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by Tyndmyr
Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:18 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Ethics of Research
Replies: 76
Views: 17276

Re: Ethics of Research

Who cares about the species continuing? I do not think any of these ethical frameworks would identify humans as the best species. We should be spending our puny lives laying down palms in front of the octopuses. I mean, they could identify humans as the best species. Just depends on what qualities ...
by Tyndmyr
Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:01 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8644
Views: 844247

Re: Trump presidency

Doesn't seem like it's done much against Trump.
by Tyndmyr
Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:11 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8644
Views: 844247

Re: Trump presidency

Well, there's the old research about how partisanship actually strengthens when presented with counterarguments, if you're going for scientific study. If you're looking for examples of Republican spite for Democrats, why, the continued calls to "lock Her up" ought to suffice. From a strate...
by Tyndmyr
Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8644
Views: 844247

Re: Trump presidency

sardia wrote: Your best bet is the Democrats shame the GOP away from the worst war crimes .


I wouldn't consider that a terribly good bet. Democrats shaming republicans seems more likely to result in "this is a terrible idea, but if we do it, it'll bother the democrats, which means it's a GREAT idea".
by Tyndmyr
Mon Oct 29, 2018 5:22 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: avoiding coding "representation errors"
Replies: 20
Views: 11857

Re: avoiding coding "representation errors"

Because $start+$middle+$end could contain a $middle that accidentally closes a tag in $start? Creating html via string concatenation is bad for the same reason that creating database queries with string concatenation is bad... But surely you should be able to do: $rawhtml = $safestart+$safemiddle+$...
by Tyndmyr
Mon Oct 29, 2018 4:49 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: caution knowledge you may not want
Replies: 9
Views: 5040

Re: caution knowledge you may not want

Zohar wrote:I'm sorry, I can't comment because my mind is still blown from the original post.


Clearly, should have paid attention to the uncapitalized title warning you of the vast wisdom contained within.
by Tyndmyr
Mon Oct 29, 2018 2:05 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: caution knowledge you may not want
Replies: 9
Views: 5040

Re: caution knowledge you may not want

Eternity if your life truly was eternal, then think about it you must do everything eventually. you'll learn the whole internet you'll have sex and murder and drive crazy and play every game with every person. at some point your body would either stop aging or degenerate until your nothing but skin...
by Tyndmyr
Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:53 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Ethics of Research
Replies: 76
Views: 17276

Re: Ethics of Research

1) Does the ability to preform research entail the responsibility to do so? No. Research is no different than any other activity. The fact that you can do something does not usually mean that you must. 2) Do researchers have the obligation to share knowledge they gain? No more than anyone else is o...
by Tyndmyr
Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:50 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15142
Views: 2624699

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

The Chinese strategy in the Pacific and world wide is interesting. It's creating a world wide system (one belt one road)of bases in order to emulate US Military bases on the cheap. Instead of a carrier, you have a militarized island. Instead of a logistics hub, you have a commercial port backed by ...
by Tyndmyr
Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:35 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8644
Views: 844247

Re: Trump presidency

b) George Soros is the conservative boogieman, and while yes, many anti-semites use him as a dog whistle for the Jewminati or whatever, there are reasons beyond "he's a JOO" that he's said boogieman. Largely, he's a democrat. And one with money, who is active in politics. Pretty much same...
by Tyndmyr
Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:06 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8644
Views: 844247

Re: Trump presidency

Ham enthusiasts are somewhat different than conspiracy theorists. The former spend lots of money on a niche hobby, just like...most niche hobbyists do. The latter are quite literally seeing enemies everywhere. The two activities are not very similar. Edit: Also, the sort of person who thinks that 1....
by Tyndmyr
Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:56 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8644
Views: 844247

Re: Trump presidency

Bomb plots do indeed sometimes attract folks who are a bit off. The sort of people who see conspiracies everywhere. If you think this guy looks mentally sound, perhaps you ought to take another look at that van?
by Tyndmyr
Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:40 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8644
Views: 844247

Re: Trump presidency

LaserGuy wrote:
Tyndmyr wrote:That guy's batshit crazy.


No, he's a radicalized white nationalist terrorist.


History/criminal record like that, I think crazy is perhaps more accurate. Not that we can't assign other pejoratives to him in truth, but this is not a guy with a sound plan. The lack of mental health is significant.
by Tyndmyr
Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:05 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8644
Views: 844247

Re: Trump presidency

THippo wrote:I bet there is. It's probably German, or something.


Angstmachemacht, perhaps?

My German's terrible, but no doubt there's indeed a lovely mash-up for that concept. It's a very expressive language if you don't mind lengthy words.
by Tyndmyr
Fri Oct 26, 2018 6:49 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8644
Views: 844247

Re: Trump presidency

That guy's batshit crazy. There's more like that, though. I've seen at least two different ones where I live. Same style of endless stickers of a conspiratorial bent. Anyone with more than three bumper stickers on their vehicle for non-work purposes is probably flirting with insanity. If it's more t...
by Tyndmyr
Fri Oct 26, 2018 5:33 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8644
Views: 844247

Re: Trump presidency

Oh, that tweet's worse. It indicates a lack of understanding over what the issue even is. Gov / not government isn't the same as secured/unsecured.
by Tyndmyr
Fri Oct 26, 2018 5:28 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15142
Views: 2624699

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

apologies, I forgot I still have editing capabilities and accidentally wiped your post. No harm meant, I made a mistake. --Zamfir No worries. Nothing that important, just noting that the F-35 ironically probably makes more sense for Belgium than the US. Problem with replacing the A-10 is that it wa...
by Tyndmyr
Fri Oct 26, 2018 3:58 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15142
Views: 2624699

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

apologies, I forgot I still have editing capabilities and accidentally wiped your post. No harm meant, I made a mistake. --Zamfir
by Tyndmyr
Fri Oct 26, 2018 3:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8644
Views: 844247

Re: Trump presidency

Obama was similarly big on an iphone if memory serves, and that also didn't matter. Your memory doesn't serve; it was a BlackBerry and he wasn't allowed an iPhone for security reasons . Ah, fair. Yeah, you wouldn't want any sensitive comms going over a random iphone. But a twitter post definitely i...
by Tyndmyr
Fri Oct 26, 2018 3:00 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8644
Views: 844247

Re: Trump presidency

I think it had something to do with classified information. A crime that doesn't require intent btw. Long as he doesn't put anything sensitive on the unsecured phone, I don't think it's a problem. Precisely. Anything being tweeted is meant for the public. That's a non-issue. Obama was similarly big...
by Tyndmyr
Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:30 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8644
Views: 844247

Re: Trump presidency

¹ Or Liberal Democrat, but they're all pinko lefty trotskyite commies, to you, I'm sure. ;) I mean, if they're singing about politics, it's definitely some kind of leftist hippie nonsense. :D Though I'd love to see presidential debates happen via song. There's some untapped potential in there, I kn...
by Tyndmyr
Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:09 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8644
Views: 844247

Re: Trump presidency

I wouldn't say commie, but yeah, it does sound like a speech I could easily imagine a liberal giving. Of course, politicians promising the world and not delivering is pretty much the way of things. Trump's made noises about a tax cut for the middle class. That seems like it would be a good idea, but...
by Tyndmyr
Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:42 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8644
Views: 844247

Re: Trump presidency

I think what someone does trumps what they say. The difference is not all that clear. ... In that light, speech by the President of the United States which praises, supports, and all but calls for violence, isn't speech as much as it is deed. It is shy of shouting "Charge!", but it's not ...
by Tyndmyr
Thu Oct 25, 2018 5:18 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8644
Views: 844247

Re: Trump presidency

Sure, but did he actually act on that quote while in power? I think what someone does trumps what they say.

And if we're looking for a modern, hyper conservative variant of that speech, it's probably "taxation is theft". The sentiment is not so very different.
by Tyndmyr
Thu Oct 25, 2018 4:57 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8644
Views: 844247

Re: Trump presidency

Everyone always cuts off the warning about the MiC speech at that point. They skip over his fearmongering over the scientific elite, or his concerns about federal funding. If anything's cherry picked about Eisenhower, it's that. It's, at most, a bit of late concern over the thing he largely helped c...
by Tyndmyr
Thu Oct 25, 2018 4:25 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8644
Views: 844247

Re: Trump presidency

Trump's an outlier from the standard conservative in some respects, sure. But most of them are not terribly far from Eisenhower, and of course Reagan is still pretty venerated. The idea that there's a trendline in which conservatives have become vastly more so on average does not appear to be true. ...
by Tyndmyr
Thu Oct 25, 2018 2:15 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8644
Views: 844247

Re: Trump presidency

Except, we can't have a right and a center without a left. If the entire left were to simply cease to exist, everything would necessarily recalibrate, and the center would become the new left. Only if you have nothing but other local and contemporary politicians' policies/platforms/opinions by whic...
by Tyndmyr
Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:26 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8644
Views: 844247

Re: Trump presidency

America only has a center, and a right, and an undecided center-right who aren't sure how much right they're okay with. There is no left anymore. I mean, there are lots of left-leaning people , but the centrist party is the closest to political representation we have. The democratic party offers up...
by Tyndmyr
Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8644
Views: 844247

Re: Trump presidency

I wasn't necessarily equating the "center" with "undecided voters", I was equating "center" with "political centrists in general". I.e. including the left of the Republicans and the right of the Democrats. Ah, that makes rather more sense. Yeah, undecided vot...
by Tyndmyr
Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2061: "Tectonics Game"
Replies: 69
Views: 15284

Re: 2061: "Tectonics Game"

If we today found, say, a buried civilization with a technology level that does not concord with what we know of the progress of human development, and had reason to suspect that either we might be a post-apocalyptic civilization (post someone else's apocalypse) or that like, aliens or something ha...
by Tyndmyr
Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:37 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8644
Views: 844247

Re: Trump presidency

It's not really a dog whistle if the non-dogs are hearing it. The right hears it, believes it, sees it as a positive. The left hears it, believes it and rails against it. Much of the center either doesn't hear it or doesn't believe it, therefore ignores the right and ridicules the left as paranoid....
by Tyndmyr
Wed Oct 24, 2018 5:38 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8644
Views: 844247

Re: Trump presidency

When not otherwise qualified (e.g. "white nationalism"), is "nationalism" really a taboo thing to associate with in America? "America first" seems like, if anything, the default position of most politicians, and one that's likely to play well with voters. Maybe we more...
by Tyndmyr
Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2061: "Tectonics Game"
Replies: 69
Views: 15284

Re: 2061: "Tectonics Game"

According to a documentary I recently watched about archaeology entitled Suicide Squad , climb inside and try to break shit. Should work out well enough. Realistically, no obvious entrance will probably stall the archaeologists for a little while because they care about not accidentally breaking any...
by Tyndmyr
Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2061: "Tectonics Game"
Replies: 69
Views: 15284

Re: 2061: "Tectonics Game"

Oh definitely poke the thing.

Pretty much any hidden thing that can be poked later is gonna be.
by Tyndmyr
Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2061: "Tectonics Game"
Replies: 69
Views: 15284

Re: 2061: "Tectonics Game"

Unmarked area buried deeply enough that no surface markings whatsoever will be discovered for some time? Best I got. Sunk deep into a random part of the ocean is better. If you mark it something like "garbage dump", that'll just make the archaeologists excited. Anything hinting at danger o...
by Tyndmyr
Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2061: "Tectonics Game"
Replies: 69
Views: 15284

Re: 2061: "Tectonics Game"

I'm pretty sure that would dissuade roughly zero archeologists, looters, or anyone else. Certainly nobody is actually going to stand there for a week just because an old sign told them to.
by Tyndmyr
Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2061: "Tectonics Game"
Replies: 69
Views: 15284

Re: 2061: "Tectonics Game"

.. but in this case, there's an extra layer to that problem. That symbology is primarily directed at deterring people who don't know about nuclear waste, away from it. If the civilization 3000 years from now is perfectly equipped with radiation-shielding gear or robots, they might happily wander in...
by Tyndmyr
Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:26 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8644
Views: 844247

Re: Trump presidency

For title IX, we're looking at the following: no person shall “be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity” receiving federal assistance “on the basis of sex.” That ought to soundly qualify even if we're usi...
by Tyndmyr
Tue Oct 23, 2018 5:26 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8644
Views: 844247

Re: Trump presidency

It is probably for the best that Congress has failed to address the issue, given the makeup at present. I agree that congress could easily settle this definitively, but in the absence, I don't see continued court cases as a significant change. It seems likely that there would be continued testing re...
by Tyndmyr
Tue Oct 23, 2018 4:39 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8644
Views: 844247

Re: Trump presidency

Maybe it's also a way to out trans people so that the general public can harass them? Lots of schools have problems where they put them into special rooms that ostracize students rather than let them share lockers with people of the same gender. I mean, if that's discrimination now, it'll be discri...

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