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by Tyndmyr
Fri Dec 16, 2016 10:06 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: EVE Online
Replies: 4819
Views: 440821

Re: EVE Online

That, too, is sound operational procedure. Might or might not be traceable all the same, but it's only good sense to try.
by Tyndmyr
Fri Dec 16, 2016 7:38 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: EVE Online
Replies: 4819
Views: 440821

Re: EVE Online

*shrug* In my experience, people who try to burn everything down over feeling slighted will always do so eventually. Best to rip the bandaid off and do it as swiftly as possible, without giving them more leverage. Look, as a brand new player, you *do* offer fairly little to a corp. Just the nature o...
by Tyndmyr
Fri Dec 16, 2016 7:16 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Gamergate
Replies: 700
Views: 96430

Re: Gamergate

Yeah, that establishes that Breitbart is of course, hypocritical and self interested. Which is not a huge surprise, really.

But yeah, you can't generalize from one instance to an entire faction. Not all Democrats are hypocrites just because one politician says something stupid.
by Tyndmyr
Fri Dec 16, 2016 7:13 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13733
Views: 1691645

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

Celibacy was...Protective. Have I miss-understood your point? He didn't speak to the why of celibacy. His claim was that church members of superior intelligence fell out of the gene pool by not reproducing. Which is a reach given that avowing celibacy and actually being celibate are two different t...
by Tyndmyr
Fri Dec 16, 2016 7:08 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: EVE Online
Replies: 4819
Views: 440821

Re: EVE Online

I wasn't asking about secrets. I was asking where they were currently located, and because I wasn't getting an answer I started looking around in the corp window for what it might be. I then asked again, suggesting that a system name that I found in the corp window was their location. You're saying...
by Tyndmyr
Thu Dec 15, 2016 10:55 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Gamergate
Replies: 700
Views: 96430

Re: Gamergate

Feh. It applies to both sides, really. They're both crusading for "justice" or what have you. I get that one side tends to use the term a great deal more than the other, but if the shoe fits...
by Tyndmyr
Thu Dec 15, 2016 10:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Gamergate
Replies: 700
Views: 96430

Re: Gamergate

Yeah, I'm not honestly sure how he believes this supports his argument. I don't really want to go wading around in the muck trying to figure out personal lingo and stuff in order to make the case for 'im. I'm not one for Reddit, so the whole thing looks like two factions of meanieheads engaged in a ...
by Tyndmyr
Thu Dec 15, 2016 9:59 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 2708
Views: 285497

Re: The Darker Side of the News

You do realize that the most fuel efficient speed is around 50 mph, not 30? That is, the guy going 30 is worse for the environment than the guy going 35. Depends on traffic. Single car on an empty road, generally, slower speeds are more optimal, as wind resistance increases at a rate above linear. ...
by Tyndmyr
Thu Dec 15, 2016 8:24 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: EVE Online
Replies: 4819
Views: 440821

Re: EVE Online

Also lying to me to try to get me to go away. Such a pathetic lie, after all the conversations I had with them they should have known that I wouldn't ever buy it. How you handle this situation is you bribe me for the mistake. The spare change in their pockets is worth a lot to me, it would have bee...
by Tyndmyr
Thu Dec 15, 2016 8:15 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Gamergate
Replies: 700
Views: 96430

Re: Gamergate

Look, in what universe is this not hypocrisy? Among them is Kellogg's. Breitbart journalists and supporters then exhorted readers to boycott the brand and encouraged a #dumpkelloggs hashtag on Twitter, describing Kellogg's decision as "a disgraceful act of cowardice". This is at odds with...
by Tyndmyr
Wed Dec 14, 2016 8:56 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Gamergate
Replies: 700
Views: 96430

Re: Gamergate

I'm pointing out that your argument of "they're hypocrites because they do the same thing they disliked being done to them" doesn't work as a general rule, and doesn't seem to be very valid. ...in what way does it not work as a general rule? Seriously. Despite your assertion, it is absolu...
by Tyndmyr
Wed Dec 14, 2016 8:14 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Gamergate
Replies: 700
Views: 96430

Re: Gamergate

The only way you get around this is by acknowledging that the actions are indeed identical, but focus on picking nits with the definition, such that the given action is acceptable for your group, and not for that group, because you're targeting different people. Such nitpicking can be used to dispe...
by Tyndmyr
Wed Dec 14, 2016 7:04 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 550323

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Why Uber? Why would anyone not want to join Trump's council? You're either gonna get less taxes, less regulation, or things remain the same. At no point do things get worse. And you get Trump's brand of approval for when you fuck US workers over. Like the carrier deal. Agreed. I would cheerfully wo...
by Tyndmyr
Wed Dec 14, 2016 5:38 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13733
Views: 1691645

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

Wouldn't the patent run out on the original drug though? If the patent on sildenafil (Viagra) is about to run out, just because Pfizer offers Viagra Extra, sildenafil with traces of tiger bone for extra ferocious stiffening power, doesn't mean that Merck Medco can't mass produce generic sildenafil....
by Tyndmyr
Wed Dec 14, 2016 5:34 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Gamergate
Replies: 700
Views: 96430

Re: Gamergate

I think the point is that neither group actually holds as a value "You shouldn't make people feel shitty". As I understand it, what KrytenKoro is arguing is that if Gamergate is opposed to censorship, then they shouldn't be using censorship as a way to advance their goals. In the abortion...
by Tyndmyr
Wed Dec 14, 2016 12:12 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Gamergate
Replies: 700
Views: 96430

Re: Gamergate

I see nothing wrong with responding to, say, a protest with counter-protest, or to a boycotts by boycotting in turn. That seems really fair, actually. Proportional. Neither do I. The reason I don't see anything wrong with it is because I'm not claiming that it's ethically wrong to boycott in the fi...
by Tyndmyr
Tue Dec 13, 2016 11:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13733
Views: 1691645

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

I mean, if that medicine made lifespans 260 years, bully for you. Enjoy being rich.
by Tyndmyr
Tue Dec 13, 2016 11:27 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Gamergate
Replies: 700
Views: 96430

Re: Gamergate

It seems odd to entirely discount aspects such as who did it first. I'm not discounting it. What they did wasn't an attempt at justice for the "wrong" that was done them, it was, at best, eye for an eye. When someone's convicted of murder, they don't let the victim's family murder the guy...
by Tyndmyr
Tue Dec 13, 2016 10:59 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Gamergate
Replies: 700
Views: 96430

Re: Gamergate

*shrug* The "they did it first, so we're doing it back" is old as hell. Pretty much a standby of every major political party at this point. Also, many justice systems. Yes, definitely, and those political parties deserve little to no respect as well. They are obstacles to be dealt with, n...
by Tyndmyr
Tue Dec 13, 2016 10:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1767: "US State Names"
Replies: 59
Views: 6663

Re: 1767: "US State Names"

That should work fairly elegantly, though it might give rural voters more pull than at present. Politically, I imagine it would be difficult to arrange a change of this magnitude, but it should be functional enough to represent both demographic concerns and geographical ones. I suppose someone could...
by Tyndmyr
Tue Dec 13, 2016 10:38 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Gamergate
Replies: 700
Views: 96430

Re: Gamergate

*shrug* The "they did it first, so we're doing it back" is old as hell.

Pretty much a standby of every major political party at this point. Also, many justice systems.
by Tyndmyr
Tue Dec 13, 2016 7:18 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13733
Views: 1691645

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

Yeah. Happens routinely in other areas, too. Growth curves may be nicely exponential in a textbook or whatever, but eventually you start to approach hard limits that can be supported, and growth slows. May even reverse if it overshoots carrying capacity or what not. The idea of an exponential trend ...
by Tyndmyr
Tue Dec 13, 2016 7:14 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: News in brief
Replies: 141
Views: 17923

Re: News in brief

I've never heard of this public TV station. From the article it looks like it's America's foreign propaganda network. I mean is this something that gets played up here in Canada? Or are we close enough that extra propaganda isn't needed? I knew it existed in like, ww2. I had no idea it was still a ...
by Tyndmyr
Tue Dec 13, 2016 7:12 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13733
Views: 1691645

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

Yeah, that sounds notable. A *lot* of progress isn't some stellar breakthrough, but just some incremental gain. That's pretty typical. That said, to get back to the original point, that doesn't demonstrate that scientific progress is linear. I'd wager that while measuring technology overall is diffi...
by Tyndmyr
Tue Dec 13, 2016 3:22 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Gamergate
Replies: 700
Views: 96430

Re: Gamergate

Do they believe being blocked from discussing the claims on reddit is a violation of free speech? Then what the fuck was Operation Disrespectful Nod ? While I can't speak for this instance in particular, just because a particular bit of censorship is legal and not a first amendment violation doesn'...
by Tyndmyr
Mon Dec 12, 2016 5:57 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 550323

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Tyndmyr, errors are hard to predict but policy positions aren't, at least according to post mortems. If you had told me that 4 years ago that 2016 was gonna be hard line anti immigration, I'd be surprised. There's no guarantee that Democrats will run back to middle class whites. Nor that middle cla...
by Tyndmyr
Mon Dec 12, 2016 4:03 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 550323

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Don't get hung up on that word, they didn't call it that, it was just people chatting the same way we are here. That's the thing though. When people talk about what lessons they learn from the last election, the ones they learn right away almost never apply. The people who get together and discuss ...
by Tyndmyr
Fri Dec 09, 2016 6:05 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 550323

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

There's national security reasons for stopping global warming. What happens when all the land gains are in crapistan, but all the land losses are in armed-to the-teethrabia? Then somebody is gonna get hurt. Imagine Syria refugees crisis, but across a quarter of the planet. You'd be struggling betwe...
by Tyndmyr
Fri Dec 09, 2016 12:00 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Dinosaur feathers and colours found in amber
Replies: 13
Views: 2189

Re: Dinosaur feathers and colours found in amber

Gonna guess that 99million years is a little past the shelf life of DNA.

Let's splice some crap in there, eh?
by Tyndmyr
Thu Dec 08, 2016 11:49 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 550323

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

I'm not saying that it necessarily *is* cheaper, only that it might well be. The logic does not differ in structure from a loan, and loans are perfectly useful tools in many scenarios. There's absolutely nothing wrong with running the numbers. Now, granted, this chap is wildly unlikely to do this in...
by Tyndmyr
Thu Dec 08, 2016 10:40 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Arrival
Replies: 9
Views: 1655

Re: Arrival

I'm gonna go against the grain here and say that, while pretty in some respects, and having a lot of potential, it was ultimately pretty boring. Seriously, they mention perceiving time different, in the past tense, like...a minute into the movie. In voiceover, by the protagonist. As far as subtlety ...
by Tyndmyr
Thu Dec 08, 2016 10:28 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 550323

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Probably. In fairness, so is reducing emissions. That's true. However, unless you think fusion is actually going to happen in the next century, the renewable technology we've got now is getting pretty close to as good as can be expected. We don't know exactly when we're going to run out of recovera...
by Tyndmyr
Thu Dec 08, 2016 5:57 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 550323

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Probably. In fairness, so is reducing emissions.

I'm all for fairly comparing the costs of both. I just have no faith that this'll actually happen. This is the guy you select to gut the EPA, not to evaluate fairly. Might not be the worst thing to happen, but it's far from ideal.
by Tyndmyr
Thu Dec 08, 2016 5:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Gamergate
Replies: 700
Views: 96430

Re: Gamergate

KrytenKoro: you do not hold a monopoly on "caring" for issues. I care and that's why I respond at all. On Gamergate, my caring level has greatly diminished in the past two years however. I'll reserve my hyperventilating for the actual Donald Trump topic. As for the rest of your post: Ad H...
by Tyndmyr
Thu Dec 08, 2016 5:28 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 2708
Views: 285497

Re: The Darker Side of the News

What's the difference between elite corporations(who severely influence the government), run by the rich vs elites who run the government((who are often wealthy elites who run corporations)? Whatever you call it, there are people, and there are power structures. Calling something a government or a ...
by Tyndmyr
Thu Dec 08, 2016 5:26 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bundyite militia seizes federal building
Replies: 414
Views: 40967

Re: Bundyite militia seizes federal building

eran_rathan wrote:Which is funny, considering that many Tea Party supporters are those who are the disenfranchised and rely on government subsidy to survive...


*shrug* They're dissatisfied with this state of affairs, of course.
by Tyndmyr
Wed Dec 07, 2016 8:15 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Racism debate split from elections thread
Replies: 56
Views: 7016

Re: Racism debate split from elections thread

Tyndmyr there really isn't any doubt that racism played a part in what happened. You just can't show that the officer was racist or that he killed because he was. Which is what we're talking about. Nobody's denied that there are statistical inequalities here. But this specific instance is pretty ob...
by Tyndmyr
Wed Dec 07, 2016 7:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 550323

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Not sure. Congressman level is probably too high now, at any rate. Deep south doesn't have any, and if you're looking at "up and coming rural democrats", the overall field looks rather bleak. They probably need to go down to state congressman levels, find young democrats actually getting t...
by Tyndmyr
Wed Dec 07, 2016 7:09 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Mister Doctor [Strange]
Replies: 77
Views: 6199

Re: Mister Doctor [Strange]

I wouldn't be surprised if they do. Granted, the comics industry is also smaller, and they've been in it a long time, so I'm sure they have a good deal of data already. So far, I've been generally quite happy about what they've kept, and what they've decided to change. They seem to have a good nose ...
by Tyndmyr
Wed Dec 07, 2016 7:01 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 550323

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

I mean, he's a bit on the old side, true. Or will be, by then. But the bench is shallow. Sure, other good candidates need to be developed, but right now, this is something the Democrats have a problem with. Age is probably a better tradeoff than many other things. Both Trump and Clinton were kind of...

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