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by Sir-Sister-of-Suck
Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Alinsky's Rules for Radicals
Replies: 217
Views: 2419

Re: Alinsky's Rules for Radicals

This thread concerns the essential philosophical question: Is the purpose of Man to serve the state or is the ideal purpose of the state to serve Man? The attraction to freedom vs the attraction to conceptions of statist slavery? I think that's a false dichotomy - the purpose of the state is to ser...
by Sir-Sister-of-Suck
Mon Oct 01, 2018 5:48 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Alinsky's Rules for Radicals
Replies: 217
Views: 2419

Re: Alinsky's Rules for Radicals

If there is no higher authority pertaining to morals What? Who proposed that? My point was that I don't want the government to take a specific religion in mind to its foundation. That will lead to its role being more than just the protection of our rights, and draws a pretty clear line to rationali...
by Sir-Sister-of-Suck
Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:24 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Alinsky's Rules for Radicals
Replies: 217
Views: 2419

Re: Alinsky's Rules for Radicals

Nick_A wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 12:50 am
How would a government denying a higher authority "guide its people in a certain moral direction, whether that be indirectly or much more sinister.?
I specifically don't want them to do that. Maybe re-read my post and realize that was my point.
by Sir-Sister-of-Suck
Sun Sep 30, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Alinsky's Rules for Radicals
Replies: 217
Views: 2419

Re: Alinsky's Rules for Radicals

7) Religion – Remove the belief in the God from the Government and schools Religion in government is much more characteristic of a socialist policy, because it's an attempt to provide more for the people than the mere protection of their rights. It usually leads to that government attempting to gui...
by Sir-Sister-of-Suck
Sun Sep 30, 2018 3:01 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Major news predictions good thru to the end of 2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1196

Re: Major news predictions good thru to the end of 2019

A lot of software still isn't optimized for quad-core processors even though it's much faster in theory and has been common place for about 10 years. 13 yrs. and only now are 4 core PCs useful sometimes (handbeak)......................while AMDintel are hauking 6 - no 8 no 16 core systems!!!! lol Y...
by Sir-Sister-of-Suck
Sat Sep 29, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Yeah, this is gonna work out just fine.
Replies: 7
Views: 219

Re: Yeah, this is gonna work out just fine.

Then use a proxy to connect to another server of the website that doesn't follow the rules of this copyright crap. And if they decide to take it site-wide, they will be signing their own death sentence that will usher in a new line of social media sites. They won't have to. Here, we got folks advoca...
by Sir-Sister-of-Suck
Sat Sep 29, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Yeah, this is gonna work out just fine.
Replies: 7
Views: 219

Re:

I hope you're right, Flash, cuz it's that kinda nonsense that floats across the pond and winds up here, in Amur'ca I don't know, the big social media sites like facebook and youtube tend to be pretty good at being region specific. They're not going to implement a very restrictive regulation of anot...
by Sir-Sister-of-Suck
Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:37 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Major news predictions good thru to the end of 2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1196

Re: Major news predictions good thru to the end of 2019

It's just my guess, and it's not a solid one, but I think we will never have quantum computers that will be able to run any task, not even close. Because the qubits that such computers use will always have a genuinely random behaviour for all practical purposes; there will never be a magic trick th...
by Sir-Sister-of-Suck
Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Major news predictions good thru to the end of 2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1196

Re: Major news predictions good thru to the end of 2019

Yes it may take many more years simply because Moore’s Law has run its course. We'll see. Yeah, by the time we have software (or hardware in the case that we use it for more than simple computations) that's made for quantum computers, it seems likely to me that we'll have vastly superior machines u...
by Sir-Sister-of-Suck
Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:52 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Major news predictions good thru to the end of 2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1196

Re: Major news predictions good thru to the end of 2019

D) No quantum supremacy announcement Yeah no. Try next century. Because after we actually learn how to use the ones we supposedly have already, it's going to take many more years after that before we have optimized software capable of utilizing the power of a quantum computer. A lot of software sti...
by Sir-Sister-of-Suck
Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:28 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Major news predictions good thru to the end of 2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1196

Re: Major news predictions good thru to the end of 2019

1) 'Social democrats' take a sweeping win during the midterms 2) We enter a recession shortly before the next presidential election, which trump will be blamed for because he wants to live in this idiotic fantasy of having full culpability for our economy. 3) Bitcoin will not get an ETF 4) People wi...
by Sir-Sister-of-Suck
Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Can there be such a thing as a "Liberal Dictatorship"?
Replies: 98
Views: 1812

Re: Can there be such a thing as a "Liberal Dictatorship"?

There are left-leaning dictatorships. But if I were strictly using the definition of 'liberal' to mean what it is suppose to, no.
by Sir-Sister-of-Suck
Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Free Will As Determinism
Replies: 34
Views: 2584

Re: Free Will As Determinism

I used my INTUITION to predict that I am in fact missing evidence to make such an accusation but I suspected the evidence was there to be uncovered You...actually didn't? I mean, that's not all you did; You made up some ridiculous differentiation between 'using and mentioning' words that you didn't...
by Sir-Sister-of-Suck
Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Free Will As Determinism
Replies: 34
Views: 2584

Re: Free Will As Determinism

hat is quite a bent interpretation of words. If I say someone else is claiming something - that's not me affirming the claim, myself. Interesting distinction. Bent vs unbent? Almost as if you believe in objective interpretation or No, I just believe you are intentionally taking an interpretation of...
by Sir-Sister-of-Suck
Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Free Will As Determinism
Replies: 34
Views: 2584

Re: Free Will As Determinism

What I am suggesting is that you don't appear to recognise the use-mention distinction ...That is quite a bent interpretation of words. If I say someone else is claiming something - that's not me affirming the claim, myself. You understand, that if I talk about how someone claims to have seen ''big...