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Comment: Re:Did a paid shill write this summary? (Score 2) 160

by paiute (#49605471) Attached to: NASA Gets Its Marching Orders: Look Up! Look Out!

Funnily enough, Darwin followed the scientific process when he went to the Galapagos and attempted to DISPROVE his own theory. What he found there REINFORCED IT. THAT is how science of discovery is done!

Well, since evolution is wrong, and Darwin couldn't disprove it, that proves that he was a bad scientist, which proves that his theory of evolution is wrong. QED.

Comment: Re:More religious whackjobs (Score 1) 245

by lgw (#49604395) Attached to: Native Hawaiian Panel Withdraws Support For World's Largest Telescope

Are you being deliberately obtuse? No one has the right to compel these gentlemen to do anything, or take their land, just as they have no right to set the use of anyone else's land. If, however, this is public land (as seems likely), then the government gets to decide what to do with it.

I don't know what their beef is anyhow - build the damned thing on top of the volcano, and if the freaking volcano god doesn't like it, well, I'm sure He'll think of something.

Comment: Re:More religious whackjobs (Score 1) 245

by lgw (#49603877) Attached to: Native Hawaiian Panel Withdraws Support For World's Largest Telescope

When a nation turns its back against God, the church, and its citizens (abortion), it is all down hill from there.

I'm sure you're right. Which god again? I know I don't believe in 9999 of them, but I sometimes forget what the one is that I don't disbelieve. If these religious whackjobs are elected leaders, and represent the will of the majority, then that's that - doesn't matter why they believe. But if they're some vocal minority trying to use the state as a weapon of their religion, that's clearly not religious freedom, is it?

Comment: Re:More religious whackjobs (Score 1) 245

by lgw (#49603865) Attached to: Native Hawaiian Panel Withdraws Support For World's Largest Telescope

So what part of "land owners or majority in a democracy" was unclear to you? People are free to believe in whatever invisible sky grandfather makes them happy, and do with their own land according to those beliefs. But trying to block construction on someone else's land, or on public land if you're not the majority, is the opposite of religious freedom - it's using the state as an instrument of religion.

Comment: NIMBYs suck farts off dead chickens in August (Score 1) 245

NIMBY's suck farts off dead chickens in August. And if you've ever smelt a rotting chicken in the August heat, you know how revolting that is.

The job of a NIMBY is to do whatever they can to obstruct progress. Whether they do it to "protect property values", "save the children", or "stand up for our (religious) rights", they all do the same thing in the end: Say "No" without providing any options.

Every nation in this world is full of conquered peoples. There are more "sacred places" than you can shake a stick at, and I challenge you to pick a direction and walk twenty miles without running into someone's "sacred" place. Yet when is the last time you ever saw them worshipping there?

Yeah. Right.

Never.

Comment: Re:More religious whackjobs (Score 1, Interesting) 245

by paiute (#49602541) Attached to: Native Hawaiian Panel Withdraws Support For World's Largest Telescope

if the USA officially endorsed the philosophy that "might makes right" your ideas would have some standing. But we do not.

Have you seen our national seal? An eagle with arrows and olive branches. We dictate the terms of peace because we have the weapons to do so.

Comment: More religious whackjobs (Score 4, Insightful) 245

by lgw (#49601433) Attached to: Native Hawaiian Panel Withdraws Support For World's Largest Telescope

More religious whackjobs blocking progress. If they own the land, or represent the majority in a democracy, so be it; otherwise a does of "separation of church and state" would be welcome here. No one should get a free pass on being a religious whackjob simply because they aren't a Christian whackjob.

Comment: Re:She has a point. (Score 5, Insightful) 528

by lgw (#49601047) Attached to: My High School CS Homework Is the Centerfold

But teenage girls are not the biggest fans of pornography sites

This Victorian attitude that centers on the idea that women don't like sex just needs to die. Teenage humans are fans of pornography sites. Different strokes for different folks, of course. When a man and a woman both get drunk enough to lower their standards enough to actually get laid, this is not "rape culture", dammit, because men and women both are interested in sex. It's not "lie back and think of Britain" for fuck's sake.

Only from TFS did I learn where this image came from: having first seen it in an age where 16-bit (and even 8-bit) color palettes were the norm, I just assumed it was chosen for the purple feather, the details of feather and hatband and hair (which emphasize compression artifacts) and the human face, which we're very good at seeing distortions in. It just seemed like a challenging photo to compress in the days when jpg was too heavyweight for most PCs.

Still seems like a perfectly reasonable test image.

"One Architecture, One OS" also translates as "One Egg, One Basket".

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