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by AngelfishTitan
Fri Feb 10, 2012 7:17 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Los Angeles Prohibits Frisbee on Beaches
Replies: 73
Views: 8658

Re: Los Angeles Prohibits Frisbee on Beaches

Right. But.. A frisbee to the face is a long fucking way from lethal. This legislation is a total crock. Let the other people on the beach deal with it. Don't start using the legislative branch to enforce social mores. At what level of harm, due to one's own negligence or intention, does it need to...
by AngelfishTitan
Fri Feb 10, 2012 4:28 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Los Angeles Prohibits Frisbee on Beaches
Replies: 73
Views: 8658

Re: Los Angeles Prohibits Frisbee on Beaches

I am quite confused by the OP's spoiler as it says much different things than the article he linked. The Board of Supervisors this week agreed to lift an all-out ban on playing with footballs, other balls and Frisbees on the beach, according to a media statement released by the L.A. County Departmen...
by AngelfishTitan
Wed Nov 23, 2011 4:06 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: U.S. Republican Primary
Replies: 2855
Views: 311461

Re: U.S. Republican Primary

podbaydoor wrote:"Not that I had anything against foreign doctors," he said.

Oh but you do, Mr. Cain. You do.


I think it's clear that he meant he never touched a foreign doctor. Wouldn't want to catch the Islam. :roll:
by AngelfishTitan
Wed Nov 02, 2011 4:08 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Petrol attack on French satirical paper
Replies: 199
Views: 19689

Re: Petrol attack on French satirical paper

"How dare they insult the peaceful revolution and election of the Islamist party in Tunisia. Clearly the only way to honor Tunisians is to burn this business down !" I mean this is basically what must have gone through the mind of whoever did this, correct? Or was it not due to Tunisia's e...
by AngelfishTitan
Wed Oct 26, 2011 5:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0969: "Delta-P"
Replies: 181
Views: 54534

Re: 0969: "Delta-P"

One issue with this approach: XKCD Fora to Earth time dilation is not taken into consideration. By the time someone decides to write about temporal differences between Narnia and Earth, five other people will have done it without reading the thread. QED. :lol:
by AngelfishTitan
Thu Oct 20, 2011 4:34 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Hershey forces exchange students into indentured servitude
Replies: 66
Views: 9606

Re: Hershey forces exchange students into indentured servitu

Also why is this program even in existence? I mean when american students study abroad it is always a luxury type program that costs money and depending on your major sets you back and from as far as I can tell from people I know who have done it consists of drinking in a different country (where y...
by AngelfishTitan
Thu Oct 13, 2011 4:18 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: U.S. Panel recommends against routine P.S.A. testing
Replies: 89
Views: 10861

Re: U.S. Panel recommends against routine P.S.A. testing

For example, SARS has a 3% mortality rate, probably lower if you are in the US. If I had a disease that was highly infectious and could kill ~3% of people I come in contact with (even though ~10% seems more likely), I would want to be quarantined for other's safety. Just touching door handles alone...
by AngelfishTitan
Wed Sep 07, 2011 8:06 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Fox News Poll- Majority of Americans believe in faith healin
Replies: 63
Views: 6395

Re: Fox News Poll- Majority of Americans believe in faith he

I think it's even more alarming that less than half the people believe in any type of evolution, and less than a quarter in it without a creation story attached.

Also, 911 participants...I mean, really?
by AngelfishTitan
Thu Jul 07, 2011 7:16 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: First ever synthetic organ transplant
Replies: 41
Views: 4515

Re: First ever synthetic organ transplant

Very cool science at work here, modern medicine is the future, today!

Now we just got to make them as easy to replace as batteries so I can change my liver mid binge
by AngelfishTitan
Wed Jun 15, 2011 5:19 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: It's illegal to.... dance? In the U.S.?
Replies: 68
Views: 8864

Re: It's illegal to.... dance? In the U.S.?

Jessica wrote:Now I have Safety dance in my head.

"You can dance if you want too... (if you're not at a US national monument)"


There needs to be a Youtube video made for this of people dancing in monuments. To the internets!
by AngelfishTitan
Thu Jun 02, 2011 5:49 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Silk Road -- The Amazon.com of drugs
Replies: 85
Views: 20883

Re: Silk Road -- The Amazon.com of drugs

Izawwlgood wrote:I would wager that the number of packages lost to inspection is very low.


I would wager that the number of packages containing drugs that are actually reported to the authorities is even lower :wink:
by AngelfishTitan
Mon May 09, 2011 6:38 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Majority of Republicans support rights for same-sex couples
Replies: 285
Views: 20334

Re: Majority of Republicans support rights for same-sex coup

As long as we continue to fight over the semantics of the law, the first step will never be taken. There hasn't been a shift in granting rights yet that didn't appear gradually or take time to take effect. Take the civil unions, and when they try to stop civil unions from taking place in a church o...
by AngelfishTitan
Mon May 09, 2011 5:16 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Majority of Republicans support rights for same-sex couples
Replies: 285
Views: 20334

Re: Majority of Republicans support rights for same-sex coup

kadak wrote:Because I'm a monster that regenerates damage except from fire and acid and I should go back to medieval times?


FTFY

sourmìlk wrote:It's okay, we recognize he's trolling.
by AngelfishTitan
Mon May 09, 2011 5:03 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Majority of Republicans support rights for same-sex couples
Replies: 285
Views: 20334

Re: Majority of Republicans support rights for same-sex coup

Doubtful: Right, but that is a percentage that is not "Republican" anymore. If you lumped the the tea party in with the republicans, would a majority of that combined group still support gay rights? Obviously the Republican party must be a majority conservative leaning (as categorized by ...
by AngelfishTitan
Mon May 09, 2011 4:39 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Majority of Republicans support rights for same-sex couples
Replies: 285
Views: 20334

Re: Majority of Republicans support rights for same-sex coup

Unfortunately, I have a feeling that this has more to do with a good chunk of the right leaners who oppose gay rights joining the Tea Party than large imprvement over the past few years. But I can still hope.
by AngelfishTitan
Wed Apr 27, 2011 7:52 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Think About The Children Watch: Teacher Writes Erotic Novels
Replies: 136
Views: 17510

Re: Think About The Children Watch: Teacher Writes Erotic No

I'm baffled as to why this matters. There is no indication that her writing is having any negative effects on her teaching and, to every indication, appears to be behaving perfectly professionally in the classroom. But how can you be sure ? Well negative effects are subjective and he never said wha...
by AngelfishTitan
Fri Feb 18, 2011 7:52 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: ALL GLORY TO THE HYPNOPOLY BOARD
Replies: 56
Views: 5615

Re: ALL GLORY TO THE HYPNOPOLY BOARD

Two person Monopoly? God that sounds even worse than playing with a bunch of people.
by AngelfishTitan
Thu Feb 17, 2011 8:37 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Gender-blind car insurance
Replies: 385
Views: 28586

Re: Gender-blind car insurance

sourmìlk wrote:Also, something I've forgotten to mention: even if somebody is significantly more likely to commit a crime in your bar, the chance that a given person will do it in the first place is low enough that it's essentially negligible.


Are you saying that most young men get into major accidents then?
by AngelfishTitan
Thu Feb 17, 2011 6:57 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Gender-blind car insurance
Replies: 385
Views: 28586

Re: Gender-blind car insurance

In neither of those cases should there be a payout. It should be criminal charges followed by sentencing. The building/person's own insurance (or rather NHS here) should pay their own damages (unless there was actual intent to damage them rather than recklessness) as if it was a natural event. So i...
by AngelfishTitan
Thu Feb 17, 2011 6:28 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: ALL GLORY TO THE HYPNOPOLY BOARD
Replies: 56
Views: 5615

Re: ALL GLORY TO THE HYPNOPOLY BOARD

Make the end condition quicker, make speed rules, use easier words, more generic words, fewer cards... Stop trying to de-core my Apples to Apples! Still, do I really need a five minute simplified version of these games? If I only got five minutes to get rid of why don't I just have a quick friendly...
by AngelfishTitan
Thu Feb 17, 2011 6:20 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Citizens raise $50k for Robocop statue in Detroit
Replies: 32
Views: 3012

Re: Citizens raise $50k for Robocop statue in Detroit

I've also got no problem with this statue; the argument "there are people in bad shape in the world, so making artwork is a waste" seems highly suspect. I want to piggyback on this. What the OP is REALLY saying is "Art is an unproductive waste of money" and to that I tell hi...
by AngelfishTitan
Thu Feb 17, 2011 6:14 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Gender-blind car insurance
Replies: 385
Views: 28586

Re: Gender-blind car insurance

I missed this before. It is age discrimination because they don't get higher rates until they prove themselves on the road, they get higher rates until they reach an age which is statistically less likely to be accident prone. A 30 year old who just learned to drive would have a lower rate than a 1...
by AngelfishTitan
Thu Feb 17, 2011 5:40 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: ALL GLORY TO THE HYPNOPOLY BOARD
Replies: 56
Views: 5615

Re: ALL GLORY TO THE HYPNOPOLY BOARD

To that end, Hasbro is shortening and simplifying many of its popular games, changing the formats of Scrabble and Cranium so they can be played in five-minute spurts. Rivals like Mattel are doing the same with games like Apples to Apples. How...do you simplify Apples to Apples . This is the game th...
by AngelfishTitan
Thu Feb 17, 2011 5:33 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Gender-blind car insurance
Replies: 385
Views: 28586

Re: Gender-blind car insurance

I mean even if men and women were different risk factors, couldn't this just show up in the people who got in accidents and had their premium increased instead of the initial payment? Sort of annoying that I get punished for being male before doing anything wrong. I am for it being set equal to begi...
by AngelfishTitan
Thu Feb 17, 2011 2:43 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: ALL GLORY TO THE HYPNOPOLY BOARD
Replies: 56
Views: 5615

Re: ALL GLORY TO THE HYPNOPOLY BOARD

Dang it, we already have digital Clue, the movie version with Tim Curry, way better than the board game.
by AngelfishTitan
Wed Feb 16, 2011 5:57 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: S. Dakota GOP look to legalize "pro-life" domestic terrorism
Replies: 115
Views: 12201

Re: S. Dakota GOP look to legalize "pro-life" domestic terro

sophyturtle wrote:A pregnant woman can fall down a flight of stairs without injuring the fetus. Just about anything that would put a fetus in danger would put the woman it is growing inside of in danger.


Well then, I am even more interested what the real reason for adding this in is.
by AngelfishTitan
Wed Feb 16, 2011 5:40 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: S. Dakota GOP look to legalize "pro-life" domestic terrorism
Replies: 115
Views: 12201

Re: S. Dakota GOP look to legalize "pro-life" domestic terro

That seems to be the main problem. If I am reading correctly, you can prevent "great injury" to the fetus, which certainly would include an abortion. If the sponsor stated that it wouldn't allow the killing of doctors, did he state what the purpose of adding the bit about an unborn child w...
by AngelfishTitan
Tue Feb 15, 2011 6:57 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: S. Dakota GOP look to legalize "pro-life" domestic terrorism
Replies: 115
Views: 12201

Re: S. Dakota GOP look to legalize "pro-life" domestic terro

Yea, they do need to fix the phrasing (aka keep it how it was), and rereading it, the "or to do some great personal injury" in the second part can cause some bad reasoning from people who already want to murder abortion doctors. It's just pointless to add if it isn't changing anything and ...
by AngelfishTitan
Tue Feb 15, 2011 6:26 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: S. Dakota GOP look to legalize "pro-life" domestic terrorism
Replies: 115
Views: 12201

Re: S. Dakota GOP look to legalize "pro-life" domestic terro

Since the text of the bill is short (underlined sections are what they are looking to add to the existing statutes) FOR AN ACT ENTITLED, An Act to expand the definition of justifiable homicide to provide for the protection of certain unborn children. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF...
by AngelfishTitan
Tue Feb 15, 2011 2:56 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Top 10 reasons we should revive the Dark Ages
Replies: 66
Views: 7000

Re: Top 10 reasons we should revive the Dark Ages

The Middle Ages seems good and dandy until you're a peasant fearing your village being burninated by a dragon each day.
by AngelfishTitan
Mon Feb 14, 2011 8:13 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Supercompeter vs Humans in Jeopardy!
Replies: 125
Views: 12195

Re: Supercompeter vs Humans in Jeopardy!

Well if Jennings does end up beating Watson in Jeopardy, hopefully he doesn't die afterwards John Henry style.
by AngelfishTitan
Fri Feb 11, 2011 6:49 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Amazon pulls out of Texas
Replies: 47
Views: 7639

Re: Amazon pulls out of Texas

Companies selling over the Internet are subject to the same sales tax collection requirements as any other retailers. Items sold by Amazon.com LLC, or its subsidiaries, and shipped to destinations in the states of Kansas, Kentucky, New York, North Dakota, or Washington are subject to tax. For other...
by AngelfishTitan
Fri Feb 11, 2011 6:24 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Amazon pulls out of Texas
Replies: 47
Views: 7639

Re: Amazon pulls out of Texas

Ok, that's what I figure. I like how Amazon words it like it is Texas' fault that they are leaving.

What do you mean I have to pay my tab? Screw this bar, and I was just about to buy some more beers.
by AngelfishTitan
Fri Feb 11, 2011 5:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Amazon pulls out of Texas
Replies: 47
Views: 7639

Re: Amazon pulls out of Texas

Is this just sales tax on Amazon's shipments within Texas? I thought online retailers usually got away if the buyer was outside the state you were selling to. If they were sales in Texas, then Amazon doesn't have much to cry about.
by AngelfishTitan
Fri Feb 11, 2011 3:38 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 1/3 of Russians are living in a geocentric solar system.
Replies: 53
Views: 6115

Re: 1/3 of Russians are living in a geocentric solar system.

The Second Article linked wrote:However, there is an exception: men than women believe that the laser works by focusing sound waves (29% versus 23% among women).


Did anyone let them know afterwords what laser actually stands for?

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