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Comment Re:Sick of the hypocrisy (Score 3, Insightful) 306

I'm neither republican nor democratic, I'm not even from the US.
From my point of view, both republicans and democrats have about an equal share of sane people and an equal (and WAY too vocal) share of zealot idiots who scream at the other party every time they have a reason. And pretty much every time they don't have a reason.

Democrats would complain about as much about Michelle Obama as Republicans now and in the future will complain about whatever Ivanka does.
Republicans complained about as much about Michelle Obama as Democrats now and in the future will complain about whatever Ivanka does.

Don't for a second believe that either party is any better or worse than the other.
The only people who can't see this are the screaming zealot idiots.

Remember that the vast majority of people on both sides just want live in the US to be the best possible.
They just differ on what exactly they believe "best" to be.

Comment Re:Sick of the hypocrisy (Score 5, Interesting) 306

Why are so many of you bashing her for this? She's doing something with her daughter, and it has nothing to do with you, or this country.

This particular news was made public through US Secretary DeVos.
How can you possibly claim this does not have anything to do with "this country"?
Even ignoring that she is de-facto an advisor for the president with an office in the white house, security clearance and everything.
Even ignoring that she is acting as first lady in lue of the actual Mrs. Trump.

I want you to honestly ask yourselvesif this was Michelle Obama doing this, would you be bashing her for it?

Would republicans? Yes.
Would democrats? Yes, as it would be equally much a publicity stunt.

Comment Re:Biggest programmer lie: "I'm an engineer" (nt) (Score 1) 537

Ah okay, so according to that site a software engineer IS an engineer? Unless of course only civic architects and/or war-machine makers are to be considered engineers.

The point I'm trying to make is that the idea that a sofware engineer is not an engineer is just a case of marking one arbitrary point in time in the long chain of an ever-changing definition of "engineer" as the only, absolute and final definition of that word. Whereas most of the people claiming such, work in fields which also didn't exist when the word "engineer" was first used.

Comment Belief system inconsistent with project goals (Score 1) 646

Larry's belief system is inconsistent with our project's goals

Larry's belief system seems to be that consenting adults can act out in their private life something far less sociopathic than what millions of middleaged women fantasize about over bestselling erotic novels.

Comment Re:Conversely... (Score 4, Insightful) 243

Do you wish to claim that without patents, those nice thing would not be made?

Perhaps it would take more time, effort and money to make those things, but that is debatable.

Patents are also why we can't have nice things that share some property with a patented thing.
Patents are also why those nice things are more expensive.

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