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Submission + - Milo Yiannopoulos Permanently Suspended from Twitter

Raenex writes: Breitbart writer and conservative provocateur, Milo Yiannopoulos, was permanently suspended from Twitter amid a dust-up with Ghostbusters (2016) actress Leslie Jones. Trolls had been harassing Jones with racist tweets after the movie's opening, prompting agitated responses from Jones. Milo entered the fray with, "If at first you don't succeed (because your work is terrible), play the victim" and "EVERYONE GETS HATE MAIL FFS". After some back and forth, Milo was eventually blocked by Jones and banned by Twitter after CEO Jack Dorsey became involved.

While outlets such as TechCrunch signaled their approval, Milo summed up his banning with the following: "Twitter is intent on protecting free speech, as long as you are a Hollywood actress who bravely tweets about white people, or a New York globalist advocating for violence against Donald Trump. They’ve made it clear that being gay and conservative doesn’t get me past the velvet rope into their free speech club, which is looking more and more like the same liberal echo chamber the mainstream media turned into decades ago."

Comment Re:Fixing simple errors (Score 1) 157

Lisp fixed that error early on. Perl creator Larry Wall solution to "break pedal doesn't work" is "stop using the break pedal" (yay car analogy!). Seriously, that is what you have to say about that noob error?

What I take away from Larry's flippant comment: "Don't do that" -> Don't use Perl.

Comment Re:Only as safe as the sandbox (Score 1) 167

On the other hand, whole nasty classes of bugs related to buffer overflows, stack smashing and data races cannot happen, which makes it harder to attack from the outside than C.

That's not true because of the unsafe escape hatch and raw pointers. It's an improvement over C/C++ by having a safe default, but you can still shoot yourself in the foot.

Comment Re:It's how you define the 'utility function' (Score 1) 609

This wouldn't lead to 100% logical consistency in policy, but it would surely be an improvement over the current system, don't you think?

Not necessarily. The attempts at communism killed millions upon millions. But what "current system" are you talking about that is based on an "ancient book of sacred texts"? It seems the only religion intruding strongly into government these days is Islam.

Comment Re:Bloody F!@#ing Idiots. (Score 1) 202

I've theorized that a high-efficiency heat pump--a quantum tunneling junction, in particular--could circulate atmosphere and concentrate heat well enough to use a compressor and compressed-air engine to leverage atmosphere heat, essentially using the entire earth's atmosphere as a solar battery being charged continuously by the sun

I find your ideas intriguing, and would like to subscribe to your newsletter.

Comment Re:To put it into perspective (Score 1) 237

Incidentally, the link you provided was a paywall, suggesting to me that you're probably on a college network.

Odd, because when I accessed it before linking I didn't get that paywall, but I did just now.

Anyways, I was mocking the current insanity of modern feminism. Your hard science/engineering comment just reminded me of how ridiculous things have gotten. Here's a non-paywall link. There's enough excerpts there to get the gist of the paper.

Comment Re:To put it into perspective (Score 1) 237

Sorry - you've worked on how many gas production and process plants? I've only been on about a dozen, totalling several years aboard and having to understand each section of the plant to be able to choose routing for cables - which have real implications for explosion risk management. So what the fuck would I know about how gas process plants are built?

Yes, but are you a woman? What can you tell us about a feminist gas extraction framework? It's $CURRENT_YEAR, get with the times.

Comment Re:Considering our office in Newcastle... (Score 0) 535

Marrying your first cousin in legal in the UK. Always has been.

It's not a matter of legality. It's a matter of what culture is actually doing it, and the strain on the healthcare system as a result. From the video:

"Here in Bradford, where the [name of Pakistani family] live, 75% of Pakistanis marry their first cousins. Anywhere between 4 and 10% of the children in these families will be born with genetic abnormalities. And these illnesses are often fatal. One third of children with diseases caused by recessive genes will die before they turn five.


Over in Birmingham, home to one of the largest Pakistani communities in Britain, 50% marry their first cousins. The children born into these families are ten times more likely to be born with recessive genetic disorders, and one in ten of those will die in infancy or suffer a chronic disability.


A major report published in 2008 shows that one third of all children suffering from rare genetic diseases are British Pakistani, yet they only make up 1.5% of the total population.


Cousin marriages have been a long-established cultural tradition amongst many British Pakistani families. But it's not just within this community. In the past, the British royal family married their first cousins, too. Today, though, it is mostly Pakistani, Bangladeshi, and some Middle Eastern and East African families that continue the custom."

Europe taking immigrants from outside Europe? Not really a Brexit issue, not directly. We will still have the same problem.

It's a legal requirement of the EU to allow free movement within the EU. Merkel threw open the flood gates to refugees. The only hope for the UK to restore sanity to migration is to enact their own policy outside the EU.

And swarms flooding in? The population is barely around predictions of the same made in the 1970's. We're not "swarmed" anywhere. At all. But observer bias, and all that.

What's happening is population replacement. The natives have low birth rates, the immigrants high ones. Entire white communities have been displaced by immigrants and have become minorities. And it's only going to get worse with the new flood of immigrants.

But what really shows me I'm wasting my time is that you've linked to an anti-Muslim article as an example of why Britain should get out of the EU on the basis that "immigrants are Muslim" and "Muslims are trouble" (paraphrasing, but that's basically your gist right?)

Of course it's my gist. But rather than address the problem, you just pretend it's not there while touting only the benefits of immigration. By the way, I gave two links, one was to a video describing the British Pakistani problem of first cousin marriages. The second was to a respected polling organization that showed what Muslims think in different countries -- you know, the ones where massive migration into Europe is coming from.

Comment Re:Control the borders (Score 1) 535

I don't really see this as a good argument for opening Western borders and ruining countries via mass immigration. Regardless of what you perceive as moral, you're just going to wreck Western countries. Go over there and "fix" their countries if that appeals to you. Of course you would never do that, as it's easier to have unicorn and rainbow ideals that don't involve you personally ever doing anything beyond typing on your keyboard.

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