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Comment Re:awkward! (Score 1) 181 181

That is because most of us understand software. We know that things often "work" in Windows only, because Windows often ignores failures or they have internal workarounds based on inside knowledge of the hardware and firmware, as well as the flaws in its implementation. It is actually quite common that something "works" in Windows and fails with Linux because Linux is following the standard / functioning properly while Windows is not, and the actual fault is with the hardware and/or Windows.

Comment Re:Really? (Score 1) 484 484

Are you on drugs. I regularly read here on Slashdot how Microsoft is a horrible company who is all about profit and doesn't actually care about security or usability except as regards to the effect it has on their bottom line. I also regularly read that Windows is a clusterfuck OS. Given that these are all facts, I would say Slashdot is one of the few places you can go on the internet to read anything sensible about Windows.

Comment Re:In short? (Score 1) 318 318

That was a very well thought out, informative and insightful post. Indeed there are benefits and drawbacks to each approach, and clearly a mixture of the two is better than either separately, at least for you and people such as yourself (a category in which I include myself.) I think any anecdotal argument will favor the presenter in this case, as there as are many people who function well independently, and many otehrs who benefit from structure and don't function well without it being imposed from external sources. Or in terms of a car analogy: YMMV ! :-)

Comment Re:Heavens Forbid (Score -1, Troll) 256 256

"Heavens forbid that the best candidates are picked! Oh the horror!"

Evidently you aren't particularly bright. Only 1 women was hired for 1,231 men. That is indisputable Prima Facia evidence that picking the best candidate is exactly what couldn't possibly have happened, your absurd implication that all women are incompetent not withstanding..

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