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Comment: Re:List of folks with permanent rights of way (Score 4, Insightful) 289

by ATMAvatar (#49106647) Attached to: How Walking With Smartphones May Have Changed Pedestrian Etiquette

3. Bicyclists

That one goes both ways. I see plenty of entitled cyclists asserting right of way when they don't have it, but I have also seen a number of times where drivers are either oblivious or malicious to bicyclists, nearly running them down. This includes cases where there are bike lanes and the cars feel the need to cross into said lanes for nothing more than getting around another car or running through crosswalks despite the signal and despite having a red.

tl:dr: people are dicks, especially on the road

Comment: Re:I've got this (Score 1) 400

by ATMAvatar (#49014575) Attached to: An Argument For Not Taking Down Horrific Videos
If a user has strong feelings about how Twitter should behave, it is in his or her best interests to voice those opinions. While Twitter is a private business not legally bound by the First Amendment, if enough users voice a desire for Twitter to limit censorship or avoid it altogether, it may adopt such a policy.

Comment: Re:Only if they pay for infections this causes (Score 3, Interesting) 740

by ATMAvatar (#48964441) Attached to: New Jersey Gov. Christie: Parents Should Have Choice In Vaccinations

What valid health concerns are those?

The only concern of any kind I've ever seen raised is autism, which is based on a report that failed to show a causal link, had too small a sample size, and was thoroughly debunked by peer review. It is not a valid concern.

Comment: Re:Not news (Score 1) 126

by ATMAvatar (#48893153) Attached to: Linus Fixes Kernel Regression Breaking Witcher 2

And if only MS had a similar "never break userspace" rule that applied to even the most unbelievably "casual" of software too.

You mean the same Microsoft that named their next OS version Windows 10 because Windows 9 would break a number of applications that checked OS version with string comparison on the name rather than by the actual version number?

An adequate bootstrap is a contradiction in terms.

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