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by EdgarJPublius
Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:50 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8644
Views: 844136

Re: Trump presidency

edit: it'd probably also be good if more people were able to recognize other human beings as people and not fantasy caricatures... Well, that actually took longer than i thought it would... Honestly, I don't really give two shits about arming teachers. I don't buy into the FUD, but neither do I thi...
by EdgarJPublius
Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:13 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8644
Views: 844136

Re: Trump presidency

Teachers can already be armed in many U.S. jurisdictions. As far as I know it hasn't caused any of the problems described.
by EdgarJPublius
Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:16 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Black Panther
Replies: 214
Views: 46798

Re: Black Panther

Observation (not complaint), minor spoiler: Shuri gave T'Challa those silent shoes but they never came into play. I don't mind it but usually you expect the gadgets the hero receives to be used throughout the movie. I was definitely expecting it to come into play during the climatic battle ...
by EdgarJPublius
Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:11 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books fleeting thoughts
Replies: 45
Views: 18077

Re: Books fleeting thoughts

I had a thought regarding Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy this morning. I dunno if this is a particularly novel or interesting thought, but I hadn't considered it before. Given what is known about the powers and capabilities of the Infinite Improbability Drive, is it possible that Magrathea never ex...
by EdgarJPublius
Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:36 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8644
Views: 844136

Re: Trump presidency

Those kids need help regardless of whether or not they might one day shoot up a school or whatever. They don't need to be 'monitored' by authorities, or locked up or anything, they need to see a counselor, a therapist or a psychiatrist/psychologist. edit: it'd probably also be good if more people w...
by EdgarJPublius
Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:47 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8644
Views: 844136

Re: Trump presidency

To get back on topic, Trump Says Classmates Knew Florida Shooting Suspect 'Was a Big Problem' and Should Have Reported Him Trump says: “So many signs that the Florida shooter was mentally disturbed, even expelled from school for bad and erratic behavior. Neighbors and classmates knew he was a big p...
by EdgarJPublius
Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:36 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Ideal immigration policy
Replies: 112
Views: 31133

Re: Ideal immigration policy

To another country or to a different state? Between states, it's not financially or physically difficult, just emotionally. Between countries, well, that's much more difficult. the ability to make this statement at all is a marker of a level of financial privilege that the majority of this country ...
by EdgarJPublius
Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:27 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Ideal immigration policy
Replies: 112
Views: 31133

Re: Ideal immigration policy

CorruptUser wrote:
EdgarJPublius wrote:I would not call the U.S. current social safety net 'robust'. It's not even much of a 'safety-net', more like a nigh-inescapable slough of despond.


It's working more or less as our politicians intended.



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by EdgarJPublius
Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:47 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Ideal immigration policy
Replies: 112
Views: 31133

Re: Ideal immigration policy

Other benefits (such as access to a healthy and educated workforce and consumer base provided by a robust social safety net) could outweigh the costs. So... basically Walmart and slumlords? Because that's where the money from foodstamps and housing assistance actually ends up. I'm more of the philo...
by EdgarJPublius
Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:15 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Ideal immigration policy
Replies: 112
Views: 31133

Re: Ideal immigration policy

'Wealthy' potential immigrants aren't going to choose whether or not to move to a country solely based on whether or not they're going to be required to pay into social programs they may not directly benefit from. Other benefits (such as access to a healthy and educated workforce and consumer base p...
by EdgarJPublius
Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:13 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Altered Carbonara
Replies: 9
Views: 5563

Re: Altered Carbon

Eh, Altered Carbon was by far my least favorite of the Takeshi Kovacs books. They toned down or avoided the most gratuitously violent parts of the book for the show. I don't think It's as graphic as the earlier seasons of GoT. I'm fine with it being toned down from the book though, I almost put the ...
by EdgarJPublius
Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:01 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Truck: Discovery
Replies: 83
Views: 21051

Re: Star Truck: Discovery

Hmm, like some sort of Voyager/Sliders mashup where the Discovery keeps jumping to different alternate realities via the Fungus network? That could be pretty interesting. I've been wondering if the first half of the season was a bit of a long-con and the rest of the show is gonna be Discovery trappe...
by EdgarJPublius
Fri Jan 26, 2018 5:16 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Articles about re: sex robots
Replies: 115
Views: 36107

Re: Articles about re: sex robots

Isn't the recidivism rate for sex-offenders generally much lower than the average of other classifications of offenders?
by EdgarJPublius
Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:15 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Truck: Discovery
Replies: 83
Views: 21051

Re: Star Truck: Discovery

I am 1000% on board with this Mirror Universe arc

edit: 10,000%
by EdgarJPublius
Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:48 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4532
Views: 697263

Re: The Darker Side of the News

I'm actually not sure whether I would prefer the system to be able to easily handle custom messages or not. It seems to me that would increase the potential harm of malicious misuse of the emergency alert system. The message size limit of SMS makes it a poor medium for conveying potentially complex ...
by EdgarJPublius
Sun Dec 31, 2017 8:03 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
Replies: 190
Views: 31331

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

Disney is going to milk this franchise for all they can get. As far as I know, episodes VII, VIII and IX are supposed to be a discrete trilogy, but I have no doubt there will be episodes X-∞ in addition to the 'Star Wars Stories' like Rogue One and the upcoming Han Solo movie, and more TV shows, com...
by EdgarJPublius
Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:19 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
Replies: 190
Views: 31331

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

Snoke's honor guard can't be the Knights of Ren? Also, It was stated multiple times, I think across both movies but definitely in TLJ, that when Kylo left Luke's new Jedi Academy he took some number of the other students with him, and those students became the Knights of Ren. i'd like t...
by EdgarJPublius
Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:40 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
Replies: 190
Views: 31331

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

I thought the red dudes were the other students who left with Kylo Ren after he murdered the ones who didn't join him? That was my impression also. If the red dudes aren't the 'Knights of Ren' then where are the Knights and what have they been up to this whole time? I don't know...
by EdgarJPublius
Sat Dec 30, 2017 6:54 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
Replies: 190
Views: 31331

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

Angua wrote:
Spoiler:
I thought the red dudes were the other students who left with Kylo Ren after he murdered the ones who didn't join him?


That was my impression also.
Spoiler:
If the red dudes aren't the 'Knights of Ren' then where are the Knights and what have they been up to this whole time?
by EdgarJPublius
Sat Dec 30, 2017 5:26 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Mass Effect : Meet and Fuck
Replies: 277
Views: 91084

Re: Mass Effect : Meet and Fuck

It's now possible to buy the DLC for ME2 and 3 in bundles on Origin without having to buy any of biowares monopoly money.

Why the DLC wasn't already included in the Trilogy bundle a while back, or hasn't been included in some kind of GOTY edition yet is beyond me.
by EdgarJPublius
Sat Dec 30, 2017 12:26 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
Replies: 190
Views: 31331

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

1. I think stories should be allowed to be told across multiple mediums. And especially as it pertains to Disney'Marvel's marquee franchises that have been doing this stuff for like ten years now, it may be a little out of touch to expect all the background information to be conveyed on screen. Eh....
by EdgarJPublius
Fri Dec 29, 2017 7:28 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Games you're embarrassed to admit you like
Replies: 32
Views: 14086

Re: Games you're embarrassed to admit you like

So, in Bullshit, what are the rules around announcing a different number of cards than what you actually lay down? For example, announcing 'Two jacks' but actually laying down four-five cards in a stack with two jacks on top? Because I do that shit all the time when playing Bullshit. I don't cheat a...
by EdgarJPublius
Fri Dec 29, 2017 8:00 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
Replies: 190
Views: 31331

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

A couple things: 1. I think stories should be allowed to be told across multiple mediums. And especially as it pertains to Disney'Marvel's marquee franchises that have been doing this stuff for like ten years now, it may be a little out of touch to expect all the background information to be conveye...
by EdgarJPublius
Wed Dec 27, 2017 5:00 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
Replies: 190
Views: 31331

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

I liked it. Having had some time (a year for Roue One and two for TFA) to reflect, TFA has grown on me and I think that the 'It's just a remake of Episode IV) complaints are overblown. it has a completely different dramatic structure and you can't easily draw parallels between the characters. The si...
by EdgarJPublius
Sat Dec 23, 2017 5:15 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Gaming fleeting thoughts
Replies: 707
Views: 146766

Re: Gaming fleeting thoughts

I haven't actually played it, but isn't that basically "Long Live the Queen"?
by EdgarJPublius
Mon Dec 11, 2017 3:25 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: It's Just Us, League. The DCEU is dead, here's its Tombstone.
Replies: 39
Views: 9092

Re: It's Just Us, League. The DCEU is dead, here's its Tombstone.

Having now seen the movie, I appreciate that DC is really leaning into a lot of the crazy comic-book lore they've built up over the decades, rather than watering it down like Marvel seems to be doing. I just wish like, the movies were better . I wanna see more of DC's weird universe, with Marvel, I ...
by EdgarJPublius
Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:58 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Thomas Fire
Replies: 155
Views: 46541

Re: Thomas Fire

Most asphalt formulations used for road construction are flammable and have ignition points lower than the highest temperatures observed in high-intensity wild fires.

There are reports of roads literally catching fire during forest fires.
by EdgarJPublius
Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:24 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Avengers: Infinity War
Replies: 55
Views: 7361

Re: Avengers: Infinity War

Maybe, but like, can you give some examples?
by EdgarJPublius
Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:08 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: It's Just Us, League. The DCEU is dead, here's its Tombstone.
Replies: 39
Views: 9092

Re: Justice League

(Short version - Jack Kirby worked for Stan Lee at Marvel and created Thanos and assorted characters. Kirby finally got sick of Lee's shit and jumped to DC.... where he promptly created the New Gods and related stuff, which includes Darkseid and Steppenwolf and so on) Wait, didn't Dakrseid and the ...
by EdgarJPublius
Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:34 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Let's talk about Net Nutrality in 2017
Replies: 120
Views: 40984

Re: Let's talk about Net Neutrality in 2017

Honestly, I think the bigger issue even than net Neutrality is how these telecoms are able to operate as monopolies by carving up service-areas to avoid directly competing for customers, and colluding with each other to lobby local, state and the federal government to lock out competitors. All the ...
by EdgarJPublius
Thu Nov 30, 2017 3:24 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Loot Boxes and Battlefronts
Replies: 26
Views: 7579

Re: Loot Boxes and Battlefronts

I think calling lootboxes 'gambling' is burying the lead a bit. The problem with lootboxes is that they're psychologically predatory and addicting. Those aspects don't depend on whether you can 'win' or 'lose' anything of actual value or not. And while 'pay to win' has become conflated with lootboxe...
by EdgarJPublius
Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:20 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Let's talk about Net Nutrality in 2017
Replies: 120
Views: 40984

Re: Let's talk about Net Neutrality in 2017

I honestly hope Facebook, Google, Pornhub, eBay, and Amazon all get together to form their own internet for even cheaper, because it does not cost anywhere near $39.95/m to maintain the fiber optic cables...The telecoms are making money hand over fist and are just getting greedier every year. Hardl...
by EdgarJPublius
Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:51 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2641
Views: 539629

Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)

Yea, I was looking at a single game page, not a bundle, that probably accounts for the difference.
by EdgarJPublius
Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:12 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2641
Views: 539629

Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)

Still works for me. The Add to Cart button is just relocated below the 'play now' button and 'writer a review' prompt, which places it 'below the fold' so-to speak, but scrolling down shows the Add to Cart button and it is clickable. Once I clicked Add to Cart, the 'Purchase for Myself' option was g...
by EdgarJPublius
Mon Nov 27, 2017 3:47 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Loot Boxes and Battlefronts
Replies: 26
Views: 7579

Re: Loot Boxes and Battlefronts

MtG has traditionally sheltered itself from such things with it's rarity spread. IE, a magic pack has 1 rare, 3 uncommons, 10 commons, and 1 foil. Same ratio, every pack. So, no real gambling. You pay your money, you get your thing. Now, the secondary market does indeed price some rares far differe...
by EdgarJPublius
Sun Nov 26, 2017 6:02 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2641
Views: 539629

Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)

I mentioned that in the Fleeting Thoughts thread. I wanted to sell a bunch of PUBG and TF2 items on the Steam Market to fund the sale, but I just recently got a new phone and moved all my authenticator apps, including SteamGuard to the new phone. Unfortunately, it turns out that when you move your S...
by EdgarJPublius
Sun Nov 26, 2017 4:55 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Let's talk about Net Nutrality in 2017
Replies: 120
Views: 40984

Re: Let's talk about Net Nutrality in 2017

For all those opposed to net neutrality, I ask you, what would you do if your ISP would only let you access Pornhub for an extra $30 a month? Or worse; what if your ISP is run by "moral" individuals who don't think you should be viewing any pornography at all? They wouldn't do that becaus...
by EdgarJPublius
Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:16 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8644
Views: 844136

Re: Trump presidency

I feel like we'd all be better off if the Republican party ceased to exist. Only if they were followed by the Democratic party and probably the Libertarian and Socialist parties too, however far down the list we need to go to get parties that aren't organized enough to handle national and state/loc...
by EdgarJPublius
Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:25 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9421
Views: 1497025

Re: Minecraft

If that includes fence gates then my villager sorter will be irreparably broken, since it relies on them to selectively pass mobs but not ever pass water. A no-water-block wouldn't work as a replacement unless it had other features. I could probably find another sorter design that would still work t...
by EdgarJPublius
Sun Nov 19, 2017 4:22 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Thor: Ragnarok
Replies: 35
Views: 10178

Re: Thor: Ragnarok

Zohar wrote:Also rename this thread to Thor: Reykjavik.


Or y'know... maybe consider not doing that. It's hard enough to find threads in this forum already.

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