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Manga Images Depicting Children Lead to Conviction in UK

JMJimmy Re: Moral Imperialism (448 comments)

I hate to burst your bubble, but even as a Canadian I know that's total crap. Only the legislature is required to have powers enumerated. The executive and judicial powers are not required to be enumerated, they are legislated. Article 3 Section 1 of the Constitution gives the power to the Supreme Court. "The judicial Power" - not part of it but the power in its entirety is given. Section 2 of the same enumerates some of them them and includes "all Cases, in Law and Equity, arising under this Constitution, the Laws of the United States, and Treaties made, or which shall be made". Article 6 binds them.

If that weren't enough, the Bill of Rights article 3 gives the right to petition for redress of grievances. Assuming all of what I stated was wrong then the judicial review power would reside with the States or the People thanks to article 12. So, would you rather the supreme court, the states, or the people have judicial review rights?

yesterday
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Manga Images Depicting Children Lead to Conviction in UK

JMJimmy Re:pics? (448 comments)

You joke but it creates a legal nightmare. What is "illegal" imagery and what is not? Whether the judge finds them "repulsive" or not? How do you determine the age of a drawn character? How realistic does it have to be? (ie: do stick figures count?) Is a sexual act/"nudity" required or is suggestive imagery enough?

By the ambiguity of the law/ruling something as simple as Sailor Moon could be illegal.

yesterday
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No More Lee-Enfield: Canada's Rangers To Get a Tech Upgrade

JMJimmy Re: a quick search (296 comments)

It was a 1 hour guided tour group through a National Park, it was unusual for the moose to be that close to the "human" area of the park. As such, no food or anything else that would attract it was on hand. It was just 20 feet off the path eating as we passed. I stayed behind in a tree and was whistling to it which caught it's interest. It got within 10 feet and then I set off to rejoin the group... when I looked back it was trotting after me, the faster I ran the faster it got.

No pamphlet - he just said if that ever happens again, to go back to where I was - ie: hug a tree and they won't be able to distinguish you from it. Or turn around an swear/yell at it until it goes away ;)

2 days ago
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No More Lee-Enfield: Canada's Rangers To Get a Tech Upgrade

JMJimmy Re: a quick search (296 comments)

Moose have terrible eye sight, if you're up wind of them they get curious as to what you are and can run you down unintentionally. I learned this the hard way in Gross Mourne when one chased me down a trail - would have run me over had it not been for the park ranger who scared it away (took 2 tries, after the first try it came back and started running at us again). It was not-rutting season and it was a female.

2 days ago
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Scanning Embryos For Super-Intelligent Kids Is On the Horizon

JMJimmy Re:Scarier still.... (365 comments)

Gene detection means squat when it comes to intelligence or the positive impact it can have. Intelligence, even in a given area, means nothing without the ability to make use of it in a meaningful way.

My family would likely be ones that have the intelligence gene (there's no way to say that without it sounding like bragging/ego, it's really not meant that way). I believe that based on a number of factors, including the level of participation of extended family members in their respective fields, psycho-educational testing where scores are in the 90th+ percentiles, etc. What that intelligence gene wouldn't show is the impact it can have. Combined with the intelligence in my family comes issues with depression, ADHD, bipolar disorder, failure to recognize/interpret social indicators (partly related to ADHD), isolationist tendencies, etc. Those might be local to our genetics, however, the "absent minded professor", "genius idiot", "troubled genius", etc. stereotype exists for a reason.

For every major success in my family there's a major failure to launch, meaning they have a really hard time getting careers/life going despite what testing suggests. In my family I am one of the latter group. My Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale tests (professionally administered) showed exceptional PRI scores like 98th percentile matrix reasoning & 97th percentile visual working memory and some truly horrible WMI/PSI scores as low as the 9th percentile. For me this has resulted in problems in school, friction in social arenas, bankruptcy, and currently: driving a forklift for a living. I have diagnosed & fixed a code efficiency problem in code that had been under constant optimizations for over 3 years, in a language I've never used, without seeing more than an outline of the original code, in less than an hour. Unfortunately that ability means nothing when working memory doesn't allow me to keep method names/etc in my head. It's akin to having the latest greatest processor with a tiny amount of RAM - the OS takes up most of the RAM and everything that's left is dedicated to the problem at hand - every time something else needs that space something important gets pushed out. Sometimes that's remembering to sleep/eat, others it's any concept of time, and mostly it's the "unimportant" details like method names/attributes/outputs (information that I can look up any time and isn't essential to the abstract core of a thing).

Point is, just because you can identify a gene and manipulate it to get better scores on testing doesn't mean it's going to result in something "better".

5 days ago
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Test Version Windows 10 Includes Keylogger

JMJimmy Re: Friends (367 comments)

What Windows OS are you using? Mine sucks.

about two weeks ago
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Ebola Has Made It To the United States

JMJimmy Re:Completely Contained? (475 comments)

I'm rather confused - according to the article Nigeria and Senegal are supposed to be clearing up... yet according to the Ebola map there are 3 new cases in Nigeria and 2 in Senegal.

about three weeks ago
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How Our Botched Understanding of "Science" Ruins Everything

JMJimmy Re:In lost the will to live ... (795 comments)

The same argument holds true the other way. Just because the physical world has a set of rules (even if we don't understand them yet) there's nothing that precludes a "god" (whatever that may be in your view) from being able to alter those rules at will.

about three weeks ago
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How Our Botched Understanding of "Science" Ruins Everything

JMJimmy Re:So educational! (795 comments)

Go back to grade school and you can learn all about it.

about a month ago
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How Our Botched Understanding of "Science" Ruins Everything

JMJimmy Re:So educational! (795 comments)

You obviously lack an understanding of science. While it's true that there's not a lot science can prove, there's some and sometimes more importantly what it can disprove.

about a month ago
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Canadian Regulator Threatens To Impose New Netflix Regulation

JMJimmy Re:why does the CRTC need this list? (324 comments)

Canadians are smarter than trying to play whack-a-mole. We just go after the money.

about a month ago
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How Our Botched Understanding of "Science" Ruins Everything

JMJimmy Re:In lost the will to live ... (795 comments)

Reject? No. Make a distinction between saying something is proven scientifically or not? Absolutely.

about a month ago
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How Our Botched Understanding of "Science" Ruins Everything

JMJimmy Re:In lost the will to live ... (795 comments)

Poor grammar on my part, my apologies. "It" in the previous comment was not meant to refer to statistics itself but rather anything that uses statistics to prove something. At some point, whatever that subject is, must be proven scientifically but until we're able to do so statistics acts as a 'best guess' but is not actual proof. Example: a psychological study of a group cannot prove anything about any given individual.

about a month ago
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How Our Botched Understanding of "Science" Ruins Everything

JMJimmy Re:In lost the will to live ... (795 comments)

Honestly, I view statistics as the belief system of science. It can't be proven yet but in the mean time it's believed because of the likelyhood it can be proven.

about a month ago
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How Our Botched Understanding of "Science" Ruins Everything

JMJimmy Re:In lost the will to live ... (795 comments)

Absolutely true. And even though science can disprove the 6k Earth it doesn't mean everything else in religious texts is false. While I don't proscribe to a religion I also don't proscribe to invalidating religion - even if certain elements are suspect that doesn't degrade some lessons to be learned from the texts - faith or not.

about a month ago
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How Our Botched Understanding of "Science" Ruins Everything

JMJimmy Re:In lost the will to live ... (795 comments)

Technically, that's just theory that hasn't been proven by science yet ;)

about a month ago
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How Our Botched Understanding of "Science" Ruins Everything

JMJimmy Re:In lost the will to live ... (795 comments)

This was my point in the other discussion

Odd, as you make entirely different points in the other discussion. Perhaps you should review your old posts to see why you were (rightly) thrashed.

I think I know my own points. Thanks for your input though.

about a month ago

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Healthcare.gov Problems Aren't All Incompetence

JMJimmy JMJimmy writes  |  about a year ago

JMJimmy (2036122) writes "Libby Shaw of Daily Kos writes

It should come as no surprise to anyone that there has been a number of right wing cyber attacks on the healthcare.gov site. It seems that there has been a concerted effort on several fronts in an all out Republican led war to kill and destroy the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. One has to ask if this war on Obamacare has been an intentional and coordinated effort.

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Whitehouse petition to make patent trolls pay

JMJimmy JMJimmy writes  |  about 2 years ago

JMJimmy (2036122) writes "The patent office has approved countless ridiculous patents that are clearly non-sensical or based on obviously long-known ideas, making it easy for trolls to collect ridiculous patents and use them as their flimsy excuse to file outrageously expensive lawsuits.

This petition seeks to make patent trolls think twice about suing. Perhaps it ought to be expanded to include copyright trolls!"

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