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One of the earliest and arguably most successful examples of Internet democracy. The self-proclaimed "news for geeks" site (this can have a bad connotation for some, and a good one for others) features news that may have interest to Internet junkies. Unlike the dictatorship-like models that most web sites use, Slashdot is a functional democracy. The officials post news, and it is commented upon by users. However, some also believe that this use of democracy is also a bad thing. Slashdot is somewhat famous for its irrelevant and highly opinionated comments from members. Oftentimes, the information presented by said members is inaccurate and based on incorrect understanding. This has led to heated discussions as to whether or not Slashdot, is in fact, a viable democracy; however, thus far, it appears that the answer is for the most part "yes". It does, in fact, function as a democracy, as flame-ridden and questionable as its comments may be. Those who expect a site lacking boilerplate may be disappointed, but so far, no other Internet democracy has been as successfully active as Slashdot. While mumblings about more sites fashioned off it have been heard, most of such sites fail because they do not realize that democracy does not necessarily mean quality. It is a lesson that Slashdot teaches, however revolutionary it may be.
"Slashdot is a good example of Internet democracy and democracy in general. It reminds people that democracy is a lot more difficult than it may sound." -The Unwritten Book of Internetisms, 2001
by Trafton October 25, 2003

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A sarcastic reference to Microsoft making fun of the company's position as an unofficial monopoly.
by Trafton September 12, 2003

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Originating on the Angry Beavers television show mainly, this is an exclamation of mild annoyance after an event of sometype. Mainly in the American lexicon 1997-1999. Recently has faded some.
Falling down is quite spooty.
by Trafton September 12, 2003

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An early '90s MSDOS game by Epic Megagames that gained a lot of popularity. A sequel and several spinoffs followed, but the classic platformer's lineage soon thereafter ended after the cancellation of Jazz Jackrabbit 3. A mixed-bag Game Boy Advance game did poorly in sales, so the brand is in limbo. Rumblings about a new game have recently been picked up, but even that is thought to be in early development.
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by Trafton September 11, 2003

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A game debuting in 1998 and sequel to the original Jazz Jackrabbit game, a legedary MSDOS platformer. Featuring a tight-knit community, this game still remains somewhat popular with a small but active community. A mediocre Game Boy Advance game is the most recent part of the Jazz Jackrabbit lineage, but despite rumors of a possible new game, the cancellation of Jazz Jackrabbit 3 has put this brand in limbo.
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by Trafton September 11, 2003

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Cross.
by Trafton September 12, 2003

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A mosquito-based virus that adversely affects roughly one in a hundred people who have an acute case of it; of those, 3 to 15 percent die. This reflects 3 to 15 percent of 1 percent, or 0.03-0.15% of all of those who get the virus.

Also the alias of a non-existent virus which will, according to mass-media, kill us all slowly and horribly.
You're more likely to die in a car crash or bathtub.
by Trafton May 31, 2004

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