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Comment: Re:Still not a sport, try as you may.. (Score 1) 351

by redherring728 (#37192264) Attached to: Sports Bars Changing Channels For Video Gamers
After years of restaurants and bars showing exclusively sports, and changing the channel TO sports if it's not already on sports, it's nice to see that there's something on the screen that YOU don't care about for a change. Now you know how we feel. I wouldn't even want to watch Starcraft, but it would be a welcome difference from that crap that's normally on there.

Comment: Re:Customer No-Service (Score 2) 286

by redherring728 (#37029900) Attached to: Verizon Cracks Down On Jailbreak Tethering
Not that I doubt that there must be plenty of extraordinarily frustrating people calling those lines (I know, there are a lot of idiots out there, I'm a math tutor), and I have no doubt that I would want to bang my head against the wall for that very reason if I had that job, but your criticism seems to be completely out of place and presumptive.

I'm not really even sure what you think "is a good thing." Is it the "atrocious" customer service? It's the only thing relevant to your post that you quoted. No matter how stupid the people calling in are or how many of them are calling in, that's not good. I can't even begin to wonder why you think that is. Atrocious customer service is atrocious for all customers, not just idiots.

Not to mention, it would also be idiotic to assume that there aren't idiots on both sides of the phone line.

And don't try to wave off criticism by saying "You don't know what you're talking about." That's called ad-hominem.

Finally, I have to point out that what you wrote is completely off-topic; taking a minor point (a grand total of three words out of the summary) and making it out to be a major point.

Comment: Re:GNOME, KDE, etc (Score 1) 835

by redherring728 (#36980874) Attached to: Linus Torvalds Ditches GNOME 3 For Xfce

For example, you cannot change location in Nautilus without using magic keyboard shortcut such as Ctrl + L. But you can see location just fine, just you can't change it.

Yes, you can. I almost never use Ctrl+L. By default you have several ways to navigate, and you can even customize it to look pretty similar to Windows if you wanted, and you don't even have to use Nautilus at all if you don't want to.

Comment: Re:It's not a newspaper (Score 2) 159

by redherring728 (#35641754) Attached to: Cylindrical Rolltop Laptops

Just because it's not what you're used to doesn't mean it's a bad idea :-)

Am I the only one that's sick and tired of seeing this nonsense argument? At what point did he say "It's a bad idea because it's not what I'm used to"? Your reply is completely irrelevant. I could just as easily say "Just because it's not what you're used to doesn't mean it's a good idea."

Comment: Re:So what? (Score 4, Insightful) 292

by redherring728 (#34741408) Attached to: Apple Support Company Sues Customer For Complaint
"Stories like these are really non-stories." "About the only value is in letting you know "hey don't use these guys, they're litigious jerks."" Contradictory statements. There is a *lot* of value in knowing that these guys are litigious jerks. Knowing that someone is willing to sue you after screwing you isn't even remotely a non-story. It's not insignificant to be sued, whether the person suing you has a chance or not.

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