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Re: Fluff

Postby El gato » Sun Jun 29, 2014 6:33 pm UTC

I don't know much about soccer, but the free kick penalty against Mexico looked like bull shit. Anyone watch the match? Please comment. Gracias

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Re: Fluff

Postby poxic » Sun Jun 29, 2014 6:41 pm UTC

addams wrote:

Is that The Song of the 1990's?
That song was written into the Hearts and Minds of The People.

I believe this is the first time I have listened to that song all the way through. I'm not quite sure why I chose to do so now.
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Re: Fluff

Postby El gato » Sun Jun 29, 2014 6:44 pm UTC

I think Addams was interested in kissing a big butt, he does not lie. For science? I googled 90s songs (1991). Growing up in Southern California, I met many a Becky. I don't think it's appropriate for a 4-15 year old.
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Re: Fluff

Postby ahammel » Sun Jun 29, 2014 6:47 pm UTC

El gato wrote:I don't know much about soccer, but the free kick penalty against Mexico looked like bull shit. Anyone watch the match? Please comment. Gracias

Didn't touch the ball, left his leg in, tripped him in the box. Robben was trying to draw a penalty, certainly, but that's a spot kick all day.

But I'm wearing an orange jersey right now, so take that with a grain of salt.
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Re: Fluff

Postby El gato » Sun Jun 29, 2014 6:52 pm UTC

But he didn't touch his leg, and he was pulling it back. No touch still equal foul? Everyone acts it up, but surely there needs to be contact, or is it interfering with the line of the ball?
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Re: Fluff

Postby ahammel » Sun Jun 29, 2014 6:57 pm UTC

El gato wrote:But he didn't touch his leg, and he was pulling it back. No touch still equal foul?

There was clearly contact.
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Re: Fluff

Postby El gato » Sun Jun 29, 2014 7:02 pm UTC

I'll watch again. Thank you. Cheers!

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Re: Fluff

Postby ahammel » Sun Jun 29, 2014 7:06 pm UTC

El gato wrote:I'll watch again. Thank you. Cheers!

You can see leg to leg contact in this picture:
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Robben is milking it for sure, but it's a penalty.
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Re: Fluff

Postby El gato » Sun Jun 29, 2014 7:13 pm UTC

Seriously? You're going to call that Robben dive a clear penalty? That wasn't a penalty shot, that was an execution and you know it. Netherlands did nothing today, and it was poor management by Marquez on the pitch that gave them their blessed chances. At least report the game with some dignity instead of trying to make the Netherlands look "good" by insisting that BS call by the Ref was a legitimate challenge. Marquez didn't even touch him and Robben tripped on his own two feet. I can tell you're also on the same payroll as today's ref.


Here is another view. I don't know the game, but his right foot did clip his left calf, and 4's knee didn't seem to be the cause. The angle a saw better addressed the contact. Seems to me you could always draw some sort of contact. Just tap the ball and run into him. Is there intent involved in the judgment?

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/footba ... -live.html

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Re: Fluff

Postby ahammel » Sun Jun 29, 2014 7:36 pm UTC

El gato wrote: Seems to me you could always draw some sort of contact. Just tap the ball and run into him. Is there intent involved in the judgment?

He made a tackle that was nowhere near the ball and obstructed the run of his man. That's always going to be living very dangerously.
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Re: Fluff

Postby El gato » Sun Jun 29, 2014 7:47 pm UTC

Cool, thank you. I'd like to watch it in slow motion, for a better understanding of the game. Tip of the hat to the orange.

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Re: Fluff

Postby ahammel » Sun Jun 29, 2014 8:04 pm UTC

Really well played to Mexico as well. They were the better side for most of the game. It's a cruel way to go out, but they did themselves credit.
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Re: Fluff

Postby El gato » Sun Jun 29, 2014 8:26 pm UTC

It was like they ran out of gas. Many unforced turnovers in the second half. The offense seemed to end after the first goal. Ochoa did a great job. They were bombing on him constantly in the latter part of the game. Just get the pelota the hell out of there! Slow down and hold on to the ball! I'm developing a greater appreciation for the game. I'd like to know more about the strategies involved.

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Re: Fluff

Postby You, sir, name? » Sun Jun 29, 2014 11:34 pm UTC

I accidentally read a bunch of youtube comments. Now I feel lost and confused :-/
I edit my posts a lot and sometimes the words wrong order words appear in sentences get messed up.

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Re: Fluff

Postby addams » Mon Jun 30, 2014 4:20 am UTC

You, sir, name? wrote:I accidentally read a bunch of youtube comments. Now I feel lost and confused :-/

What kind of comments would do that to a person?
What were you watching?

Is that like asking a woman what she was wearing?
What ever it was, I am sorry it left you lost and confused.
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Re: Fluff

Postby FierceContinent » Mon Jun 30, 2014 6:13 pm UTC

You, sir, name? wrote:I accidentally read a bunch of youtube comments. Now I feel lost and confused :-/


The You-tube comments section.

You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.
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Re: Fluff

Postby El gato » Mon Jun 30, 2014 8:54 pm UTC

You Tube Comment Sections: They must still be alive!

Wernher Von Braun: How do you know?

You Tube Comment Section: No one could piss off someone that much.


You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.


I've never read em, but I can only Imagine. The internet is a savage domain.

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Re: Fluff

Postby elminster » Mon Jun 30, 2014 11:55 pm UTC

Corrugated cardboard is certainly crappy for constructing compound curves. (Ahah an apparent and absolutely accidental alliteration)
But seriously, I'm getting that feeling that making a cardboard mockup with packaging cardboard is going to take me just as long as the final piece.

League of Legends suffers the same fate as youtube comments. Low barrier to entry and low difficulty, combined with large community = High % of garbage. Coincidentally also applicable to Riots quality of code, i.e. A high percentage of it is garbage.
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Re: Fluff

Postby Suzaku » Tue Jul 01, 2014 3:16 am UTC

elminster wrote:League of Legends suffers the same fate as youtube comments. Low barrier to entry and low difficulty, combined with large community = High % of garbage. Coincidentally also applicable to Riots quality of code, i.e. A high percentage of it is garbage.


I've always thought the two main culprits were anonymity and lack of moderation (especially the latter). You can find plenty of online communities with low barriers to entry and large populations, but holding people (even anonymous ones) to account for the more ... egregious postings does a whole hell of a lot for the overall tone and quality.
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Re: Fluff

Postby elminster » Tue Jul 01, 2014 3:19 am UTC

Suzaku wrote:
elminster wrote:League of Legends suffers the same fate as youtube comments. Low barrier to entry and low difficulty, combined with large community = High % of garbage. Coincidentally also applicable to Riots quality of code, i.e. A high percentage of it is garbage.
I've always thought the two main culprits were anonymity and lack of moderation (especially the latter). You can find plenty of online communities with low barriers to entry and large populations, but holding people (even anonymous ones) to account for the more ... egregious postings does a whole hell of a lot for the overall tone and quality.

Yeah that's true I guess. You only actually need to remove about 0.1-1% of the community and mute/limit 2-5% more to almost half the total amount of garbage. (Statistics pulled from thin air, not scientifically rigorous air either).
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Re: Fluff

Postby addams » Tue Jul 01, 2014 3:43 am UTC

elminster wrote:
Suzaku wrote:
elminster wrote:League of Legends suffers the same fate as youtube comments. Low barrier to entry and low difficulty, combined with large community = High % of garbage. Coincidentally also applicable to Riots quality of code, i.e. A high percentage of it is garbage.
I've always thought the two main culprits were anonymity and lack of moderation (especially the latter). You can find plenty of online communities with low barriers to entry and large populations, but holding people (even anonymous ones) to account for the more ... egregious postings does a whole hell of a lot for the overall tone and quality.

Yeah that's true I guess. You only actually need to remove about 0.1-1% of the community and mute/limit 2-5% more to almost half the total amount of garbage. (Statistics pulled from thin air, not scientifically rigorous air either).

Yes.
You seem to be discussing a serious subject.

The Moderation of this and other Web Sites.
Not the Statistics pulled from thin air.

I did that today. Made up a Statistic.
We need to, sometimes.

That is a part of making The Guess.
Some people call The Guess, The Hypothesis.

The Guess is The Hypothesis after a person thinks about it for a while.

Did you ever play, "What side of the Toast hits the Floor?"
That is a funny game.

A bunch of statisticians had the engineering department make them a Toast Dropper with a Counter.
I think it is funny. I am not sure I believe the Results. My toast drops, jelly side down.

I am glad there is Moderation on xkcd.
Of course, I worry about Censoring.

Please, do not stop discussing Moderation.
Please, do not stop having Moderation.

The Mods are just that;
A Moderating Influence.

Like good Laws, we should only be Vaguely aware they can reach through the computer screen and Bitch Slap us.
It seems more like a Promise than a Threat to me. Of course, the Mods let me type any stupid thing I want.

I was taught it is Very Important to protect Freedom of Speech.
I was not adequately briefed on Why, for a very long time.

Finely. Words I could understand.
Protect Freedom of Speech;
That's how we know who the AssHoles are.
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Re: Fluff

Postby El gato » Wed Jul 02, 2014 12:26 am UTC

I did that today. Made up a Statistic.
We need to, sometimes.
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That is a part of making The Guess.
Some people call The Guess, The Hypothesis.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Statistics
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypothesis

I don't think falsifying data supports a good hypothesis. Perhaps in some circles that is acceptable science, but I think it's a botfly in the petri dish, or turd in the punch bowl, if you will.

I am glad there is Moderation on xkcd.
Of course, I worry about Censoring.


Of course, the Mods let me type any stupid thing I want.


I was taught it is Very Important to protect Freedom of Speech.


Hypothesis

Freedom of Speech;
That's how we know who the AssHoles are.


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Re: Fluff

Postby addams » Wed Jul 02, 2014 7:55 am UTC

Really?
No. I don't own an ugly snake shit rice and beans mask.
Is that recommended for the Poster on the Go?

I do know a hypothesis is a formal guess.
Formal guesses follow informal guesses.

I might guess that 80% or more of these Rocks are Granite.
I might not care enough to do anything with that guess.

Falsifying data is not good science.
A narrow mind does not make good science, either.

A good hypothesis does not need falsified data.
The null-hypothisis is good. It teaches.

Not every guess can be right.
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Re: Fluff

Postby El gato » Wed Jul 02, 2014 12:34 pm UTC

Please turn off.

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Re: Fluff

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Re: Fluff

Postby bluebambue » Thu Jul 03, 2014 12:20 am UTC

My dermatologist is thinking of prescribing me a testosterone suppressant (pretty sure it was Spironolactone) for acne and I'm wondering if I should be worried about personality changes. The literature I've found doesn't mention it as a possibility.

I was wondering if anyone had any thoughts/experience that would be relevant.

For reference: I'm a 25yo cis female.

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Re: Fluff

Postby addams » Thu Jul 03, 2014 1:00 am UTC

bluebambue wrote:My dermatologist is thinking of prescribing me a testosterone suppressant (pretty sure it was Spironolactone) for acne and I'm wondering if I should be worried about personality changes. The literature I've found doesn't mention it as a possibility.

I was wondering if anyone had any thoughts/experience that would be relevant.

For reference: I'm a 25yo cis female.

Do you want a personality change?
If you get one and like it. Good on you.

I would not count on it.
I had a reaction to increased Progesterone.

It made me a little more laid back.
I managed to get to work on time. (shrug)

Who know?
Your doctor should.

How much is he going to give you?
What do you need a bunch of testosterone for anyway?

I, sort of, forgot what role male hormone plays in a woman's life.
Wikipedia is going to know. It knows almost everything.

It says This.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Testosterone#Adult

It also says your Violence and Criminality should drop is the levels of testosterone in your blood drops.
So;...You will be an upstanding law abiding citizen with clear radiant skin. Do you want that?
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Re: Fluff

Postby Jplus » Thu Jul 03, 2014 8:09 pm UTC

I was told that the testosterone level in the womb of a mother at the time of pregnancy affects how much the child feels attracted to each of the sexes (i.e., more testosterone means feeling more attracted to women and less to men, and vice versa). I don't know whether it still makes any difference when your body is mature, but if it does it probably won't be much. Your brains are already wired as whatever you identify as (not completely rigid, but they're definitely much less plastic at age 25 than at age -6 months).
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Re: Fluff

Postby NecklaceOfShadow » Thu Jul 03, 2014 8:55 pm UTC

Jplus wrote:I was told that the testosterone level in the womb of a mother at the time of pregnancy affects how much the child feels attracted to each of the sexes (i.e., more testosterone means feeling more attracted to women and less to men, and vice versa). I don't know whether it still makes any difference when your body is mature, but if it does it probably won't be much. Your brains are already wired as whatever you identify as (not completely rigid, but they're definitely much less plastic at age 25 than at age -6 months).

As a trans woman, my experience taking hormones has been that it doesn't change who you're attracted to. Believe this lines up with most trans people's experiences.

bluebambue wrote:My dermatologist is thinking of prescribing me a testosterone suppressant (pretty sure it was Spironolactone) for acne and I'm wondering if I should be worried about personality changes. The literature I've found doesn't mention it as a possibility.

I was wondering if anyone had any thoughts/experience that would be relevant.

For reference: I'm a 25yo cis female.

Relative levels of estrogen and testosterone can generally affect mood, sex drive, and physical strength (yes, I'm aware that's not a personality change). I don't know how hormones would affect cis people past that. I'm sorry.
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Re: Fluff

Postby roband » Fri Jul 04, 2014 8:16 am UTC

NecklaceOfShadow wrote:
Jplus wrote:I was told that the testosterone level in the womb of a mother at the time of pregnancy affects how much the child feels attracted to each of the sexes (i.e., more testosterone means feeling more attracted to women and less to men, and vice versa). I don't know whether it still makes any difference when your body is mature, but if it does it probably won't be much. Your brains are already wired as whatever you identify as (not completely rigid, but they're definitely much less plastic at age 25 than at age -6 months).

As a trans woman, my experience taking hormones has been that it doesn't change who you're attracted to. Believe this lines up with most trans people's experiences.

But it probably also has a stronger effect in the womb. I mean, smoking some cigarettes as a full grown adult will have less effect on you than the same amount of nicotine/other shit making its way to you as a foetus, right?

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Re: Fluff

Postby Wonderbolt » Fri Jul 04, 2014 8:36 am UTC

bluebambue wrote:I was wondering if anyone had any thoughts/experience that would be relevant.

At the doses prescribed for oily skin, you should be totally fine. The main thing to keep in mind is that a pregnancy is a bad idea while on spiro. You might also experience some loss of libido, but this doesn't happen to everyone (and, again, generally not on these doses) - this is also fully reversible.

Personality changes would be hard to document anyway, since people's feelings and behaviours change all the time because of all sorts of things. If it worries you, though, I can say that I and many other people are on what's most likely a much higher dose of the stuff, and I don't think I've ever heard of someone's personality changing on spiro. Other than due to feeling much happier, of course.

As for the fetal development discussed above... yeah, excessive or an absence of androgens in the womb are associated with all sorts of things in the development of a baby's brain, which is why pregnancy is a really bad idea while on spiro. It can be fun to check out the correlations based on such things as digit ratios. I'd just like to point out that these are correlations, though. For example, mine (very high 2D:4D) suggests my trans girl status, but I'm also attracted to girls (and people who are generally have a low 2D:4D). My advice is to not care about these correlations too much.

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Re: Fluff

Postby bluebambue » Fri Jul 04, 2014 2:46 pm UTC

Thanks for the thoughts everyone.

Wonderbolt, that makes me feel better. I got myself sterilized a few years back, so I don't have to worry about the pregnancy thing.

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Re: Fluff

Postby Wonderbolt » Fri Jul 04, 2014 9:20 pm UTC

You're welcome. I hope it works for you. :)

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Re: Fluff

Postby FierceContinent » Sun Jul 06, 2014 12:07 pm UTC

I'd like it if you could vote for people you thought were jerks and if they got enough votes from enough people
they'd have to take a two-week anti-maliciousness training course
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Re: Fluff

Postby bigglesworth » Sun Jul 06, 2014 12:26 pm UTC

The Greeks called it "ostracism".
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Re: Fluff

Postby SlyReaper » Sun Jul 06, 2014 12:42 pm UTC

FierceContinent wrote:I'd like it if you could vote for people you thought were jerks and if they got enough votes from enough people
they'd have to take a two-week anti-maliciousness training course

At which point, the jerks will get together and agree to all vote for one non-jerk.
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Re: Fluff

Postby Whizbang » Sun Jul 06, 2014 1:22 pm UTC

I wish that information was as easy to research as simply thinking about the topic. Like a telepathic link to Wikipedia or something. That way, when people are about to open their big mouths about a subject they only know a little about, their brains are bludgeoned by a massive amount of data on the subject, forcing them to consider their words and views carefully.

Also, I wish that the Greek gods were real.

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Re: Fluff

Postby addams » Sun Jul 06, 2014 1:37 pm UTC

Capricious
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[spoiler]ca·pri·cious [kuh-prish-uhs, -pree-shuhs] Show IPA
adjective
1.
subject to, led by, or indicative of a sudden, odd notion or unpredictable change; erratic: He's such a capricious boss I never know how he'll react.
2.
Obsolete . fanciful or witty.
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Dr. Barnett Wrote:
Mind may yet guide Man's destiny in a Capricious Universe.

Capricious. A four year old and the Universe are Capricious.
If you are not Four and you are not The Universe;
Then don't be Capricious.

Loads of people think it is Cute.
I do. In a Four year old and in The Universe.

I was having Words with another woman.
I said, "Stop That! You are an Adult."

She said, "No, I'm Not!"
She said it so fast and clear, we were both surprised.

That was a point she knew I could argue.
And; I would lose.

That body may be the body of an Adult.
That mind is the mind of a conniving child.

Superficual Caprisousness is used by the Imature Adult to Mask Duplicity.
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Re: Fluff

Postby Ubik » Sun Jul 06, 2014 3:27 pm UTC

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Re: Fluff

Postby FierceContinent » Sun Jul 06, 2014 3:37 pm UTC

SlyReaper wrote:
FierceContinent wrote:I'd like it if you could vote for people you thought were jerks and if they got enough votes from enough people they'd have to take a two-week anti-maliciousness training course
At which point, the jerks will get together and agree to all vote for one non-jerk.


It'd be like a feedback system on e-bay or other internet sites, theoretically abuse-able but still practical.
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