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Comment And yet 15 years later... (Score 2, Interesting) 59 59

... we still can't get competent editors at slashodt. Certainly there must have been someone who minored in English or Journalism who could take care of these atrocious front-page grammar and readability issues? I've seen better writing in comment sections of code written by people who learned English as a third or fourth language.

Comment (Shrug) IÂll believe it when I see it. (Score 1) 92 92

IÂve been reading "Winklevoss Twins close to launching bitcoin ETF" stories since mid-2013. It has always just about cleared the last regulatory hurdle and it is always going to launch in a month or two and it is always "still on track." Slashdot just seems to be an amplifier of the latest publicity blitz.

OK, fine. Maybe it will happen and maybe it won't. No particular reason I know to pay attention to it until it does.

Funniest thing I've read about it appeared in January, 2015: "We believe that anyone who believes that gold is an important asset to hold in their portfolio should seriously consider adding bitcoin to their portfolio. When we consider all of the qualities that make money money, Bitcoin when compared to gold matches or surpasses gold in every measure of money. This is why we and others call bitcoin 'gold 2.0' or 'digital gold,' Winklevoss explained in his email."

Comment Re:So, it's a "conspiracy" if its about a Democrat (Score 1) 165 165

I guess if you think #OccupyResoluteDesk is conservative

President Lawnchairs actions will go down in history as demonstrably conservative. Not merely conservative, but more conservative than any president who came before him. You can debate his inner philosophy all you want, but the bills he has signed into law speak for themselves.

then you probably think Bernie Sanders is right of center.

No, Sanders is indeed left of center. His voting record as a senator mostly supports that.

I'm curious if you could offer an example of a "sane" web site.

The main reason why I don't consider this to be a "sane" web site is because they refuse to acknowledge their profound bend towards conservatism. When they clearly have a bias one way, and refuse to admit it, they are not showing good editorial sanity (regardless of whether or not their opinions are rooted in reality).

Comment Re:So, it's a "conspiracy" if its about a Democrat (Score 1) 165 165

It's a "conspiracy" if its about a Democrat

No, it becomes a conspiracy when the facts are left behind and assumptions are substituted in their place. When you insist that the email debacle is a high crime because it is associated with a democrat and you want it to be associated with other conspiracies that you have helped propagate for some time, then it becomes a conspiracy.

You can drop the name "Powell" without any URL

I'm going off of other comments that were posted here on slashdot. Not that you ever follow links that I post anyways.

Comment Re:Conspiracy? (Score 1) 165 165

There is indeed a fact that Secretary Clinton was using a private email server (as someone else pointed out, this was not unprecedented; Colin Powell apparently did the same before her). However you and others are propagating a conspiracy that she did it to hide something dire. Similarly you and others are propagating a conspiracy that this somehow leads back to the Lawnchair Administration and to some grave impeachable offense.

Comment Re:Conspiracy? (Score 1) 165 165

Seems like what you want.

Me? Astroturfing? No. I vote for the guy who least wants me serving out my life in debtor's prison. If I can't make a living, then there is no other issue that matters.

That said, it would make no sense for a socialist such as myself to run an astroturfing campaign. The ones who most oppose a socialist are the corporate bigwigs who fund astroturfing campaigns. They fund your campaigns instead and tell you the astroturf is Kentucky blue.

It's great to be smart 'cause then you know stuff.