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Comment Re:Some of the best satire (Score 0, Flamebait) 333

You don't get to be free from the consequences of your speech. Free Speech only means the government can't (or legally shouldn't) censor you. It does not mean that if you speak Nazi-like remarks that you won't get a fist thrown at you.

Why is this so hard for conservatives and Trump voters to understand?

Comment Re:Did it 'cheat'? (Score 1) 191

Because online poker companies around the would would love to get their hands on the software and plug it into their system, so that you'd never know if you were playing a computer or a real person. If you were playing the computer, you'd always lose.

Of course they could program their computers to simply know what you have in your hand and bet accordingly, but still..

Comment Re:Easy answer (Score 1) 489

A lot of this is based on how modern web developers build sites. Currently, and for some time, the mantra is "mobile first", which means you design and build a website on the assumption that most of your users are on a mobile device (essentially, any non-desktop device) and you modify the layout accordingly.

This often means that many websites have way too much white space and too little information because many folks have large desktop screens, and they are seeing a site that was optimized for a phone or tablet, and little to no attention gets paid to how it looks on your gigantic monitor.

Ideally you want to design for those situations, but its a truism in a ton of web-based industries that most eyeballs on a regular basis are people using their phones or tablets. It;s most important that it looks good there, and if you have the resources to design for a gigantic screen, you design for that too. But often that doesn't happen.

Comment Re:News for Nazis (Score 0, Flamebait) 1560

No, he won because there's a whole swatch of pout and out stupid people in the middle of the country. People who couldn't see that he was and is a con man, and that he bullshits his way to the top. He's appointed people to agencies who literally have no idea what the agency they are appointed to does. He has turned ignorance and malevolence into a virtue, and then idiots like you accuse the left of being divisive?

Comment Re: News for Nazis (Score 5, Insightful) 1560

The fact that there's a whole shitload of stupid people out there doesn't change the fact that those people are wrong.

I am not mad at people like you because Clinton lost. I am unconcerned that we have different politics. And I don’t think less of people like you because you vote one way and I vote another. I think less of people like you because you watched an adult mock a disabled person in front of a crowd and still supported him. I think less of you because you saw a man spouting clear racism and backed him. I think less of you because you listened to him advocate for war crimes, and still thought he should run this country. I think less of people like you because you watched him equate a woman’s worth to her appearance and got on board. It isn’t your politics that I find repulsive. It is your personal willingness to support racism, sexism, and cruelty. You sided with a bully when it mattered and that is something I will never forget. So, no people like you and I won’t be “coming together” to move forward or whatever. Trump disgusts me, but it is the fact that he doesn’t disgust people like you that will stick with me long after this election.

Comment Re:Down with Putin - Down with Trump (Score 1, Interesting) 278

If it wasn't done to help Trump, why is there evidence of extreme elation among party operatives in Putin's circle when Trump won? Why is it so hard to believe that Russia preferred someone who would cause them less problems than someone who would cause them more , such as Clinton?

Comment Re:Conclusion: (Score 0, Troll) 375

You are more likely to have that mindset if you are rural, though. There's lots of benefits to living a rural lifestyle, but for me the main one is the lack of interaction you will have with a diverse group of people. You aren't likely to understand the issues faced by an inner city black male if you can't talk to them, for example. Your worldview can easily become myopic and lead you to do stupid things like vote for Trump.

Comment Will they only make car batteries? (Score 2) 201

I understand that they are making these primarily for cars, but does Tesla have any plans to make consumer-friendly Lithium-ion batteries for general use? Seems like they could easily make these, and drive down the costs of these things pretty dramatically. Looking quickly on Google, general-use batteries seem to run hundreds of dollars. I'd be interested in one for various purposes if it dropped down into a $50-$100 range.

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