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Gamers Messed With The Steam Sale, Then Valve Changed The Rules

2014 Jun 24, 3:51

Applied game theory 101: Valve’s Steam Summer Sale involves a meta game with teams of Steam users competing for daily prizes. On Reddit the players join together to take turns winning daily. Valve gets wise and performs an existential attack, changing the rules to make it harder for players to want to coordinate.

Still, that all the players joined together to game the system gives me hope for humanity. Its a self organized solution to a tragedy of the commons problem. Only in this case the tragedy is by design and is updated to be more tragic.

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Sadly, this is not The Onion

2013 Feb 28, 3:02

Not The Onion subreddit is for real stories that sound like The Onion articles. This is a compilation of those stories into a page that looks like The Onion.

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This Week in Review: Reddit and news orgs’ shooting coverage, and Yahoo and Twitter’s identities » Nieman Journalism Lab

2012 Jul 28, 2:37

Link roundup and summary of Reddit and traditional news coverage of the Aurora shooting.

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Reddit explains Obamacare

2012 Jul 1, 5:16

PPACA (aka Obamacare) broken down into its main subsections with brief explinations and citations linking into the actual PPACA document (why is it always PDF?).

Its interesting to see the very small number of parts folks are complaining about versus the rest which mostly strikes me as “how could this not already be the case?”

I’m no expert, and everything I posted here I attribute mostly to Wikipedia or the actual bill itself, with an occasional Google search to clarify stuff. I am absolutely not a difinitive source or expert. I was just trying to simplify things as best I can without dumbing them down. I’m glad that many of you found this helpful.”

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IAmA a malware coder and botnet operator, AMA (reddit.com)

2012 May 11, 10:19

Very interesting - both technically as well as looking into the moral justifications the botnet operator provides. But equally interesting  is the discussion on Hacker News: http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=3960034. Especially the discussion on the Verified by Visa (3D Secure) system and how the goal is basically to move liability onto the consumer and off of the merchant or credit card company.

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IAmA NASA Astronaut who recently returned to Earth and I am new to reddit (reddit.com)

2012 Mar 23, 2:08

Astronaut endorses destroying the moon!

The best exchange on the IAmA:

Ghostshirts it’s been a dream for a long time now, do you think that we’ll actually be able to blow up the moon in our lifetime?

RonGaran I truly believe that we can accomplish anything we set our minds on. We only need the will to do it

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In Response to SOPA, Reddit Meshnet Project picks up steam (forbes.com)

2011 Nov 24, 4:25PermalinkCommentstechnical networking wireless mesh

Neil deGrasse Tyson AMA (reddit.com)

2011 Nov 14, 1:26PermalinkCommentsscience reddit neil-degrasse-tyson interview

My favourite comment ever posted on Reddit

2011 Oct 26, 8:04
"Knowledge is Power; France is bacon"
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Lessons of the Chewbacca Incident « Binary Bonsai

2010 Sep 27, 1:51Learn how to correctly generalize about the users of Reddit, Facebook, BoingBoing, etc based on the redirect HTTP stats collected from this sites recent popular post on Chewbacca.PermalinkCommentsstatistics internet web blog

Eschuk comments on If you became the last person on Earth, what would you do? Realistically.

2010 Mar 12, 10:03Eschuk has fairly detailed strategy for last person on Earth scenario. Humrous comments follow.

itdest1983: "I hate to be a debbie downer and question this incredibly awesome and very intelligent plan, but my question is: Why? Other than sustaining life simply to avoid death, why? ..."

Eschuk : "Then someones got some existential shit to hash out. ..."PermalinkCommentshumor reddit strategy apocalypse

Alexis Ohanian: How to make a splash in social media | Video on TED.com

2010 Feb 18, 8:29"Alexis Ohanian of Reddit tells the real-life fable of one humpback whale's rise to Web stardom. The lesson of Mister Splashy Pants..."PermalinkCommentsmeme internet social reddit alexis-ohanian whale mrsplashypants ted video humor

TED Blog: TED's Chris Anderson answers Reddit's questions

2010 Feb 1, 7:57Interesting Q&A on TED plus Chris Anderson's list of favorite TED talks.PermalinkCommentsted video qa chris-anderson interview reddit

linkiblog | How to Build a Popularity Algorithm You can be Proud of

2009 Sep 9, 5:49PermalinkCommentstechnical statistics algorithms howto social tutorial math popular reddit digg programming

GRcade.com - View topic - BLH's tour of Chernobyl. Hello Digg/Reddit/world!!

2009 Mar 23, 9:41"So heres my trip to Chernobyl in pictures." Nice photo of the tree growing through the floor next to the chair. The whole set is like Fallout 3 but there's plants. Didn't realize plants could do well in such a situation.PermalinkCommentsvia:swannman photo history science nuclear russia chernobyl

reddit.com: Post the Funniest Joke You Know... Upmod the Best One

2008 Feb 18, 5:54Reddit comments consisting of various jokes of various quality. Many many jokes here.PermalinkCommentsvia:felix42 humor joke reddit
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