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Comment: Liberal ilk has nothing to do with it. (Score 1) 544

by donaggie03 (#46087933) Attached to: Map of Publicly-Funded Creationism Teaching
If a person has the option to reduce their tax burden by instead giving that money to some private party, then the argument of whether it is private money or state money is simply a matter of semantics. No one in this thread has made the claim that private parties shouldn't be allowed to give their money to these organizations, but when that donation triggers a tax benefit, then that donation clearly effects the state's bottom line. I would think that this is glaringly obvious, regardless of whichever "ilk" one may belong to. Or are you deliberately trying to obfuscate the discussion?

Comment: Re:It might be an unpopular opinion... (Score 1) 822

by donaggie03 (#46084711) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Does Edward Snowden Deserve?
Even "no penalty" may be too harsh a penalty if you believe he shouldn't receive punishment. If his sentence is "no penalty" then that must mean he's been convicted of the crimes that he is charged with, which happen to all be felonies. Then he'd be a convicted felon, not allowed to vote, find a decent job, etc.

Comment: Re:So basically... (Score 4, Insightful) 459

by donaggie03 (#44740767) Attached to: How Gen Y Should Talk To Old People At Work
You are arguing against a point that no one has made. The Slashdot community understands that language evolves. The issue here is about unprofessional communication in a professional environment. Sure the younger generations have always had their slang and but it wasn't until this generation that they expected to be able to use it while speaking or writing to their boss or clients! You, surely, cannot expect the professional world to embrace the lowest common denominator of hipster drivel. If you are truly a professional, then other people's opinions of you matter. The way you express your self matters. Your appearance matters. It is not on the young upstart to have the mindset of, "This is how I write, and language changes, so deal with it." Unless, of course, they are one of those young upstarts that managed to create their own successful tech giant. Despite what the news would have you believe, those lucky individuals are few and far between.

Comment: censorship (Score 4, Informative) 29

Fucktard Timothy opens with "..., I don’t know if censorship is exactly the right word for it, but an incident that recently took place to do with publication of some security information – can you talk about what happened exactly?"

In whose deluded mind would censorship NOT be "exactly the right word for it"??

Comment: Re:Problem is.... (Score 1, Interesting) 533

by donaggie03 (#43620449) Attached to: Is Google Glass Too Nerdy For the Mainstream?

The problem is, nobody wants to wear glasses, even people who need them for vision correction. That's why contacts were invented, and laser vision correction. So why, oh why, would we ditch glasses, only to wear different glasses.

Because normal glasses imply that your eyes are faulty and people don't like announcing thier flaws in such an obvious way if they could help it. Because normal glasses imply you do a little bit too much book readin', so you obviously need to be picked on. Conversely, Google Glass doesn't try to correct a physical impairment you have, so it isn't really a fair comparison.

Comment: Re:Too caught up on appearances (Score 1) 533

by donaggie03 (#43620327) Attached to: Is Google Glass Too Nerdy For the Mainstream?
I spent a good number of years as a college student, both undergrad and grad, and carried a backpack with me all the time. I've continued to carry a backpack even after graduation, and no one has ever given me a dirty look, much less said anything to me about it. I probably wouldn't take a backpack into a bar, but I do take one just about everywhere else.

"When it comes to humility, I'm the greatest." -- Bullwinkle Moose