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Comment Re:Go visit Mar-a-Lago and complain (Score 3, Insightful) 507

It's funny that all of this stuff wasn't a big deal to you hyper-partisans when Clinton was accused of them, but they suddenly are a big deal when Trump is doing them.

Your rah-rah-my-team bullshit is fucking up our world. It's a big deal when both teams do it. (And I'm calling you out, Ami, because you were defending Clinton for these very same things.)

It's perfectly valid to point out and criticize hypocracy, regardless of whether one personally agrees or disagrees with the underlying position.

Comment Re: Courage (Score 4, Insightful) 167

This. To parent post and to HP.

I've yet to meet a single person that needs, or even wants, a laptop/tablet/phone that is 0.5mm thinner. But everybody needs longer battery life and more durable devices. And many of us need features (looking at you, headphone jack) that are sacrificed in the dubious pursuit of thinness above all else.

Comment Re:Some people don't know, when to stop (Score 1) 492

incoherent non sequiturs

Ah, your use of SAT-words makes me feel so inferior, I'm going to cry now... Your chops are so intimidating.

Dude, you're on /., not Yahoo Answers. Using big boy words is not a badge of honor or an intimidation tactic. It's how adults discuss shit. For someone who loves to link dictionary definitions, you're going to dodge on this with some feigned sarcasm because the words I typed are too tough for you?

That 1st response you wrote response to me was "internally inconsistent; illogical" (incoherent, adj.) and "a statement (as a response) that does not follow logically from or is not clearly related to anything previously said" (non sequitur, n.).

If Trump's "grabbing pussy" without first obtaining a written permission from the owner was an assault, then so is making somebody "feel unsafe".

See, that's the definition of fallacy. The two have no logical relationship to each other. The dictionary definition you posted actually works against....

God damn it! I just realized I'm arguing with a fucking bot! Okay, you got me. To the computer scientist who created a nutty, illogical, derailing, pro-Trump bot that passes the Turing Test and sounds just like the real thing: Khoroshaya rabota, tovarishch!

Comment Re:Where do you stop? (Score 1, Interesting) 492

For all the incoherent non sequiturs, you actually implied something very astute. Some of Trump's "pussy grabbing" may indeed not have been assault, strictly speaking. It appears sometimes he advanced his tongue and grabbin' hand so abruptly that there was no time for his victim to be "in apprehension" of the unwanted contact — he skipped straight past assault to sexual battery.

Comment Re:Where do you stop? (Score 1, Insightful) 492

1) No, your analogy is ridiculous. It shows that, despite your desire to buff up the scholarly chops of your post with a link to a dictionary definition, you do not understand the legal concept of assault.

2) Not every goddamn thing is about "The Left" (or I suppose, by corollary, the heroic "Right"). By choosing to couch your entire worldview** in these terms, you do yourself a great disservice. When the only tool you have is a shoehorn, everything looks like a left or right shoe (to paraphrase Maslow).

But often times, as is the case here, you'll find yourself trying to jam a 1L Torts textbook into some weird partisan ideological clog, and it comes off as ham-fisted and inapt. What's next? Can we work "SJWs" in here somehow? Is it too much of a stretch to blame this one on Islam?

**If your worldview is somehow more nuanced, it hasn't come across in your prodigious post history.

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