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re: Number of dead now at 4 (not counting the terrorist) in London - why the silence? - funnystuff
Come on now, we have to excercise some patience. I know it's not easy in a world run on instant gratification, but this is important to get right. If the attacker was working with other people, releasing information on the investigation puts us at a disadvantage finding them. I want to know exact...
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re: Can we settle the debate about shills? - funnystuff
We can be pretty sure that Russia has their own version of CtR. They have the tools and they have the motive. They've also got the framework needed to keep it secret. Their entire interference in this election looks overblown, but let's not also pretend that they are benevolent angels....
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re: I can't believe how ridiculously silly US politics has gotten - funnystuff
It doesn't refute the premise of the thread at all. The premise of the thread is that some people erroneously believe that Russia changed the votes of US citizens. I agree with the OP that this is a ridiculous assertion. It was not Russians that changed US citizens' voting decision, it was true info...
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re: I can't believe how ridiculously silly US politics has gotten - funnystuff
But here's the double edged sword of that argument: those leaks provided some genuine, valuable information that Americans needed to have. If those leaks influenced the election, then it's information that needed to be leaked. The dissimineation of true information never makes democracy weaker. T...
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re: I can't believe how ridiculously silly US politics has gotten - funnystuff
You are correct here, but we shouldn't take that to mean that Russia is a complete non-threat. Romney was correct that Russia is our greatest geopolitical foe, and Obama's incompetence certainly didn't diminish their threat level. The "Russians hacked the election nonsense" is just that, nonsense...
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re: Why Are Movie Tickets Now Being Taxed? - funnystuff
I believe that's still how most every theater does it, even if it's not always explicitly stated. The OP's theater probably just used taxes as an excuse to implement a rate hike. But I'm certain that they were paying taxes before the change (or that they were at least suppose to)...
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re: Why Are Movie Tickets Now Being Taxed? - funnystuff
Just for reference, the studio usually take in about 60% of ticket sales the first couple of weeks that a new movie runs, then it graudually drops a little. And studios will often demand an even higher cut for the big blockbusters. Point being, the crazy prices aren't all the fault of the theater...
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re: Why Are Movie Tickets Now Being Taxed? - funnystuff
Also, movie theaters aren't exempt from taxes, and I don't believe they ever were...
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re: Why Are Movie Tickets Now Being Taxed? - funnystuff
How is any of what you described bull? You just described markets...
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re: Sorry, Liberals, There Are No Oppressed Americans (Op-Ed) - funnystuff
Upvoted simply for the Don Quixote reference :cheers:...
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re: Ray Kurzweil. Google's Director of Engineering predicts Singularity by 2029 - funnystuff
So this post is a pretty good example of the problem I have with Kurzweil's technophile zealots (nothing against you personally, just a pattern I see with a lot of singularity optimists). I'm 100% on board with your post all the way up to here: [quote]Maybe it will all come to a screeching halt a...
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re: Breaking DOJ delivers requested proof to House intel - funnystuff
If there's anything significant, Trump will find a way to leak it....
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re: Rand Paul supporters need to get over themselves - funnystuff
I just want to summarize your conversation for you quickly. You start with...[quote]The fact is America has never been ... a libertarian country[/quote]To which another poster responded with evidence that you are incorrect, that there were once strong libertarian ideals held by our highest courts...
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re: Ron Higgins on who the frontrunners are for the LSU BB job - funnystuff
I worry about longevity with the guy. He's been with 16 different teams since 1990 and none of his stops were longer than 4 years. I don't know whether he keeps job hopping because he succeeds up or because he fails sideways, but either way, he doesn't seem likely to bring long-term stability to the...
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re: Stephen Hawkins... "We need a world gov or we will perish" - funnystuff
[quote]Not knowing how to build a Friendly AI is not deadly, of itself.… It’s the mistaken belief that an AI will be friendly which implies an obvious path to global catastrophe.[/quote]...
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re: Stephen Hawkins... "We need a world gov or we will perish" - funnystuff
[quote]Vinge compares it to the Cold War strategy called MAD—mutually assured destruction. Coined by acronym-loving John von Neumann (also the creator of an early computer with the winning initials, MANIAC), MAD maintained Cold War peace through the promise of mutual obliteration. Like MAD, superint...
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re: Stephen Hawkins... "We need a world gov or we will perish" - funnystuff
I don't like his conclusion, but we do need to be careful with artificial intelligence. Even if there's not 1 world government, there needs to be a globally unified pursuit of AI. We only have 1 chance to get it right. Everyone badly needs to read Our Final Invention by Barrat. Movies like Termin...
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re: Anyoen ever see 99 Homes? - funnystuff
It's fantastic. Michael Shannon is an incredible actor...
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