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Comment Dumbing down the UI is appropriate (Score 1) 2219

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.

This is a website for intelligent, highly technical people. The information density is not a detriment, it is a feature.

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Trying to attract a wider audience will only force the content to be dumbed down.

Comment Re: why not? (Score 5, Interesting) 303

If I remember correctly, Microsoft was paying large hosting providers like GoDaddy to use IIS over apache

The evidence of that is the "all sites" graph which shows IIS's share increasing vs. the "active sites" graph which shows IIS's share plummeting. IIS appears to be hosting a lot of dead sites, ironically.

Comment high intelligence (Score 0) 190

high intelligence

Why do we humans define intelligence such that humans are the most intelligent creatures on this planet?

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Is that really a valid definition of intelligence, or just human self-importance and vanity?

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