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by Paranoid__Android
Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:02 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8706
Views: 888451

Re: Trump presidency

+1 hippo. Gd1. Just because he could have done something didn't mean he actually did. Regarding the meetings with putin, given his negotiating style, there could be a whole host of non-nefarious reasons for sealing the transcripts. We also don't have transcripts of the Kim meetings. With regards to ...
by Paranoid__Android
Sun Mar 24, 2019 11:19 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8706
Views: 888451

Re: Trump presidency

This is good news on the collusion part. He's still a colossal **** but at least he wasn't colluding with a hostile nation to win an election.
by Paranoid__Android
Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:56 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Proportional Minimum Wage
Replies: 24
Views: 5535

Re: Proportional Minimum Wage

I think a base minimum wage is always healthy to insure no-one gets abused. But I think the labour market is too complicated and this kind of solution might cause problems for specific business sectors. Unions are a much more powerful tool for keeping wages healthy, though they come with their own s...
by Paranoid__Android
Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:42 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Breastfeeding and bodily autonomy thought experiment
Replies: 33
Views: 6120

Re: Breastfeeding and bodily autonomy thought experiment

What problem are you actually trying to solve here The playoff between a persons right to bodily autonomy, and their obligation to their childs health. This was the essence of what I was trying to get at. I wanted to make the scenario plausible because otherwise I feel like I would have gotten lamb...
by Paranoid__Android
Mon Mar 04, 2019 12:10 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Breastfeeding and bodily autonomy thought experiment
Replies: 33
Views: 6120

Re: Breastfeeding and bodily autonomy thought experiment

Short answer (my opinion): If you are not ready to give up your bodily autonomy for the basic welfare of your own child, you should not be a parent. I agree 100%. Thank you for your post ucim. I think I was getting my head in a muddle between social responsibilities, moral obligations, and legal co...
by Paranoid__Android
Sun Mar 03, 2019 6:18 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Breastfeeding and bodily autonomy thought experiment
Replies: 33
Views: 6120

Re: Breastfeeding and bodily autonomy thought experiment

The original reason I'm bringing this up is that I'm hoping to be a parent in the next year or so, and was looking at some of the surrounding issues. I know I kinda went astray, but here we are. For the record, I do think that the mother should be obliged to feed her child, but I just can't prove it...
by Paranoid__Android
Sun Mar 03, 2019 12:55 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Breastfeeding and bodily autonomy thought experiment
Replies: 33
Views: 6120

Re: Breastfeeding and bodily autonomy thought experiment

What problem are you actually trying to solve here The playoff between a persons right to bodily autonomy, and their obligation to their childs health. Being dogmatic in either direction (only breast or only formula) seems to invite problems unnecessarily - and, yes, a mother who refuses to breastf...
by Paranoid__Android
Sat Mar 02, 2019 9:46 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Breastfeeding and bodily autonomy thought experiment
Replies: 33
Views: 6120

Breastfeeding and bodily autonomy thought experiment

It is a fairly hotly discussed topic that breastfeeding should not be recommended too enthusiastically to new mothers, as it could be seen as a violation of their bodily autonomy. Obviously that is fine so long as there is an alternative of bottled formula, but what if there wasn't... I present a th...
by Paranoid__Android
Fri May 11, 2018 2:42 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Is abortion unethical?
Replies: 3
Views: 6789

Is abortion unethical?

Trigger warning. Should be obvious, see title. I recently started looking closer into the abortion ethical debate. I started off with a mild pro-abortion stance, mostly due to this forum. Since then, I’ve come across a few quite strong anti-abortion arguments that are rather convincing, and that I r...
by Paranoid__Android
Wed Oct 22, 2014 5:01 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Gamergate
Replies: 700
Views: 156968

Re: Gamergate

pro GG is about: Video games journalism generally which has been a cesspit of corruption since sinclair user the Clichyness of the indie scene meanieheads and their encroachment into some the last areas largely free of such things anti GG is about: the first two being a smoke screen and gamers are ...
by Paranoid__Android
Wed Oct 22, 2014 3:57 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Gamergate
Replies: 700
Views: 156968

Re: Gamergate

Funny that I would post here again after like four years of inactivity. In this thread of all threads. Anyway. I am very confused by this whole episode and so shall ask a question for clarification - It seems as though there are two entirely separate issues at play and both sides of the argument are...
by Paranoid__Android
Sun Mar 11, 2012 2:44 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Bike advice
Replies: 7
Views: 3469

Re: Bike advice

Paranoid, if you are from the US, may I ask how you transported your bike across the pond, and how much that was (at least a estimate)? I'm not from the US, but a fairly standard method is to pack your bike into a cardboard bike box (normally free from bike shops- saves them needing to dispose of t...
by Paranoid__Android
Fri Feb 24, 2012 5:35 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: BIKE 10,000 miles
Replies: 261
Views: 164233

Re: BIKE 10,000 miles

1317 + 35 = 1352

a few commutes
by Paranoid__Android
Fri Jan 27, 2012 8:34 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Life origins problem
Replies: 50
Views: 6688

Re: Life origins problem

Most people botch probability math. You are no different. The math is actually good, but the conclusion is wrong. A probability is not the number of trials required to produce the event, it is the percentage chance that any given trial will produce the desired result. Thus the first trial can resul...
by Paranoid__Android
Thu Jan 26, 2012 9:22 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Life origins problem
Replies: 50
Views: 6688

Re: Life origins problem

The whole point of the experiment was to get a self replicator from nothing. I don't see why people are going on about finding different ones... I mean who cares? I'm sure there are many ways that it would work but the amazing thing would be to simply get 'life' from no life.
by Paranoid__Android
Wed Jan 25, 2012 11:58 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Life origins problem
Replies: 50
Views: 6688

Re: Life origins problem

An easier way around might be to split the experiment up into say 500 small containers. if any one gets contaminated it wont ruin the rest.
by Paranoid__Android
Wed Jan 25, 2012 8:32 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Life origins problem
Replies: 50
Views: 6688

Re: Life origins problem

I can't really discount these points, they all seem fair and scientific. I stand corrected. Yes, one kilogram of the amino acid arginine has 2.85 x 10^24 molecules in it (that's well over a billion billion); a tonne of arginine has 2.85 x 10^27 molecules. If you took a semi-trailer load of each amin...
by Paranoid__Android
Wed Jan 25, 2012 7:14 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Life origins problem
Replies: 50
Views: 6688

Re: Life origins problem

Sure, but you're just picking 10000 out of thin air. If we say that, I don't know, 1 billionth of a billionth of the combinations work, then using your same calculation, we end up with life happening spontaneously pretty much all the time, everywhere on Earth. What you choose for this number has an...
by Paranoid__Android
Wed Jan 25, 2012 6:21 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Life origins problem
Replies: 50
Views: 6688

Re: Life origins problem

Thanks for the correction on the number of bases. There will only be a finite number of ways to construct an RNA molucule that will self replicate (which is below a reasonable number of bases). say there were ~10 000 different ways of constructing a self replicating RNA molucule. This would mean the...
by Paranoid__Android
Wed Jan 25, 2012 5:14 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Life origins problem
Replies: 50
Views: 6688

Life origins problem

I know this topic has been discussed before but this is a differnet angle on it that is concerning me. I was reading an article about RNA and how strands have been fabricated that can duplicate other RNA molucules, thus giving credability to the hypothesis that life originated from RNA moluclues (ma...
by Paranoid__Android
Sat Jan 21, 2012 11:11 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Bike advice
Replies: 7
Views: 3469

Re: Bike advice

I've cycled fairly extensively (~5000 miles) through western Europe and Scandinavia so should be give you some fairly good advice. I've not been through eastern Europe. Feel free to ask any questions. Edit: I think your goals are easily reasonable, Europe isn't that big so ~10,000 miles should allow...
by Paranoid__Android
Thu Dec 22, 2011 5:58 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Functions and classes
Replies: 11
Views: 1906

Re: Functions and classes

Okay, this is making some more sense. In my filtering program I would agree with you, it was at the toy size and maybe splitting it up would not have been so useful, although there were still places where it would have been useful. However the traffic flow program was much, much more substantial. I ...
by Paranoid__Android
Thu Dec 22, 2011 4:15 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Functions and classes
Replies: 11
Views: 1906

Re: Functions and classes

Wow thanks, that was actually really helpful! If you want to copy a report, you clone the object. If you want to do something to it, you call a method, not call a function and pass in the variables By this do you mean call a method (or function?) within the object? As in the object has functionality...
by Paranoid__Android
Thu Dec 22, 2011 2:46 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Functions and classes
Replies: 11
Views: 1906

Functions and classes

I'm a physics undergrad and have been coding for a while now (MATLAB and C#), however I've never really had an occasion to use functions or classes. I hear from the net that they are very useful but I've never come across some problem and thought that the obvious solution is to use a function or spl...
by Paranoid__Android
Sat Oct 22, 2011 12:41 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: BIKE 10,000 miles
Replies: 261
Views: 164233

Re: BIKE 10,000 miles

general cycling this week:
584+13 = 597
by Paranoid__Android
Wed Oct 12, 2011 1:08 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: BIKE 10,000 miles
Replies: 261
Views: 164233

Re: BIKE 10,000 miles

Now this is a thread I can get involved with.

Just did a 19 hour, 200 mile ride.

75+200=275
by Paranoid__Android
Sat Feb 26, 2011 2:26 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: 10,000 pushups
Replies: 592
Views: 230847

Re: 10,000 pushups

just did 40,
3253
by Paranoid__Android
Sat Feb 26, 2011 2:23 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: If modern weapons didn't exist, what would combat look like?
Replies: 95
Views: 6908

Re: If modern weapons didn't exist, what would combat look l

In the case of swords and other medieval weaponry you just have to look back in time; the Romans with their discipline and better equipment won against vastly greater numbers. A well coordinated/disciplined/trained and equipped force would prevail. With no guns vehicles would only really be used for...
by Paranoid__Android
Wed Feb 23, 2011 11:52 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Civilian Avionics
Replies: 90
Views: 8675

Re: Civilian Avionics

Whoever you do get to pilot your plane needs to be a serious pro at flying model jets. At that altitude you won't be able to see the plane as 3 foot wingspan at 5000 ft won't even be a speck, so you'll have to use some kind of video relay. The problem with that is there will be a delay on the feed. ...
by Paranoid__Android
Wed Feb 23, 2011 3:07 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: EVE Online
Replies: 4828
Views: 646504

Re: EVE Online

Aw crap, I had to uninstall it.

Degree takes priority right now :(
by Paranoid__Android
Tue Feb 22, 2011 12:06 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: EVE Online
Replies: 4828
Views: 646504

Re: EVE Online

You can have more than one character? how does that work? do different characters pool money/ships?

halbarad wrote:its a steep learning curve

yes, yes it is.
by Paranoid__Android
Mon Feb 21, 2011 10:03 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: EVE Online
Replies: 4828
Views: 646504

Re: EVE Online

make him give you at least 100 mil isk Oh really? now you tell me... although a contribution to the cause would be nice ;) anyway, lessons learned so far... -some people will attack you and kill you. Using ships waaaay better than yours in like two seconds. -use insurance -stay in highsec
by Paranoid__Android
Sun Feb 20, 2011 2:07 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Libya's Protests and Civil War
Replies: 540
Views: 51872

Re: Protests: Libya's turn

The city of Darnah is under siege. 30 mercenaries from Chad and Nigeria have been captured by the protesters who are holding it. The mercenary barracks have been captured by the opposition in the historic town of Cyrene, they gave 50 casualties. All airports in Eastern Libya are under opposition co...
by Paranoid__Android
Sat Feb 19, 2011 10:57 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: EVE Online
Replies: 4828
Views: 646504

Re: EVE Online

crap I got the wrong address,

I made up the email specifically for the game as I used my normal one already for my first one.

its actually, paranid_android1@yahoo.co.uk

sorry about that.
by Paranoid__Android
Sat Feb 19, 2011 9:03 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: EVE Online
Replies: 4828
Views: 646504

Re: EVE Online

ninja'd my edit,

send to paranoid_android1@yahoo.co.uk please :)

edit: got the address wrong, sorry :?
by Paranoid__Android
Sat Feb 19, 2011 7:37 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: EVE Online
Replies: 4828
Views: 646504

Re: EVE Online

Thanks, that makes much more sense. When I sort my work situation out I'll probably start again.

Edit: when I do get round to signing up again, could someone send me an invite?

Edit 2: screw quantum mechanics, someone send me an invite :)
by Paranoid__Android
Sat Feb 19, 2011 3:41 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: EVE Online
Replies: 4828
Views: 646504

Re: EVE Online

I just fired up a trial account to give this thing a shot -although I'll probably be starting again after a few disastrous mistakes... I got overconfident on my third day and after a few easy victories in a 0.5 system and strayed into a 0.3 system. Big mistake. ran into some more pirates and lasted ...
by Paranoid__Android
Thu Feb 17, 2011 11:01 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Team Respect: Bringing Respect to PAX and beyond.
Replies: 393
Views: 46124

Re: Team Respect: Bringing Respect to PAX and beyond.

Dear The Great Hippo
It wasn't my intention to lower the quality of this thread or take it in unnecessary directions, but apparently I have done so anyway. Please accept my humble apologies.
I'll go take myself elsewhere now. Thank you for being so gracious.

Yours faithfully

Paranoid__Android
by Paranoid__Android
Thu Feb 17, 2011 10:38 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Libya's Protests and Civil War
Replies: 540
Views: 51872

Re: Protests: Libya's turn

If only the western world could get this much into an uproar over something other than a sportsball team winning a sportsball title. I still get perplexed and bewildered with the unhealthy levels of fascination with most sporting activities... I couldn't disagree more. Anyway, I digress. From the n...
by Paranoid__Android
Thu Feb 17, 2011 10:27 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Team Respect: Bringing Respect to PAX and beyond.
Replies: 393
Views: 46124

Re: Team Respect: Bringing Respect to PAX and beyond.

There are plenty of strips by Penny-Arcade with people killing other people. Why aren't people raving about them perpetuating the murder culture? with murder being significantly worse* than rape, I reckon people need some perspective... you know... people actually do get murdered, like, real people....

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