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by meatyochre
Wed Oct 13, 2010 5:29 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Couple on trial for abortion in Australia
Replies: 45
Views: 5367

Re: Couple on trial for abortion in Australia

Cynical Idealist wrote:
big boss wrote:Robbery is robbery and a murder is a murderer no matter what the intent behind the action is, at least in the eyes of the law.

...
Nooooooooooo.

That's what <- she <- said! (however you said it much more humorously, and I laughed :) )
by meatyochre
Wed Oct 13, 2010 5:13 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books I've never read/finished and should
Replies: 27
Views: 4901

Re: I'm embarrassed that I've never read...

Embarrassed to have never read something? What an odd idea. I think the only thing that might qualify is The Catcher in the Rye , but I'm not really embarrassed about that. Maybe The Alchemist , because someone recommended it to me years ago. I'm embarrassed I've never read: Ulysses (because appare...
by meatyochre
Wed Oct 13, 2010 5:03 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: No Pay, No Spray
Replies: 190
Views: 14802

Re: No Pay, No Spray

The watermark makes that picture.
by meatyochre
Wed Oct 13, 2010 3:13 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Couple on trial for abortion in Australia
Replies: 45
Views: 5367

Re: Couple on trial for abortion in Australia

Intent. If a woman drinks during her pregnancy, or smokes crack cocaine, or injects heroin, etc. etc. etc. the -intent- is not that she is trying to abort the fetus, the intent is that she's addicted to a substance ad is taking it to feel good / not feel withdrawl. Abortion is -by it's intent- an a...
by meatyochre
Wed Oct 13, 2010 2:54 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3491608

Re: Rant Thread (to balance Awesome Thread)

But aren't we all colossal tools? Hey, don't bring my weight into this. [/joke] Rant: I just KNEW the SUV was going to cut me off before I turned into the one-lane street. I could feel it like a Jedi can feel a disturbance in the force*. Sure enough, I was right. Also just as sure, the SUV decided ...
by meatyochre
Wed Oct 13, 2010 1:51 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3491608

Re: Rant Thread (to balance Awesome Thread)

(opens umbrella) If your comment is that: Cheers, Decker. Thanks for saying what needed to be said. People have said elsewhere on the rant threads before that ranting doesn't give anyone a free pass to be stupid or an asshole. Then my choices are stupid, or asshole. Martyr was not one of those choi...
by meatyochre
Wed Oct 13, 2010 1:19 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3491608

Re: Rant Thread (to balance Awesome Thread)

a martyr

again
by meatyochre
Wed Oct 13, 2010 12:56 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3491608

Re: Rant Thread (to balance Awesome Thread)

Cheers, Decker. Thanks for saying what needed to be said.

People have said elsewhere on the rant threads before that ranting doesn't give anyone a free pass to be stupid or an asshole.
by meatyochre
Tue Oct 12, 2010 11:25 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3491608

Re: Rant Thread (to balance Awesome Thread)

NaR performs Argument Breaker! It is possible, and indeed, most likely the case that everybody has made an error. Everybody is wrong. Because in some situations, nothing is right. This is one of those situations. Yeah, Oregonaut was offended due to the comment. That much is within his right. Assump...
by meatyochre
Tue Oct 12, 2010 10:35 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: WoWzers!
Replies: 5112
Views: 497571

Re: WoWzers!

Vapour wrote:I may have been sad/cool enough to go to the opposite faction city for one last bubblehearth 8)
Spoiler:
Image

Oh no, byebye to bubblehearth? hnuuuuuuuu!

I never used it anyway but still. It was iconic!
by meatyochre
Tue Oct 12, 2010 10:26 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3491608

Re: Rant Thread (to balance Awesome Thread)

I'm minimizing a 60(ish) year old woman's grief, over a pregnancy she may have had 40 years earlier? By saying that she shouldn't be spewing invective about how useless I am? By saying that in my workplace I should be able to walk around without being made to feel like crap because of my gender? Sh...
by meatyochre
Tue Oct 12, 2010 9:55 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Couple on trial for abortion in Australia
Replies: 45
Views: 5367

Re: Couple on trial for abortion in Australia

How about if, when the baby is born, or soon after, an obstetrician checks for any sign of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, and if it is found, alerts the police or some other agency. The mother can be charged from there. Because really, drinking while pregnant is a terrible, terrible thing, same a...
by meatyochre
Tue Oct 12, 2010 9:51 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3491608

Re: Rant Thread (to balance Awesome Thread)

Men can't have babies. There is no analogous gender-crossed argument. Irrelevant. Just because a man cannot have a baby does not mean he can't mourn just as much when his unborn child dies. Let's tack onto this that yes, indeed men can have a baby. Men are supposed to be fathers. Men are supposed t...
by meatyochre
Tue Oct 12, 2010 9:37 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Think Before Naming Your Child
Replies: 1622
Views: 345767

Re: Think Before Naming Your Child

One of my mother's coworkers has the first name "Phuc" and his last name is pronounced like "you." In the country he comes from (Thailand, I think, or at least in that general vicinity) it's a perfectly ordinary name with no negative connotations that I'm aware of. My wow guildm...
by meatyochre
Tue Oct 12, 2010 9:08 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3491608

Re: Rant Thread (to balance Awesome Thread)

Men can't have babies. There is no analogous gender-crossed argument. Irrelevant. Just because a man cannot have a baby does not mean he can't mourn just as much when his unborn child dies. Yes, it does. A woman and a man who lose a child together are both capable of grieving "the same" u...
by meatyochre
Tue Oct 12, 2010 9:00 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3491608

Re: Rant Thread (to balance Awesome Thread)

Men can't have babies. There is no analogous gender-crossed argument.
by meatyochre
Tue Oct 12, 2010 8:41 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3491608

Re: Rant Thread (to balance Awesome Thread)

When did it start being acceptable to hate men? Why is this somehow OK with society? I'm walking through the hospital with a patient, not leaving a fellow Zoomie to flounder around trying to find their way, and while waiting for an elevator I hear a lady nearby s aying that she's glad (!) her first...
by meatyochre
Tue Oct 12, 2010 7:50 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: WoWzers!
Replies: 5112
Views: 497571

Re: WoWzers!

Is tank avoidance really an issue for progression guilds at this point? I haven't done heroic icc anything (except gunship since it's easy) so I can't speak to that--maybe tanks are getting gibbed still in heroics? But as a healer in normal icc, I'm having zero difficulty keeping up our tanks (and m...
by meatyochre
Tue Oct 12, 2010 7:34 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: WoWzers!
Replies: 5112
Views: 497571

Re: WoWzers!

Izawwlgood wrote:waitwaitwait, did I read that right? Are the class changes proposed in cataclysm live today?

Class changes as in talent trees and stat conversions, yeah. And new abilities if that applies.
by meatyochre
Tue Oct 12, 2010 6:43 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: WoWzers!
Replies: 5112
Views: 497571

Re: WoWzers!

Thanks Obby! I was confused.

What happens to the straight spellpower gems in my gear now? Do they just become duds? Turn into nothing?
by meatyochre
Tue Oct 12, 2010 6:39 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: WoWzers!
Replies: 5112
Views: 497571

Re: WoWzers!

Oh, so they're putting Spell Power in with Int like AP was with STR/AGI? That'd mean Int was responsible for Spell Crit and Spell Power, as well as your mana pool. If they're doing away with MP5, then what about in-fight entertainment? MP5 is being lumped in with spirit. I don't know if int will st...
by meatyochre
Tue Oct 12, 2010 6:38 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Couple on trial for abortion in Australia
Replies: 45
Views: 5367

Re: Couple on trial for abortion in Australia

I'm a bit curious why they had the empty drug packaging lying around at least to months after the fact. I am guessing they took a couple pills out of a blister pack of several. Like how decongestants or some cough drops will come in a blister pack of 10 or 20. My mom never gets rid of pills, no mat...
by meatyochre
Tue Oct 12, 2010 6:26 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: WoWzers!
Replies: 5112
Views: 497571

Re: WoWzers!

No need to doom and gloom. They're just integrating spell power with intellect, I believe.

There's no cataclysmic event yet? I figured they were implementing all the new quest area changes today, just not opening up the goblin areas or increasing the level cap. Is that not the case?
by meatyochre
Tue Oct 12, 2010 9:33 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: REALLY Annoying Misconceptions
Replies: 4059
Views: 367672

Re: REALLY Annoying Misconceptions

My teacher lied! But but but, she had been to Australia and had a diggeri doo (I'm not even sure how to begin to spell this) and everything. I feel so cheated, I bet she was lying about that dog spot as well, he never went to the circus at all. Didgeridoo or didgeridoonot, there is no try! lol... b...
by meatyochre
Tue Oct 12, 2010 9:27 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Couple on trial for abortion in Australia
Replies: 45
Views: 5367

Re: Couple on trial for abortion in Australia

I guess instead they should have 1) had her imbibe copious amount of alcohol instead (because hey, it's legal), or 2) raised an unwanted child.

herp derp. Not much to add. Though I hope someone on that jury understands the process of nullification.
by meatyochre
Tue Oct 12, 2010 9:03 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books I've never read/finished and should
Replies: 27
Views: 4901

Re: I'm embarrassed that I've never read...

The Story of O It's a slow burner. I'm kind of stalled two-thirds of the way through. So far it's said one thing that rang true (that O was a predator before she fell in love), and I intend to finish it, but I can see why you might have given up. I'm embarrassed I've never read: The Bible (but I do...
by meatyochre
Tue Oct 12, 2010 9:01 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Google has automated cars
Replies: 88
Views: 7038

Re: Google has automated cars

I'd like to see how the system handles two conflicting obstacles, and makes a decision as to which is the lesser of 2 evils. Like say, it recognizes a pedestrian who bolts out into the road from the right, while a car is approaching from the left lane. Will it make a decision of which one it should ...
by meatyochre
Tue Oct 12, 2010 8:04 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: 1984 (Or Nineteen Eighty-Four)
Replies: 130
Views: 29604

Re: 1984 (Or Nineteen Eighty-Four)

I guess different people have different tastes - people have warned me that this book is boring, but when I came to reading it myself, I couldn't put it down...I finished the whole book within 5 days! I could have finished it sooner if I didn't have work on those 5 days... Yeah I read it straight t...
by meatyochre
Tue Oct 12, 2010 8:03 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books I've never read/finished and should
Replies: 27
Views: 4901

Re: I'm embarrassed that I've never read...

I'm embarrassed that I never read: To Kill a Mockingbird anything by Terry Pratchett the Koran Moby Dick Metamorphosis Mein Kampf No Exit Uncle Tom's Cabin I'm embarrassed that I tried to read and couldn't finish due to boredom: Jane Eyre Slaughterhouse Five The Story of O The Color Purple (I've see...
by meatyochre
Tue Oct 12, 2010 7:46 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3491608

Re: Rant Thread (to balance Awesome Thread)

Ah, the calculator I was using takes the first repayment out before the first interest calculation... if you do them in the other order, then you do get 26.1%. But with the repayment first, you get 27.24%. That still seems ridiculously high for a personal loan... a quick search locally gives intere...
by meatyochre
Tue Oct 12, 2010 7:40 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: WoWzers!
Replies: 5112
Views: 497571

Re: WoWzers!

Hey so, 4.0 patch today! Cataclysm inc... I was just in Dalaran for the last 15 pre-patch minutes and I thought you guys might appreciate a few humorous screenshots. There was a druid protest going on about the transformation of treeform into a 3min cooldown: http://img176.imageshack.us/img176/8186/...
by meatyochre
Tue Oct 12, 2010 3:59 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 2993112

Re: Postify your facerity

Oh yea, I'm a dude. http://f.cl.ly/items/5f1b644653be12e4f71d/chris__2006_08_08_02_11_11.jpg But I used to be a boy. http://f.cl.ly/items/0697b0578bb2ed13efdb/smallchris%20sitting.jpg Oh lord this picture has 80s and adorable stamped all over it. I miss velour furniture!
by meatyochre
Tue Oct 12, 2010 3:56 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3491608

Re: Rant Thread (to balance Awesome Thread)

I'm not trying to say that rental cars would make bad vehicles; it's just this rental place was shaaaaaady. And after almost getting ripped off yesterday, I couldn't risk wasting my entire afternoon just to almost be ripped off again. What's your budget? I've only bought one car from a place (dad g...
by meatyochre
Tue Oct 12, 2010 3:48 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3491608

Re: Rant Thread (to balance Awesome Thread)

When I was looking for cars at carmax, the rental vehicles often had lower mileage than average for their age. I was seriously eyeing a 3 year old Saturn with 30k miles on it, but I ended up going with a Ford instead (because it was bigger and panels were made of metal instead of weird bendable plas...
by meatyochre
Tue Oct 12, 2010 3:08 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.
Replies: 4973
Views: 746413

Re: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.

Giant Speck wrote:A force field would be awesome. I could mow down pedestrians without worrying about denting my beautiful car.

siggin'
by meatyochre
Tue Oct 12, 2010 3:08 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 2993112

Re: Postify your facerity

Isaac Hill wrote:Jessica - You need a large print of that first picture, then take a picture of you standing in front of that picture, Colbert-style.

Oh my gawd, I love this idea.
by meatyochre
Mon Oct 11, 2010 11:57 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Multicolored Biscuits, perhaps?
Replies: 19
Views: 3271

Re: Multicolored Biscuits, perhaps?

They look like play-doh cookies. My 3 year old self is the only one salivating over them.
by meatyochre
Mon Oct 11, 2010 11:24 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: No Pay, No Spray
Replies: 190
Views: 14802

Re: No Pay, No Spray

I look at it this way: 1. You forget to pay your cable bill you lose your cable. That's a shame, but you can just pay your cable bill later and get cable again. 2. You forget to pay a small fire fee and you lose everything , your pets, your things, your home, everything. In one of these things, the...
by meatyochre
Mon Oct 11, 2010 10:45 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: REALLY Annoying Misconceptions
Replies: 4059
Views: 367672

Re: REALLY Annoying Misconceptions

Hey let's clear up a misconception hyur. http://www.ehow.com/about_6529426_australian-cork-hat_.html#ixzz125pTgepW (there was a wikipedia page but it was much less interesting while equally factual) -- Australian cork hats were primarily invented to keep flies from the eyes and face of the wearer. T...
by meatyochre
Mon Oct 11, 2010 10:12 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8248
Views: 1453325

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQ Thread - Queer Support!

Hooray! My sister came out publicly on facebook in support of today, meaning our whole extended family now knows. Previously I think only me, my mom, my mom's sister and her kids (my cousins) were aware. Now the whole Baptist branch is aware, but thankfully nobody has made any untoward comments. I m...

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