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Comment: Re:What's in the bill? (Score 0) 858

by operagost (#49339189) Attached to: Gen Con Threatens To Leave Indianapolis Over Religious Freedom Bill

I can't help but notice that neither the summary nor the links actually say what the bill says. Instead, we get the TL;DR, left-wing interpretation of its effects. I'm guessing, through some quick searches, it's meant to prevent what happened to the baker who had to shut down because while he had served many gay people in the past (supposedly; I don't tend to announce my sexual orientation before buying pastries) but refused to provide a wedding cake for a gay couple.

The Constitution is meant to restrict the government, not the people. People are always going to do things, in business and society, that you dislike. This is not about "Jim Crow" segregation that was institutionalized by the government. I'm not sure how far we can restrict people's right to freely associate before we realize we've gone too far. Maybe it will be once Westboro Baptist demands a "God Hates Fags" float in a gay pride parade.

"-1, Troll" doesn't mean, "-1, I disagree".

Comment: Re:Leave then (Score 1, Insightful) 858

by operagost (#49339053) Attached to: Gen Con Threatens To Leave Indianapolis Over Religious Freedom Bill

When you run a public business, the government gives you nice shiny benefits

Oh. Well, what if I want to run a business without their "nice shiny benefits"? Can't do that, eh? I have a natural right to run a business. Since when is government "giving" me rights?

If you're baking cakes out the back door of your house and selling them on Etsy (never mind how that works), fine, the government probably didn't support you, and you didn't promise them you'd participate in the economy they set up.

Actually, you'd probably be running afoul of many, many laws by doing that. You'd be lucky if you were allowed to GIVE away food.

Comment: Re:This will be used against blacks (Score 1) 858

by operagost (#49338989) Attached to: Gen Con Threatens To Leave Indianapolis Over Religious Freedom Bill

Everything's not about black people.

We have a black president, and black representatives in all levels of government. Our greatest problems of discrimination in society come from class, not skin color.

Other people have suffered discrimination.

Get over yourself.

Comment: What's in the bill? (Score -1, Troll) 858

by operagost (#49338749) Attached to: Gen Con Threatens To Leave Indianapolis Over Religious Freedom Bill

I can't help but notice that neither the summary nor the links actually say what the bill says. Instead, we get the TL;DR, left-wing interpretation of its effects. I'm guessing, through some quick searches, it's meant to prevent what happened to the baker who had to shut down because while he had served many gay people in the past (supposedly; I don't tend to announce my sexual orientation before buying pastries) but refused to provide a wedding cake for a gay couple.

The Constitution is meant to restrict the government, not the people. People are always going to do things, in business and society, that you dislike. This is not about "Jim Crow" segregation that was institutionalized by the government. I'm not sure how far we can restrict people's right to freely associate before we realize we've gone too far. Maybe it will be once Westboro Baptist demands a "God Hates Fags" float in a gay pride parade.

Comment: Re:easy (Score 1) 61

by operagost (#49327171) Attached to: First Prototype of a Working Tricorder Unveiled At SXSW

Barclay: Computer, begin new program. Create as follows: workstation chair. Now, create a standard alphanumeric console, positioned for the left hand. Now an iconic display console, positioned for the right hand. Tie both consoles into the Enterprise main computer core, utilizing neural-scan interface.
Enterprise Computer: There is no such device on file.
Barclay: No problem. Here's how you build it.

APL is a write-only language. I can write programs in APL, but I can't read any of them. -- Roy Keir

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