064)

Your next stop, the 33-bit IP Address Zone!!!!

Whatever you do, don't open that ICMP packet!!!

Re:WTF (1)

SEG7 (892441) | more than 7 years ago | (#16592278)

My be IPv6 denotation ;) Or some "memes" network!

Re:WTF (1)

Random BedHead Ed (602081) | more than 7 years ago | (#16592364)

257 in binary is 100000001. Sadly, not a valid mask.

Re:WTF (1)

anothy (83176) | more than 7 years ago | (#16592876)


You forget the evil bit. (4, Funny)

pavon (30274) | more than 7 years ago | (#16593020)

Obviously he is using IP4.1 which extends each octet to include the Evil Bit, which can be used to mask off packets intended for the spirit metanet. The occult have long hoped that this will lead to breakthroughs in high speed multi-realm data transfer, which has yet to be realised. However, if you matrix the multinet streams, you can get some awesome spooky surround sound.

Re:You forget the evil bit. (1)

drdxDaFJ (985920) | more than 7 years ago | (#16596654)

Yeah, just don't cross the multinet streams.

Re:WTF (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16593838)

it's there to determine the real people from the people that need a life...

Re:WTF (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16594202)

So you're saying it's an invalid subnet mask?

Re:WTF (1)

db32 (862117) | more than 7 years ago | (#16594892)

Come its an Invalid Subnet Mask.

Re:WTF (1)

Lars T. (470328) | more than 7 years ago | (#16595704)

Psst. That's supposed to be the scary part.

That isn't a hockey mask (1)

techpawn (969834) | more than 7 years ago | (#16591904)

If anything it's more like Michael Myers [] was attacked at a networking show...

Re:That isn't a hockey mask (1)

HTH NE1 (675604) | more than 7 years ago | (#16594104)

It reminds me of the character Hexadecimal [] .

And that would be a fun woman's costume if you could find a way to stow the masks hidden somewhere in the costume (good luck) and was an expert in slight-of-hand at replacing them for mood changes (maybe held in place magnetically).

257? (3, Funny)

gEvil (beta) (945888) | more than 7 years ago | (#16591962)

257? Ummm, I don't think I'd wanna hire this guy to manage my network...

Re:257? (1)

AP2k (991160) | more than 7 years ago | (#16592270)

I'm thinking thats the point...

Re:257? (2, Funny)

TeknoHog (164938) | more than 7 years ago | (#16593088)

Nigel: "You see, most blokes will be networking at 255. You're on 255, all the way up, all the way up...Where can you go from there? Nowhere. What we do, is if we need that extra push over the cliff... 257. Two louder."

DiBergi: "Why don't you just make 255 louder and make 255 be the top number, and make that a little louder?"

Nigel (after taking a moment to let this sink in): "These go to 257."

how bout this (1)

Treacharous (994718) | more than 7 years ago | (#16591984)

someone should have just worn a t-shirt with tons of holes in it and windows vista logo on the front.

Creepy Windows XP Halloweeen Mask (5, Funny)

oahazmatt (868057) | more than 7 years ago | (#16591998)

Creepy Windows XP Halloweeen Mask

You misspelled "Crappy".

the Slashdotter (1)

Mini-Geek (915324) | more than 7 years ago | (#16592044)

How about you go as....the Slashdotter! It causes any computer system to....stop

USE THE MIRROR! (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16592068)

It's /.'ed already, just use the mirror [] .

Posting AC because I don't care about karma.

Re:USE THE MIRROR! (0, Troll)

net_oholic (222829) | more than 7 years ago | (#16592580)

The mirror is useless because it didn't cache the image.


danamania (540950) | more than 7 years ago | (#16592792)

In case the image doesn't work for some, Yet Another Mirror at subnet mask []


The site... (4, Funny)

Bazman (4849) | more than 7 years ago | (#16592090)

...has been slash! slash! slash! slash! slash! dotted....

Wrong site - try (5, Funny)

Random BedHead Ed (602081) | more than 7 years ago | (#16592162)

You seem to have posted this amusing but irrelevant "story" on Slashdot. Please remove it and resubmit at again You might want to alter the title from this:

Creepy Windows XP Halloween mask

To this:

CREEPY XP HW mask!!!!!!!!!!!!! MUST SEE!!!!!

Increase the number of exclamation marks as you see fit, depending on how creepy you feel the mask photo is. You might help your chances of getting the re-submitted post to Digg's main page by using the acronym "OMG" and suggesting that people who don't check out the link are loser's (and yes, you should definitely pluralize it with an apostrophe). Thanks for visiting Slashdot.

Re:Wrong site - try (4, Funny)

edmicman (830206) | more than 7 years ago | (#16592302)

Don't forget the important keywords like "Apple", "Ubuntu", or "____ Killer" (fill in whatever hot new tech term you want).

Re:Wrong site - try (1)

Andrewkov (140579) | more than 7 years ago | (#16592444)

Halloween Mask 2.0

Question marks!?!?!?!!?!?!?!?!!!! (2, Funny)

BeeBeard (999187) | more than 7 years ago | (#16592358)

Couldn't they also alternate exclamation marks with question marks depending on whether or not they wanted to solicit comments on just how creepy the mask appears to others, and whether or not they wanted to see it?!?!?! You know, like

CREEPY XP HW mask!?!?!?!?!?!?! MUST SEE!?!?!

But I admit, it does lack the confidence of 13 consecutive exclamation marks.

Re:Wrong site - try (1)

Mike89 (1006497) | more than 7 years ago | (#16592544)

And now that the site has been Slashdotted (or "dugg to death", as 'they' call it), it's time for the obligatory mirror post. [] Sure, I know it's not going to work, but I just wanted to try it ;)

Re:Wrong site - try (2, Funny)

Wayne247 (183933) | more than 7 years ago | (#16594050)

Seriously, if you want to reach Digg frontpage, you need to add "AMAZING". It's mandatory now.

Seems hired this .257 guy (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16592216) down!

For the record, no one who is a Windows admin understands how networks work. Otherwise they wouldn't be a *WINDOWS* admin. Ofcourse he thinks .257 is in a subnet.

Thanks again slushdot.

Who didn't get the joke? (1)

zero1101 (444838) | more than 7 years ago | (#16592230)

Looks like about 85% of you. I am pointing and laughing at you.

Re:Who didn't get the joke? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16593222)

No, we got it. We just thought it was horrendously lame.

Slow news day? (1)

Klaidas (981300) | more than 7 years ago | (#16592354)

No, editors, seriously...
You'd better post something about Ubuntu 6.10 being released or something...

reason (1)

kevin.fowler (915964) | more than 7 years ago | (#16592570)

if i wanted to make a creepy windows mask, i'd make a windows ME mask.

anyone else get the chills?

Re:reason (1)

gEvil (beta) (945888) | more than 7 years ago | (#16593298)

I'd be pretty terrified of a Microsoft Bob or a Clippy mask.

Re:reason (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16594740)

what was wrong with microsoft bob? i remember running that on my gateway p50, was great fun.

That Sucked. (1)

nbritton (823086) | more than 7 years ago | (#16592992)

That sucked, reformat the mask with Inferno running on FreeBSD host, and put a stick of Glenda and Beastie on it.

freaky (1)

Scanner-Darkly-IRE (1014155) | more than 7 years ago | (#16593164)

Aaaaaahhh make it stop, make it stoooop.

So let's get this straight (1)

clickclickdrone (964164) | more than 7 years ago | (#16593280)

I log 7 stories including stuff like Sony forcing games mega hard/software site lik-sang offline, a team developing a cloak of invisibility etc. and they all get rejected. And this gets accepted. WTF!?!?!?!?!

Re:So let's get this straight (1)

niXcamiC (835033) | more than 7 years ago | (#16595968)

could you link some of those for me? the actualy sound interesting and i need some reading material.

Sad...just plain sad. (2, Insightful)

resignator (670173) | more than 7 years ago | (#16593542)

*removes /. from his lists of bookmarks.

Re:Sad...just plain sad. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16603164)


ogg at 11.

IP Addresses? (1)

Java Ape (528857) | more than 7 years ago | (#16594044)

Anyone else notice that his IP fragments include 257? Must be those new routers. ;-)

Monthly Slashdot Comment (1)

dswensen (252552) | more than 7 years ago | (#16594088)

Uh... imagine a Beowulf cluster of these?

Re:Monthly Slashdot Comment (1)

Psychotic_Wrath (693928) | more than 7 years ago | (#16603356)

You'd have problems making a Beowulf cluster i would expect networking problems.... 257

FYI (3, Informative)

buckadude (926560) | more than 7 years ago | (#16594560)

Thats more of a Michael Myers Michael Myers [] mask (from the Halloween Series), not Jason Voorhees [] (from the Friday The 13th Series). Sorry to nitpick, I just love Horror movies too much to let that slide. cheers~

Well that article (1)

thorkyl (739500) | more than 7 years ago | (#16595616)

was a waste of 1.8 minutes

What's really scary is (1)

Lars T. (470328) | more than 7 years ago | (#16595758)

that the scariest costume they came up with was the old, fat Klingon.

tuCbgIrl (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16596084)

Windows stickers are a lot of fun. (1)

SloWave (52801) | more than 7 years ago | (#16597286)

Another excellent use for windows stickers. My personal
favorite was taking the "Made for Windows XP" stickers
off the laptops and sticking them on the toilets in the
restrooms. A little drop of superglue made sure they
would stay there even when the janitors cleaned.

257 is not an octet (1)

TheDoctorWho (858166) | more than 7 years ago | (#16600468)

So how it ever won is beyond me. Idiots at /. i guess.
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