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Comment: Re:Fuck Obamacare (Score 1) 719

by Princeofcups (#46718405) Attached to: Can the ObamaCare Enrollment Numbers Be Believed?

I'm just curious. Why is it that so many countries in the world have universal health care paid by the population (through taxes) yet one of the most prosperous and powerful countries in the world can't figure it out or refuses to implement it?

Is capitalist greed getting in the way or am I missing something?

The common lie is to tell people that they would be paying for health care for illegal aliens. America is so full of hatred and anger, that they would rather have their entire family die of cancer than think that one cent went to giving aspirin to an illegal. It's really a sad sick state that this country is in right now, completely controlled by corporate greed.

Comment: Re:Blender should file a Counter Claim against Son (Score 2) 306

Blender should file a Counter Claim against Sony. As well as try and get a strike against Sony for this. There is a term for this, False Flag abuse.

Sigh. Please don't use expressions that you don't understand. False Flag: designed to deceive in such a way that the operations appear as though they are being carried out by other entities.

Comment: Re:Great news for (some) programming language fans (Score 2, Insightful) 100

by Princeofcups (#46662921) Attached to: Microsoft To Allow Code Contributions To F#

If you had told me back more than a decade ago that Microsoft would be supporting a commercial version of a language based on ML, OCAML and Haskell, I'd shook my head in complete disbelief. But, here we are, and this is great news as it allows for more engagement from the Haskell and other functional programming communities.

F#, like it's other ML-based dialects, is amazing for solving certain problems in a expressive and concise manner. Of course, it's a powerful language that can leads to abuses. And, don't get me wrong, the additional constructs for full .Net interoperability complicate the language a bit compared to Haskell. But, it is still a joy to use when you can.

Frankly, if there was local F# work, I'd jump on it in a heartbeat. I've even considered trying to convince a couple of local shops to give it a try for some advanced projects.

You haven't been in the business long have you. Ever heard of embrace and extend?

Comment: What did they expect? (Score 1) 465

Of course the tools were not up to par. Of course there are PAs everywhere. Of course there are cameras in your face wherever you go. Of course they misrepresent what you say for dramatic tension. Of course they try to designate one the "bad boy" and try to get people yelling at each other. How did they expect this to be otherwise? Did they expect an average day at the office? These were supposed to be intelligent people, and yet they willingly walked into a lion's den for what, money? The story isn't how badly developers were treated, it's that they were dumb enough to go on the show in the first place.

Comment: Re:Wait... wha? (Score 1) 1482

by Princeofcups (#46633973) Attached to: OKCupid Warns Off Mozilla Firefox Users Over Gay Rights

I find gays annoying. They are approaching Glenn Beck levels of pathetic whiny-ness over non-issues and are constantly on the lookout for something to be offended about, then lynch the person who dared oppose them. Not anyone over anything important either, like say people who want homosexuality itself outlawed; just easy targets who people already don't like, like CEOs. And always with the boycotts, boycott that noodle company because the CEO declined to make a commercial with a gay family in it, boycott firefox because the CEO donated his own money on his own time, etc...

Actually, the white conservative males complaining about whining gays are much more annoying. As are the white conservative males complaining about the feminist conspiracy, black history month, universal health care, etc. Need I go on? I'm not complaining mind you, just pointing it out.

Comment: Lower Class White Males (Score 1) 286

by Princeofcups (#46605057) Attached to: One Person Successfully Removed From US No-Fly List

As long as the list doesn't bother any lower class white male voters, then nothing will change. Face it, the majority of voters in this country, the unwashed masses, really do not care what happens to people of other ethnicities. As a matter of fact, it makes them feel superior to see others suffer.

Comment: Re:More please! (Score 2) 51

My suspicion, having worked in electronics manufacturing for 20+ years is that hardware companies are mostly run by old-line (80s and 90s era) engineers, who cling to privacy, NDAs, trade-secret, etc. by force of habit and comfort. Having spent years coaching my last company about the benefits of open-source (both hardware and software) to naught, I'm betting we won't see more of these kinds of firms until more CEOs die and retire...

That sounds like a rather unique company, since most are run by MBAs who have no engineering knowledge and are only interested in the current hot trend to make money in the short term. Or maybe your company isn't in the US?

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