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Comment Re:Social gender values (Score 1) 124

Late treatment is futile in most cases, and they know that when they get older, it's just not worth it. Canada's former prime minister Pierre Trudeau decided to refuse all treatment and live a full life until it killed him, rather than put up with the side effects of treatment that is ultimately futile.

Comment Re:Social gender values (Score 1) 124

Nobody said survival rates were high. You obviously didn't read the full article. It's that men don't want the side effects of treatment - that's what makes their lives miserable, the incontinence, the impotency, etc. They are choosing quality of life over years lived. And who can blame them - they are saying the same thing women have been saying - it's my body and my decision.

Comment Re:Gender change as collateral damage? (Score 1) 366

Bullshit. Manning was the one who revealed she was trans to her sergeant, and there's a history of gender problems to back it up. Being trans is not something that can be forced on someone, any more than being gay, lesbian, straight, white, or black. You are what you are. Only the religious right thinks that they can get someone to change their gender identity "back to normal", or what you are implying, "to the opposite sex". Crackpots every one.

Comment Re:Pardon Manning and Snowden (Score 1) 366

Valerie Plame wasn't a whistle blower. She was a CIA agent. Never said she was a whistle blower, so quit lying. It was the Bush administration who leaked her identity. As for the reporters, there has not been a single report of a leak from the reporters going over the material. You should read the precautions they took. If you or the government had ANY proof that anyone was harmed by leaked information, you can be damn sure they would be screaming from the rooftops. You're the one living in a dreamland.

The government is ridiculous when it comes to leaks. They leak like a sieve because everyone has a political agenda.

Comment Re:Social gender values (Score 1) 124

And yet prostate cancer kills more men than the amount of people, both males and females, killed by breast cancer. Where are our support ribbons?

You don't get a support ribbon for lying. 27,681 men died from prostate cancer. 40,860 women and 464 men died from breast cancer. And you failed to note that half of all men decide not to treat their prostate cancer.

Comment Re:BBC iPlayer for the UK Only (Score 1) 37

Followup - they'd have to make more money on Sherlock by selling subscriptions than by licensing to PBS.

Well if they'd sold subscriptions before the current season started, you might be right. But at least based on how the current season is being widely panned by fans, it might be a tougher sell now.

Comment So, then, Netflix (Score 1) 37

When CW shows were on Hulu, I could stream the current season's episodes just about as soon as they were released. Now that you have them, though, I can't stream any of the current season - at all. If immediate release is supposedly so important to you, then what's with that?

Episodes of HBO's shows get released as soon as they've finished production. Yours, on the other hand, get held until the last episode of the season is done. Also, HBO seems to have original content I actually find compelling, while yours is mediocre at best - I don't even bother with it any more.

Congratulations on effectively spinning your mediocrity, although I'd have preferred that money be spent on holding onto more of that third-party content you keep losing.

Comment Re:Another patent blocking technology (Score 1) 26

1995 called, they want their description of Amazon.com back.

(You should visit their website one day, they sell pretty much everything these days, and have quite a few interesting products and projects that have little to do with retail, such as AWS. But as a reader of Slashdot.org, I'm sure you've never heard of this whole "cloud computing" thing they're famous for in some circles...)

Comment Re:Riiight... (Score 2) 116

+1. This guy is not important, not objective and is saying yet another "our technology will revolutionize the world". Come on.

Wait for people describing their next technology as "The fifth industrial revolution". Because you know, the fourth is so much 2010.

It's Turkey. They're too busy dealing with non-industrial revolutions nowadays.

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