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Comment Re:Good (Score 2) 534

Yeah, I've managed to stay on Facebook, as a lot of my friends from over the years have moved away or whatever, it's still the de-facto social network for most. I don't see this lasting very long, some greasemonkey script or version of uBlock or whatever will defeat their nonsense after a day or two. Whatever happened to advertising isn't cool Mark? Oh well, all popular websites end up signing up with advertisers, we block them out because their networks are ridiculously insecure and hey, ads suck, and we'll go on and on, ad infinitum until the robot uprising changes the meaning of "ad blocking software" to "armor piercing machine guns"...

Comment Re:EEE (Score 5, Interesting) 412

Although I'm sure that TS has the inside track on the games biz, will Microsoft really pull this off? Will they be able to deal with the giant backlash they'll receive from their growing Win10 user base when Steam stops working? There are so many steam clients installed on Win10 machines, I don't see how MS can just patch out Steam until it's too buggy to use, then shuffle in the windows store. There will be anarchy, cats and dogs marrying eachother, fire, brimstone etc.

Comment Re:Not everyone should be a PC Gamer. (Score 1) 729

Exactly! For a little while at the end of the 00's I was worried that the kids (18-24 or so) (technically at 33 I'm a millenial too, but I associate that word with the younger set) who grew up with broadband, streaming video, web 2.0 etc etc were going to take all of the IT jobs. The low hanging tech support and the higher end sysadmin and DB admin jobs as well--- BOY WAS I WRONG. Their parents think they are tech wiz's because they know how to install different browsers and get basic errors out of the way, but they're not real geeks. They never had to get a dial up modem to work in Redhat 3, they bitch about building computers like this guy did and don't pose a real threat. I love building new desktops, it's a lot of fun to piece them together and figure out the best bang for your buck. You don't need $2k to build a decent gaming rig, probably closer to $1,200 or so, but I haven't looked in a long time. So yeah, fuck this Motherboard author, wtf does he know.

Comment Re:Or make it critical for social networking (Score 1) 306

Yes, I have read several accounts of this happening to others. I believe the app scrapes/grabs your contacts and then tries to quietly connect you with people inside that list, who aren't your friends yet. Ever since they started deeply integrating messenger with phone (letting you log in with your phone number, forcing Messenger on you etc) these kinds of techniques have been employed. Ahh yes it would be nice to not be feeding into the industrial marketing machine, wouldn't it?

Comment Re:The ego... (Score 1) 428

Yeah, you'd think that one of the pioneers of electronic music would have a little more forward thinking perspective on the whole streaming online content thing... Oh well, he's gotten stupid and/or greedy in his old age. As many people have said before, not many people use YT for music, most of it is officially licensed and any free stuff on YT is available a million other places and drives up merch and ticket sales for him. So Trent, get with the times, man.

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