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Journal: Rejected, ya know it.

Journal by amix

Yes, I know. This site may get hundreds of new subbited a day.

What I do not understand is, how a techie site gives favor to an article like "decorated my cubicle as a house" or, maybe even more evil "Ask Slashdot: Recommendations For A Good Laptop Bag?" (yukk!) rather than about launch of a product, that can make a bunch (just a few) of desktop PCs be as much of a supoercomputer as is Japans "Earth Simulator" for less than $100.000. The Earth Simulator cost over $350.000.000 and occupies a whole building. (see here [Extremetech.com] and here [WIRED]). That would be a revolutionary product. Just as were the first 3D accelerators, which were, consider Voodoo, also SMP-scalable chips on a PCI add-on card.

For those interested in the things I got rejected here is the list so far. Might update it in the future.

Here are your recent submissions to Slashdot, and their status within the system:

  • 2001-02-16 20:33:30 PC Engines open sources 'tinyBIOS' (articles,programming) (rejected)
  • 2001-03-22 21:57:10 Serious PGP security hole discovered ! (articles,privacy) (rejected)
  • 2001-03-28 18:09:28 The desktop is IN the desk... (articles,amiga) (rejected)
  • 2001-04-01 06:30:27 Sharp to use Amiga tech on Linux based handhelds (articles,pilot) (rejected)
  • 2001-04-05 00:01:29 High-quality Printer Driver System for Linux relea (articles,news) (rejected)
  • 2002-01-31 20:02:38 HP and Dreamworks sign up for Linux (articles,linuxbiz) (rejected)
  • 2002-02-01 19:29:45 T-Online (ISP) monitors P2P traffic and issues war (articles,privacy) (rejected)
  • 2002-02-02 22:04:52 Germanys largest ISP: You P2P'ed THIS file. You sh (articles,privacy) (rejected)
  • 2002-03-15 01:03:36 It's final! German government to deploy Linux serv (articles,linuxbiz) (rejected)
  • 2002-03-15 01:58:10 Amiga Games and Productivity Applications Will Tar (articles,amiga) (rejected)
  • 2002-04-09 01:16:45 Linux Digital Video Killer Application Final Relea (articles,announce) (accepted)
  • 2003-10-23 00:52:03 New PCI card promises cheap(!) super-computing (articles,hardware) (rejected)
  • 2003-12-23 12:47:54 Put that Supercomputer in the Desktop (articles,hardware) (rejected)

Summary:

  • rejected (12)
  • accepted (1)

See, it's not that I am being picky or so. I am just asking myself how the editors tend to think about things.

Oh, and it would be wonderful to have an archive, where all those articles I edited for over 20 minutes would be stored, so I can submit them somewhere else...

Thinking about this, maybe I should set up a site, that does nothing else, than publishing those rejected articles on Slashdot (and reject some of them as well).

Yeah! And it would run on Slashcode of course.

Something along this line:

Trashpot.org - News from Nerds. Stuff that shatters.

Or a bit more optimistic...
Besides that, it would be an exact clone of slashdot, just being held in orange or bordeaux or so.

Oh bummers...trashpot.org is already taken, just checked it. Damn it! Oh, and on a sidenote: I see no reason for tables or even better, horizontal rulers to be a security risk to slashdot. Neither for colors. So why can't I use them in my journal ? This looks shit this way.

A bug in the code is worth two in the documentation.

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