I wonder if one could paint this on a wood stove to increase the heart output.
There's a dude in central Austin with half a beard.
Yes! People who have people skills assume it is easy to learn because they learned t easily. Many people have difficulty with it. You could teach me all ther moves for football but I would still get mowed down on every play. There are some things that one can't just learn out of a book. Believe me, I have tried.
Yup, that's all we need, an internet outage causing multiple fatal accidents because cars traveling 80 miles an hour suddenly can't tell the difference between a police officer in the road and a tree beside it.
Then they will see the error of their ways.
Other than that... just walk away.
Can you please provide links to any of this info, particularly about the 86 families. I am genuinely interested.
All you dudes whine about MS, Apple, Facebook, et al gathering up your personal data. Then you happily hand over all kinds of very specific data to Slashdot, just because they have a poll.
Get yourself a box. In it place a couple reams of notebook paper, a bunch of pens, envelopes, and stamps. Then ship that to them. Tell these people that if they can't learn to be responsible then you are not going to jump through hoops to make up the difference. Just because you know computers does NOT mean you are responsible for lazy-dipshit-proofing every computer owned by a lazy, irresponsible family member.
Look up "digital assett management video."
Sounds more like an observant realist to me.
A "bias" is a belief that affects a decision. That there are fewer women editors on Wikipedia (Wp) is, in itself, only a fact, NOT a bias or a proof of any bias. I am a man, and yet I don't bother to contribute to Wp for many of the same reasons previously given as to why women don't contribute: I dont want to have to learn yet another markup language, just to get started. And I don't like trolls and mean people (I have my filter set on +1 here on
Now, I believe the main reason women tend to flock to FB & Pintetest is that these sites are predominantly social. So, if Wp added a much more social component, it might help. Another issue is that far fewer women currently enjoy technical things. That, too, is a fact but it is caused by dozens of social norms and biases. In order to make up for that, Wp could make editing an article as easy as editing a FB post. And dont give me that crap about how the Wp markup is easier to type than HTML. There should be a simple, WYSIWYG editor.
Finally, I think anonymity should go away, at least in the back end. If someone wants the priviledge of editing then Wp should be able to know exactly who they are. People should be required to prove who they are to register as an editor. They can enter a "handle" for the rest of the world to see, but if you are an ass, Wp will know exactly who you are and can truly ban you for life or take legal legal action if necessary. That should clear up a lot of the meanness.
IIRC, when I first saw a video about these things, one of the problems is that when a motor boat goes by they will jump out of the water high and hard enough to injure people in the boat. In the video they were flying outta the water by the hundreds. All you gotta do is set up your nets to catch them in mid-air and "drive around" in your boat. No harm to the native species at all.
I would prefer that all sites offer the option of registering with your real name via a charge to a real credit card, NOT a debit or gift card. The money could go to the site or even to a charity. Then, if I had registered in such a manner, I would have the option of filtering out all non-registered users and even threads proceeding from their comments. It should be easy to click a button to turn the filter on and off, directly within the reading interface.
Then I could block most of the trolls when I want and easily see other comments if I am willing to weed through the trolls.
All sites should have downvoting but also have mechanisms to detect and de-register malicious downvoters, whether working alone or as an organized mob. Unregistered people should not be able to downvote registered people.
Sites should also offer white-lists, both manual and automatic. Only someone with good karma or badges or whatever should be able to vote at all.
I'm seriously thinking of droppping
...and stop trying to take over the internet by adding proprietary extensions to said standards. Stop trying to push MS server or development products by tweaking the browser to work better with said products.
The browser wars are over. MS won the battle but is loosing the war. They need to drop the insurgency and learn to play nice if they want to play at all.