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Doxing Victim Zoe Quinn Launches Online "Anti-harassment Task Force"

fche Re:address in question (686 comments)

In those few cases, they may need to take the bullet. Or use other technologies to protect themselves while politely inquiring at the doorstep.

about a week ago
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Doxing Victim Zoe Quinn Launches Online "Anti-harassment Task Force"

fche Re:The police are terrified (686 comments)

"I'm not sure why they shouldn't prep a raid."

I thought the TFA (which you "actually do read") and this subthread is exactly about reasons for that.

about a week ago
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Doxing Victim Zoe Quinn Launches Online "Anti-harassment Task Force"

fche Re:The police are terrified (686 comments)

Taking the situation seriously ... ok.
Staging a raid ... not ok.

about a week ago
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Doxing Victim Zoe Quinn Launches Online "Anti-harassment Task Force"

fche Re:The police are terrified (686 comments)

"seem like"

There's the problem there. The burden of proof for "seeming" is pathetically low, and yet the police create huge risks to the lives of the people they raid, and their own lives, by acting on such impressions.

about a week ago
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Doxing Victim Zoe Quinn Launches Online "Anti-harassment Task Force"

fche address in question (686 comments)

"the police department's head e-mailed the entire department to ask any police sent to the address in question to "knock with your hand, not your boot."

That sounds like appropriate advice for apprx. all addresses.

about a week ago
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Lies, Damn Lies, and Tech Diversity Statistics

fche objective reassessment ... (335 comments)

... becomes subjective bias-reinforcement when using the phrase "even worse" in comparing numbers

about two weeks ago
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Linus On Diversity and Niceness In Open Source

fche Re:perspective, rise (360 comments)

"It's just not something we talk and think a lot about ..."

While to you and me, that makes perfect sense, to others it is a signal that you are at best in denial and at worst a party to the Evil Patriarchy. Sorry.

about two weeks ago
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Obama Unveils Plan To Bring About Faster Internet In the US

fche Re:About time (417 comments)

If you want to produce your own goods, purchase or grow your own raw materials, mix in your labour, and go for it. No one will shoot you.

(If you're limiting your concern to the bootstrapping question of how someone who has nothing can get something ... well, such people can do unskilled labour or rely on charity, -then- purchase those raw materials. This isn't rocket science, and it describes a vanishingly small fraction of the population.)

about two weeks ago
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Obama Unveils Plan To Bring About Faster Internet In the US

fche Re:About time (417 comments)

"and either everyone works for you or starves or you will kill them ..."

You must feel very cautious every time you frequent a grocery store, taxi, computer company, landlord, bank, airport, even the guy who sells you underwear, if you think they're secretly planning to kill you if you don't purchase their goods.

about two weeks ago
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Obama Unveils Plan To Bring About Faster Internet In the US

fche Re:About time (417 comments)

"those that scream the loudest about government are always the ones who want to be the sole controller of government"

Au contraire, many of us would simply yell "laissez faire", and not control government nor you.

about two weeks ago
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Obama Unveils Plan To Bring About Faster Internet In the US

fche Re:About time (417 comments)

"If we had it your way..."

I'm not sure you've quite met the evidentiary burden of that claim.

about two weeks ago
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Obama Unveils Plan To Bring About Faster Internet In the US

fche Re:About time (417 comments)

... and when basic broadband connectivity does become widespread (isn't it already?), then the goalposts move "25 Mbps downstreamâ"the speed increasingly recognized as a baseline" ... requiring yet more government transfer-of-wealth.

about two weeks ago
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Obama Unveils Plan To Bring About Faster Internet In the US

fche Re:About time (417 comments)

I would like the state neither to grant such a monopoly, nor compete with private interests.

about two weeks ago
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Obama Unveils Plan To Bring About Faster Internet In the US

fche Re:About time (417 comments)

"Why do you hate democratically-elected officials making decisions so much?"

I would rather leave to ceasar (government) what is ceasar's, and to god (free enterprise) what is god's.

about two weeks ago
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Obama Unveils Plan To Bring About Faster Internet In the US

fche Re:About time (417 comments)

"You mean that every time a local community decides to foot the cost themselves ..."

That makes it sound so unanimous and wholesome. But 'course the way the "local community decides" really is to have a few representatives chosen by an occasional plurality of voters spend the involuntary taxes of everyone in the community.

about two weeks ago
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The Strange Story of the First Quantum Art Exhibition In Space

fche Re:Quantum Bullshit (69 comments)

... and he better watch his back, in case any of the pictures come out looking like that prophet guy

about two weeks ago
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Michael Mann: Swiftboating Comes To Science

fche Re:Stop trying to win this politically (786 comments)

"Quote from the article " This is a classic ad hominem attack, consisting of innuendo and obfuscation, often focusing on irrelevant items, whose net effect is to direct attention away from the merits of an argument and instead to the character of the person making it. "

At least that's the way Mann phrases it (without providing citations as to what instance "this" he's referring to). His opponents would probably point at numerous criticisms of Mann's work, and of Mann's occasionally disgraceful behaviour, as reason to doubt Mann -- not his "character" in the abstract.

about two weeks ago
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Cryptocurrency Based Basic Income Program Started In Finland

fche Re:Sounds suspiciously like welfare. (109 comments)

"everyone gets a basic income whether they want it or not. It's meant to be enough to live off"

So, from each according to ability, to each according to need (where "need" is defined to be a uniform quantity).

about three weeks ago
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Extra Leap Second To Be Added To Clocks On June 30

fche Re:Investment oportunity (289 comments)

Thank you for your correction.

about three weeks ago

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