Perhaps there is significant revulsion to the way Elon Musk relies on heavy advertising/propaganda to construct a corporate image. The same is true of all big corporations --- but that's no excuse, since there's no fundamental reason why a tech nerd should be blindly accepting of how corporate capitalism works. People might respect the technological / engineering side of Musk's ventures, but feel icky about how this is tied to marketing/PR goons saturating the tech media with gushing propaganda stories aimed at rich investors (instead of plain-spoken, informative, "engineers' talk"). Of course, the appearance of genuine anti-corporate-PR revulsion to Musk's enterprises is magnified by slimy corporate PR shills from competing industries adding their own FUD.
Of course Musk will interpret everything as positively as possible, but as long as he does not actually lie or try to deceive with heavy handed rheorics or in other ways, then I have no problem with it. In the end, the reader (esp. on
In every piece concerning Tesla on slashdot, there are a few people making negative comments about Elon Musk. However, not once have I seen the complaints backed up with facts, examples, or otherwise, just negativity without any indication as to why.
Could someone please explaint to me why there is this hate on Elon Musk, and what it is about?
I don't mind the ending so much as I hate the new books in general. Wolves of the Callah was downright awful (I really hated all the Harry Potter and other stuff), the one after that was not much better, and the dark tower finally was actually ok again.
I don't know why, but the first four books are exciting and amazing with a lot of suspense and mystery, and the last three just plain suck compared to that. It's like he figured that he really needed to finish the series and just rushed it. Or after the long break and the car accident he forgot what it was all about - I think he even alluded to this in some interview, I'm very fuzzy on the details though.
No, the end really was ok. It was the only logical ending I guess. But I wish anything between book four and that ending was left unwritten instead.
And in addition to all of this, he decided to mangle the original books with all the jesus crap. Fuck that shit!
How can you possibly be so retarded? There are two separate issues that are being discussed here.
- 1) Google doing something nasty.
- 2) MS having something nasty being done to them.
It is entirely possible to disapprove of point 1 and approve of point 2 at the same time - and all without being a hypocrite. MS is a nasty and evil company that deserves any shit that happens to them. This does not mean that it is ok for google be evil - I am quite unhappy to see them do this.
What Google is doing is saying: "No, since we don't like your company, you will never be allowed to write an app for YouTube. Ever. We are assholes, and we own YouTube, and we hate Microsoft, so you can go f*ck your self".
If only that was what google actually was saying publicly I would cheer happily. Microsoft needs to die, the sooner the better, and they have absolutely zero reason to complain with their history of being evil.
But instead of publicly telling MS to fuck off, google is pretending that there is no problem at all. This is the same kind of scummy behavior I hate about MS, and so I cannot be happy about it.
I am sure someone would miss the person disappeared by the government. Unless you believe the government is disappearing people along with all their friends and families"
No need for that, of course friends and family will miss the missing person, but what can they do? File a police report? They can't undisappear him. Who would ever know? There is no guarantee that the media would make a big thing out of it.
"Whether this does or does not happen can only be guessed at by looking at general behavior"
And here is the main problem. You can't prove the government is actually killing or disappearing people because of their political stances so you generalize and try to justify your statements and opinions using by trying to predict future behavior.
As I said, I am not trying to prove anything. I am only saying that whether disappearances happen can not be known for certain. You can only make guesses based on e.g. missing person cases and general government behavior. The extreme exception is of course if is a disappearing action somehow goes wrong and becomes public - but that seems unlikely in any case.
Oh and did I mention gitmo, the lack of due process, the governments ability to hold citizens in prisons indefinitely when they invoke all those nice patrior act laws? All of that doesn't count as disappearing people?
And if you need to use the Ruby Ridge incident to support your opinion that the government is killing political dissidents, journalists, and even leakers is weak. The FBI was going after a white supremist
You and I may not like white supremacists, but that does not make it ok to just go out and kill them either. If the government is ready to do that, there is no reason they wouldn't act similarly with other unwanted persons - except perhaps for public perception. But we have all seen how much they care about public perception these days.