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Comment Re: Oh well (Score 1) 82

if we opt to do nothing and continue business as usual with the fossil fuels for example, we can make things a lot worse

And things will get worse - We'll help. It remains to be seen how much we'll contribute and how warm we'll eventually get, but global warming will continue. I'm not an expert, but that's something I believe based on what I've read. Along with minimizing the problem as much as possible, we'd best plan for the consequences.

Comment Re:EULA (Score 2) 182

Maybe snuck in with the previews? "By continuing to watch this, all viewers agree to give this movie perfect reviews. If you disagree, please forfeit your ticket purchase now."

In a related story, Consumer Reports just labelled the car I'm selling, "unsafe at any speed." Obviously, my next step is to sue Consumer Reports so that I can improve the safety of my cars.

Comment Re:chip on your shoulder (Score 1) 204

You get far fewer objections when a female just pulls her shirt up for a boob-viewing session.

[citation needed]
That may be true only because a woman flashing her boobs is probably doing it somewhere that it's not shocking (club, Mardi Gras, whatever), but it's not true at the mall's food court. And the objection to breast-feeding is probably just a rude prude. The objection for indecent exposure could involve handcuffs.

Comment Re:Wait a minute... (Score 1) 204

God forbid your daughter consumes paid content without you having to pay a dime for it, paps, while people already paid over Patreon say things you disagree with "for free".

My daughter has zero buying power. She doesn't understand the ads. And what's worse, the ads that typically come up aren't even close to age appropriate. This isn't a case of Youtube showing her ads for toys she might ask me for -- they're ads for inappropriate things. They will never generate a sale for the advertiser.

Yet, at the same time, groups that Google (not I) determines to be disagreeable will now have an ad-free experience. I'd actually rather that if they insist on showing my daughter an ad for haemorrhoid cream when she wants to watch "Wheels on the Bus", that people watching "disagreeable" videos should have to watch them too.


Comment Re:Wait a minute... (Score 2) 204

You use bandwidth without paying for it.

I'm not complaining about the need for ads; it's that they're effectively going to be exempting you from seeing advertising if you're watching terrorist propaganda, or racist rants, or two girls one cup, or whatever else gets deemed "inappropriate", while at the same time happily showing my 6 year old daughter ads for erectile dysfunction medication when see wants to watch "Wheels on the Bus".

If you had google music or youtube red there wouldn't be ads.

Which would be fine if Youtube Red were available in my country. But it isn't. I'm not sure about Google Music -- it's not a service I have need of anyway.

I do agree that it's messed up. Even the dumbest Americans should be capable of realizing that running ads during a youtube video doesn't equal approving of the content. But we didn't have so many idiots, we wouldn't have the problems we do today.

Believe it or not, advertisers are human beings too. And while they don't want to be seen endorsing or being associated with the types of videos the article discusses (bad optics), at the same time they also don't want the people who make these videos to benefit from their advertising dollars either, just as (I presume) you or I wouldn't donate money to a Jihadist group, or NAMBLA, or the KKK, etc. So I'm happy to give the advertisers some slack on this -- most decent people, advertisers or not, don't want to see their money going to such groups, even if everyone else were fine with it.


Comment Re:Generation Z leans to the political right. (Score 1) 209

I just don't feel the need to own everything in the world to be happy.

How's your retirement savings going? How would if be if the government took it on a whim? That's the ehart of conservatism in America - a government without the power to fuck you.

the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness

Conservatives give more to charity, and all of progressivism is the search for moral superiority. But I bet that quote was from the 80s (or before), the era of televangelists, before the parties swapped the role of moral scold.

Comment Sounds a lot like USB-Câ power delivery (Score 2) 61

My eyes kind of glazed over reading the description but none of this sounded like anything you can't already do with USB-C power delivery mode. You can already run a 1080p display off of your cell phone, both power and data on the same cable. If you hook it up to a capable hub you can plug in your mouse and keyboard too

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