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Comment: Re:Vandalism unnecessary. (Score 2) 59

by Mashiki (#48679435) Attached to: Prosecutors Raid LG Offices Over Alleged Vandalism of Samsung Dishwashers

Hell that holds true with fridges among other things. I've got a 1940's style fridge that was my great-grandparents and it's still working. My parents are still using the fridge they got when they were married in 1977. On the other hand the new fridge that I bought 5 years ago has already died, the 3 year old fridge that I bought for my place in florida is already dead. And the same happened to my sister out in western canada, bought a new fridge 3 years ago...already dead. In all those cases, either the compressor died or the coolant leaked out somewhere.

Comment: Re:Most places I know start around 8am (Score 1) 77

by Mashiki (#48679425) Attached to: Boston Elementary, Middle Schools To Get a Longer Day

Back 15-20 years ago it used to be all 9-15:30 in my neck of the woods. Now it's 8-14:30(highschool) and 9-15:30(K-8). Why you ask? Buses. That's the only reason they did it, so they could stagger the bus schedule. Then again the distance that kids get buses are pathetic, it used to be that I walked ~5km in g1-5 to head to school in the 80's. Anything over 1km(0.62mi) now can get a bus. It's similar to snow days, freezing rain, and fog. Merest hint of it, NOPE they either cancel buses or school altogether. And here I remember crawling up a damn hill to go to highschool 20 years ago...after we had 8 hours of freezing rain and the school was open for classes, buses only being called back to take bus students home when fog rolled in, snow? Haha...get to school.

Comment: Re:WTF UK? (Score 1) 352

by Mashiki (#48671437) Attached to: UK Man Arrested Over "Offensive" Tweet

Despite all of the BS that people like to claim that Fox as gospel, they're more authoritative on news then MSNBC. Remember it was last year that the news vs commentary bit came out from Pew research, and showed that nearly 85% of all programing on MSNBC was opinion/commentary, with 15% being factual reporting. Compare that to Fox, it was 55% commentary/opinion and 45% factual reporting.

Comment: Re:WTF UK? (Score 1) 352

by Mashiki (#48670577) Attached to: UK Man Arrested Over "Offensive" Tweet

I know exactly what it wants to be, what it is now isn't what it actually is. Social justice as it is, as it's portrayed, is feels over law, feels over reason, feels over fact. Take any case where people are "protesting" something, and you quickly find they're ignorant of the real issues. That they're morally outraged because it appeals to their emotions, they don't reason it out, they don't think it through. Then again, these are the same people who tried to ban GTAV, they're now akin to Jack Thompson as well.

The sjw's against gamergate have their own pedophile problem these days, perhaps they should expunge their ranks. Or perhaps pick a new movement, after all with Dan Olsen posting CP and them running around trying to cover for them it seems that the entire segment has some serious problems.

Comment: Re:WTF UK? (Score 1) 352

by Mashiki (#48670549) Attached to: UK Man Arrested Over "Offensive" Tweet

Ignorance and/or poor education? People, corporations, politicians trying to appeal to the lowest common denominator?

So you're saying that the various people in say...san fran which is a mecha of sjw's are ignorant and/or have bad education? These aren't folks with a lack of education, many if not all are university grads. I believe the problem stems from a lack of real world experience.

Comment: Re:WTF UK? (Score 0, Troll) 352

by Mashiki (#48669995) Attached to: UK Man Arrested Over "Offensive" Tweet

This is the new Godwin. And in this case, you are wrong. This is the police being dumb fucks, as usual. They have been given specific advice about this sort of thing, but are ignoring it.

Gotcha, you can easily see the various flappy headed social justice folks out there throwing a hissy fit whenever something intrudes on their bubbles. And they want to ban it because "it hurts my feelings" but you'd rather pretend that it really doesn't exist. Perhaps I should just call them slacktivists that make a lot of noise and ruin society for the rest of us.

Then again, considering the stuff with "hashtag activism" coming out of the democrats these days, that sounds about right.

Comment: Re:WTF UK? (Score 2, Insightful) 352

by Mashiki (#48669957) Attached to: UK Man Arrested Over "Offensive" Tweet

Really? Could you explain then why there's a sudden up swing in said "social justice warriors" trying to ban media, video games they disagree with, speech they disagree with, and censor content. I get that "feelings" are easier to make an argument with, but I don't live in a world of feels vs reality.

The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness. -- John Muir