All I can see on this Slashdot thread is mis-matched anecdotes.
That's the nature of slashdot, no matter what the subject of any given thread.
I read slashdot at least daily, sometimes visiting several times a day if a topic is of great interest to me. But I don't read it for information about any subject. I read it to find out what the attitudes and biases of one vocal segment of the technoratti are. Sometimes that helps me shape my own opinion; sometimes it helps me identify where I should invest my limited argumentative resources. But almost never does slashdot give me any solid information; it is always just a jumbled of mismatched anecdotes.