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Comment Re: Sure you can. (Score 1) 477

Yeah, things went so well the last time Apple licensed its OS.

That said, I would like to see Apple license Mac OS X _for non-competing machines_ in form-factors which Apple doesn't manufacture. I'd buy an Apple Tablet Mac if it were more reasonably priced than Axiotron's Modbook.

Comment Re:Why is that illegal? (Score 1) 228

Erdogan has turned a blind eye to ISIS fighters and weapons using his country as a transit point into Syria

Yes, what people actually live on that border? Oh golly, the Kurds.

The rest of your post is a case of 'the lady doth protest too much'. It's the usual PVV/Front National/Vlaams Belang/BNP apologia, so fuck off and die in a fire please, you racist shit.

Comment Re:Why is that illegal? (Score 1) 228

Utter fucking bullshit. Turkey has always had a problem with the Kurds, it's a nationalism issue. Erdogan is as much a Turkish nationalist as the army that used to make noises about him better not getting out of line. But hey, why would you interest yourself in what actually motivates those brown people over there, as long as you can play on the Islamophobia to give your bigotry the semblance of respect?

Comment Re:Negotiating salaries is for the birds. (Score 1) 429

The other option is that those who think they are above average negotiators settle for less than the job is worth to the employer because they are just bad negotiators. Salary transparency is a benchmark that obviates that issue. Collective bargaining is another one.

Comment Re:even stopping it won't stop it. (Score 0) 305

Cultural and time-gaps are a killer

Aka "Those brown guys are too stupid to understand what us 'mericans want".

Funny, as someone not living in the United States, when I get to deal with US-made software, apparently that cultural gap was of no consequence whatsoever, I'm just supposed to suck up the Americanisms and don't complain.

In short, if you ignore the culture gap when the software is written by WASPs, then you can't call on the culture gap when Indians are to be the prospective programmers. If you do, it smells suspiciously like you have other motives, something more essentialist.

Comment Re:How did it react during the accident? (Score 1) 549

No, just no. If you keep holding the brakes while being rear-ended, you will not accelerate until the collision energy overcomes the brake friction. It's not a matter of accelerate then brake, it's a matter of not accelerating at all, and letting the brakes and the crumple zones take up the energy.

Comment Re:11 rear enders (Score 1) 549

Last time I was in the UK is several years ago, so conditions may have worsened, but I was impressed at some things, like how people were much more willing to let me merge than at home (the Netherlands; bloody awful drivers, the lot of 'em). Roundabout etiquette especially struck me, with me probably being the cause of plenty of 'bloody foreigner' exclamations, as I was rather hesitant at times in quickly merging and leaving.

I did notice some drivers not paying enough attention, but not significantly more than normal. And that was with me trying hard to adjust to riding on the left, on a fully loaded motorcycle, with luggage and my partner riding pillion.

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