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by Liri
Fri Dec 23, 2016 4:47 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 2459
Views: 251433

Re: The Darker Side of the News

I like the fun fact that there's more genetic variation within Africa than the rest of the world combined.
by Liri
Fri Dec 23, 2016 1:38 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1321
Views: 160802

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

And it's potentially effective up to 4 or 5 days post-infection!
by Liri
Thu Dec 22, 2016 4:10 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode 3.5: Roguey One Kenobe
Replies: 93
Views: 4376

Re: Star Wars Episode 3.5: Roguey One Kenobe

k2so is by far the best droid in star wars. Also this is the second time (after Doctor Strange) that I've found out during the movie that Mads Mikkelsen is in it, to my delight. I hope this keeps happening. KtwoS0 is what all the characters got to hear R2 saying. Which of course is what we all want...
by Liri
Wed Dec 21, 2016 8:47 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode 3.5: Roguey One Kenobe
Replies: 93
Views: 4376

Re: Star Wars Episode 3.5: Rogue One

Chen wrote:I don't see why non-Jedi wouldn't be able to use lightsabers. It's not like Finn was doing anything fancy with it, he was really just using it like a club/sword.

It might have been an EU Legends thing.
by Liri
Wed Dec 21, 2016 3:58 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode 3.5: Roguey One Kenobe
Replies: 93
Views: 4376

Re: Star Wars Episode 3.5: Rogue One

And a point of confusion: I figured after Bodhi Rook got mind-fucked by that weird tentacle creature, he'd have been permanently drooling, but later on he was fine. Bit weird right? That bothered me, too. I'm sure I'll be shunned forever for saying I don't loathe the prequels. The weird Yoda pu...
by Liri
Wed Dec 21, 2016 2:33 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Apes Evolving From Canids, Rather Than Monkeys.
Replies: 6
Views: 914

Re: Apes Evolving From Canids, Rather Than Monkeys.

It seems this guy hasn't really kept up with the movement to phylogenetics from taxonomy rainforest dog true monkey-ness Ohhhh man the pictures Dogs kow-tow to their superiors by going down on their front legs - much in the way we bow to our superiors such as Kings and Queens. Yes They've heard of &...
by Liri
Wed Dec 21, 2016 2:20 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 463391

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

I still want to see it. Maybe it'll be released January 19th. Get his term off on the right foot.
by Liri
Mon Dec 19, 2016 11:28 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode 3.5: Roguey One Kenobe
Replies: 93
Views: 4376

Re: Star Wars: Episode 7: Electric Boogaleven

Does it introduce new setpieces (e.g. no death star, millenium falcon) and a plot of their own? Huh, that actually brings up an issue I hadn't thought about. If a new viewer watched all -eight- movies in SW universe chronological order, seeing the Death Star for the first time in IV is completely s...
by Liri
Mon Dec 19, 2016 6:58 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 463391

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Obama said pretty much the same thing on NPR today or yesterday.

You're also not going to think you need to tone-down any platform issues if you won a pretty solid popular vote majority.
by Liri
Mon Dec 19, 2016 4:44 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode 3.5: Roguey One Kenobe
Replies: 93
Views: 4376

Re: Star Wars: Episode 7: Electric Boogaleven

Does it introduce new setpieces (e.g. no death star, millenium falcon) and a plot of their own? Huh, that actually brings up an issue I hadn't thought about. If a new viewer watched all -eight- movies in SW universe chronological order, seeing the Death Star for the first time in IV is completely s...
by Liri
Mon Dec 19, 2016 1:33 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)
Replies: 92
Views: 6971

Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

She's definitely someone I figured was dead. I even looked her up a few months ago for some reason.
by Liri
Sun Dec 18, 2016 2:04 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode 3.5: Roguey One Kenobe
Replies: 93
Views: 4376

Re: Star Wars: Episode 7: Electric Boogaleven

The Tarkin and Leia were a little unsettling. Yeah...people's faces don't move that much, especially in those areas. They looked really cartoonish to me. I'm glad they went for it though. In a few years' time they can hopefully go back and touch them up. Star Wars is pretty used to ...
by Liri
Sun Dec 18, 2016 12:43 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode 3.5: Roguey One Kenobe
Replies: 93
Views: 4376

Re: Star Wars: Episode 7: Electric Boogaleven

Prefanity wrote:
Liri wrote:
Spoiler:
Not one kiss in the whole movie! Excellent@@@@

Spoiler:
I'm never going to understand why romance in nerd media is something to complain about

By the time you get 3/4 of the way through the movie, it'd have seemed very forced. This movie didn't need it, I'm not railing against it in general.
by Liri
Sat Dec 17, 2016 11:34 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 463391

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

If ensuring easy access to voting was done similarly to enforcing a 21 drinking age, it might work. But that was done a 'long time' ago back when things made sense. Are there many times when invoking "states' rights" doesn't mean sticking it to some group or another? Marijuana legalizatio...
by Liri
Sat Dec 17, 2016 11:04 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 463391

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

If ensuring easy access to voting was done similarly to enforcing a 21 drinking age, it might work. But that was done a 'long time' ago back when things made sense. Are there many times when invoking "states' rights" doesn't mean sticking it to some group or another? Marijuana legalization...
by Liri
Sat Dec 17, 2016 2:46 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode 3.5: Roguey One Kenobe
Replies: 93
Views: 4376

Re: Star Wars: Episode 7: Electric Boogaleven

I watched it this afternoon in IMAX; centre seat, centre row. My company even laid out posh popcorn and snacks, and I had a few beers beforehand. I think it's better than Electric Boogaleven. Cracking film. Really tip top. Just got back from it. It were super. The Tarkin and Leia were a little unse...
by Liri
Thu Dec 15, 2016 5:02 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 2459
Views: 251433

Re: The Darker Side of the News

I get that this isn't unique, but it's still depressing.
by Liri
Thu Dec 15, 2016 1:55 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 2459
Views: 251433

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Our state legislature makes me sick. Republicans gave the outgoing Republican governor increased powers, and now that he's lost, they've called a special legislative session (the 4th this year) to take them all away and then some, along with making the now-Democratic majority state supreme court lo...
by Liri
Wed Dec 14, 2016 4:08 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13564
Views: 1581361

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

Wouldn't the patent run out on the original drug though? If the patent on sildenafil (Viagra) is about to run out, just because Pfizer offers Viagra Extra, sildenafil with traces of tiger bone for extra ferocious stiffening power, doesn't mean that Merck Medco can't mass produce generic sildenafil....
by Liri
Wed Dec 14, 2016 2:15 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13564
Views: 1581361

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

Sizik wrote:I think I'm not alone in misreading "patent" as "patient".

Correct.
by Liri
Tue Dec 13, 2016 3:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 2459
Views: 251433

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Actually, chiros CAN prescribe drugs. They had to sue the AMA to do that. The most recent info I could find stated that NM allows them to prescribe certain drugs, while others permit them to prescribe OTC drugs, which isn't really what we're tallying about. Couldn't find anything about them suing t...
by Liri
Tue Dec 13, 2016 1:16 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 2459
Views: 251433

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Are you sure it's the doctors that are the pill-mills? My money is on the chiropractors being at fault. Just biased in favor of doctors and against chiros, is all. Are there a lot of chiropractors in the rural US? And can chiropractors even prescribe drugs? The vast majority of chiropractors are no...
by Liri
Sun Dec 11, 2016 4:44 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 463391

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Here's the article in question , you can judge for yourself. You seem to be ignoring my point. Yes the Democrats are plotting new ideas to gain power. Here's the thing, focusing on what made you lose the last election seems to have no bearing on what lets you win the next election. That's unexplain...
by Liri
Sun Dec 11, 2016 3:56 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 463391

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Here's the article in question, you can judge for yourself.
by Liri
Sun Dec 11, 2016 2:05 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 463391

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Don't get hung up on that word, they didn't call it that, it was just people chatting the same way we are here.
by Liri
Sun Dec 11, 2016 5:27 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: News in brief
Replies: 141
Views: 13605

Re: News in brief

There are a fair number of felons. SOMEone has to date them!
by Liri
Sun Dec 11, 2016 4:10 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 463391

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Her broadening the base approach definitely worked in that sense. There were almost certainly some advisors of hers who recommended trying to win every theoretical swing state rather than shore up the... *ahem* .....firewall...... There was a good NYT article I read earlier that I'm too lazy to find...
by Liri
Sat Dec 10, 2016 9:31 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 463391

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

I'm doing my damnedest to not get my hopes up whatsoever. At the same time, are we, as a country, going to accept that? Is accepting a potentially dodgy result heavily influenced by a quasi-adversarial foreign government (with a popular vote loser, to boot) better or worse for the 'stability of dem...
by Liri
Sat Dec 10, 2016 8:05 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 463391

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

what separates the US from other democracies is the peaceful transfer of power. Even if the Russians meddled, Drumpf should still win. The only thing that would stop it would be outright mass voter fraud, like thousands of Russian agents committing Drumpf sized levels of fraud. Which didn't happen....
by Liri
Sat Dec 10, 2016 7:18 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 463391

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

I don't know, maybe implying that a foreign power helped you win the election doesn't look good? Also, I suppose there's the theoretical chance of electoral college rebellion. I'm doing my damnedest to not get my hopes up whatsoever. At the same time, are we, as a country, going to accept that? Is ...
by Liri
Sat Dec 10, 2016 12:43 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Mister Doctor [Strange]
Replies: 77
Views: 4228

Re: Mister Doctor [Strange]

Yeah, the point is that you can probably find a movie-specific justification for every instance, but in context it just becomes whitewashing. So you wouldn't notice except someone did and told you it was bad so now you do care that they made a change. And it is pretty damn far from whitewashing but...
by Liri
Fri Dec 09, 2016 6:30 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Mister Doctor [Strange]
Replies: 77
Views: 4228

Re: Mister Doctor [Strange]

Yeah, the point is that you can probably find a movie-specific justification for every instance, but in context it just becomes whitewashing.
by Liri
Fri Dec 09, 2016 1:01 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Dinosaur feathers and colours found in amber
Replies: 13
Views: 1352

Re: Dinosaur feathers and colours found in amber

it definitely belonged to a feathered dinosaur and not an ancient bird. Hu? What's the difference? We (humans and all other tetrapods) diverged from fish. There are still fish today, and we don't generality consider ourselves fish. Though I agree with you in part - in my vertebrate zoology class, w...
by Liri
Fri Dec 09, 2016 3:43 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Dinosaur feathers and colours found in amber
Replies: 13
Views: 1352

Re: Dinosaur feathers and colours found in amber

Horribly written article. Absolutely no discussion about cloning or the movie 'Jurassic Park'? Those should be the bulk of the headline, and at the lead-in to the article should be something like "'Jurassic Park' fossil found: Dinosaur material found in amber could lead the way to cloning of d...
by Liri
Thu Dec 08, 2016 5:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 463391

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Trump's EPA pick is the most terrifying yet. Did he meet with Al Gore just to turn around and spit in his face? It's hard to imagine Senate Republicans denying any of his nominations. I feel sick to my stomach. It's well past the point when calling them "climate skeptics" was disingenuous
by Liri
Thu Dec 08, 2016 1:57 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 2459
Views: 251433

Re: The Darker Side of the News

This is why Margaret Atwood (Oryx & Crake) is way scarier and more plausible than Orwell. An article saying economic inequality tends to increase makes you consider a dystopian novel describing a society where all wealth and power are held by a very small elite to be less plausible? I don't fol...
by Liri
Thu Dec 08, 2016 1:47 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 2459
Views: 251433

Re: The Darker Side of the News

This is why Margaret Atwood (Oryx & Crake) is way scarier and more plausible than Orwell. An article saying economic inequality tends to increase makes you consider a dystopian novel describing a society where all wealth and power are held by a very small elite to be less plausible? I don't fol...
by Liri
Thu Dec 08, 2016 1:41 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Mister Doctor [Strange]
Replies: 77
Views: 4228

Re: Mister Doctor [Strange]

The hardest of these was probably Cap. How you grab 40s sensibilities in the modern age as a way to make him heroic...they did it well, and it could easily have come off as cheesy. I intensely dislike him, I have to say. Maybe that's vaguely intentional, I dunno. If one swapped him out with some ki...
by Liri
Wed Dec 07, 2016 1:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 2459
Views: 251433

Re: The Darker Side of the News

This is why Margaret Atwood (Oryx & Crake) is way scarier and more plausible than Orwell.
by Liri
Tue Dec 06, 2016 10:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1768: "Settling"
Replies: 50
Views: 5016

Re: 1768: "Settling"

I just broke up with my girlfriend. This comic was a pretty big catalyst to get it over with.

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