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by Princess Marzipan
Wed Feb 12, 2014 5:52 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Britain under water
Replies: 51
Views: 6482

Re: Britain under water

pseudoidiot wrote:I blame that Spanish baby.
I understood that reference.
by Princess Marzipan
Wed Oct 09, 2013 12:55 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Lord Sugar accused of racist tweet.
Replies: 87
Views: 12509

Re: Lord Sugar accused of racist tweet.

The child is being used to represent someone of Chinese citizenship, not just Chinese heritage. It's jingoism more than racism. Either way, I'm sure Lord Sugar is due for a stern lecture from Princess Bubblegum. I've spoken with representatives of Her Esteemed Bubbly Gumminess and have been assured...
by Princess Marzipan
Sat Jul 27, 2013 4:56 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Anita Sarkeesian used footage from "Let's Play" videos
Replies: 226
Views: 43767

Re: Anita Sarkeesian used footage from "Let's Play" videos

If she's making bad arguments, attack them. This line of attack is pure political bullshit serving to deflect attention away from the substance of her argument and shift discussion into the nuances of source crediting. For an example of invalidating bad arguments: There is a sense here that using ot...
by Princess Marzipan
Sun Jul 14, 2013 4:04 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 5322
Views: 730712

Re: Police misbehavior thread

The fact that it's sophistry doesn't mean a court wouldn't rule that way.
by Princess Marzipan
Fri Jul 12, 2013 4:34 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: (Trigger Warning)Trouble poster Parody on anti rape campaign
Replies: 127
Views: 22240

Re: (Trigger Warning)Trouble poster Parody on anti rape camp

aoeu wrote:It's the kind of campaign that has the more weight the more people take offense to it :D it's always pretty funny to watch what ensues when people pull this
You. You are not helping.

Go away, adults are trying to have a discussion.
by Princess Marzipan
Fri Jul 12, 2013 4:02 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: (Trigger Warning)Trouble poster Parody on anti rape campaign
Replies: 127
Views: 22240

Re: (Trigger Warning)Trouble poster Parody on anti rape camp

I agree that "don't be that girl" posters are needlessly antagonistic and a poorly attempted reframing of the issue. To be fair, the original is framed pretty terribly also. Don't be that guy? Don't be that guy who would take advantage of a drunk girl. Because girls can't make their own c...
by Princess Marzipan
Fri Jul 12, 2013 3:11 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: (Trigger Warning)Trouble poster Parody on anti rape campaign
Replies: 127
Views: 22240

Re: (Trigger Warning)Trouble poster Parody on anti rape camp

TheGrammarBolshevik wrote:Only if you accept the law of excluded middle, fascist.
Please, present any possible alternatives you can think of, communist.
by Princess Marzipan
Fri Jul 12, 2013 1:59 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: (Trigger Warning)Trouble poster Parody on anti rape campaign
Replies: 127
Views: 22240

Re: (Trigger Warning)Trouble poster Parody on anti rape camp

With other crimes, like murder or theft, assuming the innocence of the accused doesn't simultaneously imply that victim is lying about being a victim. With murder, there's a corpse - sure, maybe it was an accident, maybe it was suicide, but claiming the defendant didn't do it doesn't mean "ther...
by Princess Marzipan
Sun Jul 07, 2013 11:24 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: The "IT DOESN'T WORK!" thread
Replies: 1958
Views: 476894

Re: The "IT DOESN'T WORK!" thread

Wow, it would have been quite some time before I stumbled upon that on my own.

In your honor:

Code: Select all

sacrifice = Goat()
del sacrifice


Thanks!!!
by Princess Marzipan
Sun Jul 07, 2013 9:50 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: The "IT DOESN'T WORK!" thread
Replies: 1958
Views: 476894

Re: The "IT DOESN'T WORK!" thread

When you say objects are identical in python, I would normally take that to mean the id(obj1) == id(obj2). Is this the case? You might need to post the code for "liststuff" at some point. If I change obj1's list, obj2 and obj3's lists are changed as well. The superclass is 'Fief'. The sub...
by Princess Marzipan
Sun Jul 07, 2013 8:12 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: The "IT DOESN'T WORK!" thread
Replies: 1958
Views: 476894

Re: The "IT DOESN'T WORK!" thread

I'm working on a personal project in python. I have some classes that inherit some basic functionality from a superclass which inherits object. The superclass has an __init__ with steps relevant to all subclasses; the subclasses have their own __init__s which call super() on the superclass __init__....
by Princess Marzipan
Sun Jul 07, 2013 1:52 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 5322
Views: 730712

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Or maybe because, hey, you also have to follow the rules when admitting evidence against someone you don't like, too. As Belial asked...what rules, here? The video is from the inside of the police paddy-wagon. Roorda says the judge did right—he told News 4, police videos like these should be used t...
by Princess Marzipan
Sun Jul 07, 2013 3:39 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 5322
Views: 730712

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Ugh.

Video tape shows cop elbowing teen in the face with no provocation. He goes to trial for assault, and the judge declares him not guilty *without even looking at the tape*, because video evidence should be used to protect police, not to go after them. ...
by Princess Marzipan
Wed Jul 03, 2013 12:08 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 5322
Views: 730712

Re: Police misbehavior thread

There are some things that just don't merit violent enforcement, and those things include underage drinking laws. For fuck's sake...
by Princess Marzipan
Wed Jun 26, 2013 10:31 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Texas Abortion Laws
Replies: 223
Views: 25792

Re: Texas Abortion Laws

Most abortions don't require surgery. Abortions are also, on a per capita basis, about ten times safer than childbirth, which doesn't even require a doctor to be present. What on Earth? Requiring a doctor to be present for a birth would be impossible. [...] The 'required' here does not mean 'mandat...
by Princess Marzipan
Tue Jun 25, 2013 1:11 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: TRIGGER WARNING: OPINION YOU PROBABLY DON'T SHARE
Replies: 15
Views: 2756

Re: TRIGGER WARNING: OPINION YOU PROBABLY DON'T SHARE

Hippo, I love reading your posts, but I HATE cleaning all the shit out of my pants after seeing that avatar.

if only there were a toll-free number I could call to have a miracle product shipped to my door
by Princess Marzipan
Tue Jun 25, 2013 12:41 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: TRIGGER WARNING: OPINION YOU PROBABLY DON'T SHARE
Replies: 15
Views: 2756

Re: TRIGGER WARNING: OPINION YOU PROBABLY DON'T SHARE

trigger warnings are the stupidest, most presumptious thing i've ever seen a waste of everyone's time, protect no-one except those who set out to be offended or broadcast their personal issues, and are a perverse symbol of internet liberal culture; a kind of we're so tolerant we have a whole conven...
by Princess Marzipan
Sat Jun 15, 2013 5:24 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: "One Million Moms" protest new cartoon SheZow
Replies: 69
Views: 35506

Re: "One Million Moms" protest new cartoon SheZow

If I were to cut your genitals off I doubt you'd think it was cosmetic. I wouldn't. I also wouldn't think it cosmetic if a surgeon sliced my dick in half. And yet... there are people who ask surgeons to slice their dick half! I'm curious as to how you know exactly where to draw the line - when does...
by Princess Marzipan
Mon May 27, 2013 2:30 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Company Using Sex Offender Registries For Extortion
Replies: 43
Views: 13134

Company Using Sex Offender Registries For Extortion

Ew. This is disgusting. The tl;dr is a couple of shady guys have a few shady websites that host profiles and contact information for sex offenders...and sometimes the information is inaccurate or doesn't even belong to a sex offender. Offenders Victims can pay money to have their information remove...
by Princess Marzipan
Fri May 24, 2013 3:37 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Wikipedia Articles Found To Be Too Hard To Read
Replies: 20
Views: 4473

Wikipedia Articles Found To Be Too Hard To Read

And ironically, the article itself uses some big words too. I’ve been excoriated a few times in comment threads when I’ve asserted that scientific information made accessible through open access (OA) publishing doesn’t necessarily give users access to the information — that actually, unless...
by Princess Marzipan
Fri May 17, 2013 11:15 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: US Fast Food Strikes
Replies: 327
Views: 76852

Re: US Fast Food Strikes

I really don't have sympathy. What Derek said. The dollar menu becomes the 2 dollar menu when they pull this crap and if the fast food workers where I live tried to strike I would picket them for inconveniencing me. Not everyone gets to be a Hollywood movie American success, some people have to mop...
by Princess Marzipan
Fri May 17, 2013 12:31 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 5322
Views: 730712

Re: Police misbehavior thread

This really needs to stop being used as justification for things like this. Why is it "suspicious" that they didn't want to let police in? Is it because the police had heard that there was domestic violence, maybe? If all they have to go on is the random tip and the refusal of entry...the...
by Princess Marzipan
Thu May 16, 2013 12:40 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 5322
Views: 730712

Re: Police misbehavior thread

And it does seem awfully suspicious that they were so unwilling to open the door to the police. No. Let me say that again: NO. This really needs to stop being used as justification for things like this. Why is it "suspicious" that they didn't want to let police in? Is it because the polic...
by Princess Marzipan
Fri May 10, 2013 11:36 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: AR School Cancels 6th Grade Grad Rather Than Not Pray
Replies: 55
Views: 10920

AR School Cancels 6th Grade Grad Rather Than Not Pray

Instead of just taking time at a 6th grade graduation to pray to a deity that not all students or their parents worship, an Arkansas school as cancelled the ceremony outright. A school district in Arkansas has decided to completely cancel 6th grade graduation ceremonies after some parents asked tha...
by Princess Marzipan
Thu May 02, 2013 11:52 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 5322
Views: 730712

Re: Police misbehavior thread

If I had to pick one, I'd go with "glorious".
by Princess Marzipan
Wed May 01, 2013 3:18 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13958
Views: 1884980

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

No one mentioned Congress, so I'm not sure what that has to do with anything.
by Princess Marzipan
Wed May 01, 2013 12:55 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13958
Views: 1884980

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

[...][...]BOTH of these situations are VASTLY different from selling content for ten months and then deciding the content is free. The latter situation is very difficult for me to see as anything other than milking an existing fanbase before folding new work into the product to make it more appeali...
by Princess Marzipan
Tue Apr 30, 2013 8:45 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13958
Views: 1884980

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

How many people bought Portal 2 knowing that it would be $5 last weekend? Or any of the numerous games that were originally subscription based that went F2P over the years. Portal 2 being $5: Game prices decrease over time. Sometimes products go on sale. Old stuff gets cheaper and sometimes there a...
by Princess Marzipan
Tue Apr 30, 2013 7:40 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13958
Views: 1884980

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

I remember a particular big budget studio releasing a DLC for 10 bucks and then 8 months later making it free. A lot of people were like "hey! We paid for our copies" and the studio responded by saying "and you got to play it for 8 months before anyone got it for free". How many...
by Princess Marzipan
Tue Apr 30, 2013 4:27 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Animal Rights Activists Trash Italian Lab
Replies: 170
Views: 13724

Re: Animal Rights Activists Trash Italian Lab

Are you really going to let some piddly little chemical burns get in the way of Science?
by Princess Marzipan
Tue Apr 30, 2013 4:16 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Animal Rights Activists Trash Italian Lab
Replies: 170
Views: 13724

Re: Animal Rights Activists Trash Italian Lab

Wake me up when technology can force gases to sustain a shape without the need for a physical container, and we can make toilet seats out of chlorine.
by Princess Marzipan
Mon Apr 29, 2013 12:00 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13958
Views: 1884980

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

Wnderer wrote:You can see Saturn from a helicopter.

http://us.cnn.com/video/?hpt=hp_c3#/vid ... -views.cnn

I think the explanation to why the Earth doesn't block the sun light to Saturn is funny.
The weather forecast says it'll be a chilly 212 degrees Celsius.

...
by Princess Marzipan
Thu Apr 25, 2013 10:07 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Animal Rights Activists Trash Italian Lab
Replies: 170
Views: 13724

Re: Animal Rights Activists Trash Italian Lab

Given that you're trying to be obnoxiously snarky here, I'm going to assume that you mean to ridicule me for pointing out that despite me making some potentially erroneous assumptions, the thread has fallen pray to significantly worse, and at times, far more ignorant assumptions. If so, good job, f...
by Princess Marzipan
Thu Apr 25, 2013 2:38 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Animal Rights Activists Trash Italian Lab
Replies: 170
Views: 13724

Re: Animal Rights Activists Trash Italian Lab

[Hey, look over there!] You're the one I'm interacting with. And as far as the specific points I'VE been discussing, you're indeed all over the place. Even more so now. I've been making very specific claims and you've been arguing against a plethora of points I've said nothing about. their motivati...
by Princess Marzipan
Thu Apr 25, 2013 2:18 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Animal Rights Activists Trash Italian Lab
Replies: 170
Views: 13724

Re: Animal Rights Activists Trash Italian Lab

Ok, so, we assume they had myriad possible intentions with breaking and entering, theft, and releasing these animals. In what world is this not condemned? I would get no sympathy from any poster here if I ... You are ALL over the place, here. You stated the activists hadn't thought out their action...
by Princess Marzipan
Thu Apr 25, 2013 1:32 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Animal Rights Activists Trash Italian Lab
Replies: 170
Views: 13724

Re: Animal Rights Activists Trash Italian Lab

I'm pretty sure a statement was released by the Green Pastures group to the effect of fighting against animal testing. If you look at their facebook page, it's got a bunch of pictures of them trashing labs and protesting against animal testing. I don't see how my assuming they're trying to save the...
by Princess Marzipan
Thu Apr 25, 2013 1:18 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Animal Rights Activists Trash Italian Lab
Replies: 170
Views: 13724

Re: Animal Rights Activists Trash Italian Lab

But having a different ethical system than you does not mean that people have not thought about it We already went over this; they released animals into the wild that will certainly die there, and quickly. Probably painfully. Certainly 'uselessly'. Fixed the quote misattribution. You're strawmannin...
by Princess Marzipan
Thu Apr 25, 2013 12:30 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: NASA's rover draws a penis on mars
Replies: 17
Views: 3649

Re: NASA's rover draws a penis on mars

alessandro95 wrote:p.s.
guys stop thinking about a permanent colony on mars, we already did everything that was worth doing on this planet.
No we didn't! We haven't even set up a permanent colony yet!

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