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A former Star Trek: The Next Generation actor, who is plastered all over the internet, has blasted Google for trying to force people into signing up to its social network. Wil Wheaton, who played Wesley Crusher, son of chief medical officer Dr Beverly Crusher in the popular TV series, attacked Google after he discovered that …

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Get's my thumbs up!

(although why did I have to register here to click the thumbs up?)

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But at least you didn't have to use your real name to do so.

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The post is required, and must contain letters.

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What social sites ...

... force you to use your real name? Do you actually believe that's air you're breathing?

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Re: What social sites ...

umm, is it Google+?

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Re: What social sites ...

Both Facebook and Google+ clearly state in their ToS that they will terminate your account if they find out that you've supplied a false name, and they won't allow you to use a single nom-de-plume; you have to supply a first and last name.

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"...why did I have to register here..."

Read the name of this website, pal.

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Real name?

Just use a fake name:

http://www.fakenamegenerator.com/

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Re: Real name?

Now you got me wondering if "Supporting Atheists" was their REAL name after all.

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Re: What social sites ...

So? Do you really thing they are going to waste resources enforcing this? They are a lazy and greedy corporation like any other.

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All Hail!

And that is why he is our king.

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Hmm

Even though I am a Google consumer I do agree!

It seems to me that Google think they own the internet.

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Re: Hmm

Well if you use them for mail, search and shopping... they do.

Bing!

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Re: Hmm

Ned? Ned Ryerson?

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Re: Hmm

Awesome reference man!

Am I right? Or am I right? Or am I right?

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They say our love won't pay the rent

Before it's earned, our money's all been spent

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a little research would have revealed the info that google has only rolled out this 'improvement to about 1% of its users so far, so I don't his rant has much to do with el reg still seeing the old upvote arrows.

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And you can't use the old thumb icons if you're not logged in. Youtube uses handles instead of real names, even for G+ users, and a G+ profile does not have to be searchable. So really there's no change here except that you apparently can't downvote a video any more. Oh, and the buttons which previously existed to let you...errr FORCE YOU...to share on Facebook and Twitter after thumbing something on Youtube were not shown in the screengrab the ageing Ensign posted.

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Wil who?

and why is he in any way relevant?

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Re: Wil who?

WHEATON!!!!1!!

His appearances on TBBT are excellent.

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Re: Wil who?

Excellent on TBBT. Utterly, utterly punchable on NG.

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Re: Wil who?

Good on him for not ending up another Gary Coleman, tho.

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Re: Wil who?

Sigh...

alt.wesley.crusher.die.die.die ?

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Re: Wil who?

I recommend you go look him up on IMDB or something. He's a very experienced actor with a long list of credentials...with a very high respectability rating thanks to his well-known good nature.

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Re: Wil who?

I agree with FartingHippo... My favourite quote from Sheldon on TBBT: "Well, if it isn't Wil Wheaton, the Jar-Jar Binks of the 'Star Trek' universe."

But yeah, Wheaton's been great on that show. Back in the TNG days, I was always hoping he was going to get the redshirt treatment.

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Re: Wil who?

Wouldn't that make Jar Jar the Wesley Crusher of Star Wars?

I don't care if he was an annoying pr... character in Star Trek, he's a bloody great guy in real life.

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Re: Wil who?

He has been a commentard here too- so watch it...

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Re: Wil who?

He's famous for being "The Wesley Crusher," but also for being 'one of us' he's on the big bang theory because, despite his fame, he's as big a geek as the rest of us. He goes to sci-fi and gaming conventions, not as an exhibit... and is currently running a YouTube series on playing board games with his friends, ok he is friends with a lot of celebrities!

He knows how annoying Wesley crusher, his foot in the door, was and accepts it. And now does stuff he enjoys for his fans.

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Re: Wil who?

Wil... is that you?

or perhaps Wil's mum

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Well said Wil Wheaton. Funny fellow, well worth a read, certainly more relevant than any anon poster.

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Wheatoooooooooooooooooooooooooon!

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So let me get this straight... Wesley Crusher saves the day again?

1 finger: Captain says "make it so" or a Redshirt dies

2 fingers: Data doesn't get the joke or Worf doesn't get the joke

3 fingers: Geordie reverses the polarity of something

4 fingers: Wesley saves the day

Everyone take a drink!

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"Everyone take a drink!"

As long as its earl grey

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Earl Grey-

Hot or not?

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Real men drink prune juice.

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I agree with Wil 100%

When will google stop this crap!?!?!?!

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Re: I agree with Wil 100%

Google will "stop this crap" when n00bs STOP trading with them.

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n00bs is so 80s

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Who?

Never heard of him.

There are plenty of bigger stars that DO like Google+ Perhaps you should give them equal airplay?

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Re: Who?

He didn't say he doesn't like Google+. If you bothered to read the article he doesn't like the way Google are trying to force users of their other services to sign up for it

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Is there anything more painfully boring than someone commenting on an article to say "Never heard of them"? Thanks for your superb contribution to the debate. Perhaps, given that this site is fulla nerds, they'd be more interested in the opinion of another nerd than that of the latest chart rapper?

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RTFA!

If you had you might have noticed the text in bold, here a clue if you still can't find it.

"I like Google Plus. Some of the smartest people I've ever read are on Google Plus, and the Hangout is amazing. But Google is doing everything it can to force Google Plus on everyone, and it's pissing me off."

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Re: Who?

You're pronouncing it wrong, that's why. It's "Hwhil Hwheaton".

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Re: Who?

Yeah right, like you for instance?

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Re: Who?

You're pronouncing it wrong, that's why. It's "Hwhil Hwheaton".

Individually its Will and Wheaton, but together it's Hwill Hwheaton... Just like cool hwhip :)

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G+

Way to go WW!

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Time to resurrect the Usenet group...

...alt.great.ass.wheaton ?

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Re: Time to resurrect the Usenet group...

Naaaaah.

alt.shut.up.wesley

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He's been in Eureka a few times, too.

Playing Dr. Isaac Parrish, described by IMDB as "The head of the Non-Lethal Weapons Lab at Global Dynamics Also a complete Tool."

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Re: He's been in Eureka a few times, too.

I got to see him and most of the Eureka cast at DragonCon in 2011. He was funny as hell. At one point during the panel Wheaton said he was disappointed nobody had yet asked him to sign their boob. Without missing a beat Colin Ferguson asked somebody to give Wil a pen and started taking off his shirt. It was one of the best panels I've ever seen at an sf convention.

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