The very first time that I logged into this site (since the new slide show thing has been added)....it just said the word "SLIDES" and then it said "loading" and then it took a minute or so to show the slides. But every time since that first time, the slides have appeared nearly instantaneously.
And my dial-up connection is truly S-L-O-W-W-W-W !
Sorry that the slides are not appearing for you at all. ANN