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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.

Have you ever noticed that the people who are always trying to tell you `there's a time for work and a time for play' never find the time for play?