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Comment: Ignorance (Score 1) 170

by Porchroof (#48367473) Attached to: What Happens When Nobody Proofreads an Academic Paper

According to most commenters on Internet forums, grammar and spelling are unimportant and for the most part should be ignored. And anyone who complains about such errors, intentional or otherwise, should be hung by the testicles until shriveled.

Public school education is the problem. Teachers are unfamiliar with the subjects they're trying to teach (such as reading, writing, English).

When a person is corrected by the "language cops" he is embarrassed and his only response is name-calling.

Comment: Bah! (Score 1) 166

by Porchroof (#44855261) Attached to: Why iTunes Radio Could Take Down Pandora

I quit listening to Pandora a couple of years ago. I got damned tired of the audio/video commercials.

You can't escape commercials. The TV Channel is now showing 20-minute programs in a 36-minute time slot. And what fills those extra 16 minutes? COMMERCIALS, of course.

I listen to most of my music on YouTube, but I'm about ready to give YouTube the finger also. Why? COMMERCIALS, of course.

Comment: Rig an election? (Score 1) 93

by Porchroof (#44529891) Attached to: Is New York City Ready For Digital Voting?

Politicians would like nothing better than to rig elections in their favor. And the easiest way to do that is to have the elections conducted over the Internet.

We're already in the process of losing our democracy to socialists and communists in the federal government. We don't need to accelerate the process by going digital.

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