Archives for February, 2010

EWR: Man Alive! It’s Twenty-Five!

Somebody is RIGHT on the Internet!!!!11!! …I would like to start by apologising for our handling of this situation. We have not communicated well with our forum volunteers and users (for example in my insensitive ‘Outrage’ post, which was written in the heat of the moment). In the process we have caused unintended hurt and…

I admit up front that I’m going all paternalistic on the Dawkins Forum people, and Imma gonna let you finish your imminent self destruction and all, but first I wanted to use this moment in time as an object lesson in communication. A letter was recently posted somewhere by the RDF forum staff to Richard,…

One of the reasons I blog is to put out stuff to see how others react to it. This is to ultimately modify and improve …. the stuff. I was rather amused a while back when we were discussing racist science, and I was accused of intentionally putting stuff out there to see what reactions…

According to The Internet, the Canadian females, many under drinking age by several days, partied on the ice after beating the American Team in Vancouver yesterday. They had champaign, beers, smoked cigars, and they got silly, attempting at one point to drive the Zamboni machine around on the ice!!!! Outrage!!!!

… In other words, the next version of the Linux Kernel, versoin 2.6.33, is hereby released.

Fabulis.com is a social networking thingie for gay men and does its banking at Citibank. Apparently, someone at Citibank decided that the contents of the Fabulis blog was not fabulous, and violated Citibank rules of conduct whereby you must do things a certain way or they will close your accounts.

And not just because PZ Myers gets t00n’d.

Outrage and Civility

Imagine that you, as a greatly liked and respected person, found yourself overnight subjected to personal vilification on an unprecedented scale, from anonymous commenters on a website. Suppose you found yourself described as an “utter twat” a “suppurating rectum. A suppurating rat’s rectum. A suppurating rat’s rectum inside a dead skunk that’s been shoved up…