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Comment: Re:But aren't corporations people now? (Score 1) 54

by smitty_one_each (#49557857) Attached to: Hillary is still going to be our next president, isn't she?

A bigot is someone who treats someone else with disrespect.

I like that definition, except that anymore, "bigot" is tossed at anyone who commits ThoughtCrime.
While there are quite a few ideas that I just can't fathom, I only get anywhere near nasty (at least, from my perspective) when somebody is attacking my integrity.

Comment: Re:But aren't corporations people now? (Score 1) 54

by BarbaraHudson (#49557623) Attached to: Hillary is still going to be our next president, isn't she?

A bigot is someone who treats someone else with disrespect. Saying you don't understand something, rather than throwing rocks, is a sign of respect. Discussions are better than fight-fight-fight (though sometimes it's hard to tell the difference :-)

I guess my perspective is a bit different because I know what it's like to have a fundy mind-set (after all, I was one), and I know that most of the people aren't monsters. They just believe what they've been, and I do occasionally miss the certainty) taught by people they respect.

People don't (generally) seek a religion because they want to lord it over others. They just want to do what's right. The problem arises when they classify people who don't think like they do as sinners, forgetting "for all have sinned, and fall short of the glory of god."

Comment: Re:TIL (Score 1) 66

by drinkypoo (#49557579) Attached to: When Exxon Wanted To Be a Personal Computing Revolutionary

How can anything requiring an external CRT be considered portable? I mean, even by Compaq and Kaypro standards?

An Apple II was more portable than e.g. a Kaypro 4 because there was a TV you could use as a monitor pretty much anywhere and it was half the weight to carry around... subjectively, I haven't compared numbers.

Comment: Re:truly an inspiration. (Score 1) 358

by drinkypoo (#49557429) Attached to: Woman Behind Pakistan's First Hackathon, Sabeen Mahmud, Shot Dead

Are you just dumb or something?

Stay tuned to find out.

I said in many ways, which exclude only those two things. Everything else she's getting is definitely called for.

You said, in many ways she's asking for what she's getting. But the fact is that what she's getting includes responses which are not appropriate for any kind of behavior. There's no way in which she's asking for the fullness of what she's getting. If you want your sentence to mean what you want it to mean, then you should say she's asking for much of what she's getting. That's still victim-blaming bullshit, because there's a lot of what she's getting which is inappropriate which lies outside the realm of rape and death threats.

If you want to call a narcissistic egomaniac what they are, more power to you. But then what you do after you've pointed that out is ignore them. You don't go on to make personal attacks. I note that's what she's doing, but you only become a hypocrite when you complain about personal attacks and then engage in them.

In 1750 Issac Newton became discouraged when he fell up a flight of stairs.

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