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Comment Giga Mansion Smart Type (Score 2) 118

Giga Mansion Smart Type - I swear, Japan has the best names for everything. It's always a little stiff, comes off as just made up enough that maybe it's a joke, and maybe it was composed by a robot, but then you can't stop saying it to yourself over and over as if there's a code to be cracked there, where if you can just get it, it'll actually make sense.

Comment Re:Labor will decrease, not profit (Score 1) 231

Don't forget car insurance is only one type of insurance. Life insurance, health insurance, homeowner's insurance, renter's insurance, insurance for boats and other toys, liability, worker's comp, etc. The list is huge. Cars may be a big subsection of the pie, but they're still just one branch.

Comment Re:No nuance allowed. You're for us or against us. (Score 5, Insightful) 557

You can't be neutral on GG, honestly.

I can only speak for myself, but I think a lot of others may fall into the same category. Most everything I know about GG is spillover in slashdot discussions. I know there's accusations of journalistic impropriety, and accusations of misogyny, and a lot of harassment, and a huge heaping pile of arguments. But it's such a mess that I still don't even know what someone means when they say they're "anti-GG" for instance, because I don't know which side of which issue that actually means. And frankly, just based on the generally incoherent and overheated arguments that have spilled over here, I'd rather not investigate further.

I know I'm against harassment (of all kinds, against all types). I know I'm against unethical journalism. I'm also disinclined to insert myself into situations of histrionic drama where I'm unlikely to be able to make a difference. So I don't really know what sides of what parts of what sub-issues that puts me in relation to GG, and I don't care to find out. So I'm agnostic, or neutral, or maybe willfully ignorant of enough details to be able to say more. It doesn't seem such an unreasonable stance to take.

Comment Re:First Clue... (Score 1) 217

It's like those phone numbers where they use a word with more than 10 letters. The mnemonic can be extra long. Just fill in the blanks until you run out of blanks, whether that's 3, 4, or 6 of them. You definitely don't want to get caught with a mnemonic that's too short, or you're really in trouble.

Comment Re:WTF? (Score 1) 321

Interesting. I think it was Belle with the map. Her kingdom does have some French influence, though of course they do all speak and write English in the American movies and books. It seems weird they'd insert a little authenticity into the map and nothing else. I also *think* it was a zero and not even an O, but that's kind of hard to tell sometimes.

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