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Comment: Re:You can debate without taking a side (Score 1) 109

by king neckbeard (#47968083) Attached to: Nobody's Neutral In Net Neutrality Debate
Unless what you are interested in is something other than the sides of the debate, in which case, you may be neutral to the sides of the debate (which is what we are talking about here). It's lots of fun to enter a debate where you don't care about the issue, but you have the debate chops to push others around, possibly doing that to the arguments made by both sides. You also may want to play devil's advocate because you care about not having the debate insulated by hivemind (in which case you are arguing against your own actual position) or have a pet peeve or two about usage of certain logical fallacies. I will agree that having an interest in debate is not by itself a reason to dismiss a debater, but to claim that you can't feel neutral towards the issue of debate is unimaginative on your part.

Comment: Re:Net neutrality: good and bad points (Score 1) 109

by king neckbeard (#47964517) Attached to: Nobody's Neutral In Net Neutrality Debate

On the one hand, it seems to be fair to force users - be they companies or individuals - to pay based on usage. Based on how many packets they put on the network. Currently they do not do that. What they do is to pay for their connection. If you want a very high speed connection, you pay for that.

Except for the part where it doesn't make sense because total usage (e.g. 300 GB in a month) has virtually nothing to do with the actual costs. The costs are tied to the peak bandwidth usage (e.g. 50 mbps), which is what consumers pay. There may be some added costs associated with total usage, but they are insignificant enough that it would cost more to calculate them than the costs they would have.

Comment: Re:"Stakeholders" (Score 1) 109

by king neckbeard (#47964423) Attached to: Nobody's Neutral In Net Neutrality Debate
That would be a much better argument if the ISPs weren't bending over backwards to bend us over for the NSA.

You may think it's a good idea in this regard... but what about when the feds decide they want to enforce other laws via their new powers? Decency laws? Cyber bullying? That doesn't sound so great to me...

That's what we have the first amendment for. The best way to address your concern is to fix the bad precedents set and make it universally clear that Federal Communications Commission v. Pacifica Foundation and Miller v. California are wrong.

Comment: Re:Some details about the 3D printer (Score 1) 127

by king neckbeard (#47959837) Attached to: SpaceX Launches Supplies to ISS, Including Its First 3D Printer

Yes, within this planet, which is utterly unlike the deadly hostile vacuum in space. Thanks for helping my argumen

Crossing the ocean was a dangerous and hostile ordeal as well when we were first colonizing the New World.

Yes, let's "assume" that... Eye roll...

Are you saying that it is actually impossible? I would suggest brushing up on Newton's First Law if you think so, and explaining how Voyager 1 is doing what it's doing.

Absolutely, completely delusional. Thanks for your time, but I stopped right there.

And I will likely stop reading the rest of your posts, as you appear incapable of doing anything other than non-specific whining and calling interest in space exploration a religion.

Comment: Re:Some details about the 3D printer (Score 1) 127

by king neckbeard (#47959525) Attached to: SpaceX Launches Supplies to ISS, Including Its First 3D Printer
Colonization is in no way unusual for humans or life in general. But let's forget that and assume that traveling outside of our solar system is impossible. 3D printing in space would potentially be useful for space mining operations, both in regards to reliability and efficiency, and space mining appears to be the most viable way of acquiring some rare substances. Even if that isn't viable, the research done for all of the above probably has some reasonable utility on Earth. So, even if it's all just religious delusions, they are at least productive religious delusions.

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