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Comment: Re:This isn't a question (Score 1, Informative) 539

by Uberbah (#49761061) Attached to: Ireland Votes Yes To Same-Sex Marriage

Why the arbitrary limit?

Lots of reasons. Because polygamy generally involves powerful men taking lots of wives, and sometimes forcing young men out of the community so they have their pick of women. And no, it's not going to even out of a few Marisa Mayers take on a few "brother husbands."

Because it creates an inherent power imbalance in the relationship - if you call your wife Sue a fat bitch she can stop speaking to you until you've done a few weeks of groveling. But if you're a polygamist, you can tell Sue that if she doesn't get over it, you'll just be fucking your second wife, Molly.

Because it takes issues that are otherwise straightforward and turns them into a mess if there is no will. If you get in a car accident and end up in a coma, your wife can make medical decisions for you. If you die, she inherits everything and has custody of the kids. But if you're a polygamist who adopted, who gets the kids...Sue or Molly? Who gets the house? Which one makes the call to keep you on a feeding tube while you're in the coma?

Comment: Re:This isn't a question (Score 2) 539

by Uberbah (#49760893) Attached to: Ireland Votes Yes To Same-Sex Marriage

Well, the marriage benefits are intended to help with child rearing.

You know gay people can have biological kids as well as adopt, right? This was always a red herring from homophobes anyway, as you never had the same Concerns over post-menopausal women or elderly couples marrying.

question of why we're extending benefits for no reason should be asked.

You should be asked if you've ever heard of the word "inheritance". How about the right to make medical choices for your partner in the event of his or her incapacitation.

Comment: To the willfully obtuse (Score 2) 539

by Uberbah (#49760867) Attached to: Ireland Votes Yes To Same-Sex Marriage

Why don't you guys demand the same equality from the moslem countries?

Why do you think they aren't?

If you guys really want equality why do you do it in the West?

Because that's where they live, dumbass. Same reason why you spent more time dealing with the laws where you live than what they are in Bumbfuckistan.

Comment: Re: *shrug* (Score 4, Informative) 377

by BasilBrush (#49757791) Attached to: 25 Years Today - Windows 3.0

There's two different things here. The Amiga's place in the broadcast TV and video effects world was it's features that allowed the graphics card to synchronise to an external vsync, and to generate TV standard signals, such that mixing live video signals and computer graphics was trivial.

Separate to that was the ability to render complex 3D scenes, usually not in real time. For that, you needed (at that time) the most powerful CPU and FPU.

Presumably for the most part Babylon 5 needed the latter, not the former.

Comment: Re:If I use an IDE, does it mean I'm a bad program (Score 1) 441

by BasilBrush (#49757727) Attached to: Choosing the Right IDE

Nope. It was the answer to the question "If I use an IDE, does it mean I'm a bad programmer". Implicit in the question is whether that particular tool makes him a bad programmer. Everything else is out of context (context, something you'd understand if you were a programmer). Returning the answer in the same framing (context) means that that particular tool makes him more productive.

Everyone else got it. Hence the +5 Insightful. And hence your downmods.

Now, are you going to continue being an ignorant arsehole?

Comment: Re:If I use an IDE, does it mean I'm a bad program (Score 1) 441

by BasilBrush (#49755203) Attached to: Choosing the Right IDE

Do you deny you actually said precisely this:
No, using an IDE means you are a productive programmer

Do you deny that you made precisely this incorrect quote: "anyone in front of an IDE is productive"

Obviously tools like cut'n'paste are beyond you. You're also too stupid to realise they don't even mean the same thing. You lose.

And I see you're still waiting for a single person to agree with you.

Comment: Re:If I use an IDE, does it mean I'm a bad program (Score 1) 441

by BasilBrush (#49754561) Attached to: Choosing the Right IDE

You really are an incompetent. Your entire argument is based on a misquote.

Anyway your analogy still sucks, because all of the IDE related tools are available with equal or more power outside the IDE.

You're showing your ignorance again. An IDE is about productivity. You can for example type a complex command in a CLI to do a refactor, but there's no usable interface there to examine preview of the refactor before you do it.

The IDE user leaves you and your primitive tools in the dust.

Comment: Re:If I use an IDE, does it mean I'm a bad program (Score 1) 441

by BasilBrush (#49747977) Attached to: Choosing the Right IDE

You're stil not fooling anyone. Your comments are as foolish as a carpenter saying he only ever uses hand tools. When you're learning to be a carpenter, then of course you'll learn to use hand tools. But professional carpenters in this day and age are using power tools for most of their work.

Comment: Re:If I use an IDE, does it mean I'm a bad program (Score 1) 441

by BasilBrush (#49745979) Attached to: Choosing the Right IDE

You're not fooling anyone. You gave it away with the lazy slashdot stereotype of StackOverflow. Spending 3 hours on an issue that a StackOverflow search would have found you the key to in seconds is not being a productive programmer. And it's certainly not being a professional one.

You're a poser, not a programmer. You don't do this for a living. You have far too much to learn.

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