I'm going to attempt an "AskSlashdot" about this (no doubt, getting rejected), but at least I'll post it here when I finish.
Another thing that bothers me, is the "Underrated/Overrated" moderation. It doesn't get metamodded.
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Long computations which yield zero are probably all for naught.