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Comment Finally a man to hate (Score 0) 376

Having screamed for anti-immigrant violence and sexual assault becoming common place because of Trump, Illiberals could never offer any actual evidence. Maybe, this guy is what they need. Finally...

Meanwhile the number of victims of the "Black Lives Matter" assholes — the very foundation of their movement based on a lieuncounted scores.

Comment Change the laws together with English (Score 1) 376

Only if your definition of race comes from the 19th century, which in itself is a little racist.

If you wish to redefine the meaning of "race" (or "sex" for that matter), you need to change the law that bans discrimination based on it.

Because, unless the law has explicitly changed in between — as in, passed by Legislature and signed by the Executive — what was legal at one point shall remain legal at another.

These days race is a social or cultural construct

Funny, this argument — But I identify as Black! — didn't help certain Ms. Dolezal keep her job at, of all places, NAACP... Evidently, some races — whatever the term means — are more equal than others. Had she been fired for being Black while masquerading as White, she and her team of lawyers would've all been millionaires by now.

Comment Re:CRISPR for the masses (Score 1) 167

Then what is the advantage over living in an artificial environment in space?

Creating such an artificial environment in space "from scratch" may be much harder, than using the readily-made planet. The colonists may need to adapt it, but they may also find it easier to make some adaptations to themselves — meeting the planet half-way, as it were.

If Escimo and Inuit and related peoples adapted to the environment unlivable for their African predecessors naturally — even if they still can not live there naked, we may be able to make similar adaptations faster (in fewer generations) to make Martian environment suck less. But, as often point out, Antarctica ought to be first — much closer and much cosier for humans than Mars.

But, hey, adapting to life in space (low-to-no gravity, low air pressure) may take place in parallel. Stephenson — in SevenEves — explores this subject in some detail.

Comment Re: How is FILMING "speech"? (Score 1) 145

the only reason police stopped the plaintiff was because he was recording video in a public place.

Sure. I accept and wholeheartedly agree, that the guy's recording is legal and should've been unmolested.

I just don't see, how the First Amendment protects him in the slightest. Doing, what is not expressly prohibited by law is legal in a free country — you do not need it to be expressly allowed by an Amendment or anything else.

The only possible charge I could see is disobeying a police order — had they ordered him to stop and he continued, they could've charged him with such disobeying, even if the order itself were later found invalid.

Comment Re:CRISPR for the masses (Score 1) 167

So which organism are you going to lift genes from which is comfortable (i.e. can breed) at Martian temperatures and pressures?

It does not have to be comfortable enough to breed — or even survive — unaided by other technology. But if it can be made more comfortable than an unmodified human — requiring a lesser oxygen tank and/or a lighter suit and/or an easier-to-build shelter — that'd be a win already.

Comment Re:Ukraine to the rescue (Score 1) 144

The An225 is a Soviet era design

Boeing 767 was also created in 1981 — and they still can't make enough of them.

hardly what anyone in 2017 should call"advanced".

It is neither computer nor software. It is a plane. US still flies B-52s (since 1955) and F-15s (since 1976).

and only one was ever built.

Yep — because Socialism of the USSR was not conductive to proper mass production.

The Netherlands, the Congo, the Philippines, the Bahamas etc...

If you want to use the short names of the countries, then it is, respectively: Holland, Congo-Kinshasa (or Congo-Brazzaville — in your ignorance, you aren't even aware there are two), Philippines, Bahamas. "The" may be part of a long name of a country, such as The Kingdom of The Netherlands...

Comment Using an article in front of a country's name (Score 1) 144

The Sudan.

Wrong. The name of the country is Sudan. The Sudan is a name of a geographic region . Face it, your English really sucks and you are most uncultured.

The Netherlands.

Some countries have a long name and a short name. The article is not used in front of the short name. The Kingdom of The Netherlands is the long name, Holland (no "the") is the short name.

Like Germany, Ukraine has no "long name" — since it stopped being merely a region of the delightfully dead USSR and became and independent state, the "the" in front of it is inappropriate although frequently used to insult by the Russian assholes. Which is exactly what you did — and are.

Comment Re: How is FILMING "speech"? (Score 1) 145

gathering evidence in support of one's claims -- particularly against the government -- is an integral part of the freedoms of speech and seeking redress

Actually, no, I don't think that's a valid explanation. For example, this guy — who merely wanted to gather exactly the evidence you are talking about — was convicted of "entering a federal building under false pretenses". By the logic you are putting forth, all his actions should be covered by the First Amendment...

Similarly, the computer hacking for stuff to publicly disclose later is merely "gathering evidence" for future speech... Heck, just about anything done in order to talk about it in the future must be protected by the First Amendment — rape and murder included — if we follow the proposed line of reasoning.

Comment Re: The Million Regulators March on Washington (Score 1) 113

The way you THINK it should work usually

The way I KNOW it works, where I live. Fixed that for you. Comcast sends their promotions monthly, and FiOS is well aware of it...

Your anecdotal evidence may be different and I do not doubt your truthfulness. But absence of ISP-choice is in itself the government's fault — it is too easy for the local mayors and city councils to block an ISP. So easy, even the mighty Google gave up.

Comment Re:The Million Regulators March on Washington (Score -1, Flamebait) 113

USA health costs per person is about $8000 whereas that bastion of capitalist competition, Sweden, is $4000 (you can check it out if you know how to use this thing called the internet).

Citation needed. The US does not have "Single Payer" halthcare — yet. Nor do we have a properly free market for it either — things were pretty bad and then became even worse with Obamacare.

But in primary education the market is cornered by the monopoly called Department of Education. And, according to their own figures (see, how citations are done with thing called "HTML"?), since 1950-ies the per-pupil costs of public school education quadrupled : from $3k to $13k (inflation-adjusted). Has the quality gone up? No, most unlikely — only 30% of the nation's 8th-graders, for example, are deemed "proficient" in reading .

you can check it out if you know how to use this thing called the internet

I do not. You make a claim, you cite supporting evidence.

Comment Re:The Million Regulators March on Washington (Score 1, Insightful) 113

They're going to pocket the money

Why is this not happening with pizzerias or sneakers?

Why am I paying the same price for 75 Mbps up/down today, that I used to pay for 35 Mpbs up/down 6 years ago?

The answer: competition. It is competition, that keeps the services improving and/or the prices dropping.

Once you have a monopoly — such as "Single Payer" education, or healthcare, or Internet-Service provision — the price goes up and the quality goes down.

How fucking stupid do you think we are, anyway?

Only because you asked... I think you are unbelievably dumb and uneducated. Quite obviously, you also lack manners and any semblance of class.

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