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Comment: Re:Last week ... (Score 1) 290

by Martin Spamer (#49110603) Attached to: How Walking With Smartphones May Have Changed Pedestrian Etiquette

I was acting entirely properly by local traffic regulations in the UK. The fact that I had a green light means the youth was crossing against the red man. The junction on google street view to draw your own conclusions.

The main point of my post is that the youth was oblivious to the danger he placed himself in then when startled out of this reacted with anger not gratefulness. Clearly a very same ignorance and sense of entitlement the original story highlights.

Comment: Have you read the article in question? (Score 1) 210

by xtal (#49081965) Attached to: Interviews: Ask Stephen Wolfram a Question

I don't think so.

Ad hominem attacks are lame.

If you have brilliant insight, please cite objections to the paper in question, which is quite interesting, and has enough experimental data to at least merit discourse.

If you HAD read the paper in question, you would understand the context I am asking the question. I doubt you have.

Clamouring to "mod parent down" smacks of professional jealosy or perhaps some other more basic inadquacy.

Comment: Short Intel Stock (Score 0) 254

by xtal (#49046713) Attached to: What Intel's $300 Million Diversity Pledge Really Means

This is insanity; you hire the best and brightest.

Promote tech and diversity, but the level of change they're talking about isn't possible without disruption; never mind any of the other related issues.

If I was a shareholder (I'm not); I would want the absolute best in the world advancing my technology. Regardless of race or gender. This is an arbitrary decree.

$hort. Profit.

Comment: Re:Bicycles (Score 3, Interesting) 481

by xtal (#48986625) Attached to: DOT Warns of Dystopian Future For Transportation

I moved out of the insanity completely 15 years ago.

I live in a small town. Canada is empty. I could walk five minutes to work, but I'm lazy, so I don't. There's no traffic here, I have 100mbps symmetric fiber internet, and my house (that I own) cost me 1/10th of similar housing in the GTA. I'm a 8 minute no traffic drive to an airport that can have me in YYZ in 3 hours gate to gate direct.

This magic internet thing is awesome!

North America is empty; the insanity that is large cities and million dollar tiny houres is just that.

People should wake up and realize _that_. decision I ever made.

Byte your tongue.