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Comment: Re:So, it has come to this. (Score 4, Insightful) 742

by evilRhino (#48086039) Attached to: Complain About Comcast, Get Fired From Your Job
I believe the idea that unions are still relevant is a popular message among the corporate media. For example when Hostess went bankrupt in 2012 due to mismanagement, the press reported mostly that the business would have to close if the unions didn't make concessions. Never mind the fact that they had previously made many concessions in the past, and the new contract would result in wages barely over minimum wage yet would not touch executive bonuses. OCP owns the police.

Comment: Re:Why? (Score 5, Insightful) 2219

by evilRhino (#46180825) Attached to: Slashdot Tries Something New; Audience Responds!

We want to take our current content and all the stuff that matters to this community and deliver it on a site that still speaks to the interests and habits of our current audience, but that is, at the same time, more accessible and shareable by a wider audience.

I think the problem is that if you build an engine for a wider audience at the cost of the community, you'll be left with nothing. There are plenty of other "shiny" websites for the mass audience. The community that was built at Slashdot is the real value of the brand. If the parent company wants to build a website with a mass appeal, they should build one from scratch and spin Slashdot off into a separate company.

Comment: Re:Not quite that (Score 1) 269

by evilRhino (#46162143) Attached to: How Voter Shortsightedness Skews Elections
If you look at the link I posted above, there is a model that shows how the spoiler effect is real. This has happened in the real world many times. For recent examples look at Perot and Nader taking away votes from candidates that lost their elections. What is your evidence that this effect is a fallacy?

Comment: Re:Not quite that (Score 0) 269

by evilRhino (#46156967) Attached to: How Voter Shortsightedness Skews Elections

". Our current president is the most conservative president our country has ever had, " well, there it is. The stupidest statement on slashdot to date.

He's not the *most* conservative, but he could easily be within the top 5. He hasn't enacted a single "liberal" action or policy that didn't have corporate backing.

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