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(Mother Jones)   By Jove, Watson, this Internet is good for something after all   ( motherjones.com) divider line
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2013-04-26 11:22:45 AM  
3 votes:
If the Internet becomes judge, jury and executioner, the criminal sentences of the future will include unsolicited pizza delivery.
2013-04-26 01:29:37 PM  
2 votes:

BafflerMeal: PanicMan: The internet is a terrible place.  Don't ever go there.

Going there less and less.  Hey look!  The sun is out today!

... he says, on the internet.
2013-04-26 12:50:23 PM  
2 votes:

LasersHurt: Dr. Goldshnoz: LasersHurt: FirstNationalBastard: Yeah, the internet sure is a whiz at solving crimes and finding people...

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That seems like a foolish thing to post.

I mean I get your point, but what, "wrong once, wrong forever"?

feeling guilty about something?

No? I just thought it was odd, it didn't seem to serve anything. It just reinforces something the article already covered, which is that it sometimes misfires. I don't get his larger point, I guess?

I think that where this person is from "Lasers" is slang for "Butt".
2013-04-26 04:34:42 PM  
1 vote:

BafflerMeal: Basically all of the inherent flaws with a message board that allows up voting, down voting, and reputation scores are present in this.

Crowd sourcing in this fashion defaults to the loudest and toughest accounts, groups prevailing.  Not the most accurate.

So farking much this.  What the self important CHILDREN of reddit (and here too) don't seem to realize is that; everyone says it =/= truth.

Frankly, in an age where the vast majority of reddit can't accurately define the word "evidence", and where those same people don't understand the difference between causation and correlation, I don't really want to rely on them or any similar group to investigate anything.

So long as law enforcement takes these places and the information they bring with a grain of salt, I'm fine.  At any point where reddit or Anon or whoever is taking material to the police which is then being used in court... that's scary.

Also, seriously people, do you know what the demographics are for reddit users?  8/10 high school.  1/10 working professionals under 35.  1/10 random demo.  We are talking about 90% children and IT help desk.  Do you really want these people investigating... anything?
2013-04-26 03:23:05 PM  
1 vote:

Felgraf: And also not to publicaly label/finger the suspect until they were almost 100% certain.

Richard Jewell frowns on this statement.
2013-04-26 02:04:49 PM  
1 vote:

Jument: BafflerMeal: PanicMan: The internet is a terrible place.  Don't ever go there.

Going there less and less.  Hey look!  The sun is out today!

... he says, on the internet.

The sun in shining...the sky is blue...

God I love my new desktop background!
2013-04-26 01:50:05 PM  
1 vote:

Feral_and_Preposterous: Well, when you have 1,000,000,000 ± 999,999,086 opinions floating around: one of them is bound to be plausible.

monkeys. typewriters.  tis the east and Juliet is the sun.
2013-04-26 01:26:30 PM  
1 vote:
2013-04-26 01:18:08 PM  
1 vote:
Well it did make my penis larger, told me the truth about Obama, and I inherited a large sum of money from a Nigerian prince.
2013-04-26 01:15:20 PM  
1 vote:
Internet has been fine helping with carnal needs.
2013-04-26 12:58:06 PM  
1 vote:
The internet is a terrible place.  Don't ever go there.
2013-04-26 12:47:41 PM  
1 vote:
See? The lesson here is that you should leave responsible journalism to professionals. Like the New York Post.
2013-04-26 12:45:11 PM  
1 vote:
Does subby know about porn?

Cause the internets have porn, too... Which is nice.
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