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Comment: Re:Not owning a car is un-American (Score 1) 454

by Stephen Chadfield (#48444081) Attached to: In a Self-Driving Future, We May Not Even Want To Own Cars

I love socialism. Here in "socialist" Japan a great many people happily rely on (really great) public transport every day. I love it.

Even better is that my company pays for my monthly commuter pass. (That is standard practice here).

Oh, and left-wing bicycles are widely used here for shorter journeys.

What a utopia it would be if every human on the planet owned their car and there was not enough space to park them never mind drive them anywhere...

Comment: Happy Gnome 3 User (Score 1) 267

by Stephen Chadfield (#48090311) Attached to: GNOME 3 Winning Back Users

I am happy with Gnome 3 (via CentOS 7) on my home laptop and work desktop machine. It looks great and I was able to configure it to my taste. CentOS 7 also comes with systemd. Never had to give it a second thought. For my needs this is a great desktop OS for home use and the development work I do in the office.

Comment: Re:Look to Japan as a model for what not to do (Score 1) 710

by Stephen Chadfield (#47314455) Attached to: Workaholism In America Is Hurting the Economy

I think the low birth rate in Japan is due to the toxic effect of kombini lunches.

I work for a Japanese company but I am not pressured to work unnecessary overtime. If there was a serious drama happening I would stay late to fix it because I want the company to succeed. Otherwise I work the hours for which I am paid and feel pretty relaxed about that.

Comment: Re:Not a Glass fan but (Score 1) 845

Many people are becoming aware about the degree to which we have allowed our right to privacy to be eroded by adopting new technologies. Google Glass is an unnecessary toy which would facilitate a further erosion of our privacy. This has nothing to do with jealousy.

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