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Comment Re:Soros? (Score 1) 1127

But if you're trying to claim that poor people commit crimes only because they are poor, well, that's pretty bigoted to start with. It ignores the vast majority of poor people who are still ethical and honest people. So yes, your "moral fiber" comment does apply.

On the other hand, you seem to be suggesting that criminals would commit the same crimes regardless of their economic status. Does that really make sense to you?

Comment Re:Soros? (Score 1) 1127

If you think that we should stop imprisoning people because we can just give them $10,000 a year not to commit crimes, well ...

It's kind of weird how it's mostly poor people committing crimes. Probably something to do with moral fiber and bootstraps.

Comment Re:really? (Score 1) 337

Give me something small profile that's quick to load and easy on the bandwidth.

Worse performance at triple the development time, relying on poorly-maintained libraries and poorly-documented frameworks. The process is so agile and liberating that every project has the potential to look completely different under the hood depending on the whims of the lead dev and whatever the MVC flavor of the month might be.

Comment Re:How's that appeasement workin' out fer ya? (Score 2) 101

Spot on. Here is the original for the interested:

It is always a temptation to an armed and agile nation
    To call upon a neighbour and to say: --
"We invaded you last night--we are quite prepared to fight,
    Unless you pay us cash to go away."

And that is called asking for Dane-geld,
    And the people who ask it explain
That you've only to pay 'em the Dane-geld
    And then you'll get rid of the Dane!

It is always a temptation for a rich and lazy nation,
    To puff and look important and to say: --
"Though we know we should defeat you, we have not the time to meet you.
    We will therefore pay you cash to go away."

And that is called paying the Dane-geld;
    But we've proved it again and again,
That if once you have paid him the Dane-geld
    You never get rid of the Dane.

It is wrong to put temptation in the path of any nation,
    For fear they should succumb and go astray;
So when you are requested to pay up or be molested,
    You will find it better policy to say: --

"We never pay any-one Dane-geld,
    No matter how trifling the cost;
For the end of that game is oppression and shame,
    And the nation that pays it is lost!"

- Rudyard Kipling

Comment Re:Big Sister is watching (Score 1) 781

I don't know, lots of people seem to be pretty comfortable letting Rupert Murdoch do the heavy thinking for them.

I think this whole thing is kind of silly, but I can also see Google absolutely not wanting to deal with the kind of people who would discuss the political ramifications of a file extension.

Comment Re:Yes, Yes I do (Score 1) 266

Engineers can't actually understand things they don't, hence they are 'one trick ponies'. That 'one trick' being 'solve all the problems we don't understand'.

Their one trick is to approach every problem like an engineer would. Which is great if you're facing an engineering problem and horrendous if you've misidentified the issue.

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