Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 25th Jul 2012 12:53 UTC
Mac OS X Apple has just released Mountain Lion to the Mac App Store. For a measly $20, Lion users can move to the new release right now, and honestly, at that price, there's little reason not to for the Mac users among us. It's not a huge or massive release or anything, but if you're a fan of iOS, you're going to love all the OS bits and pieces that are being transferred to your desktop. Have fun installing, and, as always, be sure to read the only review that matters: John Siracusa's 25000 words long review (that's almost as long as the thesis I wrote to earn my master's degree, holy cripes!). I know what I'll be reading today on my brand new Nexus 7. If you can, please support Siracusa by buying the ebook version on Amazon (currently stuck in the review process, should show up any minute now). Why? Because Siracusa's kind of technology writing is something we need to cherish, because we have less and less of it.
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You're kidding, right?
by sgtrock on Wed 25th Jul 2012 23:12 UTC
sgtrock
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2011-05-13

A 250,000 word review of a point release of an OS? Seriously? Look, just how much of a geek do you have to be to read something that long about such a dry subject for enjoyment? rofl

(Mind you, I speak as a long time geek. Former network admin/engineer/architect, PC support, Novell Netware support, Unix/Linux/VMS/Windows server sysadmin, board level/component level electronic repair tech. I can't imagine wading through something that long for fun unless I was planning to use the material to build my own Hackintosh.)

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RE: You're kidding, right?
by ebasconp on Thu 26th Jul 2012 02:18 in reply to "You're kidding, right?"
ebasconp Member since:
2006-05-09

Apart of exposing your curriculum vitae, you should take a look to John Siracusa's reviews of all OS X versions, starting from 10.0. His reviews are amongst the best tech reviews over there and therefore his work is truly respectful.

Edited 2012-07-26 02:18 UTC

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Quality means several things
by renox on Thu 26th Jul 2012 08:30 in reply to "RE: You're kidding, right?"
renox Member since:
2005-07-06

His review are very detailed, so they are very "high quality" for those who want to know every detail of Mac OS X.

For the other who want to know what are the interesting points (and not the pointless details), they are not very good because they dilute the interesting points among a lot of unininteresting details.

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RE: You're kidding, right?
by sithlord2 on Thu 26th Jul 2012 10:56 in reply to "You're kidding, right?"
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2009-04-02



(Mind you, I speak as a long time geek. Former network admin/engineer/architect, PC support, Novell Netware support, Unix/Linux/VMS/Windows server sysadmin, board level/component level electronic repair tech.


Are you trying to compensate for something? Because I surely get that impression...

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RE[2]: You're kidding, right?
by tylerdurden on Thu 26th Jul 2012 17:50 in reply to "RE: You're kidding, right?"
tylerdurden Member since:
2009-03-17

Either compensating or projecting.

Given how most of his post, complaining about the verbosity of others, was made up of useless/unrelated information about himself.

Edited 2012-07-26 17:50 UTC

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RE: You're kidding, right?
by Athlander on Fri 27th Jul 2012 00:23 in reply to "You're kidding, right?"
Athlander Member since:
2008-03-10

A 250,000 word review of a point release of an OS? Seriously? Look, just how much of a geek do you have to be to read something that long about such a dry subject for enjoyment? rofl


The review is 25,000 words, not 250,000. Do you suffer from dyslexia?

Former network admin/engineer/architect, PC support, Novell Netware support, Unix/Linux/VMS/Windows server sysadmin, board level/component level electronic repair tech.


Is this a list of the jobs your dyslexia got you fired from?

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RE[2]: You're kidding, right?
by zima on Wed 1st Aug 2012 23:47 in reply to "RE: You're kidding, right?"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

The review is 25,000 words, not 250,000. Do you suffer from dyslexia?

IIRC, the news above originally said 250000 (I remember I had an impression that the quoted number is insanely high; 25k wouldn't cause that impression) - so at best, your cheap diatribe has wrong recipient.

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RE: You're kidding, right?
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Mon 30th Jul 2012 22:21 in reply to "You're kidding, right?"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Thanks for the CV, but I'm afraid we've hired a candidate with more curiosity and interest in his chosen career.

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RE[2]: You're kidding, right?
by zima on Wed 1st Aug 2012 23:42 in reply to "RE: You're kidding, right?"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

With a fascination for unpalatable amounts of pointless details (drawing away from tasty stuff), you mean...

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