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Comment Re:Frist Psot (Score 1) 323 323

There's a difference between defending free speech and defending cyber-bullying. Randal's quote doesn't apply here since the argument is not that cyber-bullying is acceptable because it's free speech but that cyber-bullying should (sometimes) be protected as free speech.

Comment Re:Prohibitions do not work! (Score 1) 294 294

> The UK ISP filters are completely voluntary as well. No, they are not. Every ISP is required to offer this service and explicitly force customers to make a choice as to having it off or on. The only way to avoid implementing it is to tell customers who want filtered internet that they can't sign up, but if one of the major ISPs tried that Cameron would be closing that loophole pretty quickly.

Comment Re:Obesity (Score 1) 144 144

People often seem to bring up world class athletes when criticizing BMI but these people are the absolute outliers. The vast majority of people are not like Mike Tyson in their physical build and as such BMI gives a reasonable indication of if they are at a healthy weight.

My mother is a fish. - William Faulkner