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Comment Re: In other news (Score 1) 167

Apprently (I haven't read the source code), the authors agree with you:

The name "git" was given by Linus Torvalds when he wrote the very
first version. He described the tool as "the stupid content tracker"
and the name as (depending on your way):

  - random three-letter combination that is pronounceable, and not
      actually used by any common UNIX command. The fact that it is a
      mispronunciation of "get" may or may not be relevant.
  - stupid. contemptible and despicable. simple. Take your pick from the
      dictionary of slang.
  - "global information tracker": you're in a good mood, and it actually
      works for you. Angels sing, and a light suddenly fills the room.
- "g*dd*mn idiotic truckload of sh*t": when it breaks

Comment Re:Good news! (Score 1) 195

Same, very libertarian-leaning (I recognize the need for SOME services, so I guess I'm not exactly a "pure libertarian"). It's so weird b/c there are a LOT of things I disagree with Trump on, but whoa, don't let me disagree with certain liberals on things or I'm automatically a trump-tard, or Uncle Tom, or whatever other insult-of-the-day there is to be thrown at me.

Comment Re:Not entirely sure (Score 1) 125

It's hard to say without coming across all conspiracy nut, though.

Because people have been trained to think that anything less than total and absolute trust of those in power and any thinking outside the box is stuffs of tin-foil-hat-wearers -- and even when concrete evidence is presented a large majority either does not care or thinks there is nothing wrong (see Snowden revelations). We're all fucked.

Comment Re:must be the other guy. (Score 1) 131

That's the idea. 2% of users fund 70% of IAP gross, or whatever it is. 80% spend absolutely zero. Asspull numbers, but the idea is in line. That's not the important part anyway.

What's important is you fly a technically-factual headline to inflate the idea that "$40/yr is normal" and encourage it to catch on.

Interesting how that works, no?

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