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Comment Re:...Gag me... (Score 1) 206

Ever since iOS has gotten all the love MacOS just doesn't seem to be as nice as it was before. If I am going to get a MacBook Pro. I want a portable workstation, with a portable Workstation OS not a half Desktop OS and Half mobile OS.

I haven't found a good OS for real work station work. Linux comes the closest. However it is still very Desktopy because it is trying to appease the grandma. Where it needs to appease people who wants to get real work done.

Comment Re:Touch screen (Score 1) 206

Well mostly it would mean just slightly redesigning the hinge. So it would flip back like a Yoga, or Swivel and turn around. or perhaps something more innovative.
The fact their laptops don't have touch screens seems rather ridiculous being that they were the first company to introduce multi-touch technology to the consumer.

Comment Re:Sociopaths gonna sociopath. What's new? (Score 1) 212

Well also the more you have the more you can lose.

This really isn't new. Back in the great depression much of this discussion of this as well.

"I Got Plenty O' Nuttin'" - composed in 1934 by George Gershwin
"Folks with plenty of plenty.They've got a lock on the door. Afraid somebody's going to rob 'em.While there out (a) making more - what for"

Comment Re:except it wasn't people renting out their rooms (Score 4, Insightful) 204

However the law shouldn't had been such a blanket ban, but more targeted towards people who abuse the service. Stipulations such as a minimum living time, in the building by the owners say 200 days a year. Rules to insure that safety and equality measures are taken place as AirBnB does have a problem with people excluding minorities. In essence to make sure people who are using the service are not playing by a different set of rules.

Comment The few Web 1.0 Sites. (Score 2) 27

While myself like a lot of people had moved away from Yahoo, it wasn't from disgust like I had with other site, but more to the fact that other sites just did the job better for me.
The Yahoo Name isn't unredeemable however it will take a while to get the users back. And they have to be more than on-par with their competitors they will need to be superior.

Comment Re:It's the only reason (Score 1) 142

They were Apple Rumors that OS X always had an Intel CPU port ready for deployment. Also rumors of iTunes for windows.
And when hearing the rumors people dismissed it as why would Apple want to do that it would kill their market.
Having iMessage for android could be a smart move.
1. It encourages a larger wifi network so there is more texting and less expensive coverage.
2. It gets Android users hooked on Apple products
3. Gets ready for a backup plan in case a catastrophic problem with iOS

Apple is a huge company it has the money to spend on projects that may not get released just to hedge its bets. The market changes rapidly vendors who offer critical components can get finicky. Apple is big enough and smart enough not to take abuse from vendors. They keep backup plans in their pocket in case of a problem.

Comment Re:Just curious... (Score 2) 206

It is mostly due to Mathematical calculation vs. Visual observation.

The Planets part of the Solar System have been found using visual observation. A Dark planet so far away would be nearly impossible to find.

The Planets we found outside our solar system are from Stars that are having particular traits that that fit a mathematical model.

So just as how we found the mysterious 9th real planet basing the observation of the sun. Vs looking into the darkness to see if we find something.

If/When we do visually find it. I hope it isn't an upsidedown earth.

Comment Re: Oh noes!!!!11111 (Score 1) 570

Because often culture pushes them away from doing what their hearts wants them to do.

In high school how many boys will admit that they would want to be a Nurse? vs how many may had found a rewarding career as a nurse?

Society tell us that a Nurse is a Womans jobs so when choosing a career men may not even consider it.
The same with Computer Science. It is said to be a man's job, so woman who may love such a career wouldn't even consider it an option.

Comment Re:Oh noes!!!!11111 (Score 0) 570

Lack of diversity is a problem.
When you get a bunch of people of the same background and walks of life, we create a culture where unique ideas just do not happen and they are discouraged. Causing the minorities of that field to feel even more isolated.

If the minorities are empowered just as much as the majority, you can find new ideas that haven't been though of before, just because someone with a different point of view was allowed to speak.

Comment Re:Technical OR legislative? (Score 1) 346

Technical solutions can be quickly changed and adapted to new methods. Legislative is a long process with many compromises in it.

Legislative would mean to push ISP's to be more proactive towards abuses from their customers. However what is considered an abuse vs innovative usage. Is downloading that Linux ISO via a turret to be be blocked because it is the same technology that is popular for piracy? The bad guys who will not stop doing illegal activities won't stop because it is more illegal.

Comment Re:About time. (Score 1) 652

Freedom of speech doesn't mean there isn't any repercussions from your speech.

There is a common misconception that just because you have free speech you can say what you want and your life should be unaffected from it. Sorry Speech is too powerful to be unaffected from such actions.
Freedom of Speech is primarily to insure the at Government will not imprison you just because of your beliefs and if you feel such systems are wrong you should be able to speak up against them, without having the government try to silence you.

This doesn't mean your job is safe or your career in general.

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