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Comment: Re:It's not enough (Score 1) 202

by a_mari_usque_ad_mare (#46762825) Attached to: Mozilla Appoints Former Marketing Head Interim CEO

Well, to be honest there was two things going on here: first was my original complaint, then came the trolling.

Your whole problem in this thread is that you don't read people's posts, or understand what they are saying, and then you post a whole bunch of irrelevant, emotional nonsense. I called your first post flamebait, and somehow you took this as my disagreeing with your definition of flamebait. (actually Urban dictionary's defintion, since for all your blather there's remarkably little content to your posts). Actually, my complaint was that I just didn't like your tone and attitude, but all my attempts at pointing this out went right over your head. Once this got started I just felt like goading you for a response for awhile, and you cooperated admirably. If you really understand flaming or trolling as much as you think you do, you would understand the thrill of seeing someone lose their cool on the internet.

Anyways, after awhile I started to feel bad, which is why I have dropped the insults. If you really want to keep going I'm game, but you've essentially just been calling me illogical, delusional, etc, while I insulted you for being socially retarded. There's not really anything to discuss here, so I'm ready to call it a night if you are.

Comment: Re:It's not enough (Score 1) 202

by a_mari_usque_ad_mare (#46761065) Attached to: Mozilla Appoints Former Marketing Head Interim CEO

There were no other people complaining about my post. It's terribly sad that you can not read what people write and invent your own words. That is not illiteracy, that is called delusional. Hint: One person corrected my use of "insight" instead of "incite", which I thanked them for correcting. You are lying about the other example as well, no need to continue down that path.

There were 3 replies to your post: mine, a second post which pointed out the irony of your post, and the one that corrected your spelling. I pointed out that no one specifically agreed with you, and you have gone into an unhinged rant arguing the negative of that, which is a logical leap. Either way it was a bad argument for you to bring up as you're essentially arguing by popularity.

Further, correcting your broken logic and demonstrating your ignorance is not being butthurt. It's an attempt to make you a better person. If you believe you should get stickers and candy for getting wrong answers, you are at the wrong school. If you had a correct answer I would congratulate you, maybe.

I thought this wasn't a school or a lecture. Make up your mind, man.

If I had used all capital letters it would have been considered an internet shout. As it was written it is what we in the English language call an expletive exclamation. It is not written "at" anyone because there is absolutely no direction to the statement. If you take a statement and invent your own words (as you have repeatedly done here) to assign a direction then the exclamation becomes an attack "at" someone. By your irrational position, a person posting "Damn!" is also directing that at someone. Note that your position is "irrational". No, I won't provide further word definitions because you have a tendency to not comprehend them when definitions are provided. In fact I'm skeptical that you read anything that may harm your irrational opinion.

Clearly you see nothing wrong with your behaviour, so I'm going to stop trying to explain it to you. Manners are neither rational nor irrational, they are a matter of social custom.

You feel the need to keep replying, meaning that either you're enjoying this or you're neurotic. At first I was sort of hoping it was the second one, but now I realize that I've gone too far with this. This will be my last post.

The crazy thing is that you still bit after I admitted I was trolling you...

Comment: Re:It's not enough (Score 1) 202

by a_mari_usque_ad_mare (#46760513) Attached to: Mozilla Appoints Former Marketing Head Interim CEO

So you give people these lectures for free? That's even more pathetic.

It was not a lecture, and barely even a piece of a lesson. I have zero confidence that you have adequate eduction to understand the difference between lecture and 'basic information and instruction". It's not the only example you have provided showing you completely lack fundamental knowledge of the language you are using.

Well, you're clearly butthurt to be still so worked up about this.

Most reasonable people who read the above would conclude you are an obnoxious person who lacks insight.

Actually the post was moderated "insightful" and there is no chorus of people claiming I'm anything other than beneficial with my post. You are not a chorus, you are one person who has repeatedly shown a vast amount of ignorance.

Three people replied to your post and none of them agreed with you. I'm still not clear on how your definition of flamebait differs so greatly from the original post that you had to shout "Holy fuck!" at them. The OP was a disgusting right-wing rant, clearly meant as flamebait.

I made it clear in my posts that you seem like a dumb asshole to me, so your again your passive insults are given zero weight. Don't worry, you can probably reuse them in another post.

Pardon me if I don't give any weight to your opinion of me. Heaven forbid I should be offended by someone that focuses on 5 words out of 276 to make such an opinion, confuses ad hominem with exclamation, and equates "lecture" with "basic information".

The rest of your post was also crap.

Honestly, its not even the language so much as the hyperbole and rampant emotionalism in your post which offends me. You don't have to end every sentence with a bang (!), you know. In fact, I've sworn at you several times, but only in a measured way. Also, it kinda irks me that you called someone out for being wrong when its you who is wrong, as I already explained.

Your satisfaction and content with your own ignorance should offend you much more than I ever could. Ignorance leads to an irrational opinion. Focusing on 5 out of 276 words exemplifies both your ignorance and irrational perspective. I'm not offended or swayed by your irrational responses which demonstrate your ignorance of written English language.

Wholly Fuck! You seem to be simply trolling.

Ding, ding, ding! You finally get it! The irony of trolling someone who was arrogantly trying to lecture others on the definition of trolling was just too delicious to pass up. I'm laughing at your superior intellect, professor.

If you wish to debate the remaining 271 words of the post feel free to critique them fairly. I will warn you that you should understand other concepts of the English language, such as paragraphs and quotation marks, before doing so.

Well consider me fairly warned, then, professor.

OK, enough trolling then, if you can seriously explain the following to me I'll promise to be impressed:
a) Why is an ad hominem necessary for a post to be flamebait? You asserted this at one point, but its not in your original point or your links. Its quite possible to incite a response via flaming without specifically attacking someone. This seems to be original point you had, before your posts descended into incoherent blather.
b) Why do you feel it isn't rude to shout 'Wholly fuck!' at people? Is this just the way you were raised? (Also, its 'holy fuck', dumbass.)

Comment: Re:It's not enough (Score 1) 202

by a_mari_usque_ad_mare (#46759365) Attached to: Mozilla Appoints Former Marketing Head Interim CEO

Wow, based on the exclamation points I must have really gotten your goat. Let's pick this apart, shall we.

You can not tell a difference between an expletive/exclamation and an ad homimem. Here is some basic language information and instruction. This relates directly to the language you are using, and claim to be offended by. I'd suggest that you attempt to educate yourself on the English language because this is not a University and I am not paid to teach you.

So you give people these lectures for free? That's even more pathetic.

You claim falsely that my "Wholly fuck" and "Absolutely Wrong" are rude/rudeness/Flamebait by lumping them repeatedly into a single statement. Those are 2 separate statements, and nowhere is there a personal attack or "rudeness" in either statement.

Most reasonable people who read the above would conclude you are an obnoxious person who lacks insight.

I provide examples and references, so the only way you can claim "flamebait" is to ignore the majority of the post and redefine words.

The statements "Wrong!" and "Absolutely Wrong" are statements of fact. Facts which were provided in the post and you claimed to read. If you are offended by someone being corrected you have severe psychological problems. Not that uncommon unfortunately. We have schools that reward children for being wrong because they rewarded a child for being adept and intelligent, but that is not healthy. (Yes, that is a fact based opinion and no further discussion should be had here.)

The statement "Wholly fuck" is called an expletive which is intended to emphasize that the person is (therefor you are) "Absolutely Wrong!" by a large degree.

I made it clear in my posts that you seem like a dumb asshole to me, so your again your passive insults are given zero weight. Don't worry, you can probably reuse them in another post.

I stand by my call. If I had mod points, and I seem to get them quite often, your post would have deservedly gotten a flamebait.

Thankfully people that can read and comprehend English have mod points instead of you today!

As stated previously, if you have to redefine words to make a claim then your claim is wrong! When you have to ignore more than 90% of a post to make your claim, that's even worse!

Honestly, its not even the language so much as the hyperbole and rampant emotionalism in your post which offends me. You don't have to end every sentence with a bang (!), you know. In fact, I've sworn at you several times, but only in a measured way. Also, it kinda irks me that you called someone out for being wrong when its you who is wrong, as I already explained.

Next time calm yourself down and think before you reply.

(Oh, and you'll be pleased to know I did get mod points after writing that, but obviously I will use those in another thread.)

Comment: Re:It's not enough (Score 1) 202

by a_mari_usque_ad_mare (#46758043) Attached to: Mozilla Appoints Former Marketing Head Interim CEO

Why did you bother to reply when you clearly did not read my post?

I read your definitions, and your post. Flamebait: An email, usually to a message board, written with intent to offend\anger\enrage other persons, so that they will send a flaming email in reply. The post your replied to said flamebait is, "saying things to get people pissed off". The second statement lacks precision, but I don't see a huge disagreement here. You chose to respond with, "Wrong! Wholly fuck! Absolutely wrong!".

I honestly thought your rudeness was deliberate, but perhaps you're just a dumb asshole who doesn't know how to talk to other people. If you wrote your post that way and didn't see anything wrong with it then that is pretty sad.

I stand by my call. If I had mod points, and I seem to get them quite often, your post would have deservedly gotten a flamebait. You also clearly failed to read the post you originally answered, as I don't see any wide gulf between your definitions and theirs. Bad, bad, posting all around.

Comment: Re:It's not enough (Score 1) 202

by a_mari_usque_ad_mare (#46756829) Attached to: Mozilla Appoints Former Marketing Head Interim CEO

Well, judging by your post (an excellent example of flamebait) you yourself have trouble distinguishing between opinions that are merely unpopular and may piss people off, and those those written to be as insulting and crude as possible.

If I had mod points I would give you and grandparent flamebait. The content of your post is a quibble over definitions, but you start off with "Wrong! Wholly fuck! Absolutely wrong!", and end with passive-aggressively suggesting that parent needs or cares about your posting advice. Jesus, have the balls to insult people openly if you are going to spread your bitchiness over the internet.

So in conclusion, I realize that people who like to mouth off tend to be slow, so here is some far-from-friendly advice: think before you post and if you're having a bad day just keep it to yourself.

Comment: Re:This is the problem with religious people. (Score 2) 903

by a_mari_usque_ad_mare (#45840757) Attached to: US Justice Blocks Implementation of ACA Contraceptive Mandate

If I run a business and pay for health care for my employees, can I choose not to pay for blood transfusions for employees? What if I think blood transfusions are wrong?

I agree with parent's last paragraph. Health insurance is a form of payment, employers should have no say whatsoever.

Comment: Re:I am astonished (Score 1) 462

You may have been confused by the naming. The city of Vancouver, BC is not on Vancouver island, it is on the mainland. You can see Vancouver island from parts of the city however.

Alot of things are named Vancouver in that region, including Vancouver, WA, all named for the famous explorer George Vancouver. Understandably it leads to some confusion.

Comment: Re:Will they allow the reverse? (Score 1) 182

You can already get what is basically the Galaxy S3 with Windows Phone, its called the Samsung Ativ S. I think Samsung makes it as a concession to Microsoft, as they seem to sell very few of them. I would love to see smartphones become more PC-like, with multiple OSs available on each model and more hardware standardization, so custom ROMs become simpler.

I'm pretty sure Microsoft means this as a one-way-street, though, don't expect to see a Lumia running Android any time soon. Too bad, the Lumia product line had excellent hardware (I bought a 620 for a Mac-user non-techie family member's first smartphone, we're both extremely happy with it) and I even came to like some things about the OS. However, WP is such a loser in the market that going exclusive killed Nokia.

Comment: Re:Branding problem (Score 1) 278

by a_mari_usque_ad_mare (#44908283) Attached to: Ballmer Admits Microsoft Whiffed Big-Time On Smartphones

... almost no WP7 phones can upgrade to WP8 ...

Its actually a little worse than that, not a single WP7 handset could be upgraded to WP8. In fact MS' requirements called for single-core processors only for WP7, and only dual-core for WP8, so any upgrade is impossible by definition.

Comment: Re:so pony up, Microsoft want agile extreme only (Score 1) 413

by a_mari_usque_ad_mare (#44697363) Attached to: Devs Flay Microsoft For Withholding Windows 8.1 RTM

I think Windows 8 is actually worse than Vista, in the sense that it won't be fixed because Microsoft does not want to fix it.

Vista was fine in concept, just incredibly buggy and half-baked when it was released. The SP1 update was a major change to the kernel and was the first version that was mostly usable.

Windows 8 just has a terrible concept for the UI and they're running with it. I've followed the 8.1 changes and they are mainly focused on improving the Metro part of it. Granted, the Metro stuff needs work as it is absolutely terrible, hands down the worst touch OS out there, but basically no one cares as no one is buying Windows 8 tablets. If you use the desktop, 8.1 brings boot-to-the-desktop and basically nothing else.

The best case is that the major pushback makes them reconsider, and make Metro optional. I think they actually truly believed the whole world would follow them to the Windows App store and Metro apps, and the desktop would just be a legacy mode needed for Win8, probably to be gone in Win9.

Comment: Re:serious problem (Score 1) 330

by a_mari_usque_ad_mare (#44284441) Attached to: Microsoft Slashes Prices On Surface

And now the Zune hardware and online service have been replaced by Xbox music, which despite the name has nothing really to do with the Xbox. I've been listening to it on my Windows 8 install as you get to listen to a certain amount for free.

There's nothing really wrong with it, it has a good selection of popular music and seems to work. It is however only available on Windows 8 and Windows. It's also identified on your metro start screen as "music" and a solid green square, so even people who use Windows 8 (the few, the proud, etc.) can be forgiven for not knowing it exists.

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