Thursday, May 26, 2005

High Five!

I got my first '5' post on Slashdot! Of course, it had to be in a post about an adult movie.

The really sad part is the vast majority of that post was copied and pasted from another site (which I linked to). So, now I know the secret to racking up karma: blatant plagiarism*.

My Slashdot karma didn't use to be a concern for me, but they added a new 'feature' recently. You know, the one where you see a graphic of some letters and have to type them in? What's that called anyway? I know there's a word for it, but how do you search Google for something when you don't know the word? Anyway, the graphic isn't needed if you have high karma, which may be why they introduced it.

UPDATE: It's called CAPTCHA.

*OK, it wasn't technically plagiarism, since I didn't claim that I wrote it, but my sole contribution to the post consisted of three sentences that said:
  1. That's not true.
  2. Here's what Roger Ebert said.
  3. Here's a bit from his review.


  1. Since when has Roger Ebert reviewed adult films... ?

  2. How else am I going to find out that Backdoor Sluts 9 makes Crotch Capers 3 look like Naughty Nurses 2?

  3. Did it again with Thomas' post about Brazil. So far, my two 5s are from quoting other people. :-(