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Comment: Re:A known "Fact"? (Score 1) 219

by mwvdlee (#48863479) Attached to: Why Some Teams Are Smarter Than Others

Does science say womens' and mens' brains are identical? No, it doesn't. There are differences. If you don't believe me, ask your doctor. Also, try to explain why most women feel like woman and most men feel like man.

Did I say men don't have feelings? No, I didn't. I merely suggested they might _EXPERIENCE_ them _LESS INTENSELY_. Basically like all humans experience emotions at a different level of intensity. I was merely suggesting there might be some bias coming from gender.

Do you have any numbers to back up your claim of "so many men in prison for crimes of passion"? I couldn't find any. Only thing I could find even remotely applicable was an article on how men are more likely to get longer sentences for crimes of passion.

I'm sure you'll continue fighting your imaginary strawman, but I shall have no further part in it.

Comment: Re:A known "Fact"? (Score 1) 219

by mwvdlee (#48854647) Attached to: Why Some Teams Are Smarter Than Others

First of all, why would this be unlikely? Women's and men's brains are wired slightly differently, why would that not have an impact on how intensely the brain perceives emotions considering it has an impact on a lot of other things.

Secondly; why would this be insulting? You're good at some things and not as good at other things. So what? Why would you have a need to feel better than the average person at everything? More importantly though; whether you feel insulted by something doesn't make any difference to whether it's true or not.

I'm a man and personally I don't feel insulted by the notion that my half of humanity might feel emotions slightly less intensely on average than the other half of humanity.

Comment: Re:And that people... (Score 4, Interesting) 329

by mwvdlee (#48830041) Attached to: Steam For Linux Bug Wipes Out All of a User's Files

It is. It just protects against fewer problems.

Every type of backup method has drawbacks and benefits.
If there existed a perfect backup method, we would have only that method.

Redundancy makes it very easy and fast to recover data, but lacks security against localized physical problems and malicious software. It would be a perfectly valid first layer of backup and sufficient for backing up reproducable information such as downloaded/scanned/ripped media. It protects against accidentally deleting files or hardware problems. For less easily reproducable information you probably want some additional backup layers.

Comment: Re:Add another one... (Score 1) 778

by mwvdlee (#48829715) Attached to: Parents Investigated For Neglect For Letting Kids Walk Home Alone

There are several hundred other countries to choose from.
My own country is slowly turning into a nanny state as well, but we're not nearly at USA-levels of government control yet.
When we do, there are some fine scandinavian countries still keeping it relatively sane and some other regions on the earth where you still have some freedoms.

Comment: You use that word a lot, but... (Score 1) 872

by mwvdlee (#48819345) Attached to: Pope Francis: There Are Limits To Freedom of Expression

defending free speech as not only a fundamental human right but a duty to speak one's mind for the sake of the common good.

Here's the thing; what YOU think might be "common good" might not be what other people think is "common good".
I'm pretty sure the assholes that kill cartoonists think they are doing it for the "common good".

Subjective values must never limit freedom of speech.

We can defeat gravity. The problem is the paperwork involved.