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Comment Re:More than 26 sounds (Score 1) 157

as I wrote above

I certainly hope you don't expect anyone to remember who said what in every post in multiple threads.

Nope, just trying to cite rather than repeating myself.

You admit that I will likely need to consult a table of thousands of emojis.

And someone just learning Chinese or Japanese would need to consult a table of thousands of hanzi/kanji. Likewise, someone using lesser-known punctuation in English, such as the en and em dashes and mathematical symbols, would need to consult a table for those. Perhaps the solution involves improved emoji input methods rather than not including emojis at all.


Which I'm willing to do my best to repair.

Comment Re:False sense of security (Score 1) 152

"Welcome to being an entrepreneur. You want time off? You earn enough to take some time. You want work/life balance? You earn it. Sometimes getting there requires working pretty hard for a while. You talk about work/life balance as if it is something you are entitled to have rather than something you earn. There's nothing wrong with working for someone else but very few people can earn a substantial income without a lot of time, effort and risk."

A freelancer is hardly a true entrepreneur. A freelancer is effectively an employee without benefits. Freelancers are capped by the market rates for staff plus the cost of providing them benefits. This is quite different than truly being an entrepreneur making the value of what he is producing. There is a huge gap between the market rate for labor and the market value of a laborers output... if there weren't nobody would hire employees or entrepreneurs. Actual entrepreneurs are exploiting this to make a profit on the work of others without adding value themselves (at least not beyond the value of any one of the workers) and they absolutely owe those workers benefits.

60% of business ventures fail and most of the ones that don't fail aren't profitable in the first five years. You better have one hell of a safety net to be taking that kind of roll of the dice. It does depend on the business of course but the only ones I know of that significantly improve that outlook are effectively just employment opportunities minus benefits.

Comment Re:More than 26 sounds (Score 1) 157

It is logographic (like Kanji) etc

Yet kanji are enCJKoded.

If each product, or even 10%, have an emoji, how much time will it take me to sift through them all and find the one I want?

That's why, as I wrote above, Unicode has a generic chocolate bar rather than a branded one. Likewise, it'd likely end up with a generic wafer bar.

What are the chances will have no idea what most of them are supposed to indicate?

Slim. Unicode Consortium publishes code charts describing what each code point encodes.

Comment More than 26 sounds (Score 1) 157

Adding emoji to Unicode makes about as much sense as adding new letters to the alphabet, and nobody seems to feel any great need to do that.

Except when a language has more than 26 sounds. This is how Icelandic gets the thorn and edh, some African languages get a stretched-out s whose capital looks like Greek sigma, German gets a ligature of stretched out s and s, Mbembe gets a fish-shaped round A, Nigerian languages get letters with hooks and a turned E, Chipewyan gets capital and lowercase glottal stops, and more.

Comment Re:Question for Bernie Sanders (Score 1) 152

The supreme court abolished the Consitution long ago. The problem with the Constitution is that people are far too willing to accept illegal and unconstitutional laws/rulings if the result is an end they approve of rather than demanding the Constitution be obeyed and holding out for their goal to come about via an amendment or never. Amendments are hard, that was by design.

Our Constitutional government is long gone. The supreme has made many rulings that blatantly contradict what the document says. Congress passes laws every day that do the same. Not one person advocating gun control is actually trying to amend the second amendment to do so legally. Nor are those who want to deny the right to privacy (mostly for abortion) trying to amend the portion indicating that not all rights are enumerated in the Constitution. Those who want to support waterboarding aren't trying to amend the prohibition on cruel and unusual punishment. Those who support publicly available criminal records and sex offender lists aren't doing so either.

We have such a twisted interpretation of the Constitution that nobody even questions the legitimacy of Congress enacting a war without a Congressional Declaration of War. When the Constitution explicitly spells out the process and requirements for a congressional vote to go to war it is blatantly unconstitutional for the congress or our government to go to war without following that process and meeting those requirements. The intent is so clear that the foremost legal expert in the country could stand in front of a group of random citizens and say otherwise and every one of them would know he was full of shit. The Constitution is written in plain if slightly dated English, not the legalize of today. Anyone can read and understand it.

Tell me that any judge would accept the same sort of dodgy justifications, workarounds, and artificial constructs that supreme court justices have accepted to get around the constitution from a poor private citizen with a trust document and a tax debt and I might reconsider. For some reason congress, the president, and our judges don't get charged with treason when they violate the Constitution. If our US Attorney isn't hard at work on this what is he/she doing? Oh right, prosecuting hundreds of thousands of cases wherein people have violated laws which are outside the Constitutional authority of the federal government in the first place.

The people had two checks against their representatives and the founders gave government no authority to override them. The people reserved force of arms and the final say in whether any man/woman/child could be imprisoned regardless of law or circumstance. Both of them are long since dust.

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