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Elderly Mice Perk Up With Transfused Blood

Johann Lau Re: Vampirism (178 comments)

I don't give two fucks if it's natural, but I recognize deluded, selfish junkies when I see 'em. The idea is that it's better for 100 people to live 100 years each, than for me to live 10000 years. The idea is to shit, get off the pot, and let someone else have a turn.

Instead of being cancer.

Just like power, longer lives will be utterly wasted by those who crave them the most. The people who would be pleasurable to have around longer, are fine with playing a mere not in a symphony. The people who do want it, are generally too fucked in the head to be allowed to get it.

about 4 months ago
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Most of What We Need For Smart Cities Already Exists

Johann Lau Re:huh (65 comments)

Exactly!

about 3 months ago
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How the Code War Has Replaced the Cold War

Johann Lau Re:Have we been hurt in this "war"? (79 comments)

How does mass surveillance of private communications prevent DDOS attacks?

Blackhats are on the same "side" from the perspective of the innocent people they are attacking, even when they fight against each other.

about 4 months ago
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Are Habitable Exoplanets Bad News For Humanity?

Johann Lau Re: Maybe not extinction... (608 comments)

"Makers are Evil, Takers are Good?"

You are either a shill or a moron, and this whole subthread is a festering infection of fuckwits.

What has been created by this half century of massive corporate propaganda is what's called "anti-politics". So that anything that goes wrong, you blame the government. Well okay, there's plenty to blame the government about, but the government is the one institution that people can change... the one institution that you can affect without institutional change. That's exactly why all the anger and fear has been directed at the government. The government has a defect - it's potentially democratic. Corporations have no defect - they're pure tyrannies. So therefore you want to keep corporations invisible, and focus all anger on the government. So if you don't like something, you know, your wages are going down, you blame the government. Not blame the guys in the Fortune 500, because you don't read the Fortune 500. You just read what they tell you in the newspapers... so you don't read about the dazzling profits and the stupendous dizz, and the wages going down and so on, all you know is that the bad government is doing something, so let's get mad at the government.

-- Noam Chomsky

about 4 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Professional Journaling/Notes Software?

Johann Lau Re:The Luddite Answer (170 comments)

Oh, now you're going from "can't reason above grade school level" to outright kindergarten sandbox, projecting and making shit up, awww ^^

Don't feel bad though, the world is full of dumb fucks who use superficial markers to delude themselves into believing they can reason themselves out of wet paperbag, you'll blend right in.

about 4 months ago
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Women Increasingly Freezing Their Eggs To Pursue Their Careers

Johann Lau Re:Obligatory to Obligatory (342 comments)

That's just a bunch of strawmen and a made up assertion: "people complaining about the decline of society are contributing more to it than anyone else" - oh yeah? Nietzsche, Erich Fromm and *thousands* others will still be read, and still have something worthwhile to say, when the last mirror of xkcd has blinked out of existence. Pah.

And you know, when I thought of "career" and "frozen eggs" I had to think of that particular bit in the opening of Idiocracy. If you think I was trying to claim freezing eggs will lead to the decline of human intelligence you're an idiot. I don't even think IQ necessarily has anything to do with how wise or how idiotic people are. It's like a really fast car, you can still drive in circles with it. Just really fast, yay.

about 4 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Professional Journaling/Notes Software?

Johann Lau Re:The Luddite Answer (170 comments)

If you are unable to spell then it stands to reason that you are unable to understand anything more complex than grade school ideas.

I love the irony of such shallow thinking to no end.

about 4 months ago
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Declassified Papers Hint US Uranium May Have Ended Up In Israeli Arms

Johann Lau Re:Isn't this story ancient? (165 comments)

Yes, and? You see, when the condescension is warranted, it's kind of your problem. When you start out with condescension and then whine about condescension in return, that's your problem and my comedy.

about 4 months ago
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Why Portland Should Have Kept Its Water, Urine and All

Johann Lau "reservoir will reportedly cost $35,000 to clean" (332 comments)

Well there you have it. One man's costs are another man's revenue, after all, so don't explain with stupidity what you can explain with the sheriff boning the wife of the CEO of the company that cleans the reservoir. It's the least he can do to ease his guilt.

about 4 months ago
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Kepler-186f: Most 'Earth-Like' Alien World Discovered

Johann Lau Re:Heh (239 comments)

Show me the government or corporation willing to invest into seed ships they don't control the fate of, and I'll start caring about the technical side of it. Technical feasability doesn't mean much, the problem is, as always, people.

about 4 months ago
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Declassified Papers Hint US Uranium May Have Ended Up In Israeli Arms

Johann Lau Re:Isn't this story ancient? (165 comments)

Cue the rabid

So far it's just you talking... that's such a weird pattern, this fantasizing about opponents who never show up... your motives may be pure, but your equipment is kinda broken.

about 4 months ago
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Snowden Queries Putin On Live TV Regarding Russian Internet Surveillance

Johann Lau Re:Assuming responsibility (396 comments)

You steal the docs, you're responsible for their provenance afterward. Not a hard concept.

So if you're born as a Jew in Nazi Germany, you are responsible for not registering for deportation and whatever consequences that entails? It's not a hard concept indeed, it's just that what subscribing to this logic makes you is what's the trouble here.

Further: we all agree he handed them over to the Russians, right?

What are you even talking about?! He handed all he had in bulk over to two newspapers.

I see I'm arguing with subhumans.

Debate over -- I win.

You're a dumb, cowardly fuck, is all.

about 4 months ago
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New Facebook Phone App Lets You Stalk Your Friends

Johann Lau Re:On-campus groups (61 comments)

Doesn't being able to remember the faces of classmates and getting to know each other because that's what people do when they have even the slightest common bond inside a larger group of strangers, also suffice?

about 4 months ago
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NASA Proposes "Water World" Theory For Origin of Life

Johann Lau Re:NASA Proposes "Water World" Theory For Origin o (115 comments)

People run in circles to try and have god added to the picture

Are you talking to me? Pah. I call out broken logic when I see it, is all. And I also note the hybris of pretending to have any sort of "full picture" that makes any sense at all, defending it from introducing elements which don't. That's some pretty dumb shit, and the strawmen about religious people are expected compensation.

because in the next heartbeat they then want to tell us all about exactly what he's like

Right now, you are telling me how I am like -- take your idiotic projections to someone else, you will have no fun here.

about 4 months ago
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Kepler-186f: Most 'Earth-Like' Alien World Discovered

Johann Lau Re:Heh (239 comments)

Finding something is exciting when it's how you find out something exists -- if it just confirms what you more or less knew anyway, it's not really.

But oh well, I don't really have time to discuss: somewhere out there, there are two stones with a bigger stone in the middle that has exactly the same mass as the two other stones. The three stones form a 17Â angle. I know it doesn't sound like much when I say it, but just wait until I found that formation.

about 4 months ago
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Kepler-186f: Most 'Earth-Like' Alien World Discovered

Johann Lau Re:Heh (239 comments)

What goal did I shift, from where to where? You could repeat unfounded claims like that as often as you want, and I won't ever have to concede fuck all :(

about 4 months ago
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NASA Proposes "Water World" Theory For Origin of Life

Johann Lau Re:It's alive (115 comments)

A few times a week, I realize that everything is everything, any further claims are likely to be false. What we consider objects or individuals is just an aspect of everything, indivisible from the rest. It's just that this would leave me with nothing to do, so I shake it off quickly ^^

about 4 months ago
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NASA Proposes "Water World" Theory For Origin of Life

Johann Lau Re:NASA Proposes "Water World" Theory For Origin o (115 comments)

Time is such a universal concept... in that it only applies inside the universe, as far as we know. Furthermore, since undoubtedly something exists, we either have to assume it's possible for something to come out of nothing, or for something to have existed since forever, "just because". So then why not grant this to a theoretical god, too? It's not really logic when you apply it that selectively.

I think even the weirdest god you could dream up would not make reality any weirder, it'd be like a drop in the ocean. Considering that, it's hilarious with how much seriousness we debate what is real or true and who is right when it comes to the final things, and if there is no higher being to see this and have a good chuckle at it, it would have need to be invented.

about 4 months ago

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