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Comment Re: Stop it with the SJW crap!!! (Score 1) 680

What's truly amazing is that AGW is apparently now somehow related to social justice, in the minds of some people.

Although I guess that's the expected end result of increasingly paranoid conspiracy theories that are needed to explain all the things that do not work as they want.

Comment Re:I don't have any yoga emails .... (Score 1) 528

Your mention of corporate policies for mail deletion is key here. If emails were deleted in a secure wipe manner as part of a routine schedule for that sort of thing, we have to assume no foul play. But if it was a one-off thing, and especially if it was after they knew there was an investigation, it's very suspicious.

Comment Re:Broken Windows Policing (Score 1) 191

There should be no laws criminalizing mere possession of any substance intended for consumption, in a society that respects bodily autonomy, period. Possession with intent to distribute, and especially for commercial purposes, is another matter.

Prostitution is involuntarily precisely because it's illegal in and of itself - since prostitutes cannot resort to police and courts to have the same protection from the society as other occupations. In countries which have properly legalized that industry, like New Zealand, the pimp problem has diminished significantly, because prostitutes can now just report anyone attempting to pimp to police, without fear for themselves. I would strongly recommend studying NZ experience with prostitution in general, and comparing it to Sweden (where the "ban it and crack down on it" model has been followed for a long time).

Comment Things have changes (Score 1) 512

IMO, the big difference between now and, say, 10 years ago, is that the gap between "real DEs" like KDE and Gnome, and "back to the basics" minimalist DEs and WMs (Openbox etc) has been filled. It used to be that you had to pick between "it just works" - but with all the bells and whistles, too - and hand-editing config files.

Now, though, there's Xfce, LXDE, and even, to some extent, MATE, to fill the it's-not-fancy-but-it-works niche. Xfce in particular is really nice - I would say that feature-wise, it's about where Gnome 2 was (which is a sweet spot for many), except with fewer bundled stock apps, and more configurability with more sensible defaults. So if you just want to get work done, and want a traditional desktop environment, it gives you that with minimal overhead, compared to Gnome and KDE.

Comment Re:Canadian Border Guards... (Score 1) 276

The "whom are you visiting" and "where you're staying" questions are run of the mill when visiting another country. A foreigner visiting US will often hear the same. Which is why, when you actually are visiting someone, it's common to ask them to write an invitation letter in advance detailing all this - usually makes it much faster when you show it.

Comment Re:What, never? No: never. [Re:Plucky underdog] (Score 1) 285

I actually meant the opposite of what you think I intended. When you look at turnout of his supporters, it was dismal. All that "enthusiasm" was wasted on rallies and such, and if those people have actually showed to vote with the same enthusiasm, he would have the numbers he needed to make it much more competitive. But, as usual, millennials under-performed when it came to doing rather than talking in politics.

Comment Re:not what i expect (Score 1) 394

Now you're switching goalposts - "top cause of repairs" is very, very different from "top complaint".

I know quite a lot of people who use smartphones - not techies, just your regular casual users. Do you know how many of them have ever complained about their phone dying due to exposure to water? Zero. But they do complain about plenty of other stuff, mostly software.

Comment Re: And Russians landed on that thing, 10 times (Score 1) 211

If you only look at personal income, sure.

Once you start looking at things like capital gains, you get the "Warren Buffet effect", where he pays less, percentage-wise, than his secretary does.

And the scam is that they have convinced so many people that capital gains are different from sweat-of-the-brow income, and deserve to be taxed lower. They don't.

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