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Comment: Re:And yet (Score 1) 123

by Gavagai80 (#48410053) Attached to: Electric Shock Study Suggests We'd Rather Hurt Ourselves Than Others

It takes 1 person out of 500 to cover a restroom in urine. If you check how many different people's urine are covering it compared to the number of people who pass through the restroom, you would likely find that an overwhelming majority of people are considerate... and most of the rest are under the influence of drugs.

Comment: Re:Uh, simple (Score 3, Insightful) 246

by Gavagai80 (#48358885) Attached to: The Strangeness of the Mars One Project

The leverage with which powerful people can control others on Mars would be undeniably much greater than on Earth. On Earth, you can flee on foot. You can hide in the amazon and become a hunter-gathered if you want. On Mars, if you're at odds with your colony leadership, you have to acquire spacesuits air food water building materials etc. Everyone will know where you are on a Mars base, and all they have to do to eliminate dissent is "accidentally" depressurize the compartment. Mars requires living together and depending on each other a great deal, and that lends itself to strong rules and strong leadership.

Comment: Re:What? (Score 3, Interesting) 827

by Gavagai80 (#48358383) Attached to: How To End Online Harassment

The premise seems to be that we're supposed to vocally engage and shame internet commenters who harass others. But most people will not do so. This doesn't mean we think it's ok, it means we've learned that online harassers cannot be shamed and will simply harass us in turn if we don't ignore them. Ignoring them is the only option.

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