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by SlyReaper
Sun Dec 04, 2016 8:58 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 462915

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Well now we're reduced to arguing over definitions. Okay, if you stretch the definition of race to include cultural characteristics, you can stretch the definition of racism to include criticism of behaviour. But I do not think that is what the majority of people are referring to when they talk abou...
by SlyReaper
Sun Dec 04, 2016 6:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 462915

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Pretending religious and cultural intolerance are somehow categorically different from racism... Aren't they? Race only affects how a person looks; culture and religion affect how people behave. Race is as much a social construct as religion and culture. Perceptions of race correlate with how peopl...
by SlyReaper
Sun Dec 04, 2016 6:01 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 462915

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Pretending religious and cultural intolerance are somehow categorically different from racism... Aren't they? Race only affects how a person looks; culture and religion affect how people behave. Race is as much a social construct as religion and culture. Perceptions of race correlate with how peopl...
by SlyReaper
Sun Dec 04, 2016 1:59 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 462915

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

You're right - I misspoke when I said no kind of intolerance is okay. Intolerance of FGM (or even MGM, for that matter) is definitely okay. Intelligent criticism is better, however.
by SlyReaper
Sun Dec 04, 2016 12:24 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 462915

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Pretending religious and cultural intolerance are somehow categorically different from racism... Aren't they? Race only affects how a person looks; culture and religion affect how people behave. No kind of intolerance is okay, of course, but it is different. Pretending it isn't is a large part of w...
by SlyReaper
Sat Dec 03, 2016 10:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 462915

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

I find that implausible. I think most of them thought him racist and didn't care. Not everyone thinks not being racist is an important character trait - just like many people don't see not being sexist as an important character trait. Ditto ageist, transphobic etc. Once you get to the smaller -ist'...
by SlyReaper
Sat Dec 03, 2016 8:37 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 462915

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

(Also, as mentioned before, *everyone* who voted for Trump chose a racist (perceived) solution to their problems, which is a racist choice. The lecture might be ineffective because people of all political persuasions prefer to ignore arguments about their own shortcomings, but that doesn't mean it'...
by SlyReaper
Sat Dec 03, 2016 7:56 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Investigatory Powers Act passes in UK, legalizes 'extreme surveillance'
Replies: 29
Views: 2478

Re: Investigatory Powers Act passes in UK, legalizes 'extreme surveillance'

Welp. A VPN provider just got itself another customer thanks to this law. Who wants to take bets on how long it'll be before it's illegal to use VPNs?
by SlyReaper
Mon Nov 28, 2016 7:27 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Fantastic Breasts and Where to Find Them
Replies: 49
Views: 3085

Re: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Never mind the ethics of obliviation, my main problem with the film was that it just wasn't good story-telling. For example, we know the protagonist likes beasties, but are we ever given a clue as to why? Maybe a childhood scene of him playing with the beasties, for example? No, it's just his Thing,...
by SlyReaper
Sat Nov 19, 2016 10:20 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 462915

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

His video was about being a chauvinistic asshole. Sexually assaulting someone involves lack of consent, whereas his video implied women would let him touch them because of his fame. If those harassment allegations happened months/years before, they could come out regardless of the video about his s...
by SlyReaper
Sat Nov 19, 2016 7:36 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 462915

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

http://i3.mirror.co.uk/incoming/article6448325.ece/ALTERNATES/s615/Donald-Trump.jpg http://static.topthatpublishing.com/products/titles/4675/images/cover/cover.jpg;h1000 That's not the frog he's most commonly associated with. http://i.imgur.com/MMQH47X.jpg
by SlyReaper
Fri Nov 11, 2016 7:45 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 462915

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

I'm willing to start over with Trump, if only because that's pretty much the only option we have; approach him with as few preconceptions as possible and hope he'll make a good president. I'm less willing to start over with Trump supporters. I want to know how they justify voting for a man who's sa...
by SlyReaper
Thu Nov 10, 2016 11:35 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 462915

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Loved this line I read elsewhere: "I have to congratulate the USA for sticking it to the elite by voting for a man with his own Boeing 757." Odd sentiment. Both candidates were wealthy. One was loved by the establishment, one was despised by the establishment. Seems voting for the one des...
by SlyReaper
Wed Nov 09, 2016 9:39 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 462915

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

As mentioned, racism isn't a binary, and everyone suffers from it. Are all of Clinton's voters not racist? Of course not! But a vote for her doesn't indicate disregard for marginalized groups. A vote for Trump, does. Nonsense. A vote for Trump doesn't indicate anything in particular except finding ...
by SlyReaper
Sat Nov 05, 2016 11:41 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 9520
Views: 850282

Re: What are you listening to?

by SlyReaper
Sat Oct 29, 2016 9:55 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Pokemon Go
Replies: 117
Views: 7065

Re: Pokemon Go

Pidgeys, weedles, and caterpies have also become exceedingly rare. Theory is they've replaced them with ghastlies, drowzees, and cubones. Wandered around Green Park in London today, hoovering up all the charmanders that spawn there. With the double candy bonus, it only took a couple of hours to evol...
by SlyReaper
Fri Oct 14, 2016 11:38 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 462915

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

A clean conscience? Do you think a strategic voter can't have a clean conscience? I'll remind myself of that when I vote. Not what I said. What I'm saying is that, if you feel tactical voting does compromise your conscience, you shouldn't let anyone shame you or frighten you into doing it. Look, I ...
by SlyReaper
Fri Oct 14, 2016 9:10 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 462915

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

And since you ignored this point, let me ask once again: why do you think playing this long-term spoiler game has a more realistic chance of bringing about a better society than the idea of campaigning for electoral reform, campaign finance reform and lower-level third party candidates while pragma...
by SlyReaper
Fri Oct 14, 2016 7:32 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 462915

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Yeah, but Trump and other politicians do that stuff too I don't disagree. Like I said, both options are revolting. Also, I don't recall Obama or Bernie ever getting caught with such incriminating material like those emails. I recall seeing the email talking about rigging, but was there anything tha...
by SlyReaper
Fri Oct 14, 2016 6:27 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 462915

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

At SlyReaper. SInce I know what peoples problems with Trump are but with Clinton people criticizing her seem mostly content to just say she is horrible without really bothering with making that point so I don't really have a clear picture what people in this thread are basing that on and whether I ...
by SlyReaper
Thu Oct 13, 2016 9:59 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 462915

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

If someone thinks Clinton is marginally less terrible than Trump, then not voting for her is an immoral choice. Same if someone thinks the opposite, I suppose. I believe that's what's happening with many of Trump supporters. "Trump is terrible, Clinton is worse, and the there are no other prag...
by SlyReaper
Mon Oct 03, 2016 9:42 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Something on Youtube
Replies: 2015
Views: 524307

Re: Something on Youtube

by SlyReaper
Mon Oct 03, 2016 12:15 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Luke Cage
Replies: 23
Views: 1761

Re: Luke Cage

Just a couple of minutes into the first episode and I'm lost already. A bunch of guys in a barber shop talking about... something? Sports, I think? I can understand maybe 20% of what they're saying. Do you have to be American to understand it? Are we supposed to understand it? Like "Oakley and ...
by SlyReaper
Sun Oct 02, 2016 12:07 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The "Thread Necromancy" Game
Replies: 16882
Views: 1033335

Re: The "Thread Necromancy" Game

This thread is still going? Bloody hell.
by SlyReaper
Sat Oct 01, 2016 8:29 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 462915

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

If Bernie were the nominee, I'd be scared Trump would stand a better chance. Openly calling yourself socialist has got to be close to a death sentence for a good chunk of Americans. He's not even that socialist, but... yeah. There were a number of polls conducted on the hypothetical Trump vs Sander...
by SlyReaper
Fri Sep 30, 2016 9:23 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 462915

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

It was easier to watch him and make fun of him, rather than pretend that he was actually the Republican Nominee. (Wait, he's really the nominee? Shit :-( ) I find it equally depressing that Hillary is the Democratic nominee, especially when they could have selected Bernie. The US political system r...
by SlyReaper
Tue Sep 27, 2016 7:34 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13564
Views: 1580533

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

Yeah I get that. But Nightingale didn't say otherwise. He just said tides are caused by the moon without going into the specifics.
by SlyReaper
Mon Sep 26, 2016 8:36 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 462915

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Poe's Law strikes again, because I can't actually tell if this is satire or not.

http://usuncut.com/news/surgeon-general-warns-drinking-every-time-trump-lies-debate-result-acute-alcohol-poisoning/
by SlyReaper
Mon Sep 26, 2016 8:27 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13564
Views: 1580533

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

The scientist is actually also wrong. The moon's gravitational pull on the earth is only 90x stronger than that of Jupiter. The sun's gravitational pull is much, much stronger than either of them. But the tides aren't caused by gravitational pull directly, but by the difference in gravitational pul...
by SlyReaper
Wed Sep 21, 2016 9:13 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4335
Views: 575665

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

There are a few more Dumb Subaru episodes to go. He does eventually get his shit together though.
by SlyReaper
Wed Sep 21, 2016 9:05 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ANGRY NATTERINGS
Replies: 28218
Views: 2040696

Re: ANGRY NATTERINGS

Yeah maybe. It doesn't feel right leaving it unlocked anyway, I'd be paranoid about some yoofs getting in and messing it up just for giggles. I'm back at the Spanish garage, they reckon it will take about 1 hour to do the basic repairs. Then when I'm back in Old Blighty, there are some dents and scr...
by SlyReaper
Tue Sep 20, 2016 1:35 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ANGRY NATTERINGS
Replies: 28218
Views: 2040696

Re: ANGRY NATTERINGS

First night on holiday in Spain, I wake up to find my car broken into, passenger window smashed, and significant damage to the door. Taken it to the nearest garage to get it fixed, but it won't be done until tomorrow lunchtime at the earliest, because they have to order the parts in. In the meantime...
by SlyReaper
Mon Sep 12, 2016 9:00 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4335
Views: 575665

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

So one of those "you had to be there" things. I can understand that.

So Re Zero only has one more episode. It better not end on another bloody cliffhanger.

Spoiler:
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by SlyReaper
Mon Sep 12, 2016 3:54 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4335
Views: 575665

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Is that why everyone loses their minds over Akira, the animation quality? I never did understand why it got such a cult following.
by SlyReaper
Sun Sep 04, 2016 8:27 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 977
Views: 61100

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]

kingofdreams wrote:i'd first assumed it was a sarcastic retort to whatever officiant lauded the eu as the winner in the medals table. my enduring naivete may be my best feature

Was it not?
by SlyReaper
Mon Aug 29, 2016 4:06 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Suicide Squad: You've gotta be Joker
Replies: 168
Views: 9914

Re: Suicide Squad: You've gotta be Joker

Waller herself is the 'bad guy', insofar as she kills a handful of innocents in an effort to cover her ass. Yeah that bit kinda broke the character for me. They weren't cleared to know the things they'd learned - so debrief them! Make them sign a bit of paper that says they won't tell anyone? Murde...
by SlyReaper
Sun Aug 28, 2016 6:11 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Earth-mass planet found in the habitable zone around Proxima Centauri
Replies: 27
Views: 2902

Re: Earth-mass planet found in the habitable zone around Proxima Centauri

I would point out that Venus' magnetic field is extremely weak, and is closer to the source of solar wind than us - it seems to have held onto a thick atmosphere quite well. What little magnetic field it does have seems to be caused by the solar wind itself, interacting with Venus' ionosphere. It do...
by SlyReaper
Sun Aug 28, 2016 10:33 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Earth-mass planet found in the habitable zone around Proxima Centauri
Replies: 27
Views: 2902

Re: Earth-mass planet found in the habitable zone around Proxima Centauri

Again, a thick enough atmosphere would tend to even out any temperature fluctuations caused by orbital eccentricity, especially given the time difference between "summer" and "winter" would be just five and a half days.
by SlyReaper
Sat Aug 27, 2016 12:19 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Earth-mass planet found in the habitable zone around Proxima Centauri
Replies: 27
Views: 2902

Re: Earth-mass planet found in the habitable zone around Proxima Centauri

Orbiting that close to its star, I would expect it to be tidally locked to the star. So there will be a hot side and a cold side, and maybe a moderately temperate zone somewhere between the substellar point and the day-night terminator. It would be interesting to find out the characteristics of its ...

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