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Journal: Humorous thought

Journal by YankeeInExile

As I was trying to RTFA, and came across a slashdotted site, I just had the sudden realization (I'm special -- I get extra time): Slashdot obviously has two classes of users. Those who read the articles (leading to the /. effect) and those who post - since so little of what I see in the commentary has any indication of being influenced by the FA.

A new sig is coming from this.

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Journal: What, me karmawhore? 2

Journal by YankeeInExile

Well -- I guess I should be proud. For the first time today, some AC posted that I was a Karma Whore, with the suggestion to look at my user page for evidence

In some sense of the word, I suppose it's true. I tend to write comments only about material in which I have personal knowledge, or express well founded opinions without resorting to ad hominem attacks.

Would I continue to write were it not for the positive feedback one gets from /.-karma? Probably not, but I suspect that was one of the motivating factors for CT et al to add moderation and karma in the first place.

Mathemeticians stand on each other's shoulders while computer scientists stand on each other's toes. -- Richard Hamming

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