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by PolakoVoador
Wed Mar 11, 2015 2:49 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 3034301

Re: Post your boat race.

Oh what the hell, let's post a pictures :) About a year ago, somewhere in Europe (I think it was Budapest) https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xap1/v/t1.0-9/s720x720/1964804_10201028784881735_659884464_n.jpg?oh=e7954cf4998c9d52c2bacd56257e66c0&oe=5575ADCF&__gda__=1433650451_ce3...
by PolakoVoador
Wed Mar 11, 2015 2:31 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Individual balance
Replies: 28
Views: 3718

Re: Individual balance

Well then,

That is how Brahma is punishing us heathens
by PolakoVoador
Tue Mar 10, 2015 4:36 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: [BIOLOGY] Evolution
Replies: 35
Views: 3612

Re: [BIOLOGY] Evolution

I really, really doubt he's going to watch the video. The arguments he's regurgitating here are decades-old copypasta. I don't think it's possible to encounter all of them without encountering a simple, actual explanation from someone who knows what they're talking about. I don't know why people cr...
by PolakoVoador
Tue Mar 10, 2015 1:46 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: [BIOLOGY] Evolution
Replies: 35
Views: 3612

Re: [BIOLOGY] Evolution

twinsen wrote:We didnt come from mutations.

[citation needed]
by PolakoVoador
Tue Mar 10, 2015 12:59 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: [BIOLOGY] Evolution
Replies: 35
Views: 3612

Re: [BIOLOGY] Evolution

May I ask what is your point with this thread? Are you willing to read feedback that goes directly in the face of how you think things work? Now, why evolution is a shitload of lies. [...] The "evolution" , as the scientist explain it today, is a crap. Oh, forget I asked, it's gonna be tha...
by PolakoVoador
Mon Mar 09, 2015 3:50 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Irish MEP stages language strike over EU exclusion of Irish
Replies: 21
Views: 5772

Re: Irish MEP stages language strike over EU exclusion of Ir

The difficulty comes in convincing the Irish people it's worth holding on to Is it? Honestly I think we have way too many languages in Europe. It's a massive and expensive mess that's obstructing international cooperation and trade. Let the smaller languages die off already. If I had my way we'd ab...
by PolakoVoador
Fri Mar 06, 2015 2:30 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: ... that's no moon...
Replies: 11
Views: 6460

Re: ... that's no moon...

Exactly. It's a dwarf-planet.
by PolakoVoador
Tue Mar 03, 2015 3:17 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9229083

Re: (F)leeting (A)nd (R)andom (T)houghts

Wonderbolt wrote:
Quercus wrote:
eSOANEM wrote:Haggard <3


No, Haggard >3
Spoiler:
Haggard = 18 (or strictly len(Haggard) = 18) if you count only the current members :D

I feel like you've just given a good example of why operator overloading is often a bad idea.


I want to upvote this post
by PolakoVoador
Tue Mar 03, 2015 11:33 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Important news from the board's moderation
Replies: 14
Views: 5308

Re: Important news from the board's moderation

Congratulations on your little human :D

Don't forget to check if everything was done right
by PolakoVoador
Fri Feb 27, 2015 1:12 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: President Obama wants the Internet to be a Public Utility
Replies: 83
Views: 21672

Re: President Obama wants the Internet to be a Public Utilit

The FCC today chose to change the way the commercial Internet has operated since its creation. i thought the point of net neutrality was to keep things like they were, to prevent ISPs to change the way it worked? right, stop that. You're relying too hard on logic. You're seeing this for what is rea...
by PolakoVoador
Mon Feb 23, 2015 3:44 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Mars Colonization Thread
Replies: 471
Views: 45510

Re: Mars One / Mars Colonization Thread

I can't see how and why so many people are taking this seriously. A tripulated expedition to Mars, even a no-return one, is mind-boggling complicated. This project doesn't sound to be anything other than a publicity stunt.
by PolakoVoador
Wed Feb 18, 2015 2:25 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Birdman
Replies: 9
Views: 4461

Birdman

Watched this weekend, and really liked it. Claustrophobic as hell most of the time, and as meta as possible. You have a actor playing an actor, who stars in a play which reflects the plot, which, in turn, reflects the career of some of the real actors. Not sure if this needed to be spoilered, but be...
by PolakoVoador
Fri Feb 13, 2015 2:39 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4635
Views: 725739

Re: The Darker Side of the News

http://www.latimes.com/business/hiltzik/la-fi-mh-the-return-of-bleeding-kansas-20150211-column.html Kansas Governor, with no explanation, reverses anti-discrimination protections for LGBT individuals. Speculation is that it's purely to distract from the failure of his economic policies. Are LGBT in...
by PolakoVoador
Fri Feb 13, 2015 2:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15152
Views: 2668066

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

Thesh wrote:http://journalstar.com/news/local/911/article_446f922b-c7c9-535b-9cab-bd352927dc5d.html

Bomb squad called in after reports of a suspicious banana hanging in a tree.


Best part:
Around 2:30 p.m. a voice alerted dispatchers: Schweitzer has custody of the banana.
by PolakoVoador
Thu Feb 12, 2015 4:08 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Jupiter....going up?
Replies: 22
Views: 6779

Re: Jupiter....going up?

Agree with most of the opinions on the thread: amazing visuals (specially 3D IMAX), but plot and dialogue are really meh. I find the hypothesis of it being pitched as a trilogy quite likely. There was way too much world building crammed in a 2h movie. I also got the impression that Chaney Tatum's ro...
by PolakoVoador
Thu Feb 05, 2015 11:42 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15152
Views: 2668066

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

Toronto girls hockey league tells coaches they cannot touch players on the bench — not even on the helmet What we recommend, what Hockey Canada recommends, is you do a fist bump, like a high five, end of story. Not tapping kids on the head, because you tap a kid on the head, even when they’re weari...
by PolakoVoador
Wed Feb 04, 2015 6:40 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Plane crash in Taiwan
Replies: 6
Views: 3648

Re: Plane crash in Taiwan

The pilots likely saved a LOT of lives. From what I read from reddit, they maneuvered the failing plane to avoid the buildings in a residential area.
by PolakoVoador
Wed Feb 04, 2015 2:26 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Plane crash in Taiwan
Replies: 6
Views: 3648

Plane crash in Taiwan

At least 12 people have died after a TransAsia Airways plane clipped a bridge and crashed into a river near the Taiwanese capital of Taipei. Fifty-eight people were onboard the domestic flight. The fuselage is now half-submerged in the Keelung River and lying on its side. Rescuers on boats have cut ...
by PolakoVoador
Thu Jan 29, 2015 7:56 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Raising secular children
Replies: 138
Views: 32565

Re: Raising secular children

Just to show how much that graph is complete non-sense, murder rates per 100,000 population per year: Brazil: 25.2 (~50,000 murders/year) Mexico: 21.5 (~26,000 murders/year) Norway: 2.2 (~110 murders/year) Sweden: 0.7 (~70 murders/year) Any metric that paints Nordic countries as having higher crime ...
by PolakoVoador
Fri Jan 23, 2015 11:07 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6978
Views: 1140343

Re: Police misbehavior thread

CorruptUser wrote:Link to verify those claims?


Sorry, I saw it a couple of days ago, via mobile on reddit. I will try to search it later when I have the time
by PolakoVoador
Thu Jan 22, 2015 7:30 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6978
Views: 1140343

Re: Police misbehavior thread

According to a thread on reddit, the cop knew Reid by name because he had been previously arrested for shooting at cops. Or threatening to do it, I don't quite remember. I can sort of understand why the cop would be a little jumpy. Add this to the fact that Reid exited to vehicle against the officer...
by PolakoVoador
Mon Jan 19, 2015 2:49 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4635
Views: 725739

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Hyphernkemberly? That's one hell of a name
by PolakoVoador
Fri Jan 16, 2015 11:19 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: We Are Not Alone.
Replies: 62
Views: 13266

Re: We Are Not Alone.

And yes, there are some solar-independent ecosystems on Earth, but they're rather bleak compared to almost anywhere else on the planet. Are there actually? Most of the ecosystems that get called solar-independent seem to be reliant on oxygen, and that's really as much a product of energy of energy ...
by PolakoVoador
Fri Jan 09, 2015 2:52 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Acceptance of Corruption and Communism.
Replies: 36
Views: 11540

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 wit...
by PolakoVoador
Thu Jan 08, 2015 2:32 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Help The BIG LIST of Physically Possible Scifi/Action Movies
Replies: 30
Views: 6544

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

Gravity was supposed to not be too bad but you could check CinemaSins as they did the gravity one with Neil DeGrasse Tyson. So that should point out the mistakes. Thanks, but I heard Gravity is full of scientific inconsistencies and flaws... Gattaca, maybe? I suggest a look at Mohs Scale of Science...
by PolakoVoador
Tue Jan 06, 2015 8:44 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Feedback loops in human behavior
Replies: 48
Views: 8254

Re: Feedback loops in human behavior

But see, I'm still not convinced that this is a meaningful question. Perception is an entirely internal chain - of course it is, quite literally, controlled by the organism. It once again feels like a game of using counterintuitive words for familiar phenomena to seem clever (or, at best, encourage...
by PolakoVoador
Tue Jan 06, 2015 3:04 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Help The BIG LIST of Physically Possible Scifi/Action Movies
Replies: 30
Views: 6544

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

Gattaca, maybe?

I suggest a look at Mohs Scale of Science Fiction Hardness [WARNING! TvTropes link]
by PolakoVoador
Tue Jan 06, 2015 2:38 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Evolution: Random or intentional?
Replies: 187
Views: 28633

Re: Evolution: Random or intentional?

So, can you agree that calling it "intentional" is terrible use of language and should be avoided? I can understand the reasons, sure, the word "intentional" stands for something mysterious and related to consciousness, and no one knows anything about consciousness, so avoid &qu...
by PolakoVoador
Mon Jan 05, 2015 9:02 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Acceptance of Corruption and Communism.
Replies: 36
Views: 11540

Re: Acceptance of Corruption and Communism.

Because election gives them legitimacy? Hell, US elections are pretty fair by any objective measure, with fraud being at least...relatively low compared to a great many other locales. But still, a huge pile of people don't vote at all, and even among those who do, allegations of unfairness and expr...
by PolakoVoador
Mon Jan 05, 2015 8:18 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Evolution: Random or intentional?
Replies: 187
Views: 28633

Re: Evolution: Random or intentional?

No dude, some people actually understood what I was referring to, what parts of the mechanism I think are analogous with feedback loop elements. They disagreed either that it was a feedback mechanism or if they agreed it could be feedback, that it wasn't right to call it intentional. You can't seem...
by PolakoVoador
Mon Jan 05, 2015 2:46 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Planets and the properties that affect their composition
Replies: 60
Views: 9832

Re: Planets and the properties that affect their composition

I guess you can safely go for random planets. Nobody seems to have a problem with Spore, or even Mass Effect.
by PolakoVoador
Mon Jan 05, 2015 2:40 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Evolution: Random or intentional?
Replies: 187
Views: 28633

Re: Evolution: Random or intentional?

[...] There is absolutely no God or deity or whatever you want to call it , those who say "there is almost certainly no God" are trying to sweet talk people with a religious upbringing. You can keep believing stupid ideas derived from a book written and promoted by savages. Emphasis mine....
by PolakoVoador
Fri Jan 02, 2015 2:22 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Evolution: Random or intentional?
Replies: 187
Views: 28633

Re: Evolution: Random or intentional?

You've been using sloppy terminology, you've been repeatedly corrected by actual biologists (three of them no less, if I'm not mistaken), and you still refuse to acknowledge your confusion. Behavior or evolution? The two are different. Goal-directed evolution would be an evolutionary system which ha...
by PolakoVoador
Tue Dec 23, 2014 2:45 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15152
Views: 2668066

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

Sizik wrote:I certainly wouldn't doubt Anonymous doing something like that.

There were some informations about NK network going around reddit yesterday (or the day before? I'm not sure). Someone could've used that information to launch the attack.
by PolakoVoador
Mon Dec 22, 2014 5:30 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6978
Views: 1140343

Re: Police misbehavior thread

http://mashable.com/2014/12/22/dontre-hamilton-shooting/?utm_cid=mash-com-fb-main-link another failure to indict in a situation where a cop was doing something that he shouldn't have been doing per department policy. and the cop is suing for damages because he can't sleep now..... The fuck is wrong...
by PolakoVoador
Fri Dec 19, 2014 7:10 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Washington Post: US senate report of CIA interrogation
Replies: 105
Views: 19534

Re: Washington Post: US senate report of CIA interrogation

So you're willing to kill innocent people for the greater good. Okay. Got it. Just one question though: What exactly is the difference between you and the 9/11 hijackers? They too were killing innocents for the greater good. Umm... they're wrong and I'm America is right. Huge difference. 1) Wro...
by PolakoVoador
Fri Dec 19, 2014 2:35 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: We Are Not Alone.
Replies: 62
Views: 13266

Re: We Are Not Alone.

The deep ocean on earth is something like a desert If you went and scooped up a fistful of mud from the deep ocean, you would be holding billions of bacteria and helminths, probably including at least three "undiscovered" species. Granted, a lot of that comes from "Marine Snow",...
by PolakoVoador
Thu Dec 18, 2014 11:49 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The Hobbit
Replies: 217
Views: 81520

Re: The Hobbit

Saw 5 armies last night, and my takeaway is that now I want a movie starring Thorin's cousin, the guy with the cute pig mount, hammer and really hard head. Maybe Peter Jackson can option the Warhammer Gotrex and Felix books? While I liked the general concept for Dain, those headbutts on armored orc...
by PolakoVoador
Wed Dec 17, 2014 4:31 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15152
Views: 2668066

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

Methane 'belches' detected on Mars

Well, it seems organic matter is all over stuff, be it comets or Mars.
by PolakoVoador
Tue Dec 16, 2014 7:25 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Washington Post: US senate report of CIA interrogation
Replies: 105
Views: 19534

Re: Washington Post: US senate report of CIA interrogation

But he hasn't even backed up that it helped at all . This isn't a case of, stealing from OotS, 'you can't make an omelette without mercilessly crushing dozens of eggs beneath your boot and disemboweling the chickens that laid them as a warning to others'. Stealing from Zamfir/Orwell, where is the o...

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