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+ - Why Crazy Still Trumps Facts on the Internet->

Submitted by Curseyoukhan
Curseyoukhan (2601315) writes "The internet was going to be great. It was going to be the place where good information drove out bad, where facts would vanquish lies. Instead it seems to have made the situation worse. The Flat Earth Society has come back from the dead. Survivors of Sandy Hook and Aurora are electronically harassed by people who congregate at sites explaining how it was all a government conspiracy. And that's just the tip of the Illuminati pyramid. So what happened?"
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Comment: Re:Over-rated (Score 1) 385

by gizmod (#41718111) Attached to: How Do You Spot a Genius?
If your children excel academically in any way I would say that helping them develop socially is your greatest challenge. Most intellectuals, genius or not, really struggle with that facet of life. I know I did. I'm not saying I'm really smart of by any means a genius or something, I'm just saying that I was one of those nerdy kids that really *loved* math and science and was largely ostracized by most kids because of it.

Comment: No degree needed (Score 1) 266

by gizmod (#40263271) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Getting a Tech Job With Skills But No Formal Degree?
You don't need a degree to do programming, web, development or syadmin type jobs. What you need is experience. Lots of it. experience.experience.experience. That's what the last 17 odd years in development taught me. I have no formal education at all, self taught all the way and I'm pretty good at what I do (if I do say so myself) You are going to have to prove yourself in the beginning, but once you gain their trust along with some good solid experience, nothing can stand in your way if you persevere. It's easier if you have a passion for it. Good luck.

Comment: The end? (Score 1) 922

by gizmod (#39486407) Attached to: UK Man Jailed For 'Offensive Tweets'
I dont want to sound cynical but is free speech really just a concept nowadays? When will our erosion of rights end? Are we slowly creeping towards a state where we will get so fed up we revolt? I guess the majoriy always wins and thats sad when its the majority being denied and they dont even realise it. I guess in a world with billions 1 guy or a 1000 guys or whatever the minority is it doesnt matter as long as its not you. Maybe thats whats wrong with democracy. It doesnt cater for minorities too. Anyways juat my 2c

Comment: Re:There's nothing to dilute. (Score 1) 191

by gizmod (#36919848) Attached to: Microsoft Dilutes Open Source, Coins 'Open Surface'
People talk about open source as if users give a damn. Users are only interested in 2 things, how much it costs, and if it works Maybe when it comes to applications for users yeah, but what about frameworks and libraries? Developers are only interested in two (there's more, but this sounds better ;) )things when it comes to frameworks and libraries, does it work, and if it doesn't can I fix it?

"Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain." -- The Wizard Of Oz