If you have even a seed kernel of the computer geek in you, you know Slashdot, the part forum, part news site, part pre-blog that has been a staple of the computing community since it first opened its pages. A sorted compilation of news stories, factoids, discoveries, and rumors, all the content on the site is contributed by "slashdotters", and all stories have threaded discussion / commentaries attached, inviting public examination and debate about the stories. This forum has made /. an invaluable resource for anyone who needs "news for nerds". Interesting factoid: the name slashdot was originally chosen to make it linguistically troublesome to tell someone the URL for the site - think about it.