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    @spacecab I can't figure out any way to watch The Great British Bake Off in the U.S. except the one season published by PBS. Any ideas? I am prepared to pay money and even ship stuff from the UK if that will make it happen.
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      @jws It is not clear to me that there are language specific features that would help turn an API into a UI that swift lacks.
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        @jws You are correct. But it seems like the languages that support these new paradigms better are going to be writing software that lives in the cloud. The software that lives in a mobile device will have a different challenge of turning an API into a UI.
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          @oluseyi I think a lot of people believe these confessions are reliable because you'd have to be a fool to confess to a crime you didn't commit. In practice, I believe that this means that we send a lot of innocent fools to prison. @clarkgoble
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            @oluseyi Convictions should happen without a confession/guilty plea by the defendant. Especially since most of these confessions are coerced and there are few things less reliable than a coerced confession. Might as well convict by numerology. @clarkgoble
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              @oluseyi Ending plea bargaining would be a step forward. The prosecutor should be required to lay down the indictments they think can stick and then there should be a trial. In every case. No threat of greater punishment should yield confession @clarkgoble
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                @oluseyi But aside from those and looking into TNC's ideas for reparations based on documented harms, it is hard to see a concrete way to turn the dial on entrenched insider interest. The problem seems clearer than the solution to me. :/ @clarkgoble
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                  @oluseyi I like Campaign Zero's concrete program for improving the situation. And I think that moving away from a 'justice' system based around coerced confessions would be another good step forward. @clarkgoble
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                    @oluseyi True. While good in and of themselves, the improvements don't really represent a blueprint for the future. Which is why we need to push the dial on the other form of change: reducing the importance of being an 'insider'. @clarkgoble
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                      @oluseyi Similarly, I am an illegitimate child. Not long ago, I would have been excluded in all kinds of ways. The fact that it is a non-issue to the point that people wouldn't think to call me 'bastard' and expect it to sting is incredible. @clarkgoble
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                        @oluseyi One thing that I want to say, is that while we should distinguish between the extension of insider status and reduction of insider advantage, both are a form of progress. The fact that a Mormon can be mainstream is a big step forward. @clarkgoble
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                          @oluseyi I think that just makes him a politician. :-) Honestly, I found that comforting after seeing in W what a President with principles could accomplish in 8 years. I would vote for Romney over W. @clarkgoble
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                            @oluseyi Yes. I think that the crimes of the past were often compounded by the simultaneous coverup. I think that increasingly, we are forced to confront things which would have been swept under the rug even just a few years ago. @clarkgoble
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                              @oluseyi Interesting in this discussion is that it was a member of @clarkgoble's tribe that did it...
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                                @oluseyi Exactly. It is crazy to me that in the most recent election, a major candidate tried to explain gun violence by making reference to poor single women which are assumed to be black. What decade is this again? :/ @clarkgoble
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                                  @clarkgoble Most issues were resolved as your people were welcomed into the 'white' brotherhood. Historically, there is a big difference between concrete steps to reduce pressure on minorities and the extension of 'whiteness'. @oluseyi
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                                    @savaran I sometimes see a movie at the theatre. My 720p TV at home is nowhere near that large. :)
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                                      @savaran I'm in the visually challenged bucket. I never saw a difference in bluray, let alone 4k. It also probably depends on the application. I have no interest in seeing movies on a 4k screen, but would like to try editing code on one. @mrgrimes
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                                        @skematika I want to end video game sexism for much more personal reasons than any links between entitlement and violence. I want to end it because it ruins games that might be otherwise awesome. Both for me and for others.