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Comment: Re:"Not eager" (Score 1) 245 245

He just sounds like someone doing a job, not someone in love with it.

True. But, at least, he's been doing it without the interruption of pregnancy, child-birth and nursing.

You know, the burden, which the parochial and sexist Mother Nature so unfairly places only on women.

Comment: BitTorrent (Score 1) 1 1

Why maintain your own network of mirrors, when you can use the multitudes of people that have already downloaded from you? Just run a few seeds here and there and you will need neither the redundancy (99.9....9% uptime), nor the bandwidth requirements of a traditional file-server.

May have to add torrent support to fetch(1), but that is doable...

Comment: Re:Iran is not trying to save money (Score 1) 369 369

It's not my fault you lack reading comprehension. I recommend finishing grade school.

Whenever there is a disagreement, the Burden of Proof is on one side or another.

By demanding "Prove it", you tried to place it on me. I explained, why it ought to be on Iran and its apologists instead. I'm willing to give you a brief course on grade-school level logic right here. Just ask (politely).


Between who and who?

Comment: Re:"Not eager" (Score 1) 245 245

That is incredibly presumptuous towards the woman in question

Just what is it, you are accusing me of "presuming"? The submitter gave all the details necessary: his wife worked for about two years as a developer. She has not done any coding for three years and is "not eager" to ever do it again.

Now compare her with somebody else, who has — since graduating college — worked for two years, loves what he is doing and is enthusiastic about continuing. Like her husband.

On the face of it, they should be both earning the same money: "Equal pay for Equal work. NOW!!!!"

And so goes the poster about the woman — and the parochial evil sexist bigot KKKonservatives, who want to keep her and all other women "illiterate, barefoot, and pregnant".

Quick, call your Congressman to demand generous funding for female programmers seeking to return to the workforce. Ample funds should be allocated to deal with their lack of enthusiasm, which can only be a manifestation of other people's bigotry.

Comment: Re:Iran is not trying to save money (Score 1) 369 369

I never said "innocent until proven guilty."

You did. By demanding: "Prove it"...

unfounded assumptions are dangerous and can have disastrous consequences

What consequences would there be to assuming, they are building a nuclear weapon?

About your boring rhetoric on Obama, I'm not American so I don't care, really

My "boring rhetoric" was meant to explain, why making a deal — any deal — is so important to the American current Administration. Important enough, they would try to shore up domestic and international support for it with less-than-honest propaganda.

Take your rants somewhere else.

Where would I take them? To some English-language forum hosted in the US and aimed, primarily, at American audiences? Like Slashdot?

Comment: Verizon knows that's no bargain (Score 1) 122 122

"Absolve Verizon of customer service responsibilities"?

Why would Verizon take that deal? As far as they're concerned, they already aren't particularly responsible for customer service. But they can rake in the fees from their captive customer base.

What NY seems to be asking Verizon is "Pretty please, lay in the last mile of fiber and then step away."

You'll have to seriously sweeten the pot (such as extortionate wholesale service fees) to make it more profitable for Verizon to do this, vice continuing to squeeze its current copper-service victims for sunk-cost mostly-profit revenues. And for companies like Verizon, "less profit" is a non-starter.

Comment: Re:Iran is not trying to save money (Score 1) 369 369

Prove it.

Given the number of times they've been caught lying in the past — including very recent past — the burden of proof is on Iran — and its apologists. The same apologists, who have no problems protesting Iran's innocence, while at the same time arguing for their right to have nuclear weapons...

Oh, and TFA itself is proof — the argument, that Iran are doing it "for energy" is defeated by the simple Math presented here.

It is admirable, that you wish to apply the "innocent until proven guilty" principle even to foreign regimes, but it is also naïve. Even in the legal system and offender on probation has to continuously prove innocence...

But realize that the propaganda machine is using the WMD line to trance you into gearing up for war, just like they did for Iraq.

So, your argument for Iran's innocence is our attack on Iraq? I fail to see a connection... The above-enumerated lies are totally independent of whether or not I am unduly influenced by some ominous propagandists — whom you would not even cite.

Have you considered the possibility, that it just might be you, who are a propaganda-victim? A "deal" with Iran (and Cuba) is the only good legacy Obama can have: despite all the Statist interventions (like the "Cash for Clunkers" flop) the economy is contracting, the Ukraine-related sanctions against Russia should've been Georgia-related and tightened instead of abolished in 2010, Obamacare is increasingly unpopular.

Bringing "peace for our time" with the mullahs would be — he foolishly thinks — something he could point a finger at. The way Clinton can point to his — equally foolish deal with North Korea. This is why they push for the "deal" — the same inept morons, who tried to befriend Putin with a plastic button...

Operating Systems

People Are Obtaining Windows 7 Licenses For the Free Windows 10 Upgrade 166 166

jones_supa writes: Windows 7 has quickly started increasing its market share of desktop operating systems, nearing 61%. If you're wondering why this is happening when Windows 10 is almost here, the reason is this: Windows 10 will be available as a free upgrade for those running Windows 7 and 8, and the new OS will have the exact same hardware requirements as its predecessor, so the majority of PCs should be able to run it just as well. Because Windows 7 was launched in 2009, a license is more affordable than for Windows 8, so many users are switching to this version to take advantage of the Windows 10 free upgrade offer.

Comment: It begins... (Score 1) 815 815

As predicted, it begins:

A group [...] plans to burn American flags in a Brooklyn park on Wednesday, just days before the Fourth of July holiday.

The event originally was aimed at burning the Confederate flag, but later changed to focus on the stars and stripes.

Will you be there, Dave?

+ - Creating bacterial 'fight clubs' to discover new drugs->

Science_afficionado writes: Vanderbilt chemists have shown that creating bacterial "fight clubs" is an effective way to discover natural biomolecules with the properties required for new drugs. They have demonstrated the method by using it to discover a new class of antibiotic with anti-cancer properties.
Link to Original Source

Comment: Re: Demographics (Score 3, Insightful) 256 256

... yada-yada-yada .... Why do they [gangs -mi] form? That's pretty simple. When you're pushed out of the economy [...]

So, you've gotten past denying the higher likelihood of Blacks belonging to a gang, and are now listing excuses for it? Nice.

So, is it still "stereotype", if it is true? Is it "racist" to point out, that African Americans have darker skin?

All blacks are violent criminals in the minds of police.

You keep saying these things, but remain unable to explain, why these very same racist police do not treat Asians just as badly as they (supposedly) do Blacks. Anecdotes about Korean kids studying Math don't count. Koreans are but a fraction of Asians in America — there are vastly more Chinese, for example. There are great many Vietnamese. Then there are Indians and Pakistani, who — being brown and with funny accents — would've made a perfect target for racism.

And maybe they are a target — I do not know. But I do know, they don't burn pharmacies for some reason...

Police have a long history of treating people of different races and national origins differently.

Citations? Single anecdotes don't count — statistics, please... Cite me a study or two.

You'll find that we'll see a dramatic change in black and latino stereotypes

I asked this question up above already, but you — "cowards on race" — have all dodged it. Why is it, that even the most vile stereotypes of Jews — who were certainly mistreated in Europe for centuries — do not contain anything even remotely like smashing police cars or robbing storekeepers?

This is clearly another case of too many mad scientists, and not enough hunchbacks.