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Comment Re:Yes, and maybe (Score 3, Interesting) 225

No kidding, the days of Gopher were the peak of internet usefulness. Imagine what could have been achieved if images, videos, and the Army of Lamers had never come! The dystopia we got is now requiring us to watch 5 minutes of inarticulate video just to get information we could have skimmed in 15 seconds. And when there is no video, we have to get that same text spread across 3 pages full of ads that each take 15 seconds to load regardless of your ISP speed.

Comment Re: Mmm-kay (Score 1) 470

I'm really not sure what you are trying to say, but I would say that I am "lumping" the anti-GMO people in with fear-mongers and posers. And I'm accusing hipsters of being part of the problem, because I believe that they tend to "throw the baby out with the bathwater" when dealing with conventional / popular / mainstream ideals. Something like GMO's are an anathema for most hipsters, not so much because of their superior technical and legal knowledge, but because the reality of feeding people on a global scale is about as counter to their counterculture fantasy as you can get.

Comment Re:I've always found age discrimination odd (Score 4, Insightful) 144

Show an "old guy" 5 new things and he'll draw on his experience to give you 5 reasons each why a) they're not new, and b) they still won't yield a return on investment. The "young guy", however, won't be fazed by such "cynicism", and will be a preferred hire for managers and their ilk who build their careers by doing projects, "successfully". Experienced people are just rain on the parade.

Comment Re: So What? (Score 1) 76

FWIW, the last PC I built required nothing in extra drivers for grandma's needs. Windows 10 already installed the correct ones, and not just crappy defaults like the old days.
On the other hand, my Mint box still has a worse UI, despite Microsoft's regressions, and the updates have to quit working every year or so, for no good reason.

Comment Re:Trends in the Tech Industry (Score 1) 595

I'm old enough to agree, but you know, "People gotta do stuff, and so they do." Usually with the help of managers who either lack a clue or a spine. Though I suppose it's better to have the young ones always reinventing everything than to have them going around breaking stuff up and guzzling milk.

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