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by Weeks
Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:14 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4119
Views: 548072

Re: The Darker Side of the News

LaserGuy wrote:Thief breaks into store, steals wigs made for children with cancer.
That seems tailor made to make people angrily click on it, so I'm glad the huffington post reported on it for us.
by Weeks
Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:55 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Libertarianism
Replies: 856
Views: 27407

Re: Libertarianism

Tyndmyr wrote:It had that because people won't simply labor for free without compensation.
"labor for free without compensation" in a country with a UBI in the 22nd century is probably not the same as the USSR Gulags. I think, I mean, I'm not an expert on the subject.
by Weeks
Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:32 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Could Truth be Beauty?
Replies: 32
Views: 1571

Re: Could Truth be Beauty?

doogly wrote:wait so what you're trying to tell me is that one's taste in literature is a matter of taste

i was not ready for a truth of this magnitude before my third cup of coffee
That's the beauty of it all
by Weeks
Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:21 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Vegetarianism
Replies: 45
Views: 1904

Re: Vegetarianism

Yeah that first post sucks. So, what do you guys here think about vegetarianism? I am a vegetarian myself. Like I thought SB was a place to hold "serious discussions", and this is more like, "hey everyone, how are you doing, so, what about vegetarianism, huh?" Instead of properly...
by Weeks
Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:35 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Vegetarianism
Replies: 45
Views: 1904

Re: Vegetarianism

Or perhaps you mean that we can't use science in philosophy because science often deals with uncertainty? That is, you reject the analytical philosophy? Do you then reject rationalism and empiricism altogether? Do you think we should apply some form of radical skepticism or solipsism to ethics? Wou...
by Weeks
Sat Sep 08, 2018 6:31 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Libertarianism
Replies: 856
Views: 27407

Re: Libertarianism

I am dubious of the claim that people will, voluntarily and spontaneously, organize themselves to cover all the proper roles needed without external incentive. Does it have to be a spontaneous change? In a world where UBI is implemented, I doubt people go "nice, we spent a century getting this...
by Weeks
Fri Sep 07, 2018 5:26 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Vegetarianism
Replies: 45
Views: 1904

Re: Vegetarianism

What's the difference between a human and a wolf eating a chicken? About the same as the difference between a praying mantis eating another praying mantis and a human eating another human, or a dolphin raping another dolphin and a human raping another human. Animals don't have enough brain power to...
by Weeks
Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:59 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Black Panther
Replies: 214
Views: 25291

Re: Black Panther

"Fofth"
by Weeks
Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:26 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Libertarianism
Replies: 856
Views: 27407

Re: Libertarianism

The answer is likely to be that rich parents educate their children better than poor parents. Which, if you have been following the conversation is patently false. there was even graphical data posted above. I dont think its particularly hard to understand, unless one has, I dunno, some kind of bia...
by Weeks
Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:21 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Libertarianism
Replies: 856
Views: 27407

Re: Libertarianism

If it makes you feel better, I'll just withdraw it all. Sorry for being mistaken. You yourself said the following: The topic came up because of the (IMO) misuse of the word "slavery" to describe lack of good employment opportunity leading to a downspiral of wages. I believe it injects an ...
by Weeks
Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:25 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Libertarianism
Replies: 856
Views: 27407

Re: Libertarianism

Alright. What would a non-exploitative Indentured Servitude contract look like and how would it differ from current Employee Contracts? In exchange for a free college education now, you agree to serve in the military for seven years into the future. Jose Have you ever served in the military for one...
by Weeks
Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:17 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Libertarianism
Replies: 856
Views: 27407

Re: Libertarianism

I agree, ST. The "enforcement via state violence" is a problem. Debtors' prisons were a thing, but they were a Bad Thing. I however have no problem with the enforcement of contracts (that were freely made). Especially when the benefit was paid up front. It's kind of like a book advance. Y...
by Weeks
Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:34 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Libertarianism
Replies: 856
Views: 27407

Re: Libertarianism

ucim wrote:
gmalivuk wrote:And like holy fuck, are you really here defending indentured servitude right now?
To a degree, yes. Clearly abuses exist in that realm; the question is whether the objection is to the concept or to the abuses.

Jose
Imagine, if you will, a spherical indentured servitude in a vacuum.
by Weeks
Sun Jul 08, 2018 5:46 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows
Replies: 106
Views: 12688

Re: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows

natraj wrote:why do you have this weird fetish for posting links without actually letting anyone know what you're posting ABOUT?
lmao
by Weeks
Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:45 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: World Cup 2018!
Replies: 19
Views: 1972

Re: World Cup 2018!

I want Croatia to whoop England's arse. Also Brazil is a team of clowns and thus should be balleeted by France or Uruguay (or even Belgium I guess), though preferably Uruguay.
by Weeks
Mon May 07, 2018 4:41 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Review my Paper
Replies: 4
Views: 1646

Re: Review my Paper

doogly wrote:Could you clearly state the ends to which you are posting this?
I will readily admit that the presentation of my post is very bad and my conclusion is basically non-exist. I was really rushing to submit the post on time.
by Weeks
Mon May 07, 2018 4:39 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Review my Paper
Replies: 4
Views: 1646

Re: Review my Paper

I think your paper sucks, OP.
by Weeks
Sat May 05, 2018 6:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1989: "IMHO"
Replies: 111
Views: 14313

Re: 1989: "IMHO"

I have not heard anyone ever pronouncing it like "jay-feg"
by Weeks
Fri May 04, 2018 10:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1989: "IMHO"
Replies: 111
Views: 14313

Re: 1989: "IMHO"

It seems to have a connotation in certain places of "this email was not meant to be answered by you/it is not urgent that you obtain this information, but please read it anyway"

edit: ninja'd
by Weeks
Fri May 04, 2018 10:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1989: "IMHO"
Replies: 111
Views: 14313

Re: 1989: "IMHO"

pareidolon wrote:How do all of you pronounce GNU?
silent g, like lasagna and Lil' Wayne.
by Weeks
Fri May 04, 2018 10:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1989: "IMHO"
Replies: 111
Views: 14313

Re: 1989: "IMHO"

da Doctah wrote:On abbreviations, how many damn fools think "cc:" stands for "courtesy copy"?
unaware as of now of anyone who doesn't either think of it as "carbon copy" or "I don't know, additional receivers? I guess?"
by Weeks
Fri May 04, 2018 4:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1989: "IMHO"
Replies: 111
Views: 14313

Re: 1989: "IMHO"

"Gif" is pronounced that way by truncation of the word "gift"
by Weeks
Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:22 pm UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Self-Contained Pure Fiction about the Fine Structure Constant
Replies: 12
Views: 3111

Re: Self-Contained Pure Fiction about the Fine Structure Constant

PrOvE iT ChUmPs *spongebob chicken*
by Weeks
Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:29 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Avengers: Infinity War
Replies: 142
Views: 11025

Re: Avengers: Infinity War

Going on Saturday I believe. I imagine it will be entirely predictable but fun and also slightly forgettable.
by Weeks
Wed Apr 25, 2018 5:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1984: "Misinterpretation"
Replies: 45
Views: 9125

Re: 1984: "Misinterpretation"

Randall isn't saying there are no situations where the speaker isn't the one at fault for being mis interpreted. I think you used the correct number, but wow that's a lot of embedded negations in one sentence. I'm not sure it wouldn't be impossible to make the point without refusing to avoid using ...
by Weeks
Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:13 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Desirable Coding Skills
Replies: 13
Views: 2165

Re: Desirable Coding Skills

Mark_Cangila wrote:I haven't talked to any teachers. I don't have a computer science teacher at school. I will next year though, so I probably will ask then.
What about math teachers? You said you love math.

Have you looked into what comes next, like Calculus?
by Weeks
Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:40 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Desirable Coding Skills
Replies: 13
Views: 2165

Re: Desirable Coding Skills

Have you spoken with any teachers about this? If so, what did they say?

Mark_Cangila wrote:Sorry for the late response. I thought that all replies on this forum were notifications
It only notifies you if you are quoted, like so.
by Weeks
Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1984: "Misinterpretation"
Replies: 45
Views: 9125

Re: 1984: "Misinterpretation"

YTPrenewed wrote:Is there any one-word equivalent of "either misinterpreted or misrepresented" that doesn't imply any assumptions about which it was?
Yes the word is "miscommunication"
by Weeks
Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:02 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6429
Views: 938245

Re: Police misbehavior thread

These black men and their menacing outfits...so scary you know!!
by Weeks
Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:26 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6429
Views: 938245

Re: Police misbehavior thread

bantler wrote:punker, metal-head, skin-head, black-panther, thug etc.
by Weeks
Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:40 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Justifying the Death Penelty
Replies: 54
Views: 7677

Re: Justifying the Death Penelty

Mutex wrote:I can't wait for j_s's next one sentence retort to the many major problems with his argument people have pointed out.
My responses have not been of only one sentence every time. Brevity is not morally wrong. QED
by Weeks
Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:57 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Dragonball Super
Replies: 1
Views: 1272

Re: Dragonball Super

I haven't watched the very last episode yet, but I've liked it so far. Beerus is cool.
by Weeks
Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:49 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4119
Views: 548072

Re: The Darker Side of the News

by Weeks
Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:08 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4119
Views: 548072

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Man, hypothetical tragedies are so hilarious, but so useful! I often find myself daydreaming about mass suffering and loss of life just for fun, and also, in order to better explain my point of view when arguments get...you know...serious. :twisted: Psych! Not really!
by Weeks
Tue Apr 03, 2018 6:03 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4119
Views: 548072

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Heh...I bet if we armed students, the ensuing gunfire would drown entire schools with the blood of innocent children...maybe youd hear the horrified screams for a while...then complete silence.*giggle* just kidding XD
by Weeks
Tue Apr 03, 2018 5:47 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Black Panther
Replies: 214
Views: 25291

Re: Black Panther

Person of color? Are you sure about that phrasing?
by Weeks
Fri Mar 30, 2018 1:33 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7216
Views: 538363

Re: Trump presidency

I don't care for the dismissive way you're characterizing my comments, but you should have the right to do so. It's not going to hurt my feelings. I would like to believe anyone reasonable would read this exchange and see both sides for what they are. That's fair. I don't care for your extremely co...
by Weeks
Fri Mar 30, 2018 12:22 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7216
Views: 538363

Re: Trump presidency

American Nazis have rights, indeed, and we must defend them every time minorities are upset about them getting to spread their beliefs, which, while I personally disapprove of (please don't say I'm a Nazi sympathizer...I just believe in freedom *shrug*) should be known by the people of America. Down...
by Weeks
Fri Mar 30, 2018 12:11 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7216
Views: 538363

Re: Trump presidency

Yablo wrote:I also firmly support the 1st and 4th Amendment rights of every American, Nazi or otherwise.
Thank you for letting us know! That's as clear cut as it gets.
by Weeks
Thu Mar 29, 2018 1:29 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7216
Views: 538363

Re: Trump presidency

Short version from memory is that it's best if everyone has heard refutations of the falsehoods and as such become inoculated to their persuasive power This should happen in school and at home, your kids should already feel in their hearts that minorities are people too BEFORE getting to college, R...

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