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by Izawwlgood
Fri Dec 16, 2016 9:47 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Werstwerld (Westworld)
Replies: 49
Views: 7862

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: 4823
Views: 489766

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: 7862

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: 3324

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: 3324

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: 171237

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: 707668

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: 707668

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: 707668

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: 707668

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: 707668

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: 707668

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: 7862

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: 3100

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: 12449

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: 707668

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: 7862

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: 707668

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: 12449

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: 12449

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: 707668

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: 707668

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: 707668

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: 707668

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: 707668

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: 707668

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: 12449

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: 51
Views: 8122

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: 3100

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: 707668

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: 707668

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...
by Izawwlgood
Thu Nov 17, 2016 2:49 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 707668

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

He's either a racist, or he's faking it to pander to racists I'll wait on a whatever policies he exposes to make a final decision on if he's just more unfiltered or a real racist. I sometimes think that Trump sounds worse because other politicians filter so hard so as not to offend anyone. That he ...
by Izawwlgood
Thu Nov 17, 2016 1:42 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: family with morally reprehensible views
Replies: 65
Views: 12449

Re: family with morally reprehensible views

I don't want to claim any sort of ownership over being the only person with this issue, so, where the conversation goes is where the conversation goes :) Just going back to this, what do your parents think about secular Judaism? Is their problem that you can't have morals without religious practices...
by Izawwlgood
Wed Nov 16, 2016 9:39 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Classifing Organism by Mechanical Structure
Replies: 18
Views: 3100

Re: Classifing Organism by Mechanical Structure

Yeah, to emphasize Angua's point, a class in Taxonomy or Evolutionary Biology is almost equal parts crash course in Latin/Greek, because a lot of organisms are basically named after what they look like. "Blue Wide Triangle Scaled Lizard" or such. If this is a funsies exercise, yeah, sure, ...
by Izawwlgood
Wed Nov 16, 2016 9:16 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: family with morally reprehensible views
Replies: 65
Views: 12449

Re: family with morally reprehensible views

For context one of the reasons I posted is that you guys are A ) mostly pretty much emotionally mature individuals whose opinions and guidance I've watched and respected over the nearly 10 years I've been posting here, and B ) you all don't have any biases with respect to the players involved other ...
by Izawwlgood
Wed Nov 16, 2016 9:12 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: family with morally reprehensible views
Replies: 65
Views: 12449

Re: family with morally reprehensible views

The more I read the more I get the impression that you've made a decision and that you are looking for justifications. A little, but I'm also upset about this and wanted feedback. I hadn't considered tackling this issue differently for each parent, truthfully. Not with respect to changing minds, bu...
by Izawwlgood
Wed Nov 16, 2016 9:00 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 707668

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

And the difference is, Trump changed his language as soon as people at his rallies began to get violent. This is a fascinating thing to say. I don't mean this to be combative, but my understanding is that literally the opposite happened - Trump not only encouraged violence at his rallies from the g...
by Izawwlgood
Wed Nov 16, 2016 8:57 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: family with morally reprehensible views
Replies: 65
Views: 12449

Re: family with morally reprehensible views

I think it's important to understand that it's very unlikely that you will ever change your parents' views on any of these matters. I absolutely understand this, which is upsetting to me because A ) my mother has spent the last 8 years trying to change my mind, and B ) my parents are bigots. wherea...
by Izawwlgood
Wed Nov 16, 2016 7:40 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 707668

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

I absolutely grant that that is a thing. I'm seeing a lot more third party supporters bemoaning Trump. Liberals claimed that Trump supporters would riot and would never support Clinton. Come a few weeks later, we learn the opposite is also true. To be fair, violence is occurring both ways, and one v...

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