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Comment Re:Gay? (Score 3, Insightful) 764

Proud != !Ashamed , common misconception. The word "proud" should be reserved for something positive that one has accomplished, not something that one just is. He isn't and shouldn't be ashamed either. He could perhaps be proud of coming out if it took some courage or there was some barrier to overcome, but that barrier has been getting lower and lower.

Comment Re:Evolution is a Process. (Score 1) 270

All LIVE bodies of information evolve. Genetics, languages, law, RELIGIONS. They all have "memetic" drift, changes that work, changes that don't and go extinct, speciation. Split a church into two groups and after enough time the groups will no longer be compatible

Comment Egocentricity - anyone? (Score 1) 1147

EVERYBODY...Get some data. Use statistics. Gamers, businesses, e-mailers, surfers, hobbyists, etc all have different weightings for their various needs. It is just dumb (although I 'spose it can be fun) to spout your own anecdotal evidence as if your needs are the most common - when you know they are not! Now for my anecdote ;-) I am an engineer - I work with Windows at work. The company needs to sell to people who use it. I put my mother-in-law on Linux with KDE (inexpensive) - after nightmarish maintenance problems with Windows. She's a very light user, doesn't even have the root password. I have an iMac at home, also low maintenance - looks good upstairs, attention to detail in all aspects including recyclability. Recyclability is important (to all of us) because if you buy a new PC most of the stuff in it seems to need upgrading around the same time-which is more expensive than a new one.

A right is not what someone gives you; it's what no one can take from you. -- Ramsey Clark