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Comment: Re:Really? (Score 1) 532

by Gavagai80 (#49098387) Attached to: Stephen Hawking: Biggest Human Failing Is Aggression

If either shoots, both die because fire will be returned. Also, neither can know whether the other's home planet is more militarily advanced and will seek revenge for an unprovoked attack. A species irrational enough to attack in that situation would be unlikely to have gotten off its home world in the first place.

Comment: Re:You're absolutely right. The desktop is over. (Score 4, Informative) 393

by Gavagai80 (#49071485) Attached to: PC-BSD: Set For Serious Growth?

The fact that people buy a new phone every year and only buy a desktop every 7 years does not imply that they use their desktop less than they used to or even less than their phone. While there has been a mild decline in desktop use, mobile use has been largely supplementary not a replacement.

Comment: Re:How about the atrocities committed by the USA? (Score 2) 400

by Gavagai80 (#49015135) Attached to: An Argument For Not Taking Down Horrific Videos

Although it may kill a lot more people, waging war in the knowledge that innocent people will die is rightfully treated very differently from actively targeting defenseless innocents as a primary war strategy. Morality is not the math of summing up body counts. Both are in my opinion immoral, but the active targeting is far more so.

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