Linux Today is linking an article titled “How to make Debian more attractive for users“. I was going to do the same thing a few weeks ago, but I couldn’t come up with enough content to warrant a whole article. Here, I’ll show you what I had come up with:
How to make Debian more attractive for users
Get rid of the pompous douche bags that inhabit the Debian forums.
Man, Facebook is taking a lot of heat lately. Who would have thought that people shortsighted enough to hand over all of their information to a pre-pubescent megalomaniac with no sense of propriety would get so upset over having their information used to make money in spite of their having selected the option to keep the data private.
So, it’s no wonder that Facebook decided to change the way they monetized on the information you chose to make private.
Nah, I’m just shitting you. They hired a regulator from the Bush administration to defend their actions in the face of a governmental investigation. Because if anyone can defend the stripping of the peoples’ rights, it’s someone from the Bush administration.
It’s been proven before, but Google keeps confirming that the only way that a free open source system or product will dominate a closed source, proprietary commercial system is if the free open source system is being driven by a commercial, closed source and proprietary entity. Google’s Android system has overtaken the iPhone in sales.
It really isn’t much of a big deal when you take into account that getting into an iPhone is still much more expensive than a phone running Android. Many people are choosing Android because they either can’t afford or don’t want to spend the money required to own an Apple product. It hardly determines a superior product.
Who cares why it’s happening, right? We should just be cheering that open source is finally trampling a proprietary product on it’s own turf!
If the reports are to be believed, someone has stolen 1.5 million Facebook accounts and is selling them to the highest bidder. This news article lets you know all of the terrible things they can do with your login. They also try to help you minimize the damage.
I just wanted to have a good laugh.
I just want to be clear on this. I think slightly less of you after I find out that you have a Facebook account. I just can’t fathom what caused you to overlook every flag that was raised while storing your personal information with a site that was created by a juvenile with anger management issues and a God complex. I can understand you missing some of them, but all? I find it unfathomable.
I honestly don’t know why I try, nonetheless for the few of you that aren’t the lobotomized retards giving away all of their personal information by both handfuls, but instead someone that just had a moment of complete stupidity and created an account while in a fugue:
Lego is building an MMO for every person that spent hours upon hours building large blocks out of smaller blocks. Some people have built incredible things with the blocks. I was not one of those people. Instead, my masterpieces usually looked like a multi-colored blob that were shaped roughly the same as the blocks they were made up of.
I’m hoping that cyber-me does better at block building that the real me has in the past. I’ve signed up for the closed beta and will let you know if the people at Lego deem me worthy to assemble fake blocks together in an MMO setting.
In line with their plan of world domination, Google decided to turn GMail into a Facebook clone, with their most recent addition being “Buzz”. Most of us(myself included) found out how to turn it off. Not all were as charitable as I and began bitching in earnest. You see, Google made it a royal pain in the ass to turn it off. They let you think you were turning it off with the handy link at the bottom of the page when in reality you were only hiding it from your view, allowing their social network to gain users that didn’t know they were part of a social network any longer.
For those of us that despise social networking, Google has finally added the ability to actually opt out of the bullshit that is “Buzz“.
Or, it’s just another button that doesn’t do what they say.
The guys at Techdirt are making fun of the NY Times because the paper thinks that they should charge Apple users $20-30 dollars a month to be able to view the NY Times on their Apple iPad. Techdirt regurgitates the whole paywall fiasco that the NYTimes perpetuated recently to emphasized their folly.
I think anyone willing to pay upwards of $700 for an iPhone with a weight problem will very likely pay $30 a month to read what the NY Times considers news-worthy.
While I could spend all day linking surveys hosted by entities that hate Apple and skew the numbers in their favor to make Apple’s latest must-have product look like an abysmal failure(ok, you got me. I linked one), I’m going to pass, if only because they’re not funny. What is Apple if it isn’t a company that inspires laughs?
Which leads me to this hard-hitting comparison:
This is the kind of fair and balanced journalism that I can get behind.
I sometimes wish I lived a hundred years ago when every woman was a lady and every man was a gentleman. I know this to be an inarguable truth because everyone wore fancy hats.