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Comment: Re: Shadowbans for everyone! (Score 1) 474 474

by BarbaraHudson (#49895161) Attached to: Reddit Removes Communities To Address Harassment, Users Respond
Shadow bans used to hide disagreements of opinion with the site operator are a sign of deteriorating quality Example: groklaw. As time went on, even qiestioning anything was dangerous. Shadow bans encourage spammers because their posts are still visible. Putting a "spam comment deleted" sends the message to all spammers to try their luck elsewhere.

Comment: Re:females operate on emotion, not logic (Score 1) 446 446

The report of the lack of men's shelters in Canada is totally inaccurate. Just because you want to make a living running a shelter of any kind doesn't mean you're going to get government funding. There are plenty of shelters for men who are homeless for whatever reason.

Here you can walk into the local CLSC and get a referral to a shelter for abused men.

Unfortunately, to many SJWs seem to think that feminism isn't just about equality. They're just the latest iteration of that transphobic nutbar Germaine Greer. Bra-burning was never the way to achieve equality, just sensationalist attention-grabbing that took away from the real issues, same as SJWs today are more of a distraction than they're worth.

Comment: Re:No thanks. (Score 1) 95 95

by BarbaraHudson (#49819365) Attached to: The Artificial Pancreas For Diabetics Is Nearly Here
The thing is, the needle pricks are no big deal any more. They used to hurt a lot more than now, but the finger stickers are sharper, the amount of blood you need is next to nothing (and can be drawn from places other than the finger), and the injections are pretty much painless. And now they're experimenting with inhaled insulin.

Comment: Re:Basic income / maybe make full time 32-30 hours (Score 1) 385 385

You claimed that humans make semi-rational choices. I pointed out that they do not - they make totally irrational choices. I did not "make your point" as you wrongfully claimed.

Your interpretation of rape is lacking ..., to say the least.

Humans over-breed - and we can't export them anywhere else any more, like they did 100s of years ago when much of the world was still unknown. So, where are you going to put 19 billion people?

Comment: No thanks. (Score 2, Insightful) 95 95

by BarbaraHudson (#49816289) Attached to: The Artificial Pancreas For Diabetics Is Nearly Here
Even forgetting the security issue, going around with a pump and injection line connected all the time is a lot more of a pain in the ass than current methods. Also, it can't make judgements based on future activity - you might want less insulin than normal because you're about to embark an on 3-hour bike ride, which if you take your regular dose, will make you hypoglycemic, pass out, and wake up in an ambulance or the hospital (insulin efficiency increases with activity level, which is why you need less insulin when you're about to be active for any period of time).

Comment: Re:Basic income / maybe make full time 32-30 hours (Score 1) 385 385

You can't even get to the nearest star in one lifetime - how are you going to export the excess population to other planets? Humans are not semi-rational when it comes to devising schemes for division of wealth - just look at the US. Look how many people are STILL defending the over-breeding ignorant hypocritical Duggars, or anti-abortion and anti-contraceptive people.

And mating is not driven by status - otherwise rape wouldn't exist. And how many people engage in a one-night drunken hookup and the next morning go "Oh my $DIETY, I didn't really f*ck that, did I?"

Mating is driven by testosterone - just look at how many guys get caught literally f*cking the dog, or even screwing a porcupine.

Comment: Re:Basic income / maybe make full time 32-30 hours (Score 1) 385 385

And how do you expect the increasing number of people who won't have money from employment to pay for their health insurance? Countries that have public health care still finance it through taxation. Reducing working wages by working fewer hours doesn't pay the bills - ask all those people working just under the legal number of hours to be considered full-time.

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