Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 10th Jun 2009 14:30 UTC
Geek stuff, sci-fi... Futurama is coming back! The animated series, loved by many geeks, is the second show in the history of television to be brought back to life after a cancellation (the other one's Family Guy, also by Fox), mostly due to strong fan demand and very good sales from the series of direct-to-DVD films. Comedy Central ordered 26 new episodes to be made, and airing will start in mid-2010. Matt Groening, one of the two show's creators, said: "We're thrilled 'Futurama' is coming back. We now have only 25,766 episodes to make before we catch up with Bender and Fry in the year 3000."
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Rock bottom
by strcpy on Wed 10th Jun 2009 14:45 UTC
strcpy
Member since:
2009-05-20

This must be the rock bottom.

A story about a TV-series on OSnews?

Sorry. I know this is not the way to win friends.

But indeed:


OSNews is not just about operating systems. We report on other technology news, on development issues and articles, hardware, and if it is a slow news day, we might kick in some sci-fi movie news or other stuff we might find interesting. Our motto is "Exploring the Future of Computing," and we do just that... and more. While we try to focus on all major news about operating systems, ultimately, we report on a range of technologies and anything else we think our readers might find interesting.


If you are trying to be another Slashdot, there is already Digg and other sites providing this kind of quality content.

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RE: Rock bottom
by lopisaur on Wed 10th Jun 2009 17:30 in reply to "Rock bottom"
lopisaur Member since:
2006-02-27

It's a site that's read by a lot of people that share the same interests and Futurama just happens to be loved by a lot of geeks. There's no reason Thom shouldn't post news that will be of interest to a lot of his readers.
And it was about time Futurama returned!

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RE[2]: Rock bottom
by strcpy on Wed 10th Jun 2009 17:50 in reply to "RE: Rock bottom"
strcpy Member since:
2009-05-20

I was thinking more about the perceived or real profile of the site.

Maybe a survey on the current readership base could reveal something important?

My assumption is that overwhelming majority of current readers visit the site for "core" operating system news instead of the secondary "filling material". In my humble opinion, as they say, the latter tends to also mix the core profile, pushing the site towards infamous Digg and alike.

But then again, the -5 moderation tells its own story ;) .

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RE: Rock bottom
by werfu on Wed 10th Jun 2009 18:15 in reply to "Rock bottom"
werfu Member since:
2005-09-15

OSNews is much more to me than simply a site that relate news about OSes. It has news about stuff that I care and I'm happy that it is how it is now. I'm more than glad that Futurama is being revived by Fox as it's a show I enjoyed. Now I'm also realy happy that I learned it first by OS News. OSNews is usualy the first news site I visit when I open my browser next to my local newspaper website. OSNews is not about creating another Slashdot. This site has a its own culture and the news posted goes along with. If it doesn't fits you, you're free to find yourself another news community.

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RE: Rock bottom
by kaiwai on Wed 10th Jun 2009 23:05 in reply to "Rock bottom"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

I find it funny that comments are coming from the cheap seats - you arrived here 20 days ago and now you think you're top shit? no one forced you at gun point to join this website; if you don't like it - leave.

I for one love the variety of different stories - not all of us live in a crypt where we no interests out side computers.

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