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Comment Re:Small correction (Score 4, Interesting) 106

We have this problem in Sweden, whose previous mishandling of massive inflows of immigrants has already started leading to ghettoisation.

The Left here refuses even to discuss this, thus ceding the debate to Sverigedemokraterna (the right-wingers) before it's even begun.

Comment Re: Brought about by the internet? (Score 1) 593

One or two counter-examples do not a refutation of "usually" make.

Unlike you, I don't need to sift the Internet, as I live in Sweden, and need look no farther than my very own refrigerator.

Let's see... Here's a carton of eggs labelled "EKOLIGISKA ÄGG". And here's a milk carton with "MELLANMJÖLK -- EKOLOGISK". I've seen similar labelling in at least a half-dozen other European countries.

Maybe if you actually emerged from your basement every once in a while and checked out things here in the real world, you might be less likely to post ignorant nonsense.

Comment Re:Betteridge's law of headlines says ... no (Score 3, Informative) 230

The Chinese wouldn't add more kanji. They might add more hanzi, though.

You are aware that the Japanese still use several thousand kanji in addition to hiragana and katakana, right?

Oh, and the Chinese do have at least two systems for phonetic representation--zhuyin and pinyin.

Comment Re:Ubuntu _is_ primarily a desktop OS... (Score 1) 162

Maybe they've fixed it by now, but the last couple of times I've tried Kubuntu, KDE was messed up, with bits missing that might not have mattered to the Ubuntu folks, but they did matter to me.

I'm not a big fan of Ubuntu in any case. Always seemed kind of dumbed-down to me, and the default UI has always been a sort of Fisher-Price horror show.

The only function of economic forecasting is to make astrology look respectable. -- John Kenneth Galbraith