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by krogoth
Wed Oct 12, 2016 11:36 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3973
Views: 508358

Re: The Darker Side of the News

"It is sad in every sense that the men using the services of this agency look upon women as status symbols - and sad, too, that girls and women are still being given the message that their value is dependent on their looks above all else” Not sure I can agree this is wrong. Models, are hired on...
by krogoth
Tue Dec 22, 2015 11:39 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Utopia or not?
Replies: 40
Views: 11951

Re: Utopia or not?

David Copperfield, made the statue of liberty disappear, can't be too hard to make a case of beer appear.
by krogoth
Thu Dec 10, 2015 12:32 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 946341

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Maybe, but I really worry for the usa if a GOP goes president, if you survive, it doesn't matter who leads, if you don't well...
by krogoth
Thu Dec 10, 2015 1:42 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3973
Views: 508358

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Open Carry group to stage a mass shooting at the University of Texas 'to prove a point'. ... I... what. The Open Carry Walk and Crisis Performance Event will involve actors “shot” by perpetrators armed with cardboard weapons, said Matthew Short, a spokesman for the gun rights groups Come and Take I...
by krogoth
Wed Dec 09, 2015 10:56 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3973
Views: 508358

Re: The Darker Side of the News

America still has a gun death rate of like 10.64 per 100k, two thirds of is suicide.(that last 3rd is still more than any 1st world countries total deaths). At least regulating for mental health can't be a bad idea. I've no idea why Americans have such a hard on for guns :/ They wanted more tracking...
by krogoth
Fri Nov 27, 2015 3:25 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Utopia or not?
Replies: 40
Views: 11951

Re: Utopia or not?

Mighty Jalapeno wrote:... has no-one pointed out that the genie is clearly Satan?


Better the lesser of two evils
by krogoth
Thu Nov 19, 2015 2:41 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Utopia or not?
Replies: 40
Views: 11951

Re: Utopia or not?

3-4 seem a bit too similar to me as well.
by krogoth
Tue Oct 27, 2015 12:02 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Creationism sub-thread
Replies: 354
Views: 48918

Re: Creationism sub-thread

That presupposes all "common knowledge" is actually common knowledge. How is someone meant to know they don't know something to find it out? This is a thread in which I'm arguing for better education on religion. Um. I don't think history is the way to do it though, you have enough Christ...
by krogoth
Mon Oct 26, 2015 8:17 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Creationism sub-thread
Replies: 354
Views: 48918

Re: Creationism sub-thread

That presupposes all "common knowledge" is actually common knowledge. How is someone meant to know they don't know something to find it out? Personally I would think it on their shoulders to suggest a checklist, there had for a time been complaints they could only eat food cooked by a Jew,...
by krogoth
Sun Oct 25, 2015 6:20 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Creationism sub-thread
Replies: 354
Views: 48918

Re: Creationism sub-thread

There is also the case that some Jews aren't Jewish by religion, all it takes in some cases a parent (mother only?) that is Jewish, for all we know she may have a Jewish employee that doesn't observe any of the traditions.
by krogoth
Wed Oct 21, 2015 12:10 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Creationism sub-thread
Replies: 354
Views: 48918

Re: Creationism sub-thread

I've heard it both ways, some people saying "what shook me out of it was the adamant nature with which i was confronted. I was always told this was fact and if I hadn't seen someone so opposed to it I wouldn't have looked into their issues (with religion) further" I used to go to a church ...
by krogoth
Tue Oct 20, 2015 8:01 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Creationism sub-thread
Replies: 354
Views: 48918

Re: Creationism sub-thread

I haven't watched it yet fully, but have heard one by Dan Barker the guy that introduces him, also a really nice ex-preacher. Really easy to listen to very different to the confrontational "angry" spokesmen we normally hear debating against religion.
by krogoth
Tue Oct 20, 2015 12:19 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14720
Views: 2245379

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

Did they try turning it off and on again? That should allow it to sync up to the network for the time, at least that works for my phone when daylight savings comes. :P
by krogoth
Thu Oct 15, 2015 4:53 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14720
Views: 2245379

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

Wow, I'm surprised he hasn't been attacked for a copyright claim.

It's a small segway with the handles built into the stand with a near identical name.

More like a smegway, am I right? ay ay :P
by krogoth
Wed Oct 14, 2015 9:04 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14720
Views: 2245379

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

segway*
by krogoth
Mon Oct 05, 2015 5:28 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Creationism sub-thread
Replies: 354
Views: 48918

Re: Creationism sub-thread

It wasn't written to convince you, it was written to explain how I would convince them. Fossils fail in my opinion because as you correctly said proving to a lay person a rock is as old as it is, is difficult. But the distant light problem can be written out fairly clearly, and some simple diagrams ...
by krogoth
Mon Oct 05, 2015 4:10 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Nuclear explosion powerplant
Replies: 31
Views: 5658

Re: Nuclear explosion powerplant

Why not just a large 2/4stroke engine? it could be water cooled, You only need an engine large enough, made of strong enough materials to survive the impact set them off consecutively and a massive flywheel to store the energy. Talk about steampunk style. Edit, actually with a flywheel once it was g...
by krogoth
Mon Oct 05, 2015 1:37 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Creationism sub-thread
Replies: 354
Views: 48918

Re: Creationism sub-thread

That creationism is demonstrably wrong? Astronomy, Geology, Archaeology, Biology, to name a few sciences give a consensus to it being wrong. I agree, but the point is moot. I can believe that the moon is made of green cheese if I so desire. Science isn't law. And if what you can demonstrate meant a...
by krogoth
Sun Oct 04, 2015 8:17 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Creationism sub-thread
Replies: 354
Views: 48918

Re: Creationism sub-thread

The law, in so far as I understand it, doesn't prevent the teaching of Creationism. The establishment clause may prevent Government funds from being used but that is about it(I may be referring to the wrong law, but anyway). Certainly Church Schools can teach it at will as can Churches. In the US y...
by krogoth
Sun Oct 04, 2015 3:10 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Creationism sub-thread
Replies: 354
Views: 48918

Re: Creationism sub-thread

I made several points there, what part is incorrect? That law prevents creationism taught in school? Depends on where you live. That creationism is demonstrably wrong? Astronomy, Geology, Archaeology, Biology, to name a few sciences give a consensus to it being wrong. That lying to people affects pe...
by krogoth
Sun Oct 04, 2015 2:11 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Creationism sub-thread
Replies: 354
Views: 48918

Re: Creationism sub-thread

in this country we restrict and use the law to regulate swimming pools, dogs, guns and snakes. And almost all other things considered dangerous. That's why law prevents creationism to be taught in school, it is demonstrably wrong, and it is generally considered detrimental to teach people lies, the...
by krogoth
Mon Sep 28, 2015 5:59 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1798
Views: 283951

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

You only need an empty 4 car garage with a high roof. And people called 3d glasses unviable.
by krogoth
Tue Sep 15, 2015 2:31 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14720
Views: 2245379

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

I never under stood the literalism/non-literalism thing. It's fairly clearly not literal, Adam and Eve though to a little after the exodus are evidently* false, but then we have apostles listing genealogies of mythical characters to Jesus, and it seems unusual at best that the events at his death/re...
by krogoth
Fri Sep 11, 2015 8:41 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14720
Views: 2245379

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

if people want to continue on about morality? http://forums.xkcd.com/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=112025 or further to OT sexism http://forums.xkcd.com/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=111729 Or we can dedicate a new thread to the morality of different types of marriage if people want to go on, though I would say...
by krogoth
Fri Sep 11, 2015 4:25 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14720
Views: 2245379

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

Meah, marriage isn't the same in history as people think it was. People are all "Biblical marriage" when Nero married at least one man, and the church rarely married commoners until the last millennium, and things like one of the old Chinese terms for marrying off your daughter directly tr...
by krogoth
Mon Aug 31, 2015 6:02 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1798
Views: 283951

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

The shadow realm is a dub issue for just "death" or "removing the soul", idk I can't even really defend it, if you are going to kill someone why Russian roulette it over a card game, as noted before they just made up a lot of the rules and changed them as they went along, in some...
by krogoth
Mon Aug 31, 2015 12:24 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1798
Views: 283951

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

Diemo wrote:
krogoth wrote:Really I just want them to make Yu-gi-oh work like the tv show


What, so nobody knows what the cards do?

That, and I expect the holograms to send people flying when they explode, duh.
by krogoth
Fri Aug 28, 2015 1:56 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Use of 20km tall "space elevator"?
Replies: 69
Views: 9854

Re: Use of 20km tall "space elevator"?

I'm really not sure how he imagines this can be "scaled up" to reach LEO. Perhaps he means it could be used as the base for a conventional space elevator? Look, if the seven meter model works, the rest can simply be left as an implementation exercise. Square-cube law be damned! We'll buil...
by krogoth
Tue Aug 25, 2015 11:42 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14720
Views: 2245379

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

"active membership" is probably a key word here, while it is a trashy site for even offering cheating, you can sign up while single, and state you are single, and it may still record your credit card info even if you've canceled your account ect. Some might even sign up pretending to be in...
by krogoth
Fri Aug 14, 2015 4:43 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14720
Views: 2245379

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

I hope you don't mind if I take a seat for this fight.

Spoiler:
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it's called Kuratas if anyone is interested.
by krogoth
Sun Aug 02, 2015 11:19 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14720
Views: 2245379

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

Makes me wonder if we have an obligation to try cure them, (if possible). We already are looking into a face cancer thing Tasmanian devils have that may be risking their life. There are tons of things we are trying to repair that we caused. Rinos with camera's in their horns, rebreeding up populatio...
by krogoth
Fri Jul 24, 2015 5:11 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Words You Didn't Know That Describe Things Perfectly
Replies: 91
Views: 25188

Re: Words You Didn't Know That Describe Things Perfectly

Since someone else rezed this anyway. nomenclature: When people say some term where I know what they mean, but it seems odd. Someone said "schwarzschild mass" recently, while I worked it out not having proper tutelage in this area, it seemed a strange reduction of terms in itself. What str...
by krogoth
Fri Jul 24, 2015 4:39 am UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Galactic timekeeping
Replies: 20
Views: 10713

Re: Galactic timekeeping

The alternative is to leave it ambiguous in time, but leave a reference to an event, 'the last time I was this close to death I fleeing from Kepler's Supernova' or some war or other large event, maybe "that time i accidentally created a black hole, while delivering pizzas' It really depends a l...
by krogoth
Fri Jul 24, 2015 2:00 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Puzzling artifacts and reasonable reasoning
Replies: 79
Views: 13775

Re: Puzzling artifacts and reasonable reasoning

I already went into the past and left evidence I was a time traveler, People misconstrue it and now we have Christianity. :/
by krogoth
Mon Jul 20, 2015 12:35 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1798
Views: 283951

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

That shouldn't be hard to do with the hololense, though then it only looks like it's on your arm. The next step would make it look like everyone had a tv on their stomach, telitubbies everywhere! Doesn't Google Glass do that, now? Only the person wearing the glasses can see it. Psychiatrists withou...
by krogoth
Sun Jul 19, 2015 8:02 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1798
Views: 283951

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

That shouldn't be hard to do with the hololense, though then it only looks like it's on your arm. The next step would make it look like everyone had a tv on their stomach, telitubbies everywhere! Really I just want them to make Yu-gi-oh work like the tv show, even if it's only on the small scale on ...
by krogoth
Wed Jul 15, 2015 11:57 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Is there anything objective about morality?
Replies: 720
Views: 81072

Re: Is there anything objective about morality?

For the definition its easy, the definition of it's realisation is what I was referring to. Define a way to confirm or how it would be used, Define the measuring stick. What priori proof do we have that there is anything objective to morality?
by krogoth
Tue Jul 14, 2015 1:36 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Is there anything objective about morality?
Replies: 720
Views: 81072

Re: Is there anything objective about morality?

Wouldn't Objective morality be timeless? If Objective Morality existed, nothing says it can't be a function of time, and as such, timeless (because the function itself is, even as the output is not). Jose right... till morally objective, is defined. I hold reservation. This is just conjecture till ...
by krogoth
Tue Jul 14, 2015 3:52 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Is there anything objective about morality?
Replies: 720
Views: 81072

Re: Is there anything objective about morality?

...the sweater does not have "Hitler's sweater" written on it... Well, how would you know what it is then? If you know the sweater is a Hitler sweater, then you are probably making a point of wearing it. (Or it's just really cold and it's the only sweater you have, in which case, it's jus...
by krogoth
Mon Jul 06, 2015 5:10 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3973
Views: 508358

Re: The Darker Side of the News

http://www.news.com.au/technology/scien ... 7426430711

I didn't even realise a lot of this stuff was still escalating.

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