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Comment Re:No they aren't denying it (Score 1) 604

For you, maybe. For others, it definitely is. There was a convention of Christians recently where Donald Trump's candidacy was hotly debated. One group said that since God let Trump win the Republican nomination, that was the sign that God wanted them to vote for Trump whatever his faults. Another group said that God was testing their strength to stand up to an unrighteous man. There were fairly prominent individuals in both groups.

I'm sure Climate Change is a religious issue for people like that.

Comment Possible (Score 3, Interesting) 182

First, I'm sure there's lots of Open Source being used in Google's implementation - just not where we can see.

There is a speech recognizer from CMU that might be a good starting point. I haven't heard about plain-language software, though. There is additional rocket science to be done. Not insurmountable given things we've already done.

Training with millions of people? Actually, that's the part that community development is good at.

Comment Re: It's OK to Not Tolerate Inteolerance (Score 1) 633

If you surveyed how many citizens would support law against hate speech, it would probably be a significant number. And prospective citizens as well. So I don't think the problem with your proposal has anything to do with people in favor of shari'a law. It would not work with plain Judeo-Christian European European-descended folks.

Comment Re:So basically... (Score 1) 633

I've met Godwin and he'd be horrified that you are trying to shield Trump by invoking his name. The world doesn't need an automatic method to suppress discussion of atrocities, and Mike never meant what he said to be one. In fact, this is a quote of Mike directly:

If you're thoughtful about it and show some real awareness of history, go ahead and refer to Hitler or Nazis when you talk about Trump. Or any other politician.

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