mk · 2433 days ago · link · · parent · post: This American Life - Full Retraction (and my thoughts)
I know lessismore badged this, but I had to badge it too. Thanks for this post.
iamfight · 2460 days ago · link · · parent · post: There are no bad children, just good and bad behaviors --really?
i believe there are no bad children, just bad parents. to suggest that a child is "bad" is to suggest that small children are capable of malice; a trait we dont learn until much later in life. all behavior is learned, and poor behavior is likely betraying the ineptitude of their teachers/parents. but it is possible to convince them otherwise; youd be amazed at the progress that can be made by speaking/explaining to children, as oppossed to "BECAUSE I SAID SO!"
I think the fact that the focal point of content here is on the user and not something more broad like a subreddit helps each user get what he wants from hubski without imposing on anyone else. So while a subreddit might one day become flooded with subpar content, I don't expect someone who has consistently posted great content to suddenly start posting memes and image macros. The responsibility lies on each user instead of the community as a whole to generate likable content, so the scope of quality stuff coming in has a much narrower focus. At least, that's the theory.
kleinbl00 · 2479 days ago · link · · parent · post: Jeff Atwood: Listen to Your Community, But Don't Let Them Tell You What to Do
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alpha0 · 2497 days ago · link · · parent · post: Capitalism IS the Crisis. A must watch documentary. - [99:45]
"Monetary system" should not be confused with "Capitalism". This is a fundamental point. Banksters are not in the "capitalism" business, it is the "money" business.
scarp · 2514 days ago · link · · parent · post: Google's planned 'iPad killer' tablet: 5 talking points - The Week
Revenue generation is just one measure or worth, though. Not every good idea makes money or should. Android is brilliant for being exactly what it is: an affordable, ubiquitous and highly adaptable open source operating system for mobile devices. It fills a useful niche that iOS cannot.