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Comment: Re:If they're going literal.... (Score 2) 251

by skine (#48323529) Attached to: Undersized Grouper Case Lands In Supreme Court

It seems to me that the fish is not the tangible object, but instead the replacement fish would be a false entry into the tangible object (the box).

I don't really see how this isn't just an open and shut case (obviously IANAL). While I think the sentence is inapt, that doesn't change whether I agree with the law or whether they're guilty of violating it.

Comment: Re:I didn't lie, I just gave false statement (Score 1) 95

by skine (#48210489) Attached to: Judge Says EA Battlefield 4 Execs Engaged In "Puffery," Not Fraud

Your example is wanting.

Calling someone a child molester is making a factual claim that said person has molested at least one child. Calling someone an asshole isn't making a claim about anything, other than displeasure. At least, that's assuming that rectums aren't granted personhood. Neither falls into any sort of gray area.

For that gray area, to claim defamation over lying requires not only that the person lied, but that the lie was sufficient to cause some sort of damages and that it went beyond the expectation for them to make misleading or outright false statements.

Comment: Re:'Regardless of... income and education level' ? (Score 2) 422

by skine (#48184117) Attached to: Soda Pop Damages Your Cells' Telomeres

Describing white males as "spoilt white boys" (disparaging and infantilizing a group based on gender and skin color) isn't really helping your argument that white men aren't oppressed in modern society.

It appears that you are suffering from the idiotic meme that white men never get discriminated against (treated differently based on aspects out of their control, such as race and gender), and that justifies discriminating against them.

Comment: Re:No WMD's...Really? (Score 1) 376

by skine (#48153697) Attached to: Pentagon Reportedly Hushed Up Chemical Weapons Finds In Iraq

Why would they retract?

It was known of and reported at least a decade ago that there were chemical weapons plants in Iraq. Also, it has been known of and reported, as stated in the summary, that the plants were from early in Hussein's rule and had been in disuse for years by the time the US invaded in 2003.

Comment: Re:Anonymity == being a schmuck for a good number. (Score 1) 728

by skine (#48116555) Attached to: Why the Trolls Will Always Win

Both do, but it *is* sexist. It is far more widespread and vicious towards women. Ignoring that is not helping.

I'm not convinced that it's more widespread and vicious towards women, but if you have evidence I will gladly look at it.

I would posit that it's not at all more vicious than attacks on any other groups, but rather that it's nearly impossible to discuss "feminist issues" on the internet rationally. If you're a troll and you're looking to get a rise out of people, using sexist language is a great way to escalate an argument.

Also, it seems that for a person who identifies as belonging to a given group, and a troll starts spouting derogatory language pertaining to that group, it's written off as trolling. That is, any group aside from women. Any derogatory language pertaining to a woman's gender is taken as bigotry, harassment or threats.

It seems contradictory to me that many people who call themselves feminists claim that want women to be treated equally to men, but think they can accomplish this by shielding women from the realities of the internet.

Comment: Orcas, Dolphins, and Whales (Score 3, Interesting) 152

by skine (#48095301) Attached to: Killer Whales Caught On Tape Speaking Dolphin

TFS seems to imply some divide between dolphins and whales, where orcas fall into the latter. Orcas and dolphins share the same subfamily.

For comparison, humans and chimps share the same subfamily, and there are clear examples of similarities between us (assuming most of you are human) and chimps. Thus it's not exactly surprising to find similarities between orcas and dolphins.

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