It's not very popular.

Dec 8 Xian-Qi commented on SL Letter of the Day: Accidental Discovery.
@2 - I would say that if you willingly put something on the internet, and you have identifiable features in whatever you're posting, the consumer of that posting has the right to make it his or her business. It doesn't mean the little bro won't be freaked out. Maybe he thought he was blurring out enough detail to protect his privacy, but being busted by big bro might be the lesson he needs to learn -- that he needs to take the images down or blur them further if he wants his privacy protected. Someone less caring and less thoughtful than a family member could use the blog against him in the future, so this could be a favour in the long term.
Nov 30 Xian-Qi commented on The Internet Has Reached Peak Toxicity.
So you're saying the internet -- which serves the entire world -- has become too toxic because Americans can't use it productively? Try this experiment: Take out a Facebook account and friend 100 people from other countries, but no Americans. You will find no talk about Ferguson, race issues, Gamergate, or whatever else it is that you find toxic. Maybe think about what your internet consumption says about your own community or your own country. Those of us who live in other places (some of those places less than an hour's drive from the US border) can't relate to your particular concern.
Nov 25 Xian-Qi commented on There May Be More to That Story About the Woman Who Was "Ready For Ferguson".
Accidental gun deaths are common, sure, but who waves a gun around with the barrel pointing at oneself? In fact, I can't imagine how it's physically possible to point a gun at your head while waving the same arm around. At best, the waving arm, bent at the elbow, would not reach to the driver, and hence no need to duck from a gun (which is also pointing away from him).


Like Dan said, wait for the forensics before reporting.
Nov 11 Xian-Qi commented on SL Letter of the Day: Two Bottoms.
I don't enjoy being a top either, BUT I DO IT to please my partner. He, in turn, will do something to please me. I don't understand what the big deal it. Take turns!
Oct 10 Xian-Qi commented on SL Letter of the Day: That's Gotta Sting.
I was in the same situation and I can attest that Dan's advice is right on the money. Two guys I dated in the same year, both of whom I adored, started dating each other. I was the dumped one in both cases. After a couple of weeks of avoiding them, the three of us would go out for dinner occasionally, and we'd hang out at parties (we had a lot of mutual friends). It was difficult and painful in certain regards, but their friendship and kindness toward me mitigated that. They broke up after a few months. One of them in particular is now one of my closest friends. He and his current partner of ten years are a wonderful part of my life. Allowing myself to go through that process of being hurt and then handling it maturely made a huge difference in my emotional growth. Since then, I don't get as infatuated with people I fall in love with. When it doesn't work out, I let myself feel the hurt, but it passes quickly and I move on with my life more easily.
Sep 15 Xian-Qi commented on SL Letter of the Day: The Right Not To Know.
Here's what I would say to the parents: "Sis found out something about our relationship that we prefer to keep to ourselves. We don't think it's anyone's business, but sis is threatening to tell you, so if she comes to you with some gossip, it's your choice if you want to stop her or keep listening. If you listen, I know you're open minded and you can come to me and we can discuss it more -- if you want. So, what's new in your life?"

Is that better or worse?

Aug 22 Xian-Qi commented on The Walrus Accuses Me of Saying Something I've Never Said and Refuses to Run a Correction.
@39, you are correct, my example with the Guardian wasn't a direct parallel with this situation. I suppose my broad point, which I didn't make clear, is that newspapers and magazines shouldn't be afraid to lose face by editing or withdrawing material when they recognize their error. All journalists make mistakes in their careers, but the brave ones own up to them; they don't dig in their heels.
Aug 22 Xian-Qi commented on The Walrus Accuses Me of Saying Something I've Never Said and Refuses to Run a Correction.
This is how The Guardian responded when Noam Chomsky's views were misrepresented in its pages: they removed the article from their website, apologized, and explained their error:
http://www.theguardian.com/media/2005/no…
Aug 22 Xian-Qi commented on The Walrus Accuses Me of Saying Something I've Never Said and Refuses to Run a Correction.
Dan, further to what 19 said, would be interesting to hear your take on that. Declining to have your say in the letters page? Doesn't sound like you.
Aug 22 Xian-Qi commented on The Walrus Accuses Me of Saying Something I've Never Said and Refuses to Run a Correction.
@1 - Kinda like The New Yorker and American Spectator right?
 

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