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I am a masochist

gmhowell (26755) writes | about 9 months ago

User Journal 5

I'm a masochist. No, not of the sexual variety. Of the slashdot variety. For some reason, not only do I still continue to read this site, I click on links to stories about cars and phones. The raging stupidity and arrogance is amazing.

And yet I come back.

I'm a masochist. No, not of the sexual variety. Of the slashdot variety. For some reason, not only do I still continue to read this site, I click on links to stories about cars and phones. The raging stupidity and arrogance is amazing.

And yet I come back.

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I, of one, cannot resist (1)

smitty_one_each (243267) | about 9 months ago | (#45343429)

. . .the commenters telling me that up is the new down.

Re:I, of one, cannot resist (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#45345095)

So, how did yesterday go? Did the Tea Party narrative and its accompanying version of reality go over well with the voting public?

Oh, that's right; the Tea Party doesn't give a shit about the voting public. Disenfranchisement is not seen as an obstacle for them as they don't want voters anyways. This just validates their strategy of going for the donors and pulling the levers of power from above instead.

Yes (1)

jawtheshark (198669) | about 9 months ago | (#45343623)

So am I.

It's a special club (1)

stoolpigeon (454276) | about 9 months ago | (#45344403)

As The Offspring say, "The more you suffer, the more it shows you really care. Right?"

Of course I really haven't found anywhere better. There are some interesting discussions on Reddit sometimes. There are some good links at Hacker News but the discussion is usually not in a direction that is very interesting to me. Twitter is too constraining. Facebook? Well you know. It's useful to me in a social sense -- in that it helps me stay connected with non-technical people I care about. But it doesn't replace or compete with why I'm here.

So here I am. And I'll probably be here until they shut it down or something better comes along.

Re:It's a special club (1)

gmhowell (26755) | about 9 months ago | (#45379499)

I think that just about covers it. A lot of 'better' places have come and gone over the years, but this place still manages to hit a sweet spot.

My biggest concern the other day was just a category or two that I keep getting lured into. I like cars. I like reading about them. I like discussing them. I do not like reading or discussing them on slashdot.

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