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Comment Re:And why should this be done? (Score 1) 696

You are trying to solve a problem that doesn't exist. And even if it did, you would still fail.

Opportunity is stifled by barriers. Without barriers, there's no lost opportunity. Remove the barriers and people will sort out what's best for them all on their own. You can't micromanage the world into your view of a utopia. It has never worked, and will never work. Whenever anyone has tried to over-manage complex social and economic processes they end up creating more problems than originally existed (in this case imaginary ones).

Those who forget history are doomed to repeat it.

Comment Re:I thought upgrading to 16GB would help (Score 1) 209

Yes. I've had my Antergos (Arch Linux) install crash to a halt if I stream a couple 1080p videos while compiling some source and running a Windows VM. Many times. It really seems like bad resource management to me, but the catalyst of the problem always seems to be the video streaming. Without the video streaming the other CPU applications conflict with one another but result in poor performance with themselves rather than a system hang.

Comment Re:Not quite (Score 4, Insightful) 209

I think for a "free" upgrade it's actually quite bad. Windows 7 outpaced it and that was an upgrade priced at a few hundred dollars. Also, many of those "upgrades" to 10 we're before release. They were offering RTM and beta as a free download long before release. This is probably when most power users, and people in the industry got on board. These people are still evaluating and still chasing the newest shiniest thing. Time will tell what the overall verdict is.

People aren't as excited about this new "free" version of Windows as they should be. The reason: most don't like what Microsoft is shoveling. We don't want "the cloud", we don't care about mobile interfaces, SAAS, IAAS, or any of your other marketing bullshit. We aren't interested in a free "upgrade" that further removes user freedom and attempts to monetize their data. We're not morons. You haven't fooled us.

Comment Re:Daughters (Score 1) 696

You haven't done enough to lift them from the burden of societal pressures... obviously. I mean it certainly can't be that your daughters are their own people with their own ideas about what they want to with their lives. That wouldn't fit in the PC vacuum of reality.

Comment Re:And why should this be done? (Score 1) 696

So women don't get into coding because of societal pressures? I, quite frankly, find that insulting. Women are not meek little creatures that need you and your SJWs to circle jerk over their cause. They are human beings capable of extraordinary things when you get out of their way, and let them take care of themselves. Just like all other human beings.

Comment Not quite (Score 1) 209

Windows 10 market share is around 6.5%, so it's definitely not that. The bigger reason is that there's no need to upgrade period. Beyond nearly all operating system vendors (from Desktop to mobile) continually releasing worse OSes than the previous version, RAM is no longer the driving factor behind application performance it used to be. For niche applications like simulation work it still really matters, but even the most hardcore gamer is overkill at 16GB regardless of speed.

Comment Re:ITT (Score 1) 278

Your main beef is with corporate contributions? Why? Because your guy didn't win last time? You're right; corporate contributions are a big problem and nearly all first world countries limit them in one way or another, but your delusion is that you would actually have a choice independent of that. In a two party system, you have no choice, and the puppet you put in the big chair has no teeth; regardless. If you want real change you need election reform. In fact, in order of importance we need: monetary reform, election reform, civil rights reform.

Monetary reform: We current have, and will continue to have, no power when the mechanism that controls all wealth lies, solely, in private interests. Fractional reserve banking, while it has social merits, is the single biggest problem in the western world today. Without reform we are destined, mathematically, for massive economic collapses. It's naive to assume our elected representatives can have any influence over the life blood of our economy when all of it's interest is in private corporations.

Election reform: As discussed above: FPP ultimately degrades into a false choice between two artificially different talking heads. Because it's always more attractive to vote for the guy you think will beat the guy you hate the most, you get a two party system divided largely on controversial social issues. There's alternative methods that more proportionately represent the population and have been tried with success like Mixed-member proportional representation [wikipedia.org].

Civil rights reform: There's an obvious erosion of civil rights underway in all developed nations. Resolving this problem is not possible without resolving the above.

Comment Re:ITT (Score 1) 278

Your main beef is with corporate contributions? Why? Because your guy didn't win last time? You're right; corporate contributions are a big problem and nearly all first world countries limit them in one way or another, but your delusion is that you would actually have a choice independent of that. In a two party system, you have no choice, and the puppet you put in the big chair has no teeth; regardless. If you want real change you need election reform. In fact, in order of importance we need: monetary reform, election reform, civil rights reform.

Monetary reform: We current have, and will continue to have, no power when the mechanism that controls all wealth lies, solely, in private interests. Fractional reserve banking, while it has social merits, is the single biggest problem in the western world today. Without reform we are destined, mathematically, for massive economic collapses. It's naive to assume our elected representatives can have any influence over the life blood of our economy when all of it's interest is in private corporations.

Election reform: As discussed above: FPP ultimately degrades into a false choice between two artificially different talking heads. Because it's always more attractive to vote for the guy you think will beat the guy you hate the most, you get a two party system divided largely on controversial social issues. There's alternative methods that more proportionately represent the population and have been tried with success like Mixed-member proportional representation.

Civil rights reform: There's an obvious erosion of civil rights underway in all developed nations. Resolving this problem is not possible without resolving the above.

Comment Re:Canada (Score 1) 278

"Waste"; as in the left vote is divided 3 ways (NDP, Liberal, Green). It's not specifically a fault of Quebec, but more of first past the post voting. FPP always trends to a 2 party system for this reason exactly. Quebec should get on board with the rest of the country and help us get rid of our mutual enemy: the Conservatives. The fact of the matter is that the vast majority of the country doesn't vote conservative. This is true for both the popular vote and for the representative vote. However, the Conservatives still keep getting elected because the opposition vote is divided along razor thing lines between (largely) two very similar parties.

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