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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.

Comment: string theory and QM TT (Score 1) 139

by Some_Llama (#48943003) Attached to: The Quantum Experiment That Simulates a Time Machine

So if you considered both string theory(?) of multiple universes formed from choices (all simultaneous outcomes exist until one choice is made then the rest collapse) and the paradox problem, it seems that a paradox is not actually a problem, as the logical outcome of that choice ( to kill your grandfather) would collapse itself leaving all the other choices/universes.

So basically, paradoxes cannot exist. what can exist does.

Comment: Re:Suitable Penalties Need To Be Given (Score 1) 247

by Some_Llama (#48885955) Attached to: Dish Network Violated Do-Not-Call 57 Million Times

you do realize that ad hominem attacks on a website link are illustrative of a tiny and only partially functional mind?

  aaah... ad hominem.. the last bastion of emotional and intellectual cowards.

if you actually read the article, you would see it did nothing but give facts. good luck arguing with those.

there were no "facts", it's a one line article and a graph attributed to nothing, fuck you asshole (there's a more appropriate ad hominem for you) for trying to drive up page views of your shitty site.

Comment: Re:Suitable Penalties Need To Be Given (Score 1) 247

by Some_Llama (#48885907) Attached to: Dish Network Violated Do-Not-Call 57 Million Times

The principals are disposable, interchangeable, replaceable..

And if their predecessors were sent to jail, castrated, or both, how eager would they be to get the same punishment.

We've been fining companies the whole time and it doesn't work, they just calculate possible fines into their bottom line, it's just another line item.

If corporations are people, and enjoy the same protections, then they should have the same punishments as well.

Comment: Re:About time (Score 1) 417

by Some_Llama (#48824127) Attached to: Obama Unveils Plan To Bring About Faster Internet In the US

isn't the whole point that they control the means and resources to produce those goods, ad if you try to use them youself and produce your own goods then you will be shot for trespassing or locked up for stealing?

why is this a difficult concept for you? the answer is it isn't and you're being purposely obtuse.

Comment: Re:Well That About Wraps It Up For God (Score 1) 755

by Some_Llama (#48720033) Attached to: Science Cannot Prove the Existence of God

The Bible needs to be taken in context of the time.

Right a book written by humans that were stuck on worshiping an anthropomorphic ego-centric god.

As well many of the moral stories still hold true.

Such as women are property and that a father can sell his daughter in slavery if it pleases him? That it is moral to take virgin girls as war prizes?

when placed in the context of the time it was written/commanded, the instructions concerning these things were a far cry better than the preceeding, as God tries to show us whats right and wrong, he slowly steered anything goes to put everyone else before yourself.

There is a whole list of rule regarding slavery, which in the context of the times it was written was the first occurance of a time limit for slaves, rules for their freedom and limits on abuse.

From working on a pyramid till death to free in seven years and a full member of society because of God....yah horrible.

Comment: Re:Well That About Wraps It Up For God (Score 1) 755

by Some_Llama (#48719997) Attached to: Science Cannot Prove the Existence of God

nobody needs to disprove Middle Earth or Beowulf because nobody believes that they're literally true. more importantly, nobody uses them as justification for murder, rape, torture and slavery - or for the violent suppresion of rational inquiry.

No there are many other books that they can use for that.. like atlas shrugged.

Comment: Re:Well That About Wraps It Up For God (Score 1) 755

by Some_Llama (#48719947) Attached to: Science Cannot Prove the Existence of God

The God in the Bible, particularly the Old Testament, is a physical being that is physically seen by the people like Moses. He communicates with people and performs miracles to prove his existence and power. Strangely, he is not omniscient and not all powerful. There are several times when God is tricked, negotiated with, shown to have incomplete knowledge or had his power overcome. The Bible is also clear that other gods exist and they do have power, but God of Abraham is simply the most powerful.

The Bible is kind of a crazy book that has very little to do with what's taught modern Churches. You really should read it some time.

Your name serves you well.

Moses is the only person ever allowed in god's presence, no one else was able to get that far, let alone be "physically" seen by people (it's written that seeing God in his full glory would instantly cause your death, so no, he wasn't a physical being or seen by anyone).

He communicated with Prophets who would then go and talk to the people, those prophets performed miracles in his name to prove who they were sent from.

there are no times when he is tricked or talked out of things or anything of that nature. have you read the book? He is both omniscient and omnipotent.

the only thing that is close to true is the misunderstanding that there are other gods, God refers to other gods but not because they exist, but because others see them as such. Whenever put to the test, other "gods" always fail next to the one True God, whether they be mans constructs/idols/or other entities (aka demons/angels).

Maybe you should re-read it... it has everything to do with Christianity and Judaism in their modern forms.

Comment: Re:God, Like an Unseen Hair (Score 1) 755

by Some_Llama (#48719791) Attached to: Science Cannot Prove the Existence of God

God is invisible (altho this isn't 100% correct either, a couple of people have been in his presence before but told him to look directly at him as it would be their demise, e.g. Moses was in god's presence and glowed with a godly radiance for three days afterwards), but he is not undetectable, he gives many ways to see for yourself that he exists and his deeds and promises ring true.

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