Posted Nov 7, 2012 11:27 UTC (Wed) by farnz
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Parent article: Let’s Limit the Effect of Software Patents, Since We Can’t Eliminate Them (Wired)
The trouble is that I want a killfile based on content, not on who's commenting - if Corbet and company have an algorithm that can accurately judge whether a particular comment thread is interesting to me or not, then they've got something genuinely worthy of a software patent (given the state of the art in predictive technology today). I don't want to miss out when someone's saying something topical and interesting, even if most of their output is off-topic spouting; as the expense of filtering through these big comment threads is high, the value of an LWN subscription is reduced.
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