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Tim Cook: "I'm Proud To Be Gay"

nedlohs Re:Silly (727 comments)

It's not pedantry. You made a claim of fact. It's clearly not true. That you don't like that being pointed out is your problem.

8 hours ago
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Tim Cook: "I'm Proud To Be Gay"

nedlohs Re:Silly (727 comments)

Since you are able to post and hence are alive, clearly you have not suffered more bigotry and intolerance than "any homosexual" given that a non-zero number of them have suffered bigotry and intolerance of the form "we tolerate you so little we are going to beat you to death right here and now" which you clearly have not.

yesterday
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Tim Cook: "I'm Proud To Be Gay"

nedlohs Re:marriage is about children? (727 comments)

Because lots of people don't share your ludicrously stupid idea of what marriage is.

yesterday
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Tim Cook: "I'm Proud To Be Gay"

nedlohs Re:News for Nerds? (727 comments)

There was no such implication.

yesterday
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Tim Cook: "I'm Proud To Be Gay"

nedlohs Re:So what? (727 comments)

Maybe you could try reading the comment you are replying to before asking what it already answered.

yesterday
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MIT Professor Advocates Ending Asteroid Redirect Mission To Fund Asteroid Survey

nedlohs Re:But where are the potentional profits? (109 comments)

Water on Earth is cheap and plentiful

Water in Earth orbit on the other hand is neither.

yesterday
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Debate Over Systemd Exposes the Two Factions Tugging At Modern-day Linux

nedlohs Re:How about we hackers? (851 comments)

What in heatbleed would have possibly required a reboot?

Surely openssl isn't embedded in the kernel on freebsd???

Of course I'm behind the times enough to have been running openssl 0.9.8 in the first place...

3 days ago
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Debate Over Systemd Exposes the Two Factions Tugging At Modern-day Linux

nedlohs Re:How about we hackers? (851 comments)

It really doesn't. It disqualifies one (rather stupid) justification for doing something, leaving a billion other ones to be used.

3 days ago
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Ex-CBS Reporter Claims Government Agency Bugged Her Computer

nedlohs Re:She's.. (233 comments)

Or the delete key stuck down for one of numerous reasons. More than once I've had vi starts beeping like crazy because I've shifted the keyboard and the escape key has wedged under the monitor.

3 days ago
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Creationism Conference at Michigan State University Stirs Unease

nedlohs Re:It makes you uneasy? (986 comments)

It directly doesn't. You can read the vast quantities of posts here for indirect reasons.

From my perspective I don't care at all. It doesn't affect me in the slightest. All I did was point out an error of fact (or I guess misleading definitions if you are using referring to new atheism as something different than the rest of world uses the term) which has exactly nothing to do with some Christians telling each other lies for whatever reason.

4 days ago
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Creationism Conference at Michigan State University Stirs Unease

nedlohs Re:It makes you uneasy? (986 comments)

OK so a random shift. You claim "You never hear these people criticizing any other religions", I point out that you do and give a reference. You jump to asking about how I'm affected by a conference I'm not affected by?

I don't get the relation or relevance.

4 days ago
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Creationism Conference at Michigan State University Stirs Unease

nedlohs Re:It makes you uneasy? (986 comments)

It doesn't. And I didn't claim it does. Can you read?

4 days ago
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Creationism Conference at Michigan State University Stirs Unease

nedlohs Re:It makes you uneasy? (986 comments)

Sure, you do. All the time. Of course if you happen to live in a country in which Christianity is the dominant religion that impacts the lives of such atheists you would expect the most common topic to be Christianity. Or do you really expect people to criticize the things that don't impact their lives instead of the things that do?

If "you never hear these people criticizing any other religions" how did they get lablled islamaphobic? Amazing that they could do that without criticizing other religions - http://www.salon.com/2013/03/3...

And debates such as
Christopher Hitchens vs Tariq Ramadan
Sam Harris vs Reza Aslan
are illusionary?

4 days ago
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Creationism Conference at Michigan State University Stirs Unease

nedlohs Re:Why at a place of learning? (986 comments)

Sure pick aside. The entire idea of evidence and taking whatever theory best explains the data at the time as probably not 100% true but the best explanation we currently have and changing your mind as the data changes would just be fence sitting craziness.

4 days ago
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Tetris Is Hard To Test

nedlohs Re:cats are mammals, not all mammals are cats (169 comments)

Except they don't.

Lines are an important concept of the language - they are referenced by gotos and gosubs. That program is one line. It is more than one statement, but the claim wasn't a "one statement program".

4 days ago
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FTDI Removes Driver From Windows Update That Bricked Cloned Chips

nedlohs Re:Sorry They're Changing (571 comments)

Because you have complete control of course.

The shipment of real chips couldn't get swapped out for cheaper ones at the factory in China to be resold or anything like that.

If the DoD can't manage to keep counterfeit chips out of fighter jets it seems like a cheap usb gadget manufacturer might find it tricky.

about a week ago
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FTDI Removes Driver From Windows Update That Bricked Cloned Chips

nedlohs Re:Sorry They're Changing (571 comments)

And how can you be sure that counterfeit chips don't make it into the supply chain somewhere down the line without you knowing about it?

Having your devices get bricked (from the user's perspective) on mass because FTDI decided to try this again in the future seems like a rather large risk to take

about a week ago

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