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Comment: Re:Backwards compatibility (Score 1) 497

by sunwukong (#43036865) Attached to: Boeing Touts Fighter Jet To Rival F-35 — At Half the Price

Ah, good to see LM employees are keeping busy!

Seriously, maybe you should talk about what the F-35 can do now (i.e., no offensive capability) as opposed to what the brochure says.

IOC isn't even announced and you want Canada to wait?

At this point the flyoff is between actual production aircraft (e.g., SH, Gripen, Eurofighter, F-15SE, etc.) versus the LM F-35 brochure made into a pointy paper airplane.

Comment: Re:Summary: (Score 1) 227

Money also has value culturally, e.g., status. There are certain clubs and institutions where having a minimum amount allows consideration for admission,

There's also the matter about their kids -- not all of the brood are as driven or ambitious as the parents. How much do you need to make sure Jr III doesn't blow it all? It may be important if the little nipper has no skills and the parenting philosophy is the kids get used to living it up.

And yes, I do know rich families who intentionally raise their kids to only know/live the wealthy lifestyle.

Comment: Re:What the hell is "Microsoft's lost decade"? (Score 1) 407

by sunwukong (#40802193) Attached to: Microsoft's Lost Decade

Easy.

For example: my mother.

As a non-techie senior, all she wanted was easy internet computing and a little word processing and spreadsheet on occasion.

First up: a little Win7 netbook. Worked fine with a USB GSM internet device but it was heavy, bulky, hard to type on, and was inconvenient to switch between English and Traditional Chinese.

As soon as I introduced her to the iPad, she ditched the netbook and is happily working in both languages.

When you are working hard, get up and retch every so often.

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