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Comment Re:iPhone (Score 4, Informative) 674

It's a news reporting technique where they captivate more readers with something familiar. An article that reads, "Owner saves labrador retriever from fire." Will draw not only the doglover crowd, but will get a bigger emotional impact from the lab owners for no extra effort. In the case of the iPhone, it happens to have the largest userbase for the article to tap into.

Comment I did a lesson to sixth grades as such: (Score 1) 175

1. I brought in an old computer I had lying around

2. I asked them to draw what they thought was inside it.

3. Went over the drawings with the class.

4. Blew some minds after opening it.

5. Discussed the parts and related them to the human body as best I could.

The retention was very high when they understood how the processor was like the brain, the hard drive like long-term memory, ram like short-term. The motherboard was like the circulatory system (blood stream). Video card was like the eyes.

Comment AMD's PROPRIETARY driver (Score 1) 136

This description could have been phrased much more coherently. Quick info: Open source Linux driver still much slower than proprietary. Closed source Linux driver "catching up" to Windows driver. Basically, we're still the same time-frame away from gaming/graphical work disappearing from the checklist of functional applications on Linux.

Comment Re:What choice do we have? (Score 1) 710

Well if the job market is so terrible (for employees) and never getting better, then the obvious thing to do is to exploit that and become an employer. You can hire people for essentially nothing, and rake in huge profits for doing very little work.

This is essentially the problem. Your only primary path to success is a downward spiral where you become the scumbag taking advantage of the misfortunes of your fellow man.

We don't really understand it, so we'll give it to the programmers.