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by Mutex
Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:00 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8428
Views: 742865

Re: Trump presidency

And you have to ask yourself why someone who got a three year sentence last time he lied to Congress would willingly come back, just because he was invited, and spend several hours telling a bucket of fibs. He have to be *insane*. How many years would be added to his sentence if it turned out his te...
by Mutex
Mon Feb 25, 2019 2:34 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1916
Views: 358447

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

Magnanimous wrote:
commodorejohn wrote:Based on observed trends in runaway-but-unsustainable shop construction, I'd have to suggestion cell-phone stores/mall kiosks.

In my area those locations have all turned into pot stores.

Do people in your area have a lot of indoor plants?
by Mutex
Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:06 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4413
Views: 645965

Re: The Darker Side of the News

In the UK that would definitely fall afoul of "incitement to violence" laws. He's no different to, say, Abu Hamza who used to stand in the street shouting that Muslims should rise up and kill westerners. Are there any similar laws in the US, or would that violate the 1st amendment?
by Mutex
Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:51 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15108
Views: 2526814

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

... shouldn't be a right bunch of fucking eejits?
by Mutex
Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:07 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4413
Views: 645965

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Also there's a big difference between boycotting companies from a country due to its foreign policies, and discriminating against people from that country. The government is not one and the same as the people. It is perfectly possible to oppose a government without holding malice toward its citizen...
by Mutex
Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:27 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4413
Views: 645965

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Also there's a big difference between boycotting companies from a country due to its foreign policies, and discriminating against people from that country.
by Mutex
Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:17 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1916
Views: 358447

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

I think it's more that Netflix knows that in order to survive, you must have a large amount of your own content to stream. They currently don't have a *large* amount, they have some but they've quite far to go before they're up there with say, HBO. And catching up requires heavy investment. They don...
by Mutex
Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:26 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1368
Views: 216837

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]

Also because a "better deal" would be breaking the EU's red lines. Or the UK's. The only possible better deal would be staying in the EEA. Or remaining.
by Mutex
Fri Feb 01, 2019 9:51 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Pizza Toppings
Replies: 142
Views: 44867

Re: Pizza Toppings

The ingredients put onto a thin crust pizza. I feel it's a cost savings move when making pizza that way. For typical consumption, cured meats is King. Any pizza can be improved by switching the protein to the cured meat version. Yeah, that's why I think it's weird when people put chicken on pizza. ...
by Mutex
Thu Jan 31, 2019 6:56 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8428
Views: 742865

Re: Trump presidency

https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/Gmlv-ojptH5ILs--dR-6bSqx9OI=/0x0:1080x1080/1720x0/filters:focal(0x0:1080x1080):format(webp):no_upscale()/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_asset/file/13728162/Trump_dow_Jan_tweets_chart.jpg Image courtesy of Vox . EDIT: Put it in a spoiler tag be...
by Mutex
Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:37 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Can a thruster using geomagnetic fields and superconductors generate a thrust?
Replies: 9
Views: 1390

Re: Can a thruster using geomagnetic fields and superconductors generate a thrust?

Not quite the same thing, but I was wondering if there was a way to turn a receiving laser beam into electricity.
by Mutex
Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:14 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Can a thruster using geomagnetic fields and superconductors generate a thrust?
Replies: 9
Views: 1390

Re: Can a Thruster that uses geomagnetic fields and superconductors generate lift?

ijuin wrote:AFAIK it will generate lift, but not enough to overcome Earth’s gravity if it has to lift its own power source.

Hmm. So if (and it's a big if) we found some way to wirelessly beam power to a launch vehicle, we could have all-electric single-stage-to-orbit launch vehicles?
by Mutex
Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:57 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1916
Views: 358447

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

AI beats top professional StarCraft 2 players:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cUTMhmVh1qs
(I'm still watching it with an hour left, but it's 100% victorious so far...)
by Mutex
Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Teachers being trained to kill kids
Replies: 108
Views: 12323

Re: Teachers being trained to kill kids

You say you're not pro-gun but then go on to make a straight-forward pro-gun argument. It kinda sounds like you're a pro-gunner trying to give the impression that sensible, un-biased people would agree with the pro-gun position, and the anti-gun position is somehow extreme or unpopular.
by Mutex
Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8428
Views: 742865

Re: Trump presidency

Simple solution, increase patrolling ten-fold to stop people stealing bits of the wall.
by Mutex
Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:07 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8428
Views: 742865

Re: Trump presidency

So, it turns out that anyone wanting to get over Trump's wall needn't even bring a ladder, a simple saw will do. https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/immigration/test-steel-prototype-border-wall-showed-it-could-be-sawed-n956856 President Donald Trump has repeatedly advocated for a steel slat design for ...
by Mutex
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2094: "Short Selling"
Replies: 44
Views: 6508

Re: 2094: "Short Selling"

If the roles in this strip were reversed, it would probably be called "mansplaining". Cueball only expresses a sentiment, he doesn't ask for an explanation. He explicitly says he doesn't understand how it works. Getting an explanation in response to that... is not mansplaining. Mansplaini...
by Mutex
Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:11 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8428
Views: 742865

Re: Trump presidency

I'm pretty sure he literally meant the US would send Mexico an invoice.
by Mutex
Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2094: "Short Selling"
Replies: 44
Views: 6508

Re: 2094: "Short Selling"

Pretty good! For those that don't know, it's actually fairly simple... 1. Borrow shares from someone that owns them (your broker handles the details) 2. Sell the borrowed shares on the market 3. Buy the shares back (ideally at a lower price than when you sold them) 4. Return the shares to the perso...
by Mutex
Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:39 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15108
Views: 2526814

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

I guess compassion is required when the army have to interact with the locals in, say, a foreign country where they're deployed such as Afghanistan or Iraq. I think they're saying they need a huge range of skills and attributes. They also seem to be pushing the idea that seemingly negative attribute...
by Mutex
Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:17 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: News in brief
Replies: 317
Views: 87176

Re: News in brief

Probably not the only factor, but possibly because NY is much colder than CA so sheltering the homeless is much more urgent?
by Mutex
Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:12 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: News in brief
Replies: 317
Views: 87176

Re: News in brief

Tldr California has an above average homeless population because the citizens are cheapasses, and housing costs too much. Sounds about right. Income inequality is a big issue for Dems in part because the states where Dems most often win tend to be the ones that are most unequal . Presumably because...
by Mutex
Tue Dec 25, 2018 11:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2089: "Christmas Eve Eve"
Replies: 37
Views: 5400

Re: 2089: "Christmas Eve Eve"

Merry Boxing Day Eve, everyone!
by Mutex
Wed Dec 19, 2018 5:44 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Doctor Whom
Replies: 4990
Views: 722836

Re: Doctor Whom

I liked Martha too. Most of the new-Who companions blur together for me, I mean I can barely write one word to describe Clara's personality. And Amy's. They're both... "feisty"? Which seemed to be the only way the Who writers could write a female character at that time. But yeah, Martha fe...
by Mutex
Wed Dec 19, 2018 4:46 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Doctor Whom
Replies: 4990
Views: 722836

Re: Doctor Whom

Episode 10 doesn't spoil anything about 9. Except they all survive, I guess.
by Mutex
Wed Dec 19, 2018 1:08 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Doctor Whom
Replies: 4990
Views: 722836

Re: Doctor Whom

Ah ok, I guess it was largely Tate that turned me off it then.
by Mutex
Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:54 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Doctor Whom
Replies: 4990
Views: 722836

Re: Doctor Whom

Series 4 had the highest ratings weirdly, when Catherine Tate was the assistant and I switched off. She was the best companion of the revival. You missed out. AM I BOVVERED? I think it was the Christmas special she appeared in that turned me off, wasn't that the one with evil robot Christmas trees ...
by Mutex
Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:27 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Doctor Whom
Replies: 4990
Views: 722836

Re: Doctor Whom

There's a TV presenter from Yorkshire called Tim Shaw . I've no idea if they're referencing anyone in particular, but he seems the most likely. On another note, this season apparently had the second highest average ratings (for a non-special) of Doctor Who in the revived era, with 7.96 million viewe...
by Mutex
Sun Dec 09, 2018 4:56 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Teachers being trained to kill kids
Replies: 108
Views: 12323

Re: Teachers being trained to kill kids

EdgarJPublius wrote:Teachers in schools have been legally armed in many states for basically the entire history of America, and so far the predicted negative consequences have failed to accrue.

How many teachers in the US carry a gun in school on a daily basis?
by Mutex
Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:46 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4413
Views: 645965

Re: The Darker Side of the News

I’m kinda surprised this isn’t here yet. So, for background, Russia fired upon and siezed 3 Ukrainian naval vessels sailing through the strait between Crimea and Russia. By treaty, this strait is shared between Russia and Ukraine, so the boats had a right to travel through. Since annexing Crimea, R...
by Mutex
Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1368
Views: 216837

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]

Fuck knows. He seems unkeen on another referendum or withdrawing article 50. So I guess we crash out without a deal, he blames the tories for everything bad that happens, and he wings it from there. Truth be told none of us have a clue what he'd do if he ended up with power, he might not know himsel...
by Mutex
Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:11 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1368
Views: 216837

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]

I think Corbyn's thinking is if the bill fails, we'll have a general election and he'll be able to seize power. So he's basically putting his feet up and watching Rome burn thinking it can only be good for Labour. Yeah, they don't have an alternative. They've avoided suggesting one in order to avoid...
by Mutex
Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:59 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1368
Views: 216837

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]

I have no doubt Ireland will reunite in the next couple of generations tbh. But it's not a likely outcome right now, there's far too many protestant unionists who'd get very angry and violent. It's a hell of a messy situation that the EU solved, until the brexiters came along and kicked the hornets ...
by Mutex
Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:15 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1368
Views: 216837

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]

And I don't agree with the turkey/triffle metaphor, because going hard-turkey would be worse than the half-way point. It would definitely mean ripping up the Good Friday Agreement and going back to the Troubles. Personally I don't think it would lead to that. I do think it would lead to the break-u...
by Mutex
Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:18 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1368
Views: 216837

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]

And this proposal seems like a reasonable compromise between the various opinions within the UK, given the non-cakeism constraints from the EU. The UK can start in "Norway" style, close but not quite in, with the perspective to step down towards "Canada" over the years. Yeah, bu...
by Mutex
Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:38 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1368
Views: 216837

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]

Looks like there's going to be a vote of no confidence, and most likely May will win it, and be untouchable for a year. Meaning she'll survive to push her bill into parliament - what happens then is anyone's guess. In other news, May has announced she'll appoint the new Brexit secretary soon. Also, ...
by Mutex
Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:43 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1368
Views: 216837

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]

What was May thinking bringing Hammond on that early?
by Mutex
Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:24 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1368
Views: 216837

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]

I can't see the deal making it through parliament. Neither brexiters nor remainers like it. Some brexiters have even said it's worse than remaining - I mean, they're right, surprised they've only just worked that out. The resignations and letters of no confidence in May are starting to roll in. Inte...
by Mutex
Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:33 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2018 Midterm Elections Coverage
Replies: 217
Views: 37295

Re: 2018 Midterm Elections Coverage

Well, it means Dems need to flip 4 seats in 2020 if they want to take the Senate. Is that doable?
by Mutex
Sat Nov 03, 2018 2:36 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15108
Views: 2526814

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

Last time I had a £50 note it was in Canary Wharf, when I withdrew £50 from an ATM. Then I went into a sandwich shop and used it to pay for a sandwich. The cashier didn't even blink, obviously that's completely normal in Canary Wharf.

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