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Reddit's New Site Cuts Out Comments And The Heart Of Reddit 

Reddit is a site built on the backs of user contributions and engagement, and their new publication Upvoted doesn’t allow comments. This is BS.

Please Don't Overcomplicate Twitter Any More

Everybody’s buzzing about Twitter’s reported plan to ditch the 140-character limit. Then there are the other details that involve omitting mentions and links from the character count. These are dreadful ideas that will perplex Twitter users more than Twitter already does.

Stop Taking Fish Oil Pills

The market for fish oil supplements is worth $US1.2 billion annually, and you know what? It’s full of crap.

Soylent 2.0: Rob Rhinehart's Cult Of Foodlessness Kicks Into High Gear

I think Rob Rhinehart is trying to turn himself into some sort of creepy nerd messiah. Today he posted a giant essay to promote the release of Soylent 2.0, the next version of his sperm-esque food replacement drink. It was all about how he’s given up alternating current so he can get ready for his life as a space cyborg.

Stop Swiffering

Cleaning sucks. Sure, it’s nice and satisfying when you’re done, but stuffing your hands in dirt and swabbing filth around the floor is basically unpleasant. There’s no need to make it more unpleasant by letting a multi-billion dollar conglomerate rob you blind. Put differently: You should stop Swiffering and buy a nice vacuum.

Reddit Needs A Definition For Violence

Reddit’s new chief alien, Steve Huffman, announced a vaguely worded set of new content guidelines yesterday afternoon. The general takeaway? Bad stuff is bad and should be banned. The subtext? If Steve Huffman says stuff isn’t bad — like racism — it will be tolerated. Come again?

Why I Suddenly Care About Blackberry

For the last month or so, I’ve been reading lots of stories about a Blackberry smartphone running Android. Today, a Blackberry/Android partnership seems even more certain. Blackberry has seen better days, so we can expect a last-ditch effort. What I didn’t expect is having so many feels about it.

Screw The Internet Shame Spiral

The internet is trapped in a shame spiral, and it’s time for us to get the hell out.

Turn Off Read Receipts

Rumour has it, Apple wants to give you the option to use read receipts on a contact-by-contact basis in iMessage. This is a dreadfully bad idea that will undoubtedly destroy relationships, estrange friends, and piss off teens. Why? Because read receipts are awful, and making them more sophisticated is bullshit.

Welcome To The Sad, Sad Future Of Scrabble: Lolz, Thanx, And Bezzy

We have no one to blame but ourselves. The publishers of the official Scrabble wordlist have announced the addition of words like “blech,” “lolz,” and “thanx” to the list. To borrow a word from their new list, YEESH.

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