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It is easy to use Wikipedia,
It is that ease to use, rather than accuracy, that has made Wikipedia as popular as it is.
... Included is also a chart showing that editing participation in Wikipedia has "atrophied" since 2007
I could have told you that, and have been telling you that.
The big problem with Wikipedia is that in spite of what the publicity says, it is only a small number of people who contribute, and a surprisingly large number of those people have an agenda for what they edit.
imo, with Wikipedia, truth is not the goal. A certain point of view is the goal.
That's because you shared your password
Password is shared with no one. It is just me watching.
The Netflix recommendations I'm watched were out of my range of likes and/or taste.
So, based upon my experience with the Netflix recommendation algorithm, I'd be wary of this new application.
... Just last month we learned that NTP...
NTP.org is its own problem. Even when there was more than a single person maintaining it, the development looked less than favorably upon code improvement suggestions from the community.
... I do believe that there is a tendency associated with [open source] to take certain things for granted....
You've hit on the main problem. It is not open source, per se, as you imply in your message. It is community involvement.
Where you have a community that is involved and stays involved, bugs are shallow. When you have a community, such as NTP.org, where suggestions are pushed away, bugs become very deep.
...Most of the shit we all use, trust and take for granted was coded in someone's basement over the weekend a long time ago.
... and the code written in nice air-conditioned offices in Redmond, Washington has shown itself to be so much more secure over the years
...So let's everyone ask ourselves this question: how many times do we personally browse open source code...
"Everyone" does not need to do it. You've set up a premise that fails on face value.