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by bobjoesmith
Thu Sep 22, 2011 1:52 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Mac vs PC
Replies: 162
Views: 48604

Re: Mac vs PC

I had to spend 3 weeks over the summer using a Mac... and oh my god i felt helpless. And my fingers cramped from having to hit the "apple" key all the time... seriously... can anyone type "apple-c" as fast as i can type ctrl-c
by bobjoesmith
Fri Jul 22, 2011 8:47 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: What if there were incontrovertible proof of God?
Replies: 246
Views: 26460

Re: What if there were incontrovertible proof of God?

If God came to my front door right now knocking, I'd invite him in and be stupendously relieved. Its comforting to have a higher power who is omniscient and omnipotent and omnibenevolent: even if life sucks, there's a guy who has your back. And so what if certain dogma's become incontrovertible laws...
by bobjoesmith
Sun Jun 12, 2011 1:29 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Attack and Defend
Replies: 2904
Views: 274923

Re: Attack and Defend

I defend by wearing full knights armor.

I attack the np by charging on a horse with a lance
by bobjoesmith
Sun Jun 12, 2011 1:21 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Starcraft 2 : The Dune II Clone
Replies: 6609
Views: 904443

Re: Starcraft 2 : The Dune II Clone

The main lessons to be learned from the campaign seems to be that when you're up against zerg, you should turtle a lot and save as much money you can. That is a pretty good lesson for TvZ... Turtling in TvZ? Are you crazy? They'll have 27 bases by the 10 minute mark. I was being sarcastic, but some...
by bobjoesmith
Thu Jun 09, 2011 1:31 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Is this evidence that the Bible contains false statements?
Replies: 182
Views: 20995

Re: Is this evidence that the Bible contains false statement

o put it another way, the most parsimonious/least complex (framed correctly) explanation is more likely to be correct than more complicated explanations, all else being equal. Occam's razor should never be used to prove things, only to produce reasonable assumptions. So it should be your default be...
by bobjoesmith
Thu Jun 09, 2011 12:25 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Is this evidence that the Bible contains false statements?
Replies: 182
Views: 20995

Re: Is this evidence that the Bible contains false statement

Not the best explanation I have ever read, but it should suffice for now. 1. Sometimes those whom are loved do not understand as well as them who love. Parents may not buy a video game for their kids- or make them do homework. However, that by no means makes the parents cruel or unjustified in maki...
by bobjoesmith
Wed Jun 08, 2011 8:54 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Is this evidence that the Bible contains false statements?
Replies: 182
Views: 20995

Re: Is this evidence that the Bible contains false statement

Why is there suffering in this world? Simple answer: Because no deity exists and people are frequently at the whim of bad luck. Complex answer: 3 pages of "to bring out the best in people", "bad things happen because people are bad", and "He must be so beyond our understand...
by bobjoesmith
Tue Jun 07, 2011 11:41 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?
Replies: 7647
Views: 726095

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

yes no yes yes yes no yes yes

a periodic table
by bobjoesmith
Tue Jun 07, 2011 11:38 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Is this evidence that the Bible contains false statements?
Replies: 182
Views: 20995

Re: Is this evidence that the Bible contains false statement

Hmm, having read through the thread I'd like to contribute a few basic ideas: By standard Christian theological tenets, all men are sinners and God is infinitely good. 1. God is benevolent, but also just. If you are a sinner, then you are also irreconcilable to infinite good. What is the most clear ...
by bobjoesmith
Thu May 26, 2011 1:02 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Parents choose not to assign/disclose their baby's gender
Replies: 289
Views: 22394

Re: Parents choose not to assign/disclose their baby's gende

Let me preface this with a disclaimer: I have nothing against anyone, what I speak about applies to 98% of society, baring the differences of an arbitrarily decided percentage minority. Men and women are different. Men and women sound different, look different, think differently. You can be liberal ...
by bobjoesmith
Wed May 04, 2011 12:49 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: "Where would they strike?" (hypothetical question)
Replies: 46
Views: 6677

Re: "Where would they strike?" (hypothetical question)

Symbolically, they probably would hit Washington DC- we took out their leader, even if he was in exile. The rational- or at least correlated act would be to take out our (American) leadership. New York, New York would probably cause more fear, and data centers may be more damaging, but in the contex...
by bobjoesmith
Wed Apr 13, 2011 8:20 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Legitimacy of Israeli Land Claims
Replies: 214
Views: 16996

Re: Legitimacy of Israeli Land Claims

I would say Israel has a fairly strong claim. Not even just thinking about the Native Americans, California, Arizona, New Mexico, and a ton of other states used to belong to Mexico. They probably have a legitimate land claim, but who won the Mexican-American War? The people who currently, and have f...
by bobjoesmith
Wed Apr 13, 2011 8:09 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Wil Wheaton on the TSA
Replies: 268
Views: 25562

Re: Wil Wheaton on the TSA

Sigh, and I did sigh after reading through this thread. People cry so much nowadays. We whine about privacy and about how we shouldn't be scanned or patted down, but on the other hand you post scores of pictures onto Facebook, twitter every detail of your life- hell even googling something is record...
by bobjoesmith
Tue Jan 04, 2011 3:48 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Surprise: Alaskans dislike Sarah Palin
Replies: 27
Views: 3024

Re: Surprise: Alaskans dislike Sarah Palin

...im just going to throw out what i heard once: Palin's primary qualification is being like us... the vanilla mortal citizen. She says it: Im a hockey mom. Well you know what? I dont want someone like me. I want someone who went to Harvard, then Colombia, or Yale, who knows his stuff, talks with ad...
by bobjoesmith
Fri Dec 17, 2010 1:38 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Religion: The Deuce
Replies: 5301
Views: 581982

Re: Religion: The Deuce

Well just somethign about all the times the verses that were cited: All the verses you cite are valid, but perhaps misinterpreted. For instance, if you go even further down, Matthew 5:22 "But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother will be liable to judgment" and 5:28 &quo...
by bobjoesmith
Sun Dec 12, 2010 4:28 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Star Wars vs Mass Effect
Replies: 86
Views: 39728

Re: Star Wars vs Mass Effect

...star wars does have the win button. so? it wins rite?
by bobjoesmith
Fri Dec 10, 2010 11:29 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Religion: The Deuce
Replies: 5301
Views: 581982

Re: Religion: The Deuce

...alrite guys... a. harry potter was a joke... im not saying hp is really a supporting fact... so meaning chill out... serious discussion doesn't mean you can't joke. serious. b. When there is a huge empire, say the Pax Romana, it is to the Empire's interests because of bureaucracy: it is not like ...
by bobjoesmith
Fri Dec 10, 2010 12:41 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Religion: The Deuce
Replies: 5301
Views: 581982

Re: Religion: The Deuce

Extend this: "how can something exist WITHOUT a guiding hand in building the complexity" to a god and you'll see it has no use as an argument. By the same token, if the universe could have given us sentient life, why could it not have given us a God as well? It sure sounds cheesy that a d...
by bobjoesmith
Thu Dec 09, 2010 4:02 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Questions and Thoughts about Education
Replies: 63
Views: 9579

Re: Education, A Love of Learning, and The Current System

...regarding anecdote 2... IF you had studied your butt off, taken all your time and invested it in studying, are truly brilliant and get outbid by someone who is... passionate? Im sorry, i like your idea that love of learning is good, but it takes more than a passionate room of people to send lance...
by bobjoesmith
Thu Dec 09, 2010 3:46 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Religion: The Deuce
Replies: 5301
Views: 581982

Re: Religion: The Deuce

The point is that the car is a symbol and it should be a pretty "yes-no" answer. Of course we are basing everything off our current understanding: by the logic we might learn something tmr is like saying Armageddon could come and God (god, gods) appear in flashes of light. So bear with me ...
by bobjoesmith
Thu Dec 09, 2010 12:10 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Religion: The Deuce
Replies: 5301
Views: 581982

Re: Religion: The Deuce

this is going to be a little story-like, so bear with me as i tell -> think about this. You walk into a forest and in the middle of a clearing, there's a Subaru Forester [haha] sitting there. Will there be anyone to say that this was not a car made by a thinking, rational human, and that the engine ...
by bobjoesmith
Sun Dec 05, 2010 11:46 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Atheist Christmas Advertising
Replies: 320
Views: 27382

Re: Atheist Christmas Advertising

Would not evangelical atheism just be another religion?
by bobjoesmith
Tue Nov 30, 2010 3:49 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Star Wars vs Mass Effect
Replies: 86
Views: 39728

Re: Star Wars vs Mass Effect

Again, those who haven't really followed expanded universe (and I gave up after Luke lost his wife :'( ) don't get the scale of Star Wars. Don't get me wrong, Mass Effect is probably my 3rd favorite game of all time, but it is simply improbable that they could ever win. Quite simply, Star Wars has m...
by bobjoesmith
Tue Nov 30, 2010 3:32 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Next wikileaks release to be about 7X as large as Iraq Logs
Replies: 180
Views: 14664

Re: Next wikileaks release to be about 7X as large as Iraq L

...what makes me angry is WikiLeaks' self-righteousness. They are now the world's largest provider of gossip- political and diplomatic gossip, but nothing more than a potentially war-inciting National Enquirer. There's something about transparency, but something else for privacy: war logs ok, maybe ...
by bobjoesmith
Thu Nov 04, 2010 3:34 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: puzzle puzzling me: 25 people, a rumor, and an island
Replies: 6
Views: 2972

Re: puzzle puzzling me: 25 people, a rumor, and an island

thanks... i got a pretty good idea of what it could be... i didn't get anything more from the problem asked by a friend, but im kind of leaning toward assumption of If again you do basically the same thing, but instead of a random pair you iterate through each individual and select a random person t...
by bobjoesmith
Wed Nov 03, 2010 12:20 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: puzzle puzzling me: 25 people, a rumor, and an island
Replies: 6
Views: 2972

puzzle puzzling me: 25 people, a rumor, and an island

So i have no idea what the answer is and kinda want to find out lol There are 25 people on a island; they are the only 25 people. One person starts a rumor, and tells people until he meets someone who has already heard the rumor. Everyone who hears the rumor will continue telling the rumor until the...
by bobjoesmith
Wed Oct 20, 2010 2:33 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Politicians are hypocritical, news at six.
Replies: 24
Views: 1869

Re: Politicians are hypocritical, news at six.

A brief preface: I heard an interesting concept being discussed the other day: "Dictatorship day." 364 days have the standard bickering and then 1 day, invite all those leading Harvard professors, Nobel laureates, top surgeons to come in and rule. Let the experts decide for one day, solve ...
by bobjoesmith
Wed Oct 20, 2010 2:22 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Is pornography only for people over 18?
Replies: 55
Views: 20784

Re: Is pornography only for people over 18?

Salutary neglect: better question may be, "who cares" (to which the answer would almost always be, not any officers of the law)
by bobjoesmith
Mon Sep 27, 2010 8:18 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: What would a US sovereign debt crisis be like?
Replies: 66
Views: 10491

Re: What would a US sovereign debt crisis be like?

Well i dont ever think we will default; imagine the massive amounts of trade we do with other countries. The Great Depression dragged half the world down with it, so how much worse will it be if have a debt crisis? Even Greece's government was bailed out for fears of the tremors in the market it wou...
by bobjoesmith
Wed Sep 22, 2010 1:23 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?
Replies: 7647
Views: 726095

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Yes if "eraser-like with hole in middle made with pencil while bored" counts as a shape

Something that you can bring onto an airplane
by bobjoesmith
Wed Aug 25, 2010 6:57 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Star Wars vs Mass Effect
Replies: 86
Views: 39728

Re: Star Wars vs Mass Effect

... basically the movies =/= real metric. You should be using the books and the expanded universe to judge these things, not just "oh it looked like x in the movies." Looking like is not a quantifiable or empirical way to determine whether or not star wars can or cannot win. However the bo...
by bobjoesmith
Wed Aug 25, 2010 6:53 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Offend a moderator
Replies: 226
Views: 24778

Re: Offend a moderator

quadrupple post
by bobjoesmith
Wed Aug 25, 2010 6:53 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Offend a moderator
Replies: 226
Views: 24778

Re: Offend a moderator

tripple post
by bobjoesmith
Wed Aug 25, 2010 6:53 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Offend a moderator
Replies: 226
Views: 24778

Re: Offend a moderator

double post
by bobjoesmith
Wed Aug 25, 2010 6:52 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Offend a moderator
Replies: 226
Views: 24778

Re: Offend a moderator

post
by bobjoesmith
Tue Aug 24, 2010 2:59 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The Ethics of Consumption (or: Are diamond rings okay?)
Replies: 101
Views: 13124

Re: The Ethics of Consumption (or: Are diamond rings okay?)

Hmm well... Inflation nearly always outpaces intrest for savings in savings banks so you lose money from holding cash.

Also no, consumption is of final goods/services. (meanig things bought for keeps. Dishwasher, big Mac, plumbing repair) not just expenditure.
by bobjoesmith
Mon Aug 23, 2010 9:30 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The Ethics of Consumption (or: Are diamond rings okay?)
Replies: 101
Views: 13124

Re: The Ethics of Consumption (or: Are diamond rings okay?)

...Well i dont know if Im that ethical but I think it is ok: Economics says that someone's expenditure is someone else's income. When I pay the jeweler $100 of my money, he essentially earns $100. However, once he gets this money, he needs to spend it too: he has bills to pay. He spends 60% of it (m...
by bobjoesmith
Fri Jun 11, 2010 9:45 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What is your favourite book?
Replies: 808
Views: 301905

Re: What is your favourite book?

well i have to say i enjoy jim butcher... 'specailly dresden files
by bobjoesmith
Fri Jun 11, 2010 9:07 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Religion: The Deuce
Replies: 5301
Views: 581982

Re: Religion: The Deuce

...well u it may result in damnation, rather than it WILL result in damnation and of course the main function can end without returning value and u get 2x chance if u believe in christianity and judaism You post quality in this thread is rapidly deteriorating. Might I suggest the staunch the flow of...

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