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From: [personal profile] marahmarie
Waaaait a second, hold up, you don't even know what you're talking about. I am not some devotee of Matthew, and anyone who knows me already knows that, because I have actually fucking said so. He's got his issues. But that doesn't stop me from using an open mind each time he posts, because a lot of what he says is actually very useful and informative. I've been reading every post of his for at least 6-8 years now so I can guarantee you I will not be changing my mind. Only he can do that, yet he hasn't done so, yet.

Denigrating/dismissing his thoughts ("fluff"), denigrating his character ("virtue signalling") and denigrating others who criticize you for your attacks on him is not helpful to a discussion of whatever it is about the contents of the post that you don't like. Get it? That's my problem with what you've said, full stop.

Not to mention the article is not "fluff", it felt helpful to me, and "virtue signalling" is just another character attack on a discussion/airing out of topics that people care about. I don't care if you don't care what he's actually discussing (and apparently you don't). I don't care if you don't care how Google makes its money, I just think it highlights the fact you're not worth listening to anymore than you think Mat is. I don't feel hurt, insecure or threatened by any of this because Matthew is someone I just enjoy reading. For hurt, threatened and insecure to occur I'd have to feel some personal connection or affection for him that I just don't.
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Power management, mobile and firmware developer on Linux. Security developer at Google. Ex-biologist. @mjg59 on Twitter. Content here should not be interpreted as the opinion of my employer.

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