Tens of thousands killed in the US-supported civil wars (supported by massive weapons supplies [blablabla]
You want stories about a major airline's IT infrastructure shitting itself? Slashdot is the right place.
You want stories about the latest twitter feud between Katy Perry and the Kardashians? Go on TMZ or people.com
You want to discuss your alleged "US-supported civil wars", Bush's crime against humanity or the plot to discredit Hillary Clinton? Go see Mother Jones or some other left wing website.
To each his own, and if you don't respect that there's other websites for you out there, lookup the website of the Westboro Baptist Church or the various youtube channels supporting ISIS, those people also think they know what matters and what doesn't.
The story is not much about the IT infrastructure, as it is about the number of inconvenienced people and flight delays. Barely a word on the technical side of what went wrong and how it's being solved (which would for most of this tech and IT minded crowd be quite interesting), and what's said about that part is mostly marketing speak. How does this make the story slashdot-worthy? Just because it involved computers?