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Comment Re:I do not! (Score 2) 588

Conservationism, by Reagan's definition, was slow change not no change. He ( and others) felt that progressives wanted change too quickly. Modern Republicans have lost this in their zeal for the purist form of Conservationism.

And Trump is not a Conservative nor a Republican in his views. He is a Populous or Nationalist ( depending on the day of the week and what crowd he is talking to).

Comment Re:Flip flop .... (Score 1) 559

The non-politicians are even worse. The white supremacists, the alt-right hatemongers, the members of his own family.

Looks like he will have to be forced to give up his business interests, but he has made it abundantly clear that he intends to use the presidency to enrich himself anyway.

There is no law that says the President has to give up his business interests. There IS a law for all of his cabinet to do so. Trump could legally run his business from the White House.

Now his comment that the President has no conflict of interest ( because he is the President) sounds just like Nixon saying that when the President does it it is not illegal.

Comment Re:Your daughter's "reproductive rights" will be f (Score 2, Insightful) 820

Your daughter's "reproductive rights" will be fine, we just won't have to pay for her abortions if she chooses to have them.

The Hyde amendment makes it illegal to spend federal money on abortion so that has not been a problem since 1976. Allowing women the option is becoming more of a problem.

Comment Re:Can only hope. He has hired smart people (Score 1) 382

I feel he will be just like Bush 43. A lot of nothing but will have 3 or 4 things to propose. Everything else, he will take his lead from the House on whatever they want to try to pass. The House will line up their wishlist and hope they can get it past the Senate. All depends on how scared the Dems in the Senate are for thier seats if they oppose them.

Comment Re:Total BS (Score 3, Informative) 191

The fact that the argument keeps changing should tell anyone everything they need to know.

Not to mention we're still in a cold period.

And the notion that there's some global temperature that climate is "supposed to be' is patently unscientific and ignorant of history.

The data shows we SHOULD be in a cold phase but the Earth has been warming rapidly compared to the last 10,000 years. The last time the average temperature rose 1c rapidly it took 900 years. Since the Industrial Revolution( roughly 1850s) the average temperature has risen a bit over 1C.

You can insist that given the great complexity of the Earth's ecosystem, scientists could not possibly know what will happen. They can theorize about weather change and some are right and some are wrong. But there is no doubt that the average temperature is rising and some areas close to the equator will start to be come uninhabitable in 20-30 years.

http://xkcd.com/1732/

Comment Re:It's Dotcom Bubble 2.0, everyone's ignoring it (Score 1) 163

. Startup culture isn't for the young either; you really have to have the fraternity/sorority member personality type to work there so as people age they're less likely to trade salary for beer pong or free dinner.

I disagree that it is not for the young. They want people who can work 70-100 hours a week. Those people do not have families. If they do their wife does not work. Or if they both work then they have no kids. Startups should have no problem with a 30% turnover rate or higher.

Classic Games (Games)

M.U.L.E. Is Back 110

jmp_nyc writes "The developers at Turborilla have remade the 1983 classic game M.U.L.E. The game is free, and has slightly updated graphics, but more or less the same gameplay as the original version. As with the original game, up to four players can play against each other (or fewer than four with AI players taking the other spots). Unlike the original version, the four players can play against each other online. For those of you not familiar with M.U.L.E., it was one of the earliest economic simulation games, revolving around the colonization of the fictitious planet Irata (Atari spelled backwards). I have fond memories of spending what seemed like days at a time playing the game, as it's quite addictive, with the gameplay seeming simpler than it turns out to be. I'm sure I'm not the only Slashdotter who had a nasty M.U.L.E. addiction back in the day and would like a dose of nostalgia every now and then."
PC Games (Games)

EA Shutting Down Video Game Servers Prematurely 341

Spacezilla writes "EA is dropping the bomb on a number of their video game servers, shutting down the online fun for many of their Xbox 360, PC and PlayStation 3 games. Not only is the inclusion of PS3 and Xbox 360 titles odd, the date the games were released is even more surprising. Yes, Madden 07 and 08 are included in the shutdown... but Madden 09 on all consoles as well?"

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