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by Vash
Mon Jun 26, 2017 5:07 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8561
Views: 802426

Re: Trump presidency

Trump is slowly going to manipulate the country into an unfettered dictatorship before Republican politicians realize that it's too late. Or conservative voters (and even legislators) will end up going along with it. We are screwed. All liberals, buy guns now.
by Vash
Fri Sep 06, 2013 11:46 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4413
Views: 800212

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Watamote anime.

Spoiler:
I can't get through episode 8. I just can't. I think I have to give up on this show.


Extra big spoiler:

Spoiler:
I'm stuck at around 15 minutes.
by Vash
Fri Aug 23, 2013 2:58 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4413
Views: 800212

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

At Otakon, I asked around for animes that I should be watching. And several people did recommend Oreimo. I haven't seen it yet, but in a spoiler tag, can you tell me if it turns into an incest-fest a-la Sword Art Online? Yes. It goes full on at some point, only pulling back at the very end. I was v...
by Vash
Sun Aug 18, 2013 12:53 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4413
Views: 800212

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Oreimo 2 (ep 14-16). UGH. I'm honestly fucking disgusted. Seriously, this has me reevaluating myself. How did I not see this coming? I think I did not want to admit the possibility of this end more strongly than I already had, because it would have felt too weird. Also, I really wanted to give f...
by Vash
Fri Aug 16, 2013 5:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Anita Sarkeesian used footage from "Let's Play" videos
Replies: 226
Views: 50247

Re: Anita Sarkeesian used footage from "Let's Play" videos

There have been so many posts that I think I'd do best to not address the specifics of every single one. First of all, thank you for the kindness. I was having an awful time. I withdraw the more contentious and suspicious parts of my argument. I am used to rougher parts of the internet, as well. I a...
by Vash
Mon Aug 12, 2013 12:56 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Anita Sarkeesian used footage from "Let's Play" videos
Replies: 226
Views: 50247

Re: Anita Sarkeesian used footage from "Let's Play" videos

Meh, I'm tired of this, not even going to read. Not really y'alls fault, but I've been having a tough time recently and was having a particularly tough few days. I'd like to take a break and come back to this when I feel better, if I feel like doing it.
by Vash
Sun Aug 11, 2013 2:19 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Anita Sarkeesian used footage from "Let's Play" videos
Replies: 226
Views: 50247

Re: Anita Sarkeesian used footage from "Let's Play" videos

I started out having difficulty thinking about this, so if it's sloppy at the start, please excuse me. (Worse, people even made rape threats, etc. How much misunderstanding could you possibly seek?) Considering that there are *always* rape threats against women who pubicly criticize sexism, I'm not ...
by Vash
Sat Aug 10, 2013 12:26 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Anita Sarkeesian used footage from "Let's Play" videos
Replies: 226
Views: 50247

Re: Anita Sarkeesian used footage from "Let's Play" videos

(It's not like every playthrough contains every moment of every game). Actually a lot of Let's Plays are complete end to end. It's one of the main points of the genre, that's it's not just a summary or a review, but an honest play through of the game. Although some LPers will still skip or fast for...
by Vash
Fri Aug 09, 2013 9:00 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Anita Sarkeesian used footage from "Let's Play" videos
Replies: 226
Views: 50247

Re: Anita Sarkeesian used footage from "Let's Play" videos

I'm sorry. I forgot to add that to this post, and I don't have the ability to edit still. Considering that there are *always* rape threats against women who pubicly criticize sexism, I'm not at all sure it should be described as a mis understanding at all. I think the majority of people who make rap...
by Vash
Fri Aug 09, 2013 9:00 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Anita Sarkeesian used footage from "Let's Play" videos
Replies: 226
Views: 50247

Re: Anita Sarkeesian used footage from "Let's Play" videos

As for the random stuff...non commercial uses are generally held to a lower standard. Consider the following examples in a different medium...a lengthy quote from someone else's work, unattributed, on a non commercial flier. A lengthy quote from someone else's work, unattributed, on a fanfic online...
by Vash
Fri Aug 09, 2013 3:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Anita Sarkeesian used footage from "Let's Play" videos
Replies: 226
Views: 50247

Re: Anita Sarkeesian used footage from "Let's Play" videos

This situation is just crap. I really don't think her arguments are correct, but I don't think she deserves any more flak, really. That is especially true because most of it is completely unproductive. I mean, it's no wonder she thinks the whole community is discriminatory if it treats her like garb...
by Vash
Tue Jul 30, 2013 4:22 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4413
Views: 800212

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

That said, Watamote is one show I've been interested in since I've enjoyed the manga from the bits I've read of it. It's one of those awkward comedies, where the humor comes from the situations rather then any upfront jokes. Thanks to your post, I've been forcing myself through those scenes as much...
by Vash
Mon Jul 15, 2013 11:16 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Your clothes were asking for it: Now in mens!
Replies: 623
Views: 130173

Re: Your clothes were asking for it: Now in mens!

Setting aside this specific case for a second, everyone here does acknowledge that the judicial system as a whole is demonstrably biased against black people, right? Maaybbee. Let us think this through. Today is not 1960. I think that today it is a matter of Class more than Race. Inside the court r...
by Vash
Thu Jul 04, 2013 2:33 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Popular "Coup" ousts Egyptian President
Replies: 285
Views: 64316

Re: Popular "Coup" ousts Egyptian President

I think it's more like direct democracy than a coup, though I haven't thought it out.
by Vash
Sun Jun 30, 2013 9:52 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Sword Art Online
Replies: 27
Views: 9482

Re: Sword Art Online

For instance the things that don't make much sense: No Kirito telling them that you are high level wouldn't somehow have prevented them from opening the trap chest. The knowledge that a high level player is with them, won't make them more cautious. I can understand survivors guilt, but ...
by Vash
Sun Jun 30, 2013 12:11 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Evils of Rent-Seeking
Replies: 35
Views: 9729

Re: The Evils of Rent-Seeking

You don't have property taxes? My family are landlords in a relatively high-priced area of the US, and we pay property taxes. In fact, without renting, we probably would not have the income to own these properties. Anyway, I'm obviously biased, but I don't think that renting is evil. It provides acc...
by Vash
Thu Jun 27, 2013 10:55 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Supreme Court Neuters the Voter Rights Act
Replies: 99
Views: 14739

Re: The Supreme Court Neuters the Voter Rights Act

I think that all those who gerrymander should face a pitchfork mob.
by Vash
Thu Jun 27, 2013 1:24 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Poll: Pill to eliminate the need for sleep
Replies: 80
Views: 30614

Re: Poll: Pill to eliminate the need for sleep

I had terrible sleep for so long that I honestly just hate the idea of not sleeping. I also just don't think it's possible for this pill to exist. Mainly though, the idea of having one, uninterrupted day straight up scares me, especially since I've experienced this for periods of time and had severe...
by Vash
Thu Jun 27, 2013 1:08 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 7 graphs that prove America is overrated.
Replies: 81
Views: 37438

Re: 7 graphs that prove America is overrated.

Regarding the graphs themselves: The first graph is basically a political opinion made into a graph. The second is similar, because it does not look at the actual situation of maternity leave. It just looks at the law. Also, since it is about law, it's not showing a trend. The third chart chooses de...
by Vash
Tue Jun 25, 2013 2:09 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: AU Woman raped in Emirates, Jailed for Reporting
Replies: 93
Views: 24793

Re: AU Woman raped in Emirates, Jailed for Reporting

In the old North, never wasn't a new posit bringing around wolpermacht. The stars stride when near the SSRI bottle the fries mold.
by Vash
Thu Jun 20, 2013 7:26 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: What's the one true aspect ratio?
Replies: 39
Views: 18754

Re: What's the one true aspect ratio?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Widescreen#Types

The most widescreen movie according to that page was 4:1.
by Vash
Sat Jun 15, 2013 2:08 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Hate Speech vs Freedom of Speech on Facebook
Replies: 75
Views: 22389

Re: Hate Speech vs Freedom of Speech on Facebook

You were called out on saying the wrong thing because it's impossible for the rest of us to distinguish between brain farts and people who actually believe this is a first amendment issue. (See, for example, every angry PM we mods have ever gotten for being fascists and having actual rules of condu...
by Vash
Tue Jun 11, 2013 9:45 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: What's the one true aspect ratio?
Replies: 39
Views: 18754

Re: What's the one true aspect ratio?

What we need is cheap screen material that you can cut out for yourself and make into any size or shape screen you want.
by Vash
Mon Jun 10, 2013 1:05 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4413
Views: 800212

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

It was definitely a sort of manga-to-anime translation artifact. When you're reading, such a long pause does not seem like a bad thing really. It probably passes pretty quickly, even. When watching, it's really drawn out. I can see why they included it. It was probably very true to the manga. It inc...
by Vash
Mon Jun 10, 2013 12:59 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Hate Speech vs Freedom of Speech on Facebook
Replies: 75
Views: 22389

Re: Hate Speech vs Freedom of Speech on Facebook

Sorry to double-post (I can't edit), but basically, sometimes the brain farts.
by Vash
Mon Jun 10, 2013 12:57 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Hate Speech vs Freedom of Speech on Facebook
Replies: 75
Views: 22389

Re: Hate Speech vs Freedom of Speech on Facebook

I have to admit, I'm not really into starting a huge argument, but I think it was easy enough to glean what I meant even if the wording was technically incorrect. I just don't like to worry that much. That's all. Peace.
by Vash
Sun Jun 09, 2013 8:07 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Hate Speech vs Freedom of Speech on Facebook
Replies: 75
Views: 22389

Re: Hate Speech vs Freedom of Speech on Facebook

Freedom of speech is shorthand for "The government shall pass no law restricting your speech" which has nothing to do with what is happening here. Freedom of speech is a broader concept, too. There's nothing really particular about it that says it cannot apply to something private. Just t...
by Vash
Sun Jun 09, 2013 1:01 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Hate Speech vs Freedom of Speech on Facebook
Replies: 75
Views: 22389

Re: Hate Speech vs Freedom of Speech on Facebook

I was taking OP's wording, and anyway, it's basically now shorthand for "freedom of speech." Though yes, also technically irrelevant.
by Vash
Sun Jun 09, 2013 12:34 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Hate Speech vs Freedom of Speech on Facebook
Replies: 75
Views: 22389

Re: Hate Speech vs Freedom of Speech on Facebook

I choose women and the first amendment, because I don't believe that restricting hate speech stops hate.
by Vash
Fri Jun 07, 2013 12:22 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: What's the one true aspect ratio?
Replies: 39
Views: 18754

Re: What's the one true aspect ratio?

Arguments over width are invalid. Just get a bigger 4:3 screen. For real though, I think something near 16:9 is nice mainly because it's a good compromise between 4:3 content and movie aspect ratios like 2.39:1. Yes, black bars for both, but smaller ones, and both kinds of content get to be decently...
by Vash
Fri Jun 07, 2013 12:17 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: What's the one true aspect ratio?
Replies: 39
Views: 18754

Re: What's the one true aspect ratio?

Thesh wrote:15:8 should have been chosen for its hypotenuse, but 16:9 is the next best thing.


Speaking of hypotenuses, 4:3 also has a whole hypotenuse, probably even a slightly more convenient one. (5)
by Vash
Tue Jun 04, 2013 10:14 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4413
Views: 800212

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Angel Beat's 2nd episode brought me in. The first one was okay, and the quality of episodes greatly vary from episode to episode. It really is a tongue in cheek parody of anime... except it manages to innovate and surprise you at every turn. You know, it stays with the formula with standard-ish cha...
by Vash
Tue Jun 04, 2013 11:27 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4413
Views: 800212

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

I just thought what they were saying was kind of full of hot air, which I am only stating because what I am thinking was brought up. I honestly have no interest in bashing Baccano or ruining anyone else's experience. I will now give Baccano a shot past the first two minutes, though. (Well, and again...
by Vash
Mon Jun 03, 2013 1:16 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4413
Views: 800212

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

I am confused by this thread, and don't know if I am supposed to be replying to something. However, I would just like to state that after watching OreImo, I think it is secretly one of the absolute best and most insightful animes. I think it has a sort of relevance, too. It's kind of like it's tryin...
by Vash
Mon Jun 03, 2013 1:01 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: What's the one true aspect ratio?
Replies: 39
Views: 18754

Re: What's the one true aspect ratio?

4:3. I wish things had never gone widescreen.
by Vash
Mon Jun 03, 2013 11:45 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: AU Woman raped in Emirates, Jailed for Reporting
Replies: 93
Views: 24793

Re: AU Woman raped in Emirates, Jailed for Reporting

I don't really have anything unique to add. It's just so clearly horrible.
by Vash
Sat Jun 01, 2013 1:07 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Woman Sues NBA player For Alleged Rape (Trigger Warning)
Replies: 106
Views: 20461

Re: Woman Sues NBA player For Alleged Rape (Trigger Warning)

To be fair, I wouldn't know; I'm not a rapist. I always think of rapists as unattractive people who need to use devious means to have sex. Why would you steal something that you can get for free? Hmm, well, I'm not really too sure about the research, but I saw one study saying that rapists were mai...
by Vash
Mon Apr 15, 2013 8:39 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6820
Views: 1088049

Re: Police misbehavior thread

I don't really want to read 100+ pages, so I can't even say if that data is field data, or not. As for the thing that is clearly field data, it does not support the idea that drug-sniffing dogs are impossible, just that the practice is bad in the area of the study. There seems to be a mild amount of...
by Vash
Sun Apr 07, 2013 7:15 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: T-Mobile Breaks the Covenant
Replies: 32
Views: 5981

Re: T-Mobile Breaks the Covenant

It's not a rip-off if you're paying for it. As a consumer you have two choices: BUY, in which case you think it's worth the price, and DON'T BUY, if you do not. Since you're whining about phone contracts you chose to buy, therefore it's a price the market is willing to bear. The truth about the cos...
by Vash
Sun Apr 07, 2013 6:20 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6820
Views: 1088049

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Where are all the studies on drug-sniffing dogs? I found one so far: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10071-010-0373-2 This is a study with only 18 dogs from only one department. I think it's hard to say that it's a representative sample. Specific training and practice could differ widely...

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