Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 20th Jun 2008 23:18 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones I've seen superlative after superlative concerning the release of Firefox 3.0, and in all honesty, it is making my stomach ache. Yes, Firefox 3.0 is a great release. It has a slicker interface (the UI on Vista looks quite pretty) and the use of native widgets in Linux is a very, very welcome addition. On top of that, it actually delivers what I was craving for the most from my favourite Windows web browser: much improved performance. But does Firefox 3.0 change the web, or alter the way we use the intertubes?
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RE[3]: OSX skin
by kaiwai on Sat 21st Jun 2008 06:24 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: OSX skin"
kaiwai
Member since:
2005-07-06

What the heck is wrong with the 'awesome bar' - this pathetic whining

Is it actually possible for you to write a post without being insulting? Just because someone doesn't like a certain new feature because it doesn't work right, it doesn't mean they're pathetic.


Is it possible for people like you (and the other person) to reply without resorting to hyperbole? simply screaming something sucks and never explaining why it sucks (which is what the person whom I was originally reply to did) provides nothing in terms of insight into the possible problem the person is experiencing.

I'm sorry, but my so-called 'abrupt' and 'insulting' style pales in comparison to the intellectual pygmies who resort to hyperbole and emotional rhetoric in their posts. I'd sooner have someone who is rude, who makes a valid point than someone who whines about something and never explains what actually is deficient and in what way it is.

Edited 2008-06-21 06:24 UTC

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RE[4]: OSX skin
by orfanum on Sat 21st Jun 2008 07:36 in reply to "RE[3]: OSX skin"
orfanum Member since:
2006-06-02

kaiwai, with such deliberate use of rude and insulting language you are inexorably dumbing yourself down to the size of the apparent intellectual pygmies you are so readily keen to berate, if you'll give the following any credit, that is:

‘There is a prior cultural achievement of language; language is not a detachable instrument of thought and communication.’

In short, language is thought. Don't do yourself the disservice of using language that is not elevating, either of yourself or your audience.

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RE[4]: OSX skin
by Thom_Holwerda on Sat 21st Jun 2008 15:44 in reply to "RE[3]: OSX skin"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Is it possible for people like you (and the other person) to reply without resorting to hyperbole? simply screaming something sucks and never explaining why it sucks (which is what the person whom I was originally reply to did) provides nothing in terms of insight into the possible problem the person is experiencing.


Where's the hyperbole in my post? I explained perfectly fine why I have issues with the awesome bar, and those issues are perfectly valid.

Instead of resorting to insults, you could've just asked "what are your issues with the awesome bar?" There's absolutely no reason to resort to insults, and the next time, I will act accordingly.

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RE[4]: OSX skin
by diskinetic on Sat 21st Jun 2008 17:34 in reply to "RE[3]: OSX skin"
diskinetic Member since:
2005-12-09

"What the heck is wrong with the 'awesome bar' - this pathetic whining Is it actually possible for you to write a post without being insulting? Just because someone doesn't like a certain new feature because it doesn't work right, it doesn't mean they're pathetic.
Is it possible for people like you (and the other person) to reply without resorting to hyperbole? simply screaming something sucks and never explaining why it sucks (which is what the person whom I was originally reply to did) provides nothing in terms of insight into the possible problem the person is experiencing. I'm sorry, but my so-called 'abrupt' and 'insulting' style pales in comparison to the intellectual pygmies who resort to hyperbole and emotional rhetoric in their posts. I'd sooner have someone who is rude, who makes a valid point than someone who whines about something and never explains what actually is deficient and in what way it is. "


Man, we're gonna get bolted by the Pygmies now, for sure. I for one admire what the vertically challenged aboriginal populaces have accomplished, given their stature.

Back on Topic: FF3 is nice, I use it every day (at home).

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RE[4]: OSX skin
by OMRebel on Tue 24th Jun 2008 18:41 in reply to "RE[3]: OSX skin"
OMRebel Member since:
2005-11-14

Hey Kaiwai, did you ever buy that guy the Mac you were running off at the mouth about? I've asked you several times already, and you just refuse to answer the question. I'm curious, since you're such a hot shot, did you buy him that Mac or not?

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