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Posted by samzenpus
from the teach-me-something dept.
There is an old Japanese proverb that goes, "Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great teacher." This week's mail is all about teaching. Whether it is about the seriousness of psychic ability, a short history of trolls or explaining how much free time and malice your dad's attorney has, these people just want to impart information. If what they sent me is any indication, they had a lot of sick days. Click on the link below to become enlightened.
This lady doesn't like the message you get on our banned page because it belittles psychics and the good work they do.

On Sat, 4 Jun 2005 ******** wrote:
"I normally don't take the time to write to anyone on the internet because they are so rude and closed minded but I must object to your flippant use of the term psychic in the banned message I received. First off I did nothing wrong on purpose to you. If something was wrong it was a mistake. My mother has done a lot of work with local law enforcement and once for FBI. She helps people while you punish them. I've not yet developed my skills enough to help anyone but I do have glimpses. Many reputable brokerage houses and even former presidents rely on psychics for decisions. Maybe if you opened your mind you wouldn't need to punish people for no reason."


Here is a guy that knows a lot about trolls

On Wed, 5 Apr 2006 ******* wrote:
"Dude your troll option don't make sense! I know yall think that it means someone bad but trolls used to be good. They'd build stuff if you left them bread or wine and they made the viking gods armor and spears. Don't let a few years of internet people destroy what something means. Be smarter than that! Yall don't have to play follow the leader. learn about trolls. I guess some were bad and you have to trick them into cutting open his belly in an eating contest but that doesn't even matter when it comes to what your saying. Do some research."


Finally we have a man who wanted me to delete all of his comments. When I explained that I couldn't, he sent me this.

On Mon, 9 Jun 2008 ******** wrote:
"Holy Shit are you guys fucked! If I own my words your fucking page says so! I asked my dads lawyer and he said you are fucked to. He doesn't do much because my dad is honest not like your users bunch of liberal fags! My dads lawyer is a mean sonabitch and would love to sue you back into the darkages he said so. I almost hope you don't change your mind. I'd love to be there when it all goes down in court. You could do what you know is right and what is right for a place that is supposed to be about customers (readers). If you don't try and do what your reader wants you to do without having him tell you all the time then you are a good business. If not then you are getting YOUR ASS SUED!! If you made cars and I wanted you to crush it and you said no you wouldn't be in business long. Get a fucking CLUE. If I don't want people to see me I can go inside but if I don't want people to read me you won't get rid of my posts? BULLSHIT!! you have to or youll get a call from my dads lawyer buy Friday and then hell will rain down on you. DO WHATS RIGHT AND GET RID OF ME!!!"

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  • by eldavojohn (898314) * <eldavojohnNO@SPAMgmail.com> on Thursday August 28, 2008 @12:04PM (#24781395) Journal

    "This lady doesn't like the message you get on our banned page..."

    What is Slashdot's banned page? I did not know such a thing existed. If you were a bot, I suspect you'd be banned but how does a psychic get banned? What are the conditions that cause a user to get banned? Has anyone else seen this?

    "My mother has done a lot of work with local law enforcement and once for FBI."

    What is it with nutjobs and claiming they have done work for important government agencies? Yeah, I understand there was a program in the 70s to explore using psychics against the commies but is there a form of dementia that causes one to hallucinate that they are serving a higher power? You know like John Nash or Tom Cruise [youtube.com] style? I'm sorry, that wasn't really fair to Doctor Nash.

    --

    "I guess some were bad and you have to trick them into cutting open his belly in an eating contest but that doesn't even matter when it comes to what your saying."

    Is this a reference to some historical myth that I am missing? I think I understand where this (satire) is coming from in that some mythologies contained trolls or troll like creatures. But what is the eating contest reference to? Anyone heavy on Norse mythology or is this some remote Fantasy reference?

    --

    "If I own my words your fucking page says so!"

    Despite he fail English possible, I have always been interested in what your disclaimer means for us, the ones who post. You make that claim to avoid legal troubles, I understand, but if we own what we post here, what are our rights. I have no way of easily accessing my prior posts. I often remember a post I made about something (like Iceland) and I have to go to Google for it because there is simply no way to page through all my comments in my user page. Sometimes someone replies with a thread linking to a useful open source tool and I can never remember what story it was on or where it was attached.

    Also, what happens if Slashdot goes offline or is shutdown in the future? What will happen to all my 'property'? Have you considered allowing users to export posts, threads or stories? It would most likely be too taxing for the server but if these posts are owned by the users, shouldn't they be made available to them for keeping in their records?

    "you have to or youll get a call from my dads lawyer buy Friday"

    My god, lawyers have figured out how to license days of the week! Quickly, how do I acquire the rights to 'Saturday'? I'll be rich!

    I think that this last post indicates clearly that we (Americans) are an overly litiguous society. We are so dependent on lawyers that childish remarks immediately default to "my dad's lawyer will sue you." This individual sounds like a minor and I suspect that overexposure to lawsuits and court cases have brought this on. Don't confuse this with 'justice.' "I'm going to beat you up" has been simply replaced with "I'm going to sue you!" And although the violence element has been removed, there is still this overly aggressive, unjust attitude saturated from the highest corporations to the immaturest minds.

    One more thing, why is my preview formatting all funny on Idle?

    • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday August 28, 2008 @12:08PM (#24781461)

      Well, the psychic has NOT actually been banned yet, but she knew it was coming.

    • TOS (Score:3, Informative)

      by Anonymous Coward

      Quoth the Terms of Service:

      With respect to text or data entered into and stored by publicly-accessible site features such as forums, comments and bug trackers ("SourceForge Public Content"), the submitting user retains ownership of such SourceForge Public Content; with respect to publicly-available statistical content which is generated by the site to monitor and display content activity, such content is owned by SourceForge. In each such case, the submitting user grants SourceForge the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, transferable license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform, and display such Content (in whole or part) worldwide and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed, all subject to the terms of any applicable license

      • Re:TOS (Score:5, Funny)

        by Anonymous Coward on Thursday August 28, 2008 @12:29PM (#24781819)

        Left something out, there...

        With respect to text or data entered into and stored by publicly-accessible site features such as forums, comments and bug trackers ("SourceForge Public Content"), the submitting user retains ownership of such SourceForge Public Content; with respect to publicly-available statistical content which is generated by the site to monitor and display content activity, such content is owned by SourceForge. In each such case, the submitting user grants SourceForge the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, transferable license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform, and display such Content (in whole or part) worldwide and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed, all subject to the terms of any applicable license. Oh, and we hate all you fucking psychics. Assholes, the bunch of you.

        There. Fixed that for you.

    • by RealGrouchy (943109) on Thursday August 28, 2008 @12:26PM (#24781779)

      Re: Troll - If I correctly remember an earlier reading on trolls on Wikipedia, the term derives from the verb "to troll", as in the ships that troll the ocean for fish--not to the mythological creature.

      Re: Ownership of comments: You own the copyright on that particular set of words attributed to you (or your username), and you implicitly grant Slashdot permission to publish those comments. If you were to grant a newspaper permission to reprint your comments (i.e. by sending a letter to the editor), you cannot ask them to collect all copies of their newspaper and cut out your letter after it's been printed.

      Re: Idle's comment box: Holy fuck, this thing's annoying! And the comment formatting doesn't work.

      - RG>

    • I was playing with open proxies on day quite a while back. While I was taking a break, I stayed on the last proxy I was on, and went to Slashdot. I got a banned page. I don't remember the text verbatum, but it had something about the IP was detected to have been abusing, and was blocked. It's probably automatic, and probably kicks in when trolls post too much from one IP. Really, the abuses here aren't too bad considering how many people read and write here.

            I'm guessing they were using a bad proxy, or they were posting so much crap that they tripped the abuse system and it blocked them. Being psychic, they should have seen it coming. :)

      • by bhtooefr (649901)

        AvantGo is banned for making too many requests or something... so anyone who tries to use AvantGo to get the Palm version of Slashdot gets a banned message.

    • by hyfe (641811) on Thursday August 28, 2008 @12:49PM (#24782135)

      Is this a reference to some historical myth that I am missing? I think I understand where this (satire) is coming from in that some mythologies contained trolls or troll like creatures. But what is the eating contest reference to? Anyone heavy on Norse mythology or is this some remote Fantasy reference?

      It's not Norse, but it is Norwegian (or scandinavian, I'm actually not sure).

      It's referring to a story about a guy named Askeladden who got captured by a troll, and challenged him to an eating contest using porrige. Askeladden put his backpack and as the eating contest went on, filled his backpack up. When it was full, he said to the troll: 'It's no problem, I'll just slit up my stomack and I'm ready to eat more', and he cut open his backpack.. A while later the troll was full too, and askeladden persuaded him to do the same :)

    • Yeah, I understand there was a program in the 70s to explore using psychics against the commies but is there a form of dementia that causes one to hallucinate that they are serving a higher power? You know like John Nash or Tom Cruise [youtube.com] style? I'm sorry, that wasn't really fair to Doctor Nash.

      No, it's probably very fair to Dr. Nash. There are mental illnesses that cause the sufferer to believe he or she is very important, either by themselves or because of some role they play. Have you heard the phrase "delusions of grandeur"? It's a symptom of paranoid disorders, such as paranoid schizophrenia, which is the disease John Nash suffered from.

      Delusions of grandeur are often accompanies by delusions of persecution. Essentially, if I believe myself to be really great and important, then whenever

    • Forget Saturday, I want the rights to Monday...
      as a defense mechanism!!

      • Re: (Score:3, Funny)

        by PONA-Boy (159659)

        I'm gunning for the rights to "Caturday". I'm going to bankrupt those 4chan SOB's!!

    • Re: (Score:2, Informative)

      by nrgins (1353037)
      I assume it means you own the rights to what you post here, in case someone wants to use something you said and claim it as yours. Also, if you want to use it, you don't need permission to do so. But the words aren't objects; so you don't have rights to the COPY of the words that are on the site; only the rights to the words themselves. This would be like someone complaining to a library because they don't take down a copy of a someone's book that was legally purchased, or because said person can't easily f
  • by soulsteal (104635) <soulsteal@3l33ERDOS7.org minus math_god> on Thursday August 28, 2008 @12:05PM (#24781409) Homepage

    My dad's lawyer is one. For reals.

    • by jellomizer (103300) on Thursday August 28, 2008 @01:06PM (#24782405)

      I was playing Starcraft once and I remember thwamping some kid. (team game my team mate was my friend and we had a fixed stratagy that worked more then not) Both play Protoss he focuses on full attack I just kinda build up drones. an carriers and some defense. Then I take a couple of zealots and a couple of drones. over to the enemy with my partners attack force. While the guy is battling the group of carriers and a few zealots who are on automatic I control the peon and make cannons in the middle of the battle covered by carriers. When the battle clears out and loosing 8 or so carriers what is left is about 20 cannons just formed. right in the middle of his town with the peon just making more and more... But I digress. This annoyed the kid who said his Dad owned the internet and I would get banned and world send me a Virus. I hedged my bets and assumed his dad wasn't Al Gore. We just laughed at him for being such a poor looser.

  • FIRST (Score:5, Funny)

    by Kral_Blbec (1201285) on Thursday August 28, 2008 @12:05PM (#24781413)

    I demand you delete this

  • Good advice (Score:5, Funny)

    by xaxa (988988) on Thursday August 28, 2008 @12:06PM (#24781423)

    I should really follow the advice on the front page that sometimes appears, "Never go to idle.slashdot.org -- it's a complete waste of your time".

    Oh, first post?

  • and yes i'm talking about the white on green text that hurtses
  • Trolls.. (Score:2, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward
    Ironically, that troll email was quite insightful and interesting.
    • Re: (Score:3, Insightful)

      by SpicyLemon (803639)

      Wow, correct usage of the word "Ironically." These days, that, in itself, is ironic.

  • the banned page (Score:5, Informative)

    by jamie (78724) * Works for Slashdot <jamie@slashdot.org> on Thursday August 28, 2008 @12:07PM (#24781445) Journal

    For those of you who have never been lucky enough to witness the "pink page" we display to banned users, here's the text of the template [github.com] we generate it with. I confess I'd never before thought about how offensive that might be to psychics.

    • Re:the banned page (Score:4, Interesting)

      by eldavojohn (898314) * <eldavojohnNO@SPAMgmail.com> on Thursday August 28, 2008 @12:11PM (#24781525) Journal

      "For those of you who have never been lucky enough to witness the "pink page" we display to banned users, here's the text of the template [github.com] we generate it with. I confess I'd never before thought about how offensive that might be to psychics."

      That's pretty horrible but ... not enough use of the <marquee> & <blink> tags.

      Say, Jamie, why is the idle comment boxes different and why are the <quote> tags not functioning like they do on the rest of Slashdot?

    • For those of you who have never been lucky enough to witness the "pink page" we display to banned users, here's the text of the template [github.com] we generate it with. I confess I'd never before thought about how offensive that might be to psychics.

      That's not offensive to psychics, rather, it praises the work that they do and you admit that you can't do the work that they do. It says that you are good, but psychics are better than good.

      • Re:the banned page (Score:5, Insightful)

        by Ifni (545998) on Thursday August 28, 2008 @12:42PM (#24782025) Homepage
        Actually, because of the lack of a "but" it can be construed as a contrasting comparison - to wit: "we're good, therefore/because we are not psychic". Most readers will realize that the true intent was "we're good, BUT we are not psychic," but the lack of a conjunction does leave it slightly open to interpretation.
        • Re: (Score:3, Funny)

          by clone53421 (1310749)

          Most readers will realize that the true intent was "we're good, BUT we are not psychic," but the lack of a conjunction does leave it slightly open to interpretation.

          Well, it's obvious enough that all the psychic readers figured it out and weren't offended.

        • Re: (Score:3, Insightful)

          Most readers will realize that the true intent was "we're good, BUT we are not psychic," but the lack of a conjunction does leave it slightly open to interpretation.

          That's why some genius invented the semicolon; I noticed its conspicuous absence, as well!

      • by MarkGriz (520778)
        Indeed. Rather than get all offended, the writer should have asked for a job guessing UIDs for banned slashdotters requesting to be unbanned.
    • I mean come on, we're good, we're not psychic.

      You bastard, my grandmother said she'd die in the Lesser Psychic Wars of 2015.

    • by Ceriel Nosforit (682174) on Thursday August 28, 2008 @12:47PM (#24782105)

      I confess I'd never before thought about how offensive that might be to psychics.

      It's OK. You're good, not psychic.

      On a side-note, I hold the educated opinion that speaking ill of self-proclaimed 'psychics', 'healers', or tarot card readers is fundamentally not only naive, but also immature and detrimental to your own ability to understand your surroundings. Many of us have experienced things not you nor we can begin to comprehend, and your ridiculous belittling attitude only serves to stop us from sharing our experiences. - Experiences which enrich our lives and makes us kinder, gentler human beings.

      • Wait, that made it sound as if I think I'm psychic. That wasn't my intention. Rather I meant to say that I am one of those who have experienced things which defies my otherwise absolutely logical understanding of my surroundings.

      • Wow, here's something worthwhile in Idle. Good comment. I'm disinclined to believe in most of the things you mentioned, but like you I don't dismiss them out of hand, especially because I have never (knowingly) dealt with any people like that and have no real basis to judge their claims. I've heard stories of the paranormal that I find hard to believe, but I've heard enough of them from people I trust that I also find them hard to dismiss. It's a shame that more people don't share your outlook of tolera

    • by Thornburg (264444)

      "

      For those of you who have never been lucky enough to witness the "pink page" we display to banned users, here's the text of the template [github.com] we generate it with. I confess I'd never before thought about how offensive that might be to psychics.

      "

      I don't understand how "we're good, but we're not psychic" (very slightly paraphrased) would offensive to psychics.

      Also, it seems to me that if you are easily offended, a psychic is probably not a very good thing to be.

  • Please just stop (Score:5, Insightful)

    by rolfwind (528248) on Thursday August 28, 2008 @12:07PM (#24781449)

    with the emails.

    There aren't really enough, and I guess I don't have enough of a sense of humor to really get this non-sequitur summary and emails.

  • by the darn (624240) on Thursday August 28, 2008 @12:08PM (#24781451) Homepage
    I'd hate to have to be the one to tell him that his dad's lawyer buddy is screwing his Canadian girlfriend...
  • by ByOhTek (1181381) on Thursday August 28, 2008 @12:08PM (#24781463) Journal
    Is it just me, or did he ask you to hire an assasin?

    He know's that's illegal, doesn't he?
  • Trolls (Score:5, Funny)

    by harrkev (623093) <kfmsd@h[ ]elsonfamily.org ['arr' in gap]> on Thursday August 28, 2008 @12:10PM (#24781485) Homepage

    I kind of like the "troll" comment. It was coherent, and not babbling. Yes, it challenges our common conception of a popular phrase used on the internet a lot. However, I can honestly say that I do not know enough to be able to say that he is wrong, so he may even be right?

    To put such a reasonable (although slightly strange) e-mail up here for ridicule seems somewhat unfair.

    If there actually was such a thing as a race of benevolent trolls, I bet they'd be pissed right about now.

    • The activity is trolling, perhaps related to trawling, to throw out a net and drag it across the bottom to see what it brings up. Trolling in terms of a large stone humanoid makes no rear sense. Perhaps a troll could be someone a bit dimwitted, or ancient, or rockhard but not someone purposefully stirring things up. And mystical creatures have varied reputations depending on area and even the story involved.
    • Re: (Score:2, Informative)

      by jnik (1733)
    • Re:Trolls (Score:4, Funny)

      by Experiment 626 (698257) on Thursday August 28, 2008 @12:25PM (#24781765)

      My understanding is that "Troll" in the context Slashdot uses it derives from the fishing term. It refers to a technique of using a lure to bait the fish, with the lure in this case being a trouble-instigating post. The fact that the mythical creatures (popularized by Tolkien, Treasure Trolls, Warcraft, etc.) share the same name is coincidental, and not an attempt to disparage them. The fishing term comes from Middle English and Anglo-French, whereas the creature name is of Danish/Norwegian/Old Norse origins.

    • by JWSmythe (446288) *

      They went extinct about 1500 years ago, stomped out of existence by the rapid expansion of the human population and their quest to spread their theology to others. You're probably familiar with the theology that killed off the trolls and other ancient religions.

    • Re:Trolls (Score:5, Funny)

      by SydShamino (547793) on Thursday August 28, 2008 @12:41PM (#24782011)

      If there actually was such a thing as a race of benevolent trolls, I bet they'd be pissed right about now.

      I understand that a secret race of benevolent canned lunch meat products are furious, too.

    • by daveywest (937112)
      ... and spam is actually a lunch meat.
    • Sure, but in a couple years or maybe a decade, we would see one of them being the new Democratic party nominee for President of the United States...

  • by DwarfGoanna (447841) on Thursday August 28, 2008 @12:10PM (#24781493)

    If you want to fix your toilet, don't hire an electrician.

    If you want to rewire your house, don't hire a landscaper.

    If you want humorous content on slashdot, maybe you should hire a fucking comedy writer.

    • Re: (Score:2, Funny)

      by Anonymous Coward

      physician heal thyself

  • by LWATCDR (28044) on Thursday August 28, 2008 @12:10PM (#24781505) Homepage Journal

    How about, please stop putting this on the front page. By definition nothing under idol should make it to the font page.
    You know "Slashdot, News for Nerds. Stuff that counts."
    Idiots on the Internet isn't news and none of this counts.
    BTW why can't you delete all the posts made by somebody?
    If they didn't post as an AC then a simple query should bring up their posts and then you could delete them or at least the body of the message.
    Of course it wouldn't take out replies or quoted text.
    Yes I do know the difference between possible and practical but this does seem possible but I should wouldn't want to have to do it.

    • by Sockatume (732728) on Thursday August 28, 2008 @12:26PM (#24781767)
      Idol? Dont' give them ideas!
    • Re: (Score:2, Informative)

      by SpicyLemon (803639)

      I enjoy getting it on the front page. Besides, as a user pointed out in the first installment, there's an option in your user controls to not show them on the front page.

      From the top of this page click on "Preferences." Then click on "Help & Preferences." Now find the "Index" section under "Your Preferences" and click on the link for "Sections." Find "Idle" in the list and select the radio button in the column headed by a red circle with a line through it. Click the "save" button and you're all set.

    • How about, please stop putting this on the front page.

      How about all you fucking whiners spend 5 minutes learning how to set a few preferences and STFU? You guys are as bad as the parents who want lily-white safe TV for their kids to watch but are offended at suggestions they simply use the on/of button on their remote instead.
      • by Drakin020 (980931)

        Slashdot is supposed to be a mature community with articles that pertain to important items.

        Visitors to the website will see this because they don't have a "Setting" to adjust.

        I believe that this doesn't portray what Slashdot is about, and I think it needs to be moved off the front page.

        Now chill....

        • Re: (Score:3, Informative)

          by LWATCDR (28044)

          "Slashdot is supposed to be a mature community "
          You must be very new here :)
          Slashdot is full of trip, flame wars, script kiddies, all flavor of zealot, intolerance, and a few sparks of brilliance that make it all worth while.
          In other words it mirrors life pretty dang well.
           

    • by JWSmythe (446288) *

      Want to know a secret?

      I have my own news site, and there's one major thing that Slashdot and my site have in common. We own our sites, therefore we can do anything we please on them.

      I could declare tomorrow "random bullshit day", and run insignificant news from all over the world.

      But, I'm sure they do like we do. We listen to our uses comments. We don't necessarily like them, but if we want our sites to grow, we listen and grow accordingly. We can't please anyone, so our own opinions have a lot to do wi

    • By definition nothing under idol should make it to the font page.

      Agreed. Throw me the idle, and I'll throw you the whip.

  • Just in case... (Score:3, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday August 28, 2008 @12:10PM (#24781513)
    The last post, where the month is missing, is from June. Only day 9th in 2008 (so far) to land on a Monday. Boy, am I OCD.
  • by Jumperalex (185007) on Thursday August 28, 2008 @12:18PM (#24781649)

    "I normally don't take the time to write to anyone on the internet because they are so rude and closed minded ..." and let me guess, they're all prejudiced too???

  • MY EYES! (Score:5, Funny)

    by Quasar1999 (520073) on Thursday August 28, 2008 @12:20PM (#24781667) Journal
    I read the white on green text, and then when I scrolled down to the comments area with black on white text, I think I went temporarily blind, or had a seizure... Not sure...

    How do you editors not go blind when creating the page?
    • How do you editors not go blind when creating the page?

      Because there are some things even they won't jerk of to?

    • by Spatial (1235392)
      It doesn't even look like part of the page body. It looks like a gigantic header that goes straight to the comments...

      Still, I think the best
      part is how the edit
      box is only this wide.
      Perfect for all those
      people who still use
      320x240 as their screen
      resolution.
  • Cars (Score:5, Funny)

    by jadedoto (1242580) on Thursday August 28, 2008 @12:28PM (#24781813)
    I can imagine that...

    "I'm buying this new slashdot car..."
    "Oh good! Would you like us to crush it for you?"
    "Most certainly, if you wouldn't mind!"


    :| Troll.
  • bizzaro slashdot (Score:2, Insightful)

    by fragbait (209346)

    With the white on green, this should be renamed to bizzaro slashdot. Add a goatee, too, while you are at it.

    -fragbait

  • by SABME (524360) on Thursday August 28, 2008 @12:32PM (#24781869)

    The white text on green background is very difficult to read. Please consider using the "boring" old black text on white background.

    • by Ogive17 (691899)

      I actually find it easier to read the white letters on a green background. The white background can overpower text for me which makes the text look fuzzy. I had to get glasses to wear at school when they started replacing the chalk boards with dry erase boards.

      But I realize everyone will have their own preference.

  • Another site I read on occasion has a page where they post and respond to incoherent and often inflammatory mail [democratic...ground.com].
  • On Wed, 5 Apr 2006 ******* wrote: "Dude your troll option don't make sense! I know yall think that it means someone bad but trolls used to be good. They'd build stuff if you left them bread or wine and they made the viking gods armor and spears. Don't let a few years of internet people destroy what something means. Be smarter than that! Yall don't have to play follow the leader. learn about trolls. I guess some were bad and you have to trick them into cutting open his belly in an eating contest but that doe

  • "I normally don't take the time to write to anyone on the internet because they are so rude and closed minded but I must object to your flippant use of the term psychic in the banned message I received. First off I did nothing wrong on purpose to you. If something was wrong it was a mistake. My mother has done a lot of work with local law enforcement and once for FBI. She helps people while you punish them. I've not yet developed my skills enough to help anyone but I do have glimpses. Many reputable brokera

  • I normally don't take the time to write to anyone on the internet because they are so rude and closed minded

    I wonder if anyone's pointed out to her that as the e-mailer of this message she's included in the description, "on the internet."

    I've not yet developed my skills enough to help anyone but I do have glimpses. Many reputable brokerage houses and even former presidents rely on psychics for decisions.

    The career she describes is right up there with Bigfoot hunting and moon landing conspiracy theory - in other words, it's big. If she keeps straining extra hard those "glimpses" could lead to so much more. Slashdot, look at the people you're disenfranchising with that banned page!

  • FTFA

    buy Friday

    Where can I buy Friday?

  • by thrillbert (146343) * on Thursday August 28, 2008 @01:10PM (#24782475) Homepage
    I spoke to my dad's psychic and she said that the last guy is a moron. My dad's psychic also said that she saw my post get a score of +5 Funny. I also talked to my dad's proctologist and he said the 2nd guy is an anal retentive troll.
  • To Slashdot (Score:2, Insightful)

    I don't know how many times this has been said, but you just don't seem to be listening:
    • idle.slashdot.org sucks - if we wanted crap pictures and videos, we'd go to digg or reddit.
    • white text on teal is very difficult to read! - please fix this as it's VERY frustrating

    That is all.

  • by EWAdams (953502) on Thursday August 28, 2008 @01:54PM (#24783095) Homepage

    Wotan promised he'd give Freya to the trolls Fafner and Fasolt if they'd build him a big temple where the souls of dead warriors could fight all day and feast all night. They did it just like he asked, and then he reneged. The trolls took Freya anyway, so the gods all became weak because they didn't have her golden apples any more, and Wotan and Loki figured they'd better do something quick, so they tried to buy the trolls off by giving them a magic ring made of Rhinegold that enabled the wearer to rule the world. This worked and the gods got Freya back, but then Fafner killed Fasolt for control of the ring, and... oh, just go see the opera.

  • by Slightly Askew (638918) on Thursday August 28, 2008 @02:07PM (#24783269) Journal

    Pictures of you dressed in Hello Kitty bondage gear? Passwords to your routers? What does samzenpus have that could possibly force you to let him on here week after week posting this inane drivel? Please make it stop before someone pokes out an eye.

    Or are you going for the perfect storm of bad layout, dull commentary, and unfunny content? Well, pack it up and call it a day, my friend. You have followed where only the great Tripod members of the late 90's have trodden. I salute you.

  • If the headline of the "disagree mail" keeps getting posted to the front page, I'll continue to enjoy it because:
    • People will keep complaining about it after reading it - which is funny on its own, and may come to give rise to more "disagree mail"
    • The picture of cowboy neal in the postal uniform is funny (and disturbing) in its own right

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