Re: Human rights
"If it's that warped or perverted then it ain't Christianity.. ". Don't you no true Scotsman me!
705 posts • joined 30 Mar 2011
What Jediben says, below.
What if you belong to a religion (a protected designation) that has white supremacy as a faith element. You could argue that some of the white supremacists do indeed follow some warped, perverse form of Christianity. Thus making GoDaddy refusing on the grounds of religion. It's possible. GoDaddy just didn't want the label of "Site that promotes Nazis" so they found a reason - any reason to drop them.
It's sad that people have removed the part of their brain that allows them to differentiate between allowing a group that you don't agree with to express their beliefs and supporting those beliefs yourself.
It's just a handy corresponding example. One commercial enterprise refuses service for reasons and so does another. It's just fairly well known. I think all people should be able to refuse to service anyone for any reason even including "I just didn't fell like it"
There is no difference in your Islamic example. People should either be forced to service all people without exception or be allowed to refuse for any reason.
"Go on, elucidate rather than straw manning."
I'll bite... "It doesn't mean that anyone has to listen to your bs" - Who decides what is bs? I suspect that they Christian baker thinks that gay weddings are bs (I don't - it's totally fine to me). Who is the final arbitrator of bull and s*?
"If you're yelled at..." etc could include have your "cake order refused". Why doesn't it?
ta - da!
"GoDaddy aren't in a position to prosecute, they're not the state."
No - but they can report what they think is a crime to local law enforcement, temporarily take the page down and wait a set period of time, say 30 days for the law enforcement to reply.
Free speech DOES mean we have the ability to offend others. It means we should be allowed to promote views others may find hateful. If this is not true it's not free. I find the views of many people hateful and offensive - some that are lauded by other people. Do I say they should not be able to speak. NO! Let them speak - but as a dialog where I can debate and tear down their views.
That is free speech.
If they say or do something illegal then prosecute them. If they don't then leave them alone. The feelings of people should not be the determining factor on who you do business with. This counts for both sides of the argument, left and right. You are free to talk about, discuss and promote communism as much as you are fascism. At the point you resort to violence or break the law you forgo that right.
My job used to be going round the country sorting out unhappy customers. I learned that the best thing you can do is figure the problem, let them know the solution, give them realistic deadlines, warn them if those deadlines will slip. Basically be communicative, honest and dependable.
I didn't really get rewards like in the original story, but I got a handshake and a literal pat on the back from one elderly curmudgeonly MD with a dinner wherever I wanted at the end of my last day on site.
Sometimes it's the small things...
Having rescued an elderly friend from a bill for nearly £2K from "Microsoft" I can heartily recommend call guardian if you live in the UK and hate this kind of stuff. I've seen it virtually remove all cold calls from the people I've installed it for. But then the support for friends and family I do is often for the elderly and it seems best suited for them.
The only downside is I have it at home and I never get cold calls from "Microsoft Support" or any kind of religious body - both of whom I love to wind up.
If a dodgy advert appears on ITV, or dodgy junk mail arrives in the post who is to blame? Is it the advertiser or is it ITV / Royal Mail?
It's the advertisers here that really disserve the vitriol and not FB. There should be clear and obvious methods of chasing down the advertiser. Perhaps making it a condition of placing online ads is that you need a Person / Phone number / Company registration / Physical address all available to anyone who views the ad.
We use BT for our internet. We lose our internet connection perhaps once every couple of months for anything from a few minutes to a couple of hours. We lose our phone line perhaps once every couple of years. We have two elderly people at home with careline and I have a separate hard wired phone in case of emergencies (ignores the DECT system). If we get a loss of internet after the move to IP and the perfect storm happens and we require emergency cover and worse still we aren't at home and the careline is needed, what happens?
I understand the whole "separate power" idea but BT don't have an internet capability that is as good as their telephone one. I would hate to trust emergency calls to who many people regard as not great at internet / IP.
Sadly as they are 92 and 94, I don't think they will be around when the switch happens but others will be in the same boat.
Huawei are terrible with firmware updates. A phone with one update in nearly 2 years and a tablet with none over the same time period. Compare that to OnePlus that pretty much do an update every month. Online / phone support for Huawei is terrible too.
What was said before is true - they ignore older devices once the new one is out.
What's even more puzzling is that I am a horror fan, frequent YouTube viewer and OnePlus owner and I've never seen it. Got to wonder how good the advertising model is on YouTube if I never see this but get loads and loads of adverts for online betting - something I'd never do and have no interest in. YouTube is one of the few sites where I allow adverts to pester me.
Groove isn't actually dead - if you store your music on OneDrive then it makes for a pretty good streaming player. In fact I've decided I may swap from Amazon to it after they removed the facility to add your own songs. Just got to figure an acceptable way to make it work with Echo.
Nope. Been stung once and not again by Huawei. Too few rom updates (I have a media pad tablet that has had none - not one since purchase) and terrible after sales support. Compare this to OnePlus who are still putting out updates for the OP3 on a very regular basis months after they stopped selling them.
"When you compare the likes of Honor 7X for £200-£300, to something like a Galaxy S9 or Pixel 2 which cost £700-£800, there really is not enough difference or innovation to justify the cost difference. "
Honor phones never getting updates and Pixels getting very frequent updates is a good enough difference IMO. It's surprising that people on here are always seemingly security conscious and then don't care about this.
"UBlock Origin and AdBlock Plus work in Edge. Edge is also faster and less resource hungry than Chrome so it's worth a go."
Yep - exactly what I have found. I only use other browsers for testing now and have totally switched to Edge. I have found it faster and more stable than both Chrome and Firefox. Brave (I use it on my phone and tablet) kept crashing - no idea why...
"And of course the change also applies to a Preview, meaning there’s a decent chance this “feature” won’t ever make it into a proper version of Windows 10."
At the end of an article that says
"Windows 10 to force you to use Edge, even if it isn’t default browser"
If there is a decent chance it won't ever make it then the title is wrong. It the title is right then the paragraph at the end is pointless. Poor writing or just clickbaity rubbish - you decide.
"But even with the compensation, was it worth the hassle that you allude to a few posts above?"
The price excludes the compensation and if none of the mess up had happened it'd be fine. the last PC I got from them was a Lenovo Yoga Pro - again on a special offer so cheaper than online and that went faultlessly. Good laptop actually - still going strong.
"Who the fuck shops at PC World?!"
I did as the Dell I got was cheaper as it was on sale and they were giving extra off if you spent over a certain amount. Even after I bypassed PCW and bought the extended warranty direct from Dell it was over £120 cheaper and as my warranty is now with Dell I don't have to deal with PCW.
It's not always more expensive.
They offered the service when I bought a laptop in there (it's a Dell and was actually cheaper than direct from Dell) and were fine when I declined and they gave me no rubbish...
Without my knowledge, approval or say so sold it to me as a business purchase with 30 days instead of 1 year warranty and opened me a business account too. After complaints and further mess ups by the store (too much to go into) I eventually got £125 back from them and a free echo dot. This, by all accounts, was a fairly well known scam and had been on Watchdog.
Some ineffective competition for Amazon is better than none at all. I rarely bought anything from there but when I needed that one thing they wouldn't have anywhere else and I need it on a Sunday morning for some project or other then they were great. Expensive in the main but great.
"I like the downvotes....
Ricoh Laser printer."
I like the idea of Linux and every so often I do a test. I take my last laptop - whatever it is - and I try to install whatever seems to be the flavour of the month distro on it as well as Ubuntu. I tend to but Dell laptops so this shouldn't be a struggle. If I have to do anything other than enter some basic information and options and click a few buttons I view it as a failure. After all if the "rubbish" Windows can do this then it should be ok. I have the usual things attached or that I want to use; a printer, a couple of monitors, wireless keyboard, NAS drive etc... etc... So far I haven't had a single success. The best I have ever had is everything working except the wireless card and printer - these seem to be Linux bugbears. I keep trying and one day I'll get it to work and then go on to my phase 2 which is try to replace my usual software and see if it is truly better.
I fully accept there will be downvotes for me as I'll be viewed as incompetent. Dammit - I used to set up OS/2 for a job - I know difficult installations.
"The notion that you can 'debate' with white supremacists, holocaust deniers, et al., and that they will become 'better' people, is risible."
The worst part of that statement is actually the "et al." . Where do you stop and who decides who you don't debate?
Where so many people are failing in this now is that a conversation includes ideas you don't agree with and even find repugnant. You debate and discus. You use your words to become better people with more rounded ideas.
If some people are unable to absorb, discount or ignore differing ideas using their brains I suggest the internet, actually I suggest society is somewhere best avoided...
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