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by ericbarbour
Sat Aug 13, 2022 11:15 pm
Forum: Dark Corners -- a place for odd and deviant subjects (WP related or not)
Topic: the evil of Twitter
Replies: 14
Views: 2522

Re: the evil of Twitter

This was "charming" J.K. Rowling posted on Twitter her horror at the recent attack on Salman Rushdie. (Remember, he was stabbed in the face, for writing a book 35 years ago that offended some Muslims.) And this was one of the responses. rowling-threat.jpeg Apparently nothing "legally material" will ...
by ericbarbour
Sat Aug 13, 2022 10:39 pm
Forum: Wikipedia In The Media
Topic: Section 230 is in trouble -- at last !
Replies: 33
Views: 8255

Re: Section 230 is in trouble -- at last !

https://alexberenson.substack.com/p/the-white-house-privately-demanded Interesting choice. Berenson is unquestionably a prominent journalist and author. He's got a Wikipedia article --which says something about his career, and even more about his rantings about COVID and cannabis. As long as he's b...
by ericbarbour
Sat Aug 13, 2022 9:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wikipedia as the gaping anus of the Western world
Replies: 4
Views: 97

Re: Wikipedia as the gaping anus of the Western world

Last 250 Years The 250 years you describe might be the Anthropocene which is really a "Renaissance" that we have lived through. The starting point for this era might be the steam engine because it allowed us to access huge amounts of dense energy. Technology may have been a trigger for the American...
by ericbarbour
Sat Aug 13, 2022 8:27 am
Forum: Content Issues
Topic: Is Wikipedia too leftist/neo-liberal on anti-Darwinian content?
Replies: 28
Views: 762

Re: Is Wikipedia too leftist/neo-liberal on anti-Darwinian content?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Berlinski The ONE HUNDRED TWENTY paragraphs represent "bat-shit crazy people" arguing about "EIGHT" paragraphs of nonsense over the last FOURTEEN YEARS. The fighting has been going on for SEVENTEEN YEARS.. They are fighting about the opinions of a nobody.. a nebi...
by ericbarbour
Sat Aug 13, 2022 5:58 am
Forum: Wikipedians
Topic: How to "dox" Wikipedia insiders/fanatics
Replies: 24
Views: 5949

Re: How to "dox" Wikipedia insiders/fanatics

The Most interesting DOX on this post is Timothy Robert Shell who was the CEO of Bomis (porn site), which he co-founded. Shell is a shell of himself in Google search, there is very little to be found on the Internet about him. He was co-founder of Bomis partly because he and Wales are rabid Ayn Ran...
by ericbarbour
Sat Aug 13, 2022 5:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wikipedia as the gaping anus of the Western world
Replies: 4
Views: 97

Re: Wikipedia as the gaping anus of the Western world

Yes, CIA-related groups have dumped a ton of money in the project. But this really just makes them look like sad, hapless retards, who are funding their own humiliation. Which is nothing unusual. After all the US govt has been pumping money in to self-defeating projects for decades, and shows no si...
by ericbarbour
Fri Aug 12, 2022 7:03 am
Forum: Dark Corners -- a place for odd and deviant subjects (WP related or not)
Topic: My misadventures at PCSX2 discord
Replies: 13
Views: 252

Re: My misadventures at PCSX2 discord

I could have told you--this would be a waste of time. DIscord is no different from WP or Reddit. Run by tiny dictators who are probably crazier than you. The result is totally predictable.
by ericbarbour
Wed Aug 10, 2022 9:46 pm
Forum: Content Issues
Topic: Recession is Cloudy with many Meatballs
Replies: 5
Views: 132

Re: Recession is Cloudy with many Meatballs

It does seem that it was drama mostly engineered by republican media, and made worse by Wikipedia admin pettiness and bias. As the sentence wasn't in the lede prior to the republican mob (republican mob was lying it was). It was just over whether to emphasize "two quarters" in the lede after the WH...
by ericbarbour
Wed Aug 10, 2022 9:04 pm
Forum: Dark Corners -- a place for odd and deviant subjects (WP related or not)
Topic: Thoughts on Reddit?
Replies: 37
Views: 11878

Re: Thoughts on Reddit?

The idiots on Reddit and Twitter are in love with the newest sociopath, Johnny Nguyen, who runs the "Smokestrom Smoke Shop" on West Sahara Ave. in Las Vegas. Yeah, this is being memed into pointlessness. In a few weeks no one will remember the details. And what people forget: similar robberies happ...
by ericbarbour
Wed Aug 10, 2022 8:48 pm
Forum: Wikipedia In The Media
Topic: Section 230 is in trouble -- at last !
Replies: 33
Views: 8255

Re: Section 230 is in trouble -- at last !

NOW I'm starting to wonder if 230 will ever be removed or modified. Because stupid shit like this keeps appearing.

https://www.techdirt.com/2022/08/10/the ... ch-online/