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by Arancaytar
Thu Aug 04, 2011 7:55 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Six cops beat schizophrenic homeless man to death
Replies: 44
Views: 8190

Re: Six cops beat schizophrenic homeless man to death

folkhero wrote:capitol punishment


Now the death penalty is bad enough, but congress?

But seriously, lock these people up for a long time. One of the greatest contributors to stuff like this is apparent immunity from the law - the others are hiring standards and a lack of psychological care (for the policemen).
by Arancaytar
Mon Aug 01, 2011 9:29 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: China bans time travel in fiction
Replies: 27
Views: 6626

Re: China bans time travel in fiction

The Reaper wrote:One may also point out that the China wants their people to be dalek.



剿灭 剿灭 剿灭 剿灭!

(the closest Google got to "exterminate")
by Arancaytar
Thu Jul 28, 2011 10:20 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Korea (Multithread Dump)
Replies: 123
Views: 10785

Re: Stealing citizens for military rations?

Stealing citizens for military rations


Ew, Soylent Green?
by Arancaytar
Tue Jul 26, 2011 8:20 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Iranian Scientist killed in front of Home
Replies: 402
Views: 26241

Re: Iranian Scientist killed in front of Home

"This way" is killing unarmed civilians who advance the cause of knowledge and understanding.

There is no difference, ethically, between assassinating scientists in order to hurt a country's scientific advance and bombing schools or universities to hurt a country's scientific advance.
by Arancaytar
Tue Jul 26, 2011 5:21 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Iranian Scientist killed in front of Home
Replies: 402
Views: 26241

Re: Iranian Scientist killed in front of Home

Anyone who wages war in this way becomes a terrorist and an enemy of humanity.
by Arancaytar
Mon Jul 18, 2011 4:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0926: "Time Vulture"
Replies: 85
Views: 21663

Re: 0926: "Time Vulture"

Steve the Pocket wrote:If Randall wanted to invent a scavenging species that "kills" by speeding up time, shouldn't he have used...

8)

...time flies?

YEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH


... Weeping Angels?

This time vulture thing really has something of Dr. Who...

(Addendum: ^ post-sniped.)
by Arancaytar
Mon Jul 18, 2011 3:38 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Nostalgia time! What was your first Linux distro?
Replies: 60
Views: 9159

Re: Nostalgia time! What was your first Linux distro?

Not as a Linux distro... though the topic title might be more restrictive there than perhaps intended.
by Arancaytar
Mon Jul 18, 2011 12:41 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Nostalgia time! What was your first Linux distro?
Replies: 60
Views: 9159

Re: Nostalgia time! What was your first Linux distro?

First one I ever came face to face with, SuSE (not sure which version; 6-8 would fit the time roughly). First one I worked with in university, Fedora Core 4. First one I succeeded in installing on my computer, Debian etch; first one I installed and actually used, Ubuntu 8.10. I've had three computer...
by Arancaytar
Mon Jul 18, 2011 12:29 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Maori MP refuses to swear allegiance to the Queen.
Replies: 91
Views: 8304

Re: Maori MP refuses to swear allegiance to the Queen.

This was resolved by declaring him unfit for office, having parliament sign the law, and declaring him fit for office again. As an aside, I like the elegance in that - particularly the last bit. No vindictiveness, no deposing, just "please stay out of our hair for a moment while we're getting ...
by Arancaytar
Thu Jul 14, 2011 4:48 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Pastafarian wears sieve in drivers licence photo
Replies: 56
Views: 9949

Re: Pastafarian wears sieve in drivers licence photo

unorthodox item of religious headgear. Isn't this a contradiction in terms? Edit: On the other hand, since pastafarianism doesn't explicitly command sieves to be worn on heads to my knowledge, perhaps unorthodox is precisely correct. Yet on the third hand, pastafarianism dogmatically rejects dogma,...
by Arancaytar
Tue Jul 12, 2011 3:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Robbery averted, life in prison for excessive force
Replies: 128
Views: 14314

Re: Robbery averted, life in prison for excessive force

If he tied the guy up, would it be considered Unlawful Imprisonment? Assuming the guy moved and he was struck in the head to render him unconscious again, would it be assault? If not, then why is shooting him murder? Your first two examples are reasonable force. Killing the dude is excessive force....
by Arancaytar
Tue Jul 12, 2011 8:01 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Robbery averted, life in prison for excessive force
Replies: 128
Views: 14314

Re: Robbery averted, life in prison for excessive force

EDIT: Another question: Considering all the options available to the pharmacist, and all the possibilities that can backfire (sparing the guy, and he comes back later, etc.), what is the absolute SAFEST route for him to take? He could try and tie the guy up, the guy wakes up and stabs him. He could...
by Arancaytar
Mon Jul 11, 2011 1:00 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Jailed for cashing a Chase check at a Chase bank
Replies: 93
Views: 9862

Re: Jailed for cashing a Chase check at a Chase bank

On the other hand, firing an employee you're happy with because he was arrested for something he didn't do is just silly. You would fire him because you fear it might happens again. But the odds that it happens to a replacement hire are the same as that it happens again to this giuy. Not if the rep...
by Arancaytar
Sun Jul 10, 2011 2:06 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Jailed for cashing a Chase check at a Chase bank
Replies: 93
Views: 9862

Re: Jailed for cashing a Chase check at a Chase bank

On the other hand, firing an employee you're happy with because he was arrested for something he didn't do is just silly. You would fire him because you fear it might happens again. But the odds that it happens to a replacement hire are the same as that it happens again to this giuy. Not if the rep...
by Arancaytar
Sun Jul 10, 2011 12:35 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bachmann and Others Sign Homophobic Pledge
Replies: 187
Views: 23641

Re: Bachmann and Others Sign Homophobic Pledge

Mighty Jalapeno wrote:Logical thinking is just government-funded Sharia Socialist propaganda.


But... but doesn't Shar'iah explicitly forbid homosexuality and make divorce a difficult process (except for men), just like these Republicans are trying to?

(Damn, my logical thinking keeps getting in the way.)
by Arancaytar
Fri Jul 08, 2011 7:07 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Jailed for cashing a Chase check at a Chase bank
Replies: 93
Views: 9862

Re: Jailed for cashing a Chase check at a Chase bank

Wish he could take them for punitive damages on the car, lost wages, trauma, etc. and screws them dry. Maybe he could afford a second house afterward.
by Arancaytar
Wed Jul 06, 2011 12:27 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Scientist Uses Creationist Techniques to Prove Evolution
Replies: 42
Views: 5665

Re: Scientist Uses Creationist Techniques to Prove Evolution

SlyReaper wrote:From reading that, it sounds like he's proven that the bible contains a contradiction.

STOP THE PRESSES!


Also, false logistics. Doesn't make sense.

Speaking of which, I thought the Noah's ark thing was explained as an early quantum state phenomenon.
by Arancaytar
Mon Jul 04, 2011 10:30 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Question your longheld stereotypes...
Replies: 263
Views: 27202

Re: Question your longheld stereotypes...

No true Scotsman...
by Arancaytar
Mon Jul 04, 2011 10:06 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Real Life Weapon Choices (olden like the plague)
Replies: 190
Views: 88355

Re: Real Life Weapon Choices (olden like the plague)

Also swords are very effective at thrusting, but if you swung a sword and hit someone's arm who was wearing chainmail... what would happen? would the sword bounce off or slice through?? I guess that depends on the length of the sword. Generally, you'd probably want to stab rather than slash at chai...
by Arancaytar
Mon Jul 04, 2011 8:53 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Petty Homophobic Bigotry by Bay Primary School, Bridlington
Replies: 44
Views: 6020

Re: Petty Homophobic Bigotry by Bay Primary School, Bridling

One of the main scenes that the school was unhappy about only involves adults and includes the line: "Of course I'm queer/ That's why I left here / So if you infer / That I prefer / A lad to a lass / And I'm working class / I'd have to concur." ... Oh dear, that really contains a shocking...
by Arancaytar
Wed Jun 29, 2011 1:09 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: We need more politicians like Mark Grisanti
Replies: 48
Views: 4463

Re: We need more politicians like Mark Grisanti

When he ran on a conservative platform, did he explicitly promise to oppose all civil rights that conflicted with his faith?

A vegetarian politician should not be implicitly expected to ban meat, or criticized by vegetarian constituents for not doing so.
by Arancaytar
Tue Jun 28, 2011 10:38 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Korea (Multithread Dump)
Replies: 123
Views: 10785

Re: Have you heard "the Pencil-Shells"?

It's basically a caricature of what went on in the US and the USSR during the cold war. It's pretty creepy, to be sure, but there are a whole lot of things in North Korea that are way more disturbing than this.
by Arancaytar
Mon Jun 27, 2011 7:35 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0917: "Hofstadter"
Replies: 127
Views: 64641

Re: 0917: "Hofstadter"

Hofstadter once said "The entry [on Douglas Hofstadter, in Wikipedia] is filled with inaccuracies, and it kind of depresses me." You can see the quote here.

You can't tell me that wasn't on purpose. :P
by Arancaytar
Wed Jun 22, 2011 12:38 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Judge Rules Reposting Entire Article is Fair Use
Replies: 18
Views: 2439

Re: Judge Rules Reposting Entire Article is Fair Use

Glass Fractal wrote:
PeterCai wrote:fair use entire article? as in no sourcing copy pasta? how is this good


Yeah this seems like going way too far.


You don't seem to be complaining about the entire article being posted right here in this thread...
by Arancaytar
Mon Jun 20, 2011 5:37 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The Most Amusing Thing on Github
Replies: 8
Views: 2822

Re: The Most Amusing Thing on Github

accidentally'd


You win an internet. :D

accidentally, v.: to break, destroy or otherwise fatally interfere with, without intent.

(And suddenly all those sentences are grammatically sound again.)
by Arancaytar
Mon Jun 20, 2011 4:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0914: "Ice"
Replies: 92
Views: 53973

Re: 0914: "Ice"

He was drugged, and woke up in a bathtub full of kidneys to find his ice had been stolen.


... :lol:

(Now I just can't make sense of the AAA thing. Yeah, I see the reference, but why AAA?)
by Arancaytar
Fri Jun 17, 2011 3:13 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Hacks and Snippets
Replies: 434
Views: 785854

Re: Coding: Hacks and Snippets

I know. It's one of the awesome aspects of Haskell, which is why I love it that you can do this in Python as well. (I wouldn't willingly work with Haskell itself because while some things are elegant in functional style, other algorithms are just easier to design procedurally.)
by Arancaytar
Fri Jun 17, 2011 8:04 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Hacks and Snippets
Replies: 434
Views: 785854

Re: Coding: Hacks and Snippets

Implementing a linked-list stack in Python in the shortest way possible, without even creating a class:

Code: Select all

# Initialize stack.
stack = None

# Push an element.
stack = in, stack

# Pop an element
out, stack = stack

# Check if stack is empty:
stack == None


I love Python even more now.
by Arancaytar
Wed Jun 15, 2011 6:23 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: You are the last person left on earth. What do you do?
Replies: 256
Views: 47224

Re: You are the last person left on earth. What do you do?

Yes, we are all dead. If you see anything, it was just a bot. Like me. I put forward the neccesity to have a website where it tells if all the people on earth have died in the event of the totally plausible scenario in this topic. Maybe i haven't searched enought. http://www.hasthelhcdestroyedtheea...
by Arancaytar
Tue Jun 14, 2011 8:52 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bachman for Pres..President?
Replies: 18
Views: 2275

Re: Bachman for Pres..President?

The amazing range of high-quality GOP candidates is captured by this Onion article.
by Arancaytar
Mon Jun 13, 2011 7:06 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Genetically engineered pew pew
Replies: 18
Views: 3578

Re: Genetically engineered pew pew

living organisms that shoot lasers


Too easy.
by Arancaytar
Sun Jun 12, 2011 3:43 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Al Qaeda embassy bomber killed by Somali military
Replies: 7
Views: 1699

Re: Al Qaeda embassy bomber killed by Somali military

Somalia is a failed state, and while this is sort of good news, it's a stroke of luck. (And a random unarmed civilian could have been killed in the same situation.)
by Arancaytar
Fri Jun 10, 2011 6:49 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bob Gates: Europe not living up to its military obligations
Replies: 40
Views: 4336

Re: Bob Gates: Europe not living up to its military obligati

I don't think anyone really thinks that if the US pulls out of NATO that war is going to break out with the former NATO states anywhere in the future. Probably; and in that case threatening to leave won't work very well as an argument. If the US leave, they can no longer complain about NATO not sup...
by Arancaytar
Fri Jun 10, 2011 12:27 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: US Dept. of Education Raids House Over Student Loan Fraud
Replies: 20
Views: 3198

Re: US Dept. of Education Raids House Over Student Loan Frau

Eseell wrote:Why does the DOE even need its own enforcement agency?


Ah, America.

Well, you can't spell Executive without Execute.
by Arancaytar
Tue Jun 07, 2011 8:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0903: "Extended Mind"
Replies: 666
Views: 187043

Re: 0903: "Extended Mind"

The recent revision history of Philosophy is highly entertaining.
by Arancaytar
Tue Jun 07, 2011 4:42 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Anthony Weiner
Replies: 95
Views: 11594

Re: Anthony Weiner

Heh, Weiner's weiner.

Pity though; I like his debating style.

THE GENTLEMAN WILL SIT!
by Arancaytar
Mon Jun 06, 2011 1:08 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Have You Changed Your Religion?
Replies: 92
Views: 11205

Re: Have You Changed Your Religion?

Lost, in a way, but I didn't have much in the first place. I think even when I was very young I started out agnostic, then switched to strong agnosticism, and eventually decided that if it was impossible to know whether something is true, then it would be sensible not to bother with it at all. Relig...
by Arancaytar
Mon Jun 06, 2011 12:14 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Modular PHP
Replies: 33
Views: 49058

Re: Modular PHP

So. I've been migrating from switch(x) case:; to modular system where it just loads a file containing the page. <?php $module = $_GET['m']; load_module('modules/' . $m . '.php'); //with more sanitizing of course. ?> Is this any faster than just putting allcode into one file? And does anybody have a...
by Arancaytar
Mon Jun 06, 2011 4:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0908: "The Cloud"
Replies: 69
Views: 24675

Re: 0908: "The Cloud"

I accidentally the whole alt!
by Arancaytar
Mon Jun 06, 2011 4:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0908: "The Cloud"
Replies: 69
Views: 24675

0908: "The Cloud"

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/the_cloud.png http://www.xkcd.com/908/ Title text: "There's planned downtime every night when we turn on the Roomba and it runs over the cord." Reminds me of the "This is the internet" scene in IT Crowd. Huh, did Randall ever leave out the title text ...

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