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Comment Re:Intransigent (Score 1) 283

unwilling or refusing to change one's views or to agree about something.
synonyms: uncompromising, inflexible, unbending, unyielding, diehard, unshakable, unwavering, resolute, rigid, unaccommodating, uncooperative, stubborn, obstinate, obdurate, pigheaded, single-minded, iron-willed, stiff-necked
"the regime remained intransigent in its opposition to wider participation in the political process"

...because I had to look it up. :D

Sounds they could put the Apple logo in the dictionary under intrasigent. It fits them on both their positive and negative sides.

Comment Re:GMO (Score 1) 197

You don't have to be anti-science to think that we need better regulation on GMOs. In particular the Monopoly (or almost of ) by Monsanto on a lot of the base patents when it comes to GMOs is a bigger issue than almost any other with GMOs...

Monsoto is a pretty bad company and there are many things wrong with them, but they are not monopoly or a near monopoly, they are not even the biggest player on the market.

Though if they are allowed to bought by Bayer, they probably will be combined.

Comment Re:Wow 20 years! (Score 1) 127

Neon is horrible. Copying the bloody awful flat icon crap that (cr)Apple instigated and then Windows 10 slavishly copied.

I think you got the order of events mixed up. It bloody awful style that Microsoft introduced in Windows 8 and everybody hated, and then Google and Apple for God's know why slavishly copied.

Comment Re:Not much use (Score 1) 25

Compose+'+e = é

Could you please explain what you mean by this? Does your keyboard have a special "Compose" button?

Yeah it is that usually useless button with a menu on it. I think it is supposed to be a right mouse button in windows, but I have never heard of anybody using it for that, so it is very useful to make the compose button.

Comment Re:Isn't that the point? (Score 1) 37

I put Google as the worst. They started as a search engine and making revenue from advertising. Which isn't so bad.

They expanded into email, which seemed a reasonable way to get more advertising revenue.

Then they bought online media through Youtube, which was great for their strength in content delivery, and provided more vehicles for ad revenue.

But somewhere they stopped saying "don't be evil" and now they link your accounts in all the services they acquire, track your dns lookups, your searches, your phonecalls, your contacts, your webpages (through fonts), your map searches, your every location through traffic, they converted your email address into a social media profile which they track as ruthlessly and lucratively as Facebook ever did... They even photograph your home, document your wifi access points etc, etc.

At least Facebook never pretended to be anything other than an ad-based social media company.

But facebook has been abusing the data more, at least in a way that is visible to public.

You forgot Google also collects you passwords and credit card details in plain text, if you don't make sure you are not logged into Chrome.

Comment Re:No innovation? I wish! (Score 1) 342

Food at the theatre? How horrible. I am bothered enough already by the crunching and slurping sounds from soda and snacks.

Yeah, sounds like a terrible idea, especially combined with waiting staff and lighting as well.....

Not only is a fucking aweful idea though, some people here on this very site seems to like that, and is asking for move similar movie ruining "service".

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