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Comment Re: "Ghandi" quote updated (Score 0, Troll) 408

Does it matter? It's not reverseable anyway. Just live further north and away from the shoreline, problem solved.

Hey, in a few thousand years the current interglacial will probably come to an end, and our descendants will be glad we heated the place up in advance.

Not going to be much fun until then, though.

Comment Re:It's not what I call a scripting language. (Score 4, Funny) 396

agreed. Coming from Solaris to Windows, I find it horrid, just horrid. Some days, I would give my server for a workable "grep".

pipe to: where {$_.property -match "regex"}

Powershell has had a workable grep for a long time, but it's usually learning how objects work that typically obstruct new users.

Wow, that's elegant.

Comment Re:Speech as a crime (Score 2) 161

You do have a right to stop someone from saying things that a reasonable person would perceive as threatening.

And there's very little that someone hundreds of miles away from you can say over the internet that a reasonable person would perceive as threatening.

Someone in the same room with me, or standing in front of my house, saying "I'm going to punch you in the face for what you said!" is a true threat, the person has the imminent means and opportunity to carry it out. Someone in a different city tweeting "@tom_swiss I'm going to punch you in the face for what you said!" is not a threat. Their arms just aren't that long.

Comment Re:Oh yeah, that's money well spent (Score 1) 161

Can somebody tell me why motivation makes a difference?

Because intent matters.

Intent is a very different thing than motive. Motive, in your example is the reason why the first guy planned his murder: for gain, for the lulz, ethnic or religious or political hatred, whatever. The act is still one of deliberate intent, regardless of motive. Your second guy had no intent to kill.

Motive may matter when we turn to the question of how to rehabilitate a criminal. But it can play no rightful role in defining a crime.

Comment Re:Hmmmm (Score 1) 240

Hard to see, the dark side is. but Once you start down the dark research path, forever will it dominate your destiny, consume you it will.

Yes, but it will also make you powerfull!

Don't you know that all the great discoveries were make by monomanical megalomanical maniacs in search of greater power?

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