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Comment Re:Or... (Score 5, Insightful) 82

Someone doesn't know their history. its you. Look at the wars america was in before 1940. For example- the Spanish-American war. Basically caused because we wanted some of Spain's stuff in the Carribean, and trumped up on an explosion in port that ended up being an accident.

The Mexican American war- because we wanted to move our southern border to the Rio Grande.

The War of 1812- multiple causes and may have happened anyway, but at least part was a desire to annex Canada.

The Indian Wars- all undeclared, but we took each tribe's land one at a time.

The US has been an imperialistic war monger from the beginning. We just kept it to our own continent until the 1900s.

Comment Re:Shying away from OOP(s) (Score 1) 671

Back in the 90s and early 2000s operator overloading was thought of as really cool and was used in all sort of horrible ways. Some of that even slipped into the standard library with the > overloading the traditional bit shift and meaning output. Nobody really has a problem with using it for math, but it was way too frequently used for evil. The set of problems it logically helps on is so small it probably wasn't a net gain.

Comment THey're called hobbies (Score 4, Interesting) 351

And most of us have them. We leave work and work on something we're passionate about, but might not pay enough. Or might not pay at all. Or we volunteer at a charity. Or at our kid's school. This is nothing new, the number of people looking to make money from them is just increasing. Maybe. Its not like doing side jobs was ever that rare.

Comment Re:Suuure (Score 1) 56

clip on accessories make a lot of sense from a mobile perspective. Only having one device to carry over multiple means you have less chance of forgetting or leaving it somewhere and an easier time carrying it. The projector sounds really cool. I'd never carry around a wireless one, I might do the clipon.

Comment Re:What is the appeal of these things? (Score 1) 129

Putting it on my wrist doesn't add convenience, it detracts from it- you're forcing me to use a tiny display with unusably small text. Taking my phone out of my pocket takes 0 effort. It provides literally a negative benefit and makes the experience worse. That's why sales are plummeting.

ANd no, I don't think a watch is more convenient even for telling time. I'd rather have a compact device in my pocket and not have to remember putting on a watch, or deal with the discomfort of wearing one. A phone beats it even for that.

Comment Re:What is the appeal of these things? (Score 1, Insightful) 129

My phone combines other devices and puts them in one spot- with a screen big enough to use and small enough to put in my pocket. Putting it on my wrist adds 0 functionality, increases the likelihood it will break, is uncomfortable, and makes it much harder to write a decent UI for. The first thing I did when I realized my first cell phone told the time was throw out my watch.

Comment Hell no (Score 5, Insightful) 151

A not yet finalized version of an OS on my primary device? My primary device only does security upgrades- I can't afford for my primary device to go down for days while I try to get it to work. Now my secondary device like a phone I'd consider it- but still I'd probably wait for 2 or 3 releases later before doing so seriously.

Comment Re:Cost of Living Tradeoffs (Score 1) 163

That was what is known in colloquial circles as "a joke". The interviewer didn't literally want you to grow a beard, he was trying to make light conversation to prevent things from being awkward and build rapport. You didn't lose the job because of lack of a beard, you lot it because you either flubbed the interview or you acted like an asshole in response to said joke.

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