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Comment: Re:Is anyone getting this? (Score 1) 159

by KarlIsNotMyName (#44666837) Attached to: Wildfire Threatens Water and Power To San Francisco

So many real issues to worry about, why get caught up in the ludicrousness that is the idea of the 9/11/01 conspiracy?

Or if nothing else, just think about this; they didn't actually have to make it happen, to be able to take advantage of the event once it did happen. 9/11/01 happened, whatever lead to it. And it was abused to gain the government powers it didn't need, powers it used in ways that don't benefit the public. We know that. We don't need to rely on conspiracymongering to see that there are wrongdoings, and that there are many politicians and heads of government agencies who at the very least should be out of a job, in not in jail.

Comment: Re:death is an evolutionary adaptation (Score 3, Insightful) 625

by KarlIsNotMyName (#44590137) Attached to: Aging Is a Disease; Treat It Like One

I think it's more that long life isn't necessary, rather than death being necessary. If you reproduce and raise individuals capable of doing the same, job done. The universe doesn't care. As long as the process sustains itself, it wins evolution.

But we can focus on what is best for the living individuals, rather than just the genes.

Comment: Bad impressions (Score 1) 364

by KarlIsNotMyName (#44302437) Attached to: HBO Asks Google To Take Down "Infringing" VLC Media Player

I thought HBO had a more sensible approach to piracy. Or was that just the Game of Thrones producers?

I like to pay for content I enjoy, to promote more of that type of content, but I'm not giving money to people who don't play fair, and don't care about the health of the market and culture in general.

You know, Callahan's is a peaceable bar, but if you ask that dog what his favorite formatter is, and he says "roff! roff!", well, I'll just have to...