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CmdrTaco Looks Back on Fifteen Years of Slashdot 178 178

CmdrTaco sent in a link to his weblog post looking back on his experience running Slashdot for fifteen years: "For me the story of Slashdot is utterly inseparable from my own life. I built it while still in college: when normal people did their homework or had personal lives, I spent my evenings making icons in The Gimp, crafting perl in vim or writing a new story to share with my friends. I’ll never forget the nights spent tailing the access_log and celebrating a line from or with friends like Jeff, Dave, Nate, and Kurt."
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CmdrTaco Looks Back on Fifteen Years of Slashdot

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  • by FatAlb3rt (533682) on Wednesday October 03, 2012 @12:47PM (#41539859) Homepage
    Seriously - why are you still showing your face around here?! I've seen some of the stuff you've written. Most of it foul, disgusting, or just downright stoopid.
  • by Onymous Hero (910664) on Wednesday October 03, 2012 @01:05PM (#41540075)

    It's the most depressing article ever on Slashdot. It makes it sound like Slashdot is dying.

    Let's not jump to conclusions - after all, Netcraft hasn't confirmed anything yet...

  • by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday October 03, 2012 @01:09PM (#41540119)

    BSD is dying
    'nuff said
    correlation != causation
    epic fail
    IANAL, but
    1. something something, 2. ???, 3. profit
    I see what you did there
    cool story, bro
    Star Trek
    That word does not mean what you think it means
    Battlestar Galactica
    It's a trap
    Natalie Portman
    This is the year of Linux. --posted from my iPhone 4S
    your wrong
    lowest common denominator
    lol lol looooool
    i wRiTe LiKe tHiS cuZ iM a T00L. epic!
    I think Microsoft (and now here's an unnecessarily long sentence inside a parenthesis to make you forget about the main sentence) sucks.
    blame Micro$oft
    Apple fanbois
    Microsoft fanbois
    in 3, 2, 1...
    sarcasm tag
    Nothing of value was lost
    mod parent up
    Slashdot members have little to no social skills
    your mom's basement
    Free as in beer. (Free as in prune juice for typical slashdot users)
    Duke Nukem Forever
    Bill Gates borg
    Developers! Developers! Developers!
    iPad/iPod killer. Lame.
    Al Gore invented the internets
    640k is all you'll ever need
    Tomato and DD-WRT because I'm el33t haxor
    you must be new here
    All you base are belong to us
    you typical American elitist
    You insensitive clod
    Imagine a beowulf cluster
    good luck with that
    I, for one, welcome our new overlords
    netcraft confirms it
    you + point = over your head. whooosh
    My smug superiority usually prevents me from responding to an AC, but here goes
    I am a know-it-all in my high horse
    first post
    fixed that for you
    that's what she said
    Orwellian 1984
    thank you, captain obvious
    Sports? Girls? Sex? This is slashdot hahaha (Score:5, Insightful)
    Get off my lawn
    what does this have to do with news for nerds?
    slashdot has gone downhill recently im outta here

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  • by Chiller (1883) on Wednesday October 03, 2012 @01:12PM (#41540157) Homepage

    If history is any indication, we'll see a dupe of this tomorrow. Probably posted by CmdrTaco himself!

  • by JustOK (667959) on Wednesday October 03, 2012 @01:24PM (#41540309) Journal

    Back in my day we spelled it Cobol AND WE LIKED IT!

  • by Cid Highwind (9258) on Wednesday October 03, 2012 @01:58PM (#41540713) Homepage

    You kids today with your shift keys and CAPS LOCK. We had to spell it COBOL, because we were too poor to afford lower-case letters.

  • by afidel (530433) on Wednesday October 03, 2012 @02:22PM (#41541031)

    I would have done the same had it not been for John Katz, the day they added the option to block authors for registered users was the day I signed up.

We are drowning in information but starved for knowledge. -- John Naisbitt, Megatrends