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Comment: Re:I think there's a lot of misplaced hate here (Score 1) 227 227

We don't know exactly what this guy did.

It does not matter. One does not — or, rather, should not — have a right to forcibly alter other people's memories or perception of himself. If the courts can force Google to erase the records, will they not be able to force the victim erase her memories as soon as the procedures are perfected? For the Greater Good[TM]?

Comment: "Right To Be Forgotten" in action (Score 1) 227 227

The non-existent "Right To Be Forgotten" recently invented by our progressive European friends strikes again.

And what it means is, as soon as the technologies for altering human memories are perfected, the same "right" will be enforced on humans. In TFA's example, that molested girl herself retains her memory of the crime — and the criminal. Will some future court-decision not order her to undergo a memory-wiping procedure to help the man rehabilitate himself?

Need not be a crime — your ex-wife may demand, you subject yourself to such memory-cleansing wiping out the good times you once shared as part of a divorce settlement. And employees leaving a company or a government organization may be required to surrender their memories of trade secrets or even of ever working there...

Well, we've been told for decades already, that one has a right to a "safety net" even if other people must be robbed at gun-point (via the IRS) to pay for it. For fewer decades we've been told, one has a right to enter into a business transaction in a place of "public accommodation" — even if it happens against the other party's ("bigoted") will. Though everybody has (and should always have had) a right to engage in consensual sex with anybody else, a right to be considered "married" by people holding a different ("parochial") opinion on what the concept means was recently established instead.

This "Right To Be Forgotten" will not be far behind. Troll my elbow, it is coming.

Comment: Re:"Not eager" (Score 1) 246 246

He just sounds like someone doing a job, not someone in love with it.

True. But, at least, he's been doing it without the interruption of pregnancy, child-birth and nursing.

You know, the burden, which the parochial and sexist Mother Nature so unfairly places only on women.

Comment: BitTorrent (Score 1) 1 1

Why maintain your own network of mirrors, when you can use the multitudes of people that have already downloaded from you? Just run a few seeds here and there and you will need neither the redundancy (99.9....9% uptime), nor the bandwidth requirements of a traditional file-server.

May have to add torrent support to fetch(1), but that is doable...

Comment: Re:Iran is not trying to save money (Score 1) 383 383

It's not my fault you lack reading comprehension. I recommend finishing grade school.

Whenever there is a disagreement, the Burden of Proof is on one side or another.

By demanding "Prove it", you tried to place it on me. I explained, why it ought to be on Iran and its apologists instead. I'm willing to give you a brief course on grade-school level logic right here. Just ask (politely).


Between who and who?

Comment: Re:"Not eager" (Score 1) 246 246

That is incredibly presumptuous towards the woman in question

Just what is it, you are accusing me of "presuming"? The submitter gave all the details necessary: his wife worked for about two years as a developer. She has not done any coding for three years and is "not eager" to ever do it again.

Now compare her with somebody else, who has — since graduating college — worked for two years, loves what he is doing and is enthusiastic about continuing. Like her husband.

On the face of it, they should be both earning the same money: "Equal pay for Equal work. NOW!!!!"

And so goes the poster about the woman — and the parochial evil sexist bigot KKKonservatives, who want to keep her and all other women "illiterate, barefoot, and pregnant".

Quick, call your Congressman to demand generous funding for female programmers seeking to return to the workforce. Ample funds should be allocated to deal with their lack of enthusiasm, which can only be a manifestation of other people's bigotry.

Comment: Re:Iran is not trying to save money (Score 1) 383 383

I never said "innocent until proven guilty."

You did. By demanding: "Prove it"...

unfounded assumptions are dangerous and can have disastrous consequences

What consequences would there be to assuming, they are building a nuclear weapon?

About your boring rhetoric on Obama, I'm not American so I don't care, really

My "boring rhetoric" was meant to explain, why making a deal — any deal — is so important to the American current Administration. Important enough, they would try to shore up domestic and international support for it with less-than-honest propaganda.

Take your rants somewhere else.

Where would I take them? To some English-language forum hosted in the US and aimed, primarily, at American audiences? Like Slashdot?

Comment: Re:Iran is not trying to save money (Score 1) 383 383

Prove it.

Given the number of times they've been caught lying in the past — including very recent past — the burden of proof is on Iran — and its apologists. The same apologists, who have no problems protesting Iran's innocence, while at the same time arguing for their right to have nuclear weapons...

Oh, and TFA itself is proof — the argument, that Iran are doing it "for energy" is defeated by the simple Math presented here.

It is admirable, that you wish to apply the "innocent until proven guilty" principle even to foreign regimes, but it is also naïve. Even in the legal system and offender on probation has to continuously prove innocence...

But realize that the propaganda machine is using the WMD line to trance you into gearing up for war, just like they did for Iraq.

So, your argument for Iran's innocence is our attack on Iraq? I fail to see a connection... The above-enumerated lies are totally independent of whether or not I am unduly influenced by some ominous propagandists — whom you would not even cite.

Have you considered the possibility, that it just might be you, who are a propaganda-victim? A "deal" with Iran (and Cuba) is the only good legacy Obama can have: despite all the Statist interventions (like the "Cash for Clunkers" flop) the economy is contracting, the Ukraine-related sanctions against Russia should've been Georgia-related and tightened instead of abolished in 2010, Obamacare is increasingly unpopular.

Bringing "peace for our time" with the mullahs would be — he foolishly thinks — something he could point a finger at. The way Clinton can point to his — equally foolish deal with North Korea. This is why they push for the "deal" — the same inept morons, who tried to befriend Putin with a plastic button...

Comment: It begins... (Score 1) 815 815

As predicted, it begins:

A group [...] plans to burn American flags in a Brooklyn park on Wednesday, just days before the Fourth of July holiday.

The event originally was aimed at burning the Confederate flag, but later changed to focus on the stars and stripes.

Will you be there, Dave?

+ - Creating bacterial 'fight clubs' to discover new drugs->

Science_afficionado writes: Vanderbilt chemists have shown that creating bacterial "fight clubs" is an effective way to discover natural biomolecules with the properties required for new drugs. They have demonstrated the method by using it to discover a new class of antibiotic with anti-cancer properties.
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