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Comment Re:And the shareholders accepted that line of bull (Score 2) 157

Also, their push toward UWP apps and continuum is a longer term strategy of convergence. Eventually, phones will take over from PCs....

...and by that logic eventually cars will take over from trucks. For many people a truck (PC) was an overkill and a car (smartphone) suffices. By now almost all such people have made the switch and the remaining laptop/desktop users will never switch, because their needs are different.

To (over)extend the car analogy, you want the interface to cars and trucks to be similar, to facilitate adoption, but it likely will never be identical since their ultimate purpose is different. In that sense Apple got it right: make OSX and iOS similar, but separate. Microsoft instead tried to force the single window mode, which makes so much sense in a small screen device on the desktop with 30+ inch monitors.

Comment Re:Pushed into comunism (Score 1) 279

Not initially. Later on he did fully embrace communism, but the internal debates with Che (who was always fully pro-communist) are well known. As someone else pointed out, Ho Chi Minh is another example of someone who was pushed into communism by CIA actions.

Sorry that this doesn't match your simplistic conception of the world.

Comment Pushed into comunism (Score 3, Insightful) 279

When Castro first came to power, he was inspired by the Mexican revolution of 1910-1920 who did not turn communist. Moreover the Cuban Communist Party had denounced Castro's revolution as pro-Western. He was pushed into the USSR sphere of influence by the aggressive CIA-led actions.

Then the embargo provided the biggest excuse ever for Castro and his dictatorship. He could always blame his failed economic policies on the USA led embargo.

Comment Re:Cold, heartless liberal bean counters (Score 1) 385

The data indicates that Blacks commit crimes less than whites, but that prison correlates with crime more than white does

This. I have a friend who became drug addict and spent decades breaking all manner of laws. Since she was white, she spent not a single day in prison and does not even have a criminal record in spite of having been arrested dozens of times. I have no doubt that if she had been black (or even just a man for that matter) she would have spent at least a year in prison.

Comment Re: Fake News? (Score 4, Informative) 624

The problem with this article is that Snopes itself has a pretty strong left-wing bias.

No they don't. It is just you reacting to fact checking that you didn't like. Just like 538 people were accused of being pro-Hillary, right until during the last week when they had the highest odds for Trump of any media organization. Then people on the left started accusing it of being pro-Trump.

Regardless of the true bias (if any) of 538 models, people (from either side) were not accusing 538 of being biased because of a careful analysis of their model, but simply because it didn't match their personal political preference.

That is exactly what you are doing when you call Snopes "a pretty strong left-wing bias".

Comment Re:Finally (Score 1) 540

Finally an article that goes against the nonstop doom and gloom tone of seemingly every single report on automation.

Indeed, according to these reports every single job is about to be lost to robots and AI. What they fail to mention is that in the latest robotic competition a robot couldn't even transfer a shopping basket of sundries from one box to another.

Comment Funny American use of "first" (Score 2) 68

This is a funny use of the term "first" invented by Americans:

This was the first flight of a heavy-lift ES-variant of the Ariane V since the ATV resupply missions to the ISS.

The rest of the world would have phrased this as: the previous flight of the Ariane V was the resupply mission to the ISS.

Comment A better service (Score 1) 427

Look, twitter would be a better place if it removes comments like "you stupid bitch" and "you neckbeard racist". They are content free attacks that diminish the value of what one gets out of tweeter.

I would equally ban Killary/Drumpf postings. If you cannot make a point without a childish nickname, go some place else. This does not censor content, it censors non-content and has no bias per se to the left or right.

Comment Re:Trump says science is a fake (Score 1) 382

Thank you for proving my point. That is a list of 16 things that are wrong with Obamacare (some of which are plain false, such as premiums "skyrocketing" over five years) followed by five "proposals" four of which are platitudes, such as "Work with Congress to create a patient-centered health care system that promotes choice, quality, and affordability."

The only effective actionable proposal is to make insurance market open across all 50 states.

This is a typical example of Trump's modus operandi. Call everything a disaster, just because isn't perfect. Spout platitudes about making it great again, then give few (usually none) effective steps to fix the problem.

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