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by Pai
Thu Nov 08, 2007 2:45 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Heroes! (No spoiler tags for episodes already aired in US)
Replies: 2377
Views: 157001

Re: Heroes: Here thar be spoilers (US Edition)

He can memory wipe without holding his arm out or covering their faces. I think it just gives him a measure more control. Because he definitely hollowed out the brains of his entire village and left them living zombies, and he definitely didn't need to touch any of them to do it. Probably, unless h...
by Pai
Thu Nov 08, 2007 2:36 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Platonic relationships
Replies: 183
Views: 17676

Re: Platonic relationships

On the topic of women being criticized for complaining about 'unwanted advances' when dressed a certain way (which is very commonly used as a reason for why a victim of a rape was 'at fault' for her own assault, this is a comment from a topic on sexual assault I read recently: Even if they might wan...
by Pai
Sun Nov 04, 2007 6:32 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: BBC Radio Podcast: In Our Time
Replies: 2
Views: 1768

BBC Radio Podcast: In Our Time

A cool little show... they do a different topic every episode about things ranging from Philosophy to Science/Math to History and Culture... stuff like 'What is Stoicism?' or 'The History of Optics'. It's pretty eclectic. They invite 2 or 3 experts in whatever field they're discussing to have a kin...
by Pai
Sat Nov 03, 2007 8:54 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: A Small Victory
Replies: 60
Views: 5294

Re: A Small Victory

I concede the point. Though I still feel they have the right to say it. Speech is free, slander costs money. Yep, 'freedom to say whatever you want' does not mean 'freedom from any bad repercussions from your (stupid) statements'. It's not censorship to tell someone to STFU and GTFO from your perso...
by Pai
Sat Nov 03, 2007 6:49 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Movies that should be Seen
Replies: 222
Views: 26367

Re: Movies that should be Seen

Run Lola Run hasn't been mentioned here yet?

Tragic! =0

The Princess and the Warrior was also interesting. Tom Tykwer is one of my favorite directors, he always has a weird spin to his movies.
by Pai
Fri Nov 02, 2007 7:24 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Creeping Fascism: Alarmist Rhetoric? [Video Lecture]
Replies: 1
Views: 1103

Creeping Fascism: Alarmist Rhetoric? [Video Lecture]

I'm sure someone who's more educated than I about political history could reassure me that this is all crazytalk.

Please tell me it's crazytalk... because after the initial watching of this, it seems to be making a lot of sense, and it's freaking me out.
by Pai
Fri Nov 02, 2007 7:15 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2380166

Re: POST HERE FIRST - INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Hey. I've lurked for a few days and decided to finally emerge from the anonymous void. I'm not a mathematician but I'm really interested in politics and social issues, and it's great to find an intelligent board to lurk on / participate in. I came here through the comic (like probably everyone else)...
by Pai
Fri Nov 02, 2007 3:08 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: A Small Victory
Replies: 60
Views: 5294

Re: A Small Victory

This is really weird, because I *just* now heard about these guys and now I'm seeing this thread posted. Anyway, the thing that's really surprising to me is that no none has hauled off and hit this guy at a funeral yet. Course, hopefully this guy will never be able to do this again. They're pretty ...
by Pai
Thu Nov 01, 2007 11:18 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: A Small Victory
Replies: 60
Views: 5294

Re: A Small Victory

People are allowed to say what they want.. as long as they don't impinge on other's ability to avoid it. Basically. Right to freedom of speech =/ Right to be listened to. You have people screaming hateful things at bereaved families. I think that's pretty obviously not something that anyone believe...
by Pai
Thu Nov 01, 2007 11:09 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books you loved as a child, do they stand the test of time?
Replies: 82
Views: 8664

Re: Books you loved as a child, do they stand the test of time?

I absolutely loved the Abhorsen series by Garth Nix and I still do now that I am older. Those are kid's books? Wow, I only just recently read them and liked them a lot. I loved his concept of 'charter magic'. Jeremy Thatcher: Dragon Hatcher, Redwall (the original trilogy, before they became repetit...
by Pai
Thu Nov 01, 2007 11:05 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: New Joss Whedon Series: Dollhouse [Spoilers Within]
Replies: 803
Views: 84149

New Joss Whedon Series: Dollhouse [Spoilers Within]

Echo (Eliza Dushku) [is] a young woman who is literally everybody's fantasy. She is one of a group of men and women who can be imprinted with personality packages, including memories, skills, language—even muscle memory—for different assignments. The assignments can be romantic, adventurous, outlan...
by Pai
Thu Nov 01, 2007 10:45 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Father of modern genetics claims blacks stupider than whites
Replies: 124
Views: 11794

Re: Father of modern genetics claims blacks stupider than whites

I read an interesting blog post today that's positing that there's a bigger racism issue going on here , given the many instances of people using 'science' to prove various bigoted beliefs. The comments to the post are also good reads. Excerpt: Most of Watson’s racist remarks over the last decade or...

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