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Comment Re:Language is hardly relevant (Score 3, Interesting) 437

Swing is one of the few things I've seen leave programmers speechless with frustration.

umm what? as much as a pain as layouts can be to get things to do what you want, swing was still really well done and is incredibly flexible and versatile. I'd hardly call swing something form planet weird. And having worked with solaris/sunos some, it's really well done as well. Honestly, saying sun was from planet weird is just... weird to me :P

Comment Re:Concusion detection tech (Score 2) 240

Do you understand why they added protection in the first place? It's the same with all those stupid macho arguments about football players wearing all that protection while rugby players don't and therefore are manly.

here's the spoiler. it's because people died. Football is a collision sport, that is different from rugby and hockey, even though they certainly have some high speed collisions, it is not as constant.

Comment Re:Yay (Score 1) 2987

yes. and it's a point that gets made over and over that people don't want kids to kill themselves playing with the a gun. It does not happen often enough to warrant any concern. As for actual homocide, it's true we liek to kill each other way to often. It's also true that number, even when counting suicides is less than people killed by cars. I hear a fuck ton more about gun control than car control. It's also true when you take away people with a criminal background that homocide number drops way down. So basically unless you're a criminal guns are an insignificant threat to your life. That morning commute though...

Comment Re:Yay (Score 1) 2987

I'd like taht number too. But since you can't get an accurate number on how many lives, you can only estimate... in any case the various estimates range from millions to hundreds of thousands of injuris/deaths. Good lucky finding an unbiased source on that.

Regardless 121 people a year.. you have a better chance of being struck by lightning.

Comment Re:And yet... (Score 1) 2987

Take the homocide column only and please tell me you can name the country with the highest rate of gun ownership. You absolutely cannot. And there are countries on there in the almighty peaceful europe that have more(close to) homicides than the US.

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