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Comment: Re: Concern for high values? (Score 0) 356

by kuzb (#48352789) Attached to: Pirate Bay Co-Founder Peter Sunde Is a Free Man Again

1) He's not a victim. He's a convicted criminal.

2) It's not abuse, any more than making your kid eat his broccoli is abuse. Not liking specific food you could eat just fine something isn't grounds for special treatment.

3) If you intentionally starve yourself the only person you're hurting is you.

Comment: Re:No accommodation at all? Just asking. (Score 0) 356

by kuzb (#48352751) Attached to: Pirate Bay Co-Founder Peter Sunde Is a Free Man Again

Cry me a fucking river. You're in prison, not the Hilton. Unless there's a medical reason to treat you differently you shouldn't be treated differently. He lost weight because he wasn't eating, not because the meals didn't contain sufficient nutrients to sustain him. It's his own damn fault.

Comment: Good job wired! (Score 4, Insightful) 594

by kuzb (#48291937) Attached to: Space Tourism Isn't Worth Dying For

You've managed to miss the point yet again, wired.

First off, test pilots take risks - they know the risks. They know them intimately. Death is always a real possibility with an experimental aircraft. Accidents happen, but I'm sure nobody there was saying "hey wouldn't it be cool if it crashed and everyone DIED?". This op-ed piece is written by a complete douche. Obviously commercial passenger space flight is going to start ridiculously expensive and be out of the reach of joe sixpack - but that's how everything starts. At one point, only the super rich could afford cars, now everyone's got one. We probably won't see affordable trips to space in our lifetime, but maybe my kid will. Or their kid after that. What I do know is that if nobody starts trying to do it, it will never happen.

Since you can't just buy a ticket to go to space at any price, it IS attempting to pushing boundaries - even if they're not the boundaries he'd like to be pushed.

Comment: Re:Actually, no ... (Score 1) 669

by kuzb (#48265155) Attached to: Pope Francis Declares Evolution and Big Bang Theory Are Right

>The theory of evolution, as a scientific theory, mandates that living organisms develop through a process of natural selection

No it doesn't. It only says that natural selection is one possible mechanism by which an evolutionary path is decided. We engage in artificial selection all the time and there's nothing natural about it.

Comment: Re:Clarification on ID (Score 1) 669

by kuzb (#48264905) Attached to: Pope Francis Declares Evolution and Big Bang Theory Are Right

No, that's not what it's defined as at all. See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I...

"Intelligent design (ID) is the pseudoscientific view that "certain features of the universe and of living things are best explained by an intelligent cause, not an undirected process such as natural selection.""

Comment: I suppose it's progress (Score 1) 669

by kuzb (#48264875) Attached to: Pope Francis Declares Evolution and Big Bang Theory Are Right

"Francis explained that both scientific theories were not incompatible with the existence of a creator – arguing instead that they "require it.""

No, they don't require an intelligence at all. They require appropriate conditions are met. Those conditions do not necessarily imply an intelligence.

It's like one form of stupid is solved just to make way for another.

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