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Comment Re:If you're refusing a refund ... (Score 1) 467

It depends: in some games it's not even enough to get started. No Man's Sky developers touted multiple times the sheer size of the game and the incredible length of time required to play it. If the overall game is designed to require gaming hours in the multiple hundreds, 50 hours is nothing.

Comment Re:Just Ban Sex Offenders (Score 1) 246

The most common age for "sex offenders" is 14 years old: still dangerous decades after the fact? Really? On top of that most "sex offenders" would not even be labelled as such at all in most of the civilized world. Furthermore sex offenders have actually a pretty low recidivism rate. The whole crackdown on "sex offenders" is misguided and driven by irrational overreactions and the whole concept should be reviewed and drastically reformed.

In general, deciding if and when somebody is or still is a risk to others is actually pretty hard: you only think it's not hard because you believe in a solution which is "clear, simple and wrong".

Comment Re:But now part of the historical narrative? (Score 1) 621

Exactly: what people fail to understand is that by making referendums much more difficult to be successful they would actually place even more power in the government and reduce their own power to affect it. These kinds of decisions are very dangerous since once the government gets more power it's very difficult that it will renounce it and it's the kind of decisions which will soon or later bite back

Comment Re: But now part of the historical narrative? (Score 1) 621

So what supermajority was required for the UK to join the EC back in the 70s?

None, but no majority requires leaving the EU today either. In any case the whole debate of a popular vote being required to join the EU in the first place is a huge can of worm by itself.

Comment Re:But now part of the historical narrative? (Score 1) 621

Ok. If you impose a very high supermajority to one side, you've effectively already chosen for everyone. The vote becomes farcical. Why should people participate in meaningless pretend elections?

The side getting the supermajority is the status quo. I don't like it much, but the idea of requiring a higher majority or a quorum to change the status quo makes sense on paper, but then you have governments like Italy which plan bothersome referendums at super-impractical dates to try to deter participation and basically try to "win by default"...

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