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Comment Re:this highlights the problem with avoiding win(N (Score 1) 170

I think it's about time for the Butlerian Jihad ;-)

Seriously, every new technology just gives greed and hate more power. There seems to be nothing anyone can do about it, which baffles me. Why can't they catch ransomware assholes and throw them into jail for a long long time? They can do anything else but catch the bad guys. WTF - must be no MONEY in it. MONEY MONEY MONEY. That's the only arbiter of anything in our broken 'culture'.

Comment Re:Finally (Score 5, Insightful) 351

"This was the whole point of open source. If something is wanted then it is usually developed. If it doesn't work for some reason, support the guys who are trying to make it work rather than bitching that someone moved your cheese."

Except it wasn't wanted, and many people feel like it was rammed down their throats. It's not that it does or doesn't work (sometimes it does, sometimes it causes trouble). It's that open source is not about 'supporting the guys' who are making something you don't want, and who are making it more and more difficult to opt out.

Comment Because people are broken (Score 1) 384

The reason for the syndrome that you describe is that people are broken, and need to make themselves feel powerful and important (and oh so cool) by being negative just about towards everything. This has been going on for years, and has just gotten worse and worse. It's become a reflex.

Comment Re:A very negative spin (Score 1, Insightful) 83

rahvin-whatever your name is,

Why are you such an asshole? Were you born this way, or was it something you really had to work at?

I have been around this business for 35+ years, which is probably much longer than you have been alive, so don't be telling me to grow up. And don't go around calling calling people 'whiney bitches'. It's not clever, and it's not amusing.

If you have something constructive and informed to say, say it, but simply tearing things down and insulting people is not helpful. Someday when you're all grown up and get a job and such, and you will come to understand what I'm saying.

Comment A very negative spin (Score 5, Insightful) 83

The original article was very poorly done. Ubuntu is not 'tainted'. The CEO had already had her tenure extended beyond the originally envisioned 5 years, and she and Mark had been talking about the transition for quite some time, deciding that now was the time. There is no 'controversy and chaos'.

Brian Fagioli is a tabloid hack, just trying to stir up drama that isn't there, which is what so much tech reporting is about these days. I am coming to really hate the 'tech press'. ...

Comment Re:Democrats (Score 4, Insightful) 547

Right. If you don't like it, just sign a contract with another ISP. Oh wait! There is no other ISP!.

Yes, people should be left to do what they want, so long as we know exactly what they're doing at all times. Watch which websites you visti - it's going into your file.

You are a fool if you think the Republicans are some freedom-loving outfit. The Democrats certainly have their issues as well, but this is really beyond the pale...

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