“Tell that to the sell out crowds in Portland and Seattle. If you attend a game in either of those stadiums and are still bored, then I don't know what to tell you. You're free to enjoy any other sport though :) The pointyball, if you like a little sport with your commercials... baseball, 'cause that is in no way boring. You have options....”
Big Game Hunter on Jul 18, 2012 at 19:56:43
“Those hipsters? That only confirms it isn't a real sport.”
“That's my point though; I think the message, which is completely valid, is lost with the distraction of the camps. The protests are great. The camps, not as much, imho.
By the way, it is absolutely our right to peacefully assemble, that's not the issue. It's the camps. That's were I think Portland was pretty accommodating. And to my knowledge, no one was shot, beaten, or gassed in Portland for what they believed regarding the Occupy movement. That would certainly be wrong. No argument here.”
“The mayor of Portland was pretty accommodating, actually. For that matter, the police were pretty tolerant as well. But, that's Portland. I know other cities have been different. The city was pretty easy going regarding the camp for quite a while.
By the way, I totally to see eye-to-eye on the political message of OWS. My personal opinion is that the occupy camps are a distraction and not helpful. I know there are differing opinions on that, but that's my take.
As far as Portland goes, that camp had a lot of problems. Their original message and physical camp was totally hijacked in my view.”
Solurius on Nov 14, 2011 at 13:00:37
“The point OF the OWS camps is to distract. To make you look, to hear the message. For a city to be "accomodating" is nice. It's an American right to peacefully assemble. The camping thing I'm not so sure about. It's an American right to say what they feel is wrong with our country without retribution and THAT is what is happening in America today. To be shot, gassed, beaten for what you believe is wrong is un American.”
“Did you two even watch the video clip? She repeatedly said she loves her job and feels like she won the "job lottery". She seems to genuinely love/appreciate the gig. Reglardless of your opinion of the person or politics, it'd be a hard job for anyone to do **properly**. imho, she does it better than anyone.”
“I don't think success should be penalized at all. I do think the top 1 - 2% of earners in the U.S. have significantly more influence in politics and law though. Our economic and political systems are greatly tilted in their favor. I see nothing wrong with requiring more from those individuals.”
“Not historically, no. What a Linux user used to lose in UI he/she gained (greatly) in control over the OS. That used to be the trade off anyway. Now you get both. Ubuntu, for example, has a much more intuitive, streamlined, and customizable UI than Windows.
I'm not completely knocking MS, btw. They do some things well. They fail at others. I still have a couple win boxes at home.”
“I honestly don't get why people think it's so great. It's essentially the same OS it's been for years. Well, except now you not only have the c:\Program Files directory, you also have c:\Program Files (x86). Woo! :)”
“This is coming from a Linux guy, so take my criticism for what it's worth :)
Windows 7 just seems like more of the same to me. Sure, the task bar is a bit fancier, but it's all pretty much the same. There are two things they could do to quickly improve, IMO. One, implement the multiple desktop/workspace feature offered (for a looong time) in both Linux (Ubuntu) and Mac. Two, make it so you don't have to bring a window to the forefront in order to scroll with mouse wheel. I know that seems small, and probably ridiculous, but it's the little things that make a big difference.
The biggest problem Microsoft has is keeping previously ill conceived concepts around - release after release. Case in point, "Documents and Settings". It's not (really) there anymore, but it is. It's now a junction point.”
“"Though Windows 8 will offer a slew of new features and display options, it will also run existing Windows applications and retain the key elements of the Windows interface, guaranteeing consistency across versions of the software and different devices. "
More like guaranteeing failure... Windows 7 sucked and so will Windows 8. Their OS needs to be completely overhauled. But hey, why do that when they can just keep bolting on new crap each release?”
Skaterx999 on Jun 2, 2011 at 21:29:40
“Windows 7 sucked how? You're crazy.”
bxbbrian on Jun 2, 2011 at 21:19:21
“are you insane windows 7 doesnt suck , windows 7 is the fastest selling os in history over 300 licenses million sold so far. Get your facts straight, by the way wp7 is an awesome phone os.”
Mediorite on Jun 2, 2011 at 19:45:33
“"Windows 7 sucked"
In what way, specifically? I've found it to be a stable, powerful, clean, robust product with a great UI. It's the first Windows OS I actually enjoy using. They finally got it right.”
“Slovenia committed at least two obvious fouls right in from of the goal. I don't care really. Particular lenience should be given on corners like that. This stuff happens all the time. No foul should have been called.”