slasholic is a small Perl script to query slashdot for new articles and notify you if any have appeared. Notification is done using an external program such as xmessage to display the headline. This script does not parse the standard RDF or XML file which as far as I know are only updated every 30 mins. Instead it relies on this page which I believe is updated immediately. Thus, it enables you to be more or less the first to learn about a new article.
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This is the default notification window using the standard xmessage application. If you are one of those people that care about esthetics, you might want to download and configure a GTK+ clone of xmessage like gmessage or gmessage+.

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