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by Tyndmyr
Fri Dec 23, 2016 2:17 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: News in brief
Replies: 178
Views: 35780

Re: News in brief



*shrug* It's the obvious counter-move re Russian stockpiling. Hopefully it'll dissuade that. Maybe. Or maybe we get cold war 2.0.
by Tyndmyr
Thu Dec 22, 2016 11:33 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3648
Views: 440996

Re: The Darker Side of the News

One where it's seen that you're doing something, versus being seen as doing nothing. I mean, that's very good for the careers of politicians, perhaps, but sometimes "nothing" is the logically correct choice of action. Or at least, actions that are not particularly good for being seen to d...
by Tyndmyr
Thu Dec 22, 2016 8:17 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3648
Views: 440996

Re: The Darker Side of the News

If protections do absolutely nothing, then why do nuclear power plants bother with security guards? Required by law, probably. I mean, I think there's a time and place for security, but nuclear power plans are probably not the go-to counter-example for public paranoia requiring excessive, costly sa...
by Tyndmyr
Thu Dec 22, 2016 3:48 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Money for Emotional Distress
Replies: 21
Views: 4760

Re: Money for Emotional Distress

I mean, most people are against human slavery, but they don't generally propose murdering slaves. Murder has a really shitty track record of helping people.
by Tyndmyr
Thu Dec 22, 2016 3:47 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3648
Views: 440996

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Big granite planters full of pretty spring and summer flowers and evergreens for winter foliage work quite well, but then you need a way to make deliveries past them and these things don't do well in the snow. I've never seen a truck go on the sidewalk to make deliveries. I thought they used dollie...
by Tyndmyr
Thu Dec 22, 2016 3:43 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 864471

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Oh please, the Democratic party used to be far more vile and ruthless than anything that you stick on Trump. Remember Tammany Hall? The reason the Dems can't be an opposition right now is because the Dems refuse to take a good long look at themselves and figure out what they need to do to clean hou...
by Tyndmyr
Thu Dec 22, 2016 3:13 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Money for Emotional Distress
Replies: 21
Views: 4760

Re: Money for Emotional Distress

The definition of slavery is odd. And the judgment of "worse" seems to not rely at all on the animal's own preferences, or any other external references at all. I suppose if you arbitrarily redefine words at will, and are not constrained by fact, you can "prove" anything, but doi...
by Tyndmyr
Wed Dec 21, 2016 2:58 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 864471

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

In practice, it's no different from what's been happening endlessly. Money has long bought access, and sometimes rather more than access. Yeah, Trump's pretty shameless about it, and his style is galling, but I don't see that, at least, as a danger to democracy. Or rather, I don't see it as a new da...
by Tyndmyr
Wed Dec 21, 2016 2:35 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 864471

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Would agree. I think people are too wrapped up in the idea of Trump as a lackey. I mean, sure, his cabinet will have power, but I'd pick any SC justice over Priebius any day.
by Tyndmyr
Wed Dec 21, 2016 1:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 864471

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Ivanka's an odd pick. One thing that stands out is that it looks like they tried pretty hard to squeeze a bunch of Democrats in there, but generally, they seem like awful picks. Bernie Sanders? Really? Yeah, he was influential in 2016, but that's already tanked hard, and he's unlikely to become more...
by Tyndmyr
Wed Dec 21, 2016 1:17 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Money for Emotional Distress
Replies: 21
Views: 4760

Re: Money for Emotional Distress

Taking Zohar's estimate of 100K in economic damages, they're asking for a punitive damage multiplier of 90X, which is pretty high. The plaintiff can argue that there will be an ongoing cost (the kid might need therapy for the rest of her life), or that PETA are extremely lucky that they didn't do m...
by Tyndmyr
Tue Dec 20, 2016 10:52 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Racism debate split from elections thread
Replies: 56
Views: 13480

Re: Racism debate split from elections thread

That is of little difficulty. Every politician has promises, as well.
by Tyndmyr
Tue Dec 20, 2016 8:48 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Racism debate split from elections thread
Replies: 56
Views: 13480

Re: Racism debate split from elections thread

Essentially. Someone can be both smart and vile. Trump isn't an idiot. He's exploiting an opportunity. Yes, he's also awful in many respects, but these are not an obstacle to him in the present environment. He wasn't the first person to note that gaffes are often of comparatively minor impact in pre...
by Tyndmyr
Tue Dec 20, 2016 7:44 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Money for Emotional Distress
Replies: 21
Views: 4760

Re: Money for Emotional Distress

How different would it be if it were her baby brother instead of her pet? Aside from criminal charges of murder; I'm talking about "compensation". Jose Large compensatory damages have definitely been awarded for human deaths. Settlements are common when you get to such large numbers, of c...
by Tyndmyr
Tue Dec 20, 2016 6:25 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Money for Emotional Distress
Replies: 21
Views: 4760

Re: Money for Emotional Distress

They have a view of animals that is really strange. They view pets as akin to slavery. And somehow, that killing them is better than freeing them. I'm not really sure how this is logically coherent, but at the end of the day, PETA kills a lot of animals. Somehow "sorry, we weren't specifically ...
by Tyndmyr
Tue Dec 20, 2016 5:28 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Racism debate split from elections thread
Replies: 56
Views: 13480

Re: Racism debate split from elections thread

I found the skittishness of the GOP politicians to be surprising given their supposed denial of racism and sexism. They abandoned Trump every time he said something awful, only to come crawling back when they realized that the voters weren't abandoning him. Why did GOP politicians repeatedly abando...
by Tyndmyr
Tue Dec 20, 2016 4:25 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Racism debate split from elections thread
Replies: 56
Views: 13480

Re: Racism debate split from elections thread

Assuming those white less educated voters were being truthful, the fact that the economy wasn't very important needs an asterisk. The economy wasn't very important to the country overall, but it was important(aka doing bad) to that subgroup. * *this assumes the poor economy for uneducated whites wa...
by Tyndmyr
Tue Dec 20, 2016 3:40 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode 3.5: Roguey One Kenobe
Replies: 96
Views: 15455

Re: Star Wars: Episode 7: Electric Boogaleven

It's funny reading the parallel reactions from here compared to the more conservative forums. "I'm upset they wasted a character slot on a girl, and she didn't even do anything". I'm not going to lie, she didn't really *do* all that much. It would have been nice to see her take a more act...
by Tyndmyr
Tue Dec 20, 2016 3:25 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Moana
Replies: 34
Views: 8094

Re: Moana

Any narrative is problematic if it is the only narrative you ever tell about a group of people. But some movie has to be the first (major one). Unless your solution is to simple have no narratives at all about that group. Which is why this criticism of Moana not having a romantic partner is I think...
by Tyndmyr
Tue Dec 20, 2016 3:15 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Money for Emotional Distress
Replies: 21
Views: 4760

Re: Money for Emotional Distress

I'm okay with punitive damages as a check on large organizations with a habit of repeatedly engaging in the same misbehavior. So yeah, go nuts. Sue for roughly all the money. Additionally, I view pets as akin to family. So, someone nabbing them and illegally killing them is something I view as prett...
by Tyndmyr
Tue Dec 20, 2016 3:12 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 864471

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Lets face it. Hillary lost because she surrounded herself with lots of "yesmen" (pardon the misogynistic term) Offtopic, but I sometimes wonder if we should have had a fight to bring back the archaic word "were" for "male human", and then returned "man" to it...
by Tyndmyr
Tue Dec 20, 2016 2:57 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Racism debate split from elections thread
Replies: 56
Views: 13480

Re: Racism debate split from elections thread

Assuming those white less educated voters were being truthful, the fact that the economy wasn't very important needs an asterisk. The economy wasn't very important to the country overall, but it was important(aka doing bad) to that subgroup. * *this assumes the poor economy for uneducated whites wa...
by Tyndmyr
Mon Dec 19, 2016 4:52 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Racism debate split from elections thread
Replies: 56
Views: 13480

Re: Racism debate split from elections thread

Keep in mind that we're extrapolating from few data points...the takeaway isn't necessarily that latinos care less about racism in 2016, merely that trends shifted for other reasons. People who point at racism keep expecting it to be a primary discriminator. As if people single issue vote on the top...
by Tyndmyr
Fri Dec 16, 2016 10:06 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: EVE Online
Replies: 4824
Views: 536594

Re: EVE Online

That, too, is sound operational procedure. Might or might not be traceable all the same, but it's only good sense to try.
by Tyndmyr
Fri Dec 16, 2016 7:38 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: EVE Online
Replies: 4824
Views: 536594

Re: EVE Online

*shrug* In my experience, people who try to burn everything down over feeling slighted will always do so eventually. Best to rip the bandaid off and do it as swiftly as possible, without giving them more leverage. Look, as a brand new player, you *do* offer fairly little to a corp. Just the nature o...
by Tyndmyr
Fri Dec 16, 2016 7:16 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Gamergate
Replies: 700
Views: 127594

Re: Gamergate

Yeah, that establishes that Breitbart is of course, hypocritical and self interested. Which is not a huge surprise, really.

But yeah, you can't generalize from one instance to an entire faction. Not all Democrats are hypocrites just because one politician says something stupid.
by Tyndmyr
Fri Dec 16, 2016 7:13 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14453
Views: 2106032

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

Celibacy was...Protective. Have I miss-understood your point? He didn't speak to the why of celibacy. His claim was that church members of superior intelligence fell out of the gene pool by not reproducing. Which is a reach given that avowing celibacy and actually being celibate are two different t...
by Tyndmyr
Fri Dec 16, 2016 7:08 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: EVE Online
Replies: 4824
Views: 536594

Re: EVE Online

I wasn't asking about secrets. I was asking where they were currently located, and because I wasn't getting an answer I started looking around in the corp window for what it might be. I then asked again, suggesting that a system name that I found in the corp window was their location. You're saying...
by Tyndmyr
Thu Dec 15, 2016 10:55 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Gamergate
Replies: 700
Views: 127594

Re: Gamergate

Feh. It applies to both sides, really. They're both crusading for "justice" or what have you. I get that one side tends to use the term a great deal more than the other, but if the shoe fits...
by Tyndmyr
Thu Dec 15, 2016 10:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Gamergate
Replies: 700
Views: 127594

Re: Gamergate

Yeah, I'm not honestly sure how he believes this supports his argument. I don't really want to go wading around in the muck trying to figure out personal lingo and stuff in order to make the case for 'im. I'm not one for Reddit, so the whole thing looks like two factions of meanieheads engaged in a ...
by Tyndmyr
Thu Dec 15, 2016 9:59 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3648
Views: 440996

Re: The Darker Side of the News

You do realize that the most fuel efficient speed is around 50 mph, not 30? That is, the guy going 30 is worse for the environment than the guy going 35. Depends on traffic. Single car on an empty road, generally, slower speeds are more optimal, as wind resistance increases at a rate above linear. ...
by Tyndmyr
Thu Dec 15, 2016 8:24 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: EVE Online
Replies: 4824
Views: 536594

Re: EVE Online

Also lying to me to try to get me to go away. Such a pathetic lie, after all the conversations I had with them they should have known that I wouldn't ever buy it. How you handle this situation is you bribe me for the mistake. The spare change in their pockets is worth a lot to me, it would have bee...
by Tyndmyr
Thu Dec 15, 2016 8:15 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Gamergate
Replies: 700
Views: 127594

Re: Gamergate

Look, in what universe is this not hypocrisy? Among them is Kellogg's. Breitbart journalists and supporters then exhorted readers to boycott the brand and encouraged a #dumpkelloggs hashtag on Twitter, describing Kellogg's decision as "a disgraceful act of cowardice". This is at odds with...
by Tyndmyr
Wed Dec 14, 2016 8:56 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Gamergate
Replies: 700
Views: 127594

Re: Gamergate

I'm pointing out that your argument of "they're hypocrites because they do the same thing they disliked being done to them" doesn't work as a general rule, and doesn't seem to be very valid. ...in what way does it not work as a general rule? Seriously. Despite your assertion, it is absolu...
by Tyndmyr
Wed Dec 14, 2016 8:14 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Gamergate
Replies: 700
Views: 127594

Re: Gamergate

The only way you get around this is by acknowledging that the actions are indeed identical, but focus on picking nits with the definition, such that the given action is acceptable for your group, and not for that group, because you're targeting different people. Such nitpicking can be used to dispe...
by Tyndmyr
Wed Dec 14, 2016 7:04 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 864471

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Why Uber? Why would anyone not want to join Trump's council? You're either gonna get less taxes, less regulation, or things remain the same. At no point do things get worse. And you get Trump's brand of approval for when you fuck US workers over. Like the carrier deal. Agreed. I would cheerfully wo...
by Tyndmyr
Wed Dec 14, 2016 5:38 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14453
Views: 2106032

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

Wouldn't the patent run out on the original drug though? If the patent on sildenafil (Viagra) is about to run out, just because Pfizer offers Viagra Extra, sildenafil with traces of tiger bone for extra ferocious stiffening power, doesn't mean that Merck Medco can't mass produce generic sildenafil....
by Tyndmyr
Wed Dec 14, 2016 5:34 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Gamergate
Replies: 700
Views: 127594

Re: Gamergate

I think the point is that neither group actually holds as a value "You shouldn't make people feel shitty". As I understand it, what KrytenKoro is arguing is that if Gamergate is opposed to censorship, then they shouldn't be using censorship as a way to advance their goals. In the abortion...
by Tyndmyr
Wed Dec 14, 2016 12:12 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Gamergate
Replies: 700
Views: 127594

Re: Gamergate

I see nothing wrong with responding to, say, a protest with counter-protest, or to a boycotts by boycotting in turn. That seems really fair, actually. Proportional. Neither do I. The reason I don't see anything wrong with it is because I'm not claiming that it's ethically wrong to boycott in the fi...
by Tyndmyr
Tue Dec 13, 2016 11:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14453
Views: 2106032

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

I mean, if that medicine made lifespans 260 years, bully for you. Enjoy being rich.

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