I don't understand what the problem is. If they really really need IE6 why can't they use something like IETester to run the IE6's rendering engine on a Windows 7 machine. I run that on my Windows 7 machine to test my websites for that browser and it works just fine.
Logged in users have noticed for some time the request to drink from the Slashdot Firehose. Well now we're ready to start having everybody test it out. It's partially a collaborative news system, partially a redesigned & dynamic next-generation Slashdot index. It's got a lot of really cool features, and a lot of equally annoying new problems for us to find and fix for the next few weeks. I've attached a rough draft of the FAQ to the end of this article. A quick read of it will probably answer most questions from how it works, what all the color codes mean, to what we intend to do with it.