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by OmniLiquid
Mon Apr 06, 2015 12:53 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: LANCE CONSTABLES, REPORT FOR DUTY [CLOSED]
Replies: 198
Views: 26678

Re: LANCE CONSTABLES, REPORT FOR DUTY [ROUND 2]

Mikeski

ERROR: TEMPORAL ANOMALY. SERIOUSLY, PAY ATTENTION.

-1 POINTS, SKIP 1 TURN.


EDIT: svenman

ACCEPTED
by OmniLiquid
Mon Apr 06, 2015 12:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0020: "Ferret"
Replies: 33
Views: 11298

Re: 0020: "Ferret"

I would expect a weasel to not be easily startled by an existential crisis, but maybe since it thought it was a ferret, and a ferret would...
by OmniLiquid
Mon Apr 06, 2015 12:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1508: “Operating Systems”
Replies: 83
Views: 20314

Re: 1508: “beehives”

I'm on Windows 7, but wish I was savvy enough to Linux. Someday...
by OmniLiquid
Mon Apr 06, 2015 12:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1501: Mysteries
Replies: 94
Views: 26482

Re: 1501: Mysteries

Don't you know, epileptic trees explain everything!
by OmniLiquid
Wed Apr 01, 2015 3:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1505: "Ontological Argument"
Replies: 278
Views: 44429

Re: 1505: "Ontological Argument"

They can be quite aggressive, but I have never known any atheist to be remotely close to as aggressive in their "evangelism" as the most aggressive theists. It really bothers me when I hear these comparisons. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/State_atheism I don't know about the rest, but Bols...
by OmniLiquid
Wed Apr 01, 2015 4:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1505: "Ontological Argument"
Replies: 278
Views: 44429

Re: 1505: "Ontological Argument"

And if someone both affirms and denies that there is a God through some twist of belief like what Kit is talking about, your definition labels them as theists, since they do affirm belief, but they would not be atheists since they do not not affirm belief, correct? So you could turn your 3x3 grid in...
by OmniLiquid
Tue Mar 31, 2015 1:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1505: "Ontological Argument"
Replies: 278
Views: 44429

Re: 1505: "Ontological Argument"

It doesn't result in the same wishful thinking. Doing what you've done removes the initial definition and assumes it pertains to any other object. With your substitution, what would actually happen is an inconsistent proof, where if you start with a donut one immediately runs up against Anselm thin...
by OmniLiquid
Tue Mar 31, 2015 2:58 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Mar 25th - Actual Important Announcement - Mod Madness 2015
Replies: 582
Views: 160779

Re: Mar 25th - Actual Important Announcement - Mod Madness 2

I've seen them post cogent thoughts while I was completely 'round the bend on fermented drinkstuff, so they can't be completely my imagination. They're at least as real as anyone else on the webs.
by OmniLiquid
Tue Mar 31, 2015 2:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1505: "Ontological Argument"
Replies: 278
Views: 44429

Re: 1505: "Ontological Argument"

Flumble wrote:
Eternal Density wrote:Oh great, it's Randall wanted a thread of arguments Day again!
Nope.avi

This is madness, I say! Madness!

Look around and what do you see the most of: chaos. Thus the goddess of chaos is the greatest deity and therefore exists!

Io Eris! Io io Eris!
by OmniLiquid
Mon Mar 30, 2015 5:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1505: "Ontological Argument"
Replies: 278
Views: 44429

Re: 1505: "Ontological Argument"

After some reading , I realize my previous objection doesn't hold against every form of the argument (in particular, it doesn't hold against ontological greatness, as SpitValve called it). The easiest way I can see to dismiss all versions of the argument is to show that a maximally great being is n...
by OmniLiquid
Mon Mar 30, 2015 3:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1505: "Ontological Argument"
Replies: 278
Views: 44429

Re: 1505: "Ontological Argument"

Yes. It's not falsifiable. It requires one to believe something undemonstrable. I think that's what makes it baffling for modern readers - that it's so unempirical that it is easy to abstract away. Believing in something undemonstrable is a requirement for pretty much all modern religions and that ...
by OmniLiquid
Mon Mar 30, 2015 3:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1505: "Ontological Argument"
Replies: 278
Views: 44429

Re: 1505: "Ontological Argument"

⋅ God is defined as that which possesses all properties. I think that "all properties" is a proper class (if that) and certainly not a set. This severely limits the ways you can use it in logical arguments. At least one other person mistakes "having every greatest property&...
by OmniLiquid
Mon Mar 30, 2015 7:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1505: "Ontological Argument"
Replies: 278
Views: 44429

Re: 1505: "Ontological Argument"

I suspect this will be a fun topic :twisted: My favorite subversion of the Ontological Argument is: 1. It is more great to do something with a greater handicap. 2. Not existing is the greatest possible handicap. 3. The greatest possible being is thus one who could create the universe despite not exi...
by OmniLiquid
Sun Mar 29, 2015 3:52 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0134: "Space Burial"
Replies: 16
Views: 11442

Re: What-If 134: "Space Burial"

120 percent. Actually, my concept when I came up with the name was someone who could shape-shift using water as an intermediate form similar to the enemy in Terminator 2 using metal. The idea makes perfect sense when you take into account that I was 12. The fact that no one else uses the name, so I ...
by OmniLiquid
Sun Mar 29, 2015 3:00 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0134: "Space Burial"
Replies: 16
Views: 11442

Re: What-If 134: "Space Burial"

I was pleasantly surprised to find that one of the sources claiming the human body is 98% water is "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams". Seems appropriate.
by OmniLiquid
Fri Mar 27, 2015 3:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1504: "Opportunity"
Replies: 49
Views: 12335

Re: 1504: "Opportunity"

Hold on. My superiors told me that there are 5 current Illuminati organizations, to fit the law of 5's. One created by Majestic 12 as a front for their operations, one created by some college kids as a prank, two that branched off of the Freemasons, and one created by the Discordians (spell check di...
by OmniLiquid
Wed Mar 25, 2015 7:45 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Mar 25th - Actual Important Announcement - Mod Madness 2015
Replies: 582
Views: 160779

Re: Mar 25th - Actual Important Announcement - Mod Madness 2

A quick search showed I was likely misremembering anyway.
by OmniLiquid
Wed Mar 25, 2015 7:30 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Mar 25th - Actual Important Announcement - Mod Madness 2015
Replies: 582
Views: 160779

Re: Mar 25th - Actual Important Announcement - Mod Madness 2

Huzzah for madness!

Spoiler:
I wonder if it's just a coincidence that Randall posted a controversial (for certain definitions of controversial) comic shortly beforehand the last two years, bringing newcomers in only to confound them.
by OmniLiquid
Sat May 03, 2014 10:58 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1357: "Free Speech"
Replies: 1346
Views: 185011

Re: 1357: "Free Speech"

According to the comic, the free speech amendment means that the government "cannot arrest you for what you say". This suggest that the first amendment only protects you from acts by the government, which is disingenuous at the very least. The first amendment actually says that there can ...
by OmniLiquid
Sat May 03, 2014 10:41 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1357: "Free Speech"
Replies: 1346
Views: 185011

Re: 1357: "Free Speech"

Do you really want to live in a country where that's all "free speech" means? Suppose that you write on your blog that you support gay marriage. Then your boss fires you and your landlord kicks you out of your apartment because of it. Is that free speech? Yet, if someone else writes on th...
by OmniLiquid
Sat Apr 26, 2014 2:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1357: "Free Speech"
Replies: 1346
Views: 185011

Re: 1357: "Free Speech"

That's the position on advocacy: in a just society, one may advocate any position, without fear of sanction, and seeking to impose sanctions on someone for advocating a particular view is not in line with justice. I think this is the heart of the disagreement. What do you suppose should be done if ...
by OmniLiquid
Thu Apr 24, 2014 10:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1357: "Free Speech"
Replies: 1346
Views: 185011

Re: 1357: "Free Speech"

This may not be the best way to go about this, but I'm about to head to bed so I'll lay down the argument I was trying to pursue (trying to lead an argument doesn't work well for me anyway). Scenario A: A generic politically active person, Smith, needs to buy $20,000 worth of clothes from either JCP...
by OmniLiquid
Thu Apr 24, 2014 7:57 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1357: "Free Speech"
Replies: 1346
Views: 185011

Re: 1357: "Free Speech"

How about we look at it the other way. When JCPenney put up pro-gay-rights ads, would it be wrong to support them because of the ads? If so, why? If not, why can political speech be rewarded but not punished? I think you'd be a little bit stupid to support them because of those ads. You do business...
by OmniLiquid
Thu Apr 24, 2014 6:57 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1357: "Free Speech"
Replies: 1346
Views: 185011

Re: 1357: "Free Speech"

So, to be perfectly clear, are you saying no one should face consequences for their speech? I am saying that you, like any other citizen, have the right to participate in politics without fear of reprisal, and you do not have the right to deprive any other person of that right. More generally, you ...
by OmniLiquid
Thu Apr 24, 2014 5:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1357: "Free Speech"
Replies: 1346
Views: 185011

Re: 1357: "Free Speech"

Do you not know what the Bill of Rights is? Did you never learn it in school. The ONLY freedom of speech we have comes ONLY as protection from GOVERNMENT censorship (and not even then in limited circumstances). There is NO other "freedom of speech." You've never actually read the bill of ...
by OmniLiquid
Thu Apr 24, 2014 4:48 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1357: "Free Speech"
Replies: 1346
Views: 185011

Re: 1357: "Free Speech"

In all of these cases, speech is being met with consequences, and that's not wrong. If you don't want consequences for saying stupid shit, then don't say stupid shit. I like high standards as much as the next guy. This standard is too high. Loads of times we, human all, don't know we've said some s...
by OmniLiquid
Thu Apr 24, 2014 2:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1357: "Free Speech"
Replies: 1346
Views: 185011

Re: 1357: "Free Speech"

You don't want consequences when you are found out denying human rights? You don't want consequences when you are found out fucking and shitting over someone else? Of course this is complete and utter nonsense. He denied nobody any rights. He exercised his right to speech. If you disagree, go thou ...
by OmniLiquid
Mon Apr 21, 2014 10:46 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1357: "Free Speech"
Replies: 1346
Views: 185011

Re: 1357: "Free Speech"

As xkcd is pretty popular in geek culture, I suspect many (though not all) of us are [whatever the age limit is] to 50, tend to be affiliated with academia in some way, and enjoy other geeky things which are indeed parts of pop culture (geekiness has gotten more popular in the last couple decades)....
by OmniLiquid
Mon Apr 21, 2014 8:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1357: "Free Speech"
Replies: 1346
Views: 185011

Re: 1357: "Free Speech"

Back on topic, I guess an interesting exercise could be made: Imagine if Eich had donated to a racist cause instead, something like "Proposition against interracial marriage" Would the reaction be the same? Why or why not? How does the pressure from within and outside Mozilla would have b...
by OmniLiquid
Mon Apr 21, 2014 4:57 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1357: "Free Speech"
Replies: 1346
Views: 185011

Re: 1357: "Free Speech"

The willing resignation of a party whose beliefs are not condoned or shared by the community in which they were voiced. Perhaps, though as is so often the case, dozens of posts have followed the initial announcement that said party was going to leave this "bunch of bloody pricks". No, if ...
by OmniLiquid
Mon Apr 21, 2014 1:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1357: "Free Speech"
Replies: 1346
Views: 185011

Re: 1357: "Free Speech"

It may take some time, but eventually the community will learn how not to fuel that desire and the party in question will actually leave, ironically because he or she no longer feels pressure to leave. I suspect it'll be boredom rather than us actually learning anything. I'm just sayin'. ;-) Indeed...
by OmniLiquid
Mon Apr 21, 2014 1:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1357: "Free Speech"
Replies: 1346
Views: 185011

Re: 1357: "Free Speech"

As xkcd is pretty popular in geek culture, I suspect many (though not all) of us are [whatever the age limit is] to 50, tend to be affiliated with academia in some way, and enjoy other geeky things which are indeed parts of pop culture (geekiness has gotten more popular in the last couple decades). ...
by OmniLiquid
Sun Apr 20, 2014 5:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1357: "Free Speech"
Replies: 1346
Views: 185011

Re: 1357: "Free Speech"

And I mean, what are you even doing getting to the point where a virus can infect your computer from an unknown email? Aren't you supposed to be tech savvy or something? Why are you running scripts or files from those emails? Let me explain for about the fourth time... Christ. Before someone starti...
by OmniLiquid
Sun Apr 20, 2014 5:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1357: "Free Speech"
Replies: 1346
Views: 185011

Re: 1357: "Free Speech"

And I mean, what are you even doing getting to the point where a virus can infect your computer from an unknown email? Aren't you supposed to be tech savvy or something? Why are you running scripts or files from those emails? Let me explain for about the fourth time... Christ. Before someone starti...
by OmniLiquid
Sun Apr 20, 2014 4:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1357: "Free Speech"
Replies: 1346
Views: 185011

Re: 1357: "Free Speech"

Neither I, nor anyone I know has ever had emails randomly disappear. Furthermore, having messages randomly disappear would breach the spec. I would be extraordinarily shocked if the entire problem wasn't that you had a shitty email provider which is losing emails as they come in or leave. I've been...
by OmniLiquid
Sun Apr 20, 2014 1:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1357: "Free Speech"
Replies: 1346
Views: 185011

Re: 1357: "Free Speech"

One reason I like messages filtered is that I've seen what happens to forums with no/bad filtering. Buy drugs here. Free porn here. Make 10 million dollars an hour posting spam like me here. Giant offensive pic! These posts hide anything useful and discussion dies. I definitely don't want the entir...
by OmniLiquid
Sat Apr 19, 2014 10:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1357: "Free Speech"
Replies: 1346
Views: 185011

Re: 1357: "Free Speech"

I want filters used on boards I frequent. Why do your wants trump mine? Oh wait, is that because disallowing private censorship would lead to ludicrous results? If you like having people's messages blocked (including many of your own), that's just fine. Why don't you start petitions at those few re...
by OmniLiquid
Sat Apr 19, 2014 6:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Brendan Eich steps down as Mozilla CEO
Replies: 874
Views: 87083

Re: Brendan Eich steps down as Mozilla CEO

Could your ISP boycott firefox by refusing service to people who used it, like OK Cupid did? :D An ISP? I need to think about that. I disliked Comcast not letting me use non-http services, so I switched. Maybe as long as competition is possible it'd be ok. A website? Absolutely. Do you have any ide...
by OmniLiquid
Sat Apr 19, 2014 9:38 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1357: "Free Speech"
Replies: 1346
Views: 185011

Re: 1357: "Free Speech"

The issue I have with this comic is that it seems to assume that might makes right. Sure, going onto Stormfront to argue that black people really aren't inferior may not be the best use of time, and the Stormfronters will probably be happy to "show you the door" (aka ban you), but that do...
by OmniLiquid
Sat Apr 19, 2014 9:05 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Brendan Eich steps down as Mozilla CEO
Replies: 874
Views: 87083

Re: Brendan Eich steps down as Mozilla CEO

I'm going to toss the other side a bone here, and simply state that the comic is a poor representation of anti-Brenden Eich side of this debate. The arguments within this thread are more nuanced, and it is unfortunate that Randall had to step into the debate with a much smaller comic strip that gro...

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