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Really? Are we really going back to this?

The reason why I don't like Obama has nothing to do with the color of his skin nor where he was born. The reason is because his policies are crap. The economy still hasn't recovered, and we are less safe due to Obama's indecisive foreign policies.

Playing the race card at this point is racist. Obama has been given plenty of time to prove himself, and most people don't like what they see.

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"...al-Qaeda’s current plot could wreak far more damage than the events of 9/11."
WASHINGTON—Putting the nation on alert against what it has described as a “highly credible terrorist threat,” the FBI announced today that it has uncovered a plot by members of al-Qaeda to sit back and enjoy themselves while the United S...
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I'm not sure whether to laugh or cry.
FYI, technology from the 90's sucked. Just like today's technology will suck 35 years from now.
Originally marketed in 1979, the first Sony Walkman turns 35 this year, and it's about as outmoded as a technology can be these days. That's why it's understandable that the kids in this delightful video, none of whom were alive in the 90s, have no idea how to use the thing. Or what it's for. They can't even conceive a world in which a Walkman is useful.
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Windows vNext is finally getting back the widgets that the Pocket PC had on the today screen.

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Summary: Microsoft researchers are looking at ways to allow Windows 8, Windows Phone and Xbox users able to interact directly with Live Tiles.
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"... this method for producing hydroelectric power could support nano-sized generators without any byproducts."

There's your solution to your battery problem, and it might be for everything else.
 
What can't it do?
A team of Chinese scientists did an impossible-sounding thing. They created electricity simply by dragging a droplet of saltwater across a layer of graphene. No big fires, no greenhouse gases, no fuss. They created energy with just a miracle material and one of the most plentiful substances on Earth.
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"...It's also being viewed through the prism of his decision last summer to back away from his threat to launch a military strike when Syria crossed his chemical weapons "red line" — a decision that has fed into a narrative pushed by Obama's critics that the president talks tough, but doesn't follow through."
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is once again faced with the complicated reality of following through on his tough warnings against overseas provocations as the White House asserts that Russia is stoking instability in eastern Ukraine.
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This is a huge improvement from letting the carriers determine when and who gets an upgrade. It seems pretty painless so far.

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It’s finally here. Windows Phone 8.1 is now available to download for those in the Preview for Developers program. Windows Phone 8.1 is the next big version of Windows Phone that introduces new features like voice assistant Cortana, a notification center, automatic app updates, VPN support and much more. Even if you’re not really a developer you can join the Preview for Developers to...
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Vice President of Operating Systems, Terry Myerson, says that he's excited about Nokia's venture into Android phones because they'll be using Microsoft services and apps. Developers will want to program for Windows because that's where they use their apps.

Paul Thurott counters this by pointing out the most downloaded programs for Windows desktop are Apple iTunes and Google Chrome, which are programs that get you to switch to the other platforms. Thurott claims there hasn't been a major program for Windows desktop for 10 years.

So the question still is, why should developers write programs for Windows?

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Summary: Microsoft Executive Vice President of operating systems Terry Myerson talks about Windows' value proposition for a more cross-platform-committed Microsoft.
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Why isn't the President wearing his safety googles...?
 
"We've got to make sure that every student has access to the world’s information and the world’s best technology." —President Obama: http://go.wh.gov/x8xJge
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Wow, I think you are over generalizing stuff. Workplace safety laws is not the same as having to ask all employees to wear protection even when the machines are off. 

It sounds like you just work for a shitty company that instead of thinking about their shitty safety procedure (you said people died due to overwork or something), they rather just implement an super-encompassing safety policy that just ends up annoying people. 

The world is not binary, you can have a middle ground. It seems your company opted for an extreme. 
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I'm cynical. I'm also a bit of a Microsoft fanboi, but I'm more than ready to admit their short comings. Talking about other technology is fun as well.

I'm also kind of a smart ass, but nothing I say is meant to be taken too seriously. Feel free to disagree or point out where I'm wrong.

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