Public Notes by chase_ats Tagged #stupidity

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Liam Stacey wrote vile things. But do you know why he went to jail? "All the TV and newspaper reporters, columnists and opiners quoted his first tweet ("LOL f*** Muamba. He's dead. #Haha" – Stacey didn't use asterisks) and referred vaguely to "racist tweets" after that. But what were they? Did the reporters know but choose delicately not to repeat them? Or did they not know? Do the columnists who applaud the sentence know? Or have they – as I suspect – just seen the bowdlerised media, like the rest of us, and are satisfied with the hazy summary? What terrifies me is that people are nodding happily all over the country, pleased to see a clampdown on internet trolling at last...Anyone who's pleased to see a person jailed for a piece of writing, without bothering to seek out the precise words that were deemed illegal, should be ashamed of themselves." #liam #stacey #news #stupidity #lemmings #sheeple #media #democracy #politics #troll #outrage #blind #web #social #twitter #vulgar #uk #pub
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The reddit discussion thread with over 1000 comments relating to The Guardian's decent, but still pandering or conservative article about Liam Stacey. Ridiculous that this guy is going to jail in a first world country like the UK. #politics #reddit #outrage #discussion #debate #social #media #twitter #news #stupidity #lemmings #sheeple #democracy #failure #blind #troll #web #vulgar #uk #pub
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Comment thread encompasses all that is stupid with people and companies. As one of the comments says, "everyone fancies themselves as a hipster". You can't be using Instagram or Hipstamatic and claim you're too hip for Facebook. #hipstamatic #instagram #Facebook #sheeple #lemmings #reddit #discussion #stupidity #society #acquisition #pub
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Ugh #reddit #stupidity #sheeple #lemmings #society #funny #social #media #pub
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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
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As the subtitle says, "C'mon, we all know you're not really going to delete it.". Or at least almost all these people will move on to another ethically identical product or come back to Instagram in the future. Finally, these people are posting this on Twitter...LOL. And how many have a Facebook account they use more than once a month? of these people #stupidity #lemmings #sheeple #society #outrage #hypocrisy #social #media #twitter #attention #whores #ethics #web2.0 #Facebook #instagram #pub
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"It is impossible within the bounds of the Mac OS X software to remove the "Trash" icon from the Mac's Dock, however you can remove trash in the form of icons you don't want from the Dock" - By Heath Wright, eHow Contributor #funny #stupidity #bullshit #SEO #capitalism #example #demand #media #web #empires #pub
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Diaspora* by diaspora diaspora.github.com
The whole point of this is independence, yet they keep linking to their Github urls. How lame. #stupidity #lemmings #hub #centralization #social #network #web #2.0 #pub
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"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
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Guy says the routine bullshit that something like Basecamp, Backpack, & Highrise (as they were in 2006) could be duplicated in a few weekends with a bunch of open source people and released for free. And yet in 6+ years it has never happened. The closest to it, ActiveCollab went license only shortly after this post. Lulz. #arrogance #wrong #stupidity #blogger #2006 #37signals #open #source #pub
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People are giving bad reviews because they didn't realize they should buy the mini displayport for all Macbook's after 2008-ish time. Seriously…this shows how broken user review systems are. People being dumb messes it up #stupidity #research #review #system #broken #user #reviews #lemmings #dumb #pub
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#linkbait #Social #networking #web #2.0 #hypocrisy #steal #Facebook #stupidity #lemmings #pub
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"New research suggests that misinformed people rarely change their minds when presented with the facts — and often become even more attached to their beliefs. The finding raises questions about a key principle of a strong democracy: that a well-informed electorate is best." #interesting #personal #society #stupidity #research #pub
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The hypocrisy of 'liberals' in video is funny, but the 'conservative' commenters don't realize how awful they are either, heh. #stupidity #hypocrisy #politics #pub
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The hypocrisy of 'liberals' in video is funny, but the 'conservative' commenters don't realize how awful they are either, heh. #stupidity #hypocrisy #politics #pub
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