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Comment Re:How to stop Trump (Score 1) 184

Some sort of kill list for long-lived trolls. (That term needs to be defined, but a short definition could be "rude and insincere Sophists".) I think a natural approach for slashdot would be an improved "foe" option, but the entire friend/foe thing is so borken (sic) that I wouldn't even donate towards fixing it (unless the proposed project was amazing).

That is a challenge that often splits on partisan beliefs. I can tell you that more than once I have wandered into conservative echo chambers here on slashdot and attempted to have a discussion with them only to have them call me a sophist.

You're probably well aware that while some people use the foes list as a perma-hate list, it does not have to be that way. If you really wanted someone to stop commenting in your JE, you can use the foes list to squelch them for whatever amount of time you want (although functionally some people just that time "forever"). One problem though is it requires you to 1, be a subscriber and 2, set your JE comment setting to something like "no foes". Another problem is that if you foe someone to silence them in the discussion they could just as well set up a new account and come right back in if they felt so inclined.

Comment Re:Why is this not bad for Drumpf? (Score 3, Insightful) 286

Putin does not seem to be one to shy away from using extralegal measures to silence people he doesn't agree with, is that what you are suggesting Drumpf might want some tips on to solve "mutual problems"? Certainly Putin is much closer philosophically with Drumpf than he is with anyone from the democratic party; do you expect he has a good method for Drumpf to use to deal with pesky liberals and socialists?

Comment Re:Why is this not bad for Drumpf? (Score 2, Informative) 286

Please provide examples of this buddy-buddy relationship you're describing, which appears to be exactly the opposite of reality.

Drumpf has praised Putin many times on the campaign trail. This has made the news numerous times. If you don't watch the news and don't know how to use a search engine I don't see how I can help you.

Comment Why is this not bad for Drumpf? (Score 0) 286

If he's in cahoots with Putin and the like, why are the GOP still so in love with him? Most of us remember a time when we were constantly being told to fear the Russians. The GOP still likes to rattle their sabres at them from time to time, yet for some reason now they're buddy-buddy.

It would be interesting to see what Drumpf even knows about Putin. Does he know Putin's actual net worth (even the CIA doesn't know that)? Does he know where Putin's family name comes from (wikipedia can't resolve that)? Does he even know that the Russian constitution was rewritten to allow Putin to have his current position of power?

Comment Re:How to stop Trump (Score 1) 184

You can provide whatever excuse you want, but it will only be that in the end - an excuse. You are only making excuses for not providing any evidence to support your preferred conspiracy. When this discussion is closed by slashdot we will all then agree that indeed you had no evidence whatsoever that supports your conspiracy. The only question that will remain at that point is why you opted to push for a conspiracy when you could have just as well gone after Hillary over something that she did that is supported by actual facts.

Comment Re:How to stop Trump (Score 1) 184

Convenient excuse, what will your excuse be when you're home from work? If wikileaks had anything that supported your conspiracy, it would have received attention by now and it would have been front page here in this conservative echo chamber called slashdot. I haven't heard anything of the sort though, which supports the notion that indeed there is not a shred of evidence to support your claim.

Comment Re:How to stop Trump (Score 1) 184

If you did - and if the evidence was in it - you should have no problem providing a link to it. If such evidence was in it, I am confident it would have already been all over the news. Hence I have no qualms against saying that you still have no evidence to support your conspiracy.

Again, there is plenty wrong with Hillary. Why do you feel the need to make shit up? You should focus on what she actually has done instead of what you fantasize her as having done.

Comment Re:How to stop Trump (Score 1) 184

Easy mistake to make. I know you have a lower UID though I'm not sure how long you've been involved in political discussions here. I can tell you from my experience that MH42 (whose name you almost certainly have realized by now does not indicate an endorsement of Karl) was previously on the (very short) list of conservatives who would actually be willing to flesh out their ideas with factual support. However even before the rise of Drumpf that became unfashionable in these parts, and he mostly followed suit.

Comment Re:How to stop Trump (Score 1) 184

They released the evidence

Not for your claim, they did not. There was not a single shred of evidence for the grandiose claim you levelled just a couple comments ago where you made up the bit about

E-mail server and other links led up to the debacle in Libya.

We both know you have no evidence whatsoever to support that claim.

There is plenty wrong with Candidate Hillary Clinton. You don't need to make shit up or regurgitate tired and fact-free conspiracies; you just make yourself look more absurd in the process.

Comment Re:No, and no (Score 1) 137

The implied choice is between MS and Sony

I disagree. The question was "Would You Buy or Recommend One?". I don't see how this makes "none of the above" an invalid choice. For me the WiiU is a vastly superior choice to either, though I still prefer none of the above right now.

So you recomend against all consoles. Then why not lead with that, and leave the rest out.

Because I started by answering the question that was posed by the title of the article.

XBone is for people, especially families

I think you have that confused with the Wii and WiiU. Just because XBOne has a component that allows you to play a dozen or so games without the traditional controller does not mean they are actively trying to get families involved in gaming. Look no further than the game sales volumes and you'll see where their real interests are; the top selling titles for both the Sony and MS consoles are of the same genre, and with the exception of the console-exclusive titles they are the same games.

But picking PS4 because you like

Maybe someone else preferred the PS4 in this thread, but not me. I don't want the MS or Sony consoles, period. No generation of either has ever been in my home, and I can't see a reason to change that.

Comment Re:It's also instability (Score 2) 324

That is a different matter, there. Those have been offenses that one could be fired on-the-spot for even back when workers did have rights, and they deserve that status. The problem is that now the employer has so much power over the worker that they can can them at a moment's (or less) notice for no real offense at all. Not long ago the idea of a career was almost guaranteed to any hard-working skilled employee. Now it is devolving into the realm of pure mythology.

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