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by Mauthe Dhoo
Thu Jul 14, 2016 11:55 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: XKCD, where they talk shit about you in a secret subforum
Replies: 150
Views: 22895

Re: XKCD, where they talk shit about you in a secret subforum

I did feel obliged to tell BattleMoose when I fucked up, yes. I don't magically feel better about it after doing that, of course. There are a lot of other people with nearly a decade's worth of "negative opinions" in that thread. Some of it is conversation about the ethics of public discou...
by Mauthe Dhoo
Thu Jul 14, 2016 1:22 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: XKCD, where they talk shit about you in a secret subforum
Replies: 150
Views: 22895

Re: XKCD, where they talk shit about you in a secret subforum

↶ I have an issue with the fact that Mauthe Dhoo started this whole thing just with the intention of hurting Battlemoose. That's a stretch. Well, you've openly stated that you perceived EtS! to be terrible and that allows you to be terrible and part of that was insulting Battlemoose quite badly and...
by Mauthe Dhoo
Wed Jul 13, 2016 8:26 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: XKCD, where they talk shit about you in a secret subforum
Replies: 150
Views: 22895

Re: XKCD, where they talk shit about you in a secret subforum

Fractal_Tangent wrote:I have an issue with the fact that Mauthe Dhoo started this whole thing just with the intention of hurting Battlemoose.
That's a stretch.
by Mauthe Dhoo
Tue Jul 12, 2016 11:24 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: XKCD, where they talk shit about you in a secret subforum
Replies: 150
Views: 22895

Re: XKCD, where they talk shit about you in a secret subforum

Free as in Destitute the subforum was made to give people who complained about the mods a place to not have mods. Enjoy the Show the thread was made to laugh at complain about the rest of the forum, or at least that's how it's used today. Many of the regular posters on that thread are mods. Edited ...
by Mauthe Dhoo
Mon Jul 11, 2016 1:00 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2096
Views: 270664

Re: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)

I think the Faith Militant wouldn't have allowed any other armed forces into the Sept. They had become politically powerful enough to impose that rule, and why would they have wanted to let enemy blades into the room where they were about to politically decapitate their leadership?
by Mauthe Dhoo
Sat Jul 02, 2016 5:42 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: First Tesla Autopilot Death
Replies: 304
Views: 38101

Re: First Tesla Autopilot Death

Sardia, is there any reason to expect that costs for LIDAR would not go down as it became a more standard component of a mass market product like cars? Today, LIDAR is very expensive, but also very specialized. It seems like there would be a great deal more money to be made by inventing a cheaper LI...
by Mauthe Dhoo
Fri Jul 01, 2016 12:01 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Puerto Rico Debt Crisis: $70+ Billion in Debt and counting
Replies: 29
Views: 7366

Re: Puerto Rico Debt Crisis: $70+ Billion in Debt and counting

Puerto Rico has a distinct lack of states rights which people forget about. Basic example is there aren't allowed to import goods without getting it from an American ship. So you need to ship goods to the US, move it to an expensive us ship, and then reship it to the island. The list of bad stuff g...
by Mauthe Dhoo
Mon Jun 27, 2016 8:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1698: "Theft Quadrants"
Replies: 21
Views: 4747

Re: 1698: "Theft Quadrants"

I'm so disappointed that I can't get them to work, because a link shadyfier is about the funniest thing I've seen in a month!
by Mauthe Dhoo
Mon Jun 27, 2016 8:07 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1559
Views: 218570

Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

I can't tell it apart either - to me it all just looks like a news report about Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt. What a time to be alive! I have a fond dream that there is a thread somewhere about abortion rights or SCOTUS litigation where everyone is now trying to understand the deep philosophi...
by Mauthe Dhoo
Mon Jun 27, 2016 5:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Democrats stage sit in over gun legislation in House
Replies: 40
Views: 4779

Re: Democrats stage sit in over gun legislation in House

KnightExemplar, Are you arguing out of cynicism, that "them's the facts, and we're stuck with them?" Or are you arguing that obstructionism is actually evidence of a successful representative democratic system? The government shutdown was not in any sense the will of the people; it garnere...
by Mauthe Dhoo
Mon Jun 27, 2016 3:25 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Democrats stage sit in over gun legislation in House
Replies: 40
Views: 4779

Re: Democrats stage sit in over gun legislation in House

Shockingly, I actually don't think that, Tyndmyr. A useful heuristic to avoid sounding condescending and shallow is to start at the assumption that the people around you probably don't hold patently self-contradictory or idiotic positions, and work from there. Maybe there is a miscommunication. I'm ...
by Mauthe Dhoo
Sun Jun 26, 2016 3:20 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Democrats stage sit in over gun legislation in House
Replies: 40
Views: 4779

Re: Democrats stage sit in over gun legislation in House

No, KnightExemplar, I am not surprised that Republicans are pro-gun. : / I wasn't complaining that the gun bill should pass. I was complaining that Congressional committees should not be designed for the controlling party to decide what is and is not a good idea - they are meant to vet facts and con...
by Mauthe Dhoo
Sat Jun 25, 2016 3:59 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1116
Views: 112195

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, Cameron to resign by October]

Mutex: I didn't mean London epitomized cultural Englishness. I meant that London is unambiguously part of England and of the UK, a simple geographic truth uncomplicated in the ways that Northern Ireland and Scotland are complicated. Democracy demands pluralism. Countries as cultural entities are lar...
by Mauthe Dhoo
Sat Jun 25, 2016 2:07 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1559
Views: 218570

Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

sardia wrote:leave the details to God and the insurance company.


What a strangely repetitive way to phrase that.
by Mauthe Dhoo
Sat Jun 25, 2016 1:43 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1116
Views: 112195

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, Cameron to resign by October]

A Change.org petition calling on Khan to instigate the secession of London from the rest of the UK gathered more than 99,800 signatures by Saturday morning. The page, set up by James O’Malley, stated: “London is an international city, and we want to remain at the heart of Europe. “Let’s face it – t...
by Mauthe Dhoo
Sat Jun 25, 2016 1:05 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Democrats stage sit in over gun legislation in House
Replies: 40
Views: 4779

Re: Democrats stage sit in over gun legislation in House

Why? Why is this bill immune to the committee process, unlike every other bill that dies in committee? A very good point that I have no answer to. Lol. Congress has a very limited amount of time. The committee process is designed to only send through bills that actually have a chance. The equivalen...
by Mauthe Dhoo
Sat Jun 25, 2016 12:40 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1698: "Theft Quadrants"
Replies: 21
Views: 4747

Re: 1698: "Theft Quadrants"

-- snip -- This is why we have Perma.cc ! Isn't that just archive.is with a snazzier look, and people relocating content? On topic though, It's probably a good thing that tinyurl uses 301 redirects as they're cached forever. My opinion is, as always, url shortening was a fucking awful idea. I disag...
by Mauthe Dhoo
Fri Jun 24, 2016 1:45 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Logic Puzzle - Scavenger Hunt
Replies: 9
Views: 4323

Re: Logic Puzzle - Scavenger Hunt

Google helps us take the first step by supplying to us this tool.

Which gives us:

A 19
B 0
C 2
D 5
E 29
F 2
G 1
H 17
I 26
J 0
K 0
L 6
M 7
N 23
O 27
P 3
Q 0
R 10
S 20
T 0
U 0
V 0
W 0
X 0
Y 0
Z 0
by Mauthe Dhoo
Fri Jun 24, 2016 12:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1698: "Theft Quadrants"
Replies: 21
Views: 4747

1698: "Theft Quadrants"

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/theft_quadrants.png Alt-Text: TinyURL was the most popular link shortener for long enough that it made it into a lot of printed publications. I wonder what year the domain will finally lapse and get picked up by a porn site. This is why we have Perma.cc !
by Mauthe Dhoo
Tue Jun 14, 2016 3:50 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 50 Dead, 53 Injured in Orlando Gay Club Shooting
Replies: 490
Views: 45877

Re: US Anti-LGBT policy lead to 50 dead in Orlando Nightclub Shooting

SecondTalon and gmavivuk, I feel like I'm on the same side as you both in substance , for what it's worth. But this thread is really confusing as to the purpose of moderation on this discussion forum, and I don't understand y'alls conduct in presenting that position. For instance, Belial, the point ...
by Mauthe Dhoo
Tue Jun 14, 2016 2:21 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 50 Dead, 53 Injured in Orlando Gay Club Shooting
Replies: 490
Views: 45877

Re: US Anti-LGBT policy lead to 50 dead in Orlando Nightclub Shooting

...that seems a little petulant?
by Mauthe Dhoo
Sat Jun 11, 2016 12:03 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Cool game
Replies: 68
Views: 2762

Re: Cool game

This catwo has such great cat woes. (And huge eyes! Goas!) Catwoman must have tragic superpowers indeed.

I think I get 15 points for a valid link to a responsive pre-thread page? Unless linking gameplay isn't available before someone declares Yahtzee...?
by Mauthe Dhoo
Fri Jun 10, 2016 8:48 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Cool game
Replies: 68
Views: 2762

Re: Cool game

Success! The cool cat becomes a cold cat and flies south for the winter.
by Mauthe Dhoo
Fri Jun 10, 2016 12:55 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Cool game
Replies: 68
Views: 2762

Re: Cool game

Are... are they more complicated than "Don't tell anyone my secrets"?
by Mauthe Dhoo
Fri Jun 10, 2016 12:51 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Roll To Dodge 2016 - You're Having A Lava Edition
Replies: 19
Views: 914

Re: Roll To Dodge 2016 - You're Having A Lava Edition

> On my way past our excruciatingly expensive and sophisticated drilling, sampling, and field analysis equipment, see if I can quickly cannibalize some of it to jury-rig a signal or beacon that would be visible from the town, in hopes of letting people know that the volcano is going to erupt and tha...
by Mauthe Dhoo
Tue Jun 07, 2016 5:46 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Roll To Dodge 2016 - You're Having A Lava Edition
Replies: 19
Views: 914

Re: Roll To Dodge 2016 - You're Having A Lava Edition

/in I am a career vulcanologist with Wilderness EMT/Basic training. I also am a regular participant in Highland Games, where I perform the caber toss - for which I regularly train by carrying great weights over long distances and then throwing them over short distances. My backpack contains a first ...
by Mauthe Dhoo
Sun Jun 05, 2016 7:08 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Landmark Climate Accord Struck in France
Replies: 33
Views: 8167

Re: Landmark Climate Accord Struck in France

That constitutes the primary criticism of the National Flood Insurance Program . But a great deal of people who live in coastal hazard areas didn't exactly move in after making a "rational economic actor" assessment of accurate risk exposure information - because that info hasn't ever been...
by Mauthe Dhoo
Mon May 30, 2016 2:02 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Hurt and Heal
Replies: 2764
Views: 79973

Re: Hurt and Heal

Ex-Post-Castor

Rook - 12
Monopoly Thimble - 13 ++
Settlers of Catan Road - 12
Yahtzee Die - 10 --
Ticket to Ride Train - 12
Cribbage Board Peg - 12
by Mauthe Dhoo
Sun May 29, 2016 8:20 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Psychic the next poster
Replies: 1637
Views: 55277

Re: Psychic the next poster

I so am!

Within the past 72 hours, you took a phone call and paced all over the building while you talked.
by Mauthe Dhoo
Tue May 24, 2016 6:05 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Hurt and Heal
Replies: 2764
Views: 79973

Re: Hurt and Heal

After thunk:

London - 8
New York - 7 --
Hong Kong - 9
Paris - 9
Singapore - 7
Shanghai - 8
Tokyo - 8 ++
Beijing - 8
Sydney - 7
Chicago - 7
by Mauthe Dhoo
Tue May 24, 2016 5:42 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Hurt and Heal
Replies: 2764
Views: 79973

Re: Hurt and Heal

After thunk:

London - 8
New York - 9
Hong Kong - 9
Paris - 9
Singapore - 7 ++
Shanghai - 8
Tokyo - 9
Beijing - 8
Sydney - 6
Dubai - 4 --
Chicago - 5

mikemk: no kidding!
by Mauthe Dhoo
Tue May 24, 2016 5:11 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Stick with the majority
Replies: 10
Views: 813

Re: Stick with the majority

No. Opportunities to reattach, which I hope people are discussing, are ultimately unrealistic. Edit: I looked after posting. Its almost disappointing not to hear people rules-lawyering about whether they get to keep or reattach the finger. Emlightnened's approach to valuating the finger by the ...
by Mauthe Dhoo
Sun May 22, 2016 5:50 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Hurt and Heal
Replies: 2764
Views: 79973

Re: Hurt and Heal

Posting after emlightened

I-495 (Massachusetts) - 14
I-287 (NY/NJ) - 11
I-135 (Kansas) - 6
I-275 (OH/KY/IN) - 2
I-435 (KS/MO) - 11 ++
I-196 (Michigan) - 11
I-376 (Pennsylvania) - 13 --

I'm just saying that you don't need subjective judgment or a personal stake in the outcome to just do the math...
by Mauthe Dhoo
Sun May 22, 2016 1:41 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Hurt and Heal
Replies: 2764
Views: 79973

Re: Hurt and Heal

After thunk:

I-476 (Pennsylvania) - 10
I-495 (Massachusetts) - 11 ++
I-287 (NY/NJ) - 10
I-135 (Kansas) - 8 --
I-275 (OH/KY/IN) - 10
I-435 (KS/MO) - 10
I-196 (Michigan) - 10
I-376 (Pennsylvania) - 10

IDK if this is going to work, since there is an empirically correct answer...
by Mauthe Dhoo
Fri May 20, 2016 8:38 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Hurt and Heal
Replies: 2764
Views: 79973

Re: Hurt and Heal

Great Pyramid of Giza.
Hanging Gardens of Babylon.
Statue of Zeus at Olympia.
Temple of Artemis at Ephesus.
Mausoleum at Halicarnassus.
Colossus of Rhodes.
Lighthouse of Alexandria.
by Mauthe Dhoo
Sun Apr 24, 2016 9:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Landmark Climate Accord Struck in France
Replies: 33
Views: 8167

Re: Landmark Climate Accord Struck in France

It feels like we're not really changing it at a global level, either. http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/04/20/474690481/climate-change-some-people-may-not-be-sweating-it-because-the-weather-is-nicer Or you just haven't noticed the weather becoming nicer and aren't connecting it to global ...
by Mauthe Dhoo
Wed Apr 23, 2014 12:20 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: What Comes To Mind
Replies: 1061
Views: 73678

Re: What Comes To Mind

Dance!
by Mauthe Dhoo
Wed Apr 23, 2014 12:18 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Challenge Your Assumptions Level 3
Replies: 55
Views: 8263

Re: Challenge Your Assumptions Level 3

(I was hoping a recap and enthusiasm would draw in other players, b/c I don't think I can solve this puzzle on my own...!) Well, here's a test to see if we're in the same room, or in a new identical room. Traveling around the outside of the room avoiding the center line as before, move anticlockwise...
by Mauthe Dhoo
Mon Apr 21, 2014 7:41 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: What is in Your Clipboard?
Replies: 3390
Views: 469668

Re: What is in Your Clipboard?

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