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by Negated
Tue Dec 11, 2012 7:28 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Global Growth of Drone Warfare
Replies: 272
Views: 43048

Re: The Global Growth of Drone Warfare

Hey, I'm not saying I agree with it (I don't - I'm with you that at the very least some sort of judicial oversight is necessary), I was saying that his analogy sucked (robbing a bank vs. killing people). I didn't bring up the bank robbing analogy, I just was fixing it because, for whatever the anal...
by Negated
Fri Dec 07, 2012 11:37 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Advent Programming Contest/Problem G
Replies: 7
Views: 1521

Re: Advent Programming Contest/Problem G

Off the top of my head. It would be something like... ....... .K.C.K. ....... C can only move up or down 1 spot, the two K's will move diagonally towards C and become... ..... .KCK. ..... I think the similar things will happen as long as the two K's are on the same line as C. If C moves diagonally, ...
by Negated
Wed Dec 05, 2012 5:52 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: China's Leadership Coverup
Replies: 4
Views: 1265

Re: China's Leadership Coverup

I think this is at best a speculation. Even if the story of cover up is true, it does not mean Hu Jintao lost influence because of it. Jiang Zemin never fully retired from the inner power circle, in the way that Deng Xiaoping remained in control after his supposed retirement (but to a much lesser de...
by Negated
Fri Nov 30, 2012 11:33 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Israel/Palestine discussion
Replies: 6262
Views: 566068

Re: Israel/Palestine discussion

I find it hard to believe that settlements are not a main disagreement point, at least on the Palestinian side, when they are effectively fragmenting West Bank. The PA has repeatedly insisted on a settlement freeze as a precondition for further negotiation. Well, sure, but Israel has repeatedly ins...
by Negated
Fri Nov 30, 2012 11:10 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Israel/Palestine discussion
Replies: 6262
Views: 566068

Re: Israel/Palestine discussion

How do the pro-israeli posters here think of settlements? As I recall, most of them are against settlements. I obviously don't speak for all pro-Israeli posters here, but here's my take on it. Settlements certainly don't help, but I don't think their evacuation would make peace any closer, either. ...
by Negated
Fri Nov 30, 2012 5:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1141: "Two Years"
Replies: 268
Views: 71409

Re: 1141:"Two Years"

Very sweet comic. Congratulations.
by Negated
Fri Nov 30, 2012 1:02 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Global Growth of Drone Warfare
Replies: 272
Views: 43048

Re: The Global Growth of Drone Warfare

Is war. Is supposed to be blowing people up. Is not supposed to be transparent. War is the single most extreme power wielded by government. The way that we can make better decisions about government is if we have more of the facts. War has to be as transparent as possible. Some degrees of transpare...
by Negated
Thu Nov 29, 2012 8:47 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Global Growth of Drone Warfare
Replies: 272
Views: 43048

Re: The Global Growth of Drone Warfare

Not double tap, not classify anyone near a terrorist as themselves a terrorist, not drone strike the funerals of victims of drones strikes because there might be a terrorist there, not bomb the fuck out of anything we don't like? Indeed there needs to be a standard protocol on how the strikes are a...
by Negated
Wed Nov 28, 2012 6:12 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Global Growth of Drone Warfare
Replies: 272
Views: 43048

Re: The Global Growth of Drone Warfare

So the article argues that....US should not have used drone strikes on terrorists, because others will develop the technology in 20 years time. That is just silly. What's the point of military research if the military does not use it when the situation calls for it? No. The article says that the wa...
by Negated
Wed Nov 28, 2012 7:22 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Global Growth of Drone Warfare
Replies: 272
Views: 43048

Re: The Global Growth of Drone Warfare

So the article argues that....US should not have used drone strikes on terrorists, because others will develop the technology in 20 years time. That is just silly. What's the point of military research if the military does not use it when the situation calls for it? I don't really see drone strikes ...
by Negated
Wed Nov 21, 2012 10:26 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Actual (Association) Football Talk.
Replies: 1114
Views: 211146

Re: Actual (Association) Football Talk.

charliepanayi wrote: And bye bye Man City in Europe again!

Being placed in the same group as Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund is rather unfortunate. It really sucks to be pot 3 and 4 in Champions League.

But still, that's no excuse for finishing lower than Ajax.
by Negated
Wed Nov 21, 2012 8:03 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Actual (Association) Football Talk.
Replies: 1114
Views: 211146

Re: Actual (Association) Football Talk.

I think this is the most undeserved sack in Chelsea's history. Di Matteo won them the Champions League and the FA Cup last season, and this season he is sacked after just a few bad results. It looks like Rafa Benitez is first in line to replace Di Matteo. I won't be surprised if Chelsea has 3 manage...
by Negated
Thu Nov 08, 2012 8:59 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Actual (Association) Football Talk.
Replies: 1114
Views: 211146

Re: Actual (Association) Football Talk.

raike wrote:Way to go Celtic! Reading about that result made me quite happy; I wish I'd been able to catch it live.

That Celtic goalkeeper was unreal.
by Negated
Mon Nov 05, 2012 11:11 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Happy?
Replies: 26
Views: 19098

Re: Happy?

by Negated
Wed Oct 31, 2012 11:50 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: I wonder what Jesus's tax plan is?
Replies: 15
Views: 3282

Re: I wonder what Jesus's tax plan is?

Right... Josephus's lifespan on wikipedia is listed as (37 – c. 100) and Tacitus's is (56 AD – 117 AD)... and wasn't Jesus alleged to have died around 33 AD? Christianity did not spread beyond Judea before Jesus died. It was only one of many local religious movements at a somewhat troubled time. Th...
by Negated
Mon Oct 29, 2012 6:58 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2012 U.S. Presidential Election
Replies: 1637
Views: 177457

Re: 2012 U.S. Presidential Election

Install water cannons at the entrance to voting booths. Those who choose to brave the water cannons get to vote! that isn't disenfranchisement, they are just choosing not to go through the hassle! The USA has a long history of functionally disenfranchising people by setting up "hassles" o...
by Negated
Fri Oct 26, 2012 9:55 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Stat anomaly points to country-wide election fraud
Replies: 60
Views: 11552

Re: Stat anomaly points to country-wide election fraud

Considering how silly things like Obama's birth certificate got so much media attention, I always wondered why something far more outrageous such as this does not get nearly as much spotlight, whether it is true or not. In the barely democratic Hong Kong, this can easily start an investigation by th...
by Negated
Thu Oct 25, 2012 12:01 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Actual (Association) Football Talk.
Replies: 1114
Views: 211146

Re: Actual (Association) Football Talk.

It is a good day of football. Upsets everywhere.
by Negated
Tue Oct 23, 2012 2:02 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2012 U.S. Presidential Election
Replies: 1637
Views: 177457

Re: 2012 U.S. Presidential Election

Romney is either talking nonsense or making the same points as Obama, but talks with the sort of determination that can be mistaken as "presidential".
by Negated
Mon Oct 22, 2012 10:36 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Diablo III
Replies: 2188
Views: 398314

Re: Diablo III

So far I have tested MP1 Act 2. The drops have notably improved in quality on average. I have been able to find gears that are better than what I already have about once every hour. I don't have the luck to find legendaries or good rings with the new lv63 mods though. There are a lot of outcries ove...
by Negated
Mon Oct 22, 2012 7:35 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Italian seismologists sentenced to 6 years for earth quakes
Replies: 42
Views: 5627

Re: Italian seismologists sentenced to 6 years for earth qua

There were minor quakes happening for months before the major earthquake. I don't know what the scientists could have done differently. They couldn't tell people to move away at the slightest hint of earthquake because of the economic cost and the "cry wolf" effect. They couldn't remain si...
by Negated
Fri Sep 28, 2012 7:49 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2012 U.S. Presidential Election
Replies: 1637
Views: 177457

Re: 2012 U.S. Presidential Election

mike-l wrote:"While Governor Romney has the issues and the facts on his side,"... wut?

I think the issues and facts are referring to the bad economy and high unemployment. It does not mean Romney gets his facts straight.
by Negated
Tue Sep 04, 2012 7:50 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: 2012 in music
Replies: 58
Views: 35551

Re: 2012 in music

We have three songs from the new Muse album. They are all really awkward. Madness Unsustainable Survival AWKWARD. But I'll still probably decide I like it some time next year. It might be down to my dislike of electronic music and blatant political messages. I don't really like their direction afte...
by Negated
Fri Aug 31, 2012 6:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Actual (Association) Football Talk.
Replies: 1114
Views: 211146

Re: Actual (Association) Football Talk.

Seeding is a system to ensure the better sides/players get through to the latter stages of the competition, which falsifies the competition to my mind. It's true that the UEFA competitions favour big teams, but you are targetting the wrong thing to complain about. Seeding is the norm in virtually e...
by Negated
Thu Aug 30, 2012 6:34 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Actual (Association) Football Talk.
Replies: 1114
Views: 211146

Re: Actual (Association) Football Talk.

When was the last time Man Utd got drawn into a tough CL group?
by Negated
Sat Aug 25, 2012 7:37 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Actual (Association) Football Talk.
Replies: 1114
Views: 211146

Re: Actual (Association) Football Talk.

Can't hope for a luckier Saturday after my dreadful first week. Torres, Pienner, Michu, Kagawa all scored. Clean sheet for Ashley Cole and Williams. :D
by Negated
Tue Aug 21, 2012 4:49 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Diablo III
Replies: 2188
Views: 398314

Re: Diablo III

The skill changes are mostly good or at least a step in the right direction. But I have a mixed feeling about nerfing champ monster affixes. Nightmarish nerf is obviously needed, and lower damage in Fire Chain and Arcane Enchanted are mostly welcome, considering how incredibly fast they kill. The el...
by Negated
Sat Aug 18, 2012 7:07 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Actual (Association) Football Talk.
Replies: 1114
Views: 211146

Re: Actual (Association) Football Talk.

Tottenham looked the better team, but Newcastle took the points anyway. The Newcastle defence did not look as solid as last season's, but they should improve when Coloccini comes back.
by Negated
Fri Aug 17, 2012 7:42 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Actual (Association) Football Talk.
Replies: 1114
Views: 211146

Re: Actual (Association) Football Talk.

I started the team 2 weeks ago and last night I had to swap half of my team. Most notably I took Rooney off my team because of RvP's arrival. I want one of Kagawa, Hazard, or Giroud, but their prices seem a bit expensive for players making their debut season. With RvP in I don't even know if Kagawa ...
by Negated
Fri Aug 03, 2012 5:02 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Diablo III
Replies: 2188
Views: 398314

Re: Diablo III

So in the middle of the blood and sand quest in act 2 inferno. Not making much progress b/c I cant get a group to complete it so far, but i'm annoyed that most of my yellow drops seem to be level 50-58. I haven't gotten anything good to sell since butcher in act 1. I thought drop rates of lower lev...
by Negated
Mon Jul 30, 2012 6:56 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: London Olympics 2012
Replies: 265
Views: 39836

Re: London Olympics 2012

I could not watch the event live. From what I can gather, team GB was close to a silver in gymnastics, but an appeal from Japan saw them jumping from fourth to second place. Nevertheless this is a truly great result for GB. Congrats.
by Negated
Wed Jul 25, 2012 10:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Canadian Scientists March in Ottawa
Replies: 24
Views: 5167

Re: Canadian Scientists March in Ottawa

For example, if a scientist does a study and finds that global warming is not as bad as originally thought, do you think it is in the public interest to disclose this study? The study may, or may not be fact. Studies are wrong all the time. Papers are wrong all the time. The public is not in a good...
by Negated
Tue Jul 24, 2012 9:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: £13tn hoard hidden from taxman by global elite
Replies: 48
Views: 7699

Re: £13tn hoard hidden from taxman by global elite

In case anyone missed the related graph on the guardian website: http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Observer/Pix/pictures/2012/07/22/gu_wealth-offshore-02.jpg It colors countries by the ratio between amount going out of that country and its foreign debt. It can be quite misleading since some countr...
by Negated
Tue Jul 24, 2012 6:53 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: xkcd's favourite 100 books - vote now!
Replies: 226
Views: 185820

Re: xkcd's favourite 100 books - vote now!

1984 - George Orwell Hercule Poirot series - Agatha Christie Legend of the Galactic Heroes - Yoshiki Tanaka A Song of Ice and Fire series - George.R.R.Martin Lord of the Rings - J.R.R.Tolkien Yōgisha X no Kenshin - Keigo Higashino Millennium series - Stieg Larsson Shiki - Fuyumi Ono Yongzheng Empero...
by Negated
Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:34 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Canadian Scientists March in Ottawa
Replies: 24
Views: 5167

Re: Canadian Scientists March in Ottawa

And, you know, the public-- who don't get to hear the scientific take on the issue and weigh in on it until after it has been decided. Frankly, that sort of statement applies to legal cases where protection of the individual is at stake, but that is so obviously not what we are talking about that i...
by Negated
Fri Jul 20, 2012 4:33 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Actual (Association) Football Talk.
Replies: 1114
Views: 211146

Re: Actual (Association) Football Talk.

Sure I am in.
by Negated
Wed Jul 18, 2012 11:45 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Diablo III
Replies: 2188
Views: 398314

Re: Diablo III

Another thing that comes to mind as I'm typing is that the "unfun" way you farmed levels in D2 is exactly like the "unfun" way you farm items in D3: If your gear sucks then you don't get to farm the areas that make the exp quicker/item drops better, you get to farm the shitty lo...
by Negated
Wed Jul 18, 2012 4:50 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Diablo III
Replies: 2188
Views: 398314

Re: Diablo III

In D2, endgame had you farming the same areas but it was relaxed for most (if not all) of the time and the few times you died in D2 the price was practically nonexistant. . Don't you lose like 1/4 of your gold and 20 hours worth of character experience? In D3 I pay like 3k gold per death, which isn...
by Negated
Tue Jul 17, 2012 12:17 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Diablo III
Replies: 2188
Views: 398314

Re: Diablo III

When PvP comes out, it can potentially become the new end game. But before that, you can find new challenges in Hardcore mode for bragging rights and ragequits.
by Negated
Wed Jul 11, 2012 11:30 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Canadian Scientists March in Ottawa
Replies: 24
Views: 5167

Canadian Scientists March in Ottawa

Link: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/scientists-take-aim-at-harper-cuts-with-death-of-evidence-protest-on-parliament-hill/article4403233/ And some insights from across the Atlantic: http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/jul/09/canada-stephen-harper-revolt-scientists?INTCMP=ILCNETT...

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