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Comment End of /.? (Score 1) 780

could make it a federal felony to use your blog, social media like MySpace and Facebook, or any other Web media 'to cause substantial emotional distress through "severe, repeated, and hostile" speech.'

So basically this would mean the end of Slashdot...

Comment A couple ideas (Score 1) 564

1. Spell it out in fine print on your resume or cover letter. "If you Google search for my name, you will turn up hits regarding a pedophile who happens to have the same name as me. This is not me."

2. If we just stopped using names and gave everyone a GUID we could avoid this kind of nonsense.

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Submission + - How to teach a healthy dose of skepticism? 1

c0d3h4x0r writes: "It's no accident that "whatcouldpossiblygowrong" is one of the most common tags applied by Slashdotters to stories about proposed ideas or laws; the ability to spot and predict faults is a big part of what makes a great engineer. It starts with having a healthy skepticism about the world, which leads to actual critical thinking. Many books and courses teach critical thinking skills, but what is the best way to encourage and teach someone to maintain a healthy dose of skepticism? Is it even teachable, or is it just an innate part of the geek personality?"

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