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I found this link about Wikipedia founder 'shot by friend of Siegenthaler'

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/12/17/ji...says_wikipedia/

And when started to read it I saw this Wales made his fortune in bond trading before setting up the Bomis pornography ring. A long time devotee of Ayn Rand, Wales recently criticized the decision to grant federal funds to the victims of Hurricane Katrina, according to reports on a web discussion board.

It's this strange? the way they make Ayn too look dirty or am I missing something. I have read that Ayn Rand didn't like pornography but didn't say that much about it. I agree with the statement about grant federal funds.

But I think to a out side linking the words like bond trading =Junk bonds, pornography ring as = to ring leader, devotee of Ayn Rand, as if Ayn rand approved or all this guys actions.

Read the link and let me know if maybe I am taking it wrong or not..

I Think I smell something fishy.

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I've read the Register for years. The journalistic qualities of it rate right up there with supermarket tabloids. They are very center of left and tend to print first, think later. It's like getting news from TheOnion.com. Make sure to read with a very large grain of salt. But yes, they are trying to smear Rand and Objecitivsm by making him look bad. Porn and Wall Street and rich to top it all: he must be evil. Esquire did an article on him and posted it on wikipedia and it was pretty quickly edited with only 1 factual error making it through after it got wikified.

But yes, he did make a fortune on Wall Street and then parlayed that with a very early investment on selling porn over the internet. He did it by using a porn specific search engine and various "rings" (like the webrings you see on sites for people of a similar interest), along with the Bomis Babes. He then started wikipedia and focused on truth and not opinion. Though that is in theory since there are some problems with it. Basically he wanted to do somthing akin to the Hitchikers Guide to the Galaxy. You have an infinte number of contributions and eventually you'll chronicle everything. The number of editors/contributors will end up having a smoothing effect on the data contained thereing.

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I've read the Register for years. The journalistic qualities of it rate right up there with supermarket tabloids. They are very center of left and tend to print first, think later. It's like getting news from TheOnion.com. Make sure to read with a very large grain of salt. But yes, they are trying to smear Rand and Objecitivsm by making him look bad. Porn and Wall Street and rich to top it all: he must be evil. Esquire did an article on him and posted it on wikipedia and it was pretty quickly edited with only 1 factual error making it through after it got wikified.

I was just going to say the same thing. I regularly go to The Register for technology related news. But I tend to ignore the idiotic political comments that are sprinkled throughout the articles. All in all, it's good for tech news, but ignore everything else they have to say...

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tophat, you need to fix your spelling and grammar errors or possibly face disciplinary action; this is beyond the pale. Please attend to it.

Please forgive my spelling and grammar errors I have a mild case of dyslexia, I use a voice to texted

software to try to help compensate sometimes the software works incorrectly but most of time at work pretty good up . If I am trying to compose too fast I can overlook my spelling and grammar.

I do appreciate your recommendations and will try to slow down.

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I've read the Register for years. The journalistic qualities of it rate right up there with supermarket tabloids. They are very center of left and tend to print first, think later. It's like getting news from TheOnion.com. Make sure to read with a very large grain of salt. But yes, they are trying to smear Rand and Objecitivsm by making him look bad. Porn and Wall Street and rich to top it all: he must be evil. Esquire did an article on him and posted it on wikipedia and it was pretty quickly edited with only 1 factual error making it through after it got wikified.

But yes, he did make a fortune on Wall Street and then parlayed that with a very early investment on selling porn over the internet. He did it by using a porn specific search engine and various "rings" (like the webrings you see on sites for people of a similar interest), along with the Bomis Babes. He then started wikipedia and focused on truth and not opinion. Though that is in theory since there are some problems with it. Basically he wanted to do somthing akin to the Hitchikers Guide to the Galaxy. You have an infinte number of contributions and eventually you'll chronicle everything. The number of editors/contributors will end up having a smoothing effect on the data contained thereing.

I tryed to watch the Hitchikers Guide to the Galaxy, Boy! if that was a joke i wish i did't spend my money on that one. I think that is what Kants brain must've looked like on the inside :D

tophat, you need to fix your spelling and grammar errors or possibly face disciplinary action; this is beyond the pale. Please attend to it.

Also I can't find the edit button on my browser? It was there but now it's not. I don't understand why not

there any longer.

I tryed to watch the Hitchikers Guide to the Galaxy, Boy! if that was a joke i wish i did't spend my money on that one. I think that is what Kants brain must've looked like on the inside :D

Also I can't find the edit button on my browser? It was there but now it's not. I don't understand why not

there any longer.

OK i did find the edit button I'll go back to my original post and edit some other errors.

Ahh, if it's a software issue I'll let the other mods know so that you don't get in trouble for it.

Thank you very much the software needs to be trained to my voice, I just installed it a couple days ago.

The more I use it the more the accuracy will be. As far as the grammar that has to do is my broken English. And a lack of me, during my homework properly when I was in school. I cut to many classes when I was young.

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I tryed to watch the Hitchikers Guide to the Galaxy, Boy! if that was a joke i wish i did't spend my money on that one. I think that is what Kants brain must've looked like on the inside :D

I like that. It looks like the inside of Kant's brain. Actually, I was refering to the 5 part trilogy of 6 books. The movie was a horrid bastardization of the books. I really messed it up. Took some of the good points and twisted it. Kind of like watching Atlas Shrugged and it turns out to be a movie about a train conductor and a goat that gets killed.

I'm dyslexic as well. I have to give a great deal of concious thought when I type or I really miss things. The most used key on my keyboard is the backspace key. That and "PREVIEW POST" is your friend.

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Re: Spelling. Tophat, Once the software creates the text, I suggest you use some spell-check software to run through it. This post (link) will tell you how to integrate spell-check into Internet-Explorer or FireFox.

Re: Wales: As far as I know, Jimmy "Jimbo" Wales (who did not create the Wiki, but used Wiki to create Wikipedia) is a self-proclaimed Objectivist who used to post on a few of the older Objectivism newsgroups. He also ran a "glamour photograph" site at some point in his life. From what I remember (from my younger days :D ) he was more of the anarchist/libertarian persuasion rather than an Objectivist; but, my memory could be wrong. For more info on him, see the Wikipedia itself.

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Re: Spelling. Tophat, Once the software creates the text, I suggest you use some spell-check software to run through it. This post (link) will tell you how to integrate spell-check into Internet-Explorer or FireFox.

Re: Wales: As far as I know, Jimmy "Jimbo" Wales (who did not create the Wiki, but used Wiki to create Wikipedia) is a self-proclaimed Objectivist who used to post on a few of the older Objectivism newsgroups. He also ran a "glamour photograph" site at some point in his life. From what I remember (from my younger days :D ) he was more of the anarchist/libertarian persuasion rather than an Objectivist; but, my memory could be wrong. For more info on him, see the Wikipedia itself.

Thank you i will download it ASAP

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From what I remember (from my younger days :D ) he was more of the anarchist/libertarian persuasion rather than an Objectivist; but, my memory could be wrong.
You can (or could) check various of his posts on the Kelleyite engine Wetheliving: he used to post in OWL. However, you have to sign up since the archives are now password-protected. Check not only the Wiki page on Wales, but also the history of changes -- it's kind of amusing, and it does include a couple of versions where he died Saturday.
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I like that. It looks like the inside of Kant's brain. Actually, I was refering to the 5 part trilogy of 6 books. The movie was a horrid bastardization of the books. I really messed it up. Took some of the good points and twisted it. Kind of like watching Atlas Shrugged and it turns out to be a movie about a train conductor and a goat that gets killed.

I'm dyslexic as well. I have to give a great deal of concious thought when I type or I really miss things. The most used key on my keyboard is the backspace key. That and "PREVIEW POST" is your friend.

I was diagnosed with dyslexia when I was about 25 years old, I am over 40 now and for most of my life my profession is very physical hard labor. There was no need for me to have to concern myself with my academic skills. But thanks to the Internet and my interest of it, it made me desire to want to communicate more with people. That is when I recognize that my dyslexia was getting in the way. But i was determined and I am determined not to allow it to hinder my yearning to learn and grow and communicate at a higher level with people.

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But he wasn't really killed was he? I don't see any news stories on it...

The way I understand the article he was killed here's the link.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/12/17/ji...says_wikipedia/

"At 18:54 EST on December 12, John Seigenthaler's wife, who was infuriated at Wikipedia regarding the recent scandal regarding his role in the Kennedy Assassination, came into the house, where Jim was having dinner. Wearing a mask, he [sic] shot him three times in the head and ran," reported the online reference source.

Then I went to Wikipedia and read this

For the record, The Register must note that the ubermeister of Wikipedia appears to be alive and well

The "news" of his death consisted of a random edit to his own, particularly fulsome entry on the encyclopedia he helped create. ®

http://www.mwusers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=670

So I don't know if it's true or not?

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I was diagnosed with dyslexia when I was about 25 years old, I am over 40 now and for most of my life my profession is very physical hard labor. There was no need for me to have to concern myself with my academic skills. But thanks to the Internet and my interest of it, it made me desire to want to communicate more with people. That is when I recognize that my dyslexia was getting in the way. But i was determined and I am determined not to allow it to hinder my yearning to learn and grow and communicate at a higher level with people.

Great to hear. I wasn't diagnosed until I was a junior in college. After some training classes, I learned to concentrate on spelling etc. I used to be famous for my retched spelling and nonsensical writing sometimes even though I was a state ranked debater. Plus, working with long stings of numbers at work really keeps me on my toes. It occasionally causes mistakes but I've learned to work around it.

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I seriously doubt Jimbo Wales is dead. It seems like a very bad joke.

I knew him from Usenets APO and I always considered him to be a smart guy who was mistaken regarding the Kelley-Peikoff dispute. He's a very level headed and last I remember he was arguing effectively against libertarians. This was about four years ago on HPO.

(Moderator's note: Edited to remove mention of Wales having once had a romantic relationship with a particular forum member. I think that there is no reasonable purpose why that kind of personal information should be posted publicly. - softwareNerd)

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