Website administrators fear the slashdot effect (“slashdotting” / “being slashdotted”) — now, “News for nerds. Stuff that matters.”,  is down itself. Here is a screen shot:


Unclear what “Guru Meditation” refers to, but in case you’re wondering, the Varnish link generated by the slashdot web server goes to Which takes you to, which says,

Welcome to the Varnish project
Varnish is a state-of-the-art, high-performance HTTP accelerator

(The slashdot site was working again an hour later)