Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 21st May 2010 12:45 UTC, submitted by martini
OS/2 and eComStation After god knows how many years, it's finally here: the final release of eComStation 2.0. We first reported on eComStation 2.0 back in December 2005, when the first beta was released, and between then and now, we've seen countless betas and release candidates come and go, but the wait is finally over.
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RE[2]: next up Commodore Basic
by callinyouin on Tue 25th May 2010 21:59 UTC in reply to "RE: next up Commodore Basic"
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Are you from the US?

What's worse?
1) Generalizing the population of an entire country (cultural bias, stereotype, etc.)
2) Calling someone "retarted", even though it was obviously not meant as a jab at the mentally challenged (political incorrectness)

Certain words in the English language have had their meanings altered to the point that their original meaning is hardly ever taken into consideration when commonly used. While the word "retarted" may have been in poor taste, its use in that context was in no way meant to insult the mentally challenged. Intent is the bottom line as far as I'm concerned.
Political correctness is a gigantic load of bullshit, and claiming that the use of "retarted" nullifies any arguments made, regardless of actual merit, is insane.
Making a sweeping generalization of a culture/population is a huge mistake if you want the rest of your argument to be taken seriously. Whoops!

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