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by CorruptUser
Tue May 31, 2011 6:35 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Belgian activists destroy GM potatos
Replies: 135
Views: 11232

Re: Belgian activists destroy GM potatos

Huh. Wrong again I guess. Sorry 'bout that. Still, that doesn't make complete sense, since genetic engineering has been around since ancient times; what do you think the domestication of animals was? People have long said "this fruit tree is tastier than the other ones, I'll plant more of this ...
by CorruptUser
Tue May 31, 2011 6:28 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Belgian activists destroy GM potatos
Replies: 135
Views: 11232

Re: Belgian activists destroy GM potatos

Errm, yeah, my mistake. Terminator genes aren't in use. Massive lawsuits are used instead, bankrupting any people who would dare even try to defend themselves in court. So, Monsanto = the Church of Happyology. Except, they actually do stuff.
by CorruptUser
Tue May 31, 2011 6:16 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Belgian activists destroy GM potatos
Replies: 135
Views: 11232

Re: Belgian activists destroy GM potatos

Yeah, I think sourmilk is talking about GM's increased yields and viability. However, sourmilk, can we have a cite for this number? Yeah, one moment... So, I'm having trouble finding specifically the 4 billion figure (though I'll keep looking), but I do have a figure showing that a technique develo...
by CorruptUser
Tue May 31, 2011 12:50 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Belgian activists destroy GM potatos
Replies: 135
Views: 11232

Re: Belgian activists destroy GM potatos

Sigh, people fight progress, news at 11.
by CorruptUser
Mon May 30, 2011 3:26 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Investors Pay for Privilege of Owning US T-Bills
Replies: 10
Views: 1210

Re: Investors Pay for Privilege of Owning US T-Bills

We have ~0% inflation if the Fed is to be believed. Yet, food prices have gone up enormously. Tuition has risen faster than inflation. Gas prices have increased faster than inflation. Healthcare has been rising faster than inflation for decades now. Nothing important has gone down in price, except m...
by CorruptUser
Mon May 30, 2011 3:18 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Serial Drunk Driver Injures 4, (probably) kills 1
Replies: 54
Views: 4396

Re: Serial Drunk Driver Injures 4, (probably) kills 1

.08 is ~4 drinks for an "average sized" adult. People are affected differently at different levels of course. A crash is said to be "alcohol related" is there is a BAC of at least .01. Not technically breaking the law, but go before a jury and see if the other driver doesn't take...
by CorruptUser
Mon May 30, 2011 3:08 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Germany to Decommission All Nuclear Power Plants
Replies: 132
Views: 11738

Re: Germany to Decommission All Nuclear Power Plants

Or they could have all their coal/natural-gas plants run at full capacity and claim they don't produce too much carbon. Wouldn't be the first time a major government lied about its environmental policy...
by CorruptUser
Mon May 30, 2011 7:46 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Investors Pay for Privilege of Owning US T-Bills
Replies: 10
Views: 1210

Re: Investors Pay for Privilege of Owning US T-Bills

Technically speaking, TIPS investors are willing to accept a negative real expected return in order to hedge against future inflation. If inflation is higher than expected, those who bought early TIPS will earn a real (inflation-adjusted, not large) return. No, the people who bought TIPS will still...
by CorruptUser
Mon May 30, 2011 6:26 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0905: "Homeownership"
Replies: 84
Views: 17073

Re: 0905: "Homeownership"

I think I've done more damage to my own car than to any rental. DIY disaster trying to sand off the rust and repaint with primer, crappy tire jack went out when replacing tire (luckily the spare was under it, so no real damage there)...
by CorruptUser
Mon May 30, 2011 12:38 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Failure of American Schools
Replies: 124
Views: 9505

Re: The Failure of American Schools

This may all be good and well for college tests. But the high school tests were like this (in the most difficult way, fill-in-the-blank ... more often it was multiple choice and occasionally true/false): ______ are buildings where the higher floors are wider than the lower ones, often inhabited by ...
by CorruptUser
Mon May 30, 2011 12:11 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Westboro Church donates $50k to gay charity...
Replies: 9
Views: 1904

Re: Westboro Church donates $50k to gay charity...

Considering that half of them are lawyers, is it really anything but obvious that what they do is try oh so desperately to have their own civil liberties "infringed upon" so they can sue for as much as possible? A good punch to the face could net them hundreds of thousands of dollars.
by CorruptUser
Sun May 29, 2011 6:46 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Representative Democracy and the voting criteria
Replies: 19
Views: 7593

Re: Representative Democracy and the voting criteria

I'm for auto-runoff voting or whatever it's called. If the person who got the most votes had less than (1/(x+1)) of the votes, another election is held with the top x candidates. It's still not perfect, but better than what we have.
by CorruptUser
Sun May 29, 2011 6:12 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 25717
Views: 1996145

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted. You are now liable for every copyright infringement on there.

I wish for Dwarf Fortress to have the ability to save.
by CorruptUser
Sun May 29, 2011 6:10 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Rock, paper scissors chainsaw
Replies: 1637
Views: 134952

Re: Rock, paper scissors chainsaw

holidays
by CorruptUser
Sat May 28, 2011 6:47 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 25717
Views: 1996145

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted. You drink it a few shots of methanol.

I wish my liver could safely dispose of any toxin.
by CorruptUser
Sat May 28, 2011 6:44 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Rock, paper scissors chainsaw
Replies: 1637
Views: 134952

Re: Rock, paper scissors chainsaw

Jewish cops (sorry, only way to beat him)
by CorruptUser
Sat May 28, 2011 6:37 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Representative Democracy and the voting criteria
Replies: 19
Views: 7593

Re: Representative Democracy and the voting criteria

^ this. Also, the voter does have indirect influence; each amorphous blob that we call a political party is trying to absorb the most people, so the political party that can keep the most people happy is the one that dominates. Hopefully, it's by creating policies most people agree with. Cynically, ...
by CorruptUser
Sat May 28, 2011 8:03 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 25717
Views: 1996145

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted, you take his place. For 30 minutes. Then exit said loop. We really don't need more loops.

I wish for the RIAA, EA Sports, and the MPAA to have a giant legal suit with each other that is in a near-permanent stalemate (while their legal fees are racking up).
by CorruptUser
Sat May 28, 2011 7:42 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Rock, paper scissors chainsaw
Replies: 1637
Views: 134952

Re: Rock, paper scissors chainsaw

a lighter
by CorruptUser
Sat May 28, 2011 7:30 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Representative Democracy and the voting criteria
Replies: 19
Views: 7593

Re: Representative Democracy and the voting criteria

By the time it comes to a popular election, the real questions are already quite settled. The voter does not get to choose who they want to vote for; they get to choose among two or three carefully pre-selected masks for the plutocracy to wear. Citation needed. Actual evidence, not claims by people...
by CorruptUser
Sat May 28, 2011 4:59 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 16 Year old charged with murder after cop shoots his friend
Replies: 138
Views: 9896

Re: 16 Year old charged with murder after cop shoots his fri

Maybe I'm going against the tide here, but if things happened as the officer says they did, the prosecution makes sense. It's a little odd because the death he's being charged with was a co-conspirator in the felony, but a death still resulted from a felony he took active part in. Except this wasn'...
by CorruptUser
Sat May 28, 2011 12:10 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 16 Year old charged with murder after cop shoots his friend
Replies: 138
Views: 9896

Re: 16 Year old charged with murder after cop shoots his fri

I hate laws like this. You should prosecute someone for the crimes he actually commited, not other BAD THINGS TM that happen as a result of their crime. I feel pretty much the same way about charging drug dealers with murder when one of their customers dies of an overdose - charge him for the crime...
by CorruptUser
Sat May 28, 2011 12:06 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Chinese prisons meet WoW
Replies: 202
Views: 8976

Re: Chinese prisons meet WoW

Makes me wonder why they even bother jailing dissidents. Wouldn't the cheapest option be a bullet in the head? because, believe it or not, the chinese government is not evil That and bullet in the head does take its toll on the soldiers. People aren't monsters, usually, and it's much easier to slow...
by CorruptUser
Fri May 27, 2011 6:31 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Should we care about the minimum wage?
Replies: 207
Views: 12379

Re: Should we care about the minimum wage?

Thought I might as well throw in an interesting fact I just read, in Australia the typical minimum wage worker is in a middle-class household. Having thought about the points people have raised I now realise what I couldn't quite put my finger one before, I support a minimum wage because I believe ...
by CorruptUser
Fri May 27, 2011 6:15 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Ratko Mladic arrested 16 years after war crimes indictment
Replies: 21
Views: 1671

Re: Ratko Mladic arrested 16 years after war crimes indictme

Then I guess I withdraw my objection. Sorry guys.
by CorruptUser
Fri May 27, 2011 5:26 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Chinese prisons meet WoW
Replies: 202
Views: 8976

Re: Chinese prisons meet WoW

I mostly get annoyed at the people insisting that Marx is "scientific" and "unbiased", when he even states in the beginning that he so totally wants this to happen. Oh, and despite so many of my teachers claiming he was a great scientist and all, he doesn't use the scientific met...
by CorruptUser
Fri May 27, 2011 5:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0904: "Sports"
Replies: 128
Views: 26421

Re: 904: "Sports"

Since when is D&D weighted?! As in any game with multiple dice, there are numbers more likely to come up than others, namely half the maximum total roll. Only when there is more than 1 die rolled. Otherwise it's (almost) a uniform distribution. It isn't half of the maximum total roll, although ...
by CorruptUser
Fri May 27, 2011 4:26 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0904: "Sports"
Replies: 128
Views: 26421

Re: 904: "Sports"

Brooks Hatlen wrote:
glasnt wrote:Since when is D&D weighted?!

As in any game with multiple dice, there are numbers more likely to come up than others, namely half the maximum total roll.


Only when there is more than 1 die rolled. Otherwise it's (almost) a uniform distribution.
by CorruptUser
Fri May 27, 2011 4:19 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Chuck Palahniuk Book On Trial In Turkey
Replies: 25
Views: 2942

Re: Chuck Palahniuk Book On Trial In Turkey

Oooo don't forget the book with the rats that crawl up rectums and chew intestines! That one also had this badass fight scene with a giant and a sling. Oh, and murder over a beautiful woman.
by CorruptUser
Fri May 27, 2011 4:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0904: "Sports"
Replies: 128
Views: 26421

Re: 904: "Sports"

Errm, maybe Monte Carlo valuation of exotic options, as those often don't have nice formulas for their price. Even then, it's assumed there are margins of error (despite being done with thousands of simulations with thousands of steps). Financial analysis is otherwise rarely based on random numbers.
by CorruptUser
Fri May 27, 2011 4:03 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Chinese prisons meet WoW
Replies: 202
Views: 8976

Re: Chinese prisons meet WoW

Wait, wouldn't being forced to read communist propaganda in horrible conditions make people sick every time they hear communist propaganda? Mental association and all that.
by CorruptUser
Fri May 27, 2011 4:00 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Failure of American Schools
Replies: 124
Views: 9505

Re: The Failure of American Schools

I'm most opposed to the voucher system, etc. If a school is doing miserably, the solution is to cut its funds entirely? It's almost as if the people in favor of the vouchers are trying to create 'separate but equal' schools in this country.
by CorruptUser
Fri May 27, 2011 3:38 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Ratko Mladic arrested 16 years after war crimes indictment
Replies: 21
Views: 1671

Re: Ratko Mladic arrested 16 years after war crimes indictme

Yes, I am of the belief that lack of justice is (marginally) better than horribly improper justice... Then thank God that you've not been called upon to be a judge. "You've been convicted of serial rape and murder based on nothing but documented evidence, but since someone else might have gott...
by CorruptUser
Fri May 27, 2011 12:43 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Rape legal in NYC if the victim is sufficiently drunk...
Replies: 236
Views: 17790

Re: Rape legal in NYC if the victim is sufficiently drunk...

If it could be proven. No proof = no conviction. For your previous statements, This woman doesn't remember the night in question. If you think it is implausible that a woman invited a male police officer who helped her home to share her bed, with the intention of having sex with him, I'm not sure yo...
by CorruptUser
Fri May 27, 2011 12:42 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Supreme Court to California: Reduce Prison Population
Replies: 83
Views: 7504

Re: Supreme Court to California: Reduce Prison Population

The other thing is poverty. Poverty in the US is not going away until we get rid of poverty in Latin America. The best thing the United States could do for itself is work with the countries in Latin America to bring them to the first world, reduce corruption in their governments, and bring the qual...
by CorruptUser
Fri May 27, 2011 12:13 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Ratko Mladic arrested 16 years after war crimes indictment
Replies: 21
Views: 1671

Re: Ratko Mladic arrested 16 years after war crimes indictme

Yes but don't act like the same wasn't done to Serbs too (though in all fairness, Serbs were the first to commit the warcrimes). Ideally, I would like Mladic executed, but not if the other criminals get to go away free. I haven't seen the Croat and Bosnian monsters hunted with the same vigor as the ...
by CorruptUser
Thu May 26, 2011 11:59 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Failure of American Schools
Replies: 124
Views: 9505

Re: The Failure of American Schools

Actually, the truth is, I've never really been convinced that there is a real problem with our schools. Most of them work just fine, and most kids learn well enough in them. I'd imagine that better funding mechanisms would probably help, but we aren't really far behind other countries, those other ...
by CorruptUser
Thu May 26, 2011 11:28 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Ratko Mladic arrested 16 years after war crimes indictment
Replies: 21
Views: 1671

Re: Ratko Mladic arrested 16 years after war crimes indictme

You are missing the bigger picture; without any form of amnesty, there is absolutely no reason for any belligerent party to ever agree to peace. Peace would merely mean execution.

Yes, ideally murderers should hang for their crimes, but what about the Bosnian and Croatian war criminals?
by CorruptUser
Thu May 26, 2011 10:27 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Ratko Mladic arrested 16 years after war crimes indictment
Replies: 21
Views: 1671

Re: Ratko Mladic arrested 16 years after war crimes indictme

Like no Serbs died in that war. All sides were guilty.
by CorruptUser
Thu May 26, 2011 4:31 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Supreme Court to California: Reduce Prison Population
Replies: 83
Views: 7504

Re: Supreme Court to California: Reduce Prison Population

Outsource the prison system to France? I'm sure it's much cheaper to house prisoners there, not having to worry about things like clothing. France has the harshest prisons in the Western world, being virtually unchanged since Napoleon, in case you didn't know. Though I don't know how bad the rape is.

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