Pretty much this. Fark hasn't been relevant in a long time, so trying to "clean up" now is too little too late.
I know that. However, our media is slowly turning more and more sensationalist, and thoughtful discourse is no longer encouraged. They don't want discussions. All they want are talking points and arguments.
It appears that Nicholas Jackson does not understand how modern media works. The trolls are necessary in order to develop that inclusiveness...that "us vs. them" mentality. Otherwise, it's just a bunch of random people saying "I agree." on every article. That doesn't drive revenue. No, my friends, those trolls are necessary, in fact, I'd go so far as to say they are vital.
That's the staging point that the lizard people will use to invade the US.
It's not the patient that's the issue though. An outbreak could happen through an oversight in proper disposal of fluids, soiled bedding, etc. While I don't think people are "scaremongering," it's foolish to say it will NEVER happen.
Wasn't there a small outbreak of flesh-eating disease that was linked to a leak from the CDC? I'll try to find a citation...
I think "Texas" is the entire south, at least in a Texan's mind.
Let's bring all the diseases here. What could go wrong?
It's catering to the hipster cloud-lovers.
People have been saying this for years. While it'd be interesting to see it actually happen, I'm not holding my breath.
I really like how instead of intelligent discourse about the triggers for the landslide and any possible ways to prevent/predict future landslides, people latch on to one phrase, and use it to belittle the media or other political stances. It's like those Christian right-wing people obsessively throwing the word "hypothesis" around to justify their idiotic creationist beliefs. Was it a tragedy? Yes. Was it a disaster? Yes. Is that was this discussion is about? No. Please take it somewhere else, so we can continue to discussion.
That's a difficult question. In my office, it tends to be the women who have the most issues with being criticized by another woman. I've had my work critiqued on multiple occasions by female coworkers, both my equals and superiors, and I didn't take it personally or become defensive. Now, I can only speak for myself, rather than my entire gender (which the author of the article has done), and I am sure there are men who have issues with it. In regards to the article, what's the solution? The author lists several problems plaguing the industry, but offers no concrete resolution. I have an issue with that. If you are going to call out an issue, you need to also come prepared with a way to fix it. If you don't, no one will ever take you seriously.
When they close the door, they close it hard.
Because people are too distracted in their daily lives to take a few moments to read.
I agree! About a decade ago, the company I was working for hired a high-priced "consultant" to help us cut costs. Instead of suggesting we streamline our inventory or ordering processes, he suggested a 10% staff cut. The company folded less than two years later.