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Comment: Re:Why focus on the desktop? (Score 1) 637

by TechyImmigrant (#47722195) Attached to: Linus Torvalds: 'I Still Want the Desktop'

>rather than trying to break into the standalone desktop OS market.

It's there and dominant in a whole host of industries. The western world would collapse if Linux ceased being available on the desktop. For example we couldn't make chips.

But the eastern world would be ok?

Yes. They have good bread and public transit.

Comment: Kickstarter Goals? (Score 3, Interesting) 98

Reading TFA is seems by 'Kickstarter Goal' they mean getting funded.
Once you've got funded you have to actually do the thing you said you were going to do with the money.

If people are using gender to determine who they are funding, they are presumably displacing more rational metrics, like "does the project make any sense?", or "Does this person seem competent to do what they claim they can do?'.

Thus in those areas where gender bias is measurable in funding, I would assume the odds of eventual successful delivery to be reduced.

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