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by tacticus
Sat Nov 05, 2011 9:58 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bullying legislation in Michigan;
Replies: 59
Views: 5969

Re: Bullying legislation in Michigan;

Also barring bullies from school does absolutely nothing to actually address the causes of their behavior and remedy it. I am always very hesitant to enact punishments on children that have consequences fire their entire lives (denying a child education is going to largely screw over their chances ...
by tacticus
Tue Dec 14, 2010 3:40 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Atheist Christmas Advertising
Replies: 320
Views: 29017

Re: Atheist Christmas Advertising

duckshirt wrote:
tacticus wrote:
torgos wrote: You're going to fade into nonexistence soon, why are you bothering with it?

Because this is all we have and we better get it as right as we can

Or else what?

Wait you need to be threatened by some sky fairy with a hammer to have a reason to act morally?

There is no else
by tacticus
Mon Dec 13, 2010 7:46 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Atheist Christmas Advertising
Replies: 320
Views: 29017

Re: Atheist Christmas Advertising

torgos wrote: You're going to fade into nonexistence soon, why are you bothering with it?

Because this is all we have and we better get it as right as we can
by tacticus
Sat Nov 13, 2010 8:05 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: What Google thinks of Windows Phone 7
Replies: 10
Views: 1846

Re: What Google thinks of Windows Phone 7

I think Google's opinion on the matter is quite clear. Note that neither the thumbnail next to this link, nor any words obviously related to it, appeared anywhere on the page with the article. Quite probably because the image is from TG Daily (looking under the image will credit where it is from(cl...
by tacticus
Fri Oct 29, 2010 2:49 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Voter intimidation in the US elections
Replies: 65
Views: 6029

Re: Voter intimidation in the US elections

Small aside, are polling places centralized more in other countries(even outside of the cities)? For instance, I live in a fairly rural area so the voting place is at a school in the middle of nowhere. Spoilering background information In .AU My home town of 30,000 had 3 federal polling places with...
by tacticus
Mon Oct 25, 2010 12:35 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most excellent times
Replies: 5132
Views: 924686

Re: Awesome Thread (to balance Rant Thread)

Awesome:
Discovering that my father has Synesthesia. the number 5 is apparently a nice light green with a rather nice smell while 7 is a rather putrid smell and glaring sound

not Awesome: I'm 25 and no one ever told me this before hand
by tacticus
Sun Oct 24, 2010 11:42 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Libertarians to LGBTs: We Want YOU!
Replies: 78
Views: 9570

Re: Libertarians to LGBTs: We Want YOU!

And Single Transferable Vote for the senate (with more senate seats per state (try 6 per 4 year election 8 year term) Yeah, I was going to suggest something along those lines for your Senate. Then, I remembered that you have 50 states and that having a useful amount of senators per state, you'd nee...
by tacticus
Mon Oct 18, 2010 5:14 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Libertarians to LGBTs: We Want YOU!
Replies: 78
Views: 9570

Re: Libertarians to LGBTs: We Want YOU!

As an australian, all I can say is, you need a better voting system. This in full awareness of what's just happened with our election (as our troubles were being caused primarily by an overattachment to approval ratings, crazy media, etc). For my part as an Aussie, I recommend Instant-Runoff or Pre...
by tacticus
Mon Oct 18, 2010 12:24 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I Shouldn't Have To Say This
Replies: 2609
Views: 397155

Re: I Shouldn't Have To Say This

Hiring a mechanic who has zero experience in even using a computer for a second level desktop support role is stupid. When i ask you to be more descriptive do not say "you know that thing?" especially over the phone when you are looking at that Frakking "thing"! Further to these ...
by tacticus
Thu Jul 01, 2010 6:39 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Texas GOP up to no good... again
Replies: 125
Views: 14568

Re: Texas GOP up to no good... again

While much of this document is total bullshit that I can't believe they actually posted, they do have some good points. We oppose automatic admissions rules (such as the top 10%) which are based solely on class ranking. I personally graduated from a high school class for 1300 people. My classmates ...
by tacticus
Fri Apr 30, 2010 12:00 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: More Bad News for NASA
Replies: 4
Views: 1225

Re: More Bad News for NASA

iirc it's also the second launch of similar equipment in a short period (the other launch was a few weeks ago)

Random note i was born about 1km from where they are launching these balloons :)
by tacticus
Wed Nov 18, 2009 8:29 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Is your ZIP code prime?
Replies: 90
Views: 7797

Re: Is your ZIP code prime?

My post code (3011) is prime does that count? but my previous post codes was not :( (0871/2/0)
by tacticus
Mon Nov 02, 2009 8:42 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: UK drugs advisor sacked for giving sound advice
Replies: 20
Views: 2219

Re: UK drugs advisor sacked for giving sound advice

Yeah. I'll vote for them if you do. I'll hold you to that There are so many people who would vote for the Lib Dems, "if only they had a chance of getting in". Probably more than enough to fulfill that criteria. My vote actually counts towards them anyway, even without proportional represe...
by tacticus
Tue Oct 20, 2009 4:04 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Call of Duty:Modern Warfare 2 - No Dedicated MP Servers
Replies: 334
Views: 33739

Re: Call of Duty:Modern Warfare 2 - No Dedicated MP Servers

BlackSails wrote:I dont get what anyone gains from not having dedicated servers.

They can control what servers you see
So no custom maps or mods showing in the wonderful matchmaking
by tacticus
Mon Oct 05, 2009 7:19 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 Olympics winner
Replies: 35
Views: 3009

Re: 2016 Olympics winner

There seems to me a distinct possibility that having the Olympics in a city would popularize it and boost tourism for years--especially for a city that rich-country citizens might not have considered, like Rio. A well-trafficked city like Chicago or London, of course, would receive less of this ben...
by tacticus
Mon Sep 07, 2009 8:22 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2419451

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Greetings I'm an IT geek working at RMIT in Melbourne.au I used to live in a significantly odder place (prior to that in a very small town working an odder job at much odder hours I Speak a small amount of Arrente, Walpari, Pitjanjarra and Anmatyerr(weirdly i understand more than i can speak) and am...
by tacticus
Sat Sep 05, 2009 7:46 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Protect children from Obama!
Replies: 56
Views: 4610

Re: Protect children from Obama!

Another thing - I REALLY don't understand how Fox News, which is owned by an Australian, is considered "the American voice" or somehow "Patriotic". Run me through that one again, please? Murdochs only an Australian because of our media ownership laws and the fact that he was bor...
by tacticus
Wed Jul 15, 2009 5:25 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How many power strips do you have?
Replies: 26
Views: 2921

Re: How many power strips do you have?

Does this include only those in use in one room or all rooms or all that you have in storage?

as it's 3,4 and 25ish (they breed i tell you. them and the IEC cords are planning something(it could also have something to do with the stock pile i have for lanning))
by tacticus
Tue Jun 09, 2009 6:36 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Teenage Tourist Clings to Train Through Outback
Replies: 17
Views: 1588

Re: Teenage Tourist Clings to Train Through Outback

I love how you just ripped on an entire town. I did live there for 13 years (and 10 more just north of there in a place called ti tree) I think I get to do that occasionally Just thought I would clarify imnsho everything worth seeing in central Australia is pretty much everything the tourists don't...
by tacticus
Tue Jun 09, 2009 1:43 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Teenage Tourist Clings to Train Through Outback
Replies: 17
Views: 1588

Re: Teenage Tourist Clings to Train Through Outback

If I was wearing sunglasses and some thick windproofs, and had a few karabina, I'd manage. That dude has 'nads. Serious 'nads. Lack of brains though :\ cruise down to the police station(less than 200m away) Who could radio the train or stick him on a bus The bus would probably beat the train to Ali...
by tacticus
Wed May 20, 2009 7:52 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: "Click it or Ticket" Seat-belt Legislation
Replies: 65
Views: 5857

Re: "Click it or Ticket" Seat-belt Legislation

And if I'm cruising the highway in my SUV with the windows down and then I roll it for whatever reason, and my seatbeltless passenger is ejected and killed, I'll be charged with vehicular manslaughter. IMNSHO that is how it should be. The driver is responsible for all passangers and the vehicle whi...

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