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by SJ Zero
Wed May 06, 2009 12:26 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: BASIC vs. C (BASIC wins, obviously)
Replies: 172
Views: 47954

Re: BASIC vs. C (BASIC wins, obviously)

A programmer doesn't need a mathematically precise language to get how a program is made.

Again, ideal. Ideally, an AI with a large body of knowledge could interpret requirements and know what questions to ask.
by SJ Zero
Wed May 06, 2009 12:16 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: School strip search case to be heard by Supreme Ct April 21
Replies: 306
Views: 21866

Re: School strip search case to be heard by Supreme Ct April 21

Depends. Are we still forcing children to take their clothes off and fiddle with their undergarments because we think they might have harmless painkillers? Are we still sending children to re-programming camps where we use nazi-esque techniques to alter their psyche? Are we still running up the debt...
by SJ Zero
Tue May 05, 2009 10:27 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: School strip search case to be heard by Supreme Ct April 21
Replies: 306
Views: 21866

Re: School strip search case to be heard by Supreme Ct April 21

I'd show you, but sadly there's no children around so I won't be able to violate their basic human rights.

There's no fun in it if I'm not violating anyone's basic human rights.

(I mean...protecting them....from drugs....and pedophiles!)
by SJ Zero
Tue May 05, 2009 10:24 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: UAE fines mother over baby death
Replies: 127
Views: 8642

Re: UAE fines mother over baby death

I'm a fan of the "first principles" philosophy of laws. Create a constitution defining the powers granted to the ruling body. Then, create a set of laws which lay out broad moral goals of philosophy. Finally, if specific laws need to be created, make them under the moral authority of the s...
by SJ Zero
Tue May 05, 2009 9:39 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: UAE fines mother over baby death
Replies: 127
Views: 8642

Re: UAE fines mother over baby death

I'd say, don't give a fetus rights because it's unenforcable. Unenforcable laws tend to be used only for political purposes. You won't charge every mother who gives birth to a FAS baby, or crack babies, or women who stayed with abusive husbands and were beaten while pregnant, even though she should ...
by SJ Zero
Tue May 05, 2009 9:23 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: School strip search case to be heard by Supreme Ct April 21
Replies: 306
Views: 21866

Re: School strip search case to be heard by Supreme Ct April 21

I've liked this argument: "She hid the drugs just past the reach of my fingers, but my erect penis is much longer and more sensitive! I'm sure I can find the drugs with it, if I look hard enough!" And voila! Isn't protecting the children by destroying their fundamental human r...
by SJ Zero
Tue May 05, 2009 9:18 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: UAE fines mother over baby death
Replies: 127
Views: 8642

Re: UAE fines mother over baby death

That's nothing. By simply being alive and having an immune system fighting the various molds, fungi, bacteria, viruses, and amoeba that would happily digest you, you're MURDERING MILLIONS every single second.
by SJ Zero
Tue May 05, 2009 9:13 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Stephen Colbert vs. Jon Stewart
Replies: 56
Views: 11353

Re: Stephen Colbert vs. Jon Stewart

Your hypothetical is broken, because in order for someone equal to Obama to be running for the Republicans, the Republicans would have to basically run on a much different platform. You couldn't get a Reagan with a platform of "Here is the list of people we hate". Reagan was much less of a...
by SJ Zero
Tue May 05, 2009 9:00 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: best game developer of all time
Replies: 181
Views: 13060

Re: best game developer of all time

It's impossible for any game developer to objectively be the best. It's an inherently subjective benchmark. Also, this whole list really is hurt by temporal distortion. I said "Valve" off the top of my head because they've got an excellent track record of well done games, many of which are...
by SJ Zero
Tue May 05, 2009 7:58 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: SCOTUS Justice against privacy, angry about being googled
Replies: 22
Views: 2159

Re: SCOTUS Justice against privacy, angry about being googled

Of course. In the case I'm talking about, Thomas may have ruled with the majority, but the entire case was about the fundamental idea that students DO have rights, which goes back to the Tinker case. Thomas was completely and utterly wrong, factually incorrect, and in violation of precedent when he ...
by SJ Zero
Tue May 05, 2009 7:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: UAE fines mother over baby death
Replies: 127
Views: 8642

Re: UAE fines mother over baby death

But will people who have little or nothing to do with living in that house, or dealing with the dog, legislate that you have to spend time with it/pay off your mortgage, or face time in jail? Probably not. Furthermore: why, pray tell, do women go back to work as soon as possible after giving birth?...
by SJ Zero
Tue May 05, 2009 7:42 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: BASIC vs. C (BASIC wins, obviously)
Replies: 172
Views: 47954

Re: BASIC vs. C (BASIC wins, obviously)

netcrusher88 wrote:See, funny thing. They aren't.

Ideally, they would be.

See? You don't seem to understand what that word "ideal" means.
by SJ Zero
Tue May 05, 2009 7:40 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Why I love the swine flu
Replies: 60
Views: 4602

Re: Why I love the swine flu

How about you rephrase that: The CDC and the WHO exist to respond to these things. Informing the public is step one . If "media clusterfuck" means "reporting about a problem that can be solved by informing the public of the existence of the problem", then yes, it is a motherfuck...
by SJ Zero
Tue May 05, 2009 4:57 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Why I love the swine flu
Replies: 60
Views: 4602

Re: Why I love the swine flu

Here, let me repeat myself yet again:

The CDC and the WHO exist to worry about these things. That's their job.


A media clusterfuck is not part of an organized response.
by SJ Zero
Tue May 05, 2009 3:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: UAE fines mother over baby death
Replies: 127
Views: 8642

Re: UAE fines mother over baby death

Who would disagree with something like that?
by SJ Zero
Tue May 05, 2009 3:34 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Why I love the swine flu
Replies: 60
Views: 4602

Re: Why I love the swine flu

In the United States, there are an average(between 1979 and 2001) of 41,500 deaths from influenza annually. 1 Only 1 person in the US has died from the swine flu in this "crisis". 2 Besides Mexico, that's the only death on the planet attributed to this flu. There are only 1400 confirmed wo...
by SJ Zero
Tue May 05, 2009 3:16 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: UAE fines mother over baby death
Replies: 127
Views: 8642

Re: UAE fines mother over baby death

Many women drink and smoke during pregnancy, causing Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. Don't act like mothers are messianic figures capable of committing no sin.
by SJ Zero
Tue May 05, 2009 3:10 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: UAE fines mother over baby death
Replies: 127
Views: 8642

Re: UAE fines mother over baby death

It doesn't sound bad. If I buy a house, I should be prepared to pay for it. If I get a dog, I should be prepared to feed and walk it. If I get a child, I should be prepared to spend time with it. I know from experience that having kids is a titanic responsibility. You should expect your time and res...
by SJ Zero
Tue May 05, 2009 3:08 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Why I love the swine flu
Replies: 60
Views: 4602

Re: Why I love the swine flu

That's another good point. The experts all seem to be saying this is overblown bullshit too. Dust masks sold out in the provincial capital, yet not one case of the flu existed in this province. Reminds me of when generators sold out everywhere during the Y2k irrelevant bullshit. (That turned out to ...
by SJ Zero
Tue May 05, 2009 3:03 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: BASIC vs. C (BASIC wins, obviously)
Replies: 172
Views: 47954

Re: BASIC vs. C (BASIC wins, obviously)

So the ideal programming language would be able to have a discussion with a quasi-programmer to determine requirements, just like an actual programmer would.

This seems more like "The ideal car would drive itself." "But cars aren't smart enough to drive themselves!" to me.
by SJ Zero
Tue May 05, 2009 2:58 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Parents get sext message
Replies: 105
Views: 8602

Re: Parents get sext message

Regarding a point made earlier, I really don't understand why companies think it's appropriate to turn someone down for a job based on some drunk pictures on facebook.

Almost everyone has gone to the bar and gotten drunk. There's no logical reason to hold the fact that it happened against anyone.
by SJ Zero
Tue May 05, 2009 2:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Why I love the swine flu
Replies: 60
Views: 4602

Re: Why I love the swine flu

The CDC and the WHO exist to worry about these things. That's their job. They do a very good job, and there have been no notable pandemics(Besides one incurable but easily preventable disease) for 90 years because of the efforts of governments that include the CDC and WHO. Which is why this is irrel...
by SJ Zero
Tue May 05, 2009 2:15 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: UAE fines mother over baby death
Replies: 127
Views: 8642

Re: UAE fines mother over baby death

I would like to point out that even though Iran wasn't subject to British colonialism, it was subject to the softer American colonialism where the Americans helped destroy the democratically elected government in the 60s because they were talking about nationalising the oil industry. The beautiful i...
by SJ Zero
Tue May 05, 2009 2:05 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: SCOTUS Justice against privacy, angry about being googled
Replies: 22
Views: 2159

Re: SCOTUS Justice against privacy, angry about being googled

Yeah, and I'm against that whole idiotic system. "The law doesn't mean what it says right there in black and white!"
by SJ Zero
Tue May 05, 2009 2:03 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Justice David Souter to retire at the end of June
Replies: 66
Views: 3403

Re: Justice David Souter to retire at the end of June

Based on what I'm reading here, I have a simple solution to the problem. Replace the Supreme Court with the Power Rangers! Then, you'd have a multi-ethnic group of good spirited young people to fight injustice! If they can't beat you with the courts, they'll form the Megazord and blast evildoers wit...
by SJ Zero
Tue May 05, 2009 1:35 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: BASIC vs. C (BASIC wins, obviously)
Replies: 172
Views: 47954

Re: BASIC vs. C (BASIC wins, obviously)

Seems like it should be more than possible. When someone walks up to me and says "We want level control on this tank", they don't need to have a billion details. Of course, you idiots don't know what "ideal" means. It's like me saying that the ideal car wouldn't burn gas, then yo...
by SJ Zero
Tue May 05, 2009 1:31 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: School strip search case to be heard by Supreme Ct April 21
Replies: 306
Views: 21866

Re: School strip search case to be heard by Supreme Ct April 21

no, but someone with an under developed frontal lobe is less capable of being rational than someone with a fully developed frontal lobe Alcoholics are on average less capable of being rational than non-alcoholics - should we strip them too? How about people who were brought up in poor families, wit...
by SJ Zero
Tue May 05, 2009 1:25 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: SCOTUS Justice against privacy, angry about being googled
Replies: 22
Views: 2159

Re: SCOTUS Justice against privacy, angry about being googled

That'd be fine, but they're inconsistent. Thomas in particular deserves to be pistol whipped for his strained reasoning of "Kids aren't people, and the first amendment only applies to people".
by SJ Zero
Tue May 05, 2009 1:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Why I love the swine flu
Replies: 60
Views: 4602

Re: Why I love the swine flu

It looks like the end-result was pneumonia, so simply heading to the hospital if that symptom shows up should be enough to save your life. One reason this is irrelevant bullshit, though, is the fact that it's not 1918 anymore. Maybe you guys are different, but I'm not hanging out in muddy trenches w...
by SJ Zero
Tue May 05, 2009 4:45 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Why I love the swine flu
Replies: 60
Views: 4602

Re: Why I love the swine flu

Any food product, for one. Water treatment plants for cities Water treatment plants for bottled water Many nuclear plants are based on one design, so screw up the basic design, hello Chernobyl. Chernobyl increased cancer rates on the whole continent, and has contributed to increased levels of ambien...
by SJ Zero
Tue May 05, 2009 4:12 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Why I love the swine flu
Replies: 60
Views: 4602

Re: Why I love the swine flu

I can think of several dozen different types of plant that fit that description. They're not in the news, because "Risk exists, world not yet padded cell" isn't news.
by SJ Zero
Tue May 05, 2009 3:52 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Why I love the swine flu
Replies: 60
Views: 4602

Re: Why I love the swine flu

It's absolutely irrelevant bullshit. Sure, there are certain people who need to do things to make sure the threat is mitigated, but something being a remote threat that should be mitigated in accordance with threat management principles, but it's not a panic, not a crisis, it's nothing of the like. ...
by SJ Zero
Mon May 04, 2009 5:31 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Why I love the swine flu
Replies: 60
Views: 4602

Re: Why I love the swine flu

Don't MAKE me lodge a firm but polite complaint with the appropriate organization! I'll do it, man! I'm crazy!
by SJ Zero
Mon May 04, 2009 5:08 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Why I love the swine flu
Replies: 60
Views: 4602

Re: Why I love the swine flu

The people in the 24 hour news media are ALWAYS going to be yelling at the top of their lungs about how we're all going to die. They've been doing it as long as I've been alive. I much rather they be blowing irrelevant bullshit completely out of proportion than reporting on things that actually matt...
by SJ Zero
Sat May 02, 2009 1:14 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Why I love the swine flu
Replies: 60
Views: 4602

Re: Why I love the swine flu

I'm not saying all the other stuff stopped. I'm saying among new developments, the flu is considered one of the only important pieces of news. It's the freakin' flu. I was watching the news channel while getting to bed last night, and ended up listening to more information about a flu strain of whic...
by SJ Zero
Sat May 02, 2009 8:36 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Why I love the swine flu
Replies: 60
Views: 4602

Why I love the swine flu

Listening to the news about the swine flu, from the 20th different venue, I came to realise something: I'm really happy to hear about the swine flu. For the past 8 years, every time I heard something on the news, it was something very important, something I had to pay attention to or risk falling pr...
by SJ Zero
Fri May 01, 2009 3:40 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Sour Grapes at the Pageant
Replies: 166
Views: 12134

Re: Sour Grapes at the Pageant

Pushing Atheists out of marriage as well would definitely destroy the 1st amendment. Nobody cares much for the constitution anymore so I'm sure it'd pass, but it's a slippery slope saying "We can talk about any unconstitutional thing we want since nobody follows the rules anyway"
by SJ Zero
Fri May 01, 2009 2:59 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Sour Grapes at the Pageant
Replies: 166
Views: 12134

Re: Sour Grapes at the Pageant

You know, someone said something earlier that put this into perspective for me. Who gave those women the vote? Don't they know that they're inferior to men? It says so right in the bible! Their weak constitutions and delicate sensibilities aren't up to the rigors of politics. Their place is at home....
by SJ Zero
Fri May 01, 2009 2:53 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: BASIC vs. C (BASIC wins, obviously)
Replies: 172
Views: 47954

Re: BASIC vs. C (BASIC wins, obviously)

The ideal programming language is exactly that, give the computer a set of requirements and let it deal with the details. When I want a GPS, I could design one myself and solder it myself and design a plastic case and fab it up, but odds are I'm going to head to the store and say "I want a GPS&...
by SJ Zero
Thu Apr 30, 2009 11:16 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: What is your favor 2.5D MMORPG?
Replies: 37
Views: 4831

Re: What is your favor 2.5D MMORPG?

I played it exactly like I tried to play WoW: with my brother on the next computer.

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