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Comment Re:Woohoo! (Score 1) 306

Wow. I didn't think you'd actually take the bait and reveal yourself to be a depraved, utterly mindless goostepping fool. It's like handing Trump a microphone, asking him what he thinks of Obama, and then picking your jaw off the floor three minutes and 150 uses of the word n***** later.

Protip: the next time you're asked about your tax dollars supporting boy-fucking and other crimes against humanity, you might try saying something to the effect that, "well, of course I want those people imprisoned in Fort Leavenworth next to Manning."

Comment Re:The problem with strong AI. (Score 1) 143

There's probably a level where it's hard to know if it's conscious or not, but so far we haven't even gotten close to that level.

Incidentally, if you could define consciousness, you'd probably be really close to creating it. I think it's more important to figure out how the human brain stores information, though.

Comment Re:Not sure what to think.... (Score 0) 306

They are not medically or legally different things.

I grew up in a medical family and I've worked in healthcare in various capacities for a couple of decades now. In any organization I've dealt with, "sex" or "biological" sex explicitly refers to your anatomy. That's important because biological males can't get cervical cancer and biological females can't get testicular cancer, for instance. They're the words used on the occasions when anatomy are relevant. Most medical organizations I've been around in the last decade or so distinguish between "sex" and "gender", which is what the patient presents themselves as. Sure, they're most commonly the same value, but they are separate database fields referring to different concepts.

But what you and other extreme liberals

LOL. You presume much, and wrongly. But con/lib aside, I've never encountered a single problem with referring to someone by their gender. The people who care to distinguish between sex and gender appreciate the respect, and understand when medical decisions require healthcare providers to discuss their sex instead. It's easy to be nice to people, so why not do so? It doesn't cost us anything.

Comment Re:No, he wasn't (Score 1) 306

Assanage's offer was always empty, given that the US isn't after him

And if you believe that, how many times have you lost your life savings trying to rescue Nigerian princes?

So this was always a stunt.

Unless he surrenders to the Brits and the first thing they do is haul him off to the nearest U.S. occupation base to be stuffed on a transport plane, rather than hand him over to Swedish authorities. Thus revealing the rape allegations to have been a joke the entire time.

Comment Re:Best fucking part (Score 1) 306

No. The "funny" part will be if he surrenders to the Brits, who hand him over to the USG rather than Sweden. Thus proving the rape allegations were a farce, a mere pretext to get him arrested and extradited to the United States.

Maybe you missed it the first time: there is no US extradition request for Julian Assange.

Your Assange fanfic could be a little more believable. Keep working on it.

Comment Re:Best fucking part (Score 1) 306

The funny part is that there has been no US extradition request for Julian Assange.

No. The "funny" part will be if he surrenders to the Brits, who hand him over to the USG rather than Sweden. Thus proving the rape allegations were a farce, a mere pretext to get him arrested and extradited to the United States.

Unless you were being serious on the no extradition request? In which case you're insulting your own intelligence as well as our own, as it's an open secret that there is a sealed indictment against Assange.

Comment Re:Just follow the strings. (Score 1) 306

Now either Assange gives himself up and is made an example of (resulting in the insurance file password going public), or he reneges on his promise (either claiming his account was hacked, or that commutation didn't meet his requirements for 'clemency'.)

That and show that the rape allegations were a farce to begin with, if he surrenders to the Brits and is handed over to the USG rather than Sweden.

Comment Re:Best fucking part (Score 1) 306

Assange's largest immediate problem are that British authorities will grab him if ever tries to leave the Embassy in anything other than a coffin, and then he will doubtless spend some time in a British prison for evading arrest and defying a British court, before being trundled off to Sweden. Now maybe there's some secret deal between Sweden and the United States, but Assange has never actually provided such evidence, despite being a guy who prides himself on knowing all the secrets. From what I can see, the whole point of the conspiracy theory is that Assange needs to preserve his cult of personality by trying to bury his own alleged misconduct in Sweden with grand tales of conspiracy.

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