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Comment: Re:Controversial because? (Score 3, Insightful) 284

by cHiphead (#49681975) Attached to: Bill Gates Still Trying To Buy Some Common Core Testing Love

Umm, sorry to disturb your "conservatives are evil" rant, but then how do you explain the epically failing schools of many american inner cities?

All of these epically failing schools are the result of underfunded school districts. Even the privatized programs pushed inside the public school system end up more expensive that just allowing the school system to handle it with public employees, furthering the funding issues. Every single GOP sponsored 'conservative' program seems to be detrimental for public schools. Privatization is all I've seen from the conservative politicians that isn't from the religious part of the conservative education policy making. Why do you think schools are underfunded in the first place? Conservative policy makers.

Outside of your nonsense that depicts this is a political issue and blames liberals while ignoring the larger, actual issues of funding, I do somewhat agree with you on the common core view related to new math, but I also understand that it has an intentional design. I have a 6 and a 13 year old in the midst of this new strategy which, if you were to actually experience the flow of it, seems more functionally useful and builds on particular logic, instead of just memorization and acceptance of formulas without a particular basis of understanding built from other pieces. That said, not teaching kids about long division still drives me crazy. I feel a lot like this is a test being performed on my children's generation and it could really go either way, so I encourage learning outside of school provided methods to keep their minds open.

To summarize, conservatives aren't evil, just more full of shit, and even a broken clock is right twice a day. ;)

Comment: Re:Why do companies keep thinking people *want* th (Score 1) 125

by cHiphead (#49636701) Attached to: Ubuntu May Beat Windows 10 To Phone-PC Convergence After All

Too bad you feel that way, since this is what's coming. The future keeps happening, even if you don't want it to.

Why wouldn't you want your computing device to also be your phone, just plug it into a cradle at your desk for large monitor and beefed up additional processing power.

Conceptually, it's exactly what our devices should already be.

Comment: Re:skating on the edge of legal? (Score 5, Insightful) 302

by cHiphead (#49628435) Attached to: Uber Forced Out of Kansas

"People" aren't pushing back, entrenched "organizations" are pushing back. People don't give a shit and will use what's available. Let's keep some perspective, even while Uber is obviously circumventing laws, the laws themselves are out of place and incompatible with the future as they cling to the past.

Comment: Re:Get your axe out (Score 1) 225

by cHiphead (#49424911) Attached to: How Ubiquiti Networks Is Creatively Violating the GPL

My understanding was that compliance in this case requires that they offer up the source code for whatever they use. If they then make changes, there is no requirement to post their changes as well.

Your self proclaimed understanding was incredulously incorrect and shows that you did not actually have an understanding of the GPL. Playing to some niceties of politeness when you yourself are bullshitting is less than honest, sir. You asserted understanding that was false. No need to get upset when someone attempts to correct your assertion.

Have a nice day.

Comment: Re:USPTO IS a branch of government (Score 1) 71

by cHiphead (#49415557) Attached to: USPTO Demands EFF Censor Its Comments On Patentable Subject Matter

it only abridges if there is a punishment or consequence for doing so

Are you intentionally muddying the waters here? The direct and quantifiable consequences include the restrictions and limits imposed on all other citizens as the result of issuing overly broad or non-eligible patents.

It's not as if you're going to be taken out and shot

Between you and Guy Harris I just read a complete crock of what simply has to be self serving bullshit. You must have a dollar to make in this field of discussion.

Comment: Re:Approx. every other version of Windows is shit. (Score 1) 122

by cHiphead (#49378431) Attached to: Microsoft Rolls Out Project Spartan With New Windows 10 Build

You completely fucked it up.

Windows 95: Shit
Windows 95b: Good
Windows 98: Shit
Windows 98 SE: Good.
Windows ME: Shit
Windows 2k: Good
Windows XP: Shit
Windows XP SP2: Good
Windows Vista: Shit
Windows 7: Good
Windows 8: Shit
Windows 8.1: Good
Windows 10: TBD, but it doesn't look good based on the pattern.

As for your separate NT list, it's also nonsensical, as of XP, consumer OS = NT, so there is no need for a separate list. 2k3 has no business on the list, since server wise there is not a general pattern that is at all similar to the end user OS versions. Newer is generally always the better server version after initial kinks and patches, because the reliability of the security is of utmost importance.

Windows NT 3.51
Windows NT 4
Windows 2000 Server
Windows 2003 Server
Windows 2008 Server
Windows 2012 Server

Comment: Re: Invisible hand (Score 1) 536

By contracting out, you get people who hire workers willing to do work for the least amount of pay, unlike union workers who get better pay and tend to have formalized processes that do the work right the first time, even if it seems over done.

You don't know how business works if you think contracting out has anything to do with 'good' work.

I live in a city that contracts out everything but the most emergency of repairs for sewer work, the private contractors take longer and leave the areas they work in fucked up every-single-time. We have a mile of road that was ripped up and repiped by contractors, after it was done the road was littered with dips and potholes and they are having to completely dig up and repave the entire road now as a result. Contracting is about making money off government and doing it as cheaply as possible.

"To take a significant step forward, you must make a series of finite improvements." -- Donald J. Atwood, General Motors