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Comment Re:Authoritarians will always rule. (Score 1) 405

you need to read closely, the claim is that abortion should be outlawed if and only if, the state outlawing abortion can (without risking the life of the pregnant woman), remove the fetus. Once the fetus is removed, it is then becomes the duty of the state to maintain and grow the fetus using whatever incubator technology they have available.

Sorry, I missed the science fiction premise. I will try harder to remember that this is Slashdot, and not a place to get serious about discussing real solutions to real problems.

Comment Re: Authoritarians will always rule. (Score 1) 405

Third, it's possible to push a woman into sex without actually raping her.

For this purpose, I'll go ahead and lump coercion in with rape. But not just empty promises. If you want promises, get a marriage contract. Ideally the state would piss off out of marriage per se and instead there would just be child responsibility contracts. So, barring rape or coercion, what's wrong with the plan is that women are abused by the court system. That's a problem we need to fix anyway. Let's also fix that problem.

Comment Block all adverts... (Score 2) 26

Use a good browser plugin or some good backend rules, but block every single advert out there. That stops the "OHHH YOU GOTTA INSTALL THIS" vector that fools clueless visitors into downloading and running the trojan.

Good people install adblocking on every single computer they touch. Bad people allow ad's from websites.

Dear web admins.... WAHH. If you cant vet and host your ads yourself to make sure they are safe, you dont DESERVE your ad's to make it through.

Comment Re: APorsche Self-Drive? (Score 1) 204

Live in the UK, never driven an automatic, don't know anybody who owns one.

Automatic gearbox uptake is way up in Europe. More and more manufacturers are ditching the stick and going to CVT-only for mileage reasons. All the top-end cars have dual-clutch transmissions, which are manual only in concept. They are all automatically controlled, and all have an automatic mode. Or at least, so says the automotive press. Mostly I get this stuff from watching Autoline, but other shows factor in as well.

Comment Re:APorsche Self-Drive? (Score 1) 204

Yeah, I think if you love to drive, then you get the stick. But if you love to win, then you get the dual clutch... if it's available and allowed. Rowing gears is great fun, as long as you aren't required to do too much of it. I like a five speed and some torque, personally, but I wouldn't piss on a six speed for my car either.

If I get enough money out of eventually selling my 300SD, perhaps I will put a 01E gearbox in my D2 A8. But that's a good three grand all told including a good clutch...

Comment Re:Ahh not a real ubuntu tablet but the "lite" toy (Score 1) 88

Linux on the surface Pro 1 or 2 makes the wifi more stable. It has been a nightmare for running windows on it because the marvell wireless chipset is a piece of crap that will lose its initial configuration the windows driver only loads it on install. the linux driver was modified to reload it on every single boot.

Blame microsoft for using the low grade dog food that is Marvell chipsets.

Comment Re:Thanks, Obama (Score 1) 121

". One of the biggest reasons to *not* vote for Sanders is that the free health care giveaway is just going to make people more dependent on the central government"

As Opposed to the Piece of crap healthcare system designed by Mitt Romney we have now that is designed to line the pockets of Insurance companies?

"Affordable Healthcare Act" is Romneycare in every form... if it was "obamacare" I would not have to be paying $850 a month for it. Real republicans would be outraged by the shit being pulled in congress by republican leaders..
I would rather have "free healthcare" that doesn't bankrupt people and punish the middle class than having the Bullshit that the current leadership shoved down our throats.

How about restoring the 5th amendment? How about abiding by the fucking constitution and protecting it? You know real important shit that has been ignored for the past 14 years because of the boogymen of terrorism.. Instead you are all upset about something that will actually help people?

This is why I don't call myself republican anymore, people like you prefer to hate instead of doing what is right.

Comment Re: Authoritarians will always rule. (Score 2) 405

Would you argue that if a man decides he doesn't want to pay for a child he helped conceive he shouldn't be forced to?

As long as the woman makes the decision whether to have the child, which she should, the man should not have to pay child support if she chooses not to, unless he entered into a marriage contract with her first. Anything else puts all the responsibility on the man, all of the rights are the woman's, which is just a form of slavery. You're not a deadbeat unless you make promises and then don't keep them. I say this as someone who had a deadbeat dad who cheated on his wife, got divorced, then drank up the child support money. He made a commitment and then failed to follow it. There is reasonable justification for treating him like a criminal; he broke a contract.

Only in the case of perpetrating a rape should the man have to pay child support out of wedlock, and a woman should have the absolute right to decide whether or not she has a child. Anything else is grossly unfair and puts all the responsibility on the man.

ObDisclaimer: I have no children, wanted or un-

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