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Comment Re:The big problem (Score 1) 460

We are looking at this from different perspectives. It would cost more for Walmart to PAY FedEx to deliver packages to each house than for each customer to pick up the package at Walmart. Walmart does not pay for the customer to pick up the package at the store. That cost is incurred by the customer. Just as the customer pays the cost to drive to the gas station.

Submission + - Ask Slashdot: Can some of us get together and rebuild this community? 21

wbr1 writes: It seems abundantly clear now that Dice and the SlashBeta designers do not care one whit about the community here. They do not care about rolling in crapware into sourceforge installers. In short, the only thing that talks to them is money and stupid ideas.

Granted, it takes cash to run sites like these, but they were fine before. The question is, do some of you here want to band together, get whatever is available of slashcode and rebuild this community somewhere else? We can try to make it as it once was, a haven of geeky knowledge and frosty piss, delivered free of charge in a clean community moderated format.

Comment Re:Legalize it. (Score 1) 302

Anyone who claims to care about sex slavery and doesn't advocate the legalization of prostitution is simply not serious.

This is a classic example of an informal fallacy. If A -> C, you must support A or you are against C.

By that logic, you must burn your car if you are against pollution. If you don't burn your car, you are for pollution. The problem is that this does not take into account any other side effects.

Comment Re:You think the housing collapse was bad (Score 1) 917

"Either large segments of the population are going to have to give up on college or they're going to have to put themselves in a position where default is almost an inevitability."

So you're assuming that there is no middle ground? The choices are bankrupt for life or no college at all? How about an in-state institution with a scholarship or two. This is obtainable for a reasonably smart person. I did this, and I paid off all loans in just about one year. Sure, I did not go buy a brand new car after college, but I am debt free and loving life.

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