And what happens when some bright, enterprising person, starts putting those boxes together because it leads to greater profit in the now? Say, for example, pattern recognition, coupled with predictive analysis of buying habits, sutured on top of a network database that feeds back an Internet's worth of consumers in… » 11/14/14 8:06pm 11/14/14 8:06pm

Was at a local bar in the town I grew up in (and where my parents still live) for my bachelor party with my high school buddies. Three Captain and Cokes, two car bombs, and two shots of tequila later, I wasn't feeling so hot. I was right at that tipping point, where you know if you can just sit for about fifteen… » 10/16/14 4:23pm 10/16/14 4:23pm

The dragons all live happily for the three days it takes you to make it back to civilization, tell other people that dragons exist, and that they're on a remote island. At the end of the third day, a horde of assholes descends on the island and kills/enslaves the entire population of dragons. Congratulations. You've… » 10/05/14 11:12am 10/05/14 11:12am

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