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Comment Re:Solution? (Score 1) 143

But satire is not sarcasm. While it would be easy to determine the satirical proposition of eating half the world's people, sarcasm uses the exact same words with entirely different meaning based on inflection. Using some of the comments under my post as an example, "Awesome analogy", can be read as sarcastic or not. The words do not change but the meaning does. Context really doesn't help because he could genuinely like my analogy. In this scenario its clear to us he was being sarcastic, but that's more due to a lifetime of experience of dealing with people.

Comment Re:Advertising Bubble (Score 2) 287

I'm not sure you understand the simple concept of ROI. You mentioned better tracking and conversion tools and any marketing team worth their salt is using these on a daily bases. Our team can track the effects of micro changes in ad campaigns on our visitor traffic and conversion rates. As we can quantify the value of a customer, its quite easy to do the math: X more dollars in advertising results in Y more customers. Simply stated, is X less than Y times customer value.

Obviously, this is a watered down, back of the napkin version. We use far more analysis in making these types of marketing and advertising decisions. Your assumption that all of these companies out there are being taken advantage of by online advertisers is rather naive.

Comment Re:Good and evil (Score 1) 185

Seeing as the idea behind Obamacare was universal health care, I'd say it's implementation was a complete f*** up. Forcing people to have health insurance is not even in the same ballpark as universal healthcare.

Not that I agree with universal healthcare. I seem to be one of the few who understands healthcare is a limited resource and as such must be divvied up some way. As I work for a living, I'd rather it be by the almighty dollar than some politico in Washington.

Comment Re:And the next time you see a Code of Conduct (Score 1) 668

If you think Hitler wasn't a Fascist because:

A) You are using a nearly 100 year old definition of the word
B) Hitler started under and continued to claim membership to the National Socialist Party

You are naive beyond belief, or just willfully ignorant. Not sure which yet.

Just to drive the point home, the modern definition of Fascism contains both the words authoritarian and nationalist, both words you used to describe Hitler.

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