Thursday, February 26, 2015

The Truth About Net Neutrality

8 comments:

Quartermain said...

Ron Paul said if you want to know what a bill or law really means, just take the opposite of what the title is.

Anonymous said...

Looks like its time to circumvent internet censorship.

Like with meshnet:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cK73sYM3g0Q

Mindstorm said...

Another Chesterton quote:
"The modern world is not evil; in some ways the modern world is far too good. It is full of wild and wasted virtues. When a religious scheme is shattered (as Christianity was shattered at the Reformation), it is not merely the vices that are let loose. The vices are, indeed, let loose, and they wander and do damage. But the virtues are let loose also; and the virtues wander more wildly, and the virtues do more terrible damage. The modern world is full of the old Christian virtues gone mad. The virtues have gone mad because they have been isolated from each other and are wandering alone. Thus some scientists care for truth; and their truth is pitiless. Thus some humanitarians only care for pity; and their pity (I am sorry to say) is often untruthful."

I wonder, what is wrong with pitiless truths, as long as they remain true? I think that any idea based on lies has no value. Also, it's quite a stretch to claim that truth is a 'Christian virtue' or rather a Christian invention with ownership rights. It's as if before Christianity or Judaism there were no possibility of being truthful.

Mindstorm said...

^
To be honest, any idea based on lies has no value beyond practical, and that makes it to have a negative value in the long term.

Mindstorm said...

"Without education, we are in a horrible and deadly danger of taking educated people seriously."

This quote is more to my liking. Of course, it begs the question why take the quote above and its author seriously as well. :)

Rusty Shackleford said...

"I wonder, what is wrong with pitiless truths, as long as they remain true?"

Unit 731?

Bob Wallace said...

Good one, Rusty, not that many people know what Unit 731 was.

Mindstorm said...

Ah, so you take 'pitiless' as the means of obtaining, and not as the content.

Crash test dummies were invented for a reason. Human tissue cultures are also a good enough proxy.