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  • It happens because of the fucktard principle.

    Namely, "Normal Person + Internet + Anonymity == Fucktard".

    As for how to compensate, go listen to the Shaudenfraude song from the musical "Avenue Q".

    Adam K
  • If those comments made you uncomfortable, I suggest you do *not* read the latest "Everybody Loves Eric Raymond."

    I'm guessing some of the humor is people who don't want to think about weighty issues like death. It's the same reason third graders giggle about the mention of anything remotely sexual. (At least, I did in third grade...)

    The comments insinuating or assuming guilt are unfortunately part of people's tendency to jump to conclusions, especially when presented with sensationalism.

    The other comments a
  • Software is replacable. A single human life is not -- how much more a family!

  • I've had similar reactions about humans being horrible. After looking at conflicts, and how horribly so many people deal with them, and thinking about how friends can turn on eachother. Modern Sudanese slavery, as well as the situation in Darfur, made me feel even more down. And then I read this article [courier-journal.com] (WARNING: disturbing descriptions that may be NSFW), felt sick to my stomach, and wondered how humanity had any hope.

    But.

    I've had two experiences with car crashes. One in which no one was hurt, one in wh

  • Digg is infested with teenagers, actual or de facto. Having little perspective and watching too much sci-fi and being too geeky, all content, no matter the import, is just fodder for punning and other word play.

    Instead of including them in humanity, look at them as you would a child: early in development and not mature enough to have the perspective that allows them to put their actions into the context of others. They are still developing a sense of self, and haven't moved onto the sense of others yet. It'