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by morriswalters
Wed Dec 20, 2017 5:36 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1818
Views: 302713

Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

If they arn't holding back cures, and they most likely aren't , they are certainly setting the knife deep on pricing. The conspiracy is doing the same old thing over again slightly differently, and charging ever higher prices. And for the crowd, while I'm sure a lot of Doctors are in it for the good...
by morriswalters
Wed Dec 20, 2017 4:08 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7186
Views: 535266

Re: Trump presidency

I would love to believe. But however interesting the statistics, if 538 was as predictive of elections as they might think they are, they would be selling those predictions to politicians. And getting rich.
by morriswalters
Mon Dec 18, 2017 12:22 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Artificial Stupidity
Replies: 52
Views: 6385

Re: Artificial Stupidity

Life self assembles. Then it tries to reproduce. Then it ends. On and on, ad nauseam. Humans just get to have an opinion about it. Consider the images floating around of a starving polar bear. He/she keeps going until it can't, it's built in. That is motivation. I don't know how it works, but everyt...
by morriswalters
Sun Dec 17, 2017 12:23 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Let's talk about Net Nutrality in 2017
Replies: 120
Views: 18055

Re: Let's talk about Net Neutrality in 2017

I did my part.
by morriswalters
Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:32 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Thomas Fire
Replies: 136
Views: 21204

Re: Thomas Fire

You get fires where there is fuel. What you don't get during the fire season on the east coast are high winds, or structure losses in the thousands. Of course you do get tornadoes and floods, both of which can have significant adverse effects on human structures. There is always something, somewhere...
by morriswalters
Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7186
Views: 535266

Re: Trump presidency

CorruptUser wrote:Maybe we can figure just who the hell keeps demanding more step sibling porn. Why is that even a thing? I mean yeah, rule 34, but why is like 50% of the porn that?
Because people watch it?
by morriswalters
Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:26 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Thomas Fire
Replies: 136
Views: 21204

Re: Thomas Fire

Here in Maine, I met one of the building inspectors. He had absolutely no background in construction or education on the subject, so his job amounted to going to a house and saying "it doesn't look like a deathtrap." Codes themselves are worthless if you can't enforce them. I have no doub...
by morriswalters
Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:46 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Thomas Fire
Replies: 136
Views: 21204

Re: Thomas Fire

California has some of the best building codes in the world. They'll change the code and move on.
by morriswalters
Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:42 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic
Replies: 538
Views: 47438

Re: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic

Got another raper of teens here, but he also a druggie and an arsonist of his own church. Well, the raper took care of the problem himself it appears. Rep. Dan Johnson, a Republican, reportedly shot and killed himself on a bridge in Mt. Washington, Ky. The gun was recovered by police, according to ...
by morriswalters
Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:28 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7186
Views: 535266

Re: Trump presidency

Incessant pounding on as a baby raper, large amounts of out of state money, and the whole world looking at them, and the election was close. Clearly the Democratic party is not out of the woods in that state. However a win is a win.
by morriswalters
Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:55 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic
Replies: 538
Views: 47438

Re: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic

A world where accusations are taken seriously is very different and possible. I consider it potentially as part of a new normal, like decreased social security, and low wage growth. It will be the new normal when women hold enough positions of authority to make it happen and not before. The public ...
by morriswalters
Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:01 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic
Replies: 538
Views: 47438

Re: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic

These women are not your mother. They are under no obligation to wrap men up in fluffy blankets, give them mugs of hot cocoa, and tell them everything is going to be alright. I don't talk for women. I listen to women. I talk to other men. To get them to listen to me(other men, keep up) I try to emp...
by morriswalters
Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:56 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic
Replies: 538
Views: 47438

Re: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic

Yes. Did you honestly think I wasn't aware of any of this? Well, let me phrase it this way. I believe that you think you do. Until you write something like this. Like, that whole incident sounds pretty sucky to have gone through -- but until I see some credible evidence of a widespread problem invo...
by morriswalters
Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:30 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic
Replies: 538
Views: 47438

Re: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic

Maybe they're saying what's being said in this article: "I'm concerned because I've started to realize that the behavior I presumed was okay isn't -- that I might have been causing harm. Yes. And no. What they are saying is that they are now uncertain and setting out how they are dealing with ...
by morriswalters
Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:01 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic
Replies: 538
Views: 47438

Re: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic

Like, how would you feel if suddenly half of Congress was forced to retire? Because I'd be willing to bet money that at least half of Congress has engaged in serious sexual harassment. :lol: An easy statement to make, a statement very difficult to prove. because the whole "the sexual harassmen...
by morriswalters
Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:05 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic
Replies: 538
Views: 47438

Re: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic

I don't dispute that. What I do add is that it will not always be black and white. The devil lives in the grey areas.
by morriswalters
Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:05 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6429
Views: 937048

Re: Police misbehavior thread

I'm actually in favor of eliminating the deduction. If it doesn't cause new homes to be built, it just raises the price of existing ones by exactly the amount of money the taxpayer deducts, making it a subsidy of the banks and the realtors. If it does cause more homes to be built, it better not be ...
by morriswalters
Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:26 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic
Replies: 538
Views: 47438

Re: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic

Have you run into times where you seduced teenagers in your advanced age? I couldn't seduce teenagers when I was one, and at this stage of my life the point is moot. And I didn't have to guess that I was ugly, women told me. When I finally lost my virginity womenhood in general was still safe. It w...
by morriswalters
Sun Dec 10, 2017 2:27 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic
Replies: 538
Views: 47438

Re: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic

I wish my world was as simple as yours seems to be. To begin with women are not required to paste their age on their forehead. And unless you have super powers I doubt that you can tell a 16 year old from someone 5 years older than that, just by observation. I can see the overtures. "Miss, I do...
by morriswalters
Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6429
Views: 937048

Re: Police misbehavior thread

I was speaking to ucim's context when I spoke about high rises. And I have seen the end results of trickle down housing.
by morriswalters
Sun Dec 10, 2017 4:21 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6429
Views: 937048

Re: Police misbehavior thread

In my experience, neighborhoods are typically all platted and planned before build out so it doesn't really make contextual sense to assume the new development is part of the neighborhood the person is living in as that would have been signed off on before the first house went up. Homeless people w...
by morriswalters
Sat Dec 09, 2017 5:16 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic
Replies: 538
Views: 47438

Re: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic

I read the Snope's article before I posted. December 12 will be interesting.
by morriswalters
Sat Dec 09, 2017 2:42 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic
Replies: 538
Views: 47438

Re: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic

I haven't been following the Moore story. If there have been multiple independent accusations and other evidence, I'm not questioning that. It just seemed like the yearbook note wasn't damning in isolation. It isn't. But it won't be considered in isolation. All they need to do is introduce doubt. T...
by morriswalters
Sat Dec 09, 2017 3:22 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic
Replies: 538
Views: 47438

Re: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic

This is how the Post quotes her. In her initial statement, Nelson said that Moore had written the entire inscription in her yearbook. “He wrote in my yearbook as follows,” Nelson said. “ ‘To a sweeter and more beautiful girl I could not say Merry Christmas. Christmas 1977. Love Roy Moore, Olde Hicko...
by morriswalters
Sat Dec 09, 2017 2:01 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic
Replies: 538
Views: 47438

Re: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic

Mostly if I talked to women I either got tongue tied or laughed at. On another note, this had to happen. Roy Moore accuser changes part of her account about inscription in yearbook One person may have undone any good that was done by speaking up against Moore. This gives a fig leaf for voters in Ala...
by morriswalters
Sat Dec 09, 2017 1:52 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7186
Views: 535266

Re: Trump presidency

Moderation incoming hopefully?
by morriswalters
Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:55 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6429
Views: 937048

Re: Police misbehavior thread

All the property in urban areas is owned and developed. It is a little disingenuous to believe that redevelopment can be done without displacing people who don't want to be displaced.
by morriswalters
Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:55 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Thomas Fire
Replies: 136
Views: 21204

Re: Thomas Fire

Move underground and let the fires burn over you. Which, as unrealistic as it might be, is more realistic than bringing in water from elsewhere in the country.
by morriswalters
Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:53 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6429
Views: 937048

Re: Police misbehavior thread

This conversation brings to mind a movie called the Tokyo Godfathers.
by morriswalters
Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:28 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: A bag of french fries
Replies: 10
Views: 1873

Re: A bag of french fries

Actually I believe this has been studied a lot. There are whole industries built around the principles involved. Of course I believe in a lot of weird things.
by morriswalters
Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:30 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6429
Views: 937048

Re: Police misbehavior thread

You're not a citizen of a state, you're a citizen of the US. Florida will have to suck it up. You perhaps thought the sun and the fun were for people born there? For the record, Minnesota , or some group in Minnesota, apparently surveys its homeless with some regularity. As do a lot of other states....
by morriswalters
Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:30 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Escape the Frictionless Circle
Replies: 156
Views: 48862

Re: Escape the Frictionless Circle

Isn't this just a 2 body problem dressed up to look special? The rope is gravity and the rotation happens in the plane?
by morriswalters
Mon Dec 04, 2017 11:42 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7186
Views: 535266

Re: Trump presidency

I don’t appreciate the allegations of unprofessionalism. Perhaps I’ve put-stayed my welcome. I"m not in a position to judge your professional competence. My comment was poorly formed. You have my apology for what that is worth to you. However as a commentator on xkcd you appear to have serious...
by morriswalters
Mon Dec 04, 2017 1:43 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7186
Views: 535266

Re: Trump presidency

If you would all prefer I spoke as I do at work then there’s no problem. However you’ll probably find it rather dull and I shall find it tedious and stop. No, but if you can vent your frustration, then you should expect me to point out another point of view. And to me, that is as it should be. I di...
by morriswalters
Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:17 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7186
Views: 535266

Re: Trump presidency

Even Tory Damian Collins seemed to suggest that the invitation for a state visit ought to be rescinded. I don't think he's going to come anyway, but the symbolism of saying "we don't tolerate bigots who spout this kind of shit" would be worthwhile. I'd also like to see a more explicit &qu...
by morriswalters
Fri Dec 01, 2017 5:31 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Artificial Stupidity
Replies: 52
Views: 6385

Re: Artificial Stupidity

I would argue though, that dropping me naked in the tundra doesnt make me "stupid", it makes me ill equipped. An intelligent person with no training or equipment will still make intelligent guesses as to the best course of action. A lot of what you seem to see as stupidity is being ill eq...
by morriswalters
Fri Dec 01, 2017 1:07 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The Assumptions of Searle’s Chinese Room Thought Experiment
Replies: 64
Views: 11408

Re: The Assumptions of Searle’s Chinese Room Thought Experiment

I'm unsure to the relevance of this but I post it without comment. There are established cases of people who can't form new memories at all. They appear to be human. However they do have established personalities. They have short term memories but no long term ones.
by morriswalters
Fri Dec 01, 2017 1:02 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Artificial Stupidity
Replies: 52
Views: 6385

Re: Artificial Stupidity

Why do we presume that a general artificial intelligence will be super-smart? People have minds with incredible processing power and many people are stupid, despite vigorous attempts to "program" them correctly. Let me drop you into a primitive area 200 miles from nowhere wearing only you...
by morriswalters
Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:35 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic
Replies: 538
Views: 47438

Re: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic

In Louisville Kentucky, a Facebook post alleging rape by a owner of a small business has caused a minor uproar. He has decided to fight it and has sued the accusers. The accusers aren't speaking to the media, and the business owner is implying that it is a scheme to take his business from him by two...
by morriswalters
Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:06 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7186
Views: 535266

Re: Trump presidency

There will be no post racial society until there are no races. I might be wrong, but if I am I wish someone could point me in that direction so I can go there if such a place exists. And then we can get on with hating for any of the thousands of other reasons. Empty Suit will die sooner or later, or...

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