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  • crazy anti-cop culture.

    @bondsbw: This sums everything up very nicely. Thanks!

  • crazy anti-cop culture.

    , cbae wrote

    *snip*

    Even if true, how does this even matter in this discussion? It doesn't matter if every African American in existence is a racist and wants to kill every "cracka" he/she sees. That doesn't excuse our criminal justice system of being racist in the enforcement of our laws.

    Agreed. The enforcement needs to be equal for everyone. The problem is the definition of words like "equal" and "everyone". As a developer, equality is simple "==", but many people don't seem to see it that way and every group wants to skew it in their favor.

  • crazy anti-cop culture.

    , cbae wrote

    And those that throw around the "racist" word nilly-willy at those that point out racism is a tactic usually employed by those that condone racism. Just sayin'.

    So, it's ok for you to use the same tactic to interpret everything I say as being racist?

  • crazy anti-cop culture.

    , JohnAskew wrote

    *snip*

    Bull crap. That tired excuse for apathy and tolerance of racism is unacceptable. You're fired.

    Where did I say it was an excuse for tolerance of racism? If anything, you've proven my point.

     

  • HoloLens

    @bondsbw: It seems like a phone-powered payment system is only going to be truly useful if it can be just as fast, convenient, and inclusive as a wallet. If it works with some of my cards and some of the stores I frequent, and doesn't support my loyalty cards, then it's not going to be terribly useful.

    You'd need to be able to tape your driver's license to the back of your phone and be able to survive an average day.

  • crazy anti-cop culture.

    , JohnAskew wrote

    Racism doesn't have to be overt to exist.

    Right now, we have a climate where, it is assumed that because a person is of certain races, they are incapable of racism.

    Other races are assumed to automatically be racist. Denying that makes you a racist. Every word out of your mouth is determined to somehow have racist subtexts. Your very existence is a racist act.

  • "I think we can declare that Microsoft’s Windows RT experiment is officially dead."

    , fanbaby wrote

    [BTW: I told you so in an old thread]

    No, you tend to follow the typical prognostication model of making predictions of success and/or failure about everything and then gloating when probability comes down on your side.

  • "I think we can declare that Microsoft’s Windows RT experiment is officially dead."

    , magicalclick wrote

    I thought Win10 for Phablet is RT.

    Essentially. They've just removed the RT branding. You're still left to deal with the idea that you can't run x86 apps if somebody decides to build a tablet with an ARM processor. Maybe the key is just to tell OEMs that ARM is reserved for phones. Most people are at least smart enough to understand that their phone can't run their full copy of AutoCAD. (mostly because they can't figure out where to put the disc)

  • "I think we can declare that Microsoft’s Windows RT experiment is officially dead."

    I'm not sure it was ever an "experiment". Microsoft needed to provide hardware partners with the ability to build low-power tablets, but Intel's offerings at the time weren't sufficient. There's an element of "dammit, we need something" and also "screw you Intel" to the RT effort. Intel's chips may still not be sufficient, but the gap is closing. Thurott's article indicates this as well.

    I think this is an indicator of the success or the overall message from the event yesterday, if that's how hard people need to work to cherry pick something negative.

  • THIS! IS! SPARTAN!

    Just as an aside, shouldn't we be making Master Chief references instead of Leonidas references?