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Comment Re:Depressing (Score 1) 705

It's not arbitrary. Producing the next generation of mankind is essential to the ongoing operation of society. If you don't do it, society collapses when people reach retirement age.

It's not punishment for philandering, it's punishment for refusing to uphold your human duty to reproduce yourself.

I paid over 20,000 in personal income tax last year as a single man. I don't mind that a large amount of that is subsidizing families, because I will need the children those families produce when it's time for me to retire, unless I wish to freeze in the snow.

When you cheat on your spouse, and you fuck up the family that I paid for, you didn't rip off the tax man. You ripped ME off, and I don't care what the tax man says, I don't fucking like it, and I don't want to accept it, and I want ALL that money back. With interest. Not so that I can spend it on a second vacation, but so that it can be given to a more deserving family.

Comment Depressing (Score 1, Flamebait) 705

It's really depressing that this thread is filled with self absorbed psychopaths who are only concerned with structuring the world to protect them from responsibility for any possible future consequences to their actions.

I haven't seen a single comment expressing compassion for the people whose spouse cheated on them. They were betrayed by the person they trusted the most. They were exposed to disease. The wealth they accumulated to pass on to their descendents was placed at risk. Their children are going to be seriously psychologically damaged.

Not only that, we the public were betrayed. These people accepted the benefits that go along with marriage. They took the tax benefits from our pockets, but instead of delivering a healthy family full of well adjusted future citizens, they snuck around spreading disease and discord in our communities.

I find it so ironic that the same people who will get themselves worked into a frenzy over vaccinations have no problem with cheating spouses spreading disease through the community. You'll force a child to accept an injection, but you won't hold a married man accountable for fucking anything he can get his hands on...

This community makes me sick

Comment Re:No thanks (Score 0) 207

Art detracts from games. It's noise. Chess needs no art. Go needs no art. A 3d shooter needs no art. A strategy game needs no art. Art sucks. Photorealism in games sucks. If it's not a critical element in deciding what your next move in the game should be, it doesn't belong in the game.

But that flattens the game market down to the point where you don't need a big game studio any more, so, we must use marketing to attempt to create a desire for this crap in the unthinking population.

Go spray paint a bridge.

Comment It's a word processor (Score 2) 236

We've only been doing word processors for decades now.

Why do word processors need new features at this point? Why is this not a "done" thing?

So many software projects are destroyed by the inability of developers to say "Well, that tool is finished."

When are we going to see LibreOfficeOS, I wonder. It kept the browser developers amused, maybe you guys should do that?

Work expands to fill the time available. -- Cyril Northcote Parkinson, "The Economist", 1955