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Comment Re:Don't be ridiculous! (Score 2) 103

Looks like fun but 12km really isn't very far, especially if you want to ride it to your destination and back, in which case you can only go places up to 6km away.

Don't be ridiculous! 12K is enough for anyone!

Bill Gates insisted that 640K was enough for anyone and that decision life hard for everyone for years.

Comment Re:nothing new under the sun (Score 4, Interesting) 446

People likely to have an affair will do so with or without a website...

Your comment ignores the nature of temptation. These websites have a corrupting influence on those who are not likely to have an affair. They catch the idly curious and change "I wonder what it would be like?" to "That person is available to me." and tempt those who would not be inclined and push them to take action.

Comment Re:nature will breed it out (Score 1) 950

being that many of them won't pass on their genes, nature will take care of it

The pertinent question is "Will nature breed it out before society collapses?" The burden of a generation of men who aren't fulfilling the role that society requires of them is probably too much to bear.

Expecting evolutionary processes to solve societal problems is similar to saying that global warming will be solved by the heat death of the universe.

Comment Re:Scientifically driven politics (Score 3, Informative) 347

Yes, politicians and voters imagine themselves to be Canute, without understanding the moral of the story.

Canute has received an undeserved bad reputation.

He went to the seaside and ordered the tide to stop coming in. It didn't stop. However, he wasn't illustrating foolish hubris. He was tired of people in his court coming and asking him to make proclamations that weren't going to work. He really was saying "Look I'm only human and my decrees can't accomplish the impossible."

Comment Re:Bad French, man (Score 1) 340

I just checked around the Internet, and I couldn't find a single example of this maple leaf apostrophe in the Tim Hortons logo. Every example I saw had no apostrophe, no maple leaf, just plain old Tim Hortons. I'm not sure where you got your information from, but I've never seen this Tim Hortons sign you're referring to.

My bad, It's Wendy's that uses the maple leaf not Tim Hortons. I confused the two as a result of their wedding and then divorce.

Comment Re:Bad French, man (Score 3, Interesting) 340

You're right about about the cedilla, only half right about the acute accents. To the language police it's: Québecois.

With their language use laws the language police in Québec also include the QPP (Quebec Provincial Police).

Interesting factoid: Tim Hortons is Canada's most popular coffee/donut fast food restaurant. It doesn't have an apostrophe. In Québec, an apostrophe would make it English, which would make it illegal (or at least illegal if the name was displayed bigger than the French equivalent). On their signs, they use a maple leaf instead of an apostrophe. The eye sees the apostrophe instead. (I'd call it a trompe l'oeill, which would be àpropos if not entirely accurate)

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