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Comment Personal Responsibility? (Score 4, Interesting) 706

Forgive me for being the odd duck out here, but what ever happened to "Personal Responsibility"? I, too, think it's wrong for the hackers to release that information. It sounds like a despicable act of misguided morality to me, but that's irrelevant.

These people took their own lives, the external stressers don't really matter; they CHOSE to commit suicide. Maybe if signing up and using that site was such an emotional risk for them, they shouldn't have done it?

Comment Re:If you don't have riveting hero(s).... (Score 1) 168

If you don't have riveting hero(s), you darned well better have an awesome presentation.

I disagree. Superheroes are, by and large, boring. They're the good guys! They do good things. Whoopee.

It's the bad guys that really give movies and shows their depth. Incidentally, this is also what keeps a lot of marvel movies from being great; the hero is "meh", and the bad guy is "meh". Thor 2? Iron Man 2?

But when the villain is interesting and dynamic? It can save an otherwise blah movie. Case in point; The Dark Knight, with Heath Ledger's Joker. Sans Joker, the movie would have been "ok". Ledger made that movie great.

Heroes can only ever be as interesting as their antagonistic foils.

Comment Re:Well, and it was a pig (Score 1) 279

Never took off? I thought it had hundreds of millions of users. In what world is that not taking off?

Where people actually *use* it. Sure, it has millions of users, precisely because google tied it to it's various services.

But do people actually post on it? Do people actually open it and use it to keep in touch with friends and family? No, and by your own admission, they couldn't because it gets "pretty heavy" when you keep it open.

Fanboy's aside, g+ isn't used and at least part of that blame has to be on the interface.

Comment Well, and it was a pig (Score 1) 279

Some great reasons as to why G+ never took off, but something I haven't seen mentioned is that the interface was a pig.

Go ahead. Go open it up and time how long the damn thing takes to load up. I have a fairly quick computer and it took over 10 seconds for first load ( around 8 seconds for each subsequent load ). On top of that, it loads my hangouts list again; I already have it in my browser and my email tab.

I am constantly amazed how frequently big companies completely screw up the interface thinking it's not important.

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