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by Coyne
Sun May 15, 2016 7:42 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3261
Views: 573497

Re: What were your dreams last night?

There were two parts. Part I I was Rockford : me, a client, and two others I don't remember were in a room, quietly sneaking up on some people in another room of the same house. The client decided to flip a coin to figure out if we were really going to do this and, for the coin, selected a silver do...
by Coyne
Fri May 13, 2016 3:17 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1550
Views: 217100

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

Speaking of old news, here's a fucking web page . Just a reminder of one core element of webpages: words. It was actually interesting, despite lack of cruft. I've seen webpages these days where there's advertisements and...I couldn't find anything else. All cruft. tl;dr Short attention span, huh? W...
by Coyne
Fri May 13, 2016 2:59 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3133
Views: 366757

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Cross County, Arkansas, District Judge Joseph Boeckmann is accused of swapping sex for reduced sentences. He resigned Monday after a state commission said it discovered thousands of photographs from his computer that depicted nude male defendants. It appears that he really liked pictures of naked yo...
by Coyne
Sat May 07, 2016 6:06 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14019
Views: 1916370

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

Is no one worried by the fact that the guy is called Khan? (Seriously. Why are there so many villains named Khan? "Khan" means "ruler, leader or king". Is it surprising that most of the Khans (if not all) that you listed are leaders or rulers? We hate evil rulers, don't we? So: ...
by Coyne
Sat May 07, 2016 5:54 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3133
Views: 366757

Re: The Darker Side of the News

oh, SDK; I'm, a 'fricken' usual US American. I learn about places when they burn up or we blow them up. In my mind the Canadian Forests were on the West Coast. I can empathize with the first part. I probably know more about the rest of the world than most Americans, but still get the better part of...
by Coyne
Fri May 06, 2016 5:18 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3133
Views: 366757

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Quiz time, how long did the first amendment last before it was flagrantly violated? Hint, it came when Congress passed the __ and __ Act. That, of course, would be the Alien and Sedition Acts (Wikipedia) of 1798, seven years after the Bill of Rights was ratified. But three of the four Acts were all...
by Coyne
Thu May 05, 2016 11:12 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3133
Views: 366757

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Sorry about that. However you set yourself up for it by believing something that was never true. That the US, or how it is represented by any President, was better than that. If you lived here and paid attention you would have known better. But in the end justice won out, or at least more humane co...
by Coyne
Thu May 05, 2016 10:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1676: "Full-Width Justification"
Replies: 64
Views: 12246

Re: 1676: "Full-Width Justification"

Well, I had to think about this one a bit. But in the end I concluded that snakes (and a goodly number of the other options) aren't really justification; they'er kind of like fake orgasms.
by Coyne
Mon May 02, 2016 12:13 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 5412
Views: 740721

Re: Police misbehavior thread

I think the original point was that the pedophile was not being charged for pedophilia, but was being charged and assaulted for some unrelated incident--speeding, for example. The fact that the person is a pedophile has no bearing on whether or not they are a reckless driver. Nor should the police ...
by Coyne
Sun May 01, 2016 12:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1670: "Laws of Physics"
Replies: 46
Views: 9927

Re: 1670: "Laws of Physics"

orthogon wrote:It would be more interesting if BHG's attempted victim were Beret Guy, to whom the laws of Physics don't necessarily always apply...


This gave me a great idea for an ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse comic.
by Coyne
Sun May 01, 2016 12:49 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8623
Views: 1406468

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

@orthogon wrote : It would be more interesting if BHG's attempted victim were Beret Guy, to whom the laws of Physics don't necessarily always apply... I though it would be interesting, too. What would happen? Answer ( 1670 and 1117 )... http://forums.xkcd.com/download/file.php?id=51642 Irresistible ...
by Coyne
Sat Apr 30, 2016 9:47 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 5412
Views: 740721

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Actually, yes it would. It's called fruit of the poison tree, and it's been established precedent for quite a while now. If you violate a defendant's right, say via illegal search and seizure, then any *evidence collect from that isn't valid. And yes, that would and has let "obvious" crim...
by Coyne
Sat Apr 30, 2016 11:41 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 5412
Views: 740721

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Imagine the driver was a pedophile that kicked bunnies, and then the cops did the same thing. Any jury who shares your beliefs about being sympathetic would give the cops a pass. A lot of people have this belief and all it does is give a pass to criminals who victimize anyone who is unsympathetic a...
by Coyne
Fri Apr 29, 2016 5:24 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 5412
Views: 740721

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Would you prefer that only virgins blessed by saints are allowed to press charges against criminal police officers? The world isn't black and white, and prosecutors have to do the best job they can with the cards dealt. PS Authority figures do what you suggest all the time, and it's unconstitutiona...
by Coyne
Fri Apr 29, 2016 3:02 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 5412
Views: 740721

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Cop found guilty, and the juge is pretty pissed at the cop's lawyer The victim and his team had to spend about 300k$ to successfully procecute the cop. I see evidence of flashing lights, both in the behavior of other motorists, and in the white stripes along the highway. It's hard for me to believe...
by Coyne
Fri Apr 29, 2016 2:06 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8623
Views: 1406468

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

"Ouch!" Yes, they really should fix that.

(So I wonder: did he flinch?)

Strikes me as odd, though; that black hat guy would call 911. I'd expect him to just hide the body.

Unless he's planning to boast...
by Coyne
Thu Apr 28, 2016 7:29 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8623
Views: 1406468

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Their copy of the Kama Sutra has physics experiments? Wow. Some mistranslation. :D


Yet another take-off on 1669:

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by Coyne
Wed Apr 27, 2016 8:34 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 5412
Views: 740721

Re: Police misbehavior thread

(The video doesn't work for me, probably because I disabled that miserable Flash, so here's a Youtube.)

How about that manager? "He stole a tomato from us back in October 2014." Talk about a memory, I can't remember what I had for lunch yesterday.
by Coyne
Mon Apr 25, 2016 2:13 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3133
Views: 366757

Re: The Darker Side of the News

First of all, there is nothing new about Obama's or Clinton's position; see Obama's statements from 2010 . The recent spate of news is just campaign posturing. Yes, Obama did break a campaign promise (news at 11). But Senators rarely worry about the diplomatic headaches that will result from BS they...
by Coyne
Mon Apr 25, 2016 4:37 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8623
Views: 1406468

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

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by Coyne
Sat Apr 23, 2016 9:54 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14019
Views: 1916370

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

Spells trouble for Calvin 's parents. You're right about that, they'd be in jail; also Calvin would be in juvie, under psych care. There's no end of that kind of family on TV, in the media: Married with Children , Malcom in the Middle , The Simpsons , and etc. I suspect that says something not so s...
by Coyne
Fri Apr 22, 2016 5:58 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3133
Views: 366757

Re: The Darker Side of the News

As far as I know they're not, because at that point the unborn child is definitely sentient. So the point at which the unborn child because sentient is important because that's the point its rights override the mother's. I once saw a definition of sentient as "having a language or producing ar...
by Coyne
Thu Apr 21, 2016 3:46 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3133
Views: 366757

Re: The Darker Side of the News

I have no idea where to post this because this doesn't warrant a thread of its own... BBC: Anders Breivik, Norway murderer, wins human rights case Yeah, good job BBC. Killed 77, wounding ~300 for political reasons. "Murderer"? Not untrue, but it's a bit funny that they very carefully do n...
by Coyne
Wed Apr 20, 2016 4:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1670: "Laws of Physics"
Replies: 46
Views: 9927

Re: 1670: "Laws of Physics"

If I were him, I wouldn't worry about the laws of physics. I would worry about the laws of black hat guy.
by Coyne
Sun Apr 17, 2016 11:55 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count to a Million
Replies: 75800
Views: 4687876

Re: Count to a Million

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by Coyne
Sun Apr 17, 2016 11:22 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count to a Million
Replies: 75800
Views: 4687876

Re: Count to a Million

64088

Next important stop is 64512, which is 216-210 = 0xFC00
by Coyne
Wed Apr 13, 2016 8:45 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 5412
Views: 740721

Re: Police misbehavior thread

I'm curious as to who is testifying about the victim's statements. Such as the one where she found threesomes disgusting. Is the prosecutor allowed to be making these hearsay statements? Were they written down before the death of the victim? There are exceptions to hearsay, though I don't know whic...
by Coyne
Tue Apr 12, 2016 2:54 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8623
Views: 1406468

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

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As it turned out, he was just teasing. The jury said she was justified.

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by Coyne
Sun Apr 10, 2016 11:29 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count to a Million
Replies: 75800
Views: 4687876

Re: Count to a Million

63999

Ready! Set! Go!
by Coyne
Sat Apr 09, 2016 2:33 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 5412
Views: 740721

Re: Police misbehavior thread

But, remember, these guys were unshaven and in baseball caps. Oh, hey! 1984. Miami Vice. No baseball caps, but ... different strokes, man. http://static1.squarespace.com/static/53ae7cf8e4b09f75e9efdc6a/t/5684972a05f8e2c7f89e929d/1451530029303/ I mean, even the testimony of the officers themselves w...
by Coyne
Fri Apr 08, 2016 6:07 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 5412
Views: 740721

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Sorry, not buying his story. He thought they were muggers because muggers ordinarily ask to see identification ? Nonsense. Asking for identification is basically the same as asking him to remove his wallet. Are you saying you'd take out your wallet for any unidentified person who asked you to..? No...
by Coyne
Thu Apr 07, 2016 6:27 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 5412
Views: 740721

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Undercover officers allegedly beat an innocent man unconscious. A former Grand Valley State University student says he thought he was being mugged when he claims undercover officers beat and choked him unconscious while never identifying themselves. Officers then ordered bystanders who recorded the...
by Coyne
Wed Apr 06, 2016 4:48 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 5412
Views: 740721

Re: Police misbehavior thread

(Oh, and have I mentioned that in Australia you're not even allowed to buy plastic knives if you're under 18?) Not in Victoria. A disposable knife made of plastic, bamboo or wood and designed for, and utilised exclusively for eating purposes is not included in the definition of a controlled weapon....
by Coyne
Fri Apr 01, 2016 5:20 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3133
Views: 366757

Re: The Darker Side of the News

No, what they mean is "possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear and violence". Because that, specifically, is an offence under the Firearms Act 1968. That is the law he broke; there is no such offence as "making terroristic threats" in this country. I don't disagree tha...
by Coyne
Fri Apr 01, 2016 7:52 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8623
Views: 1406468

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

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Title: And you know what's worse? They covered the spring at the bottom of the hill with a locked pump house.

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by Coyne
Fri Apr 01, 2016 6:10 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3133
Views: 366757

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Yeah, you're still pulling the trigger, though. Which...you shouldn't normally be doing unless you want to fire. That bit doesn't seem to be explained. I am amused that, of course, it's the OTHER guy with the "intent to cause fear and violence" who gets arrested, not the fellow who fired ...
by Coyne
Thu Mar 31, 2016 12:57 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count to a Million
Replies: 75800
Views: 4687876

Re: Count to a Million

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by Coyne
Wed Mar 30, 2016 5:55 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3133
Views: 366757

Re: The Darker Side of the News

The images of the cell-phone gun look more like a cell phone than many of those wallet-guns look like wallets. It (probably) also has the advantage of being able to be put on a belt-clip like a cell-phone rather than in a pocket which improves accessibility. Last improvement is the wallet-guns in t...
by Coyne
Wed Mar 30, 2016 2:12 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3133
Views: 366757

Re: The Darker Side of the News

There are...legal issues with creating guns that look like not-guns. It's not a new idea, after all. It's just associated with things like assassination, historically, which politicians are against. If they've got one moral, it's that. That's possibly a point well taken. He doesn't like being looke...
by Coyne
Wed Mar 30, 2016 6:56 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 5412
Views: 740721

Re: Police misbehavior thread

I suppose it's possible that highly trained and targeted use of nunchakus would be a 'more compassionate' way to arrest someone as claimed, but what are the chances of enough of the right kind of training being given and absorbed...? link I am reminded of the obvious relationship to the "more ...

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