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Comment: Re:I'd expect Fawkes masks to start making stateme (Score 1) 218

by Kythe (#48616245) Attached to: Single Group Dominates Second Round of Anti Net-Neutrality Comment Submissions
Taxes are at historical lows, especially among those most able to pay (the wealthiest, who have seen their wealth skyrocket while incomes of pretty much everyone else languishes).

Also, inflation is generally responsive to unemployment rates, rather than tax rates.

Comment: Re:I'd expect Fawkes masks to start making stateme (Score 1) 218

by Kythe (#48616231) Attached to: Single Group Dominates Second Round of Anti Net-Neutrality Comment Submissions
"the state never has to answer to the market" The parallels between a free market of companies, and a free market of candidates in a liberal democracy, are actually quite strong. When the former contaminates the latter, however (also known as "right wing utopia"), you can have serious problems.

Comment: Re:Whoa whoa whoa (Score 1) 642

by Kythe (#48404241) Attached to: Sweden Considers Adding "Sexism" Ratings To Video Games
Unfortunately, such feminists seem to be on the quiet side. Most of what seems to be heard from modern feminists--to say nothing of the SJWs--is as regards areas where women are perceived as being disadvantaged as compared with men. But it's radio silence when the opposite is true (or worse: open hostility towards those who raise issues where men are disadvantaged).

Ensuring women don't have fewer rights than men is a laudable goal, to be sure. But compared with supporting equality, it leaves out half of the equation. At one time, when women really could have been said to have been oppressed and had far fewer rights than men, such a position was probably justified. But in today's remarkably egalitarian society (if we're arguing over portrayal of the sexes in video games, you kind of have to admit we're down to details), things aren't quite so simple. And in my opinion, that is largely responsible for the serious image problem today's feminists seem to have.

Comment: Re:Good job MS (Score 1) 37

by Kythe (#48372973) Attached to: Microsoft Patches OLE Zero-Day Vulnerability
"IBM corp's cybersecurity research team discovered the bug in May, describing it as a 'significant vulnerability' in the operating system.

"'The buggy code is at least 19 years old and has been remotely exploitable for the last 18 years,' IBM X-Force research team said in its blog on Tuesday."

http://www.nbcnews.com/tech/se...

I know you guys recently made a big deal out of attacking free software projects, and tried to exploit a couple of recent bugs in them to evangelize for paid development, so this reminder of how bad bugs frequently are in paid development software is pretty embarrassing. But in context, pretending this somehow demonstrates how good paid development models are just looks silly.

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