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Comment: Re:Shady Misinformation About Real Name Policy Too (Score 1) 205

by drinkypoo (#49558775) Attached to: Google Insiders Talk About Why Google+ Failed

Yep, if you want me to participate in an online community in a lasting and meaningful way, there's no way in hell I'm using my real name.

The shady misinformation about a real name policy is coming from you. Facebook had the same policy until basically a moment before G+, and they wielded it just as unfairly, too.

Comment: Re:It wasn't better. (Score 2) 202

by drinkypoo (#49558771) Attached to: Google Insiders Talk About Why Google+ Failed

You don't know me, but I thought circles were... well, compelling is a little strong, but the whole G+ UX is vastly superior to Facebook's.

Except the actual architecture. A G+ initial page load takes about twice as long as facebook. It doesn't do more, why does it take so much longer? It also breaks permanently if you click things before the page load finishes, and you have to reload the page to get it to work. Google is good at search, but they're shit at HTML.

Comment: Re:I'll tell you why I don't use it. (Score 1) 205

by drinkypoo (#49558769) Attached to: Google Insiders Talk About Why Google+ Failed

The problem with this idea is that Facebook has repeatedly proven that they will abuse your personal data, and you're using them and not the competition because of the fear that the competitor might abuse your personal data.

Those who ignore the lessons of history are doomed to make stupid decisions on specious bases.

Comment: Re:TIL (Score 1) 96

by drinkypoo (#49558747) Attached to: When Exxon Wanted To Be a Personal Computing Revolutionary

TVs just weren't laying around, even in 1985.

What, they had an active social life? They were going to parties?

They were bulky and expensive,

What? CRTs barely shrank from the 1980s until they went out of fashion.

and it probably already had a computer or videogame hooked up to it already.

Oh noes!!11!1!!

Comment: Re:TIL (Score 1) 96

by drinkypoo (#49557579) Attached to: When Exxon Wanted To Be a Personal Computing Revolutionary

How can anything requiring an external CRT be considered portable? I mean, even by Compaq and Kaypro standards?

An Apple II was more portable than e.g. a Kaypro 4 because there was a TV you could use as a monitor pretty much anywhere and it was half the weight to carry around... subjectively, I haven't compared numbers.

Comment: Re:truly an inspiration. (Score 1) 400

by drinkypoo (#49557429) Attached to: Woman Behind Pakistan's First Hackathon, Sabeen Mahmud, Shot Dead

Are you just dumb or something?

Stay tuned to find out.

I said in many ways, which exclude only those two things. Everything else she's getting is definitely called for.

You said, in many ways she's asking for what she's getting. But the fact is that what she's getting includes responses which are not appropriate for any kind of behavior. There's no way in which she's asking for the fullness of what she's getting. If you want your sentence to mean what you want it to mean, then you should say she's asking for much of what she's getting. That's still victim-blaming bullshit, because there's a lot of what she's getting which is inappropriate which lies outside the realm of rape and death threats.

If you want to call a narcissistic egomaniac what they are, more power to you. But then what you do after you've pointed that out is ignore them. You don't go on to make personal attacks. I note that's what she's doing, but you only become a hypocrite when you complain about personal attacks and then engage in them.

Comment: Re:Windows 10 Will Free Your Desktop (Score 4, Insightful) 82

by drinkypoo (#49556787) Attached to: Officials Say Russian Hackers Read Obama's Unclassified Emails

I was with you until the "high quality development tools" part.

Last I heard, Microsoft's IDE was still broadly considered to be one of the best in the business, if not the best. Granted, their revision control system is one of the worst, so they're not all winners.

Comment: Re:That's too bad (Score 2, Insightful) 139

No, because some asshole that did nothing of praise but was latched to a big "tech" biz "living the life" "doing what he loved!" is worthy of front page news unlike the common native peasant carrying his luggage on donkeys

False. We discussed the death of peasants yesterday. Today, a whole day later, we're discussing the death of a googler. You're either disingenuous, a dipshit, or both. But then, you didn't log in, so we knew that.

System going down at 1:45 this afternoon for disk crashing.