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Comment: Re:correlation, causation (Score 1) 387

by VisceralLogic (#47609691) Attached to: Ancient Skulls Show Civilization Rose As Testosterone Fell

Actual feminism is as much about hatred as the civil rights movement was in the 60s. You are confusing some very vocal idiots with the rest of the movement. "Feminist" is what you call someone when they think men and women should be treated equally. That's it. It's got "fem" in the name because currently women are getting the raw deal at the moment. If women were in disproportionately in control, men had lower wages, were denied opportunities, etc. then it would be called "masculism" and the end goal would be the same - equality between the sexes.

If it's about equality, why isn't it called "egalitarianism"?

Comment: Re:They had it integrated into XCode before (Score 1) 268

by VisceralLogic (#46761421) Attached to: Apple's Spotty Record of Giving Back To the Tech Industry

Again you're adamant that it has nothing to do with the license, except it still states on the clang website that it was one of the reasons for its existence.

Just because it's one of the reasons for its existence doesn't mean that's the reason Apple chose it.

Comment: Re:We need to stop big tax dodgers useing loop hol (Score 1) 300

Taxing income taxes you for ripping people off.

I guess this is where you and I disagree. I don't consider charging enough to make a living ripping people off. Assuming sufficient competition and lack of collusion, consumers will have a choice of whether they consider my offer to be a good value to them, or whether they want to shop elsewhere.

Comment: Re:We're the best country in the world!!! Woo!! (Score 1) 357

by VisceralLogic (#46289073) Attached to: US Plunges To 46th In World Press Freedom Index

No they don't. Most laws deal with the concept of propertional action. That is that you are allowed to break some laws to stop someone else from breaking worse laws, but you are not allowed to break a much worse law to stop a minor one (murder vs trespassing),

So if someone who's bigger than you decides to trespass, maybe steal some of your stuff, but not actually physically harm you, you're SOL?

Comment: Re:In otherwards (Score 1) 664

by VisceralLogic (#46166247) Attached to: Virtual Boss Keeps Workers On a Short Leash

Well isn't that the very issue I am talking about? Libertarians pick and choose which liberties they support and do not support. That they often oppose worker liberty in subordination to owner liberty is telling.

I know, right? Can't they see that the only true liberty is the liberty to work at the job of your choice for the salary of your choice?

Comment: Re:A projection of what? (Score 1) 433

by VisceralLogic (#45685161) Attached to: Simulations Back Up Theory That Universe Is a Hologram

What do you mean it was proven wrong? It never was, and it hasn't been yet. It probably can't be. (Well, except in the sense that Newtonian Mechanics was wrong.)

Sure it was. We now understand the laws of gravity (to within a marginal percent, anyway). Orbiting bodies have orbital periods corresponding with their distance from the center body and the weight of the center body. The planets all orbit the sun, and the moon orbits the earth.

Comment: Re:Because Apple (Score 1) 292

by VisceralLogic (#45158399) Attached to: Irish Government May Close Apple's Biggest Tax Loophole

Apple was a pioneer of an accounting technique known as the “Double Irish With a Dutch Sandwich,” which reduces taxes by routing profits through Irish subsidiaries and the Netherlands and then to the Caribbean. Today, that tactic is used by hundreds of other corporations — some of which directly imitated Apple’s methods, say accountants at those companies.


Apple literally invented the technique. Others followed to compete.

Personally, I support any and all means of tax avoidance, so I don't count it against them. But I love bursting Apple Fanboys bubbles.

Oddly enough, that usually involves saying Apple didn't invent something.

Comment: Re:Five Star (Score 1) 627

by VisceralLogic (#44663377) Attached to: NHTSA Gives the Model S Best Safety Rating of Any Car In History

Reality is that cars are far heavier now than a few decades ago due to improved safety standards: http://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2012/08/daily-chart

Sure, race cars are both lighter and more survivable. They also cost far more. When you care about improving safety, but cost is also a constraint, weight is pretty easy to sacrifice. After all, you can always stuff a bigger engine in there so the car won't be slower than last year's model.

Comment: Re:Five Star (Score 1) 627

The tests are too easy. 5-star isn't safe, just better than pinto. The real tests should be reset so that the S gets 3 stars. Then watch everyone else get 1 star for the next 10 years. Eventually, people will build to the new 5-star, and we'll all be safer.

Also, cars will then weigh about 6500 lbs for a coupe, up to 8000 for an SUV.

Comment: Re:iOS apps -- can they self-modify? (Score 1) 206

Huh, funny that, the REAL voter fraud was only switching votes from Dem to Pub, but the claims of switching votes from Pub to Dem have no such evidence, only spurious claims. My guess it that some fucktard racist white assholes decided to lie and stir up some shit; the alternative explanation is that they were too stupid to press a button.

Remember Florida?

Comment: Re:Privacy concerns now outweigh terrorism in poll (Score 1) 358

by VisceralLogic (#44465345) Attached to: NSA Director Defends Surveillance To Unsympathetic Black Hat Crowd

Stop being such a frightened coward. Be a man and accept that there are risks in life. You simply cannot stop suicide bombers. Most of them don't have a Facebook page for your friends to monitor. They may not have an internet connection at all and certainly don't have a smartphone.

Some of us value liberty, value not being watched by law enforcement agents every second of our lives to see if we might be breaking some law or might secretly be planning to blow up the white house. Do you have no understanding of the sort of freedom this country was founded on?

Pff, shows what you know! The NSA/TSA/DHS have already stopped hundreds of thousands of terrorist plots based on monitoring our communication!

Comment: Re:If hacking is outlawed (Score 1) 254

by VisceralLogic (#44440039) Attached to: Judge Rules In Favor of Volkswagen and Silences Scientist

If by 10 seconds,

to say a car is "a 10 second car" means it takes 10 seconds to go from 0 KPH to 100 KPH. If you have trouble with that measurement, please stop talking about cars now.

Eh, there's plenty of people that use it to refer to the quarter mile. E.g.: 2013 Nissan GT-R is a 10 Second Car! refers to the quarter mile, as the car takes 2.7 seconds to get to 60 MPH. Nevertheless, it was pretty obvious from context what your reference was.

The major difference between bonds and bond traders is that the bonds will eventually mature.