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Comment: Re:i don't understand the premise of the post (Score 1) 208

No he fucking isn't, shitwipe. ALL speech is protected. Fucking all of it.
IF your speech has DIRECT consequences you can be held liable for those consequences. You can NEVER be legally punished for the content of your speech, nor can you be legally prevented from saying whatever the hell you want.

Comment: Re:Poster sounds sympathetic, but sounds like thre (Score 1) 208

am I going to be arrested for saying that? No.

If my family was hunted down and raped 8 years ago, and you write a note saying "AC's family is going to get raped again on the 8th anniversary of their first rape," then yes, you might be communicating a threat and thus subject to arrest.

You see, we rely on courts to make these findings of fact - and unless they arrest and try the person who made the statement to determine whether or not it was a credible and legitimate threat, then we'll never *know* if it was indeed a threat or a joke.

Seriously - do you even due process? He posted a threatening message; authorities felt it was threatening enough to ask police to look into it; they found out who posted it, and are now they've arrested him, are charging him with what they believe was a crime, and his trial will determine whether or not he's in violation of the law. This is "the world functioning as it ought to."

It's not a threat if there is no method or means behind it. If it had been a threat they would have found evidence of his planned attack.
There's a reason he was arrested for some 1st-amendment fucking bullshit about "harassment" and not an actual crime.

Comment: Re:Don't Have to Try Very Hard at All (Score 1) 706

by drinkypoo (#49611597) Attached to: Two Gunman Killed Outside "Draw the Prophet" Event In Texas

Yeah, I suppose saying something blatantly stupid and arbitrary sounds better if you lead with it with a strained air of authority.

Irony, it's not half the comment you wanted it to be, is this the best use of anonymy? I believe in irony.

But, of course, in no way does it "need" to be eradicated,

That depends on your goals. If you want to move forward, yes it does.

Comment: Re: Time (Score 1) 239

by drinkypoo (#49610581) Attached to: Tesla's Household Battery: Costs, Prices, and Tradeoffs

Some time in the future, noise and exhaust pipes will no longer be associated with "power", but rather "wastefulness". That is when electrics really will shine.

That's already how most people feel in most of the world. Big loud exhausts are seen as a cry for help, expensive cars as a penis substitute, etc. And now, all the most aggressive American cars have forced induction. Even superchargers mute the engine note, and turbochargers also quiet the exhaust, so this is the beginning of the end of loud. It will still be a thing, but it won't be a thing you can just go buy off the lot, because emissions regulations will kill it by driving people towards more technology instead of more liters.

I know the Hellcat is kind of a conspicuous counterexample, but they won't likely be able to continue to make vehicles like that much longer, so enjoy them while they're here.

Comment: Re:Time (Score 1) 239

by drinkypoo (#49610541) Attached to: Tesla's Household Battery: Costs, Prices, and Tradeoffs

There is significantly less room for electrics here, since bikes can already quite easily be very efficient,

It takes an expensive and/or gutless motorcycle driven gently to be efficient, and it's well-known that most motorcycles have atrocious emissions. That's only changed recently... and it's made them very expensive. That's a lot of motivation to keep old bikes around, forestalling the adoption of emissions technologies. Motorcyclists are in general more reluctant to adopt new technologies, which makes sense when you are going to be rushing along over the road protected by some leather or nylon and a plastic brain bucket and with all those technologies stuffed up your ass. You want to be pretty sure they're not going to blow up.

That said, EVs aren't exactly new tech any more, and yes there are a number of contenders these days, put those things together and you get my GP comment.

Comment: Facebook is G+'s best advertising (Score 1) 45

If Facebook keeps driving people away, maybe one day G+ will be more than an also-ran.

Facebook was making me hate people I thought I knew. G+ makes me hate people I don't know, yes, but it also makes me like people I don't know, so that's still infinitely superior to facebook.

Comment: Re:Learn to read (Score 1) 706

by drinkypoo (#49610207) Attached to: Two Gunman Killed Outside "Draw the Prophet" Event In Texas

"I am in no way defending either the loud xenophobic fascist Wilders or anyone that wants to take a shot at him.",

Saying that doesn't make it true, and it isn't. By saying that they shouldn't have done what they did, you are blaming the victim. Thus, you are defending the actions of the gunmen, by placing blame on the victims. Stop it, because you're really being an offensive piece of shit and we must either ignore you or respond aggressively to your failure to defend the first amendment.

Comment: Re:tip of the iceberg (Score 1) 706

by drinkypoo (#49610199) Attached to: Two Gunman Killed Outside "Draw the Prophet" Event In Texas

Did Charlie Hebdo engage in deliberately pissing on someone's beliefs?

Yes. And that specific right must be protected or freedom of speech is lost. The right to mock an idea is probably the second-most important right in the category of ideas, just after the right to have them and just before the right to espouse them.

Comment: Re:tip of the iceberg (Score 4, Insightful) 706

by drinkypoo (#49610191) Attached to: Two Gunman Killed Outside "Draw the Prophet" Event In Texas

Then join with me in BBQ pig in a synagogue.

That is a stupid thing to say in one way, and an insightful thing to say in another. The radical Islamics consider the whole world their temple, and it doesn't matter where you do the things they don't want you to do, they reserve the right to murder you for it. So it's a stupid thing to say because this wasnt done in anyone's temple, and it's an insightful thing to say because it doesn't matter if you do it in their temple, they'll try to kill you for it anyway.

I'd make them have their international trollfest way out in the desert so bystanders don't get killed if someone takes the bait.

That's because you do not believe in the first amendment or freedom of speech, and so you can safely shut up now because nobody sane or interested in building a better society is interested in what you have to say.

"Life sucks, but it's better than the alternative." -- Peter da Silva