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Comment: Re:That's what happens (Score 0) 468

by Skarjak (#48208039) Attached to: Shooting At Canadian Parliament
Snappy citations are not enough to support us going halfway across the globe to kill people. Had we all been maintaining a policy of non-intervention, ISIS would not exist. Our actions in the Middle East are causing more harm than good. At any rate, we have to think first about our own interests. It's unfortunate that people elsewhere are suffering, but we have proven time and time again that our interventions are both ineffective and costly. There's nothing we can do. Unless you are naive enough to think that "this time, we can end the terrorist threat!".

Comment: Re:An algorithm to end BH posting (Score 1) 328

by Skarjak (#48197689) Attached to: An Algorithm to End the Lines for Ice at Burning Man
As someone above said, maybe they have a finite stock they can bring to these events, and so selling them quickly is not a concern. There could be other justifications. Still, just think about it: they lied to you about regulations stopping them from doing the obvious. Why would they do that? Clearly there must be a purpose behind this lie. I don't think your suggestion will help. Also, I don't really think this content is appropriate for slashdot. This is hardly an "algorithm". I'm pretty sure everyone who read the article immediately understood that bringing the packs of ice to the front would help low wait times.

Comment: Re:An algorithm to end BH posting (Score 1) 328

by Skarjak (#48190471) Attached to: An Algorithm to End the Lines for Ice at Burning Man
You have a point. It's funny he made the blog considering how dismissive of him the company was. They don't care about his (extremely obvious) suggestion, why should we? If they're going through the trouble of lying about it, it's because they feel their approach is more profitable.

Comment: Re:Some Sense Restored? (Score 1) 519

by Skarjak (#48172681) Attached to: Debian Talks About Systemd Once Again
Nonsense. Arch is now harder to configure with systemd. The Arch maintainers do believe in "Keep it Simple", but to them, simplicity is elegance. They adopted systemd because they believe it is the more elegant solution. Ease of use is not their primary concern, obviously, and this is really damn far from an "automagic desktop" distro. The very claim is quite ridiculous honestly.

Comment: Re:Would be more interesting with better analysis (Score 1) 446

by Skarjak (#48141107) Attached to: Statisticians Uncover What Makes For a Stable Marriage
The area where live is very atheist. Most of the religious people are immigrants who kind of stay in their own communities. Of the native citizens who are religious, only the older generation goes to church. Last time I went to a church almost everyone had white hair. I don't think there is any pressure here to hide your atheism, so I doubt that this is what's preventing us from forming little comunities. Chalk that up to the reduction of human interation due to 21st century technology, I guess...

Comment: Re:Would be more interesting with better analysis (Score 2) 446

by Skarjak (#48131071) Attached to: Statisticians Uncover What Makes For a Stable Marriage

This is one the things that sucks about being an atheist. Other than the existential dread, of course. I will never really have this feeling of community. I know that I will always be able to count on my close family, but that's where it ends.

I have no belief in god nor any intention to change my mind on the subject, but what you described is pretty appealing.

Comment: Re:I sure don't fit the profile (Score 2) 446

by Skarjak (#48130995) Attached to: Statisticians Uncover What Makes For a Stable Marriage
That's incredible that you are in such a long-lasting marriage despite only knowing the person for 3 weeks before you got married. Weren't you afraid that you didn't know the person well enough? At that point in time, you're still well in the "butterflies in the stomach" phase.

Comment: Re:Showing Dracula the cross (Score 1) 109

by Skarjak (#48123597) Attached to: China Bans "Human Flesh Searching"
I always figured that the only speech that should maybe land you in trouble with the law is speech that incites violence against a certain group. No matter how much anyone might disagree with the statement above, it's certainly not that. It's pretty disappointing to see the state of "freedom of speech" on the planet these days...

Comment: Re:I'm disappointed ... (Score 1) 90

by Skarjak (#48119907) Attached to: Snapchat Says Users Were Victimized By Their Use of Third-Party Apps
If you really want to, we could go one step further and make the analogy even more complete by giving the person every reason to believe that the one claiming the tiger has been removed is wrong. Maybe the tiger's tail is showing and you can hear a roar every once in a while. "Oh don't mind that, I swear the tiger is gone." Then yes, I guess the analogy is even more accurate. :)

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