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Comment: I think the confusion is that (Score 1) 100

by Jason Goatcher (#48608449) Attached to: The Joker Behind the Signetics 25120 Write-Only Memory Chip Hoax

Most people think of WORM memory when they read this stuff.

I'm autistic, and I totally understand why people get confused about this. If you want to be really rigorous in how you talk, that's fine, but realize that not everyone is going to be that way.

I used to get pissed that people call the United States a democracy, since that word isn't in any of the major documents. Then I took the stick out of my ass.

Not trying to insult anyone, just saying.

Comment: Re: There is no single "fair" value. (Score 1) 602

by Jason Goatcher (#48608381) Attached to: UK Announces 'Google Tax'

Wow - making judgmental calls on my beliefs based on what I say about logic.

You realize this all stemmed from you claiming the Bible recommends a gold standard and I merely refuted your claim.

That has absolutely nothing to do with my individual belief system (which you're absolutely wrong about) and is intentionally going off-topic so that you can feel you won some kind of argument.

I'd like to apologize about that, I didn't mean to be disrespectful. That being said, I'm writing this apology after I've already written the stuff after this, I just scrolled back. Please don't take the following stuff as any sort of judgement against you.

No, actually, you changed the subject(obviously unintentionally) by suggesting the Bible is vague on some details. I responded by saying the Holy Spirit takes away the vagueness, assuming God wants you to know that particular thing.

Of course, sometimes vagueness remains because we either have selfish motives, or maybe God's trying to teach us patience.

It's like with Mrs. Hudson, I believe homosexuality is a sin, but when transexualism(not sure if that's a word) enters the picture, there's a gap in my knowledge. I don't know if she's a homosexual because of her original gender, a heterosexual because of her new gender, or some other thing that I might not have thought of. I treat her decision with respect because I have no idea how God feels about it. This doesn't mean God doesn't have feelings about it, I simply don't know those feelings.

Of course, I'd still treat her with respect even if I believed she were sinning, I'd simply inform her of this and hope she didn't become angry.

And, yes, I've gone waaaaaayyyyyy off-topic.

Comment: Re:Unless it has support for Bitcoin... (Score 1) 152

by Jason Goatcher (#48603449) Attached to: Small Bank In Kansas Creates the Bank Account of the Future

If I say an American is too conservative, it means they're willing to take it up the butt with the Republican party and net neutrality. I assume there's similar insanity elsewhere in American politics, but I don't like to read political stuff very much.

From talking to people, I might be better with the Democratic party, but I'm happier with right-wing totalitarianism than liberal insanity, with happier being a relative term. As a comparison, I'd be happier to have my dick cut off with a butcher knife than my testicles.

Comment: Re: Eyes? (Score 1) 294

by Jason Goatcher (#48594127) Attached to: Blade Runner 2 Script Done, Harrison Ford Says "the Best Ever"

The audience being human, it recognizes its own humanity in his.

A toaster pretending to be reluctant (it has no feelings - it's just a preprogrammed toaster) chasing a toaster, who does not want to be a toaster and wants to be a real boy/girl, pretending to fall for a toaster who thinks it's a real girl but finds out it is only a toaster, then pretends to be afraid, pretending to understand a toaster having a pretend moment... there is EXPLICITLY nothing to relate to in such a story...It's an equivalent of a movie where the director shows the audience a man eating a juicy cake - and then tells the audience after credits that the cake is actually made of feces.

It is a movie which implies that the audience is stupid for assuming that what they are seeing is true.

Only, when that truth is empathy and humanity, Scott is actually trying to berate the audience for BEING HUMAN.

So, if I sypathize with Wall-E, what does that do to your whole argument.

Comment: Re:Why does this need a sequel? (Score 1) 294

by Jason Goatcher (#48594055) Attached to: Blade Runner 2 Script Done, Harrison Ford Says "the Best Ever"

Yes, we know, you've always been a fan of Dick.

Statistically, it'd be more likely she turned herself into a lesbian, but you'd have to ask her to know for sure.

And I'm not claiming to speak for her.

And if she corrects me, I'll concede to her, I assume she'd be more likely to know.

Comment: Re: There is no single "fair" value. (Score 1) 602

by Jason Goatcher (#48592953) Attached to: UK Announces 'Google Tax'

You only say that because you're not a Christian. The Bible isn't useful all on it's own, you need a "helper" to help you figure things out, that helper being the Holy Spirit. The Bible isn't 100% of the solution, it's a doorway towards that, but the Holy Spirit is the key that unlocks that door.

Comment: Re: There is no single "fair" value. (Score 1) 602

by Jason Goatcher (#48572649) Attached to: UK Announces 'Google Tax'

The Bible clearly lays out mandatory tithing . Wether a particular denomination or church follows that practice is something altogether different.

You might be thinking of the Jewish Old Testament Laws, I'm not sure. What I meant was that you can still be considered a Christian without doing any sort of tithing. Whether or not it's a sin to not tithe is not something I have an opinion on.

But it's completely wrong to claim that the Bible discourages taxation while ignoring what the Bible says about tithing. Not to mention the whole "Give to Caesar what is Caesar's" goes against your servitude argument as well.

I never claimed the Bible discouraged taxation, I simply said that I believe that Jesus believed that it's immoral to tax a person's pay directly. There's still plenty of other stuff to tax. In the modern world, there's things like sales tax, gas tax, alcohol tax, etc.. I consider these to be okay, since they don't tax the person directly, just the property they're obtaining.

Hint: The Bible is inconsistent with itself in many ways. As a result, trying to use the Bible as foundation or any set of rules or behaviors requires making effectively arbitrary decisions as to which conflicting passages should be used or how they should be interpreted.

The Bible is intended to apply to all times even though it was written thousands of years ago. If it seems to contradict itself, that just means that we lack full understanding of the Bible's teachings. For instance, people claim that the Bible allows slavery, but ignore the fact that God might simply be accepting that slavery exists and make verses that will make a slave's life easier than it would've been without the verses. It's possible that a slave owner would simply ignore a verse that says slavery is immoral, but be accepting of rules that simply make them treat slaves better.

Comment: Re:There is no single "fair" value. (Score 1) 602

by Jason Goatcher (#48563493) Attached to: UK Announces 'Google Tax'

Sorry, for the double post, but I just reread what you were responding to and I think you misunderstand me. I'm not saying people shouldn't pay their taxes, I'm saying directly laying taxes on a person's paycheck is immoral. You can still tax purchases and property in general. You just shouldn't be taxing money that the person hasn't even technically received yet.

Think of it this way. The basic idea is that only profits should be taxed. Even though it might not be literally true, the foregone conclusion is that the employer is going to pay as little as possible and that the employee is going to try to get paid as much as possible. Because of this, whatever pay they agree on is considered the precise value of the work. If you get paid 10 bucks an hour, the assumption is that an hour's worth of your time is worth ten bucks. It's an even trade, therefore no profit is made, therefore there should be no tax.

Comment: Re:There is no single "fair" value. (Score 1) 602

by Jason Goatcher (#48563465) Attached to: UK Announces 'Google Tax'

Jesus was quite emphatic about whether people should pay their taxes, and he came out in favor of it. In fact, he was unconcerned about money, and considered the accumulation to be a potential trap, hence his advice that the rich man should give all his wealth to the poor. (I've heard arguments about whether this was his advice to people in general, or just people who put too much emphasis on material wealth. He gave different people different advice.)

More, generally, he told people to follow the law. But that doesn't mean he thought any particular law was a good idea. Advising someone to follow a given law and endorsing that same law are two very different things.

Comment: Rock on (Score 1) 149

by Jason Goatcher (#48563397) Attached to: Ubuntu Gets Container-Friendly "Snappy" Core

What's the best RSS feed for tracking progress on this? I keep using Windows because I have this peculiar notion that I'm a "serious" gamer, but I believe if you're not a gamer, you're a moron for using Windows as your main OS.

And maybe even if you're a gamer, you're a moron for using Windows as your main OS. And, yes, I realize that means I called myself a moron. Pride cometh before a fall.

Comment: Oh, so now we're following the golden rule? (Score 1) 192

If we're going to be using the golden rule to decide things, how about applying it to the rules in Iraq and Afghanistan? Or what about some of those insane copyright violation rulings?

Lots of important precedents are going to be set if people start using the Golden Rule, but I'm pretty damn sure it's not going to happen.

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