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Comment "Inflammatory" is not equal to "untrue" (Score 1) 611

Just saying.

And you're just asking for retaliation for Hillary's shitposting and inflammatory memes. I don't want to see commerce imploding because no one will work or buy from anyone else. If you're going to try to screw each other over, can't you at least keep it to politics?

Comment Re:We program our ideology into our story titles (Score 1) 367

Always seems more like the anti-SJW crowd trying to stir up the SJWs, as a form of trolling. The title is not supported by the story, the title is a troll, and the anti-SJW crowd fell for it, while the SJW crowd apparently didn't care (or perhaps are literate, and realized the title was a troll).

What are you talking about? Are you asking who trolls the trolls?

Comment Who's being greedy here? (Hint: not Coursera) (Score 1) 119

Coursera offers free course product online to consumers for many years. Coursera decides to no longer offer the free courses many years later. Users, having had free (i.e., unpaid) access to the courses for many years, courtesy of Coursera, become extremely upset when no longer given free stuff by Coursera.

Comment Google harms the most vulnerable (Score 0, Redundant) 134

Even if such loans are "predatory" and "harmful" to consumers, this will just increase the strength of the variables that Google sees as being predatory and harmful in the first place. It's unfortunate that, due to either ignorance or cynicism, Google is the one harming consumers the most.

Comment If you care, you can easily find news elsewhere (Score 1) 90

And? Stop using Facebook (FB), at least for your news. FB is not the only place to find news on the internet, and its far easier to find news than bothering with FB's trending news swamp of celebrities. I suspect Gizmondo is allowing its own political biases to override the facts here; thank goodness we have innumerable news sources beyond FB and Gizmondo. Use Google Search.

Comment Clueless millennials, clueless OP and /. Media (Score 1) 1080

First, they don't know what capitalism or socialism means, and prefer capitalism over socialism when explained in basic terms. Second, how can they focus on the flaws of the free-market when there isn't one in the first place? Admittedly, they could have studied economics and be against perceived flaws, but not knowing what capitalism or socialism is, I think almost certainly not.

Comment Guide to Propaganda: How to Use Grammatical Voice (Score 2) 109

'Comcast's actions could result in fewer online video choices for viewers nationwide, while increasing its dominance as a video gatekeeper," Bergmayer says. "If its behavior persists, prices will go up, the number of choices will go down, creators will have a harder time reaching an audience, and viewers will have a harder time accessing diverse and independent programming.' - Note active voice "Comcast's response is that Stream TV doesn't go over the internet, but is delivered over the same closed path as its cable streams, and so is exempt from the rules. It calls Stream TV a cable service, not an OTT service." - Note passive voice

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