I’ll take this to heart

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GOOD ADVICE, from Neal Stephenson’s Cryptonomicon: “Arguing with anonymous strangers on the Internet is a sucker’s game because they almost always turn out to be — or to be indistinguishable from — self-righteous sixteen-year-olds possessing infinite amounts of free time.”

Posted at 6:05 pm by Glenn Reynolds 

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12 responses to “I’ll take this to heart

  1. Walt

    Dude –
    I most strongly respectfully disagree with your conclusion. The reader of this blog is not a 16 year old. They are too busy sexting, sending each other crotch shots and half nude selfies, or surfing porn, or reading blogs that talk about Lady Gaga. At least I hope so.

    Why would they read this drivel? The reader of this blog is a sixty four year old female blue hair WASP who sells Greenwich dirt. And she believes – NO KNOWS – it is magical dirt, immune to the world around it. Anyone who says otherwise is a moron in her frigid little eyes. That would be you, Dude.

    But I do think you should try and crossover to capture this demographic. They have a ton of disposable income, which we can get them to piss away, and will gravitate to a blog written at a sixth grade reading level, like this one. You just need to “write” on stuff they will find interesting. And that ain’t FAR regulations, my friend. May I be so bold as to make some recommendations? OK then!!

    Music – A Katy Perry picture, her of spectacular breasticles, should be posted frequently. I don’t know if she can actually sing, but who frigging cares?

    Advice – We all know 16 year olds are dumb as a rock, and know nothing about sex. Right? So we help them out. I will answer the girls questions (except if they are about that time of the month crap – you can do that), and you can answer the boys questions. Don’t worry, they will just have a lot of questions about tossing off, and will they grow more body hair. You can handle those, right Magilla Gorilla?

    Teen Hot Spots – We can hold some keggers at some of your listings, and get to know the readership. And then teach them how to socialize, get off the internet, and ACTUALLY INTERACT FACE TO FACE!! This will be a challenge, as all of there previous social interaction has been on Facebook, Twatter, or instant messaging.

    This will work Dude. We can call it the Fountain of Youth™!! PERFECT I SAY!! Let me draft a concept paper and flesh it out some more.

    Your Pal,
    Walt

  2. stdenko

    After reading Walt’s sickening post at April 23, 2013 at 6:34 pm – It is no wonder Google is warning readers away from FWIW. Walt’s post is disgusting and morally repugnant. I am apalled that you-as moderator- published it. Your (negative) attention seeking has sunk to a new low.

  3. kc

    Stdenko states that Google is “warning” readers away from FWIW. I am not familiar with anything Google as I quit using it a good while ago. I did use it today to try to figure out what this warning consisted of but I had no luck. Not that that is indicative of much. Does anyone know what Stdenko is referring to?

    • occasionally, whilst surfing around the web, you click on a website and a warning pane from Google pops up to warn you that the site might contain malware and/or just not be a good place to go. there is a button that allows you to continue to the site and one that returns you to the previous place you were. generally, if it is a site you’ve trusted before, you can try later and the warning will be gone. not sure why it occurs, but, i never risk it if i don’t have to.

      • kc

        Thanks for the response, Chris R. Unless there is evidence of malware, it might be interesting to know what, if any, other factors might merit a warning pane. But, as I said, I don’t use Google so it’s not really a pressing issue to me.

  4. AJ

    Sarge, there is no such warning for FWIW, and as far as I know they don’t put up warnings — I’ve never seen one — instead, they just don’t auto-finish the word you are typing. Further, there is not a single one of the seven words you can never say on television. As one of the world’s top sellers of magic black boxes – no you can’t ask what’s in it go bother someone else, seven billion dollar Walt will always remain relevant as one of the slickest dudes in the world of high finance. But does he have a college degree?