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Comment Re:I died and was brought back to life (Score 4, Informative) 351

This time, my heart just plain stopped. I was dead.

Possible, but quite unlikely. If the EMS dudes shocked you back to life as you say, then you were likely experiencing ventricular fibrillation. Had your heart fully stopped, there would have been no shock, as defibrillation is not indicated for asystole.

Comment Re:Hmmm .... (Score 1) 351

which of the following two statements is more likely to be true?

  • Random brain activity causes brain to experience many strange things in unpredictable ways
  • God talked to you

Why does it have to be one or the other? Do you think that if God talked to you, there would be no evidence of it to be found in your brain?

Comment Re:There can only be one (Score 1) 438

Yes. This policy might bite me in certain more high density areas, but after offering this service for two or three years in a couple of different communities, I've only ever once seen a user become more than casual, and that user quickly became a customer of their own initiative (I run a micro ISP).

Comment There can only be one (Score 2) 438

Only one of the possible responses provides any real security against malicious intent. The others might keep nosy neighbours and casual wardrivers out, with varying degrees of effectiveness.

Then there's the first option. This used to be my philosophy. I still believe in sharing wireless, but these days I do it with a dedicated vlan and a WPA2 key that is disclosed right in the SSID. Sharing doesn't have to mean throwing security out the window.

Comment Re:Really?!? (Score 1) 1448

Card believes that those he disagrees with, homosexuals, should be incarcerated and stripped of their rights.

That's the first I've heard of this. I thought he was in favour of governments and laws that preserve the traditional definition of marriage. Advocating for the incarceration or curtailing of rights of a whole demographic is a totally different animal, and one that I've not before seen attributed to Card.

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