Apparently the trolling on slashdot was of substantially higher quality in the olden days, see here. Are there any free ways to get onto usenet, since
Slashdot is on a steady decline towards the likes of digg (that of a mindless link farm). The firehose feature is especially digg-like and lame.
** UPDATE **
http://www.adequacy.org/ -- Does anyone know what happened to this site (it is no longer maintained?! I am interested in finding a replacement for the increasingly dull slashdot.