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Comment Can you say "move the goalposts" boys and girls? (Score 5, Insightful) 143

Because if Google's proprietary OSes that are more locked down than Windows ever was (say what you want about Windows but I can grab a windows laptop and inside of 10 minutes be booting into anything from BSD to Zorin OS, just try that on a Chromebook) now counts as "Linux" because it uses the kernel, which even the community acknowledges that "the kernel is not Linux"? Well sheeit, by that metric you could claim Linux "won" half a decade ago since all those cheapo locked down routers used by millions are using the Linux kernel as part of the embedded OS.

It certainly doesn't come anywhere close to being open or supporting the four freedoms so if this is what it takes to "win" I'd say "well what exactly did you "win" other than replacing one corporate master for another?

Comment Re: As opposed to a great American . . . (Score 0) 56

Because Obama was such a great peace loving man...oh wait a tick, he bombed the countries that Trump banned, killing thousands in the process, but of course the press didn't say shit about that. I guess murdering them is okay, its only banning them that is racist...maybe Trump should follow Obama's example then and start letting loose the drones?

Hey maybe if he racks up as big a body count as Obama he can get a peace prize too!

Comment Re:Too bad Mozilla needs to be forked again (Score 0) 45

Except they are getting rid of the only reason anybody uses their product so tell me again how its all about security? If you are arguing the web will be more secure when Mozilla is gone? Alright then argue that, but this move is completely pants on head retarded and considering how many users they've lost since the Australis debacle this could not have come at a worst time.

To use a /. car analogy it would be like the only car your company has enough sales of to keep you afloat is the convertible line so the CEO goes "Ya know what? Convertibles are unsafe, we're getting rid of them! The customers will love our attention to keeping them...hey where did everybody go?"

Meanwhile I'd love to see the figures from the Pale Moon guys about how many downloads they've been getting the past few months as I bet its through the roof, I know every article with another Mozilla stupid move in it has a comment section with users advising to bail on FF and go for Pale Moon instead. Ya know what? Can't say as I blame 'em, I switched to PM myself when I finally got tired of FF screwing with the UI and its actually a really nice browser, all my extensions work (and for the few that don't they have a handy list with links to the previous version of said extension that works with the latest PM), my theme worked, and for the couple of websites that put up a fit? One quick change of the UA string and it was all golden. Its like FF used to be before they went down the road to suckage, which just FYI I'm betting by Xmas they will be just another rebranded Chrome like Opera and a year or so after that they'll close up shop. After all what is the point of using FF now if it looks and acts like chrome and only uses chrome extensions? If I wanted chrome I'd bloody well use chrome!

Comment Re:Pale Moon is very nice (Score 2) 216

Most of the FF extensions work OOTB but they have a list of known incompatible extensions and in nearly every case they have a link to a previous version that works with Pale Moon.

I've been using it for a couple of years now, since it was obvious Mozilla was gonna commit suicide by turning FF into a badly support Chrome-Lite, and I have to say Pale Moon is a really solid browser. All of my extensions work, my theme works, and the few sites that didn't like Pale Moon were placated easy enough by changing the UserAgent. All in all I think its a great browser and hope my fellow /. readers do as I do and ask your favorite extension devs that are being left in the cold by Moz to switch to Pale Moon, which with extension dev support could be the solid replacement to FF we've been wanting since Moz shit the bed with Australis

Comment Re:oddly (Score 1) 118

It is *always* a good candidate's market.

You're giving hiring authorities too much credit, assuming that they can tell good candidates from bad ones. They look at: a) where you went to college and b) the reputation of the companies that you've worked for in the past. Beyond that, they'll bring you in for a couple of string-reversal-on-the-white-board brainteasers.

Comment Re:You aren't training your feed properly. (Score 2) 363

That button? Yeah it doesn't do anything. I have pressed that damned button a billion fricking times trying to keep those retarded YouTube "comedians" off my suggestions but I keep seeing his ass and several of his buds day after day after day. Its the same as I have clicked "not interested" (I would pick "more likely to desire an STD" if I could) on the YouTube Red channel, wanna guess what is there the very next time I go to YouTube? The YouTube Red channel.

Comment Re:Okay - that was quick. (Score 1) 891

Which is what I think is so fucking hilarious about the regressives. Those of us that supported Bernie told them this was going to happen because HRC was not only a corporate stooge but her entire platform was built on calling anyone who had a differing opinion an "ist" (remember the "basket of deplorables"? Yeah you are sure gonna win votes by calling all those that disagree with you a bunch of "ists") but instead we were just called names, ridiculed with titles like "Bernie bros"....so ya know what? I'm gonna kick back, pop some popcorn, and LMAO as all the virtue signaling east coast/west coast SJWs royally get their asses handed to them for at least the next decade if not more.

And I may not have voted for Trump (just for the record I wrote in Bernie as a protest vote) I'll give credit where credit is due and at least he ran on a platform of what he was gonna do and by God he's doing it, what did Hillary run on? What was her platform? Oh yeah she has a vagina so "its her turn" and...yeah that was pretty much it, other than a bunch of hamfisted attempts at sucking up to various special interests with obvious vote begging promises everyone could tell she didn't give 2 shits about. the regressives can have a shit and mark me troll but facts are facts and Trump HAD A PLATFORM, Bernie HAD A PLATFORM, Hillary had identity politics and a mainstream media tripping over themselves to ignore every dirty underhand play she did and kiss her ring.

So I wish those on the right nothing but luck and I hope that after the DNC gets curbstomped for the better part of the next decade either we'll get the cleaning of the corrupt cabal that is the DNC or even better the rise of a true third party in this country like The Green Party, because as it is now? those of us on the left that are actually for everyone being treated equal and are against corruption, we don't have a party, just as the fiscal conservatives got ran out of the Republican tent in the 80s by the neocons and their dreams of empire and had to form the Libertarians maybe its time all of us that don't go for racism and identity politics formed our own party and let the corrupt DNC rot.

Comment Re:Sigh (Score 3, Insightful) 88

Go to YouTube and look up Banacles Nerdgasm's "I was fired" video if you want to know why MSFT's OS division has turned to shit, but the short of it is they fired the QA and tester teams in their entirety in one giant culling. Now YOU are the beta tester for the actual customers which Nutella has made clear is the ENTERPRISE users, not the Windows Home or Pro buyers. Basically Windows Home is now the alpha, Windows Pro the beta, and Enterprise is the finished product.

Why do you think you can't turn off updates or all that telemetry shit even on Windows Pro, which as the name implied in the past was for professionals? Its because they need to see how badly the patches fuck your system up so they can fix or remove them before it gets to their actual customers, all those corps paying juicy endless rent to have Windows Enterprise licenses. So congrats all of you that took the windows 10 "free" upgrade or worse actually bought Win 10 Home or Pro, you gave your precious time and hardware to be a testbench for a product you don't even get in return.

Comment Re:uhh... (Score 1) 268

I interviewed for a position with a major airline a few years ago. The job listing had a long laundry list of qualifications - probably about 15 or so "required" skill sets, and another 15 "preferred". I had every single one, required AND preferred. Plus a Master's degree in CS. Plus prior experience in travel. Airline specifically. They phone screened me, brought me in for an onsite, brought me back for ANOTHER onsite... and then never got back in touch. Something fishy's going on.

Comment Re:It's OK to hit a racist (Score 1) 268

How is this racist?

It's the one and only page from the liberal playbook - if you disagree with something or somebody, call it racist. It's like Mr. Miyagi's crane technique - "if do right, no can defense." It's been working for them so well for the last fifty years, why would they try anything else?

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