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Comment: Re:Finally, the device I want ... serious though. (Score 1) 414

The idea that Microsoft's ecosystem of applications isn't full of junkware suggests you being willfully ignorant of reality to make your argument sound better. Keyboard/mouse/monitor on Android is actually useful if you have ever done it for any amount of time beyond just playing with it.

Having a phone that runs all your necessary apps is what this is about, and Microsoft's boat has already sunk in that arena. It's play catchup for 10 years and hope they can, and in the mean time you can expect more disruptive tech to arrive on the scene that their monolithic org won't be able to adapt quickly enough for.

Comment: Interesting Angle (Score 1) 242

by cHiphead (#49184007) Attached to: Racial Discrimination Affects Virtual Reality Characters Too

There could be a subconscious element that leads to a virtual character reminding you of someone you know in real life, family, parents, friends, coworkers, random person you see on the street regularly, that leads to a false positive for the researcher, which totally fucks the 'racism' angle of this 'study'.

Comment: Solution (Score 2) 301

by cHiphead (#48363667) Attached to: Police Body Cam Privacy Exploitation

1. All video gets released after 2 years
2. Those in a recording can sign a release to allow for earlier public release, this can be a part of any booking process if an arrest is made but has to be explicitly optional on the part of the suspect.
3. Recordings can be released early for specifically defined public safety and suspect apprehension purposes (eg, somebody shoots an officer and escapes, amber alert or other active suspect recording)
4. Recordings are automatically released early at the request of an organization of the Press.
5. Recordings can be released early at the order of a Judge (any Judge at any time, so as to preclude a pro-LEO or even anti-LEO seeming Judges from preventing a release).

Comment: Raising Doubts, eh? (Score 1) 105

by cHiphead (#48294167) Attached to: Video Raises Doubts About Attkisson's Claims of Malicious Hacking

There is no doubt that this was not a 'hack'.

I have a Macbook Pro sitting on a shelf next to me that has a stuck control key that randomly registers during use. It's not physically stuck, and even after fully removing the key and zapping PRAM/resetting everything and even reinstalling the OS, it randomly engages. I've witnessed this myself on different models of Macs with different keys being affected.

This lady just wants to blame everyone else for her lack of mental acuity and imagines she is more important that she will ever be, like most of the right wing herpa-derpa Obummer is terkin er jerbs idiots in news media and the assholes on everyone's facebook forwarding O-bola conspiracy articles.

Comment: Re:Fine! (Score 2, Informative) 365

by cHiphead (#47993063) Attached to: Microsoft On US Immigration: It's Our Way Or the Canadian Highway

From your "starting point" video summary:

He has taught at major research institutions and small liberal arts colleges, and his been active in education reform, developing and implementing an elective Bible course that is currently available for public high school students in Texas.

You are kidding right? I watched parts of that nonsense and it's entirely propaganda for anti-common core, conspiratard conservative should-be-home-schooling douchebags that need their religious views justified by applying them to the public educational system, trying to infect every facet of historical context with religiosity regardless of factual truths. Common core is probably just too hard for willfully ignorant people to adapt too. I think a lot of it is stupid, but I'm not an educator and don't devote my time to research on the topic.

The example of 'Roman math' was a case of not-following-the-directions so an answer was marked wrong. Part of the purpose of the boxes is to teach the material in a functional manner that allows for better visualization of how to develop equations and functions, at the end of the day, these kids will grow up to become the next computer scientists, since everything is computer based now. They need this stuff, even if it's the 'long' way of problem solving and can be done quicker (that's another lesson that comes after you get the fundamentals down).

There was already a monopoly for textbooks. Sometimes it seems that Texas is just mad that they are no longer a predominate driving force behind textbooks (and good riddance, with their succumbing to religious indoctrination as a part of curriculum in their educational mandates).

You are the one spreading propaganda.

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