Posts by Mr. Kevvy

11) Message boards : Politics : Nasty SCREECHIN' Nasty Sign Wavin' Nasty Weepin'WHACKO CRYBABY COMMIE CLOWNS Protesting All Over dA Vrold Keep It Up CRYBABIEs You Are DESTROYING YourSelves GREAT Yap (Message 1857082)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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The US Gov't further asserts that he doesn't have to give up any of his passwords; he merely has to unlock his encrypted drives.


And if his encryption password is also his password for everything else...?

Some superb judicial reasoning right there from whoever came up with that one.
12) Message boards : Politics : Atheism is not a religion (Message 1857077)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Most atheists I know believes in evolution without the influence of a deity. No problem with that, but it is a belief.


Most people, atheists and otherwise, also believe that if you drop an apple, gravity pulls it down rather than an invisible angel pushing it. No problem with that, but it is a belief.

You can thus call anything a belief if you want to.
13) Message boards : Politics : I am a Christ child, so therefore I shall attempt to save you as well. (Message 1856934)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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In some people their belief is so strong it overrides reality. I think they have a word for that. Delusion if I'm not mistaken.


Well, I wouldn't call it that. :^(

Stubborn, maybe?
14) Message boards : Politics : I am a Christ child, so therefore I shall attempt to save you as well. (Message 1856921)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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I thought you said you were an atheist? Secular and Evil together? You have to be a theist.


I tried to explain the difference between secular governments (religiously neutral) and atheistic governments (religiously antagonistic) but it doesn't seem to have had an effect.

The fact that the United States is a secular nation doesn't seem to have either. Ah well.
15) Message boards : Politics : Alternative Reality Health Care a/k/a tRump Care (Message 1856918)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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KWSN - MajorKong,

I will restate what you just stated but with my "supreme being" substituted:

As you correctly point out, the existence of Oasdojhsekjf cannot be proven using any sort of Logic or Reason.

However, the lack of existence of Oasdojhsekjf cannot be proven using any sort of Logic or Reason either.

Therefore both Oasdojhsekjfism and aOasdojhsekjfism are equivalent belief systems. It is nonsense to argue one way or the other among ourselves (the sum total of Humanity).

The error is that BOTH the Oasdojhsekjfists and the aOasdojhsekjfists insist that they are correct and the other side should be forced to change their own beliefs.

Works just as well with Oasdojhsekjf as with any other deity...

Also, the sad fact that others have tried to force others to believe or disbelieve does not validate or invalidate any belief or lack thereof. It only invalidates their humanity. I have never met a single "atheist" nor "agnostic" who argued for the forceful change of anyone. The reason is: they know that being the minority, and due to some religions' disdain for disbelievers, they would most likely be the ones forced! Rather, they are the biggest supporters of the First Amendment and equivalent religious liberties.

Edit:

I think that most of this is due to the popular misuse of the words "atheist" and "agnostic".

Atheism/theism is about belief. If the answer is "no" to the question "Do you believe that there exists one or more supernatural, supreme beings?" then the person is an atheist, no ifs, ands or buts. Most people in this situation won't use the term these days as it's been so vilified, but abusus non tollit usum.

Agnosticism/gnosticism (from the Greek gnosis meaning having knowledge) is about knowledge, whether one thinks it is possible to know something, in this case whether a supreme being exists.

Most atheists are agnostic atheists... "I don't know, but I don't believe" as Robert Ingersoll put it. People who are religious believers but don't claim knowledge (isn't that what faith is?) are agnostic theists.
16) Message boards : Politics : Alternative Reality Health Care a/k/a tRump Care (Message 1856885)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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I don't think people who believe in a certain thing are non-sensible any more than people who don't believe it. I'm just saying atheism is a belief or faith and that puts it in a religious category.


In informal logic, this is known as False Equivalence Fallacy.
I can clarify it by making up a clearly ridiculous "supreme being". I'll pick a random color: blue. A random food: broccoli. A random shape: cube. A random name: Oasdojhsekjf (yes I really randomly typed some giberish for that)

I propose that the universe and everything in it was created by a gigantic blue cube of sentient broccoli named Oasdojhsekjf. All hail Oasdojhsekjf!

Of course, seeing that I just made it up now (as opposed to an acceptable, mainstream supreme being made of pasta) you may retort that this is ridiculous, and Oasdojhsekjf couldn't have made anything as there is obviously no evidence for Oasdojhsekjf so it does not exist.

Now, using my false equivalence, I would reply:

Your absolute disbelief and denial of Oasdojhsekjf and my absolute belief in Oasdojhsekjf are both beliefs! Therefore, there is no way of telling the two apart! Therefore, (to also introduce Pascal's Wager) to be safe, you had best accept Oasdojhsekjf! All hail Oasdojhsekjf!

To put it more succinctly:

What can be asserted without evidence, can be dismissed without evidence.
-- Christopher Hitchens
17) Message boards : Politics : RUSSIA RUSSIA RUSSIA....................45....................RUSSIA RUSSIA RUSSIA (Message 1856693)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Tucker Carlson speaks out on Trump's 'Sweden' remark
http://video.foxnews.com/v/5329816498001/#sp=show-clips
Simply said Fox News are IGNORANT!


I don't really count Tucker Carlson as "news" ... he's a commentator on the actual, formal news stories that Fox and other outlets run. However, the mistake was a misinterpretation by Donald Trump (or his speechwriter or fact-gatherer... who knows) of Carlson's show; they even mention this in the clip as well, and they are discussing this openly and not burying it. So I wouldn't call this Fox's issue.
18) Message boards : Politics : RUSSIA RUSSIA RUSSIA....................45....................RUSSIA RUSSIA RUSSIA (Message 1856684)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Soon Fox News will be renamed to Trump News.


I don't get it... that wasn't a Fox News link. If you're saying Fox is a "fake news" site, it isn't even close. Sure it has a lot of "spin" and they don't try to hide or apologize for that, but all of its stories are verified and properly sourced, and they also make corrections when they are wrong (as in the link I just posted.) If we call any news we disagree with "fake news" it dilutes the term.

Another good example happened after the Montreal mosque massacre. The police initially thought one of the witnesses (a Moroccan) was a suspect due to the confusion, but quickly determined he wasn't. Fox still had the tweet active that they were searching for a Moroccan suspect a day or two later. When the Prime Minister's office notified them of the error, they corrected it within two hours. This is not "fake news" behavior.

In contrast, I have seen what passes for journalism in real "fake news" sites: two guys sitting in basements are chatting on Skype, one pulls a bizarre conspiracy idea out of his posterior with zero evidence or references to anything, the other one agrees with him and says how plausible it is, and now they are a majority of two against any individual who tells them otherwise or asks for references. :^p
19) Message boards : Politics : RUSSIA RUSSIA RUSSIA....................45....................RUSSIA RUSSIA RUSSIA (Message 1856681)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Wikipedia: where truth dies online


This particular article has complete citations to reputable sites, which (the few) fake ones don't. An example of these citations listed is from the "conservative"-leaning The Hill:

Sean Hannity apologizes for using fake news story to attack Obama

Fox News anchor Sean Hannity apologized on Tuesday for referencing a fake news article on his radio show that claimed that Michelle Obama was deleting tweets about Hillary Clinton.

“Correction. Live on radio I read a gateway pundit report that @MichelleObama had deleted mentions of HRC,” Hannity tweeted. “And a listener said [President Obama] and ... Elizabeth Warren did same. Fact is they didn't. I humbly apologize. Live radio.”
20) Message boards : Politics : I am a Christ child, so therefore I shall attempt to save you as well. (Message 1856593)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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... I have been interested in Hitler and his rise and fall and how one people could have murdered 6,000,000 others...


Also this is only the Jewish victims; there were about five million more as well (Soviet POWs, Poles, Serbs, Gypsies/Romani, LGBTQ people, handicapped people...)
21) Message boards : Cafe SETI : R.I.P. Chuck Berry (Message 1856450)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Chuck Berry, the man who 'started rock and roll,' dead at 90

Legendary musician Chuck Berry died on Saturday, according to police in Missouri. He was 90 years old.

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"Every riff and solo played by rock guitarists over the last 60 years contains DNA that can be traced right back to Chuck Berry," Sweden's esteemed Polar Music Prize Foundation stated emphatically when awarding Berry its rock music prize in 2014.

Berry burst onto the scene in the mid-1950s, cutting songs at Chess Records that are woven into the very fabric of what became known as rock 'n' roll: Maybellene, Roll Over Beethoven, Johnny B. Goode, School Days, Rock and Roll Music, Sweet Little Sixteen, and No Particular Place to Go.

Born Charles Edward Anderson Berry on Oct. 18, 1926, to middle-class parents in the black neighbourhood of The Ville in St. Louis, Mo., Berry would grow up to produce an infectious alchemy of blues, hillbilly music and Western swing.
22) Message boards : Politics : Independence for Scotland, within the European Union (Message 1856296)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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If it passes. May Scotland eventually leave the EU?


Scotland already "left" the EU by being part of Britain which voted to. However the Scots voted 62%-38% to remain. This referendum is for further Scottish independence from Britain, quite possibly so they can rejoin the EU.
23) Message boards : Cafe SETI : If I get your goat :) (Message 1856291)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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It's raining cats and dogs.


I know... I just stepped in a poodle. 😀
24) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The NEXT kittyman thread.......................... (Message 1856230)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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I quit posting a week ago, and nobody noticed.


I noticed, but it was five days' gap from this to this.

You're usually quiet(er) during the week; I figured you'd be back Friday or Saturday. I don't think others would have concluded differently.
25) Message boards : Politics : Nasty SCREECHIN' Nasty Sign Wavin' Nasty Weepin'WHACKO CRYBABY COMMIE CLOWNS Protesting All Over dA Vrold Keep It Up CRYBABIEs You Are DESTROYING YourSelves GREAT Yap (Message 1856145)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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among other things it [saul alinksky rules for radicals] was central to organizing the Tea Party's strategy

You're hallucinations are just helping me come to the conclusion that we are in for another violent civil war. The only way I see one side (who's living is some sort of fantasy world and blocking out reality because it doesn't fit their snowflake world) and those who actually produce and made this country great (and will make this country great again) coming to some sort of understanding is through violence.

I still want to give a CONVENTION OF STATES a shot. And if that's not enough, there's nothing left but extreme violence.


Not sure where the "hallucinations" bit comes in...

Anyways, I'll elaborate: when Dick Armey was House Majority Leader he was also involved with FreedomWorks, a "right wing" grassroots advocacy group from which sprang the Tea Party. He gave a copy of Rules for Radicals to all the Tea Party leaders, and it's still required reading at FreedomWorks. So it turns out that this book was an important organizing tool for the movement that ended up being a large contributor to getting Donald Trump elected.

Also there's about as much need for violent civil war in the U.S. right now as there is in a town hall meeting to appoint the city dogcatcher. So much of this so-called divisiveness I see is much ado about very little, digitally magnified molehill mountains amplified by the internet, a double-edged sword if ever there was one. Unfortunately there are many vested interests who would like to see such divisiveness continue... it sells clicks. May the cooler heads prevail...
26) Message boards : Politics : Nasty SCREECHIN' Nasty Sign Wavin' Nasty Weepin'WHACKO CRYBABY COMMIE CLOWNS Protesting All Over dA Vrold Keep It Up CRYBABIEs You Are DESTROYING YourSelves GREAT Yap (Message 1856078)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Keep changing the subject. Saul Alinsky rules for radicals, #8.


You may want to reconsider your oft-stated disdain for this book... among other things it was central to organizing the Tea Party's strategy and protests, and William F. Buckley was a great admirer of Saul Alinsky. Note that it may be called "Rules for Radicals" but it doesn't qualify which radicals; it simply attempts to show how to overcome a moneyed, powerful opposition (these days they'd be called "the elite") while having neither.
27) Message boards : Number crunching : Mikesworld has a new home (Message 1856003)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Can someone who has contacts ask the Powers That Be to make this thread a sticky?


Done... good idea and thanks.
28) Message boards : Number crunching : From FX to Ryzen (Message 1855864)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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FYI if you like Windows 7 or 8(.1) and don't want to "up"grade: Microsoft is now denying updates to Ryzen and Kaby Lake platforms.

(Microsoft's page on this)

It looks like Microsoft is starting to lock down system updates for those using AMD’s Ryzen and Intel’s Kaby Lake processors on older versions of Windows, including Windows 7 and 8.1. Users are now starting to encounter the following error message: “Your PC uses a processor that isn’t supported on this version of Windows”. This message appears when a user attempts to update their OS and a quick look at Microsoft’s support page reveals upgrading to Windows 10 is the only resolution.

Microsoft’s support page on the matter says that Windows 10 is the ‘only’ OS to support these updated hardware configurations. You will need Windows 10 if running Kaby Lake or newer, AMD’s Bristol Ridge or newer (this includes Ryzen), or the Qualcomm 8996 and want to receive important updates in order to remain secure.
29) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Don't know where it should go? Stick it here! Part IV (Message 1855860)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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I represented the homeowner and argued that cedar was called out as the primary wood and that "other woods" was intended to allow for trim, door frames, eves, etc. I won.


Nice... and definitely seems like the correct judgment based on your summary. So it was an astounding coincidence after all. (Well at least to me.) :^)
30) Message boards : Politics : How do you prepare for the end of the world? (Message 1855856)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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I don't, because when our sun exits main sequence and its outer layers cross Earth's orbit, blow away the atmosphere and boil the oceans, I and everyone who ever remembered my existence will have been gone for about five billion years... and strangely this doesn't bother me at all. I didn't notice the eternity that passed before I was born; I won't notice that one either.


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