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ISIS Bans Math and Social Studies For Children

ComputersKai Re:they will defeat themselves (925 comments)

Killing them won't help; see reasons above.
The thing is, we're dealing with fanaticists here; they just wouldn't care enough. In fact, ISIS will probably just turn it into some propaganda over how many of their fighters have gone onto paradise or something.

4 hours ago
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ISIS Bans Math and Social Studies For Children

ComputersKai Re:they will defeat themselves (925 comments)

Is arming locals really that bad an idea though? Our problem in the past was that we picked religious zealots as our allies and armed them, while ignoring the not-so-religious ones we could have supported. Here with ISIS, we could arm the Kurds and support them; the Kurds are not terribly religious (not too different from your typical Sunday Christians here in the US), and are willing to fight ISIS, but we don't want to support them too much because we don't want them demanding their own state, because that works against our interest in keeping the region destabilized. If we stopped working towards keeping the region unstable, and instead helped out groups like the Kurds who want independence, which would make the whole region far more stable, groups like ISIS would die out.

Unfortunately, there are always going to be radicals, and eventually, some extremist is going to get the wrong idea and decide to start their own "terrorist state". Even the most peaceful religions, like Buddhism, have their radicals that go around pillaging.

4 hours ago
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ISIS Bans Math and Social Studies For Children

ComputersKai Re:they will defeat themselves (925 comments)

On the bright side they won't be calculating projectile trajectories any time soon....

4 hours ago
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Use of Forced Labor "Systemic" In Malaysian IT Manufacturing

ComputersKai Re:Forced Symantec? (176 comments)

Now, if only Peter Norton did a "How to uninstall Norton" video...

yesterday
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Use of Forced Labor "Systemic" In Malaysian IT Manufacturing

ComputersKai Re:"forced labor" (176 comments)

Well, technically it gives valuable experience, unlike those laborers. Well, technically...

yesterday
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Use of Forced Labor "Systemic" In Malaysian IT Manufacturing

ComputersKai Re:"forced labor" (176 comments)

You do realize that Republicans of today aren't the same as the Republicans of the 1860s, right? When it comes to the oldest Republicans still alive and in power today, they're still 6 or 7 generations removed from the Republicans of those days. Political parties can undergo massive changes within just a single generation. When you're talking 6 to 10 generations difference, the policies sure as fuck aren't the same!

Exactly. The Republicans you speak of are from the Civil War era, and the policies of that time are quite different from those today; it's a similar case with the Democrats, who also happened to be have different policies from nowadays during that era.

Even then (on a different note), the Thirteenth Amendment was the statute that actually freed the slaves.

yesterday
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Microsoft To Buy Minecraft Maker Mojang For $2.5 Billion

ComputersKai Re:Ads (326 comments)

Unless they're the same 10 people... :3

2 days ago
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Comcast Allegedly Asking Customers to Stop Using Tor

ComputersKai Wait... (417 comments)

Does that mean we've finally found easier way to end a Comcast contract?

2 days ago
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FBI Completes New Face Recognition System

ComputersKai umm... (129 comments)

There are always these: http://petapixel.com/2013/06/1...
and of course, it'd be amusing to see what'd happen if you taped a picture of yours truly Mr. President onto you fac

2 days ago
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Developing the First Law of Robotics

ComputersKai Re:That's interesting data but.... (162 comments)

Well, there you go... It's harder to replace a middle-aged parent with much more life experience than a teenager who can be replaced easier. The parents of the MILF are probably old enough they can't replace her, but the teenager's parents are more likely to be capable of replacing the teenager, so you value them that way.

On the other hand, you could argue that since the middle aged parent has much less productive life remaining, letting them die reduces the oppurtunity costs to society vs. letting the teenager die.

Also, considering the age of the parents, they may not be able to have healthy kids that survive or kids at all, which, in that case, they wouldn't be that much use either, also considering that the teen may be ever so slightly genetically advantaged, being their offspring.

2 days ago
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Developing the First Law of Robotics

ComputersKai Re: So, a design failure then. (162 comments)

To avoid ethical issues and the programming of saving "favored" subjects, it should probably just be absolutely random. Take some external factor, feed it through and algorithm, if one way save this guy, otherwise save that guy. Repeat for every subject.

2 days ago
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Technological Solution For Texting While Driving Struggles For Traction

ComputersKai Re:A solution in search of a problem... (324 comments)

There's a major difference between the two. Traffic lights and crosswalks are certainly not mainly for the convenience of drivers, but are still very much necessary to save the lives of the few people that may have to walk into traffic.

3 days ago
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Navy Guilty of Illegally Broad Online Searches: Child Porn Conviction Overturned

ComputersKai Re:Like traffic tickets (286 comments)

Anyone else had South Park episode 190 come to mind?

3 days ago
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High School Student Builds Gun That Unlocks With Your Fingerprint

ComputersKai Re:Not comparable (587 comments)

...and the best defense against one would be....?

4 days ago
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Radioactive Wild Boars Still Roaming the Forests of Germany

ComputersKai When are we going to get our... (212 comments)

When are we going to get our Spider-Ham movie now?

about two weeks ago
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Grand Ayatollah Says High Speed Internet Is "Against Moral Standards"

ComputersKai Re:This will be hugely popular. (542 comments)

Obviously Grand Ayatollah has never experience the horror of Steam downloads.

about three weeks ago
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Scientists Found the Origin of the Ebola Outbreak

ComputersKai Re:You're assuming.... (86 comments)

because white people are really the only group in danger of seeing itself go extinct

Funny, especially because the Pygmies, who happen to be in Africa, are a lot more likely to do so.

Its white people who have high IQ they are trying to get rid of, through the 1) artificially suppressed birth rates 2) social engineering such as feminism, 3) abortion 4) contraceptives

Since when did doctors know the IQ of fetuses before they were born?

Obviously immigration invasions destroy the uniqueness of nations and is against global diversity

I wonder how that's supposed to be applied to the U.S., when its uniqueness is its diversity, due to immigrants. :)

. Blacks can have africa and fuck it up however they please as far as I am concerned.. Just dont come complaining and trying to scapegoat white people for the failures of other races. But for some thats not enough, they are not happy until whites have been defeated in every white country, its not enough that blacks get their own countries, whites must be exterminated as a majority in all countries.

All I can say is: go read a history book. Read over how Africa came to become the divided continent it is today.

but up is down in the orwellian world of the genocidalists

Have you even read 1984?

about three weeks ago

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