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    climate change means ... That's the big experiment that a lot of people lose sight of when discussing other experiments. In increasingly many situations the question is not "keep what we have or try this new thing" it's "wipe out...
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    They are so blinded my Monsanto's activities that the will not see that there agre great uses for GMO Sadly the legal environment GMOs operate in is the one imposed by Monsanto, which means that everyone has a great...
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    people who really prefer open office plans. They literally can't understand people who would want to go into an office and close the door. My experience is overwhelmingly with the other sort: they absolutely must have a private office...
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    Mindlessly repeating the thing I already disagreed with doesn't make it less wrong, it just changes my opinion of you for the worse. I'm happy to believe that you specifically are a selfish arsehole who is only posting here because...
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    And the "hierarchy of oppression" was later popularised as "oppression wars" and various other names to describe "I can't be racist, I'm a woman" or "I can't be sexist, I'm disabled" and other stupidities. Being a member of an oppressed...
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    They've fallen into the same tactical trap that social conservatives, feminists, environmentalists, and other cultural movements always fall into--scolding, shaming, and guilt trips don't work. Which translates in practice to: anyone pointing out that there is a problem is...
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    Also, the worst of the Freydenberg case (the far right refugee torturer above) is that otherwise reasonable people have accepted the dead cat at face value. As one of the commenters there points out, the far right are very keen...
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    It's also worth noting that all of the PC type terminology is as often used by trolls as by people who actually want to reduce the scale of the problem. So you have to read quite critically a lot of...
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    Schwalbe make a whole range of kevlar-belted tyres and are my brand of choice. They also make a pretty wide range of sizes, but mobility scooters seem to use car-style tyre labels so I'm not sure. They definitely make 12"...
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    Seriously, Greg, either get hold of a sewing machine or search for dressmakers near you. I pay almost as much for the cloth that goes into my dress shirts as for the skilled labour that assembles them but despite that...
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    What do you have against less-than-primo priced bikes? Two things: with a $500 budget (that's about 10,000 proudly independent British pounds or $300 US dollars) you can either buy a brand new kind-of-ok bicycle, or a shitty bicycle plus ok...
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    manufacturing to order Years ago I discovered that the flip side to clothing workers getting paid very little is that if you can find one you can pay them very little to make exactly what you want. Albeit not...
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    "social justice activists" use their own, narrower definition of the word It's implied in the "practice of" part of the definition. Practice requires the power to implement your beliefs, so the SJW definition of "belief in superiority and the ability...
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    since #MeToo the lack of pockets on (gendered) women's apparel has been a big topic It's a hardy perennial in feminist circles. Victorian and American women around the turn of that century, with the "rational dress movement" being a thing....
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    Why couldn't women have done the same as men? You're *so* close... keep thinking....
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    what people want from their bike lights. I, for one, can't stand flashing lights on bikes Context; 100 cyclists with flashing lights in a 1 hour walk is a PITA, one cyclist every day or two with flashing lights is...
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    Then why do you keep whining that "politically correct people" are -ist at you, when the systematic power relations clearly favour you over them? They very likely are prejudiced and even bigoted, but when rich straight white men are whining...
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    Stressful. Well it requires an attitude And my attitude is "beats hitch hiking" :) Seriously, a few times I've been dropped somewhere that turns out to be hard to get out of, and not felt like walking ("next town 88km"...
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    Also, the gulf between "save 2 cents per unit during mass manufacture" and "recall 100 lights because of a software issue" is so huge that for most lights you only have to think about doing the latter to make it...
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    I'm sure there's a rational reason why bicycle lights need enough smarts to be programmable in the first place but for the love of Ghu nothing springs to mind immediately. The simple version is that making an LED flash...
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    It's a really hard problem - the BoM cost of adding a USB socket or something is unreasonable for a lightbulb, but there's a really limited number of inputs. I've once used a completely unrelated device that had an IR...
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    It's in some ways a fine line. To some people "you're not allowed to people heathens" is exactly the same category of rule as "you're not allowed to call people bigots", and so on for any {insert word here}. It's...
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    his view is discriminatory I kind of agree with Damien, and I kind of vehemently disagree. I don't think it's discriminatory in the "oh no you're making things harder for people already badly off", if anything the reverse (see Aamer...
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    don't blame us for striving to become our better selves There's that, which I agree with. The way you present yourself, especially online where there's no other context, is how other people form opinions of you. Now, you might say...
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    Taking swear words at their literal meaning, especially the sexual ones, is a short route to madness. I'm not doing so here. My objection is largely based on the fact that to work as a term of abuse it relies...
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    Aristocrats were always anarchists One of the best examples of that is the US founding fathers. Aristocrats to a man (and I use the term advisedly) although their take on anarchism emphasised the consent angle* rather more than the "no...
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    I suspect you could go a considerable period on this blog before finding the word "cunt" before this particular outburst, and fuck is almost as rare. It's entirely possibly that OGH is trying to encourage a cruder vernacular but I...
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    It took me a while, for which I apologise. I Was getting cranky but then Charlie gave his official seal of approval and that took me a while to come to terms with. Down here it's very hard to put...
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    Does this mean we've finally got past the point where you foul-mouthed misogynistic fuckstains will be using "cunt" as a term of abuse on a regular basis? I'm disappointed that those posts haven't been moderated out of existence, but since...
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    FWIW I've been slightly disturbed at how readily Rust compiles on quite hetrogenous platforms. The team there really have taken the "one language, everywhere" to heart. I mean, the result runs like a dog on a Pi but I'm not...
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