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Comment Re:Bet on the RUSSIANS!!!!` (Score 2) 89

Trump claiming Obama wiretapped his phone is not the same as a Russian phone line being wiretapped, and one of Trump's aides calling the phone line in question. Do you see the difference? The former is fantasy, the second standard operating procedure. That's why it's called fake - because it is demonstrably fake.

It doesn't make you or your argument look particularly sound if you attack the "mental capacity" of others with a news article you didn't understand. Ouch.

Comment Re:Bandaid (Score 1) 469

1. Increase driving license testing quality
2. Improve road surface quality for safer higher speeds
3. Increase speed limit
4. Invest in medium-distance light rail to link town and city centers with long-distance high speed rail

It works wonders in Germany (and so could work in US cities/commuter belts), but points 1, 2 & 4 would never fly in the US.

Comment Re:Perhaps a better method... (Score 1) 1001

Relying on what is "obviously intended" is a recipe for disaster :) There are many ways to make that code work with just a tweak or two here and there, producing all kinds of output. Any single one of those (or even none of them) might be the intended functionality - it's up to the person who is requesting this work to define what they mean by "work".

Comment Re:Can we please have that here in California? (Score 2) 180

There is a safety concern, though - they are in charge of a vehicle on the public road, and have to react to their surroundings in order to prevent accidents. It sounds like the officer singled it out because so many people wrongly assume it's perfectly safe and reasonable to entirely ignore your environment when in control of a car. If drivers won't learn the law before driving, learning it while driving seems only fair.

Comment Re:Uber need to get a clue. (Score 1) 354

ISIS: Started in Iraq, after a US invasion created a power vacuum and allowed many groups against the US to flourish. Among them was an Al Qaeda affiliate, who are annoyed with the US's actions in Saudi Arabia during the first gulf war.

Iran: Political Islam was arguably created (as we know it), and definitely fostered, as a way of uniting people against the puppet installed by western interests.

So no, they didn't start in a vacuum - they were both formed as responses to US foreign policy.

That you wouldn't even mention that shows you either don't know about Islam, or are intellectually dishonest enough to consciously ignore it. Pick one.

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