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Comment: Re:At least Microsoft and Slashdot listen to users (Score 1) 236

And that was an example of a company being punished. They lost a LOT of money in terms of lost potential at least. And is likely why they are at least making an attempt to listen to their customers this time around (or the appearance thereof anyway). If they hadn't lost market share, they wouldn't have changed their behaviour.

Comment: Re:At least Microsoft and Slashdot listen to users (Score 4, Insightful) 236

I use a Kubuntu laptop. That said, what we see here is the downside to open source. There is no real penalty for not listening to users and just doing what you want. If you are doing it for free why would you care what others think, as long as you think you're right. Same deal if you have somehow gained a funding source that also doesn't care. BTW, Maybe Google liked Mozilla fucking up Firefox since that would push people to Chrome (yes I know they have a deal with Yahoo now, but most of the stupid shite was done when they got their money from Google). Gnome was a case of this combined with a crew that got too big for their britches. Design have always been uber-gnu and did things as they saw and see fit, and don't have to answer to anyone but themselves and if you don't like it, use Redhat. So there (sticks tongue out). There are a lot of projects that do care. But I think k hubris is easier with open source when you are less likely to lose a paycheque.

Comment: Budgetary Pressures (Score -1, Flamebait) 179

by theshowmecanuck (#49259933) Attached to: Russia Abandons Super-Rocket Designed To Compete With SLS
Due to the sanctions and drop in the price of oil, the Russians couldn't afford to pay for both Putin's chest waxing and the saddle for him to ride shirtless on the exterior of the rocket to the space station. So they just scrapped the whole thing because they were afraid to look bad when people realized he wasn't on it at the first launch.

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