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Comment Re:Freedom of speech requires a person... (Score 1) 140

Most of all it requires public space.

I can declare that in my house I don't want to hear duck jokes. Why? Because it's my house. My house, my rules, don't like them, get the FUCK out! Government cannot demand from me that I allow you to tell duck jokes in my house. Government's right to demand that anyone can say what they want ends right at where my private property starts.

They must not keep you from telling duck jokes in your home, or on the street, and neither do I have the right to keep you from doing so, no matter how much I dislike duck jokes. You may do so freely in the privacy of your home and even on public ground.

But not on mine! And neither am I in any way obligated to allow some Donald Duck or that Hillary Chick to tell me their jokes.

Also freedom of speech does not entail obligation to listen. You are free to speak. But I am free to ignore you.

Comment Re:Vote with your vote (Score 1) 140

This. Simply tell them, since it's shooting or hanging this time around anyway, so it doesn't really matter whether a crook or a clown rules you, you originally wanted to make your decision based on the flip of a coin, but now it's going to be which party is going to piss you off via pestering phone calls less.

And the length of the call also goes into this consideration.

Now that you know this, is there anything left you want to tell me?

Comment I accept anything as long as it's truthful (Score 1) 91

Accidents happen. And only people who don't work make no mistakes. So if anyone claims he never makes mistakes, you have found the slacker.

People are surprisingly willing to cut you some slack if you admit mistakes, apologize and offer them some token compensation. Provided that they don't happen too often and that it cannot be considered malice or gross negligence.

Also, what you offer in compensation should be in sync with your mistake. Handing out a free trial that marketing has been throwing about left and right like it's some candy that's reaching its best before date after losing your customer's credit card info is NOT going to cut it. Sony, I'm looking your way.

Generally, Sony could be used as the poster child of how NOT to reconcile with your customer base after fucking up...

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