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Comment Re: crap (Score 1) 314

*sigh*

And in 2016, STILL the juvenile potshots at Microsoft are being perpetuated. So, I'll take one of my own: I suppose you like Postgres (which is a great alternative) or Oracle (which sucks so hard you probably owe it money now) simply because they're more difficult to use, and therefore must be better somehow.

I used to think that MS-SQL was a toy, but, now, in 2016, for probably 95% of all the database installations out there, assuming you have a choice, MS-SQL is a cheaper and easier to administer than either Postgres or Oracle. This is coming from a guy that has been doing this for 20 years, and have actually holds the title of DBA, administering Oracle, Postgres, MySQL and MS-SQL side by side.

A license for MS-SQL is a whole lot cheaper than an Oracle or Postgres DBA, by the way.

Comment Re:Agenda 21 at it's finest. (Score 3, Insightful) 412

Reminds me more of "Brave New World". Mustapha Mond would be proud; we're working ourselves into exactly the population that Huxley describe:

- "[T]hey also want to be social and never lonely" (Very nearly a direct quote from the book)
- "Millennials are staying single longer than previous generations" (No more moms and dads...) ...and the comments here are filled with examples of the sexual angle...

Of course, the quotes from the article are, like, that guy's opinion man, but I'm assuming he's done the research enough to see that those are at least somewhat accurate assertions.

Between Orwell and Huxley, I think Huxley was more accurate.

Comment Re:Another great Scalia line (Score 1) 1083

While I know it's bad form to use Wikipedia as a scholarly reference, the article on the Founding Fathers does indicate that the term is a broad one, and specifically references the group that signed the Declaration as being encompassed by the term.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...

Additionally, I would assume that putting your signature on something that would mean your death sentence for treason against the crown means that you agree with it so wholeheartedly that you may as well have written it for yourself.

Comment Re:The Majority Still Has Follow the Constitution (Score 1) 1083

Again, friend, these aren't my words (though I do agree with them). These are the words of the people who decided that maybe it's a good thing to start a new country and this is how it should run. Please re-read the declaration of independence. Not a legally binding document, of course, but it does demonstrate what was going through the head of those to whom you owe a great debt.

Comment Re:The Majority Still Has Follow the Constitution (Score 2) 1083

Let's start at the beginning. The declaration of independence says that among our rights are "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness". The 14th amendment says that a state shall not deprive anyone of "life, liberty or property"....essentially their rights.

And again, I reiterate what I said earlier. Where do rights come from?

If they come from God, well, the religions practiced by virtually all people worldwide have consistently said throughout their history that such a marriage is not a marriage.

If they do not come from God, then they are simply a social construct, freely defined by humans. And the humans in many states said that such a marriage is not a marriage.

Comment Re:Another great Scalia line (Score 1, Troll) 1083

Nowhere does it say "as defined by a bigoted interpretation of a specific god".

It sure as fuck doesn't say "unalienable rights except as overruled by a ratified vote".

And yet the "three great religions" practiced by the vast majority of the people who inhabit your biosphere have for their entire collective history said that this same creator says that such a marriage is not a marriage.

Where do rights come from again? If you do not subscribe to any sort of God (and it sounds like you may not), then you have to say that rights are a social construct made up by people. And then you're back to square one with prop 8 and all the constitutional amendments.

Comment Re:Another great Scalia line (Score 1) 1083

The religious argument is irrelevant here, because marriage has legal rights and protections which have nothing at all to do with any church.

The declaration of independence would seem to disagree with you: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights". It's not me saying that...it's the founding fathers.

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