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by Izawwlgood
Tue Apr 18, 2017 6:05 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Logon
Replies: 113
Views: 7296

Re: Logon

I definitely enjoyed this more than most other X-Men films, and think bearded and scarred Wolverine looks more like any other Wolverine we've ever seen. The storyline, seeing Charles and Logan bicker and swear at one another, Laura looking chill in her shades, and the world having changed in subtle ...
by Izawwlgood
Wed Apr 05, 2017 1:32 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Ghost in the Shelf (2017)
Replies: 82
Views: 7474

Re: Ghost in the Shelf (2017)

Utter garbage. It felt like someone had seen GitS 1 and 2, didn't understand what it was about but liked a handful of iconic scenes/characters, reordered them, and then a committee wrote a shitty script to try and connect them all together. The Major is completely neutered and rendered little more t...
by Izawwlgood
Mon Mar 27, 2017 2:46 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Is terraforming Uranus and Neptune possible?
Replies: 22
Views: 2001

Re: Is terraforming Uranus and Neptune possible?

(For example, you could move all the already-rocky planets into more habitable orbits, along with all the usefully-sized moons of all the gas giants.) As someone who played with various orbital simulator games in middle school, I'm pretty comfortable in guessing that moving planets around the solar...
by Izawwlgood
Wed Feb 01, 2017 8:08 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Abortion - Trump Thread Split
Replies: 21
Views: 1958

Re: Trump presidency

Argument to moderation. Perhaps the right for black people to vote should be decided on the state level as well. Gay people to marry. Blahblahblah. This is an old argument.
by Izawwlgood
Thu Jan 26, 2017 9:10 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Sherunlocked
Replies: 81
Views: 22891

Re: Sherunlocked

ameretrifle wrote:But bring up the idea of Holmes and/or Watson being anything but straight white British cis men, and suddenly he's all about the Unassailable Canon... Hypocritical little...
I really liked Elementary. Almost more than Sherlock, ultimately.
by Izawwlgood
Wed Dec 28, 2016 6:38 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: How to calculate energy in humans?
Replies: 22
Views: 2453

Re: How to calculate energy in humans?

speising wrote:
Tub wrote:but it's going to be in the ballpark of burning 80kg of other organic material like wood.


Pretty wet wood, though. Humans don't really burn well.

Just need to get them hot enough, actually. Fat burns very well.
by Izawwlgood
Wed Dec 28, 2016 4:56 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: I need a Game Recommendation
Replies: 1486
Views: 277259

Re: I need a Game Recommendation

Any mobile gaming recommendations to scratch a kind of empire building/resource management/econ simulator itch? I picked up Shipping Manager, Last Vikings and Achikaps, which are fun but not super engrossing. Most of the 'empire builder' games are just cash grabs, that seem pretty boring and all the...
by Izawwlgood
Tue Dec 27, 2016 12:24 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: EVE Online
Replies: 4821
Views: 449001

Re: EVE Online

The stories are great. People writing up their actions reveals a lot about how they view... well, themselves, and others, etc. Koa, it seems like the corp was pretty reasonable top to bottom, and if you wanted back in, you could have politely said 'please contact me after this wardec is over.' inste...
by Izawwlgood
Fri Dec 16, 2016 9:47 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Werstwerld (Westworld)
Replies: 49
Views: 6157

Re: Werstwerld (Westworld)

Maeve: her programming was to leave the park. Her choice was to return. Dolores: her programming was to not kill, to fulfill her role as caretaker or sort of child project. She chose to kill and lead in the process Both went against their programming, arguably as part of fords whole plan. Ford: the ...
by Izawwlgood
Thu Dec 15, 2016 3:13 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: EVE Online
Replies: 4821
Views: 449001

Re: EVE Online

... I think you took that way too personally, and indeed, that you turned around and gave intel to the corps enemy, shows that their paranoia wasn't unwarranted.
by Izawwlgood
Thu Dec 15, 2016 3:10 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Werstwerld (Westworld)
Replies: 49
Views: 6157

Re: Werstwerld (Westworld)

The Man in Black does have special powers inside Westworld (such as turning cigars into explosives) that come from being a major (if not majority) shareholder in the company that owns the park. But I don't think those powers include wallhacks. I just presumed that he snuck a spe...
by Izawwlgood
Thu Dec 15, 2016 3:05 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Spidey Take 3: Iron man edition
Replies: 19
Views: 2150

Re: Spiderman: Homecoming

yeah, it wasn't bad. Thought, despite what I just said, I actually think the most recent Supermans (even the Batman vs) were the best. I also loved Amazing Spiderman, but thought the second was even awesomer. I hope Spiderman: Homecoming is distinctly after his origin, is all I'm saying. We've seen ...
by Izawwlgood
Mon Dec 12, 2016 3:03 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Spidey Take 3: Iron man edition
Replies: 19
Views: 2150

Re: Spiderman: Homecoming

I just want to see a super hero movie that isn't an origin story. And hopefully this one will be a kind of snapshot into post-uncle Ben existence. An already established Spiderman.
by Izawwlgood
Mon Dec 05, 2016 7:33 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: I need a book recommendation (Renamed : Recom'd me a book)
Replies: 327
Views: 164685

Re: I need a book recommendation (Renamed : Recom'd me a book)

Max Gladstones Craft Sequence is pretty neat. Kind of campy, but doing the right thing.
by Izawwlgood
Mon Dec 05, 2016 3:19 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 579256

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Liri wrote:I wonder how long he'll be able to go before realizing no major world leaders actually respect him or take him seriously (at least to the degree that he'd like).
I think part of his whole shtick is that he never will.
by Izawwlgood
Wed Nov 30, 2016 3:36 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 579256

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Clinton put information in an insecure place; Patraeus literally just handed it over to a civilian. I think this is an important distinction to be noted. Not only did Patraeus willingly just hand over top secret information to a civilian, but it was to his mistress. Clinton was irresponsible with h...
by Izawwlgood
Mon Nov 28, 2016 9:04 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 579256

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

The peaceful transfer of power is predicated on trusting the outcome of the election. Evidently we have finally managed to fuck that up. Oh joy. When the head of the NSA states that something was afoot, I think it's safe to assume something may be afoot. Though, Trump won Michigan by two tenths of ...
by Izawwlgood
Mon Nov 28, 2016 7:58 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 579256

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Honestly, the only recount outcome that I think isn't catastrophic is that clear and evident foreign government tampering is discovered. All America needs for unity is a common enemy to rally against? I think it would be hard for even the most ridiculous of Trumpeteers to say that Russian hacking o...
by Izawwlgood
Mon Nov 28, 2016 4:51 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 579256

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Honestly, the only recount outcome that I think isn't catastrophic is that clear and evident foreign government tampering is discovered. All America needs for unity is a common enemy to rally against? I think it would be hard for even the most ridiculous of Trumpeteers to say that Russian hacking o...
by Izawwlgood
Mon Nov 28, 2016 3:26 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 579256

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Honestly, the only recount outcome that I think isn't catastrophic is that clear and evident foreign government tampering is discovered. All other outcomes just result in further division.
by Izawwlgood
Thu Nov 24, 2016 10:29 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Werstwerld (Westworld)
Replies: 49
Views: 6157

Re: Werstwerld (Westworld)

I think there are pretty intentional parallels to divinity, particularly with Arnolds notion of having the hosts hear voice commands
by Izawwlgood
Wed Nov 23, 2016 10:16 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Classifing Organism by Mechanical Structure
Replies: 18
Views: 2413

Re: Classifing Organism by Mechanical Structure

Some snails move by surfing. Some vertebrates move by brachiating. Another vertebrate uses its tail as a counterweight and 'rudder' whilst sprinting. Some vertebrates run on their toes, while some run on their hands. I think there's a reason why bauplan is definitely already a way things are classif...
by Izawwlgood
Tue Nov 22, 2016 6:38 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: family with morally reprehensible views
Replies: 65
Views: 9353

Re: family with morally reprehensible views

connection is stronger than her political convictions Ehhhhhhhhh... Like I said, the past 8 years have demonstrated that my mother would rather fight about politics than connect. Don't hold it as an ultimatum or anything of course. But just be happy with that connection. I was uninvited from Thanks...
by Izawwlgood
Tue Nov 22, 2016 3:57 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 579256

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Coastal? This is what I'm getting at - the people freaking out about literal Nazi's being happy about Trump aren't just coastal.
by Izawwlgood
Tue Nov 22, 2016 3:17 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Werstwerld (Westworld)
Replies: 49
Views: 6157

Re: Werstwerld (Westworld)

Bernard: Lifelike, but not alive. Pain always exists in the mind; it's always imagined. So what's the difference between my pain and yours, between you and me? Ford: This was the very question that consumed Arnold, filled him with guilt, eventually drove him mad. The answer always seemed ob...
by Izawwlgood
Tue Nov 22, 2016 3:12 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 579256

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Yes, yes, this, exactly this. I am absolutely stunned at how those on the right who were HORRIFIED at the whispers of Obama's 'corruption' and spent 8 years foaming at the mouth about it, but everything that's going on now is NBD. The way I feel about this now makes me somewhat sympathetic to 9/11 t...
by Izawwlgood
Tue Nov 22, 2016 3:08 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: family with morally reprehensible views
Replies: 65
Views: 9353

Re: family with morally reprehensible views

Very much so! I absolutely recognize that my echo chamber is simply non-overlapping with their echo chamber, and I think that's a problem for multiple reasons, and what led to the rise of post-truth America. It's why I'm saying we live in different worlds. That said, the point that there's simply no...
by Izawwlgood
Tue Nov 22, 2016 12:44 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: family with morally reprehensible views
Replies: 65
Views: 9353

Re: family with morally reprehensible views

A lot of my Facebook friends post stuff from like, OccupyDemocrats.com and DemocracyNow.com. I wouldn't consider those particularly exemplary news sources. But even Fox News has featured stories about how fake news outperformed real news this election cycle, and given that I think Fox News actually ...
by Izawwlgood
Tue Nov 22, 2016 12:30 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 579256

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

What gmalivuk said. Also, prior to this election, one of my big sticking points was 'science education, funding, the environment, and getting rid of pseudoscience'. I recognize that the left is guilty of the pseudoscience part - a lot of very liberal people think alt-science/med is a good thing, aka...
by Izawwlgood
Mon Nov 21, 2016 11:49 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 579256

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Don't panic. I'll remind you we are in the early stages of the Trump Era. In the first two years we will find out who is who and what is what. It's not panic about Trump as it is panic about how indifferent to reality the right has become. I lament the far left and their insistence on pseudoscience...
by Izawwlgood
Mon Nov 21, 2016 9:38 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 579256

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

The Great Hippo wrote:I strongly suspect history will describe this as the "post-Trump" era of American politics.
Man, I... I can't believe this is where we are.
by Izawwlgood
Mon Nov 21, 2016 7:22 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 579256

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Trump has contradicted himself sentence to sentence, and no one seems to care. People currently seeing what they want to see, they are filtering. In time the filters will fray. Trump has no real record in terms of his ability to do this job. He's a cypher. I'm very hopeful that this will happen bef...
by Izawwlgood
Mon Nov 21, 2016 6:13 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 579256

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

But again, he came back from those Bankruptcies and defaults only because he had the money to afford the lawyers that could exploit the tax loophole. Exactly how much of Trump's financial activity are you privy to? This is a known fact - when his casino's failed, he didn't take a loss, other people...
by Izawwlgood
Mon Nov 21, 2016 4:56 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 579256

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Tyndmyr wrote:Most of us are not praising Trump. We're merely labeling him as an average businessman, given his starting advantages.
Whereas most of the praise I hear about Trump is that he is a 'brilliant businessman'.

I think you know this. And I think there's a lot of selective responses going on here.
by Izawwlgood
Mon Nov 21, 2016 3:26 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: family with morally reprehensible views
Replies: 65
Views: 9353

Re: family with morally reprehensible views

I've tried underlining at times that there are strong parallels between what the Jews experienced in Nazi Germany and what both has happened in America and what may happen, but that's washed away as being hyperbolic. I've also tried pointing out that their fears were unfounded and nothing came of th...
by Izawwlgood
Mon Nov 21, 2016 1:29 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Fantastic Breasts and Where to Find Them
Replies: 49
Views: 5789

Re: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Also, don't forget one of the central Muggle characters is a 'Salemist'. I think that's a pretty deliberate point - the relationship between Wizards and Muggles has been pretty rocky for a while, and this is just sort of where they are now with it. IIRC, one of the points in the Harry Potter books i...
by Izawwlgood
Fri Nov 18, 2016 6:45 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Classifing Organism by Mechanical Structure
Replies: 18
Views: 2413

Re: Classifing Organism by Mechanical Structure

I'm not clear on why you're asking this here, then. How does the structures in the bodies of oysters and plants that give the organisms their shape compare to the skeletons, exoskeletons, or soft-tissue system of animals? Are you asking for fictional science purposes, or to understand evolution? An...
by Izawwlgood
Fri Nov 18, 2016 3:39 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 579256

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

I was linked to this post that presents, let's say, curious viewpoint on Trump's racism and our (the left wing) reaction to it. The media (and others) are still crying wolf on Trump A couple excerpts to highlight the main points and blogger's main line of reasoning: 4. Aren’t there a lot of voters ...
by Izawwlgood
Thu Nov 17, 2016 8:47 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 579256

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

He's literally trolling you. In addition to the fact that this is a serious problem in and of itself, it reminds me of the way Republicans complained in 2008 that they couldn't trust Obama because he 'waffled'. At some point in time the Republican party is going to have to acknowledge the fact that...

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