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Comment: Re:A first: We should follow Germany's lead (Score 1) 698

by bkr1_2k (#49479731) Attached to: 'We the People' Petition To Revoke Scientology's Tax Exempt Status

Don't call me an expert but I believe it had to do with what it took to become a member of the religion, (in a fiscal sense) and remain a part of the religion, plus a few other things they were doing with the money once they (Scientology) had it and how they were getting it in the first place.

Again, it has nothing to do with whether they like the "religion" and whether or not the "religion" is following the laws set forth for being recognized as a religion. As far as I know you can still be a Scientologist in Germany it's just not recognized as an official religion.

Comment: Re:A first: We should follow Germany's lead (Score 1) 698

by bkr1_2k (#49479241) Attached to: 'We the People' Petition To Revoke Scientology's Tax Exempt Status

Revoking tax exempt status isn't even remotely the same as "giving the state the authority to destroy religions it disagrees with".

The Germans revoked Scientology's standing as a recognized religion. It wasn't because the government didn't like the church; iIt was because Scientology was found to be committing fraud.

Comment: Re:Olde-timey carbon fuel (Score 1) 362

by bkr1_2k (#49471295) Attached to: Can Civilization Reboot Without Fossil Fuels?

Why does everyone assume we need to make more steel? There will be plenty of it around for re-purposing. We won't need the same level of fuel to produce steel because we already have literally millions of tons of the stuff. We may need fuel to help rework the steel into different uses, but certainly not to smelt the raw materials to make brand new stuff.

Comment: Re:Pao = Sexist (Score 1) 892

No, it's all bullshit. There's a lot of talking and propaganda around these ideas but when you start peeling it apart it's just layers and layers of circular citations and dubious studies by (professional) social "scientists" ( yes, I do think we should go back to calling it social "studies" ). It wouldn't even be a thing except it's repeated often and loudly by entrenched, tenured activists in universities.

Yes, telling people to negotiate is absolutely enough to break this HABIT(yeah, this conditioning idea is a flat out lie). People who have never bartered for anything, and moreover have never even witnessed bartering take place make the adjustment on their first day in a new country. Go ahead explain how this is "different" and somehow not "conditioning".

The real problem is the people with a disproportionately loud voice telling us that we're all brainwashed and incapable of owning our lives and our minds --who then propose to fix it with their own brand of brainwashing that suits their own selfish agenda.

Comment: Re:Hmm (Score 1) 892

Rigged studies are rigged. I am, and I expect most intelligent people are, perfectly capable of differentiating between pushy and assertive behaviors.
Really really really fucking tired of this top-down social engineering that's going on everywhere these days. The lies and propaganda supporting this cultural enforcement is constantly being debunked and yet the SJW's just keep going with it. And the really frustrating part is seeing that the academics and politicians propagating these myths aren't even altruistic themselves --they are just cynically furthering their own careers. This has become the age of the professional SJW.

Comment: Re:what? (Score 1) 227

by bkr1_2k (#49393185) Attached to: Google 'Makes People Think They Are Smarter Than They Are'

Really? You never keep any data you read in your brain? If that's true there are bigger issues at stake. I don't have 24/7 access to google and wouldn't want it, so maybe I'm the anomaly. I just don't see this "study" as worth the time it took to perform. Even if it is accurate, who the hell cares?

Comment: yes and no (Score 4, Interesting) 394

by bkr1_2k (#49393065) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Living Without Social Media In 2015?

I get having a "professional" social media profile (a la LinkedIn) but no way in hell is a personal profile going to be up for discussion in any job interview I have. My private life is my life, not my employer's or prospective employer's. If they can't understand that I don't want to work for them anyway.

I don't give a shit, in my personal life if people "expect a facebook". I don't even have all my real-life friends associated with my one social media profile, I'm sure as hell not handing it out to every person I meet at some bar or party.

Comment: Re:Another failure (Score 1) 392

by bkr1_2k (#49226161) Attached to: Does USB Type C Herald the End of Apple's Proprietary Connectors?

Please find me an 11" laptop (full laptop, not a pad of some kind) for anywhere near the price of an 11" macbook air that has the same specs. When I bought my Apple I was desperately searching for something as an alternative and never found one. The next closest competition was a Sony Viaio something and it was about $800 more expensive. If it had been the same price I would have bought the Sony.

Comment: Re:Hmmm (Score 1) 392

by bkr1_2k (#49226113) Attached to: Does USB Type C Herald the End of Apple's Proprietary Connectors?

For those of us who actually travel a lot, lighter is better. I can run about 3 hours doing blender or gimp or garage band (recording audio books) on my 11" macbook air battery. No it's not 8 hours but who really expects to work that long on battery power? Even on planes you can get power in your seat these days. Does it suck having to carry an adapter? Absolutely. I'm not a fan of getting rid of even more connectors, but lighter is better in my opinion. The real question is whether the adapter just eats all the weight savings of no ports. At least with USB C you can just adapt usb devices with a cable not a real adapter.

Comment: Re:That clinches it. (Score 1) 393

by visualight (#49073231) Attached to: PC-BSD: Set For Serious Growth?

wtf did you just characterize this as user error? And then go on to proclaim that you shouldn't install Linux with a USB drive plugged in? As if this broken stupid idiotic default install is somehow a standard that everyone should know about? W.T.F.

Seriously I haven't used sles or opensuse for a few years so I'm only going by these comments, but if this is in fact the default behavior opensuse is cracked.

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