Search found 572 matches

by bantler
Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:54 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Longest Chess Word
Replies: 6
Views: 1372

Re: Longest Chess Word

Abracadabra– an 11-letter word that doesn't involve only pawn moves. 1. a3 b6 2. Ra2 c5 3. a4 d5 4. a5 b5 5. Ra3 Edit: aww, sorry, I misread the question, apparently piece letters are discounted. That's not as interesting! You are correct; it is significantly less interesting to exclude piece lette...
by bantler
Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:10 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Longest Chess Word
Replies: 6
Views: 1372

Re: Longest Chess Word

Deadheaded (10) beats my Beheaded (8).
Leave it to Scrabble heads to solve lexical quandaries!
by bantler
Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:29 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Longest Chess Word
Replies: 6
Views: 1372

Longest Chess Word

What is the longest word that can be formed in order from the square-letters in the course of a legal chess-game opening? Algebraic Notation with all punctuation, numbers and piece-letters deleted. Post your answers in full notation. Example: 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 = eafcba (not a legal word)...
by bantler
Wed Jan 31, 2018 4:44 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: The Goddess, the Villagers, and the Traveler
Replies: 13
Views: 1451

Re: The Goddess, the Villagers, and the Traveler

I'm looking for a more elegant solution.
by bantler
Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:25 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Nash Equilibrium in American politics
Replies: 88
Views: 2944

Re: Nash Equilibrium in American politics

The absolutely simple answer is that both sides are playing to win, and the current tactics work. Every Gamer knows if you change the win-condition you have to change your strategy. This is just stating the premise of the thread. What I'm asking is why the tactics are working, what is driving the s...
by bantler
Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:19 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Nash Equilibrium in American politics
Replies: 88
Views: 2944

Re: Nash Equilibrium in American politics

My question for the thread is why are the sides doing this? Why are the parties shifting to the political edges and leaving little room for discourse, let alone compromise? My proposed answer is the Nash Equilibrium. But more importantly I just want people to think past blaming each other or blamin...
by bantler
Tue Jan 30, 2018 6:28 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Nash Equilibrium in American politics
Replies: 88
Views: 2944

Re: Nash Equilibrium in American politics

2) Why are you assuming Ranbot is a Liberal? I've seen posts here advocating changes to the US electoral system going back years. I'm not categorizing Ranbot; I have no idea of his politics. But I assure there aren't any Conservative promoting popular-vote because "Hilary Should've Won!"....
by bantler
Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:59 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Nash Equilibrium in American politics
Replies: 88
Views: 2944

Re: Nash Equilibrium in American politics

The US's first to the pole voting system also takes blame here for entrenching the two-parties, but I think reforming the electoral college is a far easier change to implement now than a system of multiple run-off elections. The Electoral College managed to elect Obama and Trump back-to-back. The s...
by bantler
Tue Jan 30, 2018 12:10 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Nash Equilibrium in American politics
Replies: 88
Views: 2944

Re: Nash Equilibrium in American politics

To be honest, I don't want everyone to vote unless my side is the majority.
I don't want a fair and equitable system if it mean progressives lose elections.
Winning elections is more important (and easier) than winning hearts and minds.
by bantler
Sun Jan 28, 2018 6:44 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Articles about re: sex robots
Replies: 115
Views: 2543

Re: Articles about re: sex robots

This post had objectionable content.
by bantler
Sun Jan 28, 2018 6:40 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Nash Equilibrium in American politics
Replies: 88
Views: 2944

Re: Nash Equilibrium in American politics

Transition to a different voting system is such a slow and painful process it isn't worth the effort. Decades of lost elections wreck havoc on humanity. The Green Party single handedly lost Florida and the 2000 election to George Bush, leading to his response to 911, middle east eruption, deregulati...
by bantler
Sun Jan 28, 2018 5:45 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Nash Equilibrium in American politics
Replies: 88
Views: 2944

Re: Nash Equilibrium in American politics

Only donkey and elephant are on the menu. Order a green salad if you like but you'll just ensure everyone will be eating elephant for another election cycle. And elephant is terribly unhealthy.
by bantler
Sat Jan 27, 2018 8:15 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Articles about re: sex robots
Replies: 115
Views: 2543

Re: Articles about re: sex robots

Sex robots in the style of Blade Runner pleasure-bots may never exist. The current crop are just masturbation dolls. Slightly better polymers but still just an equitable blow-up. The future of self-pleasure for both sexes is VR and dildonics.
by bantler
Sat Jan 27, 2018 6:47 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Nash Equilibrium in American politics
Replies: 88
Views: 2944

Re: Nash Equilibrium in American politics

Third parties are nothing more than fractions of Liberals or Conservatives. They just split the votes and hand the opposing plank the election. It would behoove Republicans to funnel funds into the Green Party.
by bantler
Sat Jan 27, 2018 12:21 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Articles about re: sex robots
Replies: 115
Views: 2543

Re: Articles about re: sex robots

All the normal places made it illegal. All of them. It's basic human dignity and doesn't equate with racist or bigoted laws. You have to have pimps to keep the Johns in-line. Without the threat of violence they'll damage the commodities. The entire system fails without brutality. And you pretend to ...
by bantler
Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:09 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Articles about re: sex robots
Replies: 115
Views: 2543

Re: Articles about re: sex robots

I've stumbled into a Bizzaro world where people have no concept of reality. Or pretend not to.
by bantler
Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:13 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Articles about re: sex robots
Replies: 115
Views: 2543

Re: Articles about re: sex robots

what are the very good reasons that transactional sex should be illegal? You should probably ask the represented politicians and legislators in every civilized nation in the world. You may find an exception in the odd deviant corner (Nevada, Amsterdam) but humanity is generally united against prost...
by bantler
Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:31 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Articles about re: sex robots
Replies: 115
Views: 2543

Re: Articles about re: sex robots

I don't think anyone here thinks being a prostitute should be illegal, or at least we don't think it should be severely punishable. I don't know if you're playing devil's advocate or if I genuinely disagree with you on most topics... Of course prostitution should be illegal. It is illegal in most s...
by bantler
Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:25 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Articles about re: sex robots
Replies: 115
Views: 2543

Re: Articles about re: sex robots

That's because they got away with it for so long, some of whom didn't even know they were doing anything wrong; the casting couch existed before Weinstein showed up, he probably thought it was a perk that was supposed to come with the job. Show me evidence that convicted, punished sex offenders alm...
by bantler
Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:09 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Articles about re: sex robots
Replies: 115
Views: 2543

Re: Articles about re: sex robots

Sex offenders do so for a variety of reasons, many of which involve things like not understanding what is consent, not necessarily because they are uncontrollable rape-beasts with no concept of the rights of other humans. That's exactly what they are. Consider the recent torrent of allegations in t...
by bantler
Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:22 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Articles about re: sex robots
Replies: 115
Views: 2543

Re: Articles about re: sex robots

EdgarJPublius wrote:Isn't the recidivism rate for sex-offenders generally much lower than the average of other classifications of offenders?


Exactly the opposite. Sex offenders are essentially incurable and irredeemable.
by bantler
Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:06 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4176
Views: 285796

Re: Trump presidency

Only Emperors can sanction Emperors.
by bantler
Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:30 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 5671
Views: 789981

Re: Police misbehavior thread

It brings to mind the practice of tipping - which outside of occasionally being done in restaurants and taxis is practically unheard of here - whereas in the US it seems practically ubiquitous (if one believes the movies anyway...) Here we believe that if your pay isn't high enough that's the fault...
by bantler
Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:25 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4176
Views: 285796

Re: Trump presidency

It doesn't explicitly say it yet... crisis workers DO use sarcasm despite what they SAY about respectful to youths. They use it a lot. And mocking your problems to get you to see how you're acting out and look at yourself is still reflective statements and questions so? I stand by what I said. That...
by bantler
Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:43 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Top 10 Artists
Replies: 238
Views: 120110

Re: Top 10 Artists

You all have the worst taste. Open your Spotify and click Artists. List the bands with the MOST songs in your playlist in descending order. Break your own ties. No cheating to be cool. 1. Talking Heads 2. The Clash 3. New Order 4. Nirvana 5. Grateful Dead 6. The Smiths 7. Beastie Boys 8. Violent Fem...
by bantler
Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:26 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Face covering law passed in Quebec
Replies: 19
Views: 1795

Re: Face covering law passed in Quebec

If visual stimulations are eliminated no one will be visually stimulated.
If Muslim men wore blindfolds it'd have the same effect.
by bantler
Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:15 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Winfrey presidency
Replies: 156
Views: 4327

Re: Winfrey presidency

Certainly personal attacks are inexcusable regardless of the language used.
by bantler
Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:58 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Face covering law passed in Quebec
Replies: 19
Views: 1795

Re: Face covering law passed in Quebec

CorruptUser wrote: But on the other, the entire point of the burqa and masks is to intentionally make it difficult if not impossible to socialize with the outside.


I thought they were to reduce lust and temptation. Goals they likely accomplish quite well.
by bantler
Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:53 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4176
Views: 285796

Re: Trump presidency

eran_rathan wrote:seriously, I want her and Kamala Harris to run together in 2020 (even before this latest badassery, I wanted her to run).


I would prefer Donald Trump lose in 2020. Enough statements; time to win something.
by bantler
Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:59 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Winfrey presidency
Replies: 156
Views: 4327

Re: Winfrey presidency

Talking about people whose issues you may be uncomfortable w/you can now have a non-offensive scripts to follow re: PCness... so. It's not a bad idea at all Like I dunno why everyone be saying PC sucks so badly? </3 Using a script in conversations sounds exhausting. Especially when you don't know i...
by bantler
Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:22 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Winfrey presidency
Replies: 156
Views: 4327

Re: Winfrey presidency

Winfrey and Trump are essentially the same candidate in many ways. They are both technically successful billionaire business-people, yet neither actually produce anything. There is no "industry". Their leadership is essentially being a big-boss figurehead; so wealthy that negotiations and ...
by bantler
Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:33 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: What do you want to know about a comic con?
Replies: 46
Views: 2378

Re: What do you want to know about a comic con?

It's not an artists job to be politically or socially inclusive. They generally create what they enjoy or what sells (both if they're lucky). If LGBT+ artists want diversity in the arts then they are responsible for creating it or financially backing it. The only people who are truly excluded from r...
by bantler
Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:26 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4176
Views: 285796

Re: Trump presidency

Nope, Gulf Coast. Silicon Valley can easily be replaced by Austin, which if I had to place a bet on Amazon's HQ is the place it'll be. The beaches on the Gulf are the very best in the country, because unlike the Atlantic or Pacific, the walkable part of the water lasts hundreds of feet. You are mos...
by bantler
Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:03 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4176
Views: 285796

Re: Trump presidency

Oh, this old self-important Californian bullshit. California isn't some special unique place where the goods and services produced there can ONLY be made there. If California didn't exist (I'm in no way advocating for this), the rest of the US wouldn't be like "Shit what do we eat!" There...
by bantler
Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:30 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4176
Views: 285796

Re: Trump presidency

Weeks wrote:
bantler wrote:It's generally good policy to avoid ingesting things prepared by people who hate you.
sounds like a bad business decision to purposefully make a bad cake

But good cake would be a sin...
by bantler
Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:19 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4176
Views: 285796

Re: Trump presidency

It's generally good policy to avoid ingesting things prepared by people who hate you.
by bantler
Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:15 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Winfrey presidency
Replies: 156
Views: 4327

Re: Winfrey presidency

I can picture Oprah and Gayle sitting in the White House residence having breakfast smoothies, chatting about the latest diet-fad and checking names on the daily ISIS drone kill-list.
by bantler
Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:13 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Crossing Divides - A Social Platform
Replies: 76
Views: 4417

Re: Crossing Divides - A Social Platform

Well Sir, you got stereotypes and I got some real lives' experience to tell. I think adults, especially adult college students and young high school students, are ready to have real positive dialogues. Without shaming or mocking or voting just to spite the other party. The situation you describe is...
by bantler
Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:07 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Rate the avatar above you
Replies: 3902
Views: 297405

Re: Rate the avatar above you

3/10 for racist overtones.
It may be perfectly innocuous, but looks like it should be on a huge flag on a huge truck chasing Mexicans in Texas.

Go to advanced search