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by Red Hal
Fri Aug 23, 2013 3:07 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Children's Suffrage
Replies: 233
Views: 75440

Re: Children's Suffrage

It was the implication that the majority of refugees from Hurricane Katrina weren't from the U.S. The relevant parts are: "if I'm a refugee from the devastation left from Hurricane Katrina, why the fuck should I care about Afghanistan" Implication: U.S. Citizens may sometimes have more on ...
by Red Hal
Fri Aug 23, 2013 3:03 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Three kids kill a white guy
Replies: 25
Views: 4513

Re: Three kids kill a white guy

I don't disagree with you, Роберт, I was merely pointing out that the question of whether or not this attack was racially motivated is one that can really only be answered once more information is known. As to the rabid invective in your original link (note, not your OP); merely reading it leaves a ...
by Red Hal
Fri Aug 23, 2013 2:39 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Three kids kill a white guy
Replies: 25
Views: 4513

Re: Three kids kill a white guy

None of which has any bearing on whether or not the attack was racially motivated.
by Red Hal
Fri Aug 23, 2013 1:23 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15191
Views: 2705933

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

May I refer you to COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) No 1130/2011 of 11 November 2011 amending Annex III to Regulation (EC) No 1333/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council on food additives by establishing a Union list of food additives approved for use in food additives, food en...
by Red Hal
Fri Aug 23, 2013 9:55 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15191
Views: 2705933

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

263, 268 or 270, depending on which version you are reading.
by Red Hal
Fri Aug 23, 2013 8:31 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15191
Views: 2705933

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

And the entire constitution, plus amendments, runs to around 6700 words.
by Red Hal
Thu Aug 22, 2013 4:07 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bradley Manning pleads guilty to lesser charges...
Replies: 151
Views: 43564

Re: Bradley Manning pleads guilty to lesser charges...

From my perspective, once they say so. If someone identifies as female it is not my place to say "Well, I'm still going to call you male until $arbitrarypoint." At the point the thread was created Ms. Manning was still known as Bradley so I'd be ok with either leaving it as it is or changi...
by Red Hal
Thu Aug 22, 2013 3:38 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bradley Manning pleads guilty to lesser charges...
Replies: 151
Views: 43564

Re: Bradley Manning pleads guilty to lesser charges...

I was providing a mechanism whereby Obama could at least partially pardon Ms. Manning without compromising his position; I must, however, bow to your superior knowledge of his mental state.
by Red Hal
Thu Aug 22, 2013 3:20 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bradley Manning pleads guilty to lesser charges...
Replies: 151
Views: 43564

Re: Bradley Manning pleads guilty to lesser charges...

Obama could reduce the sentence, claiming that after a period of reflection he considered it to be overly harsh given that the likelihood of re-offence was practically zero.
by Red Hal
Thu Aug 22, 2013 1:39 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: War On Journalism: London Edition
Replies: 64
Views: 12148

Re: War On Journalism: London Edition

What an interesting coincidence: Theresa May: "If the police believe someone has in their possession highly sensitive stolen information that could help terrorists that could lead to a loss of life, it is right the police should act. I believe schedule 7 of this act enables police to do that.&q...
by Red Hal
Thu Aug 22, 2013 12:23 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bradley Manning pleads guilty to lesser charges...
Replies: 151
Views: 43564

Re: Bradley Manning pleads guilty to lesser charges...

It can be anything from a full pardon (including expungement) to a reduction in sentence, and pretty much anything in-between, except in case of impeachment. Edit: this only works for federal offences. Edit 2: In light of recent developments, Manning's first name is now Chelsea, and we should be usi...
by Red Hal
Tue Aug 20, 2013 10:17 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: War On Journalism: London Edition
Replies: 64
Views: 12148

Re: War On Journalism: London Edition

Just as when the NSA story broke, expect a slew of stories to crop up over the next few days about how NSA or GCHQ stopped this or that terrorist attack, or broke a paedophile ring, or helped find a lost kitten. The police were within their rights to detain Miranda, but that does not make what they ...
by Red Hal
Mon Aug 19, 2013 8:01 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Survey: How do you drive?
Replies: 49
Views: 12210

Re: Survey: How do you drive?

1) Summarize your driving habits/philosophy: Assertive yet courteous. I always assume that other drivers are unaware of my presence and drive accordingly. I have never had points in my licence or been cited for a traffic offence, and I've had my licence for nearly 30 years. 2) Do you follow the spe...
by Red Hal
Mon Aug 19, 2013 2:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1253: "Exoplanet Names"
Replies: 123
Views: 38620

Re: 1253: "Exoplanet Names"

TimXCampbell wrote: But if we get another one, perhaps I can persuade my wife to name it Bombardier. Hmm, nobody here in Kentucky will know how to pronounce that. That makes it even better!

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As names go, Bombardier is bang-on.... Mine's the one with the can of bitter in the pocket.
by Red Hal
Mon Aug 19, 2013 1:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1253: "Exoplanet Names"
Replies: 123
Views: 38620

Re: 1253: "Exoplanet Names"

Tacroy wrote:These names have a distinct lack of gravitas.
Would you say they are Experiencing A Significant Gravitas Shortfall? Maybe there's Very Little Gravitas Indeed? Perhaps an Absence of Gravitas? Perhaps the entire list is a Gravitas-Free Zone?
by Red Hal
Mon Aug 19, 2013 10:53 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What is your name an anagram of?
Replies: 384
Views: 54448

Re: What is your name an anagram of?

Red Hal; manliest whip. Ow!
by Red Hal
Mon Aug 19, 2013 9:37 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1253: "Exoplanet Names"
Replies: 123
Views: 38620

Re: 1253: "Exoplanet Names"

PILF, play on MILF; Planet I'd like to fuck.
by Red Hal
Sun Aug 18, 2013 5:44 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Anita Sarkeesian used footage from "Let's Play" videos
Replies: 226
Views: 51700

Re: Anita Sarkeesian used footage from "Let's Play" videos

There's a difference between "This is fan fiction which I quite like" and "Lolz I'm going to rape you." You *can* see that, right? I can. I'm not sure why being able to see that means that I'm not allowed to think that both rape threats and murder-fantasy-fiction are bad things,...
by Red Hal
Sun Aug 18, 2013 12:13 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Anita Sarkeesian used footage from "Let's Play" videos
Replies: 226
Views: 51700

Re: Anita Sarkeesian used footage from "Let's Play" videos

There's a difference between "This is fan fiction which I quite like" and "Lolz I'm going to rape you." You *can* see that, right?
by Red Hal
Fri Aug 16, 2013 1:58 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0058: "Orbital Speed"
Replies: 106
Views: 70291

Re: What-If 0058: "Orbital Speed"

What if you held a really long stick horizontally and turned round? How fast would the end near you be moving? How fast would the other end be moving?
by Red Hal
Fri Aug 16, 2013 9:47 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0058: "Orbital Speed"
Replies: 106
Views: 70291

Re: What-If 0058: "Orbital Speed"

Longitudinal and transverse damping at each end. Edit: actually, that's a facetious statement on its own. Suitable damping should not be too hard to achieve, and the real risk will be from harmonics in the system rather than mere vibration of the ribbon.
by Red Hal
Thu Aug 15, 2013 4:32 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15191
Views: 2705933

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

Argh! I hate it when popsci articles like this assume that fluorescence means "glow-in-the-dark".
by Red Hal
Thu Aug 15, 2013 1:18 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15191
Views: 2705933

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

It was an attempt at a sheep joke... :p
by Red Hal
Thu Aug 15, 2013 1:05 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15191
Views: 2705933

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

I now want to know what a galaxy ram is.
by Red Hal
Thu Aug 15, 2013 9:09 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15191
Views: 2705933

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

The spread depends in large part on the choke. Barrel length only becomes meaningful when you get down to really short barrels.
by Red Hal
Wed Aug 14, 2013 4:24 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15191
Views: 2705933

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

Yes, and because it is anti-material not anti-personnel it won't hurt you if it hits you.

On the other hand: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-16810107
by Red Hal
Wed Aug 14, 2013 4:02 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15191
Views: 2705933

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

snipers aim directly at the head of their target despite being half a mile away, etc The scopes are calibrated prior so that the round will line up with the crosshairs when it hits the target. You can calibrate the scope for wind direction, distance, cardinal direction (yes that matters; you have a...
by Red Hal
Wed Aug 14, 2013 3:08 pm UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: Tapatalk plugin?
Replies: 6
Views: 16087

Re: Tapatalk plugin?

As much as I benefit from using tapatalk elsewhere, remember it is a paid app even if it is free for the forum owner. Also, calling it a plugin - while I realise that's what tapatalk themselves call it - is slightly disingenuous. Apart from slight modifications to the header - you know, so you can g...
by Red Hal
Wed Aug 14, 2013 12:28 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: End Government Funding of Science?
Replies: 187
Views: 33856

Re: End Government Funding of Science?

Superbugs are not "hospital generated", they arise through a process of mutation and selection pressure, an example of which is over-prescription. Oh and I'm going to slap a big old "Citation Needed" on your assertion that the impact of tighter regulation has had zero effect. The...
by Red Hal
Wed Aug 14, 2013 11:09 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: End Government Funding of Science?
Replies: 187
Views: 33856

Re: End Government Funding of Science?

If we truly wanted to act to maximise profit without regard to health then we should completely deregulate antibiotics. Sell them openly, in any quantity, to anyone who wants them. Of course there'd be misuse, a few deaths from overdose or side-effects with other drugs, a few more because the antibi...
by Red Hal
Tue Aug 13, 2013 3:17 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0057: "Dropping a Mountain"
Replies: 61
Views: 20121

Re: What-If 0057: "Dropping a Mountain"

Reentry of fast ejecta: the global effects of large impacts (Melosh, 1990) "These power levels are comparable to those obtained in a domestic oven set at 'broil.'" Reading this is really giving me a craving for velociraptor steak or perhaps a nice triceratops cut. http://img98.imageshack....
by Red Hal
Tue Aug 13, 2013 7:47 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13423
Views: 1769196

Re: Today I Learned

TIL: Steven Hawking has an aggregate Erdős-Bacon-Sabbath number of 8 (4,2,2).
by Red Hal
Mon Aug 12, 2013 3:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107475
Views: 53188526

Re: 1190: "Time"

Clever. Clicking the spoiler opens the link contained within the spoiler. Useful for duckrolls.
by Red Hal
Mon Aug 12, 2013 8:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1250: "Old Accounts"
Replies: 54
Views: 51187

Re: 1250: "Old Accounts"

Not really funny to me, as I have at least one recent case (and one close call) of friends' accounts going inactive because the owner has died . and so I feel the Reaper's cold hand on my (digital) neck, whispering in my ear: "This what you have to look forward to, in the decades ahead: more a...
by Red Hal
Fri Aug 02, 2013 8:48 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1246: "Pale Blue Dot"
Replies: 72
Views: 19731

Re: 1246: "Pale Blue Dot"

Eternal Density wrote:Which Ba'al??
Spoiler:
Image
This Ba'al:
Spoiler:
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by Red Hal
Thu Aug 01, 2013 1:23 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Pope to Leave his post at the end of the month
Replies: 84
Views: 16644

Re: The Pope to Leave his post at the end of the month

Izawwlgood wrote:What we SHOULD expect is the Pope to say 'Free puppies and ice cream for everyone...'

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>.>
Yay! Puppy-on-a-stick! With Ice Cream for afters! Yay!

...

What?
by Red Hal
Wed Jul 31, 2013 8:34 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1245: "10-Day Forecast"
Replies: 58
Views: 23767

Re: 1245: 10-Day Forecast

TheEngineer wrote:Judging from Sunday's forecast, he typed the UK postcode DL2 3UG ... which is in Killerby, County Durham.
Well played.
by Red Hal
Tue Jul 30, 2013 2:40 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0056: "Restraining an Airplane"
Replies: 39
Views: 20198

Re: What-If 0056: "Restraining an Airplane"

In the hospital after eating 9.
by Red Hal
Mon Jul 29, 2013 2:17 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Japan, China, on collision course over uninhabited islands
Replies: 97
Views: 21663

Re: Japan, China, on collision course over uninhabited islan

Well it hasn't come to shooting yet but China is arming up under its "coastguard" flag. http://zeenews.india.com/news/world/chinese-ships-in-senkaku-waters-for-first-time_864721.html Tokyo: Chinese coastguard ships entered the territorial waters of Japanese-controlled islands at the centre...
by Red Hal
Sat Jul 27, 2013 4:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107475
Views: 53188526

Re: 1190: "Time"

The tribe, saved by two
(or three if you count Petite)
begin their lives anew.

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