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Comment: Re:Jerri (Score 1) 517

so show me

you've spent a nice amount of time alluding to a false equivalency, but you still haven't described these mythological vast democratic crimes that equate to the republican ones

the republican crimes of tanking the economy with the wonders of deregulation, and wasting trillions of dollars and thousands of lives on a completely pointless iraq war that made things worse

i've just described republican crimes

now it's your turn

but i won't hear a single one of equivalent nature by democrats

because they don't exist

not saying democrats haven't fucked up. not saying the democrats are wonderful. they just haven't fucked up as badly as republicans, nor are they as corrupt and sleazy, by a long shot

now we will simply hear more of your allusions to

that you can't actually substantiate

i am not guilty of being biased to one side. i am guilty of noting the actual proportionality of the crimes of both sides, and *objectively* seeing the truth that the republican side is much greater

Comment: Re:The thing about witch hunts... (Score 1) 265

what exactly is your moronic argument?

because people can be framed the pursuit of justice can't proceed?

people have always attempted to pervert justice. that's not an argument against justice itself, it's just another thing that justice needs to be gotten for

Comment: Re:Pandora's Box (Score 1) 265

you can't get what you ask for

low grade twitter harassment is not going to be dealt with by the police

not all justice rises to the level of police and court involvement. it's not "vigilantism" if the stakes and consequences are low

you have standards which are unrealistic and will never be met, therefore you should read my words again and understand what schilling did is 100% appropriate and responsible

Comment: Re:Pandora's Box (Score 0, Troll) 265

Just because this case is pretty black and white doesn't mean they all will be. The next time, some jackass will create social networking profiles with breadcrumbs leading back to their real target, and with minimal effort will get a Curt Schilling to do the dirty work, and bear the legal liability, for them.

did you hear that folks?

because someone might get framed for murder, we can't go after real murderers

because someone might get falsely accused of rape, no rapist can ever be punished

because someone might get lynched by a hysterical mob, all acts of actual justice are invalid


Comment: Re:The thing about witch hunts... (Score 3, Insightful) 265

we're talking about targeted low grade comeuppance for bad behavior, directed at the actual douchebags who committed the bad behavior

we're not talking about targeting waves of completely innocent teenage girls for hysterical spasms of imagined delusional fantastic crimes, and then murdering them brutally

so no, sorry, your analogy sucks and you don't know what you're talking about

Comment: Re:Don't poke the internet (Score 2) 265

trolls are common pathetic cowards. they're middle school bullies in adult bodies if they aren't in fact actual middle school bullies. any effective defense against their lame efforts immediately chases them away like shining a light on a bunch of cockroaches

you're talking about another kind of douchebag: the stalker

but what gets the kind of person who becomes a celebrity stalker excited isn't avenging trolls

if curt schilling or his daughter attract an actual griefing stalker, it won't be because of this episode

and even then, the proper defense is the response he's already engaged in: a good offense. shut the shitbag down, hard, immediately. schilling sounds like he has his act together. his daughter will be protected and taken care of from the slime out there

Comment: Re:Jerri (Score 1) 517

again, you have no argument, just an empty personal attack. you haven't touched anything i said not even once, so my argument still stands

don't you want to say something in life? you think petty pointless personal attacks will get you anywhere on subject matter like this?

Comment: Re:Good question (Score 1) 197

because wires don't follow political boundaries

your fiber is our fiber and visa versa. it's all bound up. a message you send from Vancouver to Halifax may/ probably crosses the border into the USA

and If i am in Chicago and i send a message to Anchorage, that goes through Canada

Canadian and American data is intertwined

and our authorities coordinate and cooperate in managing that in ways that would make both Americans and Canadians uncomfortable if you don't want eyes from another jurisdiction seeing our data

Comment: Re:Brain drain (Score 2) 167

by Trepidity (#49168075) Attached to: Marissa Mayer On Turning Around Yahoo

When was that part of SV culture? Even if you go back to the old-school SV firms, they were pretty negative on telecommuting, and ran regular offices. What era and kind of company do you have in mind? If you go back to the '60s-'90s even, Silicon Valley companies like Intel, Sun, Apple, SGI, Oracle, etc. required regular office time. You could certainly shift your schedule at many of them (e.g. come in at 10am, not 8am, as long as you stay late too), but you couldn't work from home, or get away with less than 40+ hours in the office (often 50+).

Comment: Re:serious question (Score 4, Informative) 167

by Trepidity (#49167851) Attached to: Marissa Mayer On Turning Around Yahoo

From a monetary, stock-price perspective, at the moment the main value in Yahoo is that they own a significant stake in Alibaba, a huge Chinese conglomerate. Their stake in Alibaba at current prices is worth about $34 billion, and Yahoo's current market cap is ~$40 billion. Even assuming a discount on their Alibaba stake due to some overhead that would be involved in unwinding it, it still represents more than half of Yahoo's stock value.

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