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by morriswalters
Fri Dec 16, 2016 12:02 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13807
Views: 1771537

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

Celibacy was...Protective. Have I miss-understood your point? He didn't speak to the why of celibacy. His claim was that church members of superior intelligence fell out of the gene pool by not reproducing. Which is a reach given that avowing celibacy and actually being celibate are two different t...
by morriswalters
Fri Dec 16, 2016 12:51 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 2812
Views: 312670

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Good luck with that. Ongoing civil wars Internal conflict in Myanmar, since 1948 Papua conflict, since 1962 Colombian conflict, since 1964 War in Afghanistan, since 1978 Peruvian conflict, since 1978 Kurdish–Turkish conflict since 1978 Somali Civil War, since 1988 War in Darfur, since 26 February 20...
by morriswalters
Thu Dec 15, 2016 9:45 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 2812
Views: 312670

Re: The Darker Side of the News

55 is a good spot for a number which is difficult to measure since cars in general are all over the map in terms of weight carried, maintenance, tire pressure, driver skill and any number of other things that contribute to mileage or the lack thereof.
by morriswalters
Thu Dec 15, 2016 3:13 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: How to reason about the force, pressure or impulse to break something?
Replies: 12
Views: 4327

Re: How to reason about the force, pressure or impulse to break something?

I thought the idea was to make the car and the driver act as a single unit. So that when the car decelerates by absorbing the energy as it collapses, the body inside slows with it. The placement of the seat belt is through the center of mass so ideally the body won't rotate or fold. Airbags protect ...
by morriswalters
Thu Dec 15, 2016 10:38 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 2812
Views: 312670

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Vahir wrote:This argument is fallacious because it implies Assad offers peace and stability.
But us being involved doesn't imply it either. Does it?
by morriswalters
Thu Dec 15, 2016 2:08 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 2812
Views: 312670

Re: The Darker Side of the News

I can't make them stop. But I don't have to support it. Don't be so narrowed minded. I like being narrow minded. There is some irony to be had here. During Vietnam when the draft was on, nobody was worried about saving the Vietnamese. They worried about being drafted. My cousins husband spent two ye...
by morriswalters
Thu Dec 15, 2016 12:23 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 2812
Views: 312670

Re: The Darker Side of the News

This makes me more than a little angry. For whatever reason there seems to be an idea that the US entry into the Syrian Civil War would have somehow magically stopped the killing. There is a direct example of the price that you pay for going into another country to do good. You have to kill people. ...
by morriswalters
Wed Dec 14, 2016 11:33 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: I need a book recommendation (Renamed : Recom'd me a book)
Replies: 327
Views: 166499

Re: I need a book recommendation (Renamed : Recom'd me a book)

River World has some interesting plot devices, Grail Stones and killing yourself to travel, among others. And historical characters as protagonists. Including Goering, Twain, and Richard Francis Burton. An interesting one I just fished is the Girl With All The Gifts, an interesting spin on Zombies. ...
by morriswalters
Wed Dec 14, 2016 6:13 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13807
Views: 1771537

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

I'm getting old. I missed it. :)
by morriswalters
Wed Dec 14, 2016 4:28 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13807
Views: 1771537

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

On rereading, the article cites examples of both. Lilly had an active patent on antipsychotic Zyprexa, a name you might remember from above, while its patent on anti-depressant Prozac had expired. In a move that would extend the patent on Zyprexa and keep Prozac profitable, despite the emergence of ...
by morriswalters
Wed Dec 14, 2016 12:04 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13807
Views: 1771537

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

CorruptUser wrote:...Except those patent extensions are on the alternate formulations or new uses of the drugs, not the original drug itself.
Think of patenting apples and then apple pies.

@sardia
How Long Is A Drug Patent Good For?
by morriswalters
Tue Dec 13, 2016 9:01 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13807
Views: 1771537

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

Fuck Theresa Mays pants. The only meaning to be found there is that people love to gossip, and be judgemental. Nothing new in that. If you can't answer the question of how to define science, you can tell how many people you need to have a society that can support all those fine toys. Which to me wou...
by morriswalters
Mon Dec 12, 2016 1:30 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: News in brief
Replies: 149
Views: 21601

Re: News in brief

Your analogy starts to breakdown since most spouses don't run background or immigration checks. Or are especially biased against felons. I like his original analogy. It's superficial but descriptive in the essentials. The second half is a statement of the obvious. If a business has high turnover th...
by morriswalters
Mon Dec 12, 2016 4:45 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13807
Views: 1771537

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

There is no substantive difference between human beings of today and human beings of 100,000 years ago. So why are we so much more advanced than they were? Well, the key difference I'd argue is the discovery and application of the scientific method. It has produced more advances in the last 200 yea...
by morriswalters
Sun Dec 11, 2016 5:28 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 622724

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

That's not how the electoral college works. The way electoral college favors one party or another is to do a really bad job of representing your coalition. Anything over half is wasted votes. If your support is above 60%-70%, ignore them. Focus on groups where support is borderline. The actual futu...
by morriswalters
Sat Dec 10, 2016 11:22 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 622724

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

It wasn't asked in isolation, re-read the thread to get the context. I didn't speak to the context I spoke to the point. I'm not spending a lot of time worrying about countries where I don't have a voice. On the electoral college. Deal with the world as it exists or change it if you can. But I have...
by morriswalters
Sat Dec 10, 2016 9:51 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 622724

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

I'm trying to work out what a democracy without a peaceful transfer of power looks like. How would that even work? Lincoln was elected in November of 1860. The South saw this as an existential threat. The Civil War started April 12, 1861 less than 5 months later. Despite the war we managed to elect...
by morriswalters
Sat Dec 10, 2016 9:12 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 622724

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

I'm trying to work out what a democracy without a peaceful transfer of power looks like. How would that even work? Lincoln was elected in November of 1860. The South saw this as an existential threat. The Civil War started April 12, 1861 less than 5 months later. Despite the war we managed to elect...
by morriswalters
Sat Dec 10, 2016 7:52 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 622724

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

The CIA needs to shut up. If there is evidence that the outcome was perverted they should report to the Commander in Chief. Not to the Washington Post. That isn't their brief. This is an attack on the process.
by morriswalters
Sat Dec 10, 2016 1:02 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 622724

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Pro-trump white supremacists in my town have also been posting flyers about America being a nation for the whites, ripping down pro-diversity flyers, and breaking parade violations by lying to the city organizers in order to turn it into a white supremacy March. So yeah, definitely not getting any ...
by morriswalters
Fri Dec 09, 2016 11:38 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)
Replies: 139
Views: 15657

Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

I terrorized my mother so that I could stay home and watch him fly.
by morriswalters
Fri Dec 09, 2016 5:19 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 622724

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Why? Postponing costs a few centuries, even if the costs still exist, is a huge savings. Totally worth paying some upkeep for. It's little different than a loan, really. Does this state the problem correctly? What are you worrying about? Running out of gas or the climate? Both are indeterminate in ...
by morriswalters
Fri Dec 09, 2016 2:47 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13807
Views: 1771537

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

What the actual fuck?? Also, are you allowed to use state's laws like that? Like, if you're 14 and legally married in one state, isn't it illegal if you go to a different one? The article doesn't mention where they [the 'mother' and 'father'] live. The short answer is maybe. It's called forum shopp...
by morriswalters
Fri Dec 09, 2016 2:15 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1494
Views: 194207

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

The Amazon Store is 1800 square feet.
by morriswalters
Thu Dec 08, 2016 11:16 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 622724

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Tyndmyr wrote:Why? Postponing costs a few centuries, even if the costs still exist, is a huge savings. Totally worth paying some upkeep for. It's little different than a loan, really.
We aren't transitioning from fossil fuels because we are running out of fossil fuels.

Carry on.
by morriswalters
Thu Dec 08, 2016 2:50 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1494
Views: 194207

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

I'm not worried about giving up information. Amazon isn't solving any problems in this area that I need solved. My wife already goes by the store on her way from work. She doesn't want to spend an hour or so walking up and down the aisles of a store and all that goes with it. That's the problem I ne...
by morriswalters
Thu Dec 08, 2016 12:40 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1494
Views: 194207

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

At the curb of the store you mean? In 10-15 years most likely noone will leave the house to pick up online orders; it'll have been driven to your house or place of work by a driverless vehicle. Well, maybe. But then again, why? The problem that we have, that it corrects, isn't getting the groceries...
by morriswalters
Thu Dec 08, 2016 3:34 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 2812
Views: 312670

Re: The Darker Side of the News

This is why Margaret Atwood (Oryx & Crake) is way scarier and more plausible than Orwell. What Orwell missed was that it works better if the slaves don't believe they are slaves. In Orwells days the idea of a TV that could listen back was a leap. You can buy one on Amazon now, it's called a sma...
by morriswalters
Wed Dec 07, 2016 8:41 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Racism debate split from elections thread
Replies: 56
Views: 8279

Re: Racism debate split from elections thread

I thought so, just wanted to make it explicit that racism was involved even if the officer wasn't a racist. But this specific instance is pretty obviously not murder. I don't think it is. But I understand, as a pressure point, why you might want to think of it that way. But as you pointed out there ...
by morriswalters
Wed Dec 07, 2016 5:11 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1494
Views: 194207

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

I hope not. My family shops online and picks up the groceries at the curb without ever entering the store.
by morriswalters
Wed Dec 07, 2016 1:56 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Racism debate split from elections thread
Replies: 56
Views: 8279

Re: Racism debate split from elections thread

The consent decree agreed to by the Ferguson city council pretty much closed the book. It placed the blame where the blame belonged. On the people who were in a position to do something about it. And it will do more to improve the Ferguson PD then a criminal prosecution. Which didn't happen. It migh...
by morriswalters
Wed Dec 07, 2016 12:23 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bundyite militia seizes federal building
Replies: 414
Views: 45484

Re: Bundyite militia seizes federal building

and look at how police treat white protestors, there's no shortage of examples of causal police violence towards protestors that do not actually pose a threat. Any examples of police violence against unarmed right-wing protestors? Does it have to be right wing? Right wing protestors are pretty rare...
by morriswalters
Wed Dec 07, 2016 12:10 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Racism debate split from elections thread
Replies: 56
Views: 8279

Re: Racism debate split from elections thread

The Great Hippo wrote:Well, for starters, I'll try my best to refrain from condescending rhetorical questions...! xD
Condescending? Okay, I didn't intend it that way, but okay. You have my apologies.
by morriswalters
Tue Dec 06, 2016 11:24 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Racism debate split from elections thread
Replies: 56
Views: 8279

Re: Racism debate split from elections thread

Gmal didn't provide factually incorrect details regarding the case. I also wouldn't take a lack of charges as evidence of a lack of malfeasance. Well a reasonable person might think that calling it murder wasn't factual. But as you wish, it was an observation. Not a demand. I'm curious. How are you...
by morriswalters
Tue Dec 06, 2016 10:29 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Racism debate split from elections thread
Replies: 56
Views: 8279

Re: Racism debate split from elections thread

Hippo maybe you should call out Gmalivuk as well. He dug up that carcass. Possibly you might ask him if he remembers the case as well since as far as I know the crime of murder wasn't charged much less prosecuted. Neither were any civil rights violations charged. As you say, it's complicated.
by morriswalters
Tue Dec 06, 2016 9:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 622724

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Let Trump fly commercial, better yet if he likes his jet better let him pay for the upgrades. There are currently 2 747's in use. They have one aircraft to carry the Presidential motorcade(evidently a C-17 Globemaster III) and numerous other aircraft. He could use the car supplied to him by the host...
by morriswalters
Tue Dec 06, 2016 3:14 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 622724

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Goddammit North Carolina. It's NYT, Google the article name if you've already used your 10 free articles. North Carolina didn't go to Washington, some fool did. And open the article in Firefox's private browsing mode in a new window it's simpler. ...I guess you didn't care to interpret my tone, but...
by morriswalters
Tue Dec 06, 2016 2:42 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Racism debate split from elections thread
Replies: 56
Views: 8279

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

(To use an example I hope even CorruptUser won't complain about, everyone (yes I do mean everyone) who supported the Nazi Final Solution was anti-Semitic, but not all anti-Semites supported the Final Solution. Or to put it a different way, Nazi anti-Semitism drove away everyone in the world who was...
by morriswalters
Tue Dec 06, 2016 1:53 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Racism debate split from elections thread
Replies: 56
Views: 8279

Racism debate split from elections thread

All ducks being birds does not mean that all birds are ducks, therefore does not mean that non-ducks are necessarily non-birds. Trump is a racist. Therefore all of Trumps voters are racist because they voted for Trump. A more general version would be. XXXX (is/is not) something, therefore all membe...

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