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Comment and Fox news (Score 2) 270

wants to lynch him.
Maybe slightly off-topic, but the bit I could never quite understand in the States (and I accept you're a lovely bunch of people with differing views), was how the demographic allegiances are flipped related to pretty much the rest of the world.
Usual (for the rest of us) seems to be that the more affluent you become, the more right-wing your views - "I want to keep my money, not redistribute it to the proles"
The coasts of your country contribute the majority of tax-base to the country, and in return get the centre hoovering up the money whilst whining about 'big government'
Still, I can see the appeal of subsidized living and playing with an assault rifle in your 10-acre back-yard.

Comment OOh - I stand corrected (Score 1) 1038

Please enlighten me. Was Jesus against the killing of sinners, or did he just not get the chance to kill any himself?
I find the bible confusing, and hope you can help me.
I had a quick re-read through the New Testament and couldn't find any mentions of where he'd wanted to kill anybody - but know I must have missed something, as I've been told by his followers that it's OK.

Comment The official 15 minutes to die (Score 3, Insightful) 1038

later adjusted to 25 after the observers called bullshit...
*personally* I'm against the death penalty, but if you're going to do it, just make yourself a Guillotine. "Lethal injection" is quite distasteful as it dresses up a killing as some pseudo-medical procedure. Scewing this up quite so magnificently is just jaw-dropping - although I suspect you don't send your brightest off to work in the penal system.
What really shocks me though is the response of a significant number of people here, that the suffering he endured was justified as it was 'deserved'. I've tried in vain to think of how to get my point across, but can't think of any common ground to even start my pitch that the deliberate infliction of suffering upon another is simply wrong.
I'm a great big atheist - but generally feel I've got a lot in common with those of faith, at least in my views if not the underlying reason. My biblical knowledge is rusty to say the least, but I'm reasonably sure when Jesus killed sinners, he at least did it mercifully.

Comment I'm with you on this one (Score 2) 57

I've got an HTC One (that's a fine phone), but controls are f'in awful for some games. I can appreciate what many devs are trying to do, but some games simply need physical controls.
I'm very nearly going to buy a MOGA for those, but then that's just some handheld controls applied to a few games.
I *love* the idea of being able to stream my games from my PC to a handheld within my house, and decent controls chucked in, but... well it's really f'in obvious what the issue is. Most of the tech in the shield is already approximated in my phone and if I chucked on a MOGA than as far as I can see "I've bought a Shield" hardware-wise. Just seems wasteful to buy the hardware all over again.
What nVidia should be doing is adding the remote streaming in as a Tegra4 function. If the HTCTwo, or Galaxy5 gave me the streaming ability, and I just had to pick up a MOGA, then I'd be happy as a pig in shit (and it would certainly influence my choice of my *next* phone).

Comment So what are they going to do with his BTC? (Score 1) 620

Destroy them?
Sell them on?
I'm kindoff interested to see how this plays - are they treated as an illegal item with a 'street value', or will the illegal currency be sold on the open market and get some bonus legitimacy ("as retailed by the US government")?
I mean if they don't sell them, whilst there are willing buyers out there wishing to purchase a legal 'good', they're burning your taxes (and boosting the value of whatever's left floating around).
Use them for "their own purposes" (like seizing a Ferrari and using it in a sting) - they're then exposing themselves to some tracking ($5 to the first, track the FBIs bitcoin site).
Personally I've got no idea - but somebody's just cracked open the "big barrel of questions"

Comment Surely that argument is backward (Score 2) 1293

If "God created everything in a week" was accurate and provable, then it would be knowledge. Fine, heaven might have an entrance quiz, but regurgitating facts isn't an exhibition of faith.
If there's nothing to test the view that you hold, it's simply not faith.

There should be more evolution taught to enhance the levels of faith that Christians can hold. Surely learning about evolution, picking up a PhD, topping it with a Nobel prize for presenting categoric evidence for evolution, chucking in the missing link, and proving Monkeys evolved from humans - and then turning around to say you never actually believed any of it. Surely that's got to get you high "faith marks".

Comment Well I'd notice (Score 1) 138

I'm currently queuing for a BF game as I type and it gives me a nice list of server pings - and they start at around 10. If I looked tomorrow and the lowest I could see was 30ms then I'd think something was up.
Now playing a game I couldn't swear I'd notice the additional 20ms, but I'd notice if a delay suddenly appeared between me and all the servers.

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