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Comment Re:You say that like it's a bad thing. (Score 1) 317

a multi-billion dollar industry built on FUD.

This is what Veganism is? Really? So the millions of people who've led vegan lives in, say, India, over the millennia, are victims of some multi-billion dollar corporate scam? Wow! Thanks for letting me know!

Comment Re:Adultery should be exposed (Score 1) 706

Don't expect to betray spouses and remain anonymous

Oh fuck you and your pitchfork-wielding certainty of moral righteousness. You have no idea what the motives of the users actually are - what if it's a working girl? What if it's a gay person from a country where that's not legal? What if it's someone who has an arrangement with their spouse where this is ok, but wants the other party to have some skin in the game? And even if these users have the motivation you seem to think, it's really none of your business - stay the fuck out of it.

Comment Re:The root of the problem. (Score 1) 398

Straw man. I have no problem with generalisations. I have a problem with unsubstantiated generalisations that are used to justify things unjustifiably. In this case, women are helpers by nature and don't like machines (sic) therefore this is why they're under-represented in STEM. It's just a crock from start to finish.

Comment The root of the problem. (Score 1) 398

The root of the problem isn't what you seem to think it is. The root of the problem is that guys like you continue to push bullshit like

Women like to help. They'll help people, animals, forests, the environment, etc. But in general, they're not interested in working with machines.

Women, it was once believed, didn't have the constitution to be doctors. Women, it was once held true, didn't possess the analytical minds required for a career in the law.

Women could do without your sexist arse telling them what they are and aren't, and what they can and can't do.

Comment Marketing (Score 1) 688

Lots of posts here positing rational reasons why electric cars aren't more popular: mpg (equivalent), price, distance from fueling stations, etc etc.

All of which (mistakenly, imho) assumes rational consumer behaviour.

It's inertia, money and marketing that are holding electric vehicles back. They're unfamiliar, and the incumbents are so, so, monied, and so, so powerful, that gaining any kind of traction at all is crazy difficult.

Comment Re:Religion is a choice! (Score 1) 270

Religion is a choice

This is one of those "true in theory but not in practice" things. If you were born into (for example) an Ultra Orthodox Jewish community, brought up in it, never got to see anything outside of it (etc), then your religious beliefs aren't really choices you made. If you're never even been aware of the alternatives, how's it a choice?

Theory is gray, but the golden tree of life is green. -- Goethe