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Comment: Propaganda (Score 1) 162

by koan (#47567437) Attached to: An Accidental Wikipedia Hoax

All the errors whether intentional or not occur in printed media as well.
There seems to be another effort underway to discredit Wikipedia, I'm amused by the claims of errors and inaccuracies and frankly they pale in comparison to some I've seen in printed books.

The nice thing about Wikipedia is you can hop right on there and fix it.

Comment: OK (Score 1) 79

by koan (#47456093) Attached to: Led By Nest, 'Thread' Might Be Most Promising IoT Initiative Yet

I'm all for automation and I think it looks promising.
What I don't want to see are solutions that are dependent on outside resources (for example SIRI on the iPhone, it has to use a connected server to do what it does), I prefer to see solutions that are autonomous, inclusive and complete without the need for Internet or an outside server (unless you choose to do so)

Comment: Laugh (Score 1) 398

by koan (#47178721) Attached to: The Ethics Cloud Over Ballmer's $2 Billion B-Ball Buy

It is hard to imagine any more heinous way of earning money than by benefiting from racism," writes Rick Cohen

I find the whole thing hilarious, all the old man said was "I don't want to be around or associated with blacks" to a woman who is on video as saying
"Blacks are stupid and crazy"

Then the media circus is queued and he is "forced" to sell the team, winds up getting 2 billion tax free.

Racism never entered into it, if a person says "I don't want to be around those kinds of people" it isn't "racism" it's a personal preference.

My suggestion is that things went exactly the way Sterling wanted them to, and it's hilarious, the other option is that he was played to get the team out from under him.

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