* Posts by Astrodude

9 posts • joined 3 Mar 2012

Google coughs up what it coughs up to govs - and what it suppresses

Astrodude
FAIL

Re: And so Google became the moral compass for the world

And we don't give a sh*t that they don't have free speech, since Google's servers aren't even located in those countries.

Which part didn't you understand?

Astrodude

Re: Not a lot of reality

Google does not necessarily have to be based in that country since it's an Internet business.

Astrodude
FAIL

Re: And so Google became the moral compass for the world

So supporting free speech is hardly being (arbitrarily) the "moral compass". Do you agree with free speech or do you not? Google's motto after all is "don't be evil". If you think that following the law without question is all that there is then you fail.

Astrodude

Re: And so Google became the moral compass for the world

It's called free speech, insulting the monarchy harms no one.

Wind farms create local warming

Astrodude
Mushroom

Except that nuclear also heats up massively. Oh, and Fukushima.

Astrodude
FAIL

Re: What of

I meant to say asphalt... not concrete.

Astrodude

So do concretes and skyscrapers... I bet.

Metro breakdown! Windows 8 UI is little gain for lots of pain

Astrodude
Linux

There is still no intuitive, easy-to-use desktop OS.

It seems that nobody knows how to make an intuitive, easy-to-use desktop OS yet. Both Mac OS and Windows are relics from the past. They both haven't changed much from the 90's GUI design and they're both rather inefficient and cumbersome to use at their core. I'm not a huge fan of Google's overly simplified and minimalistic approach, but it seems that Chrome OS and the next Android is a step in the right direction. I think that for the most part, OS should be "hidden" to the users, and the majority of the inner-workings of the OS should be completely "automated". Most people don't even know what a file system is, so I think that desktop OSs are still incredibly complicated and unintuitive to use for the majority of the users.

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