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Slashdot's Disagree Mail

samzenpus posted about 6 years ago | from the the-old-ball-and-chain dept.

It's funny.  Laugh. 206

Being in a relationship is not easy, more than half of all first marriages fail in this country. That statistic doesn't improve if you spend most of your time reading your favorite website and not tending to the needs of your family. Instead of asking me to help fix your relationship maybe you should try playing with your kids, talking to your wife, and not staring at a computer screen all day. You should realize that the help link doesn't provide help with your life. It's mostly for getting passwords and stuff. Below you'll find a collection of people that should have reached out to Dr. Phil and not Dr. Sam.

It seems to me that the simple fix for this guy is to make a new account and get the guts to tell his wife to stop calling work.

On Wed June 25, 2008 ********* wrote:
"Is it possible to take all of my account information and insert it into a new account? I ask because my wife has started to check on me through Slashdot while I'm at work. She doesn't think I am working if I post during the day. It has reached the point where she will call work if she sees that I have posted. My boss doesn't like it and I can't get her to stop. I'd hate to have to get my karma back up to where it is now or have my posts (which are very good mostly) not associated with a new account. I know I could just start posting anonymous coward but I have a problem with having what I write linked to the word coward. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you in advance."

On Sat July 7, 2007 ******** wrote:
"If I become someone's friend can I see everything they post even if they post anonymously? I think my wife is having an affair with one of your users. I have no direct proof but she doesn't talk to me when I get home like she used to, she doesn't seem interested in what I have to say or planning trips. Worst of all she gets upset at me when I try to touch her. I know she is very attracted to geek types (I can be a bit of a nerd) and she shuts off the screen when I come in. I thought at first she was talking to someone on a singles site or was looking at something inappropriate but when I made her show me one night it was Slashdot. I asked why she didn't want me to know she was looking at Slashdot and her excuse was ridiculous. I assume she's been talking to someone on your site and It would be a great help if you could let me know how to find out what she has been doing. I would be willing to get a subscription if you could help."

I think the obvious solution is that he should leave his wife and marry the first guy. That way there wouldn't be any question as to why anyone was reading Slashdot. They could live the rest of their lives commenting together. It's kind of romantic. Finally, we have a guy who should shut off his machine and play with his damn kids before they come home wearing black mascara and sporting a new face tattoo. His wife is right. They are a lot more fun when they are not telling you how you ruined their lives.

On Sun Jan 20, 2008 ****** wrote:
"I have 2 young kids and it would be great if you made a Slashdot kids section. Your readers are getting older and most are going to have kids soon if they don't already. I'm not sure if you have children but in case you don't let me tell you how hard it is to get anything done in your free-time that doesn't involve yelling at them and putting them in timeout. My wife is always complaining that the kids just want to play with me and that I should be grateful, when they get older they may want nothing to do with us. It would be awesome if I could plop them down in front of a computer next to me and look at kids stuff on Slashdot. That way we would be doing something together. Just a thought. I love the site but would really love it if I could use it to spend time with the kids."

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niggers jews (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#25248543)

bad news!

I admit it (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#25248605)

I am sleeping with that guys wife.

Re:I admit it (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#25248865)

Who (on /.) isn't?

Re:I admit it (1)

Joe the Lesser (533425) | about 6 years ago | (#25248867)

I'm sleeping with each guy's wife.

Fixed that for you.

Re:I admit it (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#25248869)

That lying bitch!, She told me I was the only other bicycle in her hangar!

Re:I admit it (4, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#25249029)

Next up on the Slashdot poll.... who isn't sleeping with that guy's wife?

Re:I admit it (5, Funny)

Nathrael (1251426) | about 6 years ago | (#25249511)

CowboyNeal.

Re:I admit it (1)

Sentry21 (8183) | about 6 years ago | (#25249917)

Maybe you should sleep with the first guy's wife so she'll have something to fill her... uh... time, while her husband's at work and she's obviously bored stiff.

Moving account info (4, Funny)

Tubal-Cain (1289912) | about 6 years ago | (#25248585)

Yeah, I loathed moving accounts without being able to take my karma with me, but it's really not that bad. If you behave yourself, you should get that +1 bonus back pretty quickly.

Re:Moving account info (3, Funny)

geekoid (135745) | about 6 years ago | (#25248975)

Hell, you can game it and get max in less then a week.

Re:Moving account info (1)

Philip K Dickhead (906971) | about 6 years ago | (#25249315)

The whole thing just makes me sad.

Re:Moving account info (4, Insightful)

Oktober Sunset (838224) | about 6 years ago | (#25249169)

Or he could just divorce his clearly mentally unbalanced and hostile wife, and thus solve that problem and many more.

Re:Moving account info (3, Funny)

g0bshiTe (596213) | about 6 years ago | (#25249305)

It's that coveted low user number that I would worry about losing.

Re:Moving account info (2, Funny)

JesseL (107722) | about 6 years ago | (#25249385)

596213 is considered a low number now?

Jeeze I feel old.

Re:Moving account info (1)

menkhaura (103150) | about 6 years ago | (#25249573)

Yeah, kids these days... But wait until a 4 digit UID replies. Then you can feel reinvigorated.

Re:Moving account info (5, Funny)

jacoby (3149) | about 6 years ago | (#25249721)

You rang?

Re:Moving account info (2, Funny)

Jaffa (7714) | about 6 years ago | (#25249823)

OK. I'll do my bit.

Re:Moving account info (1)

tgd (2822) | about 6 years ago | (#25249927)

Kids these days ...

Re:Moving account info (2, Insightful)

AntEater (16627) | about 6 years ago | (#25249701)

You may get your karma back after a little while but you'll never get your low UID back.

Woot, more disagree mail! (5, Funny)

ultramk (470198) | about 6 years ago | (#25248587)

Since this thread will soon be filled with the tortured whining of socially stunted geeks who can't figure out how to set up their preferences to not display "idle" submissions, let me be the first to celebrate this week's episode of the best thing about /.

Bring it, haters: I have karma to burn.

Re:Woot, more disagree mail! (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#25248623)

I have to say: I think asking slashdot for advice on raising kids is only slightly above asking 4chan.

Re:Woot, more disagree mail! (5, Funny)

daremonai (859175) | about 6 years ago | (#25249127)

I disagree; there are people on 4chan who are obviously very interested in children.

Re:Woot, more disagree mail! (5, Funny)

jahudabudy (714731) | about 6 years ago | (#25249225)

He said raising kids, not rearing kids.

Re:Woot, more disagree mail! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#25249277)

My parent's ask 4 chan 4 advisce on raising me. Im 32 dioes that make it worse or better?

Re:Woot, more disagree mail! (5, Informative)

Jason Earl (1894) | about 6 years ago | (#25248761)

I agree, and these emails have been the best yet. Not only were they interesting, but they were written by people that could form complete sentences. I will admit that I feel a little bad for the second guy. He's clearly got a serious problem. It's just funny that he would write the Slashdot editors for help tracking his wife.

And honey, if you are reading this... I Love You.

Re:Woot, more disagree mail! (1)

Tatsh (893946) | about 6 years ago | (#25249587)

Yeah. The previous posts of this were terrible and very uninteresting, extremely BORING and pointless.

Re:Woot, more disagree mail! (1)

strength_of_10_men (967050) | about 6 years ago | (#25249671)

While these emails have been of better quality than previous disagree mail posts, how do any of the current batch, you know... disagree? All three seem to be requests. Maybe they should just rename the entire section to "Feedback" or "Reader Mail".

Nerd psychology (5, Insightful)

AlpineR (32307) | about 6 years ago | (#25249933)

I thought this batch of disagree mail was an interesting look into nerd psychology.

#1) Terrible irony: you don't want to post as a "coward" but you appear afraid to stand up to your overbearing stalker wife. Or maybe you're not afraid and have stood up, but you're stuck with an unreasonable spouse.

#2) Sorry dude, she hasn't been fooling around on Slashdot. She's fooling around alright, or at least looking at sites that she doesn't think you'll approve of. But you know how you leave an Excel window open all day so you can quickly hide Slashdot if your boss comes by? Well she opened a Slashdot window to hide what she was really doing.

#3) Some people aren't meant to have kids, at least not yet. Unfortunately you have kids you don't want. And anyways, would having your kid reading kids.slashdot.com next to you really be any better than having them surf pbskids.org next to you?

ALL) Not only do Slashdot readers have girlfriends, but they have wives and kids (you insensitive clod)!

second post (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#25248595)

you scream in pain as my cock violates your sphincter. The sounds of my balls slapping against your taint and my orgasmic grunts drowns out the whimpering as i completely dominate your fag ass.

Re:second post (0, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#25248777)

I predict the parent will be the most entertaining post in the discussion of this article. Idle is less than useless.

Re:second post (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#25249343)

My sphincter squeezes shut with superhuman strength, pinching your trolling cock right off your body

Re:second post (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#25249415)

He IS a trolling cock, you insensitive clod! There IS no body.

Divorce Rates (4, Interesting)

eldavojohn (898314) | about 6 years ago | (#25248611)

"Being in a relationship is not easy, more than half of all first marriages fail in this country. That statistic doesn't improve if you spend most of your time reading your favorite website and not tending to the needs of your family."

A coworker & I were discussing the alarming amount of people around us who are divorced. It's really crazy.

We bagan betting which state would have the highest divorce rate ... probably New York or California I had thought. We decided to look up the annual divorce rates by state [statemaster.com] and were shocked to see that some states in the bible belt [wikipedia.org] states are relatively high. One of our most cherished institutions indeed!

We both had forgotten about Vegas! :)

These numbers look really low because it's yearly ... but as the decay continues for--say Ohio with 4%--you have a group of 100 couples over ten years ending up (exponential decay formula) with 33 divorced couples Our conversation continued to speculate what the hell has changed. We were wondering if it had to do with the fact that the world is getting smaller. I come into contact with way more people today than 20 years ago. Do I find a suitable mate and then find a more suitable mate later? Is it ebbing morals? Is it growing equality of the sexes? Is divorce rewarded in some way? Most importantly, I thought, there is less of a social stigma associated with it. Most likely it's influenced by all of these things.

Personally I think it's a shame but there's not a lot to be done about it.

Re:Divorce Rates (4, Funny)

EVil Lawyer (947367) | about 6 years ago | (#25248681)

Um, I don't think this thread is about what you think it's about.

Re:Divorce Rates (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#25248863)

Um, I don't think this thread is about what you think it's about.

So what is it supposed to be about then? The opening sentence of the summary talks about divorce ... the people sending in disagree mail are facing divorce.

Re:Divorce Rates (1)

geekoid (135745) | about 6 years ago | (#25248751)

People get married too soon.
Divorce is better then being in a miserable relationship all your life bacause of some social stigma.
Not so say people should try to make it work, but that doesn't mean it will.
Morals is a religious word, so if my ebbing morals you mean "Failure for a women to be the subservant bitch the bible says she's supposed to be" then yeah, ebbing morals. Fortunately it's not from ebbing ethics.

Re:Divorce Rates (4, Insightful)

dedazo (737510) | about 6 years ago | (#25248795)

The one about the guy who wants a "Slashdot for kids" is especially disturbing so he can "plop" his children in front of a computer and have them leave him alone is especially disturbing.

I hope that's the exception rather than the rule for geeks who are starting to have families.

Re:Divorce Rates (3, Insightful)

geekoid (135745) | about 6 years ago | (#25248907)

I'm sure it's the exception.
Now I would love some sort of slashdot for kids just so my kids have their own avenue for geek news. Not to keep them busy, but to allow them to grow an interest.
Unfortunately to do that would need a very agressive moderator enforcing strict rules.

Oh, and when I say 'for kids' I mean kids under 13.
While kids will get exposed to a lot of stuff, I prefer to protect my 8 year old from some of the crap that goes on in public forums.

Re:Divorce Rates (2, Funny)

Daimanta (1140543) | about 6 years ago | (#25249333)

"I prefer to protect my 8 year old from some of the crap that goes on in public forums."

Yeah, those libertarians here creep me out on occasions.

Re:Divorce Rates (3, Insightful)

ahodgson (74077) | about 6 years ago | (#25249691)

Pesky libertarians. They should just move to a country where freedom is encouraged.

Re:Divorce Rates (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#25249481)

While kids will get exposed to a lot of stuff, I prefer to protect my 8 year old from some of the crap that goes on in public forums.

"Daddy, why doesn't my butt stretch out like that?"

Re:Divorce Rates (1)

John Hasler (414242) | about 6 years ago | (#25249009)

Divorce rates are misleading. The people most likely to get divorced are those who have been divorced before. Some people get married and divorced over and over while others stay married for life.

Re:Divorce Rates (3, Informative)

Otter (3800) | about 6 years ago | (#25249041)

Those numbers are divorces-per-1000-residents, not percent of marriages. Divorce per capita is largely a function of the marriage rate, which is why bible belt states are high.

Re:Divorce Rates (3, Insightful)

brocktune (512373) | about 6 years ago | (#25249107)

Folks in the Bible Belt marry younger due to greater inhibitions about premarital sex. Then surprise, lots of married people in their mid 20s decide they made a bad life decision when they were 18-20.

Re:Divorce Rates (1)

Ogive17 (691899) | about 6 years ago | (#25249911)

I think it has more to do with living in smaller towns than religion. I live in a town with about 20-25k people in Ohio, I just turned 29 and all of my friends are married.

I think being in smaller town there are less people to meet, and those you do know you see more often. I think the environment here is more conducive for people meeting and marrying at an earlier age.

Re:Divorce Rates (2, Insightful)

Proteus (1926) | about 6 years ago | (#25249259)

My personal theory is that since there's less social stigma against divorce now, people are more willing to actually get divorced when they realize they're not in a functional relationship. It used to be that people (especially women, due to their relative social status) would stay in an entirely unhappy marriage simply because being divorced was worse.

I don't see what the big "concern" is over divorce rates anyhow, unless your brand of morality includes the idea that people shouldn't get divorced. From a pragmatic point of view, who cares?

Re:Divorce Rates (1)

Reckless Visionary (323969) | about 6 years ago | (#25249379)

From a pragmatic point of view, who cares?

Their kids probably care.

Re:Divorce Rates (2, Insightful)

Proteus (1926) | about 6 years ago | (#25249505)

Their kids probably care.

Yes, because the kids would be so much better off with parents who are unhappy, no longer in love, but lack the gonads to admit it and move on with their lives.

Kids are better off having divorced parents than having married parents in an unstable relationship.

Re:Divorce Rates (5, Funny)

philspear (1142299) | about 6 years ago | (#25249297)

Shotgun marriages from knocking up governors' daughters is at least one thing that drives those divorce rates up.

Re:Divorce Rates (1)

philspear (1142299) | about 6 years ago | (#25249367)

Oh, and the gay marriages are probably driving divorce rates down in blue states too.

Re:Divorce Rates (3, Insightful)

g0bshiTe (596213) | about 6 years ago | (#25249373)

The honest truth is, that people are lazy. It's easier to move on in a relationship to another fresh new relationship than to sit down with your mate and work things out. We have grown into an "all about me" society and this is the reason divorce rates are so high. Taking into account that it's more acceptable in society to leave someone these days as well. It's no wonder many relationships end in divorce.

For the record my wife and I just celebrated our 13th wedding anniversary. She has been married once before first marriage lasted 13 days before annulment, I have not been married before.

Re:Divorce Rates (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#25249533)

Is divorce rewarded in some way?

Yes. Not having to deal with her neuroses anymore is an amazing reward.

Re:Divorce Rates (1)

DinDaddy (1168147) | about 6 years ago | (#25249845)

I read this a long time ago:

http://www.theonion.com/content/node/28589 [theonion.com]

and found it funny, but after some reflection, thought maybe it was a contributing factor. People hate inconvenience.

How Do I Banish This Feed? (0, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#25248615)

Do I have to register an account in order to ignore all the Idle feeds, or can I just set cookies?

Tag: IDLEisDIGGforTACO (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#25248619)

IDLEisDIGGforTACO

She has time to call you at work? (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#25248633)

Christ. Tell her to stop calling and get back in the goddamn kitchen and make you a sandwich.

Tag it: setyourfuckingsettings (1)

halivar (535827) | about 6 years ago | (#25248651)

That way the whiners don't have to see idle.slashdot.org stories anymore.

Re:Tag it: setyourfuckingsettings (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#25248759)

But noooOooOoOOOooOOo! Then it shows up in RSS!!! Then we're FORCED to read it! Don't you understaaaaAaAAAaand? Come on, guys! It hurts our delicate psyches!

Re:Tag it: setyourfuckingsettings (2, Funny)

bheer (633842) | about 6 years ago | (#25249031)

Those complaining about having to see Idle stories in the RSS feed, use Yahoo Pipes (or write your own script, this is a geek site after all) and filter out any RSS item that contains "<slash:section>idle</slash:section>". Processing XML isn't exactly rocket science. Doing it using Yahoo Pipes is probably best, they'll host a synthesized feed for you that other Idle-haters can mooch off.

Re:Tag it: setyourfuckingsettings (1)

AndrewNeo (979708) | about 6 years ago | (#25249919)

I love to make Yahoo Pipes, but for some reason I never thought about doing that. You are awesome.

hahaah (1)

carn1fex (613593) | about 6 years ago | (#25248665)

hilarious! When love turns sour the only friend myopic geeks can reach out to is slashdot.

Dear slashdot (1, Informative)

geekoid (135745) | about 6 years ago | (#25248683)

Please ban the iups the guy with the kids posts from. Maybe he will start playing with his kids out of sheer boredom.

Hint:
"that doesn't involve yelling at them and putting them in timeout"
You are not doing it correcetly.
A) You should be yelling at your kids.
B) If you are yelling at them and then putting themin timeout, you are doing it wrong.

Not to be surprised becasue most Americans don't seem to understand how to do timeuts.
When done right, they are a great tools.
I know becasue I was doing it wrong. When I realized I was frustrated and going nowhere, I talked to some professionals. Now we do it right and the temper tantrums have pretty much gone away. My kids are 8 and 10, so the occasional tantrum flairs up.

You should never hit your kids. It is harmful and ultimately makes life worse.

Please look into how the man you inventer time out implemented them. they work very well.

Also, you should never count down, that just turns into a battle of the wills.

Re:Dear slashdot (3, Funny)

VoxMagis (1036530) | about 6 years ago | (#25248779)

Hey - hitting your kids is fine. Heck, I didn't turn out to bad!

Shoot - gotta go - the prison guard says my weekly computer time is up.

Re:Dear slashdot (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#25248811)

God your a fucking retard. Beat the living fuck out of the kids. If not those are the ones that end up shooting up schools. If they know daddy is going to beat the fuck out of them if they misbehave they will behave and try in school.

Re:Dear slashdot (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#25248919)

Too obvious. Go back to Digg until you learn a bit of subtlety.

Re:Dear slashdot (1)

HTH NE1 (675604) | about 6 years ago | (#25249397)

Lazlow: Alright let's go to line 8, hello caller, what's your name?
Bob: Bob. Bob from Pine Creek.
Lazlow: Hey, er...what's up, Bob from Pine Creek?
Bob: Well, I been listening to your show, there's always people going on about problems in schools. Guns, people showing disrespect to teachers, drugs...schools are breeding grounds for crime, ain't they?
Lazlow: Well I guess it seems that way.
Bob: Well I got a reeeal simple solution. Shut 'em down. Shut down the schools and you shut down the problem. No more dead teachers, no more angry students.
Lazlow: Well, but you don't think...
Bob: No I don't, never! Now listen to me! It makes perfect sense! These days, they complain a lot, but you know what...they cost even more. I mean shoes, books, toys, even special tiny furry pets, that sort of crap. It's all about "me". "Me me me me!" Well not my Johnny. No sir! Uh-uh! I'm learnin' him the value of good hard work. Learnin' him good. At three, we taught him how to clean the bathroom, if he left so much as one hair on the soap it was off to bed with no dinner. You know what? He went to bed a-hungry only 20, maybe 30 times. He learned! Now, he brings his mother lunch in bed every day so that she can sleep in. Let me tell ya, everyone should have their kid serving up food. He even cooks for the whole family! These days he's getting too big to sweep chimneys, so now he's a paralegal at Rankin' and Ponzer! He's seven, and he's making Madge and me twenty-three thousand a year. And on weekends, he doesn't go to the mall, play soccer, read, or do any of that kind of stuff. No no. He works in the basement of a marketing company making photocopies all night. Hell, he goes to sleep during the day, that's another eight grand right there! So now, I'm buying me a fast-boat trailer, what do you say to that?
Lazlow: Well it sounds kinda like...exploitation to me!
Bob: Exploitation! Man, you bleeding hearts kill me! Johnny's mine! He's my kid! How can I exploit something I own? Exploitation, you sound like a communist! Kids in Russia, they don't work...that's why everything's so messed up over there! You have to wait one month for toilet paper! And their space station...it was made out of milk crates. I tell ya, we're conformed living it the American way! That, and the only thing more American is having folks work for ya!
Lazlow: That sounds a little oppressive...and even despotic!
Bob: Exactly Lazlow, you hit the nail on the head that time! He's my kid. I'm telling ya, just shut the schools down, make the kids work. That book stuff's all for sissies anyway.
Lazlow: A..and doctors, and politicians, and lawyers and p...whatever, you know I can't even be bothered to argue with you, but I do feel sorry for your little Johnny the seven-year-old cook chimney-sweep paralegal photocopier because... his daddy's an idiot!! Let's take a quick break.

Lazlow: Alright, we're back here on Chatterbox, the radio show that never gets old. I'm Lazlow, with open ears and a closed mind. Hello, you're on the air, what's your name?
Caller: I wanted to talk about spanking!
Lazlow: Oh God...not another one...!
Caller: I say spanking kids is the only way to teach them right from wrong.
Lazlow: So you think that teaching kids from an early age that violence is the solution to problems will make them valuable members of our society.
Caller: Exactly! I knew you'd understand Lazlow! My daddy used to whoop tar out of me. He once hit me so hard my spleen fell out of my ear. Didn't do me no harm. Look at me now, I'm the best pest-control guy in east Portland. I've killed more rats, roaches and vermin that you can imagine, and I love it. This is such a great country, I wouldn't be where I am today if my daddy hadn't beat me senseless.
Lazlow: Hehh...what are you talking about? Man, I'm starting to believe that guy about the fluoride in the drinking water! Listen...if there's any sane person left in Liberty City that can hear my voice, please, call the show right now, this is an SOS, going out across the city!

Re:Dear slashdot (1)

yukk (638002) | about 6 years ago | (#25248815)

Yeah, I can understand with your kids being at that age why you still have the occasional tantrum. Kids are hard work. I get frustrated myself, but I give myself a little time and calm down.

Re:Dear slashdot (2, Insightful)

geekoid (135745) | about 6 years ago | (#25249037)

After learning good techniques, I don't get nearly as frustrated as I used to, but yeah, some days.
What I do when I get frustrated is stop doing what I am doing, and focus 100% on doing something with my kids. I don't get done what I was working on, but i'm not frustrated anymore. The odd time when I really can't stop what I am doing. I simply explain to my kids what I am doing, why it must be done right now and apologize for not having the time. They seem to understand that.
Besides, in 6 years there not going to want to do anything with me, so I figure I should get it in while I can.

Kids should be a joy.

Re:Dear slashdot (1)

yukk (638002) | about 6 years ago | (#25249891)

I don't know how your original post got modded troll, but you're right. Trying to do something while the kids are bugging you doesn't work for anyone. Either pay attention to the kids or tell them you'll be with them when you can. By the way, I was kidding about the tantrums. I know what you actually meant.

Re:Dear slashdot (1)

fyoder (857358) | about 6 years ago | (#25249203)

"You should never hit your kids. It is harmful and ultimately makes life worse."

Corporal punishment can be effective in behaviour modification if it is swift and consistent. Actual force applied should be low, because higher force doesn't lead to greater efficacy. If swift and certain isn't an option, then it shouldn't be applied, since it does have a down side in learning from example. Telling a child that they shouldn't hit while you're hitting them sends a mixed message.

Re:Dear slashdot (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#25249395)

"Please look into how the man you inventer time out implemented them. they work very well."

What you say!!
You have no chance to survive make your time.

Re:Dear slashdot (1)

db32 (862117) | about 6 years ago | (#25249431)

I must disagree on hitting the kids, but only slightly. If you are hitting them to hurt them you are doing it wrong. The biggest pain you should be causing them is their pride. It also has to be reserved for the most outrageous or immediate violations for it to have a real effect. When my 5yr old decides its ok to hurt the 2yr old because she annoyed him I come down on him like a flash and give him a solid crack on the butt and send him straight to the corner. His butt only stings for a minute, its his pride that suffers the most there. Most of the effect should be from the shock value.

The 2 yr old typically gets the immediate end of things. Reaching for something that she shouldn't touch (easily damaged, dangerous, etc) and she will get a quick slap on the hand. She is a quick one and is frequently shocked into compliance without so much of a wimper and just a "holy crap, daddy smacked my hand!" facial expression. However, every now and then she gets that willful scowl and will do it again just to see what you will do.

If it isn't something immediate or outrageous they pretty much get time in the corner. This usually comes from ignoring instruction, arguing about instruction, or just whining and then its to the corner until they are ready to try again. The 5yr old basically gets one warning glare before he winds up in the corner from me. My wife argues with him a bit more so she tends to have more troubles with him bickering back.

One, two and three (2, Interesting)

beldon (79695) | about 6 years ago | (#25248725)

One-- You seriously need to grow a pair. Fast.

Two and three-- Looks like the obvious train doesn't stop in their town.

Seriously-- web usage is a perfect mirror of who we are inasmuch as it shows what's important to us. Don't blame the mirror for the image it shows because you don't like it. Fix the subject. Or (if you're into short-term solutions) get rid of the mirror. In the latter case, though, don't be surprised if what's in the mirror doesn't go away.

Okay-- I'm into seriously over-extended metaphor mode. Time to stop.

Dear Slashdot (0, Redundant)

Windows_NT (1353809) | about 6 years ago | (#25248727)

I have geat advice for the contributors to this article:
1) quit being a bitch (mod -1 karma)
2) You married the girl for a reason, if shes not satisfied with you, its YOUR FAULT!
3) instead of whining that slashdot doesnt have a kids section, why dont you get off your ass and play with your kids!

my baby girl is due in a month and i cant wait cuz i get to hang out with her, Although im ready for the disapointment of her not being a C programmer, i know ill have the chance to show her all the great things that life has to offer, hunting, fishing, mechanics, math, hating boys. ..
Honestly, if you have a wife and child and you go home and play on your computer, maybe you should divorce her, get rid of the child, and move back to your parents house!

Re:Dear Slashdot (1)

Bent Mind (853241) | about 6 years ago | (#25249439)

"and move back to your parents house"

You are assuming that he moved out of his parents house.

"disappointment of her not being a C programmer"

Mine finds it boring. She thinks the end-product is cool. However, she doesn't want to take the time to create the end-product. I'm not too concerned though. She currently has an active interest in physics and chemistry. She's also involved in Karate. I don't take it myself. However, I take her to the lessons and have never missed a tournament. She's very competitive.

As for a kids section, I'm not really sure what they mean. Comment filtering? News of interest to technically inclined kids? Personally, if I find an article that I think my kids will find interesting, I'll show them the article and discuss it with them. There is nothing better than debating a topic of interest with your child. Just don't be surprised when they beat you.

Alrighty then. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#25248805)

I ask because my wife has started to check on me through Slashdot while I'm at work. She doesn't think I am working if I post during the day. It has reached the point where she will call work if she sees that I have posted. My boss doesn't like it and I can't get her to stop. I'd hate to have to get my karma back up to where it is now or have my posts (which are very good mostly) not associated with a new account. I know I could just start posting anonymous coward but I have a problem with having what I write linked to the word coward.

Where to start.

  1. Get off it! You're not working!
  2. Your karma sucks in real life!
  3. Your wife is right!
  4. Your boss doesn't like you wasting time on Slashdot either. It's not because of your wife!
  5. Dude, you have issues!

This country? (1)

tryfan (235825) | about 6 years ago | (#25248823)

Which country is that? India? China? Indonesia?
Oh, yeah, you're referring to Intercountry, right?

Re:This country? (1)

stoolpigeon (454276) | about 6 years ago | (#25249171)

The country the author is in - which would be easy for you to figure out if it weren't for that gigantic chip on your shoulder inhibiting your brain from proper function.

Re:This country? (1)

Jaysyn (203771) | about 6 years ago | (#25249183)

The *Inter*zone! Naked Lunch makes sense now!

Slashdot for cats? (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#25248831)

With the high divorce rate, I have given up on my wife and instead have cats. It would be great if you could add a section for cats. Sometimes my cat wants to play, but I want to read /., so she sits on my keyboard and meows at me. It would be awesome if I could plop her down in front of a computer, so we could be doing something together.

Also, when I am at work she monitors me on slashdot. This is why I have to post AC. Sometimes she even responds. You know all the comments that seem like the poster couldn't type at all? That's her.

Re:Slashdot for cats? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#25248993)

I CAN HAS KARMA?

Re:Slashdot for cats? (1)

cnoocy (452211) | about 6 years ago | (#25249053)

Awesome.

Re:Slashdot for cats? (1)

sexconker (1179573) | about 6 years ago | (#25249061)

meii feoooownd meeeew

woewe;of soig sog si e

MENIS FENIS BENIS GENIS DENIS DENNACE (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#25248883)

Idle sucks! Heh heh! Aw man yeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhh, install GENTOO LINUX. Set your CFLAGS properly.

She calls you at work? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#25248913)

It has reached the point where she will call work if she sees that I have posted.
You could start with syaing, "Iron my shirt Bitch" and go from there.

sad (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#25248929)

I usually enjoy the disagree mail because they tend to be funy. This last one today, though, is just very sad. Some people have no business having children. Makes me want to offer to go play with the guy's kids. Moron.

Yawn (0, Redundant)

sexconker (1179573) | about 6 years ago | (#25248965)

Still a waste of space.

Re:Yawn (1)

geekoid (135745) | about 6 years ago | (#25249813)

Yes you are~

Kids' Section (5, Funny)

Kwesadilo (942453) | about 6 years ago | (#25248979)

"On Sun Jan 20, 2008 ****** wrote: "I have 2 young kids and it would be great if you made a Slashdot kids section."

"Slashdot Announces Idle Section"
- CmdrTaco, Aug 14, 2008

Ask, and you shall receive. Took a while, though. His wife probably took the kids and left already. Way to put family first, Slashdot.

Tap it down good and... (0)

HTH NE1 (675604) | about 6 years ago | (#25249013)

Stare at the kids, play with my wife, and talk to my computer, and--

[MARRIAGE FAIL]

I know what I did wrong. I know what I did. I need to talk to the kids. That's it. Talk to my kids, stare at my wife, and play with the computer and--

[MARRIAGE FAIL]

Oh, I know what I did wrong. I know what I did. It's play with the kids. OK. Play with the kids, talk to my wife, and stare at the computer and--

[walk in on brother having sex with my wife]

Ah ha! So you're the reason why--

[SHOTGUN TO FACE]

Brainless wife? (1)

Devir (671031) | about 6 years ago | (#25249111)

In the first message. Can this guys wife really be that stupid? Her Husband's job is his income. If she gets him fired for being on Slashdot, it affects her as well. Once the Bills can't get paid, they start loosing things, cars and services and then where they live. Unless of course she's having an affair and just "needs" a reason to leave her Husband. being an unemployed bum is a great reason in the eyes of the court.

Idleispants (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#25249153)

What exactly is that tag referring to? It's on every idle story and I havent been able to find it's origin?

Re:Idleispants (2, Informative)

svnt (697929) | about 6 years ago | (#25249309)

There was a story that showed up around the time idle started: http://yro.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=08/08/27/2246235&from=rss [slashdot.org]

He set his password to "Lloyds is pants." It's a British thing.

Some whiner suggested to use it as a tag for all idle stories.

No more tagging? (0, Troll)

nsayer (86181) | about 6 years ago | (#25249323)

Did the editors get tired of "pleasestop"? Way to kill the messenger.

Can't believe it (3, Insightful)

chord.wav (599850) | about 6 years ago | (#25249353)

1 - Didn't your wife told you not to post?!? Get back to work bitch! Just kidding. C'mon man, talk to her!

2 - Why don't you ask her directly instead of trying to caught her in the act? You know, some relationships actually benefit from being honest to each other... some even are based on that!

3 - You should have thought about that BEFORE having kids! Put your sh1t toghether, act like the father you are supposed to be and spend time with your kids. And you better enjoy it.

Ugh! (1)

Jogar the Barbarian (5830) | about 6 years ago | (#25249369)

Being a 35yo bachelor, and no closer to being married than I was 10 years ago, this story is depressing.

I'm going to go spend time on weebls-stuff.com until my mood improves.

No help needed... (1)

Geoffrey.landis (926948) | about 6 years ago | (#25249409)

"You should realize that the help link doesn't provide help with your life. It's mostly for getting passwords and stuff."

I've never needed help forgetting passwords and stuff. I can do that on my own.

Re:No help needed... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#25249689)

It's mostly for getting passwords and stuff.

Try reading that again... it didn't say anything about FORGETTING passwords.

No Problems Now (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#25249549)

Read faster. Compliment the wife and boss in posts. Post short replies.

Problems solved. You are free to play with the wife and kids.

My views on the three (1)

[cx] (181186) | about 6 years ago | (#25249777)

Marriage is not for everyone, it's not supposed to be a natural step in everybody's life.

If you want to have a relationship that works, make sure that you are willing to compromise a lot(sacrifice!) and have transparent discussions on any issue.

You can blame computers, or slashdot, or any other kind of distraction, but the problem is the people involved in the relationship.

The guy whose wife calls his work to check if he is posting on Slashdot sounds like an absolute train wreck of a person and probably needs to get a job of their own, or some kind of hobby that will stop them from constantly being involved in someone elses career. Callblock your home phone number if you have to, but it is very unprofessional to have repeated social calls to soothe the anxiety of a bored housewife.

As for number two, if you can't confront your wife about it and ask them point blank why they are acting this way, and why they are so secretive about their actions in this "bliss of holy matrimony" perhaps you should just divorce her and find someone who is not poorly concealing an affair.

And for number three, if you can't find an activity to do with your children that does not involve computers, maybe you should not have had kids. Raising children is more than bringing home a paycheck. Your wife is clearly trying to point this out to you and you are failing to meet the needs of your children. If they want to play with you, make the sacrifice of leaving your computer for an hour or two and go outside with them, it sounds like it will do you some good too.

So looks like the end result is two divorces, and one bad father.

Go Slashdot, Go!
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