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Comment: Re:Good grief (Score 1) 61

by edittard (#49513623) Attached to: New Nudge Technology Prods You To Take Action
I had this idea of taking pieces of bog roll and compressing them like a very lot and enclosing them in a capsule. You'd swallow them at the end of a meal and when you pooped them out they'd burst and expand automatically hygieneise your botty-wotty. I proposed this to some venture capitalists and they turned me down in favour of some website where you post inane details about your life in a vain attempt to appear like you don't have an utterly pointless existence. Who's laughing now, you bastards?

Comment: Re:Render farm? (Score 2) 150

Wrong on two counts. One, "you fucking American idiot" doesn't have a finite verb so it's not a complete sentence. Had he written "you're a..." you might have a point.

Two, it's correct to use a comma to separate the addressee.

Many people here omit it, sometimes changing the meaning somewhat.

"There's an orange, doctor" vs. "There's an orange doctor"

Comment: Re:This, if true, will utterly destroy (Score 1) 279

by edittard (#49464933) Attached to: Researchers Developing An Algorithm That Can Detect Internet Trolls

I don't understand why a serious media company like CBS News wants their brand to be associated with constant racist ignorance

Clearly a stupid move. Competitive theory suggests targeting segments where you are strong relative to your competitors. Going bayonet to bayonet with Fox on their home ground is suicidal.

The time spent on any item of the agenda [of a finance committee] will be in inverse proportion to the sum involved. -- C.N. Parkinson