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Comment Re:Whatever else needs to be said, (Score 1) 116

I miss the days when politics were stuffy! All of a sudden every lunatic with a beer can collection in their front yard has an opinion and the politicians are trying to appeal to those folks instead of the practical people who followed politics pre-internet. This election has become a circus act because the people who want to see freaks have started lining up to pay for admission.

Comment It works for me. (Score 1) 982

I have found the OS runs faster, the interface is clean and functional, less error prone than previous OS's. The privacy issues are alarming, but research and a quick run through the settings resolves most of those issues. I am running 10 on my gaming/general use system, my creative system still uses windows 7 (mostly because I can't be arsed to research where incompatibilities might still lie with my specialized hardware). I wouldn't be too worried about upgrading unless you are running specialized hardware or need compatibility for specific software.

Comment Re:Just go away Apple! (Score 1) 316

Certainly not innovative. However ipad is a decent product, as evidenced by the fact that none of the competing tablets seem to give users as good an experience. The iphone is good too; it took over two years before someone had made a decent competing smartphone. Google owns this market now, (completely justified, android is an awesome phone OS). I doubt android would be as good as it is now if it wasn't for the fact that they needed to reach the bar that had been raised by the iphone.

Comment Re:Not until Google+ allows pseudonyms (Score 1) 456

There are plenty of places to use the internet and remain anonymous. Google+ is letting people know that for now, their social network is not one of them. Most people who use social networks use their real name anyway. Google+ might loose out on the interest of the fringe few who insist on being obfuscated in their internet use.

Comment Re:Not until Google+ allows pseudonyms (Score 2) 456

As far as I see it, with it's requirement for real names Google has essentially taken a first real step to being evil, while Twitter on the other side seems to be a much more open platform that is used by a lot of people that don't want their real names to be known for one reason or another.

How do you come up with that conclusion? That's like a child saying their parents are evil for making them go to bed at a reasonable hour. If you look at all the other social networks, a lot of griefing and spam comes out of people using fake accounts and psuedonyms. Its not impossible to do either of those on google+, but its certainly going to make people less likely to do it. I think griefing and spam is evil. I think that google is perfectly justified to prohibit the use of pseudonyms. Especially since its still in the beta phase, and they are still trying to work with a limited user base.

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