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by Thesh
Sat Feb 24, 2018 3:03 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Let's talk about Net Nutrality in 2017
Replies: 120
Views: 11943

Re: Let's talk about Net Nutrality in 2017

Can we all just take a moment to discuss the incredible bravery of Ajit Pai?

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/201 ... -internet/
by Thesh
Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:33 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14683
Views: 2193260

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

Probably because bolt heads used to be square.
by Thesh
Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 5419
Views: 410622

Re: Trump presidency

Yeah, that's exactly what I said. Fucking idiot. Your post consisted of nothing but speculation and gossip, while showing no signs of understanding. It was simply not fit for human consumption.
by Thesh
Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:07 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 5419
Views: 410622

Re: Trump presidency

You said that it's not difficult to guess, implying that your assumption is likely to be true. I didn't make a guess; my point is that it *is* difficult to guess, and that there is no reason to think it happened as you described.
by Thesh
Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:51 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 5419
Views: 410622

Re: Trump presidency

That being said... if you honestly believe that the President of the United States, given the day to day demands of that job, just happened to be good pals with an intern and was spending a lot of completely innocent alone time with her, to the point where it blossomed into something more... or tha...
by Thesh
Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:19 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 5419
Views: 410622

Re: Trump presidency

Without knowing any of the people involved, it's not overly difficult to make an educated guess about their motives, just from the way they conduct themselves in public. So your "educated guess" is based on the idea that affairs start with people deciding to go out and have an affair and ...
by Thesh
Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:18 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food fleeting thoughts
Replies: 140
Views: 17199

Re: Food fleeting thoughts

I only have a 2 cup measuring cup, which starts at 1/2 cup.
by Thesh
Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:06 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food fleeting thoughts
Replies: 140
Views: 17199

Re: Food fleeting thoughts

Eggs come in different sizes, and they are graded with regulations:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicken_egg_sizes

US Large ~= UK Medium ~= 50ml (because 46 isn't a measurable number)
by Thesh
Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:54 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 5419
Views: 410622

Re: Trump presidency

CorruptUser wrote:No, I got the impression that he meant that Lewinsky wasn't particularly attractive

Yes, that's why he's a jackass.
by Thesh
Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:11 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4336
Views: 764661

Re: Today I Made:

My rice cooker literally just turned off. Butter + Chicken Broth always results in a crust for me.
by Thesh
Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:43 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Ideal immigration policy
Replies: 112
Views: 8103

Re: Ideal immigration policy

That's in response to your fear that a foreign country or large group of people will coordinate a plan to take over another country by moving to force those people under their rule. I'm saying that nothing will ever have to be done, because it isn't even practical to try it. If you have open borders...
by Thesh
Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:55 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Ideal immigration policy
Replies: 112
Views: 8103

Re: Ideal immigration policy

I'm not denying that it's possible, but I am dismissing it as a serious concern. Even if it was likely, it would lead to an actual shooting war. Even if someone attempted it, it would be detected before it could be completed. If they tried it, they would find themselves without enough food or shelte...
by Thesh
Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:38 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Ideal immigration policy
Replies: 112
Views: 8103

Re: Ideal immigration policy

Now you're conflating mass migration with conquering. Conquering is not a real issue, and mass migration that occurs today us caused by people being forced to leave their country due to war, disaster and poverty. The real situations that happen in the actual real world that cause mass migration for ...
by Thesh
Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:12 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Ideal immigration policy
Replies: 112
Views: 8103

Re: Ideal immigration policy

I'm saying your fears are completely baseless, and a distraction from the conversation. If it's really that big of a deal for you, then you can make it illegal for a group of people mass emigrate in order to conquer others. It just isn't a serious issue. How would that happen before some empiricist ...
by Thesh
Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:58 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Ideal immigration policy
Replies: 112
Views: 8103

Re: Ideal immigration policy

I have read your arguments, and have seen no evidence you have considered anything I've said. I am not of the opinion that you are arguing in good faith, and I am of the opinion that the only thing you ever do is look for excuses for why you believe what you believe, without ever actually putting re...
by Thesh
Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:15 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Ideal immigration policy
Replies: 112
Views: 8103

Re: Ideal immigration policy

If by "protect their power" you mean that they want to prevent whoever can control the most people from marching across the face of the planet and taking over, then sure. I agree with that. Armies protect against war; borders are just lines on a map. Like, seriously, do you not understand...
by Thesh
Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:46 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Ideal immigration policy
Replies: 112
Views: 8103

Re: Ideal immigration policy

Borders exist because people in power wanted to protect their power; the people never agreed to them. Stop pretending that the culture people are born into is some sacred thing that must be protected at all costs.
by Thesh
Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:35 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Ideal immigration policy
Replies: 112
Views: 8103

Re: Ideal immigration policy

I'm sure they could.
by Thesh
Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:04 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Ideal immigration policy
Replies: 112
Views: 8103

Re: Ideal immigration policy

Opening them all today would be politically nonviable only because we would then be exposed to the problems we are currently trying to ignore. However, if we did open the borders, then it would generally be the richest people that are harmed and the poorest whose lives would improve; in my opinion, ...
by Thesh
Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:34 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Ideal immigration policy
Replies: 112
Views: 8103

Re: Ideal immigration policy

I believe that open borders are not the problem, but closing borders is a means to avoid dealing with the real problems. Fix the problems, and the need for closed borders goes away. Welfare exists to mitigate the pain of our economic system, but it should not be needed if our economy is structured e...
by Thesh
Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:21 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Ideal immigration policy
Replies: 112
Views: 8103

Re: Ideal immigration policy

So you believe the only reason to restrict immigration is if people want to protect their culture, but you can't actually explain why, or don't know if that's okay? Well, you're stretching things to put words in my mouth. I am presently of the opinion that culture (widely interpreted to include law...
by Thesh
Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:39 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Ideal immigration policy
Replies: 112
Views: 8103

Re: Ideal immigration policy

I am not arguing that immigration should be restricted; just that if it is to be restricted, this is why. So you believe the only reason to restrict immigration is if people want to protect their culture, but you can't actually explain why, or don't know if that's okay? However, you are saying this...
by Thesh
Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:48 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Ideal immigration policy
Replies: 112
Views: 8103

Re: Ideal immigration policy

You are literally making up threats in order to justify nationalism at this point. Where is your evidence that global free movement of people will lead to those problems? If you have closed borders, you should expect greater economic inequality - does that not lead to more instability than the possi...
by Thesh
Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:42 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Ideal immigration policy
Replies: 112
Views: 8103

Re: Ideal immigration policy

If anyone can move anywhere, then minority populations from many areas could consolidate in one place and effectively take over and kick out anyone who doesn't agree with them. These politically and ideologically distinct peoples would grow and fight over land, eventually settling into distinct geo...
by Thesh
Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:04 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Ideal immigration policy
Replies: 112
Views: 8103

Re: Ideal immigration policy

I'm not pontificating "the answer". I don't know the answer (to what the "best" immigration policy is). But I claim that economics is not the way to frame it. Pick five countries - for example US, New Zealand, Singapore, Jamaica, and Iran. You have to move for work; it's a ten y...
by Thesh
Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:15 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Ideal immigration policy
Replies: 112
Views: 8103

Re: Ideal immigration policy

Bullshit in that you are using a lot of words to say a whole lot of nothing. Bullshit in that you just made a ton of arbitrary distinctions without actually making an attempt to figure out their relevance. The things that you are ascribing to nations have absolutely jack shit to do with nations; you...
by Thesh
Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:44 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Ideal immigration policy
Replies: 112
Views: 8103

Re: Ideal immigration policy

Is your strategy to just dazzle us with so much bullshit so that we just don't know where to start? Please explain where any of that translates to "therefore, these people should not be allowed to live here".
by Thesh
Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:40 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Ideal immigration policy
Replies: 112
Views: 8103

Re: Ideal immigration policy

A nation is simply not important, only the people. Borders can disappear or change with the stroke of a pen, but the people will still be there. We should focus on giving all people control over their own lives, not trying to dictate how others live theirs.
by Thesh
Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:35 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Ideal immigration policy
Replies: 112
Views: 8103

Re: Ideal immigration policy

So, basically, we should adopt immigration policies based on nationalistic objectives? Yeah, fuck that.
by Thesh
Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:13 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Ideal immigration policy
Replies: 112
Views: 8103

Re: Ideal immigration policy

I think if you are going to have limits on immigration, one possibility is to just have a visa auction. You might have some allotments dedicated for specialized purposes (preferably based on egalitarian principles), and then the rest can be auctioned off to the highest bidders. One compromise is to ...
by Thesh
Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:32 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 5419
Views: 410622

Re: Trump presidency

I think they are still missing a balrog emoji.
by Thesh
Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:33 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Ideal immigration policy
Replies: 112
Views: 8103

Re: Ideal immigration policy

Border restrictions exist to maintain global inequality, and so I feel the best immigration policy is the one that leads to less of a need for border restrictions over time. IMO we should have temporary programs for training and education, for people who are going to return to their home country and...
by Thesh
Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:54 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: stop walking on the escalators
Replies: 104
Views: 30344

Re: stop walking on the escalators

If they aren't designing spaces for how people use them then they shouldn't have been hired in the first place.
by Thesh
Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:44 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4336
Views: 764661

Re: Today I Made:

Third attempt at high altitude baked beans: overnight soak in salted water, 45 minute simmer in plain water before adding flavors. Cooked in 2 hours this time. A bit too salty.
by Thesh
Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:07 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 5419
Views: 410622

Re: Trump presidency

Twitter.
by Thesh
Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:50 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: stop walking on the escalators
Replies: 104
Views: 30344

Re: stop walking on the escalators

Zohar wrote:Unlike traffic, an escalator moves you without you having to do anything


I'm not sure that's true. I'm not even on the road, but looking at the traffic cameras it does seem to be moving.
by Thesh
Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:45 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 5419
Views: 410622

Re: Trump presidency

Donald Trump killing British tanning bed industry:

https://www.independent.co.uk/life-styl ... 91096.html

Finally, something positive about Trump.
by Thesh
Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:11 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 1028
Views: 179976

Re: Controversial opinions about food

Well done comes from the 17th century before wells had stone walls around them. A cow would occasionally fall down a well where it would die and would contaminate the water. The peasants would fill the well with wood and burn it to clean the water, and then they would remove the "well cooked&qu...
by Thesh
Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:47 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 1028
Views: 179976

Re: Controversial opinions about food

It's not that you are a bad person because you like steak well-done. I mean, there are starving people and therefore there's not enough steak-quality cuts of beef to go around, and so any time you order a steak well-done you are basically just spitting in the face of all the people who have nothing ...
by Thesh
Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:48 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 1028
Views: 179976

Re: Controversial opinions about food

Sounds to me like you just don't like steak.

That said, marinated skirt steak, grilled and sliced thin can be pretty good when well-done.

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