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Comment Re:Sexual Assault (Score 2, Insightful) 513

I think it's a very reasonable thing to do in order to discourage behavior that is universally looked upon as bad. Yes, being abusive to software does no harm to the software, but if you can have your chatbot, or whatever you want to classify Cortana as in this scenario, act in a way that does not fuel this behavior (which let's face it would only be done by idiots), without compromising the functionality of the tool, then I support Microsoft's efforts.

Our communication with each other is coarsening at a fast enough rate as it is.

Comment Re:Huh? (Score 0) 253

So you're saying it's OK to scam people or lie to them because you can't get a better job, 'cause that's what it sounds like you're saying.

That's pretty close to saying that going on a crime spree is justifiable for the same reason.

Comment I'll give you the benefit of the doubt... (Score 1) 1836

whipslash, you seem earnest about improving /. and interested in listening to what people have to say. I appreciate that, and will overlook your mid-7-digit UID. ;-)

Seriously though, I sincerely hope that your tone reflects the desires of the new owners, because /. has been a great resource over the years and something I still check out most days. I understand the need to make money with the site, but it seems you (and by extension the new owners) are interested in preserving/restoring what makes /. great.

Good luck.

Comment Re:There's no doubt that... (Score 5, Insightful) 1836

Personally, what I see i:
1. The topic selection. Far too much gunk
2. The comments. Every single thread devolves into many, many political bullshit rants. Democrat idiots, Republican assholes, liberal, conservative, Socialist, Communist, Fundies blah blah......

#1 you can maybe fix
#2 not so much

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