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by Chen
Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:31 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6177
Views: 464927

Re: Trump presidency

What I was looking for was a word that accurately describes a thing. Genocide is one such word. Its not the right word unless theres “intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group”. Its absolutely not the same as the taking of native american children and p...
by Chen
Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:14 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14720
Views: 2248980

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

Offices for 2 to roughly 4 people, with windows on one side and a door on the other side. A corridor in between, and another row of offices on the other side of the corridor. The walls go up to the ceiling, but can typically be moved fairly easily. A meeting room for every few offices. How many tot...
by Chen
Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:10 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3979
Views: 510582

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Definitely seems like legalese and a generic form letter. I certainly hope it wasn’t a human thst wrote it.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.rt.com ... reach/amp/

Can see the firdt page of the letter in the link about mis-page. Its a Facebook post apparently.
by Chen
Fri Jul 06, 2018 3:28 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6177
Views: 464927

Re: Trump presidency

New guidelines to send every case to deportation proceedings if the decision is unfavorable and the person is otherwise out of status. What cases are we talking about here? If an immigration case had an unfavorable decision didn't that mean you weren't supposed to be allowed in the country to stay?...
by Chen
Thu Jul 05, 2018 3:14 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Eternal (a Marathon scenario)
Replies: 18
Views: 2386

Re: Opinions Wanted Re: Eternal (a Marathon scenario)

It's recently come to my attention that a large section of the fan community for Marathon think that this entire project is complete shit, but have only been saying so in places I wasn't aware existed, while the handful of people who have commented have been generally positive. This is making me qu...
by Chen
Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14720
Views: 2248980

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

Hmm I'd be super worried that I'd still have that extra work to do (clearly not MANDATED but if I didn't meet targets I'd be fired) and now wouldn't be able to even get paid overtime for them since clearly the company never asked me to work those hours.
by Chen
Wed Jun 27, 2018 7:32 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6177
Views: 464927

Re: Trump presidency

The asshole doesn't have the integrity to wait until January. He's still a conservative despite sometimes swinging towards the left. A democratic majority in the senate post November would likely just stall like the republicans did with Garland until the next presidential election which could (hope...
by Chen
Wed Jun 27, 2018 4:00 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6177
Views: 464927

Re: Trump presidency

So you think the people who did this either 1) Care only about the letter of the law, 2) Were afraid of being punished for breaking the letter of the law? More likely worried they’d be blamed if they gave children to traffickers however unlikely it was in this exact case. Shield themselves by sayin...
by Chen
Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:12 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6177
Views: 464927

Re: Trump presidency

You're assuming that ICE and CBP are staffed by people trying to make the best out of a bad situation. Alternatively 1. Evil orders from the top tell them to resist by interpreting everything in the worst possible manner. 2. The employees themselves hate brown people so they act in the worst possib...
by Chen
Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:50 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1798
Views: 285088

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

As I read it, there were two rigid rules that caused the delay. One, people without contract don't get access to the systems or ghe premises. Two, a new contract goes through a process of several weeks to approval. I have seen those same rules enacted rigidly without any computer aid. There is usua...
by Chen
Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:40 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6248
Views: 901217

Re: Police misbehavior thread

I agree that the police are not responsible for preventing every bad thing ever. However, I feel that they ought to make a reasonable effort to respond when something bad does happen. Reasonable person standards work well enough for plenty of other places in law, why not police? Is it reasonable fo...
by Chen
Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:12 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6177
Views: 464927

Re: Trump presidency

Anyways, this IS the news forum, so I'm tossing in some Trump news: https://www.theguardian.com/business/live/2018/jun/22/opec-meeting-oil-supply-greece-hails-historic-debt-deal-business-live TLDR: Trump threatened tariffs if OPEC didn't boost production, and they buckled. Aren't those two things s...
by Chen
Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:14 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: "Socialism" and "capitalism" are the same
Replies: 193
Views: 5584

Re: "Socialism" and "capitalism" are the same

Thesh wrote:Convenience, security, and inflation.


So your deposits would increase in line with inflation if you put them in the bank?
by Chen
Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:14 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: "Socialism" and "capitalism" are the same
Replies: 193
Views: 5584

Re: "Socialism" and "capitalism" are the same

Let me set the scene and you can let me know if I'm off base here. A group of 3 people decide to form a coop to sell widgets. The three people go to a bank and ask for a loan to start up the company, procure inventory and pay themselves a wage. The bank gives them $1 million. They go into business a...
by Chen
Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:09 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: "Socialism" and "capitalism" are the same
Replies: 193
Views: 5584

Re: "Socialism" and "capitalism" are the same

Thesh wrote:No, the loan is taken against the cooperative, not the employees. I mean, they can take on some of the risk if they want, but they don't have to.


Who pays back the bank should the business go belly-up? The community? This is the part I’m not following.
by Chen
Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:39 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1798
Views: 285088

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



Its a bit hard to blame automation when a person actually failed to renew his contract. How it took people three weeks to figure it out is just absurd though.
by Chen
Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:46 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6177
Views: 464927

Re: Trump presidency

"How can I improve my qualities as a monster and better myself as a human pile of garbage?" wonders Betsy DeVos just before rescinding 72 documents clarifying how schools should deal with issues related to special needs and disabled students. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/education/...
by Chen
Fri Jun 08, 2018 4:59 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Philosophy and science of gender and sex
Replies: 118
Views: 5880

Re: Philosophy and science of gender and sex

I think what's going on there is that fewer people are really cis than we usually think in a strictly binary framework where anyone non-trans is just called cis. If you don't have strong feelings of attachment to your birth sex / opposition to being the opposite sex, a nonbinary framework would say...
by Chen
Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:51 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Philosophy and science of gender and sex
Replies: 118
Views: 5880

Re: Philosophy and science of gender and sex

I think the clearest way to phrase the question that bearing is about is to ask "how would you feel about your body if you suddenly woke up as the opposite sex?" If you would feel horrible and wrong and want to change back immediately, you're cis. That's what cis means. If you would feel ...
by Chen
Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:28 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6177
Views: 464927

Re: Trump presidency

But the Repubs would've had that regardless of which Republican got in. I mean, unless you think Trump is intentionally killing off justices... Well I wasn't talking about choices during the Primary but more the choices between Hillary, Trump or some other third party (or abstention). Even if you c...
by Chen
Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:56 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6177
Views: 464927

Re: Trump presidency

I fail to see his accomplishments. There seem to be three. 1) pushing through a tax bill to benefit the wealthy. 2) pack the judicial branch with right wingers, and 3) Damage the bureaucracy by appointing terrible cabinet members. Uh number 2 is a HUGE accomplishment for the Republicans. Honestly i...
by Chen
Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:39 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6177
Views: 464927

Re: Trump presidency

Yes, and in that way he is basically taunting people by saying "we control your only methods of recourse because we control the legislative branch". The "impeached the next day" hardly even matters to him because of his follow-up statement. Hiding behind plausible deniability wi...
by Chen
Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:59 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Firearms Regulations
Replies: 179
Views: 8122

Re: Firearms Regulations

https://www.forbes.com/sites/danielfisher/2013/01/22/canada-tried-registering-long-guns-and-gave-up Universal registration has been tried in several countries, most recently in Canada. The program turned out to be far more expensive than expected and didn't have any discernable impact on crime 'Wor...
by Chen
Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:58 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6177
Views: 464927

Re: Trump presidency

My argument is that it breaks the spirit of the law. Tyrants shoot dissenters and people who oppose them. Defending that behavior is not in line with what a lawyer who is tasked with upholding the laws that prevent tyranny should be capable of doing. I can't say for sure whether it's actually groun...
by Chen
Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:25 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6177
Views: 464927

Re: Trump presidency

Disbarred? What he is saying has legal merit. That a sitting President needs to be impeached before they can be indicted seems to be the current legal opinion, though never actually tested in court.
by Chen
Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:50 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6177
Views: 464927

Re: Trump presidency

All Trump had to do was sit back and take the undue credit for the economy. Might've known he'd find a way to screw it up. I wonder how effective the targeted tariffs will be, in terms of how much they affect those industries and who the workers blame. Obviously a lot of them will blame the EU, Can...
by Chen
Tue May 29, 2018 1:16 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6248
Views: 901217

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Are we ignoring her official public stance that pulling off part of her clothing was a planned part of the act, and just more than planned for came off? Also immaterial. If I consent to some particular sex act, it doesn't mean I consent to all of them. Additionally, consent can be withdrawn at any ...
by Chen
Fri May 25, 2018 3:04 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1798
Views: 285088

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

That makes sense. It sounds like it tried to identify the object to guess how quickly it will move though, not if it's a large size or not. And the computer might not want to avoid a crow, but will want to avoid a tire, so size isn't the only thing that matters here. Looks like it was at least that...
by Chen
Fri May 25, 2018 2:40 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1798
Views: 285088

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

I'm surprised it based its decision primarily on the type of object in front of it and not the speed by which it was moving. For a human sized object I agree. That said if it identifies something as a squirrel, rat or bird I imagine you wouldn't want to emergency brake, so what the object is identi...
by Chen
Thu May 24, 2018 12:16 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6177
Views: 464927

Re: Trump presidency

Thesh wrote:In the 90s, sure, but in the 90s it was only used to create safe seats, which is mostly what Democrats use it for today.


Wait what? Isnt that the only point of Gerrymandering? To create safe seats for your party?
by Chen
Wed May 23, 2018 11:02 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The Expanse
Replies: 20
Views: 4923

Re: The Expanse

CorruptUser wrote:I've checked multiple times. It's... not there.


Canada, USA and New Zealand dont have the Netflix rights to the show.
by Chen
Tue May 22, 2018 8:15 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Truck: Discovery
Replies: 81
Views: 10025

Re: Star Truck: Discovery

Soupspoon - The Trouble with Tribbles is the TOS one. Trials and Tribblations is the DS9 one where Worf just says “We don’t talk about it with outsiders” Possibly the best DS9 episode. Sisko: ... operations officers wore red, command officers wore gold... Dax *in old TOS miniskirt*: and women wore ...
by Chen
Thu May 17, 2018 3:25 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6177
Views: 464927

Re: Trump presidency

You can call me a RINO, or Democrat in denial. It is not Democrats I don't like, it's the party leadership which I believe suffers from the iron law of instutions/politics; the people involved in an institition often care more about their power within an institution than the health of the instituti...
by Chen
Fri May 11, 2018 5:10 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Avengers: Infinity War
Replies: 129
Views: 8114

Re: Avengers: Infinity War

Pretty sure Thanos did it randomly so that it would be less biased than the awful list you just posted. I'm not condoning Thanos' plan or saying it was a good idea at all here, but good grief. He definitely did it somewhat randomly but it was also somewhat directed. If the whole universe was done r...
by Chen
Fri May 04, 2018 4:45 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Avengers: Infinity War
Replies: 129
Views: 8114

Re: Avengers: Infinity War

Would have been fantastic to just get a shot of him going dust. But that would probably ruin the dramatic tension OH WAIT THERE ISN'T ANY BECAUSE NONE OF THESE DEATHS MEAN ANYTHING AND WILL ALL BE RETCONNED Definitely felt that a all the dusting deaths were pointless and I wondered why they bot...
by Chen
Wed May 02, 2018 6:14 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Avengers: Infinity War
Replies: 129
Views: 8114

Re: Avengers: Infinity War

... for someone who's supposedly intelligent, to fail so miserably at thinking of a solution, is unreasonable. Well he's clearly insane too. From the story he told presumably the loss of his planet and race for not listening to him broke him. I mean he's been manually culling the popula...
by Chen
Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:34 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Thomas Fire
Replies: 136
Views: 16009

Re: Thomas Fire

It appears correct on my phone too. I was super confused at all the comments here because I first saw the thread on my phone. Now at work I see the upside down image. Very odd.
by Chen
Sun Apr 29, 2018 1:14 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Avengers: Infinity War
Replies: 129
Views: 8114

Re: Avengers: Infinity War

I'll be honest I haven't read much of her. I understood her to be similar to Superman in terms of power levels, but I could be wrong, and of course you're right - power levels conveniently change to serve the plot. There are interviews talking about how she'll be the most powerful h...
by Chen
Sat Apr 28, 2018 10:17 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Avengers: Infinity War
Replies: 129
Views: 8114

Re: Avengers: Infinity War

Captain Marvel is basically the most powerful hero in the Marvel universe. Nah not even close. If they put her in at full power as Captain Marvel (not as Binary when she had a pretty big boost) she's probably the same power level as movie Thor. Comic wise even with her cosmic boost as B...
by Chen
Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:03 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3979
Views: 510582

Re: The Darker Side of the News

From USDA : Biological products produced in other countries may be imported into the United States for research and evaluation, transit shipment, or general sale and distribution, in accordance with Title 9, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 104. Basically, that means everything. Whatever we do, we...

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