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Comment Re:Time to burn some points. HEY MBA STUPID PEOPLE (Score 2) 347

Is English not your primary language, or are you being difficult on purpose?

When people use 'feels' in this context they mean 'produces a tactile sensation'. We are concerned with this because that's the best way to determine the build quality of a product.

The devices mentioned feel (again, words can be tricky, try to follow along here) like cheap pieces of shit, because they are cheap pieces of shit - purposefully built to fall apart withing 1-2 years.

Physically examining something is pretty much the exact opposite of "subjective assumptions". I don't really understand what kind of "data" you're looking for, do you not trust your senses to tell you what materials something is made of?

Comment Decidedly unsexy my ass (Score 2) 347

I don't know who the hell decided that the only acceptable expression of "sexy" is 'round corners and shiny surfaces', but I hate that guy. Has made shopping for electronics a lot harder, unless you're super into stuff that looks like Apple made it, obviously.

That and motherfucking glossy, reflective as fuck screens - I can't imagine how anyone thought that abomination was a good idea. Seriously, what the fuck?

Comment Re:so before Sandy Point, they were idiots? (Score 1) 528

So one would be hard-pressed to argue that there is a positive correlation between gun control and murder rate (regardless of weapon).

Oh, what nonsense.

The US is by far the highest of the developed nations on that list. The next one after it is Finland, with half the murder rate of the US, and all Western European countries have rates 3 to 5 times lower. Japan has some of the strictest gun laws around (no guns for anyone, essentially), its murder rate is 14 times lower.

Sure, if you want to compare the US to Colombia, Uganda, and Sudan it looks great. It's also utterly ridiculous to say that the difference has anything to do with gun laws.

Personally, I don't think the US's #1 spot has that much to do with gun control, or that banning guns tomorrow would magically transform the US into Germany. But to say there is no correlation is just stupid.

Comment Re:First thought: Bullshit (Score 1) 221

Maybe you are exactly do you expect the journalist to know this is wrong? Ask a PhD? That's what he did. Maybe he can find another one who is on the opposite side of the issue.......

I have to admit, I honestly don't know if you're being facetious (so, never mind if you are), but yes, that's essentially a journalist's entire job description: doing research to confirm whatever someone is telling them is kind of the whole reason they are there.

Comment Why do they want this? (Score 1, Interesting) 80

We're stuck with JavaScript in webapps (where there are plenty of excellent implementations already), but the JVM has little to do with that.

If they just want a native general purpose scripting language for the JVM, then JS seems like a terrible choice.

At least, the work that goes into this project should benefit other dynamic languages on the JVM as well.

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