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by big boss
Tue Jun 14, 2011 6:25 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Inmate Ophelia De'lonta sues for medical treatment [trigger]
Replies: 403
Views: 29804

Re: Inmate Ophelia De'lonta sues for medical treatment [trig

Mental problems do overwhelmingly happen in the bottom of the income spectrum Care to provide a citation for that bold claim? http://www.masspsy.com/leading/0506_ne_cover_study.html First google hit. Pretty self evident No, not self-evident. Nothing there suggests "overwhelmingly". While ...
by big boss
Tue Jun 14, 2011 5:06 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: League of Legends
Replies: 4402
Views: 635186

Re: League of Legends

I honestly think TF and corki are pretty crappy heroes... They kind of need to be fed to be worth anything. I'd take a better carry like Akali or Xin for more wins. Or you can always learn a tank.. can never have a shortage of those. if you believe in elementz's tier list of heroes tf and corki are...
by big boss
Tue Jun 14, 2011 3:18 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Raptors! Now in iDino size!
Replies: 4
Views: 1349

Re: Raptors! Now in iDino size!

how do they know its an adult dino? By the wear and tear on its bone?
by big boss
Fri Jun 10, 2011 12:34 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Inmate Ophelia De'lonta sues for medical treatment [trigger]
Replies: 403
Views: 29804

Re: Inmate Ophelia De'lonta sues for medical treatment [trig

What I'm wondering about is what sort of limits generally apply to what types of surgeries. Since this is effectively unprecedented, such a decision would be presumably based on existing policy precedents. As an example, I imagine that prisons probably have different policies about what will be pai...
by big boss
Thu Jun 09, 2011 4:37 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: CEO of PayPal pays students $100K to NOT attend college
Replies: 61
Views: 6054

Re: CEO of PayPal pays students $100K to NOT attend college

What I've generally heard is that for certain non-professional degrees (like liberal arts or philosophy or whatever) that it doesn't make much sense financially to go to college because the education and degree won't really help you, but for certain professional and field-specific degrees, like com...
by big boss
Sat Jun 04, 2011 2:15 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: League of Legends
Replies: 4402
Views: 635186

Re: League of Legends

Does anyone know any good builds for a roaming alistar? I'd prefer to keep him tanky too. I've been trying out different builds but I haven't found one I'd say that is really good. Should heal be leveled first or last? For my items i usually do: cdr boots/movement speed phil ston heart of gold omen ...
by big boss
Fri Jun 03, 2011 5:03 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Icicle Murder
Replies: 20
Views: 7193

Icicle Murder

So I have a bet going with my friend that no one has ever murdered someone with an icicle before. I've spent a while searching on google and haven't found any reported such cases. I was wondering if any of you have ever heard of such an incident/think it is even possible. I can see it being possible...
by big boss
Fri Jun 03, 2011 3:00 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Nathan Fillion's New Series: Castle
Replies: 320
Views: 140197

Re: Nathan Fillion's New Series: Castle

Hey, I see what you did there... :P
by big boss
Tue May 31, 2011 4:24 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Belgian activists destroy GM potatos
Replies: 135
Views: 13639

Re: Belgian activists destroy GM potatos

While I am completely for genetically modified food, we need to acknowledge that there are potential issues/problems (destruction of natural wildlife, cross breeding between wild plant life and genetically modified plants) that could arise if proper precautions are not taken, and it seems like many ...
by big boss
Fri May 27, 2011 5:50 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Rape legal in NYC if the victim is sufficiently drunk...
Replies: 236
Views: 20523

Re: Rape legal in NYC if the victim is sufficiently drunk...

When a victim is drunk and a non-drunk person has sex with them, the non-drunk person has all of the power (due to being sober) and thus misusing that power is definitively rape. So then it is impossible to have sex legally with a person who is drunk (not blackout drunk) if your sober? I completely...
by big boss
Fri May 27, 2011 5:30 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Pro-Abstinence charity to advise on Sexual Health
Replies: 56
Views: 4494

Re: Pro-Abstinence charity to advise on Sexual Health

As many people have said before, that's about the same as being told in driver's ed that the only way to be 100% sure of never getting in an accident is to never get in car. I've never thought or heard of that before, I'll be sure to keep it in mind for next time I need to argue with some abstinenc...
by big boss
Thu May 26, 2011 12:39 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Pro-Abstinence charity to advise on Sexual Health
Replies: 56
Views: 4494

Re: Pro-Abstinence charity to advise on Sexual Health

The problem have have with teaching abstinence is that it is usually done in a way that stigmatizes sex and makes it taboo, So you don't have a problem with abstinence education, you just have a problem with a moralistic approach to abstinence education. I guess I don't see the statistic that "...
by big boss
Wed May 25, 2011 8:04 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15144
Views: 2631889

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

Cartoon Situation Happens In Real Life A New Zealandarianer fell on a compressed gas hose, and it inflated his buttocks like a balloon. The actual story itself is incredibly painful and squicky: He said that doctors had told him they were surprised that his skin had not burst, as the compressed air...
by big boss
Wed May 25, 2011 7:49 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Duke Nukem Forever. Seriously.
Replies: 197
Views: 29801

Re: Duke Nukem Forever goes gold

Apparently there is something like a capture the flag mode called "capture the chick" or something like that and if she gets rowdy you can slap her. I'm surprised I haven't seen anything about that in the newspapers. It's been all over the internet. The Real Media won't actually realize i...
by big boss
Wed May 25, 2011 7:47 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Pro-Abstinence charity to advise on Sexual Health
Replies: 56
Views: 4494

Re: Pro-Abstinence charity to advise on Sexual Health

A federally-funded University of Pennsylvania study published in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine found that only one third of sixth- and seventh-graders who completed abstinence-focused programs had sex within the next two years, compared to nearly half of the students who atte...
by big boss
Wed May 25, 2011 7:32 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Duke Nukem Forever. Seriously.
Replies: 197
Views: 29801

Re: Duke Nukem Forever goes gold

Apparently there is something like a capture the flag mode called "capture the chick" or something like that and if she gets rowdy you can slap her. I'm surprised I haven't seen anything about that in the newspapers. This is going to make things awkward for Yahtzee... ... Unless it's exact...
by big boss
Wed May 25, 2011 7:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Parents choose not to assign/disclose their baby's gender
Replies: 289
Views: 22940

Re: Parents choose not to assign/disclose their baby's gende

Except for the minor fact that a toddler doesn't have the mental capacity to choose for themselves... Hell many people much older and wiser than a toddler can't even figure it out. So instead parents should choose for them? Because I guarantee you that the parents are even less able to figure it ou...
by big boss
Wed May 25, 2011 1:59 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Replies: 41
Views: 5100

Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

When I watched that trailer all I could see was respawning enemies, frustrating deaths, contrived set pieces, and an asinine plot. I guess I'm weird like that. I don't think there was any part where they showed actual gameplay (maybe at one or 2 driving sequences near the end, but doubtful) so I do...
by big boss
Wed May 25, 2011 1:55 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count to a Million
Replies: 94385
Views: 7370850

Re: Count to a Million

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by big boss
Wed May 25, 2011 1:53 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Getting publications or improving GREs?
Replies: 8
Views: 1675

Re: Getting publications or improving GREs?

The verbal section, if I recall correctly is pretty tough. I think the Harvard average is somewhere in the low to mid 500's (tried to look it up but couldn't find it easily). I didn't think grad schools even cared about the normal GRE, they only cared about the subject ones.
by big boss
Wed May 25, 2011 1:34 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Parents choose not to assign/disclose their baby's gender
Replies: 289
Views: 22940

Re: Parents choose not to assign/disclose their baby's gende

Hawknc wrote:Whoa whoa whoa, sexuality? Where are you getting that from? Don't conflate gender identity with sexual identity, they're two different things


I'm not, I didn't even use the word... I guess my post was slightly vague enough that it could be interpreted that way somehow...
by big boss
Wed May 25, 2011 1:17 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Parents choose not to assign/disclose their baby's gender
Replies: 289
Views: 22940

Re: Parents choose not to assign/disclose their baby's gende

I'm not saying we shouldn't allow kids to be different, I'm just saying that we should allow them to be different, not force them to be different. Kind of seems like that's exactly what these parents are doing. The kid can decide whether it feels like its gender lines up with what is traditionally ...
by big boss
Wed May 25, 2011 1:02 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Replies: 41
Views: 5100

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

I usually try not to jump on the bandwagon for games like this, but this trailer is pretty epic...
by big boss
Mon May 23, 2011 11:04 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: League of Legends
Replies: 4402
Views: 635186

Re: League of Legends

I keep hearing about LoL vs. HoN. They seem pretty similar, except HoN has factions? Can't decide which game to play for free till Guild Wars 2 goes into beta. lol is noob friendly, well at least more noob friendly then most moba's and the community is slighter kinder but its not much better then h...
by big boss
Sun May 22, 2011 7:08 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Pirates of the Caribbean: on stranger tides.
Replies: 9
Views: 2749

Re: Pirates of the Caribbean: on stranger tides.

From what I heard, making the comic relief character the main character didn't work out to well..
by big boss
Sun May 22, 2011 7:07 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Nathan Fillion's New Series: Castle
Replies: 320
Views: 140197

Re: Nathan Fillion's New Series: Castle

Angua wrote:Does anyone know if the next season is confirmed? That ending would be .... mindblowing.


According to wikpedia there will be a fourth season
by big boss
Fri May 20, 2011 1:27 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Lots of gas giants far from stars.
Replies: 10
Views: 1968

Re: Lots of gas giants far from stars.

reading fail :oops:
by big boss
Thu May 19, 2011 8:02 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Lots of gas giants far from stars.
Replies: 10
Views: 1968

Re: Lots of gas giants far from stars.

TLDR: Astronomers have looked at distant stars, and found lots of distortions in the incoming light indicative of gravitational lensing by gas giant-sized bodies. After doing some math, they've estimated that the ratio of gas giants to stars is about 2:1. Isn't that mass ratio a bit large, Jupiter ...
by big boss
Thu May 19, 2011 7:57 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Nathan Fillion's New Series: Castle
Replies: 320
Views: 140197

Re: Nathan Fillion's New Series: Castle

WHAT JUST HAPPENED!

Spoiler:
great episode, there is no way she can be dead there wouldn't be a show without her
by big boss
Wed May 11, 2011 9:24 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Microsoft Buys Skype
Replies: 19
Views: 3125

Re: Microsoft Buys Skype

Czhorat wrote:I use Skype sometimes, but basically see it as a toy. The most useful thing I've found to do with it is text to my home PC from my smartphone, but that's hardly a killer app.


its also pretty good if your a gamer and playing online with your friends because most in-game voice chat systems suck
by big boss
Mon May 02, 2011 8:42 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Osama bin Laden is Dead
Replies: 952
Views: 84872

Re: Osama bin Laden is Dead

And we should roast live kittens on TV as a national sport. He was advocating that too. We're not talking about Osama bin Laden, despite the clever wording of the thread subject, we're really talking about summary executions of American citizens. And kittens! Why won't someone think of the kittens?...
by big boss
Mon May 02, 2011 7:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Osama bin Laden is Dead
Replies: 952
Views: 84872

Re: Osama bin Laden is Dead

Viae wrote:No, but admitting that the way to fix the problem is to give people jobs rather than killing people is a good way to start.


But its not the problem of the US to begin with either.
by big boss
Mon May 02, 2011 5:42 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Portal 2 : Princess No-Knees 3 : Jump Harder
Replies: 833
Views: 172048

Re: Portal 2

Spoiler:
i just threw the turret off the line as soon as i picked it up and missed all the things it said... lame
by big boss
Mon May 02, 2011 5:37 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Normal Distributions (Need help!)
Replies: 8
Views: 2023

Re: Normal Distributions (Need help!)

in case your still stuck you are going to need to use a z-table to find the correct value of z.
by big boss
Mon May 02, 2011 5:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0893: "65 Years"
Replies: 221
Views: 86385

Re: 0893: "65 Years"

Again, the comic was not meant to simply bemoan the fact that no one has gone for a stroll on lunar soil in recent years, or that the Shuttle program was fundamentally a dead end, or that we don't yet have the ability to fully construct a sustainable ecosystem in massive worldships yet, or that Von...
by big boss
Mon May 02, 2011 7:48 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0893: "65 Years"
Replies: 221
Views: 86385

Re: 0893: "65 Years"

I think it was the sensible decision on Firefly. Or did Randall forget about that. Nah, I think it's simply more sensible to assume that Firefly didn't present an accurate projection of what the future holds. The notion that we should emigrate from Earth to other worlds because life on Earth is bec...
by big boss
Mon May 02, 2011 5:29 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Good, old games for pc with great modding communities
Replies: 12
Views: 2919

Re: Good, old games for pc with great modding communities

the half life source engine has lots of mods. my favorite being source forts, but I think that game has died, but the devs are making sf 2.0 so hopefully the game can revive itself.
by big boss
Mon May 02, 2011 2:58 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Osama bin Laden is Dead
Replies: 952
Views: 84872

Re: Osama bin Laden is Dead

pop them champaign bottles
by big boss
Fri Apr 29, 2011 4:40 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Portal 2 : Princess No-Knees 3 : Jump Harder
Replies: 833
Views: 172048

Re: Portal 2

I'm just ragin over games that offer DLC when they can't stand alone as a game. I also hate the way tf2 has gone lately... 5 bucks for a fucking hat... ridiculous, but thats for another story and thread.
by big boss
Fri Apr 29, 2011 3:18 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Portal 2 : Princess No-Knees 3 : Jump Harder
Replies: 833
Views: 172048

Re: Portal 2

Portal 2 DLC fucking hate DLC, at least if it costs money, why cant devs put all the content that they want to into the game from the beginning... I missed the days when game developers didn't realize they could abuse the internet to further increase their profits and cheat gamers out of content fo...

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