a) some of these bugs where filed months ago, and yet those hotspot "optimizations" are still on by default
b) it's true that some problems can be avoided by deliberately disabling these optimizations, but w/o raising big warning alarms to users, people aren't going to know they need to go out of their way to do that. For crash bugs, it may not be so bad -- they see the crash and google to find out why it crashed. For miss-evaluation of loops that can lead to silent data corruption it's a different story -- how would users ever know that they need to disable those options if developers don't yell and holler from the roof tops?
The twitter account in question isn't retweeting the URLs.
There is no automated bot in play here.
All this guy did was create a "Twitter List" of the ~40 official Twitter Accounts used by the NYTimes (they seem to have one per section of their site)
You would get access to the same URLs if you followed each of those ~40 individual twitter accounts directly.
Essentially the NYT is complaining that someone is promoting the existence of their twitter accounts.
If a random blogger is going to submission spam slashdot with all of his two paragraph blogs plagiarizing news articles, the least he could do is actually LINK to some genuinely useful coverage of the story on a reputable sites...
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