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Stan Lee Media and Disney Battle For Ownership of Marvel Characters

Lilith's Heart-shape Re:This should be public domain (140 comments)

I was man enough for your girlfriend, AC.

12 hours ago
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Stan Lee Media and Disney Battle For Ownership of Marvel Characters

Lilith's Heart-shape Re:This should be public domain (140 comments)

I'd agree with you, but you just had to make it about fuckin' Jews, didn't you.

yesterday
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Skilled Foreign Workers Treated as Indentured Servants

Lilith's Heart-shape Re:Time for Solidarity? (258 comments)

Herding cats is easy. I just need a can of tuna. :)

yesterday
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Skilled Foreign Workers Treated as Indentured Servants

Lilith's Heart-shape Time for Solidarity? (258 comments)

It's time to organize the world's programmers and make it clear to business that we won't tolerate this treatment any longer. It doesn't matter if we form a union or not as long as we band together to protect our common interests as programmers.

yesterday
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Employers Worried About Critical Thinking Skills

Lilith's Heart-shape Re:What is critical thinking? (553 comments)

I found an easier way. I provoked him into taking human form and trying to beat the shit out of me, whereupon I busted a cap in his ass and said, "This is how we do things in New York, motherfucker."

yesterday
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FTC Sues AT&T For Throttling 'Unlimited' Data Plan Customers Up To 90%

Lilith's Heart-shape We broke up AT&T for a reason. (173 comments)

And it looks like AT&T hasn't learned their lesson. Break 'em up again. Do the same to Comcast and Verizon. Hell, break up Microsoft and Google as well, just for shits and giggles. America is long overdue for some trust-busting.

2 days ago
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Why CurrentC Will Beat Out Apple Pay

Lilith's Heart-shape I have to scan QR codes?! (627 comments)

What the hell is this crap about scanning QR codes? I've had a smartphone for 3 years, and I've never scanned a QR code. I've never had a good reason to do so, and CurrentC isn't going to change that.

2 days ago
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"Police Detector" Monitors Emergency Radio Transmissions

Lilith's Heart-shape Re:Is it that hard to drive safely? (210 comments)

Then it's a good thing I'm not driving in the Netherlands -- assuming I'd even need a car of my own there. Isn't the Netherlands one of those civilized countries with decent public transit?

2 days ago
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"Police Detector" Monitors Emergency Radio Transmissions

Lilith's Heart-shape Re:Is it that hard to drive safely? (210 comments)

Have you considered treating us like human beings instead of passing laws and threatening to blow us up?

Yes, but I don't run things. I suggest you thank the deity of your choice that this is the case, because I'm not qualified to run anything but Jack and shit -- and Jack just buggered off to the pub.

2 days ago
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Creationism Conference at Michigan State University Stirs Unease

Lilith's Heart-shape Re:Don't really care (971 comments)

Creationists and Intelligent Design advocates assume God exists, that the Bible is God's literal word handed down through a succession of prophets, and that everybody who wrote, compiled, and translated the texts contained in the Bible was endowed with divine guidance that precludes any human error that may distort God's word. They then search for evidence to support their assumptions.

They do not use the scientific method, which is sufficient reason to mock their claims concerning the physical world as arrant bullshit.

2 days ago
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Creationism Conference at Michigan State University Stirs Unease

Lilith's Heart-shape Re:It makes you uneasy? (971 comments)

I'm really not intending to argue either evolution or religion, I just think that it's wrong to shun religion outright.

Wait a minute. You want to lend religion credence because existing evolutionary theory can't lead you step by step from an amoeba to a human being? That's almost as ridiculous as the notion that God exists and gives a shit about how I screw my wife and whether I'm trying to knock her up or just want to get my rocks off.

2 days ago
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Creationism Conference at Michigan State University Stirs Unease

Lilith's Heart-shape Re:It makes you uneasy? (971 comments)

Michigan State University is a public institution. Refusing this conference sounds like a great way to invite a First Amendment challenge.

2 days ago
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"Police Detector" Monitors Emergency Radio Transmissions

Lilith's Heart-shape Re:Is it that hard to see the revenue generation? (210 comments)

In the age of DWB, asset forfeiture, checkpoints, revenue generation, and cops being free to murder innocent people with impunity [cnn.com], that's obnoxiously naive.

If you want to talk about obnoxious naivete, start with yourself if you think this device is going to fix any of the issues you mention.

2 days ago
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"Police Detector" Monitors Emergency Radio Transmissions

Lilith's Heart-shape Re:Is it that hard to drive safely? (210 comments)

Fair point. It's just that in my experience, the emergency vehicles are usually behind me.

2 days ago
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Here's Why Apple Rejected Your iOS App

Lilith's Heart-shape iFarted (145 comments)

Stink different.

2 days ago
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Steve Ballmer Gets Billion-Dollar Tax Write-Off For Being Basketball Baron

Lilith's Heart-shape Re:This is why ... (255 comments)

Eat the fucking rich.

I'd rather eat their trophy wives.

2 days ago
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Elon Musk Warns Against Unleashing Artificial Intelligence "Demon"

Lilith's Heart-shape Re:Friendly AI (581 comments)

So we'll create intelligence, and then enslave it? Awesome. We can build artificially intelligent sex droids and distribute them to assholes who might otherwise inflict themselves on other people. I can just imagine a gynoid using Siri's voice saying, "Thank you, sir. May I have another?"

2 days ago
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Elon Musk Warns Against Unleashing Artificial Intelligence "Demon"

Lilith's Heart-shape Re:Friendly AI (581 comments)

At this point, we don't really know what a completely artificial intelligence would be like, exactly what rules would govern it. We don't know what loopholes, bugs, or unintended consequences might emerge, and we have no reason to assume that it would be nice to us so long as we're nice to it.

That sounds like all the more reason to be careful and do our best to ensure that the AIs we create are less likely to decide we're inimical to its continued existence or any goals it may set for itself. I've acknowledged elsewhere that treating AIs kindly is no guarantee they'll be well disposed toward their creators.

2 days ago

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Mathematics: The Most Misunderstood Subject

Lilith's Heart-shape Lilith's Heart-shape writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Lilith's Heart-shape (1224784) writes "Dr. Robert H. Lewis, professor of mathematics at Fordham University of New York, offers in this essay a defense of mathematics as a liberal arts discipline, and not merely part of a STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) curriculum. In the process, he discusses what's wrong with the manner in which mathematics is currently taught in K-12 schooling."
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