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  • (Score: 3, Interesting) by janrinok on Sunday October 01 2023, @01:34PM (48 children)

    by janrinok (52) Subscriber Badge on Sunday October 01 2023, @01:34PM (#1326580) Journal
    My first OS was on a PDP-11, and subsequently on a VAX, but the first OS that I used on my own computer was CP/M in the early to mid 1980s.
    Starting Score:    1  point
    Moderation   +1  
       Interesting=1, Total=1
    Extra 'Interesting' Modifier   0  
    Karma-Bonus Modifier   +1  

    Total Score:   3  
  • (Score: -1, Spam) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 07 2023, @07:54AM (47 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 07 2023, @07:54AM (#1327681)

    And you call yourself a Soylentil! Shame, janrinok! Shame!

    • (Score: -1, Spam) by Anonymous Coward on Monday October 09 2023, @08:14AM (46 children)

      by Anonymous Coward on Monday October 09 2023, @08:14AM (#1327910)

      Spam mod of shame! Or is it the Shame of Spam modding? Really, there is no reason to even stop in, anymore.

      • (Score: -1, Spam) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday October 10 2023, @06:18AM (45 children)

        by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday October 10 2023, @06:18AM (#1328067)

        What does janrinok hope to achieve with this endless stream of spam mods? Does it make him feel better, like he is doing something against the relentless tide of interrupting aristarchoi? Or is it only because no one can code in perl any more? I am at a loss to understand.

        • (Score: 2) by janrinok on Tuesday October 10 2023, @07:58AM (44 children)

          by janrinok (52) Subscriber Badge on Tuesday October 10 2023, @07:58AM (#1328077) Journal

          You have been abusing community members and spamming this site for over 4 years now. Your favourite targets are still here. The site has not closed down. You have not had your account reinstated. You now have to resort to lies to even think of anything original to accuse somebody of. We have 2 Perl programmers who are waiting for the new site to be established.

          What do you hope to achieve? I am at a loss to understand.

          • (Score: -1, Spam) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday October 10 2023, @08:42AM (6 children)

            by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday October 10 2023, @08:42AM (#1328079)

            Am I to take it that janrinok thinks he is addressing the dread soylentil aristarchus? How khallowesque.

            • (Score: -1, Spam) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday October 10 2023, @07:08PM (5 children)

              by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday October 10 2023, @07:08PM (#1328194)

              The original Dread Soylentil Aristarchus has been retired for years, and is living quietly in Patagonia. You see, the name is the thing that inspires fear, and is all that is necessary.

              • (Score: -1, Spam) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday October 11 2023, @09:50AM (4 children)

                by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday October 11 2023, @09:50AM (#1328315)

                Not to mention PDP12, but looks like the editors are now protecting George Santos, and rejecting all subs exposing his medancity! Oh, the Huge Manatees!

                • (Score: -1, Spam) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday October 12 2023, @08:08AM (3 children)

                  by Anonymous Coward on Thursday October 12 2023, @08:08AM (#1328517)

                  I now treat janrinok as if he were a Generative Artificial Intelligence, and am not convinced that this is wrong. He goes on, at great length, in ways that seem to make sense, but ultimately support white supremacists and incels. This is not healthy, nor rational, nor what the actual janrinok would intend. Perhaps he needs to do some more due diligence in the supervision of his AIs? Remember, a generative AI only predicts text, given a prompt, so actually it is only a glorified auto-correct. And we all know how accurate those are, and how accurate janrinok is, with his doxxing of the ACs.

                  • (Score: -1, Spam) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday October 19, @08:05AM (2 children)

                    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday October 19, @08:05AM (#1329377)

                    Maybe not. Today in the Governor's meeting, janrinok confessed to exhaustion from re-writing the by-laws. No actual LLM AI would ever have such a problem. Hence, and I do mean hence, maybe janrinok is not. An AI, that is.

                    • (Score: -1, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 20, @05:38AM (1 child)

                      by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 20, @05:38AM (#1329471)

                      Maybe he will also tire of spam modding posts he suspects are aristarchian? One can only hope.

                      • (Score: -1, Spam) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday October 26, @10:22AM

                        by Anonymous Coward on Thursday October 26, @10:22AM (#1330306)

                        I see no evidence that he will. The spam mods keep coming fast and heavy, and If I did not browse at -1, I might never know? But then, a lot of comments would make no sense. Maybe they don't, anyway.

          • (Score: -1, Spam) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 13 2023, @08:15AM (28 children)

            by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 13 2023, @08:15AM (#1328687)

            Poor janrinok! So confused! He does not recognize the fruit of his own actions! Ain't karma a bitch!

            • (Score: -1, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday October 15 2023, @09:48AM (26 children)

              by Anonymous Coward on Sunday October 15 2023, @09:48AM (#1328921)

              This comment needs more spam moderation. It should go all the way to eleven.

              • (Score: -1, Spam) by Anonymous Coward on Monday October 16 2023, @08:18AM (25 children)

                by Anonymous Coward on Monday October 16 2023, @08:18AM (#1328993)

                Still only one or two comments on the front page stories. Not long, now. Pay the $1, and shut the site down.

                • (Score: 2) by janrinok on Monday October 16 2023, @09:38AM (24 children)

                  by janrinok (52) Subscriber Badge on Monday October 16 2023, @09:38AM (#1328999) Journal
                  32, 35, 18, 17, 10,24 - you mean for some values of 'one or two'?
                  • (Score: -1, Spam) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday October 19, @08:17AM (23 children)

                    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday October 19, @08:17AM (#1329378)

                    Right now, 10/19/2023 8:06 UTC, I am looking at:

                    2, 5, 10, 1, 13, 17, 16, 12, 9, 15, 2, 5, 4, 26, 27

                    For all the front page. Mean is 10. 9333, Median is 10, and the Mode is a measly 2. Do your stats better, janrinok. SN is dying.

                    • (Score: 2) by janrinok on Thursday October 19, @08:54AM (22 children)

                      by janrinok (52) Subscriber Badge on Thursday October 19, @08:54AM (#1329380) Journal

                      It is the mean that is more important - not the mode of a list that is so short it is the only number that features more than once. You ought to brush up on your statistics.

                      • (Score: -1, Spam) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday October 19, @09:03AM (20 children)

                        by Anonymous Coward on Thursday October 19, @09:03AM (#1329381)

                        There would be more comments if you weren't banning all new users again. Just today, you've banned dozens of new users. Nobody is left to comment on the stories because you've banned everyone.

                        • (Score: 4, Touché) by janrinok on Thursday October 19, @10:19AM (19 children)

                          by janrinok (52) Subscriber Badge on Thursday October 19, @10:19AM (#1329385) Journal
                          New 'users' you say? Do you mean these:

                          +-------------------------------------+-------+
                          | Fuck You Niggers (126-150)                | 36571 |
                          | Adolf Janrinok                      | 36572 |
                          | Janrinok Loves Hitler               | 36573 |
                          | Janrinok Loves Adolf Hitler         | 36574 |
                          | Janrinok is a Nazi                  | 36575 |
                          | Runaway Fucked Janrinok's Wife      | 36576 |
                          | Khallow Fucked Janrinok's Wife      | 36577 |
                          | Janrinok's Dead Wife was a Nazi     | 36578 |
                          | Janrinok's Dead Nazi Wife           | 36579 |
                          | Janrinok's Dead Wife Loved Hitler   | 36580 |
                          | Janrinok Loves Swastikas            | 36581 |
                          | Hitler Fucked Janrinok's Dead Wife  | 36583 |
                          | Khallow Fucked Janrinok's Dead Wife | 36584 |
                          | Runaway Fucked Janrinok's Dead Wife | 36585 |
                          | Janrinok Buttfucked Runaway         | 36586 |
                          | Janrinok Buttfucked Khallow         | 36587 |
                          | Janrinok Sucks Ass                  | 36588 |
                          | Janrinok Loves Hamas                | 36589 |
                          | Janrinok is a Terrorist             | 36590 |
                          | Janrinok Loves Hezbollah            | 36591 |
                          | Janrinok's Dead Wife Joined Hamas   | 36592 |
                          | Ralph JewHater Nader                | 36593 |
                          | Nazi1956                            | 36594 |
                          | HamasLover1956                      | 36595 |
                          | Janrinok's Dead Terrorist Wife      | 36596 |
                          | Janrinok Censored his Dead Wife     | 36597 |
                          | Janrinok Banned his Dead Wife       | 36598 |
                          +-------------------------------------+-------+

                          And you wonder why we will not let you back onto the front pages. Remember to take your medication and have a rest.

                          • (Score: 2) by krishnoid on Thursday October 19, @06:23PM (1 child)

                            by krishnoid (1156) on Thursday October 19, @06:23PM (#1329427)

                            I'm very sorry, I laughed out loud at this. I'm a terrible person with a juvenile yet jaded sense of humor.

                            • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 20, @05:40AM

                              by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 20, @05:40AM (#1329473)

                              HamasLover1956 rings a bell. A very right-wing Pavlovian Rand Paul kind of bell.

                          • (Score: 1, Informative) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 20, @05:52AM (16 children)

                            by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 20, @05:52AM (#1329475)

                            I assume it's aristarchus creating those accounts, correct?

                            I suspect he thought up most of those names on the fly, just looking to attack people he doesn't like. However, one of them is a bit more interesting: Ralph JewHater Nader.

                            I've seen that username before. Ralph JewHater Nader [slashdot.org] was a very prolific troll account on Slashdot. It might be the most vile troll account in the history of Slashdot. It posted hundreds of comments, perhaps even thousands of them, pretty much all of which were blatantly antisemitic and racist. It routinely advocated for the genocide of Jews, and encouraged extreme cruelty. Here's a sample of some things that account posted, though I'll use asterisks to edit out slurs.

                            https://yro.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=27830&cid=2992374 [slashdot.org]:

                            Thank you for your first post. I am proud to say that our combined efforts have finally alerted the Slashdot readers to a terrible threat: the zionist threat. We must fight the good fight. Kill all the jews! Execute the n*****s! Only then will the world be safe from the subhuman races!

                            https://yro.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=31587&cid=3397019 [slashdot.org]:

                            All n*****s should be shot. All k***s must be gassed.

                            https://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=28446&cid=3057786 [slashdot.org]:

                            Shoot all the jews into space while they're at it and don't put any thermal protection on it. If they try to enter the atmosphere they'll burn like they did in Nazi ovens.

                            They also apparently took over a Ralph JewLover Nader account and posted https://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=28678&cid=3082338 [slashdot.org]:

                            This account has been hijacked by the one and only Ralph JewHater Nader! Death to all k***s!

                            There are hundreds more comments like those, posted over the span of a year or two. Ralph JewHader Nader was a prolific troll account, repeatedly posting vile racist and antisemitic comments, and routinely supporting genocide.

                            That account name was not random, nor was it likely to be something that was invented on the spot. It was likely created because of the Slashdot account with the same name. I'm somewhat familiar with Ralph JewHader Nader's posting history on Slashdot, and it's one of the old troll accounts I actually remember, like cyborg_monkey, spork_testicle, and SCO$699FeeTroll. If aristarchus created a Ralph JewHader Nader account here, I'm sure he is aware of that account's history on Slashdot, and it says a lot about his character.

                            • (Score: -1, Spam) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 20, @09:30AM (14 children)

                              by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 20, @09:30AM (#1329496)

                              I assume it's aristarchus creating those accounts, correct?

                              You assume incorrectly. You should stop. You are not very good at it.

                              aristarchus

                              • (Score: 2) by janrinok on Friday October 20, @12:05PM (13 children)

                                by janrinok (52) Subscriber Badge on Friday October 20, @12:05PM (#1329507) Journal
                                He was correct.
                                • (Score: -1, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 21, @07:22AM (12 children)

                                  by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 21, @07:22AM (#1329614)

                                  No, he wasn't. Holy Crapola, janrinok! Do you knot realize how much we are aware of your erroneous identifications of ACs? We know who we are, evidently, you do not.

                                  Alleged aristarchus. Possible apk. Could be separatrix. Or the late dalek. Or any of many enemies that janrinok has made for SoylentNews. Maybe a Frojack, or a Francis, or a Fusty.

                                  • (Score: 2) by janrinok on Saturday October 21, @07:54AM (11 children)

                                    by janrinok (52) Subscriber Badge on Saturday October 21, @07:54AM (#1329619) Journal

                                    Strange then that the submission that comes from the very same hashes as your comment which is signed as 'aristarchus'. And in the last 9 years or more nobody else has ever used those hashes to contact this site. What a coincidence.

                                    Just as were several comments recently. All from the same hashes, all verified by connection to other posts that you have made at the same time where you actually claim to be 'aristarchus'. So it seems that you either are aristarchus or you are frequently claiming to be him. Are you suffering from a multiple personality disorder? You will be treated as 'aristarchus'.

                                    • (Score: -1, Spam) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 21, @08:10AM (10 children)

                                      by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 21, @08:10AM (#1329620)

                                      Same hashes, hashes only janrinok can see, the hashes of the aristrarchus. This would be funny, if it did not indicate a serious mental illness. Your data cannot be correct, janrinok, because I know the hashes are not the same. What is wrong with you? Did you have a "incident"? Are you having an "episode"? Do we need to have someone do a wellness check on our dear janrinok, just to make sure he is alright?

                                      • (Score: 2) by janrinok on Saturday October 21, @08:31AM

                                        by janrinok (52) Subscriber Badge on Saturday October 21, @08:31AM (#1329627) Journal
                                        And a second submission from aristarchus has recently arrived with the same hashes, but at least your comments' hashes have now changed.
                                      • (Score: 2) by janrinok on Saturday October 21, @08:36AM (8 children)

                                        by janrinok (52) Subscriber Badge on Saturday October 21, @08:36AM (#1329628) Journal

                                        Almost all of the staff can see the hashes. Your latest hashes have only ever been used by Anti-Aristarchus on a single day in 2021. The coincidences just keep mounting don't they?

                                        because I know the hashes are not the same

                                        How do you know which hashes aristarchus is using? How could you possibly know....?

                                        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 21, @08:57AM (4 children)

                                          by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 21, @08:57AM (#1329632)

                                          Hash, hash, hash. Is that all you got, old man? You are wrong! You are falsely identifying! You are censoring the wrong people! And, you are being a right dick about it. Well, go on then, run for Speaker of the Active Staff. I wish you well, ruling over the ruins of SoylentNews. You killed it. Your fault. I am not who you think I am.

                                          • (Score: 2) by janrinok on Saturday October 21, @09:47AM (3 children)

                                            by janrinok (52) Subscriber Badge on Saturday October 21, @09:47AM (#1329639) Journal

                                            Give it up. I am aristarchus.

                                            You just signed your previous comment: https://soylentnews.org/comments.pl?noupdate=1&sid=57906&commentsort=0&mode=threadtng&threshold=-1&page=1&cid=1329633#commentwra [soylentnews.org]p

                                            • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday October 24, @08:57PM (2 children)

                                              by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday October 24, @08:57PM (#1330138)

                                              You are aware that anyone can type a username in a comment? That his how we know that this one is by you!
                                              .

                                              janrinok

                                              • (Score: 3, Touché) by janrinok on Wednesday October 25, @06:51AM (1 child)

                                                by janrinok (52) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday October 25, @06:51AM (#1330174) Journal

                                                Anyone trying to pass themselves off as the only banned person will be treated as the only banned person.

                                                • (Score: -1, Spam) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday October 25, @08:36AM

                                                  by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday October 25, @08:36AM (#1330185)

                                                  And anyone trying to pass themselves off as UID 52 ought to be treated the same!

                                                  janrinok

                                        • (Score: -1, Spam) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 21, @09:02AM (2 children)

                                          by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 21, @09:02AM (#1329633)

                                          Um, janrinok, are you not aware that IP addresses are, in many cases, dynamic? That means they can change, and are not a reliable identifier of an individual user. Use of a VPN make that even the more so, so that the coincidence that one AC has the same hash as some other AC, some years ago, does not remotely mean they are the same person. Do you understand how the internets works? It's not a bunch of trucks, with license plates, it is more like a series of tubes, and you never know where the dump is coming from. So, stop with the foolishness, janrinok. Give it up. I am aristarchus.

                                          • (Score: 3, Informative) by janrinok on Saturday October 21, @09:20AM (1 child)

                                            by janrinok (52) Subscriber Badge on Saturday October 21, @09:20AM (#1329637) Journal

                                            I understand that perfectly. But when IP addresses are only used by a single account in over 9 years then it is a fairly good indicator that they are being used by the same person, particularly when they have used that IP for several years as a named account. A VPN might be used by millions of people, but we are only interested in the ones who access this site. Most hashes are unique. Where they have been used by more than one identity it is clearly obvious to us.

                                            But for the reasons that you state we DO NOT rely solely on IP addresses. There are other correlations that can be made that assist with identifying the user. For example, I can tie 5 different comments into the hashes that are associated with 5 separate comments made over a period of 16 minutes this morning. The chances of those comments coming from completely different users but all commenting in a short time period and all looking remarkably similar to those easily associated with a specific account are astronomically huge.

                                            There are also additional clues such as :

                                            Give it up. I am aristarchus.

                                            In essence, your security sucks.

                                            • (Score: -1, Spam) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 21, @09:53AM

                                              by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 21, @09:53AM (#1329640)

                                              Random IP assignments by VPNs are no basis for a system of government! Constant references to Monty Python's Holy Grail might be, however.

                            • (Score: -1, Spam) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 20, @08:28PM

                              by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 20, @08:28PM (#1329558)

                              I have it on very good confidential information that he is incorrect, and janrinok is lying again. Mendacious staff, active, destroying SN in order to save it.

                      • (Score: -1, Spam) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday October 19, @09:30AM

                        by Anonymous Coward on Thursday October 19, @09:30AM (#1329384)

                        But the standard deviation of the current front page is 8.241590230277742. Still pretty wide, so the comments are not very deep. You do due numbers, don't you?

            • (Score: -1, Spam) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday October 17 2023, @09:23AM

              by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday October 17 2023, @09:23AM (#1329127)

              Flyboy more than a brainiac. Spy more than a scientist. English more than human. Editor more than community member. It all makes sense, now.

          • (Score: 2) by Reziac on Tuesday October 31, @04:11PM (7 children)

            by Reziac (2489) on Tuesday October 31, @04:11PM (#1330951) Homepage

            Okay, I'm curious about something I hadn't seen before.

            Some of the comments in this thread, including the one I'm replying to, do not have a Moderation dropdown box nor button available, tho I still have mod points.

            At first I thought it only applied to posts already at -1 Spam, but then I noticed a couple of yours also with no mod dropdown available and no moderate button, as if I were out of points (I have three at the moment, or so it tells me).

            --
            And there is no Alkibiades to come back and save us from ourselves.
            • (Score: 2) by janrinok on Tuesday October 31, @06:33PM (6 children)

              by janrinok (52) Subscriber Badge on Tuesday October 31, @06:33PM (#1330982) Journal

              Can you tell me which comments you are missing the moderation drop down box please?

              • (Score: 2) by Reziac on Tuesday October 31, @07:05PM (2 children)

                by Reziac (2489) on Tuesday October 31, @07:05PM (#1330988) Homepage

                A lot.

                Not missing from yours I'm now replying to.

                Missing from every comment above
                https://soylentnews.org/comments.pl?noupdate=1&sid=57906&page=1&cid=1329380#commentwrap [soylentnews.org]
                (earlier I wound up reading the -1 because they were so funny, and that's where I noticed it missing)

                and every comment below
                https://soylentnews.org/comments.pl?noupdate=1&sid=57906&page=1&cid=1326591#commentwrap [soylentnews.org]

                However from
                https://soylentnews.org/comments.pl?noupdate=1&sid=57906&page=1&cid=1329378#commentwrap [soylentnews.org]
                to
                https://soylentnews.org/comments.pl?noupdate=1&sid=57906&page=1&cid=1329384#commentwrap [soylentnews.org]
                all have mod boxes and buttons.

                But I won't swear it's the same ones missing as earlier.

                [SeaMonkey, JS disabled, read at 0 default, system set in stone for years.]

                --
                And there is no Alkibiades to come back and save us from ourselves.
                • (Score: 2) by janrinok on Tuesday October 31, @08:03PM (1 child)

                  by janrinok (52) Subscriber Badge on Tuesday October 31, @08:03PM (#1331002) Journal

                  Nobody else seems to have reported the problem and I can see them all, so it sounds as if it might be something specific to your account. I have checked your settings and there doesn't appear to be anything unusual about them. I will have to dig a bit deeper....

                  Please let me know if it repeats on other stories.

                  • (Score: 2) by Reziac on Tuesday October 31, @08:56PM

                    by Reziac (2489) on Tuesday October 31, @08:56PM (#1331013) Homepage

                    Yeah, and I haven't changed anything here in ages.

                    Well, I'll keep an eye out... so far this is the only page where I've seen it, so I'm thinking it's specific to this discussion, and to the spate of you-know-who. Maybe something in the function of restricting comments to logged-in users?

                    --
                    And there is no Alkibiades to come back and save us from ourselves.
              • (Score: 2) by Reziac on Tuesday October 31, @07:08PM (2 children)

                by Reziac (2489) on Tuesday October 31, @07:08PM (#1330989) Homepage

                PS. Only missing on this page. Not seeing the problem on other random pages (just looked again).

                Maybe Ari took them. :D

                --
                And there is no Alkibiades to come back and save us from ourselves.
                • (Score: 2) by janrinok on Tuesday October 31, @08:08PM (1 child)

                  by janrinok (52) Subscriber Badge on Tuesday October 31, @08:08PM (#1331003) Journal

                  Are you sure that you haven't already moderated on the comments that the option is missing? You can only moderate a comment once.

                  • (Score: 2) by Reziac on Tuesday October 31, @08:53PM

                    by Reziac (2489) on Tuesday October 31, @08:53PM (#1331011) Homepage

                    Nope. After I moderate, the mod dropdown and button always remains visible. (Maybe it only disappears with JS active?)

                    If I try to moderate a comment a second time (having forgot I did already), it just reloads the page and nothing changes.

                    Previously, the only comments where I saw no mod boxen were my own.

                    I've never seen today's weirdness before.

                    --
                    And there is no Alkibiades to come back and save us from ourselves.