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Comment: Re:Google+ failed becuase it's GOOGLE (Score 5, Insightful) 121

by Sean (#49557817) Attached to: Google Insiders Talk About Why Google+ Failed

It's not about who's pure. I can't control information once third parties have it. Pure today, evil tomorrow, who knows. I don't like sharing anything with Dropbox, Apple or Facebook either, and I try to avoid it.

It's just that I already use Google for searching the web, for maps, and for translation. And I use Youtube. I also store my contacts and keep a few bookmarks with Google because I use Android, but I'm close to stopping that practice.

Because of Google's search they collect too much information about me already, and I'm wary of them regardless of what they do or do not do. (Well, unless they encrypted everything client side with free software, utterly blinding themselves and their clients to everything I do)

I need to use Google a lot less, and I'm always on the lookout for ways to:

1) Use it less
2) Deny it access to information about me
3) Feed it false information about me
4) Encourage others to do all of the above

Comment: Google+ failed becuase it's GOOGLE (Score 5, Insightful) 121

by Sean (#49557725) Attached to: Google Insiders Talk About Why Google+ Failed

They already have too much of my online attention. Sharing anything except my searches with them is a non-starter. It doesn't matter how well implemented the service is. Because it's Google, there's just absolutely no way I'm using it.

I won't even look at files people try to share with me through Google. I just say, "Sorry, I don't use Google drive!" I feel so strongly about it I don't even care if it loses me business or friends.

Comment: Re:Apple may outlive Acer - But will they make PCs (Score 1) 415

by jcr (#49545867) Attached to: We'll Be the Last PC Company Standing, Acer CEO Says

Apple are merging OS X into IOS, albeit very slowly.

Nope. I've been there, and nobody at Apple has any such intention. Features will get passed back and forth between them, but they're very aware of the reasons that Tablet PCs failed, and they're not going to copy MS's mistakes.

-jcr

Comment: Re:Apple may outlive Acer - But will they make PCs (Score 2) 415

by jcr (#49541895) Attached to: We'll Be the Last PC Company Standing, Acer CEO Says

There is absolutely nothing stopping them from selling their hardware manufacturing arm to someone like ACER and then releasing OSX to the market.

Been there, done that, and NeXT nearly went out of business. Not to mention, how much of a pain in the ass it was to configure Dells or other generic PCs to run NeXTSTEP.

-jcr

Comment: Re:narcissistic spectrum personality disorder (Score 4, Insightful) 206

A mere six months in a prison operated by a government that wants to make an example of you? Gee, I can't imagine why he was unwilling to get raped and murdered by another inmate instead of killing himself.

Now fuck off and go polish your jackboots.

-jcr

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