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Comment: Re: Bombs in the US? (Score 1) 237

by Cabriel (#48684027) Attached to: The Interview Bombs In US, Kills In China, Threatens N. Korea

Not as such. The command was to spread the word about the glory of God and the promises He made. Going to hell isn't one of the promises; not spending eternity with him was. There isn't a whole lot of tangible information on what happens if you're a non-believer or a believer who falls short.

Either way, if someone refuses the word of God, the instruction is DBAD (Don't Be A Dick).

Comment: Re:People Are Such Babies (Score 1) 175

by Cabriel (#48683963) Attached to: Facebook Apologizes For 'Year In Review' Photos

Also, those "Year in Review" things don't get posted to your timeline until you click the "Share" button. He openly admitted that he didn't look at the preview and then clicked Share anyway? And he blames Facebook?

My heart feels for him and his loss, and I respect Facebook Administration for their apology, but this guy never should have shared his year in review.

Comment: Re:Rifle-shooting is a sport in the olympics... (Score 1) 232

by Cabriel (#48671977) Attached to: Should Video Games Be In the Olympics?

Unlike Darts and Snooker, e-sports like Star Craft drive people to the upper edges of reaction time, and strategic thinking--much like the modern Olympics mostly push people to the upper edges of strength, speed, and agility. If there's going to be a serious argument to allow it, that's the reason that will be the basis for it.

Disclaimer: I don't believe e-sports should be part of the main Olympics, but if there was a digitally-focused Olympics, or if many e-sports got together to host sort of their own style of the Olympics, I'd be supportive of that.

Comment: Re: i don't think so (Score 1) 257

by Cabriel (#48490629) Attached to: The Driverless Future: Buses, Not Taxis

or maybe his city, like mine, doesn't have 24/7 traffic jams as yours must for this to be a valid argument.

I used to walk 1.5 hours to get to work because the bus took 1hr 20mins AND i had to wait an average of 20 mins for it in the first place (45-mins between busses). Then I bought a car and turned it into a 12-minute drive.

Comment: Re:It makes you uneasy? (Score 3, Insightful) 1007

by Cabriel (#48244749) Attached to: Creationism Conference at Michigan State University Stirs Unease

The acts of ISIS are not the acts of devout religious believers; they are the acts of fanatical religious extremists. While they are very devout believers in what they've been taught, their acts are not supported by the vast majority of those who share the same religion. Don't let a vocal minority colour your view of the entire group.

Comment: Re:Hardly Either Or (Score 1) 137

by Cabriel (#48242705) Attached to: Dwarf Galaxies Dim Hopes of Dark Matter

2. Could you develop the same technology more cheaply, without building huge science experiments? No. Of course not. Who would spend their whole career perfecting some obscure device if there wasn't a chance of participating in a great discovery? Industry just can't generate that kind of motivation.

To agree with you, I would say we've seen the example of Industry's idea of advancement in the automobile industry: The major manufacturers kept making almost solely gasonline-only vehicles with only minor incremental advancements until they were required by legislation to make alternatives available to the public, and when they whined about how much it would cost, the (North American) governments gave them subsidies for these new lines of vehicles...

...That is, until an outsider decided to enter the market and shake things up with a huge divergence from the norm.

I don't think we can trust Industry to make the kinds of advancements we need to be able to continue the improvement of our understanding of Science at an acceptable rate. If we left it to Industry, we'd still be riding horses to get around.

Comment: Re:someohow I think (Score 1) 215

by Cabriel (#48242389) Attached to: "Police Detector" Monitors Emergency Radio Transmissions

Not that most police forces use radar, anymore. They use laser-detectors that are pointed directly at the people being measured. That means you only detect the signal once you've been scanned, so your detector will tell you basically whether or not to expect a ticket in the mail, or whether or not you should expect to be pulled over in the next few seconds.

Comment: Re:Cart before the horse. (Score 4, Interesting) 265

by Cabriel (#48143235) Attached to: Confidence Shaken In Open Source Security Idealism

Not so. When there are articles about governmental offices switching whole-hog to open source software, that shows immediately that there is an awareness among the general public. When there is an article about one minister claiming open source software isn't working for his office and another minister countering that claim saying no one in the office has had an issue, there's a strong suggestion that there is an awareness of open source software. When an open source OS is advertised as being superior to a closed source competitor, there's absolutely going to be an awareness of open source and free software (Android vs iOS).

While this may still be professional click-bait, I think calling it trolling is, itself, putting the cart before the horse.

A method of solution is perfect if we can forsee from the start, and even prove, that following that method we shall attain our aim. -- Leibnitz

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