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by The Mighty Thesaurus
Thu Jan 26, 2017 11:39 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: An essay against competition
Replies: 50
Views: 5419

Re: An essay against competition

And that's why it's immoral to cure cancer.
by The Mighty Thesaurus
Tue Sep 20, 2016 9:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1735: "Fashion Police and Grammar Police"
Replies: 269
Views: 17356

Re: 1735: "Fashion Police and Grammar Police"

I would add, peeving about the use of "literally" is extremely fashionable. It's probably the single most complained-about thing in current English usage. It's the sort of thing dilettantes care about. Comic sans is the typographical equivalent. It's just another example of the poor stand...
by The Mighty Thesaurus
Tue Aug 02, 2016 5:36 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28242
Views: 2162974

Re: ANGRY NATTERINGS

Sableagle wrote:Second-rate Fingernail's imaginary lesbian friends

We aren't entirely imaginary.
by The Mighty Thesaurus
Fri Jul 15, 2016 5:21 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3216
Views: 506754

Re: What were your dreams last night?

doogly wrote:Earlier this week I dreamed the coach for our group at work had his own brand of Jamaican jerk seasoning.

That's a real dream. You're running rings around these chumps
by The Mighty Thesaurus
Fri Jul 15, 2016 1:33 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: XKCD, where they talk shit about you in a secret subforum
Replies: 150
Views: 15948

Re: XKCD, where they talk shit about you in a secret subforum

I contend that I am by definition without sin, since the only real sin is not being me.
by The Mighty Thesaurus
Thu Jul 14, 2016 10:25 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: XKCD, where they talk shit about you in a secret subforum
Replies: 150
Views: 15948

Re: XKCD, where they talk shit about you in a secret subforum

I'm trying to imagine a universe were I could possibly roll my eyes harder about any of this. I refuse to shed a single fucking tear over somebody upset that their shitty views were mocked.
by The Mighty Thesaurus
Sun Jul 10, 2016 7:03 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Adelaide, Australia Meetup
Replies: 66
Views: 14860

Re: Adelaide, Australia Meetup

I'm one of the few people who lives in the actual City of Adelaide. I'll get back to you about the road trip
by The Mighty Thesaurus
Sun Jul 03, 2016 2:47 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Adelaide, Australia Meetup
Replies: 66
Views: 14860

Re: Adelaide, Australia Meetup

Holy fuck, really? Nobody ever comes to Adelaide
by The Mighty Thesaurus
Mon Jun 06, 2016 10:14 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28242
Views: 2162974

Re: ANGRY NATTERINGS

Sableagle wrote:Right. Sorry. Didn't realise that being offended at people assuming I'm a child-molester witha sub-60 IQ because I'm male counts as ME being shitty.

That's a damn fine Ray Bolger impression. I actually believed you were made entirely out of straw.
by The Mighty Thesaurus
Thu Mar 10, 2016 3:55 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4345
Views: 591678

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Erased is awesome. There is however much spoiler potential. Potential? Erased is a mystery. Mysteries are the most spoilerific genre there is! So far, its the best anime I've seen in years. Within the top 5 animes of the past five years. Lets hope it finishes strong when the mystery is finally reve...
by The Mighty Thesaurus
Thu Mar 03, 2016 3:39 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4345
Views: 591678

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Madoka Ultimately, I guess this comes down to how you view Kyubey's gender. But even then, the argument for the classical "Lich" is far stronger in my eyes. Sure there are parallels, but the Lich argument tells us nothing about the condition humaine . I don't entirely buy the sex t...
by The Mighty Thesaurus
Wed Mar 02, 2016 3:11 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4345
Views: 591678

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

I finally got around to watching my new favourite anime -- Puella Magi Madoka Magica -- for the first time (followed immediately by the second time).
Spoiler:
I had never cried at an opening theme before, but now I can't make it through Connect without welling up.
by The Mighty Thesaurus
Fri Feb 05, 2016 4:23 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post your boat race.
Replies: 20843
Views: 1956613

Re: Post your boat race.

TMT: Your Eyebrows are magnificent. I wish I could do your makeup. I hope people don't take this phrase the wrong way, like "Oh me yarm, what are you thinking, let me do your makeup" but more like "you have an interesting and captivating face and I want to paint it" I didn't rea...
by The Mighty Thesaurus
Sun Jan 03, 2016 12:12 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post your boat race.
Replies: 20843
Views: 1956613

Re: Post your boat race.

My year ended with no detectable confetti and only the smallest of fanfares.
thisOne.jpg
by The Mighty Thesaurus
Wed Oct 14, 2015 6:40 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The worst film you've seen
Replies: 667
Views: 202999

Re: The worst film you've seen

Everyone knows that your personal favourite, dear reader, is literally the worst film ever made.
by The Mighty Thesaurus
Sun Aug 09, 2015 9:11 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Is there anything objective about morality?
Replies: 720
Views: 61279

Re: Is there anything objective about morality?

A universal grammar, if you will.
by The Mighty Thesaurus
Sun Aug 09, 2015 6:40 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4345
Views: 591678

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Is anybody else watching GATE? It's modern Japan versus fantasy peeps.
by The Mighty Thesaurus
Thu Aug 06, 2015 8:53 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Is there anything objective about morality?
Replies: 720
Views: 61279

Re: Is there anything objective about morality?

The whole point of anti-realism is that we don't think that morality maps back to reality. Then what use is it? Who said something has to be useful? That being said, objective goodness not existing does not imply that all moral discourse is false. People can believe whatever the hell they like abou...
by The Mighty Thesaurus
Thu Aug 06, 2015 5:20 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Is there anything objective about morality?
Replies: 720
Views: 61279

Re: Is there anything objective about morality?

If what you call "morality" does not, at any point, map back to reality, it is meaningless garbage. It contains no more information than random babbling. Whatever the particular definition of "good" you use is unimportant. Either that definition can be defined or not. If not, it...
by The Mighty Thesaurus
Thu Aug 06, 2015 9:46 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Is there anything objective about morality?
Replies: 720
Views: 61279

Re: Is there anything objective about morality?

When he discusses effectiveness of charity, he is obviously discussing how well they meet objectives, something that can be measured, and isn't intrinsicly different from discussing geocentricism. This is where the equivocation happens. Your measurements may be objective, but unless you're measurin...
by The Mighty Thesaurus
Wed Aug 05, 2015 4:43 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Is there anything objective about morality?
Replies: 720
Views: 61279

Re: Is there anything objective about morality?

It's not as if 'right' and 'wrong' are confusing jargon terms requiring further elaboration: they're concepts that your average 8-year old can use, same as water, weeds or dirt And an 18th century Polynesian child could use the word "tapu". That doesn't mean it actually referred to anythi...
by The Mighty Thesaurus
Sun Aug 02, 2015 7:50 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Is there anything objective about morality?
Replies: 720
Views: 61279

Re: Is there anything objective about morality?

You're pretty much philosophically illiterate. I am done with this discussion.
by The Mighty Thesaurus
Sun Aug 02, 2015 4:33 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Is there anything objective about morality?
Replies: 720
Views: 61279

Re: Is there anything objective about morality?

Actually, I'm proposing that it's possible for us to handle moral judgments in an objective manner, and the fact that we haven't is just an unfortunate coincidence. I understand that. What I'm asking is why are moral judgements special? So far, the only thing you have posted that comes close to an ...
by The Mighty Thesaurus
Sun Aug 02, 2015 3:08 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Is there anything objective about morality?
Replies: 720
Views: 61279

Re: Is there anything objective about morality?

To put it another way: nobody cares about you or whatever it is you do outside of this thread. Stop padding your posts with lengthy asides about your personal life and how gosh-darned clever you are. The physicalist perspective, that nothing exists which is not governed by the universe's physical la...
by The Mighty Thesaurus
Thu Jul 30, 2015 8:09 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Actually it's about ethics in research
Replies: 155
Views: 13373

Re: If brutal honesty is just meanness, isn't science and tr

I don't imagine that people discovering Free-will is an illusion will have all that troublesome effect. People already believe an omnipotent and omniscient being controls their lives. Not so sure. The ethics of punishing criminals and how we conceptualise crime and aberrant behaviour may have to be...
by The Mighty Thesaurus
Sun Jun 28, 2015 3:28 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8132
Views: 950509

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

The Irish vote was the more important story.
by The Mighty Thesaurus
Sun Jun 28, 2015 3:26 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Guess The Next Poster
Replies: 21721
Views: 1049767

Re: Guess The Next Poster

Thy will be done.

marionic
by The Mighty Thesaurus
Tue Jun 09, 2015 9:02 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Daredevil (Netflix)
Replies: 106
Views: 13404

Re: Daredevil (Netflix)

rmsgrey wrote: the only Scottish actor plays a Spaniard (with a thick Scottish accent)

https://youtu.be/Cc9CAxX4Y-8?t=57s
by The Mighty Thesaurus
Thu Jun 04, 2015 9:50 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89580
Views: 5269884

Re: Inspirations

I'm p sure you're right
Fractal_Tangent wrote:Yes, there is a danger of 'Well I posted a supportive tweet to Caitlyn Jenner, so there's no way I could be transphobic ever'. Which would be gross.

Fucking Jon Stewart has been supportive of Caitlyn Jenner.
by The Mighty Thesaurus
Tue May 05, 2015 6:25 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Daredevil (Netflix)
Replies: 106
Views: 13404

Re: Daredevil (Netflix)

clockworkmonk wrote:regarding Gao
Spoiler:
my friend who is really into The Immortal Iron Fist thinks Gao is involved in mystical stuff related to Iron Fist stories. This is also shown somehow by the dragon stamp on the heroin.

viewtopic.php?p=3774211#p3774211
by The Mighty Thesaurus
Thu Apr 30, 2015 1:39 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Daredevil (Netflix)
Replies: 106
Views: 13404

Re: Daredevil (Netflix)

I would describe his senses as preternatural
by The Mighty Thesaurus
Mon Apr 13, 2015 12:52 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Daredevil (Netflix)
Replies: 106
Views: 13404

Re: Daredevil (Netflix)

I wasn't super-excited for this initially, partly because Netflix wasn't a thing here, but it is now and people are saying that this falls somewhere in the range ["really good", "the best thing Marvel's done including films"], so watch this space. It's my favourite Earth-199999 ...
by The Mighty Thesaurus
Sat Apr 11, 2015 9:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 103702
Views: 25432245

Re: 1190: "Time"

Sprocket wrote:
gmalivuk wrote:If we banned everyone who was occasionally an inadvertent dick there would be no one left on the forums.

I think Haze and PicSar would be sitting in a vacuous XKaveCD together.

I am never an inadvertent dick.
by The Mighty Thesaurus
Fri Apr 10, 2015 8:38 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Trolley Problem
Replies: 344
Views: 46344

Re: Trolly Problem

I am... still kind of confused. I could go into detail, but it would be needlessly nitpicky, and I'm no longer convinced that it's even right, so I'll simply retract my claim I think you missed the part when I said "morality is about intents and actions, not outcomes". It would have saved...
by The Mighty Thesaurus
Thu Apr 09, 2015 6:27 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Trolley Problem
Replies: 344
Views: 46344

Re: Trolly Problem

You're presupposing that max(min) is justified, then using that as the basis of your justification.
by The Mighty Thesaurus
Thu Apr 09, 2015 7:16 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Trolley Problem
Replies: 344
Views: 46344

Re: Trolly Problem

What do you disagree with? Not the conclusion, but which premise to the argument. There's only two possible cases that really matter: 1.) Max(min) is the right solution if there is no other moral principle involved. 2.) There is no other justified moral principle involved. You admit that you can't ...
by The Mighty Thesaurus
Mon Apr 06, 2015 3:04 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Trolley Problem
Replies: 344
Views: 46344

Re: Trolly Problem

Ah yes, the organ harvesting variant which I already briefly mentioned. Now imagine the hospital is located in North Korea. They have a teleportation device that lets them kidnap Americans to harvest for the organs. Would the same morals apply? No, because Americans are just better than the rest of...
by The Mighty Thesaurus
Mon Apr 06, 2015 12:37 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: LANCE CONSTABLES, REPORT FOR DUTY [CLOSED]
Replies: 198
Views: 12464

Re: LANCE CONSTABLES, REPORT FOR DUTY [ROUND 2]

Mindy is probably exempt, and I probably lose points (assuming I'm playing)

+1 POINT FOR SAVING ME THE EFFORT OF HAVING TO EDIT QUERCUS' POST.
by The Mighty Thesaurus
Mon Apr 06, 2015 12:36 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Mar 25th - Actual Important Announcement - Mod Madness 2015
Replies: 582
Views: 118791

Re: Mar 25th - Actual Important Announcement - Mod Madnethth

I do not make mistakes of that kind. I wanted to join the orange group.
by The Mighty Thesaurus
Mon Apr 06, 2015 12:20 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Mar 25th - Actual Important Announcement - Mod Madness 2015
Replies: 582
Views: 118791

Re: Mar 25th - Actual Important Announcement - Mod Madnethth

I don't remember joining the pink group.

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