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Comment: Re:Gay? (Score 1) 605

by postbigbang (#48275235) Attached to: Tim Cook: "I'm Proud To Be Gay"

None of these are arbitrary. Anyone can be seduced. As a higher species, we bear civil responsibility. Screwing animals isn't responsible.

Screwing children is the same answer. They have insufficient nexus and context to say "yes". They're children.

Consent isn't legal fiction, it's civility. All else is rape.

Comment: Re:Gay? (Score 0) 605

by postbigbang (#48274553) Attached to: Tim Cook: "I'm Proud To Be Gay"

You're conflating pre-disposed behavior with an action, and you forgot: consent. Animals can't give consent. Children can't give consent (and shouldn't need to be asked). Siblings are usually underage during incestuous phases and they can't give consent because they're children.

Being attracted (or not) to any gender can work, but the Judeo/Christian/Islamic ways (subject to some notable exception) argues against non-heterosexual relationships, except asexuality-- which oddly is lauded. Homosexuality doesn't produce offsprings, except in rare cases not worth mentioning (not talking about bisexuality).

Consensual sex is key. We go successfully from "consensual".

Comment: Re:I welcome the Death Spiral (Score 1) 365

by jedidiah (#48271665) Attached to: Cutting the Cord? Time Warner Loses 184,000 TV Subscribers In One Quarter

> People "think" they want TV a la carte (pay for only the channels you want) but they don't understand how the industry works

You can already get ala carte RIGHT NOW. It's called iTunes and Amazon. Since Amazon is nice and open with it's platform, anyone can see how much they might spend if they were to trade cable for "ala carte". There is no mystery here.

On the other hand, some people just hate the idea that they are subsidizing dreck like Duck Dynasty. We're that kind of cable cutter.

So the price of shows on Amazon isn't even a thing for us since no one in the household minds paying for shows we actually like.

Comment: Re:They tried to raise prices 20% unnanounced (Score 1) 365

by jedidiah (#48271507) Attached to: Cutting the Cord? Time Warner Loses 184,000 TV Subscribers In One Quarter

A PC acting as a DVR should be running IDLE most of the time. It should be pretty much nearly completely shut down and not drawing much of anything.

Although there's commercial detection and flagging to consider. That's not something you're going to get from any appliance as those kinds of features tend to trigger nasty lawsuits from big content.

Skip the commercial flagging and you can almost run a DVR on a Raspberry PI (which is kind of what those appliance boxes are anyways).

Comment: Re:Google Fiber is to blame/thank (Score 1) 365

I actually gave TW the axe long before Google Fiber existed. Their TV was okay, but I'd already ditched their 3rd rate, crashy internet, so there was nothing stopping me from jumping to DirecTV, which at the time had the only multi-tuner DVR out there. I switched from that to GF, but lately I'm been spending as much time watching Netflix as watching regular TV.

Comment: Re:No cable, no problem (Score 1) 365

I have a finite amount of free time, and I divide that time between TV, reading, internet, and whatever. There's a whole bleepload of stuff on my DVR that I don't watch, and know I probably won't see it before it gets bumped off for lack of space. But, I don't care because when I do want to watch something, I've got lots of choices.

Sentient plasmoids are a gas.