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Comment: Re:Christopher Hitchens said it best (Score 1) 937

by H0p313ss (#47977831) Attached to: Why Atheists Need Captain Kirk

If you want to be awe inspired: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXEiKPxCSdA

Sorry, nothing inspiring there, just a rather sad and bitter man using highly selective evidence to attack a straw man.

But at least it shows that Atheists do actively attack religion, despite the many claims to the contrary that have appeared in this discussion.

You must have watched a different video to me, you don't find the Hubble deep field images to be awesome?

I think that if I were delusional enough to believe in a higher power then I would be awe-struck and inspired by the evidence of his great works in those photos. Forget the "world was created in seven days" bit, the observable Universe is an awesome place and if it doesn't strike a cord in your cold-cold heart then I truly feel sorry for you.

Comment: Re:Meanwhile (Score 5, Insightful) 280

by H0p313ss (#47977439) Attached to: CDC: Ebola Cases Could Reach 1.4 Million In 4 Months

Instead of quarantines, we need to treat it at a regular hospital and treat the people with respect.

There's a great idea, let's put a highly infectious virus with a 50% kill rate into a hospital and not quarantine those known to be infected.

That's simply insane.

Yes, the whole situation on the ground is fucked up, but not recognizing that the ONLY way to contain Ebola is by quarantine is going to make things worse not better.

Comment: Re:The over-65's swung it for No (Score 1) 474

by H0p313ss (#47946947) Attached to: Scotland Votes No To Independence

I'm English, but I was pleasantly surprised to find most of the 16-17 year olds giving well reasoned opinions on why they were voting Yes or No.

I spent a good part of last evening listening to BBC Scotland Radio 1, I was very impressed with how civilized and informed everyone was behaving.

But perhaps I'm comparing it with Quebec.

Comment: Re:Not really a lie (Score 3, Informative) 191

by H0p313ss (#47919145) Attached to: Tim Cook Says Apple Can't Read Users' Emails, That iCloud Wasn't Hacked

iCloud.com addresses are required for most of iCloud's services. Without iCloud loses a lot of functionality.

Guess what I don't have

Not true, you can register with iCloud with another email address, however it will then automatically allocate an iCloud.com address for you, but you don't have to use it nor does it limit the functionality. (This is what I do...)

Comment: Get the best of both worlds (Score 1) 392

by H0p313ss (#47918993) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Any Place For Liberal Arts Degrees In Tech?

Having a STEM degree and no communication skills is limiting. Having communication skills and no tech background is limiting in another dimension.

This is why my daughter, bless her crazy little cotton socks, has been doing a double major of Liberal Arts and Civil Engineering. She completed the arts degree this spring and will finish her B.Eng. next fall.

I'm all for computer dating, but I wouldn't want one to marry my sister.

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