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Gaza's Only Power Plant Knocked Offline

Triklyn Re:Radicalization (688 comments)

human shields are pretty effective. :) if these were two sides in more even conflict would you say the same? if hamas had tanks and were strapping women and children to the front of them, would you still consider it a warcrime for israel to shoot the tanks? it's hyperbole, but i'm pretty sure it's analagous in the right ways.

10 hours ago
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Gaza's Only Power Plant Knocked Offline

Triklyn Re:No innocent governments here (688 comments)

it does matter who started it... it not mattering who started the conflict is more naive than the other stance. It only "doesn't matter who started it" in the school yard because in an idealized world, it doesn't, and that's what we would like our children to believe before reality intrudes. in a dirty, muddy, complex world. motive matters, timing matters, past matters.

10 hours ago
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Gaza's Only Power Plant Knocked Offline

Triklyn Re:Radicalization (688 comments)

I'm not sure what your goal is, but considering you left out the contextual wrappings of that quoted passage. here it

The Hamas has been looking forward to implement Allah's promise whatever time it might take. The prophet, prayer and peace be upon him, said: The time will not come until Muslims will fight the Jews (and kill them); until the Jews hide behind rocks and trees, which will cry: O Muslim! there is a Jew hiding behind me, come on and kill him!

i'm fairly sure that's explicit declaration that they look forward to killing jews in the hopes of accelerating the end times :)

the quote itself does not explicitly incite genocide... unless you look forward to the end times. you make a distinction without a difference.

11 hours ago
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Amputee Is German Long Jump Champion

Triklyn Re:No, no unfair advantage at all... (175 comments)

you're very cynical. fair is fair. and the olympics isn't about the money for a lot of these athletes... it's about being the best, and being their best. one single competitor with an unfair advantage is one competitor too many.

yesterday
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Amputee Is German Long Jump Champion

Triklyn Re:Help me find a surgeon (175 comments)

... that'd be criminal. unless it were gangrenous.

first off, any major surgery involves a great deal of risk. infection, and otherwise.
secondly, there's always hope. paralyzed limb, limited neural regrowth is probably not that far off. and throw it in a brace if it gets in the wa.

2 days ago
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Amputee Is German Long Jump Champion

Triklyn Re:We need different divisions (175 comments)

i'm pretty sure that is against the rules. and they'd probably get DQ if found out.

2 days ago
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Amputee Is German Long Jump Champion

Triklyn Re:Nudity (175 comments)

... i don't think you grasp how analogies work.

2 days ago
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Satellite Images Show Russians Shelling Ukraine

Triklyn Re:Great... (561 comments)

and i didn't know the drinking problem in russia was so bad that they implemented a ban of sale of alcohol at night to curb it. god i think i fell down the rabbit hole a little there. apparently they have this thing called zapoi, which is multi-day binge drinking. and this other thing synonymous to "the horrors" which is what the Irish call the withdrawal from prolonged zapoi.

yes it's a problem and yes those stereotypes nail the demographics.

2 days ago
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Man Booted From Southwest Flight and Threatened With Arrest After Critical Tweet

Triklyn Re:Customer service? (877 comments)

:) you can't incite violence against others. you can't incite panic. you can't slander and you can't libel. all these are antithetical to free speech but they are also right. Free speech isn't the end goal, but simply a stepping stone to a better republic. that's the end goal, not free speech in isolation.

better people than us have made the evaluation that how freedom of expression should be limited is in cases where it brings an explicit and immediate harm. when it doesn't, the positives and negatives of restricting speech are unknown and a lighter touch is better.

4 days ago
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Man Booted From Southwest Flight and Threatened With Arrest After Critical Tweet

Triklyn Re:Customer service? (877 comments)

real men go for the crowbar.

part utility, part brutality, part durability, part homage.

all metal.

jabby, stabby, crunchy, B n E

just my crowbar and me.

as they say, nothing like a blunt piece of iron. you can really feel the bone break.

4 days ago
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Man Booted From Southwest Flight and Threatened With Arrest After Critical Tweet

Triklyn Re: name and location tweeted... (877 comments)

the great thing is, even if he tweeted her full name the article would be responsible enough to not print it...

4 days ago
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Ebola Outbreak Continues To Expand

Triklyn Re:Let's just hope... (167 comments)

... if that were the case, why not just pack anthrax into a crop duster mechanic of some kind, and just ignore the big boom altogether?

4 days ago
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Black Holes Not Black After All, Theorize Physicists

Triklyn Wait (225 comments)

can some explain why information can't be lost? this is slightly confusing and that assumption makes it seem like they're building a lot of theory on a pretty shaky foundation.

5 days ago
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Ebola Outbreak Continues To Expand

Triklyn Re:Let's just hope... (167 comments)

yes because burning isn't a disinfectant or anything. ebola ain't super contagious.

5 days ago
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Netflix Reduces Physical-Disc Processing, Keeps Prices the Same

Triklyn Re:What? (353 comments)

the analysis is fine, i think my initial comment was more about the whinging comment. which is why i went into obligation.

the service has dropped, yes, people are less satisfied yes, but netflix never promised to keep them as satisfied as it did, so customers shouldn't complain that they are now getting the exact service that they are paying for. if they no longer think it's worth it now that the "awesome" service has dropped to "fine" service, then they should stop paying for it. but they shouldn't be outraged that netflix has somehow "gone back on its word" when its word was never given. that was why i posted in the first place and that was my major gripe with your comment.

5 days ago
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Netflix Reduces Physical-Disc Processing, Keeps Prices the Same

Triklyn Re:What? (353 comments)

it's difficult to explain something that should be pretty obvious :)
the only thing you should ever expect is what is guaranteed. finding words and analogies to explain it is... i don't know... like trying to explain purple.

5 days ago
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Netflix Reduces Physical-Disc Processing, Keeps Prices the Same

Triklyn Re:What? (353 comments)

my gripe is that you seem to be assigning a value that netflix never promised to provide.

"Yeah, golly gosh, how stupid for people to expect the same service that they've had all along just because they are paying the same price. What whiners!" - you :)

they are people who were accustomed to an elevated level of service over what they were purchasing. they are whining because netflix is delivering exactly what it promised to deliver all along. They are free to stop giving Netflix money, but i don't condone their whinging.

about a week ago
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Netflix Reduces Physical-Disc Processing, Keeps Prices the Same

Triklyn Re:What? (353 comments)

obligation is obviously what we're talking about though. you are still getting what you paid for, but the additional efficiency that you received for free from the provider is no longer as economically lucrative to them. you got more than you paid for before, you were explicitly buying 1-3 day processing time. They have literally not changed what they promised you, but they are no longer giving you more than they promised you.

you are at your leisure to discontinue service with them, as i would be if the color of their envelopes changed and it was a dealbreaker to me. but don't make it seem like some egregious insult that you're no longer getting more than you've paid for.

about a week ago

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