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Comment Re:Surprised? (Score 3, Informative) 576

This is indicative of a more serious problem - the fact that Linux and FOSS zealotry is so great that they can't be bothered to learn anything about the systems they're attacking. Half the people I run in to who are like this think Windows 10 is just Windows 98 with a new skin.

Windows has faults - I think we can all agree on that. However if you're going to attack something at a fundamental level, you really should know that something well enough to understand what you're talking about. I find it doubtful that you can have that deep understanding if you've spent the last decade actively avoiding it.

As a community, we need to actively discourage FUD in all its forms - even when it's FUD that is attacking something we may not like.

Comment Re:Just "write good code", eh? (Score 4, Insightful) 370

No they do not. This is complete bullshit. Code is code. It's either, good, or it isn't. If you stop running around like a chicken with your head cut off long enough to actually listen to women in tech, the vast majority do not actually encounter these imaginary issues you think are so rampant.

Comment Re:3.5mm? (Score 1) 412

I don't agree with their stance on headphone jacks because it limits your options for headphones and microphones and makes it so you have one more thing to charge, but sim cards are pretty stupid. It's just a physical set of credentials for a phone, and there are any number of non-hardware ways we could do that.

Comment What free speech isn't. (Score 1) 319

Freedom of speech means you can mostly say what you want free from legal reprisal provided it is not damaging or defaming someone. What it isn't is the right to force your way on to anyone's podium in order to present your message.

I 100% disagree with Dawkins on this one. There is no freedom of speech issue here.

Comment Went nVidia (Score 1) 95

...6 years ago, and haven't needed to look back since. For as closed source as they might be, at least stuff usually works like it should. AMD on the other hand has a long history of burning its users. I find intel processors more reliable too. Sure I'll pay a little more, but I'd rather not find the gotchas that always crop up with AMD hardware later.

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