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by ahammel
Tue Oct 11, 2016 5:15 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1144885

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Warren Buffet releases tax returns, proves that he pays federal income tax, and claims that he never used the carryover exemption. Which... is obvious. He's fucking Warren Buffet. His business moves don't lose money. You have to lose money to be able to use the exemptions that Trump used... so a re...
by ahammel
Mon Oct 10, 2016 3:47 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1144885

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

CLINTON: […] it’s just awfully good that someone with the temperament of Donald Trump is not in charge of the law in our country. TRUMP: Because you’d be in jail. This will score a lot of points with people who are already Trump supporters. Firing up the base is a great strategy if you're winning. ...
by ahammel
Sun Oct 09, 2016 11:47 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1144885

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Trump just had a mini press conference with Juanita Broaderick , Paula Jones, and Kathleen Willey.

This is going to be quite the evening.
by ahammel
Sun Oct 09, 2016 3:55 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1144885

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

You knew I was running, right Billy? In the primary? You...you didn't think maybe i would have liked to know about that? My personal theory is that the GOP leadership thinks this will lose the support of white, female Republican voters, and they absolutely need that demographic to keep the Senate, ...
by ahammel
Sun Oct 09, 2016 1:54 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1144885

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

It's inevitable of course, but staking the election on a game of "who's better at deflecting scandal" with Hillary Clinton of all people does not strike me as a good move.
by ahammel
Sun Oct 09, 2016 1:34 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1144885

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Anyway, I hope we're all excited to spend the next 30 days hearing about how Hillary Clinton is a sex crime enabler.
by ahammel
Sat Oct 08, 2016 9:10 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1144885

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Trump's always going to have his hard-cores turn out, that's a given. Clinton doesn't need to flip his hard-cores, though. If the only effect of this is to depress the moderate republican turnout and swing a few undecideds, she could easily win in a landslide.
by ahammel
Sat Oct 08, 2016 7:01 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1144885

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Lazar wrote:(Is there a name for this that isn't Pussygate?)

I've heard "The Trump Tapes" bandied about.
by ahammel
Sat Oct 08, 2016 4:27 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1144885

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Well, he's released an apology video: https://twitter.com/BuzzFeedNews/status/784607363458224128 He apologises for saying that stuff (although not for any of his actual behaviour), and then tries to pivot to "but Bill Clinton did way worse stuff". That's really the only angle they can run ...
by ahammel
Sat Oct 08, 2016 2:28 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1144885

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Oh, this is too good: Trump's excuse for not being at the event is that he has to prep for the debate: https://twitter.com/deray/status/784567572775731200
by ahammel
Sat Oct 08, 2016 2:04 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1144885

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Trump is no longer invited to Paul Ryan's event on Saturday: http://www.latimes.com/nation/politics/ ... story.html
by ahammel
Sat Oct 08, 2016 12:48 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1144885

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

The Great Hippo wrote:The only thing that surprises me is that he's apparently still got somewhere around 40% of the popular vote.

What sort of person looks at this mess and says, 'yeah, I want that, let's make that our President'?

There's been no time for the polls to move in response to this story
by ahammel
Fri Oct 07, 2016 11:31 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1144885

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Compare and contrast:
Billy Bush wrote:Obviously I’m embarrassed and ashamed. It’s no excuse, but this happened eleven years ago – I was younger, less mature, and acted foolishly in playing along. I’m very sorry.
http://www.adweek.com/tvnewser/billy-bush-caught-on-same-hot-mic-as-donald-trump/307216
by ahammel
Fri Oct 07, 2016 10:19 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1144885

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

The Great Hippo wrote:I didn't even make it past the part where he describes trying to have sex with a married woman before I stopped reading.
I think that's what you call "burying the lede".
by ahammel
Fri Oct 07, 2016 10:10 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1144885

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Trump is caught on a hot mic a decade ago making extremely disparaging remarks regarding women (and talking glibly about trying to seduce a married woman). Warning, explicit language . The problem is not that he used bad words, it's that he's describing his habit of grabbing women by the crotch wit...
by ahammel
Fri Oct 07, 2016 3:35 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1144885

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

This fucking guy... I honestly feel a little bad for his handlers. tl;dr: Trump has a Town Hall to prep for Debate #2 with Hillary, could only make it through 12 of 20 questions posed from a friendly moderator before leaving. Reading this I could only imagine that Dumpster Fire had reached the leve...
by ahammel
Fri Oct 07, 2016 4:39 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1144885

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

This fucking guy...

I honestly feel a little bad for his handlers.
by ahammel
Wed Oct 05, 2016 6:00 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1144885

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/oct/5/donald-trump-tim-kaine-constant-interruptions-shou/ Donald Trump: Tim Kaine’s ‘constant interruptions’ ‘should not have been allowed’ I have to say, this article is probably what Tim Kaine was going for. Tim Kaine was very awkwardly attacking and inter...
by ahammel
Wed Oct 05, 2016 12:50 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1144885

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

The link went dead, but the GOP declared A Wet Rag Stuffed Into a Tailpipe the winner of the VP debate (which hasn't started yet): https://twitter.com/LisaMcIntire/status/783443559798013952 In related news, the gop.com 404 page includes a joke about both Hillary Clinton and the link being broke, wh...
by ahammel
Tue Oct 04, 2016 11:34 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1144885

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

The link went dead, but the GOP declared A Wet Rag Stuffed Into a Tailpipe the winner of the VP debate (which hasn't started yet): https://twitter.com/LisaMcIntire/status/783443559798013952 In related news, the gop.com 404 page includes a joke about both Hillary Clinton and the link being broke, whi...
by ahammel
Tue Oct 04, 2016 2:37 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Why are some linguistic patterns irritating?
Replies: 59
Views: 13134

Re: Why are some linguistic patterns irritating?

Eebster the Great wrote:I considered "another think coming" as an even more ludicrous attempt at correction.
"Another think coming" is clearly intentionally ungrammatical for funzies.
by ahammel
Mon Oct 03, 2016 4:52 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Why are some linguistic patterns irritating?
Replies: 59
Views: 13134

Re: Why are some linguistic patterns irritating?

lorb wrote:Some words change meaning depending on gender.
My favourite example, from Italian:

tavolo: a table as a piece of furniture (as in: "I bought a new kitchen table")
tavola: a table as a place where meals are eaten (as in: "please set the table")
by ahammel
Fri Sep 30, 2016 5:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1144885

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Trump-baiting continues to be a battle of wits with an unarmed opponent: http://www.vox.com/2016/9/30/13120546/t ... ado-tweets
by ahammel
Fri Sep 30, 2016 4:32 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Americans can now sue the Saudi gvm for 9/11?
Replies: 38
Views: 8266

Re: Americans can now sue the Saudi gvm for 9/11?

To summarise: 1. Congress passes bill 2. Obama vetoes bill 3. Congress overrides veto 4. Congress decides bill is bad after all... 5. ...and the fact that they passed it is somehow Obama's fault Oh, FFS. Seriously, do these people not think? If they don't it's Obama's fault for failing to clearly c...
by ahammel
Fri Sep 30, 2016 3:31 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Americans can now sue the Saudi gvm for 9/11?
Replies: 38
Views: 8266

Re: Americans can now sue the Saudi gvm for 9/11?

To summarise:

1. Congress passes bill
2. Obama vetoes bill
3. Congress overrides veto
4. Congress decides bill is bad after all...
5. ...and the fact that they passed it is somehow Obama's fault
by ahammel
Fri Sep 30, 2016 6:17 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Why are some linguistic patterns irritating?
Replies: 59
Views: 13134

Re: Why are some linguistic patterns irritating?

But would it really? Only one meaning is remotely plausible. I understand the idea of phrases which put more effort on the part of the speaker versus the listener, but in practice that doesn't quite seem right. Sure, it's easy to figure out what was intended after even a moment's thought, but it st...
by ahammel
Fri Sep 30, 2016 6:03 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Why are some linguistic patterns irritating?
Replies: 59
Views: 13134

Re: Why are some linguistic patterns irritating?

But would it really? Only one meaning is remotely plausible. I understand the idea of phrases which put more effort on the part of the speaker versus the listener, but in practice that doesn't quite seem right. Sure, it's easy to figure out what was intended after even a moment's thought, but it st...
by ahammel
Fri Sep 30, 2016 5:34 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Why are some linguistic patterns irritating?
Replies: 59
Views: 13134

Re: Why are some linguistic patterns irritating?

Certain turns of phrase tend to make the listener have to stop and puzzle out the meaning, which is a little irritating in some contexts. If somebody told me "my uncle was in the Calvary", for instance, it would probably take me a second to realise that they meant he was a member of a moun...
by ahammel
Wed Sep 28, 2016 4:24 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15142
Views: 2624593

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

Design patents are a thing, but they're quite restricted in what they cover, I believe. I remember hearing that Nike has a separate design patent for each of dozens of swoosh t-shirts, each covering only a single colour scheme (one for black swoosh on white shirt, one for black swoosh on red shirt, ...
by ahammel
Sat Sep 17, 2016 5:37 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Moana
Replies: 34
Views: 9997

Re: Moana

I found "Brave" to be stunningly generic however, so its not like Disney is without fault here. But more often than not, Disney manages to make something fresh and new. It seems like Disney has a tendency to get pulled in ten different directions over the course of a production in an atte...
by ahammel
Fri Sep 16, 2016 1:43 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9979
Views: 1975021

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Sure, I'm not opposed to a big ol' utility dependency or three, but having every single one of your trivial utility functions in its own package has the potential to be a total operational clusterfudge. Especially if your package manager is as slow as npm. Especially especially if your team is not i...
by ahammel
Fri Sep 16, 2016 12:57 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Are "logical thinking" tests reliable/meaningful?
Replies: 19
Views: 5461

Re: Are "logical thinking" tests reliable/meaningful?

The whole point of intelligence is that the subscores are strongly positively correlated. In other words, someone who is good at mental math is probably also good at coding, memory, reading, spotting patterns, and so on. There are some people who are good at some of these and bad at others, but the...
by ahammel
Thu Sep 15, 2016 5:27 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9979
Views: 1975021

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

If I wrote a prototype-based inheritance system in C++, would you swoon? Probably, because it'd be interesting to see in how many ways it clashes with a static type system, and how you solve those problems. Take this code for example: var prototype1 = { foo: 42 } var prototype2 = { foo: 'fourty-two...
by ahammel
Thu Sep 15, 2016 2:18 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Are "logical thinking" tests reliable/meaningful?
Replies: 19
Views: 5461

Re: Are "logical thinking" tests reliable/meaningful?

[Do you really want to say the whole idea of intelligence is flawed? Or that you don't know people you would consider smarter than others? Or that it was impossible to determine such a thing? I'd be perfectly happy to say that the idea of "intelligence" refers to a loose grab-bag of skill...
by ahammel
Wed Sep 14, 2016 8:00 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9979
Views: 1975021

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

See, I don't mind js for front-end stuff at all. Most of my gripes about it are around the weak typing craziness, but in general it's a perfectly serviceable dynamic language. The problems I have with Node are not language-level features at all, but rather a) the "don't block the event loop&quo...
by ahammel
Wed Sep 14, 2016 4:57 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9979
Views: 1975021

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Node has to be the only programming environment where the most popular way to do control flow is a third-party library.
by ahammel
Tue Sep 06, 2016 2:11 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Combining Idioms. Portmanteau style
Replies: 26
Views: 15468

Re: Combining Idioms. Portmanteau style

ConMan wrote: Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go see a man about a dog with two tails.

And bark yourself?
by ahammel
Thu Sep 01, 2016 2:20 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Two simple tricks to month long subjects
Replies: 28
Views: 13852

Re: Two simple tricks to month long subjects

There are no royal roads. roads. These summaries you've made are a sign that you've done the hard work of understanding dimensional analysis and nutrition, not a way to skip the hard work. You missed 2 details I added. The first is that usually the information takes 1 month to teach; the second is ...
by ahammel
Fri Aug 19, 2016 2:32 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1144885

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Dauric wrote:I think the question is : Can Trump keep this "new attitude" up through November?
Considering his new team's stated tactic is to 'let Trump be Trump', I'll be amazed if he can keep it up through the weekend.

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