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Comment: Re:Disengenous (Score 1) 284

by gsslay (#47573143) Attached to: Amazon's eBook Math

The authors earn less and many would only be able to indulge their hobby part time, whilst working at another career, is just a normal part of social change.

But is it a good social change? Or don't we care? Is making writing something people can only ever afford to do part-time going to result in better books?

Comment: Re:Disengenous (Score 1) 284

by gsslay (#47573125) Attached to: Amazon's eBook Math

Is the author the best person to decide who would be the best illustrator, proof-reader, typesetter etc for their book? Their skill is in writing, what do they know anything about these things?

So perhaps the writer needs someone who does know, someone who does it for a living and can advise and source the best for their book. Maybe this person can work on a percentage of sales, ensuring that everyone gets paid and profits accordingly from a successful book. What do we call them.. ? How about "Publisher"?

Hang on, haven't we come full circle here?

Comment: Re:Hasn't been true for a while (Score 4, Insightful) 502

Besides, it saves me from using Creative's bloatware.

This is what comes to my mind whenever I hear of Creative. Nice enough hardware, but shockingly bad software, 80% of which no-one ever had any need for. And it would invariably all be set up to load at boot-time, sucking up resources and RAM.

Comment: Re:another language shoved down your throat (Score 1) 415

by gsslay (#47413825) Attached to: Python Bumps Off Java As Top Learning Language

If you are just starting out learning to program, you are not in a position to determine which language is best to learn by. You have to take advice, or take what you are given. If you feel 'force fed' you are either way over-opinionated for someone who knows nothing, or are an idiot who has booked themselves onto the wrong course.

Comment: Re:Blaming Google (Score 1) 239

by gsslay (#47375243) Attached to: Following EU Ruling, BBC Article Excluded From Google Searches

This statement is not the conclusion of the article, it's the headline of the article.

The journalist is using a basic journalistic technique of stating the position in the simpliest, bluntest and most provacative way possible. That makes it easy for the casual browser to grasp the topic, and hopefully draws them in.

The article then goes on to modify and explain.

"A mind is a terrible thing to have leaking out your ears." -- The League of Sadistic Telepaths