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  Patrick   ignore (0)   2017 Oct 11, 9:20pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

I agree with most of those points @joshuatrio

Just can't cope with really hot weather though.

Where is that Irish pub with the good food?

TV and news out here is definitely completely one sided.
  Patrick   ignore (0)   2017 Oct 11, 9:45pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

joeyjojojunior says
Patrick says
What you do on your own time should not be used against you at work. But when you are at work, you should just work like you are being paid to.

But none of that has anything to do with the censorship of minority views which corporations are imposing lately.

So you're 100% behind Google for firing the engineer that wrote the internal memo then, right?

He was writing about his own working conditions, not some irrelevant agenda from outside. Nor was he showing any disrespect to the country or abusing his employer's resources.
  Patrick   ignore (0)   2017 Oct 11, 9:46pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

By Union Square? I like them too.
  Patrick   ignore (0)   2017 Oct 12, 8:26am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

At work, yes, unless he has some compliant about his job.
  Patrick   ignore (0)   2017 Oct 13, 7:46am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

KimJongUn says
anonymous says
Davaite tovarishi uberaites na yug - tab v alabame takiye nizkiye nalogi, vasha babushka kotoraya ne odnova dnya ne rabotala v america i poluchayet posobiye budet vstrechena ka osvoboditelnitsa!

Wow, Patrick, you're moving up in this world: they've assigned a second Russian operative to your forum. This one, unfortunately, can't write in English and is unable to switch on Cyrillic keyboard on his device....So it's more like 1.5 Russian operatives. Nonetheless, still a progress.

Hmmm, Google translate cannot deal with it. Anyone know enough Russian to translate? No doubt just spam.

I can recognize the words comrade, grandmother, work, but that's about it.
  Patrick   ignore (0)   2017 Oct 13, 12:33pm   ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

HEY YOU says
Flaunting one's wealth is not a virtue especially in front of millions that are working their asses off.
It probably not smart either.
But then some think that SHTF never happens.
Go talk to the graves of the Rich that have pitchfork wounds & no heads from the French Revolution.

What will be the cause of the next American Civil War?

It's already started, between elitists on the coasts and ordinary people in the middle.
  Patrick   ignore (0)   2017 Oct 13, 1:14pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

I urge you all to use the uncivil link on uncivil comments.

And to use the ignore link at the top of any user's user page.
  Patrick   ignore (0)   2017 Oct 13, 1:31pm   ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Heraclitusstudent says
you don't have a right to a different opinion without automatically being immoral

Yes, this is the core problem with debate in America today.

You will be misrepresented and shamed if you dare to dissent. James Damore is a hero for pointing this out so clearly.
  Patrick   ignore (0)   2017 Oct 13, 1:37pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

joeyjojojunior says
Like if you disagree that the US flag is some sanctimonious object that must be revered?

Personally, I think we should replace the flag with the Constitution (in really tiny print, lol). Because that is what the flag represents.
  Patrick   ignore (0)   2017 Oct 13, 3:27pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

The pop in value seems to be a result of a rumor that Amazon will soon accept bitcoin:
  Patrick   ignore (0)   2017 Oct 13, 6:01pm   ↑ like (4)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Menopause is unique to humans, not apes, and may have evolved because grandmothers have more reproductive value in taking care of their grandchildren than in reproducing again.
  Patrick   ignore (0)   2017 Oct 14, 10:11am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

I took this near Chico yesterday. Blurry bc from a moving bus, just a big burnt area.
  Patrick   ignore (0)   2017 Oct 14, 1:00pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Lol, the deadpan delivery was perfect.
  Patrick   ignore (0)   2017 Oct 14, 9:00pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Anonymous posts need to be civil if you want them to remain.
  Patrick   ignore (0)   2017 Oct 15, 11:15am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Dan8267 says
Patrick, how about showing up and down votes separately.

OK, now if you mouse over a post's up arrow or down arrow, it will show the separately counted up or down votes for that post.
  Patrick   ignore (0)   2017 Oct 15, 11:29am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Interesting. Now are the Saudis turning to Russia? That would be quite a twist.
  Patrick   ignore (0)   2017 Oct 15, 8:30pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Dan8267 says
Amazon specifically cited racism and bigotry and hate speech as the reason.

No, they didn't give any specific reason.
  Patrick   ignore (0)   2017 Oct 16, 11:01am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

joeyjojojunior says

Goran_K says

The American people did, and you've spent the last 8 months here engaging in ad hominem attacks, crying about the results, and in general being a little bitch.

Actually (as Rew says) the majority of the American people voted for a different candidate.

Actually, no one got a majority.
  Patrick   ignore (0)   2017 Oct 16, 12:33pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Yes, and then the electoral college worked exactly as it was designed to.
  Patrick   ignore (0)   2017 Oct 16, 6:32pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Horrible! I love Irish butter.
  Patrick   ignore (0)   2017 Oct 16, 6:41pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Bump, for no good reason.
  Patrick   ignore (0)   2017 Oct 16, 6:43pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

It is strange, but fairly coherent. Good AI?

The IP address of the comments is from Hong Kong.
  Patrick   ignore (0)   2017 Oct 16, 6:45pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

What if I just set the home page to sort by comments or likes instead of latest activity?
  Patrick   ignore (0)   2017 Oct 16, 7:54pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote        

I have suspended the account of freespeak for now.
  Patrick   ignore (0)   2017 Oct 17, 7:19am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Vanguard index funds.
  Patrick   ignore (0)   2017 Oct 17, 7:56am   ↑ like (5)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

User nyc deleted. It's just spam.
  Patrick   ignore (0)   2017 Oct 17, 8:00am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

PeopleUnited says
nyc says
Restriction of free thought and free speech is the most dangerous of all subversions. It is the one un-American act that could most easily defeat us all.

This AI is relentless. What is the true agenda here? It appears to be some kind of cyber psyop.

Yes, it's definitely a bot with an agenda. Even though I mostly agree with it, I'd like the forum to be for humans alone.
  Patrick   ignore (0)   2017 Oct 17, 1:19pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Interesting. Does being rich free you from the constraints of political correctness?
  Patrick   ignore (0)   2017 Oct 17, 9:33pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

BorderPatrol says
Newbie123 says
The fact that China tries to ban Bitcoin exchanges tells you something.

yes it tells me soon other countries will also ban this ponzi scheme and bitcoin will go back to being $0.05/each.

The exchanges are an easy target, but I think it would be quite difficult to actually ban bitcoin itself. The whole thing is anonymous.
  Patrick   ignore (0)   2017 Oct 17, 10:22pm   ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

OK, I implemented a first pass at daily post limit of 7. No limit on comments yet, just posts (aka threads).
  Patrick   ignore (0)   2017 Oct 18, 7:21am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

justme says
having post limits has been my wish for years.

Thanks for telling me. What else is on your wish list?
  Patrick   ignore (0)   2017 Oct 18, 8:01am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

justme says

The quality and usefulness of patnet is inversely proportional to the number of posts.

I think quality of posts is the most important thing, but how best to select for quality?

Up and down voting doesn't work very well without a lot of users.
  Patrick   ignore (0)   2017 Oct 18, 10:37pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

I believe. In free speech. And tits.

(Reference to something for those of you who are triggered.)
  Patrick   ignore (0)   2017 Oct 18, 10:40pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Philistine says
My conclusion is up/down voting is more often a reflection of tribalism and emotional reaction.

I think you are right.
  Patrick   ignore (0)   2017 Oct 19, 7:02pm   ↑ like (4)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

rpanic01 says
He is a war criminal

This is absolutely true. Bush is directly responsible for starting a war under false pretenses while protecting the country that murdered thousands of Americans on 9/11.
  Patrick   ignore (0)   2017 Oct 19, 9:16pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

somecrappynumber says
Updating this post as I am now sure that "Home" is the successor to Freespeak/NYC.

@somecrappynumber you are right, "home" is also out of Hong Kong, going by IP address. I won't delete. So far the 7 post limit seems to be working.
  Patrick   ignore (0)   2017 Oct 19, 9:23pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

I could block the Hong Kong toll by IP, but that's fairly easily circumvented as well.
  Patrick   ignore (0)   2017 Oct 19, 9:43pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

TwoScoopsMcGee says
I would like an "ignore anonymous" because it's clear some regular posters hide behind anonymous periodically.

Good idea!

OK, now "anonymous" has a user page, and therefore has an ignore link as well:
  Patrick   ignore (0)   2017 Oct 19, 9:47pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

justme says
"HEY YOU" (how do you do that when there are spaces in the username?)

The @ sign used to work with quotes just like you tried, but I got tired of dealing with all the problems that spaces in names cause, so just stopped allowing them for new names.

Unfortunately, users who have spaces in their names from before that change cannot be notified with the @ sign now.

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