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Comment: Re:I forced myself to watch it (Score 2) 300

by ichthus (#47749589) Attached to: Put A Red Cross PSA In Front Of the ISIS Beheading Video

Not seeing the video is a form of willful apathy, IMHO.

I disagree. I have not watched it, because I am making a conscientious decision to filter input that may (almost certainly) affect my psyche. I'm far from apathetic, though.

Do you believe that we must all view video of a rape to attain any sympathy for the victim?

Comment: What. A. Doofus (Score 1) 291

by ichthus (#47501129) Attached to: Why My LG Optimus Cellphone Is Worse Than It's Supposed To Be
He takes an (1) example of a company with obviously poor QA, and turns it into a critique of the free market. ? Sorry, but to make this argument stick, you'd have to show that ALL (or, at least, most) of the companies selling phones operate under this MO. Additionally, you'd have to show that these same problems wouldn't plague a product line in a regulated market scenario. Good luck.

Comment: Re:Great example (Score 1) 211

by ichthus (#47501035) Attached to: Apollo 11 Moon Landing Turns 45
I certainly agree with you, but I would tend to emphasize the environment of innovation over cold war muscle flexing. We won the race largely due to the developments in computer technology that had already happened -- invention of the integrated circuit being key among them. I think you could make an argument that the IC came as a successor to the tech developed during and after WWII, but (and I'm no historian) I believe Fairchild Semiconductor's work was privately funded.

The one day you'd sell your soul for something, souls are a glut.