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Comment Re:Not sure what to think.... (Score 1) 792

I think it does actually matter that her request is a reasonable one. If she wanted to be referred to as "Queen Manning", or some made-up pronoun like "xe" or "thon" I would just ignore her request, because come on. But I already refer to about half the people I know as "she", so what the heck, Manning is not asking for anything laborious.

Comment Re:Finally! (Score 1) 173

What's wrong with "It's not what I'm used to"? I'm not interested in learning a new interface, I'm interested in editing a text document. And I already know how to deal with the drop down menus. Even the young ones know, as almost every single piece of software uses drop down menus. Except of course, for Office, who decided its interface is the best thing since phonetic writing, and forces you to relearn how to do everything.

Comment Cue the trolls (Score 4, Informative) 192

Argh, the comments section of Slashdot is getting completely unreadable when the subject is something that is even vaguely related to global warming. Hordes of trolls rush to tell us that the globe is not warming, that this is all just a vast conspiracy by all the scientists in the world to get more research money.

Come on, can't we get something interesting? I remember that even last year there would be plenty of comments talking about insolation, capacity, load balancing, grid-level storage, price, subsidies, etcetera. Now it's just this nutjob shitfest.

Comment Re:Just delete Trump's account (Score 1) 427

Wow. I gave you a direct quote from the guy and you accuse me of lying? Way to go champ! Denial of reality, dial it up to 11!

And I didn't say that his comment was racist. I said it was the textbook definition of hate speech. Check it out, see how insulting and inspiring hatred against a national group fits in the definition. And no, narrowing it down to Mexican immigrants doesn't make it any less hateful.

The idea that the Mexican government is somehow sending its undesirables to the US is just ridiculous. You would need a massive conspiracy to do that and cover it up. But lack of evidence never deterred any conspiracy theorist, so why do I bother?

Comment Re:Just delete Trump's account (Score 1) 427

I'm confused. I do agree that coyotes probably do a lot raping, and that most of them are probably Mexicans. So you are saying that you don't think that the Mexican immigrants are rapists? So you actually disagree with Trump? Or are you trying to say that Trump did not mean that the immigrants are rapists?

You are right, by the way, about my predictive power. I did think Hillary would win.

Comment Re:Just delete Trump's account (Score 1) 427

It was not one poorly worded statement. He repeated it several times. His VP repeated it. His whole campaign was built around scapegoating Mexicans. He didn't mean that "some" rapists are crossing the border. He meant that generically the Mexicans crossing the border are rapists, but "some" are good people. This is textbook hate speech: insulting and inspiring hatred against a national group.

As for all that raping, the report says that

Rape can be perpetrated by anyone along the way, including guides, fellow migrants, bandits or government officials, according to Fusion. Sometimes sex is used as a form of payment, when women and girls don’t have money to pay bribes.

So no Mexican immigrants doing raping (note that the report is talking about Central American immigrants, not Mexican immigrants. Even then, I'd bet that most of the raping is done by corrupt policemen, not fellow migrants). Of course, you are not going to let mere facts change your opinion that Mexicans are rapists, are you?

And if you are genuinely concerned about stopping the raping, as opposed to just insulting Mexicans, I have bad news for you. Trump has no intention of actually building a wall. He knows it is a stupid idea. An unwatched wall doesn't stop anyone. And the manpower that would be required to watch the whole US-Mexico border is just insane. And even the mosted watched border in the world, the one between Israel and Palestine, has tunnels being dug beneath it every now and then.

Do you want to know a simple way to stop all that raping overnight? Open the border. No more people smugglers, no more corrupt policemen, no more vulnerable people alone in the desert.

Comment Re:Just delete Trump's account (Score 0) 427

I don't actually believe you are interested, because this hateful quote has been repeated ad nauseum. You'd have to be living under a rock to miss it. But just in case you are being sincere, here it is:

When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you. They’re not sending you. They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.

It's hard to be more clear than he was. He is directly saying that Mexican immigrants are rapists. Some of them he assumes to be good people, implying that most aren't.

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