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Slashdot 10-Year Anniversary Party Grand Prize Winner

CmdrTaco posted more than 6 years ago | from the congratulations-for-the-carnage dept. 102

From Brisbane to Beunos Aires... From the UK to France to Romania... from New York to San Francisco and everywhere in between, we had well over 100s of parties and over 2,300 registered attendees scattered around the world. Many of them got boxes of t-shirts and ThinkGeek gift certificates (and some of them even got them on time). We've seen cakes with legos and logos, we seen nerf gun fights, and even a lawn sporking. I've put a tiny sampling of my favorite pictures online. The grand prize winner is of the $1k store credit at ThinkGeek is Lindsi from Minneapolis. Their party featured a lolcats cake, a taco bar and a dude in a helmet smashing computers with a sledge hammer in a raining parking lot. They earned it. We had a great time in both Palo Alto and Ann Arbor- I hope you guys had fun wherever you gathered. See you again in 2017!

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Ugh, lolcats?? (3, Insightful)

Tetsujin (103070) | more than 6 years ago | (#21184809)

That is a punishable offense, not something to be rewarded...

Re:Ugh, lolcats?? (2, Interesting)

Hijacked Public (999535) | more than 6 years ago | (#21185011)

If you read any photography related web forums, something I strongly advise against, you'll see that lolcats photos are pretty popular.

Some guy buys a $3000 lens for his $3000 DSLR, shoots a photo of his cat, then posts a modified JPG version so everyone can validate his pointless consumerism. "Here I am shooting cat photos in my living room with $10,000 in camera gear. Please tell me how excellent my purchasing acumen is."

Agreed. (1)

game kid (805301) | more than 6 years ago | (#21185019)

I say take back the prize. No penance until they make an NEDM pie.

Re:Ugh, lolcats?? (1)

Hognoxious (631665) | more than 6 years ago | (#21187583)

It's not as bad as wring 'legos'. Nowhere near.

itsnotlegosdammit (1)

beav007 (746004) | more than 6 years ago | (#21190543)


For "legos" to be correct, each piece of the kit would need to be a "lego". THEY AREN'T!

Lego is the name of the company that makes the Lego bricks, connectors, and other assorted pieces. Come on people, it's not that hard to get right...

edit edit edit (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#21184817)

Well over 100s of parties? More than one hundred? More than two hundred? And a raining parking lot? WTF is that? I've seen a rainy parking lot before, but never a raining one.

just cause (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#21184821)

she is a babe.

Sporks! (1)

taz757 (143759) | more than 6 years ago | (#21184833)

I love the sporks on the field. Wish I would have thought of it!

Re:Sporks! (1)

mashmac2 (1097411) | more than 6 years ago | (#21185995)

Thanks! We've used those forks before for different designs and patterns... it's lots of fun to design and layout a giant forking once in a while.

Yee Ha! (1)

lecithin (745575) | more than 6 years ago | (#21184835)

Glad that I could be part of the winning team!

Thanks for letting me take a whack at the E250.

Re:Yee Ha! (1)

archen (447353) | more than 6 years ago | (#21185753)

Actually the video is sorta interesting. I was actually half tempted to just post a cut from Star Wreck where the P-fleet officers all get wasted at a party. I mean who could tell with a bunch of people dressed up with star-fleet outfits? Just photoshop in some slashdot banners. But obviously that would take away the thunder of honest to goodness slashdot parties. That and I don't think I could explain the shooting the beer can off of someone's head with a phaser part.

Re:Yee Ha! (1)

steveo777 (183629) | more than 6 years ago | (#21186965)

It was a fun night! Glad I got to go play some Guitar Hero with everyone. Way to go, everyone!!!

Re:Yee Ha! (1)

filterban (916724) | more than 6 years ago | (#21187483)

Totally awesome evening. I'm really glad Vibrant won. It was one of the best parties I've ever been to, so it's GOT to be one of the best Slashdot parties out there, right? :)


Re:Yee Ha! (1)

ug333 (919867) | more than 6 years ago | (#21189099)

It was a fun night, indeed. Smashing computers with a sledge hammer should become an annual tradition. It really helps relieve the geek stress.

wow (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#21184859)

that looks like the gayest thing since gay came to gaytown

This God It's Over (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#21184861)

I was getting sick of the constant slashdot circle-jerk, uhh I mean 10th Anniversary celebration.

Can we have real meta articles if you now have a meta section? Or do you reserve meta stuff for self-promotion and not any self-examination?

Re:This God It's Over (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#21184991)

Hi. Please pull the spork out of your ass.



Re:This God It's Over (3, Informative)

AmaDaden (794446) | more than 6 years ago | (#21185049)

If you hate hearing about /. so much goto [] and set it so you don't have to see those articles. Trolling about how this is a "circle-jerk" is not a solution.

Do my eyes deceive me? (5, Funny)

paranode (671698) | more than 6 years ago | (#21184887)

Or is there an attractive female in those pics?!?

that's CHEATING! (3, Insightful)

zanderredux (564003) | more than 6 years ago | (#21185329)

no photoshopped pics! that was the rule as I understood!

Re:Do my eyes deceive me? (1)

ivoras (455934) | more than 6 years ago | (#21187871)

Do my eyes deceive me or Google just got Slashdotted? :)

Re:Do my eyes deceive me? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#21188321)

mod up (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#21189779)

required reading for this crowd.

Re:Do my eyes deceive me? (1)

ErikRed1488 (193622) | more than 6 years ago | (#21188427)

Vibrant Technologies hosted the party. I believe the woman in the picture you're referring to was one of their staff.

Vibrant Technologies Staff Profile Page []

I was at this party and have to say is was a good time. Guitar Hero, Halo 3, taco bar (though not a CmdrTaco bar), cake, face painting, and of course smashing stuff. I personally took my pent up aggression out of a Cisco router.

Many thanks to Vibrant for hosting the party!

The only negative, we didn't get any /. schwag.

Re:Do my eyes deceive me? (1)

lindsi (1165797) | more than 6 years ago | (#21188459)

We actually finally got the shirts. I'll get an email sent out this week or next for addresses.

Re:Do my eyes deceive me? (1)

Plutonite (999141) | more than 6 years ago | (#21193347)

Oh great. Now that you're doing the ethical thing, I (and all other happy hosts) am going to have to hunt down the people at MY party to give them their shirts, as opposed to using them to decorate my wall.

Girls... You make life so difficult.

PS: Did anyone figure out why there was a rm -rf /* on the back? I didn't understand why.

My favorite photo (5, Funny)

eknagy (1056622) | more than 6 years ago | (#21184901)

My favorite photo is: []

Re:My favorite photo (1)

Tetsujin (103070) | more than 6 years ago | (#21185059)

"0x0a MSB -> candles"?

The binary candles are nice, but "MSB"? As in "Most-significant byte"? Of a one-byte value??

Re:My favorite photo (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#21185201)

That's most significant bit. And seeing how there are just 4 candles, it's a half byte value, or nibble and ... mmmmm cake! Can i take a bite?

Re:My favorite photo (2, Funny)

Eco-Mono (978899) | more than 6 years ago | (#21185209)

Most significant bit. Otherwise, someone might have claimed that Slashdot was only 0x05. Got to nip those endian issues in the bud. ;)

Re:My favorite photo (1)

Tetsujin (103070) | more than 6 years ago | (#21185275)

Most significant bit. Otherwise, someone might have claimed that Slashdot was only 0x05. Got to nip those endian issues in the bud. ;)
OK, got it... they're specifying that the one on the far left is the most significant bit... Thanks for clearing that up.

Re:My favorite photo (1)

Spacezilla (972723) | more than 6 years ago | (#21186183)

So why does everyone keep saying the cake is a lie? It clearly isn't!

Re:My favorite photo (1)

ricree (969643) | more than 6 years ago | (#21186937)

No kidding. From what I've heard, it was both delicious and moist.

Re:My favorite photo (1)

astrokid (779104) | more than 6 years ago | (#21187091)

"The cake is a lie" is in reference to a game called Portal [] in which the main character is promised cake at the end of a series of tests. (Hopefully this was a real question and my sarcasm detector is not broken)

Re:My favorite photo (1)

Joe Jay Bee (1151309) | more than 6 years ago | (#21189537)

There's not a loud enough WHOOSH in the world... ;)

Re:My favorite photo (1)

Spacezilla (972723) | more than 6 years ago | (#21193595)

In his defense, I have only just played Portal, so a week ago it would have been a real question. :)

Cowboy Neal is a tum of lard (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#21184911)

wow like take a shower sometime pal huh?

It was quite a night (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#21184917)

On October 20th the entire Slashdot staff was throwing a party to celebrate 10 years of Linux propaganda, homosexual recruitment, and the profits that their Microsoft ad banners had raked in for them. Eric Raymond, Emad, Roblimo, Hemos, Taco, Jamie, and Alan Cox all planned to rape Richard Stallman later in the night. Zonk had shown up late, however, and was let in on the plans after they were made.

As it turned out, Jamie was to be leading the charge against the Free Software Foundation's founder and would be the first to penetrate Stallman's hairy unwashed ass. Zonk, however, was jealous of this and made secret plans to thwart their nefarious venture of homosexual rape. The event was planned for zero hours, right as the ball dropped. But Zonk had other ideas.

Zonk suggested they all toast their plan with Jägermeister, Eric Raymond's drink of choice that was in heavy supply that night, and the rest of the partygoers followed. While everyone downed their first shot, Zonk slipped into the VA Software office's break-room, grabbing the syringe Raymond used to inject Rob Malda's semen with on the way. Zonk leered at the case of Jägermeister, needle in hand.

Minutes later, Zonk reappeared in the conference room with more Jäger, ready for more shots. Over the next couple of hours they indulged in several drinking and party games, spurred on by Zonk, as they drank bottle after bottle of the dark brown herbal liquor. If one were to pay special attention to Zonk, however, they would note that Zonk drank much less than anyone else and only from his own bottle.

Emad and Roblimo were involved in a powerful sixty-nine cheered on by Hemos and Alan whose bent geek penises throbbed near Emad's head and Roblimo's bloated ass, waiting for an opportunity. Moaning, Emad diverted his wet mouth from Roblimo's butthole and took down Hemos and Alan's cocks in quick succession. Hearing the wet, sloppy commotion behind him, Roblimo lost control and glunked all over Emad's chest.

Across the room near the podium, Eric Raymond was man-handling Rob, jamming a handgun down the back of his pants and asking him if he remembered their special night in Holland. Rob was giggling like a school girl and squirmed with all his might against the cold steel. Eric rained a shower of Jäger over Rob's head which Rob greedily tongued up even as Eric's skinny red penis entered his ass cheeks, probing for the brown prize.

The conference room was awash in gay cum and chaos, Zonk noted happily as he surveyed the carnage around him. Emad had now teamed up with Alan and Hemos to rape Roblimo's ass as Rob was being pistol-whipped to orgasm by Eric, all oblivious to the massive amounts of Rohypnol they were ingesting as they drank the Jägermeister Zonk had given them. It wouldn't be much longer before the drug took effect.

Another half-hour into the night, Eric paused from raping Taco's mouth and sodomizing his anus with his Glock, short of breath. His head swam and he looked at his bottle of Jägermeister. I can usually down six of these babies, thought Eric, wondering why he was now farting uncontrollably. Rob's nose wrinkled as Eric's rectum expelled another gallon of aerosolized feces into the air. Stooping, Eric held on to the podium for support.

Across the way, Emad pulled his tiny Iranian dick out from between Alan and Hemos's in Roblimo's ass and doubled over. Alan and Hemos continued pounding Roblimo's purple, swollen anus even as Emad began vomiting all over their cocks, thinking it a move on Emad's part to spice things up. Roblimo passed out again for the fourth time that night, but as Hemos slapped him, he failed to wake up.

With Emad vomiting even more violently now, Hemos wondered what was going on. He held a hand to his head as he began forgetting why he was balls-deep in some old man's ass. Alan began hiccuping, which led to uneven strokes and finally a quick orgasm which was quickly washed away by more of Emad's vomit. Nausea rose in Alan's throat as the scents of semen, man-ass, sweat, and vomit overcame him.

Zonk was smiling from the corner chair at the table when the telecom beeped. He quickly left the conference room and headed toward the VA Software compound's front doors to let RMS in. As he rounded the last corner, however, Zonk almost dropped his bottle of untainted Jäger when he saw that Stallman was not alone. Standing next to him was the CEO of VA Software, Larry Augustin.

His mind racing a thousand miles a minute, Zonk feigned a security malfunction when he tried to open the door, leaving Stallman and Augustin stranded outside in the cold. Waving Zonk off, Larry Augustin was about to get a slim-jim when he stopped, staring, right behind Zonk. There, crawling on the ground, was Rob Malda in his familiar green-and-white plaid shirt, covered in chunks of semen, blood, and feces.

Rob Malda looked up at Augustin and feebly reached out to him before vomiting on the cold tile floor and passing out with a squish in his own sick. Larry and Richard's faces were masks of horror and disgust, and they wasted no time in forcing open the doors. Larry disabled the alarms while Richard checked Rob's pulse. As Richard loosened Rob's collar, Larry turned to Michae, gglaring, and shouted, "What the Hell happened here tonight?"

The conference room was a mess. Feces covered the wall and in some places even the ceiling. The carpet was soaked with blood, semen, diarrhea, and vomit in a stew so unimaginable that the room was later bulldozed instead of being professionally cleaned. On the dry erase board, someone had gotten creative and drawn erect, ejaculating penises in their own poo. And behind the podium lay Eric Raymond, sleeping fitfully.

At the other end of the room, Emad was curled into fetal position surrounded by a lake of vomit and curdling shit, both trailing from his soiled form -- nothing new to him. Hemos and Alan laid moaning next to one another, limp dicks in one another's slimy hands. Behind them Roblimo's morose form breathed shallowly, ass in the air where he had passed out earlier. He farted in his sleep as Larry Augustin looked on, mouth agape.

Next week, Larry Augustin held a special meeting with the Slashdot staff. Emad, Jamie, Roblimo, Rob, and Hemos all seated themselves and the meeting began. Eric Raymond also showed, though everyone there seemed a little perplexed. Their party had gotten messy but no one remembered how. Eric wanted especially hard to remember, he thought as he patted his stomach, which still gurgled painfully.

Early in the wee hours Larry watched as sickened paramedics loaded VA employee after VA employee into the backs of ambulances and raced them to the hospital. They were treated for dehydration and were all given stomach pumps, enemas, and several rounds of antibiotics. They were also tested for drugs and the results were more than a little surprising. Zonk, however, had been the only one to test negative.

Hour after hour went by in the VA board-room as each one of the partygoer related their experience. Roblimo, now wheelchair-bound, took the mic and shared his experience that mirrored everyone else's: After his first few toasts of Jägermeister, he remembered nothing save waking up a day later in the hospital, tubes and wires trailing from his bruised body. Roblimo was suffering from a rectal prolapse.

Congratulations Lindsi! (3, Interesting)

Provocateur (133110) | more than 6 years ago | (#21184953)

Wondering what you would pick from ThinkGeek, do certain things come to mind right away, or you had to do several browse sessions?

In short, what's on your THinkGeek wishlist (or shopping cart, if you hadn't made a wish list). Just curious what a /. winner would pick. Awright, you got me: I just want to live vicariously through you!

Re:Congratulations Lindsi! (5, Informative)

lindsi (1165797) | more than 6 years ago | (#21185157)

Thanks! We all had a blast at this party. I have to say the prize money will be split up amongst the other brains of the operation - I have to give credit where credit is due, to Corey (vibrant_com), Kris (kblommel) and Hudson (decepticoneazye) for their efforts. Maybe we can put it towards something everyone can enjoy at the next geeky-get together. (I heard /. has birthdays every year...! Ha.)

Re:Congratulations Lindsi! (1)

Provocateur (133110) | more than 6 years ago | (#21185487)

+5 Excellent to Corey, Kris, Hudson then!

So what does this mean, will you guys be waving goodbye to your *snif* basement dwellings?

Now don't go shop and simply get the Geek Shirt, it almost says 'I went to the /. anniversary party and all I got was this lousy* (geek) shirt!'

I don't think it's lousy, personally. But you get what I mean.

Re:Congratulations Lindsi! (1)

filterban (916724) | more than 6 years ago | (#21187677)

You guys deserve it. If any more get togethers are planned that are 1/2 as fun as that party, I'd do my damndest to make it, even if it's a "Slashdot turns 10.1" party!

Re:Congratulations Lindsi! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#21185355)

Nothing says "creepy internet guy" like a request for someone else's shopping habits!

I think... (1)

ackthpt (218170) | more than 6 years ago | (#21184969)

I think I could salvage some of that hardware. [] It still looks useable and I bet I could install Linux on it.

I'm imagining a beowulf cluster already...

Re:I think... (1)

value_added (719364) | more than 6 years ago | (#21185231)

Could be that they were all equipped with Broadcom NICs, Winmodems, and Adaptec RAID cards? Or maybe they all ran Windows at one point, and smashing them was a cathartic response to years of wasted effort?

Nah. My guess is that smashing stuff is just fun.

New geek test (1)

DragonHawk (21256) | more than 6 years ago | (#21191245)

I think I could salvage some of that hardware. It still looks useable and I bet I could install Linux on it.

I think there's a new geek test here. If you watched the video/looked at the pics, and your first thought was, "Damn, I could have used that equipment", you're a geek. I know I certainly felt an urge to shout "Noooo!" for some of it.

Re:I think... (1)

goodtim (458647) | more than 6 years ago | (#21191641)

I am not sure if this is funny or just sad. But in one of those pics, there appeared to be an HP N2000 PA-RISC system. I only know this because up until about January, my company ran their ERP system off one one.

Hey.. (2, Funny)

eniac42 (1144799) | more than 6 years ago | (#21185045)

And chicks! They got chicks!

Re:Hey.. (2, Interesting)

anticypher (48312) | more than 6 years ago | (#21185533)

Chicks? But of course. There are lots more women working in technology than basement dwelling /.ers would admit to. The Lyon, France party was mostly organized by the French Women in Free Computing [] group.

Since I just screwed up the links to their site, I'll post to the Linux Chix in France [] site here, since replying to correct my own post would be bad netiquette.

the AC

Re:Hey.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#21193309)

Holy crap. You should submit a news story.

The real question (1)

megaditto (982598) | more than 6 years ago | (#21186227)

Do those come with a free shovel?

No way, the winner should be Skiboricus... (4, Interesting)

frankie (91710) | more than 6 years ago | (#21185085)

...because he never showed up at the party he hosted [] and apparently ran off with all the free swag. I'll pay $5 to anyone who helps me track down this lousy thief.

Re:No way, the winner should be Skiboricus... (3, Interesting)

LWATCDR (28044) | more than 6 years ago | (#21185447)

Actually I think it should have the person that hosted the party in Port St. Lucie FL.
I think we had the third biggest turnout in the state and we still haven't gotten any swag. Good burgers and good people though.
Not even some Slashdot stickers!

Re:No way, the winner should be Skiboricus... (1)

lmnfrs (829146) | more than 6 years ago | (#21187587)

How do you know he got swag? Our party's host never showed up either.. hope he didn't take it.

Beunos Aires? (2, Informative)

powermacx (887715) | more than 6 years ago | (#21185089)

Should be Buenos Aires.

2017? (1)

rainer_d (115765) | more than 6 years ago | (#21185109)

Jesus Christ.
I hope, they still publish text-stories then.
Not some youtube-clone-mee2-bs.

Bad Timing (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#21185119)

In Ann Arbor you had:

Chris Smither concert
Nomo Concert
Michigan football game

And wasn't the slashdot party held during a teeny-bopper timeslot of like 8-10?

Re:Bad Timing (1)

bn557 (183935) | more than 6 years ago | (#21185849)

Yeah, but we partied til at least 12.


singingjim1 (1070652) | more than 6 years ago | (#21185129)

Has there been a discussion here about the increased use of filtering software by corporate America to reduce the average worker's ability to surf the web? Yeah yeah, this is off topic, but I can't see the pics here at work and it's annoying as hell. I'm just waiting for the day that they add Slashdot and their ilk to the list of filtered sites.

I forgot (1)

hansamurai (907719) | more than 6 years ago | (#21185139)

Crap, I almost went to that party in Minnetonka too. Looks like a blast! I'll be there in 10 years...

Parties in France (2, Interesting)

anticypher (48312) | more than 6 years ago | (#21185267)

There were parties in Paris and Lyon, with reasonably good turnout. The party in Lyon profited from having some good organizers who knew each other. They had a Duke Nukem release party :-)

Lyon party photos [] from Zopeuse [] and more [] from the pterjan [] , and the Logiciel Libre crowd.

In Paris we attempted all the typical "geek" or "nerd" activities; drank Guinness, played wii games, ate a good meal, compared our DSLR cameras, had a DSW over who had been using computers the longest, and finally took some photos [] . Those are just mine, either I'll grab the other people's photos and add them, or let them post a link in a followup posting.

the AC

Facepainting? So much for edgy, eh? (1)

xxxJonBoyxxx (565205) | more than 6 years ago | (#21185291)

Ya hey dere, Minnesota. I see youse gots somma dat dere facepainting? So much for edgy, eh?

Re:Facepainting? So much for edgy, eh? (1)

everphilski (877346) | more than 6 years ago | (#21186177)

eh. Don'tchaknow. Come'n over to der farm und veesconsin, and we can tip der cows!

Thanks & that barmaid with the slash book (2, Informative)

Lord Satri (609291) | more than 6 years ago | (#21185307)

Thanks first for the opportunity. Montréal's Slash party was nice. Maybe we were about 25 slash enthusiasts at the climax. Here's my summary right after the party [] (with alcohol still running in my veins): "Interesting to see a sample of Slashdot readers. Most were very friendly, some were rather shy (as we expect nerds to be?), some were "older" but some were also very young! And the discussions about 1.5D, 2.5D, 3.5D, surfing in Hawifi, this North Korean drum-driven CD and three-way code merge were definitely worthy of a Slash-like party, and that barmaid reading the Slash book. Yeah. We should have more of this. Life still has surprises. Thanks."

One of the pictures on Picasa web album is a barmaid which accepted to play our game and be photographed while faking reading the cryptic "Running web logs with Slash" book (I happen to run a small slash-based website, that's why a bought a copy of the book). As good slash users, pictures were copied on the web even as the event occurred by people at the party :-)

Re:Thanks & that barmaid with the slash book (2, Interesting)

paulius_g (808556) | more than 6 years ago | (#21186387)

I wish I went to the Montreal party. At first, I believe it was to be held at a bar. I'm not 18 years old and unlike many of my fellow peers, I don't have a fake ID nor plan to get one. Good to know that you all had a great time.

Please god no... (1)

lotd (663784) | more than 6 years ago | (#21185383)

Can someone confirm that she only wore a wedding ring to keep the slobbering masses away and she is really single and is going to marry me. []

Re:Please god no... (1)

lindsi (1165797) | more than 6 years ago | (#21185665)

HAHA. I was in her wedding, so I have to vouch. My sincerest apologies, my friend.

Re:Please god no... (1)

Tsunayoshi (789351) | more than 6 years ago | (#21188283)

I feel a great disturbance in the Force. As if millions of geeks suddenly cried out in disappointment. I fear they will return to their basements.

Last call for NYC schwag (1)

opencity (582224) | more than 6 years ago | (#21185615)

The t shirts arrived but late.
Anyone out there want one?
Free OBO.

Re:Last call for NYC schwag (1)

Seakip18 (1106315) | more than 6 years ago | (#21185831)

Heh, sure. If anything, I can show it to the other two guys who came to the party.

T Shirts Hopscotch Friday Night Nov 2 (1)

opencity (582224) | more than 6 years ago | (#21201537)

Hopscotch Cafe
Ave A btw 8 / 9 st

I'll get there around 8:30 and I'll be wearing ... uh ... clothes.

As usual respect the venue, buy something (no booze :- ) and/or leave a tip if possible.

Re:Last call for NYC schwag (1)

u8i9o0 (1057154) | more than 6 years ago | (#21186103)

I've been looking for solid confirmation of a meeting place/time in your comments.
Since I haven't seen any, I'm assuming that you're arranging this all via email - so I'll send you a message.

Re:Last call for NYC schwag (1)

opencity (582224) | more than 6 years ago | (#21187531)

A spot hasn't been picked. Cakeshop has the same comedy crews at the end of happy hour.
I'm leaning towards Hopscotch as it's a shorter trip with two cases of XL t shirts. But no booze.
If anyone has an opinion post away or else I'll ask the venue and set something up for Friday evening.

Re:Last call for NYC schwag (1)

Rob T Firefly (844560) | more than 6 years ago | (#21195389)

FYI this Friday is also the 2600 meeting, and we usually end up at Hopscotch at some point late in the evening.

T Shirts Friday spread the word (1)

opencity (582224) | more than 6 years ago | (#21201561)

same post again what the hell -

Hopscotch Cafe - Friday Night Nov 2
Ave A btw 8 / 9 st

I'll get there around 8:30 and I'll be wearing ... uh ... clothes.

As usual respect the venue, buy something (no booze :- ) and/or leave a tip if possible.

Re:Last call for NYC schwag (1)

Xero_One (803051) | more than 6 years ago | (#21187401)

I'll take a shirt please. I'll save you on shipping too, just let me know where you want to meet up.

And how fitting... (2, Funny)

sootman (158191) | more than 6 years ago | (#21185671)

... that the story to cap the festivities would contain the awkward phrase "... we had well over 100s of parties..."

The proud Slashdot editorial tradition continues. Here's to over tens of more great years! :-)

Re:And how fitting... (1)

Blakey Rat (99501) | more than 6 years ago | (#21186339)

I'm surprised you didn't mention the raining parking lot. Who was the parking lot raining on? Sounds painful...

Re:And how fitting... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#21186757)

we seen nerf!!

Re:And how fitting... (1)

sootman (158191) | more than 6 years ago | (#21187141)

Oh yeah, that one too. Good catch. I didn't actually read the whole summary. ;-)

Fake (1)

Zedrick (764028) | more than 6 years ago | (#21185709)

The "winning party" is a fake - there's girls in some of the pictures.
Can't be a real slashdot party.

It's Buenos Aires!! (1)

fangelo (979581) | more than 6 years ago | (#21185739)

I was happy to see the name of the city where I live at the begging of the article, only to discover that it was mispelled!!

Re:It's Buenos Aires!! (1)

stm2 (141831) | more than 6 years ago | (#21187249)

If you live in Buenos Aires why didn't you attent to the "party"?

Re:It's Buenos Aires!! (1)

fangelo (979581) | more than 6 years ago | (#21187441)

Party? there was a party here? :-(

Picasa sucks (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#21185761)

Are the images available somewhere that doesn't require javashit?

Los Angeles Party (1)

asphaltjesus (978804) | more than 6 years ago | (#21185885)

Photos, (with girls no less!) []

Shame I couldn't go as the arsenal is a great spot with many memories. Back in the eighties/early nineties it was NOT a cool place to go. Back then the walls were **covered** in weapons of all kinds like swords, hand grenades, maces, halberds, etc. (hence the name...) Are they still there or are the pictures in another area?

WTH? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#21185967)

What the hell? Did she sleep with Commander Taco? Guess my BJ didn't work on him....

Video, for whoever's interested! (2, Informative)

lindsi (1165797) | more than 6 years ago | (#21185999)

Highlight reel here [] and full-length here [] . (Oh, and being a female, I can vouch for not only our existence, but our presence at the party!! :-D)

Creative! (4, Funny)

gbridge (746125) | more than 6 years ago | (#21186085)

You really have to give them full marks for creativity. They even made cardboard cutouts of girls!

Still Waiting for My Invite (1)

aplusjimages (939458) | more than 6 years ago | (#21186415)

I'm pretty sure my invitation got lost in the e-mail.

Nicole is hot (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#21187257)

Nicole is hot

In soviet Russia (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#21188117)

In soviet Russia, anniversaries celebrate you!

on my party (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#21188433)

there was a guy who helped CmdrTaco to display very early slashdot on "Linux show" in mid-1990s. CmdrTaco wasn't able to afford the fee to become an exhibitor (which was probably not that high, as entire Linux show was hosted on tables) but guy who was on our party convinced Novell to let CmdrTaco with slashdot exhibit on their stand.

Great Time - Thanks Vibrant & /. ! (1)

Knabber (1168145) | more than 6 years ago | (#21188725)

I too was there and confirm that there were women at the party. My whole hand went numb when I smacked one of the Dells. Be careful when using Sledge Hammers in the cold rain, as it hampers ones proficiency in later Guitar Hero sessions.

why wait? (1)

drDugan (219551) | more than 6 years ago | (#21188867)


Mid-30s cynical geeks congregating to office space an old computer while celebrating Slashdot culture could happen in hundreds of locations every year. Just get bunch of startup shwag partners, run the /. Party schedule software, collect the videos and photos and make it an annual thing.

I would love to organize it.

I'd really intended to go to the Palo Alto bash... (1)

Ungrounded Lightning (62228) | more than 6 years ago | (#21190827)

But forgot what the day was. Didn't get it onto my calendar manager, and there was nothing on the main page about the parties on the day(s) of/before them.

Could have made it, too, if I'd known "this is the day". B-(

Oh, well. Maybe in another five years or so... Like after I've retired and moved to Nevada...
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