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Downtown Project Suicides Shock High Tech Community

trytoguess Re:Weakness (185 comments)

I baited you (again) for saying that I'm not here for an argument (not "out to get you")? Only way you can call that me baiting you is if you think I'm lying. And yea dude (or dudette), that's being defensive.

There's really two choices available here. You understand their situation and you're judging them. Or, you don't understand their situation and your're judging them. You know, or you don't know. How exactly are these "appalling choices?"

Well, in any event, if you do wish to elaborate on your stance (besides the flippant "who in this life has not been judged") then I will read and try to be civil even if I end up not agreeing with you. But if you just want to throw more insults (ad hominem attacks since we're bringing out the fallacies) then that's cool too.

about a month and a half ago
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Downtown Project Suicides Shock High Tech Community

trytoguess Re:Weakness (185 comments)

Rather defensive. For what it's worth, I'm not out to get you. Though I could see why you'd think so since this is /. and all.

My thought preliminary judgement of you was "I hope it's the former." I can kind of get people who look down on others for not doing emotionally as well as them in similar situations (soldiers who look down on other soldiers who have PTSD for exmaple). But if you're just judging someone without knowing their situation, or at least their emotioinal state? Yea, that's being a smug dick. Like a civilian calling a soldier with PTSD weak I suppose.

I'll give you some advice as well. If you fail in a business venture of this magnitude, people WILL judge you as a failure no matter how much they care about you. This is especially true if you stressed your finances and your relationship for the sake of the business. Now those that do care will forgive and move on quickly, but you still hurt them. And finding a better class of people won't take away the sting that they're not the ones that made a mistake, you did.

Now, I imagine you'll point out that no matter how bad one feels, they shouldn't kill themselves (that's weak as you say). All I can say to that is, unless you truly appreciate how depression and stress can erode the rational mind, then judge if you must. But at the same time, be aware that you're judging from ignorance.

about a month and a half ago
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Downtown Project Suicides Shock High Tech Community

trytoguess Re:Weakness (185 comments)

I'm a bit curious. Are you judging the suicides becuase you've been a similar situation? That is to say, worked absurdly hard to get a small business rolling, only to fail and be judged as a failure by many of the people you know (plus whatever contacts you have on social media). Or, are you just playing the "they can't handle that much negative stimilus, how pathetic" card?

about a month and a half ago
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Users Report Warping of Apple's iPhone 6 Plus

trytoguess Re:Third option (421 comments)

Yes, that's bizarre, and it sounds self-delusional.

Well, the rationale is that some folks want to have a protector on their phone no matter what since they want to keep them in the best condition possible. For them I can kind of see more thin being an asset (the protector + phone combo is less bulky). But yea in a general sense Apple is taking the "thin is in" mindset a bit too far.

about 2 months ago
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Users Report Warping of Apple's iPhone 6 Plus

trytoguess Re:Third option (421 comments)

As bizarre as it might seem, I do know some folks who got the iPhone because it's too small size made it so that once they put it into a case, it went from too small (and unprotected) to usable (and protected).

about 2 months ago
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Users Report Warping of Apple's iPhone 6 Plus

trytoguess Re:front pocket? (421 comments)

Many clothes for women also have no front pockets. But then since this IS slashdot, the choices you listed are probably more likely.

about 2 months ago
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How Red Hat Can Recapture Developer Interest

trytoguess Re:not sexist (232 comments)

Since you aren't sexist, it's safe to say you don't believe there's anything better or worse about the two pronouns. In that case, does it really matter what pronoun someone uses to substitute a proper noun? We've used he as the default for years and the general consensus was mostly "meh." Why is "she" so bothersome? Is it aesthetic? Is it because the usage of "she" brings up images of shrill anti-male feminists? If it's because of the second reason... well think of it this way. That's like being the polar opposite of groups who cry "female oppression!" each time someone uses the masculine pronoun in a mixed gender setting. I don't think being on either camp is a good thing. Both sides are too sensitive and whatnot.

about 3 months ago
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Involuntary Eye Movement May Provide Definitive Diagnosis of ADHD

trytoguess Re:100 percent bullshit (200 comments)

Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong, but from I know of human history the expectation of children was that they should be able to quietly observe their parents and learn from them. And of course early actions like hunting would require paying close attention for long periods of time. I suppose ADHD would've been ok when we were hunter gathers, but once we moved on to tool useage and planning on ways to procure food, it it would've become a liability.

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: What To Do About the Sorry State of FOSS Documentation?

trytoguess Re:Rapidly obsolete documentation (430 comments)

Patreon might fit the bill. In that crowdfunding site, people pledge to pay x amount of cash each time a product is released. I've seen this used for internet video producers, but there doesn't seem to be a reason this can't be used for regular documentation.

about 4 months ago
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Amazon Sues After Ex-Worker Takes Google Job

trytoguess Re:Non-compete agreements are BS. (272 comments)

As my pappy would say, there's a different between smart and diligent. Being able to calculate pi while masturbating? That's smart. Reading a contract cause you're concerned there might be dubious clauses? That's diligent.

about 5 months ago
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Why The Korean Government Could Go Open Source By 2020

trytoguess Re:RoK? Or PRoK? (64 comments)

It's always the RoK when people just say Korea. If a news organization is talking about North Korea they will specifically spell out that NORTH Korea did XYZ. It's analogous to having two Bobs in one house. One's an average dude, while the other locks himself in his room, stepping out every once in awhile to brag about how awesome his 2" penis is. In everyday conversions, they'll be Bob and crazy Bob.

about 5 months ago
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Sony Winding Down the PSP

trytoguess Re:Piracy (85 comments)

While userbase may be the number one reason to not develop for the PSP, it's likely the ease of piracy was another major concern. Cause lets fact it, free beats paid any day. Doesn't help that piracy was in many ways a superior option since it let you carry multiple games in 1 card and saved battery life by not utilizing the umd drive.

about 6 months ago
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FCC Website Hobbled By Comment Trolls Incited By Comedian John Oliver

trytoguess Re:Just goes to show (144 comments)

An anon calls for a site to put in steps to prevent any random Joe/Jane from posting on a site? The irony, oh it hurts...

about 6 months ago
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Microsoft Finally Selling Xbox One Without Kinect

trytoguess Re:The most conservative machine leads. (227 comments)

Not always. Nintendo played things safe with the N64, giving us another iteration of their family friendly cartridge using console and came in second. Sony did to the PS3 what they did to the PS2, and gave us a machine that was hard to program but (supposedly) powerful, and they did.. poorly.

All in all, I think the most important factor in the gaming market is simply price. PS1 was cheaper than the N64, PS3 was the most expensive console in it's generation etc.

about 6 months ago
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Lessig Launches a Super PAC To End All Super PACs

trytoguess Re:elections are bought (465 comments)

I'm genuinely curious, how would damaging/destroying the economy get our country back? I'm been thinking on it for a few minutes and I can't see your logic. Mayhap you're saying that we need to destroy the country before we can save it? If that's the case, all I can say is, it's easy to destroy a government, it's far harder to then build a better one. If you don't have a serious plan on what to do after shit hits the fan (and enough people supporting you) the initial result will inevitably be worse than what you started with. Only times this isn't the case is if a government is so corrupt that anything else ends up being better.

about 7 months ago
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Titanfall Dev Claims Xbox One Doesn't Need DX12 To Improve Performance

trytoguess Re:maybe I'm old (117 comments)

As someone noted in another comment, developers were shown hardware that was much faster than the actual Xbox One. Creating a rather awkward situation where they were creating games that couldn't be run on the actual machine w/o some cuts and/or issues. Interesting enough, the N64 apparently also had similar issues.

about 7 months ago
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Federal Bill Would Criminalize Revenge Porn Websites

trytoguess Re:Freedom of Speech? (328 comments)

If you don't want to be the victim of a crazy asshole that will steal half your money, don't get married in the first place.

While there's nothing wrong with your logic, human relationships are based on trust, so people will always do things that could screw them up if the relationship is damaged. Sure, many folks are pessimistic and will play things safe (prenups, no sexy pics etc). Still, many others are more trusting and/or young and will do things just to make their significant other happy, and will probably be offended if you tell them to view the ones they love as a potential liability.

about 8 months ago
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The Emerging RadioShack/Netflix Debacle

trytoguess Re:Slickdeals Dark Side (122 comments)

You mention FW several times. Might I know what site you're referring to?

about 9 months ago
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I'd prefer military fiction books that are ...

trytoguess Re:Well written (236 comments)

Are you sure? Things like themes and setting doesn't matter to you at all? You'd be equally entertained reading a book set in the distant past (which would focus on historical events usually) compared to a book set in a sci-fi universe (which has a more leeway)?

about 9 months ago
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South Carolina Woman Jailed After Failing To Return Movie Rented Nine Years Ago

trytoguess Re:WHO. THE. FUCK. HERE. CARES. (467 comments)

Best to just leave a site/channel/whatnot if you think they suck I'd say. Minimizes all the personal drama one tends to feel.

about 9 months ago

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