Both are equally the problem. Online communities have a natural tendency to distill themselves down to a single meme complex. People who disagree with the tenets of the complex leave rather than be bogged down by people that would rather nitpick than reason.
I think it's more the case that people got tired of posting goatse links
I think our society in general is losing the ability to think
Fixed that for you.
Why I love the left part 32.
Cold War Ended
Amount of federal regulation reduced.
Legacy = Peace, Growing Economy, Real Freedom in this country at a high water mark.
Does it bother you more that someone who you obviously disdain was right ? Or just that you are so incredibly wrong ?
I am sorry but I can't recall W running on a platform of not doing these things.
Given that all you have proven is that Republicans can be repressive statists and democrats are to stupid to know when they are being lied to.
Spot on sir.
OH my dear lord the only saving grace this administration has had is the laughter factor. Being able to laugh at all his supporters takes some of the edge off the miserable times he has perpetuated upon this nation.
Just for those that voted for him and reflexively hate Republicans.
"In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem."
Ronald Wilson Reagan-January 20, 1981
Why the fuck are you Americans so paranoid? You have all the guns you want, a massive military yet you're still so utterly shit scared that everyone's out to get you. For all the talk of "If I someone tried to attack me, I'd shoot them because I'm a hard scary person" in your country
I am a hard scary person, but it looks like someone needs a hug
Got it in one.
Forget about the fact that NCsoft has taken customer monies for subscriptions and the abilitiy to buy ingame items that it will now never deliver. NCsoft has cut the players off from their data. City of heroes was a tool for creating and fleshing out a players fantasy. The data the 3d models the records of achievements are all trapped in ncsofts servers and after the shutdown date will likely be nothing more than a set of discs in Iron Mountain or some other storage facility where they will never see the light of day again.
The whole concept behind copyright and publishing was to make certain that creative works would be preserved, that they would not be lost. This kind of activity completely subverts the process. Could you imagine if J.D. Salinger decided the EULA on "The Catch in the Rye" lets me revoke the rights, and since the work could be better i am going to turn off all the copies ?
The mind boggling thing is that we are still actually arguing the need for this in the U.S.
When ATT was the phone company we made DAMN certain it couldn't extend or leverage its monopoly position. Stopping ISPs from leveraging their monopoly duopoly position to controlling your content choices is a no brainer.
And very often if there is even a small advantage to doing so. The plus side of having a national policy and laws is you can have some sort of a framework governing the use of the retained data. The downside is that most of these laws just encourage big brotherish behavior
Its a pure appeal to emotionalism and its playing with the data the way a magician plays with expectations. Whats worse when you think about it 98 was the hottest year on record, and we have had 13 years of ever increasing levels of CO2 production you would think 2011 should be hotter ?
Wow a data point which is at best not impressive has been transformed into a brickbat. God forbid you question the common sense of trying fuel our automobiles with corn, the power grid with wind because that brickbat and whole bunch of equally specious will be thrown at you.