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Comment: Re: Why are there so few black engineers? (Score 1) 397

by gohmifune (#46539549) Attached to: Jesse Jackson To Take On Silicon Valley's Lack of Diversity

I am certainly no fan of affirmative action but the situation does imply that a lack of an initial "hand up" to reach the economic and educational status that will value intelligence is a strong barrier to making that part of the culture. You generally have to get your head above water before you can see that there is land there, and the value of education and upward mobility is usually hidden from those who have never glimpsed it because it's just alien to their experience.

I think this is something people don't get. You can't judge historically resource poor groups by the standards of non-resource poor groups. The ultimate goal should be for everyone to be on an even playing field before the game even starts.

Comment: Re:Fuck that guy. (Score 1) 397

by gohmifune (#46539513) Attached to: Jesse Jackson To Take On Silicon Valley's Lack of Diversity

Whites may make up a significant portion of development staff (and they also make up over 80% of the population in the US

The 2010 US Census says that its 72% apparently, and in that number includes Hispanics, Arabs, and various other minority groups that don't fall into other groups.

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Comment: Re:Fail, fail, win? (Score 1) 414

by gohmifune (#45108765) Attached to: Shuttleworth: Apple Will Merge Mac and iPhone

So, Ubuntu attempts to bridge mobile and desktop, and fails. Microsoft attempts to bridge mobile and desktop with Windows 8, and fails. So Apple will try, and win? In what alternate reality does that make any sense?

No. Ubuntu attempted to sell an expensive phone, largely to a demographic that doesn't purchase expensive phones. The new Ubuntu devices are coming out, just not the godly one he was wanting to produce.

Comment: Re:MS has already done this... (Score 1) 414

by gohmifune (#45108689) Attached to: Shuttleworth: Apple Will Merge Mac and iPhone

Microsoft is already doing this with Windows 8. But Ubuntu and Apple are the innovators... lame...

To my knowledge, there really isn't much of a difference between Ubuntu across devices anyways, so it isn't much of a comparison until Microsoft makes one device that has both interfaces.

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