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Submitted by Dega704
Dega704 (1454673) writes "A brand-new social networking startup — Ello — has gone viral. At one point on Thursday, the site was acquiring 31,000 new users an hour — many of whom flocked to there because of a disagreement with Facebook over its policy requiring real names, which some say is unfair to LGBTQ and transgender users.

Ello might be the new Facebook or the new Twitter or the new social media flop. It's too early to tell. Here is everything you need to know to understand Ello and why it's popular right now:"

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Comment: Re:TF2 (Score 1) 93

by Dega704 (#47977061) Attached to: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Premieres On Linux, 2 Years After Windows
The problem I had with running TF2 on Windows is that the game files would fragment quickly, forcing me to defrag every week or two to keep it running smoothly. Hence why I was ecstatic when it was ported to Linux. I suppose it's a moot point if you are using an SSD, but just for the record. When using HDDs I have always spent a lot less time listening to the thing crank away on Linux than on Windows.

Comment: I'm going to enjoy this...... (Score 1) 156

by Dega704 (#47942005) Attached to: Dealership Commentator: Tesla's Going To Win In Every State
Few things cheese me off more than corporate cartels and their allies in congress who preach about the goodness of the free market and against government meddling, right up until the free market threatens their dominant position; then they want the government to put a stop to that nonsense immediately. If you really do support a free market, then you either change with the times or you get out of the way and stop holding back those who are actually innovating.

Comment: Good for tablets and laptops, but also..... (Score 2) 51

by Dega704 (#47875511) Attached to: First Intel 14nm Broadwell Core M Benchmarks Unveiled
Maybe I'm weird for being mostly interested in what kind of new NUC platforms Broadwell will give us. The mobile rush has been good for desktop systems from an evolutionary standpoint. I have already built a few systems the size of a WiFi router with zero moving parts.

Comment: Clever stunt (Score 1) 123

by Dega704 (#47871365) Attached to: Microsoft Agrees To Contempt Order So It Can Appeal Email Privacy Case
Whatever this costs Microsoft in fines and legal costs is going to be paltry compared the the revenue they have likely been losing from overseas business since the Snowden revelations. Doing this puts on a good show that makes it look like they care about they are fighting the U.S. government to protect their customers. Deep down I wonder how many of their executives want to see Snowden locked up as well.

Comment: Russian revolution? (Score 4, Insightful) 85

by Dega704 (#47816717) Attached to: Amazon's Plan To Storm the Cable Industry's Castle
Part of me screams for Amazon to mercilessly crush the cable companies and salt their fields. The more reasonable side of me worries we would wind up trading one overpowered corporate overlord for another. It won't stop me from grabbing popcorn and enjoying the show either way, though; just to satisfy the bloodlust against these bastards.

Comment: Terrible idea (Score 4, Funny) 111

by Dega704 (#47785477) Attached to: How Big Telecom Smothers Municipal Broadband
Municipalities providing a critical infrastructure? What Lunacy! That will never work! What other crazy ideas do these municipalities have in store for us? Electricity? Running water and sewage? Gas heating? Paved roads? Balderdash! Best to leave these things to the large corporations and eliminate all of the regulations since they have nothing but the public's best interests at heart. To the free market fairy we pray for forgiveness. Amen.

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