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by Coyne
Wed Mar 30, 2016 6:51 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3124
Views: 357948

Re: The Darker Side of the News

K-R wrote:Couldn't possibly be more of a problem than the cell phones that look like guns we already have.


Especially since the cops already assume cell phones are guns. Since you can be shot on the assumption the cell phone is a gun, it might as well be a gun instead.
by Coyne
Wed Mar 30, 2016 4:47 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8617
Views: 1391014

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

teelo wrote:1661


Yay! Someone I could get behind!
by Coyne
Wed Mar 30, 2016 4:41 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 5322
Views: 731600

Re: Police misbehavior thread

One officer was charged in the case in the fall of last year, but found not guilty by a jury trial. What on earth was the defense? "that baby was suspicious"? Nikki Autry was not tried for the harm to the baby; she was basically tried for perjury on an application for a a no-knock warrant...
by Coyne
Tue Mar 29, 2016 11:51 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8617
Views: 1391014

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

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Some of my tangents are not brief. Also, like following first links in Wikipedia pages eventually leads to Philosophy, my tangents all seem to eventually lead to raptors.

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by Coyne
Tue Mar 29, 2016 3:32 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1548
Views: 213124

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

Human children learn in part socially. They are taught specifically to not spit out everything that comes to mind. This would be the part where you correct them when they disparage someone with a racial slur. I'm pretty sure if you had trolls trying to train human children to say things like that, ...
by Coyne
Sun Mar 27, 2016 5:07 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8617
Views: 1391014

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Eeesh...!

He needs to take a gander out the window and then crawl under the console: he doesn't want to know where he is.
by Coyne
Fri Mar 25, 2016 9:29 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8617
Views: 1391014

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

... to swing coast-to-coast. The question is which two coasts. Cativa to Rousseau? Stolford to Charmouth? St Bees Head to Robin Hood's Bay? Batumi to Makhachkala? Verdalsora to Sundsvall? Gyeiktaw to Cua Lo? Paulatuk to Pascagoula? Canical to Essaouira? Would it help if I changed it to "...sea...
by Coyne
Fri Mar 25, 2016 5:07 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8617
Views: 1391014

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

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Alt text: Just think, though: if it weren't for them, we wouldn't be able to swing coast-to-coast.


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by Coyne
Fri Mar 25, 2016 2:11 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13989
Views: 1888798

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

stopmadnessnow wrote:But all in 24 hours? It shows how divisive Twitter is.

You mean of course that it shows how divided the people are and how divisive some people's messages are. Twitter is just a tool.
by Coyne
Thu Mar 24, 2016 2:02 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13989
Views: 1888798

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

generous
Republican adjective codeword
Not nearly cruel or miserly enough. He was given a generous prison sentence of a mere forty years.
by Coyne
Thu Mar 24, 2016 7:19 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8617
Views: 1391014

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

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Alt text: Wait...maybe if we double it again...

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by Coyne
Fri Mar 11, 2016 12:33 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3124
Views: 357948

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Manitoba First Nation declares state of emergency over suicide epidemic A remote Manitoba First Nation declared a state of emergency Wednesday after six suicides in the last two months and 140 attempts in the last two weeks alone. Officials from the Pimicikamak Cree Nation, known as Cross Lake, say...
by Coyne
Sat Mar 05, 2016 5:28 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8617
Views: 1391014

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Here's much worse again (because it's getting near to politics): Awww, man, much better than my ending. Great work. Based on most recent comic (1651): What I wondered is, how would we tell the difference between this and baggage service today? Also good. Addendum: After thinking about my answer, I ...
by Coyne
Sat Mar 05, 2016 7:13 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8617
Views: 1391014

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

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Come on, Black Hat Guy, a bin? Are you going soft on us?

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by Coyne
Thu Mar 03, 2016 11:52 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3124
Views: 357948

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Some offbeat bad news: a study has found that having children in a car is 12 times more distracting than talking on a hands-free cell phone. Think they'll pass a law against having kids in the car, any time soon? For a while, there was that fad about "Baby on Board" signs. I can remember ...
by Coyne
Mon Feb 29, 2016 3:36 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Ethics of AdBlock
Replies: 639
Views: 91169

Re: Ethics of AdBlock

Um, what? You can employ your right to not see the ad by not going to the website. How are they forcing you to watch it? If they installed a piece of software on your computer that would pop up an ad whenever, then yes - that would be an issue. But you can just press ctrl+F4 to not see the ad anymo...
by Coyne
Mon Feb 29, 2016 2:37 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Ethics of AdBlock
Replies: 639
Views: 91169

Re: Ethics of AdBlock

I just went to Wired's website and got a popup box about a page into the article I was reading that gave me the option of white-listing them in my ad-blocker or subscribing. The pop-up box assured me that the ads they presented would be tasteful and unobtrusive. Sounded fair. I whitelisted the URL,...
by Coyne
Mon Feb 22, 2016 3:15 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13989
Views: 1888798

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

I like Walled Gardens so much it is difficult for me when such a nice name is given to a Dark Capitalist Nightmare I don't understand. Think of a gilded cage, or a pot of gradually warming water for frogs. Jose The individual who chose the term "Walled Garden" was thinking of all the wond...
by Coyne
Mon Feb 22, 2016 12:07 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13989
Views: 1888798

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

India? https://www.facebook.com/notes/human-beings/get-unlimited-free-facebook-access-without-internet-india/548618518512245/ This is a Good Thing. People with no money to buy internet get a little internet for free. But, wait. https://backchannel.com/how-india-pierced-facebook-s-free-internet-prog...
by Coyne
Sat Feb 20, 2016 5:33 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8617
Views: 1391014

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

@Burkitt: I like.

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by Coyne
Fri Feb 19, 2016 3:50 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13989
Views: 1888798

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

The US is a highly backward market compared to the so-called developing world, with huge price gouging by the big established players. But this is why it annoys me when people talk as if iPhones are the only kinds of smartphones. They may be the market leader but where they go - and the flaws their...
by Coyne
Tue Feb 16, 2016 11:48 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8617
Views: 1391014

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

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Distracted, he responded in the universal scale, Kelvin.

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by Coyne
Sat Feb 13, 2016 5:04 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8617
Views: 1391014

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

So I suppose this one is technically a violation of the rules; apologies in advance. But I wanted to elaborate on my feelings expressed in my prior post , with a special focus on the sky. Just for you (and everybody else): These are just beautiful. May the sky-spoilers never find these places. For ...
by Coyne
Sat Feb 13, 2016 5:52 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8617
Views: 1391014

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

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It could be worse: they could have based it on........help me out here.

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by Coyne
Fri Feb 12, 2016 2:43 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0143: "Europa Water Siphon"
Replies: 52
Views: 13254

Re: What-If 0143: "Europa Water Siphon"

ijuin wrote:Yes, but dead customers don't come back to buy more. Unless of course they are undead customers.


So long as the bottom line for this quarter looks good who cares?
by Coyne
Fri Feb 12, 2016 2:37 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Syria Civil War Spreads
Replies: 751
Views: 160716

Re: Syria Civil War Spreads

Not entirely a fair comparison, because US Intelligence includes a whole slew of other things. It surely does, and the number one "other thing" is listening in on US citizens. We don't have to guess at that; it's obvious from several things including: ⋅  The exemptions sought fr...
by Coyne
Thu Feb 11, 2016 4:30 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13989
Views: 1888798

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

The reason my old devices survived while my modern device failed is simple; the unnamed phone company wants my device to fail. When my phone broke, I had to buy a new one. The money I payed for a new phone goes directly into the unnamed phone company's pocket. The policy of purposely making a produ...
by Coyne
Thu Feb 11, 2016 4:05 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0143: "Europa Water Siphon"
Replies: 52
Views: 13254

Re: What-If 0143: "Europa Water Siphon"

Article wrote:And if it turns out Europa's water has some weird alien pathogen in it, you might accidentally kill all your customers.


Hey, let the buyer beware.
by Coyne
Thu Feb 11, 2016 3:48 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8617
Views: 1391014

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

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I don't like it when you serve latex and hot dogs for dinner.

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by Coyne
Tue Feb 09, 2016 9:52 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3124
Views: 357948

Re: The Darker Side of the News

"A Texas legal panel voted on Monday to disbar a former prosecutor for sending an innocent man to death row by presenting tainted testimony and making false statements that undermined the defendant's alibi." Withholding evidence. Perjury. Falsification of evidence. Witness intimidation. S...
by Coyne
Mon Feb 08, 2016 3:28 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 5322
Views: 731600

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Fellow cops clobbered me after wife called 911 for help vs. thugs, NYPD Officer Larry Jackson claims An NYPD cop whose wife called 911 for help against a gang of thugs says he was brutally beaten by baton-wielding fellow officers who stormed his Queens home. "I told the 911 operator it's my da...
by Coyne
Sat Feb 06, 2016 11:09 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13989
Views: 1888798

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

It was totally the right move from his point of view to plead the fifth. However, pleading the fifth does not inherently include smirking and calling the committee that subpoena'd you a bunch of imbeciles. It's this attitude that makes me hope that they knock him down several pegs. They won't knock...
by Coyne
Fri Feb 05, 2016 6:47 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8617
Views: 1391014

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

http://i.imgur.com/B9aftgr.png Add to taste = add way more than is healthy, without us having to include that in the RDA stats. From xkcd 1639 With thanks to @Burkitt for the tasting/pouring images, xkcd 1639 and the story of the guy who sawed the board off three times and it was still too short, w...
by Coyne
Wed Feb 03, 2016 5:08 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 5322
Views: 731600

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Philadelphia police force their way into a man's house, punch him and handcuff him, based on a false report that he used counterfeit money to pay for a fast food delivery. He's a retired cop, which may give his complaint a slightly higher chance of being taken seriously. But you forgot that he was ...
by Coyne
Wed Feb 03, 2016 3:49 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 5322
Views: 731600

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Im not sure if this belongs here, but Im surprised the lady didnt get taken down: http://miami.cbslocal.com/2016/02/01/woman-who-stopped-cop-to-turn-in-full-video-to-police/ Wouldn't surprise me a bit if the charges are thrown out against him and she is charged with distracted driving (for using he...
by Coyne
Tue Feb 02, 2016 9:22 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3124
Views: 357948

Re: The Darker Side of the News

According to banditincorporated that the person who makes the copyright claim gets the money while the strike is in place. I think that's pretty worrying. Why couldn't they say, hold the money for a year at least and if the strike still stands they can still give it to the person making the claim. ...
by Coyne
Mon Feb 01, 2016 2:57 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8617
Views: 1391014

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

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by Coyne
Mon Feb 01, 2016 1:05 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 5322
Views: 731600

Re: Police misbehavior thread

The original story appears to be it was an "accident". Maybe that's why they didn't charge him until he died? I'd have to imagine there's some sort of criminal charge for accidentally harming someone though... Evidently not for cops. I've rethought this, and I'm betting there'll be a disp...
by Coyne
Mon Feb 01, 2016 12:53 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8617
Views: 1391014

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Why the fuck do you all keep reposting your comics inside spoiler tags? Its fucking annoying to click on it only to find nothing new in there. From up thread : It makes it so people can quote your post and have the image display in the quote. Attachments just show up in a quote as a file name. I wo...
by Coyne
Sat Jan 30, 2016 3:46 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 5322
Views: 731600

Re: Police misbehavior thread

An update to one of my earlier posts: Andrew Thomas , who was shot in the neck by a California police officer as he tried to climb out of a car wreck, has died of his injuries. Ramsey said one of the reasons Feaster could not be charged was because Thomas had not died. There's always another excuse...

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