March 18th, 2013

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How to avoid getting on the sex-offenders registry

For readers interested in learning more about how not to be labeled as registered sex offenders, a good first step is not to rape unconscious women, no matter how good your grades are. Regardless of the strength of your GPA (weighted or unweighted), if you commit rape, there is a possibility you may someday be convicted of a sex crime. This is because of your decision to commit a sex crime instead of going for a walk, or reading a book by Cormac McCarthy. Your ability to perform calculus or play football is generally not taken into consideration in a court of law. Should you prefer to be known as "Good student and excellent football player Trent Mays" rather than "Convicted sex offender Trent Mays," try stressing the studying and tackling and giving the sex crimes a miss altogether.


Because apparently the US mainstream news seems to be confused by this.

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The forthcoming Newspaper Apocalypse (a poll)



I last paid for a physical newspaper

Today
7(6.9%)
In the last week
10(9.8%)
In the last month
11(10.8%)
In the last six months
11(10.8%)
In the last year
5(4.9%)
Longer than a year ago/Never
58(56.9%)

I get most of my news from

A free newspaper
1(1.0%)
A non-free newspaper
1(1.0%)
Newspaper website(s) I habitually visit
18(17.6%)
Non-newspaper website(s) I habitually visit
34(33.3%)
Whatever people link to on Twitter/Facebook/LJ/etc.
22(21.6%)
Chatting to friends (IRC, IM, face to face conversation)
2(2.0%)
TV
3(2.9%)
Radio
15(14.7%)
SEWIWEIC
6(5.9%)

I pay for access to

News websites
10(10.2%)
Non-news websites
12(12.2%)
Neither
76(77.6%)

Print newspapers

Dead within five years
3(3.3%)
Dead within ten years
29(31.5%)
Will continue to exist for the forseeable future
60(65.2%)

The main future funding model for journalism is...

Pure subscription
8(10.3%)
Pure advertising
17(21.8%)
Offering a few pages for free, and charging for more than that
13(16.7%)
Offering extra services to premium members
34(43.6%)
SEWIWEIC
6(7.7%)

If every existing print newspaper shut down tomorrow then that would be

GOOD
12(13.2%)
BAD
79(86.8%)


This poll inspired heavily by (and the image stolen from) Jennie Rigg, whose poll equivalent is here you should all be reading over here.
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