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Comment Re:ever think why (Score 1) 94

There is no "mass piracy" going on. There are pirates who won't pay for anything, because they thing they are awesome and don't have to be functioning members of society, because they think they are better than all those "idiots" (everyone else). I know of a guy that pirates movies he never watches, because he thinks it is cool. He has thousands of movies in his "collection", more than any human could watch in a lifetime. He is a mass offender.

Comment Re:Admission (Score 2) 94

The statistic is almost meaningless.

How many adults have ever shoplifted something? Once is the same as a repeat offender on such a question, while in reality they aren't nearly the same. I mean, I stole a candy bar from a store when I was like 7 years old, and I would raise my hand. Far too many stories have meaningless statistics involved.

Comment Re:The Fourth Industrial Revolution (Score 2) 95

Here's the problem. Industrial revolution is about producing things of value. Hardware. Now, we're producing FlappyBird and is that really "Industrial"?

Robotics replacing humans is more likely part of the Industrial revolution. 3D printing, CNC and WaterJet cutting are Industrial. 5G is nothing more than a fancy telephone line, just like all the other fancy telephone lines.

Comment Re:Down with Putin - Down with Trump (Score 1) 249

Well, you can tell yourself that, but it doesn't really fit the reality of how badly Clinton actually lost. Yes, she one the Popular vote, and that victory came from one state (California), which she won by a larger popular vote than she one nationally. This means that Clinton lost popular vote nationally, if California wasn't included.

Now, consider this, California Liberals are not even the same as any other liberals out there. They actually think they define culture via Hollywood. Which is why they can't fathom Trump as President, and why they are going ape-shit crazy. They are devoid of any reality checks that aren't part of the California Echo Chamber. And quite frankly, that is a large part of the reason she lost (not the Russians).

I live in California, and even people here are getting tired of the ultra-liberal bullshit that is going on. Hey, more taxes to spend on stupid projects that everyone "wants" for everyone else but themselves (HSR), that go way over budget and project to have ongoing deficits long after it is built. Why? Some liberal fascination with trains.

Comment Re:At this rate... (Score 1) 246

Skepticism is a hallmark of Science. Consensus is not science at all. Tell me, who is being more scientific, the skeptics or those running around saying "90% of scientists say ____________"?

For reference, Piltdown Man was once "Scientific Consensus" and taught in Universities and printed in Text Books. E=MC2 was once rejected as "Science" by many in the "science" community.

Stop pretending that it is "settled" (no such thing, scientifically). All science, even accepted science needs a critical eye. Anything else is religion.

Comment Re:Not sure what to think.... (Score 1) 782

Asshattery is a national pastime. We have people from all walks of life walking around being complete and total douches. I am not one of them.

I can not like someone, and am and still polite. Others, go all ape-shit because their gal lost a fucking election and are conspiring to be assholes because ... well THE RUSSIANS HACKED THE ELECTIONS!!!!! and our society (especially the left) is cheering them on.

So, when you start talking about "Manners", lets talk manners. Manners is caring more for others than yourself; they are selfless. Bradley Manning would be more courteous if he didn't force his particular mental disorder upon everyone else around him. Yeah, it sucks to be different. Trust me I know. But unlike others, I am not forcing anyone to call me anything other than what they want to call me, including asshole. Which I can be on occasion when people expect more from me than I am willing to give. But that is more of their problem than mine.

Social rules, which you end your comment with, are exactly what Chelsea Manning is trying to change. The whole LGBTQLMNOP crowd is all about changing "social rules" they don't agree with. So, in a nutshell, social rules are for controlling others, which is bad, unless they are social rules you like, then they are good. See, that is how hypocrisy actually works. Have a great day (I mean it)

Comment Re: Trump is worse (Score 1) 249

No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State.

Where in that clause says anything about owning businesses and removing control over them? All he has to do is fully transfer it to his kids (which he pretty much has done), and he is clear.

Meanwhile, Hillary broke this all sorts of ways with the Clinton Foundation and Pay to play schemes while SoS, but nobody on the left seemed to care a wit. I wonder why the hypocrisy now.

Comment Re:Two parties are here to stay (Score 1) 249

If we rid ourselves of party notices on ballots, the idiots won't be able to vote "party line" down the ticket. The Primaries should be fully open with NO party affiliations mentioned on the ballot. That is, unless the parties have their "primaries" on their own dime, and put forth a candidate along with all the other candidates.

The way to void First Past Post in a party supported system is to rid it of the problem, and the problem is the Parties themselves.

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