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Comment Why the fuck are you buying Snap, Inc? (Score 1) 62

Snap has filters and disappearing texts. Other than ads, there is no user or product data to mine unless they are breaking their own rules. The product is easily cloneable by Facebook, goliath of Internet with it's brethren of Google, Microsoft and others. Reminds me of... Groupon?

As described by a coworker: "Snap is the Uber of Twitter."

at least Twitter has data to mine, the product is still you... even with a character limit.

Facebook is big enough to get the Goliath media attack. Looks really like a Snap stock prop piece.

Comment There are 4 types of shops.... (Score 3, Informative) 136

There are Microsoft shops out there, and there are some that I've worked with that are happy with Microsoft.

There are IBM shops out there, and there are some that I've worked with that are happy with IBM.

There are Best of Breed shops, (LAMP/OSS/etc) and they are happy as hell.

There are Oracle shops out there, and never have I heard a client say "We Love Oracle!"

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

The software was Xfree86 vs Xorg. The quickest way to get up to speed on the politics of that fork is here: XFree86 was the default X server for 15+ years till it made a nasty license change and all the distributions dropped it like a hot potato for Xorg in 2009.

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