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Comment Yeah, that's one of the funny things about law (Score 1) 110

just 'cause someone's stealing your stuff doesn't mean you can commit acts of violence on them. At least in most Jurisdictions. A buddy of mine went through some criminal law classes and he always got a kick out of the look on people's faces when they found that out. It makes sense though. If you don't feel threatened you shouldn't be attacking somebody. That's sort of a key component of civilized society. I guess you could make the argument that if you're poor enough having what little you have stolen is a threat, but ideally we shouldn't have anybody that poor.

Comment "excel at their jobs"? (Score 1) 117

Those who exhibit heightened emotional intelligence excel at their jobs and stand out to employers.

I can believe the latter, but the former? That's going to depend a lot on what your job is. There are lots of jobs where EQ isn't particularly important and other forms of intelligence are more important.

Comment Re:Resonating with Americans (Score 5, Insightful) 117

If you want "change", you need to know what kind of change. Some changes would be good, some would be worse than the status quo.

The problem with Trump is that he's fighting the last war. Much of the public is afraid because their lively-hoods are in peril. Trump says it's because of immigrants and government corruption. That's no longer the case; it's actually because technology and automation will be putting most jobs on the entire planet in jeopardy within the next few decades.

Trump's proposed solutions would not solve anything, and they're aiming at issues that this country has already successfully dealt with since the 18th century: We've always been a nation with "unsavory" immigration and corrupt politicians, and somehow we've muddled through and even thrived. The actual root cause of the current public angst is an elephant in the room that NO politicians are talking about, even ones from the fringe parites.

So while the status quo isn't ideal, it's better than Trump's disruptive ham-handed proposals which would solve nothing. (And it doesn't help that he's an unhinged megalomaniac on top of it all.)

Comment I suppose it depends (Score 1) 176

on what you consider conservative. The strict definition is "opposed to change". By the definition Hillary is more conservative than Trump. I'm more inclined to call these views "Regressive". But then I find most of what we call "Conservative" to really be regression. Back to the "Good 'ole Days" so to speak and typically some of that Old Time Religion.

Comment Re:Clever design (Score 1) 256

I agree that graphics are already good enough for most people.

Maybe you haven't heard, but there's this little thing called VR that all the kids are talking about.

VR is the latest thing in consoles, and it absolutely DOES need a lot of HP, and realism is very important. I think it's past the point where we need to question whether it will be a thing or not. It will. And releasing a console that isn't VR-ready is going to be a real tough sell when the other two Big Boys are building their platforms around the concept. Whether it's going to be a thing or not, it's what every consumer is going to be thinking about for the next 6 months.

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