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AussieTrumpFan 1 point ago +1 / -0

Yeah, I was joking with the No Standing thing, but it would be very nice to see if it did proceed to a suitable remedy.

Hopefully it might start having a Chilling Effect on others trying the same thing, but I doubt it.

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AussieTrumpFan 1 point ago +1 / -0

Or if they just don't care about what it is you're trying to protect / put out there.

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AussieTrumpFan 1 point ago +1 / -0

It's those differences which we expect the courts to be able to weigh and, in a sane world it's what the would do.

In the insane current world - No Standing for you!

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AussieTrumpFan 2 points ago +2 / -0

I'm not really sure. The compliant sheep also vote.

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AussieTrumpFan 1 point ago +1 / -0

The thread to pull would be the one where the Democratic congresscritter got involved and started talking 1A concerns. It seems like there are at least some out there who still respect the Bill of Rights.

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AussieTrumpFan 1 point ago +1 / -0

It was already determined that the DNC do not represent any governmental agency or even the nominal party. It's the argument they used for their fucking around with the nomination in 2016 and, presumably, would have leaned on it for what they did with the nomination in 2020.

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AussieTrumpFan 1 point ago +1 / -0

It's telling that it's not Shilbot, Big Mike, Newsom, or any other number of names. No one seems to be in a hurry to step in the way of THAT particular bullet.

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AussieTrumpFan 2 points ago +2 / -0

Well, Scomo screwed himself over by taking half of cabinet's responsiblities for himself. I don't think there's much of a legacy he's going to have.

More worried about Dictator Dan getting back into power, though that might have also been in protest to Scomo.

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AussieTrumpFan 1 point ago +1 / -0

EMT crews hosing the brains of crime victims off the sidewalk?

Fire crews who pull the near dead from burning buildings?

Investigators who have to pursue CP afficianados?

Search and Rescue crews?

There's many, many reasons for trauma, and trying to gatekeep it like you are is almost as insane as claiming PTSD because the AR-15 you fired lightly bruised your shoulder.

There is no competition in trauma and, if you still think there is, one day you will be met by the person who's trauma takes top billing and they are going to skullfuck you into compliance. Then, because your trauma doesn't count as real or come far up the totem, it doesn't matter what you think.

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AussieTrumpFan 6 points ago +6 / -0

It's really quite eye opening to see what the background of the ANC was / is. They're fully dyed in the wool communists. Nelson Mandela was a literal card-carrying communist and a significant member of the Communist Party of South Africa.

During the battle against Apartheid, it was the commies fomenting trouble by the Bantu population and providing arms and military training to the rebels. The same for Angola and Rhodesia.

Now, you'd think that the commies and socialists would have thought the ANC and friends were doing great? If you ever get the chance, look into what the marxists had to say about the abuses and extra-judicial violence that the ANC were getting up to. They really were not friends - Merely politically expedient. And they were being supported by Fifth Columnists (Read up on Agent 407, for example).

But, as with Angola and Rhodesia, merely winning and taking power wasn't enough. They destroyed the nations and their economies, and were still busy infighting about who was more ideologically pure.

Even the transcripts from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission make for scary reading for just how much the "good guys" were actually doing.

If you hadn't already felt demoralised about the propaganda being pushed by the media, you'd definitely feel it after that.

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AussieTrumpFan 5 points ago +5 / -0

And all the kvetching and whining that came from the "experts" and "rocket scientists" about how such a feat was impossible. Right up until it was done. Repeatedly.

Those who say something is impossible should get out of the way of those doing it.

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AussieTrumpFan 1 point ago +1 / -0

The current state of what passes for Western Civ indicates that you were on the wrong side of the East-West schism

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AussieTrumpFan 1 point ago +1 / -0

I'd believe that more if Dictator Dan hadn't been returned to power in Vic with such a large majority.

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AussieTrumpFan 1 point ago +1 / -0

IIRC with Jobs' organs, it was a liver(?) that he received as part of the attempt to beat his cancer.

For all his controlling personality, I don't think he was much on the path of implantable tech.

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AussieTrumpFan 2 points ago +2 / -0

Well his fame and wealth scored him new organs well ahead of more deserving people on the transplant list. Had he not been such a holistic asshole, perhaps he'd still be drawing breath.

But, a lot of the tech Apple put out under his command (after his return from his Pepsi-forced exile) was because of that. Him being an holistic asshole. It was one of the few tech companies left where the success was so strongly tied to the founder.

Microsoft has become a behemoth that has survived the departure of Gates, Allen, and Ballmer. Oracle is such a nightmare that I don't think it matters if Larry Ellison is still alive. Google is Google, so the founders may as well not exist. Unfortunately, Compaq and HP didn't really survive after their founders left. And Intel might have come a little closer than it wanted. And then there's all the companies Microsoft squished along the way (and Electronic Arts if you're looking at computer gaming companies).

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AussieTrumpFan 1 point ago +1 / -0

The real X-file is that it came back with more lids than bases....

And some of the lids were to containers not in her collection.

doo do dooo....

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AussieTrumpFan 11 points ago +11 / -0

If you were there, you'd understand what the September that didn't end refers to.

In quick form, September would (and still) mark a time when a lot of new computers would appear on the Internet as students going to college and people going to work started using their new systems.

Of course, a lot of these people wouldn't understand the ins and outs of how discourse on the Internet worked at the time and so would swamp networks with inane questions and poor behaviour.

Early on, these people would eventually get the hang of how things worked and eventually the net would return to 'normal'.

The September that never ended was when so many people showed up (AOL was a big perpetrator here) that the way online discourse worked was changed forever.

It's seen as a tipping point for the commercialisation of the Internet and where it really started to become what it is today.

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AussieTrumpFan 2 points ago +2 / -0

Do you know how I know you're in IT?

You were forced to open your statement with a declaration of what your pronouns are...

Long gone are the days whre IT was a bastion of clear thought and rebellion against HR and the woke.

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AussieTrumpFan 2 points ago +2 / -0

They swapped one sociopath for another. But this one seems less interested in what Steve Jobs' vision was.

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AussieTrumpFan 8 points ago +8 / -0

Which was never meant for the unwashed masses. They had to be content with Win 9x and ME. Win XP was just far enough from the NT family line (even though it was part of it) to be so different.

Win 2000 was good because it dragged NT kicking and screaming into some form of modernity. Of course, NT was better than Win 9x because it so openly stood on the ashen corpse of OS/2, and robbed freely from OpenVMS (to the point that Microsoft paid DEC up to $100million out of court to shut everyone up). At one point it even had a proper POSIX API available / usable within it.

There were many issues with NT and that family of systems, particularly with security authentication and proper multi user support for many years, but it has become the bulwark of Microsoft's OS offerings since the turn of the millenium.

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