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DNA Reveals History of Vanished "Paleo-Eskimos"

Kojiro Ganryu Sasaki Re:Today's "Natives" eliminated the Clovis culture (55 comments)

"Social scientists, and I use the term 'scientist' very lightly here, tend to only want to consider the facts that don't hurt people's feelings"

Or perhaps those things you call facts simply aren't actual facts.

2 days ago
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Put A Red Cross PSA In Front Of the ISIS Beheading Video

Kojiro Ganryu Sasaki Re:I forced myself to watch it (300 comments)

Why should the other Muslim nations give a shit?

There's such an obvious power imbalance between Israel and Palestine. Palestinians will keep attacking out of pure spite because there's absolutely nothing they can do to change the situation.

"They could stop firing the rockets" you say.

But yeah. Like that's going to happen. The "country" is so fractioned that there's no central control over these acts. Who is going to make them stop? Heck, even if some central authority managed to make the attacks stop somehow there'd still be armed independent groups active and I'm fairly sure they'd keep on firing rockets.

Israeli retaliation will only kill more people, and that will make even more people hate Israel. It's a never ending spiral of hate, and the only realistic way for this to end is for Israel to calm down.

about a week ago
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Tech Looks To Obama To Save Them From 'Just Sort of OK' US Workers

Kojiro Ganryu Sasaki Re:Global market for talent (441 comments)

That's because corporations are parasites shopping for employees on a global market, but fraction the markets for their own products deliberately to counter precisely the thing they themselves are doing.

about two weeks ago
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Fifth Edition Dungeons and Dragons Player's Handbook Released

Kojiro Ganryu Sasaki Re:5e: Best D&D, MHO (201 comments)

THAC0 was excessively complex because of how it interacted with AC.

A bonus to X is something that lowers it?

So a -2 penalty to a stat increases it?

about two weeks ago
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Fifth Edition Dungeons and Dragons Player's Handbook Released

Kojiro Ganryu Sasaki Re:My assessment (201 comments)

What's wrong with the spell slots table?

about two weeks ago
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Solar Plant Sets Birds On Fire As They Fly Overhead

Kojiro Ganryu Sasaki Re:god dammit. (521 comments)

Your second paragraph follows from your first. Alas, the first one does not follow from reality.

about two weeks ago
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Ebola Quarantine Center In Liberia Looted

Kojiro Ganryu Sasaki Re:Stupidity (359 comments)

Yes. That's what I was getting at in my original post. The fact that despite the evidence that exists, they ignore it because it contradicts their beliefs.

It's really quite fascinating.

(i'm the anon you're replying to)

about two weeks ago
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Entire South Korean Space Programme Shuts Down As Sole Astronaut Quits

Kojiro Ganryu Sasaki Re:begs FFS (186 comments)

I agree entirely.

People who write "would of" instead of "would have" should be shot, though.

about three weeks ago
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Geneticists Decry Book On Race and Evolution

Kojiro Ganryu Sasaki Re:Are You Kidding? (541 comments)

Because what we see is always accurate and never coloured by our own beliefs.

about three weeks ago
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Jesse Jackson: Tech Diversity Is Next Civil Rights Step

Kojiro Ganryu Sasaki Re:Are only black people "diverse"? (514 comments)

Google is probably not an accurate representation of that employment market considering that it seems to me to be exactly the company that would make deliberate attempts to hire for diversity.

Anyway. While the amount of whites seems fairly accurately representative of america as a whole, the proportions of non-whites is interesting.

White (72%)
African American (12%)
Asian American (5%)

Asians are grossly overrepresented and african americans are very underrepresented.

about a month ago
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MIT's Ted Postol Presents More Evidence On Iron Dome Failures

Kojiro Ganryu Sasaki Re:So much for the "Information Age" (454 comments)

Wait.

Are you seriously arguing that Boko Haram is representative of the ideology of Islam?

And at the same time you seem to imply that nazism was hijacked by radicals?

about a month and a half ago
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World Health Organization Calls For Decriminalization of Drug Use

Kojiro Ganryu Sasaki Re:Finally! (474 comments)

That seems fairly accurate.

If you look at it, christianity seems designed for a society where everyone feels like shit and is oppressed, while priests tell you that everything will be better once you're dead (as long as you made sure not to have fun in this life, then you go to hell)

It seems to be the kind of religion ideally suited for a super authoritarian society.

about a month and a half ago
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NYC Loses Appeal To Ban Large Sugary Drinks

Kojiro Ganryu Sasaki Re:Let them drink! (532 comments)

Scientific experts (marketers and psychologist) are already making decisions for you. You just not aware.

about 2 months ago
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Programming On a Piano Keyboard

Kojiro Ganryu Sasaki Re:I dub thee (57 comments)

That was a truly great game.

The gameplay itself was a bit lacking, but the atmosphere was amazing.

about 2 months ago
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EU's Top Court May Define Obesity As a Disability

Kojiro Ganryu Sasaki Re:What about as a lifestyle choice? (625 comments)

For that to be true, it has to be the case that every prison rape incident is a result of sexual desire. You entirely ignore the possibility that prison rape is not only about sexuality itself, but about domination and power.

about 3 months ago
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Game Industry Fights Rising Development Costs

Kojiro Ganryu Sasaki Re:Minecraft (111 comments)

Minecraft really is a game, yes.

about 4 months ago
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An MIT Dean's Defense of the Humanities

Kojiro Ganryu Sasaki Re:The problem with the Humanities (264 comments)

1: It seems fairly common among humanities students that, unless they also study some "hard science" subject on the side, they are fully aware of their own weakness in those subjects and do their utmost to avoid having to come close to them.

2: It seems fairly endemic among STEM students that they believe that all humanities stuff is useless garbage that matters to nobody and that everything can be solved by "logic".

3: Evil and destructive ideas? What?

about 4 months ago
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CISPA 3.0: the Senate's New Bill As Bad As Ever

Kojiro Ganryu Sasaki Re:Eternal Vigilance (132 comments)

I'm intrigued. What's the main difference, in your opinion, between GOA and NRA?

about 4 months ago

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Swedish Translator Busted for Cartoon Porn

Kojiro Ganryu Sasaki Kojiro Ganryu Sasaki writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Kojiro Ganryu Sasaki (895364) writes "A famous Swedish translator of Japanese manga has been fined 25000 crowns (3400 us dollars or 2500 euro) for possession of 51 fictional drawings which were deemed to be child pornographic. Many libertarian and liberal blogs have criticized this case (and the law) along with the pirate party which is now considering the possibility of making a press statement on the issue (mainly relating to how the police confiscated the translator's harddrives without returning them). Three of Sweden's largest newspapers (Aftonbladet, Expressen and Dagens Nyheter) have also criticized the case which also gets mentioned on the homepage of the Swedish non-profit comic book awareness organization Seriefrämjandet. To complicate matters a new law kicks in on the first of july not only raising the minimum age of participation in pornography to 18, but also criminalizes the act of viewing such material even if the images are not in your actual possession."
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