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Comment: Re:This isn't a question (Score 1) 398

by FranTaylor (#49762159) Attached to: Ireland Votes Yes To Same-Sex Marriage

why government is still involved in marriage.

because marriage is a contract, you can't have a contract without a government to enforce it.

Even in Rome, the church controlled what could and couldn't count as marriage starting around the 4th century when Rome converted to Christianity.

Yeah you can talk about traditions all day long, they are NO JUSTIFICATION FOR ANYTHING. Does tradition justify slavery?

Comment: Re:This is how organized religion dies (Score 1) 398

by FranTaylor (#49762131) Attached to: Ireland Votes Yes To Same-Sex Marriage

Marriage in many contexts is viewed as father, mother and their children yet it's a lot more complicated in case of homosexual marriage.

How about those Mormon marriages with multiple wives?

I would guess that in your world view, widows and widowers should be punished for the crime of attempting to raise a child without two parents?

Comment: Re:what I found most surprising (Score 1) 398

by FranTaylor (#49762119) Attached to: Ireland Votes Yes To Same-Sex Marriage

Its not too surprising though. Its all fun and games to say people can do whatever the fuck they want when you don't see any effect.

I mean, why would I care what people do with their own body in the comfort of their own home?

Oh right, their own home is linked to another via the vents and heat loop, and your kids are getting contact highs in the city park.

I don't want the laws reversed, but do expect some knee jerk reactions as users become more and more visible and the downsides actually start affecting people.

Sounds like a great reason to outlaw tobacco, why don't you get started on that and tell us how it goes

Comment: Re:Waste of resources (Score 1) 137

by FranTaylor (#49762095) Attached to: Google Developing 'Brillo' OS For Internet of Things

Sensors, simple damned commands, and a TCP/IP stack should not need anywhere NEAR 32MB of RAM to run.

Google needs to step back and re-learn some goddamned Assembler.

we should all throw out our systems with Intel core processors and go back to 8086 chips, after all they are totally capable of handling keyboard input, network connections and color displays, so really who needs any more than that?

Entropy isn't what it used to be.