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Re: Out of the Blue
Oct 11, 2010, 18:17
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Re: Out of the Blue Oct 11, 2010, 18:17
Oct 11, 2010, 18:17
 
pseudo-science homeopathic medicine

Well to be fair that does describe one of the linked articles


edit: Whoa you're quick.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Oct 11, 2010, 18:12
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Re: Out of the Blue Oct 11, 2010, 18:12
Oct 11, 2010, 18:12
 
Out of 36 links non-gaming links, 9 were HuffPo. I'd say 25% of content coming from one source is quite high.

I will try and be more conscious of too many stories coming from a single source, though I should add your analysis of this is a little deceptive, as 55% of those HuffPo links you cite are actually Associated Press articles that happen to be posted there, and could have come from any of hundreds of sites that carry that wire feed. That is simply because these links typically come from submissions.

Two ways to change the makeup of these links are to submit articles from other sources, which you are encouraged to do, or demonstrate some problem with the site to which we are linking. There was a comment that "90% of the stories there are either celebrity gossip or pseudo-science homeopathic medicine articles*," but that doesn't describe any of the articles in question, which are all on topic for the various categories where they are filed. And as always, these are arranged in easily skippable bullet point format so you can avoid inflammatory content such as "Twitterers React To Facebook's New Features" and "Next Generation 'iPhone 5' Teased In WSJ Report: What Will It Look Like?"

* A recent "science" article there drew some valid criticism here, and such stories will not likely be linked from here in the future.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Oct 11, 2010, 18:08
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Oct 11, 2010, 18:08
 
Sepharo wrote on Oct 11, 2010, 17:48:
They're either well written and researched or they're not.

I can assure you that many HuffPo articles fall into the latter.

Look at some criticisms of HuffPo.

http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/?p=473
http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/?p=470
http://www.salon.com/news/politics/war_room/2010/07/07/huffpo_antiscience/index.html

I could put up more, but those have plenty of examples already.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Oct 11, 2010, 17:53
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Oct 11, 2010, 17:53
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xXBatmanXx wrote on Oct 10, 2010, 17:58:
Not hard to figure out why California is bankrupt:

Why Happy Meals Toys are Controversial in California.

THAT is the shit they are worried about?

No! Well, not all the time.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Oct 11, 2010, 17:48
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Re: Out of the Blue Oct 11, 2010, 17:48
Oct 11, 2010, 17:48
 
I don't really care where articles come from... They're either well written and researched or they're not. And they either interest me or they don't.

I don't know enough about Huffington Post to get into any argument about it though.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Oct 11, 2010, 17:45
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Re: Out of the Blue Oct 11, 2010, 17:45
Oct 11, 2010, 17:45
 
Enahs wrote on Oct 11, 2010, 10:29:
1 story in OotB was from Huffingtion Post today. ONE. 1. UNO.

Some people are overly sensitive.

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Out of 36 non-gaming links, 9 were HuffPo. I'd say 25% of content coming from one source is quite high. And that's counting links in categories that HuffPo doesn't cover (Play, Links, and Media in OotB).

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Re: Out of the Blue
Oct 11, 2010, 10:29
Enahs
 
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Oct 11, 2010, 10:29
 Enahs
 
1 story in OotB was from Huffingtion Post today. ONE. 1. UNO.

Some people are overly sensitive.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Oct 10, 2010, 22:31
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Oct 10, 2010, 22:31
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Reikon wrote on Oct 10, 2010, 22:12:
xXBatmanXx wrote on Oct 10, 2010, 18:35:
The most worthless one is year/month/day - why put the year first? Most instances you are 99% interested in the month/day, and the year just solidifies what you were looking at....

Simple, that method is useful for older stuff. The year matters more than the month or day when something is older than a year.
Indeed. And for the exact reasons kanniballl said, for archival purposes (with computers), nothing beats something like "20020708". The only question you might have with a file like that is whether it's July or August, but you'd trust that a person using that notation will go Greatest, Middle, Least like you'd hope. Though once you have a window full, of say,

20020701 - insert weekly radio show title here
20020708 - insert weekly radio show title here
20020715 - insert weekly radio show title here

You can find the exact file you want with the quickest glance over the list, and know from the context that it's July of 2002.

That date format has saved me a ton of headaches.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Oct 10, 2010, 22:12
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Oct 10, 2010, 22:12
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Oct 10, 2010, 18:35:
The most worthless one is year/month/day - why put the year first? Most instances you are 99% interested in the month/day, and the year just solidifies what you were looking at....

Simple, that method is useful for older stuff. The year matters more than the month or day when something is older than a year.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Oct 10, 2010, 21:28
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Oct 10, 2010, 21:28
 
yes, we need more links to http://distractedbyboobs.tumblr.com/
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Re: Out of the Blue
Oct 10, 2010, 20:25
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Oct 10, 2010, 20:25
 
mag wrote on Oct 10, 2010, 16:51:
Ashley wrote on Oct 10, 2010, 14:10:
What's with all the HuffPo links lately?
I come here and I've already seen most the stories at HuffPo. LOL!
They seem to be dominating most aggregators lately, not just Blue.

I've nearly stopped clicking on the links in OotB because of the HuffPo. 90% of the stories there are either celebrity gossip or pseudo-science homeopathic medicine articles.

I second this - Blue, please ease off Huff Post.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Oct 10, 2010, 18:53
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Oct 10, 2010, 18:53
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Oct 10, 2010, 18:35:
Reikon wrote on Oct 10, 2010, 18:14:

And by the way, there are 3 common methods to write the date. Month/day/year, day/month/year, and year/month/day.

The most worthless one is year/month/day - why put the year first? Most instances you are 99% interested in the month/day, and the year just solidifies what you were looking at....

As a programmer, I use yyyy-mm-dd ALL of the time. Filenames, text file contents, etc. An alphabetical sort becomes a chronologic (or reverse chronologic) sort.

That being said, I tend to date my stuff dd-mon-yyyy. Partially because I spend a good chunk of my time in Oracle and partially because I have to send so many messages/memos to my Swiss co-workers it was just easier to adopt that method then trying to remember when to use what.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Oct 10, 2010, 18:35
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Oct 10, 2010, 18:35
 
Reikon wrote on Oct 10, 2010, 18:14:

And by the way, there are 3 common methods to write the date. Month/day/year, day/month/year, and year/month/day.

The most worthless one is year/month/day - why put the year first? Most instances you are 99% interested in the month/day, and the year just solidifies what you were looking at....
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Re: Out of the Blue
Oct 10, 2010, 18:14
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Oct 10, 2010, 18:14
 
mag wrote on Oct 10, 2010, 16:51:
I've nearly stopped clicking on the links in OotB because of the HuffPo. 90% of the stories there are either celebrity gossip or pseudo-science homeopathic medicine articles.

Glad I'm not the only one. HuffPo links have also spread out of OotB so I now have to check links before I follow any on this site. :\

And by the way, there are 3 common methods to write the date. Month/day/year, day/month/year, and year/month/day.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Oct 10, 2010, 17:58
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Re: Out of the Blue Oct 10, 2010, 17:58
Oct 10, 2010, 17:58
 
Not hard to figure out why California is bankrupt:

Why Happy Meals Toys are Controversial in California.

THAT is the shit they are worried about?
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Re: Out of the Blue
Oct 10, 2010, 17:56
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Oct 10, 2010, 17:56
 
10 is my lucky number, but obviously not Solomon's. I was just listening to some of his stuff too.

P.S. Best thing about HuffPo are the user comments. There are generally some real gems in those.
"Van Gogh painted alone and in despair and in madness and sold one picture in his entire life. Millions struggled alone, unrecognized, and struggled as heroically as any famous hero. Was it worthless? I knew it wasn't."
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Re: Out of the Blue
Oct 10, 2010, 16:51
mag
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Oct 10, 2010, 16:51
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Ashley wrote on Oct 10, 2010, 14:10:
What's with all the HuffPo links lately?
I come here and I've already seen most the stories at HuffPo. LOL!
They seem to be dominating most aggregators lately, not just Blue.

I've nearly stopped clicking on the links in OotB because of the HuffPo. 90% of the stories there are either celebrity gossip or pseudo-science homeopathic medicine articles.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Oct 10, 2010, 16:48
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Oct 10, 2010, 16:48
 
Blue, isn't the 20th of October even better? 20 10 2010 !

Numerology and the NWO apparently have some overlap also...


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Re: Out of the Blue
Oct 10, 2010, 14:32
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Oct 10, 2010, 14:32
 
Riddle me this, today is also the meaning of life.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Oct 10, 2010, 14:10
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Re: Out of the Blue Oct 10, 2010, 14:10
Oct 10, 2010, 14:10
 
What's with all the HuffPo links lately?
I come here and I've already seen most the stories at HuffPo. LOL!
They seem to be dominating most aggregators lately, not just Blue.
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