If you are a tech guy or gal, you read Slashdot. Period. But after the recent statements by the new Thai IT Minister which made the Slashdot front page and alienated open source developers world wide, I was curious to see how the Slashdot community views Thailand, so had a look at the biggest stories about Thailand. The top stories relating to Thailand give you a rough idea of how much of an impression Thailand makes on the global IT scene. Basically Thai officials dislike opensource, want to control gaming and a lone programmer has made software to repel mosquitoes. Yeah! The next most important news: Grizzly-sized Catfish Caught in Thailand.