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Comment Re:Am I the only guy here that likes G+? (Score 1) 152 152

To be fair, it's not really the G+ crowd. It's the /. crowd who are on G+ that you're talking about here. Personally I use it because it's a source of interesting commentary from people, is pretty active in the fields I'm interested in, and I don't want to wade through the drama that seems to constantly be on Facebook.

But that doesn't mean I'm calling everyone still on Facebook stupid because they haven't moved, or whatever.

Basically, you're getting the wrong impression because you're looking at a tiny niche of vocal commentators on Slashdot.

Comment Re:If you're using GPL code, you have no choice (Score 1) 171 171

Well, I forgot to add that your Mickey Mouse Protection Act doesn't even apply here anyway. Unfortunately determining the details of what is/isn't public domain is still difficult:

but none of that means that it's a myth.

Comment Re:Taxi licenses are crazy expensive (Score 1) 334 334

Well, in NZ the drivers have to have both a passenger license, and a private hire license, which is more than a taxi driver needs. The main issue is that you can either be paid by the hour, agreed before-hand, or you charge using a licensed meter. Uber does neither.

Comment Re:What Wu does not write: (Score 1) 133 133

> Then users will slowly realize that the Google's search results are not trustworthy and they will move away from Google as the search engine. The market will correct itself.

And that's why we need people questioning what they're doing, so that people have more information available to determine whether they should trust Google or not.

Comment Re:For anyone else wondering what the hell this is (Score 1) 207 207

They covered all that in the article. Not just how to turn it on, but why it's not on by default/exposed in the UI yet. Seriously, you can't fail to RTFA and then be all "I had to look this up" and "you need to be in a special club to use this" when it explains what's going on right there in front of you.

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