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Comment Re: Finally (Score 1) 404

I imagine one significant reason why nuclear reactors can be found in huge military vessels...is because they are military vessels, with rather formidable defenses that cruise ships tend not to have. Sailing a nuclear-powered cruise ship without a high firepower escort may embolden pirates, or even unscrupulous, nuclear-bereft nations.

Comment Re:to apple fan boys (Score 1) 534

I suspect much of the "joy and pride" stems from a certain vindication felt by "True Apple fanbois" who have stuck with Apple through the years of "Apple is dying". I doubt most Apple consumers feel they are being ripped off; thankfully, people have choices. Besides, I imagine you'd have to search hard to find someone who never pays a premium in any category and only buys commodity-cheap in every single thing they buy. Do you think consumers who buy Crest over the store brand feel ripped off? Other than for job requirements, do you ever wear anything nicer than a $2 Fruit of the Loom plain white tee?

Comment Re:Apple REULEZ! (Score 1) 408

If someone calls themselves a chef or a foodie, it may not make them right...but

An Appeal to Authority is a fallacy with the following form:

Person A is (claimed to be) an authority on subject S. Person A makes claim C about subject S. Therefore, C is true.

I'm no expert on logical fallacies like you are, but it seems like there's an all too familiar logical fallacy being committed here too (hint: it has something to do with the two bolds).

Comment Re: His 'role in the site' (Score 1) 221

You unjustly honor the term 'pirate' when you apply it to someone whose crime was facilitating communication.

(And on that euphemistic note...)

I'll have you know real actual piracy is quite the honorable career. What nobler pursuit than redistribution of wealth? Even most current governments know this.

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