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Comment: Re:This whole issue needs to be buried (Score 1) 329

As to society needing children, yes... but it is not the corporation's responsibility to do that. That is up to the family and the community. Not the company.

Families, communities and companies are all part of society. You can't ringfence one element and say it has nothing to do with the rest.

Well, you can if you're of the Ayn Rand school, of course, but I'm talking about non-psychopathic views of the world.

Comment: Re:This whole issue needs to be buried (Score 1) 329

there are instances of women literally drugging men, tying them up, raping them, the man reporting the rape, nothing happening to his rapist, her giving birth, and then him having to pay child support for her rape baby. That has literally happened.

This is the classic right wing false equivalence argument, like saying that you once saw a black guy being offensive to a white guy, so there's just as much anti-white as anti-black racism.

Comment: Re:One more view. (Score 1) 329

I think he means the way Ars is basically tumblr these days. And yeah, there is a huge contingent both in the userbase and the people running it that promotes social justice ideals at the cost of anything remotely resembling journalistic integrity.

I find it hard to take anyone seriously who uses "social justice" or SJW as an insult.

Comment: Re:One more view. (Score 1) 329

ps. the cure for Islam is not censorship, it is telling the truth. And the truth is that Islam is man-made and invented by Caliph Abd al-Malik *after* the time Mohammed was said to have died. If you defeat the Narrative of Islamic ideology then the whole thing falls apart, including the motivation for the current worldwide jihad and the transformation of Western culture to be more Sharia-compliant

All religions are man-made inventions, with an ethical and theological system built on sand.

Except your own, of course.

Comment: Re:Damage has been done (Score 1) 329

And you don't seem to like Free Speech and are intolerant of Diversity of Opinion. How sad it is that you are so narrow minded you cannot accept that others may have different worldviews than merely following the herd-like Leftist ideology.

You reactionaires are hilariously consistent in pulling out the "freedom of speech" card every time someone criticises one of your obnoxious right wing opinions.

You are free to say what you like, and I am free to criticise what you say. Being open minded doesn't mean not having an opinion on anything.

Comment: Re:trashing a dream job (Score 1) 375

by tehcyder (#49369199) Attached to: Modern Cockpits: Harder To Invade But Easier To Lock Up

It reminds me of the unabomber who had top career choice of a math professor at Berkeley but threw away that job to move into the backcountry to build mail bombs.

I read recently that he was one of the subjects of the CIA's MK Ultra mind-altering experiments. He suffered some sort of psychotic breakdown, rather than simply throwing away his job.

Comment: Re:I'm not so sure (Score 1) 375

by tehcyder (#49369165) Attached to: Modern Cockpits: Harder To Invade But Easier To Lock Up

We have self driving cars, it wouldn't be hard to make planes with computers that loon balls can't crash. We just haven't bothered yet.

We have cars that can drive along a highway on a clear day without requiring human involvement. Planes have autopilot. In neither case are we close to having a human-equivalent artificial intelligence in control.

Comment: Re:Ummmm ... duh? (Score 1) 375

by tehcyder (#49368911) Attached to: Modern Cockpits: Harder To Invade But Easier To Lock Up

Hiding a passenger jet would be an impressive achievement. You'd need state support, and even then it would be risky.

And perhaps more importantly, what would be the point? Gaining possession of a commercial airliner is not like hijacking a B52 loaded with nukes.

If (say) Al Qaeda had the plane, they won't be able to just aim it at another high profile target and assume no one will notice.

And countries like Russia must have plenty of their own passenger jets.

To downgrade the human mind is bad theology. - C. K. Chesterton