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Comment That's it? (Score 1) 162 162

So when asked for a life-betterment achievement of Sillicon Valley, the oracle comes up with...yet. another. tech. solution. to solve a likely insoluble problem with no track record whatever. It's all bullshit. SV wants to make money. No more no less. Nothing wrong with that, but they abandoned religion and see themselves as gods. The tech 'titans' need to get over themselves.

Comment Re:Sad (Score 1) 452 452

I don't know much about Reddit, but was under the impression that the mods were long time users, the users most committed to Reddit, and that they are those who create their respective sub-reddits or are close to those who did, and that they were those who would field and vet the AMA participants. My impression from the article I read was that AMA depends on them. So value in the sense of contributing to what might bring a user to the site. Value to the user, which naively means value to the proprietor. But to be sure, the only time I've been to Reddit was when a thread there showed up prominently in the results for some google query I'd made.

In any case I don't think Reddit owes anyone anything. Just don't think any of this is surprising or immoral The mods aren't exercising powers not accorded them by Reddit itself, are they?

Comment Re:Sad (Score 1) 452 452

It's sad that this was modded troll. And also sad how quickly I was modded +5. I don't usually say popular things so my my +5 mods are few and far between, but the one below was modded 5 almost instantly. So the one I disagreed with was modded Troll and and I was modded +5 and almost instantly. I can see how mod systems encourage self-congratulatory group think.

Comment Re:I know how this is going to be fixed... (Score 5, Insightful) 352 352

No your comment is sad. Go and view the tagged pictures. And tell me that there is no similarity. Your lying or have so deeply fooled yourself that you have difficulty thinking un-good thoughts.

Amazing, modern man believes man descended from apes and when a computer algorithm mistakes a black colored and ape shaped ape descendant for, you know, an ape, it's because the photo alg guys are a bunch of frat boys.

It's sad the world is bending over backwards affecting this total bullshit 'how COULD this happen!!!!,' though really it isn't the world. It's media and blog bubble who are encouraged, nay, validated! by the corporate "This. Is. 100% not. ok" but show the pic and explain the story off-line and see how normal mankind really still is.

Comment Re:misplaced research? (Score 1) 172 172

Offensive is an ambiguous term, but if you mean the man on man sex has become normal, you are kidding yourself. It's perception has not normalized because it isn't normal and never will be. The most ardent pc leftists will descend on a homo-sexual with insults more vile than you can imagine if sufficiently provoked. It's only that pseudo popular opinion in the west is increasingly driven by elites who can afford to have outlooks with little grounding in reality, because if you are Tom Cruise it really doesn't matter much that you worship a clam or some such.

In any case, proponents often confuse a live and let live attitude towards deviant behavior with respectful acceptance, but it is a lie, because no matter how debased and vapid the modern ethos, at base, most people still have some sense of their humanity and therefore are to some degree or another in touch with what constitutes human normalcy.

Comment Re:Nude == Rude? (Score 1) 172 172

It was actually an insightful comment. Not everyone has disavowed their human intuition as a valid source for knowledge. It's only relatively recently that much of mankind has made the laboratory the only source of knowing about he world. It's the reason philosophy is dead--interestingly it killed itself mainly, and the reason that modern man can recognize the different between a man and wife and man and partner and the reason why modern man recognizes such folly as a 'sex' change. The 'troll' simply appealed to commentators human sensitivity which on Slashdot is the indeed the classic troll.

Comment Re:Those evil enemy oppressors (Score 1) 818 818

Increasingly, these private companies are the gateway to the civilized on-line world. I am disturbed that they are wiping traces of things they don't like from the their parts of the web. This may be be their right, but it does not bode well that the largest information gate keeper in the modern world has taken pro-active steps towards making the web a right thinking place, and the tech geniuses of Slashdot think this is a thread about a fucking flag.

Comment Re:Two questions need to be asked (Score 5, Insightful) 546 546

This should not have been modded troll. It's different opinion. The support for the contention is provided. It's not the favored opinion on this website but since when does an out of favor view get down-modded her (I kid, I kid).

Seriously, you guys who mod down things you don't agree with make this site poorer than it should be.

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