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Comment: Re:Silly (Score 2) 764

by Godwin O'Hitler (#48274717) Attached to: Tim Cook: "I'm Proud To Be Gay"

Oh do so fuck off wanting to change the English vocabulary and then claiming history is on your side
Do you think the French say "gay orgueil" or "gay fierté"? They don't. They have two words for pride and neither matches. So they say "gay pride".
Which means what?
It means "gay pride" is a cliché. Jeez, talk about not doing oneself any favours.

I don't have a problem with people's sexual orientation, but is it too much to ask to leave the language alone.
Invent your own frigging word if "proud" (as it is HISTORICALLY defined) doesn't quite capture your meaning.

It is possible. Look at 'Grok" for instance.

Comment: Re:Crazy EU logic (again) (Score 1) 68

OK that's fair enough, it does make a difference to how easily the problem is tackled once the infringement is discovered.
But I'm still not convinced that an irate copyright holder who finds their content on a Web page actually cares whether it's embedded or not, or should even have to care.

Comment: Re:"not a good judgement" (Score 1) 113

If only the voters could choose who gets into office.
Sure we get to elect a European parliament, but the European Commission is the body who issues the directives.
And they are appointed by the European Council.
And they are appointed by National governments.
And the only power the parliament has in all that is to veto the president of the Commisssion.
So what are the chances of my vote having enough clout to filter through to the Commission? Hell, if every country voted its government in unanimously, their impact on the commission would still be minimal.

Comment: Re:Petite girl friends (Score 1) 475

by Godwin O'Hitler (#48193903) Attached to: Manga Images Depicting Children Lead to Conviction in UK

I was at a house party a few years back where there was a Vietnamese girl who looked for all the world like a 15 year old. It turns out she was 25.
I commented on this a day or so later to a woman I know, who ventured to suggest that anyone who went out with her was obviously attracted to childish looks and therefore a dangerous, evil paedophile who should be locked up.
This might actually be true in the case of a genuine card-carrying paedophile, while at the same time a lot of non-paedophile suitors would be scared away. But what's the girl then supposed to do for a boyfriend? Go out with 15-year olds herself, making her the paedophile?

Comment: Re:Too bad (Score 1) 474

by Godwin O'Hitler (#47952681) Attached to: Scotland Votes No To Independence

From Wikipedia:

"Spain is the second largest country in Western Europe and the European Union, and the fifth largest country in Europe."

With all due respect, I believe you are not as knowledgeable about the subject as you think you are.

If you'd used population or economy instead of land area your point could have been valid without being misleading.
Germany, France, the UK, and Italy all have significantly bigger populations and economies than Spain.

MS-DOS must die!