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  1. _Alexander added a post in a topic Minority Wars: Why The Next Ten Years Will Set Everyone Against Everyone   

    So you approve calling gay men that decry homophobia in Islam racist?
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  2. _Alexander added a topic in Real World Issues   

    Minority Wars: Why The Next Ten Years Will Set Everyone Against Everyone
    Minority Wars: Why The Next Ten Years Will Set Everyone Against Everyone
    Democratic presidential candidates Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Martin O’Malley came face to face with the tragic state of American progressivism last week, when an 11,000-strong rally of progressive activists was disrupted by #BlackLivesMatter protesters.
    Activists marched into the room chanting protest songs before taking the stage in front of a bemused O’Malley to demand concrete commitments on police violence.
    Never mind that O’Malley and Sanders are, among presidential candidates, by far the most sympathetic to the concerns of the Black Lives Matter movement: because they’re white, they cannot be trusted, and deserve to have whatever they’re talking about shoved off the agenda by thugs with placards.
    It may sound racist and bizarre to be suspicious of candidates like Sanders and O’Malley on the basis of their ethnicity alone, but when you consider the primacy of identity politics in the progressive movement today, it really isn’t that surprising.
    Since the 1970s, social psychologists have been aware that emphasising differences between groups leads to mistrust and hostility. In a series of landmark experiments, the psychologist Henri Tajfel found that even wearing different-coloured shirts was enough for groups to begin displaying signs of mistrust.
    So guess what happens when you tell everyone that their worth, their ability, their right to speak on certain subjects and – shudder – their “privilege” is based on what they were born with, rather than any choices they’ve made or who they are?
    It’s possible that feminists mistrust the likes of O’Malley and Sanders because they’re male. Or gay progressives mistrust them because they’re straight. Or trans activists mistrust them because they’re cis.
    This is what the future of progressivism looks like: blacks fighting gays fighting lesbians fighting trans fighting everyone else. It’s the iron law of victimhood-driven identity politics. Someone has to win, and everyone else has to lose.
    Identity politics is universally attractive because it enables failures and weaknesses to be spun as the products of oppression and historical injustice. But for legacy castes, it can be humiliating and deeply unfair. Take MTV’s White People, for instance: an hour of television designed to produce discomfort in those with the wrong skin colour.
    Safe to say, it’ll be a while before we see Black People on our screens.
    But it also pits minority group against minority group. If the last ten years in the public square were defined by women ridiculing, criticising and demeaning men, the next ten are going to be even more depressing, and even more socially divisive. Welcome to the era of Minority Wars.
    It sounds laughably ironic, but the modern progressive movement has argued itself into a position where people can be discriminated against on the basis of gender, skin colour and orientation.
    That’s why you hear dismissive and in some cases even vituperative comments about “straight white males” in the media today: men are being ridiculed for things they cannot change about themselves. And it’s the political left doing the discrimination.
    The future of the progressive movement will be akin to the nightmarish community of grievance-bloggers on Tumblr, where minorities, both real and imagined, engage in an endless competition for supreme victimhood status. You can already see it happening on social media and in spats between celebrities, such as this week’s hair-pulling contest between Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj, Rihanna and Katy Perry.
    Taylor Swift has made the mistake of being white, so other white middle-class people pretend to hate her as a form of virtue-signalling. They’re telling the world what kind, sensitive, racially-aware and hip people they are by slamming Swift, and everyone is desperate to get in on the act.
    Gawker, The Guardian and The Atlantic have already turned on her with racially-charged allegations – not forgetting to point out she’s a “bad feminist” for having the temerity to disagree with another woman, especially a black one.
    White guilt and the synthetic outrage of Twitter mobs is harnessed by these publications for fury clicks. What’s really happening is that the self-described social justice icons of our generation are driving people apart and pitting minority against minority for profit and for their own twisted amusement.
    The consequences for Left-wing politicians and media figures to the new Minority Wars will be disastrous. Ordinary people know this is a cruel spectacle cooked up by bored, spoilt, rich white middle-class bloggers in New York, and they see the damage it does to relations between ordinary blacks, gays and transsexuals.
    As happened at the last election in the United Kingdom, that anger will be expressed at the ballot box. Before that happens, though, here are some of the skirmishes you can expect to see over the next ten years.
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  3. _Alexander added a post in a topic Edge + no extension support = failed.   

    A non-competitive product enters the market. It dies.
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  4. _Alexander added a post in a topic Edge + no extension support = failed.   

    Does the host file trick still work for W10?
    for blocking a lot of ads
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  5. _Alexander added a post in a topic Steam Is Now Offering Refunds   

    Requested a refund for Prototype 2 because it doesn't run, gave good detailed explanation that it sucks ass and doesn't run. Got rejected because it was 2 weeks in. That is one hell of a useless refund system. I am ###### off. You may be thinking - "well you should have played the game you bought during the steam summer sale sooner" - all 20 something of them.
    Problem with this ######,
    1. Buy 10 games during a Steam Sale. Lets say 50GB each. 500 GB total. Assume that 1 or 2 games doesn't work.
    A. Your ISP doesn't allow you to download 500 GB of data a month.
    B. Your internet connection is too slow.
    C. You only play and install a game at a time.
    D. You buy to play when you feel like it. (It was on sale!)
    I fit into A, B, C, and D.
    EDIT: Does GOG / Origin offer a refund system?
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  6. _Alexander added a post in a topic Meet the browser: Firefox Next   

    Well that is straight from Chrome
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  7. _Alexander added a topic in Jokes & Funny Stuff   

    You are raping me!
    Woman Screams Rape While Being Arrested After Claiming She Doesn’t Have to Follow Laws
    Contains cursing. I love these insane SJWs / 3rd wave feminists.
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  8. _Alexander added a post in a topic Windows 10 and Sony VAIO Computers - DO NOT UPGRADE TO 10 YET!   

    Hopefully they go out of business.
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  9. _Alexander added a post in a topic How Planned Parenthood could shut down the government   

    Lets be honest, that is their end goal. Destruction of all meaningful ways to reduce teen pregnancy, unwanted pregnancy, and decreasing fun of sex because Jesus.
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  10. _Alexander added a post in a topic The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt   

    poisoning from oils
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  11. _Alexander added a post in a topic Google rejects French request for broader 'right to be forgotten' rules   

    Sites, such as thing one, should be implementing the right to be forgotten or face ISP block not a search engine FFS
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  12. _Alexander added a post in a topic How Planned Parenthood could shut down the government   

    They should go all out. Outlaw use of contraceptives. Enforce abstinence only "Jesus says no" education in schools. etc.
    They would be half way there by killing of PP.
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  13. _Alexander added a post in a topic Windows Update in Windows 10: A massive bag of hurt   

    But, honestly, Home Edition is for normal people.
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  14. _Alexander added a post in a topic Windows 10 update fails :-(   

    I wonder how many people are getting this in total. Will the be on the news at 10?
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  15. _Alexander added a post in a topic Windows Update in Windows 10: A massive bag of hurt   

    Sounds like a NVIDIA problem.
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