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Comment Re:Change the laws together with English (Score 1) 1103

Something being a societal construct doesn't mean it's mutable.

The problem is "race" is such a nebulous term. It has no scientific underpinning, at least not when used in this topic.

You might want to read about this before continuing to post, as you're just embarrassing yourself.

Comment Re:The sharing of table scraps economy not viable? (Score 1) 317

It depends on which country you are in. I happen to live in Germany where taxis are usually awesome - recent model Mercedes, informed drivers, commercial insurance, commercial license, efficient service. Uber offers nothing but the promise of cheaper fares at the expense of safety, something countries which have put lots of effort into making taxi services safe and functional are reluctant to encourage for obvious reasons.

Comment Re:"...disabled by default." (Score 4, Interesting) 255

The exact same thing was said when Apple introduced Gatekeeper in mac OS Mountain Lion four years ago. The default when Mountain Lion* shipped was to allow apps from the App Store or signed apps from other sources, and it's still the default today. The blanket option to allow all apps and go unprotected is now hidden, but it can be re-enabled from the command line. And you can still override Gatekeeper for individual apps from at least three different interfaces (attempt to launch the app, then open the App Store prefpane; right-click the app in Finder; use spctl from the command line). As far as I'm concerned, that's all as it should be. It's still possible for a user to selectively bypass Gatekeeper, but it's harder to do so accidentally or globally.

(*: The back-port to Lion allowed all apps by default as a concession to users of old hardware that were left behind when Mountain Lion dropped support for 32-bit EFI.)

That's no guarantee that Microsoft will be as wise as Apple has been. Instead of code signing, Microsoft is encouraging developers to wrap Win32 apps in UWP containers so they can be published from the Windows Store, so probably not as wise. Closed-source OS developers aren't idiots, though. Apple and Microsoft both know that the "default walled garden on desktop" button is wired to the self-destruct system.

Comment Re:No surprise... (Score 1) 210

The presence of a competing product is a part of what determines something's value.

Ryzen's release will cause the value of Intel's microprocessors to drop.

Corporations should be abolished.

This kind of thinking in uninformed.

How about a law making any profit margin greater than 5% illegal and punishable by prison time?

This has gone from ignorant to ignorant and dangerous.


Comment Re:wars destroy wealth (Score 4, Insightful) 514

A poor person gets stuck with a public defender, a rich person gets an amazing lawyer. That means an innocent person without money is more likely to go to prison than an innocent rich person. Or do you seriously think OJ would have gotten off if he was poor and Johnnie Cochran and his team were replaced with a court-appointed public defender? Because if you don't think that's the case, you agree with the person you condemned and owe them an apology.

Comment Re:Theory too (Score 1) 514

Common sense is frequently not reasonable and rational, just like your meandering post. Hint: When you are condemning something, condemn that one thing - don't start off vaguely criticising it and then wander off and attack the next scary thing that pops in your head. That makes you look unfocused, and your argument pallid.

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