Honestly, there's no winning this one. Either I push for the full release and drag everyone through the mud for a couple years (including, yes, myself), in which case I'm that selfish asshole who's only in it for the attention, or we reach a settlement that can help out a lot of people, makes the focus moving forward… » 8/19/14 7:53pm 8/19/14 7:53pm

These people seem incredibly short sighted. How are we supposed to create any sort of orbital infrastructure if we can't capture asteroids and place them somewhere conveniently located to each other, that allows us to build the things we need for stuff like missions to Mars and Europa? » 8/07/14 2:51pm 8/07/14 2:51pm

As someone who has been called a preachy dickwad on more than one occasion, let me come to Oliver's defense by saying there are times when the other side's argument is so patently stupid, misinformed, and willfully ignorant, that you cannot help but trash it merely by opposing it. There is absolutely no need to… » 6/16/14 1:31pm 6/16/14 1:31pm

Here's the problem with your entire line of reasoning. You're trying to defend someone "showing empathy to another person," but the person he's showing empathy to doesn't have any. Why on earth would you show empathy to a Donald Sterling? He's made it abundantly clear that he has none to spare for minorities. He is a… » 6/04/14 4:34pm 6/04/14 4:34pm

This is literally the stupidest thing I've ever read, and I trolled the WoW Realm Forums for four years. Obviously the economy, a construct designed to give meaning for the value of time spent performing various tasks and in no way actually meaningful to the larger universe as a whole, is far more important than the… » 6/03/14 10:14pm 6/03/14 10:14pm

The underlying foundation to this problem (as well as the answer to Fermi's Paradox) is an empathy gap. If we hold that evolution favors the fittest species (i.e. those that can alter/adapt to their environment, whether consciously or unconsciously, in order to pass on their genetic information more efficiently), then… » 5/30/14 12:18am 5/30/14 12:18am

This post is bad and you should feel bad for writing it. I mean, heavens forbid we should judge a kid based on his athletic ability and not some asinine standard that's arbitrarily based on societal norms from a time when people thought segregation and hitting women was a good thing. "Because coach said so" is exactly… » 2/28/14 7:31pm 2/28/14 7:31pm