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Comment Re:Coast Starlight (Score 1, Insightful) 370

Why not start upgrading the track to run at 150 mph in segments and speed up the trip?

Because Amtrak is a corporate welfare basket case that will never come close to justifying itself economically. We have aircraft now. Passenger rail is for short-distance commuting, and it's barely cost effective at that.

If done correctly, high speed rail could work on the west coast.

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Comment Re:There are Pros and Cons (Score 2) 52


Here are the things that if an edit button is included that should also be done:

* Allow a "grace period" of ~15 minutes to edit the post
* Optionally, if someone posts a reply, disable editing
* Clearly show a post has been edited
* Allow the viewer to see the _first_ original version AND with the _current_ version.

Comment There are Pros and Cons (Score 1) 52

I've thought about this issue over years as I use both /. and Reddit.

There are pros and cons of not having an edit button:

= Pros of Edit =

* I don't have to worry about spelling or grammar mistakes -- since I can fix them later
* I can expand to include additional thoughts post submit (I use this feature all the time on Reddit.)

= Cons of Edit =

* I can be lazy and just type stuff up not worrying about grammar and flow knowing that I can fix it "later"
* Posts can be redacted after the initial submit making it hard to know what the original version said. It is nice knowing a post hasn't been "tampered with"
* You usually can't see a history of edits to see what was changed and why. This is one area StackOverflow does well.

For every argument for having an edit button, I think a case could be made against it.

However I think there is an argument that swings it to the "edit side". The thing about having an edit button is that you don't have to use it. It solves "most" of the issues.

C'est la vie

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