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Comment Re:Lightning Strikes Twice with Entitled Customer (Score 5, Interesting) 337

The employees have every right to treat you like shit. Just because they work for some corporation doesn't mean they lose their rights. They have just as much right as I do to treat you like the total dick bag you seem to be (I'm kidding, just proving a point). Corporations are under no law to have customer relations departments to try and satisfy customers. Some do and some don't, it depends on how much they care about customer retention. I am guessing Musk could care less if this rich asshole is his customer.

Comment Re:Aim to not be Reddit, Hacker News, Stack Overfl (Score 1) 1822

I personally don't like the firehose, but maybe it's a good idea.

Years ago we tried to make topics actually work. It never really gained traction because there just isn't that much attention in those dedicated areas.
Years ago we also tried tagging articles, but mods tended to be upset when we tagged many terrible articles as 'slow news day.'

Perhaps, the two could be combined to form not terribly specific communities that have a lower threshold for publishing and could be surfaced to the main page if it gets enough discussion. It's not quite a reddit implementation where communities are established with their own moderation bland, but more of a sorted version of firehost.

Right now, I don't use any of those and there are a large number of not really 'news for nerds' articles I don't care to read. Perhaps if I could just surf the 'newsfornerds.slashdot.org' or 'linux.slashdot.org' with more frequent articles then it would help both flesh out more articles and bring back a little niche.

It's something to think about... I don't really see a need to self moderated communities like reddit because of of the shit hole that can become, but realistically you need a way to lower the barrier to news aggregation. These side channels could be filled faster and maybe carry a disclaimer about the frequency of publishing.

Comment Re:Can a Hillary supporter step up and explain? (Score 4, Interesting) 634

Why choose Hillary? Well for 1 she already wields a lot of political power, 2 She has the support of a large portion of the wealthy and elites, meaning she will have backing to force things through Congress. 3 She will nominate a SC judge to keep the court from becoming too lopsided. 4. A lot of women would like to see a woman president. 5. because it will enrage the far right and they tend to be ridiculous and ineffective when enraged.

On a side note, I'll vote for her before Trump or Cruz, but as it stands now none of those three have my vote.

Comment Re:US democracy... (Score 1) 634

Why are you claiming that the Democratic Caucus, which is run by the Democratic Party (a private institution), for the purpose of choosing a candidate to run in the election under the Democratic banner, has anything to do with how we run our elections. It is the way the Democrats choose their candidate, the Republican party can do it how they see fit, and it does nothing to stop any third party candidate. But to claim that it in anyway shows the state of how we as a country run our actual election is ludacris. The party members choose by the rules they implement, which is how it should be.

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