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Comment Re:All this has happened before ... (Score 1) 232

I suppose it means that money is too free, and I suppose the market will correct that.

You meant it sarcastically but your second point is actually correct. People who invest in startups like this have a fiduciary duty to themselves or their firms to investigate what they're investing in. It's all "buyer beware" so I have no sympathy for those who lost money; you plays the game, you takes your chances. If you win -- with a Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, etc. -- you win big. If you lose, you lose big. That's how it's supposed to work.

The net results of crap like this is investors (should) become more wary about what they invest in. They should vet companies before they invest and hold its executives to higher standards than this Nardone idiot was held. All of that is a Good Thing no matter what angle you look at this debacle from.

Comment Re:So now under Trump... (Score 5, Insightful) 341

I don't know if Trump supporters are smart enough to do the same, but these rioters are certainly discrediting the cause they nominally claim to support.

Funny, I saw the protesters as doing exactly what they said they'd do all along: act like a bunch of spoiled babies who didn't get their way and are now throwing a tantrum. They don't rationalize. They don't listen. They don't engage cognitive thinking skills. They distill it down to "you don't agree with me, therefore you are a hateful, mean, stupid, intolerant, bigoted, racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic Hitler lover and I'm completely justified in doing whatever my emotions lead me to do and you can't criticize me because criticism is racist, sexist, bigoted, homophobic, etc."

It's the logical endpoint of the "there is no truth and right/wrong is an illusion" ideology.

Comment Re:Don't commit the crime if you don't have the ti (Score -1, Redundant) 341

If you want to play statistics, you could also say "billions of people did not protest Trump." Hey, sorry if you don't like it but that logic works both ways. You want to minimize the (obvious and improper) damage caused by rioting liberals, I'll be happy to minimize the (pathetically small and insignificant) number or protesters.

Comment Re:So now under Trump... (Score 5, Interesting) 341

Funny how, if we're all a bunch of racist, sexist, bigoted, homophobic, xenophobic, neo-nazi, fascist, greedy, evil, violent, intolerant bastards like you say we are, we didn't riot, burn shit, threaten to blow up the White House, dress up like vaginas, scream, whine, cry, bitch, moan, and boycott everything when Obama was elected (twice!). I mean, it's not like we AGREED with Obama's policies in the slightest, certainly no more so than you agree with Trump. Yet somehow the only time you see this behavior is when liberals lose. Conservatives...not so much.

It reminds me of the argument that gun owners are some sort of threat to the general public. We've got more than 300 million guns and several trillion rounds of ammunition. Trust us, if we were a threat, you'd know it by now.

Comment Re:"Science" (Score 1) 745

No, but if they publish in the "Bulletin of Atomic Scientists" that cheeseburgers are better than salads, then they do, indeed, need a disclaimer.

And if they're the materially-reductionistic variety of scientists (i.e. Philosophical rather than Methodological Naturalists), the cheeseburger is mammal-on-mammal genocide, so that should be explained as well.

Comment Re:"Science" (Score 1) 745

I am equating the two precisely because they are equally psudoscience, regardless of the source. The Appeal to Authority Fallacy doesn't apply any better because the authority is "atomic scientists" when the claim has nothing to do with any valid methodology of science.

And I'm not at all claiming it's unimportant. It's very important. It's just that from your worldview, Climate Change being true or not, nuclear annihilation being true or not, you personally will be nonexistent within 120 years, guaranteed, going by your worldview or mine. And going by mine, I will still be existent regardless of the outcome of those "threats". You have no possible useful resolution to your global issues, I do. That doesn't mean the issue isn't important.

Comment Re:Meaningless (Score 1) 745

how is this wrong?

Is it more accurately said that we are a "half-hour from Doomsday", five minutes, or 10 seconds?

Please provide specific scientific rationales differentiating these possibilities and the respective evidence for each as being most accurate.

To use the common parlance, this claim is "not even wrong".

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