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Comment Re:Sad (Score 0) 452 452

It was a user driven site. The users provided much of the value. The users were pissed off. The users struck back. Now the business is scared. What's the problem?

How is there value if the owners of the site aren't making any money? If I had someone who came into my store every day and did nothing but talk with his buddies without buying anything, then I sure as hell would kick him out to the curb. That's what's happening, and everyone is surprised? Web site lets people run amok for years, then decides to rebuild into something that makes money for the VC's. Big deal. Go find another playground to loiter around in.

Comment Re:Your biggest screw up (Score 0) 452 452

Everyone has a right to speak and think whatever they want. You don't like what someone has to say... then use your right to speak to say so and use your right to think to judge them. But you don't censor them.

No one can censor your thoughts, but free to say whatever you want? I don't think I have to use the "fire in a crowded theater" analogy. You already know that it's not true, or possible, or even reasonable. You can say what you like, I guess, on the "internet," but that doesn't mean you can say whatever you want on someone else's site. The owner of the site can put whatever restrictions they want, by our definition of ownership in this case. The concept that you can say whatever you want, whenever you want, wherever you want speaks of simple ignorance of the norms of society.

Comment Not Really (Score 1) 434 434

Of course they can ignore it. Google is a vendor providing a part to the phone manufacturers, just like the company that makes the plastic case. Consumers buy their phone from the manufacturer or the service provider, so they are responsible for the customer's experience, not Google.

This is not an expensive computer. Phones are relatively inexpensive, and people just end up buying a new one every year or two anyway if they want the latest doodads. If people are still using the old phone with old versions of Android software, then they must be happy with it. Believe it or not a lot of people really do use their phone just for making phone calls.

Comment Re:Grinding slowly but exceedingly fine? (Score 1) 71 71

I suppose there is some justice in the Prenda principals* living this trainwreck for years, as a sort of additional punishment before their inevitable jail sentences even start.

Who's going to jail? The lawyers? They are just hired help. The executives of Prenda? They are exempt since they hide behind the "corporation." The venture capitalists who are funding the whole thing? No, they are so above the law that it's not even funny. Maybe a few people will be disbarred. That's about it.

Comment Re:this is science, so you have to ask... (Score 1) 301 301

is he wrong in saying that only having researching gender issues and only having researchers of only one gender may skew the research? what if this were two male researchers and a female rejected it for "ideologically biased assumptions"?

just sayin.

I don't know. We should go back to and recheck the majority of all research published, since it fits that description.

Comment Re:Flip it around and... (Score 1, Troll) 301 301

I'm sure if a paper with the opposite conclusion authored only by men was submitted for review, women (both reviewers and others) would be decrying that fact,

Please cite the article about this happening? Or is this just your prosecution fantasy as a middle classed white male?

Comment Re:Amazon has really been a stealth company (Score 1) 83 83

They started as a bookseller, then moved slowly into other merchandise

They started as a method to sell and distribute goods on the internet. Books were only their choice for a physical manifestation of the method. I guess you are too young to remember what people were speculating on back in the "boom."

Comment Re:We need a law against overzealous prosecutors (Score -1) 206 206


Hacking is relatively benign compared to the damage a prosecutor with an agenda can do. The latest round of these travesties is now going on in Wisconsin http://www.wsj.com/articles/ri... , It seems we get these popping up about once a year lately and it's been accelerating.

Nice way to use a real issue to push you political agenda. Wall Street Journal, the new Fox News for the criminally insane.

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