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A Wikipedia content-abuse story -- only with real-world violence

Stanistani Wikipedia - will the WMF ever make it safe for wom (1 comments)

Wikipedia features misogyny, distortion of the truth, and a gamer boy culture. This editor of influence broke a pool cue over a woman's head. The WMF says it wants to encourage women editors. Hard to believe.

about 3 months ago
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Even more Wikipedia donors caught editing their own Wikipedia articles

Stanistani Re:More evidence hidden from public view (2 comments)

It's amazing what runs scurrying back into the dark when you turn over rocks at "the online encyclopedia any one can edit."

about 4 months ago
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Major Wikipedia donors caught editing their own articles

Stanistani Re:I have talked to the authors of this study (7 comments)

Apparently this is just one in a series of blog posts that will tear open the veil over this serious problem.

about 4 months ago
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Major Wikipedia donors caught editing their own articles

Stanistani Re:COI is inevitable (7 comments)

Illicit, perhaps, but smart marketing indeed. Oh, the Humanity!

about 4 months ago
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Major Wikipedia Donors Caught Editing Their Own Articles

Stanistani Nice link (125 comments)

I note the link in the edited version on the front page is just the Wikipedia page about Wikipediocracy. Here's the link to the actual post on the site: http://wikipediocracy.com/2014...

about 4 months ago
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Major Wikipedia donors caught editing their own articles

Stanistani COI is inevitable (7 comments)

Most anyone interested enough to navigate the hostile waters of Wikipedia has an interest in a subject, either through employment, advocacy, or just plain liking or disliking the topic of an article. The ‘Bright Line’ rule is doomed, as paid editing and advocacy is already rampant in Wikipedia. It’s time to manage this, not demonize it. I’m looking forward to subsequent chapters in this COI saga.

about 4 months ago
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Why do people add to Wikipedia? Sometimes it's pure self-indulgence.

Stanistani Wikipediocracy (2 comments)

The linked article rips Wikipedia a new orifice in a most stylish fashion.

about 5 months ago
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What should we do about Wikipedia's porn problem?

Stanistani Toothbrush (3 comments)

Without the image filter (something all other major sites have) if you search on Wikipedia or Wikimedia Commons for normal, everyday items such as' necklace', 'toothbrush' or, in French, 'homework' (devoir) you get as your top or second hit, porn. Children are encouraged to use these resources. Teens are often admin on these sites, cataloging and categorizing the porn. Yech.

more than 2 years ago
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For Firefox 4, You'll Need To Wait Until 2011

Stanistani Pepperidge Farms Remembers (238 comments)

*Rocking back and forth*
Ayyup.
Nothing wrong at all.
*whittles*
They could just finish it and hold on to it too.
*rocks a bit more, snaps his galluses*
Ayyup.

more than 3 years ago
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Wal-Mart To Launch Unlimited Wireless Family Plan

Stanistani This has massive implications (1 comments)

The social commentary site 'People of Wal-Mart' will have a sudden increase in page hits. Smileys will become omnipresent on the Web - no, wait... Muscle shirts, ball caps, and spandex pants will become stylish again. Google Trends will report 'beef franks' as the hottest topic. Linux will be ported to CB radios.

more than 3 years ago
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Where are the Cheap Thin Clients?

Stanistani Support (1 comments)

The entering wedge for these devices is in the enterprise, so the models being produced are priced for large businesses and government purchase. They include support contracts. These don't make any money if you have to keep fixing them, so the devices tend to be under-featured and over-engineered. If you can develop a consumer market for these, they would rapidly drop in price, but PCs are such a commodity that you'd be better off developing a thin client wrapped around a PC form factor. Google's new Chrome OS embedded in the upcoming netbooks is such a development.

more than 4 years ago
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EA Forum Ban Will Now Mean EA Game Ban

Stanistani Re:Awwww (549 comments)

Of course it is. That's just common sense.

more than 5 years ago
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How Do I Talk To 4th Graders About IT?

Stanistani Re:Keep It Fun & Exciting (531 comments)

When I was but a mite, the first science teacher I had lined us up holding hands, and then placed an electrode in the first and last child's palm.
Then he cranked a generator and laughed maniacally while we screamed and thrashed around, unable to let go.
A true visionary.

more than 5 years ago
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How Do I Talk To 4th Graders About IT?

Stanistani Re:Keep It Fun & Exciting (531 comments)

I was thinking more of:
*BOOM*
"An explosion, like the one that just shattered the classroom windows, demonstrates how much energy is released from igniting hydrogen and oxygen mixed together. This energy, properly contained, can propel a spacecraft - or this wastebasket. Watch!"

more than 5 years ago
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MS Reportedly Adds 6 Months of Vista Downgrade

Stanistani The Buzz (244 comments)

The bees seems to love it...

Any operating system that our crop-pollinating overlords prefer is all right by me!

more than 5 years ago
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How Do I Talk To 4th Graders About IT?

Stanistani Re:Keep It Fun & Exciting (531 comments)

See if you can blow something up.
Kids love that stuff.

more than 5 years ago
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"Back Door" Cheating Scandal Rocks Online Poker

Stanistani *mucks his hand* (427 comments)

Not a bad deal, but I'll want to see the flop.

more than 5 years ago
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Alarm Raised For "Clickjacking" Browser Exploit

Stanistani Flashbock? (308 comments)

Is that a crisp, clean Adobe lager with a nice finish?

more than 5 years ago

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Orwellian 'Behavior Detection Officers' for TSA

Stanistani Stanistani writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Stanistani writes "According to Newsweek, at US airports some security personnel will be observing passengers for facial expressions which indicate malicious intent. If they believe you look like you might be thinking of causing harm, you can be taken aside for further questioning. Welcome these new overseers: 'Behavior Detection Officers.' Their potentially life-changing decisions will be based on the pseudoscience of 'micro-expressions.'"
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Stanistani Stanistani writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Stanistani writes "For 11 years physicist Robert Bussard quietly worked on Boron Fusion research for the U.S. Navy. Just as his experiments promised to bear fruit, the funding ran out, and an explosion in his laboratory put an emphatic end to his efforts. Now, in a Defense News article, the details of this fusion technology emerge, along with Bussard's claims that a remarkably small amount of funding could finish the job and deliver a working fusion reactor decades ahead of competing efforts — a reactor that runs on Boron and produces electricity directly — without radiation."
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Stanistani Stanistani writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Stanistani writes "A Connecticut middle-school substitute teacher was convicted last month of exposing her seventh-grade students to pornography on a classroom computer, and faces up to 40 years in state prison. She claimed that spyware generated the obscene pop-ups. The investigating detectives never checked the system for spyware. MSNBC has the story"

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Stanistani Stanistani writes  |  more than 7 years ago

The target substrate consists of coherently aligned (vertically) carbon nanotubes saturated with a one to one mix of deuterium-tritium fuel, and sealed with a single-molecule layer of lithium deuteride. A fuel wafer so formed is approximately 100 mm in diameter and .01mm thick - it is backed with a GaS-doped silicon substrate which is wired into a central power bus. A megawatt Nd:glass laser is optically split into 256 equal beams and focussed on the fuel wafer at minimal power. When fired, the laser beam will strike the target, and the lithium deuteride seal will be driven into the fuel mixture at relativistic speeds, and sufficient temperature/pressure levels will be produced inside the confined space of the carbon nanotube to achieve fusion of the fuel mixture. The energy of fusion will produce helium nuclei, each having almost three million electron volts of energy, which when they strike the silicon backing, will deliver an enormous burst of electrical energy to the power bus which can be smoothed and rectified to usable power as subsequent cells are fired. Power levels are sufficient to not only drive the laser and fuel replacement mechanism, but provide 1900% net power gain.

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Promising Fusion Reactor Research Snuffed Out

Stanistani Stanistani writes  |  more than 7 years ago

For 11 years physicist Robert Bussard quietly worked on Boron Fusion research for the U.S. Navy.
Just as his experiments promised to bear fruit, the funding ran out, and an explosion in his laboratory put an emphatic end to his efforts.

Now, in a Defense News article, the details of this fusion technology emerge, along with Bussard's claims that a remarkably small amount of funding could finish the job and deliver a working fusion reactor decades ahead of competing efforts - a reactor that runs on Boron and produces electricity directly - without radiation.

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Twilight Zone

Stanistani Stanistani writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Has anyone else noticed that with replies not enabled, the amount of trolling and flaming has dropped to historically low levels?

It's so peaceful...

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Was nagged to metamoderate.... and ...

Stanistani Stanistani writes  |  more than 7 years ago

"The moderation system for Slashdot is currently down."

Shazaaaaam... Sarge?

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Mo' NDA - Y?

Stanistani Stanistani writes  |  more than 8 years ago

You have 5 Moderator Points! Use 'em or lose 'em!
_______________

Time to throw down.

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My dog, it's full of rats!

Stanistani Stanistani writes  |  more than 8 years ago

Have you Meta Moderated recently?
You have 5 Moderator Points! Use 'em or lose 'em!

My pup runneth over.
***************

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We dn esd Ay!

Stanistani Stanistani writes  |  more than 8 years ago

Metamodded and then got Mod points.
Mostly modded Insightful and Funny... slapped one Troll down.

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Friday Musings

Stanistani Stanistani writes  |  more than 8 years ago

Metamodding today -
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Re:Don't let your head explode
by - on Thursday November 03, @05:21PM (#13946869)
In other words: you don't know what you are talking about, yet you just can't bear to shut the fuck up.

(See your other clueless posts.)
Original Discussion: Microsoft Calls for National Privacy Law
Rating: Informative.
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Informative? I think not. Metamod Unfair.
**************
You have 5 Moderator Points! Use 'em or lose 'em!
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The game is afoot.

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Tuvan Throat Singers *bWAAAAAAAAeeeeeeeeEEEEEEaaah*

Stanistani Stanistani writes  |  more than 8 years ago

Metamodded this morning.
Are mod points getting more common?
***************

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Mon-El

Stanistani Stanistani writes  |  more than 8 years ago

Metamodded today.
************
You have 5 Moderator Points! Use 'em or lose 'em!
************
Metamodded again.

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Tue More Reasons

Stanistani Stanistani writes  |  more than 8 years ago

Metamodded... people sure do cut each other down, don't they?
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You have 5 Moderator Points! Use 'em or lose 'em!
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Yeeha.

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Mondane

Stanistani Stanistani writes  |  more than 8 years ago

Zo, I haz Metzamozzded Zis morningz, undz azidez umz ze baaaad Cherman aggzent, nozzing du repart.

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Thurmond

Stanistani Stanistani writes  |  more than 8 years ago

Metamodded yesterday once. Nothing of notice.
**************
Metamodded this afternoon.
Slammed two mods. One Off-topic mod was of a post that was spot-on topic.
One Flamebait mod was about the sdem/fyodor business, which probably needs to keep having a little light on it.

Checks and balances...

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Mondale

Stanistani Stanistani writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Metamodded today.
Slashdot seems listless and febrile today. Zonk posting about the CEV as if NASA had tossed the Shuttle in a dumpster... A Slashdot article about Wikipedia that was factually incorrect on its face... Wimpy reactions to everything... what's up with everybody? Could it be...*gasp* the bird flu?

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Frimp

Stanistani Stanistani writes  |  more than 8 years ago

Metamodded this morning.
The funniest posts are the ones who don't know they're funny.
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