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Comment: Re:Omissions are not discrimination (Score 1) 386

by AK Marc (#49608927) Attached to: Bernie Sanders, Presidential Candidate and H-1B Skeptic

Please, cite the relevant law I'll be accused of violating and any existing precedents of prosecutions (successful or not). I'll wait.

Blonde is "race". If you discriminate against "fair haired" people, that will be considered under race. There are thousands (if not more) of cases on race.

Comment: Re:and I suppose you blame abuse victims (Score 1) 386

by AK Marc (#49607501) Attached to: Bernie Sanders, Presidential Candidate and H-1B Skeptic
The shutdown was caused by the veto, not the passing of the bill. The passing of the bill was valid and would have resulted in a working government, then Clinton took an action that caused the government to shut down.

I don't see why it matters so much to you. What does it matter who you blame for the shutdown? It was a good thing, not a bad thing.

Comment: Re:Omissions are not discrimination (Score 1) 386

by AK Marc (#49607483) Attached to: Bernie Sanders, Presidential Candidate and H-1B Skeptic

There are no laws defending blonds or red-heads against discrimination by brunettes either.

Yes, there are. If you discriminate consistently against blonds, then you will be open to legal action. You are using a strict definition of "race", and the application of the laws doesn't work that way.

How about folks, whose name begins with "Mi*"? There is not a law anywhere in the world (!) explicitly protecting us — how do you sleep at night knowing of this ongoing travesty?

Has there ever been a documented case of someone discriminating against a Mi based on name? No? Then why do you think you deserve special laws?

Oh, well, if we start counting omissions, we can get really far.

I've seen some that explicitly list LGBT (as a non protected class). That's not an omission, but a license to discriminate. Is that any different?

Comment: Re:Sanders amazes me (Score 2) 386

by AK Marc (#49603753) Attached to: Bernie Sanders, Presidential Candidate and H-1B Skeptic

[LBGT] are perfectly equal already — there are no laws singling them out in any way.

Nope, there are hundreds, if not thousands of laws that single them out, whether by name or omission. There are piles of laws on housing and other things that state you can't discriminate on race, gender, age, family status, religion, and/or other factors, but very few of them extend anti-discrimination laws to LBGT. This is singling them out as one of the non-protected classes is singling them out.

Comment: Re:Not really an issue (Score 1) 62

Or the have two products that are free because one is more "secure" with more false positives, and the other is more "permissive" because some people only want "hits" when it's a real virus, not the more generic hits when it detects a nonvirus, like a kegen. As for the mixup for which was provided, did the reviewer use a native Chinese speaker to discuss the versions and which is delivered? It may have been a simple miscommunication on the default config, not malicious.

Comment: Re:Why? (Score 1) 108

by AK Marc (#49591305) Attached to: Messenger's Mercury Trip Ends With a Bang, and Silence
It takes less than that. If you want to escape Mercury, you'd need to go Mercury's escape velocity parallel to the orbit, or greater if headed away from the sun, and less if headed towards the sun. So to burn up in the sun would be less than the stated or free-body calculated Mercury escape velocity. Also, the number is reduced because the calculated number is related to from a rest at the surface, not for something already moving in orbit. It wouldn't take nearly that much more velocity to end up orbiting the sun, or smashing into it, if you were already moving and in orbit.

I'd rather just believe that it's done by little elves running around.

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