This news website seems to be the worst of a breed
, or perhaps simply a colossal tounge-in-cheek troll
perpretrated on the world. Adequacy's primary writers have no problems with ad hominem
attacks, atrocious fact-checking
and gratuitous obscenities. Stories range widely in their topics, from conspiracies
s. Their categorical story icon for "Animal
s" is a raccoon having sex with a dog. The root purpose of the site is to offend
at others. It falls squarely in with The Stile Project
as horrible Internet pariah
site, with less porn
but more cursing and bullshit
, and definitely as much hatred of the greater world.
Despite an avowed emnity of open-source software, adequacy uses Scoop, an Perland MySQL-based open-source weblog package and Apache to serve their dynamic content. Adequacy has apparently gotten a little more exposure than usual lately, as one writer submitted a story which claimed, among other things, that Microsoft Windows was free because it came with their computer. This article has been linked to in discussion forums and the like. The same article contained the truly subhuman and abusive IRC excerpt. Ostensibly it's true:
(jsm) Congratulations on wasting half an hour of my life, you fucking loser. And stop pretending to be a fucking woman. Your advice is useless. You, and the other hundred members of the so called fucking Linux community for which you stand, have broken my computer, wasted my time, patronised me senseless, revealed your lack of real knowledge, patronised me again and you *still* can't get something as simple as a fucking laptop computer to fucking work. Your so called free fucking software....
Another article about Linux told us of its developer, "Linux Torvalds," and why Linux
will never be successful. "A brief perusal of the features of Linux Mandrake reveals that Linux is sorely lacking many crucial productivity applications. For example, why isn't the industry standard web browser, Internet Explorer, included with Linux? Despite the best efforts of the experts at the Internet Engineering Task Force to encourage adoption of the Internet Explorer standard, the creators of Linux seem to think that they know better."
Yeah, the standard is a proprietary Microsoft program, not HTML
as specified by IETF
and the W3C
Adequacy.org can safely be ignored, I think, for the future, without much loss. In a sense I feel a bit bad that kuro5hin's Scoop engine is used for this crass and pointless site, but it is a free country, and we are free to ignore them.
Update September 2002: Generic-man informs me that adequacy.org now redirects to kuro5hin. Seems the trolls got bored and went away, what a surprise.