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by Euphonium
Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:09 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6483
Views: 503954

Re: Trump presidency

Where are you getting a felony? Based on the description of events - drunk teen gropes another drunk teen at a party - you're talking about maybe second-degree assault and a fourth-degree sex offense, and good luck prosecuting that. Maryland law expressly forbids (as separate felonious offenses) th...
by Euphonium
Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:42 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6483
Views: 503954

Re: Trump presidency

The alleged victim is making the FBI request, but it's pretty much a given at the point that the woman is a Democrat pawn. The Dems had known since the beginning that she had this claim, but have waited for as long as possible to reveal it. At Dr. Ford's request, because quite understandably decidi...
by Euphonium
Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:20 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6483
Views: 503954

Re: Trump presidency

You're being incredibly disingenuous here. One person is not reflective of the entire sentiment of the Convention. As I mentioned earlier, there was a pretty even split among delegates (but not among delegations)--most notably, James Madison himself (perhaps the most influential individual there) w...
by Euphonium
Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2046: "Trum-"
Replies: 36
Views: 1708

Re: 2046: "Trum-"

qvxb wrote:"(It's right up there with 2001-2008, when people used to talk about the top two spots in the US being held by Bush and Dick.)"

Some leftist socialist progressives who take a knee during the playing of the National Anthem


In other words, decent folk?
by Euphonium
Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2042: "Rolle's Theorem"
Replies: 76
Views: 3432

Re: 2042: "Rolle's Theorem"

For Christ's sake, read your fucking Barthes.
by Euphonium
Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:31 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6483
Views: 503954

Re: Trump presidency

That being said: Mr. Gerry. The evils we experience flow from the excess of democracy. The people do not want virtue, but are the dupes of pretended patriots. In Massts. it had been fully confirmed by experience that they are daily misled into the most baneful measures and opinions by the false rep...
by Euphonium
Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:34 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: "Socialism" and "capitalism" are the same
Replies: 198
Views: 9375

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

... You can always find a way to justify capitalism in the framework of capitalism. The problem is that the vast majority of people have no choice in who owns what property, and even those who supposedly made it on their own made it using stolen property and underpaid workers who only agreed to suc...
by Euphonium
Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:33 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: "Socialism" and "capitalism" are the same
Replies: 198
Views: 9375

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

Nah, Socialism is forcible redistribution every time. Not the carrot, but the stick. No, redistribution implies that it was distributed, taken away, and given to others. Socialism is not redistribution, it's simply distributing the resources justly to begin with. You're talking about social democra...
by Euphonium
Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2042: "Rolle's Theorem"
Replies: 76
Views: 3432

Re: 2042: "Rolle's Theorem"

Am I a clueless art person if I look at the "Orange, Red, Yellow" painting and genuinely believe my kid could make that? Could s/he? Like, maybe if someone told hir "put this particular color here" s/he could reproduce it as a technician if someone had already figured out what t...
by Euphonium
Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:42 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6483
Views: 503954

Re: Trump presidency

edit: I screwed up using the forum
by Euphonium
Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:42 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6483
Views: 503954

Re: Trump presidency

One of the original ideas behind the electoral college is that the hoi polloi shouldn't be trusted to elect the highest office, (as in that time communication was poor, and even now people can't be bothered to research the choices). What a load of uninformed nonsense. If you read the actual debates...
by Euphonium
Sat Sep 08, 2018 1:29 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6483
Views: 503954

Re: Trump presidency

These last few years are the best evidence yet that the Founders weren't wise statesmen who deserve our utmost deference. Remember, with Orange Hitler's election, the Electoral College worked exactly as designed . It was created to preserve white supremacy, and it's done just that. The Constitution ...
by Euphonium
Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2039: "Begging the Question"
Replies: 119
Views: 4513

Re: 2039: "Begging the Question"

"Etymological fallacy" is a bullshit term. There's no failure of reasoning involved in committing it, it's just an appeal to something that whoever coined that term doesn't think matters, and disagreeing that it does matter is not a failure of reasoning. Actually, ignoring reality or pret...
by Euphonium
Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2042: "Rolle's Theorem"
Replies: 76
Views: 3432

Re: 2042: "Rolle's Theorem"

The IAU wasn't happy, but as long as their naming conventions were met there wasn't much they could do. Sure there was. They're not a court of law; they have no inherent obligation to behave in a consistent manner regardless of outcome. There's nothing stopping them except laziness and conceptual b...
by Euphonium
Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2039: "Begging the Question"
Replies: 119
Views: 4513

Re: 2039: "Begging the Question"

Eebster the Great wrote:Actually, the obsession with named logical fallacies is way more troubling than any particular linguistic pet peeve. I see some arguments online consist solely of trying to name the fallacies used by the opponent and suggesting they "look it up."


TAECFT!
by Euphonium
Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2039: "Begging the Question"
Replies: 119
Views: 4513

Re: 2039: "Begging the Question"

The Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition offers a decent definition of "nausea" (actually its second definition): 2. a nursing diagnosis accepted by the North American Nursi For medical contexts, sure. Colloquial contexts are di...
by Euphonium
Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2039: "Begging the Question"
Replies: 119
Views: 4513

Re: 2039: "Begging the Question"

I have found myself identifying non-native English-speakers by their flawless use of English about as often as I have been able to identify a native speaker of a Germanic of Slavic language by distinctive grammar slipping through into their English. Honestly, the moment when you finally figure out ...
by Euphonium
Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2039: "Begging the Question"
Replies: 119
Views: 4513

Re: 2039: "Begging the Question"

I would also like to know when Corporate Buzzwordish and Ebonics collided. Using "ask" as a synonym for "request": "My ask is that you reach out to the customer by Friday." Using "ask" as a synonym for "request" Or worse, using "aks". Here...
by Euphonium
Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:08 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Firearms Regulations
Replies: 213
Views: 13131

Re: Firearms Regulations

Ban all guns. Guns are instruments of oppression, and so are incompatible with individual liberty. This has more weight when one is discussing what arms the police ought to carry. Heavily armed police and military(when used as police) can indeed oppress people. Oppression can happen when the indivi...
by Euphonium
Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:01 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Firearms Regulations
Replies: 213
Views: 13131

Re: Firearms Regulations

Ban all guns.

Guns are instruments of oppression, and so are incompatible with individual liberty.
by Euphonium
Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2002: "LeBron James and Stephen Curry"
Replies: 43
Views: 5293

Re: 2002: "LeBron James and Stephen Curry"

The reason there is no "National ID" as such is that the United States are, in fact, United States. As in 50 independent and Somewhat Sovereign states that are united for a common purpose of trade, currency, and defense. Thus, aside from the passport, which deals with the US interaction w...
by Euphonium
Thu Nov 23, 2017 5:58 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1918: "NEXUS"
Replies: 25
Views: 4292

Re: 1918: "NEXUS"

"Senator, I served with the Cisco Kid. I knew the Cisco Kid. The Cisco Kid was a friend of mine..."
by Euphonium
Sun Nov 12, 2017 5:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1911: Defensive Profile
Replies: 47
Views: 6107

Re: 1911: Virtue Signalling Volume 7

In my experience, people are usually most offended by things that are really offensive. On the Devil's Advocate side, I offer the very existence of the term "microaggression". What is it, exactly, about that that upsets you? Why is it so incomprehensible that the small things you do might...
by Euphonium
Sun Nov 12, 2017 5:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1902: "State Borders"
Replies: 61
Views: 9528

Re: 1902: "State Borders"

ericgrau wrote:I noticed the least populated areas were in the midwest (around Wyoming-Utah-Colorado and surrounding areas) and wondered why this was.


So that's definitely not the Midwest...
by Euphonium
Mon May 29, 2017 11:10 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Explain College-level subjects in one sentence
Replies: 45
Views: 12251

Re: Explain College-level subjects in one sentence

First year law: I'm just a bill and I'm sitting here on capitol hill Second year law: how to get away with murder Third year law: how to get away with treason Fourth year law: how to get away with war crimes Pretty sure law school in the US is a three-year post-graduate course. And I feel safe assu...
by Euphonium
Thu May 18, 2017 2:08 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Explain College-level subjects in one sentence
Replies: 45
Views: 12251

Re: Explain College-level subjects in one sentence

(The 'classic' Cyrillic thing is that restaurants are "pectopah"s ("Ресторан"). You might hit the back-to-back-Ks or reversed-N, and then there are those that are even more obviously Greek, but a lot of them are non-wierd symbols, albeit a number of times used weirdly.) I have t...
by Euphonium
Thu May 18, 2017 2:06 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Explain College-level subjects in one sentence
Replies: 45
Views: 12251

Re: Explain College-level subjects in one sentence

eSOANEM wrote:I feel like that's probably more true of students learning Greek than Russian actually.


I wouldn't know. Russian and Ukrainian are the only languages with a non-Latin script I've ever studied.
by Euphonium
Wed May 17, 2017 8:44 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Explain College-level subjects in one sentence
Replies: 45
Views: 12251

Re: Explain College-level subjects in one sentence

Zohar wrote:So anything that isn't the Latin alphabet is "not a letter" suddenly? :roll:


I was trying to express, in a facetious manner, the experience of a new student's first encounter with Cyrillic.
by Euphonium
Wed May 17, 2017 8:08 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Explain College-level subjects in one sentence
Replies: 45
Views: 12251

Re: Explain College-level subjects in one sentence

Survey of Medieval Russian History: and then it gets worse Sociology of religion: it's not about social protest, except when it is Reformation Europe: can't we all just get along? (answer: no) Survey of Imperial Russian History: and then it gets worse Nationality and Religion in the Russian Empire: ...
by Euphonium
Sun May 14, 2017 9:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1835: "Random Obsessions"
Replies: 90
Views: 12741

Re: 1835: "Random Obsessions"

Peak modernity, folks. Peak modernity, right in this thread.
by Euphonium
Sun May 14, 2017 9:48 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: How would you change the U.S. tax system?
Replies: 197
Views: 35706

Re: How would you change the U.S. tax system?

0% income tax on all income up to $50,000 per household member. 100% tax on all income above $50,000 per household member. You know this is supposed to be Serious Business, right? Yes, and I'm completely serious. With your system, why would anyone spend time getting advanced degrees Are you serious...
by Euphonium
Wed May 03, 2017 8:25 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: How would you change the U.S. tax system?
Replies: 197
Views: 35706

Re: How would you change the U.S. tax system?

0% income tax on all income up to $50,000 per household member. 100% tax on all income above $50,000 per household member.
by Euphonium
Sun Apr 09, 2017 11:52 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Editors
Replies: 267
Views: 117404

Re: Editors

My preferred text editor consists of piping assembly code into as, chosen such that the opcodes output will be, when read byte-by-byte, the ASCII values of the text I wish to output.

I prefer nasm's syntax, but as will accept input on stdin.
by Euphonium
Sun Apr 09, 2017 11:48 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: What is log² x?
Replies: 11
Views: 5701

Re: What is log² x?

For iterated functions I see f (n) (x) more frequently than f n (x). This smells like a context issue - I expect f (n) (x) to be the n th derivative without context. Of course, there is no reason to put derivatives inside of big Ohs... I've never seen higher-order derivatives expres...
by Euphonium
Sat Apr 08, 2017 3:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1819: "Sweet 16"
Replies: 49
Views: 10846

Re: 1819: "Sweet 16"

I think the team on stilts might have something of a height advantage. I see lots of goaltending calls in their future. It would be interesting watching them try to protect the dribble. Dunno - I'd put only one guy on stilts. He wouldn't play defense, but just hang out near the paint at the offensi...
by Euphonium
Mon Jan 30, 2017 1:17 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Help with a "research paper"
Replies: 16
Views: 10562

Re: Help with a "research paper"

Sableagle wrote:We read that one in school.

The central truth of English Literature classes is that they make reading, once a pleasure, into a chore that is somehow at once entirely dull and intensely irritating.


Translation: "It was hard and I struggled with it; therefore it's pointless."
by Euphonium
Fri Jan 27, 2017 4:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1790: "Sad"
Replies: 81
Views: 12610

Re: 1790: "Sad"

JPatten wrote:
Mutex wrote:
JPatten wrote:We survived Obama, we will survive Trump.


I love how in your mind that logically follows.


Would it have been better to say "We survived Bush, we will survive Trump?"


"We survived cold, tough steak and day-old bread, of course we'll survive this cup full of poison and piss."
by Euphonium
Fri Jan 27, 2017 4:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1790: "Sad"
Replies: 81
Views: 12610

Re: 1790: "Sad"

JPatten wrote:We survived Obama, we will survive Trump.


"We survived a nice steak dinner, of course we'll survive this cup full of poison and piss."
by Euphonium
Fri Jan 27, 2017 6:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1790: "Sad"
Replies: 81
Views: 12610

Re: 1790: "Sad"

Oh jeez. Look, I'm not happy about the election either. But what is it about Randall and so many other babies lol If shutting up and taking it is what you think characterizes adulthood, I'd hate to see the kind of world those adults would create. that think it's a good idea to keep dwelling on it, ...
by Euphonium
Tue Oct 06, 2015 2:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1586: "Keyboard Problems"
Replies: 61
Views: 10721

Re: 1586: "Keyboard Problems"

Or it could just be that you're really clumsy with your drinks.

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