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Comment: Re:David Cameron is actually a genuine idiot (Score 1) 256 256

Socialism grants significant power to the state with the expectation that it will use that power for good, and then its citizens are shocked and outraged when the government uses that power to oppress its citizens.

The only connection between those dots is the crap in your brains.

Ermagerd! The horrible oppression of graduating college without 5-6 figures in student loan debt! The health care system that provides better results at a fraction of the cost of for-profit medicine in the United States - a crime against humanity!

Comment: Re:You know it's not going to work (Score 1) 256 256

Has gun control reduced overall violence

See: Australia.

or simply replaced it with other kinds (knife, blunt object etc)

The 'they'll just use something else' canard died a well-deserved death when, on the same day as the Sandy Hook shootings, a crazy guy in China stabbed a couple dozen people - but nobody died.

Comment: Re:Because Microsoft laid off their QA team last f (Score 1) 281 281

I have no doubt that you can't figure out the difference between trying to find a citation that something is true, versus trying to find a citation that proves a negative.

No one is going to know what is true until it is proven, fuckwit. And it is your job, as the person making the assertion, to back it up. Skepticism isn't lazy, expecting other people to prove your points for you, is.

Comment: Re:Why does Jobs always steal the limelight? (Score 1) 249 249

less remembered is the $150 million lifeline Microsoft (MSFT) threw Apple (AAPL) in August 1997, when Apple was within weeks of bankruptcy

Repeating an urban legend doesn't make it true. Apple had billions in liquid assets at the time, and even if their fortunes hadn't turned around, they could have sold real estate or lived off of patents. That $150 million was to settle a lawsuit over Microsoft stealing code from Quicktime - nothing more, nothing less.

Comment: Re:Why does Jobs always steal the limelight? (Score 1) 249 249

How exactly did Jobs win the business game? By the time Jobs finally made something of Apple Gates had been retired for 10 years.

The iPhone was released a year before Gates handed the CEO position over to Ballmer in 2008 - but Gates was still chairman of Microsoft last year.

You were saying?

Comment: Re:it's obvious (Score 1) 249 249

Jobs was a MARKETING genius.

Did Jobs place mines around Madison Avenue and snipers on roof tops to keep everyone else out? Apple is coming up on 40, but no other technology company has been able to craft an ad campaign in all that time?

Hatebois gonna hate.

Comment: Re:Taxi licenses are crazy expensive (Score 1) 329 329

You mean when the company they work for pays off the loan. Did you remember to pay back your employer for his cost of doing business (out of your pocket) while also remembering to demand all the benefits of membership from your local Chamber of Commerce without paying any dues?

Comment: Re: Does Uber need executives in France? (Score 1) 329 329

If you're a complete moron with zero sense of proportionality, I suppose you could see it that way.

union executives

And just how long have you opposed both democracy and shareholder voting? Since the right to vote and the right to control the pooling of your capital (labor, when it comes to workers) is anathema to a bootlicking corporatist such as yourself. Unless you're speaking of the .01%, in which case your "principles" do an about-face.

Comment: Re:Does Uber need executives in France? (Score 1) 329 329

Workers are just as greedy as executives.

And Stephen Hawking may have as much desire to engage in barfights as a 6'4", 350 MMA fighter who's been undefeated for a decade. Even buying in your BS storyline - most workers just want a decent home and decent standard of living for their families - capability and proportionality matter, fuckwit.

"This is lemma 1.1. We start a new chapter so the numbers all go back to one." -- Prof. Seager, C&O 351