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by BattleMoose
Tue Jul 12, 2016 7:55 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: XKCD, where they talk shit about you in a secret subforum
Replies: 150
Views: 22872

Re: XKCD, where they talk shit about you in a secret subforum

You have never, not once, when Friend A was around, said to Friend B and C "What is up with Friend A [saying a thing|doing a thing]?" Not once? Because that's far more bizarre and unusual. This is a pretense. That's not what's happening in Faid. You are writing down all the little things ...
by BattleMoose
Tue Jul 12, 2016 7:20 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: XKCD, where they talk shit about you in a secret subforum
Replies: 150
Views: 22872

Re: XKCD, where they talk shit about you in a secret subforum

I'm not saying this to be a jerk, but I do think you're over reacting, painting too broad a brush on the entire FaiD scene, and taking this too personally. And I think you are being an utter complete jerk, feigning sympathy. If you don't get it by this point, I just don't think you will. You are go...
by BattleMoose
Tue Jul 12, 2016 4:43 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: XKCD, where they talk shit about you in a secret subforum
Replies: 150
Views: 22872

Re: XKCD, where they talk shit about you in a secret subforum

Public scrutiny? Only for extremely liberal interpretations of public. And what exactly is the purpose of scrutiny if the person being scrutinized doesn't know about it? At least everyone else has been honest about it being a venting space. Sure, it's in many ways a venting space. That's not a bad ...
by BattleMoose
Tue Jul 12, 2016 3:16 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: XKCD, where they talk shit about you in a secret subforum
Replies: 150
Views: 22872

Re: XKCD, where they talk shit about you in a secret subforum

I'm not a fan of internet bullying, and I understand the power of words. This is not an example of internet bullying, and given the content of EtS, I think it's not a big deal at all. If you don't like public scrutiny of what you write in a public space, don't write things in a public space. Public...
by BattleMoose
Tue Jul 12, 2016 1:08 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: XKCD, where they talk shit about you in a secret subforum
Replies: 150
Views: 22872

Re: XKCD, where they talk shit about you in a secret subforum

And don't say "behind your back" because this isn't behind anyone's back, and none of the conversations can be edited anyway. That's kinda the point, its not behind my back. If you want to talk shit behind my back, then do that! Either say shit behind my back, and keep it there or say it ...
by BattleMoose
Tue Jul 12, 2016 12:46 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: XKCD, where they talk shit about you in a secret subforum
Replies: 150
Views: 22872

Re: XKCD, where they talk shit about you in a secret subforum

How interested have you been in the Forums besides N&A? Have you never been curious about that weird subforum at the bottom with instructions on how to gain access next to it? At nearly 2000 posts I would say pretty fucking interested. I mostly stuck to N&A and serious business because that...
by BattleMoose
Tue Jul 12, 2016 12:37 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: XKCD, where they talk shit about you in a secret subforum
Replies: 150
Views: 22872

Re: XKCD, where they talk shit about you in a secret subforum

bentheimmigrant wrote:because it's not actually about being secret


Well I must be a complete moron, because I have been here 9 years and never knew it ever existed. For a place that isn't trying to be secretive, its doing a damn good job at it.
by BattleMoose
Tue Jul 12, 2016 12:01 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: XKCD, where they talk shit about you in a secret subforum
Replies: 150
Views: 22872

Re: XKCD, where they talk shit about you in a secret subforum

The conversation you're referencing is ONE thread in thousands, most of which are completely benign and about shit like cats or Adult Swim segments. That thread has nearly 2000 pages. Don't try and downplay what this is. Hopefully people will go and see what FAID is all about, that's the entire poi...
by BattleMoose
Tue Jul 12, 2016 8:43 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: XKCD, where they talk shit about you in a secret subforum
Replies: 150
Views: 22872

XKCD, where they talk shit about you in a secret subforum

Moved to General by Zamfir So yeah, at the bottom of the board there is a sub forum, Free as in Destitute. Its not really a secret per say, I suppose. It is opt in but unless you do, there is no indication of what goes on in there, if anything at all. Basically it consists of a large number of foru...
by BattleMoose
Sat Jul 09, 2016 9:36 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 5414
Views: 742959

Re: Police misbehavior thread

The MOVE Commission issued its report on March 6, 1986. The report denounced the actions of the city government, stating that " Dropping a bomb on an occupied row house was unconscionable ." Well we'll see, won't we? But I kind of think this bombing was unconscionable, too. Bombs tend to ...
by BattleMoose
Sat Jul 09, 2016 5:40 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 5414
Views: 742959

Re: Police misbehavior thread

mcd001 wrote:
BattleMoose wrote:Obviously the actions of the snipers need to be and should be punished. But they are understandable.

I am sickened and disgusted by these remarks.


If you cannot understand their grievances, or why they are lashing out, then the failing I would say is in you.
by BattleMoose
Fri Jul 08, 2016 2:13 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 5414
Views: 742959

Re: Police misbehavior thread

I think the cop shootings are not merely wrong but counterproductive. Undoubtedly. Nothing else has worked. All non violent measures have been tried. The current status quo was unacceptable and needed to be disrupted. This event will certainly cause a disruption. Its hard to know exactly how things...
by BattleMoose
Fri Jul 08, 2016 7:17 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 5414
Views: 742959

Re: Police misbehavior thread

I am certainly not defending their actions or claiming that their actions are justified. Just that this same story has played out many different times in many different ways throughout history. Disenfranchised people resort to violence. The solution is to enfranchise them. More than that, this outco...
by BattleMoose
Fri Jul 08, 2016 5:57 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 5414
Views: 742959

Re: Police misbehavior thread

When all non-violent means to address grievances (overt police violence) have failed, the next step is violence. The fundamental failing here, is that there are not non-violent means to address very legitimate grievances of a large subset of the population of the USA. Obviously the actions of the sn...
by BattleMoose
Thu Jul 07, 2016 4:16 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1116
Views: 112047

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, Cameron to resign by October]

So for all the economic doom and gloom that has been posted about Brexit, some perspective. Despite the apparently apocalyptic drop in the FTSE, the UK all share index at this time, is UP by about 1% compared to what it was before the referendum, and has actually been so since the start of July. Hav...
by BattleMoose
Wed Jul 06, 2016 2:23 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: First Tesla Autopilot Death
Replies: 304
Views: 38072

Re: First Tesla Autopilot Death

When it is established that autonomous automobiles are somewhat safer, insurance companies will start offering lower premiums for people who use autonomous automobiles. People are probably much more likely to give up control for lower premiums than the idea of greater safety, even though they will g...
by BattleMoose
Wed Jul 06, 2016 1:57 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: First Tesla Autopilot Death
Replies: 304
Views: 38072

Re: First Tesla Autopilot Death

Just think of the insurance premiums!
by BattleMoose
Mon Jul 04, 2016 2:56 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: First Tesla Autopilot Death
Replies: 304
Views: 38072

Re: First Tesla Autopilot Death

I was a very keen cyclist, and my commute was 12km, which was absolutely fine for me. I take public transport now, which takes longer (much longer if connections are bad), costs more money, doesn't count as exercise and you are restricted to when and how it decides to operate. The distance to me jus...
by BattleMoose
Mon Jul 04, 2016 1:51 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: First Tesla Autopilot Death
Replies: 304
Views: 38072

Re: First Tesla Autopilot Death

Another factor with cycling is the distances involved. In Colorado (and most western U.S. states) commutes of 60 miles are fairly commonplace, and public transit is often... lacking. If you live in a fairly urban area to begin with then it makes sense, but in semi-rural and rural areas (which have ...
by BattleMoose
Mon Jul 04, 2016 7:19 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: First Tesla Autopilot Death
Replies: 304
Views: 38072

Re: First Tesla Autopilot Death

Also, can I just say that I love how every argument for self-driving cars eventually winds up back at the most basic defense of "well, at least they haven't killed as many people as human drivers! (Yet!)" It's wonderful. Your sarcasm is noted. But fewer deaths should be the goal. Any chan...
by BattleMoose
Mon Jul 04, 2016 6:57 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Australian Election 2016
Replies: 9
Views: 3103

Re: Australian Election 2016

Awesome News!

"I think the government will fall short of a majority in the lower house," Mr Green said


http://www.theage.com.au/federal-politi ... pxt9o.html
by BattleMoose
Mon Jul 04, 2016 5:14 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: First Tesla Autopilot Death
Replies: 304
Views: 38072

Re: First Tesla Autopilot Death

In a place long ago and far away they invented downtown pedestrian malls, and got rid of the streets. The end result was that people left the areas where they had done so, go figure. Examples include? In Louisville, Kentucky they closed the main drag downtown in a fit of the future. About eight to ...
by BattleMoose
Mon Jul 04, 2016 3:26 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: First Tesla Autopilot Death
Replies: 304
Views: 38072

Re: First Tesla Autopilot Death

In a place long ago and far away they invented downtown pedestrian malls, and got rid of the streets. The end result was that people left the areas where they had done so, go figure. Examples include? Self-driving cars more or less necessitate the existence of self-driving car bombs. When the death...
by BattleMoose
Sun Jul 03, 2016 6:24 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: First Tesla Autopilot Death
Replies: 304
Views: 38072

Re: First Tesla Autopilot Death

Just the thought of not having control over the matter of my own life or death, is suffocating. I take it you don't fly in aeroplanes? I mean when you're not the pilot, the one in control. Have you never been driven before, as a passenger in a car?! Demanding to be in control the whole time is a we...
by BattleMoose
Sun Jul 03, 2016 5:53 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: First Tesla Autopilot Death
Replies: 304
Views: 38072

Re: First Tesla Autopilot Death

Bikes are fine, if you don't mind arriving all sweaty at work after riding twenty-three miles in the snow and rain, and don't mind getting there at ten miles an hour instead of sixty. I don't mind arriving sweaty, because my university had showers for cyclists, have your morning shower there, no ti...
by BattleMoose
Sun Jul 03, 2016 5:43 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: First Tesla Autopilot Death
Replies: 304
Views: 38072

Re: First Tesla Autopilot Death

sardia wrote:Another obstacle is the design of a city. It's 30% bigger than needed because all the empty spaces needed to hold cars. In essence it's a subsidy from the poor to those who own cars.


Imagine how much more space there would be for activities!
by BattleMoose
Sun Jul 03, 2016 4:53 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: First Tesla Autopilot Death
Replies: 304
Views: 38072

Re: First Tesla Autopilot Death

Everybody should ride bikes, to the best of my knowledge they are the only common form of transport that weighs less than. Everybody should! The benefits are outrageous! People would be healthier and happier. Reduced costs medical costs. Won't need nearly as many parking spots in prime locations. A...
by BattleMoose
Sun Jul 03, 2016 3:27 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Australian Election 2016
Replies: 9
Views: 3103

Re: Australian Election 2016

Well, at least we are likely to see more of Antony Green!
by BattleMoose
Sat Jul 02, 2016 3:49 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Australian Election 2016
Replies: 9
Views: 3103

Re: Australian Election 2016

Anthony Green (He's a guy that has always done a heap of election predicting here in Aus) was estimating the Libs at 72 seats. Its absurdly close and counting as stopped now, and will only resumes on TUESDAY! Something about changes in how votes are counted and they apparently want to first secure a...
by BattleMoose
Fri Jul 01, 2016 2:34 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: First Tesla Autopilot Death
Replies: 304
Views: 38072

Re: First Tesla Autopilot Death

Ehhh... The problem with "safety measures" in general is that the presence of such measures makes people careless, after all there's a safety measure to protect them in case they fuck up. To wit: People lean over safety rails. While this is certainly a true aspect of human behavior, we ha...
by BattleMoose
Fri Jul 01, 2016 7:39 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: First Tesla Autopilot Death
Replies: 304
Views: 38072

Re: First Tesla Autopilot Death

It has the potential to get much much better. Its a future I look forward to. Well, unless you're opinion prevails and prevents the technology from being developed. Now that would be a real tragedy.
by BattleMoose
Fri Jul 01, 2016 6:42 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: First Tesla Autopilot Death
Replies: 304
Views: 38072

Re: First Tesla Autopilot Death

This just reminds me of the general nature of engineering new technologies. The sad reality is that with just about any engineering system that involve high speeds or large amounts of energy, that people die. Be it cars, trains, dams, aeroplanes, bridges, ships, submarines, boilers, nuclear reactors...
by BattleMoose
Fri Jul 01, 2016 6:27 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Puerto Rico Debt Crisis: $70+ Billion in Debt and counting
Replies: 29
Views: 7357

Re: Puerto Rico Debt Crisis: $70+ Billion in Debt and counting

As far as the back-up generation requirements, it's an excellent location for pumped storage, which would allow normalization of an irregular cycle. Also, offshore winds are much less prone to extended dead periods, which minimizes the amount of storage needed. There's this idea, that renewable ene...
by BattleMoose
Thu Jun 30, 2016 2:35 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Puerto Rico Debt Crisis: $70+ Billion in Debt and counting
Replies: 29
Views: 7357

Re: Puerto Rico Debt Crisis: $70+ Billion in Debt and counting

A lot of the issues are because of the relationship between Puerto Rico and the USA. In terms of laws and taxes and funding but the short of it is that Puerto Rico was simply running a deficit for too long and grew a large debt. Although its debt to GDP isn't as large as many other successful countr...
by BattleMoose
Thu Jun 30, 2016 11:06 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1116
Views: 112047

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, Cameron to resign by October]

Angua wrote:#notallbrexiters


That's pretty much the point I was trying to put across.

Its usually always about the money. How does immigration effect my economic situation? et cetera. It's a much more convincing explanation for how the majority of a country voted than racism.
by BattleMoose
Thu Jun 30, 2016 4:49 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1116
Views: 112047

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, Cameron to resign by October]

This idea that the majority of UK voters are somehow racist or xenophobic is doing my head in. You need not be racist to oppose uncontrolled immigration. High levels of immigration often cause conflict, violence and on occasion even war. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uitlander Part of the difficulty...
by BattleMoose
Tue Jun 28, 2016 1:44 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1116
Views: 112047

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, Cameron to resign by October]

Was watching Bloomberg and they had Jacob Nell, Morgan Stanley Chief UK economist. Apparently they are operating on the assumption that the UK will suffer a GDP loss of between 1.5 to 3%. Thought I would share. I also heard (no idea how accurate) that Scotland as well as the other nations that make ...
by BattleMoose
Mon Jun 27, 2016 7:29 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1116
Views: 112047

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, Cameron to resign by October]

So your claim that the economic effect of a Brexit could be positive. Then you admit that the mainstream view is a 1-3% drop More than a few of the studies referenced project the possibility of a positive economic impact of a Brexit. The consensus view is that there will be a 1-3% drop. This is dir...
by BattleMoose
Mon Jun 27, 2016 6:49 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1116
Views: 112047

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, Cameron to resign by October]

So you're citing a study to back up your viewpoint only because that study acknowledges that your viewpoint exists? No. I am adopting the consensus view that the study identifies as a result of a meta analysis of the peer reviewed literature. This is exactly how its supposed to work. Perhaps you wo...

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