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Comment: Re:what will be more interesting (Score 1) 633

by Some_Llama (#49347449) Attached to: Jeremy Clarkson Dismissed From Top Gear

So his mother just died and he was going through a nasty divorce. His soon-to-be-ex wife is also his manager, so both his professional and personal lives are completely miserable. He was working long hours and he had just spent two hours in a pub where he had been drinking heavily.

You know, sometimes life difficulties are the culmination of the way you treat others (say karma if you wish) and when it stacks up this heavily against someone its usually a clue that you are being a twat and need to change your behavior, OR just push through and continue with your current behavior until the roof collapses and kills you.

Seems clear which choice he is making here.

Comment: Re:Free market will sort it out (Score 1) 254

by Some_Llama (#49295341) Attached to: Evolution Market's Admins Are Gone, Along With $12M In Bitcoin

heroin doesn't pose a serious risk to the user, check amsterdam's statistics on heroin use as a basically decriminalized drug.

you know what frustrating about every single drug discussion? No one seems to know anything about wtf they are discussing, only about 5% of people who take part in these discussions know A. the facts B. the lies C. what would actually make a difference, everyone else spews second hand disinformation they've heard for years living in a prohibitive society.

Comment: Re:Free market will sort it out (Score 2) 254

by Some_Llama (#49295263) Attached to: Evolution Market's Admins Are Gone, Along With $12M In Bitcoin

"Or worse...underage girls and sex slaves.... I'd rather have the criminals trading drugs than people."

maybe if law enforcement wasn't spending billions combating drugs they could spend it on busting sex slave rings...

it's not one or the other..

it's also MUCH EASIER to search for sex slaves than drugs, and if the country didn't shun cops because the majority of them are using illegal drugs, they would be more willing to help stop actual serious crime like sex trafficking?

Comment: Re:Walks like a duck, quacks like a duck... (Score 1) 169

If they actually do produce a "Survivor: Mars", and actually do send a couple dozen reality TV contestants to the Red Planet - I'd consider it a win.

Maybe, if we're really lucky, they'll include the Kardashians.

Hell let's just put the kardashians in the desert and tape over their mouths to simulate the atmosphere of mars, bind their arms and legs to simulate the restrictions of wearing space suits, starve and dehydrate them to simulate severe rationing, then pelt them with rocks to simulate typical dust storm conditions on mars.

afterwards i guess we could do that survivor thing you were talking about as well.

Comment: Re:Walks like a duck, quacks like a duck... (Score 4, Insightful) 169

"If you can reach orbit from a planet then you can reverse the process and land on a planet. "

Same with peeling an orange, if you can peel an orange you can reverse the process and put it back on.

yep, makes sense no matter how many times i read it.

Comment: Re:Old news (Score 2) 169

The guy that did that already had his own money to do it with..

No, they (the gov. in this case) built it by charging 2x more than they needed when the original site was built, aka cooking the books.

  S.R. Hadden: "First rule in government spending: why build one when you can have two at twice the price? Only, this one can be kept secret. Controlled by Americans, built by the Japanese subcontractors. Who, also, happen to be, recently acquired, wholly-owned subsidiaries..."

S.R. Hadden: [Ellie Arroway:speaks with Hadden] ... of Hadden industries."

S.R. Hadden: "They still want an American to go, Doctor. Wanna take a ride? "

Comment: Re: What? (Score 1) 1080

by Some_Llama (#49269115) Attached to: How To Execute People In the 21st Century

And exactly how many has that happened to? I've looked and all I can find is that about 4% of death row inmates end up with convictions overturned or the death penalty converted to life in prison, And if an innocent person still made it through to be put to death, wouldn't that make whoever lied guilty of murder to homicide to some degree?

Well this is the issue isn't it... how do you know if the person was guilty or not? the 4% you cite are the ones who actually got justice after serving long prison terms... it doesn't count the people still in prison but innocent, nor the ones executed.

If you kill someone then you deserve to get the death penalty right? well if the state (you, me, and everyone who does nothing to change the death penalty law thereby accepting them) executes an innocent man, that's murder and you deserve the death penalty.

Even at 4% it's certain we are executing innocent men... and we're all to blame.. why do we get to murder and not pay the price we demand of those we put to death?

especially because it costs less to house a man till he dies (and this allows the opportunity to eventually free him if innocent)!!!!!

Comment: to hook up wireless Xbox One controllers to PCs (Score 1) 66

Why don't xboxes allow hooking up USB mice and keyboards, microsoft makes both of these and USB support seems ubiquitous, i would play/buy xbox games (read FPS) if they offered this... i can't use a controller because one of my thumbs doesn't bend at the knuckle so the dual analog controls are painful to use...

Comment: is it 4/1 already (Score 5, Funny) 631

by Some_Llama (#49139819) Attached to: FCC Approves Net Neutrality Rules

this seems to good to be true... it's what the populace wants, what the corporations didn't, and it makes sense.

I can't correlate this with being a current government agency that interfaces between the public and commerce...

after so many time being disappointed by the choices our government makes i guess im in battered wife syndrome type shock.

Comment: Re:Yes. It will. (Score 1) 146

by Some_Llama (#49130825) Attached to: 18 Months On, Grand Theft Auto V's Mount Chiliad Mystery Remains Unsolved

Yeah, it's not like EA where you get sold the same game every year with an ever changing number that, oddly enough, corresponds to the years that passed since the last time some bitch managed to bullshit her gullible husband into believing she got pregnant without screwing around.

I'm sensing some misdirected rage here?

Comment: Re:May have to go with a projector (Score 1) 330

by Some_Llama (#49039703) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Affordable Large HD/UHD/4K "Stupid" Screens?

or the idiotic way modern sets turn the backlight down in dark scenes. No, I'm not kidding, they really do that. Try watching Alien, or anything at all with a lot of night / dark scenes and most modern sets will ruin it completely.

Are you talking about the setting "dynamic contrast"?

I have two westinghouse bottom of the barrel TVs and they both have a toggle for this...

Comment: Re:Institutionalized Prejudice (Score 1) 779

by Some_Llama (#48964779) Attached to: WA Bill Takes Aim at Boys' Dominance In Computer Classes

On the contrary, helping people to succeed does not necessarily mean that others do not succeed. There are not a finite number of "successes," as you imply is the case


A rising tide raises all boats.

There are a finite amount of resources and as such a finite amount of people who can enjoy "success", unless you are saying we can all be employed as CEOs and there are no minimum wage earners, which would be stupid to imply.

a rising tide raises all boats?? seriously wtf.

  we're not talking about boats, and as an analogy it's flawed as granting people preferred status is in no way equal to a rising tide.

a better analogy would be handicaps level the playing field for all players, which is fine for a game, but this is life and the social-economic outcomes of people which affect their current lives and the lives of their children, i find your lack of perspective and blase` offensive.

The end of labor is to gain leisure.