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Comment: Re:We'll See (Score 1) 355 355

While I have never work in C# myself, the ability stop code in a debugger, write some code, and then continue executing (compiling your code in real-time) seemed like a really awesome feature (as a C++ guy, we don't get to do this).

Visual Studio has been able to do this for about a decade now.

Comment: Re:Before everyone jumps on the "Hatez the microso (Score 2) 133 133

This is a good thing, anything that brings the price of the OS down for the average joe is a good thing.

Linux has been free for over twenty years.
And it already runs just fine on the RPi and RPi2 and lots of other computers.

Comment: Re:Chinese cheat (Score 1) 94 94

mark-t, drinkypoo, gstoddart... You're all just bickering over which strategy of selfishness is best.

Whatever benefits me is what I will do and screw everyone else.

isn't much different from

Whatever benefits me is what I will do and if others get screwed then that's a shame.

which isn't much different from

Whatever benefits me is what I will do, but I'll put the "screw them" option in last... but it's still an option.

How about just do the right thing?

Comment: Re:Chinese Hyper-competitiveness (Score 1) 94 94

Their culture is such that if you let them screw you it's your own fault and you should be mad at yourself, not the person who cheated you.

So their culture lauds psychopathic and extremely selfish behavior?

I guess complaining about them being psychopathic selfish assholes won't fix the problem will it?

But I bet they'd get the message if we dropped a couple nukes on them, or blockaded all trade in and out for them, or sabotaged their computer systems in their entire country, or maybe if we started assassinating their top leaders, or destabilizing their country... Whatever it takes for us to get ahead, y'know? It would be their fault for pissing us off.

There's no excuse for that kind of behavior. Not for our CEOs or theirs. Not for our politicians or theirs. Not for our engineers or students or lawyers or laymen or theirs.

I guess just telling everyone to stop being assholes and just be nice won't fix the problem will it? If that was all it took then Jesus would've solved the problem two thousand years ago... but people just won't listen.

Comment: Re:The nature of any polygamous religion (Score 1) 1097 1097

Except that there's about 1.3 billion Chinese and only about 142 million Russians.
quick google search yields:

China:
total: 1,341,335,152
men: 696,340,752
women: 644,994,400
ratio: 108
difference: 51,346,352 unattached males

Russian Federation:
total: 142,958,164
men: 66,134,540
women: 76,823,624
ratio: 86
difference: 10,689,084 unattached females

It's like US politicians puffing out their chests and bragging about cutting the deficit by a couple billion dollars when we're over seventeen trillion dollars in debt and still growing by almost a trillion dollars per year.

Keep that in mind during this election cycle, please, so that we don't wind up like Greece.

Comment: Re:Hits Home (Score 2) 210 210

Have you considered the concept of having everyone consume their own productivity? It's literally the workers owning the means of production.

If they want more then they can produce more. If they don't care then let them produce less. All it requires is that we stand by the principle that "if you don't work then you don't eat".

Wait... isn't there a name for this already?

Comment: Re:Mark is the earlier, and more reliable gospel. (Score 1) 1168 1168

You should re-read Mark 12:14: They came to him and said, “Teacher, we know that you are a man of integrity. You aren’t swayed by others, because you pay no attention to who they are; but you teach the way of God in accordance with the truth.

Jesus had a reputation for being precisely the opposite of what you insinuate. He wasn't the least bit interested in making political points against the Romans. Furthermore, re-read Mark 12:15-17.

You will have many recoverable tape errors.

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