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Comment: Re:Texas Has Fewer Homeless, California More (Score 1) 196

This argument is ridiculous. You're on slashdot. You should know better. Should California start deporting homeless people to lower its homelessness quotient? How about just outright killing them? For that matter, prisoners don't count as homeless, so let's incarcerate them. I'm not homeless, but if I were, I'd do everything possible to get myself to California. Obviously (to everyone but you), this does not mean that California or its policies cause homelessness in the first place.

Comment: Re:Drivers, its all about the drivers (Score 1) 104

by EmperorOfCanada (#46776741) Attached to: Intel Pushes Into Tablet Market, Pushes Away From Microsoft
Basically what I was saying was that they were leaning on being the primary CPU within the Windows environment which effectively depended upon its massive driver library. So where Intel screwed up was not realizing that drivers were becoming more available and less necessary; which meant that they were leaning on a soon to be looser.

I think this belief in Microsoft also clouded their judgement as to where smartphones were going. Microsoft never really took Smartphones seriously so I don't think Intel did either.

Comment: Re:Strange.. (Score 1) 196

The only problem I have with smokers (and it is a big problem) is that I detest secondhand smoke. I dislike the smell intensely, even in open spaces outdoors. Unfortunately, this problem is completely irreconcilable with most smokers' desire to smoke in proximity to where non-smokers are. If you are the rare smoker who only smokes in your own residence which is not shared with anyone else like me living in the same building, then I respect that. Otherwise, no. As far as I'm concerned, your right to smoke ends when your smoke hits my face. It is unreasonable to expect non-smokers to accommodate smokers by giving smokers priority in public spaces.

Comment: Re:The Ruling Class (Score 1) 712

by cold fjord (#46776389) Attached to: Study Finds US Is an Oligarchy, Not a Democracy

Unions are tricky things. Yes, they have fought for many improvements for workers, but there have also been problems with corruption and pursuing agendas either unrelated to the worker's interests or even against them. The automotive worker's unions had helped drive jobs out of Detroit and helped lead to the ruin of more than one institution. The public employee unions are an entire saga in themselves.

Comment: Re:Carter (Score 1) 712

by cold fjord (#46776345) Attached to: Study Finds US Is an Oligarchy, Not a Democracy

Carter was the last President; after him, it has been a complete sham.

That's a crock if ever I've seen one.

One reason he had it so bad is because he went up stream against a system that was near death.

Carter had it tough because he wasn't really up to the job and was a slow learner when dealing with the Soviets. Oddly enough Obama is reliving that with the Russians.

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