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by The Reaper
Mon Oct 31, 2011 5:27 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Whitehouse opens petition site
Replies: 224
Views: 30737

Re: Whitehouse opens petition site

Роберт wrote:Really? So you get to say "smoking pot is not harmful" and the burden of proof goes on whomever disagrees with you? Cow. Poop.

Where's the proof that you're not a [insert really really really bad thing here]?
by The Reaper
Mon Oct 31, 2011 4:33 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Libyan government makes polygamy easier
Replies: 36
Views: 4247

Re: Murdering Heads of State: What Could Go Wrong?

“This law is contrary to Shariah and must be stopped,” Mr. Abdel-Jalil told the crowd, vowing that the new government would adhere more faithfully to Shariah. The next day he reiterated the point to reporters at a news conference: “Shariah allows polygamy,” he said. Mr. Abdel-Jalil is known for his...
by The Reaper
Sat Oct 29, 2011 10:28 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Whitehouse opens petition site
Replies: 224
Views: 30737

Re: Whitehouse opens petition site

https://wwws.whitehouse.gov/petitions/%21/petition/actually-take-these-petitions-seriously-instead-just-using-them-excuse-pretend-you-are-listening/grQ9mNkN we petition the obama administration to: Actually take these petitions seriously instead of just using them as an excuse to pretend you are lis...
by The Reaper
Sat Oct 29, 2011 7:24 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Whitehouse opens petition site
Replies: 224
Views: 30737

Re: Whitehouse opens petition site

The WH has begun answering those questions. https://wwws.whitehouse.gov/petitions#!/response/what-we-have-say-about-legalizing-marijuana What We Have to Say About Legalizing Marijuana By: Gil Kerlikowske When the President took office, he directed all of his policymakers to develop policies based on...
by The Reaper
Wed Oct 26, 2011 3:39 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Happy 10th Birthday Windows XP!
Replies: 25
Views: 4284

Re: Happy 10th Birthday Windows XP!

If you're gonna switch from XP to something, might as well take the time to move to linux. Then you don't have to shell out cash for windows all the time. (unless you want/need some specific subprogram in windows..... and it may run in wine anyway, so yea.) That might work for some, and I even use ...
by The Reaper
Wed Oct 26, 2011 2:50 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Happy 10th Birthday Windows XP!
Replies: 25
Views: 4284

Re: Happy 10th Birthday Windows XP!

If you're gonna switch from XP to something, might as well take the time to move to linux. Then you don't have to shell out cash for windows all the time. (unless you want/need some specific subprogram in windows..... and it may run in wine anyway, so yea.)
by The Reaper
Wed Oct 26, 2011 5:26 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: A Win For The Scientific Method
Replies: 102
Views: 11185

Re: A Win For The Scientific Method

yurell wrote:You have a solar-powered machine that converts carbon dioxide into oxygen and usable energy. What more do you want? :P

A solar powered machine that converts carbon dioxide into oxygen, graphene, and electricity?
by The Reaper
Mon Oct 24, 2011 3:00 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: A Win For The Scientific Method
Replies: 102
Views: 11185

Re: A Win For The Scientific Method

Somewhat off-topic: please don't say "the scientific method". It doesn't make sense. The unifying thing about science is an attitude . We have thousands of scientific methods, if not more, and still counting. More on topic: this particular case doesn't really seem like a win for the scien...
by The Reaper
Sat Oct 15, 2011 1:25 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Just married!
Replies: 65
Views: 7425

Re: Just married!

Hooray!
by The Reaper
Fri Sep 30, 2011 5:25 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Anwar al-Awlaki killed
Replies: 155
Views: 13963

Re: Anwar al-Awlaki killed

Heisenberg wrote:This is why Obama will beat Perry. Give someone a trial before execution? Soft on crime.

Like a Boss.
by The Reaper
Thu Sep 29, 2011 4:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: U.S. Republican Primary
Replies: 2855
Views: 302440

Re: U.S. Republican Primary

Garm wrote:The GOP is a rich panoply of diverse views. You can't always get what you want in a candidate but by golly they'll march in lockstep behind whoever it is no matter how much they disagree.

United we stand, even if it is in the middle of a cesspool.
by The Reaper
Wed Sep 28, 2011 2:20 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Whitehouse opens petition site
Replies: 224
Views: 30737

Re: Whitehouse opens petition site

My future self would take a stack of mathematics and engineering books and give them to the ancient greeks.

Yea, I'm a dick. It happens.
by The Reaper
Tue Sep 27, 2011 7:47 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Will Robots take all the jobs?
Replies: 92
Views: 10368

Re: Will Robots take all the jobs?

Vaniver wrote:(but I know that I, for one, would be willing to give up my privacy in return for Doctor Watson).

Hear Hear!
by The Reaper
Mon Sep 26, 2011 5:36 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Whitehouse opens petition site
Replies: 224
Views: 30737

Re: Whitehouse opens petition site

Cathy wrote:
Qaanol wrote:New petitions do not show up on the listings page nor the search results until they have 150 signatures,


Wait, how does that make any sense? How are 150 people supposed to find it if it's not on the search pages? :?

Everyone knows only popular people have good ideas.
by The Reaper
Mon Sep 26, 2011 4:57 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Whitehouse opens petition site
Replies: 224
Views: 30737

Re: Whitehouse opens petition site

I'm kind of hoping we can avoid a marijuana debate here. =/ For those who signed, how do they confirm your email address? I can only see crazy stuff working out at this rate. I'm actually astonished 4chan hasn't started pushing "make cats the national mammal" and "switch 'in god we t...
by The Reaper
Mon Sep 26, 2011 4:24 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Whitehouse opens petition site
Replies: 224
Views: 30737

Re: Whitehouse opens petition site

RE: several people. I wouldn't call it a narcotic. And I recognize the health benefits and the potential to turn it into really great cloth. But I'm not hearing the arguments for legalization including the non-stoner benefits. As near as I can tell, every one wants to get high legally, and that's n...
by The Reaper
Mon Sep 26, 2011 12:24 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Brain scans decode what people are seeing
Replies: 22
Views: 3045

Re: Brain scans decode what people are seeing

Mannnnn I'm so looking forward to dream recorders. I have some batshit weird dreams when I have them.
by The Reaper
Mon Sep 26, 2011 12:21 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Whitehouse opens petition site
Replies: 224
Views: 30737

Re: Whitehouse opens petition site

Luxury item for you, maybe. Industrial strength illicit narcotic with no medical benefits whatsoever for the rest of us. Isn't the point of the petition to make it not illicit? <sound>Woosh!</sound> Yes. Yes, that is indeed the point. Currently it is illegal. We would like to make it not illegal. C...
by The Reaper
Sun Sep 25, 2011 11:32 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Whitehouse opens petition site
Replies: 224
Views: 30737

Re: Whitehouse opens petition site

MikeBabaguh wrote:All of the serious problems in the country and one of the most popular petitions is to legalize a luxury item?

Seriously?

Luxury item for you, maybe. Industrial strength illicit narcotic with no medical benefits whatsoever for the rest of us.
by The Reaper
Sun Sep 25, 2011 6:32 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Whitehouse opens petition site
Replies: 224
Views: 30737

Whitehouse opens petition site

Some of you may have already heard of the initiative the whitehouse has taken in hosting petitions for people to sign . The idea is get 5k sigs in 30 days, and you get yourself a response. Whelp, the internet has responded, to a minute degree. http://gawker.com/5843507/white-house-solicits-ideas-fro...
by The Reaper
Sun Sep 25, 2011 5:12 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: U.S. Republican Primary
Replies: 2855
Views: 302440

Re: U.S. Republican Primary

Look at the number of people who show up at Tea Party rallies with signs exhorting the government to stop trying to control medicare. What number is that again? In seriousness, picking out the dumbest signs in a rally is a poor way to gauge a movement's character. That's like saying, "look how...
by The Reaper
Sun Sep 25, 2011 1:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: U.S. Republican Primary
Replies: 2855
Views: 302440

Re: U.S. Republican Primary

Huntsman heard it, and the other campaigns are refusing comment. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/09/23/gary-johnson-gay-soldier_n_978710.html "If I have one regret from last evening, it’s that I didn’t stand up and say, you know, you’re booing a U.S. serviceman who is denied being able to e...
by The Reaper
Thu Sep 22, 2011 6:10 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Faster than light
Replies: 23
Views: 3279

Re: Calling physics majors...

"Puzzling results from Cern, home of the LHC, have confounded physicists - because it appears subatomic particles have exceeded the speed of light." http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-15017484 Media sensationalism, scientific error, or both? But because the result is so unexpec...
by The Reaper
Wed Sep 21, 2011 2:01 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: U.S. Republican Primary
Replies: 2855
Views: 302440

Re: U.S. Republican Primary

Fox News is keeping a vague tally of likes on its page, cast your two cents! You can like multiple candidates. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/elections/index.html Also: Gary Johnson has been invited to the Florida GOP debate, against the Florida GOP's wishes it seems. http://www.politico.com/news/s...
by The Reaper
Tue Sep 20, 2011 2:33 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: U.S. Republican Primary
Replies: 2855
Views: 302440

Re: U.S. Republican Primary

In case anyone had been on the verge of thinking that Rick Perry gave a toss about women's health: Maybe we should call them "baby creators" because no one would ever want to pass referendums against "baby creators". Or maybe we should quit electing douchy people to office? Pfff...
by The Reaper
Mon Sep 19, 2011 1:11 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Insurance firm sues Saudi Arabia for 'funding 9/11 attacks'
Replies: 0
Views: 752

Insurance firm sues Saudi Arabia for 'funding 9/11 attacks'

http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/world-news/insurance-firm-sues-saudi-arabia-for-funding-911attacks-16051682.html A Lloyd's insurance syndicate has begun a landmark legal case against Saudi Arabia, accusing the kingdom of indirectly funding al-Qa'ida and demanding the repayment of £136m it pai...
by The Reaper
Fri Sep 16, 2011 4:06 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Presidential jobs address, 9-8-2011
Replies: 195
Views: 14591

Re: Presidential jobs address, 9-8-2011

I'm from Canada. We don't do anything like what is described here, handing out thousands of dollars to everyone. You say i'm applying a slippery slope, but there is evidence to back up each step, which means it's not a slippery slope. Here are the steps laid out. Each is well founded. 1) You want t...
by The Reaper
Mon Sep 12, 2011 4:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Physicists - Not all that
Replies: 61
Views: 6855

Re: Physicists - Not all that

CorruptUser wrote:Is that even a science? Maybe color theory...

I suppose in the grand scheme of things, it could be a really abstracted social science...
by The Reaper
Mon Sep 12, 2011 4:25 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Physicists - Not all that
Replies: 61
Views: 6855

Re: Physicists - Not all that

Anyway, my understanding of the Soft-Hard spectrum for the sciences is how much of the science is interpretation versus how much is evidence/fact. Harder != better. Hardest would be pure math, while it's probably unclear which is the "softest". Economics is up there (down there?); the jok...
by The Reaper
Fri Sep 09, 2011 12:32 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Presidential jobs address, 9-8-2011
Replies: 195
Views: 14591

Re: Presidential jobs address, 9-8-2011

Gary Johnson's take: http://www.garyjohnson2012.com/gary-johnson-on-jobs-speech-stop-helping-us-to-death Former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson released the following statement regarding the President’s jobs speech: “I suspect I am not the only American asking, if a trillion dollars’ worth of stimu...
by The Reaper
Thu Sep 08, 2011 5:42 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: U.S. Republican Primary
Replies: 2855
Views: 302440

Re: U.S. Republican Primary

I think one of the things I'd like to see is as follows

"The science isn't settled!"
> "Are you a scientist?"
"No, but..."
> "Well, at least that's settled."

But they hardly ever start their response with their answer do they? -sigh-
by The Reaper
Wed Sep 07, 2011 5:54 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Physicists - Not all that
Replies: 61
Views: 6855

Re: Physicists - Not all that

But like I said, we don't need to know how the brain thinks or communicates to create a working one. All we have to do is create the laws of physics, scan in an already existing brain, and then run the simulation. Hell we don't even have to understand the specific chemistry of cells, just electroma...
by The Reaper
Tue Sep 06, 2011 6:01 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Physicists - Not all that
Replies: 61
Views: 6855

Re: Physicists - Not all that

See, the problems with all these simulations about human things is that they don't go deep enough. They make assumptions that people think and act certain ways, but those assumptions aren't necessarily correct. What we need to do is actually simulate a brain at the molecular level so that no assump...
by The Reaper
Tue Sep 06, 2011 5:56 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Physicists - Not all that
Replies: 61
Views: 6855

Re: Physicists - Not all that

Engineering isn't about being absolutely right or wrong. Its about being right within tolerance. And the ladies. Boy oh boy is it about the ladies. specifically, being rejected by them? As a programmer, I totally get the tendency to think "What's so complicated here? I'll just make a program a...
by The Reaper
Tue Sep 06, 2011 5:49 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Physicists - Not all that
Replies: 61
Views: 6855

Re: Physicists - Not all that

Engineering isn't about being absolutely right or wrong. Its about being right within tolerance.
by The Reaper
Tue Sep 06, 2011 3:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Israel/Palestine discussion
Replies: 6262
Views: 548330

Re: Israel/Palestine discussion

Turkey suspends Israel defence and trade ties. http://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2011/09/2011969483323665.html Turkey is "totally suspending" all trade, military and defence industry ties with Israel, the Turkish prime minister said. "Trade ties, military ties, regarding de...
by The Reaper
Mon Sep 05, 2011 4:00 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Supernova
Replies: 34
Views: 5849

Re: Supernova

I'm still hoping for Betelgeuse to blow up in my lifetime - it's expected to go any day now * , and, at under 1000 light years away, would be closer than any other supernova in human history, probably outshining the moon. * Within the next million years or so Wouldn't a supernovae that close to us ...
by The Reaper
Fri Sep 02, 2011 5:07 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Virus Enslaved to Cure Cancer
Replies: 10
Views: 2781

Re: Virus Enslaved to Cure Cancer

CorruptUser wrote:Specifically said it wasn't.

XD But using cancer to fight cancer is the ultimate weapon! Its like a nuke. It's very effective, and it may kill off the entire system instead of just the piece you're aiming it at :D
by The Reaper
Sun Aug 28, 2011 10:58 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: America's Industrial Policy Under Obama
Replies: 10
Views: 1759

Re: America's Industrial Policy Under Obama

Industrial policy, I think, is giving or not giving support to certain industries to jumpstart new technologies and turn them into businesses. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/28/magazine/does-america-need-manufacturing.html?_r=1&ref=magazine&pagewanted=all Under the Recovery Act, Obama's adm...

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