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A Prediction

orthogonal (588627) writes | more than 8 years ago

User Journal 4

If my prior comments on wikipedia are any guide, after the post drops off the front page, a wikipedia editor with mod points will mod-bomb all my (currently 5,5,5,4) comments in the Wikipedia story.

The wikipedia administration, for whatever reason, is extraordinarily defensive and hates to see criticism remain un-suppressed. If this is reminiscent of a cult, well, if the show fits....

If my prior comments on wikipedia are any guide, after the post drops off the front page, a wikipedia editor with mod points will mod-bomb all my (currently 5,5,5,4) comments in the Wikipedia story.

The wikipedia administration, for whatever reason, is extraordinarily defensive and hates to see criticism remain un-suppressed. If this is reminiscent of a cult, well, if the show fits....

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Twiddler2 (1)

utexaspunk (527541) | more than 8 years ago | (#15141605)

This is OT, but I was wondering if you ever got the Twiddler2? I've got one that I bought several years ago and didn't like very much. In my opinion, it's a product that sounds good in theory, and really could have been good, but fails due to many design flaws. If you've got one, I'd like to know if you found it to be any more useful than I did. If you don't, you can have mine! :)

Re:Twiddler2 (1)

orthogonal (588627) | more than 8 years ago | (#15187694)

That's a generous offer.

I didn't get a Twiddler but I did get a Touchstream. wonderful keyboard, unfortunately one cold winter night a spark leapt from my finger and destroyed it.

Then I wrote some software to ley me input keys using a PS2-type double joystick. This works, but slowly.

At this point, I don't think a Twiddler would be all that fast or comfortable. But I'd be interested in your impression of its design flaws.

The Wikipedia Review (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15144471)

You might be interested in this messageboard. http://wikipediareview.com/ [wikipediareview.com]

A bit OT (1)

tomhudson (43916) | more than 8 years ago | (#15221951)

... but I noticed while meta-modding, that you were unfairly modded off-topic with regards to your comment about the halting problem http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=182271&cid=150 69012 [slashdot.org]

btw - his "proof" is flawed, and I've written him as to why. Simply put, 2 problems:

  1. optimizing compilers should remove all loops without side effects and no variables declared with the "volatile" keyword. A "while(1){}" is the most trivial case. So the program ends up returning either TRUE or FALSE in all cases.
  2. Information leakage. We don't have to wait for the program to finish execution to be able to state whether the code it is examining has an infinitle loop. The simplest way to describe it - "if the program goes into an infinite loop, then the code its testing has an infinite loop in it". This means that an observer can use the program to determine whether sample code will halt by simple direct observation in all cases. So, again, no paradox.
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