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  1. Jun 2020
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  4. Mar 2020
    1. I enjoy dissent and debate among commenters, and criticism of my views is also always welcome; you are even free to call me an assclown, a dupe, a partisan ignoramus — whatever you like, as long as you don't insult other commenters.
    2. And since any commenter who only wants to drop taunts at others rather than engage on an intellectual level is a waste of everyone's time, I'll tolerate him or her for a while, a short while, hoping for unearthed maturity; but if this fails, that commenter is gone. Thanks for listening. 
    1. I've been meaning to remind readers that I do read the comments. Some time ago, one disappointed commenter mused that others' reflections seemed to go (as I recall) "into a void," because I remained silent to each. Perhaps I was ignoring readers' remarks? I assure you that is not the case. I read them all — although on this site, for some reason, "all" means somewhat sparse — and I find them nearly all remarkable in their perceptiveness. I especially welcome, and enjoy, intelligent disagreement. I choose not to respond, however, only because of my editorial philosophy, which holds that the comment section is, rightfully, for commenters — and commenters alone. I've already had my say, and it seems to me rather rude to take another whack in reply. Whenever I'm so substantively shaky or incoherent as to make my case unpersuasively the first time around, I figure I should live with the consequences. And whenever I find criticism flawed, I figure readers — perceptive as they are — will see the flaw as well, therefore there's no need for me to rub it in. So, I beg you not to take my silence personally.
  5. Nov 2018
    1. I take your point, but I wonder if Trump is just kryptonite for a liberal democratic system built on a free press.

      The key words being "free press" with free meaning that we're free to exert intelligent editorial control.

      Editors in the early 1900's used this sort of editorial control not to give fuel to racists and Nazis and reduce their influence.Cross reference: Face the Racist Nation from On the Media.

      Apparently we need to exert the same editorial control with respect to Trump, who not incidentally is giving significant fuel to the racist fire as well.

  6. May 2018
  7. Mar 2018
    1. Cette récente initiative (2018) montre combien ce système universel d'annotation du Web est prometteur.

      J'espère que la méfiance croissante des internautes à l'égard des réseaux privatifs, suite à l'Affaire Cambridge Analytica, les encouragera à regarder ce qui se fait dans le monde du libre : hypothes.is, en l'occurrence, mais aussi Friendica, diaspora et le reste du Fediverse et de la Fédération, du côté des réseaux sociaux conventionnels.

  8. Jul 2016
    1. A fellow Googler pointed out several factual inaccuracies in this post, and thus I have removed it.

      Before correcting those inaccuracies or instead?

  9. Jun 2016
  10. Nov 2014
    1. Exogenous corticosteroids can cause reactivation of TB and candidiasis (blocked IL-2 production).

      This should be moved to Column-2, under the line "Blocks IL-2 production"

    2. Bound

      change to "Binding"