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Comment Me am play gods! (Score 1) 159

The real "ethical debate" should be about whether a group of moralizing busybodies should be allowed to interfere in the reproductive choices of other people.

Of course, it is a short debate, because the answer is "no".

It's funny how many of our most contentious issues are actually about people fearing that someone else's (undeserving) kids will out-compete their own.

Comment Re:This backlash is done by children (Score 1) 626

The injunction issued by a whiny, politically motivated judge whose argument was nothing but "my fee-fees!" is not going to stand.

Still standing. For all your whining about the "fee fees" of judges, el Presidente Anaranjado sure is getting into an all-caps frothy rage over this. Your populist hero is the biggest lolcow in American history.

Comment Re:Showing your bias, eh? (Score 1) 94

You want to give Trump an extra 4 years? Keep bashing and invalidating people who are trying to do good things.

What an odd threat. Recognize those (rare) times Republicans do the right thing, or they will help rather than hinder the incompetent president they nominated?

Well, thank you for making my metaphor explicit. Trump's power functions like he is holding the country hostage, and even his own party sees it that way.

Comment Re:This backlash is done by children (Score 3, Insightful) 626

These are not people that will ever be satisfied or content with Trump. There is no reason to cater to them at all.

Well, yes, intelligent people see him for the Dunning-Kruger charlatan that he is, so even when his policies are advantageous, they fear the taint his supporting them would bring to their cause. So opposing Trump is always a win-win in the long run.

I know you people still feel like losers, even after your political tantrum was successful, so it must really stick in your craw when Trump is thwarted. You're just going to have to learn to live with it. The President is not a king and he must answer to a wide variety of power that challenges his own - and his only originates from and is limited by the Constitution. He has no soft power at all. His leverage is that of a toddler holding gasoline and a match.

You might want to consider why right-wing boycotts and protests usually amount to nothing more than providing material to comedians, while the protests against Trump have traction and are supported by the most successful companies. I mean, even Anheuser-Busch trolled you dumbasses hard.

Comment I say go for it, increasing exclusivity (Score 1) 537

is a feature, not a bug. We have too many CS graduates from mediocre schools as it is.

Still, though, I'm surprised we were weren't already subsidizing feminist basket weaving.

It seems kind of absurd, given that schools already give things away to the people who add value to the school. It is the STEM majors that add value to the school. So will they do away with scholarships, too? I doubt it.

Comment Fanboys, defend the hive! (Score 4, Interesting) 268

Since this thread is full of fanboys rationalizing Apple's failures, I think I'll eat their mod points by recounting my personal experiences with their failures.

I bought a 2007 MBP. It's battery swelled and had to be replaced. Eventually, it's 3d graphics card died and the only way to use it was to boot into safe mode.

I bought a 2012 MBP. It's trackpad quit working and had to be replaced. The replacement trackpad also failed within a month, but by then it was out of warranty. I quit trying to get it fixed because I use a mouse anyway, and I'm sure those cunts would try to charge me because I didn't buy "Apple Care".

I was given a 2015 MBP. So far it hasn't failed, but it has behavior that is intolerable. With the lid closed, it goes to sleep unless there is a keyboard plugged in. Apple says "Fuck you, software KVM users". And even with a keyboard plugged in, it immediately goes to sleep if the power cord is yanked out. Apple says, "Fuck you, cat owners".

I have no interest in their new crippled laptop and its gimmicky function key overlay. That shit was lame when it was called the Optimus Maximus in 2008 and it is just as lame now. Apple says, "But muh innovation! Muh courage!"

My first laptop, a ThinkPad from 1998, still works and boots to a 2.4 kernel. (Many nostalgia, such rugged, wow.) My other Toshiba, Dell, and HP laptops also worked up until I got rid of them, and they all took way more abuse than my precious, delicate MPBs.

So this year, I bought a cheap laptop from Dell. I'm using Linux again for the first time in a decade, and it is liberating. Buh-bye Apple, you prissy, shark jumping freaks. I can't wait until I retire and never have to touch your shit again.

Comment Re:Why is it the top result? (Score 1) 332

But as the defacto gatekeeper to the internet (at least for millions of non-savvy users), they have a responsibility to stop with the "deep thinking" about how to "imrpove" the algorithm.

"I appreciate the quashing of porn and viagra spam, but punishing racist conspiracy theory SEO is going too far!"

These people are a parody of themselves.

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