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Comment: Re:are the debian support forums down? (Score 2) 280

by ColaMan (#48177437) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Stop PulseAudio From Changing Sound Settings?

Hi there, Tox pusher. Did you not even read the very first few sentences he posted? The one that said :
I use Skype because for $15/m I can have unlimitted calling to local numbers in Thailand, from the US. And can make unlimitted US calls, too. Outbound only, inbound costs extra. I have it for my wife.

So you like Tox. That's great. It doesn't have all the features of Skype. Some of that is good (one-click government eavesdropping) some of that is bad (POTS integration). And yes, one of the 'features' of Skype is the fact that it's got a very large user base. So you're not just convincing Grandma to swap over, you need to convince Grandma's friends that she also talks to, and so on and so forth. And they just don't see the need for 'secure encrypted communication that only they have the keys to'. They're just (mostly) talking shit and waving to each other.

Open your eyes a bit and admit those problems, and people will start taking your opinion more seriously. Tox may be a solution for you (and maybe me, it looks interesting), but it's not a solution for the masses, because they already have an adequate solution.

Comment: Re:Systemd (Score 1) 993

> lots of great software that a lot of people simply do not like.

Yeah and I am really famous but a lot of people don't know that.

I am also a fantastic cook but many people don't the taste of my cooking.

But you sound like an idiot, you judge a product on its technical merits, not whether it has any use or value. Your the kind of idiot who would implement an idea because it sounds noble and fuck whether it has actually does anything useful.

Comment: Re:No he didn't (Score 1) 217

He didn't cause the delay. If you build systems for normal users, you have to expect them to make errors, and the system has to catch those errors and handle them in a non-fatal way. If it doesn't, your system is broken.

To be fair, Sydney Airport processed 37.9 million passengers in 2013, so one or two people mucking it up ain't too bad.

Comment: Re:cardboard (Score 2) 65

by ColaMan (#47956457) Attached to: New "Crescent Bay" VR Headset Revealed and Demo'd At Oculus Connect

And there are certainly a lot of gushing reviews and no shortage of hype.

The crotchety old man in me wonders precisely what we're going to use it for again? Apart from teh awesome!1! games.......

And with regards to old-school slashdot, need we bring up CmdrTaco's review of the iPod? There's been plenty of hatin' round these parts going on for decades now.

Comment: Re: Her work (Score 1) 1262

by Belial6 (#47813387) Attached to: Anita Sarkeesian, Creator of "Tropes vs. Women," Driven From Home By Trolls
From the transcripts:

All this marketing is inescapable and young people and adults alike internalize these deeply harmful and limiting messages. Although we don’t wanna believe it, the truth of it is, is that advertising actually works to manipulate us and it works really well, or else corporations wouldn’t do it. What LEGO should have done if they were serious about expanding the LEGO universe to include girls is to actually include them in a meaningful way, not segregate and separate them into their own pink enclave. In the future here are two suggestions that LEGO can use as a starting point to think about producing and marketing new products. First, they’ve got to integrate more female minifigs characters into their themes and make them the focus of those sets. Then they’ve got to completely drop “ladyfig” doll thing from the entire LEGO universe. Secondly, LEGO needs to go back to the drawing board and create products that foster creativity and imagination that children of all genders will adore. They can start by deemphasizing the macho testosterone and the combat

It does require that you are able to follow more than three sentences when someone is trying to make a point. Her call to "deemphasize" testosterone was not some random suggestion that she was making without thought, she was quite clear that it was "deeply harmful and limiting".

So, yes. the statement is absolutely true. No matter how much you would like to sweep it under the rug. You should read the transcript before you claim it does not say something.

Comment: Re: Her work (Score 1) 1262

by Belial6 (#47813331) Attached to: Anita Sarkeesian, Creator of "Tropes vs. Women," Driven From Home By Trolls
From the transcripts:

All this marketing is inescapable and young people and adults alike internalize these deeply harmful and limiting messages. Although we don’t wanna believe it, the truth of it is, is that advertising actually works to manipulate us and it works really well, or else corporations wouldn’t do it. What LEGO should have done if they were serious about expanding the LEGO universe to include girls is to actually include them in a meaningful way, not segregate and separate them into their own pink enclave. In the future here are two suggestions that LEGO can use as a starting point to think about producing and marketing new products. First, they’ve got to integrate more female minifigs characters into their themes and make them the focus of those sets. Then they’ve got to completely drop “ladyfig” doll thing from the entire LEGO universe. Secondly, LEGO needs to go back to the drawing board and create products that foster creativity and imagination that children of all genders will adore. They can start by deemphasizing the macho testosterone and the combat

Comment: Re: Her work (Score 1) 1262

by Belial6 (#47813297) Attached to: Anita Sarkeesian, Creator of "Tropes vs. Women," Driven From Home By Trolls

All this marketing is inescapable and young people and adults alike internalize these deeply harmful and limiting messages. Although we don’t wanna believe it, the truth of it is, is that advertising actually works to manipulate us and it works really well, or else corporations wouldn’t do it. What LEGO should have done if they were serious about expanding the LEGO universe to include girls is to actually include them in a meaningful way, not segregate and separate them into their own pink enclave. In the future here are two suggestions that LEGO can use as a starting point to think about producing and marketing new products. First, they’ve got to integrate more female minifigs characters into their themes and make them the focus of those sets. Then they’ve got to completely drop “ladyfig” doll thing from the entire LEGO universe. Secondly, LEGO needs to go back to the drawing board and create products that foster creativity and imagination that children of all genders will adore. They can start by deemphasizing the macho testosterone and the combat

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