I feel that revenue seeking / advertising on slashdot has gone too far and needs to be pulled back. I'm not explicitly against it, but the stuff is far more intrusive now than it was back in the days when this site was good. My 2 main peeves are 1) the auto playing videos that distract me with noise when I'm trying to read and 2) the flash ads that always crashes my browser. Other changes I can put up with, but these two are the main reasons why I mostly browse reddit now.
I stand corrected. Still, there is so much that doesn't make sense. There is talk of mental illness being involved. The family has asked that people respect their privacy. But doesn't appear to be any indication that Ian has been unwell recently... has there?
The bizarre nature of those last tweets and the fact that the attached email domain on those was imurdock.com rather than his actual website which is ianmurdock.com makes this situation very suspicious. I hope more information is release soon as it seems highly likely foul play is involved.
...Same boat. What a vexatiously self-aggrandizing man. Excellent writing, and probably some very insightful substance that has never been summarized with the right perspective anywhere, but it really needs less Stephen Wolfram. Perhaps someone could re-edit the whole thing to exclude him—and polish the Wikipedia article while they're at it.
Unrelatedly, Turing's paper on his eponymous test is mentioned in the biography and has some hilariously sketchy logic in it. If only publishing were like that today!
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