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Comment Re: Obligatory XKCD (Score 1) 159

good luck proving this isn't true.

It reminds me of something I've argued with creationists.

Surely God could have created a world with an infinite past? Theres no reason to suppose that the universe had a moment of beginning when God created it.

Usually their heads explode. Because they want to believe God is that powerful but they also want to believe that the world is 5000 years old.

Comment Re:Card counting works at the tables (Score 1) 41

card counting isn't actually cheating, its just smart game play. Its only a bot if it makes the decision and plays for you, a tool that simply does math for you and remembers things for you is not, in any way, cheating.

Smart game play is illegal in the casinos. Only stupid people are allowed!

Comment Re:That'll work well with automated vehicles.. (Score 1) 600

No , but theres a cutoff point of low speed where traffic really does start backing up. Obviously its dependent on the road layout and traffic density but I think its fair to say that driving at 20mph on a clear road is not a way to traffic harmony.

IIRC, 'studies have shown' that its fluctuations in speed that cause traffic to get backed up; when people slow down to accept a merging car or on lane changes. This has been shown to produce waves of 'slow-down' that travel along the traffic stream often getting slower and slower until a car has to actually stop. The point where a car stops is often miles from the point where the wave started.

The best thing for traffic *flow* is just that; flow. The actual speed doesn't matter as long as its fairly constant and there is enough buffer between each car to absorb any speed fluctuations.

Comment Re:This is similar to having a 'better' no-no stic (Score 1) 356

Wow, that sticker thing is a great idea. I wish we had something like that here. In my city in the states, we don't get paper recycling (we can only do cardboard and bottles free), and our trash costs $5 a bag. So not only do I not have a choice about getting unsolicited bulk paper advertisements, I have to pay the city a premium to get rid of them. It blows.

Write 'Moved' on the "unsolicited bulk paper advertisements" then take it to the mailbox and throw it in there. Now its the post offices problem.

After all, it wasn't addressed to you, so you aren't the lawful recipient so its your duty to write 'moved' on it and put it back in the mail system. I'm sure it'll go to the right place.

Comment Re:Wifi allergy (Score 1) 83

It's logical to presume that our universe did not create a demon with horns that tortures "bad" people for all of eternity at the whim of a bearded white man sitting on a throne atop a cloud, with his spirit on one side and his son on the other side. The universe is far greater than that, whether it was created by the word of God that gave birth to the universe, or an initial vibration that set off a massive expansion and standing waves that led to the formation of matter when things cooled down.

Also the modern Christian 'devil' is just that; very modern and did not exist in Judaism nor even European paganism (eg Norse, Celt, Germanic, Greek nor Roman).

Comment Re:Religion by any other name (Score 1) 668

They have to continuously crank up the extremes of zero tolerance for anyone who deviates from their ideas...

What I find really interesting and strange is that the very people who are most in favor of 'zero tolerance' policies would most likely say that they believe in a tolerant society, that people should be tolerant. Its got to be cognitive dissonance driving them insane.

Comment UX/UI is stuck in the 90s (Score 0) 30

Let me start by saying... Can we be less american-centric? I bet statistics show most users here are not american.
As for UX: Just look at your competitors and do the same as them. People expect certain modes of interaction.
This is like, UX haphazardly developed by "bits and bytes" geeks, and I myself am one of those old school bit logic and assembly lovers, but I'm not going to pretend I can do a decent GUI (let alone that I would enjoy it).
Showing raw ID codes for users? ID codes for posts? What. You call this web design?
I mean I stare at IDs in databases all day long, but normal users shouldn't see the guts of a system.
What other website / forum has such a limited number of votes?
The zoo system. Do people actually use that? It's strange and unwieldy.
Preview? Why? Can we just edit our posts like everyone else has been doing for the past 15 years, in forums, social networks, whatever?
Why do we have to have a privileged few random people moderating? In other places, everyone can vote, or "Like", or "+1" a post.

Comment Phones fail? (Score 1) 220

Phones are, for a lot of people, fashion accessories, status symbols, you buy the latest "just because".
A phone, failing? What? You can't afford to buy a new one every year? Or every two years, even. It's about 1% of an average IT salary?
Do you wear clothes until they start falling apart?
I mean, people crave novelty, I don't care if your phone is built like a brick, we want new toys on a regular basis, that's why the market provides them.
It's not a conspiracy to steal money from your pocket. There's simply no demand for a phone that lasts 10 years.

Comment Re:Because that would be unimaginable CENSORSHIP? (Score 1) 832

"We should stop Muslims coming into America until we can figure out what the hell is going on." is not hate speech.

I'm guessing you're not a Muslim.

"Until our elected representatives can figure out what the FUCK is going on."

I think he's being reasonable. I'm not even American nor even in that country, nor would I ever go to that country. But I think Trump is the president the USA *DESERVES*.

He's also very popular so thats got the SJW's fucking terrified, that their minority rule will come to an end.

Comment Re:Twitter shouldn't be shutting anyone down.. (Score 1) 832

What's so difficult to understand, he doesn't want Muslims in the country regardless of whether or not they are terrorists, how is that not hateful?

What if he said no black people in the country, would you be OK with that too?

re Muslims, still not hateful. Just very cautious. Remember, he said "Until our elected representatives can figure out what the FUCK is going on."

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