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Comment Well, the EXTEND bit is sure as hell missing (Score 1) 144

When did MS exactly extend Nokia? The Windows Phone adventure has been a complete disaster, even Steve Ballmer has to admit recently their market share went from very small to very small. And they been trying for over a decade. HTC only survived by escaping the stigma off making Windows phones.

Comment You know what is going to take real balls? (Score 1) 196

The TRUE horror of how corrupt the system is will become clear if Elop really does become the next MS CEO. Because that would be the smoking gun. Despite what everyone seems to think Elop is far from a shoe-in for next CEO of MS. And ruining your previous company is hardly a good thing to be considered for such a position.

UNLESS of course he didn't screw up at Nokia but did exactly what his bosses at MS wanted him to do. But then rewarding him with the CEO title would be all the evidence even the most rabid wallstreet fan would need.

If you hire a hitman to kill your wife you can't then reward that hitman in full public view without providing evidence there is a link between the two of you. That is why brown envelopes exist, you pay your assasin in secret, away from prying eyes. You don't pay them in your financial report.

Personally I think something much simpler is going on, Ballmer and Elop are just the type to fully belief that this was the best thing. That Elop did NOT kill of Nokia but rather saved IT!

When people live in ivory towers for to long, they really start to believe their yes-men.

Comment Nice rant, pity about the evidence (Score 1) 335

You rant a nice rant but which license is the most widely adopted and whose code is the mode widely used again?

It ain't BSD powering Android.

The BSD advocates are all "Our license encourages sharing, ignore the fact nobody uses it and nobody shares it, waah why is Linux so much more popular!". BSD is a good license for example and throwaway code but for code you value and for which you want people to continute back their chances, for a community effort, the GPL is the license to choose.

And so far, historic evidence, the examples of who likes BSD (MS and Apple) and who like GPL (everyone else) shows me exactly what each license achieves in the real world.

Comment So? The apps avoid areas, not people (Score 1) 452

The entire point about avoiding a ghetto says something about an area you do not want to go to. It says NOTHING about race or do you think every ghetto in the world is about black people? Plenty of white areas you want to avoid as well. Or brown, or yellow or other brown.

But you are right, people often aren't aware they are racist. Like YOU, you automatically assume a ghetto area is all about race. You cannot even consider the idea that a ghetto area might NOT be about black people. That is how deep racism goes. When you can hear the word ghetto and not immediately assume the inhabitants are black, then you can claim not to be racist.

Comment Translation: Don't scare me! (Score 2) 236

Translation of the above: Please don't tell me scary things, tell me everything is alright with lots of puppies and kittens who never ever die. Tell me a world of unicorns and rainbows so I can believe everything is alright and as it should be and I can excuse myself for not lifting a finger to improve the world.

Allow me to rest my hand in the sand and then complain like a bitch when I am run over by a lorry. Because someone else should have been saving the world while I looked the other way.

Comment Man, you are a loser (Score 1) 588

Zimmerman was patrolling a GATED community in which Martin himself also lived as far as I know. I don't like the idea of gated communities but if you live in one, you basically agree with neighborhood watches.

Zimmerman HAD the right to play cop given to him by everyone who choose to live in that GATED community, including Martin.

And Martin only lived there because he was a thug wannabe and had been kicked out by his parents.

It is clear where you loyalties lie, you believe Martin should be able to do whatever he want, up to and including crime and nobody has a right to say "not in my neighborhood". Zimmerman was patrolling for a reason, crime had gone up. Oddly enough just after Martin moved in, Martin who on his phone had evidence of several crimes.

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