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Comment Not fun or cool if it's your job. (Score 1) 449

I think tech and computing have changed for the worse across the board and often focuses on trivial "look at me!* products and services. For a long time now, it has been the case that a computer wasn't much without network capability, but I'll confess that I am so tired of what has come along (think DDoS, breaches, invasion of privacy, tracking, Ransomware) that I am about to just hang up my computer and spend time with paper books from the library.

20 years ago I would have said it was cool and fun,

Comment Re:You're not helping (Score 1) 364

Lay the blame on Engadget. Nothing in the story they cite as a source says anything as hyperbolic as "boiling".

Of course their source is the New York Times, so the story must be a ploy on the part of the Coastal Elites to oppress, confuse, and disadvantage the little/regular/ordinary Trump people.

Comment Re:I Would Rather Go To Theatres (Score 1) 341

I hope I am dead before real movies are. That means real theaters. Areal movie means that you fill your field of vision with the movie, actually pay attention, enter a different world, and leave texting, remote controls and other distractions behind.

I am old enough to have watched movies like Lawrence of Arabia when there was no other way to watch. Given that there is always the risk of some of some PITA behavior from another theater-goer, the magic doesn't always work, but when it does it is far superior to any other viewing experience. Drop the cellphone and forget the seeming need for instant gratification. Wait a week after opening to go. Get there a little early. Sit up front.

Comment How to get this message across? (Score 5, Interesting) 331

At age 64, this article is timely for me. There are sites I would really like to read (example theintercept.com) but can not because they have fallen into the thrall of toney grey fonts as have so many others. In my example, I hardly think the people are bad people, but aren't they interested in getting their message out?

So I looked around on that site for a link like "Feedback" or "Contact Us", but without any luck. Perhaps it was in the same grey font.

Anyhow, I did find a "Jobs" link so I applied for a position of my own invention called "Web Usability Analyst, Part Time" and I explained my great interest in the position.

Haven't heard back.

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