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Oldest Human Genome Reveals When Our Ancestors Mixed With Neanderthals

Triklyn Re: Exinction (120 comments)

yet again, ring species.

12 hours ago
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The Inevitable Death of the Internet Troll

Triklyn Re:So troll is the new hacker? (492 comments)

i always just took trolling to be kind of, they're playing a different game than you are, their game is to make you no longer play your game... basically, anybody who messes with other people for fun is a trolling.

13 hours ago
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The Inevitable Death of the Internet Troll

Triklyn Re:Hypocrisy (492 comments)

... "xXxPonyWarrior2002xXx" looks like something i'd make my username so others would be shamed by being fragged by someone with such a dumb username. I tend to use a lot of bracketing when i get in the mood to troll other players like that.

13 hours ago
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The Inevitable Death of the Internet Troll

Triklyn Re: Semantics (492 comments)

:) asking and telling are two different things. the polite thing is also to ask nicely.

it's my decision, not yours, where i point my eyeballs. if you want me to move them, you'll need to ask nicely. Their right not to be uncomfortable, does not trump my autonomy :)

13 hours ago
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The Inevitable Death of the Internet Troll

Triklyn Re:Not just women (492 comments)

yeah, we actually have laws for you know, death treats, assault threats... whatever the fuck "swatting" is... i really don't want to know by the way.

if there is any reason to suspect that the death treats are real. call the police. if you feel at all in danger... call the police.

if it's not serious enough to call the police... you know it's really not serious enough to lose sleep over.

yesterday
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The Inevitable Death of the Internet Troll

Triklyn Re:Not just women (492 comments)

i think the point most people make is that

'the difference between us (men and women) are less than the differences between us (you and me)'

don't try and paint me with that brush because

a) paint is sticky and uncomfortable
b) you'd be incorrect.

yesterday
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The Inevitable Death of the Internet Troll

Triklyn Re:Not just women (492 comments)

:) well put, i would give you some points but already commented in this thread.

as Richard Seymour relayed in a ted talk about beauty, and i'm paraphrasing here,

a customer goes in to get his watch cleaned by the watch's maker, when the watchmaker opens up the watch the customer sees little words engraved on the cogs and gears. Puzzled the customer asks the watchmaker why on earth he would engrave the pieces that nobody will ever see. The watch maker responds "God sees it."

those who do, do because it's the right thing to do, they don't have the time to worry about what you may think of them.

yesterday
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The Inevitable Death of the Internet Troll

Triklyn Re:Not just women (492 comments)

criminalizing hate isn't right. Classifying it as "domestic terrorism" is even less ok.

One can make the argument that by having stiffer penalties for hate crimes one should theoretically disincentivize hate crimes in the future... but hate crimes are still crimes, with typically pretty long maximum sentences to begin with. Murder is what 25-life as it is? it's up to the discretion of the sentencing judge.

Also, you're assigning them motivation that they may or may not have.

yesterday
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The Inevitable Death of the Internet Troll

Triklyn Re:Not just women (492 comments)

for non-stalkerish trolling... anybody on the internet literally has exactly as much power as you give them. literally, literally literally, the wall plug/powerstrip/powerbutton is right there. You choose what you see, what you read and what you engage with.

We do not need to protect people from being offended online. people who deal with real adversity, don't need us wrapping them in swaddling to protect them from fake adversity.

yesterday
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The Inevitable Death of the Internet Troll

Triklyn Re:Death? (492 comments)

:) i think they're the only ones actually "victimized" by it.

Internet trolls... would be very very far down on this list of things that would rile me up.

yesterday
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The Inevitable Death of the Internet Troll

Triklyn Re:Slashdot, Stop Spinning the GamerGate Content (492 comments)

:) unfortunately apparently you've got 4 sides.

pro, anti-, who cares?, and the shits and giggles side... the side that kinda just wants to poke the ants nest every so often.

yesterday
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The Inevitable Death of the Internet Troll

Triklyn Re:Automated hate? (492 comments)

verbal harassment is protected; what a slippery sloped world you suggest if it weren't. what would be next to lose that protection, verbal offense?

your right not to be offended does not trump my right to express myself, especially since you are not a captive audience in your scenario... you can walk away and no harm done.

if i were following you, or threatening you etc. it would be different.

yesterday
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Ebola Does Not Require an "Ebola Czar," Nor Calling Up the National Guard

Triklyn Re:On the subject of feelings vs facts (380 comments)

as above poster stated... it's typically too deadly to be widespread. An outbreak usually kills less than a hundred people and occurs pretty sporadically.

just looked at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L...

the first listing they have is 1976. before this current outbreak you were averaging 44 deaths per year... globally?

meanwhile, wikipedia lists the average lightning strike fatalities for the US at 40-50 annually... at a 10-20% fatality rate.

you were literally more likely to be struck by lightning in the US than die of ebola before this current outbreak.

and apparently hippos kill 2800 people annually... so there's that.

So yeah, not a priority.

yesterday
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Ebola Does Not Require an "Ebola Czar," Nor Calling Up the National Guard

Triklyn Re:It could become a major problem (380 comments)

watch, it's going to be the gays, jews, blacks, asians, latinos or arabs... whichever group he hates most.

2 days ago
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Ebola Does Not Require an "Ebola Czar," Nor Calling Up the National Guard

Triklyn Re:Politics (380 comments)

i don't know what GP's point was... but i need/want to know more about the monkey handedness. WHY ISN'T MORE BEING DONE?!?!?!

2 days ago
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Ebola Does Not Require an "Ebola Czar," Nor Calling Up the National Guard

Triklyn Re:Politics (380 comments)

reminds me of a TED talk by david deutsch in a remark about global warming... and a bit about the remarks regarding 9/11.

Deutsch said that it was already too late to avert a crisis, because the cost of rectifying our behavior to solve the crisis of global warming would be a crisis in and of itself... and by all accounts, Bin Laden's investment of millions of dollars to carry out the attack, has cost the world economy in the order of magnitude of billions. he had probably a 3 order of magnitude return on his investment.

We all know that Ebola isn't something to be scared of, but it is something to be wary of. The CDC saying the american public has nothing to fear at all, is true, but the public doesn't believe. The Ebola Czar being appointed and repeating that message might make the public take note and maybe believe there's nothing to fear. This might not do anything additional to stop the Ebola crisis, but that doesn't mean it won't do anything. widespread ebola panic, would be a crisis in and of itself.

A big part of this crisis in West Africa is the chilling effect it has had on the economies... in countries that can ill-afford it. local businesses don't get business, no tourism, people are worried about talking to their neighbors... and everybody is scared. I wouldn't be surprised if more people died of starvation than ebola because of this outbreak.

2 days ago
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Ebola Does Not Require an "Ebola Czar," Nor Calling Up the National Guard

Triklyn Re: Politics (380 comments)

apparently executive pay is 7 figure at some non-profit hospitals, and some of them have billions in revenue. they don't need profit, but it's a nice perk.

2 days ago
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Ebola Does Not Require an "Ebola Czar," Nor Calling Up the National Guard

Triklyn Re: Politics (380 comments)

they are listed as non-profit. doesn't mean they aren't profit driven.

there's some whole controversy over how non-profit hospitals in the US are. something about administrative compensation or whatnot.

2 days ago
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Ebola Does Not Require an "Ebola Czar," Nor Calling Up the National Guard

Triklyn Re:Politics (380 comments)

a horse with stripes is usually just a horse with stripes... unless you're standing in the middle of a zebra pen, or the Serengeti.

sure the doctors were aware that ebola was a risk... but surely not in dallas.

2 days ago

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