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Comment: Re:I wonder how the Gen Con people would feel (Score 1) 873

by dfghjk (#49343361) Attached to: Gen Con Threatens To Leave Indianapolis Over Religious Freedom Bill

"Liberty is about having the right to be "openly racist, sexist, misogynist, transphobic, and homophobic", without fear of physical aggression."

No it's not.

"That's not to say there aren't consequences for one's actions..."

What you are saying is that consequences are equated to a denial of liberty.

"...but a free society isn't one that mandates everyone conform to specific belief system..."

Liberty and freedom aren't a belief system and they do not include the concept of freedom to deny liberty to others due to your belief system.

Comment: Re:Hmmm .... (Score 1) 873

by dfghjk (#49343307) Attached to: Gen Con Threatens To Leave Indianapolis Over Religious Freedom Bill

"You don't want to exert the effort to convince people of something, you would prefer just to force a specific belief system upon people through the govt."

Interestingly, that "belief system" you refer to is the central topic in the Declaration of Independence. The nation was founded on it and the government exists primarily in support of it. "...that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." isn't simply a belief system shared only by those with a gay agenda.

Comment: Re:Do It, it worked in AZ (Score 1) 873

by dfghjk (#49343259) Attached to: Gen Con Threatens To Leave Indianapolis Over Religious Freedom Bill

Well, black men are men and homosexual men are men, so if you think service has never been refused to those men by the businesses you list then you are willingly uninformed. As for "winning a discrimination lawsuit" some have and many haven't, but this type of action is already recognized as both unacceptable and often illegal, otherwise there wouldn't be an interest in a law to preserve the discrimination.

Comment: Re:Do It, it worked in AZ (Score 2, Insightful) 873

by dfghjk (#49343231) Attached to: Gen Con Threatens To Leave Indianapolis Over Religious Freedom Bill

"Furthermore, most of the "civil rights successes of the last sixty years" have to do with race, and race is not an issue of Christianity for any but a very few loonies."

Wow, you couldn't be any more ignorant.

"This whole subject has come up because a small bunch of homosexuals are trying to make other people miserable."

And an bigot as well.

Comment: Re:Unfortunately, it's still on piano (Score 0) 59

But most likely NOT overjoyed to have a modern organ and he would take exception to the generalization that most "period" instruments "sound like shit".

JS Bach was first and foremost and organist, not a composer, and he was a master at voicing the world's great organs.

Basically, this comment is equivalent to saying that Antonio Stradivari would be overjoyed by today's violins because "period" violins sound like shit. Bach was revered as a musician and technician and was contracted to maintain the world's finest keyboard instruments.

Comment: Re:Such potential (Score 1) 520

by dfghjk (#49059683) Attached to: Nim Programming Language Gaining Traction

"It does not take longer to get used to than the idiosyncrasies of other languages, ..."

That is true.

"and it does result in nicely indented code."

Sure, 0.01% of the time. Bad programmers produce bad code in Python too and most would properly indent their code regardless.

The fact remains that it's a BS design restriction even though it isn't nearly as hard to cope with as some claim. This choice shouldn't be made again.

Comment: Re:Bad study - findings do not illustrate that at (Score 2) 297

by dfghjk (#48349393) Attached to: Study: Body Weight Heavily Influenced By Heritable Gut Microbes

"If two people grow up in the same house, are raised by the same parents, and exposed to the same food, it would naturally follow that they would develop the same gut microbes, regardless of their DNA."

That's why they compared identical twins to non-identical twins.

"If they actually wanted to study if gut microbes were influenced by DNA, they should have ALSO done the same study on the same number of adopted siblings, and compared them to the twins."

And that would improve the data over non-identical twins in what way?

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