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Comment DoRD (Score 1) 166

The value of the raw materials in the vast majority of old electronics is worth less than it costs to actually recycle them.

Wrong!

"The value of the raw materials in the vast majority of old electronics is less than it costs to actually recycle them."

or

"The raw materials in the vast majority of old electronics are worth less than it costs to actually recycle them."

Comment Re:Who cares? (Score 0) 88

By the first sentence of the summary, at least one writes it.

I'll repeat it here just in case manishs sobers up and fixes it:

Speaking of Chinese electronics giants, Xiaomi, which has in the recent months delved its toes into wearable, smart cookers, air purifiers, suitcases products, on Wednesday announced it is entering the PC market.

Comment protip about quoting. (Score 4, Insightful) 413

Anything marked as a quotation should be lifted verbatim.
Exception: If you add something (such as an explanation or clarification) it should be in square brackets.
Exception: If you omit something for brevity, mark the missing section with an ellipsis in square brackets.
Exception: If you spot a grammatical error and you want to draw attention to it, add [sic] after it.

Original Grauniad article:

He was elected governor of Indiana in 2012, and gained a degree of national notoriety thanks to a controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act [...]

Slashdot summary:

He was elected governor of Indiana in 2012, and gained a degree of national notoriety that's [sic] to a controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act [...]

As soon as you start frigging around with tenses, pronouns, voices or any other form of paraphrasing, even a tiny bit, it ceases to be a direct quote and should NOT be marked as one. This is Journalism 101.

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