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by LeopoldBloom
Sun Jan 18, 2009 11:20 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Hardened criminals in Battle Royale for freedom
Replies: 17
Views: 1893

Re: Hardened criminals in Battle Royale for freedom

Z.A.K wrote:His wrestling name would be "The Kitten Masher" and he would wear a mask made out of the rapists he's killed.


*nitpick*
you mean "The Land Fish Masher"
by LeopoldBloom
Sun Jan 18, 2009 8:00 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: A Comprehensive list of Respectable sources of News online.
Replies: 26
Views: 2855

Re: A Comprehensive list of Respectable sources of News online.

Frankly, the lists say more about the list makers than anything else. If you know the slant, ANY new source can be used reliably, even if only to tell you what did NOT happen. Also, different news sources slant more and less in different areas. News sources that in general are not anti-mac, may sti...
by LeopoldBloom
Sun Jan 18, 2009 7:58 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Hardened criminals in Battle Royale for freedom
Replies: 17
Views: 1893

Re: Hardened criminals in Battle Royale for freedom

Sure its funny and kind of awesome, but doesn't it kinda trample on human rights and the entire point of the justice system? Letting a murderer out just to get a gold medal as he(or she) is good at boxing is pretty unethical.
by LeopoldBloom
Sun Jan 18, 2009 7:56 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: California Supreme Court: Doctors cannot bill patients
Replies: 30
Views: 3143

Re: California Supreme Court: Doctors cannot bill patients

Sounds like a good idea, in an ideal world it would of course be free, but this is a good compromise. When I cut my hand of with a chainsaw I don't want to worry if I can afford treatment and the insurance will cover it. But then that's just me, I still wonder why Americans don't have a NHS.
by LeopoldBloom
Sat Jan 17, 2009 9:42 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Classiest soap opera ever.
Replies: 16
Views: 2110

Re: Classiest soap opera ever.

I just don't see the point of this, nothing clever or funny just blatant publicity garnering from an awful crime.
by LeopoldBloom
Sat Jan 17, 2009 7:40 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Veliciraptor Continent!!!!
Replies: 17
Views: 2506

Re: Veliciraptor Continent!!!!

I'd think so yes.
by LeopoldBloom
Sat Jan 17, 2009 7:18 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Veliciraptor Continent!!!!
Replies: 17
Views: 2506

Re: Veliciraptor Continent!!!!

News and articles?
I think not.
by LeopoldBloom
Sat Jan 17, 2009 5:09 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Computer illiteracy responsible for college dropout
Replies: 12
Views: 1386

Re: Ubuntu Responsible for College Dropouts

New title- Idiocy and laziness responsible for college drop-out.

RealGrouchy wrote:
tehmikey wrote:I did a search of Ubuntu, Dell, and Linux and I was surprised that nobody has posted this.
Maybe because we all read it on Slashdot yesterday?

- RG>


pretty much. .
by LeopoldBloom
Sat Jan 17, 2009 5:02 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: A Comprehensive list of Respectable sources of News online.
Replies: 26
Views: 2855

Re: A Comprehensive list of Respectable sources of News online.

I was about to mention NPR if no one else would. I've found it to be the best US-based news source, on par with BBC in terms of quality . Of course they have nowhere near the same level of resources, so they can't compete in terms of quality . But they do fantastic with what they do have. *emphasis...
by LeopoldBloom
Thu Jan 15, 2009 7:57 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: A Comprehensive list of Respectable sources of News online.
Replies: 26
Views: 2855

Re: A Comprehensive list of Respectable sources of News online.

stony-p wrote:I'm not sure why anyone would trust them less for it as Darkscull suggests.


It might mean that they simply rehashed the same articles and materiel, but i agree. It is a small point of potential problems and can probably be ignored.
by LeopoldBloom
Thu Jan 15, 2009 4:09 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: China's '50 Cent Army' invades the internet
Replies: 34
Views: 3498

Re: China's '50 Cent Army' invades the internet

50c seems a lot to me, I could quite easily make one positive post a minute. Thats $30 an hour, which, considering the average chinese unskilled wage is absolutely tiny. . .
by LeopoldBloom
Wed Jan 14, 2009 6:56 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: China's '50 Cent Army' invades the internet
Replies: 34
Views: 3498

Re: China's '50 Cent Army' invades the internet

I'm surprised that china in its many fold magnificence, its gloriously grand and epic contemplations, isn't using scripts of some kind to achieve this. China is awesome.

PS. you should get paid by the adjective.
by LeopoldBloom
Tue Jan 13, 2009 3:56 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: PETA Strikes Again-They Want Fish to be Called 'Sea Kittens'
Replies: 198
Views: 22927

Re: PETA Strikes Again-They Want Fish to be Called 'Sea Kittens'

so tiger shark= landsharksealion?

It makes my brain hurt. . .

Has anyone told this 'peta' how silly they are?
by LeopoldBloom
Fri Jan 09, 2009 5:39 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: The "Dune" Thread -- Remember to wear your crysknife!
Replies: 79
Views: 237483

Re: The "Dune" Thread -- Remember to wear your crysknife!

Quenouille wrote:Going on a slight tangeant, have any of you picked up the sequel to Chapterhouse, Hunters of Dune, by Brian Herbert?

Iori_Yagami wrote:who's that Gom Jabber dude, anyway???
The RTS game was great! :mrgreen:


You two. Out. Now.
by LeopoldBloom
Wed Jan 07, 2009 4:16 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: NZ File-Sharers, Remixers Guilty Upon Accusation
Replies: 46
Views: 4856

Re: NZ File-Sharers, Remixers Guilty Upon Accusation

What I'm slightly worried about is the fact that as a NZ citizen who follows politics a lot more closely than most I haven't heard Anything about this, no general public debate at all. And with our wonderful new governments tendency to pass controversial new laws without public consultation . . .
by LeopoldBloom
Fri Jan 02, 2009 9:15 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: EVE Online
Replies: 4828
Views: 656910

Re: EVE Online

Quick question- will this run on a new macbook, 2.0 ghz, 2gig ram and 9400 video card?
by LeopoldBloom
Fri Jan 02, 2009 5:06 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: A Comprehensive list of Respectable sources of News online.
Replies: 26
Views: 2855

Re: A Comprehensive list of Respectable sources of News online.

Just so that people know, The Independent is essentially the sunday version of The Guardian. IIRC, they are actually owned by the same people and run by half of the same staff. That doesn't have any bearing on what they say, of course, but people tend to trust papers a bit less when they find out t...
by LeopoldBloom
Thu Jan 01, 2009 8:57 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Synchronized failure of all 30GB Zunes
Replies: 16
Views: 4000

Re: Synchronized failure of all 30GB Zunes

Looking at google trends is hilarious.
by LeopoldBloom
Thu Jan 01, 2009 8:41 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Post in this thread and get banned
Replies: 133
Views: 31496

Re: Post in this thread and get banned

as (sir) Pratchett said, -if you made a big red button, painted "do not press or world will end" on it, hid it in a dark cave at the end of the universe guarded by terrible monster. The paint wouldn't have time to dry.- Or something like that.oh well. at least I'm not that stupid.
by LeopoldBloom
Thu Jan 01, 2009 8:29 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Thank you, President Bush
Replies: 53
Views: 4306

Re: Thank you, President Bush

And thanks for giving all us none Americans a pleasant feeling of superiority :D
by LeopoldBloom
Thu Jan 01, 2009 7:22 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Religion
Replies: 2000
Views: 190036

Re: Religion

Essentially, people internalise laws better if you mix it with spiritualism. These days we just mix it with patriotism. However we don't need either of these and i'd like to believe that humanity is advanced enough to abandon these (in my opinion) flawed platforms perhaps to the inclusive principal...
by LeopoldBloom
Thu Jan 01, 2009 6:04 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: A Comprehensive list of Respectable sources of News online.
Replies: 26
Views: 2855

A Comprehensive list of Respectable sources of News online.

This thread is intended as a compilation of various online sources of news and articles as well as a brief description and some general consent as to their reliability. -The list so far. General British Sources(world wide coverage) British Broadcasting Corporation - Highly recommended, very slight l...
by LeopoldBloom
Sun Dec 28, 2008 10:09 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: online news sources
Replies: 4
Views: 925

Re: online news sources

Oh, andThe Onion. A respectable publication, generally accurate and they try to be absolutely impartial.
by LeopoldBloom
Sun Dec 28, 2008 7:30 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 1200 killed, many more injured in Israeli attacks in Gaza
Replies: 670
Views: 45487

Re: 200 killed, 700 injured in Israeli air attack on Gaza

Of the various "International reactions" listed on the wikipedia page for the incident, I think the Vatican's is the most concise: "Hamas is a prisoner to a logic of hate, Israel to a logic of faith in force as the best response to hate. One must continue to search for a different wa...
by LeopoldBloom
Sun Dec 28, 2008 7:15 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: online news sources
Replies: 4
Views: 925

Re: online news sources

The Guardian - good, well reported with a liberal/leftwing slant. Also one of the best non specialist papers for more technological matters. A U.K paper but very good international coverage, quite highbrow as well. Slashdot "news for nerds, stuff that matters" User submitted blurbs on tec...
by LeopoldBloom
Tue Dec 23, 2008 7:49 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Flame - By BK (fragrance)
Replies: 42
Views: 4150

Re: Flame - By BK (fragrance)

Or New Zealand


terrible joke- Q-Why do New Zealanders use velcro?
A-Because sheep began to recognise the sound of a zip.
*cue hilarity*

In all seriousness though, the whole sheep thing only goes on in the South Island.
Its a good thing the those rurals can't read, otherwise i'd be in trouble.
by LeopoldBloom
Tue Dec 23, 2008 4:21 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Flame - By BK (fragrance)
Replies: 42
Views: 4150

Re: Flame - By BK (fragrance)

clintonius wrote:
GhostWolfe wrote:inflatable sex-sheep

Niche market?


Its called australia

*I kid! I kid!*
by LeopoldBloom
Mon Dec 22, 2008 9:24 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: U.N declaration of Gay Rights
Replies: 16
Views: 2405

Re: U.N declaration of Gay Rights

The US wouldn't want to be seen as similar to the other heinously evil (against) countries nor hypocritical (for), so of course it's absent. Was that sarcasm? If not then how exactly are countries like Belgium (as a totally random example) being hypocritical by signing the declaration? It doesn't s...
by LeopoldBloom
Mon Dec 22, 2008 8:47 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: U.N declaration of Gay Rights
Replies: 16
Views: 2405

U.N declaration of Gay Rights

66 U.N states signed a declaration for the full legalisation of homosexuality etc . . Link . This was immediately followed by 60 countries (mainly islamic) issuing a counter statement declaring that the first would lead to "a normalisation of paedophilia and other sexual perversions". The ...
by LeopoldBloom
Tue Dec 16, 2008 5:58 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Day the Earth Stood Still sent to Alpha Centauri
Replies: 49
Views: 6776

Re: The Day the Earth Stood Still sent to Alpha Centauri

Especially because, if there is sentient life in that particular galaxy, will they understand the concept of movies, actors, or pretend? For all they know, it could very well be a threat... Galaxy Quest comes to mind, except given what I've heard of TDTESS there would be . . .differences. Oh well, ...
by LeopoldBloom
Tue Dec 16, 2008 5:39 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bush attacked with shoes
Replies: 95
Views: 9026

Re: Bush attacked with shoes

HOW DID IT TAKE THIS LONG FOR THIS REFERENCE!?


The reference i've been waiting for-
Harold Macmillan wrote:I'd like that translated, if I may.
after Khrushchev furiously banged his shoe on the table at the U.N during Macmillan's speach.
by LeopoldBloom
Fri Dec 12, 2008 12:17 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Nepal legalizes gay marriage (and the USA doesn't)
Replies: 55
Views: 6059

Re: Nepal legalizes gay marriage

Vaniver wrote:It's not like we have over half the world's supercomputing power, 54 of the world's top 100 universities, produce the most scientific papers and receive the most citations, have the most Nobel laureates, among other things. I don't know about citations, but from what I understand, the...
by LeopoldBloom
Fri Dec 12, 2008 7:17 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Can non-Indo-European peoples ever be democratic?
Replies: 68
Views: 7778

Re: Can non-Indo-European peoples ever be democratic?

Can non-Indo-European peoples ever be democratic? Yes (apologies for the simplified response but, well, its a stupid premise) I'm leaving this comment here simply because others have responded to it. For the record, one word answers followed by calling the questions of the OP stupid are not accepta...
by LeopoldBloom
Thu Dec 11, 2008 7:55 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Nepal legalizes gay marriage (and the USA doesn't)
Replies: 55
Views: 6059

Re: Nepal legalizes gay marriage

Fine, you're a world leader in Twinkies. And by "Twinkies" I mean "morbid obesity". Congratulations. So while America drags its feet about and actually enacts openly discriminatory practices, a country generally considered to be backwater and third-world overtakes it in terms of...
by LeopoldBloom
Thu Dec 11, 2008 7:44 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Teen self esteem too high?
Replies: 50
Views: 5710

Re: Teen self esteem too high?

Twenge and other researchers believe that the decades of efforts to boost self-esteem may have created unrealistic expectations in today's youth. We've all been raised on television to believe that one day we'd all be millionaires and movie gods and rock stars. But we won't. And we're slowly learni...
by LeopoldBloom
Fri Dec 05, 2008 3:52 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Guns For The Elderly
Replies: 62
Views: 6163

Re: Guns For The Elderly

I'm sorry, but what is the justification for this exactly? I've always assumed there were essentially three arguements for gun use in the U.S- A) For hunting and other recreational use- Which certainly does not fall under "Medical Care"- if theyr'e giving out things designed for entertainm...
by LeopoldBloom
Fri Dec 05, 2008 3:33 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Guns For The Elderly
Replies: 62
Views: 6163

Re: Guns For The Elderly

sorry, stupid post put up accidently whilst still writing one. Sorry again.
by LeopoldBloom
Tue Dec 02, 2008 8:58 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Moderatores Populusque XKCDi [Latin]
Replies: 167
Views: 81277

Re: Moderatores Populusque XKCDi [Latin]

just to prove my credentials

Caecilius est pater
Mettella est mater
Quintus est fillius
Cerberus est canis
Grumio est coquos


and i forgot the last one, thats about the only thing that stuck in my head after 2 years (aside from quite a bit of unnessercery vocab). But yeah, latin rocks.
by LeopoldBloom
Thu Nov 27, 2008 2:19 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Mumbai, India under attack
Replies: 23
Views: 2784

Re: Mumbai, India under siege

According to a single witness, the terrorists asked the crowd for people with US and British passports, and then took those people out of the room. Also, the hotels that they attacked had foreigners as about 50% of the occupants. This is why i'm very, very glad to have two passports. It makes trave...
by LeopoldBloom
Wed Nov 26, 2008 10:39 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: A brighter future for New Zealand
Replies: 38
Views: 3623

Re: A brighter future for New Zealand

Please don't judge us by The-Rabid-Monkey.
Wer'e really not like that.

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