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Comment Re:Peh (Score 1) 353

Once you do, being an asshole has no cost. I already am one. I am white, middle age, have a job, never been on welfare, never sucked another man's dick, never smoked crack, and never went to a hip-hop rave, I am not a fat ghetto hog with more children than rooms in my section 8 apartment.

I am an asshole by what I AM by my very NATURE according to you twats.

Sounds like your problem is a mix of low self esteem/image combined with an inferiority complex. That is what makes you an arsehole, not all the other stuff. Why? Because I'm white, I'm middle class, no children, not gay, I am gainfully employed, dont have a drug habit and prefer 70's to 90's rock and metal and you know what, I'M NOT AN ARSEHOLE.

What you SJWs

And here you're just looking to blame someone else for your own inadequacies.

Personally I cant fathom why "Social Justice Warrior" is bad. Being Social is good, Justice is good and in cultural terms, warriors are associated with good things (I.E. code of honour, strength, defending the weak and the like) so combined I cant really see why it's an insult. It really sounds like the imaginings of a middle aged, constipated angry man who has finally realised that he's said "Political Correctness" so many times that the saying has lost any meaning, so that's what he's invented as a replacement.

Erm, point in short, I cant take anyone who uses SJW seriously.

Comment Re:Peh (Score 1) 353

It's not really old data, it's just that the modern author hasn't considered the practicalities of the situation.

Offices *still* have 40 year old men (and 20 year old ones, and 50 year old ones) in them, it just happens they have a bunch of women too.

So how do we manages this so as not to be a part of the Patriarchy and it's incessant microagressions?

Do we adjust the temperature to suit the one lady in my office who likes it at 80 degrees?

Do we adjust it to another lady who likes it at 68 degrees?


Ignoring the fact that 80 C is enough to kill someone one you will inevitably get this conflict if you allow open access to the thermostat in your office. One lady thinks its too hot, turns up the air con, another lady thinks its too cold and turns it down. They go back and forth all day, leaving passive aggressive notes but never actually confronting each other. Meanwhile other staff are forced to suffer temprature changes 15 times a day.

The battle for thermal constancy in the office becomes so bad that management is forced to send out an email that the temperature is to be set to 23 degrees and left there. However these ladies think they're above the law and keep going until one day the manager replaces the old mechanical thermostat with an electronic control locked in the server room. For shits and giggles he left the old one on the wall... disconnected.

Comment Re:Don't believe the hype (Score 1) 195

I've yet to see a color laser that can print photos as well as even the cheapest color ink jets.

Anyone who cares about photograpic quality isn't using a cheap inkjet. They're using a very expensive printer with a continuous ink system so that argument is completely superfluous to this discussion.

Most people will head down to the nearest department store/office supply store with their camera to print high quality photos.

To the person who prints things infrequently or just wants to print out a full colour web page or Google Maps route for about 10-20 fellow JDM enthusiasts every few months, a cheap colour laser fits the bill far better than any inkjet.

In fact, given how cheap laser printers have become, the last inkjet I saw was an A0 plotter with ink tanks.

Comment Re:No, we need to ditch this web idiocy completely (Score 1) 89

After getting rid of this battery shit, get rid of the goddamn video and audio capabilities that have been added recently.

I dont agree with this.

What we need is a browser that has this capability but does _NOT_ under any circumstances allow it to autoplay. Flashblock used to perform this functionality admirably, but since we all moved to HTML5 and all its magical wonder we've gone back to the point where browsers automatically play anything.

And I warned all of you years ago you'd rue the day you blindly adopted HTML5 as the browser Jesus.

Comment Re:Maybe someday (Score 1) 112

If the chips are read only they would not be able to receive security updates (not that manufacturers issue ROM updates most of the time...). It would be a mess the first time a firmware security hole was found that couldn't be patched.

Nor could well liked features be removed so that they could be charged for... Or the code changed to make third party cables incompatible.

I mean think of the lost profits.

Comment Re:Good move Nokia (Score 1) 54

Even mighty Apple could not dislodge the king of the hill of the map Google maps.

Apple already has "dislodged" Google Maps on Apple devices....

"At WWDC last week Apple announced that it receives 5 billion requests per week for its mapping services and that Apple Maps is used 3.5 times more frequently than âoethe next leading maps appââ"i.e. Google Maps."

on IOS only.

And lets face it, Apple users are used to being lost. I think between all platforms Google will be receiving more than 5 billion requests per day. 5 billion requests is only 5 requests per Android user.

I tried to use Apple Maps for the first time in 2 years the other day. It still cant find basic landmarks like train stations here in Perth. Not like the state government makes that information free to anyone who wants to contact Landgate for it or anything.

Also, if you could provide an article that isn't a blatant advertisement for Apple, that'd be golden.

Comment Re:Who wants to drink pureed vegans? (Score 1) 379

>> Not only are its ingredients vegan

Who the f*** wants to drink pureed vegans?

If I'm going to get my liquid cannibal on, I want the taste of real hamburger-fed 'muricans!

Too fatty. Besides, vegans are grass-fed. Gives better flavor than grain-fed.

Yes but there is very little actual meat on a vegan, most of it has broken down due to lack of protein as well.

OTOH the sedentary lifestyle of the hamburger fed 'murican means that the meat is very tender and the excess fat can be used in the cooking process (for both greasing and cooking fuel).

Comment Re:They aren't revolutionizing shit. (Score 1) 379

I had plenty of tasty food when I was in the UK. It would probably have made a modern nutritionist have an apoplectic fit, but still.

There's a reason why British TV chefs who refuse to eat junk food are still a bit chunky. British comfort food is typically carb or sugar loaded (or both).

But your diet is not meant to consist mainly of comfort foods but occasionally someone eats all the pies.

Comment Re:And it all comes down to greed (Score 1) 568

When you bought that foreign car, you voted with your money that auto workers in that country are better than domestic ones.

a lot of fords and chevys are made in mexico, and a lot of foreign brands are made in US. careful when you fling your jingoistic mud.

Yup, the all 'Merican Camaro is an Australian designed car made in Canada?

Comment Re:Sounds great! (Score 1) 162

As a highly-taxed driver (gas and registration), I'm getting rather tired of cyclists requesting more and more road upgrades despite them not paying even a small share of the costs for those upgrades.

I know! And what about all those leeching pedestrians? Sidewalks don't just appear! Plus pedestrians slow me down when I'm in a hurry! We should require registration to walk in the city! :-)

So basically you hate pedestrians doing to you just what you do to motorists.

Comment Re:Sounds great! (Score 1) 162

But hang on, how many cyclists out there, who are of age to drive, don't also own a car?

Quite a few.

Every regular cyclist I know here in Perth doesn't have a car, in fact the only regular cyclist I know who does have a Class C drivers license makes it a point not to ride on roads as much as possible. I imagine it's worse in somewhere like London where you can live quite well without a car.

Do you have evidence that the majority of cyclists have licenses. If not your anecdotal evidence is only as good as my anecdotal evidence.

Now the only reason I want cyclists to be registered is so they can be identified and have their road using privileges revoked when they do something wrong, just like motorists and motorcyclists are. I've seen too many near accidents from cyclists pulling out into traffic without looking (and somehow motorists are the bad guy here). Of course cyclists are going to oppose being registered and having to wear an identifying number because they know they will have to start obeying the same traffic laws as the rest of us. Cyclists want equal rights on the road, fine, I agree but you must also have equal responsibility.

I'm a member of a race club, we take our driving very seriously and several times before when we've caught a member acting stupidly (especially off the track) we throw him to the wolves. We will report them ourselves then toss them out of the club. Cyclists on the other hand still refuse to admit that a cyclists is even capable of doing anything wrong and worse still, protect those who are endangering themselves and other road users out of some belief that motorists are always the bad guys. I've never seen or even heard of a cyclists dobbing in another.

Comment Re:Stuck signal sets (Score 1) 162

Then there's the complete disregard for traffic lights (oh, the light's red? Well I'm a pedestrian now, so screw you and give way as I suddenly pull out of my lane and ride across the crosswalk without warning!)

If a signal has remained red for five minutes despite my bike's front and rear wheels being directly over the crack in the street that indicates an induction loop sensor, what else am I supposed to do?

First of all, we dont believe that you actually stopped at a red light.

Secondly, do what motorcyclists do and hit the pedestrian cross button. I dont ride a motorcycle either, that's just common knowledge.

Also, you're attempt to make up esoteric scenarios to justify running red lights in peak hour traffic is terribly transparent.

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