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AirAsia Flight Goes Missing Between Indonesia and Singapore

MobileTatsu-NJG Re:Sixteen children and one infant (275 comments)

We don't feel that way due to some justification, we just do feel that way because we can't help it and then we rationalize that.

Actually... It is being rationalized on both sides of the debate, not one. Logic is being used, but only for one set of values, leading to a mistaken impression that one is right, as opposed to just having an opinion. Nobody is on any higher ground than "I have buddies here that agree with me". The reason for that is that this article was never about choosing which lives to save. The poster I replied to, in order to pose as a 'smarter than the rest of us' person, attempted to pervert it into that. But since he based it on a misunderstanding of why it came up in the first place, replying to my post about the actual value of the individual lives is fruitless. This scenario doesn't lend itself to this discussion.

None of what you said has any relevance to why the number of children and infants was brought up by the news outlet. If you want to have a hypothetical debate about the value of children, then let's talk about a scenario involving life boats.

about a month ago
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AirAsia Flight Goes Missing Between Indonesia and Singapore

MobileTatsu-NJG Re:Developing Story (275 comments)

Yeah, you can tell how unknown he is by the fact a movie was just released about him.

I wish contrarianism didn't beocome so popular on this site. I mean, really, taking a shot at Hawking?

about a month ago
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AirAsia Flight Goes Missing Between Indonesia and Singapore

MobileTatsu-NJG Re:Sixteen children and one infant (275 comments)

Your argument is illogical. Whether you ever kiss another person is irrelevant.

I heard your entire post in my head in Seven of Nine's voice.

about a month ago
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AirAsia Flight Goes Missing Between Indonesia and Singapore

MobileTatsu-NJG Re:Sixteen children and one infant (275 comments)

Adults have lived some of their life. Kids have missed out on things most believe everbody should be able to do before they die, like their first kiss.

Everybody here actually understands this, I have no idea why you all picked now to suddenly act like you're Mr. Spock.

about a month ago
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AirAsia Flight Goes Missing Between Indonesia and Singapore

MobileTatsu-NJG Re: who cares how many children (275 comments)

What's the value of an asshole that spends his evening judging the value of others he has never met?

about a month ago
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Hackers Used Nasty "SMB Worm" Attack Toolkit Against Sony

MobileTatsu-NJG Re:correct if wrong (177 comments)

I don't know which distro, I just know my friend griped about me sending him links to sites that use Flash because they frequently crashed Firefox. Heh

about a month and a half ago
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The Dominant Life Form In the Cosmos Is Probably Superintelligent Robots

MobileTatsu-NJG Re:And the scientific evidence for this conclusion (391 comments)

Yes, if you substitute one belief for another you greatly change the outcome of the extrapolation. "I beleive AI will never exist so that won't happen." Thanks for supporting my point that this sort of extrapolation is not science.

about a month and a half ago
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Hackers Used Nasty "SMB Worm" Attack Toolkit Against Sony

MobileTatsu-NJG Re:correct if wrong (177 comments)

The artist workstations at Sony Imageworks are Linux.

about a month and a half ago
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The Dominant Life Form In the Cosmos Is Probably Superintelligent Robots

MobileTatsu-NJG Re:And the scientific evidence for this conclusion (391 comments)

If you're going to commit to this exercise where you use extrapolation to arrive at a conclusion, then you're going to have to take things like 3d-printing into account and even just the general demand for machines that build machines that will lead to eventual technical advances.

Try to remember that when you cherry-pick what does and doesn't count when extrapolating stuff like this you're simply adding to the risk that earlier you implied was a bad thing.

about a month and a half ago
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The Dominant Life Form In the Cosmos Is Probably Superintelligent Robots

MobileTatsu-NJG Re:And the scientific evidence for this conclusion (391 comments)

Sure extrapolation is always risky, seems a far better to bet than going with super intelligent robots that don't exist at all on the only planet we know that has life on it.

If you apply that same extrapolation to what's happening here on Earth right now and you get right back to the super-robots being dominant. I'll give you a hint: robots are the dominant life-form on Mars right now.

about a month and a half ago
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The Dominant Life Form In the Cosmos Is Probably Superintelligent Robots

MobileTatsu-NJG Re:And the scientific evidence for this conclusion (391 comments)

Let me guess, science fiction movies? Boy are they going to be shocked when they find out that the dominant form of life in the Universe turns out to be microorganisms.

And the scientific evidence of this conclusion is...? ;)

about a month and a half ago
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NASA Tests Feasibility of 3D Printing on the Moon and Other Planets

MobileTatsu-NJG Re:WTF (58 comments)

Latin is a dead language, please understand that.

People keep repeating this line ad-nauseum, spouting 'language is dead', etcetera. They might have bona-fide complaints, but maybe they're an alias for a different annoyance, perhaps that they didn't pay enough attention in school circa 9th grade to maintain a simple conversation on a site known to attract tech-lovers. Ergo this problem will not be solved quickly.

about a month and a half ago
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Apparent Islamic Terrorism Strikes Sydney

MobileTatsu-NJG Re:Don't worry guys... (880 comments)

Islam is a peaceful religion, that's why extremists just went out of their way to do this.

FTFY.

about a month and a half ago
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Dad Makes His Kid Play Through All Video Game History In Chronological Order

MobileTatsu-NJG Re:Nerd Point of Contention (222 comments)

I'm using camera controls in every game I have played on the PS4. I have no idea what you're talking about, that concept is alive and well because... making games in 3d requires it.

Also the camera controls on the flight simulator are not the same thing. You don't use the camera in a flight simulator to tell the game which way you're going.

I'm not even sure why we're arguing about this. The N64 came along and everybody else quickly changed direction. Sorry.

about 2 months ago
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Dad Makes His Kid Play Through All Video Game History In Chronological Order

MobileTatsu-NJG Re:Nerd Point of Contention (222 comments)

The 'C' meant 'Camera' and 'soon' meant 1997. Oh and if Sony changed mid stream... ;)

about 2 months ago
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Dad Makes His Kid Play Through All Video Game History In Chronological Order

MobileTatsu-NJG Re:Nerd Point of Contention (222 comments)

Star Fox also wasn't a 3D game, it was a shooter on rails. Dirt Trax FX would be a better example, but we are talkimg about eras and not firsts, here.

about 2 months ago
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Dad Makes His Kid Play Through All Video Game History In Chronological Order

MobileTatsu-NJG Re:Nerd Point of Contention (222 comments)

I don't see any camera controls there, I don't think you have an apples-to-apples comparison here. It's also worth pointing out that even if it did work that way, it didn't usher in an 'era'. Nintendo was the one that drove that, hence the mad scramble for Sony and Sega to copycat the controller and integrate it into their next round of hardware.

about 2 months ago

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