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Comment Re:Clever design (Score 1) 234

If I buy a Switch and some downloadable games for it, and it is destroyed, will I have to re-purchase all of those games, or can they be transferred to a new console easily?

I was under the impression that if you bought Nintendo download credits for your DS, they were not transferable to the Wii. If Nintendo's own faux money can't even be used universally on each of their consoles, I doubt their policy regarding the games will change any time soon!

Comment Re:we need more disenfranchisement (Score 1) 40

It definitely has been devastating that more people than normally would go to college are pressed in to it.

It doesn't surprise me that you would say that, as denying education to people is a standard conservative technique to ensure the continued stagnation of economic mobility. You also over-focused my statement of "higher education", which includes things like trade school that are also vastly beneficial to high school graduates who otherwise find themselves with no path into jobs that pay a liveable wage.

And Leftism is so extreme and ridiculous, it's indistinguishable from a parody.

For whatever "Leftism" means to you, I suppose. If you were to actually look at people who are actually involved in politics in the US, you would find that your idea of "Leftism" describes exactly zero elected federal politicians.

Comment Re:we need more disenfranchisement (Score 1) 40

The part I find most amusing about the usual north-south divisions (I've heard others suggest a straight extension of the Mason-Dixon line as well) is that then the Mexican border becomes entirely the responsibility of the south, but they won't have the economic resources to make it happen. Although as they won't have any jobs for the Mexicans to venture north in pursuit of, it might become a moot point. They would really have to worry more about their northern border, as they would need to reinforce it to keep people from fleeing to the north in hopes of jobs, education, and health care.

And the border bit becomes even more interesting if secession starts with Texas... They have the largest part of the Mexican border of any state, if they go first they suddenly find themselves with a bill and not enough income to cover it.

Comment Re:we need more disenfranchisement (Score 1) 40

it's been so fundamentally changed by you guys at this point.

Yeah, it really sucked ass when people started to be credited as full time workers when they worked only 40 hours a week. It was awful when average workers started to get the weekends off, that really was havoc for our economy. The devastation of people being able to put their children through higher education is incalculable as well.

By our dogma, taxes would be low here but entrepreneurship would high and the economy would be booming

That plan has been tried many times over, and not once has it ever come even the slightest bit close to something that could be approximated as a vague resemblance to the promises that it came with. It has been tried in many different parts of the world, at many different times, and every time the result has been the same - it has been an abysmal failure for everyone who is not in the top one-tenth of one percent of the economy.

Meanwhile your parody of what the non-conservatives in this country want for a plan is so far removed from the truth that it isn't even worth quoting.

Comment Re:BNP Paribas (Score 1) 146

Well, I'd like to agree, but I've been seeing a huge trend where all links in e-mails use tracking services, even for plain URLs. Things like, "click here to see our privacy policy", and instead of using a proper URL like "www.site.com/privacypolicy/2016/", they send you something like "tracking.3rdparty.com?link=7d0Hg1f2dhF8gNnb78r".

As long as legitimate companies refuse to use real URLs in their marketing messages, would we really expect end-users to spot phishing scams? This is not a problem that can be solved at the end-user level if companies have stupid security policies to begin with and insist on using tracking domains or outsourcing their statistics. New TLDs won't help.

Comment Re:we need more disenfranchisement (Score 1) 40

I would ask how you see your opinion of people who "hate" America as being somehow connected to reality, but I don't see any reason to expect you to answer such a question. The notion however of you not being on "a mission to fundamentally change the country" is a lie in and of itself. You most certainly are trying to change the country, even if it may be that you aspire to change it back to the 18 50s.

my peeps would certainly need to build a wall to keep you people out from nagging us about everything from the weather to the size of our Cokes

In what alternate universe are there cross-border issues about such things?

I suspect the Right-wing side would need a massive defense appartus, and a DMZ might also be apropos.

First of all, if a division occurred along political majority lines (red states v blue states), the red zone wouldn't be bringing in enough revenue to build a "massive defense appartus" (sic). If you applied some even stranger Reaganomics to pretend that you somehow could do that, what on earth would you be defending yourself from? Your construction would almost certainly need to be done to hold back the exodus from your territory.

Comment Re:we need more disenfranchisement (Score 1) 40

I don't know that I've ever heard anyone propose an east/west division, I'd be curious to hear which side you would think to be more appealing as you would find "commies" (by whatever bizarre twisted definition you use for that word) on both sides who likely wouldn't be excited to leave for the other side. Were you inspired by the old east/west Germany in that suggestion?

That said..

Because, there's not exactly anywhere else in the world that's as "backwards" and therefore suitable for me.

I hear Somalia is pretty temperate this time of year. If you like snow, Afghanistan might work out as well.

On a more serious note, why is your philosophy so special that some part of the country needs to be preserved for it? You want to throw other people out for their philosophies, why do you get to stay put?

Comment Re:Holy flamebait batman! (Score 1) 879

I asserted that Stern was an international communist,

Indeed you made that claim.

and produced research proving such.

No, you provided no such research. Perhaps you meant to and forgot to include a link? I'll give you a chance to provide one now.

You haven't offered one fact throughout any of this.

Then apparently you are not reading what I write. I can't fix that for you, you will choose to read what you choose to read.

.You just show up and wag your finger and lecture me about my "behavior"

Show up? I started this thread. I have pointed out many times before how hard to the right slashdot leans. You can pretend otherwise if you want. As for your behavior, you haven't provided any facts - while launching into one baseless attack against me after another - so it is about all you give me to reply to. If you would care to provide an actual fact, we can discuss it.

and pretend that your delicate sensibilities have been violated somehow by my "tone".

I never once claimed to be "violated", for whatever you think that means. You have, however, claimed more than once that I or others did that to you.

Try and add the FACT that temp data is being manipulated and corrupted to a conversation on global warming; see how that goes. http://realclimatescience.com/...

Where does the data come from? The blog claims it exists but offers no source whatsoever. Why should I believe them when they have a very obvious agenda?

Try to contradict a Black Lives Matter activist by giving proof that there is no such thing as "Driving while black" (at least in New Jersey) http://www.city-journal.org/ht... and see how that goes

First of all, that is from 2002 - it's well over a decade old. Second, it is discussing speeding on a stretch of freeway and it is discussing the rates at which drivers are pulled over for it - it is impossible to actually say how many people are speeding over a course of time as it is impossible to examine every one of them. Third, the "driving while black" pertains as much to driving through the city as anything, and more specifically is about being pulled over for a trivial - or even wholly fabricated - reason.

How in the world would you know if Slashdot was leftwing, if you've never offer a rightwing opinion?

That makes no sense whatsoever. Slashdot routinely shows itself to be hard-right. Why would I want to offer up a voice to the choir - especially when it contradicts my own beliefs?

For virtually every article on Slashdot where there is a leftwing opinion, try adding a rightwing one.

I don't have time to wait for "leftwing" articles, they show up extremely rarely here. I comment on generally 1-2 a week and I'm not going to hold my breath for the needle to fall into the haystack.

That's how lefties roll; they "moderate away" anything they don't want to hear.

You've shown repeatedly how you earn the poor karma score you have. Try discussing matters in a mature fashion, using actual facts, and we'll see what happens. Sitting around crying about your imagined conspiracy does not help you at all.

That's how they oppress.

In other words, it doesn't happen. I thought maybe you'd be able to provide facts to the contrary, but you have so far completely and utterly failed to do so. Care to try yet?

Comment Re:we need more disenfranchisement (Score 1) 40

It makes a lot more sense than your idea to restrict it to people who own land, although neither is actually a good idea. The number - whatever it actually is - of people who don't pay federal income tax also includes a lot of retired people, and the actions of the federal government often have a great impact on their lives.

Comment Re:BNP Paribas (Score 1) 146

What difference does that make if you're relying on 3rd parties to validate for you? E-mail clients could already scan for fake PayPal links, but they don't because it's not their problem to maintain a database of brand names.

It was a major goof to reverse the order of domain levels in the first place. Adding or removing levels won't fix that.

Comment Re:Holy flamebait batman! (Score 1) 879

I've seen more and more people saying that they believe that it's going to have to happen, not just that it is going to happen.

That is not an endorsement of it as an idea. Most climate change scientists agree that climate change is occurring, but that doesn't not mean they think it is good.

Economics is a technology (and so is currency)

No, economics - at least in the context of the vast overwhelming majority of people who think they understand it - is pseudoscience. It almost without fail has more to do with how groups of people feel about things than anything else, it's sociology without the impediment of the scientific method.

and the issue is being driven by technology,

No, it is being driven by human greed. More jobs are lost to places where people will accept lower wages than are lost to technological advancements. Sure fewer people shoe horses and make buggy whips now but that was not an industry with a huge number of employees in it before the automobile reached a point where people could afford it.

As per usual.

I will not challenge your right to have an opinion. However if you present it here I will exercise my right to show where your opinion is not connected to reality.

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