Girl and Guy in a “Relationship” for months.
Girl changes pic from the two of them to a pic of her in a sexy dress.
Guy changes pic from the two of them to a pic of him and a buddy.
Pretty sure the relationship is over.
I just unfriended someone on their birthday… That being said, we had one class together in 2009, and I haven’t spoken to him since. Somehow he evaded past purges like the one last week.
Some info they left out in the question, but did supply in a link to the full story.
It was in Tucson, AZ so even on a nice day it’s still warmer than most other places. Just 45 minutes could become dangerous.
I think regardless of the situation you can’t keep a 6 month old and a 2 year old locked in a car in AZ. I totally get she was in a tougher situation than most of us have ever been in, but it doesn’t change the fact that she put her children in a very dangerous position. I hope things change for this woman and her children, and hopefully someone with the power to help will take action given the amount of attention this is receiving.
Kind of sad to see this be the major viewpoint. People really hate Facebook for some reason. Either people view them as Darth Vader snatching up companies to use them for evil, or they think Facebook is on death’s door. I see them simply trying to future proof themselves. They are at a point where they have cash/stock that is at a level where they can start to invest in companies that are doing/going to do big things. Maybe ten years from now facebook.com will be dead (I doubt this will be the case), but Facebook as a software/tech company/division of Microsoft will be alive and well because they didn’t put all their eggs in one basket.
So no way to confirm this, but my friend works in the same building as Oculus, and he ran into Mark Zuckerberg taking the elevator to Oculus’ floor.
Lots of people are posting strong opinions online today, either excited (because they believe the acquisition will speed up development of the Rift) or repulsed (because they hate Facebook). These opinions are boring, but people seem to have overlooked a few interesting details.
Facebook’s deal to buy Oculus VR for $2 billion happened relatively quickly and the negotiations were hammered out over the last five days during the industry’s Game Developer Conference in San Francisco, according to sources familiar with the deal.
There’s a few ways to interpret how quickly this deal went down. Optimistically: Facebook saw Sony announce their VR thing and decided that they wanted to get into the market while the getting was good. More realistically: Oculus’ investors got spooked by Sony’s announcement and pressured the company to sell while they could still make a profitable exit. That’s why “sources familiar with the deal” (who are probably Chris Dixon from Andreessen Horowitz) told the Verge that although investors offered Oculus more money to continue, they thought this was a better deal.
Ultimately the quality of the deal depends a lot on how much you value Facebook stock, which is primarily what Oculus got paid in:
[The acquisition] includes $400 million in cash and 23.1 million shares of Facebook common stock (valued at $1.6 billion based on the average closing price of the 20 trading days preceding March 21, 2014 of $69.35 per share).
I join a lot of the people on Twitter who feel that this acquisition was somehow kind of sad, which is a curious emotion to feel about a social network buying a hardware startup. If I had to hazard a guess, here’s what’s sad about it: Oculus was this big, open question in gaming. Just this weekend I was on Giant Bomb with Phil Fish and Zoe Quinn, and we were speculating wildly about the ways that the Rift would allow us to explore new worlds, experience body dysmorphia, and have sex with computer ladies. We hoped that Oculus could show us what was next for an art form that we love. And they did, and it sucked: Oculus will be a hobby project owned by an advertising company, used some day to collect personal information from “users” which will be sold to the highest bidder.
This outcome for Oculus is particularly sad because of how they began - the company first got funding to work on the Rift on Kickstarter, where they raised $2.5 million from almost 10,000 backers. The implicit promise of such a campaign is that Oculus would have had the freedom to run their company how they wanted, and not have had to negotiate with investors or find those investors an “exit” the minute there was credible competition. Don’t get me wrong, it’s no surprise that investors like Andreessen Horowitz don’t give a fig about art and only want to make a return on their investment, we already know that these guys are squares and hacks. But it does make me sad that the Oculus folks believed otherwise. And it makes me sad to think that if this how VCs steer cool new technology that’s supposed to change the world, that they will eventually undo their own livelihood, like the story of the scorpion and the fox:
"I couldn’t help it. It’s my nature."
Palmer Lucky, the founder of Oculus is already doing “damage control” on Reddit, posting:
Facebook is run in an open way that’s aligned with Oculus’ culture. Over the last decade, Mark and Facebook have been champions of open software and hardware, pushing the envelope of innovation for the entire tech industry.
I’m proud to be a member of this community — thank you all for carrying virtual reality and gaming forward and trusting in us to deliver. We won’t let you down.
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You already did.