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Comment Re:hardly surprising (Score 1) 313

As a platform, the main distinguishing feature of Twitter compared to other platforms is that its 140 character limit makes any kind of discussion impossible, and that it strongly favors social signaling and self-righteous indignation as the primary modes of communication.

Eh, I'm afraid you described pretty much all social media platforms - the swarm of virtue signaling, perennially offended idiots have taken over all of them, just as idiocracy is encroaching our everyday life. Albeit Twitter is making it a bit worse by some active enforcement of thought crimes.

Comment Re:Too Late (Score 0) 394

people will forgive Trump for daring to say "p***y" off the record. There's still another three weeks, and I think by then people will realize that no matter how outraged they are at Trump saying a "bad word"

No one gave a shit that Trump said pussy.

People cared that Trump bragged about being able to grab women's pussy without consent, aka sexual assault.

Nope, with consent. His point was that women would let a famous person do that.

Comment Yiannapolis = be the best keeper of free speech (Score 4, Interesting) 369

Whether you like 4chan or not (I don't, particularly), you have to agree that speech there has been pretty freewheeling. And that's perhaps 4chan's most redeeming feature, the one feature I wouldn't want to change. And Milo is, simply put, the best possible custodian of free speech. Whether you like Milo or not (I happen to like him, a lot (no, I'm not gay (but I have nothing against gay or any LGBT people, and am probably bisexual (this is a lot of nested parentheses, huh? But am keeping track, we're at number 4.)))) you must admit that there are few people as dedicated to free speech as he is.

Comment Re:Removable batteries (Score 1) 150

All of this would have been avoidable with removable batteries.

Why? They can explode and fail like other batteries. Just because you pull it out of the rest of the circuit doesn't mean you've isolated the problem. Samsung would still have to recall the batteries. It's just as easy to recall a phone entirely.

Samsung would have saved a lot of time: instead of paying for the shipping of the phone from user to Samsung + from Samsung to user, they could have just sent the batteries to the users. Basically, Samsung could have at least halved the shipping expenses, but actually more, because the phone would require more packaging for shipping. This is equally true whether the batteries/phones are shipped as single or as bulk.


Interviews: Ask Martin Shkreli a Question 410

Martin Shkreli has agreed to answer your questions. Shkreli is the co-founder of the hedge fund MSMB Capital Management, the co-founder and former chief executive officer (CEO) of the biotechnology firm Retrophin, and the founder and former CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals. Shkreli has been active on Twitter about a wide range of topics, including the 2016 presidential election. Most recently, he expressed interest in buying 4chan.

Ask him your questions here, and we'll post the full interview with Shkreli's answers in the near future.

Comment Re:do people really talk to their phones? (Score 3, Funny) 197

How the fuck is that possible? "Everyone"? Really? I am not a native English speaker - in fact, I have a Hungarian accent, and yet my phone understands nearly every single thing I tell it, including isotropic, peristalsis, tandem mass spec(trometry), atmospheric pressure photoionizatin, ICP plasma....

Fuck me, if I can get my phone to recognize ICP plasma, and NONE of your friends get to be understood at all... I am at a lack of words. Unless you're full of shit. Are you? Because that would be the simplest explanation.

Comment Re:do people really talk to their phones? (Score 1) 197

I do that all the time - I am actually quite amazed and amused at how well "my phone understand me". It perfectly interpreted terms such as reverse osmosis, peristalsis, electrospray ionization... so yeah, I do speak to my phone because I can't be assed to type on it when it understands 99% of my words, even the ones most people don't know what they are.

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