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World of Warcraft, the Restaurant Screenshot-sm 73

An Anonymous Coward writes "China's online gaming themed service industry appears to be booming, riding China's fascination with online gaming all the way to the top is a Chinese restaurateur with his World of Warcraft inspired eatery." I would recommend the Critter Bites and the Haunted Herring, but would warn against the Carrion Surprise.

Slashdot's Disagree Mail Screenshot-sm 202

Slashdot has one of the best discussion systems there is. It's grown and adapted over the years to meet various challenges and suit the needs of our users. A lot of time and effort has gone into it and we are always open to user input to help make it better. Some of our best ideas start as user suggestions and we appreciate the feedback. Of course they can't all be gems and sometimes the suggestions we get are unworkable or just bizarre. Here are a few of my favorite unhelpful, helpful suggestions.

Slashdot's Disagree Mail Screenshot-sm 251

There is no shortage of comments about us selling out or running advertisements as stories. As you might expect there is no shortage of mail with the same theme. What I enjoy most about them is all the different corporate entities and sometimes political parties, that we are supposedly working for. If even half of them were true, I would have a stack of W-2s as long as my arm every year for the tax man. The truth of the matter is, nobody here sits in their Microsoft smart chair, talking on their minion iPhone, while playing in the Google money pool. (If someone knows how to get into the Google money pool, please send me a mail.) Conspiracy theories have been around as long as man, so I guess it should come as no surprise that Slashdot has a few of it's own. Read below to find out who is pulling our strings.

Australian Town Needs Women, Even Ugly Ones Screenshot-sm 4

Mount Isa needs women. They need them badly and are willing to settle for anything genetically classified as female. The mayor, John Molony, came under fire recently for suggesting that "beauty-disadvantaged women" looking for love move to his remote mining town where men outnumber women 5:1. "I'm a bloke who respects women. I believe we should look after women. I'm told men outnumber women here by five to one. If that's the case, then perhaps it's an opportunity for some lonely women," Molony said. Not everyone agrees with the mayor. Shirley Slann, a domestic violence worker in Mt. Isa, says, "It paints the women here as second rate and suggests the men will settle for anything. I think it's quite disgusting." It sounds like a certain domestic violence worker is worried about being low woman on the ugly-pole.

Snake Washer Screenshot-sm

Don't feel sorry for him, his dad used to wash every python in the village with a toothbrush when he was his age.

Ride in The Cage Screenshot-sm 1

Due to a huge increase in roadside shark attacks, this is how you have to travel in Romania now.

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