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Forum Post: Of Popular Science, Trolls and Perception

Posted 1 year ago on Sept. 28, 2013, 10:54 a.m. EST by shoozTroll (17632)
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Yes, it seems that the trolls have invaded everything.

Popular Science has shut down it's comments option over the reality of perception and how trolls affect it.

"In the civil group, those who initially did or did not support the technology — whom we identified with preliminary survey questions — continued to feel the same way after reading the comments. Those exposed to rude comments, however, ended up with a much more polarized understanding of the risks connected with the technology.

Simply including an ad hominem attack in a reader comment was enough to make study participants think the downside of the reported technology was greater than they’d previously thought.”

http://www.addictinginfo.org/2013/09/25/popular-science-shuts-comments-avoid-contributing-anti-science/

No wonder they rabidly attack this site.

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[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 1 year ago

most scientist are harden too being insulted by bullies in high school

[-] 0 points by shoozTroll (17632) 1 year ago

Which has to do the information given in what way?

I'm not following how that comment is relevant.

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 1 year ago

Popular Science has shut down it's comments option over the reality of perception and how trolls affect it.

the reality of perception is most readers don't read the comments

and are perfectly capable of recognizing a troll comment

shutting down comments only limited the interaction with the articles

[-] 0 points by shoozTroll (17632) 1 year ago

That's not what various studies have shown.

Quite the opposite.

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 1 year ago

I believe it is human to seek truth

[-] 0 points by shoozTroll (17632) 1 year ago

I guess you should have read the studies then.

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 1 year ago

OK read it

nope, looks like a flimsy excuse

siting tech in the first half and intelligent design in the second half

nether issue is about science

the hypocritically used ad hominem to make their case

[-] 0 points by shoozTroll (17632) 1 year ago

"Intelligent design"?

Your GPS must have malfunctioned and dropped you off in Texas.

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[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 1 year ago

you're moneys no good here

italics with asterisks on each side

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (26024) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Popular Science - Huh - I have not read that magazine in a while - well years - But It used to be full of new technology - being worked on or coming into regular use. Things like clean energy - I think it was one of the 1st places I read an article on solar-cells as well as wind turbines.

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[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (26024) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Can you access documentaries yet? If so you should check this out:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1017146059

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[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (26024) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Tax fossil fuel? Hell we can't even get Gov to stop subsidizing them. Bet ya though that Japan wishes it had looked into the thorium reactor. This is not new technology - it's just that this technology is no good for making nuclear war-heads - and that is why uranium has been given FULL support. Insanity AGAIN.

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (26024) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Course not - I mean - it's not like we have any compelling reasons to...

[-] 0 points by IrishRevolt (5) 1 year ago

The amount of RE's the wind turbines require is pretty insane, a lot of ground has to be destroyed and then processed and polluted.

Cracking the water is a technology that has been around for a long long time. What do you think of this guy:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanley_Meyer's_water_fuel_cell

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[-] 1 points by IrishRevolt (5) 1 year ago

They even have the technology based on sea water (salt)

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/apr/4/scientists-build-robot-jellyfish-fueled-sea-water/

Corporatism is a horrible thing for humanity.

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[-] 0 points by shoozTroll (17632) 1 year ago

"goddamned nasty assed and dirty repelicans"

There is no other kind these days. Prepare for it to get worse.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/09/28/can-internet-trolls-take-down-obamacare.html

That's just one facet. There are many more.

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[-] 1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 1 year ago

To me what's important here, is the fact that these so called "trolls", are actually organized to accomplish a certain "mission".

A mission of lies and nefarious intent.

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[-] 0 points by shoozTroll (17632) 1 year ago

They have been rebooting the same rhetoric since at least '04'.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1017148218

Unfortunate for the "slightly sane", repetition=relevance.

Meanwhile, back at the ranch.

http://www.occupy.com/article/meet-texas-worst-polluter

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[-] 0 points by shoozTroll (17632) 1 year ago

Yeah, but it was a bit of fun too.

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[-] 0 points by shoozTroll (17632) 1 year ago

Isn't it 16 States, that have so far approved "move to amend"?

Another 16 ought to do it.

I crave that day.

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[-] 0 points by shoozTroll (17632) 1 year ago

Back to the meaning of trolls.

You may have missed this one too.

http://phys.org/news/2013-08-views-online-affect-judgment.html

This is why I fight like mad against rigged voting around here.

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[-] 0 points by shoozTroll (17632) 1 year ago

The point being, that their various forms of attack, are not meaningless.

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[-] 1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 1 year ago

The data is piling up every day.

It's always been about perception.

[-] 1 points by IrishRevolt (5) 1 year ago

Political campaigns are some of the worst offenders.

[-] 1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 1 year ago

Anti-science/reality is much, much worse.

http://thinkprogress.org/health/2013/09/27/2690281/texas-abstinence-website/

It's insidious.

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[-] 0 points by shoozTroll (17632) 1 year ago

Welcome to Ayn's war against the poor, or as I like to call it, the drive to libe(R)topia.

http://www.alternet.org/sick-ayn-randian-war-against-everyone-who-isnt-rich

It isn't so much the political motive as it is the profit motive, that's served by that politic.

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[-] 1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 1 year ago

"The manipulation of white racism by the 1 percent is a type of parlor game, one with horrible implications for the common good and democracy in America. On one hand the plutocrats and their allies on the Right use racial tribalism to legitimize their war on the poor and the “useless eaters.” The other hand is sharpening the knives to further destroy the social safety net which the white working class, poor, and middle class also benefits from. "

I find few that understand the gravity of our situation.

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[-] -1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 1 year ago

Frankly, it's time to stop being nice. Drag these fuckers out of their holes. I'm telling you that every one of these little astroturf fuckers should be drug out of hiding.

Like Berman and Co. http://www.bermanco.com/

How about names? http://www.responsiblelending.org/media-center/center-for-straight-answers/astroturf-group-alert.html

[-] 0 points by shoozTroll (17632) 1 year ago

Isn't strange how their personalities can change in the space of a post?

[-] -1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 1 year ago

Yes, yes it is.

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[-] -1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 1 year ago

Well, maybe strange isn't the right word. Mayhap sick or revolting or putrid fits better.

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[-] -1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 1 year ago

But no they would prefer to lie and when one lie fails, change face, and lie again.

Exactly. These pieces of shit are the most anti American fuckers that I have ever seen in action.

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[-] -1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 1 year ago

lol. Ya, it usually does when ever there is a focus on the online trolls, astroturfing assholes, libertopian jackasses and teathuglicans. If they try to defend it then they risk losing so they start with the downvoting crap because they can't fight it when the truth comes out.

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[-] 1 points by IrishRevolt (5) 1 year ago

Markets behave best when the tools to manipulate them are as limited as possible.

Companies going "public" has never been a good thing for anyone besides those receiving the money from the IPO.

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 1 year ago

fancy French-affair perfume...yep.

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[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 1 year ago

I rather liked it.

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[-] 0 points by shoozTroll (17632) 1 year ago

It's the never ending story around here.

[-] -1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 1 year ago

That it is. It's repetitive.

[-] 0 points by shoozTroll (17632) 1 year ago

It's libe(R)topia, brought to you by teabagge(R)s and various and sundry PR orgs.

Multi-pronged, marketing PR.

[-] -1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 1 year ago

Drag 'em out.

[-] 0 points by shoozTroll (17632) 1 year ago

You will know them by the threads they won't offer cogent comments on.