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Date: 2011-12-13 11:20 am (UTC)
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I have to admit that the potential improvements in comment-management look rather nice.

Date: 2011-12-13 12:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Agree. Not thrilled with the barrage of change-is-bad comments on that post; those kinds of people are why Livejournal still looks straight out of 1999.

Date: 2011-12-13 12:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
True, but I'd expect new social conventions to come out of it - eg, sticking what would have been the subject line on the first line, in bold. (That's something that's turned up a lot on Google+.)

I guess what disappoints me is that what comes out is invective, rather than constructive discussion.

Date: 2011-12-13 01:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
It was v. interesting to read Denise-DWs commentary on the state of the LJ codebase. There appeared to be several hard-coded reasons why it was (is?) all a bit nineties.

Date: 2011-12-13 12:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I’m not sure how well the electorate would take the necessary shenanigans in order for Cameron to call an early election.

It would amount to Cameron (and possibly others) saying “See that stability that was required in the national interest that I promised you and see that fixed-term-Parliament-constitutional-reform-that-would-change-the-we-do-politics that I also promised you. I lied. Please vote for me.”

I’m don’t see that landing well with the people.

Date: 2011-12-13 01:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I was thinking of the shenanigans that would be required for him to be able to dissolve his government and move straight to a general election without giving Miliband and whomever replaced Clegg as leader of the Liberal Democrats a chance to form government.

Date: 2011-12-13 01:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
He’d have to wriggle like a fish on a hook. I bet somewhere there is someone whose job it is to work out how to do it.

He could nobble the Lords like Lloyd George did. In fact, he could appoint endangered Lib Dem MP’s to the Lords as well and reduce the number of sitting MP’s to the point where the 306 Tories were a majority.

Alternatively he could promote sufficient Labour and left leaning Liberal Democrats so that he could resign his Government and prevent Miliband winning a vote of confidence.

Transparent shenanigans.

The country wouldn’t stand for it. UKIP would win a landslide. Farage would form a Ministry of the All the Talents. D Miliband Deputy PM. Fred Goodwin at the Treasury, Fathers for Justice on a job share at the Home Office, Chuka Umunna as Secretary of State for Agriculture. Bill Cash as Foreign Secretary. Dr Fox back at the MOD. Farage, himself, bestriding the world like a Colossus.

I myself would serve in such a Ministry if called upon. Perhaps Chief Secretary to the Treasury or Minister of Truth.

Date: 2011-12-13 02:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
There will always be a desk in the high-status materials of your choice available for you at MiniTru. Just say the word.

I have a plan. I can explain it to you using 1 sheet of A3, a packet of crayons and a couple of pints (or equivalent). You’re participation may prove to be essential.

Date: 2011-12-24 03:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
That would be jolly civilised.

Let's make like Nike & do it

*open a sweatshop in the Far East.

Date: 2011-12-13 03:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

is making me both extremely proud and unbearably angry.

someone very close to me was recently sexually assaulted. She knew him. he came back to 'apologise', told her his family had completely disowned him, and said she would be a terrible person if she pressed charges while his life was falling apart like this.

I want to kill him. beat him til he stops breathing, then beat him some more.

She asked my opinion. I urged her to proceed with legal action, which is very likely to happen.

the assault is bad enough. It's the mind games that just fuck you up.

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