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Comment Its not just kids (Score 1) 403

I have dozens and dozens of supposedly intelligent facebook friends who share news so fake I'm initially looking to see if its an Onion article. Really bad.

When I link a snopes article I get "Snopes is fake". No kidding. When I link an article from a credible source that contradicts, I get "Well it sounded interesting. Just passing it along".

Comment Shocking! (Score 1) 170

I can't believe a corporation would make a capital investment primarily in areas where people are more likely to be able to afford more profitable levels of service!

Next you'll be telling me that there are more Mercedes dealerships, pool service companies and expensive boutique stores in wealthy towns than poor ones, and that their customers tend to be wealthy people! Like I'd fall for that one...

Comment True Story (Score 1) 184

Dear Penthouse -

Whoops, wrong place.

Anyhow...About 22 or so years ago I was sitting in the hot tub with my girlfriend at her apartment complex in Mountain View when two dorky young guys come and jump in with us. I'm thinking "swell, we're usually alone out here all evening and there go my immediate plans for a little semi public nooky".

One starts talking about how he and the other guy are going to start up this search company named Yahoo and went on and on about it. Eventually they left and I turned to my girlfriend and said "That's the stupidest name I've ever heard of for a company".

And I think that sums up Yahoo. Disrupting others for a bit to no purpose, much rambling and meandering, and a silly name.

Not that "Google" is much better, or Microdick...err...Microsoft. It sounds so...little.

Comment Re: The power of a concentrated marketplace (Score 1) 184

The only thing I've used yahoo for in over ten years is for a site login when I'm going to troll someone.

I did use them as a news aggregator, but their innovation turned into moving things around and changing the font sizes, to the point where while the content never changed the look and feel did change enough to make it easy to just give up on them and use something that just did what it was supposed to do and didn't change layouts every 3 months.

Now I'm supremely pleased that I ignored their constant efforts to get me to give them my cell phone number and any other data to "secure my account". All they have is a 20 year old activation from a long dead email and a fake name.

Comment And now we all know... (Score 1) 190

...why I'm only going to buy Nexus devices. Almost every other phone I've bought was basically abandoned. If a couple of guys can do alternative roms and update the phone, the manufacturer should be able to do the same.

Apple updates older devices better than most android OEM's and they seem to have little trouble getting people to upgrade.

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