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Sounds Like Not Even Paul Graham Is Sure WTF to Do About Hacker News

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Some days, it’s really hard to repress the urge to raze Hacker News and sow the ground with salt. But hey, at least we’re not alone in our frustration. It seems even Paul Graham gets piqued with his community of angry nerds every once in a while.

Like, for instance, when the response to accusations of sexual assault at a Ruby conference is just a big, ugly screaming match. Read More

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Meanwhile, on Hacker News: Yakkin’ About the Debt Ceiling

Cool ominous clouds, God. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Sometimes, as the nation is in the throes of a divisive national debate or major news event, we at Betabeat find ourselves asking: What does Hacker News have to say about this? (They’ve always got something to say.) Prompted by this Washington Post article pondering why Silicon Valley doesn’t seem too bothered by the shutdown and general turmoil in D.C., Betabeat decided to take the pulse of the site and see what its august body of commenters were saying about the next big political panic, the debt ceiling debate.

Take the discussion of this Bloomberg News article: “A U.S. Default Seen as Catastrophe Dwarfing Lehman’s Fall.” Here is a sampling of responses! Read More