Public Notes by chase_ats Tagged #disingenuous

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Seething with anger at this depiction of their 'image..so I'll copy/paste eblume's sole comment for the Hacker News thread: "It seems like the article is reporting that 'the nerds of Silicon Valley are all upset' that rich people are getting rewarded for success in a meritocracy." "First, where are these meetings I've been missing where all the nerds of Silicon Valley get together and decide what they like and what they don't like? I for one did not vote on the Meritocracy Referendum - was this my mistake, or were other nerds disenfranchised in that regional election?" "Put it another way - the youngest generation of rich entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley are the children of successful hackers (or at least some of them are)." #elitism #fuckyou #hypocrisy #meritocracy #disingenuous #web2.0 #silicon #valley #pub
Relevant bit: "I hate it when people call themselves “entrepreneurs” when what they’re really trying to do is launch a startup and then sell or go public, so they can cash in and move on..." - Steve Jobs #truth #bullshit #disingenuous #steve #jobs #entrepreneur #society #success #quote #hard #work #pub
Article says "When people write critically about Facebook, they often say that “you are the product being sold,” but I think that by now we all get that...Thus it is a critical choice of any adult as to where they will perform their free labor. Tens of millions of people made a decision to spend their time with the simple, mobile photo-sharing application that was not Facebook because they liked its subtle interface and little filters. And so Facebook bought the thing that is hardest to fake. It bought sincerity." This is complete BS. As commenter, TEDPAVLIC, states, "wasn't the original (sincere?) point of Instagram was to be bought by a company like FB? They weren't making any money. They were just developing good mobile software (whose web presence depended on _other_ websites) that could be easily plugged into a larger beast. Seems to me like they were begging to be bought. I'm guessing there was a decent return on that investment. So is Instagram that "sincere?" Wasn't Instagram meant for exactly this?" #stupidity #disingenuous #lies #sheeple #lemmings #social #media #mass #journalism #bullshit #selling #out #instagram #Facebook #pub
Fred Wilson, some VC who is affiliated with Twitter and Foursquare is acting like he gives a damn about ethics. He's working with companies that are just like the companies he is damning. #hypocrisy #disingenuous #lies #elitism #leader #social #media #scum #journalism #pub
"To put the acquisition in perspective I pulled together data from a selection of 30 notable internet acquisitions over the last 10 years, from Broadcast.com to OMGPop to see if Facebook/Instagram for $1 billion was as crazy as everyone thinks. (I left out companies without public purchase prices or user stats.)" He even uses companies like Zappos and Skype...you know...companies with actual revenue models and/or profitability. LOL. #disingenuous #lies #statistics #bullshit #social #media #web2.0 #bubble #public #stocks #instagram #Facebook #acquisition #pub
No one cares about the poor or disenfranchised. Lol. #meritocracy #plutocracy #bullshit #article #journalism #disingenuous #status #class #social #divide #mass #media #money #wealth #pub
Article states that around mid 2009, Blizzard's claim of 11.5 million users is technically correct, but if each user is proportionally corrected to being equal in amount paid, the equivalent would be 6.5 million US/Western European subscribers. #video #games #blizzard #world #warcraft #of #statistics #disingenuous #gamers #numbers #pub
This site is linked to as a proper tech information source yet it is just either pandering content or linking to other places. Filled with ads. #whitehat #masquerading #linkbait #elitist #disingenuous #bullshit #list #summary #then #link #pub
"The first thing you should clearly understand is altering your htaccess file is not something which should be done except by professionals who understand the Regex language used and how htaccess works." - by an "Oracle" level user #lol #stupidity #bullshit #disingenuous #SEO #snake #oil #pub
#bullshit #disingenuous #Google #app_store #apps #mobile #android #music #copyright #copyright_infringement #pub
"Andersen Consulting's change of name proved to be fortuitous as it avoided the taint when Arthur Andersen was effectively dissolved as a result of its role in the later Enron scandal." Technically correct but disingenuous as the name was arguably primarily tainted due to the media and government scape goating Arthur Anderson. And the company was "effectively dissolved" because the government abused their power ala Megaupload and Kim Dot Com. Courts later recognized this but it was too late. #disingenuous #benevolent #butthurt #unfair #little_known #status_quo #BS #fucked_up #goliaths_screw_smaller #pub
www.dataliberation.org
"The Data Liberation Front is an engineering team at Google whose singular goal is to make it easier for users to move their data in and out of Google products. We do this because we believe that you should be able to export any data that you create in (or import into) a product." _No mention of all the tracked data they have of you, of course. This is mostly data not dealing with how Google actually makes their money. An excellent distraction to help keep many of the people who complain about Facebook et al. docile. #benevolent_pattern #disingenuous #Data #Google #butthurt #pub
Have to see how they talk about taking out Facebook data. If it is in the same obsequious vein. #butthurt #disingenuous #Google #Data #pub
“I ask every American to respect the call for calm reflection from two parents who lost their young son,” said Obama in an address Sunday, sighing. “We are a nation of laws, and a jury has spoken.” #funny #Trayvon_Martin #status_quo #social_classes #race_division #justice_system #laws #disingenuous #pub
What article says is correct in not being nepotism, but that is deceptive. It is in the same vain as nepotism, but more so cronyism and favoritism. Not that those are necessarily bad things in the article's light. Just it is incorrect to act like choosing personal connections and networking is somehow not favoritism is not correct. #from:Windows_Phone #status_quo #disingenuous #deceptive #butthurt #blogs #posts #pub
No such thing as or anywhere close to disappearing [media] content (for now) from:Windows_Phone butthurt misinformation network_effects lies BS #disingenuous #pub
Point 6: "You can make money without doing evil." #BS #Google #butthurt #deceptive #disingenuous #not_evil #zeitgeist_bs #pub