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Comment: Re:I must be missing something. (Score 1) 240

by ksemlerK (#49265173) Attached to: Windows 10 Enables Switching Between Desktop and Tablet Modes
It sort of is. Have you noticed that most people don't even know what GNU/Linux is, let alone have ever run Debian? It's on less than 1% of desktops. For the consumer market, there are 2 options. Mac and Windows. In the common venacular, PC means Windows, Mac means OSX. Linux is a non-starter for most of the population.

Comment: Before and After... (Score 1) 1

by ksemlerK (#48674607) Attached to: How the Elevator Transformed America
Before elevators:

The ground floor was most desirable. Less distance to walk upstairs. Upper floors were considered for poor people, because they had to climb more.

After elevators:

The upper floors are most desirable. "View" becomes an important factor when selling real estate. Since the distance to climb is no longer a factor, what you can see out of the windows of your apartment replaces that. The rich no longer want to look at a brick wall, they want a view of the city, and they are willing to pay for it, (since they don't have to climb a damned mountain to see that panoramic view)

Comment: Good riddance (Score 0) 510

by ksemlerK (#46711163) Attached to: How Cochlear Implants Are Being Blamed For Killing Deaf Culture
Whenever possible, it should be encouraged to integrate into society as a whole, either by working around the disability, or working with it. Forming exclusionary "cliques" just because they are defective is a guaranteed way to further marginalize these people. "Deaf Culture" can die to the sound of Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon.

The difficult we do today; the impossible takes a little longer.