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Slashdot 10-Year Anniversary Charity Auction for the EFF

CmdrTaco posted more than 6 years ago | from the time-for-fall-cleaning dept.

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As part of our 10-Year anniversary, we've decided to have a little charity auction, with the cash going to the EFF. The items currently up for bidding are 'Triton' (the big old tower case from the first x86 used to host Slashdot from Feb 11 1998 through much of 1999... picture is attached to the story if you're curious). A low numbered UID (3 or maybe 2 digits!) so you can win those stupid low UID pissing match threads. Your URL plugged in the story where we announce the auction winners. Oh the fame! The Slashdot Grab Bag: We're putting stuff around the office in a box- random t-shirts, hats, even an old Nokia NGage. The mystery box could contain anything that we stuff in the box before the contest ends... there's a picture of what we have so far attached. A copy of the watchmen trade paperback singed in Hemos's 1999 house fire. An @slashdot.org email alias (tasteful names only ;) The auctions will be running for like 10 days, and we'll post the results when they come up.

Triton currently has a couple of P2s in it that may or may not work, as well as a number of SCSI controllers that may or may not work. It also has a 300W power supply that may or may not work. Remember, you are donating to charity here... but these guts have been sitting in a closet for probably 5 years now. We don't have any idea what works.... the machine was originally hosted in our Holland office, but eventually was shipped to California for colocation. While there it got its guts replaced from dual P133s to dual P2s. After that, it flew back to Holland where it was a file server for a few years until we retired it

What a treasure

The grab box will at least contain some shirts. We have a crate of shirts- some given to us by random companies, others are mis-prints of various corporate things... I think we have some static stickers and hats... but there's no promises here... again... you're making a donation to a worthy charity here! The picture shows you some things that will probably be in the box including Nate's Nokia ngage, a collection of hats... we'll throw in a few of the 10-year anniversary t-shirts as well...

A cornucopia of treasure

We're willing to sign the things if you think that makes it worth donating more. Or more likely not, if you think it's worth more without our childish scribblings on it. And bid high folks! This is for the EFF after all...

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Only one question (4, Interesting)

epiphani (254981) | more than 6 years ago | (#20984079)

Why is there a framed picture of Vegita in the grab box?

Re:Only one question (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#20984097)

His UID is OVER 9000.

Re:Only one question (0, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#20984103)

The bids will be OVER 9000!

Re:Only one question (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#20984315)

Reminds me of the time that I looked into the office of a physics professor and saw a framed picture of Captain Kirk on his desk.

Slashdot Puzzle (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#20984739)

Puzzle
======


SLASHDOTN
MICROSOFT
INEWBIEGG
TURDBALLS
ESCOCKSRS


Words
=====
linus,
turdballs,
cocks,
microsoft,
newbie

To win
======

Once the secret word has been found, you have to stand up and yell it, and then post the answer here.

Re:Only one question (3, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#20984787)

NO! Kakarot has a UID of 122829!!! I'm no match with a UID of 106593! I have to train and get my UID to at LEAST 144322 to crush him!

Re:Only one question (1, Funny)

JDWTopGuy (209256) | more than 6 years ago | (#20985177)

It's over nine THOUSAND!!!!!! ...dollars.

Paying for slashvertisements? (2, Insightful)

IBBoard (1128019) | more than 6 years ago | (#20984119)

Your URL plugged in the story where we announce the auction winners.

Why not save your money and just do what others do - post a pure slashvertisement or an article that uses your blog (or similar website) that's filled with adverts and a link to the real news source as "TFA"?

Alternatively, why pay to see your server go down in flames when someone can post an article on Slashdot, Digg or one of the others and you can have it done for free?

Re:Paying for slashvertisements? (1)

Evanisincontrol (830057) | more than 6 years ago | (#20984303)

Your URL plugged in the story where we announce the auction winners.

Why not save your money and just do what others do - post a pure slashvertisement or an article that uses your blog (or similar website) that's filled with adverts and a link to the real news source as "TFA"?

Alternatively, why pay to see your server go down in flames when someone can post an article on Slashdot, Digg or one of the others and you can have it done for free?

Alternatively, why even host a charity event?

Re:Paying for slashvertisements? (2, Informative)

paeanblack (191171) | more than 6 years ago | (#20984465)

The case looks like a Supermicro SC750
http://arstechnica.com/reviews/1298/sc750a.html [arstechnica.com]

It's a nice case. Mine recently got its guts replaced for the umpteenth time in the past decade; it still houses my primary workstation. At (currently) $41 with free shipping, that's not a bad deal for a solid chassis.

Wrong season for Spring cleaning, no? (5, Funny)

Procasinator (1173621) | more than 6 years ago | (#20984161)

Good thinking, Slashdot, you can get rid of some of the clutter AND help out EFF at the same time!

Just one question (4, Funny)

truthsearch (249536) | more than 6 years ago | (#20984179)

Have the shirts in the grab box been worn?

If a sports celebrity gives a worn jersey to a fan, that's cool. But an old sweaty shirt from a Slashdot admin isn't quite the same thing.

Re:Just one question (4, Funny)

Opportunist (166417) | more than 6 years ago | (#20984243)

Hey, it's original CowboyNealSweat(tm).

Just be glad he didn't have the idea to bottle it and add it to the aucti... NO! Don't! I was joking!

Re:Just one question (5, Informative)

ScuttleMonkey (55) | more than 6 years ago | (#20984385)

Hah, you make a good point.

To the best of our knowledge none of these shirts have been worn and are clean and free of debris. Barring any errant burglars who broke in to wear our t-shirts of course.

Re:Just one question (3, Funny)

empaler (130732) | more than 6 years ago | (#20985337)

(..) burglars who broke in to wear our t-shirts of course.
... and I've been bragging about it ever since...

Re:Just one question (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#20984825)

Have the shirts in the grab box been worn?
It all makes sense to me now... That's the part I've been missing!

1. Collect T-shirts
2. Wait ten years and sell them on Ebay!
3. Profit!!!

Hey, anyone want to buy some underpants?

ah well (2, Interesting)

stoolpigeon (454276) | more than 6 years ago | (#20984181)

the low uid is already more than I can afford - but since it's going to a good cause I can live with that. I wonder what one would go for without a charity involved.

Low UID? (5, Funny)

Piedramente (1063240) | more than 6 years ago | (#20984193)

Actually now that provides a comeback for those flaunting low UIDs.

Oh yeah? Well you *bought* yours!

Re:Low UID? (1)

Opportunist (166417) | more than 6 years ago | (#20984321)

Ffft. Just jealous that you couldn't afford it.

Though I guess it's gonna be a wee bit suspicious when it gets used too often (like, well, mine). I mean, when was the last time you've seen an ID with less than 5 digits?

Re:Low UID? (3, Funny)

leoc (4746) | more than 6 years ago | (#20984517)

I mean, when was the last time you've seen an ID with less than 5 digits?


Fairly often. :)

Re:Low UID? (1)

Opportunist (166417) | more than 6 years ago | (#20984807)

Showoff. :)

Re:Low UID? (5, Funny)

Tom Rothamel (16) | more than 6 years ago | (#20984907)

I agree. I see one all the time.

Actually, I'm wondering if there's a way to get a list of Slashdot users by UID.

Re:Low UID? (5, Funny)

dattaway (3088) | more than 6 years ago | (#20985005)

I believe I waited three whole days to make an account. Now I am shamed with 3088.

Re:Low UID? (5, Funny)

bamf (212) | more than 6 years ago | (#20984731)

I mean, when was the last time you've seen an ID with less than 5 digits?,

Now :)

Re:Low UID? (1)

strredwolf (532) | more than 6 years ago | (#20985003)

Seconded here.

DAAAMN! A UID lower than me!

Re:Low UID? (1)

megaditto (982598) | more than 6 years ago | (#20985045)

Means nothing. Who do you think added the toenail clippings to the Chips and Dip?

Re:Low UID? (0, Flamebait)

AncientPC (951874) | more than 6 years ago | (#20985309)

Oh yeah? Well you *bought* yours!

Re:Low UID? (2, Insightful)

eln (21727) | more than 6 years ago | (#20984345)

I'm sure that's why they're making it secret. There's already been at least one slashdot UID auctioned on eBay, and the buyer was mocked mercilessly for it for quite a while as I recall.

Of course, even if this one is secret, given that very few 2 and 3 digit UIDs still post regularly, if the winner posts regularly at all (and what would be the point otherwise?) they'll be found out in fairly short order.

Re:Low UID? (2, Informative)

rodent (550) | more than 6 years ago | (#20985113)

I guess I had better post to keep mine off the list.
Although I do read /. each and every day.

Re:Low UID? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#20984441)

I may have bought mine, but it's still lower than yours! NYEAAAAH! :-p

(As a side note, my current UID is lower than anyone's, it's null! :-p )

Re:Low UID? (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#20984497)

Actually not. It's 666. [slashdot.org]

Re:Low UID? (5, Funny)

yalsaif (1105481) | more than 6 years ago | (#20984495)

That's just nice. Now seniority doesn't matter. Only the rich can have a low uid. We need to do something about this. Damn CmdrTaco! VIVA LA REVOLUCION!

Re:Low UID? (1)

freakmn (712872) | more than 6 years ago | (#20984567)

It's been done before [slashdot.org] . I think they could make quite a bundle with a rewrite of the code that has AC = UID #666 internally, and sell off #666. On second thought, perhaps that would seem much like jumping the shark.

Swag box (5, Funny)

BiloxiGeek (872377) | more than 6 years ago | (#20984207)

First bid! That was a lot easier than getting a first post!

OMG !! (1)

Saija (1114681) | more than 6 years ago | (#20984215)

Oh the fame! The Slashdot Grab Bag: We're putting stuff around the office in a box- random t-shirts, hats, even an old Nokia NGage. The mystery box could contain anything that we stuff in the box before the contest ends...

Oh for god's sake, please don't include in that bag some missing burritos and tacos missing since the god ol' days..

Please !! :)

What, (1)

antifoidulus (807088) | more than 6 years ago | (#20984217)

no boudoir photos of cowboy Neal up for auction?

One other question (2, Funny)

TheCycoONE (913189) | more than 6 years ago | (#20984225)

How exactly do you bid on these items?

Re:One other question (3, Informative)

sherpajohn (113531) | more than 6 years ago | (#20984247)

e-Bay - all the items in the article are links to the e-Bay auction for that item. Low UID is already over $350(US). Wow.

Re:One other question (1)

TheCycoONE (913189) | more than 6 years ago | (#20984261)

Nevermind. For anyone else interested, see the related links section on the right hand side

Re:One other question (1)

stoolpigeon (454276) | more than 6 years ago | (#20984263)

click on the link for an item and it should be pretty clear.

Re:One other question (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#20985171)

How exactly do you bid on these items?
Step 1: Turn on your computer by pressing the button marked 'power' on the front. Make sure your computer is plugged in first.

Step 2: Log into the internet. The internet can be found by using the mouse to 'click' two times in rapid succession on the large blue 'e' you see in the left part of your monitor.

Step 3: Using the mouse, select the white box near the top of the internet and type in the following with the keyboard, http://slashdot.org/ [slashdot.org] then press enter.

Step 4: Use the small wheel located on the top of the mouse to 'scroll' down to the appropriate slashdot story that you are interested in. In this case you would scroll to the story titled " Slashdot 10-Year Anniversary Charity Auction for the EFF".

Step 5: Using the mouse, move the cursor so that the pointer is on top of one of the green colored words in the story summary (these are called hyper-links, or just links, for short). Hold the mouse steady over one of the links and depress the left mouse button once.

If you have followed directions carefully, you should now find yourself looking at a page where you may bid on an item that is for sale. If you repeat these steps with a different slashdot story, you will find yourself directed to an actual article that the summary might be about, or sometimes Roland Piquepaille's blog. Step 5 is generally the most difficult for slashdot 'readers' to master, but with practice, you too can learn to RTFA.

Also available, Cowboy Neal's half-eaten hamburger (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#20984229)

Oh wait, that's already gone. I figured if it was sitting out for a few days, he was done, but apparently not.

If I win... (4, Funny)

Rob T Firefly (844560) | more than 6 years ago | (#20984233)

..and I promise to pay extra, will you keep the N-gage?

Nice business... (1)

arhar (773548) | more than 6 years ago | (#20984251)

That could be a great business model guys - sell a few low-numbered UID's a month, with each selling for $1000+ (the auction has been running for only 1 hour and the price is already $300 with 14 bids). If you do turn it in one, I demand my share of profits, and a low-numbered UID... preferrably 0, or 0, kthxbye.

Re:Nice business... (1)

arhar (773548) | more than 6 years ago | (#20984295)

Uh that should've been a "0 or less than 0".. yeah, yeah, should've hit the "preview" button

there's a fine line... (1)

Reader X (906979) | more than 6 years ago | (#20984255)

... between charitable donations and housecleaning. But who am I to judge, I cross it every spring when I leave my trash^H^H^H^H^H donations at the Sally Ann box up at the mall.

If you think low-UID pissing contests are "stupid" (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#20984271)

...then why have you made and implicitly supported the decision to display them?

What other purpose do they have serve besides dick-measuring contests and fallacious hierarchy reinforcement?

You can't have your cake and eat it, too. Don't be disingenuous.

Re:If you think low-UID pissing contests are "stup (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#20984329)

That's exactly the kind of comment you'd expect from someone with such a high uid.

Re:If you think low-UID pissing contests are "stup (1)

kju (327) | more than 6 years ago | (#20985069)

Oh to the contrary! "Anonymous Coward" is actually one of the oldest user "accounts" on slashdot. It must be worth millions on ebay. Maybe even more then uid 1 because Anonymous Coward clearly is much more involved with slashdot than CmdrTaco given the amount of comments made by Anonymous Coward.

The Cake Is a Lie! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#20984401)

Fun Fact: GLADoS has UID 0.

What! (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#20984291)

you failed in your attempt to /. eBay???!!!!!!!

triton (3, Funny)

ArcadeX (866171) | more than 6 years ago | (#20984299)

I have that same casee, was a pain to carry to lan games... anyone want to bid on an almost exact replica?

Re:triton (1)

arcade (16638) | more than 6 years ago | (#20984423)

Well, I've got a username I'm pretty sure you would want. And a low UID too :P

The Mystery Box (5, Funny)

Anti_Climax (447121) | more than 6 years ago | (#20984317)

The Mystery Box could contain anything that we stuff in the box before the contest ends...
A boat's a boat but the mystery box could be anything... even a boat! You know how much we've always wanted one of those.

We'll take the box.

FUCK YOU SLASHDOT NIGGERS (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#20984355)

Bid bid bid on C-R-A-P. CmdrTaco doesn't sell out the front-page to corporate interests. He only sells his own interest. Lick the cum from his gaping rectum, Only 25-cents today in this dutch auction of 500 lucky bidders at End of auction!

How 'bout selling the 10-year t-shirts? (5, Insightful)

macklin01 (760841) | more than 6 years ago | (#20984361)

How about selling 10-year t-shirts for $15-$20 each, with $10-$15 to EFF? I know I'd buy one, and I'm sure the demand would result in a much larger contribution to EFF than a single grab box, etc. -- Paul

Re:How 'bout selling the 10-year t-shirts? (1)

dfdashh (1060546) | more than 6 years ago | (#20984615)

I second that! The EFF could net more $s that way.

Re:How 'bout selling the 10-year t-shirts? (1)

Seakip18 (1106315) | more than 6 years ago | (#20984859)

Heck, I'd go for it. My Party in Jackson, MS didn't get any emails for shipping address for shirts and the such. I'd like to at least get me and the 3 guys that actually read /. a t-shirt.

Well, I got outbid, fast (1)

jdavidb (449077) | more than 6 years ago | (#20984379)

I saw the story in the mysterious future and bid about $30 on the low UID, the email address, and the URL display. It wasn't any time till I got outbid on a couple, so I upped my bid to about $75. Then I left my desk for a minute, came back, and the story was live and the bids were up to $300! Except for the URL display, which is still hovering just a little over my bid. I'd've thought that was the most economically valuable.

Re:Well, I got outbid, fast (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#20984511)

Glad to have helped, but I got outbid as well!

Re:Well, I got outbid, fast (2, Funny)

Kjella (173770) | more than 6 years ago | (#20984617)

I think Microsoft should put in a bid - just to see the spontanious outbidding by nerds who don't want to see slashdot plugging Microsoft on their anniversary day. Hell, you could probably get a buck each from half of slashdot for that.

Re:Well, I got outbid, fast (1)

NorQue (1000887) | more than 6 years ago | (#20984635)

Except for the URL display, which is still hovering just a little over my bid. I'd've thought that was the most economically valuable.
Have to see it this way: pay for being Slashdotted? No way!

;-)

Shipping (3, Informative)

phatscum (1023069) | more than 6 years ago | (#20984383)

Will you ship outside the US?

Re:Shipping (5, Informative)

ScuttleMonkey (55) | more than 6 years ago | (#20984451)

Yes, we will ship outside the US with some obvious exceptions.

If deeppenguin asks us to ship the Triton case to the South Pole we might not be able to get corporate to cover the bill. :)

With any specific questions feel free to contact us at anniversary@slashdot dot org.

Slashot doesn't care about black people! (-1, Troll)

WhatsUpNegro (1171485) | more than 6 years ago | (#20984397)

Reasons: 1) Where is the Negro section? 2) Where is the +1 Negro mod point? 3) I never see anything tagged "negro" We as negro people, it's time, it's time for us to come together. It's time for us to rebuild Slashdot, the one that should be a Chocolate Slashdot. And I don't care what people are saying Uptown or wherever they are. Slashdot will be chocolate at the end of the day.

Low ID's (4, Funny)

strredwolf (532) | more than 6 years ago | (#20984429)

Well, then. That gives me like a coin-flip chance of saying "You, mister over #532! You young wipper-snapper! You had to buy that low-id! I got mine the ol' fashoned way, when the 'net was young, dialup was king, and AOL came on floppies!"

well my UID will still be lower than yours (1)

anewsome (58) | more than 6 years ago | (#20984461)

top that.

Uh, actually (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#20984605)

They're giving away #57 now that you've said that.

Re:well my UID will still be lower than yours (1)

Reader X (906979) | more than 6 years ago | (#20984883)

With this your first post in almost two years, maybe you should consider selling it? Last I checked the auction was at $306.

Re:well my UID will still be lower than yours (1)

anewsome (58) | more than 6 years ago | (#20985261)

never thought about that. i don't post as much as i used to but i do read slashdot multiple times a day, every day. so i'm probably not going to sell it but i would trade it for a copy of CS3.

To all runnerups in the UID auction! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#20984463)

So, if you're a runner up in the UID auction, I will gladly sell you my UID: 666 [slashdot.org] and donate the proceedings to charity. Just contact me.

Note: Nickname is sold with UID. Not all functions available with other UIDs may be available.

Obligatory (2, Funny)

dankasfuk (885483) | more than 6 years ago | (#20984551)

Lois, the boat is just a boat but the mystery box could be anything...it could even be a boat!

goatse (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#20984553)

A link to hello.jpg will be the winner of the URL auction.

Your URL plugged in? Hmmm... (0)

roscivs (923777) | more than 6 years ago | (#20984555)

This linkage is is given in the spirit of the charity auction, any obvious abuse or innapropriate links will immediately invalidate the deal. Slashdot.org and SourceForge Inc reserve the right to suspend or withdraw this offer at any time with no refund if user participates in "abusive behavior" as determined by Slashdot.org employees. This abusive behavior can include (but is not limited to) inappropriate or pornagraphic links, malicious code, injection attacks, phishing, etc.

What?! Somebody linking to an "innapropriate" site from Slashdot!?! Never ...

I wonder what exactly they had in mind when they wrote up that disclaimer.

Did anyone else... (1)

damn_registrars (1103043) | more than 6 years ago | (#20984557)

Look at the picture of "triton" and think at first it was a picture of a system that itself was slashdotted?

the office in a box (1)

wiredog (43288) | more than 6 years ago | (#20984575)

Wasn't "Office-in-a-box" one of those "1. 2. 3.??? 4. Profit!" thingies that went down in flames at the end of the dot com boom, taking the retirement funds of thousands of grey haired grannies along with it?

Can I put something in? (4, Interesting)

cvd6262 (180823) | more than 6 years ago | (#20984599)

I'll donate my "Sounds of Slashdot" CD (which include Debian 2.0) to the auction. I got it in a boxed set at Linux World in '99 or 2000.

For those of you who haven't heard it, it's some dance mix Rob put together (or something).

MOD PARENT UP (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#20984767)

MOD PARENT UP. Sounds good enough for a valuable slashdot memorabilia

Re:Can I put something in? (4, Interesting)

strredwolf (532) | more than 6 years ago | (#20985101)

Rip the CD man, rip the CD!

update (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#20984661)

Your Name @ Slashdot Dot Org
  Giving Works Item
Get a personalized email address on slashdot.org
          This seller accepts PayPal $255.00
        10 Free 9d 21h 34m 510 mi
Michigan
Original Slashdot Triton Case
  Giving Works Item
Buy one of the original server cases from Slashdot.org
          This seller accepts PayPal $102.50
        10 Free 9d 21h 49m 510 mi
Michigan
                  Listing has pictures New
Plug Your URL On Slashdot.org
  Giving Works Item
Have Slashdot plug your URL on the front page
          This seller accepts PayPal $76.42
        5 Free 9d 22h 00m 510 mi
Michigan
                  Listing has pictures New
Slashdot Swag Package
  Giving Works Item
Grab a swag package of items accrued over 10 years
          This seller accepts PayPal $100.00
        7 Free 9d 22h 18m 510 mi
Michigan
                  Listing has pictures New
Low Slashdot UID
  Giving Works Item
Get a 3 or maybe even 2 digit UID on Slashdot.org
          This seller accepts PayPal $341.01
        17 Free 9d 22h 40m 510 mi
Michigan

An NGage is an NGage... (1)

thatshortkid (808634) | more than 6 years ago | (#20984743)

But the mystery box could be anything! It could even be an NGage!

Zero Feedback User on Ebay? (1)

markg11cdn (1087925) | more than 6 years ago | (#20984749)

Who among us is trusting (foolish?) enough to bid on an ebay item from a user with zero feedback and just joined ebay today? And free shipping? No way this is legit!

Re:Zero Feedback User on Ebay? L@@K RARE (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#20984835)

aw come on '!!!!RARE L@@K UID 1 OF A KIND!!!!!!' or is that 'AaAAaAAA++++++++++++++++++ WILL DEAL WITH AGAIN!!!!!!'

For the Ladies (1)

427_ci_505 (1009677) | more than 6 years ago | (#20984757)

You guys could auction off a date with Cowboy Neal.
DISCLAIMER: I am male.

It's a trap! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#20984795)

Wouldn't it be the most evil, cunning Goatse of all to trick people into buying a 'Slashdot Mystery Grab-bag' and for the winner to open it only to find a printed copy of the giver and receiver from Goatse.

Can Taco resist the temptation?

Loss in Value (1)

tesmar (1033054) | more than 6 years ago | (#20984813)

When I read the story there is a big picture of Bill O'Reilly right above the computer; it doesn't help to see that when deciding how much to give, much less when deciding anything else.

Low uid.. (2, Insightful)

Improv (2467) | more than 6 years ago | (#20984891)

I am amused at the thought that low UIDs are valuable.. It's not like one can buy being an old-timer...

Re:Low uid.. (1)

Tipa (881911) | more than 6 years ago | (#20985091)

Maybe not, but I know I only registered so I could change the sorts of stories that got full text on the front page. For years and years, I just read and posted anonymously...

So a low UID would actually give people who did similarly the (geekly) acknowledgment they feel they deserve!

Whats so special in low uids? (4, Insightful)

kju (327) | more than 6 years ago | (#20984967)

Really, i don't get it. I was reading slashdot someday in the morning when user registration was announced. I created an account and now i have a fairly low uid. So, wow, but still, whats so special about it? It does not make me any wiser or more important than any other user of slashdot. While, yes, it feels cool to have been with something like slashdot for such a long time, but past is past. Buying in on a low uid is just faking oneselfs identity.

Re:Whats so special in low uids? (2, Insightful)

Rob T Firefly (844560) | more than 6 years ago | (#20985157)

Like anything in the world ever, it's only "worth" what someone somewhere is willing to trade for it.

E-mail address (2, Funny)

c0d3h4x0r (604141) | more than 6 years ago | (#20984993)

Dibs on "billg@slashdot.org"

No shipping outside the US? (1)

NoseyNick (19946) | more than 6 years ago | (#20984997)

No shipping outside the US? Why not?

FYI: Tax Deductions on Charity Auctions (1)

schmiddy (599730) | more than 6 years ago | (#20985035)

I found myself googling this, so thought I would share with potential bidders.

Short version: you might have a hard time deducting any money you spend on this charity auction, unless you can show the amount you paid was purposely above fair market value -- according to The IRS [irs.gov] . I'm not sure how you'd come up with a 'fair market value' for e.g. an @slashdot.org email address.. but I guess it could be done.

Cheers and happy bidding, remember it's for a good cause

1337 (2, Interesting)

Javi0084 (926402) | more than 6 years ago | (#20985089)

Auction off UID 1337!!!

US Centric? (0)

CaptainZapp (182233) | more than 6 years ago | (#20985243)

Look, I don't want to be a miserable git, and I think it's really great that somebody is willing top pay over 500$ to win low /.-UIDs urinating competitions. But there's something that bugs me:

From the auction:

Ships to: United States

Do you guys think it's strictly necessary that only US residents shall win such competitions, or is it a billing issue?

Not that I'd bid on that specific item, but there may be a lot of Europeans, Aussies, rich Russian biznismen, or even the odd Chinese gentleman who is tired of investing in rare Bordeaux.

Else then that mild complaint: Kudos to all of you for pulling it off and may the auctions fill the coffers of a worthy organization.

/. bias (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#20985353)

Holding an auction to raise money for a group that espouses a political agenda really destroys what little credibility /. has as an unbiased source of news.

Oh... the URL... (1)

xtracto (837672) | more than 6 years ago | (#20985365)

Your URL plugged in the story where we announce the auction winners.

Hi, I am doing a chip-in money collection to win the link plug in order to put the goatse man! imagine putting goatse *in the homepage* of slashdot, that would be hilarious teehehe.

I assume that the editors agree to put *any* kind of link. I won't be surprised if one of those online casinos actually won the auction.
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