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by Pfhorrest
Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:31 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Supergirl
Replies: 51
Views: 12794

Re: Supergirl

I am watching, and reading your comments, I just almost never have time to comment here after watching. As far as Supergirl working for the DEO, that is something that has kind of confused me this season. I never got the impression that she worked for them, only with them. She also works with the Na...
by Pfhorrest
Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:07 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: AI discussion from The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 124
Views: 39494

Re: AI discussion from The Darker Side of the News

I was challenged to defend why anything like copyright law should exist in the first place. I wasn't actually challenging you to do that, but just pointing out that your accusation of someone else's entitlement was backward. Nobody is saying they "have a right to someone else's creative output...
by Pfhorrest
Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:20 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: AI discussion from The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 124
Views: 39494

Re: AI discussion from The Darker Side of the News

It seems that you think you have some right to other people's creative output. Why? Jose It seems like you think you have some right to stop people from speaking/writing/etc something that someone has already spoken/written/etc before. We know why you think that, and any discussion of copyright is ...
by Pfhorrest
Sun Dec 02, 2018 4:08 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: AI discussion from The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 124
Views: 39494

Re: AI discussion from The Darker Side of the News

That’s what trademarks are for. Steamboat Willy could become public domain copyright-wise while Disney still holds the trademark on Mickey Mouse.
by Pfhorrest
Sat Dec 01, 2018 7:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2075: "Update Your Address"
Replies: 25
Views: 3930

Re: 2075: "Update Your Address"

The “empire being dissolved” bit isn’t about people having to physically move, but about deleting the shape on the map drawn around the place they still live.
by Pfhorrest
Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:23 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Circle of Life as Political Philosophy
Replies: 63
Views: 6241

Re: Circle of Life as Political Philosophy

So I guess nitrogen-rich urea is what trickles down in Circle of Life economics?
by Pfhorrest
Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:55 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Circle of Life as Political Philosophy
Replies: 63
Views: 6241

Re: Circle of Life as Political Philosophy

I don't think JS is trying to force The Lion King into a particular political philosophy, but rather wondering what real-world political philosophy is a match for The Lion King's Circle of Life philosophy. He only brings up Hobbes to say that the answer to questions like this usually seems to be Hob...
by Pfhorrest
Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2078: "Popper"
Replies: 19
Views: 3426

Re: 2078: "Popper"

I don't get it. Is this a reference to something? It's a reference to Karl Popper, a philosopher of science who said that the thing that distinguishes scientific claims from other kinds of claims is that they can in principle be falsified, if they should turn out to be false; and consequently that ...
by Pfhorrest
Wed Nov 28, 2018 5:25 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Non-Sequitur Showdown.
Replies: 4227
Views: 501732

Re: Non-Sequitur Showdown.

I need to get my suroctonions tetrated soon.
by Pfhorrest
Wed Nov 28, 2018 5:23 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8345
Views: 695715

Re: Trump presidency

So... PBS? Maybe they could package PBS and Voice of America into a new Department of Truth, after the fashion of the creation of the Department of Homeland Security. I think Congress would need to get involved. May as well add a Department of Love while we are at it. State-supplied prostitutes for...
by Pfhorrest
Wed Nov 28, 2018 5:10 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: NASA did an InSightful thing yesterday
Replies: 4
Views: 1433

Re: NASA did an InSightful thing yesterday

Soupspoon wrote:
Sableagle wrote:Well, of course it worked. They had Bruce Banerdt in charge. Guy's a genius.

And they wouldn't want to get him angry…

Isn't he on the same team as Broots Waymb, or am I thinking of another franchise?
by Pfhorrest
Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:41 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Circle of Life as Political Philosophy
Replies: 63
Views: 6241

Re: Circle of Life as Political Philosophy

Mufasa?
by Pfhorrest
Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:58 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Math: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 408
Views: 135609

Re: Math: Fleeting Thoughts

I need to get my suroctonions tetrated soon.
by Pfhorrest
Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:01 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Circle of Life as Political Philosophy
Replies: 63
Views: 6241

Re: Circle of Life as Political Philosophy

We today may have sufficiently low scarcity by any reasonable measure, but you're asking why would anyone ever, out of an initial state of peace and equality, start up an army to use violence to take things for themselves and exclude others. The answer to that is that those people starting up the a...
by Pfhorrest
Tue Nov 27, 2018 5:26 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Circle of Life as Political Philosophy
Replies: 63
Views: 6241

Re: Circle of Life as Political Philosophy

Thesh, I think the scenario people are thinking of -- and this seems really obvious to me -- is this: You have a group of humans living in peace somewhere and sharing everything. Some resources are, as always, hard to come by, not because of human action, but because the natural environment is not a...
by Pfhorrest
Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:54 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Circle of Life as Political Philosophy
Replies: 63
Views: 6241

Re: Circle of Life as Political Philosophy

You can deny people access to your services Not if your service is producing something, and once you've produced it (for yourself or people you willingly offer your services to) someone you're trying to withhold your services from can just take it and you can't do anything to stop them. I mean, you...
by Pfhorrest
Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:40 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Circle of Life as Political Philosophy
Replies: 63
Views: 6241

Re: Circle of Life as Political Philosophy

“the circle of life” is trickle down economics

those at the top take whatever they want from those at the bottom and those at the bottom can get some of it back when those at the top are dead
by Pfhorrest
Sun Nov 25, 2018 2:16 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0073: "Lethal Neutrinos"
Replies: 132
Views: 60743

Re: What-If 0073: "Lethal Neutrinos"

and all that said, the true point of departure isn’t even really that, but rather timey wimey prophecy related spoilery stuff caused that to happen so as to prevent the end of the world due to the true point of departure.
by Pfhorrest
Wed Nov 21, 2018 8:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2073: "Kilogram"
Replies: 97
Views: 12006

Re: 2073: "Kilogram"

Better to drink weak, pissy-tasting beer than warm, beery-tasting piss.

(Who am I kidding, all beer is piss).
by Pfhorrest
Wed Nov 21, 2018 7:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2075: "Update Your Address"
Replies: 25
Views: 3930

Re: 2075: "Update Your Address"

No, I mean Chinese Taipei.
by Pfhorrest
Wed Nov 21, 2018 7:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2075: "Update Your Address"
Replies: 25
Views: 3930

Re: 2075: "Update Your Address"

Then you secede from whatever the successor state is and declare yourself the sole surviving remnant of the old regime.

It worked for Taiwan. Kind of.
by Pfhorrest
Wed Nov 21, 2018 1:21 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8345
Views: 695715

Re: Trump presidency

Wait I thought President Palin and Lizard Hitler lived under the South Pole. Are they in on it with Soros!?!? (Also, I don't know where you learned your geography or your geometry, but the Earth can't be flat, because flat things can't be hollow, there needs to be some kind of volume in order for th...
by Pfhorrest
Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0042: "Geico"
Replies: 8
Views: 2063

Re: 0042: "Geico"

The title text is "David did this".
by Pfhorrest
Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2073: "Kilogram"
Replies: 97
Views: 12006

Re: 2073: "Kilogram"

IIRC the gravitational constant is, like most (all?) constants of proportionality, basically just a fudge to mesh our unnatural units together with each other, and in the system of natural units is just 1.
by Pfhorrest
Tue Nov 20, 2018 6:22 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Is the universe a black hole? No
Replies: 26
Views: 5638

Re: Is the universe a black hole? No

Well, when you try to look out of the universe in any direction, you see an event horizon, and stuff falling faster and faster across it, so yeah that checks out.
by Pfhorrest
Tue Nov 20, 2018 3:29 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8345
Views: 695715

Re: Trump presidency

With the exception of the current Camp fire, which as I understand it just blew in to Paradise faster than first responders could get in its way, most of what burns out here in California is just the wilderness, because where there's houses there's roads and where there's roads you can easily defend...
by Pfhorrest
Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:47 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8345
Views: 695715

Re: Trump presidency

It’s mostly federally managed forests that are the problem anyway so it’s the fault of people under Trump’s command, not the CA govt, in any case.
by Pfhorrest
Sat Nov 17, 2018 9:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2073: "Kilogram"
Replies: 97
Views: 12006

Re: 2073: "Kilogram"

If by pi you don't mean a specific number defined as exactly what it is defined as (which therefore couldn't drift), but the measured ratio of a circle's diameter to its circumference, then it's super easy to imagine what would make that drift across time and space, and we've seen it already: curvat...
by Pfhorrest
Sat Nov 17, 2018 9:50 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8345
Views: 695715

Re: Trump presidency

Yeah I'm pretty happy to just let this shitfire die. Jose said the last of what I had any inclination of saying already, and even managed to bring it back on topic to Trump, so I think that's the end of the discussion as far as I'm concerned.
by Pfhorrest
Sat Nov 17, 2018 5:29 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2073: "Kilogram"
Replies: 97
Views: 12006

Re: 2073: "Kilogram"

Are these oz as in 1/16lb, or floz? And are floz standardized between US and imperial systems? (e.g. is a US pint exactly 4/5ths an imperial pint?)
by Pfhorrest
Sat Nov 17, 2018 5:27 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8345
Views: 695715

Re: Trump presidency

The point is that the mere threat of police involvement can be enough to end a conflict, even if the police don't actually get involved; and that invoking that threat to bring about a more peaceful resolution isn't something that should then be called foul.
by Pfhorrest
Sat Nov 17, 2018 5:17 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8345
Views: 695715

Re: Trump presidency

Okay, let's slow down here for a moment, because I'm definitely getting the feeling that you feel like you're under attack. Maybe that's my fault? I mean, okay; it almost certainly is my fault. I shouldn't have used a word like 'cowardly' (in my defense, it is something I perceive as cowardly, but ...
by Pfhorrest
Sat Nov 17, 2018 3:49 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8345
Views: 695715

Re: Trump presidency

I am not an ancap i mean
by Pfhorrest
Sat Nov 17, 2018 3:46 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8345
Views: 695715

Re: Trump presidency

Also i have also studied anarchism and capitalism. I have a defree in philosphy ffs. You are wrong about the narrowness of their definitions and im too sick of this to elaborate further on why. Yes ancaps are not generally considered anarchists, but i am not one. I am weird for a socialist, but 100%...
by Pfhorrest
Sat Nov 17, 2018 3:44 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8345
Views: 695715

Re: Trump presidency

I dont give a fuck for anyone elses sympayhy at this point Also hippo you get that the ink thing was in dirct response to you sugesting that the slashed tires are bad because of the level of violence, so i brought up a less-violent analogue between bodily and property assault Heres another, even les...
by Pfhorrest
Sat Nov 17, 2018 3:33 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8345
Views: 695715

Re: Trump presidency

Im sorry your son is dead maam but you left me no choice I tried talking to him politely but he just called me a beta cucktard n****rf****t I tried yelling at him but he just laughed at me i asked you to do something about it but you declined i tried deterring him from it myself with intimations of ...
by Pfhorrest
Sat Nov 17, 2018 3:29 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8345
Views: 695715

Re: Trump presidency

Also apparently hippo hasn't seen my lonwinded furious rants against capitalism all over the rest of these forums. Ancaps hate me so im definitely not one of them. Property alone does not constitute capitalism. You get that i was saying things like CHARGING RENT are like slavery, right? Capitalism i...
by Pfhorrest
Sat Nov 17, 2018 3:25 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8345
Views: 695715

Re: Trump presidency

Yeah apparently hippo doesn't understand shit outside of his narrow view of what anarchosocialism means so i'm done here, go ahead and call me a baby murderer if you want but 'doing nothing' is not an acceptable response to someone defacing decades worth of hard work even if it only takes a few days...
by Pfhorrest
Sat Nov 17, 2018 2:44 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8345
Views: 695715

Re: Trump presidency

So someone sprays ink on you, and the only harm it does is now you don’t look like you want to look. Harmless? Not assault? Property very much is an extension of you. I am a mind, and my body is my most important possession, crucial to my survival and ability to do anything in the world. My clothes,...

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