Andre S.

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  1. Andre S. added a post in a topic How Planned Parenthood could shut down the government   

    It's certainly not a simple issue, but neither is, for example, the care of elders. Yet no one suggests killing them would be a good solution. No one would suggest randomly assigning their care to those defending their right to live either. 
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  2. Andre S. added a post in a topic How Planned Parenthood could shut down the government   

    Like pregnancy care centers? 
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  3. Andre S. added a post in a topic How Planned Parenthood could shut down the government   

    Please direct your rants against social conservatives at social conservatives.
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  4. Andre S. added an answer to a question nVidia driver OC limits change?   

    I had to make sure this wasn't some thread necromancy. You're trying today to overclock a video card from 2004 with software from 2006 on Windows XP? The FX 5200 was already quite terrible back then compared to the competition. It's not going to perform well, at all, ever, and no amount of overclocking will change that.
    Anyway, there are lots of modern overclocking tools you could try, for curiosity's sake perhaps (?), but I'd be impressed if any one of them still worked with such old hardware.
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  5. Andre S. added a post in a topic How Planned Parenthood could shut down the government   

    I literally just answered this so I don't know what else to add.
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  6. Andre S. added a post in a topic How Planned Parenthood could shut down the government   

    Not sure what your point is. One doesn't need to be personally engaged in a moral cause to distinguish moral right and wrong. I recognize dumping plastic in the ocean is wrong but I'm not going out there trying to clean it up; that hardly makes it illegitimate for me to hold this opinion, and it does nothing to legitimize dumping plastic in the ocean.
    Besides, you don't actually know anything about me, perhaps I do adopt unwanted children. Probably not a good idea to make uninformed guesses about what some random guy on a forum does in his personal life to attack his moral integrity; not that your attack is valid but on top of being invalid it's uninformed.
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  7. Andre S. added a post in a topic How Planned Parenthood could shut down the government   

    Or maybe you and your pro-abortion friends can put all your names on a list, so we can randomly dump aborted fetuses on your doorsteps and you take care of their disposal.
    "human life begins at contraception" is a pretty funny typo though.
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  8. Andre S. added a post in a topic "Settings" versus "Control Panel": Which done do you prefer?   

    Besides removing functionality and replacing good icons with terrible ones is there anything useful the new Settings panel do?
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  9. Andre S. added a post in a topic How Planned Parenthood could shut down the government   

    Funny you would mention melodrama because this is usually how abortion debates get caught in when suggesting that human life doesn't actually begin at birth makes you some kind of defender of patriarchal society, or incapable of sympathy for rape victims and such ad hominems.
    Anyway if you want my opinion it's on the abortion thread and it's been there for a long time... don't think a discussion on when human life starts would be on topic here. http://www.neowin.net/forum/topic/912080-official-abortion-discussion-thread/?do=findComment&comment=592929068
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  10. Andre S. added a post in a topic How Planned Parenthood could shut down the government   

    It used to be that we had no idea what the fetus looked like, so the only reasonable criterion of acceptance in society was birth. Now we know that it's a completely gradual process where birth is just one of the many events a human organism goes through from conception to adulthood, so the criterion is arbitrary and only exists for historical reasons.
    Unfortunately in these issues there's a predefined dichotomy where some class represents the powerful and some class represents the oppressed, and for a good while now the oppressed have been adult women. When the dust settles around women rights maybe we'll be able to talk about other the rights of other oppressed minorities, like the unborn. But for now talking about rights of the unborn is interpreted as siding with the bad guys on the women rights issue, so it's practically impossible. Mentalities are slowly evolving though. I have good hope some progress will be made during this century.
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  11. Andre S. added a post in a topic How Planned Parenthood could shut down the government   

    Most countries don't allow late abortions, so it doesn't have to be all or nothing. Of course the logic of allowing or disallowing at x or y week is arguable, but so is the logic of allowing until birth. What is it with birth that makes it somehow able to give personhood? It's a very outdated and unscientific idea.
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  12. Andre S. added a post in a topic C++ Issues: .cpp & .h   

    Only the most simple programs can reasonably fit in a single file. Dividing the program in logical modules is usually essential.
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  13. Andre S. added a post in a topic C++ Issues: .cpp & .h   

    C and C++ compile one source (.c or .cpp) file at a time, in isolation from each other. A source file can only access definitions textually contained within it.
    So either we write our entire program in a single source file, or we need a way to include the content of other source files without actually causing a recompilation of their content. 
    This is the purpose of header files: to tell the compiler about the existence of definitions in other source files without actually including these source files. This is fundamentally why header files should only contain declarations and not definitions, although there are many exceptions, and learning how to structure a program correctly with header files is far from obvious.
    Fortunately, the vast majority of programming languages don't force you into this conundrum, but it is something you'll have to go through to program in C++.
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