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Comment Re:News: Tool creates possibilities, good and bad. (Score 3, Interesting) 169

The quote:

"Wizard's First Rule: people are stupid." Richard and Kahlan frowned even more. "People are stupid; given proper motivation, almost anyone will believe almost anything. Because people are stupid, they will believe a lie because they want to believe it's true, or because they are afraid it might be true. People's heads are full of knowledge, facts, and beliefs, and most of it is false, yet they think it all true. People are stupid; they can only rarely tell the difference between a lie and the truth, and yet they are confident they can, and so are all the easier to fool.

"Because of Wizards First Rule, the old wizards created Confessors, and Seekers, as a means of helping find the truth, when the truth is important enough. Darken Rahl knows the Wizard's Rules. He is using the first one. People need an enemy to feel a sense of purpose. It's easy to lead people when they have a sense of purpose. Sense of purpose is more important by far than the truth. In fact, truth has no bearing in this. Darken Rahl is providing them with an enemy, other than himself, a sense of purpose. People are stupid; they want to believe, so they do."

So, arguably, the Wizard's First Rule is "People are stupid", though the rest of it makes clear that what Zedd actually meant is "People are credulous".

Comment Re:Cheap over touchscreen (Score 1) 246

They also like their shit to work, like not to be bombarded with popups and malware, and did I mention they like their shit to work?

Millions of PCs have likely been replaced due to malware and "Winrot".

LOTN (Linux On The Notebook) has arrived. It snuck in by the back door and it does the job.

Comment Re: Cheap over touchscreen (Score 1) 246

Nobody but geeks gives a flying fuck about the Windows monopoly, and most people wouldn't care if Ballmer filled the crawlspace under his home with dead Cub Scouts.

What they DO care about is not having to shitcan the time and effort they invested learning to use previous versions of Windows because MSFT decided that change = progress.

I install Classic Shell on every new PC my friends hand me for decrappification. They are Very Happy.

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