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Comment: Re:Ironic the Censorship on this (Score 1) 876

by Cl1mh4224rd (#48822707) Attached to: Pope Francis: There Are Limits To Freedom of Expression

We even have laws against hate speech in the USA.

No we don't. We hand out harsher penalties to people convicted of a crime that was determined to be motivated by bias against the victim's race, religion, sexual orientation, etc., but we don't charge people simply for saying hateful things about those groups.

Comment: Re:islam (Score 1) 1350

by Cl1mh4224rd (#48756825) Attached to: Gunmen Kill 12, Wound 7 At French Magazine HQ

OR let me ask it this way. Name one Islamic Nation where Christians, Jews, Buddhists, Atheists or anyone else is actually FREE to practice their religion (or lack thereof).

I can't off the top of my head, but you still occasionally get things like this: Pakistani Muslims Form Human Chain To Protect Christians During Mass

Comment: Re:California Energy Commission still saying it (Score 1) 719

by Cl1mh4224rd (#48636503) Attached to: Skeptics Would Like Media To Stop Calling Science Deniers 'Skeptics'

Here's the California Energy Commission STILL saying it. SInce 2010 has passed, as of 2012 they pushed the "underwater by" date to 2050:
http://www.energy.ca.gov/2012p...

Perhaps you could point out where they say anything similar to "San Francisco will be underwater by 2050". What I've found are comments that, essentially, extreme tide-related flooding events would become more frequent and last longer.

Here's an "underwater San Francisco" map that GW alarmists were circulating in 1997:
http://www.sfgate.com/news/art...

Asked about the effect on California, professor of climatology at the University of California at Berkeley Orman Granger said in 1997:

There's no date associated with the image. I skimmed the article, though, so I may have missed a non-explicit prediction.

Comment: Re:Imaginary reality to "prove" imaginary racism (Score 1) 448

by Cl1mh4224rd (#48613505) Attached to: Virtual Reality Experiment Wants To Put White People In Black Bodies

Hint: it ain't the skin-color. If "whitey" really were racist, Asians would've suffered from it too. But they are doing rather well. So well, in fact, that schools and colleges alike deduct points from applicants, who identify themselves as "Asians".

For the life of me I can't figure why you'd use that to support your claim that Asians don't suffer from racism...

Comment: Re:Enlightening... (Score 1) 772

by Cl1mh4224rd (#48560185) Attached to: CIA Lied Over Brutal Interrogations

(I want to say that I wholeheartedly agree with the Insightful moderation. I say this because I want it to be clear that what follows is not an attempt to undermine that insight.)

It's very often those same three steps: (a) Deny it happened; (b) Admit something happened, but ask people to wait before passing judgment; (d) Delay; and finally (e) Admit the whole thing, but claim that the time for a response has already passed.

Man... Three steps: a, b, d, and e?

Comment: Re:irony (Score 1) 200

But I think it's kind of dumb to think that in a city with tens or hundreds of thousands of cars idling daily in traffic for the past 70 years, that 500 busses making a single trip is going to have a more negative impact than if leaders don't hear some kind of voice for change.

The criticism also assumes that those 500 buses wouldn't have been doing anything else at the time.

Comment: Re:Been there, done that (Score 1) 600

by Cl1mh4224rd (#47902207) Attached to: High School Student Builds Gun That Unlocks With Your Fingerprint

And other posters here are right: the last thing you need is a weapon that fails when you need it most. If you want a weapon that's safe at rest, get a gun safe with a fingerprint scanner so you can get at it quickly when needed.

I don't see how this safe removes "one more thing that could fail" from the equation. If this fingerprint-scanning gun safe is reliable enough for a gun owner to insert into the process of potentially shooting someone, why is it assumed this on-gun technology will be a huge liability no matter what?

Comment: Re:So 60% positive ? (Score 1) 256

by Cl1mh4224rd (#47617801) Attached to: 40% Of People On Terror Watch List Have No Terrorist Ties

The shooter of the judge and congresswomen in Arizona was also blamed on conservatives (even though it turned out the guy was a liberal.)

One person seems to have described him as radically liberal, another as neutral, but he was registered Independent: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jared_Lee_Loughner#Views_on_politics

Comment: Re:Yet another reason to insist on software freedo (Score 1) 277

by Cl1mh4224rd (#47472381) Attached to: Sony Forgets To Pay For Domain, Hilarity Ensues

Early Tuesday, gamers woke up to find out that they couldn't log in to any Sony Online Entertainment games--no Everquest, no Planetside 2, none of them.

Could the users have used another server to connect with each other?

Not much of a gamer, I take it? Most, if not all, of the games affected are not peer-to-peer style multiplayer games; they're MMOs. There's no matchmaking servers involved here.

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