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Comment: Re:Another piece in the puzzle... (Score 2) 43 43

Terminators are made out of nanomachines, not "liquid metal".

The movie seems to disagree with you:

John Connor: So this other guy: he's a Terminator like you, right?
The Terminator: Not like me. A T-1000, advanced prototype.
John Connor: You mean more advanced than you are?
The Terminator: Yes. A mimetic polyalloy.
John Connor: What the hell does that mean?
The Terminator: Liquid metal.

Comment: Re:Penalty for obvious false claims (Score 2) 80 80

You can sue for anything. Why not sue for harassment + triple legal fees?

Because they generate enough legal business to have lawyers on retainer and thus pay no incremental costs for more suits. You, of course, enjoy no such advantage.

Comment: Re:Its because she refused to censor a question (Score 1) 307 307

by Anonymous Coward [...] I think it is.

Who the fuck are you?

If I get fired, why should other people have to know why it was?

Right, you're just an anonymous coward, nobody cares if you die in a fire tomorrow. But one of the best-loved moderators of a public community? Everyone is going to want to know. Maybe the reason is "it was personal" in which case nobody needs to know more.

Comment: Re:Indeed (Score 1) 307 307

The big difference is that just about anywhere else, people posting anonymously or with an obviously throw away identity are treated as lesser.

Yes, that's how the whole world works. You really think it doesn't work that way on reddit? Only complete fucking idiots would think otherwise.

4chan is significantly different in that everyone is expected to be anonymous to a point where people trying to have an established identity without a good reason are harassed and usually not taken seriously.

No, they are taken seriously... seriously enough to be worth harassing. You have that backwards.

Comment: Harrassment and frivolity (Score 1) 80 80

Isn't there anything in the law to penalize frivolous claims of ownership as harassment? Copyright does not need to be defended as voraciously as trademark, so there is no need for them to keep pumping the entire Youtube side through algorithms and blindly send takedown notices.

Even if there were, well-- you'll have to hire employees to vet the hits. That's the cost of doing business.

Comment: Re:Most of their apps are annoying anyway (Score 1) 105 105

Uh, that is because they bought out inbox.

No, I meant there isn't much competition for email clients on Android to begin with. Inbox was something statistically nobody had heard of before Google, and both of the dominant Android email clients are from Google, one of them bundled with the OS and the other with typical gapps.

Comment: Re:Its because she refused to censor a question (Score 1) 307 307

both parties are at being professional in that they aren't talking about the reasons why it occurred...."

Is it professional not to tell the community why you fired an admin of a community site? I don't think that it is. I think that it's half-assed and can only lead to unnecessary speculation which could be avoided by being straightforward. The only reason not to make a public announcement making the situation clear is if they're not acting in their integrity, and legal wants to sit on the announcement like it's an egg and wait for it to hatch.

Comment: Re:Indeed (Score 1) 307 307

There's some serious gold under the shit, and it's very cathartic to speak freely with effectively no consequence to yourself (or even an online identity).

You can come up with a throwaway identity on almost any site. Very few take any real steps to verify your identity. That's not special. Reddit just seems to lack any sphincter control. When people act like assholes, they are encouraged rather than discouraged. So yeah, there's some gems under the turds, but mostly it's just a big fat circle jerk. It's not like Slashdot is so wonderful; Since Dice took over it's mostly been a big whine-fest since they keep shitting on it. But don't act like reddit is some paragon. It's the diamond in the cowfield all over again. Mostly turds, and if you go looking for the one diamond, you mostly just get shit on you.

Comment: Re:Indeed (Score -1, Flamebait) 307 307

You're talking to grown adults.

[citation needed]
On the occasions on which I have visited reddit, I have seen very little evidence of that.
When a reddit thread is posted to the outside world, it's usually so that we can all point and laugh.

There isn't anything wrong with our behaviour, nor are we the "MRA/Republican/Stromfront/Rascist/Misogyo-nerd" strawmen you and your authoritarian friends constantly paint us as.

Perhaps those are just the people who post the most.

It's getting tiresome to have the open, free, principled sites and communications networks we built being labeled as "septic tanks" by the likes of yourself;

If they didn't have so much shit in them, they wouldn't smell quite so much like septic tanks.

We are not burning down the bridges we have built to the future just because you have found a half dozen trolls making cruel jokes in the darkest corner of the web.

You didn't build anything. Reddit built something and you infested it, and now it's sinking into the usual commercial quagmire and you're fleeing like the rats you are. It was never anything to you other than a resource that someone else provided and from which you could benefit.

That's fine, actually, just don't kid yourself.

There are 2 billion people online, we built this network for them,

Who is this "we"? You don't even have a name.

and we will not turn around and hand it over to your feelings, your agendas, or your petty lust for power.

It's not yours to control. You're just the product. You are now being prepared for consumption.

You people are the creationists of the internet, and you are not taking us back to the stone age.

You people are the rednecks of the internet, and YEEHAW I GOTS MY FREE SPEECH BUT DON'T KNOW WHERE TO POINT IT.

Philosophy: A route of many roads leading from nowhere to nothing. -- Ambrose Bierce