First I read the article and then clicked the "Reader Feedback" link, and when it displayed the comments it did not show them with my default settings. Instead of a threshold of 1, and threaded, the threshold was -1 and nested. It did recognize me as the proper user, but does not load the defaults when you get the comments this way.
Second (and I'm really not complaining just curious), when I started reading this, I thought it sounded familiar. I went to a few other MC sites I follow, and sure enough virtually the same story is there at 2WF.com (posted Friday 3-16), written by the same author Glenn Le Santo. What gives, is this guy a free lancer in Europe that writes for all of the online magazines run out of the US? I read somewhere (in another story by him at MO) it said, From our European Correspondent. Evidently, MO is not the only one he's a correspondent from.
I'm not trying to accuse MO of anything, I'm just wondering how the readers are supposed to understand this. I rarely read a story in print, only to find the same story printed in a competing magazine, by the same author. It just makes it hard when you are reading news on different sites, to realize that you may be reading the same story.
Are these almost like wire reports, where many newspapers will print the same story?