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Comment Re:Florida (Score 5, Insightful) 1078

I think you may be missing the point of condemning racism if you find it acceptable to casually condemn an entire region as being of similar mind.

Exactly, and that goes on a lot, even among otherwise intelligent people. "That *large diverse group* is so bigoted!"

Not only are comments like that repulsive because of their innate stupidity, they're harmful because they are recasting the basic elements of racism and bigotry in a more socially tolerable guise, against a group that the poster feels it's OK to condemn based on stereotypes.

And I'm not from the south, so this isn't defensiveness. It's irritation. Just think about what you say.

Comment Re:now we wait (Score 3, Insightful) 586

Good post. The anti-GMO crowd is as foolish and dangerous as the anti-vaccine crowd. And, like the anti-vaccine crowd, they are self-deluded, and convinced that they are right, despite the absolute lack of any evidence.

The only point they have in their favor is the questionable behaviors of certain companies, which are a consequence of some bad laws we have, not anything to do with the technology.

Comment Re:The biggest problem (Score 1) 111

Yeah. I switch between Firefox & Chrome, do a fair amount of browsing and gaming, and I don't think I've ever ran anything that used WebGL. Has it just not hit yet, or is it like VML, and will never be commonly used?

Comment Re:Apple banned Adobe because iPhone sucked. (Score 1) 209

It certainly is. But...

It also performs better than HTML5 + javascript. If you create an animation or game, it requires a MUCH beefier computer to run it at the same level in HTML5 as in flash. So, doesn't that mean HTML5 is even more of a resource hog?

Although I'll concede flash is buggier.

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