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by CorruptUser
Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:47 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3745
Views: 477158

Re: The Darker Side of the News

I wouldn't say humans are monsters. Humans are... human. We are semi-social beasts, but even the most social of insects such as ants still murder all other ants of the same species that aren't part of their colony.

Except Argentinean ants, but fuck them, the smug bastards.
by CorruptUser
Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:42 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14675
Views: 2188809

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

As YouTube has removed all DIY gun videos, said videos are now available as porn. So baby, do you like my glock? Of course, the money shot is a bit... macabre.
by CorruptUser
Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3745
Views: 477158

Re: The Darker Side of the News

I was going to change my avatar and description to match Thesh, but then I noticed that "made to fuck dinosaurs" and a Yoshi...
by CorruptUser
Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:00 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3745
Views: 477158

Re: The Darker Side of the News

The people that have never heard of the Foglios but have heard of Fox?

You are basically promoting Ebaums World on crack-roids.
by CorruptUser
Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:57 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6231
Views: 870398

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Huh. So its kind of like the George Zimmerman case, in that you could make the argument that at the time of the shooting the killer had a Reasonable Belief That His and/or Fellow Officer's Lives Were in DangerTM, but what got it to that point in the first place...
by CorruptUser
Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:52 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3745
Views: 477158

Re: The Darker Side of the News

So if Fox wanted to take the main characters and the story and the art of Girl Genius, it'd be perfectly acceptable to do so as long as they call it something else?
by CorruptUser
Thu Mar 22, 2018 6:50 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6231
Views: 870398

Re: Police misbehavior thread

but then we're back to having to actually think about black people as human... Hold on, let me get my notepad. Black... people... are... a compact sports car made in the 1960s sedimentary rocks containing bismuth a high quality velvet first developed in Orleans HUMONS Perhaps right now is not t...
by CorruptUser
Thu Mar 22, 2018 5:40 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Thomas Fire
Replies: 136
Views: 11654

Re: Thomas Fire

If you move to Rhode island, I can recommend a great landlord. If to maine, I could probably help further. Like I said earlier, if your house burns down or something and you somehow end up in the northeast...
by CorruptUser
Thu Mar 22, 2018 4:23 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6231
Views: 870398

Re: Police misbehavior thread

My point was more along the lines of, 'Look at how horribly these cops are trained.' Any basic firearms course would tell you to never shoot madly like that. This miscommunication is on me. I should have made myself clearer. Yes, because that is why people are so upset at the police violence. That'...
by CorruptUser
Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:03 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6231
Views: 870398

Re: Police misbehavior thread

I just love how the far right will insist the FBI, CIA, etc are full of crooks and monsters and need to be reined in, but somehow the boys in blue are perfect little darlings whom the evil MSM just wants to drag through the mud...
by CorruptUser
Thu Mar 22, 2018 12:40 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Thomas Fire
Replies: 136
Views: 11654

Re: Thomas Fire

Edit to be slightly less callous. If you insist on living in a dangerous area, someone has to eat the cost somehow. Ideally that'd be the people that live there, smoothed out through insurance. E.g., my home has a 1 in 100 chance of burning down or otherwise destroyed, I can't afford the 200k to reb...
by CorruptUser
Thu Mar 22, 2018 12:15 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14675
Views: 2188809

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

ObsessoMom wrote:Am I the only one old enough to recognize that the name Marlon Bundo is itself derivative?


I hear the guy has a fanclub dedicated to people who resemble him. The North American Marlon Brando Look-Alikes (NAMBLA).
by CorruptUser
Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1773
Views: 268920

Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

I'm not sure you want to see me in Congress. I mostly do missionary work.

On the other hand, I can filibuster for much longer than others...
by CorruptUser
Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:53 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Thomas Fire
Replies: 136
Views: 11654

Re: Thomas Fire

No, because it'll be subsidized the way flood insurance is, which is a disaster all on its own.
by CorruptUser
Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Thomas Fire
Replies: 136
Views: 11654

Re: Thomas Fire

That's you, right?

Still say that maybe we should stop building new homes in these areas...
by CorruptUser
Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:44 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14675
Views: 2188809

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

IANAL ahead. You can copyright your own name. That would imply you could copyright the names of people and objects you are guardians of, e.g., you can copyright "American Pharoah", the latest triple crown winner. So it stands to reason Pence could copyright the name of his pet rabbit. As a...
by CorruptUser
Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:02 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1773
Views: 268920

Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

Get a white car with black trim and play The Imperial March from Star Wars.

Really, any John Williams music will work!
by CorruptUser
Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:57 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3745
Views: 477158

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Never said it wasn't terrorism. I said earlier there was insufficient information to draw conclusions as to motives from, but not necessarily insufficient information to place bets.
by CorruptUser
Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:33 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3745
Views: 477158

Re: The Darker Side of the News

24 white male. No known motive just yet, but I'm willing to bet as to what it was; notoriety. Some people don't want to watch the world burn, they want everyone to know who burnt it.
by CorruptUser
Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:27 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1773
Views: 268920

Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

Nothing says the noise has to be fake engine noises. Now I'm imagining all electric cars playing classical music at low volumes.

Specifically the Jaws theme, that automatically adjusts the tempo depending on how fast you go. Dun dun... Dun dun...
by CorruptUser
Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:51 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1773
Views: 268920

Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

Or place more speed bumps, nevermind that they tend to wear out cars much faster and thus make everyone poorer at the expense of mechanics and car manufacturers. I'm imagining a situation where pillars pop up when a light turns red, and the guy speeding through the light after it turns slams into on...
by CorruptUser
Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:04 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1773
Views: 268920

Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

Or you build walkways over the roads, and skimp on the concrete so that it crumbles 2 days after you build it.

Or you build bigger fatter humans that have more cushion to absorb the impact, thanks McDonald's and PepsiCo for saving so many lives!
by CorruptUser
Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:43 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3745
Views: 477158

Re: The Darker Side of the News

If advertising were banned from the 'net, about 4/5 of the sites would disappear, and 1/10th of the sites would retool into nothing more than propaganda machines being funded by "totes not advert dollars, bro". Interestingly, right now Rob Balder is experimenting with replacing advertising...
by CorruptUser
Tue Mar 20, 2018 5:37 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3745
Views: 477158

Re: The Darker Side of the News

So... how do we neutralize the propaganda? It costs far more to debunk a claim than to make it; this is how the Gish Gallop works, so that's out of the question. I'm thinking, every so often, a user name should be code that deletes info on the harvester, e.g., little Bobby tables makes his Facebook ...
by CorruptUser
Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:33 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1773
Views: 268920

Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

I think we have the same bias in that we agree that Tesla is better than Uber. Uber comes across as being run by assholes that would make a fortune by releasing a murderbot and then justify themselves with pseudo-libertarian nonsense about free markets.
by CorruptUser
Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:03 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1773
Views: 268920

Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

Except I don't jump in front of trees, but I do walk across streets, so I'm going to care more about one than the other.

And off topic, but hippies chaining themselves to trees; good or bad?
by CorruptUser
Tue Mar 20, 2018 2:23 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1773
Views: 268920

Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

But how many are on the road? Most people are not axe wielding maniacs named Steve. If there were equal numbers of Steve's and not Steve's, and everyone not Steve killed more than everyone Steve, we could argue that axe wielding maniacs named Steve are less dangerous than the average. But if there i...
by CorruptUser
Tue Mar 20, 2018 2:07 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3745
Views: 477158

Re: The Darker Side of the News

How can they tell what the internals are of an exploded device?
by CorruptUser
Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:25 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Will there be a large US recession in the next 5 years?
Replies: 21
Views: 2907

Re: Will there be a large US recession in the next 5 years?

Recessions often are caused by human idiocy. The 2007 crash? It was basically The 1970s banking crisis on steroids. In the 70s, the banks lent to people that'd never pay back, and sold the loans to commercial banks that were run by incompetents who didn't check that the loans were proper in the firs...
by CorruptUser
Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:56 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: A probability question
Replies: 5
Views: 1468

Re: A probability question

That second number looks suspiciously like 2/9. I'd have to think about it some more, but P(H=J) > P(L=J) for all but the trivial case makes sense. However, it would seem to me that according to your definition, there would be cases where NO interval contains 0, where all Xi are either above or belo...
by CorruptUser
Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:07 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14675
Views: 2188809

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

by CorruptUser
Mon Mar 19, 2018 2:26 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3745
Views: 477158

Re: The Darker Side of the News

@pogrmman According to that article, the two new victims were "Anglo males". Not sure what the connection to the other victims is. Could be a second (or third!) bomber. Or maybe the victims have no connection and it's just a guy trying to make the world burn? In terms of "traditional&...
by CorruptUser
Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:50 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3745
Views: 477158

Re: The Darker Side of the News

So yeah, I agree with Monroe's most recent comic. The problem is not AI's rebelling against mankind, but AI's still working for mankind...
by CorruptUser
Sun Mar 18, 2018 9:35 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3745
Views: 477158

Re: The Darker Side of the News

I stopped using FB about 10 years ago, around the time my parents joined and harassed me on every little thing I did and all my 'friends' kept trying to get me to join mafia wars or whatever. I'd delete my account entirely, but apparently you need a social media presence of some form to get a job to...
by CorruptUser
Sun Mar 18, 2018 6:11 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Will there be a large US recession in the next 5 years?
Replies: 21
Views: 2907

Re: Will there be a large US recession in the next 5 years?

I always say, put your money where you mouth is. If you can predict the market, boom or bust, you can make a fortune either buying tons of call or put options. Yet none of these "market gurus" happen to be billionaires. An old faculty member of my alma mater, a mathematician, figured out s...
by CorruptUser
Sat Mar 17, 2018 6:54 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Will there be a large US recession in the next 5 years?
Replies: 21
Views: 2907

Re: Will there be a large US recession in the next 5 years?

A good rule iof thumb is any time someone tells you to buy gold, ignore anything else they have to say. When the end comes, which would you rather have; a silo full of gold, or a silo full of grain? Trick question, both are taken by the guy with a silo full of bullets. When the US debt collapse occu...
by CorruptUser
Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:32 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3745
Views: 477158

Re: The Darker Side of the News

So... 39 a year?
by CorruptUser
Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:15 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3745
Views: 477158

Re: The Darker Side of the News

And how many of those are murder?
by CorruptUser
Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:47 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3745
Views: 477158

Re: The Darker Side of the News

↶ Of course, this ain't exactly a hill I intend to die on, so if you have any suggestions as to how I should alter the numbers I plug in... You're counting from all (non-drug-related) murders, but how many of those 6k murders every year are done with bombs? How many terrorism-related murders are do...
by CorruptUser
Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 5262
Views: 404968

Re: Trump presidency

The Democrats do not have some deep conspiracy to keep folks poor and dependent to ensure their political future. That's Fox-spin. The Republicans are not trying to buoy up the churches out of Christian charity; they just don't want to pay taxes. You mean to tell me that neither party engages in va...

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