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Australian Consumer Watchdog Takes Valve To Court

Luckyo Re:Welcome to Australia, Ferengi. (129 comments)

He was talking about warranty replacement choices. Those qualify as "major problems".

yesterday
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Anita Sarkeesian, Creator of "Tropes vs. Women," Driven From Home By Trolls

Luckyo Re:*attempts to shed light rather than heat* (1192 comments)

You'll have to explain that one. I missed how "failing to notice the obvious feature that turned my entire argument upside down" equals "understanding how to construct a critical piece".

In a logical view, that would mean the exact opposite.

yesterday
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Microsoft Dumps 1,500 Apps From Its Windows Store

Luckyo Re:Google needs to clean up search (125 comments)

You can disable Aero, which will result in most properly designed software to start looking like it looks on XP.

Just right click on desktop, choose "personalize" and then select "windows classic" theme.

2 days ago
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Anita Sarkeesian, Creator of "Tropes vs. Women," Driven From Home By Trolls

Luckyo Re:*attempts to shed light rather than heat* (1192 comments)

Several hours of work is more like it.

She even called out one game "misogynist" when game's ending was about a huge muscular guy falling down and landing on a female character executing a punch upwards. She nails him straight in the balls.
Instead she spent about half an hour droning about muscular men dominating women in that game.

Must've taken quite a bit of effort to conclude her work quickly enough to miss moment like that in the game.

2 days ago
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Anita Sarkeesian, Creator of "Tropes vs. Women," Driven From Home By Trolls

Luckyo Re:*Dons asbestos suit* (1192 comments)

Considering that this woan is known for using internet trolls to get a lot of money from well-intending donors and then delivering jack shit in spite of promising a "huge project", I'd say that she's probably in need of money again.

2 days ago
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Western US Drought Has Made Earth's Crust Rise

Luckyo Re:Time to relocate? (90 comments)

You just admitted that it doesn't, and then in the next sentence, you repeat the original claim.

I love denialist logic. Or lack of it.

2 days ago
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Western US Drought Has Made Earth's Crust Rise

Luckyo Re:Time to relocate? (90 comments)

Indeed. So has aggregate mortality from the main killers of such floods, known as "infectious diseases".

I'll let you figure out why.

4 days ago
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Western US Drought Has Made Earth's Crust Rise

Luckyo Re:Time to relocate? (90 comments)

You find pictures and videos of the said floods, hurricanes and so on, dead and displaced people and comparisons made by scientists to be inadmissible as evidence?

4 days ago
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Western US Drought Has Made Earth's Crust Rise

Luckyo Re:Time to relocate? (90 comments)

Exactly what it says. "Catastrophies are increasing on global scale as well".

I'm not sure where you're looking for evidence either. We already know that there are more catastrophic floods such as recent ones in Central Europe, more extreme winds such as typhoons and hurricanes and so on, and those that appear are getting more powerful. Those things are directly tied to warmer water surface of the oceans.

4 days ago
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Western US Drought Has Made Earth's Crust Rise

Luckyo Re:Time to relocate? (90 comments)

On your first point, actually it was. Japan is extremely well developed due to being a relatively small island in comparison to its population.

Also, your second sentence is a strawman argument. No one besides you talked about a "global catastrophe". I was talking about "catastrophies are increasing on global scale". If you do not understand the obvious difference, may I suggest lessons in English language before proceeding with this discussion?

5 days ago
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Western US Drought Has Made Earth's Crust Rise

Luckyo Re:Time to relocate? (90 comments)

Damage isn't repaired to this day in many places. Infrastructure outside large cities an major pathways is still in a bad shape. Catastrophies are increasing on global scale as well, as they are not localized so a single region.

5 days ago
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News Corp Australia Doesn't Want You To Look Closely At Their Financials

Luckyo Re: It would be really nice.... (131 comments)

Riot police would "calm" the protesters and money would be handed anyway. This happened when money was handed in much larger quantities to investment banks. This will be peanuts in comparison.

Oligarchy is well in control, and pretence of democracy isn't going to shield you from their wrath when you little people try to stomp all over their rights to fuck you over.

5 days ago
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Western US Drought Has Made Earth's Crust Rise

Luckyo Re:Oh no! 'Climate change'! (90 comments)

In general, when something happens that causes catastrophies, we call it "catastrophic". Such as, you know, climate change.

Granted if you happen to live in those regions where climate change hasn't brought a significant impact yet, you can ignore it. Unfortunately most people don't have this luxury, and since news travel nearly instantly worldwide in the age of internet, I'm afraid you'll have to get off most of the internet if you want to stop hearing stories about other regions on the planet.

about a week ago
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Western US Drought Has Made Earth's Crust Rise

Luckyo Re:Time to relocate? (90 comments)

Already forgot the tsunami that killed over 30.000 people and effectively wiped out infrastructure in large region of Japan I see.
Granted that's not hard to do considering that media largely ignored that part in favour of far less damaging Fukushima accident caused by said tsunami instead.

Rising crust causes earthquakes. Those cause direct damage as well as tsunamis. Are you certain you wish to outright dismiss forces that when applied to earth crust trump biggest nuclear weapons we have by orders of magnitude so easily?

about a week ago
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Western US Drought Has Made Earth's Crust Rise

Luckyo Re:Not just because of liquid water (90 comments)

Yes, but those talk about regions where there were massive layers of glaciers, typically over a kilometre thick. A good measure of where those ended is "where the exceptionally fertile black top soil is abundant". Because that fertile black top soil is the top soil that was dragged by expanding glaciers from northern regions to its current place.

As a result, speed of this rise is very stable, as crust recovers from pressure during thousands and tens of thousands of years. It most certainly should not apply to regions without significant former glacier coverage, such as very fertile California, and it should not suddenly accelerate or decelerate. It's going to keep rising at a very steady speed over tens of thousands of years, as it has done before and is doing now.

about a week ago
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Study: Ad-Free Internet Would Cost Everyone $230-a-Year

Luckyo Re:heh (609 comments)

It does of course. When a vampire can't get enough blood because there are fewer victims, he'll draw more blood from each individual victim to compensate.

And of course, the blood of those who no one ever gets to suck from becomes a prized delicacy.

about two weeks ago
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Study: Ad-Free Internet Would Cost Everyone $230-a-Year

Luckyo Re:heh (609 comments)

Very rare to never actually. In a tug of war between list maintainers and advertisers, adblock definitely has the upper hand and had it for years.

Sometimes either situation you describe happens, but that is usually fixed in days, and then takes weeks to change again.

about two weeks ago
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Helsinki Aims To Obviate Private Cars

Luckyo Re:which turns transport into a monopoly... (276 comments)

It's the exact opposite. Urbanisation is massive, Sweden is already up to 85% of people living in cities, Finland is at 70%, but estimates are that we will be hitting Swedish numbers within a decade. The trend is ongoing since the sixties and remains unchanged.

If you want to live in the middle of nowhere, Finland is a great place to be. Huge surface area, very few people. But don't ask for good services, and most people like living in tighter groups with many services available.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Dead Is Antivirus, Exactly?

Luckyo Re:Never mind the quantity, feel the quality (331 comments)

This is utterly foolish argument based on the concept of "protection" meaning "protection from all harm at any cost" rather than "reasonable protection" as is practices in most European countries.

about two weeks ago

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