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by Spambot5546
Wed Dec 25, 2013 7:56 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Racism in cultures other than your own
Replies: 97
Views: 25349

Re: Racism in cultures other than your own

It's definitely a slur in the US (albeit not one I commonly hear), but then the whole point of this thread is to examine how different bigotries can be across different cultures.
by Spambot5546
Wed Dec 25, 2013 1:48 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Racism in cultures other than your own
Replies: 97
Views: 25349

Re: Racism in cultures other than your own

jseah wrote:the Japs

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by Spambot5546
Wed Dec 25, 2013 12:58 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Warframe
Replies: 3
Views: 5312

Re: Warframe

There are a lot of valid complaints to be had about the game, and one is that it is very opaque to new players. The maps can be confusing, and a lot of moves and attacks go unexplained. Fusion and Transmutation (the processes by which you turn unneeded mods into more useful ones) go completely unmen...
by Spambot5546
Tue Dec 24, 2013 8:52 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Warframe
Replies: 3
Views: 5312

Warframe

Just got my PS4 last night, and decided to try it out with a game I picked up for free on the PSN store. The game, Warframe , which is also available on Steam (though there is currently no crossplay), is a Free-to-play about some sort of robots, or aliens or something, I'm not sure, but you have a r...
by Spambot5546
Mon Dec 23, 2013 9:55 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Mikhail Kalashnikov, creator of the AK rifle series, dies
Replies: 25
Views: 5529

Re: Mikhail Kalashnikov, creator of the AK rifle series, die

I wonder if there's any weapon out there that's been used to killed more people than the Kalashnikov Automatics. It's had a damned prolific life.

Edit: Just to be clear, I'm not trying to imply something with this question, I'm just legitimately curious.
by Spambot5546
Wed Dec 18, 2013 6:52 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Racism in cultures other than your own
Replies: 97
Views: 25349

Racism in cultures other than your own

I'm from the US, so I'm not unfamiliar with seeing racism, and I know more-or-less what biases exist here. But I had an interesting experience recently when telling a friend whose family was from India that I'd gotten a new coworker with the same last name as hers, except spelled differently. That i...
by Spambot5546
Mon Dec 16, 2013 5:12 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Couple Found Guilty of Murder, followed parenting book
Replies: 219
Views: 29315

Re: Couple Found Guilty of Murder, followed parenting book

I can understand not wanting to child proof your house. I don't want to child proof mine either. What I can't understand is being unwilling to child proof your house AND wanting to have children. That just seems irresponsible.
by Spambot5546
Mon Dec 16, 2013 2:20 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Starbound
Replies: 19
Views: 13974

Re: Starbound

I have had no luck finding or manufacturing any guns. I've been stuck on axes and bows and I'm in gamma sector. Don't some people find them in alpha? Is there a recipe I should be on the lookout for, or do you just have to hope you're lucky with chests? Also, there's some interesting stuff to be fou...
by Spambot5546
Fri Dec 13, 2013 5:53 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Finns Crack Diabeetus
Replies: 44
Views: 10435

Re: Finns Crack Diabeetus

Waitwaitwaitwaitwait.
Wait....
Wait!

Are you saying that this thread in "News & Articles" has a link to an article? From the news!? How was he supposed to know about that?
by Spambot5546
Tue Dec 10, 2013 2:28 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Starbound
Replies: 19
Views: 13974

Re: Starbound

I played this a little over the weekend. I got as far as the first boss, which promptly kicked my ass. The only reason I lasted as long as I did against it is because snow infantry armor is completely OP for when you get it.
by Spambot5546
Mon Dec 09, 2013 7:51 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6884
Views: 1110556

Re: Police misbehavior thread

I've seen a couple movies that depict corrupt police, I'm pretty sure there's no hollywood taboo or fear of repercussion from the police about it. This kind of corruption is able to happen because it's done to people without the awareness or means to stand up for themselves. They'd have a much harde...
by Spambot5546
Sun Dec 08, 2013 3:03 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Doctor Whom
Replies: 4990
Views: 749650

Re: Doctor Whom

Does anyone know when or if The Day of the Doctor is going to air again? A friend of mine missed it and my DVR fucked up.
by Spambot5546
Fri Nov 22, 2013 1:00 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Couple Found Guilty of Murder, followed parenting book
Replies: 219
Views: 29315

Re: Couple Found Guilty of Murder, followed parenting book

At what point can the author be prosecuted? I doubt they could ever be prosecuted, free speech protection is pretty strong and they don't actually advocate murder. Vigilante justice seems the only way forward here. This is always a terrible idea, but especially in this case. How exactly is violence...
by Spambot5546
Wed Nov 20, 2013 5:02 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Couple Found Guilty of Murder, followed parenting book
Replies: 219
Views: 29315

Re: Couple Found Guilty of Murder, followed parenting book

So it turns out they sell this book on Amazon. I was curious, so I checked it out. What I found particularly surprising where the thousand or so 5-star reviews. Then I actually read them. Wonderful book. So glad somebody is finally brave enough to stand up for the pro-beating-up-babies movement. For...
by Spambot5546
Fri Nov 15, 2013 2:57 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Southern Methodist University student solves rape
Replies: 240
Views: 26876

Re: Southern Methodist University student solves rape

Except for all the parts where we said to do other things, just things that aren't victim blame-y, yes. That is absolutely correct.
by Spambot5546
Fri Nov 15, 2013 2:05 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Southern Methodist University student solves rape
Replies: 240
Views: 26876

Re: Southern Methodist University student solves rape

"Don't be poor" is actually pretty solid advice in general.
by Spambot5546
Fri Nov 15, 2013 12:22 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Southern Methodist University student solves rape
Replies: 240
Views: 26876

Re: Southern Methodist University student solves rape

It's the difference between "This is what rapists do" and "This is what you did to make yourself a victim". It's not really that subtle of a distinction.
by Spambot5546
Fri Nov 15, 2013 12:17 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: EVE Online
Replies: 4828
Views: 638285

Re: EVE Online

Trailer for Rubicon. Not their best, but the drone deployment animation was pretty bitchin'.
by Spambot5546
Tue Nov 12, 2013 8:29 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Game Dev - Advice for the Lone Coder
Replies: 10
Views: 7012

Re: Game Dev - Advice for the Lone Coder

My only advice would be that for your first project in game development, probably don't try something completely off the wall and crazy. A game where space and time don't function the way we're used to probably isn't the best way to start.
by Spambot5546
Wed Nov 06, 2013 5:06 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Opting-out of social services?
Replies: 78
Views: 18346

Re: Opting-out of social services?

I'm open to the possibility that my understanding of 19th century tax law is wrong, but my understanding is it worked like that, in practice if not in principal, under the constitution until the 16th amendment allowed a federal income tax. As far as the actual topic: While, like most libertarians, I...
by Spambot5546
Tue Nov 05, 2013 7:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Southern Methodist University student solves rape
Replies: 240
Views: 26876

Southern Methodist University student solves rape

Turns out it really is your fault, ladies. Quit drinking so much. Uh...trigger warning, I guess?
by Spambot5546
Fri Nov 01, 2013 5:04 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6884
Views: 1110556

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Oh, I guess I misunderstood the article. The child was carrying something that could actually be dangerous, instead of a toy that was mistaken for such. I guess that makes the cop more of a bad guy some how.
by Spambot5546
Fri Nov 01, 2013 4:50 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6884
Views: 1110556

Re: Police misbehavior thread

I don't think that's the first rule of gun safety. Intent to kill should not be a prerequisite for pulling the trigger. Now, if you're going to pull the trigger, you should be prepared to accept the likelihood of causing death. But that's very different from an actual intent to kill. Shooting with ...
by Spambot5546
Fri Nov 01, 2013 4:33 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6884
Views: 1110556

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Which is why most states that allow carry either require conceal carry or that you keep the weapon holstered when not in use.
by Spambot5546
Wed Oct 30, 2013 9:47 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Chiro quackery - now on bebbies!
Replies: 275
Views: 23761

Re: Chiro quackery - now on bebbies!

So is that one part duck liver, 10^400 parts water? Is that how they measure that? I ask because assuming the volume of a duck liver to be 500 millilitres it would take 10^399 litres of water to achieve that level of dilution. According to wolframalpha the volume of the observable universe is 10^83 ...
by Spambot5546
Wed Oct 30, 2013 6:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Blind and want a gun? Go to Iowa
Replies: 665
Views: 57246

Re: Blind and want a gun? Go to Iowa

I've never known a mugger to shoot first, but I've known muggers to hit first (with a 2 by 4 in the case of the guy I knew) and take your wallet and anything else you might have while you're on the ground. I think they kept hitting him while he was down, but I don't remember the story well enough to...
by Spambot5546
Wed Oct 30, 2013 5:59 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6884
Views: 1110556

Re: Police misbehavior thread

My highly religious coworkers were actually kind enough to inform me recently that us atheists actually have all the power and its the Christians who are being oppressed. Just, y'know, FYI.
by Spambot5546
Wed Oct 30, 2013 5:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Chiro quackery - now on bebbies!
Replies: 275
Views: 23761

Re: Chiro quackery - now on bebbies!

This seems to be specific to "dietary supplements", but if this article is correct some lobbyists got a law on the books saying anything can be marketed as a supplement until it actually kills someone. I didn't read the law itself.
by Spambot5546
Wed Oct 30, 2013 12:59 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6884
Views: 1110556

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Relevant.... http://media.nbcbayarea.com/documents/Gelhaus_Ambush+(3).pdf Today is the day you may need to kill someone in order to go home. If you cannot turn on the “Mean Gene” for yourself, who will? If you find yourself in an ambush, in the kill zone, you need to turn on that mean gene. Taking ...
by Spambot5546
Tue Oct 29, 2013 2:38 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Violent Bible Bedtime Stories
Replies: 501
Views: 97511

Re: Violent Bible Bedtime Stories

Unless you are lying, which would be easy to validate by not finding any witnesses... kinda like the Roman census thing that never happened, eh? It's actually something that comes up a lot in discussions like these. The highly religious like to abuse epistemology, and often the only evidence they v...
by Spambot5546
Tue Oct 29, 2013 1:14 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Violent Bible Bedtime Stories
Replies: 501
Views: 97511

Re: Violent Bible Bedtime Stories

If one hadith strongly implies that an event was a vision, and the rest are consistent with it being a vision, then it sort of seems like the actual claim could be about a vision. We're discussing whether or not adding witnesses to a story changes the nature of a story's claim from a vision to an e...
by Spambot5546
Fri Oct 25, 2013 4:39 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Chiro quackery - now on bebbies!
Replies: 275
Views: 23761

Re: Chiro quackery - now on bebbies!

The striking takeaway from that, for me at least, is that pharmacies carry homeopathic remedies. Just...why?
by Spambot5546
Fri Oct 25, 2013 2:22 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6884
Views: 1110556

Re: Police misbehavior thread

A question I think that's worth asking is how much higher that number would be if police weren't taught to take as many precautions as they do.
by Spambot5546
Mon Oct 21, 2013 7:49 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Sins of a Solar Empire
Replies: 95
Views: 16627

Re: Sins of a Solar Empire

Like you, I picked it up for $5 because I'd always wanted to give it a try. Thus far I have no fully completed games under my belt. I started to play against an AI, then convinced a friend to buy it and she and I did a 2v1v1 online against AI. I'm pretty sure we were losing when we had to quit becau...
by Spambot5546
Thu Oct 17, 2013 7:03 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: n sided polygon, n < 3
Replies: 35
Views: 6667

Re: n sided polygon, n < 3

Well, I did warn you that it could turn out to be a stupid question... :?
by Spambot5546
Thu Oct 17, 2013 5:18 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: n sided polygon, n < 3
Replies: 35
Views: 6667

Re: n sided polygon, n < 3

I'm fine saying monogons don't have meaning in Euclidean geometry. You're trying to be dismissive, but you've actually given me exactly the kind of stepping off point I was looking for: non-Euclidean geometry. Not that I have any idea what a polygon with -2 sides might look like in a non-euclidean ...
by Spambot5546
Thu Oct 17, 2013 2:58 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: n sided polygon, n < 3
Replies: 35
Views: 6667

Re: n sided polygon, n < 3

There's nothing wrong with simply saying the formula only works for n at least 2 (and it does work for n=2). Lots of functions have domains that don't include everything (not least because a universal set is contradictory). We don't expect it to have meaning for n=3.5, so why take it seriously when...
by Spambot5546
Wed Oct 16, 2013 2:34 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: n sided polygon, n < 3
Replies: 35
Views: 6667

Re: n sided polygon, n < 3

A monogon would also, according to the formula, have the sum of its internal angles be -180 degrees. While it's true that negative angles can be seen as just moving clockwise rather than counterclockwise, It seems like an odd way for it to be expressed. I'm also interested in the idea of a 0-gon, or...
by Spambot5546
Tue Oct 15, 2013 6:41 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: n sided polygon, n < 3
Replies: 35
Views: 6667

n sided polygon, n < 3

Upfront warning: I have a BA in math, which means I know just enough to ask really stupid questions. Questions like the one I'm about to ask. We know that every polygon with n sides will have the same sum of its internal angles. Every triangle has a sum of angles of 180 degrees. By my math, said sum...
by Spambot5546
Fri Oct 11, 2013 3:59 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Starcraft 2 : The Dune II Clone
Replies: 6609
Views: 914967

Re: Starcraft 2 : The Dune II Clone

It's basically like having the flying attribute in MTG, except you can't block land creatures.

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