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Comment Re:Secular "salvation" and promise of "hereafter" (Score 1) 87

Yeah, there's nothing that pisses me off so much as people with the balls to attempt really hard things that have never been done before and especially without the promise of an immediate payoff. Why can't they just be humble and iterate their myspace clone whilst pivoting to web2.0 mediocrity?

Comment Re:Destructive scanning (Score 1) 87

I'm STILL waiting for a rational explanation for how destructive scanning isn't death.

Here's a thought experiment. Imagine a single one of your neurons were replaced by an artificial construct that replicated the interface of that neuron in every way. You wouldn't be able to tell the difference despite the fact that 1/100,000,000,000 of your brain was now "uploaded". Now do another, then another and so on. In due course, you are 10 percent, 25 percent, 80 percent until eventually your mind is completely hosted, uploaded, on the artificial substrate.

Comment Re:Has this ever happened to you? (Score 1) 101

It's right and well that you've been modded down. First of all, the obvious. Encrypt and lock the phone. You were doing that in case of loss or theft anyway, right? Secondly, there was just recently a high profile supreme court case where it was found unconstitutional for cops to stop you and just start going through your phone so I wish they would do that. I'd subsequently beat the case with a public pretender.

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