Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 5th Jul 2012 23:07 UTC
Legal Since I want to get this out of my system: here's a set of proposals to fix (okay, replace) the current failing patent system. No lengthy diatribe or introduction, just a raw list.
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by _txf_ on Fri 6th Jul 2012 09:59 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: ..."
_txf_
Member since:
2008-03-17

However it seems that it is consistently the same people always complaining about the content of the site. If they don't like it, why don't they go somewhere else? Or even create their own?

They keep coming back and consistently complaining about the same things. Why do they keep coming back? There must be some content on the site that isn't available elsewhere, or maybe it is just their routine?

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by Thom_Holwerda on Fri 6th Jul 2012 10:17 in reply to "RE[3]: ..."
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

However it seems that it is consistently the same people always complaining about the content of the site. If they don't like it, why don't they go somewhere else? Or even create their own?


It's all about what pet company or product they're cheering for. Those that cheer for Android will complain in an article where Android is criticised. Those that cheer for Amiga will complain in articles about the Amiga. Etc.

It's basic psychology, really. Nothing special.

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by henderson101 on Fri 6th Jul 2012 15:20 in reply to "RE[3]: ..."
henderson101 Member since:
2006-05-30

I personally come back because I like some of the content. But I do find myself biting my lip most of the time. I used to be more vocal, but now I'd rather not get in to a circular argument.

I fall in to this mould:

* I like Apple
* I like Microsoft, especially the development tools
* I enjoy programming
* Former BeOS user, mainly on PowerPC (I owned a BeBox)
* Mainly use Mac's at home. My choice. It works for me.
* Mainly use PC's at work - mostly Windows.
* Have built/configured Gentoo from a bootstrap image
* Have owned Nokia and Sharp Linux based hand helds
* Was a Palm user and developer
* Have no particular use for Linux in my daily life, outside of appliances.
* Like iOS, and own devices that use it
* Like Windows Phone 7.5
* Have coded extensively for Windows mobile and various mobile LINUX devices
* Have not used Android since 1.5, probably would like to own an Android device 4.1 now.
* Owned Amigas
* Owned Acorn Archimedes and programmed demos on it
* Have used NextStep and OpenStep and have coded for them both.
* Have owned a newton
* Own a classic Mac (both 68000 and PowerPC based)
* Have written device drivers and low level code
* Have compiled an entire desktop class operating system from source that was *not* LINUX or LINUX based.
* Have written commercial code for embedded devices, handhelds and dashboard computers (Taxi/Goods/Transport) ans a hella lot of Windows and Mac

You can't nail me down or call me a fanboy, I'm not. I have a varied experience and I'm not specific at all. But at the moment, engaging in any meaningful conversations on OSRude is almost impossible because of the attitude of the minority.

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by _txf_ on Fri 6th Jul 2012 15:58 in reply to "RE[4]: ..."
_txf_ Member since:
2008-03-17

You can't nail me down or call me a fanboy, I'm not. I have a varied experience and I'm not specific at all. But at the moment, engaging in any meaningful conversations on OSRude is almost impossible because of the attitude of the minority.


You might be nicknaming this place OSRude, but other places are far worse. The crowd here tends to be generally much more reasonable and better informed than just about most places.

I would say to this, welcome to the Internet...

Edited 2012-07-06 15:58 UTC

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by krreagan on Fri 6th Jul 2012 21:53 in reply to "RE[4]: ..."
krreagan Member since:
2008-04-08

Agreed!! I'm starting to sympathiyse with that guy a fews years back that ran osviews.com for a while.

Too much venting opinion by a minority (Thom mostly) and not enough actual OS news.

Bye

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