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Comment: Re: Bombs in the US? (Score 3, Insightful) 250

by Paradise Pete (#48682863) Attached to: The Interview Bombs In US, Kills In China, Threatens N. Korea
But at least it's consistent. If you truly believed that people will go to Hell if they don't convert, wouldn't it be your moral obligation to do everything you could to help them?
Sure, the least annoying fanatics are the ones who leave you alone, but they are also, at best, hypocrites.

Comment: Re:They do have one advantage (Score 1) 232

by Paradise Pete (#48669037) Attached to: Should Video Games Be In the Olympics?

There's a LOT of subjectivity in Olympic sports.

How about walk-racing? The rule is the walker must be in contact with the ground at all times....but slow motion video clearly shows they break the rule with every stride. So now they say "visible to the naked eye." And it's back in the hands of judges who, knowing full well that the walker is losing contact, have to decide if they can actually see it or just "know" it.
I guess the reason they don't fully enforce it that it would be even less interesting to watch.

Comment: Re:The US = Land of the Lawyers (Score 1) 580

by Paradise Pete (#48626307) Attached to: Reaction To the Sony Hack Is 'Beyond the Realm of Stupid'

the relatives of the one shot will sue Sony for millions of dollars due to the release of the film that Sony KNEW could unleash terrorism.

You don't really think they could win that lawsuit, do you? The only think they KNEW was that there was a threat. Sure, lawyers would probably have made the theaters and Sony post signs about the threat, but then the patrons also KNEW about the threat.
Otherwise any event in the country could be stopped by a mere phone call or email or even a tweet.

Comment: Re:I've always known this! (Score 1) 53

by Paradise Pete (#48617047) Attached to: A New Law For Superconductors

I thought it was understood because it was so painfully obvious? If only I had known the world was so stupid I would have published the law myself decades ago...

Good on you! But surely this can't be the only thing that is obvious to you but a marvel to the rest of us. So get cracking and start publishing. Don't miss another opportunity!

After any salary raise, you will have less money at the end of the month than you did before.