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by Liri
Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:08 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1100
Views: 106313

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

Have Lib-Dems somewhat taken over Blaire's Third Way? Plus the voting reform plank.
by Liri
Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:57 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89767
Views: 6318149

Re: Thoughts for ships

Glare at it really hard.
by Liri
Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:21 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Stocks vs Broths
Replies: 13
Views: 1878

Re: Stocks vs Broths

I always just start with water. If the recipe you are using actually has the things in it, this should be fine as well. So if I made potato leek soup, you'd use water? Or are you referring to something complex like making beef stew, add water to that? I, too, always start with water when making sou...
by Liri
Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:09 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1100
Views: 106313

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

Ayup.

I met Super Hans in real life, too. He was surprised to have an American fan.
by Liri
Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:57 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1100
Views: 106313

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

Mutex wrote:Have you seen the sitcom that's referencing?

Yes. I got it from a fan page I follow.
by Liri
Tue Apr 18, 2017 1:58 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Military coup attempt in Turkey? [coup fails] [skullcracking!]
Replies: 126
Views: 19654

Re: Military coup attempt in Turkey? [coup fails] [skullcracking!]

He's only 62, to boot.

By 2020, though, the sitch could deteriorate quite a bit with regards to liberal democracy being a welcome dude at parties.
by Liri
Tue Apr 18, 2017 12:52 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1100
Views: 106313

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

Why, exactly, is Corbyn still the head of Labour? I remember there was a big kerfuffle last summer, but that he outlasted it.
by Liri
Mon Apr 17, 2017 12:26 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3358
Views: 202909

Re: Trump presidency

They need to get Dennis Rodman back in there. The Dennis Rodman who is a "friend for life" of Kim Jong-Un *and* endorsed Trump for president.
by Liri
Sat Apr 15, 2017 10:38 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13943
Views: 1880606

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

In terms of precedent, whether Google, of all companies, is equipped to handle it is kinda beside the point.
by Liri
Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:37 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3358
Views: 202909

Re: Trump presidency

I think someone got it into his head that it would be a bad look if he ended up being the last president and that Bannon's apocalyptic clash of civilizations fanfic was actually a terrible idea.
by Liri
Thu Apr 13, 2017 6:31 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Postmodern Retro
Replies: 12
Views: 2298

Re: Postmodern Retro

suffer-cait wrote:Is this an advertisement?

I hope so.
by Liri
Thu Apr 13, 2017 1:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1823: "Hottest Editors"
Replies: 55
Views: 7880

Re: 1823: "Hottest Editors"

The CRISPR/Cas9 system is still hugely error-prone. All of the papers I've read that have used it have just used it to develop gene knockouts. It's still really cool, but its current application in research is often better achieved, especially in certain cell types, by using various RNAi methods (sh...
by Liri
Thu Apr 13, 2017 1:07 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3358
Views: 202909

Re: Trump presidency

I dunno if trump running into the realities of the job, turning him into a typical neocon-type-republican is reassuring or what. Cause generic republicans are still pretty awful, but hey maybe the country won't collapse/no nuclear war. Ivanka and Jared can whisper, "coal is awful, solar is grea...
by Liri
Thu Apr 13, 2017 12:57 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The Misogyny Kool-Aid
Replies: 56
Views: 6300

Re: The Misogyny Kool-Aid

He is lumped together in my head with the likes of Julian Assange.
by Liri
Wed Apr 12, 2017 11:55 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3358
Views: 202909

Re: Trump presidency

Angua wrote:Yeah, I was there thinking 'pretty sure he was using it against Germans, being an ethnic minority doesn't mean you don't count'.

It's the sort of thing the ultra-nationalist, anti-Semitic portion of his base will immediately pick up on, too.
by Liri
Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:57 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Supersaturating Rechargeable Batteries
Replies: 4
Views: 1483

Re: Supersaturating Rechargeable Batteries

All-around terrible.
by Liri
Sun Apr 09, 2017 1:45 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Tongue Cleaning Myth?
Replies: 14
Views: 2514

Re: Tongue Cleaning Myth?

Pretty much anything promoting getting rid of bacteria, like colon cleanses (shudder), are either terrible for you, because the vast majority of bacteria are either harmless or helpful, or they don't do anything.
by Liri
Sat Apr 08, 2017 2:54 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Modern movies to blow 50's directors' minds
Replies: 181
Views: 28708

Re: Modern movies to blow 50's directors' minds

Boyhood, Children of Men, and Birdman would all be pretty darn good.
by Liri
Fri Apr 07, 2017 6:37 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3358
Views: 202909

Re: Trump presidency

elasto wrote:Given how Russia seem to be kicking up a stink about this, talking about US-Russia relations falling to a new low etc... is it incredibly cynical of me to wonder if this is all smoke and mirrors thought up by Putin and Trump to pretend they aren't all loved up..?

It's not that cynical.
by Liri
Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:37 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3358
Views: 202909

Re: Trump presidency

Lazar wrote:According to WH sources, Bannon has been openly feuding with Kushner and has referred to him as a "cuck"(!), "globalist" and fifth columnist. I wonder if he's on his way out.

Calling Trump's son-in-law a "cuck" can't possibly backfire.
by Liri
Thu Apr 06, 2017 4:03 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89767
Views: 6318149

Re: Thoughts for ships

I've been reading "John Cleese" this whole time.
by Liri
Thu Apr 06, 2017 1:37 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89767
Views: 6318149

Re: Thoughts for ships

My mom's hometown was less than a thousand when she was born, and is only three and a half thousand now, 60 years later. Total area = 1.7 square miles. Most of my mom's family lives out in the country now, to get away from the metropolis that is that town.
by Liri
Thu Apr 06, 2017 12:42 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Smallest animal
Replies: 18
Views: 4627

Re: Smallest animal

There are species of snakes that don't use sexual reproduction, though, and they're totally animals. :wink:
by Liri
Thu Apr 06, 2017 2:10 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Smallest animal
Replies: 18
Views: 4627

Re: Smallest animal

It's probably - for me - more interesting/worthwhile to narrow the taxa in question a bit - what's the smallest vertebrate? Insect? Mollusk? Cause if we leave it at a broad definition of animal, we're gonna be down to a single cell which, while pretty cool, isn't really that interesting. Cause what'...
by Liri
Wed Apr 05, 2017 8:26 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Smallest animal
Replies: 18
Views: 4627

Re: Smallest animal

Also, "what is an animal?" is a surprisingly tricky question. I think all the organisms discussed so far are unquestionably animals. Was there something specific you had in mind? Similar things to what eSOANEM mentioned - single-celled dudes that are phylogeneticly within Animalia. That i...
by Liri
Wed Apr 05, 2017 12:23 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Why haven't any animals evolved wheels?
Replies: 22
Views: 3394

Re: Why haven't any animals evolved wheels?

Read His Dark Materials , of course (it's an example listed in poxic's link). The wheels aren't permanently attached to the animals that use them, instead they coevolved with a tree that drops huge, wheel-like seedpods in order to get around on all the lava flows. They can still walk around normally...
by Liri
Tue Apr 04, 2017 5:47 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: AI discussion from The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 71
Views: 9427

Re: Ai discussion from The Darker Side of the News

And/Or the houses themselves become robots.
by Liri
Tue Apr 04, 2017 5:46 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3358
Views: 202909

Re: Trump presidency

Thesh wrote:That's for those traveling into the US for now. EU has strong privacy laws, but given the UK's recent legislative history I suspect they will soon adopt the US position.

Right, yeah. I should have directly quoted Zohar - I was wondering about that advice tidbit.
by Liri
Tue Apr 04, 2017 5:36 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3358
Views: 202909

Re: Trump presidency

Is that just a travelling to/from the US thing or more general?
by Liri
Tue Apr 04, 2017 12:41 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Smallest animal
Replies: 18
Views: 4627

Re: Smallest animal

Also, "what is an animal?" is a surprisingly tricky question.
by Liri
Tue Apr 04, 2017 12:25 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1100
Views: 106313

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

I'm starting to develop a rather intense dislike for Spain and their ridiculous whining about stuff like this Spain is being difficult because they're desperately trying to prevent some of their own regions from trying for independence. Yeah. It's funny to watch the British government now try to qu...
by Liri
Mon Apr 03, 2017 11:14 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: AI discussion from The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 71
Views: 9427

Re: Ai discussion from The Darker Side of the News

Spoilered response to spoiler The wildest, and most intimidating, part about genetics is that by far the largest fraction of genes in our genome are devoted to regulating ...our genome. This is a paper I read just a couple days ago on chromatin regulation - it is rather complex, but I recommend at l...
by Liri
Mon Apr 03, 2017 5:30 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3358
Views: 202909

Re: Trump presidency

Anger that those homo-lovers help them out. And bone-headedness about not admitting to making a very unfortunate vote. I was gonna share two NYT articles that make the same points. It's like they forget that they, too, make use of government-funded programs when election season rolls around. The NYT...
by Liri
Mon Apr 03, 2017 11:55 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4126
Views: 672115

Re: Today I Made:

Chocolate ganache is so easy to overdo. I feel you. Your whole body is anticipating a bite of cake, when suddenly you've got a bunch of too-rich chocolate in your mouth.
by Liri
Mon Apr 03, 2017 12:55 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: AI discussion from The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 71
Views: 9427

Re: The Darker Side of the News

You're right though that we are quite fuzzy. That's sort of the argument against what you're saying. My argument is that the reason AI hasn't met the goal we've set for it is because we have no idea what the goal actually is. How does that contradict what I'm saying? My point was that we could well...
by Liri
Sun Apr 02, 2017 11:06 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: AI discussion from The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 71
Views: 9427

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Hippo, your line of thinking seems roughly akin to a New Yorker article I just read about the quest for anti-aging therapies by silicon valley folks. Namely, that they perceive biological systems as being "simple" input-output and having a readable, writable, and "hackable" code....
by Liri
Sun Apr 02, 2017 10:19 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3113
Views: 354890

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Well, first off, we don't really have those. Algorithmic music comes in two flavors, too-abstract and too-formulaic, and neither would be mistaken for the genuine article (or at least for anything more than a generic studio backing band, in the latter case.) And anybody who's genuinely fooled by a ...
by Liri
Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:09 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1100
Views: 106313

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

Psh I did not have the money to pay for tickets to art museums. This was totally free.

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