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Comment: Re:This is how organized religion dies (Score 1) 616

by serviscope_minor (#49794049) Attached to: Ireland Votes Yes To Same-Sex Marriage

Yeah, the specific question was in this specific post.

http://slashdot.org/comments.p...

The question being how to deal with inheritance for more than one partner.

So far your contribution has been to tell me Canada dealt with it just fine. By not allowing more than one partner! lolololitrolu etc.

Since you seem to have a habit of grabbing the wrong end of the stick very hard and never backing down, I look forwards to you rationalising how you made any contribution to the conversation whatsoever.

Comment: Re:females operate on emotion, not logic (Score 1) 434

Which was not under contention. The chasing of an irrational goal is rational, whether or not the goal is irrational. Which was what that was about.

I disagree: if your goal is irrational then no matter how rationally you go about pursuing it you are still acting irrationally.

Which is exactly what I meant by 'ignoring my points'.

I think we're talking at cross purposes. Would you mind telling me precisely which point you feel I haven't addressed and I'll attempt to address it.

Comment: Re:Crappy acting can't be compensated (Score 2) 220

by serviscope_minor (#49788991) Attached to: In a 5-star rating scheme, the new Mad Max film ...

Firstly, they found the only possible way of making a double guitar even more badass: adding that flame thrower to the end, making it the last word in guitars. That counts for a lot.

Secondly, I thought the lead acting was really, really good.

The support was a little weaker, but I didn't find it impinged.

Comment: Re:Five stars for.. (Score 2) 220

by serviscope_minor (#49788983) Attached to: In a 5-star rating scheme, the new Mad Max film ...

Speaking of impressive camera work...

I left the film thinking (among other things) "my god, Tom Hardy is ***HUGE***".

Turns out eh's actually an inch shorter than Charlize Theron (though obviously rather stockier). I thought he must have been 6'4" from the film, at least.

I'm always amazed how effectively they can make someone look tall!

Comment: Re:This is how organized religion dies (Score 1) 616

by serviscope_minor (#49788969) Attached to: Ireland Votes Yes To Same-Sex Marriage

OK pedantic nit picking it is then.

You waded in mid-thread then smugly come up with padentic "clever" points which of course haven't been addressed to you personally because as I said you waded in mid thread.

Go pat yourself on the back for being awfully, awfully clever and then realise that you ruined the chance for a sensible discussion about an interesting topic by ignoring the context and trying to score points.

Comment: Re:females operate on emotion, not logic (Score 1) 434

Especially after I've already shown that what you just wrote is incorrect by definition.

Huh? An irrational goal is irrational by definition because it's defined as an irrational one.

No goals are inherently rational or irrational.

Now that I disagree with. Goals are the result of emotion which is pretty much the epitome of irrationality.

In any case, you ignored my points on this topic

I thought I addressed them in a way you didn't like. If you count that as ignoring, then OK.

Comment: Re:females operate on emotion, not logic (Score 1) 434

Rationally chasing an irrational goal is not rational behaviour.

Given that there is (by your own admittance) no basis to call one goal more valid than another, a goal in itself cannot be irrational unless it conflicts with other goals pursued simultaneously.

But you cannot claim the goals are *rational* either.

Finally: I take it that you agree on the original point that caring about whether you are seen as weak by your peers can be (and often is) rational, given your silence on the topic.

Nope, I think it's silly. If you can't be yourself around your peers, you could find new peers.

Comment: Re:So where's the transcript? (Score 1) 111

by serviscope_minor (#49781117) Attached to: Building Hospitable Open Source Communities (Video)

Feminazis and their lapdogs. To which group do you belong?
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So the actions of a minority makes you hate the majority?

As to whichever group I belong to, I belong to one that doesn't hate all women, neither do I belive women are inherently inferior to men. That actually makes me happy, because if I ever exhibit a trait that some consider more "femenine", I don't have to worry because it doesn't make me feel inferior.

Comment: Re:females operate on emotion, not logic (Score 1) 434

OK, I think you misunderstand: I'm not being nihilist. It's only nihilist if you're driven by literally nothing but logic because there is no logical point to anything. We're not nihilist though, because we have emotions driving us. I'm fine with that.

I'm also not arguing that rationality doesn't exist. That would be perverse.

Secondly, I think it's a stretch to say that I disagree that actions are rational if they further the goal. If the goal is not rational, then the actions are only marginally rational at best. If, for example I was driven to spend the rest of my life wandering round dressed as a giant chicken, well, it would a stretch to call the endavour logical.

The thing is, I believe as the expression goes "you can do as you will, but you cannot will as you will". In other words the goals you have selected have no basis in logic. So I agree that you can act logical to achieve goals, but you're still acting logically to do an ultimate illogical thing.

Anyway, in my mind people are irrationally tied to a place and a particular group of people. They'd rather pretend to be something they're not than go and find a group of people who accept them as they are. Personally, I find that illogical, because if your goal is maximising happiness, then there's a much better local maximum not far grom the current local maximum.

Comment: Re:This is how organized religion dies (Score 1) 616

by serviscope_minor (#49780507) Attached to: Ireland Votes Yes To Same-Sex Marriage

Seriously are you actually interested in a proper discussion or are you just engaging in nit picking for giggles? If the former, I'll continue, but I don't really want to waste my time on the latter.

  Yep, I pointed to one where it is illegal. That is how our legal system deals with it. Just because it doesn't deliver the result you want is not my problem.

We already covered this.

That is how we deal with these things.

No, you haven't said anything about how it's dealt with.

You have race riots

We have riots where the looters form an orderly queue to pick up "a couple of free fings"

http://i.imgur.com/p7v6b.jpg

The looters would also politely wait for the green man before crossing the road with an armfull of "free" TVs even though our country is not so uncivilised to have such things as jaywalking laws.

Anyway you've still missed the entire point. First you tell me than Canada "deals" with it by disallowing it. Then you tell me that actually they don't disallow it and there are some loopholes. So far you have failed to actually say how it's dealt with when it occurs. There is a very specific problem:

How is death, divorce and inheritance dealt with?

I'll also note ou mentioned that all it does allow is for a man under some circumstances to have multiple wives. This is not exactly general polyamy. I even mentioned that in a prior post.

Comment: Re:females operate on emotion, not logic (Score 1) 434

Hiding what is perceived as weakness is generally a very wise and rational strategy. Ask any leader of anything anywhere.

You are implicitly assuming that being a leader is the best choice. That's an emotional call, not a rational one.

The thing is: there is no point in the universe. It doesn't exist for a reason, it just exists. There is no rational underlying basis for doing anything at all.

Comment: Re:females operate on emotion, not logic (Score 1) 434

You claimed that who you associate with is part of who you are. I showed that is not true.

No the only thing you showed was not true was the stupid claim of "hanging round with X makes you an X" for X in {christian, muslim, jewish, straight, gay, ...}

Which is marvellous, but besides any point because I never said that.

Seriously learn to read.

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