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Comment: Re:America! Fuck yeah! (Score 1) 271

by MrBigInThePants (#49501559) Attached to: Gyrocopter Pilot Appears In Court; Judge Bans Him From D.C.
I am referring to the use of the word to IN OF ITSELF make an act worse than it is and mentioned the fact that you get more time.

And act cannot be made worse than it is just because some mouth breather somewhere decided it should be dealt with in a different legal system

The fact that it carries a bigger sentence is irrelevant.

You missed my point entirely but then are probably one of those that use the word in this way...

Comment: Re: America! Fuck yeah! (Score 1) 271

by MrBigInThePants (#49498145) Attached to: Gyrocopter Pilot Appears In Court; Judge Bans Him From D.C.
You explanation was not necessary. I was not referring to the definition, but to the use of the word in of itself as a means to make a crime worse than it is as in the source post.

An amusing example of false causation due to correlation.

You put two things together enough and people add their own glue. Especially when they think it makes them or something they are saying sound more important...

Comment: Re:America! Fuck yeah! (Score 1, Interesting) 271

by MrBigInThePants (#49497525) Attached to: Gyrocopter Pilot Appears In Court; Judge Bans Him From D.C.
I love how you US people's use the word Felony as if it all of a sudden makes an act worse that it actually is. Its not a magic word.

The act is as bad as it is. Just because a bureaucrat somewhere decided a different classification should be used to describe it means nothing except more prison time...because of said bureaucrat.

Quite ridiculous.

That's not just murder, that's FELONY murder. That person is even more heinously dead now!

He didn't just steal a car, that is FELONY stealing of a car. The car is SOOOO much more stolen.

My penis is not just a normal penis, its a FELONIOUS penis. What does that mean? Its an awful lot longer...

Comment: Re:It's a sad day, mate (Score 1) 169

by MrBigInThePants (#49490633) Attached to: 2K, Australia's Last AAA Studio, Closes Its Doors
>We have a lot of baby boomers, and they're running the country.

Nope. Not even close.

They are ignorant and not very open to change and thus HELP vote in the people who ARE in charge.

But in charge themselves?

DIGGER, PUUULEASE!?

The same sort of wealthy, typically white haired old white men are in charge of your country just like all the other 1st world western countries.

To pretend that all "Baby Boomers" are somehow in charge is just laughable.

Comment: Re:It's a sad day, mate (Score 1) 169

by MrBigInThePants (#49488569) Attached to: 2K, Australia's Last AAA Studio, Closes Its Doors
Aside for those directly involved, it is a sad day only for the aussie economy to an order of a rather insignificant magnitude. Otherwise...meh.

I have always found the bending over forwards governments do for the movie/game industry when they would rather eat hot coals than do it for anyone else due to their ideology. In NZ they *changed employment law* a few years ago (AFAIK an unprecedented move) to avoid "losing" the hobbit filming and they were already giving massive tax breaks. (and that was a right wing government)

If that were a sound idea then why not do it for more industries? But they tend not to.

No prizes for guessing why the movies are different. Games, not too sure about that one.

Comment: Re:Dark Energy (Score 1) 199

Nope.

Weak evidence necessarily leads to weak conclusions which are more likely to be wrong.

In this field such weak conclusions are the *strongest* available and thus the ones most discussed.

This is common and acceptable in the fields that are harder to study such as anthro, psycho and thero physico. Everybody who is credible in those fields understands this and probably finds it more exciting than a field with "less" to discover.

Reporters on the other hand just report whatever shit they think is click bait and people click on this shit even if it is just to moan about it.

e-credibility: the non-guaranteeable likelihood that the electronic data you're seeing is genuine rather than somebody's made-up crap. - Karl Lehenbauer

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