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by brimstoneSalad
Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Vegan Forum
Topic: Owning cats is not vegan
Replies: 32
Views: 2658

Re: Owning cats is not vegan

Now, obviously, people can and do get addicted to opioids whether or not they feel pain, and the same may be happening in fish. That's what the control is for. nor do they have neuroanatomical structures needed for that. What gives you that impression? People with congenital insensitivity to pain h...
by brimstoneSalad
Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: Article 13 and Article 11
Replies: 14
Views: 1420

Re: Article 13 and Article 11

If there's a way that just one or two people could have done something like that without anybody else noticing, then it's plausible. It's not something that Google as a whole would want to do, though, since it would introduce a lot of liability for bad PR and even lawsuits. If it's happening, it's a...
by brimstoneSalad
Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: 2020 Election Thread
Replies: 1
Views: 213

Re: 2020 Election Thread

Overall, I think Booker's odds of beating Trump are much smaller than Buttigieg, who is more charismatic and may be able to appeal to rural areas in a way Hillary couldn't. This. Unfortunately Booker isn't very charismatic, which makes a big difference when it comes to getting people to vote. Maybe...
by brimstoneSalad
Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Vegan Forum
Topic: Owning cats is not vegan
Replies: 32
Views: 2658

Re: Owning cats is not vegan

It suggests they don't modify their swimming behavior due to chronic pain. If they can't change their behavior due to pain, the feeling of pain couldn't have evolved in them, right? Again, we're talking about chronic pain, not acute pain. Different thing. Also: it could be essentially vestigial, or...
by brimstoneSalad
Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: Article 13 and Article 11
Replies: 14
Views: 1420

Re: Article 13 and Article 11

don't you think it suggests they are using the copyright laws exactly to hide something from us? No. Unless there are only a couple people programming this stuff at Google, it would have to be a conspiracy. If you think something is a conspiracy, find another more plausible explanation. However, th...
by brimstoneSalad
Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hey there.
Replies: 2
Views: 232

Re: Hey there.

Welcome! I hope you like it here.
It's great that you're getting more interested in activism, it usually goes the other way around (with people starting out motivated then getting jaded).
by brimstoneSalad
Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Vegan Forum
Topic: Owning cats is not vegan
Replies: 32
Views: 2658

Re: Owning cats is not vegan

And how exactly can that be studied scientifically? Look into ethology. You're correct that it's a softer science, but that doesn't mean we should reject it. It's somewhere between biology and psychology. It's also made harder by doing things like testing cortisol levels in experiments. You don't n...
by brimstoneSalad
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: Article 13 and Article 11
Replies: 14
Views: 1420

Re: Article 13 and Article 11

Firefox is an interesting case, getting money from Google with other proprietary software. Follow the money, you'll find copyrights. Well, in the event of uncertainty, you should be against introducing new regulations, don't you think? Article 11 and Article 13 are basically milder forms of SOPA and...
by brimstoneSalad
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:53 am
Forum: Vegan Forum
Topic: Owning cats is not vegan
Replies: 32
Views: 2658

Re: Owning cats is not vegan

No, people keep lions and other large cats as pets too -- animals perfectly capable of killing/eating their keepers. Can you point me to some pet lion who has grown old and who hasn't attacked his or her owner? Lions, as far as I know, attack their owners sooner or later if they are kept as pets. T...
by brimstoneSalad
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: Article 13 and Article 11
Replies: 14
Views: 1420

Re: Article 13 and Article 11

I am not aware of any research comparing whether developers that rely on companies selling their products earn more than developers that rely on donations. I don't know if there are any surveys. Otherwise high paying positions tend to earn less in non-profits, though (low paid positions tend to ear...