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Comment Re:Trump IS just trolling us, right? (Score 1) 600

He never said he wanted to do this... as another poster pointed out in a thread above, certain people are being startled by the strawmen that were deployed against Trump during the run-up to the election.

Just because some news outlet says X about Trump doesn't make it true. You would think after all the recent hullabaloo over "fake news" that people would realize they just can't blindly take the media at face value, and that goes for establishment approved news like CNN and FOX and the Washington Post just as much as any other source.

NEWS FLASH: bias exists in reporting. Everybody has an agenda. Trump is not the devil, he's just the latest wanker to have been elected president. None of this should be surprising to anybody.

Comment Google surfaces everything... thats the point (Score 1) 243

First of all, Google Search is a search engine. Search engines were not designed to evaluate the veracity of content. They simply find other websites with content relevant to your search terms.

This is the Internet and it has always been incumbent upon Internet users to exercise discretion with regard to the quality of content that can be discovered. How is this confusing?

Secondly, removing USA Supreme as the number one search result would only replace one bias with another. CNN can publish slanted material just as easily, and given their viewership is so much larger... you might almost think they have the better incentive to do so.

Limiting search results to approved news sources sounds like totalitarian philosophy to me.

Comment That's not how averages work... (Score 1) 140

Two degrees of warming is expected to cause an average global sea-level rise of 8 inches, but virtually all coastal areas will see more of a rise, [researcher and lead author of the study Svetlana Jevrejeva], found.

If virtually all costal areas will see more of a rise, then 8 inches isn't the average.

Comment Re:What has Pokemon Go really go to do with this? (Score 1) 175

What has Pokemon Go has got to do with this? The driver in question was playing Pokemon Go. He wasn't texting or doing some other action. He was Playing Pokemon Go. That makes Pokemon Go directly relevant to this incident.

It's cute to pretend that the details leading up to the accident aren't important and that the only important fact is that the driver is a fuckup, but doing so makes you a fool. We must recognize that the irresponsible behavior he was engaging in has a certain allure, that others are doing it, and that it is potentially harmful or fatal for both the participant and those around him.

Just because the driver is ultimately responsible for his actions doesn't mean we should ignore the circumstances that led him to make those poor choices. That would be short-sighted, irresponsible, and frankly dangerous.

Comment At the risk of getting downvoted into oblivion... (Score 0) 534

Who cares? Facebook sucks. I haven't used that site in eight or ten years and I haven't missed it in the slightest. I imagine anyone who cares enough to go through the trouble of opting out of advertising might just opt out of Facebook entirely if they are going to be pricks about it.

Comment Re:Sabotaging? (Score 1) 858

So the men that watched "Sex and the City" didn't really like the show. "Sabotage" has a specific meaning that the article doesn't really support. A better title might have been "Men don't like women's TV."

Is this SJW nonsense? Based on the title I'd say it is. Apparently it was written by a none-too-bright guy who felt it was necessary to stand up for women by speaking poorly of his fellow men. The data doesn't even really support his claim... a much more plausible explanation is that men simply don't like certain shows that are aimed at women.

Why is it on Slashdot? Now, that's your question and I don't have an answer. However, it does give us an opportunity to take a look at the fact that yes, SJW BS is happening, and a good number of people are buying in. Just read the comments at the bottom of the main article... sure some of them are actually sane and reasonable, but a disturbing number are agreeing and making statements about men in general as a result of this BS article.

Here's the real question: why does the author feel the need to paint men in a bad light over this (non)issue despite the fact that he is a man? Answer me that one and we'll be getting somewhere.

Comment Re:Sabotaging? (Score 1) 858

So the men that watched "Sex and the City" didn't really like the show. "Sabotage" has a specific meaning that the article doesn't really support. A better title might have been "Men don't like women's TV." Is this SJW nonsense? Based on the title I'd say it is. Apparently it was written by a none-too-bright guy who felt it was necessary to stand up for women by speaking poorly of his fellow men. The data doesn't even really support his claim... a much more plausible explanation is that men simply don't like certain shows that are aimed at women. Why is it on Slashdot? Now, that's your question and I don't have an answer. However, it does give us an opportunity to take a look at the fact that yes, SJW BS is happening, and a good number of people are buying in. Just read the comments at the bottom of the main article... sure some of them are actually sane and reasonable, but a disturbing number are agreeing and making statements about men in general as a result of this BS article. Here's the real question: why does the author feel the need to paint men in a bad light over this (non)issue despite the fact that he is a man? Answer me that one and we'll be getting somewhere.

Comment Re:Discretion (Score 2) 554

Amen. See Frederic Bastiat's "The Law:" http://bastiat.org/en/the_law....

Written in 1850, it details from a philosophical perspective the rise of law, its presumed purpose, and some strong arguments for indicators that the law has gone bad. Chronic, uneven application of the law is one of the perversions of law he discusses.

Comment Insightful? Really? More like flamebait. (Score 1) 85

But I read webinterface, and we all know web "programmers" are not known for their efficient products.

...because every "programmer" that touches web technologies only produces shitty, barely functioning code.

...and those that don't touch web technologies never, ever produce code that is anything less than perfect.

...sounds like somebody is jealous that we get paid just as much to play with all the fun stuff.

Comment Re:Anonymity (Score 1) 556

Can anyone else come up with valid reasons why a non-criminal, non-terrorist would need to make an anonymous phone call?

Maybe because I live in a free country, or because I have First and Fourth Amendment rights, or because the government doesn't have a valid reason to snoop on me or anyone else. This isn't going to stop any terrorists--they will simply use alternate means of communication.

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