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+ - The Meme Hustler: A look at Tim O'Reilly as PR genius and crazy talker->

Submitted by mat catastrophe
mat catastrophe (105256) writes "Evgeny Morozov has written an extensive piece profiling Tim O'Reilly for The Baffler magazine. In it, Morozov details how O'Reilly shifted the focus of geeks from "free software" to "open source" and continues to this day perpetuating a kind of "crazy talk" about technology."
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Comment: Re:Conduit (Score 2) 422

by mat catastrophe (#41514053) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Would You Include In a New Building?

If you're really planning on doing conduit (as opposed to just cable trays or whatever they are called), then make sure there aren't any weird turns in it.

That will screw up an installer's day right there.... /hacked through a conduit once because of an S-shaped curve in the ceiling above the telecomm room.

Comment: Re:Suing a game manufacturer? (Score 1) 273

by mat catastrophe (#37501108) Attached to: EA's New User Agreement Bans Lawsuits

Thanks for the replies - and, no, the Sony server hacks hadn't slipped my mind. They just don't apply to me. I'm not opposed to fun, I'm just not seeing how I could justify spending gobs of money on it (however, I suppose in a few more years my boys will be gaming and I'll have a reason) and so I don't really follow the scene.

It had totally slipped my mind that online games charge monthly fees (I'm slow this morning).

Comment: Suing a game manufacturer? (Score 1, Flamebait) 273

by mat catastrophe (#37500940) Attached to: EA's New User Agreement Bans Lawsuits

Outside of the game causing your console to overheat and burn down your house, why would anyone sue a game manufacturer? Outside of the Atari 7800 Impossible Mission fiasco, I've never even been all that upset with a game.

Am I missing something? I probably am, since I also miss why adults sink so much money into games. Don't you people have children? Don't you drink?

Comment: Headline buzzword overload.... (Score 2, Insightful) 35

by mat catastrophe (#37500840) Attached to: Crowdsourcing Speeds Evolution of 3D Printable Objects

When you write a headline and you're trying to be "hip" by using "buzzwords", please try to put them in the order in which they are actually relevant to what's going on.

I had to read this one twice to figure out it wasn't about "crowdsourcing", or "evolution", but rather about the fact that "3-D Printable Objects are Evolving faster thanks to Crowdsourcing". /pedant

"Pascal is Pascal is Pascal is dog meat." -- M. Devine and P. Larson, Computer Science 340