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by Vash
Tue Feb 08, 2011 12:50 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: GOP Protect Life Act...doesn't.
Replies: 548
Views: 47627

Re: GOP Protect Life Act...doesn't.

I really loved PZ Meyers' response to this tactic. Secondly, the standard ... You want to make me back down by trying to inspire revulsion with dead baby pictures? I look at them unflinchingly and see meat. And meat does not frighten me. The vilest thing in the picture is the moron waving the sign ...
by Vash
Mon Feb 07, 2011 2:20 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: One third of Americans are diabetic or prediabetic
Replies: 42
Views: 4652

Re: One third of Americans are diabetic or prediabetic

SlyReaper wrote:No, 0.191% have diabetes. The article says nothing about which proportion of that is type 1 and type 2.


True, but it is still increasing.
by Vash
Sun Feb 06, 2011 3:17 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Keith Olbermann abruptly let go from MSNBC
Replies: 126
Views: 10159

Re: Keith Olbermann abruptly let go from MSNBC

I honestly doubt that you can say that Beck slanders and that Olbermann does not by the same standard. I like Olbermann better. He is more intelligent. Sometimes he makes a great point. He is also different from Beck in that he is not a fear monger or race-baiter. In terms of personal attacks and th...
by Vash
Sun Feb 06, 2011 3:05 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: MMMmmm... Meat-Water *drool*
Replies: 32
Views: 3169

Re: MMMmmm... Meat-Water *drool*

Hilarious.
by Vash
Sun Feb 06, 2011 2:40 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: GOP Protect Life Act...doesn't.
Replies: 548
Views: 47627

Re: GOP Protect Life Act...doesn't.

mmmcannibalism wrote:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_common_misconceptions#Transportation


That is a quality Wikipedia page. Thank you.

Ninja edit: some of the corrections to the misconceptions are wrong anyway, though.
by Vash
Sun Feb 06, 2011 1:57 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: One third of Americans are diabetic or prediabetic
Replies: 42
Views: 4652

Re: One third of Americans are diabetic or prediabetic

I am pretty sure that I am prediabetic. Thirsty all the time, high blood sugar in at least one measurement (though not outside the normal range). Starting an exercise habit is impossible, though. I do it once a month, and then am never motivated again. I have tried basically everything to get myself...
by Vash
Sat Feb 05, 2011 9:05 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: One third of Americans are diabetic or prediabetic
Replies: 42
Views: 4652

Re: One third of Americans are diabetic or prediabetic

http://www.nih.gov/news/pr/nov2007/niddk-13.htm (Old. From 2007)

Basically, 0.00191% of people under 20 have type 2 diabetes, and it is increasing.
by Vash
Sat Feb 05, 2011 8:49 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Astrology world is changed overnight
Replies: 78
Views: 10210

Re: Astrology world is changed overnight

There are a few different systems of astrology. The most popular one in the US (which is constant) has been called into question in a sort of fad (well, if it is actually effecting anyone aside from the people writing these articles). Suddenly, someone advertised this other type of astrology as corr...
by Vash
Sat Feb 05, 2011 8:46 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: MMMmmm... Meat-Water *drool*
Replies: 32
Views: 3169

Re: MMMmmm... Meat-Water *drool*

Meat-Water? It's called broth.

Broth with hot sauce and butter? (Buffalo Chicken) A bit weird because of the butter, but definitely feasible. Cheese and beef broth is feasible as well.

If it's made to taste exactly like the food item, that is pretty weird.
by Vash
Fri Feb 04, 2011 2:59 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Aliens land in Jerusalem, lay claim to Dome of the Rock
Replies: 33
Views: 4294

Re: Aliens land in Jerusalem, lay claim to Dome of the Rock

UFOs exist. They are unidentified secret military airplanes. Everybody's thinking it, I'm just saying it: REPENT! Actually, I don't even know what you are talking about. Not really, at least. It had to be suggested to me, and I still was not sure of what you were saying. Definitely not even part of ...
by Vash
Fri Feb 04, 2011 1:04 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 200GB to 25GB: Canada gets first, bitter dose of metered Int
Replies: 90
Views: 8683

Re: 200GB to 25GB: Canada gets first, bitter dose of metered

Gellert1984 wrote:TLDR; The CRTC either reverses its decision or the prime minister and the industrial minister will do it for them.


Awesome.

Yakk wrote:Resellers in ... charge-structure as they have.


So, basically, it was an anti-competitive monopoly tactic?

Same thing with Comcast, come to think of it.
by Vash
Thu Feb 03, 2011 4:43 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 200GB to 25GB: Canada gets first, bitter dose of metered Int
Replies: 90
Views: 8683

Re: 200GB to 25GB: Canada gets first, bitter dose of metered

Netflix will take up to about a GB/hour, so 25GB will give you more than 2 movies. That's more like 10-15 movies a month, which is still super easy to hit. 250GB would mean something like running netflix 8 hours a day every day to hit the cap. That estimate has to be wrong for HD movies. 1080p is 5...
by Vash
Wed Feb 02, 2011 12:10 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 200GB to 25GB: Canada gets first, bitter dose of metered Int
Replies: 90
Views: 8683

Re: 200GB to 25GB: Canada gets first, bitter dose of metered

I think we are forgetting what was intuitively one of the reasons bandwidth caps came about in the first place (at least for Comcast), which was to limit illegal downloading through P2P. I am not quite sure that the idea that bandwidth was limited in the first place was true. If there are only a few...
by Vash
Wed Feb 02, 2011 4:58 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 200GB to 25GB: Canada gets first, bitter dose of metered Int
Replies: 90
Views: 8683

Re: 200GB to 25GB: Canada gets first, bitter dose of metered

The only people who ever ... more, as well. I now have had to change to business internet for $15 more per month in order to remove the bandwidth cap. It's garbage. It's literally the same internet connection with a few extra features and no cap. Absolutely nothing will change, but I have to pay mo...
by Vash
Wed Feb 02, 2011 4:46 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Google claims Bing is stealing results
Replies: 30
Views: 5663

Re: Google claims Bing is stealing results

No wonder Bing is always just a bit short of Google.
by Vash
Tue Feb 01, 2011 10:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0850: "World According To Americans"
Replies: 712
Views: 172073

Re: 0850: "World According To Americans"

I know Prussia, because it was very historically significant. I used to know every region of France, Germany, Spain, and Italy, even at a few different periods. I forget them, though. I learned in European history, and did not have to memorize each region like I had to learn US states.
by Vash
Tue Feb 01, 2011 1:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0850: "World According To Americans"
Replies: 712
Views: 172073

Re: 0850: "World According To Americans"

It's also important to note that the states originally were vastly culturally distinct, by many considerations different countries, essentially. The law and culture still varies drastically between states (though, some variations are more like variations within a single country. Part of the problem ...
by Vash
Tue Feb 01, 2011 3:34 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0850: "World According To Americans"
Replies: 712
Views: 172073

Re: 0850: "World According To Americans"

I would like to point out that people sometimes do loosely know the regions of the United States divided according to culture (and should). Knowing the most important states is probably a good idea, as well. I don't know if people know them. It's one thing that leads to ignorant arguments like "...
by Vash
Sun Jan 30, 2011 12:18 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: UK firm promises $1.50/gal clean gasoline replacement
Replies: 49
Views: 4472

Re: UK firm promises $1.50/gal clean gasoline replacement

From the illustrations in the article, the hydrogen is stripped from the bead and fed to the genset, and the "bead" is directed to a waste store, which presumably needs to be cleaned out or recycled. So it's good that you're not just dumping metal hydrides on the ground as you drive, but ...
by Vash
Thu Jan 27, 2011 10:59 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior
Replies: 213
Views: 21941

Re: Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior

Did you listen to her interview in Colbert Report? Please tell me "no" then go listen to it. http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/372156/january-25-2011/amy-chua I don't know, I did not believe her that much. I found it somewhat perplexing. Either way, she's a little too...
by Vash
Thu Jan 27, 2011 9:16 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: UK firm promises $1.50/gal clean gasoline replacement
Replies: 49
Views: 4472

Re: UK firm promises $1.50/gal clean gasoline replacement

Details (second source slightly more credible, though obviously biased): http://nextbigfuture.com/2011/01/uk-cella-energy-develops-hydrogen-based.html http://www.cellaenergy.com/index.php?page=about They invented complex metal hydrides that are 20% hydrogen, relatively equivalent to gasoline accordi...
by Vash
Wed Jan 26, 2011 10:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0850: "World According To Americans"
Replies: 712
Views: 172073

Re: 0850: "World According To Americans"

Gmalivuk, I don't know whether you replied to me or not, but I'm not reading it. I'm not too keen on self-abuse, and I am not remotely convinced that I'll see anything other than abuse in your post.
by Vash
Wed Jan 26, 2011 7:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0850: "World According To Americans"
Replies: 712
Views: 172073

Re: 0850: "World According To Americans"

It's kind of sad when someone takes the time to review an entire thread, suggest ways to improve the quality of the thread, and then is attacked for it. Really? It doesn't strike you as the least bit really arrogant and pretentious for someone's first post in a multipage thread to be a review and s...
by Vash
Wed Jan 26, 2011 6:36 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Secret papers reveal slow death of Middle East peace process
Replies: 72
Views: 6309

Re: Secret papers reveal slow death of Middle East peace pro

sourmìlk wrote:There aren't. I was asking if I should create one.


I think we've covered it decently enough. If we wanted to do something exhaustive, I would say yes. As for whether we should or not, it would probably be interesting, and I am bored out of my mind atm.
by Vash
Wed Jan 26, 2011 6:35 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In Capitalist America, Facebook Uses You!
Replies: 65
Views: 7794

Re: In Capitalist America, Facebook Uses You!

I'm finally going to have to set up a facebook account so I can proclaim my love for onion/garlic flavored chewing gum, CD's of the sounds of walruses mating, and my hip new depleted uranium cock ring. Should see some pretty amusing new products coming out a year or two later. rofl I will join your...
by Vash
Wed Jan 26, 2011 12:08 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Commission finds Israeli Flotilla raid legal
Replies: 152
Views: 14709

Re: Commission finds Israeli Flotilla raid legal

Best suggestion Ive seen yet was during the protests that Israel / US divert comms satellites to give internet access to anyone in Iran, to help the protests as much as possible. For Israel at least they have nothing to lose, its not as if Ahmadinejad could hate us more. I like this idea. Nothing h...
by Vash
Tue Jan 25, 2011 11:46 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Secret papers reveal slow death of Middle East peace process
Replies: 72
Views: 6309

Re: Secret papers reveal slow death of Middle East peace pro

sourmìlk wrote:

Edit: Oops. Someone should find or create a thread about land claims in Israel.


Maybe on srs bsns?


Probably. I'll look.
by Vash
Tue Jan 25, 2011 11:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Commission finds Israeli Flotilla raid legal
Replies: 152
Views: 14709

Re: Commission finds Israeli Flotilla raid legal

The thing about Iran is that many of their citizens are potential allies to the US, but won't be if we invade. Nobody likes their country being attacked, even if they hate their fascist government. That's true. I forgot about that. Invasion is a bad idea for that reason, but it still might be neces...
by Vash
Tue Jan 25, 2011 11:26 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Commission finds Israeli Flotilla raid legal
Replies: 152
Views: 14709

Re: Commission finds Israeli Flotilla raid legal

The US will stay out of the business of invading any more countries. That's that. I wish. Surely if the US unilaterally invades another country, it will be a generally shit move (Iraq and Afghanistan were both ill-conceived, unnecessary wars. Invading Iran the same way would be no different), and i...
by Vash
Tue Jan 25, 2011 11:14 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Commission finds Israeli Flotilla raid legal
Replies: 152
Views: 14709

Re: Commission finds Israeli Flotilla raid legal

Iran would like to hide their nuclear proliferation because they are planning to use them. For most countries, the nukes are there to ensure that mutual destruction will occur. If nobody knows about the nukes, it doesn't serve that purpose As soon as we're out of Iraq, it's conquer Iran time. I hop...
by Vash
Tue Jan 25, 2011 10:51 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In Capitalist America, Facebook Uses You!
Replies: 65
Views: 7794

Re: In Capitalist America, Facebook Uses You!

Dislike.
by Vash
Tue Jan 25, 2011 10:12 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Secret papers reveal slow death of Middle East peace process
Replies: 72
Views: 6309

Re: Secret papers reveal slow death of Middle East peace pro

am not saying that because it was the done thing then it makes it right, but to expect Israel to go back without expecting the same from all of Eastern Europe, all the Arab world, not to mention India and Pakistan is problematic. I think that's pretty much correct. I disagree, though, that there sh...
by Vash
Tue Jan 25, 2011 7:17 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Secret papers reveal slow death of Middle East peace process
Replies: 72
Views: 6309

Re: Secret papers reveal slow death of Middle East peace pro

Um, I'm not sure that conquering is really a proper ... that Israel does not have a right to exist? Ok, then. Israel was given its land by sort-of conquerors (British who were on the winning side of WWI. Well, I am not sure that that is "sort of." It was not an incredibly inequal battle, ...
by Vash
Tue Jan 25, 2011 5:23 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Secret papers reveal slow death of Middle East peace process
Replies: 72
Views: 6309

Re: Secret papers reveal slow death of Middle East peace pro

Concessions imply ... a concession. That's not what a concession is, and not what a compromise is. What you are saying is that Palestinian claims in this case are baseless. Well, they don't think so, and changing that would be a concession and, if done in cooperation with the Israelis, a compromise...
by Vash
Sat Jan 22, 2011 9:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0850: "World According To Americans"
Replies: 712
Views: 172073

Re: 0850: "World According To Americans"

Maybe it's ... the pretty colors. ^_^ Actually, I think the color theory is rather off. They also do not seem to know very much about about geography or cultural history. (Afghanistan + Pakistan? Because obviously the Punjab, for example, is part of Afghanistan in any sense culturally) I would cons...

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