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Comment Re:Stick to tech news please (Score 1) 52

Since tech is at the root of a lot of global warming, and tech will likely figure prominently in any solutions we might come up with, and there's already a pretty big tech sector devoted to reducing greenhouse gas emissions - this IS a tech story, fucktard. Get your head out of your ass, and your ass out of Mom's basement.

This. What is climate change, if not tech news?

If you think otherwise, then you're indisputably anti-science, no matter where you stand on the issue.

Comment Re:I wanted to take a photo of my ballot (Score 2) 116

1. USPS loses about 3% of all letters. Would you be willing to take a 3% risk that your vote is never received?

I call BS. If the rate were that high, all USPS customers would be up in arms, demanding improvements.

And furthermore, you're conflating letters that are truly lost or destroyed (a very tiny percentage) with those that are undeliverable because they are improperly addressed. That's unlikely to happen with a mail-in ballot that is mailed in an official pre-addressed envelope.

Comment Re:No one should be blamed for the spread of virus (Score 1) 332

As an example the percentage of people with HIV has increased in Austin, Texas by 41% or so from 2006 to 2012.

Proving nothing.
1 - Austin population has grown by 15% in that time
2 - A proportion of those people with HIV will be heterosexual
3 - Between 1990 and 2010 the number of same-sex couples in Austin grew at a rate of three times the city population growth rate. Yep, Austin got more gay.

Add those three together and I'd say it's rather likely that the extent of HIV infection in the gay community in Austin has probably dropped, thus entirely fucking disproving the ignorant shit you were claiming.

Comment Re:Least worst (Score 1) 999

I've come to the conclusion that the big two no longer represent my issues on the points that are most important to me. When I agree on a point with one of the major parties, it's typically on some wedge issue which doesn't seem quite as important. Watching them self-destruct has been more fun than anxiety-inducing. At the end of the day, I wouldn't feel good coming out of the voting booth contributing to either Trump or Clinton's vote count.

Comment Re:GRIDS! (Score 4, Insightful) 332

Any theories as to why Slashdot attracts so many garbage people? And to be clear, by "garbage people", I mean seriously shitty, messed-up human beings.

You misspelled "troll" but I'll float a theory as to why they're attracted to Slashdot: (1) anonymity; (2) minimal consequences for posting offensive material, especially as AC; and (3) an easily-provoked audience whose responses feed their egos.

Comment Re:Least worst (Score 1) 999

Most states are pretty firmly in one camp or the other, and only in a handful of swing states will such thin margins even be considered.

The flipside to this is that, unless you live in a swing state, your vote doesn't matter. So if you are throwing your vote away anyhow, why not on someone who best aligns with your own interests?

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