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Comment Bullshit (Score 1) 50

There were situations where my daughter would be FaceTiming and the others would be streaming on the 4K TVs and they'd start screaming at each other about hogging the bandwidth

If you had consistent 1000 Mbps service, this wouldn't be true unless there are two dozen people counted in "the others".

Comment Re:More condoms less climate change (Score 1) 148

There is overwhelming evidence that Climate Change is real. The problem isn't the evidence, but your refusal (for whatever reason) to accept it. It's the exact same attitude as anti-vaxxers or anti-evolution people. The evidence is overwhelming, yet instead of accepting that the evidence exists and adjusting their opinions accordingly, they double-down on their pre-conceived notions because of some kind of emotional investment in what they believe.

Given that the GP stated that he accepts that climate change is real, do you have any relevant to say?

However, I agree with your main point. People need to stop fucking like rabbits. I see religion as being a serious factor in this, because most religions *insist* that people fuck like rabbits for "the greater glory of god" or some bullshit. The Catholic Church, for example, consider contraceptives to be Bad(tm).

Religion bashing. Ok.

We're eating this planet alive with our collective greed and self-obsession, and nobody seems to care. I hate to say it, but we *need* another world war to thin down the numbers.

And a pointless diatribe about the imaginary loose morals of humanity which are again irrelevant. A lot of people care, but they also care about other things which are in conflict with reversing climate change, such as doing good by the people alive now.

The real problem with climate change is that it is not the only problem we have. So obsessively focusing on it at the expense of everything else will result not just in making those other problems worse, but also not actually fixing climate change in a positive direction either.

For example, human fertility gets higher when people get poorer. So the many mitigation strategies out there that make people poorer will make future population higher. It's not going to be a win against climate change since you're making the overpopulation problem, which is the basic driver behind climate change, worse.

Blaming this on religion is silly. Most people aren't significantly religious. It's not the driving factor here though in some cases, it can contribute to the problem and sometimes it can help.

My view is to get rid of overpopulation, we need two things in particular: wealthy people and women who have equal rights to men. A lot of other stuff, such as democracy, rule of law, caring about environmental matters, and developed world infrastructure can follow from that.

Comment Re:2016 marks the end of Apple brand loyalty (Score 1) 268

Honestly, if someone would develop a compelling alternative to Windows for OS X users dissatisfied with Apple's direction of the Mac, then that would be wonderful and I'd switch in a heartbeat (I'm typing this on a 2013 MacBook Air; I'm want to buy PC hardware in light of today's keynote, but I don't like Windows and unfortunately desktop Linux still isn't polished yet, although I am a regular user of Linux and FreeBSD in servers and VMs for development). Back in the 1990s there were a few alternatives to the MS-DOS/Windows ecosystem; besides the Mac, there were IBM OS/2, NEXTSTEP, and BeOS. Unfortunately by the mid-1990s these alternatives couldn't compete with a growing Windows monopoly and a Microsoft that was willing to throw its weight around to squash the competition. But times are different today. While the Windows monopoly on PCs still exists, the computer ecosystem seems to be friendlier to alternative OSes these days, given the fact that much of the personal computing experience these days is Web-centric and thus platform-agnostic. Plus, Apple's increased marketshare over the years, as well as the presence of desktop Linux, has forced some developers to consider the fact that not all computer users run Windows.

I think the time is ripe for a Windows alternative for disaffected OS X users. In fact, I'm willing to contribute to such efforts. Who's with me?

Comment Re:More condoms less climate change (Score 1) 148

The exact same sentence on say, Ars, would have been massively upvoted.

No one has been banned from Slashdot because they had the wrong opinion on climate change. I have on Ars Technica. Ars Technica is the real echo chamber.

Further, I guess I'm not alone in getting tired of idiots using the same irrelevant cliched statements. Sure, there are people who still don't believe in climate change, but why always assume the other party such? Give consideration to others and maybe you'll get some in turn.

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