Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 27th Feb 2011 20:26 UTC
Mac OS X Earlier this week, Apple released the first developer preview of Mac OS X 10.7 Lion. At the same time, Apple listed a number of new features we hadn't yet heard about, which are quite interesting. There are two themes: bringing iOS to Mac OS X, and adding features other operating systems have had for ages - except in such a way that you can actually use them. Update: Fixed that scrolling thing. It's the other way around of course.
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RE[5]: IOS like scrolling
by TheGZeus on Mon 28th Feb 2011 09:22 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: IOS like scrolling "
TheGZeus
Member since:
2010-05-19

Ah, another person who sees in black-and-white.

It's a gradient. A relative term.

He's doing awful, malicious, power-hungry things.

Sounds evil to me.

"oh, but he's not as evil as mass murderers!"
Yeah, well arguably neither are child abusers, but it's not a meaningful argument.

Evil = bad, but it's not a "worst or best" situation.

Jeez... If you actually think this way, stop thinking. Seriously.
If you don't actually think that way, stop being spiteful and trolling.


Furthermore, you right-wing <insert insult>, lobbyists (read: legalised bribery) and armies of crooked lawyers who think of it as a game are forcing that 'invisible' (not hard to see what's moving it: rich people doing their best to stay that way) hand of the market.
It's not a product, any more. It's a collection of trivial concepts, patented. "THIS REMINDS ME OF SOMETHING SOMEONE WHO WORKED FOR US THOUGHT OF ONCE!!! SICK THE LAWYERS!!!" Never mind the fact that all the ideas had been implemented years ago. They just patented "encrypted off-site backup, with an icon on your desktop".
Whether or not I buy it, they're doing their best to bend me, you, and every other person who ever uses a computer over.

Edited 2011-02-28 09:29 UTC

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RE[6]: IOS like scrolling
by burnttoys on Mon 28th Feb 2011 09:43 in reply to "RE[5]: IOS like scrolling "
burnttoys Member since:
2008-12-20

Excuse me?

I couple of points...

Firstly, anyone who replies, that quickly, with that diatribe needs to get away from their computer, away from the internet and re-find their perspective.

Lastly, I can't tell if you're being sarcastic, trolling, delusional or... well... too many possibilities. But, SERIOUSLY, this is NOT life and death. It is not good vs evil. He is not fucking with your mind. It is just a product.

Go away, calm down and then come back. I am actually worried about your state of being.

I WILL NOT REPLY.

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RE[7]: IOS like scrolling
by Shannara on Mon 28th Feb 2011 15:55 in reply to "RE[6]: IOS like scrolling "
Shannara Member since:
2005-07-06

Why is RMS allowed on this site?

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

Most people consider Evil and Bad to be two different words with different connotations. Evil, *should* be used with great caution and be something that is almost obvious like the mass murderer/ child abuser example. Bad is shades of grey.

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RE[7]: IOS like scrolling
by TheGZeus on Thu 3rd Mar 2011 04:15 in reply to "RE[6]: IOS like scrolling "
TheGZeus Member since:
2010-05-19

So there's a line, but it's unclear where it begins... Ok, so at the top we have the people that ran/run the various concentration camps around the world throughout history, but where's the bottom of "evil". You're being pedantic in a weird way.

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RE[6]: IOS like scrolling
by jackeebleu on Tue 1st Mar 2011 05:25 in reply to "RE[5]: IOS like scrolling "
jackeebleu Member since:
2006-01-26

Please acquire and learn to enjoy the pleasures of a woman, its so obvious you need some.

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RE[7]: IOS like scrolling
by TheGZeus on Thu 3rd Mar 2011 04:17 in reply to "RE[6]: IOS like scrolling "
TheGZeus Member since:
2010-05-19

That's a sexist, inflammatory, presumptive and rude comment that's utterly meaningless.

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RE[6]: IOS like scrolling
by mrstep on Wed 2nd Mar 2011 03:31 in reply to "RE[5]: IOS like scrolling "
mrstep Member since:
2009-07-18

"Ah, another person who sees in black-and-white.

It's a gradient. A relative term.

He's doing awful, malicious, power-hungry things.

Sounds evil to me."

and then

"Yeah, well neither are child abusers, but it's not a meaningful argument."

That's very funny. You know, someone who takes a pen from work is a thief - and I'd now go so far as to say evil. Or is that OK? Because seemingly if you run a big company and have to have lawyers, you're evil. Actually a bad person. I get it - you know him well, and he's malicious, right? Some would reserve that for a person who orders executions or dissidents, torture, others - maybe 1 USB port too few? No DVD drive? It's all shades of gray, so if it isn't white, it's black. Welcome to the amazing patented TheGZeus Gradient of Guilt.

I guess the good news for the world is that we have your success to light our way and no longer have to bend over to the nice consumer products that are stealing our souls.

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RE[7]: IOS like scrolling
by TheGZeus on Thu 3rd Mar 2011 04:19 in reply to "RE[6]: IOS like scrolling "
TheGZeus Member since:
2010-05-19

Evil has more to do with attitude and intent, then carrying out actions intended to reach that intent.
Thus, not just bad, but _malicious_.
If you're stealing pens in order to ruin the day for someone so they lose a contract and thus their job, then it's evil.
If you steal a pen because your boss was being a jerk and you just want his pen, you're just... a wanker.

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