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Comment: Re: No surprise (Score 3, Informative) 216

by PvtVoid (#47944377) Attached to: Study: Chimpanzees Have Evolved To Kill Each Other

There is no such thing as "right" or "wrong" in nature and no delusions of morality can change that.

Don't be silly. Traits such as altruism, empathy, and a sense of justice are also evolutionarily advantageous, and have just as much of a Darwinian origin as dominance and brute force.

Comment: Re:they will defeat themselves (Score 5, Insightful) 950

by PvtVoid (#47928267) Attached to: ISIS Bans Math and Social Studies For Children

For every one you kill two will take their place. Your philosophy breeds terrorism instead of extinguishing it.

Which is a total win-win:

- We'll have a thriving Defense Industry in the US, and lots of corporate fat-cats will get rich.
- We'll have lots of military employment opportunities for young impoverished rural Americans. The ones that survive can be shunted off into sub-standard medical and psychiatric care, and will end up homeless or dead in a cost-effective way.
- We'll make sure the corrupt, dissolute fucktards in charge of Saudi Arabia and Bahrain and Kuwait are so scared of the creations of their own madrassas that they don't dare interrupt our oil supply.
- There will be a cheap and easy path to election for bigoted, paranoid demagogues to get elected with rancid Islamophobic propaganda.

I mean, what's not to like?

Comment: Re:Algebra (Score 4, Funny) 950

by PvtVoid (#47928083) Attached to: ISIS Bans Math and Social Studies For Children

Guess it's time to rename Algebra (al-jebr in Arabic) since they don't seem to want to be associated with that anymore.

I know: Freedom Numbers!

In fact, I think we should all boycott Arabic numerals, including the zero. Go back to good old Roman numerals, like we had before the creeping influence of Islam and Sharia Law. That'll show 'em.

+ - Washington Post covers #gamergate->

Submitted by PvtVoid
PvtVoid (1252388) writes "Rape threats. A hacking attempt on her Web site. The online publication of personal information, including her phone number and home address. Countless comments on her Tumblr calling her a “slut” and worse, including one that read: “Are you reading this? Of course you are. I will kill you.”

This is what indie video game developer Zoe Quinn has been dealing with for the past month, ever since an ex-boyfriend wrote a blog post implying that she had traded sex for positive reviews. The post sparked a virulent campaign against Quinn and an all-out online war about the future of the video-game industry."

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+ - WSJ Reports Boeing to beat SpaceX for manned taxi to ISS->

Submitted by PvtVoid
PvtVoid (1252388) writes "The Wall Street Journal reports (paywalled) that NASA is poised to award a key contract for manned transport to the International Space Station to Boeing over rival SpaceX:

Recent signals from the Obama administration, according to the officials, indicate that the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's leadership has concluded on a preliminary basis that Boeing's proposed capsule offers the least risky option, as well as the one most likely to be ready to transport U.S. crews to the international space station within three years. The officials cautioned that a last-minute shift by NASA chief Charles Bolden, who must vet the decision, could change the result of the closely watched competition.

Here is a non-paywalled link to an article at CNET"
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Comment: Re:What is the point of these articles? (Score 5, Informative) 617

by PvtVoid (#47909863) Attached to: Extent of Antarctic Sea Ice Reaches Record Levels
From TFA:

As the area covered in sea ice expands scientists have said the ice on the continent of Antarctica which is not over the ocean continues to deplete. CEO of the Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems CRC, Tony Worby, said the warming atmosphere is leading to greater sea ice coverage by changing wind patterns.

This isn't dissenting data.

Comment: Re:What else does he do? (Score 2) 40

by PvtVoid (#47843987) Attached to: "Net Neutrality" Coiner Tim Wu Is Running For Lt. Governor of New York

Yep... And — for a car analogy — if I'm driving, I want to be able to drive on any road with any speed by car can go, and park wherever I see fit. No matter, who built the road or attends to the parking lot.

How about a phone analogy? When I pick up the phone, I want to be able to call anybody else who has a phone.

Don't steal; thou'lt never thus compete successfully in business. Cheat. -- Ambrose Bierce

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