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Published on July 9, 2016 By Frogboy In Politics

In no particular order:

  1. People often lightly suggest that “you should sue X”. Lawsuits are multi-year arduous, tedious affairs.  My opinion is that the threshold for a lawsuit should be if you lived without civil society would you be willing to commit violence to achieve your objective? If no, then find another way.
  2. A customer of ours recently got banned on Wikipedia for aggressively defending me on my Wiki page.  Apparently he had been contributing for years. I feel somewhat responsible as I provided him with a screenshot that he used to prove the person trying to “right the wrongs of the world” by creating a narrative on my page had a bias. It’s a bummer that a guy who’s been contributing for years would just be summarily blocked.
  3. I’ve gotten back into biking. I am out of shape.  But it wouldn’t be a first world problem if I didn’t mention that I am glad I can order padded shorts from Amazon Prime.
  4. If you haven’t read SJWs always lie I recommend it for those who want to survive in today’s social media. One of the parts is “SJWs always project” which is very true. I was reading, with interest, the wiki admins arguing over my Wikipedia page with one of them swearing it was me doing the edits.  For the record, I didn’t create the wiki page on me. I didn’t ask for one. I didn’t want one.  I wish there was no Wikipedia page on me. Since the day someone made it, it has been a non-stop struggle to keep disgruntled customers and SJWs from using it as a blunt instrument to defame me.  I appreciate the fact that there are plenty of good people willing to take time to maintain the page.  The fact that some SJWs assume anyone supporting me must be a sock puppet says a lot about them. Not to put too fine a point on it but if I was that motivated “I have people”.  For me, what I am interested in is whether people are willing to voluntarily push back against SJWs..or not.
  5. Speaking of Wikipedia and social media in general, SJWs will always have the advantage since they are typically unencumbered by a job.
  6. And speaking of SJWs, my sons hate when I use that term.  And not without some irony, I will point to the Wikipedia definition of a SJW. Their entry is steeped with the bias of Wikipedia editors. But basically it’s people who espouse, passionately, support for “the correct causes” on social media but do nothing material to follow up as their motivation is merely to display how virtuous they are to their peers.
  7. Steam sale is over. We did about 20% better than last year. We would have done better but Valve implemented a “recent user review score” which I will refer to as the “Sale penalty score” since people buying a game on sale will tend to review it based on whether they would have paid full price for it (even though they obviously wouldn’t have or they would have already bought it).
  8. I have very little opinion on the #blacklivesmatter thing other than to point out that in 2015, about 1000 people, total, were killed by police of which African Americans made up around a quarter of them. Meanwhile, in third world countries, death tolls are measured differently. This doesn’t diminish the impression that too often, militarized police forces are too willing to use lethal force but only to provide some perspective.
  9. Three solar panels on my solar array are dead or the microinverter has died.  It’s remarkably tedious to get something like that fixed.
  10. Everyone seems to know that a single Tesla owner died in their car while the car was operating under Autopilot.  I have little to add to that except that people die daily from messing with their cell phones (Oh look, a Pokémon, oh look a text, oh look an invite) while driving.

That’s all for this month. Smile

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on Jul 11, 2016


And as for calling someone an 'idiot' ...unless you have access to their IQ status it is also unacceptable.

Who are you trying to kid Jafo, it would be unacceptable to you unless the idiot called them self an idiot....

on Jul 11, 2016

myfist0

Who are you trying to kid Jafo, it would be unacceptable to you unless the idiot called them self an idiot....

Possibly...but the terms such as 'imbecile, moron' etc actually were penned to define states/levels of mental impairment so are arguably legitimate...provided there is medical evidence - not personal opinion...

on Jul 11, 2016

They (African Americans) are not "black" just as I am not "white."  I may get a bit pale over the winter months but I can assure you, I am more tan than white.

Whether they chose to announce their heritage by calling themselves "African Americans" is entirely up the discretion of the individual.  Does it matter if they have not been any further East than St. Louis? No, not really. I'm sure almost all of us Americans came from some place other than America,  I'm part German, part English, part American Indian, but I'll settle for just plain me.

on Jul 11, 2016

I'm a third generation Aussie. ..which means my parents and grandparents were born in oz... though I have the scars to prove ancestry with the Viking s...but in between it was English and Irish. 

We should be proud of our heritage and allow others to be proud of theirs.

Nothing is gained from discrimination. ..whether race colour or creed.

Oh yes. ..I'm also inbred...2heads and all...as I'm a Tasmanian....

on Jul 11, 2016

I am going to guess that people from Wall Street Journal and Breitbart would be banned here too

or we have to get out the color tone card to see if the speech is acceptable first

 

 

on Jul 11, 2016

Nah....we'd be too busy banning smart-arses...

 

Geting back to the OP....

Unfortunately, one of the issues with alternative technologies...like Electric cars...and Solar panels is the cost of repair/replacement can devalue the benefits....whether the expiring of battery packs or cells that fail.

In the good old [early] days of solar hot water services....no-one remembered that the boiler itself has a use-by life of 10 years....yet the silly things only became an economical plus after that 10 years....quite self-defeating, really...

on Jul 12, 2016

psychoak

Now I'm going to actually call you an idiot, instead of saying your uninformed opinion was ignorant.

I'm through with you. I've found that when a person uses insults instead of sticking to the subject, that person thinks they are superior. I assure you that you are not better than me.

Everything that I wrote was fact checked. I stand by what I wrote. I won't let my anger get the better of me and write something now that's as idiotic as you wrote.

Instead of having a civil discussion you resort to name calling. You are pitiful.

This subject is closed.

on Jul 12, 2016

Chasbo

Instead of having a civil discussion you resort to name calling. You are pitiful.

This subject is closed.

Grow some skin. College safe spaces don't exist in real life.

I argue with the left all the time, and if I stopped every time they called me names I would never get past their first comment.

Just this week I was called a racist pig, misogynist, dumb ass white boy, mommas boy, virgin, idiot. Also threats, and calls for me to kill myself are quite common from the 'tolerant' left.

on Jul 12, 2016

myfist0

Just this week I was called a racist pig, misogynist, dumb ass white boy, mommas boy, virgin, idiot.

I just had to ask....how many of those were correct? ....

on Jul 12, 2016



Quoting myfist0,

Just this week I was called a racist pig, misogynist, dumb ass white boy, mommas boy, virgin, idiot.



I just had to ask....how many of those were correct? ....

The same amount that apply to you 

on Jul 12, 2016

Ah....the good old 'Freedom of Speech" 'thing'....you know...that doesn't apply on a private forum managed under its own code of practice...[TOU]

Too much of the concept of "Freedom of Speech" is bandied around by those ignorant of its reality [or lack of].

You know...like 'College safe places' that don't exist in the real world.

Reality?  America couldn't even call it 'Flying High' ....had to name it 'Airplane' instead.

The truth is .......out there.....

on Jul 12, 2016

Freedom of speech only implies the freedom not to be locked up,  killed,  or otherwise impeded by the law for what you say.

 

It in no way frees you from the consequences of what you say.

 

Your employer doesn't like what you say? Not covered. 

The media won't report on what you say? Not covered.

A forum bans you for being an ass-hat? Not covered.

 

The joy of capitalism is that you can vote with your feet. Don't like it? Move employers, read different news, or find a new forum. Freedom in action.

on Jul 12, 2016

Yes, what adamb1011 said...

Except of course...there will still be occasions when you'll get locked up too...

on Jul 12, 2016

A thick skin or not, civility is not incompatible with freedom of speech...

SJW's are self righteous censors, who are either too self absorbed or disingenuous to understand that their tactics and methods are anti-free speech.

Not all black people are African...

on Jul 12, 2016

Borg999

Not all black people are African...

And not all African people are black.

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