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Latest Wikipedia Uproar Over 'Superprotection'

xevioso Re:Germans (79 comments)

I'm sure the Russians would be pretty irritated at first but would manage to take over the German Wikipedia after a while.

3 hours ago
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Plan Would Give Government Virtual Veto Over Internet Governance

xevioso Re:Does it matter? (63 comments)

A-ha!

3 days ago
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The Flight of Gifted Engineers From NASA

xevioso Re:Obligatory xkcd reference (160 comments)

I don't undesrtand. Did you mean to imply the hack at xkcd is a former NASA engineer, or the talent at xkcd is a former NASA hack? Or a former hack engineer? Or the talent behind hacking? I'm so confused.

about a week ago
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Writer: Internet Comments Belong On Personal Blogs, Not News Sites

xevioso Re:Jezebel? (299 comments)

I disagree it is a trolling comment. I understand you believe it is, but it isn't. When I said misandry isn't a word, I meant it isn't a real thing that exists in any demonstrable way. There is no large amount of women who hate men, which is what is meant by people who accuse women of misandry. I should have phrased it better, true.

about a week ago
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Writer: Internet Comments Belong On Personal Blogs, Not News Sites

xevioso Re:Jezebel? (299 comments)

Misandry isn't a word.

about a week ago
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Writer: Internet Comments Belong On Personal Blogs, Not News Sites

xevioso Re:Best of luck with that. (299 comments)

It is possible to disagree with someone without being a troll.

You are wrong. And I am not a troll.

about a week ago
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Writer: Internet Comments Belong On Personal Blogs, Not News Sites

xevioso Re:Wah. (299 comments)

Free speech is that protected or regulated by government...not that of an individual company to moderate what sort of speech goes on its website.

Surely you realize this?

And it's not about what people are saying...these are gif meant to evoke a visceral reaction in people. Looking a rape gif is not "reading" a comment. These are people who are actively trying to shut down the comments section of a website. They ought to be sued for harassment.

about a week ago
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Writer: Internet Comments Belong On Personal Blogs, Not News Sites

xevioso Re:Jezebel? (299 comments)

Actually, the latest events on Jezebel proves the point of many of Jezebel's authors, which is that much of the internet is openly hostile to women. Jezebel is an awesome blog and has fantastic stories about the crap that women have to put up with in this country and around the world every single day. They call out misogyny on the internet, and are promptly spammed with rape gifs. They aren't the problem at all; it's the jerks who posted the gifs who are the problem, so yes, their example is a perfect example.

As for "militant", I don't think that word means what you think it means.

about a week ago
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Writer: Internet Comments Belong On Personal Blogs, Not News Sites

xevioso Also, this is silly: (299 comments)

""They belong on personal blogs, or on Twitter or Tumblr or Reddit, where individuals build a full, searchable body of work and can be judged accordingly.""

he misunderstands what comments are for. They are for a discussion. People like to have a discussion after they read a news article on some relevant topic. And just like in real life, some people try to hijack that discussion.

And as in real life, the only way to deal with those people is to physically remove them from the conversation. That is, have a moderator whose job it is to delete the posts and evict the poster, even if it is a throwaway account.

about a week ago
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Writer: Internet Comments Belong On Personal Blogs, Not News Sites

xevioso no, it's because News sites try... (299 comments)

to monetize the comments. There have long been multiple types of comment systems that handled comments from spammers very well. Ones that require authentication, ones that allow people to downvote a comment into oblivion, ones that get hidden because no one reads them. The Kinja system they used was horrible, and their moderators were too slow to deal with complaints of the types of comments they were having.

If your web business relies upon comments for page views and for actual income, then you should actually have multiple full-time people whose job it is to delete unwanted comments. It's that simple. If you can't afford to do it, then don't have the comments.

about a week ago
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The Fiercest Rivalry In Tech: Uber vs. Lyft

xevioso Re:In London, Lyft/Uber are intelligence tests. (125 comments)

Part of this is that in London you need to pass tests about how complicated your streets are, because they were designed haphazardly going back, well, at least a thousand years?

Here in places like Phoenix or New York, for example, we have things like numbered "streets" and "avenues" that make it convenient for someone with a bare amount of this "knowledge" you speak of to drive a person from point A to B.

about two weeks ago
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The Fiercest Rivalry In Tech: Uber vs. Lyft

xevioso Re:Regulations (125 comments)

Most people don't buy snake oil at all; it's rather difficult to find. Snakes don't produce much anyways.

about two weeks ago
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The Fiercest Rivalry In Tech: Uber vs. Lyft

xevioso Re:Dirty tactics (125 comments)

So pink is not professional?

Mustaches are not professional? I'm a professional and I have a gigantic, huge mustache. Do you have something against facial hair?

Perhaps you don't understand the point of successful branding, which involves getting your name/logo/colors out there in front of as many people as possible, so people will remember you, use your service, thus making you a profit. This is called being professional.

I don't think that word professional means what you think it means.

about two weeks ago
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The Fiercest Rivalry In Tech: Uber vs. Lyft

xevioso Re:Dirty tactics (125 comments)

Even worse, he's ashamed to ride in a car with a mustache on it, which, as a mustached-American, I find quite offensive.

about two weeks ago
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Silicon Valley Doesn't Have an Attitude Problem, OK?

xevioso Re: Tech workers in Silicon Valley (261 comments)

You are aware of Google's policies against working from home? If those massive amounts of workers were forced to live somewhere where there was less traffic, then they would need to drive further to work, thus creating...traffic.

about two weeks ago
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Silicon Valley Doesn't Have an Attitude Problem, OK?

xevioso Re: Tech workers in Silicon Valley (261 comments)

It's not. It's a bunch of tech-hate from activists who live in the city. They are livid at the 1$ a stop fee, although that has gone up somehow to 4$.

about two weeks ago

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