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by Weeks
Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:19 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Class vs class
Replies: 75
Views: 10631

Re: Class vs class

Pfhorrest wrote:while blanketly hating the group that you yourself are a member of seems like it'd be pretty hard to do.
Internalized racism is a thing that exists, yes. So is internalized classism, internalized sexism, etc.
by Weeks
Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:35 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Is adult media inherently better than child media?
Replies: 55
Views: 8284

Re: Is adult media inherently better than child media?

ijuin wrote:And, pray tell, how would one arrive at a correct conclusion when starting from incorrect premises?
https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/RightForTheWrongReasons

edit: ninja'd by the doog.
by Weeks
Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:12 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Is adult media inherently better than child media?
Replies: 55
Views: 8284

Re: Is adult media inherently better than child media?

Long story short, if you think adult media is better than child media, then you are logically required to think porn has aesthetic valuable. This is proof reductio as absurdum that adult media is not inherently better than child media. There seems to be an unstated assumption introduced between the...
by Weeks
Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8428
Views: 742854

Re: Trump presidency

Zohar wrote:
Weeks wrote:Oh! Oh! I know this one!

...um...

*buzzes in*

What is Occam's Razor?

I'm actually not a big fan of Occam's Razor because sometimes reality is complicated. But yeah this case is pretty obvious.
Okay but do I get $500, Mr. Trebek?
by Weeks
Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2051: "Bad Opinions"
Replies: 46
Views: 7887

Re: 2051: "Bad Opinions"

orthogon wrote:
qvxb wrote:Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

I hadn't heard of her before, but that name ... It just sounds like the technical term for a part of the brain that isn't used very often.
what?
by Weeks
Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:56 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8428
Views: 742854

Re: Trump presidency

Oh! Oh! I know this one!

...um...

*buzzes in*

What is Occam's Razor?
by Weeks
Wed Sep 26, 2018 1:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2039: "Begging the Question"
Replies: 145
Views: 19933

Re: 2039: "Begging the Question"

whomst'd've
by Weeks
Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2039: "Begging the Question"
Replies: 145
Views: 19933

Re: 2039: "Begging the Question"

hilarious

as in, that's what you meant I think ("one of those is wrongerer" -> "one of those is hilarious")
by Weeks
Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2039: "Begging the Question"
Replies: 145
Views: 19933

Re: 2039: "Begging the Question"

Not entirely sure if it's better as "all that happened", "all which happened" (one of those is wrongerer) This is where I believe the razor sharp rule definition of the language breaks down into almost arbitrariness, because either phrase can be understood to have the same pract...
by Weeks
Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:50 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28597
Views: 3346330

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

suffer-cait wrote:because that is a sad state, and i can see how if this is your normal behavior, you really do need all the victories you can get, huh?
Yeah ucim is a little twerp and needs to be a fucking nitpicky asshole all the time
by Weeks
Sat Sep 22, 2018 2:50 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Can't find a good image of this.
Replies: 13
Views: 3072

Re: Can't find a good image of this.

The Snide Sniper wrote:
Kewangji wrote:Okay but why do you need this image?

It would make a great meme format if I could find an image to my satisfaction.
oh jesus fucking christ
by Weeks
Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2049: "Unfulfilling Toys"
Replies: 36
Views: 5730

Re: 2049: "Unfulfilling Toys"

I guess your joke was unfulfilling

Image
by Weeks
Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2049: "Unfulfilling Toys"
Replies: 36
Views: 5730

Re: 2049: "Unfulfilling Toys"

Archgeek wrote:TIL: There exist dildos either intended for consumption or least non-toxic that are made of a material of sufficiently low density that it can be bitten through and in some manner consumed.
you pinged five people for a half-assed joke

You make me proud
by Weeks
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:53 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: When to Use Spoiler Warnings?
Replies: 19
Views: 4032

Re: When to Use Spoiler Warnings?

i'm resisting the urge to chastise people for that backlash It's very magnanimous of you to be so empathetic with this person and to share your own experience; I have struggled with depression and anxiety for about a decade and I've definitely felt this self-repressing voice. I wouldn't want for pa...
by Weeks
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2049: "Unfulfilling Toys"
Replies: 36
Views: 5730

Re: 2049: "Unfulfilling Toys"

(That's the joke). Oh hehehe, I was completely oblivious that I repeated the joke. While reading Weeks' reply, I was fully in the mindset of "children's toys", for whom dildos are just useless* toys, making it a far more innocent joke. :oops: *well, you can always play catch with them, or...
by Weeks
Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2049: "Unfulfilling Toys"
Replies: 36
Views: 5730

Re: 2049: "Unfulfilling Toys"

Insert dildo joke here.

*raucous laughter* *applause*
by Weeks
Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:14 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4413
Views: 645962

Re: The Darker Side of the News

LaserGuy wrote:Thief breaks into store, steals wigs made for children with cancer.
That seems tailor made to make people angrily click on it, so I'm glad the huffington post reported on it for us.
by Weeks
Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:55 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Libertarianism
Replies: 856
Views: 63170

Re: Libertarianism

Tyndmyr wrote:It had that because people won't simply labor for free without compensation.
"labor for free without compensation" in a country with a UBI in the 22nd century is probably not the same as the USSR Gulags. I think, I mean, I'm not an expert on the subject.
by Weeks
Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:32 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Could Truth be Beauty?
Replies: 32
Views: 6163

Re: Could Truth be Beauty?

doogly wrote:wait so what you're trying to tell me is that one's taste in literature is a matter of taste

i was not ready for a truth of this magnitude before my third cup of coffee
That's the beauty of it all
by Weeks
Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:21 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Vegetarianism
Replies: 45
Views: 8870

Re: Vegetarianism

Yeah that first post sucks. So, what do you guys here think about vegetarianism? I am a vegetarian myself. Like I thought SB was a place to hold "serious discussions", and this is more like, "hey everyone, how are you doing, so, what about vegetarianism, huh?" Instead of properly...
by Weeks
Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:35 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Vegetarianism
Replies: 45
Views: 8870

Re: Vegetarianism

Or perhaps you mean that we can't use science in philosophy because science often deals with uncertainty? That is, you reject the analytical philosophy? Do you then reject rationalism and empiricism altogether? Do you think we should apply some form of radical skepticism or solipsism to ethics? Wou...
by Weeks
Sat Sep 08, 2018 6:31 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Libertarianism
Replies: 856
Views: 63170

Re: Libertarianism

I am dubious of the claim that people will, voluntarily and spontaneously, organize themselves to cover all the proper roles needed without external incentive. Does it have to be a spontaneous change? In a world where UBI is implemented, I doubt people go "nice, we spent a century getting this...
by Weeks
Fri Sep 07, 2018 5:26 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Vegetarianism
Replies: 45
Views: 8870

Re: Vegetarianism

What's the difference between a human and a wolf eating a chicken? About the same as the difference between a praying mantis eating another praying mantis and a human eating another human, or a dolphin raping another dolphin and a human raping another human. Animals don't have enough brain power to...
by Weeks
Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:59 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Black Panther
Replies: 214
Views: 40321

Re: Black Panther

"Fofth"
by Weeks
Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:26 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Libertarianism
Replies: 856
Views: 63170

Re: Libertarianism

The answer is likely to be that rich parents educate their children better than poor parents. Which, if you have been following the conversation is patently false. there was even graphical data posted above. I dont think its particularly hard to understand, unless one has, I dunno, some kind of bia...
by Weeks
Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:21 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Libertarianism
Replies: 856
Views: 63170

Re: Libertarianism

If it makes you feel better, I'll just withdraw it all. Sorry for being mistaken. You yourself said the following: The topic came up because of the (IMO) misuse of the word "slavery" to describe lack of good employment opportunity leading to a downspiral of wages. I believe it injects an ...
by Weeks
Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:25 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Libertarianism
Replies: 856
Views: 63170

Re: Libertarianism

Alright. What would a non-exploitative Indentured Servitude contract look like and how would it differ from current Employee Contracts? In exchange for a free college education now, you agree to serve in the military for seven years into the future. Jose Have you ever served in the military for one...
by Weeks
Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:17 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Libertarianism
Replies: 856
Views: 63170

Re: Libertarianism

I agree, ST. The "enforcement via state violence" is a problem. Debtors' prisons were a thing, but they were a Bad Thing. I however have no problem with the enforcement of contracts (that were freely made). Especially when the benefit was paid up front. It's kind of like a book advance. Y...
by Weeks
Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:34 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Libertarianism
Replies: 856
Views: 63170

Re: Libertarianism

ucim wrote:
gmalivuk wrote:And like holy fuck, are you really here defending indentured servitude right now?
To a degree, yes. Clearly abuses exist in that realm; the question is whether the objection is to the concept or to the abuses.

Jose
Imagine, if you will, a spherical indentured servitude in a vacuum.
by Weeks
Sun Jul 08, 2018 5:46 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows
Replies: 151
Views: 28706

Re: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows

natraj wrote:why do you have this weird fetish for posting links without actually letting anyone know what you're posting ABOUT?
lmao
by Weeks
Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:45 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: World Cup 2018!
Replies: 19
Views: 4954

Re: World Cup 2018!

I want Croatia to whoop England's arse. Also Brazil is a team of clowns and thus should be balleeted by France or Uruguay (or even Belgium I guess), though preferably Uruguay.
by Weeks
Mon May 07, 2018 4:41 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Review my Paper
Replies: 4
Views: 3731

Re: Review my Paper

doogly wrote:Could you clearly state the ends to which you are posting this?
I will readily admit that the presentation of my post is very bad and my conclusion is basically non-exist. I was really rushing to submit the post on time.
by Weeks
Mon May 07, 2018 4:39 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Review my Paper
Replies: 4
Views: 3731

Re: Review my Paper

I think your paper sucks, OP.
by Weeks
Sat May 05, 2018 6:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1989: "IMHO"
Replies: 111
Views: 19232

Re: 1989: "IMHO"

I have not heard anyone ever pronouncing it like "jay-feg"
by Weeks
Fri May 04, 2018 10:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1989: "IMHO"
Replies: 111
Views: 19232

Re: 1989: "IMHO"

It seems to have a connotation in certain places of "this email was not meant to be answered by you/it is not urgent that you obtain this information, but please read it anyway"

edit: ninja'd
by Weeks
Fri May 04, 2018 10:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1989: "IMHO"
Replies: 111
Views: 19232

Re: 1989: "IMHO"

pareidolon wrote:How do all of you pronounce GNU?
silent g, like lasagna and Lil' Wayne.
by Weeks
Fri May 04, 2018 10:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1989: "IMHO"
Replies: 111
Views: 19232

Re: 1989: "IMHO"

da Doctah wrote:On abbreviations, how many damn fools think "cc:" stands for "courtesy copy"?
unaware as of now of anyone who doesn't either think of it as "carbon copy" or "I don't know, additional receivers? I guess?"
by Weeks
Fri May 04, 2018 4:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1989: "IMHO"
Replies: 111
Views: 19232

Re: 1989: "IMHO"

"Gif" is pronounced that way by truncation of the word "gift"
by Weeks
Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:22 pm UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Self-Contained Pure Fiction about the Fine Structure Constant
Replies: 12
Views: 5271

Re: Self-Contained Pure Fiction about the Fine Structure Constant

PrOvE iT ChUmPs *spongebob chicken*
by Weeks
Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:29 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Avengers: Infinity War
Replies: 144
Views: 20281

Re: Avengers: Infinity War

Going on Saturday I believe. I imagine it will be entirely predictable but fun and also slightly forgettable.

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