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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: Today at 05:29:16 PM »
i'm not sure he's even being all that cynical.  all he said was that there's no concrete evidence of any collusion between trump and russia (true), yet cnn pushes the every development because it's what their predominantly liberal viewership wants to hear about (also true). 

which of course has now been twisted into "cnn admits they manufactured the russia story from whole cloth with help from the deep state."

I wouldn't think there was.

If I were Russia I'd be like...

"Trump's a moron who can't keep off twitter.  Tell him nothing."

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Rogue One (with spoilers)
« on: Today at 07:31:47 AM »
Vader's scene at the end was probably the scariest he's been in the entire series though, yeah.

That scene really bugged me. It was blatant fanservice with no real effect on the story, thrown in at the last minute (both in the sense of the movie's runtime and its production) to pander to the vocal minority loudly demanding that the movie focus on Vader slaughtering people. Give Abrams some credit, at least his fanservice revolved around the near-unanimous agreement that the original trilogy was far superior to the prequels. He wasn't simply catering to reddit. If the filmmakers had really wanted a scene of Vader being a badass, they should have made something that actually impacted the story, perhaps a scene near the beginning of the film to establish how dangerous the Empire is. Of course, they weren't interested in what such a scene might add to the story, and so they threw it on the end as a last-minute plea for reddit's approval.

I disagree.
To me the scene was about the overall resistance.  One one side you have the empire: a force of power.  On the other side, escape.  Escape was futile and death was inevitable as it advanced towards you.  Yet still you fought.  Still you persisted.  And at the end, when you realized escape was impossible, you passed on the hope with bravery.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Republican Health Care Bill
« on: June 27, 2017, 09:47:44 AM »
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/26/us/politics/senate-health-care-bill-republican.html?partner=msft_msn

Welp, that went as expected.

The white house is like "This will save us a ton of money by lowering enrollment in medicare and medicaid"
CBO: "It'll drop tons of people off health care completely due to costs."
WH: "That's what i just said."

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Republican Health Care Bill
« on: June 26, 2017, 08:14:54 PM »
So it's just ACA but worse?

YEP!

Turns out you can't do the whole "Pre-existing conditions can stay" part without "mandate" part.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Republican Health Care Bill
« on: June 26, 2017, 06:31:42 PM »
http://www.npr.org/2017/06/26/534428929/senate-republicans-alter-health-care-bill-to-avoid-so-called-death-spiral

I'm laughing so damn hard.

They went from "Forcing people to pay a tax or buy health insurance is wrong!" to "Well... looks like we kinda do need to force people to buy health insurance..." in a matter of months.  BRILLIANT!

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: June 26, 2017, 05:24:04 PM »
lol so apparently russia did try to influence our elections after all, but it was actually obama colluding with them the whole time.

unless you listen to sean hannity, in which case "so what if trump encouraged russia to release stolen dnc documents during an election cycle?"

neat.


I like how Trump is all "What did Obama do about it?" Apparently forgetting the tweets he made againat the Russian sanctions Obama put in.




Also, his travel ban was upheld (sort of) in the supreme court.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: June 24, 2017, 03:22:52 PM »
https://mobile.twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/878413313188802560

So does this mean there was meddling fo sho then?

Absolutely not.
Donald Trumps words are not his message.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: June 24, 2017, 12:09:14 PM »
The information I presented literally says it automatically deletes messages once read.
How does that prevent them from being archived?
That doesn't, by itself.
What does is that the software has no archiving feature.  You'd have to take a picture of each message with another camera.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: June 23, 2017, 05:48:21 PM »
So how have you demonstrated that they're deleting messages and not archiving them? Because you've just outlined that the act of removing the message is very preventable.

Err...
The information I presented literally says it automatically deletes messages once read.  Not sure how that says that the act of removing the message is very preventable.

So yes, they could write an "archive" feature in but from the looks of it, said feature is not currently in the app.

How did you get access to look at it?
I downloaded it.
You... you realize it's a publicly available app, right?  It's got a website with a big download button.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: June 23, 2017, 04:25:55 PM »
No, but software that encrypts then deletes messages automatically does.
That's completely incorrect. Any client could trivially archive messages.
Sure, if said client supports it.

One of the programs listed is Confide.
Here's the FAQ:

https://getconfide.com/faq

Quote
How does it work? It's really simple. Receive messages from your friends and colleagues, "wand" over the words with your finger or mouse to read them, and watch them disappear without a trace when you're done. They're gone for good — no forwarding, no printing and no archiving.
 How secure is this and do messages really disappear? We employ end-to-end encryption to ensure conversations remain confidential and are private to you. Even we at Confide cannot decrypt or see any messages. Yes, after messages are read once they disappear.


So yes, they could write an "archive" feature in but from the looks of it, said feature is not currently in the app.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: June 23, 2017, 02:55:28 PM »
Right, but the use of an end-to-end encryption solution does not inherently prevent archival. It might be the case that these messages are currently not being archived appropriately, but we have yet to see whether or not that's the case.

This sounds like part of the recent assault on end-to-end encryption, in which a few seemingly tyrannical groups are trying to spread distrust around the subject of cybersecurity. It's a bit scary tbh

No, but software that encrypts then deletes messages automatically does.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: June 23, 2017, 02:43:46 PM »
http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/06/22/533977417/trump-sued-for-allegedly-violating-presidential-records-act

Remember when Republicans (and Trump) were screeching about this very thing with Hillary's e-mail server?
Frankly, I don't. I remember the outrage over woefully insufficient security measures combined with attempts at obstruction of justice. Not good security measures potentially* getting in the way of transparency.

* - n.b. not necessarily, as the article rightly points out

Oh no, I mean the whole "OMG!  Clinton deleted e-mails!" part.  Where it was "She deleted e-mails that should have been archived!"

Tons of people kept quoting some records act that said she had to keep all her e-mails.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: June 23, 2017, 09:43:15 AM »
http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/06/22/533977417/trump-sued-for-allegedly-violating-presidential-records-act

Remember when Republicans (and Trump) were screeching about this very thing with Hillary's e-mail server?

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: No Religion= Peace
« on: June 22, 2017, 09:00:58 PM »

How can a religion that doesn't believe in God be satanic?  Satan is from God.  Like literally since God made everything. 
Secondly, one world religion is literally the goal of most religions in the world.  Christians, Jews, and Muslims all want there to be only one world religion.  God himself all but said it.
And really, if god didn't want us to be proud of our achievements, why the hell would he give us brains?  Why not make us like gold fish, stupid and unable to do anything more than fling poo and look pretty?

How can a religion that doesn't believe in God be satanic? .... because Satan is the enemy of God and the father of murder and lies - the father of all false belief / error - even atheism
Satan is from God .... no, Satan is a (free willed) rebellious angel at war with God
Christians, Jews, and Muslims all want there to be only one world religion .... um, no .... Christians believe in and point to Jesus Christ the son of God / God manifest in the flesh
Muslims believe that God has no son .... Jews (Judaism) rejects Jesus as the son of God (for now)
only one world religion.  God himself all but said it ..... um, no .... not according the the revelation of God (the Bible) = Jesus is THE way / THE truth and THE life .... there is no salvation under any other name
and no .... God does not intend for you to fling poo
if god didn't want us to be proud of our achievements, why the hell would he give us brains? .... man by his own wisdom cannot find God ..... Since we have accepted the technology of the atom and have rejected the sermon on the mount .. we therefore now live in a society full of nuclear giants and ethical infants

Actually I was more like:

God made Lucifer as an angel.  If you fail to believe in God, then Lucifer can't exist as his existence relies on God making him.  So yes, Satan is from God.  God is literally Satan's father.

All 3 of those religions proclaim themselves to be the one true interpretation.  And those who disbelieve are heretics who will go to Hell.  You can figure out the rest from there.

You literally just made my point.  "Jesus is THE way / THE truth and THE life .... there is no salvation under any other name"  How can there be ANY OTHER RELIGION if Christianity is literally the only correct one?

I'd agree but we're more like teenagers, not infants.  The Jews of old were infants, whining and crying, making rules on what you can and can't eat because you didn't know how to cook it properly.  Waging wars and slavery.  Oh yes, Slavery was a thing.  And quite common.  But I guess us infants are ethically worse..  Oh look, less slavery.  Huh...



Obvious troll is obvious.
Well, yeah, but I like to eat troll bait.  It tastes like chicken.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: June 22, 2017, 08:54:52 PM »
He was a good enough bluffer to trick the American people into electing him president, despite literally every indication that he was an awful person who would prove to be an awful president.

And he continues to con his supporters into thinking he's working for them despite all the evidence to the contrary. He's a downright modern-day PT Barnum this one is.

Telling people what they want to hear isn't a bluff, it's a con.

People also have a tendency to want something they don't understand.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: June 22, 2017, 06:00:06 PM »
http://www.npr.org/2017/06/22/533965746/trump-i-did-not-make-and-do-not-have-recordings-of-comey

Well... if this isn't misdirection, I don't fucking know what is.

Also, he's a terrible bluffer.  I'd love to play poker with him, I'd win every time.  And I fucking suck at poker.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Republican Health Care Bill
« on: June 22, 2017, 03:58:05 PM »
http://www.npr.org/2017/06/22/533947844/senate-republicans-reveal-long-awaited-affordable-care-act-repeal-bill

The senate has gotten the bill out in public.  Finally.

Now to read it, digest it, and then vote on it in about a week.

But I thought health care bills were supposed to be passed first, and then we could find out what is in them.
Not when 50% of your bill is removing lines from another bill.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Republican Health Care Bill
« on: June 22, 2017, 03:47:22 PM »
http://www.npr.org/2017/06/22/533947844/senate-republicans-reveal-long-awaited-affordable-care-act-repeal-bill

The senate has gotten the bill out in public.  Finally.

Now to read it, digest it, and then vote on it in about a week.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: No Religion= Peace
« on: June 21, 2017, 10:02:18 PM »
Sorry .... but you cannot eliminate Belief (religion) .. even atheism (the religion of man being in the place of God) ....
there are only two "religions" in the world ...
the religions of Human achievement (Satanic) and the one "religion" of divine accomplishment (Jesus / God)
............. indeed, as we approach the final days what will emerge is an earthy One-World-Religion devised by man
this earthy One-World-Religion will attempt to silence all opposition and especially the one Biblical Religion of divine accomplishment as we see today
..................... dadmansabode.com
BTW .... this supposed "peace" people are attempting to achieve will be a false peace ... and then sudden destruction will come ... see Revelation 6 .... are we there yet ??

How can a religion that doesn't believe in God be satanic?  Satan is from God.  Like literally since God made everything. 

Secondly, one world religion is literally the goal of most religions in the world.  Christians, Jews, and Muslims all want there to be only one world religion.  God himself all but said it.

And really, if god didn't want us to be proud of our achievements, why the hell would he give us brains?  Why not make us like gold fish, stupid and unable to do anything more than fling poo and look pretty?

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Religion of Peace Strikes Back
« on: June 19, 2017, 02:51:01 PM »
London just needs to post "no van zone" signs on sidewalks and then that will solve the problem.

Or outlaw vans except for police.

But then, only the criminals will have vans. :(

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