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Bill Gates: Piketty's Attack on Income Inequality Is Right

gameboyhippo Re:Let me get this right (838 comments)

I simply do not think like you. I can imagine a sports conversation with you,

You "So do you like the 49ers?"
Me "No... I'm not into footb---"
You "I knew it! You're a Broncos fan!"
Me "Well, no... I just don't foll--"
You "You already said you didn't like the 49ers. So you must be asserting that you're a Broncos fan!"
Me "What?"

Not being swayed simply means that. If someone gives neither reasons nor citations (you just need one in informal conversation) for thinking something is true, it just doesn't sway me. It doesn't mean I took the other side. But at least the guy or gal in favor of the Fair Tax explained why he liked it.

about a week ago
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Google Fiber To Launch In Austin, Texas In December

gameboyhippo Re:Don't get your hopes up if you're in an apt. (88 comments)

There's quite a few complexes near where I live that have Google Fiber. It's proudly advertised on various complex's banners.

about a week ago
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Bill Gates: Piketty's Attack on Income Inequality Is Right

gameboyhippo Re:Let me get this right (838 comments)

"Scientology has been torn apart many times."
By your logic, pointing that out is a statement supporting Scientology.

How do you figure? By my logic it says that you can't use "weasel words". It doesn't attempt to determine if the comment is correct or the opposite is correct.

"The Fair tax as been torn apart many times." By whom? What studies? Maybe it doesn't work, maybe it does. But just telling me that it's been torn apart many times doesn't convince people like me, nor does it persuade me in the opposite direction.

about a week ago
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Bill Gates: Piketty's Attack on Income Inequality Is Right

gameboyhippo Re:Let me get this right (838 comments)

I don't get it when people say things like this. "X has been torn apart many time!" or "Scientists have already proven X!" Especially since your argument has been torn apart many times.

about a week ago
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Why Atheists Need Captain Kirk

gameboyhippo Re:Fallacy (937 comments)

It seems odd for you to start out by saying that everything I say is wrong, but follow up with points that actually agree with and validate my position

Fair enough. I guess what I was trying to say is that the idea that "Science" never caused anyone to do any of the things you mentioned was incorrect. Yes, religious people are encouraged to marry within their religion for the same reason you stated. Though I am surprised that you wouldn't mind your children growing up to have the inability to "follow logic and reason".

But you know what's really weird about your response. You keep proclaiming "open-mindedness" while clearly showing an intolerance towards people of faith. A bit amusing, don't you think?

about a month ago
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Why Atheists Need Captain Kirk

gameboyhippo Re:Fallacy (937 comments)

I can appreciate what you're saying, but everything you just said is false. I understand it will upset you because you wish what you said was true, but it isn't.

First Science isn't one man's idea or philosophy just like there are many sects to Religion. Some people, like Richard Dawkins and Lawrence Krauss, encourage ridiculing or mocking religious people. But you excuse it because Science® is Right. I'm sure the murderers who killed 3000 people 13 years ago thought they were Right too.

"Science doesn't demand we marry other people from the same denomination; marriages between a physicist and a biologist are just as sacred" That's a categorical error. In Christianity, a pastor and a music director can marry just like a biologist and physicist can. But you are correct that Christianity demands that people marry who have the same belief system. This is perfectly normal. You wouldn't marry a devout Christian, right? They'd get on your nerves and it would make a crappy marriage.

"Science doesn't force us into indoctrinating our children into our faith in the one true meaning of Dark Matter." Right, but you would not be happy at all if your children became Christians, right? Obviously someone who actually believes that there is a God out there that loves, cares, and forgives you of sins would want their children to know about Him too, right?

"Nobody has fought a war to eradicate the filthy heretical." WWII - need I say more. Anyway, I can go on, but the point is, "Science is objectively morally right" is just wishful thinking. When there are humans involved - no matter their philosophical beliefs - there will be "Bad Stuff" happening.

about a month ago
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Microsoft To Buy Minecraft Maker Mojang For $2.5 Billion

gameboyhippo An end to XBox? (330 comments)

I wonder if this is a step towards becoming a software company since they haven't done so well in the device industry... especially in Japan.

about a month ago
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AT&T Says 10Mbps Is Too Fast For "Broadband," 4Mbps Is Enough

gameboyhippo Re:Ask anyone still on Dial Up (533 comments)

But it's not that much different to bring 10 mbps to new markets. I'd rather see them roll out 10mbps to new areas than 4mbps

about a month and a half ago
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The Five Nigerian Gangs Behind Most Craigslist Buyer Scams

gameboyhippo Re:"Counterfeit detector pens" don't exist (160 comments)

I can tell from your comment that you're far more enlightened than us normal people. So while I find your explanation of why counterfeit pens don't work fascinating, I even more interested in your solution to this problem. If an old lady wants to buy shelves from me that I'm selling on Craigslist, how should I make that financial transaction?

about a month and a half ago
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The Five Nigerian Gangs Behind Most Craigslist Buyer Scams

gameboyhippo Cash or Card only (160 comments)

When I list something on Craigslist, I only accept cash or debit. While not foolproof, cash can be checked for legitimacy with a counterfeit detector pen. And while cards can be stolen, checking their ID will stop most cases of fraud.

about a month and a half ago
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Samsung Launches Virtual Reality Headset For Galaxy Note 4

gameboyhippo Re:Why would you buy (24 comments)

If I understand this article correctly, one could eventually just switch out the Galaxy Note 4 for a later model.

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Do You Wish You'd Known Starting Out As a Programmer?

gameboyhippo Re:C++ is not the language you start with (548 comments)

I'd recommend getting a refund from whomever taught you Java.

It's just,

System.out.println("Hello World");

Or if you statically import System.out...

out.println("Hello World");

about 2 months ago
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How many devices are connected to your home Wi-Fi?

gameboyhippo Re:None (260 comments)

So how do you connect your cell phone, Nintendo 3DS, or bathroom scale to the Internet?

about 2 months ago
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Watch a Cat Video, Get Hacked: the Death of Clear-Text

gameboyhippo Re:https is useless (166 comments)

Right. And if you have the keys then you can sign your own certificates. Thus allowing Eve to pretend she's Bob.

about 2 months ago
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Type 225 Words per Minute with a Stenographic Keyboard (Video)

gameboyhippo Re: Now this is funny. (109 comments)

If you're implying that I write insecure code because I write a lot of code then you're mistaken. I produce a lot of code because I'm able to utilize technology to generate clean, bug free code for very common scenarios. I also write a lot of quality unit tests. On top of that, my code contains quality documentation. You just can't write disciplined code like that and not produce many lines of code.

about 2 months ago
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Type 225 Words per Minute with a Stenographic Keyboard (Video)

gameboyhippo Re: Now this is funny. (109 comments)

He's probably spending most of his day on /. I agree. If I'm in the implementation phase, I can churn out hundreds of lines of code in a day.

about 2 months ago
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California Man Sues Sony Because Killzone: Shadowfall Isn't Really 1080p

gameboyhippo Re:Troll much? (286 comments)

What else is interesting is that the "underpowered" Wii U has more 1080p games than the high powered systems. And they look gorgeous.

about 3 months ago
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U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Religious Objections To Contraception

gameboyhippo Re:A win for medieval mentality (1330 comments)

I haven't flipped the issue on its head. I'm calling it like it is. You're unable to see that people who employ people are people too with the same constitutional rights. Let's flip it for a second and you'll see what I mean (not really, this is the Internet, but it's fun to try.)

You go to work for XYZ-tech. Every year they have a big Christmas party celebrating the birth of Christ. They require you to pay for part of the party expenses. We could both agree that as a devout atheist, you feel this is wrong in every way. So why is it different when you flip around employee and employer? Why is it suddenly okay to tell the employer that they must violate their religious beliefs by being forced to pay for something that they feel is murder? Just as you wouldn't sue your employer if they had an optional off-site private Christmas party; nobody is punishing employees for using contraception that is not one of the sixteen forms that Hobby Lobby covers.

If you think that your rights change because you provide an income to people, then that's your right. You're objectively incorrect, but theirs nothing in the constitution against being wrong.

about 3 months ago

Submissions

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Rock Port, MO becomes first 100% Green Energy Town

gameboyhippo gameboyhippo writes  |  more than 6 years ago

gameboyhippo writes "Today, Rock Port, MO (a town known for its geeks and farmers) has become the first town in the United States to become 100% wind powered. The four turbines now produces twice the energy the town uses."
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Javascript is a pain

gameboyhippo gameboyhippo writes  |  more than 8 years ago

So I'm struggling with a javascript function for a little bit. My for loop would end for no reason at all. Eventually I discovered that if you have a var statement in the middle of a for loop or if statement, the whole thing dies silently.

Yeah, I know, that's probably common knowledge, but hey, I'm still in my rookie year at programming professionally.

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