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by Mutex
Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8235
Views: 655842

Re: Trump presidency

Simple solution, increase patrolling ten-fold to stop people stealing bits of the wall.
by Mutex
Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:07 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8235
Views: 655842

Re: Trump presidency

So, it turns out that anyone wanting to get over Trump's wall needn't even bring a ladder, a simple saw will do. https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/immigration/test-steel-prototype-border-wall-showed-it-could-be-sawed-n956856 President Donald Trump has repeatedly advocated for a steel slat design for ...
by Mutex
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2094: "Short Selling"
Replies: 44
Views: 2339

Re: 2094: "Short Selling"

If the roles in this strip were reversed, it would probably be called "mansplaining". Cueball only expresses a sentiment, he doesn't ask for an explanation. He explicitly says he doesn't understand how it works. Getting an explanation in response to that... is not mansplaining. Mansplaini...
by Mutex
Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:11 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8235
Views: 655842

Re: Trump presidency

I'm pretty sure he literally meant the US would send Mexico an invoice.
by Mutex
Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2094: "Short Selling"
Replies: 44
Views: 2339

Re: 2094: "Short Selling"

Pretty good! For those that don't know, it's actually fairly simple... 1. Borrow shares from someone that owns them (your broker handles the details) 2. Sell the borrowed shares on the market 3. Buy the shares back (ideally at a lower price than when you sold them) 4. Return the shares to the perso...
by Mutex
Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:39 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15021
Views: 2432501

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

I guess compassion is required when the army have to interact with the locals in, say, a foreign country where they're deployed such as Afghanistan or Iraq. I think they're saying they need a huge range of skills and attributes. They also seem to be pushing the idea that seemingly negative attribute...
by Mutex
Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:17 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: News in brief
Replies: 302
Views: 76172

Re: News in brief

Probably not the only factor, but possibly because NY is much colder than CA so sheltering the homeless is much more urgent?
by Mutex
Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:12 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: News in brief
Replies: 302
Views: 76172

Re: News in brief

Tldr California has an above average homeless population because the citizens are cheapasses, and housing costs too much. Sounds about right. Income inequality is a big issue for Dems in part because the states where Dems most often win tend to be the ones that are most unequal . Presumably because...
by Mutex
Tue Dec 25, 2018 11:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2089: "Christmas Eve Eve"
Replies: 37
Views: 2348

Re: 2089: "Christmas Eve Eve"

Merry Boxing Day Eve, everyone!
by Mutex
Wed Dec 19, 2018 5:44 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Doctor Whom
Replies: 4990
Views: 701698

Re: Doctor Whom

I liked Martha too. Most of the new-Who companions blur together for me, I mean I can barely write one word to describe Clara's personality. And Amy's. They're both... "feisty"? Which seemed to be the only way the Who writers could write a female character at that time. But yeah, Martha fe...
by Mutex
Wed Dec 19, 2018 4:46 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Doctor Whom
Replies: 4990
Views: 701698

Re: Doctor Whom

Episode 10 doesn't spoil anything about 9. Except they all survive, I guess.
by Mutex
Wed Dec 19, 2018 1:08 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Doctor Whom
Replies: 4990
Views: 701698

Re: Doctor Whom

Ah ok, I guess it was largely Tate that turned me off it then.
by Mutex
Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:54 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Doctor Whom
Replies: 4990
Views: 701698

Re: Doctor Whom

Series 4 had the highest ratings weirdly, when Catherine Tate was the assistant and I switched off. She was the best companion of the revival. You missed out. AM I BOVVERED? I think it was the Christmas special she appeared in that turned me off, wasn't that the one with evil robot Christmas trees ...
by Mutex
Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:27 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Doctor Whom
Replies: 4990
Views: 701698

Re: Doctor Whom

There's a TV presenter from Yorkshire called Tim Shaw . I've no idea if they're referencing anyone in particular, but he seems the most likely. On another note, this season apparently had the second highest average ratings (for a non-special) of Doctor Who in the revived era, with 7.96 million viewe...
by Mutex
Sun Dec 09, 2018 4:56 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Teachers being trained to kill kids
Replies: 108
Views: 5828

Re: Teachers being trained to kill kids

EdgarJPublius wrote:Teachers in schools have been legally armed in many states for basically the entire history of America, and so far the predicted negative consequences have failed to accrue.

How many teachers in the US carry a gun in school on a daily basis?
by Mutex
Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:46 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4201
Views: 600574

Re: The Darker Side of the News

I’m kinda surprised this isn’t here yet. So, for background, Russia fired upon and siezed 3 Ukrainian naval vessels sailing through the strait between Crimea and Russia. By treaty, this strait is shared between Russia and Ukraine, so the boats had a right to travel through. Since annexing Crimea, R...
by Mutex
Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1267
Views: 197092

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

Fuck knows. He seems unkeen on another referendum or withdrawing article 50. So I guess we crash out without a deal, he blames the tories for everything bad that happens, and he wings it from there. Truth be told none of us have a clue what he'd do if he ended up with power, he might not know himsel...
by Mutex
Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:11 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1267
Views: 197092

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

I think Corbyn's thinking is if the bill fails, we'll have a general election and he'll be able to seize power. So he's basically putting his feet up and watching Rome burn thinking it can only be good for Labour. Yeah, they don't have an alternative. They've avoided suggesting one in order to avoid...
by Mutex
Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:59 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1267
Views: 197092

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

I have no doubt Ireland will reunite in the next couple of generations tbh. But it's not a likely outcome right now, there's far too many protestant unionists who'd get very angry and violent. It's a hell of a messy situation that the EU solved, until the brexiters came along and kicked the hornets ...
by Mutex
Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:15 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1267
Views: 197092

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

And I don't agree with the turkey/triffle metaphor, because going hard-turkey would be worse than the half-way point. It would definitely mean ripping up the Good Friday Agreement and going back to the Troubles. Personally I don't think it would lead to that. I do think it would lead to the break-u...
by Mutex
Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:18 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1267
Views: 197092

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

And this proposal seems like a reasonable compromise between the various opinions within the UK, given the non-cakeism constraints from the EU. The UK can start in "Norway" style, close but not quite in, with the perspective to step down towards "Canada" over the years. Yeah, bu...
by Mutex
Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:38 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1267
Views: 197092

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

Looks like there's going to be a vote of no confidence, and most likely May will win it, and be untouchable for a year. Meaning she'll survive to push her bill into parliament - what happens then is anyone's guess. In other news, May has announced she'll appoint the new Brexit secretary soon. Also, ...
by Mutex
Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:43 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1267
Views: 197092

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

What was May thinking bringing Hammond on that early?
by Mutex
Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:24 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1267
Views: 197092

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

I can't see the deal making it through parliament. Neither brexiters nor remainers like it. Some brexiters have even said it's worse than remaining - I mean, they're right, surprised they've only just worked that out. The resignations and letters of no confidence in May are starting to roll in. Inte...
by Mutex
Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:33 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2018 Midterm Elections Coverage
Replies: 217
Views: 27988

Re: 2018 Midterm Elections Coverage

Well, it means Dems need to flip 4 seats in 2020 if they want to take the Senate. Is that doable?
by Mutex
Sat Nov 03, 2018 2:36 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15021
Views: 2432501

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

Last time I had a £50 note it was in Canary Wharf, when I withdrew £50 from an ATM. Then I went into a sandwich shop and used it to pay for a sandwich. The cashier didn't even blink, obviously that's completely normal in Canary Wharf.
by Mutex
Mon Oct 29, 2018 2:25 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8235
Views: 655842

Re: Trump presidency

Also, a lot of the right's pro-Israel stance seems to just be about preferring them over Muslims. This doesn't necessarily mean seeing Jews as equal to Christians. Ant-Israel sentiment on the left is more driven by seeing all people as equal, including the thousands of Muslim people losing their liv...
by Mutex
Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:09 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15021
Views: 2432501

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

And also because European integration isn't yet at the point any country would be happy to get rid of its own army altogether. So, Belgium is likely to want to have an army to defend itself no matter what.
by Mutex
Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:34 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8235
Views: 655842

Re: Trump presidency

freezeblade wrote:I vote we coin the term "Trumpist" as the word to describe people who engage in those sort of acts.

Too vague, that covers far too broad a range of evil and demented behaviour.

It's projection at its core, just... Worse. Phony victimhood? Still only covers part of it really.
by Mutex
Fri Oct 26, 2018 4:55 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15021
Views: 2432501

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

Problem with replacing the A-10 is that it was designed to deal with Soviet SAM batteries and armored columns. To properly design a replacement system you have to have a credible threat to design it against, and there's no military forces that pose that kind of Cold War armored tank threat to the U...
by Mutex
Fri Oct 26, 2018 4:45 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8235
Views: 655842

Re: Trump presidency

Some details are being shed on the man who sent the explosive packages: A 56-year-old man has been arrested in Florida in connection with a mail-bombing campaign aimed at critics of President Trump. US officials named the man as Cesar Sayoc, saying that more arrests could follow. (...) Media reports...
by Mutex
Fri Oct 26, 2018 3:59 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8235
Views: 655842

Re: Trump presidency

If the camera and microphone haven't been disabled, if someone gains control of the phone they could spy on him. And possibly also know his location at all times. An insecure device shouldn't be in the White House.
by Mutex
Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:02 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15021
Views: 2432501

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

I think the F22's would've been a better choice. For who? The F22 isn't sold to other countries. As for the F35's performance. The UK has entirely gone for the F35-B (jump jet) variant, to take off from our carriers. Which is even more limited in terms of manoeuvrability, range and weapons. Still, ...
by Mutex
Thu Oct 25, 2018 4:11 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15021
Views: 2432501

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

MakingProgress wrote:I hope everybody here understands that this is a huge deal for a small country like Belgium. I wonder who is going to pay for all this ?
Spoiler:
Actually, i know who is paying for this. I am ! :x

Jeez, your fellow countrymen could at least have chipped in a bit.
by Mutex
Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:26 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8235
Views: 655842

Re: Trump presidency

Well, people can see your eye colour from the photo on the ID, I've not seen it explicitly listed on the ID. Same with sex/gender, the photo is enough to tell people what you look like.
by Mutex
Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:32 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15021
Views: 2432501

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

He does realise they can just kick him out, right? He's in their house. If he doesn't like the rules, he can leave.
by Mutex
Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:32 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1854
Views: 334119

Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

Huh, maybe they're different in the UK. Pretty sure they're just little chunks of chicken. EDIT: According to Wikipedia: The chicken is cut and shaped to the correct size. This is done manually, by a series of automatic blades, or by a process called grinding (a method of deboning in which the softe...
by Mutex
Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:17 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1854
Views: 334119

Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

I mean, it's a good start isn't it? Also, to me, chicken nuggets taste like... chicken? I don't really get how it's less chickeny than other chicken.
by Mutex
Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:28 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: News in brief
Replies: 302
Views: 76172

Re: News in brief

Thesh wrote:Well, in Colorado it was ruled that you are forced to serve a gay couple, but you are not forced to write a message on the cake.

That's the same ruling as the UK. You can't refuse to serve someone because they're gay, but you can refuse to write a message you don't agree with.
by Mutex
Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:59 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: News in brief
Replies: 302
Views: 76172

Re: News in brief

Indeed, whatever way the decision went it would cut both ways. For example if they'd ruled against the bakers, anyone would be able to force gay baker (or anyone who supports gay marriage) to bake a cake with "NO TO GAY MARRIAGE" on it, or even worse. I guess there'd still be a limit to th...

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