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Comment: Re:No true Scotsman (Score 1) 880

by Nostromo21 (#48598675) Attached to: Apparent Islamic Terrorism Strikes Sydney

You sure this is from a Gospel quote, and not just Jesus in fact quoting (or paraphrasing) from the OT? Or just one of the apostles or historians from another NT book...? Do you have a chapter & verse quote?

Jesus was very clever & careful not to say very much if anything at all on highly contentious topics, such as homosexuality, corporal/physical punishment or child discipline, women's rights, racial topics, etc. Hell, he even admonished his disciples to the point of "slaves obey your masters [with good grace]"!

In any case, he did also whip the Pharisees good & proper outside the temple, which they were using as a market stall area for profit; even though he did so in utter indignation & disgust & they well deserved it (according to their own rules in fact), one could argue that his intention, from a purely theological POV, wasn't to condone violence at all, rather to demonstrate its folly. Or it was simple justice, take yer pick. He certainly wasn't a pacifist - don't make that mistake.

Having said that, the AC you replied to is right on the money biblically, no pun intended, so I'm bemused he didn't use his real name/moniker. I guess this slashdot internet thingy makes it all too easy to post even wisdom anonymously, heh.

Comment: Re: How many knew that it was a global release? (Score 1) 443

by Nostromo21 (#44560971) Attached to: Despite Global Release, Breaking Bad Heavily Pirated

Why would I pay Fuxtel $100 per month to watch 1 or 2 shows I actually like & get shovelled 100 others I could care care less about, most of them reruns or months/years old...?

People download for all sorts of reasons, like avoiding being exposed to ad-infested 42min shows with 20mins of brain-dead shovelware being forced down our optic nerves.

Disclaimer: I don't watch BB but might go & download all the seasons right now :).

Comment: Re: Nice (Score 1) 719

by Nostromo21 (#44292793) Attached to: Edward Snowden Nominated For Nobel Peace Prize

You might like to take a closer look at our recently deposed PM & self-confessed atheist here down under to see that religious views have little to do with competency, character or moral fibre, especially when it comes to politicians. Me, personally - I'd prefer a leader who I know doesn't think they're God, make of that what you will. :)

Comment: Re:No shit (Score 1) 447

by Nostromo21 (#43327705) Attached to: HBO Says <em>Game of Thrones</em> Piracy Is "a Compliment"

If HBO were really cunning & smart, they would have floated each ep as a kickstarter project & said they're not releasing it until it hits $xxx. Then they could just seed a few torrents & let us chumps pay for distribution & word-of-mouth reviews/free advertising.

Someone with an already popular show & loyal fan base is bound to try this soon, just surprised they haven't yet.

Comment: Re:How is this news? (Score 1) 77

by Nostromo21 (#43179225) Attached to: The Internet's Bad Neighborhoods


I had the solution for virus/malware/spammers years ago: 6-12 of them each day hanging by their ankles naked in Times Square (or some other central location), on international tv for the duration; crowd can go to town on them from a short distance with verbal & organic 'substance' abuse of choice (just no serious/major physical damage allowed). I think within 6 months the problem would be down to 5-10% of the volumes it is now. :)

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