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Silicon Valley Swings To Republicans

kick6 Re:This is great news! (485 comments)

the stock market, actually, makes a shit litmus test for the health of the economy anymore. At least in a vacuum. Why? Because the entire market is overvalued thanks to a supply gap of securities created by 401k plans. The government has blessed the market as *the* retirement savings vehicle of the middle class, and now there aren't enough securities to meet the demand that this has created.

about three weeks ago
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Tim Cook: "I'm Proud To Be Gay"

kick6 Re:Silly (764 comments)

Your claim that this is not an isolated event is also an extraordinary claim that requires extraordinary evidence. But then everyone *wants* to believe gay-bashing is an epidemic because it fits the narrative being pushed...so no one will ever ask.

about a month ago
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Tim Cook: "I'm Proud To Be Gay"

kick6 Re:Silly (764 comments)

See? I even have to suffer oppression from what are, ostensibly, my own people.

about a month ago
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Tim Cook: "I'm Proud To Be Gay"

kick6 Re:Why do folks think anyone cares (764 comments)

Being insanely ugly is preventing me from getting married despite the fact that I'm so inclined. Why does nobody care when I came out and admitted that I'm an ogre?

about a month ago
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Tim Cook: "I'm Proud To Be Gay"

kick6 Re:He believes in God? (764 comments)

Your 99 cent theology sucks. Jesus claimed to be God in the flesh

So did David Koresh. So maybe we have to take some bits of our $.99 theology fries with some salt.

about a month ago
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Tim Cook: "I'm Proud To Be Gay"

kick6 Re:Courage (764 comments)

Courage now defines a fucking millionaire saying something that most people already knew. If you watered down the definition of courage any further....I'd be courageous for getting out of bed this morning.

about a month ago
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Tim Cook: "I'm Proud To Be Gay"

kick6 Re:Silly (764 comments)

pedantry really isn't helping your case, here.

about a month ago
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Tim Cook: "I'm Proud To Be Gay"

kick6 Re:Silly (764 comments)

Really? Your own family attacked you with a crowbar? Then smashed your windshield with it, then rammed your car with a pickup truck? And they did it because you are a straight, middle class, right handed white male? Do you filter any of the diarrhea that dribbles out of your mouth at all?

No, liberals did. And your final sentence is indicative of just the oppression I've been first to suffer for being born this way.

about a month ago
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Tim Cook: "I'm Proud To Be Gay"

kick6 Re:News for Nerds? (764 comments)

Opportunity, sure. Not outcome.

about a month ago
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Tim Cook: "I'm Proud To Be Gay"

kick6 Re: marriage is about children? (764 comments)

Are you implying that this, and only this, law should be the shining example of something a government does that simply CANNOT be abused to provide assistance to a group it wasn't expressly intended to provide assistance to?

about a month ago
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How Apple Watch Is Really a Regression In Watchmaking

kick6 Re:Crappy Product (415 comments)

At least in the sphere of watches, apples crap will be on the low end of price.


Source: I'm trying to decide between a $500 watch or a $3000 watch because one says "omega" on it, and one doesn't.

about a month ago
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Tim Cook: "I'm Proud To Be Gay"

kick6 Re:Proud to be gay??? (764 comments)

I have been single the entire time I have been at my current employer. The only personal item I have at my desk is a slinky. My company can't tell whether I'm gay or straight unless I tell them.

about a month ago
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Tim Cook: "I'm Proud To Be Gay"

kick6 Re: marriage is about children? (764 comments)

what if said benefits and protections also aren't a right, but are an incentive to procreate?
Like giving oil companies a break on income tax so they'll hire people.

about a month ago
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Tim Cook: "I'm Proud To Be Gay"

kick6 Silly (764 comments)

as a cisgender (god I hate that this term even exists), middle class, right handed, white male I've suffered more bigotry and intolerance over the last 20 years than any homosexual...and from the exact people who's stake-in-claim in politics is purpotedly omnitolerance.

about a month ago
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Tim Cook: "I'm Proud To Be Gay"

kick6 Re:News for Nerds? (764 comments)

"acceptance into society" isn't a right.

about a month ago
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Tim Cook: "I'm Proud To Be Gay"

kick6 Re:News for Nerds? (764 comments)

Perhaps. Bit it will hihligjt once and for all humans are not just evolving DNA but the twin streams of data: DNA and memes. For millenia, anti-gay memes kept gays breeding in families, preserving whatever, if it's there, of DNA gay-related. Now that meme pressure is gone. It will take centuries if not more to see if gayness evolves away now. It's all pointless really, as humans will control their DNA by computer analysis, probably within the lifespan of some currently alive.

What if gayness is like sickle cell anemia, though? 1 copy gives you an immunity to malaria, 2 copies gives you a problem.

Maybe the "gay gene" if you get 1 copy you're a smooth lady killer (thus you CAN breed) and with 2 copies you like to sit on pole instead?
Now I realize that current research suggests that homosexuality is EPI-genetic, but I'm just throwing that out there.

about a month ago
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Tim Cook: "I'm Proud To Be Gay"

kick6 So what? (764 comments)

He quite clearly didn't personally want to make his private life so public, but felt that it's in the public's best interest to know as it might help fight bigotry and intolerance.

In other words, talking out of both sides of his mouth.

about a month ago
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Speed Cameras In Chicago Earn $50M Less Than Expected

kick6 Re:This is good (398 comments)

But you probably budget for the income from 40 hours, not zero. That's what's messed up.

about a month ago
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Speed Cameras In Chicago Earn $50M Less Than Expected

kick6 Easy to solve - calibrate them to overestimate (398 comments)

Also, can we stop pretending these are about anything other than revenue generation?

This. Just the mere fact that they actually budgeted against the ticket revenue tells you everything you need to know.

about a month ago

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