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Reuters Admits, Pulls Doctored Photos

stlhawkeye Re:Bias.. (593 comments)

"both sides are about as bad"

I guess I see a serious moral difference between a side that drops leaflets warning civilians of incoming attacks and encouraging them to move/leave, so that military targets and weapons caches can be destroyed with a minimum of civilian casualties, and a side that straps bombs to 15 year olds and sends them into a Sbarro's to blow up 40 people who are trying to enjoy lunch.

Perhaps you don't see any difference, and that's your prerogative, but that kind of thinking ("we're no better because we do rotten stuff too") is exactly what is going to lead to the downfall of Western civilization. What scares me even more is that a lot of people think we deserve it. What scares me even more than THAT is that the people who think we deserve it are almost without exception educated an enlightened liberal thinkers who cherish the progress made in the name of liberty - desegregation, women's sufferage, the gradual triumphs of the gay rights movement, etc. These things would fly right out the window across the globe in the absence of countries like the U.K. and U.S.

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It's not anime, there's just no generic "Cartoon/Comics" top

stlhawkeye stlhawkeye writes  |  more than 9 years ago I've begun a webcomic. Having been a corner-of-my-notebooks cartoon doodler since I was about 12 years old, I figured it was a good time to start actually producing something since I can self-publish it on my web site. Which I'm doing. Go to The Man Pages, my blog, and you'll find links to my comics on the right. As of this posting, there are only four entries so far, in various qualities.

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stlhawkeye stlhawkeye writes  |  more than 9 years ago Me:
"The next generation of Windows after Longhorn will have a Linux kernel (or other UNIX-like kernel). Expect it by 2015."

Anonymous Coward:
Yeah, just like I was supposed to have a flying car, affordable robot that can clean, cook, mow the lawn, and feed the pets, AND my fully-automated home by 2000?

Please.

It's coming, fools!

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stlhawkeye stlhawkeye writes  |  more than 9 years ago The PS3 will not cost $450 in the United States. Although 50,000 yen translates into $460, everybody on /. seems to not understand some basic economics.

The value of 50,000 yen in the Japanese economy is not equivilent to the value of $450 in the American economy. Japan is much, much more expensive. Does your company have a per diem for travel? Check their rate for Japan, and compare to anywhere in North America. Dollars to donuts that Japan is significantly higher. The last place I worked paid $35/day for The US, $45 for Canada, and $75 for Japan.

So how much will the PS3 cost? $300. Well, $299.99.

I'm big on predictions lately. Play along at home!

I'm also standing by my prediction that Microsoft will either have a Linux-based kernel in Windows, or shelve Windows in favor of a Linux-based operating system by 2015. I've been saying this since Apple picked up BSD for OS X. It'll happen, people! Watch for it!

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