This is going to be a short entry (even though that's probably bad form for my first). A friend of mine and I were talking about Slashdot and the number of comments. We've noticed that lately there seems to be more comments than there have been in a while, and those comments seem to come a lot more quickly than they have in the past. We could be wrong about it, but that's certainly the way both of us perceive it. So here's the hypothesis: The unemployment rate is up, which gives nerds time to sit at the house posting on Slashdot more often and more quickly than usual. Anyone have any other ideas, or are we just perceiving things the wrong way?