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Comment Re:"...the same as trespassing." (Score -1, Offtopic) 952 952

You know, I think Asian women are mostly beautiful. Especially Japanese. But they almost always have teeny tiny titties. And I just can't deal with that. Too bad, they almost had it all. I hear their men have small penises too.

Go to any torrent search site. Search for JAV. Download video. Have your preconceptions about small Japanese titties blown away.

Comment Re:"...the same as trespassing." (Score -1) 952 952

Shooting at the sky is bad. Falling bullets can kill.

This is a kind of overstated "fact" not really a myth but not wholly true. A bullet fired up at 90 degrees and then falling at terminal velocity is unlikely to kill a healthy adult

So we don't have to worry about kids or the elderly being hit by them, just healthy adults.

Comment Re:More Bias. More experimental error. (Score 1) 471 471

forewarning: IDCWYDWOAITD (I Don't Care What You Do With Other Adults In The Dark)

If it wasn't genetic, that would make it their decision.
Would that make them "Pro-Choice"?

If it wasn't genetic it'd make 'gay pride' make a lot more sense, you know, taking pride in having made the life choice to be gay (being proud of an accident of birth is just dumb, may as well be proud of... having blue eyes).

As it is it really should be termed 'gay shamelessness' :P 'Shameless gay parade', waaaay better!

Comment Re:More Bias. More experimental error. (Score 1) 471 471

Not just Western science. Every culture on earth has some taboo on examining human psychology and physiology because of sensitivities, especially in the areas of sex and race. However this is constrained solely to homo sapiens studies. But I love how you somehow extrapolate this to troll physics research. Is the watercooler on the third floor still broken, Sergey?

Actually not every culture. I'd be more inclined to faith in Asian scientists when it comes to gender issues. Climate change though, thats just not an area for science anywhere really.

Comment Re: Looking more and more likely all the time... (Score 1) 471 471

> IMO, as someone with a background in science, scepticism is the only logical option for science. I'm sceptical of all scientific results. Thats how progress is made, by not taking things at face value.

As anything in this life, scepticism is very useful during a phase when proofs are sought. If such proofs are examined and deemed valid, it would be foolish to continue using scepticism. Though, that is exactly what we observe -- even if just as trolling.

Of course, if one thinks like the original Skeptics, which seemed to believe "no real knowledge is ever possible", then it would be alright to doubt everything all the time.

(I was about to blast English for being different from my language and cripple words, but for once it seems "skeptics" is a more correct derivation from Greek roots... well, one cannot always win, I suppose).

Even when the results are examined and deemed valid one must always be sceptical otherwise theres the risk that some discovery that would find the flaw in these results might be ignored.

Comment Re:More Bias. More experimental error. (Score 1, Insightful) 471 471

It's amazing how little science exists within science these days. Everyone has lost touch with reality.

Western science is very unreliable. Take sexuality for example. It would be impossible these days, in the western world, for a scientist to announce a result that showed that homosexuality is, in some cases, not something that someone is born with. They'd never work in science again no matter how valid their results. There are certain areas in which western science is just not allowed to meddle. Our understanding of climate change is hopelessly fucked up and its doubtful there will ever be any useful scientific results on this from the west. Its all confirmation bias and covering up/ignoring unfavourable results.

Comment Re: Looking more and more likely all the time... (Score 2) 471 471

The physics are most certainly NOT uncontroversial.

If this thing were to truly work, it would have insane implications to some basic assumptions about the universe - namely about the very laws of physics themselves.

This device working means that the laws of physics do vary by translation, which goes against every single other observation ever made. The science behind it is most certainly not clearly sound. Skepticism is the only logical option for this thing.

IMO, as someone with a background in science, scepticism is the only logical option for science. I'm sceptical of all scientific results. Thats how progress is made, by not taking things at face value.

Comment Re:The perception of "drone" is powerful (Score 2) 270 270

I don't care about your excuses. I think you should be banned from flying over a property if the property owner deems he doesn't want you flying over his property, and further, I think a property owner should have the right to shoot your toy out of the sky and send you a bill for the bullet. I'd actually make it a criminal charge with a minimum $50,000 fine. I'd make it so expensive and difficult for you to play with your little kiddy toys over my property that you'd finally just go fucking home.

Self entitled assholes like you have made it clear the only way to deal with drones is to make it so damaging for assholes like you to even fly one that you find some other toys to play with

There'd be a lot fewer wedding party fatalities if Afghanistan implemented this law...

Comment Re:Yep (Score 1) 270 270

Sadly, New Zealand is becoming more and more over-regulated all the time. It used to have a refreshing lack of bureaucracy compared to, say, the UK - but now it's the other way around.

All of the primary English speaking countries are going down the same over-regulated path; Canada, USA, UK, Australia, NZ. They may as well be the same country as far as I'm concerned. Stifling, oppressive, paranoid, reactionary. Its times like this I'm really sad that I'm a native English speaker. I guess its time to start learning Spanish or something.

Comment Re:No. (Score 2) 97 97

The study actually shows that the Americas and Australia each have inhabitants with DNA in common ... because both places were wandered to from elsewhere in Asia. It's not Aussie DNA in the Americans, it's the same Asian DNA in Australia and the Americas.

I'm wondering if what they've found is actually Denisovan DNA. The Australian aborigines and Papuans have very high proportions of Denisovan genes.

The fancy is indeed no other than a mode of memory emancipated from the order of space and time. -- Samuel Taylor Coleridge