Is this the end ? September 8, 2007 11:22 AM   Subscribe

It's been 19 hours and no posts to the front page today - have we reached the end of the internet ?

discuss - best answer wins a lollipop.
posted by sgt.serenity to MetaFilter-Related at 11:22 AM (32 comments total)

Go back to the beginning.

Heck, just turn the stupid thing off.
posted by niles at 11:27 AM on September 8, 2007


turn the stupid thing off.

"Firefox prevented this site from opening a pop-up window."
posted by mai at 11:33 AM on September 8, 2007


ah - suddenly my browser starts revealing posts on the front page just after i made this metatalk post, how very interesting.
posted by sgt.serenity at 11:34 AM on September 8, 2007


Watch out... it's become sentient and has decided to get back at you for making it look at all that porn.
posted by smackfu at 11:35 AM on September 8, 2007


Thank you, sgt.serenity, but your Internet is in another castle!
posted by carsonb at 11:38 AM on September 8, 2007 [5 favorites]


i may have actually travelled back in time.
posted by sgt.serenity at 11:45 AM on September 8, 2007


I prefer to travel forward in time; so that I can see the Future! I just do it in one second increments, and my time machine looks a lot like an office chair.
posted by quin at 11:49 AM on September 8, 2007 [9 favorites]


Prepare for the end! The end of high prices!
posted by cortex (staff) at 11:55 AM on September 8, 2007 [5 favorites]


*squeezes Marge's hand*
posted by soundofsuburbia at 11:58 AM on September 8, 2007


It's been 19 hours and no posts

You didn't get an invitation?
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 11:58 AM on September 8, 2007 [1 favorite]


Well, if no one is going to use it, I'm just going to take all these wires and boxes with blinkenlights home and make something with them. Supercomputer, massive midi-over-ethernet music sculpture, giant killer robot programmed for world domination and crushing, I don't know. Maybe I'll just blow shit up. I've always wondered if it was possible to make a plain, dumb hub catch fire if you mis-wired it just right and slammed a ridiculous amount of data and spurious packets into it.

If there's anything you do want to keep that's connected, like your computer, you might want to unhook it now.

*follows phone line to local trunk box, attaches a winch, starts dragging the internet home*

posted by loquacious at 12:01 PM on September 8, 2007 [2 favorites]


Does everyone like the hemisphere specific posts to the blue?
I wonder if Friday's promised podcast is only available outside continental USA.
posted by Cranberry at 12:03 PM on September 8, 2007


I wonder if Friday's promised podcast is only available outside continental USA.

We recorded one on Friday. mathowie finds time on Friday or the weekend to edit and publish it.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 12:05 PM on September 8, 2007


See what happens when I leave you kids alone?
posted by St Urbain's Horseman at 12:18 PM on September 8, 2007


"...have we reached the end of the internet ?"

Yes.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 12:28 PM on September 8, 2007 [1 favorite]


:::pets mangy internet on head, feeds it half a hamburger, refuses to bring it home:::
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 12:31 PM on September 8, 2007


Beyond the End
posted by wendell at 1:11 PM on September 8, 2007


don't be so impatient, sgt - a few volunteers are just tidying things up.
posted by madamjujujive at 2:01 PM on September 8, 2007


Well, if no one is going to use it, I'm just going to take all these wires and boxes with blinkenlights home and make something with them. Supercomputer, massive midi-over-ethernet music sculpture, giant killer robot programmed for world domination and crushing, I don't know. Maybe I'll just blow shit up. I've always wondered if it was possible to make a plain, dumb hub catch fire if you mis-wired it just right and slammed a ridiculous amount of data and spurious packets into it.


Like IkeaHacker? cool! (not worth an FPP, but a fun site) : >
posted by amberglow at 3:23 PM on September 8, 2007


If that's really all there is, then I'd say it wended surprisingly ell.
posted by Wolfdog at 3:41 PM on September 8, 2007 [1 favorite]


It's been 19 hours and no posts to the front page today

So instead of, y'know, bellyin' up to the bar and posting one yourself, YOU MAKE A META INSTEAD?!?

*Knocks bag o'lollies outta sgt.'s hand*
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 4:58 PM on September 8, 2007


*cries*
posted by sgt.serenity at 5:11 PM on September 8, 2007


Aw, I was jes' foolin'.

And I want a lolly.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 5:19 PM on September 8, 2007


I pre-emptively delete my posts now, to save jessamyn the work.
posted by orthogonality at 5:51 PM on September 8, 2007 [1 favorite]

"...have we reached the end of the internet ?"

Yes.
If you click on the shutdown button, you get a page with the old-timey Windows 95 "It is okay to shutdown you computer"message. How weird is it when you realize that used to be an extra step?
posted by !Jim at 6:11 PM on September 8, 2007


I can't speak for anyone else, but my problem is that I just had my first dream about metafilter. I was reading a post and I wrote it down when I woke up so I wouldn't forget it. It said:

Animals say: I am made of meat and so am delicious. But give me a chance. So think of vegetarianism like parole for animals.

So I think I'm taking a little break from the internet. And from eating anything with sentience.
posted by melissa may at 6:42 PM on September 8, 2007 [1 favorite]


Well, it was APEC weekend and most people either went away for the weekend or were out protesting, so I imagine not a lot of people were sitting in front of their computers.

Oh, wait. You mean I can't extrapolate what's happening in Sydney to the rest of MetaFilter? Sorry, I just get annoyed when people in New York or California do that.
posted by web-goddess at 7:39 PM on September 8, 2007 [1 favorite]


web, did they do that world-record mooning thing?
posted by amberglow at 7:52 PM on September 8, 2007


Animals say: I am made of meat and so am delicious.

Double.
posted by ormondsacker at 8:57 PM on September 8, 2007


Nah, not a world-record. It was kinda rainy so they only got about fifty people to show up. (And NO, the Sydney Meet-up crowd did NOT head over to participate, so don't go trying to analyse those bottoms!)
posted by web-goddess at 9:50 PM on September 8, 2007 [1 favorite]


So I think I'm taking a little break from the internet. And from eating anything with sentience.

No no no! The internet needs you... and sentience is yummy.
posted by languagehat at 5:59 AM on September 9, 2007


I always had as a rule of thumb that you should never eat anything that could read...

...until I realised that if I take my glasses off I suddenly become edible.
posted by Sparx at 5:15 AM on September 10, 2007


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