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 Slashdot comment of the year

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Oct 03, 2001

In relation to a story about Transmeta

Would Transmeta get all this hoopla if Linus didn't work there?

I am pretty certain they wouldn't get as much hoopla here if Linus didn't work there. Linus could run a company selling gas chambers to neo-Nazi groups and the crowd here would be talking up how the code determining gas mixtures was open-source.

Please mod this up if you have any moderation points. Cracked me up totally.


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Cute. (none / 0) (#1)
by tkatchev on Wed Oct 3rd, 2001 at 07:16:54 AM PST
But "comment of the year"? Hardly. Try reading at -1 for once -- there is an amazing amount of creative energy unleashed there. Some of the posts are borderline genius.

Peace and much love...

I normally read at -1 (none / 0) (#3)
by nobbystyles on Wed Oct 3rd, 2001 at 07:20:17 AM PST
And some of them are good but this one really tickled my fancy. Linus, Goodwins Law, Slashdot sheep like mentality. All in one short reply...

This may fall into a grey area (none / 0) (#2)
by Adam Rightmann on Wed Oct 3rd, 2001 at 07:19:43 AM PST
as it does advocate what I believed is called trolling, but at a different website than advocacy. I just thoughr I would mention that.

A. Rightmann

not even close to trolling (none / 0) (#4)
by alprazolam on Wed Oct 3rd, 2001 at 08:23:50 AM PST
How could this even be considered a troll? The author obviously believes it is true.

eh (none / 0) (#5)
by westgeof on Wed Oct 3rd, 2001 at 10:05:12 AM PST
I'd call it flamebait myself. Everyone knows that Slashdot is really just a front for the linux-world-domination fanatics. If you don't believe me, just post a comment telling the truth about linux and microsoft. They'll bite your head off in record time.

As a child I wanted to know everything. Now I miss my ignorance.

Actually, they won't (none / 0) (#6)
by Anonymous Reader on Wed Oct 3rd, 2001 at 09:00:09 PM PST
They'll mod you down to -1, two guys will post comments entitled "TROLL MOD DOWN NOW!" and everyone else will ignore you. The hive mind expels damaging information.


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