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by WaterToFire
Sun Dec 25, 2016 5:08 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1932
Views: 400906

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

You might be able to do with with gene drive. But no one has tried something like that on a large scale as of yet.
by WaterToFire
Mon Jun 20, 2016 2:36 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2124
Views: 366375

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

LaserGuy wrote:
Spoiler:
I thought the other two dragons were freed by Tyrion? When did they end up back in Meereen?


Spoiler:
Tyrion let them off of their chains, but I guess he didn't leave the door open behind him? It looked like they broke out of their underground prison thing when Drogon and Danaerys flew close by.
by WaterToFire
Mon Jun 13, 2016 8:00 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 50 Dead, 53 Injured in Orlando Gay Club Shooting
Replies: 490
Views: 73456

Re: Terror attack on Orlando gay club

It seems that the man has been unstable, violent, and homophobic, to some extent, for years. Do you think that the existence of ISIS "tipped him over the edge" and made him decide to kill a bunch of people? It seems that they didn't provide him with training, materials, or hatred -- he man...
by WaterToFire
Thu Jun 09, 2016 3:59 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1165623

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

pretty much yeah and I'm not a particular "words have meaning" sort of person. If a French politician advocating against Spain, had a Spanish descended Judge in a pro-spain social club ruling over a civil lawsuit, I suspect close to zero people would call it racist to highlight the potent...
by WaterToFire
Sat Sep 05, 2015 2:51 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Refugees travelling to Europe
Replies: 139
Views: 24510

Re: Refugees travelling to Europe

Why can't the women go back to fight and die too?
by WaterToFire
Wed May 20, 2015 2:24 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2124
Views: 366375

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

Actually, Olivar was terrified when the faith stormed the brothel and he heard the screams from one of the patrons who was having sex with a man. I'm pretty sure he's testifying under duress. I remember that. To me, he didn't seem like someone who was intimidated into his testimony. Or at least, I ...
by WaterToFire
Tue May 19, 2015 9:08 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2124
Views: 366375

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

Fair enough, I did forget about it, although that doesn't mean those questions shouldn't have been asked. And if Olivar was in no danger, what was his incentive in testifying? Olyvar didn't seem bothered or nervous by the hearing. I think there might be more to his motivation then we've yet seen. I...
by WaterToFire
Mon May 18, 2015 8:38 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2124
Views: 366375

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

What annoys me more is that it seems like a fakeout. Build someone to be interesting and empowered only to put them back to the boring role of a whimpering tool to be used by others. I'm less sure about that. I think Sansa is more interesting and more empowered... For some reason I feel like old, l...
by WaterToFire
Sun Apr 19, 2015 7:05 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: A Song of Ice and Fire
Replies: 567
Views: 241372

Re: A Song of Ice and Fire

Or another option:
Spoiler:
They were hedging their bets. If one or the other got themselves killed, they had a backup. If both lived, they would either get rid of the less-convenient one or work something out between them (have Viserys defer to Aegon's supposed primogeniture).
by WaterToFire
Sun Apr 05, 2015 6:39 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: GOP senators' letter to Iran
Replies: 91
Views: 14854

Re: GOP senators' letter to Iran

jestingrabbit wrote:That's the nypost though. When its coming from someone who isn't a rightwing hack, let us know.

Here's the New York Times on the issue. It remains to be seen what the real differences will be when the formal agreement is being brokered.
by WaterToFire
Thu Feb 19, 2015 3:30 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality
Replies: 1036
Views: 409797

Re: Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality

I think this is because of the nature of Hermione's death. If I remember correctly, the troll ate her legs and she bled out. Her brain was still intact, as were her major organs. It seems like she could be saved by restoring her blood supply, restarting her heart, fixing the massive wounds, and...
by WaterToFire
Sat Jan 10, 2015 4:36 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Charlie Hebdo attack
Replies: 164
Views: 39011

Re: Charlie Hebdo attack

Wrong as in human are apes not monkeys I think, i.e. just provably straightforwardly wrong. To be clear this is not debatable. As apes are defined, humans are in the superset. This is completely aside as to why (Zeus I suspect) Yeah, humans and chimps are both species of apes , and neither are monk...
by WaterToFire
Wed Oct 01, 2014 4:38 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: A Song of Ice and Fire
Replies: 567
Views: 241372

Re: A Song of Ice and Fire

Books 4 and 5 happen mostly-concurrently, but are split in terms of region. Book 4 focuses on mainland Westeros, while book 5 has the east, beyond the wall, etc.
by WaterToFire
Thu Jun 19, 2014 4:07 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Syria Civil War Spreads
Replies: 751
Views: 192063

Re: Syria Civil War Threatens to Spread

It seems that ISIS has teamed up with the remnants of the Baathists. It seems to me a weird counterpart to the conflict in Syria, where the rebels are a tense alliance/rivalry between Islamists and secular groups. They are united only against a common enemy, the state.

NYT link.
by WaterToFire
Thu Jan 02, 2014 10:12 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British gov. wants all sex websites blocked by default
Replies: 54
Views: 13477

Re: British gov. wants all sex websites blocked by default

It's been implemented.
by WaterToFire
Fri Oct 11, 2013 1:05 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Pokemon X / Y
Replies: 50
Views: 21387

Pokemon X/Y

So, the games come out Saturday. IGN gave it a 9/10 , the starters are out there , and their final evolutions have been leaked . I'm not sure what to think about the design choices here. I think the frog's final form is pretty innovative, but the fox is overly kind of ugly and the grass one just loo...
by WaterToFire
Sun Nov 04, 2012 6:15 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Hurricane Sandy
Replies: 81
Views: 12025

Re: Hurricane Sandy

Well, you can put power lines underground. My town does that and rarely loses power. Though I'm sure underground power lines have problems of their own in a hurricane.
by WaterToFire
Mon Jun 04, 2012 2:23 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Woman falsely accuses man of rape, admits it 5 years later
Replies: 184
Views: 22731

Re: Woman falsely accuses man of rape, admits it 5 years lat

So the accused guy is trying to make a documentary about his experience. He has a kickstarter to fund it, if anyone's interested.
by WaterToFire
Tue Jan 24, 2012 5:25 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Smart People Party Harder
Replies: 52
Views: 8446

Re: Smart People Party Harder

Erm, gotcha 26 posts ago :?

WaterToFire wrote:Keep in mind this is from the guy who wrote this article. He's been banned from publishing in Psychology Today. Anyway, it fits with my experience in college so far fairly well.
by WaterToFire
Sat Jan 21, 2012 5:28 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Smart People Party Harder
Replies: 52
Views: 8446

Re: Smart People Party Harder

Keep in mind this is from the guy who wrote this article. He's been banned from publishing in Psychology Today. Anyway, it fits with my experience in college so far fairly well.
by WaterToFire
Fri Jan 06, 2012 6:14 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Velociraptor Robots?!
Replies: 22
Views: 3475

Re: Velociraptor Robots?!

Haha, me too. I got 48/50, I was so proud of my mostly inconsequential science-related trivia.
by WaterToFire
Sun Oct 02, 2011 7:54 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Occupy Wall Street - Spreading. Check your town.
Replies: 2500
Views: 238583

Re: Occupy Wall Street - Spreading. Check your town.

A kid whose dorm is just a few rooms away from mine was one of those 700 arrested today. He was released after about eight hours. According to him the police didn't indicate that they weren't allowed to be on the bridge. They followed along with the protestors as usual, as if protecting them or keep...
by WaterToFire
Tue Sep 27, 2011 4:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Will Robots take all the jobs?
Replies: 92
Views: 10485

Re: Will Robots take all the jobs?

Deaths by car accidents: 42,636
Deaths by gun violence (average): 32,300

Deaths by medical malpractice: 195,000.

Looks like it adds up.
Sources here, here, and here.
by WaterToFire
Tue Sep 06, 2011 4:22 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Metal
Replies: 660
Views: 105235

Re: Metal

Waiting for the new Dream Theater, and I never expected to utter those words but the one track I heard was much better than their last 3 or 4 albums so it seems promising. I preordered the album but torrented it because I was tired of waiting. My thoughts so far are not strong, but by all accounts ...
by WaterToFire
Sat Aug 27, 2011 7:28 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Hurricaine Irene: It's pretty big I guess
Replies: 40
Views: 6323

Re: Hurricaine Irene: It's pretty big I guess

This was going to be my first weekend at college, prime bonding time. Turns out our dorm was right on the edge of evacuation zone A on Manhattan's east side. Screw you, Irene.
by WaterToFire
Sat Aug 13, 2011 2:02 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Swedish guy attempts to build fission reactor in his kitchen
Replies: 35
Views: 6684

Re: Swedish guy attempts to build fission reactor in his kit

Tidiness seems important when dealing with fission. Still, this guy is cool. Foolish, but cool. He's cool only because he still lives and is (I assume) fertile. Else he would have a Darwin to hang on his wall. He may yet, these things take time. No idea how far he managed to get, but from the looks...
by WaterToFire
Fri Aug 05, 2011 1:49 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Korea (Multithread Dump)
Replies: 123
Views: 10505

Re: N.Korean Women in Military

N.Korea has thought that Army is always first and They have trained about 1.2 milion soldiers. Among them, female soldiers are about 120,000. Lately, it is said that N.Korea gradually increases female soldiers. this like change is based on Kim jongil's order. Since the severe famine and frequent de...
by WaterToFire
Fri Aug 05, 2011 2:59 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Nintendo 3DS - Soon to be Cheaper, Still Headache Inducing
Replies: 120
Views: 29535

Re: Nintendo 3DS - Soon to be Cheaper, Still Headache Induci

Personally I use the 3D at the highest level if I'm going to have it on at all, and I only have problems if I'm moving or use it for a very long time. Free games make me excite, especially since I had no intention of buying them otherwise- they'll be a new experience kind of thing.
by WaterToFire
Fri Jul 29, 2011 10:34 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Nintendo 3DS - Soon to be Cheaper, Still Headache Inducing
Replies: 120
Views: 29535

Re: Nintendo 3DS: March 27 (US), $249

I'm cool with this. All I've got is OoT right now, so a bit of free material certainly won't make me unhappy.
by WaterToFire
Sat Jul 16, 2011 2:17 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Space shuttle Atlantis in historic final lift-off
Replies: 36
Views: 5023

Re: Space shuttle Atlantis in historic final lift-off

Personally, I think your opinion is wrong. If you think you're deriving insight or meaning from addams post it's because your stoned while reading. If you don't like his posts, ignore him. But this passive aggressive attitude is uncalled for. I find his posts aesthetically pleasing and a nice break...
by WaterToFire
Sat Jul 16, 2011 1:31 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Space shuttle Atlantis in historic final lift-off
Replies: 36
Views: 5023

Re: Space shuttle Atlantis in historic final lift-off

Personally I like his poetic approach.
by WaterToFire
Tue Jul 12, 2011 1:40 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Choosing a first Smartphone
Replies: 1
Views: 1000

Choosing a first Smartphone

Hello. As the title says, before I head off to college I plan on getting a smartphone, preferably an Android phone. Currently I am using AT&T, but I could potentially change this. I'll be living in Manhattan, and doing a fair bit of commuting, so I want to have coverage wherever possible. After ...
by WaterToFire
Wed Jun 29, 2011 5:59 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Metal
Replies: 660
Views: 105235

Re: Metal

A song from Dream Theater's new album, A Dramatic Turn of Events, was released today. On the Backs of Angels. Take a listen. It's very good compared to most of the music they've put out in the last ten years or so.
by WaterToFire
Sat Jun 25, 2011 2:34 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: NY Governor expects approval of Gay Marriage Bill
Replies: 107
Views: 10516

Re: NY Governor expects approval of Gay Marriage Bill

The bill has been brought to a vote, and a full 33 senatorial votes have been secured. I'm unsure if the vote has been called yet, but it's Wikipedia official at least.

Finally something happens to make me somewhat proud of my state.

YEAAAAAAAAAH NEW YORK!
by WaterToFire
Tue Jun 14, 2011 7:25 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Belgian activists destroy GM potatos
Replies: 135
Views: 13821

Re: Belgian activists destroy GM potatos

That, however, would have to be a highly specific mutation, wouldn't it? Something that eliminates the ability of the terminator to restrict reproduction (which, I'm assuming, is not a single mechanism, but a collection of changes that does this job) and has to happen within a single generation (si...
by WaterToFire
Tue Jun 14, 2011 12:19 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Machine of Death!
Replies: 57
Views: 27652

Re: Machine of Death!

I'm going to submit my portfolio as an illustrator, but I have a problem. This seems like an extremely stupid question, but I can't figure out how to email them. The email address is listed only as "machineofdeath dot net". As far as I (and gmail) can tell this is not a proper address, and...
by WaterToFire
Sun Jun 12, 2011 11:10 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Al Qaeda embassy bomber killed by Somali military
Replies: 7
Views: 1667

Re: Al Qaeda embassy bomber killed by Somali military

Here's an image of the various regions of political control in Somalia... http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/05/Fedmapsom.png/730px-Fedmapsom.png It would be disingenuous to say that that fractured mess could all be for or against us (although I think the odds that you're joking a...

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