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Comment: Re:Wasn't there a study that proved this was good? (Score 1) 326

by c6gunner (#49352011) Attached to: RSA Conference Bans "Booth Babes"

I can't remember where I saw it, but someone did a study comparing booth babes to trained senior citizens and the senior citizens did MUCH better job, resulting in greater sales and great callbacks.

That's no surprising. While I enjoy looking at the booth babes, I tend to avoid them whenever possible since I know that they'll just subject me to obviously artificial flirtation while attempting to repeat marketing gibberish which they don't actually understand. I'd much rather speak to a sweaty bearded guy in a tracksuit who can actually explain the product and tell me how it can help my business.

Comment: Re:Not faultless (Score 1) 536

Nope. All the fault is comcast. They lied. Plain and simple.

Um, no, they were mistaken.

If you have to go on the assumption that everybody is always lying to you all the time and double and triple check everything then you will get zero things done in your lifetime.

If you have to go through life assuming that anyone who makes a mistake is a liar, you're going to end up a cynical bastard who never gets anything accomplished, yes. If, on the other hand, you always keep in mind that people are fallible, you're much more likely to end up with good results.

Comment: Re:Child Gender (Score 2) 199

I can answer your question: yes, they do. You don't have to look for illegal content, you can:

1. Look for "fantasy stories" published by "child lovers". You'll find plenty that involve female adults with male or female children, indicating a - for lack of a better term - demand for that market.
2. Google "woman charged for creating child porn". You'll find at least a few cases of women who molested young children (preteens) and distributed the resulting material.

You can also look up cases like Karla Homolka, an infamous Canadian woman who was charged and sentenced for helping her husband rape and murder several young girls, including her own sister.

The depravity of the human mind is certainly not limited to the male sex.

Comment: Re:You can't disprove the existence of an idea. (Score 1) 755

by c6gunner (#48705397) Attached to: Science Cannot Prove the Existence of God

Saying God doesn't exist is like saying that lunch time doesn't exist, or money doesn't exist, or the United States doesn't exist.

Complete and utter bullshit. I can take you to have lunch in the United States and pay for it with money. Good luck doing anything useful or at least demonstrable with your "god".

You can't disprove the existence of an idea; and dismissing the real influence of that idea (both good and bad) and the potential influence of that idea (both good and bad) is asinine.

Nobody is dismissing the idea; they're telling you that you're a fucking idiot for believing that the idea represents reality.

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

by c6gunner (#48705233) Attached to: Science Cannot Prove the Existence of God

Will they laugh about our superstitions about GMO foods, or why we had all these different diets?

Non-idiots have been laughing at both of those things for years now.

Perhaps we have a better method then science to understand the universe.

As soon as you find one, please, let us know! That would be the biggest boon to science in history.

Comment: Re:From Jack Brennan's response (Score 1) 772

by c6gunner (#48562945) Attached to: CIA Lied Over Brutal Interrogations

Were the people who fought for the creation of the state Israel terrorists?

Yes and no, depending on which ones you're referring to.

Were the people who fought for the creation of the USA terrorists?

Yes and no, depending on which ones you're referring to. Mostly no.

Were the people who fought for the independence of Ireland in the early 20th century terrorists?

Yes and no, depending on which ones you're referring to. Mostly no.

Are the Palestinians who fight against past and future Israeli injustice and encroachment on their land terrorists?

Haven't met any of those, not convinced they exist. If they do, they're not terrorists, just fucking stupid. The ones lobbing rockets into Israel while treading on the faces of their own people, though? Yep.

Was the Saudi national who argued that the US military bases in his country were a form of occupation, and who founded an organisation to fight against this, was he a terrorist?

Yep.

I presume Saudi Arabia falls under your definition of `true nation state'.

Either you're making a suggestion which shows that you don't understand what "unaffiliated with a nation state" means, or this part just makes no sense whatsoever.

Comment: Re:From Jack Brennan's response (Score 1) 772

by c6gunner (#48562897) Attached to: CIA Lied Over Brutal Interrogations

We haven't really stopped any such attacks; we've brought attention to attempts which were never going to succeed, but that's it.

Oh, sure. All the attacks which get stopped are "ones which were never going to succeed", and all the ones which succeed are ones which "clearly show the incompetence and futility of the security apparatus", amirite? Nice rhetoric bro; wee bit lacking on the intellectual integrity front.

If an open theater of war comes in earnest, we will have Americans who can remember government prattling and a single attack, versus Arabs who can remember friends and family dying in bombings of coffee shops by Americans across decades.

This is just uneducated white-guilt garbage. Yes, it's Americans who are walking into Arab coffee shops and detonating themselves. Sure it is. It's the small fraction of Arabs killed by Americans which other Arabs will remember; not the much larger fraction killed by the factions within their own borders. Ignore the Iraqis and Kurds all crying for help within a couple years of the US leaving; it's not because they need saving from the same people we've been fighting all along, but rather because those poor bastards must have been so terrorized by the Eevil Amerikkan Pigdogs that they've developed Stockholm Syndrome. They hate the US so much they can't wait to see you again.

To combat this, we basically bomb other countries, call anyone over 18 a soldier ("militant"), and prove to the world that we're the axis of evil that must be removed.

And this is just ignorant anti-American bullshit posing as open-minded progressive thought. Yes, just go ahead and label an entire nation an "axis of evil", based on the demonstrably false claim that they're targeting "anyone over 18". Go ahead and mix lies and hypocrisy, in an attempt to justify bigotry.

I know that you don't actually believe what you're saying; I'm just not sure if that makes it more evil or less. I do, however, know that you are scum, and that I have far more in common with the average Iraqi than I do with a fanatic like you.

Comment: Re:From Jack Brennan's response (Score 1) 772

by c6gunner (#48562825) Attached to: CIA Lied Over Brutal Interrogations

It doesn't matter if they're right, it's incredibly easy to rationalize the acts of your side. Just to be certain that you're not one of the bad guys yourself you need to keep your actions way above reproach.

Judging by your example there's no point in trying. You're basically saying:

"people are going to lie about what you did and then hate you based on those lies, so you have to be perfect, which will magically stop them from lying about you"

Comment: Re:Really? (Score 1, Insightful) 772

by c6gunner (#48562805) Attached to: CIA Lied Over Brutal Interrogations

Waterboarding was regarded by the US as torture and at least a couple of Japanese officers were tried and put to death over applying it to captured US soldiers in WW II.

-5,000, Lying Bastard

Suggesting that what the Japanese did was equivalent to the modern usage of the word "waterboarding" is a bit like suggesting that the Nazis really did just give the Jews a nice shower.

Comment: Re:Really? .. it comes with the job (Score 0) 772

by c6gunner (#48562567) Attached to: CIA Lied Over Brutal Interrogations

Sure, it satisfies that, but then you lose the moral high ground. And that shit is actually important.

Hah. As if any of the blame-America-first crowd would ever concede any kind of high ground!

"What's that? You're not torturing? Well, err, you're invading. For OIL!"
"What's that? Not invading? Err ... umm ... well, you have too many bases around and the world and that's bad because reasons!"
"What's that? No more bases? Well, erm, you're evil because racism! And bad healtchare! And hicks!"

Face it - doesn't matter what the US does or doesn't do; the battle lines are already drawn. Trying to placate those who hate you is asinine. As for those of us who don't hate you, torturing a few scumbags certainly isn't going to push us over the line.

Comment: Re: One should be careful on the logic here (Score 1) 155

by c6gunner (#48538691) Attached to: Romanian Officials Say Russia Finances European Fracking Protests

I'm kinda certain that even they KNOW it's unsafe but ... well, there's money to be made.

Certain based on what? The zero scientific evidence which shows any risk of harm greater than existing drilling methods?

How can you be certain that someone whom you've never met or spoken to actually knows something which cannot even be shown to be true? This would be like me saying "I'm certain that Obama knows that an alien spaceship was recovered in Roswell, but he's covering it up because there's money to be made". Hilarious, maybe, but completely nonsensical.

Comment: Re: Maybe Putin could help (Score 1) 155

by c6gunner (#48538649) Attached to: Romanian Officials Say Russia Finances European Fracking Protests

This basically says "no effect either way" from my non-expert reading of it

Um no, not exactly. It basically says ChrisMaple was right, and drinkypoo has once again lived up to his name. The article admits that small quakes DO take some of the energy away from larger ones, and do delay them by "temporarily easing stress on the fault line". It merely points out that the massive disparity in energy levels means that a single small quake (or even a hundred small quakes) cannot permanently avert a much larger one. If, however, you keep repeating this "temporary" fix, you end up with a long-term solution.

The rest of your comment is bang-on though. Small quakes are of no concern.

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