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by KrO2
Fri Apr 04, 2014 7:42 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0090: "Great Tree, Great Axe"
Replies: 55
Views: 12438

Re: What-If 0090: "Great Tree, Great Axe"

The court case mentioned at the end is about reasonable suspicion, not probable cause. They can stop you and ask why you're biking with an axe in the middle of the night; they can't arrest you or search you. Not based solely on that, anyway. (Also I am pretty sure I have done this very thing, except...
by KrO2
Mon Feb 03, 2014 8:40 pm UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: "Perpetual" Motion Engine
Replies: 40
Views: 12178

Re: "Perpetual" Motion Engine

Would gravitational effects from the Moon be relevant? Looking at Wikipedia, a space elevator probably wouldn't be more than about 70,000 km tall. If the Moon's orbit is at 360,000 km then the gravitational effects from Earth should dominate by a pretty big margin. Especially because if it's closer ...
by KrO2
Tue Jan 28, 2014 8:07 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15144
Views: 2626485

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

Utah has discovered it is cheaper to give a homeless person a home and social worker than to pay to lock them up or give them medical care when they don't have a home. [url=http://www.nationofchange.org/utah-ending-homelessness-giving-people-homes-1390056183]Utah is Ending Homelessness by Giving Pe...
by KrO2
Wed Nov 27, 2013 1:57 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Doctor Whom
Replies: 4990
Views: 749518

Re: Doctor Whom

well, it explains how Dalek's kept showing up despite having apparently been completely wiped out. Those were Daleks that escaped the time lock (which still wasn't explained, but that part's OK). I'm wondering about the Daleks and Time Lords that didn't escape. They woul...
by KrO2
Wed Nov 27, 2013 12:45 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Doctor Whom
Replies: 4990
Views: 749518

Re: Doctor Whom

I always thought that 10 regenerating into 10 didn't count, so they'd have to fix it by the end of Capaldi's run. But I'm glad they're counting it, because I want to see what they come up with. TDOTD: I was sort of disappointed because I was expecting something more like the climax of the White Poin...
by KrO2
Wed Nov 27, 2013 12:13 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6884
Views: 1110375

Re: Police misbehavior thread

If the chief had said they won't tolerate it, there's no gray area, it's definitely a firing offense, then absolutely. Like he says, it'd be slightly embarrassing that it doesn't go without saying. But he said that all sex while on duty is criminal , and that's what I don't buy. I forgot the victim ...
by KrO2
Tue Nov 26, 2013 10:50 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6884
Views: 1110375

Re: Police misbehavior thread

It sounds reasonable in a right-for-the-wrong-reasons kind of way. The police chief seems to be claiming that nobody can ever consent to sex with an on-duty police officer. Which I really don't believe. It's true that he's in uniform, armed to the teeth, probably looks physically threatening, but at...
by KrO2
Sat Nov 23, 2013 12:08 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6884
Views: 1110375

Re: Police misbehavior thread

The worst part: A police affidavit says Scott posed no threat of death or great bodily harm when he was shot in the back, but the defense says Harrison's use of deadly force was justified because of Scott's actions before the shooting. I'm trying to come up with a charitable interpretation of this t...
by KrO2
Mon Nov 18, 2013 12:16 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6884
Views: 1110375

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Posting this not because the brutality was unusually bad but because it's great for showing how much accountability there isn't. Officer beats a guy and leaves him in an alley, gets fired. Then gets reinstated and paid for the time he was off the force. Then chokes a guy, gets fired for brutality ag...
by KrO2
Sun Nov 17, 2013 1:50 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15144
Views: 2626485

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

See also the indictment released by the actual DOJ, in which they charge the villains that Batkid caught.
by KrO2
Thu Nov 14, 2013 8:05 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Name of the Wind
Replies: 36
Views: 15328

Re: Name of the Wind

I actually like it better if Kvothe isn't royalty, if he's just some random guy who happens to be aggressively smarter than everyone else. He doesn't need the noble birth. As for the Maer's wife, I sort of assumed she was just racist and didn't need a particular reason. It's...
by KrO2
Thu Nov 14, 2013 5:58 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15144
Views: 2626485

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

White supremacist takes DNA test... I'm curious about the hate crimes the article claims he's wanted for. I might be wrong, but I'm pretty sure you can only be charged with hate crimes for inciting to violence or worse in Canada. From what I've heard, their laws are (or at least were) much broader,...
by KrO2
Tue Nov 05, 2013 9:00 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6884
Views: 1110375

Re: Police misbehavior thread

That's good news. I'm very glad to hear that they're reasonable about that. On the other hand, I'm a bit unwilling to declare the Seattle PD reasonable given that, well, excessive force is even worse than that. In other news, "How do we know we won't be forcibly given anal probes, enemas, and c...
by KrO2
Sun Nov 03, 2013 10:43 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6884
Views: 1110375

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Some police chief somewhere thinks they have reasonable suspicion to track you down and investigate you if you disagree with them about the War on Drugs. I'd like to not give too much weight to an anecdote about one guy on Facebook, but does anyone think this isn't representative of law enforcement'...
by KrO2
Sun Oct 27, 2013 6:13 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6884
Views: 1110375

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Not murder, manslaughter. No motive or malice, but an unjustified and intentional killing. He did mean to pull the trigger. Should he be convicted of that? The trigger happy nature cannot be simply assigned to a lack of training. Private gun owners are vastly larger in number, many of them have a la...
by KrO2
Sun Oct 27, 2013 2:35 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6884
Views: 1110375

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Define your idea of working. I'll clarify. Every shooting is a tragedy. Do you believe this is a case of wanton or willful behavior? Did the officer set out to shoot and kill an unarmed 13 year old? Do you have some reason to believe that these officers were sociopaths or psychopaths, devoid of emo...
by KrO2
Wed Oct 02, 2013 10:21 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Ender's Mafia - Day 5: Flanking maneuvers
Replies: 435
Views: 60372

Re: Ender's Mafia - Day 1 - The favourite.

I still think Tormod is probably town. He's being more defensive than people usually like, but that's probably to be expected. I'm not sure that wam is town anymore; this also decreases my confidence in whatever it is that mpolo had in the spoilers. BigNose is currently scummier than either of them,...
by KrO2
Wed Oct 02, 2013 8:58 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Ender's Mafia - Day 5: Flanking maneuvers
Replies: 435
Views: 60372

Re: Ender's Mafia - Day 1 - The favourite.

@wam: Do you have reason to believe he's town? And if he is scum, would a different win condition override that one?
by KrO2
Wed Oct 02, 2013 7:22 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Ender's Mafia - Day 5: Flanking maneuvers
Replies: 435
Views: 60372

Re: Ender's Mafia - Day 1 - The favourite.

Lynching Ender D1 is very possibly a bad idea and I'm fully prepared to laugh at myself uproariously if it ends up losing us the game, but lynching BigNose is more doable. We all have the names of townie roles. At least, all of our assigned characters are pro-humanity if not always on precisely the ...
by KrO2
Wed Oct 02, 2013 6:48 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Ender's Mafia - Day 5: Flanking maneuvers
Replies: 435
Views: 60372

Re: Ender's Mafia - Day 1 - The favourite.

BigNose just said he can read spoilers, when he previously voted Madge specifically for suggesting that someone might be able to . I know there's not much time left D1, but I'll probably be pushing for lynching him tomorrow. Actually, never mind. If one other person agrees with me, it'll tie the vot...
by KrO2
Tue Oct 01, 2013 7:38 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Ender's Mafia - Day 5: Flanking maneuvers
Replies: 435
Views: 60372

Re: Ender's Mafia - Day 1 - The favourite.

I think Tormod's response was stronger than just_me's accusation. I'm definitely not going to be taking sides against him because of it. But the vote currently on just_me is even worse. moody voted solely because of the double-vote, and since everyone knows about the vote now it's not even chaotic. ...
by KrO2
Mon Sep 30, 2013 2:44 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Ender's Mafia - Day 5: Flanking maneuvers
Replies: 435
Views: 60372

Re: Ender's Mafia - Day 1 - The favourite.

Throwing battles sounds like a good idea. I'm glad it was suggested because I probably woudn't have thought of this in time. I think it would be a good idea if I throw the first battle. (Possibly future battles as well depending on stuff.) I'd rather not say why, but mpolo and Madge have an idea of ...
by KrO2
Sat Sep 28, 2013 11:16 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Ender's Mafia - Day 5: Flanking maneuvers
Replies: 435
Views: 60372

Re: Ender's Mafia - Day 1 - The favourite.

Are the votals correct? If the buggers are here, they have to be anti-everyone. Humanity is still in fighting-for-survival mode and so far as anyone on either side knows, it's completely impossible to coexist. @mpolo I have no motives against Ender specifically. Unless his win condition requires Sa...
by KrO2
Sat Sep 28, 2013 6:13 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Ender's Mafia - Day 5: Flanking maneuvers
Replies: 435
Views: 60372

Re: Ender's Mafia - Day 1 - The favourite.

wam and mpolo, do you have any idea why the warning about Achilles would go to you specifically? From flavor anyway, I don't remember if he and Vlad or Han Tzu ever even met. I mean, they probably did, but I'd expect that warning to go to someone like Bean. @Diemo If there's anything remotely li...
by KrO2
Thu Sep 26, 2013 5:28 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Ender's Mafia - Day 5: Flanking maneuvers
Replies: 435
Views: 60372

Re: Ender's Mafia - Day 1 - The favourite.

I'm not expecting the larger war to make an appearance in this game. If it did, we'd all be on the same side and that's not very mafia-y. More likely, win conditions are based on armies with a few (possibly a lot) exceptions. Pro/anti-Ender factions are also a possibility, but if that were it then I...
by KrO2
Wed Sep 25, 2013 10:15 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Ender's Mafia - Day 5: Flanking maneuvers
Replies: 435
Views: 60372

Re: Ender's Mafia - Launch Day

Confirming.
by KrO2
Wed Sep 18, 2013 12:10 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15144
Views: 2626485

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

Man gets shot in dispute over Immanuel Kant.
I hope everyone will join me in calling for tighter restrictions on firearms for philosophers.
by KrO2
Fri Sep 13, 2013 10:49 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15144
Views: 2626485

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

Safety Engineering Prize: For inventing an electro-mechanical system to trap airplane hijackers. The system drops a hijacker through trap doors, seals him into a package, then drops the hijacker through the airplane's specially-installed bomb bay doors through which he is parachuted to the ground w...
by KrO2
Tue Sep 10, 2013 7:22 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Boxing Chess Beta Test Match: pazter vs Vytron!
Replies: 189
Views: 36716

Re: Boxing Chess Beta Test Match: pazter vs Vytron!

@Spectators I think you're right. patzer's only chance is a quick checkmate with both rooks. Even with this, though, Vytron would have to mess up pretty bad for him to get it. Most likely outcome is that the trade happens later with Vytron feeling like it's a bad thing he was forced into...
by KrO2
Thu Sep 05, 2013 6:00 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: FaceBook vs Twitter, A Mafia Story - GAME OVER
Replies: 154
Views: 35451

Re: FaceBook vs Twitter, A Mafia Story - GAME OVER

That long delay D5 was kind of sad, but since we had started hammering down anyone who speaks up, it was kind of inevitable. But it was penultimate confirmation that we were all indies, so it wasn't a total waste.
by KrO2
Wed Sep 04, 2013 7:43 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality
Replies: 1036
Views: 404129

Re: Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality

Huh. I was about to type a refutation saying that it's probably none, but now I'm not so sure. I bet that if there aren't, there soon will be. Places like that spot in the Forest of Dean where they hid for a bit in Book 7. They're probably not going to bother telling anyone, and they'll all die even...
by KrO2
Wed Sep 04, 2013 6:34 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: FaceBook vs Twitter, A Mafia Story - GAME OVER
Replies: 154
Views: 35451

Re: FaceBook vs Twitter, A Mafia Story - Day 5

Lynching bouer without him here is kind of one-sided and unfair...let's do it.

vote: bouer

Even if you're lying about your win condition, for anything short of "primary lyncher for me" we can still both win.
by KrO2
Wed Sep 04, 2013 12:36 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality
Replies: 1036
Views: 404129

Re: Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality

Fidelius and smart characters do not coexist. Still doesn't excuse Rowling for failing to set up Fideliuses in the middle of battlefields, of course.
by KrO2
Tue Sep 03, 2013 8:37 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Sign-ups (for PLAYERS)
Replies: 7487
Views: 818864

Re: Sign-ups (for PLAYERS)

Ender's Mafia We needed a commander to lead the Third Invasion. We took the world's sixteen brightest minds and taught them how to command. As expected, they began to plot against each other and behaved like men of power. We never expected to lose control. Mod: Vieto Size: 16, maybe 17 if I giv...
by KrO2
Tue Sep 03, 2013 7:23 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: FaceBook vs Twitter, A Mafia Story - GAME OVER
Replies: 154
Views: 35451

Re: FaceBook vs Twitter, A Mafia Story - Day 5

So, with all the time elapsed, I was taking that to mean that we're all just trying not to stand out. I was wondering how long it'd go on, but now that BigNose messaged us all, that's over anyway. I'm a survivor, with a secondary win condition of keeping a particular person alive. With the lack of u...
by KrO2
Sun Aug 25, 2013 3:35 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: FaceBook vs Twitter, A Mafia Story - GAME OVER
Replies: 154
Views: 35451

Re: FaceBook vs Twitter, A Mafia Story - Day 4

Why would that mean you should vote for him?

Vote: StubbsKVM

Besides, we've had a claimed survivor. Everyone being a lyncher is not the simplest explanation, but would be a good argument for someone who wanted to convince town that it doesn't matter who gets lynched.
by KrO2
Fri Aug 23, 2013 2:45 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: XKeyscore: Worse than PRISM
Replies: 35
Views: 10580

Re: XKeyscore: Worse than PRISM

Though I prefer it,
Five-seven-five is a myth.
Haiku knows no bounds.


(But the Internet
and the comics found on it
Aren't reliable.)
by KrO2
Thu Aug 22, 2013 5:32 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15144
Views: 2626485

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

Well, probably nobody thought Bush had literally zero responsibility. For that matter, you could probably say that new Senator Obama could have made Congress do something but didn't and therefore has nonzero responsibility. And if you're dealing with two infinitesimal numbers, you either know which ...
by KrO2
Thu Aug 22, 2013 4:24 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: FaceBook vs Twitter, A Mafia Story - GAME OVER
Replies: 154
Views: 35451

Re: FaceBook vs Twitter, A Mafia Story - Day 4

And, just for fun: Unmask: StubbsKVM Lets see how man of those stick - They are list roughly in order of my decreasing expectation that they work. Why would you do that? I mean, maybe-unmask a living player. If it worked it would have been equivalent to forcing a claim. I haven't decided whether to...
by KrO2
Mon Aug 19, 2013 5:59 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: FaceBook vs Twitter, A Mafia Story - GAME OVER
Replies: 154
Views: 35451

Re: FaceBook vs Twitter, A Mafia Story - Night 3

It probably means wam was a lyncher, either for US and he won or for Lataro and he lost.
Bigger problem: if there are alliances and they're working, then there are probably two teammates left. So why have they not won yet?

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