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Comment Re:Oh please (Score 1) 113

" The fact that we have found 1 fossil that probably died from a fall out of a tree doesn't mean that these people necessarily lived in trees or did things we don't do now-a-days"

No... but their upper body structure suggests they were built for climbing and spent at least part of their time in trees. Much more so than modern humans who may "climb some 30 meters up in the canopy to gather honey from wild bees" or "build their homes in tall trees".

I think you are spot on in that we cant say Lucy's folks were tree-dwelling exclusively, though.

Comment Re:Oh please (Score 1) 113

Review this comment by another user to the same comment you replied to:

https://science.slashdot.org/c...

Notice how he wasn't brow-beating the poster? He provided a very insightful that hopefully raised the overall "enlightenment" here.

You basically puffed up your chest and made this more about you being better than the original poster.

Comment Re:Jurisdiction (Score 3, Insightful) 110

The argument is that he had a presence in the US (server) which violated "US's stupid copyright rules". If I was in another country and remote controlled a drone in to the US and blew something up I would be violating US law. Yeah, it's a horrible analogy but it's about as close as you can get where you can visualize the argument.

I don't think it's going to be an easy thing for the prosecutors to prove WHERE he violated US law but that is kind of not an issue any more. KAT is down and essentially gone. The message has been sent -- you dip your toe in the torrent waters above a certain level and your life will be turned upside-down.

Comment Re: Does this surprise anyone??? (Score 1) 308

"Gender is a social construct."

I don't necessarily agree with this. A male dog is not SOCIALLY a male dog because in dog society that is what he learned.

"The question you're posing is a false analogy."

I'm not so sure. You say "gender is a social construct". I say "gender RULES are a social construct". Completely different things.

Lastly, your argument seems to suggest (correct me if I'm wrong) that "social constructs" are either "bad" or "OK to be ignored". If that is the argument you are making, I think you are mostly wrong. I would argue that social rules are behaviors that have evolved because they have some benefit. I think it's ok to stretch them -- and over time they change -- but to abruptly ignore them all together can be damaging to a society not ready to embrace those changes.

Comment Re: Does this surprise anyone??? (Score 1) 308

"But you know, if he believes he is a woman then he is a woman, I guess?"

This is probably an ignorant question (I have no problems claiming ignorance on topics of which I know next to nothing), but what is the difference to believing oneself is a woman and believing oneself is Napoleon? Does the belief that one is Napoleon actually *MAKE* them Napoleon?

Comment Re:"Streaming" Tax (Score 2) 271

"So will YouTube and Twich be affected? "

I'm sure anyone who pays youtube to watch/rent a movie would be subject to the tax. They would also be subject to the tax if they watch free videos. Because 6% of zero is.... carry the one.... Um... zero.

Comment Re:Um, (Score 1) 424

I have no idea what the hell you are ranting about. The DNC will set whatever rules they want -- just like the RNC. Both are "rigged" to a degree. What offends me is the content and attitude of the lead organization which 'claims' to look out for 'protected' groups.

BTW, I support neither Clinton nor Trump. Nor would I support Bernie or Cruz. They are all tea party guests (as in Mad Hatter).

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