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Comment Re:"We" are forcing quality down ... (Score 1) 65

Poor(er) people think that way. If you're rich, you have the luxury of getting what you want, and not having to have the cheaper stuff; of not having to choose between a good product or a good holiday/eating out more/clothing and feeding your kids. Poorer people don't have that choice. And it's not as if the elite/rich people are doing all they can to lift poor people out of poverty. I'd not blame "consumers" for trying to stretch their money as far as possible.

Comment Re:Yes, let's build a walled garden (Score 1) 55

Yeah, sometimes you don't want to have to google apt-get, apt, dpkg etc. Sometimes you just want to install a fucking piece of software. That is, copy files from the download folder into some other folder so you can run them. I have no idea why handling dependencies is such a pain in the ass that involves needing to understand several tools. Sometimes the best answer to "it's always been that way" is "well, do it a newer, better way then".

Comment Re:Why do you believe that? (Score 2) 456

Exactly. Nobody gives a shit about security, because nobody believes anyone's interested in their idle chit chat, and people are perfectly comfortable with the police (or whoever) trawling digital data to solve crime. Most people use facebook because other people use it. Even google couldn't get people to use google+ (which showed that "better" doesn't trump "everything else is using facebook". Firewalls etc aren't important because people use their phones/tablets to chat, typically over 4g. Fault tolerant? Facebook's usually up (to the point that it's news if it's down for more than a minute) and chitchat can wait.

Comment on his first day (Score 1) 513

> The Boston Globe reports that on his first day on the job, Davis explained that his wife had late-stage cancer.

Why did he wait until his first day? We all know the answer to this one. Had he thought it would have increased his chances of getting a job in the first place he'd have mentioned it in the interview. All things being equal, you're going to hire the guy who's going to be able to devote more of his time and attention to the job. How is this remotely controversial?

Comment Re:Bottom line... (Score 1) 299

>The fact that they just need a few photos relating to one incident is irrelevant. To preserve them as evidence they will have to do a forensic extraction that can't be questioned (e.g. photoshopping) in court. Typically they will also look for evidence of any other crimes, because there is always some. Even if it's just a dodgy banner in the browser cache somewhere, they like to throw a few random child porn or terrorism charges in too, as punishment.

This has never happened, though. It's just web page comment filler. There are enough problems with the legal system without inventing anything.

Comment Re:Witness the Wastelandroid (Score 1) 131

What does "I myself" add which just saying "I" lacks?

I spend a little money on apps but I think the point with Android is you don't have to. I don't know what Apple owners are spending money on but I think it's great you can get a reasonably cheap Android device and can go months/years without having to buy an app; it means the OS and free apps/games are doing the job. Why spend money on stuff you don't need when you can save it for something you can justify? And in case you were wondering, Android is still miles ahead of Apple in terms of market share, so it's not as if people are going to suddenly stop developing for Android (it's always been this way).

Comment Re:But I can already send cat photos to my girlfri (Score 2) 75

It means that, like facebook messenger, it'll go from an app which lets you select a contact to start/continue a conversation with, to an app where the contact list is interrupted with irrelevant lists of who's online now (who cares?) and people you might know (huh?), before finally changing and being always one wrong press away from launching the camera and letting you add retarded shit like rainbows and stickers to photos. You'd have to be either a moron or 13 years old to appreciate it. I stopped using facebook messenger when this happened and it looks like i'm going to have to stop using whatsapp soon too. Who knows what to, though. Signal, perhaps, or just email maybe.

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