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Comment: There's only one thing Alibaba needs to fix (Score 1) 102

by Khyber (#47959767) Attached to: Is Alibaba Comparable To a US Company?

It is a great fucking company. I use it for sourcing all kinds of things. The biggest problem is that their clients quite often have a poor grasp of English. Example, I'm currently looking for a small fan. I need it to ATTACH to a T8 LED and maintain roughly the same profile.

All I get are either quotes for 80mm computer fans, or T8 LED tubes. I even include a picture of the device I have in operation, with a rigged 80mm fan and plastic ducting strapped to the end of the T8 LED tube. It's like they ignore the picture, ignore everything, and only focus on key words. This leads to some of the shittiest customer service I've ever received. I want a fan, not a light. I already have the light, can't you see in the picture?

There are some foreign companies on there with excellent English skills. Those almost always get my business because the transaction and sourcing experience is so much easier.

If Alibaba could fix that one glaring issue, they'll be eating everyone's lunch.

Comment: Re:You wanted his strategy... (Score 1) 31

by smitty_one_each (#47959515) Attached to: Heh

It makes no difference at all. It all depends how you want to live.

If it makes no difference at all, because you are Dirt, then the illusion of "how you want to live" also dissolves into nihilistic dirt, Dirt. You can slam your fingers in your Overton Window, but it was all variations on dirt, Dirt. At least, that seems the conclusion of your course. With which I don't fully agree. Sure, the flesh is dirt, but our very conversation itself negates the assertion that dirt is all there is.

Comment: Re:With a name like "use-less-d" (Score 1) 250

by KermodeBear (#47958991) Attached to: Fork of Systemd Leads To Lightweight Uselessd

When I saw the headline I honestly did think that this project was someone creating a mockery of systemd, called "useless-d", which was built to take systemd's ideals to some kind of absurd extreme.

Now that I know useless-d is a real software project I'm inclined to give it even less attention. If the developers cannot be bothered to take their own software seriously, why should I? There is a space for tongue-in-cheek names, cute names, and all the rest, but this one is just plain bad.

Comment: Re:You wanted his strategy... (Score 1) 31

by smitty_one_each (#47957695) Attached to: Heh
Every physical thing, surely. What you've never shown is that you've accounted for the soul. And if I'm wrong, and you're correct, then so is Her Majesty: "What difference, at this point, does it make?"
Well, it's all nihilism then, isn't it? Why don't I just call you 'Dirt', if that's all you ultimately are? Just go on a riotous, hedonistic tear! In the absence of any broader context, how can it possibly matter, Dirt?
When are you going to drop this façade of intellect, Dirt?

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