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Comment Re:Anti-Hillary is not Pro-Trump (Score 1) 847

There is no basis for comparison between the two...

I beg to differ. I think Trump has Mein Kampf beside his bead for quick reference and has every bit the same capacity for evil as Hitler. In fact, I perceive Trump as the greatest threat to American democracy ever. I believe that, if elected, Trump will immediately set about the business of repealing amendment 22 that enforces a limit of two terms. I believe that the election that elects Trump will be the last that ever appears even remotely free and fair. I believe that Trump fully intends to mute or eliminate all his critics using much the same tactics as his bum buddy Putin does, as soon as he is able. Look to Hugo Chavez's career for the strategy that Trump likely has in mind. Once president for life, Trump will be in a great position to give free rein to his darker side.

Comment Re:Incoming liberal asspain (Score 1) 847

I suspect that Hillary Clinton will whack Putin pretty hard when she gets in and be a whole lot firmer about America's global interests than Obama ever was, including putting to rest any doubts about America's resolve and ability to stand by its allies. That's why Russia is meddling in the election. Putin desperately wants his lapdog Trump in, or failing that, nearly anybody but Clinton.

Comment Re:Yeah but there's a whole world out there (Score 1) 847

This follows the pattern of the proxy wars that marked the "Cold" War to a tee.

It really doesn't. Those proxy wars pitted marxist/maoist groups against right wing dictators. The Syria situation is really about confronting Iranian theocratic expansionism across the iraq-syria-lebanon belt, with Russia jumping in on Iran's side to prop up a former Soviet client and America trying to blunt the Islamic State threat while Russia pretends to help and Turkey maneuvers to block the formation of a Kurdish state. Really, way different from the cold war. It's far more complex, involves more players with their own agendas, and Russia is much weaker this time round. Consider: Russia's GNP is roughly the same size as Canada's and only 50% bigger than Iran's. Not to say that Russia's meddling is irrelevant, far from it, but it is just that: meddling. Other than an ample supply of nukes that it can't realistically use, Russia is a superpower wannabe, not a superpower.

Comment Re:I most definitely am not! (Score 1) 216

I got that for Game of Thrones and originally intended cancelling during the off-months...

Now that Game of Thrones has jumped the shark it's hard to use that to justify anything. No cable TV here, bought the series up to season 5 on Blu-ray, enjoyed it, although less as it wore on. Won't bother with season 6 or later.

Comment Re: Curly braces = good. Indents = bad. (Score 1) 170

Because the indentation require aligns with what you naturally do as a programmer, it hasn't seemed all that problematic to me.

No, just a survivable wart. If Python did not have significant whitespace, nobody would miss it, but Python having significant whitespace has caused endless complaints, so it is clearly a negative for the language. Other things being equal, fewer warts is better.

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