Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 11th May 2011 20:35 UTC
Google It was inevitable, of course, and rightfully so: Google is having its big I/O conference, so we have to talk about the lack of Honeycomb's source code. While not violating any licenses, the lack of source code doesn't sit well with many - including myself - so it only makes sense people are asking Google about it. Andy Rubin confirmed we're never going to see Honeycomb's sources as a standalone release. He also explained what 'open' means for Android.
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RE[3]: Comment by shmerl
by flypig on Thu 12th May 2011 11:58 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by shmerl"
flypig
Member since:
2005-07-13

You're banned forever from now on.


I don't tend to agree with mrhasbean's comments, and I can understand your frustration at being accused of bias, but it's a shame if you think it's necessary to ban.

Apart from the attacks on other people's judgement (which are wholly unnecessary), mrhasbean tends to express valid opinions (they appear to be genuinely held, even if they're not true), and personally I like to see the other side of the argument put forcefully at times.

I'd urge you to reconsider.

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RE[4]: Comment by shmerl
by WereCatf on Thu 12th May 2011 14:39 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by shmerl"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

"You're banned forever from now on.


I don't tend to agree with mrhasbean's comments, and I can understand your frustration at being accused of bias, but it's a shame if you think it's necessary to ban.
"

I personally see mrhasbean as a damn troll, but even I disagree with banning him. I am probably a little too lenient with people, it takes a lot for me to even kick someone off temporarily and a whole lot more for me to ban someone.

And well, he did do some good, too: even though he tries to troll and berate Google, Thom etc. he mostly just manages to instead incite people shooting down his arguments and posts and thus giving lots of useful reading for people, especially people who do not frequent OSNews that much or don't know enough about the topic at hand. To say it in an other way: he posts negative comments, but that just generates more often than not lots of insightful, positive comments and thus the end result is just good, not bad.

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RE[4]: Comment by shmerl
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Thu 12th May 2011 16:01 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by shmerl"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Yeah, its sorta tough to distinguish between rampant fanboy-ism, stupidity,and out right trolls.

I'm not sure which one of those three he was. I don't blame Thom for his frustration, but I've been banned from some political sites as well for stupid reasons such as trying to bring consistent logic into discussions.

I don't mind the ban based on the history.I hope that Thom will continue to extend just as much patience towards users as he showed for this guy.

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by Bill Shooter of Bul on Thu 12th May 2011 20:42 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by shmerl"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Yeah, I figured someone wouldn't like that. As much as I wished there were not people that lacked simple logic skills, they certainly do exist. Recognizing that allows me to extend a certain amount of compassion towards them.

I really do believe in Hanlon's rasor

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanlon%27s_razor

"Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity."

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