Slashdot gets trolled

by Charles Miller on October 10, 2002

Ask Slashdot: What Would You Do With a New Form of Encryption?: “I have come up with a new form of encryption that's better than a one-time pad. Should I patent it?” Or, “Dear Slashdot editors. April 1 was six months ago.”

Some guy comes up with a claim that any reader of Crypto-gram would know is laughable, and then uses it to push Slashdot's hot-button on patent issues. Ten points out of ten for trolling audacity, minus several million points to Cliff for posting it.

Ask Slashdot always makes me laugh, though. Who in their right mind, when confronted with a problem, would think “I know! I'll ask Slashdot readers!”

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