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by HungryHobo
Thu Feb 05, 2015 12:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1480: "Super Bowl"
Replies: 102
Views: 17551

Re: 1480: "Super Bowl"

No, you don't get to do that - someone not answering your questions is an indication that they either don't want to or haven't got round to answering your questions, nothing more. Regardless of the merits of your points your style of debate is petty and confrontational. Maybe that's why people are ...
by HungryHobo
Wed Feb 04, 2015 6:47 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Making a Black Hole with Light
Replies: 8
Views: 3177

Re: Making a Black Hole with Light

There's an arxiv paper on this http://arxiv.org/pdf/0908.1803.pdf In a previous paper by the first author [9], it was proposed that a SBH could be artificially created by firing a huge number of gamma rays from a spherically converging laser. The idea is to pack so much energy into such a small spac...
by HungryHobo
Wed Feb 04, 2015 2:55 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15152
Views: 2667112

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

There was a similar discussion before on a similar news, but I can't remember where in the forums. I believe it was when they banned female players from a Hearthstone tournament or something like that. The same tournament effectively had female only Starcraft 2 and Tekken Tag Tournament 2 tournamen...
by HungryHobo
Wed Feb 04, 2015 10:57 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality
Replies: 1036
Views: 410076

Re: Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality

AND THE DARK LORD WILL MARK HIM AS HIS EQUAL
by HungryHobo
Tue Feb 03, 2015 5:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1480: "Super Bowl"
Replies: 102
Views: 17551

Re: 1480: "Super Bowl"

He puts it in the context of a friend, but in reality for many non-sports types, its the office where you're essentially trapped into listening to what can seem like endless sports talk. In my experience, most sports fans wouldn't be half as charitable listening to how cool it was that I could basi...
by HungryHobo
Fri Jan 30, 2015 10:34 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Current US Tax System Promotes Waste and Corruption
Replies: 58
Views: 15733

Re: Current US Tax System Promotes Waste and Corruption

"Libertarian" is one of those super-wide banners that covers everything from pseudo-communist geolibertarians(Tag line, you have the right to the fruits of your labor but your labor didn't make the land) to left libertarians(Don't read my mail or take my guns but also don't be a dick to po...
by HungryHobo
Fri Jan 30, 2015 10:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1480: "Super Bowl"
Replies: 102
Views: 17551

Re: 1480: "Super Bowl"

Taking other people talking about things that don't interest you as an excuse to do the same to them isn't a recepie for good friendships. By the time they're adults most geeks have got the message that most people aren't interested in their fringe hobbies. But you know the funny thing, social inept...
by HungryHobo
Sat Jan 24, 2015 9:15 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6978
Views: 1139926

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Counterpoint, the NYC police did a work stoppage after those cops were killed. Crime did not spike in that duration. how much would you expect people to change their long term behavior given very short term changes in long term incentive and risk levels? There's good data that increase total number...
by HungryHobo
Sat Jan 24, 2015 8:40 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6978
Views: 1139926

Re: Police misbehavior thread

And yet, the crime rate is at an all time low. The brutal police tactics are apparently working . It may seem odd to hear, but before the 90's you did NOT want to live anywhere in NYC, and now? Now you can't touch anything there. It's one of those tough questions because on the one hand it's entire...
by HungryHobo
Sat Jan 24, 2015 8:26 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4632
Views: 725311

Re: The Darker Side of the News

http://www.ted.com/talks/sonia_shah_3_reasons_we_still_haven_t_gotten_rid_of_malaria Part of the problem is that people in the areas hit by malaria view it as part of life like we view the flu. The combined effect is huge but at any one time people will make the same sort of tradeoffs we would with ...
by HungryHobo
Sat Jan 24, 2015 8:22 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6978
Views: 1139926

Re: Police misbehavior thread

TIL: HungryHobo doesn't understand the difference between a strawman and a bit of hyperbole. A strawman is when you set up a fake position that nobody really holds and attack that rather than the real positions of your opponents. that's exactly what he did. For exampe, your opponent says something ...
by HungryHobo
Fri Jan 23, 2015 10:55 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4632
Views: 725311

Re: The Darker Side of the News

I guess when you get a bunch of white people together with no one to hate, they just start hating other white people. This experiment has been done and your statement is utterly objectively correct. It's not limited to white people, it works with any race but the experiment has been done with rando...
by HungryHobo
Fri Jan 23, 2015 10:46 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15152
Views: 2667112

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

http://www.tampabay.com/news/publicsafety/man-shopping-for-coffee-creamer-at-walmart-attacked-by-vigilante-for/2214432 "He's got a gun!" deputies said Foster shouted. "I have a permit!" Daniels yelled back multiple times, McKinnon said. The men struggled and were separated until...
by HungryHobo
Fri Jan 23, 2015 10:25 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6978
Views: 1139926

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Umm, what? He didn't say anything too far fetched; when T Martin died everyone made a big deal about his suspension and weed use, never mind by that logic a third of all white teens are also vicious monsters just waiting to mug you. This is not the T Martin case. There's no neighbourhood watch fail...
by HungryHobo
Fri Jan 23, 2015 9:58 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6978
Views: 1139926

Re: Police misbehavior thread

strawman, strawman,implying anyone who disagrees is a racist, implying anyone who disagrees is a racist again, strawman, strawman, extra ridiculous strawman these discussions need a varient on Godwins Law along the lines of, once you reach the point when you litterally have no meaningful arguments ...
by HungryHobo
Fri Jan 23, 2015 11:22 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6978
Views: 1139926

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Link to verify those claims? http://www.inquisitr.com/1775828/jerame-reid-shooting-video-police-officer-braheme-days-shoots-and-kills-reid-who-was-reportedly-armed-video/ Days knew Reid from a previous drug arrest. Jerame[Reid] also served about 13 years in prison due to shooting at state troopers ...
by HungryHobo
Fri Jan 23, 2015 10:09 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6978
Views: 1139926

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Great story, we have a man who moved and was murdered after being yelled at by some nervous cops, and we are wondering if he was also ordered to move. Just watch the full video. Someone "moved" very fast into a shooting pose while cops had guns pointed at him and were telling him not to m...
by HungryHobo
Thu Jan 22, 2015 5:29 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: I need a Game Recommendation
Replies: 1559
Views: 393922

Re: I need a Game Recommendation

Any good dworf fortress like games that are more put together than DF but with similar depth of content? There's a number of DF-ish games but I've never seen anything which comes even close for depth of content and I'm not sure anything else is likely to at this point without a really massive budge...
by HungryHobo
Thu Jan 22, 2015 4:45 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6978
Views: 1139926

Re: Police misbehavior thread

The BBC video cuts off but the full liveleak version is much more informative without the sound cutting out for swearing (because heaven forbid anyone hears the word "fuck"). All pretty calm till the the cops shout they see a gun in the glove compartment. the driver follows instructions ex...
by HungryHobo
Wed Jan 21, 2015 5:57 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Welcome to Kentucky
Replies: 98
Views: 20206

Re: Welcome to Kentucky

I'd disagree; the US has THREE axes, not two; moralism (egality/utility), individualism, and traditionalism. The far right wing is extreme traditionalism, not individualism. Far left wing is extreme moralism. The crazy libertarian types are the extreme individualists. Some would say the groups are ...
by HungryHobo
Wed Jan 21, 2015 4:56 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Welcome to Kentucky
Replies: 98
Views: 20206

Re: Welcome to Kentucky

leady wrote:To swing around to this topic though you have real core leftist doctrines,


I'm not really sure there is any one core leftist doctrine, is there a core right doctrine?

I was under the impression that they were both loose alliances made up of people with vaguely interlocking positions.
by HungryHobo
Wed Jan 21, 2015 3:30 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Welcome to Kentucky
Replies: 98
Views: 20206

Re: Welcome to Kentucky

It may also be due to Strict organization versus relaxed organization of movements. http://slatestarcodex.com/2014/07/14/ecclesiology-for-atheists/ Suppose you have a cause or movement. Let’s say libertarianism. You’re probably not going to get too far on your own, so you start looking for other peo...
by HungryHobo
Wed Jan 21, 2015 2:20 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Welcome to Kentucky
Replies: 98
Views: 20206

Re: Welcome to Kentucky

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/universityeducation/student-life/11357649/Imitation-trans-awareness-poster-reveals-ignorance-of-creators.html relevent to the discussion. Also I do like sitting back as the left eats itself :) Tyn's correct criticism of my use of the overly simplified "left...
by HungryHobo
Wed Jan 21, 2015 11:54 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Welcome to Kentucky
Replies: 98
Views: 20206

Re: Welcome to Kentucky

Well, that or outrage. If something seems overtly injust to a great many people, then it may go viral without being inherently divisive. Outrage grows strongest when both sides have something to sink their teeth into, back and forth, back and forth, growing along the way and as such I fully expect ...
by HungryHobo
Tue Jan 20, 2015 6:40 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Welcome to Kentucky
Replies: 98
Views: 20206

Re: Welcome to Kentucky

There's already a "labeling gender" thread, so to bring this back to the original "wrong" bathroom issue: Even if it's only 1 in 200 people, they presumably go to the bathroom multiple times a day, and so it only takes one or two transphobic individuals in a school or workplace ...
by HungryHobo
Tue Jan 20, 2015 6:04 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Welcome to Kentucky
Replies: 98
Views: 20206

Re: Welcome to Kentucky

..[cruft about tiny fractions who aren't perfectly classified by any single classifier]... People are guessing but in the real world, in practical terms they're insanely good at guessing based on little more than a number of proxies. (getting it right about 99.5+ percent of the time.) They use a lo...
by HungryHobo
Tue Jan 20, 2015 11:30 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Elite: Dangerous
Replies: 12
Views: 4903

Re: Elite: Dangerous

Seems easier to learn that X3, but honestly I don't think that's saying much since I could never figure out what was going on in X3 for the breif time I played it. I loved X3, it's basically capitalism:the game but it was a pity that it almost punished you for playing as anything except a hyper-cap...
by HungryHobo
Mon Jan 19, 2015 1:13 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Whats happening in MS patients?
Replies: 71
Views: 13424

Re: Whats happening in MS patients?

I have peered into the future, and divined skolnick's next thread. Hey guys, I found this bacteria that has similar symptoms to appendicitis! Look at those crazy surgeons, removing appendixes from people who just have an infection!!!!!! All they need is some willow extract and they would be fine bu...
by HungryHobo
Fri Jan 16, 2015 5:13 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Current US Tax System Promotes Waste and Corruption
Replies: 58
Views: 15733

Re: Current US Tax System Promotes Waste and Corruption

I believe in the EU it's partly based on GDP.
by HungryHobo
Fri Jan 16, 2015 4:44 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Current US Tax System Promotes Waste and Corruption
Replies: 58
Views: 15733

Re: Current US Tax System Promotes Waste and Corruption

If you think States paying a proportion of federal revenue based on population is unfair, then I would be okay with making a State's contribution proportional to it's annual revenue. Not convoluted at all. A different metric, but just as simple to implement. So if there are 2 states with similar pr...
by HungryHobo
Fri Jan 16, 2015 12:16 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Current US Tax System Promotes Waste and Corruption
Replies: 58
Views: 15733

Re: Current US Tax System Promotes Waste and Corruption

And the EU does have it's own problems and has no army of it's own and has a weird obsession with farmers due to it growing out of a load of trade agreements rather than a military alliance. In terms of budget it's smaller than greece. http://image.guardian.co.uk/sys-files/Guardian/documents/2012/01...
by HungryHobo
Fri Jan 16, 2015 10:30 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Current US Tax System Promotes Waste and Corruption
Replies: 58
Views: 15733

Re: Current US Tax System Promotes Waste and Corruption

On that note, I didn't see much disagreement with the basic premise that the current direct federal income taxation system creates incentives for wasteful spending and a poor balance between state and federal interests. If anyone sees a flaw in that, please point it out. I want to make sure we real...
by HungryHobo
Thu Jan 15, 2015 3:05 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British Prime Minister wants to ban encryption.
Replies: 29
Views: 9738

Re: British Prime Minister wants to ban encryption.

thing is: there's a non-trivial cost to breaking each individual implementation. encrypt with some well known and well tested system, then wrap that in your own using seperate keys etc and even if there's some subtle weakness in your implementation it's going to take human time to get through it rat...
by HungryHobo
Thu Jan 15, 2015 2:58 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: how to communicate under heavy targeted surveillance
Replies: 13
Views: 8449

Re: how to communicate under heavy targeted surveillance

speaking some obscure old language might make you stand out and prompt additional surveillance.
by HungryHobo
Thu Jan 15, 2015 11:50 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: how to communicate under heavy targeted surveillance
Replies: 13
Views: 8449

Re: how to communicate under heavy targeted surveillance

It all depends on how how extreme the surveillance is. If they've got cameras watching you all the time in your home, bugs in all your electronics and can clip electrodes to your skin to figure out when you're stressed etc and already have a good idea of who you are and what you're up to, if they're...
by HungryHobo
Thu Jan 15, 2015 11:07 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: We Are Not Alone.
Replies: 62
Views: 13261

Re: We Are Not Alone.

It's like I've handed you an egg. bad example, eggs respire. You can detect them using oxygen and emitting CO2. Right, except I'm exceptionally fond of making leaps and the rest of you seem to be very good at trying to disprove me, so I figure we can distribute the labor a little bit. Give me objec...
by HungryHobo
Thu Jan 15, 2015 10:02 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Charlie Hebdo attack
Replies: 164
Views: 39035

Re: Charlie Hebdo attack

Speaking of Fagrenheit 451, do you know how that dystopia formed? "Minorities". A small group of people were upset over something they found offensive, and it was purged from the books. "Don't step on the toes of the dog-lovers, the cat-lovers, doctors, lawyers, merchants, chiefs, Mo...
by HungryHobo
Wed Jan 14, 2015 2:47 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British Prime Minister wants to ban encryption.
Replies: 29
Views: 9738

Re: British Prime Minister wants to ban encryption.

Now, the Prime Minister may wish to make that illegal, but this article doesn't say that. If someone can link to another article saying that then I'd be interested in reading it. http://uk.businessinsider.com/david-cameron-encryption-apple-pgp-2015-1 Title:David Cameron Wants To Ban Encryption Spea...
by HungryHobo
Tue Jan 13, 2015 11:20 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Cleverbot's disturbing pattern
Replies: 14
Views: 4957

Re: Cleverbot's disturbing pattern

After I corrected cleverbot's grammar, it spent the next few dozen posts intentionally misspelling things. Gives you an idea of how people treat the bot, if the bot corrects them they're more likely to intentionally use the wrong words and those conversations will have strong links to the correctio...
by HungryHobo
Mon Jan 12, 2015 2:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Charlie Hebdo attack
Replies: 164
Views: 39035

Re: Charlie Hebdo attack

That's really really not the point and historically Jewish people were overrepresented in banking due to various historical reasons like jews being excluded from other professions even if that's no longer much the case in modern times.

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