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Comment Re:Going out of business ... (Score 1) 148

Who's gonna buy them? Dads that want to troll their kids. Honestly, it's a long game troll, but it'll be a good one. Subscribe, make sure you get and keep (organized, even) every non-nude issue, in a place that looks like you were trying to hide them, but where your son will be sure to discover them in his early teen years. Then, make sure he sees every single movie and TV reference to stealing dad's Playboys to see boobs.

Comment Re:Hipsters fight over "free stuff" (Score 1) 530

The number of Teslas I saw parked in the main lot with the gassers would seem to indicate that Tesla owners, at least in the majority, seem to agree with me more than you. Out of a dozen or so spots, half were taken up by shorter-range EVs, all of which were charging, the one was taken up by the non-charging Tesla, and the remainder were empty. That is to say, there were as many Teslas in that lot as there were other EVs, but only one of them chose to (unnecessarily) take up a charging spot.

I'm not saying you're wrong, it always kills me a little bit inside when someone says someone else's opinion is wrong because opinions don't work that way, but clearly more Tesla owners share my view than yours. Actually, no, I will say your wrong about one thing:

That *is* the point.

Yes, of course, I have no idea what my own point was.

Comment Re:Hipsters fight over "free stuff" (Score 1) 530

There were plenty of other charging spots available, but that is beside the point. The spots are intended for EVs that need a charge, not EVs driven by lazy fucks. A Tesla parked there but not plugged in is no different than me parking my gasser there, but the moral outrage at parking my gasser there is vlear, several people commenting on this story have already said shit like that will get my paint keyed. Where are the key marks for the Tesla needlessly takin the spot, then?

Comment Re: Talking to someone is mean now? (Score 1) 530

I think it's regional. When I lived in the midwest, I observed exactly what you say; foreigners seemed to be the more reasonable lot. Now that I've moved to the western US, it almost seems to be the reverse. I say almost because it seems to be rcent immigrants (with the exception of the most respectful japanese waiter I've seen outside of Japan; he deserved and got 40% by the way) and second-generation immigrants who do this, along with anyone associating with them (which includes the liited set you refer to as americans; IMO that should incude anyone living here legally). I know this i not just my observation after having lived in a predominantly-migrant community for a few years; I frequently heard my immigrant neighbors (neigh, friends) complain about how rude people were who were "fresh off the raft" or whose fathers had moved here.

I'm not quite sure what it is, honestly. I have friends of all races and backgrounds, but it seems fairly consistent that anyone born here, to an immigrant family, or who arrived here as an adult, just... you know, this whole line of conversation comes across as racist, but it's really not. I know the generalization I'm making doesn't apply in reality; most immigrants, I'm sure, do their best to integrate with our society, but the views I'm (poorly) expressing have been shaped by the complaints of friends who migrated here as children. That is to say, these are their complaints, moreso than mine, and I can only confirm that my obervations seem to align with those complaints. More to the point, the issue seems to be immigrant millenials and millenial children of immigrants; also, of course, their millenial american friends.

Come to think of it, its just millenials in general, let's keep nationality and race out of it. There are a handful that know how to be respectful but, for the most part, the parents of millenials seem to have failed miserably at their jobs. Whether or not it is viewed as a race issue seems to actually depend on the racial composition of a given community; if there are fewer immigrants, it is less likely that immigrants will be picked out as the problem. That is one thing I have to credit millenial parents with, they do seem to have raise children who accept anyone willing to be as disrespectful to everyone outside their group as they are, regardless of skin color or origin. Yay to the begin of the end of racism, I guess? It almost doesn't make sense, though; clearly, they're aware of the concept of respect, because the display ot toward each other. I guess, if they're acting as a group and exhibiting the same disrespectful behavior, it's okay?

At any rate, I've gone off topic by now and I'm sure someone will jump on me and call me racist without reading this whole post. Oh well.

Comment Re:Samsung != Apple (Score 1) 144

Hahahahahahahahahaha you're truly and honestly a dumbass.

Are you implying that newer versions of Android aren't affected by the vulnerabilities you know of?

That's an honest question. An affirmative response means yes, you are implying that, a negative response means no, you are not implying that; noting more, nothing less.

So, have you stopped beating your wife and abusing small children yet?

This, on the other hand, is actually a strawman. An affirmative response means yes, you admit to having beaten your wife and abused small children, while a negative response mean you are still doing those things. It's an indirect way of getting someone to admit to something they don't realize they're admitting to, and my answer is that I never started doing those things, so your question is irrelevant. Mine, on the other hand, was an honest question. Is that what you are implying? I didn't say you were implying that, I didn't even imply you were implying that; either of those things would have been putting words in your mouth, but I did neither. What I did do was ask a direct question. No words put in your mouth and no strawmen. That you don't want to answer, however, is very telling; were it a strawman, you'd be able to come up with an answer similar to the one I gave, above, rather than skirting it altogether. Yes, or no?

The key admission which makes every single statement you have made up to this point defending Android as a platform a fraud.

First of all, you are taking that out of context to bolster your weak position and I don't think anyone with an IQ over 70 is falling for it. Second, why should I care about someone else's device? Does caring that they made a poor purchasing decision and won't be getting updates that fix these vulnerabilities suddenly and magically grant them updates or some form of protection from those vulnerabilities? No. So why waste the effort caring? I can (and do) show them the light, when I have the opportunity to do so, lead them to water so to speak, but I can't make them drink. Beyond that, what good is done by belittling them for being part of the problem? I'd rather simply be part of the solution and get on with it.

How unsurprising that in addition to your puerile name calling

Again, I'll ask, just where were you implying I had my head stuck and how proud would your mother be of that remark? Pot, meet kettle.

that you are also a liar

And is that not a name, which you are calling me from atop thine high horse? Point out one lie I have told. Don't limit to this conversation, go through all of my comments, everything you can find, and point out one lie. Not one piece of misinformation or a misquote or something else not purposely stated to deceive, but an actual, honest-to-God lie I told with the intent of deceiving or defrauding anyone. Do it. Go on, do it.

only interested in yourself.

Right, because of one out-of-context remark. Grow the fuck up.

Comment Re:Talking to someone is mean now? (Score 0) 530

If it inconveniences me in any way, it's a microaggression. Yes. I don't care that my actions inconvenience you, I can't be aggressive, I'm the one being attacked here.

I've actually had someone say almost exactly that when I asked them to move from in front of a doorway so I could enter. I said "excuse me", after waiting 10 seconds (more than reasonable) for them to move so that I and the people lining up behind me could enter, and they suggested somewhere for me to shove my microaggression and suggested I wait patiently while they take a few more selfies with their friends. So I asked them if expecting that they clear the doorway they are blocking so that the (now) group of people waiting for them to do so may enter was the microaggression in this situation, or if the aggression was their suggestion of what I do with my "excuse me". Then, the above was uttered, in all seriousness, with a straight face.

He was lucky I was standing there, the guy behind me looked like he was about to get... to coin a term... macroaggressive.

Comment Re:Talking to someone is mean now? (Score 1) 530

It's as relevant as calling a friendly "can I use the charger you're done with" email a "microaggression". The type of person who would consider such a request to be a form of aggression is the very same type of person who would consider it racist or sexist if a difference of race or gender were involved. You migh even go so far as to call that type of person a troll, though they tend to call themselves "politically correct".

Would I have worded it the way the AC you are pouncing on did? No. Is their point valid? Yes.

Comment Re:That's not proper Charge Rage (Score 1) 530

Charge Rage is when you find a Tesla parked at an EV spot, not plugged in as they've got 200km of range left

I don't even own an EV and had parked my gasser at the far end of the lot as I need all the excuse I can get to walk longer distances after sitting at a desk all day. I saw a Tesla parked in one of the EV charge spots at OAK the other day, just parked, not charging (these are the closest spots to the airport, by the way) and raged hard about it. Possibly irrationally hard, but fell short of property damage (as was suggested above). I then saw another Tesla that didn't need a charge; it was parked with the gassers. I pointed to it and said to my wife "now that guy gets it". Then I turned to look back at the non-charging Tesla in the charging spot to see that the owner had returned to his vehicle and, apparently, caught the tail end of my rant. He looked a bit embarrassed, which made my quasi-irrational rage feel a lot more justified.

You've been Berkeley'ed!