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Comment Re:Blame those who are to blame (Score 1) 45

one or more of common sense actions like avoiding fake sites pretending to be others, and having widely used no tracking and no scripting extensions would prevent this 'attack' . all that does not require technical knowledge.

No, you're mistaken. Much of the web doesn't work without some amount of scripting and cookies. Now, I run those scripting and tracking blockers. However, it's quite a game to get some sites working, knowing which scripts I have to enable. That is far beyond the expertise of plenty of smart people who don't happen to be experts in computer related things.

Comment Re:Feminist/SJW Echo Chamber Circling The Bowl (Score 1) 140

It has a specific definition, and refers to tangible actions and a describable ideology.

No it doesn't, not any more than a miscellaneous grab bag of "shit I hate on the internet". But sure let's go down this route. So, I've got two questions for you (and maybe a third):

1. Do you think I'm an SJW?

2. What's your definition of "SJW"?


if yes to 1:

3: do you have any evidence of the things you're accusing me of?

Comment Re: it'll still be political (Score 1) 140

Yeah, you're right, all those civil rights activists who got lynched and the 'four dead in Ohio' at Kent State were asking for it because they were a nuisance.

Do you believe you should be allowed to stand on my front lawn, exercising you free speech with a megaphone at 2am?

If no, then where do you draw the line?

If yes, then you don't have the faintest clue what free speech is or what it's for.

Comment Re:Who gives a shit (Score 1) 140

Ah yes, the truth is out there. Just like aliens!

wooo ooooo eeeee ooooo

I remember you making this claim many times. I remember you linking rather dubious, peripherally related things, but you've never ever once provided anything which could be described as "credible evidence" that she was subject to a drive by shooting because she was housing men.

Comment Re:Good on him (Score 1) 221

You're comparing a 1920s vehicle with the peak of modern development though.

Mostly, I was pointing out that steam engines were feasible in cars.

Anyway, it's hard to tell where things would have gone. The doble was arguably better than contemporary ICE vehicles. Compact steam power has had little development though. Nonetheless, we could certainly do a better job now: we have much better alloys and construction techniques.

The engine can afford to be larger too: it requires no clutch our gearbox either.

It would be hard to make steam competitive if it's possible, due to the vast amount of engineering which has gone into small ICE engines, and either way it's doubtful steam would offer enough to make it worth the investment. Still though, Doble's have better emissions than a Volkswagen!

Comment Re: Who gives a shit (Score 1) 140

That's rubbish. Allowing people to filter you out of their feed is not equivalent to gagging you. You have no right, mitral or otherwise to make people listen to you or force them away if they don't want to. If you interrupt a conversation I'm having in public with someone else, me telling you to eff off isn't gagging you either. You have no right to be listened to.

And here's the thing, if words are "just words" and of little consequence, why bother defending the right to use them freely. You cannot have it both ways where words are so important that their free use must be defended yet so unimportant that they are inconsequential.

With defenders like you, free speech doesn't need enemies.

Comment Re: it'll still be political (Score 1) 140

I can't tell if you're being sarcastic or serious. Free speech isn't about obnoxiously forcing people to listen to you. You have a right to say what you like without being arrested. You have no right to make yourself a nuisance to people who don't want to hear what you have to say.

And the existence of public spaces doesn't imply that they should be a free for all only usable by the most annoying of people.

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