I'm keen to see how the techn-libertarian crackpots that infest this board are going to explain THIS away...
You forgot "SHEEPLE"
That is AWESOME. They've managed to take the piss out of every annoying Web fad invented in the last 5 years.
Incidentally, it does demonstrate the herd mentality of web designers in general... and how when one person used Bootstrap or material design in a website, then a billion other web hipsters will do the same. Result, an Internet where a third of the websites look identical.
... how about charging those rural parasites fair market value for the water they use, reflecting the scarce/non-renewable nature of fossil water??
Asking greedy/short-sighted primary producers to take some of that personal responsibility they vote for and foist onto the urban poor is only fair. If the shoe fits, wear it.
Waiting for some gullible brainwashed libertoon to say now that "there's no such thing as market failure".
I've had idiot college conservatives actually tell that to me with a straight face, in this day and age.
... at the term "Future Banned User" (FBU).
Isn't that just a nice way of saying "somebody our algorithm flags as a complete asshat"
Why would the Chinese government have them attacking their enemies in such an obvious and easily attributable way?
Are they just at the point where they now think they're so big and strong, that they can just steamroll anybody in the world IRL and online without long-term consequences?
It could just be Third World 'peasant mentality'. Or are people, who are ostensibly rational enough to take control of a nation of 1+ billion people, really this stupid?
What, there's no law against having a conflict-of-interest?
Hah America, the cradle of democracy can't get THIS right.
You drunk the libertool Kool-aid too? My sympathies.
This is the failure of the neoconservatives. These fools believed that you could bake bread out of shit by giving violent, culturally-backwards literates the right to vote. That they could be trusted with "freedom".
Ignorant barbarians don't deserve the vote, and can't be trusted with the vote.
That way lies Gaza.
"Freedom" isn't universal, and not all people can be trusted to exercise it responsibly.
Gotta love "intellectual property" accounting rules.
He's a Conservative. There's probably some angle in there, where either him or his friends stand to benefit.
The man is obviously suffering from right-wing brain canker, where the entire world is filtered through the notion of individual greed and self-interest, and the only value worth preserving is corporate profit and fat dividends for Tory-supported old people.
What colour is the sky on this guy's planet??
He has drunk far too much of the copyright cartel's Kool-Aid. In what reality does copyright infringment result in JAIL TIME? In a world where custodial sentences are increasingly being reserved only for violent offences? Maybe this tory crook thinks that copyright infringement is a violent assault against the oversized profits of buggy-whip makers?
The notion that businesses with bad or obsolete business models should have the right to claim that newer and better businesses should prop up their businesses for them is scandalous, and a terrible precedent to set.
Next thing you know, he'll be demanding that buggy-whip makers will be entitled to tell car makers how they must support buggy-whip makers, etc etc.
It reflects the arrogance and studied cluelessness of his conservative milieu. Outrageous.
... and I'll wager that the loans get structured into collateralized debt obligations, and then tranches sold to gullible (sorry, "unsophisticated") German pension funds. The problem then becomes finding enough shitty loans to repackage.
It'll be like subprime all over again.
No ifs, no buts. Give him his shit in a cardboard box, revoke his pass, get security to escort him out. Pay him to serve out his notice at home.