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Comment Re: Militant Slashdot (Score 1) 295

Saying a debate should never have happened is censorship, of the worst kind.

It can be, but in this case, no it isn't.

the truth is that you just find it frustrating to deal with those you perceive to be so grossly in error. You would rather shut them up, or shut them out.

If Karmashock wanted to shut them up, why would they say "Don't like it... vote to change it through the regular process and repeal the second amendment."? It seems clear to me that Karmashock isn't trying to shut anyone up. What they want, is to have a discussion where actual legal change can occur. Trying to ban guns without changing the constitution is unconstitutional.

And no, I abhor guns. But backdoors are wrong, whether they are for encryption, or law.

Comment Re:Obligatory (Score 4, Insightful) 668

There is no right to not be offended,

Correct.

and this shouting down of what other people have to say because you don't like it means you would shit all over free speech for your own ends.

Incorrect. You have the right to say something offensive, but they absolutely have the right to say "I'm offended by that". And of course, you have the right to respond back "tough shit". Because Freedom of Speech goes all ways.

I view this as no different than a bunch of church-ladies picketing to stop Andrew Dice Clay, or someone protesting outside of a place that sells bacon because they disagree with eating bacon -- it's the tyranny of a very vocal minority who feels it is their right to control what others do.

And those church-ladies have every right to do that, because Freedom of Speech goes all ways. Allowing those people to say those things is not "tyranny of a very vocal minority", it is the very essence of Freedom of Speech.

Comment Re:I saw it coming (Score 2) 172

My current electricity cost is about 14 cents per kWh.
My router draws 1.6 amps at 10 volts, for 16 watts of power.
Plugging those numbers into this calculator gives me a max monthly operating cost of about $1.64, or a yearly operating cost of less than $20. And that assumes that it is drawing the max amount of power 24/7.

10 cents per month is probably still under-estimating the actual average cost, and you certainly have the right to bitch about having to pay any amount, but I'm really curious as to why you made the accusation that you did.

Comment Re: Pounds or dollars (Score 1) 255

Would they? Or could they have swapped out? Say, at 00:00:00 Person 1 is in the screening room. At 01:00:00, Person 2 comes in. At 02:00:00, Person 1 leaves and Person 3 enters. At 03:00:00, Person 2 leaves and Person 4 enters.

I honestly do not know if their ratings regulations allow for such, which is why I am asking.

Comment Re:Brutus (Score 3, Insightful) 353

I would not vote any at all. If I am asked to choose to eat one of different kind of poo, why should I pick one to eat if I am also allowed to pick none of them? It is stupid to "must pick" one if you can simply "not do it" instead.

You seem to be confused, thinking that you must choose one of the poos in front of you. You can always write in filet mignon. Sure, you prolly won't get it, but you can still write it in.

Unless you're in a non-swing state. Then it might be possible, but only if voters of the less popular poo color realize that their poo cannot win that state, so all they are doing is voting for who the runner up will be.

Or to get rid of the analogy... voting Democrat in a solidly red state, or Republican in a solidly blue state, is pointless. The person you are voting for can not and will not win your state. So might as well vote for some third option. If the polls read 60% D, 39% R, and 1% Other, that's just business as usual. But if they read 60% D, 1% R, and 39% Other, then people start to go "WTF??".

Comment Re:Secrets =~ Stigmas (Score 1) 308

"Mental illness" is a bullshit term. It just means someone different from what I think people should be like. The less we talk about mental illness and the more we talk about specific conditions the better. There's a post below mine claiming introverts are mentally ill. As an introvert, I'd like to claim all extroverts are mentally ill. Lets go lock up anyone who can't stop talking. The world will be much more peaceful after that.

This is basically my problem in a nutshell, one persons mental illness is another persons normal. I have no problem with people who wish to medicate to change certain aspects of themselves. But I want to be able to make that choice for myself, I don't want someone else making that choice for me. Labeling something a "mental illness", to me, feels like it's just one step away from someone saying "we're going to force medication on you to 'fix' you. For your own good of course".

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