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Comment: Re:Breakthrough? (Score 3, Interesting) 445

Windows is doing a lot of stuff right recently. I have a secondary phone ($40 dollar nokia 635) that is Windows 10 and it is a slick little OS. When it comes to very inexpensive smart phones Windows is more pervasive than you would think. Combine Windows 10 with HoloLens and other cool projects that are actually pretty close to being commercial products and I think it would be foolish to count them out.

Comment: Obvioius results but Italy probably more so (Score 1) 251

by butchersong (#49182793) Attached to: Racial Discrimination Affects Virtual Reality Characters Too
Italy is dealing with pretty big immigration problems from Africa. It is kind of a big deal. I'm sure the results would have been similar elsewhere amongst any racial type but.. there is bound to be some deep seated resentment amongst a lot of Italians at the moment towards that other specific skin color.

Comment: Understandable from European perspective (Score 1) 106

This is understandable in a way given the almost 100% market share for search that google enjoys in Europe vs the US 68% or so and the European (especially German) fondness for regulation... no matter how alien it seems to me. Even if it is a bad idea / good idea or whatever lets be honest, if Germany wants to regulate their TLD do any of us outside of Germany really care?

Comment: Can't blame them (Score 1) 320

by butchersong (#49123249) Attached to: FedEx Won't Ship DIY Gunsmithing Machine
New York is suing UPS for 180 million dollars for not preventing their customers from using them to ship cigarettes and avoiding cities huge revenue stream of a tobacco tax. You think they would hesitate to do the same for machining equipment that has been marketed as able to "manufacture" a gun?

Comment: Positive step I suppose but only for wealthy (Score 1) 125

by butchersong (#49019829) Attached to: Netflix Now Available In Cuba
Almost no one in cuba has full internet access. Mostly what they call "internet" is access to some government servers. There is an underground mesh network movement that is really cool but I think it is its own little network not anything you could connect to then stream netflix from. At the moment you're talking about a single digit percentage of the population able to take advantage of this. Probably mostly those in power and their children... yay?

Comment: Re:Yes. (Score 1) 673

by butchersong (#48885387) Attached to: Should Disney Require Its Employees To Be Vaccinated?
Large companies already do this by giving you discounts on health insurance or charging you more depending on your perspective if you adopt "healthy" lifestyle habits. Also I'm sure you'd agree that you shouldn't expect to keep your job as cop if you are severely overweight or want a job as a booth babe etc.

Comment: Re:In the name of Allah ! (Score 1) 1350

by butchersong (#48757337) Attached to: Gunmen Kill 12, Wound 7 At French Magazine HQ
The population of Europe as a whole is like 740 million. Perhaps they simply have yet to reach a critical mass and these increasing troubles are a sign of something larger to come. Only about 20% of the population of the British American colonies participated in the American revolution. Muslims are rapidly outbreeding native populations in Europe and account for a large percentage of immigrants. I have friends that follow islam and they are great guys but looking at it objectively Europe in the long term may very well be screwed.

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