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Comment: Satire is not trolling (Score 4, Insightful) 457

by gijoel (#47678087) Attached to: Web Trolls Winning As Incivility Increases
The role of satire is to comfort the afflicted by afflicting the comfortable, or so Doonesbury said. Trolling does not do that. It is either cheap attention grabbing for shit and giggles, or more often, an attempt to intimidate a certain group of people into leaving the Internet.

If you disagree then explain to me the subtle social commentary of posting photoshopped pictures of Robin Williams' body to his daughter. Or bombarding a feminist website with gore, and rape porn.

The majority of trolling these days is about bullying people of opposing viewpoints into submission. They only seek their victims' attention in order to affect that.

Comment: Re:Buggy whips (Score 4, Insightful) 417

by gijoel (#46956727) Attached to: London Black Cabs Threaten Chaos To Stop Uber
Dude, considering the number of times GPS units send people driving into the ocean, or down a train tunnel, I think it's going to be a while before robotic cars are going to be safer than humans.

I really don't see how Uber are going to be protecting customers. Do they require background/criminal/driving history checks on their drivers? Do they require require vehicle inspections to determine how safe your car is? There a plethora of other requirements that I can't think of that I know have been address on other threads.

Comment: Re:All your accounts are belong to us. (Score 1) 251

by gijoel (#45375953) Attached to: Feedly Forces Its Users To Create Google+ Profiles
Why would I make a comment on a youtube video if I didn't want it public? If I wanted to keep it private I'd just email them something like, "Lol funny cat video. Kitty is so funny." Besides, I'm of a certain age where most of my friends aren't on any social network, and don't want to be. And truth be told neither do I.

+ - Aids denier sues blog critic->

Submitted by gijoel
gijoel (628142) writes "Aids activist J. Todd Deshong is being sued by professional aids denier Clark Barker. Amongst the disgraced, former LAPD officer's antics is calling Deshong's mother to "angrily denounced her son, and told her that, as a police officer, he knew about dangerous people, and that Ms. DeShong should fear that her son would kill her in her sleep."

Popehat has put out a call for help."

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