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Bidding At FCC TV Spectrum Auction May Be Restricted For Large Carriers

Ginger Unicorn Re:Government picking favorites (74 comments)

Aren't mergers and buyouts of that kind monitored and regulated?

9 hours ago
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How the Internet Is Taking Away America's Religion

Ginger Unicorn Re:Knowledge (1036 comments)

There are two ideas being conflated here.

"directly causes things to happen" Implies some sort of hands-on second-by-second manipulation of events that could go any number of ways but god intervenes to make sure they go the way he wanted them to.

This is not the argument being made. It's far more fundamental than that. What I'm saying is the logical consequence of the very existance of any entity that knows with 100% certainty what will happen at any given moment is that choice is impossible. The omniscient entity doesn't need to intervene or "directly" cause anything. It doesn't matter. Everything is prewritten and no choice is possible. Everything everyone will do was never up for discussion. It may as well have already happened, much like the baseball game, given that the players have no ability to change the outcome.

about a week ago
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How the Internet Is Taking Away America's Religion

Ginger Unicorn Re:Knowledge (1036 comments)

If god knows what you're going to do before you do it, then it is impossible for you to make a different choice, therefore god and free will are logically contradictory.

about two weeks ago
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Sand in the Brain: A Fundamental Theory To Model the Mind

Ginger Unicorn Re:As an observer (105 comments)

I accidentally the the whole thing

about two weeks ago
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Getting Misogyny, Racism and Homophobia Out of Gaming

Ginger Unicorn Re:Remove fear labeling to start objective discuss (704 comments)

but I still disagree with the behavior on moral grounds, regardless of other factors.

What does disagreeing with something on moral grounds entail exactly? If something does no harm to anyone, what possible grounds are there to consider it "wrong"?

Alcoholism is a bad example because even if you don't hurt anyone around you (which is rare) you are hurting yourself, so on some level you could arguing that self-destructive behaviour is bad or wrong.

But being homosexual (which is not a choice anyway) doesn't hurt the person, or anyone around them, in any way.

The irrational aversions of people around them probably do cause harm as a consequence, but you can't be held responsible for other people's shortcomings.

about a month ago
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Walmart Unveils Turbine-Powered WAVE Concept Truck

Ginger Unicorn Why did they do this? (242 comments)

Walmart says it has no plans to produce the WAVE concept,

Then why make this prototype? I suppose it might have been more expensive to make than they thought or something, but it seems a shame to waste all that work.

about a month and a half ago
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Water Filtration With a Tree Branch

Ginger Unicorn Re:First time? (205 comments)

You don't understand the meaning of the term "non-sequitur".

about a month and a half ago
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Water Filtration With a Tree Branch

Ginger Unicorn Re:First time? (205 comments)

That's a syntax error resulting from a typo, not a non-sequitur. Non-sequitur much?

about a month and a half ago
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FFmpeg's VP9 Decoder Faster Than Google's

Ginger Unicorn Re:Please read before commenting (101 comments)

there's a post in between these two that slashdot hid because the rating was too low.

about 2 months ago
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ARM Researching Novel Chip Memory

Ginger Unicorn Re:I love ARM (88 comments)

Hey! I love ARM because Acorns were full of ARM. Apple indeed...

about 2 months ago
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Stephen Hawking: 'There Are No Black Holes'

Ginger Unicorn Re:YouAreStupid (458 comments)

If you're wrong, and one of the other religions is right, you're just as fucked as an atheist. We're all disbelievers to almost every religion. Some of us just go one further than you. My odds of getting some punishing afterlife are barely any different to yours, which ever way you look at it.

about 3 months ago
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Court Says Craigslist Sperm Donor Must Pay Child Support

Ginger Unicorn Re:Who chose to pursue this case? (644 comments)

I mean the generalisation is unjustified. To know that is a trivial matter of meeting any single mother that doesn't deserve to be dismissed as a "disease".

about 3 months ago
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Stephen Hawking: 'There Are No Black Holes'

Ginger Unicorn Re:SubjectsInCommentsAreStupid (458 comments)

The universe includes everything that exists

Never heard of the multiverse?

about 3 months ago
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Court Says Craigslist Sperm Donor Must Pay Child Support

Ginger Unicorn Re:Who chose to pursue this case? (644 comments)

If you see a single mother, stay the hell away from her. She's a disease. I know that sounds completely awful and it is.

You don't need to indulge in unneccesary and irrational dehumanising generalisations to justify your anger at how you were treated.

about 3 months ago
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You Might Rent Features & Options On Cars In the Future

Ginger Unicorn Re:Only for original purchaser? (437 comments)

That's a fascinating rant about nothing the OP actually said. He wasn't claiming that old cars are more resilient than new cars. He was merely pointing out that if you want to, it is possible to maintain any car indefinitely.

about 3 months ago

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LHC Homes In On Possible Higgs Boson Around 126GeV

Ginger Unicorn Ginger Unicorn writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Ginger Unicorn (952287) writes "In a seminar held at CERN today, the ATLAS and CMS experiments presented the status of their searches for the Standard Model Higgs boson. Their results are based on the analysis of considerably more data than those presented at the summer conferences, sufficient to make significant progress in the search for the Higgs boson, but not enough to make any conclusive statement on the existence or non-existence of the elusive Higgs. The main conclusion is that the Standard Model Higgs boson, if it exists, is most likely to have a mass constrained to the range 116-130 GeV by the ATLAS experiment, and 115-127 GeV by CMS. Tantalising hints have been seen by both experiments in this mass region, but these are not yet strong enough to claim a discovery."
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