Message from discussion Utility to SMF a new demon/service ?
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From: chuckers <chucker...@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: Utility to SMF a new demon/service ?
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On Tuesday, April 3, 2012 10:31:59 PM UTC+9, kartikvashishta108 wrote:
> On Apr 3, 1:12=A0am, chuckers <chucker...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Tuesday, April 3, 2012 10:28:56 AM UTC+9, kartikvashishta108 wrote:
> > > On Apr 2, 6:25=A0pm, chuckers <chucker...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > > > On Monday, April 2, 2012 9:02:43 PM UTC+9, kartikvashishta108 wrote=
> > > > > On Apr 1, 7:23=A0pm, chuckers <chucker...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > > > > > On Friday, March 30, 2012 10:47:58 PM UTC+9, kartikvashishta108=
> > > > > > 
> > > > > > > It is actually racism and depriving the poor people of techno=
> > > > > > > Apple thrives on. I have followed intel/amd laptop/desktop vs=
> > > > > > > system prices over the years and I can say witth authority th=
> > > > > > > products are marked more expensive thereby denying them to
> > > > > > > minorities(usually poor) and also to those others who can't a=
> > > > > > > them. Same applies to gadgets like iPod - I'll go with a $30 =
> > > > > > > player and iPad - I'd go with a netbook.
> > > > > > Wow, that is a whole lot of crap packed into 3 sentences.
> > > > > > Racism is what is making Apple kit "expensive"?
> > > > > > You are an authority on this? =A0Really?
> > > > > > Expensive products are denied to minorities?
> > > > >http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2011/apr/30/apple-chinese-fac=
> > > > Ooohh...I can put up a link too:
> > > >http://go.bloomberg.com/tech-blog/2012-03-20-now-can-we-start-talkin=
> > > > You still haven't supported your thesis: "racism and depriving the =
poor people of technology that Apple thrives on"
> > > Depriving minorities(usually poor) - not that I'm saying there's no
> > > one in the "majority"who's not poor is an instance of racism. Apple
> > > had/has good technology, but it is consistently priced out of the
> > > reach of certain segments of society.
> > > Opensolaris, solaris itself, BSD(great example of being consistently
> > > free and available to ALL - on cheap platforms), Linux etc are
> > > examples of non-racist technology.
> > > There's "racist" consequences of pricing technology.
> > Your use of "racist" is obviously incorrect. =A0That word does not mean=
what you think it means.
> > Minorities are NOT being deprived of Apple products because of racism. =
=A0Anyone is able to make use of the products that can afford them. =A0Bein=
g poor is an equal opportunity problem. =A0You are equating minorities with=
those poor. =A0That is demonstrably incorrect.
> > Are you saying that the makers of sports cars are racists because the p=
oor can't afford them?
> > What about grocery stores that refuse to sell their goods to those that=
can't afford them? =A0Are they racist too?
> > You overuse and INCORRECT use of the word "racism" only serves to deval=
ue the words and doing that only encourages real racism to flourish. =A0I s=
uggest you go find a dictionary and learn what the word actually means.
> You guys are comparing apples to oranges. A close analogy is that
> "certain textbooks" are priced out of the reach of those who are not
> able to afford them. Hence depriving those people of the ability to
> learn from those certain "textbooks". It is a rather subtle issue.
And you are skirting the issue that you are using the word "racism" INCORRE=