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by Frankenstein
Sat Jan 10, 2015 3:17 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Why the swastika is not socially acceptable nowadays?
Replies: 105
Views: 27470

Re: Why the swastika is not socially acceptable nowadays?

Yup. No one understood you. That is definitely what happened. Why do you keep posting? I don't need your sarcasm. If you have nothing to say, please just say nothing. What I say is just my opinion. And IMO (which stands for "in my opinion") you're either "very young" or you have...
by Frankenstein
Sat Jan 10, 2015 5:28 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Why the swastika is not socially acceptable nowadays?
Replies: 105
Views: 27470

Re: Why the swastika is not socially acceptable nowadays?

Izawwlgood wrote:But yeah, keep feeling oppressed.

I could quote all the times I've been disrespected here, but I'm not wasting my time. LTS: I brought a different view of things, no one understood, lots of time wasted.
by Frankenstein
Sat Jan 10, 2015 5:21 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: I don't agree with some protests in defense of Charlie Hebdo
Replies: 123
Views: 30891

Re: I don't agree with some protests in defense of Charlie H

I agree, and yes, to some point I think one can say it 'hurts ideologies', however, when you're making analogies with guns that just hurt people, the 'subject' is implicit imho. In any case, I don't agree that the 'pen is a weapon'. It is a tool of education, of clarification, it should be used to ...
by Frankenstein
Sat Jan 10, 2015 4:35 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: I don't agree with some protests in defense of Charlie Hebdo
Replies: 123
Views: 30891

Re: I don't agree with some protests in defense of Charlie H

That usage is a comment on how a free press and free speech are harmful to oppressive governments or ideologies, rather than a celebration of how the written word can be used to defame someone. While the juxtaposition is an interesting point to illuminate, it's not the message people are conveying....
by Frankenstein
Sat Jan 10, 2015 4:27 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Why the swastika is not socially acceptable nowadays?
Replies: 105
Views: 27470

Re: Why the swastika is not socially acceptable nowadays?

I'm leaving, I'm not going to check this thread any longer. I read all my posts two times with a critical eye and didn't see anything abnormal. Regarding the word "Jap", I see you didn't read these parts: I never knew that because all my American friends say "Jap" to refer to the...
by Frankenstein
Sat Jan 10, 2015 3:51 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: I don't agree with some protests in defense of Charlie Hebdo
Replies: 123
Views: 30891

I don't agree with some protests in defense of Charlie Hebdo

Hi there ladies and gentlemen. Sorry for the bad title, I've reached the char limit. I think you are all aware of the terrible terrorism act that happened in France. Almost immediately after that event people from all around the world began manifesting their repulsion to terrorism and their support ...
by Frankenstein
Fri Jan 09, 2015 11:58 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Why the swastika is not socially acceptable nowadays?
Replies: 105
Views: 27470

Re: Why the swastika is not socially acceptable nowadays?

I'm sorry, but you're lying Izawwlgood, first because you can see if and when the posts were edited, second because when I edit my posts it's either to correct grammar/spelling errors, or when I add content I use the "EDIT" keyword. And if there's any way to get the editing history of the ...
by Frankenstein
Fri Jan 09, 2015 8:36 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Why the swastika is not socially acceptable nowadays?
Replies: 105
Views: 27470

Re: Why the swastika is not socially acceptable nowadays?

I *hate* when you register in a new forum to discuss something and get drowned by notable member's opinions with absolutely no flexibility. No offense, but opinions are opinions, not the law. I'm pretty sure a lot of people agree with me in this matter, but this is getting a little bit too oppressi...
by Frankenstein
Fri Jan 09, 2015 4:48 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Acceptance of Corruption and Communism.
Replies: 36
Views: 11672

Re: Acceptance of Corruption and Communism.

While re-electing Collor for anything is an amazingly stupid move, I find it funny your numbers about "1/3 of the population paying the price for the stupidity of the other 2/3". Just remember that the last election had an almost 50-50 result. It seems that a lot of sutpid people agree wi...
by Frankenstein
Fri Jan 09, 2015 2:04 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Why the swastika is not socially acceptable nowadays?
Replies: 105
Views: 27470

Re: Why the swastika is not socially acceptable nowadays?

I think Brits is fine, actually. I mean, not super complimentary. But no worse than Yankees. Anyone relevant care to comment? In the south, calling someone Yankee might be mildly offensive, depending on the context. I'd say it runs the gamut from 'Oh you silly goose' to 'You're not from here and yo...
by Frankenstein
Fri Jan 09, 2015 1:56 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Do you like or hate Windows 8?
Replies: 127
Views: 121058

Re: Do you like or hate Windows 8?

I'm still using Windows 7. I've made some tests and it seems the performance of Win8 is either the same or slightly worse (98-99%) for some programs, so, there's no actual reason to use it as a long as the programs/hw don't drop support. However, I'd like the programs/hw I use to support Linux, unfo...
by Frankenstein
Fri Jan 09, 2015 1:30 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Help The BIG LIST of Physically Possible Scifi/Action Movies
Replies: 30
Views: 6710

Re: Help The BIG LIST of Physically Possible Scifi/Action Mo

I think 2001 was that movie back then, however, it seems to be the one and only. 2001 has FTL travel. Well, I wouldn't say men will never be able to travel FTL... I mean obviously it's gonna take many years (thousands? millions? who knows!) and I'm pretty sure it's impossible to accelerate an objec...
by Frankenstein
Fri Jan 09, 2015 3:41 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Why the swastika is not socially acceptable nowadays?
Replies: 105
Views: 27470

Re: Why the swastika is not socially acceptable nowadays?

The discussion some pages back was quite heated up... and yeah, I understand people have 'extra balls' on the internet. It was? I felt it's maintained the same level of Wat-ness pretty much all the way through. Now there are more people pointing it out to you. Nope, people mixed up 'videogames' and...
by Frankenstein
Fri Jan 09, 2015 1:49 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Why the swastika is not socially acceptable nowadays?
Replies: 105
Views: 27470

Re: Why the swastika is not socially acceptable nowadays?

I still don't think it's reasonable to kill the swastika guy though. Neither do we. Nor, honestly, do I believe that the people that said it actually think so either. People say really stupid shit that they don't mean all the time. They shouldn't. That they don't really mean it doesn't make their a...
by Frankenstein
Fri Jan 09, 2015 1:04 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Why the swastika is not socially acceptable nowadays?
Replies: 105
Views: 27470

Re: Why the swastika is not socially acceptable nowadays?

I'm trying to determine if English was your native language, and if you came from a region where you would have been aware of the connotations of using the word Jap. At which point a determination could be made if you were making a mistake, or if you used it much the same way you toss about 'nazi'....
by Frankenstein
Fri Jan 09, 2015 12:49 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Why the swastika is not socially acceptable nowadays?
Replies: 105
Views: 27470

Re: Why the swastika is not socially acceptable nowadays?

Answer the question please. Oh yeah, I forgot that I have different rights here based on my nationality. I have dual-citizenship and I'm not proud of either :oops: :cry:. Is that really necessary? If I said France would I be treated with more politeness? And would I be automatically wrong if I were...
by Frankenstein
Fri Jan 09, 2015 12:32 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Why the swastika is not socially acceptable nowadays?
Replies: 105
Views: 27470

Re: Why the swastika is not socially acceptable nowadays?

Dunno about the Japs. Where are you from? I've never seen any Japanese offended by the image of an explosion or something like that. If I remember correctly a lot of Japanese TV shows are full of explosions and mushroom clouds and stuff like that, so that info that the Japaneses are offended by tha...
by Frankenstein
Fri Jan 09, 2015 12:27 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Why the swastika is not socially acceptable nowadays?
Replies: 105
Views: 27470

Re: Why the swastika is not socially acceptable nowadays?

I see intolerance increasing though. No, what you see is that a larger number of people from more diverse backgrounds have gained enough of a voice (either through additional freedoms, greatly improved tolerance for their voice or an improved communication infrastructure) that you can hear their co...
by Frankenstein
Thu Jan 08, 2015 10:34 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Braces vs indent vs "end ..." syntax preference
Replies: 49
Views: 20153

Re: Braces vs indent vs "end ..." syntax preference

I was pretty sure I wouldn't find anyone supporting "end..." or braces. Unfortunately I'm coding in C# atm, but I have fond memories of the days when I used to code in Python. Those were the days. You need a decent IDE/Editor though if you don't want to have problems with space/tabs mixing...
by Frankenstein
Thu Jan 08, 2015 10:20 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Why the swastika is not socially acceptable nowadays?
Replies: 105
Views: 27470

Re: Why the swastika is not socially acceptable nowadays?

You're right, I was impolite. I might be misreading your posts. For example: IMO: Descendant of Holocaust victim sees a swastika: High Tolerance: ... Medium Tolerance: Hey buddy, that's not funny, could you remove that please? Low Tolerance: I'm gonna kill you, and your family, and your dog, you m*...
by Frankenstein
Thu Jan 08, 2015 9:47 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Why the swastika is not socially acceptable nowadays?
Replies: 105
Views: 27470

Re: Why the swastika is not socially acceptable nowadays?

I *hate* when you register in a new forum to discuss something and get drowned by notable member's opinions with absolutely no flexibility. No offense, but opinions are opinions, not the law. I'm pretty sure a lot of people agree with me in this matter, but this is getting a little bit too oppressiv...
by Frankenstein
Thu Jan 08, 2015 9:24 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Why the swastika is not socially acceptable nowadays?
Replies: 105
Views: 27470

Re: Why the swastika is not socially acceptable nowadays?

High tolerance is a swastika where some arms are 30cm, and others 31cm. Why my opinions are always wrong and twisted? I'm such a psycho. IMO: Descendant of Holocaust victim sees a swastika: High Tolerance: ... Medium Tolerance: Hey buddy, that's not funny, could you remove that please? Low Toleranc...
by Frankenstein
Thu Jan 08, 2015 8:51 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Why the swastika is not socially acceptable nowadays?
Replies: 105
Views: 27470

Re: Why the swastika is not socially acceptable nowadays?

Also, when you can't convince people that they should try to solve their issues talking and being civilized rather than just firing their guns right away, you know this world simply isn't for you. It's situational. Neither talking nor shooting guns is a universal fix for every scenario. Obviously. ...
by Frankenstein
Thu Jan 08, 2015 8:04 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Why the swastika is not socially acceptable nowadays?
Replies: 105
Views: 27470

Re: Why the swastika is not socially acceptable nowadays?

Yeah, you can't help it. Back in the days, people were kind and tolerant. 1930s Germany was good, I hear. Haters didn't get any opportunity. Very nice one :lol:. I see intolerance increasing though. This millennia started really badly IMO. Anyway, obviously things are improving overall. But it's st...
by Frankenstein
Thu Jan 08, 2015 7:10 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Why the swastika is not socially acceptable nowadays?
Replies: 105
Views: 27470

Re: Why the swastika is not socially acceptable nowadays?

I would normally post this in the humorous news thread, but what the heck. It's just too perfect. http://modernfarmer.com/2015/01/nazi-era-cattle-breed-just-awful-expected/ And UK farmer Derek Gow confirmed that suspicion the hard way, as his Hitler-era Heck cows proved so aggressive that he ended ...
by Frankenstein
Thu Jan 08, 2015 6:47 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Why the swastika is not socially acceptable nowadays?
Replies: 105
Views: 27470

Re: Why the swastika is not socially acceptable nowadays?

Nice replies guys, thanks! I thought this thread were dead. I never knew Reddit were on par with Youtube comments. I thought it were a civilized community just like this one (to some extent :P). Also, in my humble opinion, what one say must be interpreted by the intentions, I don't remind calling an...
by Frankenstein
Thu Jan 08, 2015 6:10 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Why the swastika is not socially acceptable nowadays?
Replies: 105
Views: 27470

Re: Why the swastika is not socially acceptable nowadays?

NOTE: I didn't even mention Charlie Hebdo in this thread, but that's surely an example of how far things can go with no tolerance. This thread makes me sad. Perhaps I'm completely wrong and my mind is so twisted that I'd be better dead, but in my opinion freedom of speech is more important than unin...
by Frankenstein
Thu Jan 08, 2015 5:40 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Why the swastika is not socially acceptable nowadays?
Replies: 105
Views: 27470

Re: Why the swastika is not socially acceptable nowadays?

So, It's more acceptable to promise killing a family than for example, saying "that looks like Nazi architecture" because Nazism means something "specific". We live in strange times... I thought the WWII would be the last big war of humanity, but with that kind of mentality, I fe...
by Frankenstein
Thu Jan 08, 2015 5:07 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Why the swastika is not socially acceptable nowadays?
Replies: 105
Views: 27470

Re: Why the swastika is not socially acceptable nowadays?

1 - I have no idea what these death threats were or how serious they were. Telling an anonymous stranger on the internet that you hope they die because they did something that bothers you is hardly the promise of violence, though of course if these death threats were serious, of course that's a Bad...
by Frankenstein
Thu Jan 08, 2015 4:55 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Why the swastika is not socially acceptable nowadays?
Replies: 105
Views: 27470

Re: Why the swastika is not socially acceptable nowadays?

So, to summarize... You seem to be upset that people on the internet were offended by the flippant and inappropriate inclusion of a swastika, because you want swastika's to no longer be offensive, because you condemn the use of violence? I don't actually think anything unreasonable happened here af...
by Frankenstein
Thu Jan 08, 2015 4:30 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Why the swastika is not socially acceptable nowadays?
Replies: 105
Views: 27470

Re: Why the swastika is not socially acceptable nowadays?

I don't quite understand though, aren't Jews white too? Nowadays, among people who a) posit the existence of races and b) aren't neo-Nazis or something similar, Jews generally are considered white. Growing up as a half-Jewish person in the northeastern United States, I never felt non-white at all. ...
by Frankenstein
Thu Jan 08, 2015 3:56 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Why the swastika is not socially acceptable nowadays?
Replies: 105
Views: 27470

Re: Why the swastika is not socially acceptable nowadays?

I was saying that if they could go back in time I doubt they would be taken seriously by the Nazis. Why? Because they are ridiculous and probably would poop their pants and call their mommas when they see 1/2billion of what the Nazis did. It doesn't mean just simply "bad". It is a symbol ...
by Frankenstein
Thu Jan 08, 2015 3:46 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Why the swastika is not socially acceptable nowadays?
Replies: 105
Views: 27470

Re: Why the swastika is not socially acceptable nowadays?

@Izawwlgood: Yeah I agree to some extent. hyuk hyuk being evil is teh lolz. In Engrisch please :P. As for your second paragraph that I quoted I almost have no idea what you're talking about. Yes, there are neo-Nazis today who are probably idiot kids, but none of them are actually making arguments fo...
by Frankenstein
Thu Jan 08, 2015 3:33 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Help The BIG LIST of Physically Possible Scifi/Action Movies
Replies: 30
Views: 6710

Re: Help The BIG LIST of Physically Possible Scifi/Action Mo

Holy sh*t, The party started while I was in the WC! Thanks guys! I think 2001 was that movie back then, however, it seems to be the one and only. 2001 has FTL travel. Well, I wouldn't say men will never be able to travel FTL... I mean obviously it's gonna take many years (thousands? millions? who kn...
by Frankenstein
Thu Jan 08, 2015 3:05 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Why the swastika is not socially acceptable nowadays?
Replies: 105
Views: 27470

Re: Why the swastika is not socially acceptable nowadays?

Well, I must say that you have some good points guys, but I think the most important fact that makes the swastika so 'offensive' today is that it's still being used by antisemitic and white supremacy jerks... I don't quite understand though, aren't Jews white too? Anyway... so it seems it's still st...
by Frankenstein
Thu Jan 08, 2015 6:32 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Why the swastika is not socially acceptable nowadays?
Replies: 105
Views: 27470

Re: Why the swastika is not socially acceptable nowadays?

I guess you could call it hypocrisy if you like, but only in the sense that everyone is a hypocrite all the time - including you and me. Do you care about your friends' pain more than a strangers'? Would your neighbor dying peacefully in your arms have a greater emotional impact on you than a thous...
by Frankenstein
Thu Jan 08, 2015 5:58 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Why the swastika is not socially acceptable nowadays?
Replies: 105
Views: 27470

Re: Why the swastika is not socially acceptable nowadays?

I think it's just a variant of 'comedy is tragedy plus time (or distance)'. Some events have had such a deep impact on the Western psyche that they require a lot of time before they can be 'recycled' into the public sphere. Consider how in Germany the Swastika is actually illegal to display. Or ima...
by Frankenstein
Thu Jan 08, 2015 5:05 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Help The BIG LIST of Physically Possible Scifi/Action Movies
Replies: 30
Views: 6710

Re: Help The BIG LIST of Physically Possible Scifi/Action Mo

My general relativity lecturer told me (and everyone else in the lecture) to go and see Interstellar. I still haven't seen it, but from what I gather, the first 2/3 or so is pretty much spot on and features some genuine research-level GR simulations (hollywood has a lot more money to chuck at these...
by Frankenstein
Thu Jan 08, 2015 3:51 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Why the swastika is not socially acceptable nowadays?
Replies: 105
Views: 27470

Why the swastika is not socially acceptable nowadays?

Hi there ladies and gentlemen. I was linked to a Reddit discussion of a picture of a videogame where the author used the swastika to symbolize evil. Besides some "upvotes", it was frowned upon and he was even threatened. I know that the WWII is pretty recent in the memories of people, and ...
by Frankenstein
Thu Jan 08, 2015 12:03 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Help The BIG LIST of Physically Possible Scifi/Action Movies
Replies: 30
Views: 6710

Re: Help The BIG LIST of Physically Possible Scifi/Action Mo

the writers not understanding. Yeah, judging by the recent movies, I'd say most writers are either pretty dumb, or they think they're wise enough about everything. A smart man once said: 10% of people think, 15% of people think they think, and the other 75% would rather die than think. Kinda off: H...

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