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The degree of gullibility in these threads is unexpected. You'd think the hacker community would be vaccinated against PR by now but it seems to work just fine.

Next up: "Our incredible journey".

When it all comes crashing down, don't say you weren't warned.

If you release a hip IDE with a free tier and open source half of a booby trapped ecosystem, all is forgiven (?)

Yup. The level of koolaid drinking going on here is insane.

This is not a good thing in any way. None.

If it saved GitHub from bankruptcy or something then fine, but acquisitions like this rarely work out.

I don’t get it either.

Imagine Microsoft implementing AI “Code ID” for screening Github code uploads for intellectual property violations, if this becomes EU law in 2020, https://blog.github.com/2018-03-14-eu-proposal-upload-filter...

  $ git push ...
  remote: Resolving deltas: 100% (2/2), completed with 2 local objects.
  remote: error: GH013: Your push could infringe someone's copyright.
  remote: If you believe this is a false positive (e.g., it's yours, open
  remote: source, not copyrightable, subject to exceptions) contact us:
  remote: https://github.com/contact
  remote: We're sorry for interrupting your work, but automated copyright
  remote: filters are mandated by the EU's Article 13.
  To github.com/vollmera/atom.git
 ! [remote rejected] patch-1 -> patch-1 (push declined due to article 13 filters)

That thread says they have an internal system that analyzes code for conflict with StackOverflow and Github. Looks like an employee figured out how to thwart the automated code plagiarism analysis.

The thought that Satya Nadella, who joined Microsoft in 1992 and then steadily climbed his way to the top would be a better, more moral person than the "old guard" is kind of funny.

He's just younger and less out of touch than Gates (and particularly Balmer).

This must be what Stallman feels like most of the day.

I can't tell if it's astroturfing (e.g. WE/Waggener Edstrom - that PR firm actually had to change their name because they were so tightly connected with a negative/abusive kind of PR) or millennials (who were small kids in the 90s).

The PR they get Gates to perform on reddit is incredibly successful there. It's disgusting to look at.

Classic millenials

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