I caved in and paid for a subscription to slashdot.
I try to sooth myself by thinking it's supporting the community. The real reason was to block ads.
Well, make that one ad, specifically.
I can't be the only one who thinks the OSDN personals ad is just insane. I mean, if one could actually score the hot-young-beautiful woman-with-the-peek-a-boo-hairstyle in the oversized turtleneck that mocks me everytime I see her online, using a computer, don't you think slashdot would have page views of approximately zero?
Anyway, I got tired of being bashed in the head by that chick every page view, reminded of the beautiful women I've seldom (but fortunately not never) dated.
So I paid for the subscription.
Never underestimate the motivational power of something that reminds a nerd of his lack of love life.