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Comment Re:I think the problem is overstated (Score 1) 667

The problem is "triggers" have been co-opted by a larger public that is not suffering from PTSD.

They've taken "someone hurt my feelings and or undermined my own sense of entitlement" and relabeled it as "Triggered"...and now they are essentially claiming that anyone/anything (or everyone/everything) is raping them...and yes, according to them, it's just as "real" of a "rape" as those who are actually sexually assaulted and violated.

Comment Re:Stop saying "Artificial Intellgence" (Score 1) 258

Actually "artificial intelligence" is exactly the correct term to be using here. It is not real intelligence, it is ersatz. This pedantic argument has been brought up for years with a proper answer proposed a long time ago; That when a "real" AI is created, we refer to it as Machine Intelligence...since there will be nothing artificial about it.

Comment Re:You're too naive (Score 1) 602

The kind of safety net I'd want for people would be...

A very basic income.
$250/month for 21 and under
$500/month for 22-66
$750/month for 67+
However, if one has social security benefits already, it's either or, the highest, not both.

If we scrap SNAP, I'd add an additional $200/month to the above figures.

Considering the widely varying costs of living in this country you might want to consider where you're getting these values from, and what it is they are supposed to cover and replace hard constant figures with something more adaptable. On this income "safety net" I can almost pay 2/3rds of the monthly rent on what would be considered the absolute lowest end dirt cheap studio apartment in the greater area in which I live, and it wouldn't be enough to help me move to said sinkhole.

Comment Re: Why don't taxis just provide good service?! (Score 1) 136

Oh, and when I get in a cab at a hotel and pay cash, there's no effective record of where I go and when. No stupid phone apps tracking me and modeling my behavior for future marketing purposes. The less data that exists about anyone the better.

Actually, the cabs in Vegas keep a log of every trip they make including time, starting and ending location. No joke. Now if you pay cash they don't have your name, per se, so it'll take a little more work to figure out who you are, but with cab IDs being highly visible and hotel security cameras everywhere, it won't be that difficult.

Comment Re:Music/DAW software (Score 1) 889

The problem is I need *everything*; meaning I also need the East/West Libraries, and the Komplete Native Instruments packages in addition to the DAW (and several other VSTs/plug-ins). I also need to be able to save my projects and bring them to other locations and set them up on other machines/studios.

On top of all of that, I do not have the time to sit down and learn another set of software from scratch, or struggle with a driver interface I know nothing about for the hardware. I'd be willing to take one thing on as a learning curve, possibly two, but I can't afford the downtime of using all new software and *maybe* having working audio hardware, even if I had the interoperability working between systems and didn't have to worry about the studio I'm moving to being on Protools, or some other DAW.

Comment Re:Yawn... (Score 2) 226

This is not exactly correct. The embassy is the sovereign territory of the country in which it is physically located (British Embassy in Peru is not British soil)...however the Vienna Convention states that the local government foreswears the right to enter an embassy, and provides diplomatic immunity for the diplomats inside.

If I live in Peru and I break into the British Embassy and commit a crime, I will be punished in Peru by the Peruvian police and law. It is not up to the brits to come and get me, and I get off scott-free once I walk out the front door without some kind of extradition treaty.

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