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Comment Re:The Last Days of Club Leftism? (Score 2) 75

When a Slashdot summary, of all places, contains an absurd sentence like this

James Charles, the beauty-obsessed 17-year-old Instagram star who was recently announced as the first male face of CoverGirl, tweeted, "my entire childhood is going down the drain wow I'm gonna cry RIP greendude50."

then I really start to think that we're finally seeing the peak of the rampant leftism that has infected the Internet for the past 8 to 10 years.

I think that average people have finally had enough of this sort of leftism. They just don't want to deal with it any longer. They're tired of the gender confusion imposed by leftists. They're tired of the constant false accusations of racism/sexism/intolerance/etc./etc. coming from leftists. They're tired of petty criminals being portrayed as "martyrs" by leftists. They're tired of "peaceful protests" led by leftists that involve property damage and violence.

Average folks have had enough of it. They want society to return to a state of normalcy and civility. They've had enough of leftism.

How is this at all a "leftist" thing? Bad/trivial entertainment is bad/trivial entertainment. This is no different than what now pollutes prime time on Discovery + History channel ... ice road truckers ... all that crap

Comment Onenote (Score 1) 364

Not an MS fanboy at all but I have to say Microsoft OneNote is actually quite good I used to use it all the time to take notes on my laptop. Now I've gotten into the sort of stupid habit of just having a giant text file for each CS class I take that I edit using gedit on ubuntu. It's really sort of stupid but it's made me pretty damn good at doing on the fly ASCII art... When I did use OneNote though it was extremely organized and easy to use. I love how you can have different tabs and stuff for classes / topics. You can go really nuts with the organization if you want. It also saves the second you type something, and the automatic formatting and fonts it uses are very aesthetically pleasing. Although, I haven't used it in 4 years but I can only assume that if anything it's gotten better.

Comment on the other hand (Score 1) 660

My biggest complaint about most cell phones and some of the older smart phones is that they are so small that they are extremely easy to lose. The new, larger smartphones fit very snugly in my pocket in a way that makes it difficult for them to fall out. In general, it is also harder to lose something that is bigger. I think as long as it can fit in your pocket comfortably, it isn't a problem.

Submission + - Facebook & Privacy — is Privacy the New "Cool"? (

DuroSoft writes: As Social Network points out, Facebook became popular mainly because it was simple, clean, powerful, and above all, it was 'cool'. Twelve years ago privacy wasn’t cool because it was ubiquitous — back then, things were private by default because it required a lot of effort (and money) to share a piece of information with other people via the internet. Now things are public with the press of a button, and privacy is becoming the exception rather than the rule. Facebook has already made it clear they are no friend of privacy with Randi Zuckerburg's statement in 2011 that "anonymity on the Internet has to go away”, the recent class action suit, and the fact that Facebook has been scanning user chats for illegal activity. So the question is: will the scarcity of online privacy eventually make privacy so desirable, so "cool", that Facebook will have to change its ways, or are users simply going to stop caring about privacy altogether?

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