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by roc314
Thu Mar 26, 2009 8:01 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Boy Thread: put a hat on ur butt
Replies: 14353
Views: 1078517

Re: Boy Thread: All Roads Lead Back To Bacon

Un(man|boy)ly things: False apologies, slippery slope fallacies.
by roc314
Thu Mar 26, 2009 4:58 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: REALLY Annoying Misconceptions
Replies: 4059
Views: 280256

Re: REALLY Annoying Misconceptions

You're throwing around insults like "stupid fuck" as though they were somehow less hurtful than "gay." They are. See, "stupid fuck" is only harmful to the person you accuse of being one. On the other hand, using "gay" as an insult is harmful to the one being ...
by roc314
Wed Mar 25, 2009 8:51 pm UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: Post Count Discrepencies?
Replies: 3
Views: 996

Post Count Discrepencies?

I was looking through the member list, when I noticed that on some forumites, there is a significant discrepency between their post count and the number of their posts viewable by me. For example, Mighty Jalapeno has a post count of 8381, but I can only see 5944 posts when I click the "Search u...
by roc314
Tue Mar 24, 2009 11:09 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Utility of Religion
Replies: 301
Views: 29338

Re: Utility of Religion

To sum it up, religion has a purpose, but this purpose can be achieved by far better means. One of Bentham's dimensions of utility is propinquity, how long it takes for a good to be recognized. That is, all else being equal, a good that is immediate is better than one that would take a year to get....
by roc314
Tue Mar 24, 2009 9:04 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2062529

Re: Confessional Fred- He doesn't care much about your problems

I think - and that is purely subjective - that your standards are a little bit high. That may very well be, but I feel they are reasonable. I have no problems with thinking people should actually follow through with any commitments they make. Inherent in a true apology is a commitment to try to cha...
by roc314
Tue Mar 24, 2009 8:22 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2062529

Re: Confessional Fred- He doesn't care much about your problems

Fuck all you ninjas! We're on the internet. Nobody of you knows what sje46 is really like. Nobody can judge that from what he does or says on the internet. Nobody has the right to judge his personality. Nobody has the right to extrapolate from whatever stupid things he says to group him into the ste...
by roc314
Tue Mar 24, 2009 7:16 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2062529

Re: Confessional Fred- He doesn't care much about your problems

ACU-LP: What you are saying could very well be true. But, what gain is there from you defending this kind of behavior? You are supporting someone in making a bad choice (maybe the lesser of several evils, sure, but a bad choice nonetheless). You are being supportive in a negative way. Being supporti...
by roc314
Tue Mar 24, 2009 6:55 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2062529

Re: Confessional Fred- He doesn't care much about your problems

Not necessarily succeed, but work, and actually apologize when your fuckups hurt other people. But part of what I was saying is that even attempting to do so is a bad idea; its like being in such possible turmoil and then throwing a spanner in the works and trying to fix something you don't actuall...
by roc314
Tue Mar 24, 2009 6:20 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do you sit?
Replies: 62
Views: 3289

Re: How do you sit?

pseudoidiot wrote:Should allow multiple more than three choices. I wouldn't say I prefer any one over the rest, but there's a couple more than three I use fairly equally.
Fix'd to represent my current situation.
by roc314
Tue Mar 24, 2009 6:16 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2062529

Re: Confessional Fred- He doesn't care much about your problems

sje, this happens like every other week with you. You keep saying you know what you are doing is bad, but you don't show it. If you truly thought you were doing something wrong, you would work to change it, not cycle through the same stuff all the time.
by roc314
Tue Mar 24, 2009 4:06 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Randall on failblog (again)
Replies: 12
Views: 3180

Re: Randall on failblog (again)

But the fact that the total of the check amounts to $0.002 refers to a conversation Randall had a while back (I can't recall a link at present) in which he argued with Verizon because they had some roundabout way of saying .002 cents is equal to 0.002 dollars, which it is not. It wasn't Randall (it...
by roc314
Mon Mar 23, 2009 7:57 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Obama apologizes for Special Olympics joke
Replies: 82
Views: 5663

Re: Obama apologizes for Special Olympics joke

"He expressed that he did not intend to humiliate this population, certainly didn't want to embarrass or give anybody any more reason for pain or just suffering, I would say," said Shriver, Clearly President Obama thinks his intent mattered, and Mr. Shriver granted him a full pardon based...
by roc314
Mon Mar 23, 2009 7:46 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Can I go to jail for this?
Replies: 54
Views: 3327

Re: Can I go to jail for this?

I'm not necessarily speaking about that. To take the example though, there measures easily taken that will ensure the trail does not lead back to you. If it is pursued at all, of course. The vast majority of DDOS targets do not, as it invariably provokes future attacks. So you are arguing it's ethi...
by roc314
Mon Mar 23, 2009 7:24 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Utility of Religion
Replies: 301
Views: 29338

Re: Utility of Religion

Not all religion is like this. Right. You can look at the utility of individual religions, but it's really hard to look at the utility of religion as a whole, as it's so diverse. For example, Mormonism seems to be pretty "out-there" in terms of its logical and historical feasability, but ...
by roc314
Mon Mar 23, 2009 6:09 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Can I go to jail for this?
Replies: 54
Views: 3327

Re: Can I go to jail for this?

nightlina wrote:Damn.. if there was a cannon ball thrown for every time someone was wrong on the internet.. well... I don't think we'd have enough cannon balls!
I think we would.

/me throws a cannon ball.
by roc314
Sun Mar 22, 2009 10:37 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28306
Views: 2464222

Re: Rant Thread

@Quixotess: Wasn't there already some stuff in this thread about not riffing off of others' rants?
Quixotess wrote:high-five denial of the soul,
I don't even know what that means.
edit4: I'm writing you out of all my forafanfiction.
Post it! Let us see!
by roc314
Sun Mar 22, 2009 8:51 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28306
Views: 2464222

Re: Rant Thread

Rant: I really like chocolate cake, but I hate white cake. However, everyone always insists on getting me white cake, rather than a kind I actually like. I know I shouldn't be complaining when someone gives me a cake for free, but seriously? If you want to do something nice to me, you should do some...
by roc314
Sun Mar 22, 2009 8:45 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28306
Views: 2464222

Re: Rant Thread

Quixotess wrote:What are you going to do for your 1337 post?
Respond to your post asking what I'll do for my 1337th post.
by roc314
Sun Mar 22, 2009 8:39 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28306
Views: 2464222

Re: Rant Thread

Chai Kovsky wrote:
Mous wrote:I think a lot of people really need to get over themselves.
It's annoying. :|

</thread 90% of General>
Fix'd.

EDIT: 9.3/10 on the pagetopper.
by roc314
Sat Mar 21, 2009 1:54 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Condoms not the answer to AIDS, says Pope
Replies: 126
Views: 7932

Re: Condoms not the answer to AIDS, says Pope

Luke I think I did specifically say that abstinence works when you disclude those that you listed, which are very rare. No, no they are not rare. Some of the countries that suffer the most rapes include Liberia, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo, South Africa and Colombia. On average in tho...
by roc314
Sat Mar 21, 2009 1:22 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Condoms not the answer to AIDS, says Pope
Replies: 126
Views: 7932

Re: Condoms not the answer to AIDS, says Pope

I know, i'm not arguing that people have sex. Just that condoms will not protect you from everything and some people believe they do. People have sex yes, I just never understood why people can never keep it in their pants. Lots of things "feel good" even it is dangerous to do it. I stron...
by roc314
Sat Mar 21, 2009 12:48 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Condoms not the answer to AIDS, says Pope
Replies: 126
Views: 7932

Re: Condoms not the answer to AIDS, says Pope

But yeah, abstinence IS the best way to get rid of AIDS, just most people won't do it. Which is why proposing and using abstinence on a macroscopic level is a bad solution: people won't do it. Microscopically, if you choose to never have sex (and you live in an environment where you don't have to w...
by roc314
Sat Mar 21, 2009 12:25 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Condoms not the answer to AIDS, says Pope
Replies: 126
Views: 7932

Re: Condoms not the answer to AIDS, says Pope

I really don't understand how hard it is to keep your dick in your pants. Abstinence isn't evil. Thank you for telling us this, as before, we were all going around stoning virgins and asexuals. We did not know before hand that someone making a personal choice that affects only them is not evil. I h...
by roc314
Fri Mar 20, 2009 4:03 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Money?
Replies: 28
Views: 1897

Re: Money?

What about people who think they should be making (for example) $59,999.50? Where should they post?
by roc314
Wed Mar 18, 2009 4:48 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Condoms not the answer to AIDS, says Pope
Replies: 126
Views: 7932

Re: Condoms not the answer to AIDS, says Pope

The Church always strives for the ideals, which isn't very practical, but that is what it has always done. Society as a whole is changing so rapidly, and the Church is just having a little bit of trouble keeping the pace. It's your old grandmother that still absentmindedly calls black people nigger...
by roc314
Wed Mar 18, 2009 2:58 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Four States Consider Abolishing Death Penalty due to Cost
Replies: 42
Views: 2857

Re: Four States Consider Abolishing Death Penalty due to Cost

My problem with the idiotic, anti-death penalty argument of, "What if you accidentally execute an innocent person?" is that it implies than it's perfectly fine to jail an innocent person for the majority or entirety of their life. If your justice system allows innocents to be convicted th...
by roc314
Wed Mar 18, 2009 1:31 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The radical idea that women are people
Replies: 3261
Views: 229934

Re: The radical idea that women are people

butthurt I would like to point out the irony of you using this word in a discussion about feminism. As far as I can tell, there are two possible meanings for this. The first is that it refers to anal sex, which means you are talking about being penetrated in sex as if it's inherently bad, which is ...
by roc314
Wed Mar 18, 2009 1:24 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The radical idea that women are people
Replies: 3261
Views: 229934

Re: The radical idea that women are people

Spuddly wrote:That's nice.
Where did I suggest boycotting any industries?
Here (technically you never used the word boycott, but it's obvious what you meant):
Spuddly wrote:You know what you do when you find eating meat requires you to kill animals? You quit eating meat.
by roc314
Tue Mar 17, 2009 5:17 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Existence of the Patriarchy
Replies: 202
Views: 38900

Re: Existence of the Patriarchy

Isn't it then an oversimplification to say "society is sexist/Patriarchal"? Shouldn't we be concentrating on combating specific examples of prejudice , not just inequality ? If we look at Goldman Sachs and see inequality, but determine that their's no prejudice in their hiring practices, ...
by roc314
Tue Mar 17, 2009 3:44 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Existence of the Patriarchy
Replies: 202
Views: 38900

Re: Existence of the Patriarchy

In the first place, it's a predicate claim: for any institution, X.... Saying there's no empirical evidence just doesn't compute, unless you specify an institution. Right, but it's completely irrelevant to the current thread, as we don't have such an institution. Arguing that the patriarchy might n...
by roc314
Tue Mar 17, 2009 2:36 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Four States Consider Abolishing Death Penalty due to Cost
Replies: 42
Views: 2857

Re: Four States Consider Abolishing Death Penalty due to Cost

What? I'm not entirely serious here. I'm just saying people sit on death row for a long time. They are on death row for a reason, they were convicted. I do think you can appeal, just not appeal it for the rest of your life. As I said before I don't know very much about death row as I am not affilia...
by roc314
Tue Mar 17, 2009 1:51 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Existence of the Patriarchy
Replies: 202
Views: 38900

Re: Existence of the Patriarchy

The specific implication to the matter at hand is that the claim, "this institution's apparent preference for men over women is justified, because empirical realities cause more men than women to be suitable candidates" is valid-if-true. Which is something that I've heard denied, again an...
by roc314
Mon Mar 16, 2009 9:10 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8607
Views: 1367332

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Red Hal: I love you for that edit. Just, on so many levels.
by roc314
Sun Mar 15, 2009 7:49 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Existence of the Patriarchy
Replies: 202
Views: 38900

Re: Existence of the Patriarchy

Really, the chief problem I see with 'patriarchy' reasoning is that it gives rise to moral demands that, even in a perfectly gender-neutral and perfectly enlightened society, wouldn't necessarily be met. Imagine a society that had completely reevaluated its structures: gone back to scratch, and ask...
by roc314
Sat Mar 14, 2009 6:17 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Existence of the Patriarchy
Replies: 202
Views: 38900

Re: Existence of the Patriarchy

@athelas: What The Great Hippo said. Even if the probability of each outcome were literally the same for every individual , you could still say, 'enough with the tyranny of the lucky! We luckless slobs deserve the same as them!" That's kindof the point of most, if not all, of the current moveme...
by roc314
Fri Mar 13, 2009 5:16 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Existence of the Patriarchy
Replies: 202
Views: 38900

Re: Existence of the Patriarchy

Mayors (from about 80 countries, mostly first world): 91% male (as of 2005) linky I'm not a perky blonde who can walk into a restaurant and instantly have the respect and adoration of everyone in the building, either. To expound on The Great Hippo and SecondTalon a little more here, for that to be a...
by roc314
Fri Mar 13, 2009 3:57 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Dvorak Usership
Replies: 25
Views: 1371

Re: Dvorak Usership

Is there an easier way to learn dvorak than by simple trial and error? I have typed this thread using it, but it is very difficult. I need to look at the mapping every once in a while, and all the other letters just take a really long time. I still keep typing qwerty letters mostly. axje.uidchtnmbr...
by roc314
Wed Mar 11, 2009 2:17 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The radical idea that women are people
Replies: 3261
Views: 229934

Re: The radical idea that women are people

Experiments to break out and be original continue, but the majority are taking the lessons learned by Hollywood over the last century and trying to apply them to gaming. Right, which is part of the problem. The lessons Hollywood has learned over the past century are sexist. That's one of the reason...
by roc314
Wed Mar 11, 2009 12:17 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Local News - Self defense gone too far?
Replies: 219
Views: 13615

Re: Local News - Self defense gone too far?

Please explain to me how the death of his assailant is in anyway the fault of anyone but his assailant? You're blaming the victim of a mugging for the outcome of the mugging? Someone is forgetting who the victim in this instance is. It was absolutely his fault that the assailant died. That doesn't ...
by roc314
Mon Mar 09, 2009 7:26 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28306
Views: 2464222

Re: Rant Thread

Achtung on-campus housing people! I got through the poorly designed maze of your main website (which has tricks such as the designated links to click circling through the same two pages, because the link you are actually supposed to click is off to the side and unmarked). I got through your poorly m...

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