Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 25th Oct 2009 12:51 UTC
Editorial A couple of years ago, a professor at my university had a very interesting thought exchange with the class I was in. We were a small group, and I knew most of them, they were my friends. Anyway, we had a talk about language purism - not an unimportant subject if you study English in The Netherlands.
Thread beginning with comment 390954
To view parent comment, click here.
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE[2]: Comment by wirespot
by Kroc on Sun 25th Oct 2009 14:52 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by wirespot"
Kroc
Member since:
2005-11-10

Laugh it up. More people, _especially_ geeks are buying Macs as they get fed up waiting for the second coming of Microsoft. Apple might be flawed, but eventually you just want to grow up and get some work done and begin to see your computer as just a tool and not a penis extension with which to score points with in Internet debates. Honestly, Mac vs. PC flame wars are about as mature as 13 year olds on Halo.

Reply Parent Score: 4

Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Is there anyone of any age who's mature on halo? I know some guys that are absolute saints in real life, but on Halo, they're assholes of the highest order.

Reply Parent Score: 2

RE[4]: Comment by wirespot
by sbenitezb on Mon 26th Oct 2009 02:41 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by wirespot"
sbenitezb Member since:
2005-07-22

Is there anyone of any age who's mature on halo? I know some guys that are absolute saints in real life, but on Halo, they're assholes of the highest order.


Those guys are complete repressed in real life. There's a saying that if some person acts like a jerk in a game, he's a jerk also in real life.

Reply Parent Score: 2

RE[3]: Comment by wirespot
by boldingd on Tue 27th Oct 2009 20:31 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by wirespot"
boldingd Member since:
2009-02-19

It's kinda funny, but that whole "I just want to do work" attitude is why I use Linux. Linux has plusses and minuses, and I'm not going to claim it's an ideal home-desktop or gaming OS... but it is, at least for me, a wonderfully productive work environment.

And, actually, I've known a lot of "geeks," and also at least one theater major, who tried Ubuntu, for various reasons. None of them stuck with it when they couldn't play games... but at least they tried -- my point being that, while there's lots of OS X interest out there, there's Ubuntu interest too: it's just that Ubuntu isn't quite where non-technical users can deal with it yet.

Reply Parent Score: 2