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Why It’s Getting Harder and Harder to Read Slashdot These Days

Sunday, April 10th, 2011

Slashdot header: FBI Releases Document Confirming Roswell UFO.

Actual story: FBI declassifies document in which an agent reports that some guy claimed there were flying saucers found at Roswell.

It’s been known since the 1990s that the crash debris at Roswell came from balloons used in the classified Project Mogul, an attempt to monitor Soviet nuclear testing via atmospheric acoustics. While this explanation fits all the actual known data about the incident, most conspiracy theorists ignore it because a crashed balloon isn’t nearly as cool or interesting as crashed aliens.

Look, I know a lot of what appears on Slashdot these days is just flamewar clickbait. But do you think you could avoid actually lying about the link in the header? Is that too much to ask?