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Famous For Fifteen People: Is Everyone a 'Facebook Celebrity'?

croddy Re:Facebook is Public (95 comments)

Okay, but the claim that every user of their website qualifies as a public figure is ludicrous and insane. It's a great example of just how out of touch Facebook's leadership are with common respect for privacy. Today, merely not "liking" things may be enough, but it is clear that Zuckerberg and his thugs have no sense whatsoever of where to draw the line.

more than 2 years ago
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Was the iPod Accessory Port Inspired By a 40-Year-Old Camera?

croddy Re:Those aren't the same. (263 comments)

keepalive off? it should be.

more than 3 years ago
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The GIMP Now Has a Working Single-Window Mode

croddy Re:Don't they do this every couple of years? (403 comments)

If that's actually the case, then I strongly suggest that GIMP for Windows be forked off into a separate project to deal with the deficiencies of that OS's window manager. I am pretty sure most GIMP users run it on Linux, though, where the normal multi-window interface works really well.

more than 3 years ago
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The GIMP Now Has a Working Single-Window Mode

croddy Re:Don't they do this every couple of years? (403 comments)

I am saying that the Photoshop users clamoring for GIMP to be like this and GIMP to be like that are the dabblers, and don't represent the vast majority of Photoshop users, who as far as I can tell are happy with what they have and just have some work to get done.

more than 3 years ago
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The GIMP Now Has a Working Single-Window Mode

croddy Re:Don't they do this every couple of years? (403 comments)

Okay, cool, so they don't want to use it? Good deal! I guess we can stop porting their shitty 1980's UI and window management models to it now, then, can't we? Can we just rip this fucking single-window crap right back out and put the GIMP back the way GIMP users use it, and not the way a handful of Photoshop dilettantes keep saying the GIMP *should* be so they can switch?

more than 3 years ago
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Adobe Released 64-bit Flash For Linux

croddy Re:I hate flash. (274 comments)

This may come as a surprise to you, but people who unthinkingly and uncaringly consume whatever shitware is shoveled at them don't have opinions that matter when it comes to the future of technology. If you can't fix the shitstorm, we've been served up, then please, get the fuck out of the way so the rest of us can get it sorted. Got it?

more than 3 years ago
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Adobe Released 64-bit Flash For Linux

croddy Re:I hate flash. (274 comments)

The best thing they could do for us is to crawl into a hole and quietly die. This is the year two thousand fucking eleven. Why does everyone's web browser still have some idiotic proprietary runtime plugged into it?

more than 3 years ago
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Chinese iPad Factory Staff Forced To Sign 'No Suicide' Pledge

croddy Re:Make it better, not worse! (537 comments)

17 suicides out of a million employees is a shockingly low suicide rate. There are, of course, plenty of reasons to treat your employees right, other than merely discouraging them from killing themselves. Based on the available information, it seems that there is a lot Foxconn could do to improve morale and quality of living. I think it would be extremely foolish, however, to expect their suicide rate to ever fall below 0.0017 %.

more than 3 years ago
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Over 10B Social Network Accounts Created Already

croddy Re:SNOW account (71 comments)

There's nothing in the first page of Google results. This appears to be a case of the submitter using an unknown buzzword.

more than 3 years ago
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MySpace Loses Ten Million Users In One Month

croddy Re:QQ (336 comments)

Wikipedia tells me that QQ is owned by a Chinese company and is the most popular IM service in China. Is that incorrect? If so, you may wish to edit the article.

more than 3 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Huge Digital Media Libraries

croddy Re:Fedora Repository (361 comments)

It would be awesome if there were a FUSE front-end to Fedora Commons.

Well, actually, one does exist, and it actually is awesome, but it's currently trapped in managerial IP strategery hell somewhere in the bowels of the most dysfunctional IT department in academia, so I guess I should say it would be awesome if there were another, distributable one.

more than 3 years ago
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Facebook Linked To One In Five Divorces In US

croddy Re:What percentage use FB again? (292 comments)

The methodology is worse than that; I ran across this statistic a couple of weeks ago and tracked it down through some hellish chain of blog posts and it turns out that the way this was determined was searching a list of divorce court documents for the word "Facebook" and about 20% matched the string. Any divorce filing containing the string "Facebook" was coded as a divorce linked to Facebook.

The most encouraging thing about this is that it sort of indicates that Facebook has only infiltrated about 20% of marriages.

more than 3 years ago
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US Seeks Veto Powers Over New TLDs

croddy Re:What?!? (220 comments)

It's mainly a scam to increase revenue for registrars by getting people to buy $TRADEMARK.foo and $TRADEMARK.bar when they only really want to use $TRADEMARK.baz. And the recent proliferation of stupid TLDs has no positive benefits.

more than 3 years ago
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US Seeks Veto Powers Over New TLDs

croddy Re:What?!? (220 comments)

Clearly someone needs to be in charge of new TLDs. I mean, seriously, we've got .jobs, .mobi, .museum, .aero, .info, .biz? For fuck's sake, when will this shit stop? My main concern with the plan here is that there's no way Obama is going to rule over TLD approvals with an iron fist. He's probably going to fucking allow some new TLDs. We need someone with some fucking balls, someone who will go through the whole goddamned queue and stamp DENIED. DENIED. DENIED. DENIED on the entire stack and then shit on it before delivering it back to the applicants.

Seriously. We were fine with .com, .org, .net, .mil, .gov, .edu and a bunch of country codes. If you want a new TLD, it had better be a goddamn country code or I don't want to even hear you fucking talk about it. Take your stupid industry-specific vanity TLD bullshit and do us all a favor and shut your fucking hole. Forever.

more than 3 years ago
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Thief Posts His Photo To Facebook Victim's Account

croddy Re:Just more extreme (222 comments)

Leads, yeah, sure. I'll just check with the boys down at the crime lab, they've got four more detectives working on the case. They got us working in shifts! Leads...

about 4 years ago
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Facebook's 'Like This' Button Is Tracking You

croddy Re:No surprises here (273 comments)

tags: duh noshit noshitsherlock

about 4 years ago
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New Facebook Messaging System Announced

croddy Re:All Your Messages Belong To Us (240 comments)

Violation of privacy is inherent to the existence of Facebook. That is its raison d'être. The only scenario in which Facebook gets better about privacy breaches is "Host facebook.com not found: 3(NXDOMAIN)".

more than 4 years ago
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Other Tech the Senate Would Have Banned

croddy Re:An amendment would fix this (264 comments)

GP's diff puts a hard time limit on the protections and redefines them as revocable privileges. It's a significant improvement to the original line.

more than 4 years ago
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Other Tech the Senate Would Have Banned

croddy Re:Engaging self-destruct in 5... (264 comments)

Orrin Hatch is one of the most deeply corrupt enemies of copyright reform in the history of copyright. Thankfully he has not been able to obtain a level of power sufficient to fully support his comically evil campaign of unconstitutional kickbacks to big media.

more than 4 years ago

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Oink Shutdown: Myths Exploded

croddy croddy writes  |  more than 7 years ago

g0zer, the destructor writes "The recent shutdown of music torrent site Oink had the media in a feeding frenzy, alleging that the site owners collected lucrative subscription fees and were key players in the distribution of pre-release recordings. Oink's users were confused by these claims, shocked by the misinformation spread by the IFPI and BPI, international siblings of the RIAA. Why did even the BBC's story appear to be cut and pasted from the IFPI's press release? The site's primary administrator was released without being charged and no-one appears to have run corrections to Tuesday's news. Perhaps the IFPI should have considered whether any charges could actually stick before making the claims they did."
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