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Comment: Maybe it's a good thing (Score 1) 383

Affirmative action was a hackish fix for a horribly racist world. Maybe people are less-racist enough to do away with it now? Consider that these days, universities will intentionally seek to make their student body look "diverse" partly to avoid any accusations of racism, even if they have to seek them out in a town full of white folks.

Comment: Re:Facebook (Score 1) 146

by GameboyRMH (#46817951) Attached to: VK CEO Fired, Says Company Under Kremlin Control

Haha, a classic. Seriously, every day Facebook is in operation must be like Christmas to the spooks, it's the next best thing to direct access to people's thoughts. Even if you don't have an account people will talk about what you do, take pics of you and tag your face for the facial recognition engine!

Comment: Re:Surprised? (Score 1) 146

by GameboyRMH (#46817883) Attached to: VK CEO Fired, Says Company Under Kremlin Control

Libertarians don't want a free market in a meaningful (practical) sense. They want deregulation, consequences be damned.

Libertarians are a lot like communists. If a state fails under their system, it's because it didn't follow their ideology closely enough and the moment a system does meet the ideal exactly, it will be a utopia, you'll see!

Although bordering on a state may also be enough to prevent utopia (See: Somalia - I keep hearing that the government-controlled compound in the capital is a big sticking point).

Comment: Re:Surprised? (Score 1) 146

by GameboyRMH (#46817751) Attached to: VK CEO Fired, Says Company Under Kremlin Control

The US is relatively low in authoritarianism but relatively high in oligarchy - right up there with Russia and China. Look at how much it costs to get elected in the US, how stagnant the pool of candidates is, and the average net worth of the ruling class and tell me they are one of the least oligarchic countries.

Comment: Re:what happens when the batters wears out? (Score 1) 389

by dunkelfalke (#46816981) Attached to: Will the Nissan Leaf Take On the Tesla Model S At Half the Price?

You will have to flush the brakes on an electric car as well and with the same maintenance period (once a year is recommended). The only cars that did not need that procedure were some old Citroens that used LHM (green-coloured mineral oil) as the brake fluid because mineral oil is not hygroscopic.

Still, you can actually flush your brakes yourself, it is not really that difficult. Only normal brake fluid is very nasty stuff. It is corrosive and poisonous.

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