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Interview: John McAfee Answers Your Questions

RazzleFrog Moroccan Cops (124 comments)

I spent a good 15 minutes negotiating my "documentation" with a Moroccan officer on the road to Essaouira. Luckily I didn't have much Dirham on me and my dollars were hidden in my suitcase. At some point he said I could leave him my license but obviously that wasn't going to happen lol.

What you have to remember is that they don't want a big hassle. They aren't going to arrest you because then the embassy gets involved and their bosses get pissed. It's just a job to them - they don't have any great sense of public protection. Where I got pulled over the guy tried to tell me that it was a village but there were two abandoned buildings practically in the middle of the desert lol.

about 6 months ago
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Brendan Eich Steps Down As Mozilla CEO

RazzleFrog Re:I think this is bullshit (1746 comments)

If Joe McCarthy was ever right about anything it's because even a broken clock is right twice a day. He was a raging alcoholic bully who never should have been in office in the first place. History has shown that Communism never even came close to having even a foothold in this country.

about 7 months ago
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Apple Announces iPad Air

RazzleFrog Re:Major shot at Microsoft, too. (471 comments)

Exactly. Anything Apple or Google does is just going to be for home users and small businesses which is not where Microsoft makes their big money. You'd have to pry Excel from my cold dead hands.

about a year ago
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How Car Dealership Lobbyists Successfully Banned Tesla Motors From Texas

RazzleFrog Re:Free market, LOL! (688 comments)

That's what most Americans don't get. "Liberals" in the US would be conservatives in most other countries. We are so far at the bottom of the "socialist" rating scale that we might as well be eliminated as an anomaly.

about a year ago
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How Car Dealership Lobbyists Successfully Banned Tesla Motors From Texas

RazzleFrog Re:Free Market? LoL (688 comments)

But Democrats don't sell themselves as wanting completely free and unregulated markets. That's not to say they are hypocrites about other things but in this case it is more about Republicans.

about a year ago
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Apple Unveils iPhone 5C, iPhone 5S

RazzleFrog Re:Where's the led notification? (773 comments)

So basically you are saying that they provide a dumbed down experience for people who can't handle more than one button. That's basically what they've been doing for the last 15 years. Turns out playing to the lowest common denominator is a good business.

about a year ago
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Genetic Convergent Evolution: Stunning Gene Similarities Among Diverse Animals

RazzleFrog Re:They all speak English (164 comments)

And amazingly they all have a Cuban accent - "you got some 'splaining to do!"

about a year ago
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What Works In Education: Scientific Evidence Gets Ignored

RazzleFrog Re:Creation (440 comments)

Well one could debate on the Nag Hammadi gospels. I could easily claim that John didn't write the Gospel of John or any of the others really. It's more likely that those Gospels didn't fit in with what the church was pushing.

I am not a fan of Paul. He can defend himself but I think he was a fraud. His view just differs from Jesus in too many ways. I believe Christianity should just be the Gospels - ALL of the Gospels - and nothing else. When you do that you end the debate on a lot of hateful topics - including homosexuality.

about a year ago
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What Works In Education: Scientific Evidence Gets Ignored

RazzleFrog Re:Creation (440 comments)

The Newspapers aren't supposedly handed down by God and considered by its readers to be flawless. The Gospels were originally written in Greek, translated by hand into Latin, and then only after the start of Protestantism did it start to be translated into local languages. That means for the English translation most people read was based on 1500 years of potential mistranslations and transcription errors. It's like playing the "phone game" over 1500 years and expecting the words to still mean something.

Also, to start, Mark and Luke were not disciples or direct witnesses. Their Gospels are just hearsay handed down a generation or two later. John's gospel is the most dramatically different he writes as if he was a witness but there is some doubt that was the case. Matthew supposedly was a direct witness but if he actually was literate (which wasn't all that common back then) he probably would have written in Aramaic - which means yet another level of translation.

Then you have all the Gnostic Gospels that the church decided didn't properly suit their purposes and did their best to destroy and exterminate anybody who preached from them. Same goes for the Apocrypha.

Over half of the rest of the new testament is the writings of the Apostle Paul (some of which have been historically validated). Paul was a PR machine. He was a prolific writer and marketer for the version of Christianity he was selling. His teachings, however, are dramatically different from the teachings of Jesus and he is the main reason the Christian church has drifted so far from what the original message of Jesus was.

about a year ago
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What Works In Education: Scientific Evidence Gets Ignored

RazzleFrog Re:Creation (440 comments)

Here - Bill Nye can help you with that.

And here is a list of contradictions. http://www.infidels.org/library/modern/jim_meritt/bible-contradictions.html

You obviously haven't read much of it if you didn't realize it contradicts itself. The Gospels don't even agree on details and most of the stories of Jesus you hear around Christmas and Easter are actually picking and choosing from the different Gospels to make a somewhat coherent fable.

about a year ago
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Amazon Finally Bundles Ebooks With Printed Books

RazzleFrog Re:What? (135 comments)

I think you have things backwards. They aren't going to start only selling ebooks with paper books. They are going to give the ebooks additionally for a small fee. If you want you still can just buy the ebook alone.

And Amazon is not a publisher - it's just a retailer.

about a year ago
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What Works In Education: Scientific Evidence Gets Ignored

RazzleFrog Re:Creation (440 comments)

The problem in Texas is that they ARE trying to influence the textbook companies and since they are one of the largest purchasers of textbooks they actually could potentially have some success. Except for the whole separation of church and state thing that keeps kicking their ass in court.

about a year ago
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What Works In Education: Scientific Evidence Gets Ignored

RazzleFrog Re:Creation (440 comments)

If you mean climate control then there are overwhelming boatloads of scientific evidence if you look for it. Years of data compiled and analyzed.

And what do you mean "supports the Bible"? I mean the bible doesn't even support itself with all the endless contradictions. There is no science in that. Not sure what SD is.

about a year ago
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Uber Tip-Skimming Allegations Could Spark National Class Action

RazzleFrog Re:Startup? (167 comments)

Startup isn't a measure of dollars but time. Although one could argue that after 4 years it isn't really a startup based on time either.

about a year ago
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How Human Psychology Holds Back Climate Change Action

RazzleFrog Re:Nonsense (530 comments)

Right so believe the right wing liars who are achieving record profits from fossil fuels instead of the supposed left wing liars who are benefiting by - wait what are the benefiting by? Being published in a journal?

about a year ago
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How Human Psychology Holds Back Climate Change Action

RazzleFrog Re:And just maybe... (530 comments)

That doesn't prove that anything I said is patently false. It just means that 66.4% of the studies weren't designed to provide a conclusion on cause. It's not a vote one way or the other. It is outside the scope of what is trying to be measured. Most likely some of those studies are concerned with the real world impact of climate change without caring so much about the cause. If my study was on the impact of climate change on polar bears I am not going to espouse an opinion on why.

about a year ago
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How Human Psychology Holds Back Climate Change Action

RazzleFrog Re:And just maybe... (530 comments)

Well that is exactly it. It's the whole "cui bono" thing. Who benefits from lying about climate change? You could argue that all scientists, who generally don't make a lot of money and rarely agree with each other on much, benefit by having a climate change career OR you could argue that the fossil fuel industry benefits by continuing to have record profits. I think I know who I believe is more likely to be lying.

about a year ago
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How Human Psychology Holds Back Climate Change Action

RazzleFrog Re:On the other hand ... (530 comments)

Well yes most likely most of us will be dead before it matters. Good thing you don't have kids, though! Man they'll be screwed by your selfishness.

about a year ago

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