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    It's odd, I'd never really considered him as a person who could die.
    • CommentTimeJun 9th 2014
    The Turing Test was never actually meant to be a practical test for artificial intelligence. It's a philosophical point: the Turing Test is a way to test for AI because acting like an intelligent being is the only way we can tell that other humans (or other potential sophonts) are intelligent.
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeJun 10th 2014

    St. Louis archbishop claims he wasn’t sure it was illegal for priests to have sex with kids.

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    @RenThing: The fuck? Damn. Just... damn.
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeJun 10th 2014
    This is on the heels of another case where some dumbshit lawyer for the Church tried to argue that the Church shouldn't be responsible for when their priests molest kids because molesting kids isn't the job of a priest therefore they weren't priests at the time they were buggering children.


    I want to take all their architecture, art, and history and just flush the rest of the organization down the shitter. Individual Catholics might be OK but their church leadership needs to go.
    • CommentAuthorWood
    • CommentTimeJun 20th 2014
    Not sure if this belongs to Newstrange or Around the Net, or somewhere else, but :

    “Where the Fuck Are All the Guards?!” An Ex-Con Reviews Orange Is the New Black

    Especially :
    I’m a white blonde girl who went out and willfully fucked up and committed armed robbery, and I got five years. There were tons of black girls in my prison who were holding onto a bag of dope for a couple of days, and they always seemed to get, like, 10 years. If you ever find yourself in prison and wonder why there’s tension between white and black, shit like that is probably one of the reasons.

    and :
    Again, I get the need for drama and stories, but if the lady who runs this show wanted to be realistic, most of these flashbacks would be about 8 seconds long.

    What do you mean?

    I mean that a lot of the girls I knew in prison were in there for really uncomplicated and undramatic reasons. Like, an accurate flashback scene would be a black girl sitting on the couch watching TV, and her boyfriend...says “Hey, baby, do you mind if I leave this shit here for my cousin to pick up?” And she says “OK,” without even looking up from QVC. And then, boom, cut to her serving 10 years.
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    • CommentAuthoratavistian
    • CommentTimeJun 24th 2014
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeJun 24th 2014
    I have a feeling Detroit's going to quickly resemble a Beyond Thunderdome set piece.
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    The right wing fucks in here are trying to sink marriage equality. It's fucking embarrassing that Finland is behind all the Nordic countries on this. Luckily the whole parliament will vote on this in the coming autumn.

    Legal committee votes against gay marriage
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeJun 25th 2014
    SCotUS just took a big, steaming, unanimous dump on police by ruling that they cannot search your phone without a warrant.

    In short, they pretty much laughed at the arguments that police tried to make that data on a phone could imperil a police officer or somehow allow a criminal to escape.
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeJun 25th 2014
    Seems that not only was Marion Zimmer Bradley covering for her rapist, pedophile husband but was also a sexual predator in her own right.

    Well, I know how I'm making some space on my bookshelves when I get home.
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeJun 30th 2014
    So, the SCOTUS just ruled that my employer's religious beliefs apparently trump my own. Fun times.
    • CommentTimeJul 1st 2014
    Yeah, too much rage here to properly articulate how I feel but.
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeJul 1st 2014
    Yeah. Any chance anyone has a good lead on a country to move to that isn't going down the shitter and would be friendly to a liberal lefty who wishes people would stop being such dicks?
    • CommentAuthorFlabyo
    • CommentTimeJul 1st 2014
    I hear Scandinavia is the place to be...
    • CommentTimeJul 1st 2014
     (11238.18) ain't Britain, that's for sure.
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    Canada is better, but that is probably patriotism talking as it's Canada day.
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