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Comment Re:Hell, it's about time. (Score 1) 242

By electing a president of a multinational corporation who staffed his cabinet with globalist billionaires? Yeah, sure, bro.

Trump is Schrodinger's president. He can be both an isolationist hate filled xenophobe and a globalist sellout at the same time, whichever his detractors think is worse in the moment!

Queue the mental gymnastics trying to show the president is a white supremacist yet is selling out his nation.

No gymnastics needed. Trump is a master bullshit artist, pure and simple. He can be whatever he wants his audience to think he is.

Comment Re:Morons are running the USA (Score 2, Insightful) 649

The Right likes to harp on it because it's another way to attack "Big Government", one of their bogeymen. Why? Because it's the Federal government which creates the consumer protections big business hates, a.k.a., regulations.

Until they get their hands on the checkbook. Then deficits (and the debt) don't matter anymore.

If deficits mattered then they need to be making them smaller (like we did during the Obama years). From what I see about their budget proposals they will do the exact opposite.

Comment Re:We need "detente" between employers/employees (Score 1) 632

No, sorry. Employers simply offer employees what they are worth right now; employers aren't going to "invest" in employees because there is no legal way in which employers can bind employees to them.

There was this concept called "loyalty" which used to mean something for both employee and employer back in the day. Employers took care of their employees through good pay, benefits, and job security. Employees in turn bent over backwards and did a good job for the employers.

Employers burned that bridge when they started treating employees like disposable commodities instead of people. "Bind" employees? How about treating them well so that they WANT to stay?

Comment Doesn't seem that hard (Score 1) 213

To properly define what a planet is, I think you need to first define what a moon is.

Moon: a body that orbits another non-stellar body where the center of mass is within the larger body's radius.

Planet: a spherical body that is not a moon or star. Sub-groups include gas giants, terrestrials, minor planets, double planets, etc.

I'm probably missing some nuance or details but you get the picture.

Comment Re:Enterprise (Score 1) 203

These are the ones from the TV show and movies.

NX-01 - NX class - served 2151 to 2161
NCC-1701 - Constitution class - served 2245 to 2285
NCC-1701-A - Constitution class (refit) - served 2286 to 2293
NCC-1701-B - Excelsior class (refit) - served 2293 to 2329
NCC-1701-C - Ambassador class - served 2332 to 2344
NCC-1701-D - Galaxy class - served 2363 to 2371
NCC-1701-D alternate timeline - Galaxy class (refit), aka Galaxy-X, aka Galaxy-dreadnought - served ? to ~2395
NCC-1701-E - Sovereign class - served 2372 to ?
NCC-1701-J - Universe class (possible/alternate future) - served 26th century

Star Trek Online has the NCC-1701-F Enterprise - Odyssey class.

Comment Re:Popular Science reports... (Score 1) 372

Republicans are dividing the country without realizing that their part of the country is rapidly becoming irrelevant. There's also the fact that Democrats won every state but Kentucky in the under 30 vote so eventually all of you backwards idiots are going to just die out. Looking forward to that.

"Progress advances one funeral at a time." - Max Planck (paraphrased)

Comment Re:Not very smart (Score 1) 497

I have been very disappointed in the response of the losing side over this election. This is the kind of behavior I feared that would flare up on the other side when Trump lost the "rigged" election and the faithful rose up in revolt. It's not what I would expect from the allegedly rational side of the fence. They don't even have the excuse that Hillary egged them on.

In fact, the only excuse they could possibly make is that "this is how Trump would do it". So tell us again how you're better than he is?

People aren't rational, especially "true believers". We most certainly would have seen anti-HRC demonstrations had she won the day. I would wager that the response from Trump supporters would have been much, much worse than what we are seeing now, but that is academic.

It is only a few (hundred? thousand?) out of millions of voters being assholes. I wonder how many of them didn't bother to go vote?

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