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So, she is officially the prettiest woman in her family. 
The moment we've all been waiting for -- Caitlyn Jenner has made her debut on the cover of Vanit...
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Microsoft gives away Windows 10, +The Verge figures out a way to spin it as a negative. Meanwhile, their knees are sore from bending over on all fours for Google and Apple.
Microsoft announced today that it will be launching Windows 10 on July 29th, encouraging Windows 7 and 8.1 users to reserve their free upgrade with a notification in their task bar. However, while...
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I'm with you on your last comment. It's not an issue per se... Just a question I had.
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Well, that was quicker than Microsoft dropping Vista for Windows 7. 

Lollipoop - screw it up so bad that no matter what you do on the next release, they'll applaud it. Once you've got nowhere else to go, this is probably the only strategy available to you to create interest on new OS versions. 
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Android M to get smarter at managing power with "Doze"

Essentially a better deep sleep for devices. Devices with M can last twice as long in Standby now.
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After months of nearly constant updates, I find it a much more stable update that really serves no meaningful purpose in the first place.
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I disagree. School carnivals when I was a kid were not free - and I was poor. I had to settle for less than my rich friends, and it is just one little aspect, one I had forgotten about until this post brought up those feelings, that developed my thirst for success and financial stability as an adult. 

If we teach children that everything should be equal and free, they'll grow up to be adults who think they are entitled to all the fruits of success without any of the effort, as well. 
 
And people worry about for-profit schools having the wrong incentives....
No party for the poor. PS 120 in Flushing held a carnival for its students on Thursday, but kids whose parents did not pay $10 were forced to sit in the auditorium while their classmates had a blas...
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Ah, yes, the "culture of poverty" thing.    It's so convenient to believe the poor are poor because they want to be poor, isn't it?  The guy that coined the phrase "culture of poverty" was an anthropologist who, in the 1950s, studied five families in Mexico, used his observations to support his preconceptions about the poor, then wrote a book about it.  His conclusions have generally been rejected by more recent researchers.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Culture_of_poverty

The myths that are usually used to justify the "culture of poverty" are also easily disproven:
http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational-leadership/apr08/vol65/num07/The-Myth-of-the-Culture-of-Poverty.aspx
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/08/03/1317417/-Busting-the-seven-great-myths-of-poverty
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This is a great analogy, regardless of if the meme is correctly attributed or not. 
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Dumbass brat.
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THIS is why the DNC wants the youth vote so badly... and why they get them.
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Tell me again how the new Road Warrior rewrites the narrative of the originals?
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By the same token, the response of militant feminists and their male supporters to the new movie is laughable too. I was reading the comments on a Feminist site ranting about this movie and the response of the Male Rights Activist community to it - and the thread was a bunch of simpering quims. I'd say males who willingly embrace the title of "beta male," need to have their balls cut off and fed to them, but they would have to have a pair in the first place.
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Not to be outdone, +Gizmodo  notes how "creepy" the icon on the task bar that notifies of eligibility for the Windows 10 upgrade is.

Look at that creepy icon that looks like... a Windows icon. So creepy!

But of course, you can tell a Giz writer because their breath stinks of Apple's sauce, so this isn't any real surprise.  
All around the world, Windows users are discovering a new icon in their notification trays—an offer to reserve a free copy of Windows 10. Sounds too good to be true, yes? Except Windows 10 actually is a free upgrade, and this really does appear to be the way you’ll get it.
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Microsoft+Creepy=Clicks
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Seriously - Senator Claire McCaskill - what kind of dumbass are you? Why is the media going along with your lame attempts to get attention?
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Oh, and the guy who raped Dany (Drogo) was designed to be eventually liked, allowing for "forgiving" his act. Ramsey is the new Joffrey abs everyone wants to see him burn.

We're supposed to hate him for what he does. 
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Very progressive, and yet still love it.
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Perhaps we need to re-evaluate why this is universal, not just in America - and what causes white flight. When white cultures feel under attack, when we're constantly told that our cultural racism is the root of all the problems, that isn't the best way to address the issue. Perhaps it is time to analyze why an ethnically and gender diverse group of bikers have a gang war it is labeled as an inconsistency in how white and black crime is reported and responded to, when the analogy isn't even a sound one. Maybe there is a problem when a black professor engages in a racist rant on Twitter and her school tolerates it, but a white professor writes a charged racist OpEd for the Washington Post or a white Principal voices her opinion on race we call for their termination. Why would whites want to co-exist among a group where everything they say is analyzed and reviewed for racist attitudes, but their black peers and colleagues can say nearly anything they want without fear of repercussions. When you tell me that you insist I either think exactly like you or at least keep my opinion to myself, while you are allowed to say what you want and stand on a soapbox at every opportunity, why should you also be able to demand that I must be forced to be a member of your community? If the problem is THIS widespread that those seeking integration have to engage in campaigns to DEMAND our presence, maybe *we* are not the problem?

I always say, "if you go into a room full of people and you feel like they are assholes, there is a possibility that they actually ARE all assholes..."

BUT...

If every room full of people you EVER go into turns out to be full of assholes, maybe they aren't the assholes, maybe YOU are...

No one wants to face that possibility - especially on this issue. Am I calling non-white cultures assholes? Not exactly. I'm calling the socio-political agenda that pushes this narrative that the problems with ethnic groups voluntarily self-segregating are all the fault of whites fleeing ethnic minorities - a group with an asshole agenda.

The discussion has to turn to what cultural and ethnic groups can do to better assimilate into white cultures if they want to immigrate there and be part of those societies. As the Duke professor who is in so much trouble pointed out... Asian cultures assimilate quickly and thoroughly into white culture without causing massive white flight. East-Indians are assimilating well into cultures all over the world while still maintaining their own unique cultures and customs. In fact, Bollywood and other Indian cultural features are crossing over and causing a two way exchange of cultures. How come Indians have been so successful in just 30 years in bridging this gap without causing rampant white flight, but black cultures and white cultures have been unable to integrate, with or without the legacy of American injustices against Africans, for over 300 years?

Islamic/Arabic cultures seem to have a similar problem, and in the same light - they're no browner or even culturally different from White European cultures than East Indians. So it isn't just skin color, it isn't just unfamiliar cultural values. Integration and assimilation is a two way street - but the culture assimilating and immigrating faces the challenge of actually taking meaningful direction in assimilating into their new host culture. That needs to be an increasing part of the dialog. I see that white European cultures will accept your culture and integrate with it willingly, if your culture is willing to adopt the overall values of their host culture. Where white European cultures voluntarily self-segregate, time and time again we see guest cultures that are unwilling to make much effort to adopt to their host culture's customs. This will not be a popular sentiment with many - but that is part of what perpetuates the problem. As long as the dialog says that any dissention with the concept that this problem is solely caused by racism among whites is racism, the problem will continue to perpetuate.


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If I could keep my opinions down under 800 words, the people reading them might have a better time remembering what I was on about by the time they were done. I may be partially to blame. ;)
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I''ve got to be careful about tracking people from my circles into +John Walkenbach​ 's posts. That is like freebasing in a fireworks factory. 
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I suffer that with 3d printing in my circles, it makes my head spin like I am culturing acid.
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