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Blade Runner 2 Script Done, Harrison Ford Says "the Best Ever"

Jason Goatcher Re: Eyes? (297 comments)

There's also the question of when faking an emotion actually turns into exhibiting the emotion. Since no one knows where consciousness comes from, we really can't tell where simulation and actual experience collide.

5 hours ago
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Blade Runner 2 Script Done, Harrison Ford Says "the Best Ever"

Jason Goatcher Re: Eyes? (297 comments)

Maybe I am missing the point, things like irony and sarcasm tend to confuse me. Sometimes I can tell I'm being made fun of by someone while simultaneously have no idea what they're making fun of about me.

5 hours ago
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The Joker Behind the Signetics 25120 Write-Only Memory Chip Hoax

Jason Goatcher I think the confusion is that (100 comments)

Most people think of WORM memory when they read this stuff.

I'm autistic, and I totally understand why people get confused about this. If you want to be really rigorous in how you talk, that's fine, but realize that not everyone is going to be that way.

I used to get pissed that people call the United States a democracy, since that word isn't in any of the major documents. Then I took the stick out of my ass.

Not trying to insult anyone, just saying.

3 days ago
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UK Announces 'Google Tax'

Jason Goatcher Re: There is no single "fair" value. (602 comments)

Wow - making judgmental calls on my beliefs based on what I say about logic.

You realize this all stemmed from you claiming the Bible recommends a gold standard and I merely refuted your claim.

That has absolutely nothing to do with my individual belief system (which you're absolutely wrong about) and is intentionally going off-topic so that you can feel you won some kind of argument.

I'd like to apologize about that, I didn't mean to be disrespectful. That being said, I'm writing this apology after I've already written the stuff after this, I just scrolled back. Please don't take the following stuff as any sort of judgement against you.

No, actually, you changed the subject(obviously unintentionally) by suggesting the Bible is vague on some details. I responded by saying the Holy Spirit takes away the vagueness, assuming God wants you to know that particular thing.

Of course, sometimes vagueness remains because we either have selfish motives, or maybe God's trying to teach us patience.

It's like with Mrs. Hudson, I believe homosexuality is a sin, but when transexualism(not sure if that's a word) enters the picture, there's a gap in my knowledge. I don't know if she's a homosexual because of her original gender, a heterosexual because of her new gender, or some other thing that I might not have thought of. I treat her decision with respect because I have no idea how God feels about it. This doesn't mean God doesn't have feelings about it, I simply don't know those feelings.

Of course, I'd still treat her with respect even if I believed she were sinning, I'd simply inform her of this and hope she didn't become angry.

And, yes, I've gone waaaaaayyyyyy off-topic.

3 days ago
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Small Bank In Kansas Creates the Bank Account of the Future

Jason Goatcher Re:Unless it has support for Bitcoin... (154 comments)

If I say an American is too conservative, it means they're willing to take it up the butt with the Republican party and net neutrality. I assume there's similar insanity elsewhere in American politics, but I don't like to read political stuff very much.

From talking to people, I might be better with the Democratic party, but I'm happier with right-wing totalitarianism than liberal insanity, with happier being a relative term. As a comparison, I'd be happier to have my dick cut off with a butcher knife than my testicles.

4 days ago
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Sir Richard Branson Quietly Shelves Virgin Submarine Plan

Jason Goatcher Virgin submarines? (47 comments)

I didn't even know they could have sex.

Rule 42 people, get on it.

4 days ago
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Facebook Drops Bing Search Results

Jason Goatcher So totally awesome (33 comments)

I love that it's impossible to get Facebook results when searching Google, I don't want to deal with Facebook anyway.

BEST. ACCIDENTAL GIFT. EVER.

5 days ago
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Blade Runner 2 Script Done, Harrison Ford Says "the Best Ever"

Jason Goatcher Re: Eyes? (297 comments)

The audience being human, it recognizes its own humanity in his.

A toaster pretending to be reluctant (it has no feelings - it's just a preprogrammed toaster) chasing a toaster, who does not want to be a toaster and wants to be a real boy/girl, pretending to fall for a toaster who thinks it's a real girl but finds out it is only a toaster, then pretends to be afraid, pretending to understand a toaster having a pretend moment... there is EXPLICITLY nothing to relate to in such a story...It's an equivalent of a movie where the director shows the audience a man eating a juicy cake - and then tells the audience after credits that the cake is actually made of feces.

It is a movie which implies that the audience is stupid for assuming that what they are seeing is true.

Only, when that truth is empathy and humanity, Scott is actually trying to berate the audience for BEING HUMAN.

So, if I sypathize with Wall-E, what does that do to your whole argument.

5 days ago
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Blade Runner 2 Script Done, Harrison Ford Says "the Best Ever"

Jason Goatcher Re:Why does this need a sequel? (297 comments)

Yes, we know, you've always been a fan of Dick.

Statistically, it'd be more likely she turned herself into a lesbian, but you'd have to ask her to know for sure.

And I'm not claiming to speak for her.

And if she corrects me, I'll concede to her, I assume she'd be more likely to know.

5 days ago
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No More Foamy Beer, Thanks To Magnets

Jason Goatcher Re:Misplaced location (130 comments)

What's truly needed is a disembodied finger alongside the tap so that the beer doesn't overflow. Problem solved.

Except where to get the finger.

5 days ago
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UK Announces 'Google Tax'

Jason Goatcher Re: There is no single "fair" value. (602 comments)

You only say that because you're not a Christian. The Bible isn't useful all on it's own, you need a "helper" to help you figure things out, that helper being the Holy Spirit. The Bible isn't 100% of the solution, it's a doorway towards that, but the Holy Spirit is the key that unlocks that door.

5 days ago
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UK Announces 'Google Tax'

Jason Goatcher Re: There is no single "fair" value. (602 comments)

The Bible clearly lays out mandatory tithing . Wether a particular denomination or church follows that practice is something altogether different.

You might be thinking of the Jewish Old Testament Laws, I'm not sure. What I meant was that you can still be considered a Christian without doing any sort of tithing. Whether or not it's a sin to not tithe is not something I have an opinion on.

But it's completely wrong to claim that the Bible discourages taxation while ignoring what the Bible says about tithing. Not to mention the whole "Give to Caesar what is Caesar's" goes against your servitude argument as well.

I never claimed the Bible discouraged taxation, I simply said that I believe that Jesus believed that it's immoral to tax a person's pay directly. There's still plenty of other stuff to tax. In the modern world, there's things like sales tax, gas tax, alcohol tax, etc.. I consider these to be okay, since they don't tax the person directly, just the property they're obtaining.

Hint: The Bible is inconsistent with itself in many ways. As a result, trying to use the Bible as foundation or any set of rules or behaviors requires making effectively arbitrary decisions as to which conflicting passages should be used or how they should be interpreted.

The Bible is intended to apply to all times even though it was written thousands of years ago. If it seems to contradict itself, that just means that we lack full understanding of the Bible's teachings. For instance, people claim that the Bible allows slavery, but ignore the fact that God might simply be accepting that slavery exists and make verses that will make a slave's life easier than it would've been without the verses. It's possible that a slave owner would simply ignore a verse that says slavery is immoral, but be accepting of rules that simply make them treat slaves better.

about a week ago
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UK Announces 'Google Tax'

Jason Goatcher Re: There is no single "fair" value. (602 comments)

The Bible also pushed for mandatory taxation, sorry, I meant tithing, to the prevaling religious power.

If you went to a church that said tithing was mandatory, you went to the wrong damn church, buddy.

about two weeks ago
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UK Announces 'Google Tax'

Jason Goatcher Re:There is no single "fair" value. (602 comments)

Sorry, for the double post, but I just reread what you were responding to and I think you misunderstand me. I'm not saying people shouldn't pay their taxes, I'm saying directly laying taxes on a person's paycheck is immoral. You can still tax purchases and property in general. You just shouldn't be taxing money that the person hasn't even technically received yet.

Think of it this way. The basic idea is that only profits should be taxed. Even though it might not be literally true, the foregone conclusion is that the employer is going to pay as little as possible and that the employee is going to try to get paid as much as possible. Because of this, whatever pay they agree on is considered the precise value of the work. If you get paid 10 bucks an hour, the assumption is that an hour's worth of your time is worth ten bucks. It's an even trade, therefore no profit is made, therefore there should be no tax.

about two weeks ago
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UK Announces 'Google Tax'

Jason Goatcher Re:There is no single "fair" value. (602 comments)

Jesus was quite emphatic about whether people should pay their taxes, and he came out in favor of it. In fact, he was unconcerned about money, and considered the accumulation to be a potential trap, hence his advice that the rich man should give all his wealth to the poor. (I've heard arguments about whether this was his advice to people in general, or just people who put too much emphasis on material wealth. He gave different people different advice.)

More, generally, he told people to follow the law. But that doesn't mean he thought any particular law was a good idea. Advising someone to follow a given law and endorsing that same law are two very different things.

about two weeks ago
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Ubuntu Gets Container-Friendly "Snappy" Core

Jason Goatcher Rock on (149 comments)

What's the best RSS feed for tracking progress on this? I keep using Windows because I have this peculiar notion that I'm a "serious" gamer, but I believe if you're not a gamer, you're a moron for using Windows as your main OS.

And maybe even if you're a gamer, you're a moron for using Windows as your main OS. And, yes, I realize that means I called myself a moron. Pride cometh before a fall.

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft To US Gov't: the World's Servers Are Not Yours For the Taking

Jason Goatcher Oh, so now we're following the golden rule? (192 comments)

If we're going to be using the golden rule to decide things, how about applying it to the rules in Iraq and Afghanistan? Or what about some of those insane copyright violation rulings?

Lots of important precedents are going to be set if people start using the Golden Rule, but I'm pretty damn sure it's not going to happen.

about two weeks ago
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45-Year Physics Mystery Shows a Path To Quantum Transistors

Jason Goatcher Re:Quantum (56 comments)

That's nothing, in my universe the Roman Empire never fell and we had the Internet in 1000AD.

You jokers haven't even made it past the moon, while I'm looking at a sky full of stars so prevalent that we don't even need streetlights.

(yes, I'm being imaginative)

about two weeks ago
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45-Year Physics Mystery Shows a Path To Quantum Transistors

Jason Goatcher Re: And they said we'd have flying cars long befo (56 comments)

I don't drink, personally, because I'm on medication that sometimes has odd and, though rarely, deadly reactions to alcohol. But from what I've heard, it sounds like Europeans make beer that's fun to drink, while American beer manufacturers have simply created an alcohol delivery system and added marketing to it.

When I say the above, I'm simply regurgitating what my dad has said and what I've read online. Bcause, as i said before, I don't actually drink.

about two weeks ago
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Chinese Government Moves To Crack Down On Puns

Jason Goatcher Re:Good (156 comments)

Puns are never funny, I think it's more of the ironic idea of being entertained by thinking,"What moron is entertained by this?"

No one is entertained by puns, but it's entertaining to think some poor sap with a double digit age is entertained by them. That imaginary buffoon is the source of the hilarity.

In my opinion.

about two weeks ago

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