Kateina Drahokoupilová

About Kateina

Bio

I was born and hopefully I won't die.

Languages

Czech, English, Slovak

An idea worth spreading

21.12.2012 - nothing is going to happen :)

I'm passionate about

Weed, artificial intelligence, fellow humans till singularity, after that, conquering the universe and simulating Earth inside of me, while trying to escape this universe :) OK, enough with weed

Talk to me about

Anything except for religion BS.

People don't know I'm good at

Programming, drinking beer, painting, go, archery and determining others emotions..

My TED story

I'm just a humble translator, who wanted to contribute to this beautiful idea.

Favorite talks

Comments & conversations

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Kateina Drahokoupilová
Posted 10 months ago
Jim Holt: Why does the universe exist?
By world I mean universe. "What are we,what the world is?" That's what science is here for. Not our wishes to live or not live in any given type of universe. It might be that we live in a world where there exist the multiple copies of the speaker taking a different moral route. The universe doesn't depend on his wishes not to be it so.
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Kateina Drahokoupilová
Posted over 1 year ago
Richard Ledgett: The NSA responds to Edward Snowden’s TED Talk
This is person is lying. Plain and simple. This talk should scare you out. Not because of what was said, but of what was avoided by what was said. This talk registers strongly on my scale of misdirection. He's describing how NSA should work, not how it works. He admits that there should've been a debate on this, but this was only triggered after NSA got caught. He's talking about terrorists, and bad guys, but we know more. This is not the case. They "only" gather meta-data. Meta-data are still issue of privacy. Meta-data is who, when, where, and the why can be inferred. The only thing that remains is a personal opinion of that person = content. NSA thinks that only content is privacy, but they're so wrong. There's no JUST meta-data. Next argument is that everybody (government) is doing it, so it's OK. That's a five-year old child's argument. Basically whole talk rubbed me the wrong way. It's not an argumentation, or explanation.. it's sanitation of the leak. I got feeling that the only wisdom NSA has learned is how to prevent another Snowden. Not how to protect our privacy. I hope the services will upgrade to arbitrary encryptions, and people personally also. We need new open source encryption standards that won't be tainted by NSA (or its equivalents in other countries).
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Kateina Drahokoupilová
Posted over 1 year ago
Edward Snowden: Here's how we take back the Internet
He wouldn't call himself hero, but I would. People confuse hero with superheroes. But once again it shows, that hero is just an ordinary man, having that bit of courage to act for good of others regardless of his well-being. There were many people working in similar conditions as Snowden, probably thinking to themselves similar ideas as WWII concentration camp officers did. But only Snowden refused to "just do his work" when it collided with his morality. So he is hero, and a great example to follow. Don't bend your back, is the message.
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Kateina Drahokoupilová
Posted almost 2 years ago
Kelli Swazey: Life that doesn't end with death
I think it is the other way round. They are unable to properly deal with death, therefore they're behaving like nothing happened, and the person was still alive. It is better to deal with it once, and retain only a real reminder of the dead, that is our memory. Also there are practical issues about it being hygienic. People historically bury or dispose of dead, because of diseases. So I reckon: they can keep their culture, and we'll keep ours. Maybe we can teach something, but they can teach from us as well. Because most of the cultures dispose of the bodies, I would further guess, that they can teach much more from the rest of the world.
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Kateina Drahokoupilová
Posted almost 2 years ago
Andras Forgacs: Leather and meat without killing animals
(Again I cannot reply to your new comment, only your comments at me are missing reply button btw. I hope it is coincidence) Yes, we need crystal meth, shark fins. You're mistaking your needs for everybody's needs. They may differ. Repeat after me: You are not everybody else. Other people may want things you would never want, and maybe you can't comprehend why they need them. Still their need are as valid as your needs. If I want to eat meat (because I guess that's the your central point), then there is a need for meat. You don't have to eat it, but your values are not mine (or somebody's else), and your liberty ends before my need for meat begins. I don't want to spam this discussion with yet another discussion about forms of vegetarianisms that always inevitably ends up being about people imposing their values on everyone. I've said what I've to say. The discussion from my part ends here. Goodbye.