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Comment Re:idiotic (Score 3, Insightful) 214

Imagine people with your colour eyes statistically committed more crimes.

ok I am now imagining that the hazel eye gene is significantly correlated with crime statistics.

You try your best to be a good person, to better yourself, to get on in life... But doors keep slamming in your face.

Smart people slamming those doors. I havent forgotten about the statistical significance yet, have you? Lets see.

You apply for jobs you are well qualified for, but don't even get an interview. Eventually you find somewhere but they want to pay you less than your graduate friends. And you can't take it anyway, because no one will rent to you.

If nobody will rent to me, then that statistical significance must be really significant. Hazel eyed people are apparently the scourge of the earth in the world you have me imagining.

Would you accept that as fair...


or would you want the law changed to stop it?


Did you realize that a false dichotomy doesnt make your point?
Did you realize that you clearly forgot about the statical significance aspect of the whole thing?

Rational people act on statistical significance. Rational people can also make an argument without resorting to a logical fallacy.

What would you do at that moment?

Life isn't always fair. Deal with it.

Beyond the narrative here, this is government thugs interfering with things for their own personal benefit. You know whats better than Hotel lobbyists giving you free shit so that you go after AirBnB? Better than that is forcing AirBnB into the lobbyist game at the same time.

You should be talking about the oppressive zoning laws throughout much of California, but you are talking about fairness while painting a clever picture that attempts to provoke empathy, and you punctuate that story-time by invoking a logical fallacy, and that fallacy itself is strongly suggesting that you think that people should be forced by government to do the opposite of what a rational person would do, which is to pay close attention to statistically significant data and act in accordance with it.

Comment Re:Racists or nazis? (Score 1) 214

The nazis used to have book burnings, and the situation at Berkeley sounds a lot like what the nazis used to do in the beginning.

The NAZI's raised an entire generation in preparation.

They infiltrated the schools first. Hitler formed Jungsturm and Stabswache in the early 1920's. The former blossoming into the "Hitler Youth", the later into their "S.S."

Fascism comes from the left because it starts in the schools.

Comment Re:Well that didn't take long (Score 1) 214

If you browse through their listings, the vast majority of properties are listed by landlords doing short-term rentals as a business.

Lets accept this as a fact.

So what? Why even mention it?

What you are doing now it getting involved in those landlords personal business. If you wouldnt fuck with a single mom waitress that is renting out a room for a little extra money, then you also shouldn't fuck with people that do it as their primary income.

Comment Re: It's my house though (Score 1) 214


Because legislators said so.

You just state that like it's an obvious fact, but compared to "the sky is blue" it does not immediately follow.

I dont know how obvious it is, but I've known it my whole life. I knew it when I was 6 years old, so its the kind of thing even a 6 year old learns.

Please explain to us why (a) you dont know what I knew at 6 years old, (b) you are demanding that this knowledge be "obvious" before you will accept it.

Comment Re:COBOL isn't hard to learn (Score 1) 371

and all of those ancient systems will have decades worth of hacks built on top of the base logic for whatever corner cases, hardware workarounds and other tweaks that have been needed over the years.

If thats the case then they dont really need COBOL programmers. What they need are people skilled at writing parsers, in order to extract all this information from the production COBOL source code.

Comment Re:The view fails to account getting &*#@ed (Score 1, Insightful) 544

Thats not the cause... thats the symptom.

In every place the government has encouraged loans, prices have bubbled drastically, for instance in both housing and education.

The outcome of these things is predictable and indeed has been repeatedly predicted. The reasons that were given for not doing these "progressive" programs have literally come true, but the progressives didnt listen and still will not listen.

Comment Re:My answer (Score 3, Interesting) 417

1 character names for types are not good

Says who?

All localized variables and types in my programs have 1-character names, and its for multiple good reasons including that because you can see that something is only 1 character at a glance, that therefore you know for sure that it doesnt have much if any outer scope with that very same glance.

Comment Re:Choices. (Score 1) 106

How about we just limit the number of properties/rooms someone can put up on ABnB and/or require the property be the primary residence of the property owner who must occupy it a minimum number of months per year to prevent commercial exploitation?

How about instead you just stop fucking with the liberties of other people?

Not only isnt what you offer a solution to the problem, its not even the actual problem.

Comment Re:Choices. (Score 1) 106

Isn't there a diminishing return on this? Some point where AirBnB inventory is saturated and the so-called investors are owning properties that mostly remain vacant, and eventually the market inventory for permanent housing faces a surge in available properties as speculators look to get out from under their under-performing rental properties?

Yes its self-balancing. However if the supply of housing isnt allowed to grow to meet demand, then one should look at why the supply of housing isn't growing to meet demand, because any "balance" achieved under artificial restrictions wont necessarily resemble the balance that you expected.

I believe in the San Fransisco area right now growth in both low density and high density housing is being greatly restricted by these zoning boards. Its ok tho, because people in California want a nanny.

Comment Re:Choices. (Score 1) 106

And why would they build more housing, lowering their profits, then?

The one guy who reads the fucking articles... and you dont even understand the simple things of economics?

Those that are allowed to build housing make money on each house that they build. There is no debate about this. Its the end of the discussion on the matter of the "they" economics you were hand waving your bullshit "lowering profits" crap at.

Once you are willing to accept that reality, and it is in fact reality, then you easily come to the conclusion that something must be preventing people from building housing... and there is something doing that... zoning boards. The fucking politicians. It is "they" who hold the keys to "the market" and have fucked it up. In many cases these scumbag politicians are complicit in working together with some private business... for campaign donations.. for favors... but it is not the private business that holds the keys.

Comment Re:American problem is American (Score 1) 440

I don't think it has anything to do with poverty. I live in a middle class neighborhood and people do hang their laundry out to dry and nobody thinks less of them for it. That sounds like some sort of external bias you have going on there.

Its called projection.
br. They talk a good game, while revealing what they are really like inside.

Comment Re:YES! (Score 1, Insightful) 448

It's not that it triggered it, it's that they went around something that was obviously meant to stop them from triggering it.

No, thats not what happened.

You are confusing Googles targeted fingerprint "solution" with an attempt by Google to prevent advertisers from doing this, and you are confused in this way because you suck the Google cock and wont take a moment to think that maybe, just fucking maybe, that Google was at fault, is at fault, and will continue to be at fault so long as bullshit "fixes" are considered a "solution."

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