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by Mutex
Tue Dec 13, 2016 11:45 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: News in brief
Replies: 151
Views: 23808

Re: News in brief

He gets more like Berlusconi every day.
by Mutex
Sat Dec 10, 2016 11:32 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 661398

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

morriswalters wrote:
Mutex wrote:It wasn't asked in isolation, re-read the thread to get the context.
I didn't speak to the context I spoke to the point.


And you provided a fine answer to the question, which I then brought back to the original point.
by Mutex
Sat Dec 10, 2016 9:53 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 661398

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

I'm trying to work out what a democracy without a peaceful transfer of power looks like. How would that even work? Lincoln was elected in November of 1860. The South saw this as an existential threat. The Civil War started April 12, 1861 less than 5 months later. Despite the war we managed to elect...
by Mutex
Sat Dec 10, 2016 9:16 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 661398

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

I'm trying to work out what a democracy without a peaceful transfer of power looks like. How would that even work? Lincoln was elected in November of 1860. The South saw this as an existential threat. The Civil War started April 12, 1861 less than 5 months later. Despite the war we managed to elect...
by Mutex
Sat Dec 10, 2016 8:37 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 661398

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

elasto wrote:Russia would be a counter-example I guess? With political violence both threatened and actualised. Maybe Turkey would be a current example too?


I'd describe those places as democracies in name only, and dictatorships in actuality.
by Mutex
Sat Dec 10, 2016 8:36 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1100
Views: 98302

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

I'm honestly wondering when the government is going to give up their approach of living in a fantasy, and literally saying they can have their cake and eat it. I mean... how do you even parody this shit any more.
by Mutex
Sat Dec 10, 2016 8:20 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 661398

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

I'm trying to work out what a democracy without a peaceful transfer of power looks like. How would that even work?
by Mutex
Sat Dec 10, 2016 5:43 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 661398

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Trump's team imply that the CIA should never be trusted again. But Mr Trump's team dismissed the CIA line, saying: "These are the same people that said Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction." How does it hurt Trump's if he were to recognize that Russia meddled in the election? Is...
by Mutex
Mon Dec 05, 2016 6:27 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 661398

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Reading what Trump said about tariffs, I think he only intends to tax things American companies make overseas. So as long as the products are made by Chinese, and not American, companies there should be no issue. I don't think this will be much of a problem for China. That's worse, he's deliberatel...
by Mutex
Sun Dec 04, 2016 11:16 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: News in brief
Replies: 151
Views: 23808

Re: News in brief

Thesh wrote:
Mutex wrote:You could drive to work and have your entire music collection with you to listen to.


I think you are understating the amount of storage this has. Not only could you have your entire music collection with you, but your entire book collection as well.


*head explodes*
by Mutex
Sun Dec 04, 2016 9:20 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 661398

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Different races often have various types of behaviour, way of speaking, way of dressing etc associated with them, but I've not heard anyone argue that that's an intrinsic part of the race before. I've only seen people use "race" to talk about people's genetic background, and the definition...
by Mutex
Sun Dec 04, 2016 5:25 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 661398

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Oh, of course.
by Mutex
Sun Dec 04, 2016 5:01 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 661398

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

I agree. I don't have any tolerance for female genital mutilation. That's part of some cultures. People get to choose what they do and how they behave, and I don't have to agree with their choices. Then again there's a difference between that and not tolerating some aspect of a culture that isn't h...
by Mutex
Sun Dec 04, 2016 1:46 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 661398

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Pretending religious and cultural intolerance are somehow categorically different from racism... Aren't they? Race only affects how a person looks; culture and religion affect how people behave. No kind of intolerance is okay, of course, but it is different. Pretending it isn't is a large part of w...
by Mutex
Sat Dec 03, 2016 4:11 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: News in brief
Replies: 151
Views: 23808

Re: News in brief

You could drive to work and have your entire music collection with you to listen to.
by Mutex
Thu Dec 01, 2016 6:02 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: News in brief
Replies: 151
Views: 23808

Re: News in brief

Pretty sure that's a hoax? I don't see any mention of it anywhere else. And it was posted three days ago.
by Mutex
Thu Dec 01, 2016 9:52 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Doctor Whom
Replies: 4894
Views: 543017

Re: Doctor Whom

It definitely took its time compared to the reboot. Some of the stories were 8 episodes long (close to 4 hours total running time). I still prefer that though, even if sometimes it was way over long, it had time to breathe and get you invested in it.
by Mutex
Wed Nov 30, 2016 9:16 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 661398

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

This is bait. He's pressing his outrage button and expects to be served up videos of idealistic liberal protesters burning the American flag. And like clockwork, they fall for it. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CyeylMLWgAAttHb.jpg If Trump told them not to jump off a bridge, I suspect they would. I wo...
by Mutex
Wed Nov 30, 2016 2:38 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Investigatory Powers Act passes in UK, legalizes 'extreme surveillance'
Replies: 29
Views: 4967

Re: Investigatory Powers Act passes in UK, legalizes 'extreme surveillance'

Unless you're leaving the country in the next 10 weeks the biggest loss is it costs about £70 to replace (thanks to biometric stuff), annoying but not something to be terrified of. Less inconvenient than losing your wallet by a long way, or your phone.
by Mutex
Wed Nov 30, 2016 2:23 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Investigatory Powers Act passes in UK, legalizes 'extreme surveillance'
Replies: 29
Views: 4967

Re: Investigatory Powers Act passes in UK, legalizes 'extreme surveillance'

Why does it make you nervous she uses it? Because she might lose it?
by Mutex
Tue Nov 29, 2016 2:47 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13870
Views: 1818948

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

Oh no, vegetarians won't be able to eat money.
by Mutex
Tue Nov 29, 2016 10:59 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What is in your pockets / purse? Every Day Carry discussion
Replies: 30
Views: 5476

Re: What is in your pockets / purse? Every Day Carry discussion

Nothing, I'm just pleased to see you.
by Mutex
Mon Nov 28, 2016 2:05 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9309
Views: 1108471

Re: Minecraft

I've heard that Enderman farms are great for repairing all your mending items (or getting loads of XP), so, err, how's the Enderman farm on this server doing? (If I remember correctly, the one time I turned it on, it just had loads of Endermen falling to their death) Alternatively, Blaze farms are ...
by Mutex
Mon Nov 28, 2016 10:59 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1759: "British Map"
Replies: 193
Views: 22074

Re: 1759: "British Map"

Copper Bezel wrote:I recently found out that "Tijuana" has three syllables. Kinda embarrassing.


Were you pronouncing the "juan" bit "joo-an"?
by Mutex
Fri Nov 25, 2016 5:09 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9309
Views: 1108471

Re: Minecraft

Regular minecraft looks really dull after you've played a bunch with optifine and friends. It's mostly the shadows, texture manipulation (randomly rotating textures to mask repetition, removing glass seams) and dynamic lights (flaming arrows, dropped torches, torches in your hand) that improve the ...
by Mutex
Fri Nov 25, 2016 4:20 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Investigatory Powers Act passes in UK, legalizes 'extreme surveillance'
Replies: 29
Views: 4967

Re: Investigatory Powers Act passes in UK, legalizes 'extreme surveillance'

The question is what they'll do to people using Tor if not everyone starts using it.
by Mutex
Fri Nov 25, 2016 11:02 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 661398

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

+1
by Mutex
Fri Nov 25, 2016 9:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1763: "Catcalling"
Replies: 91
Views: 12344

Re: 1763: "Catcalling"

markfiend wrote:
Mutex wrote:
markfiend wrote:Oh goody Randall's baiting the PUA/MRA crowd again. :lol:


I reckon this thread's gonna be a goodun!


Didn't take long did it? :mrgreen:


Longer than expected, to be honest.
by Mutex
Thu Nov 24, 2016 1:30 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13870
Views: 1818948

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

No turtle is safe from Prince Harry.
by Mutex
Wed Nov 23, 2016 7:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1763: "Catcalling"
Replies: 91
Views: 12344

Re: 1763: "Catcalling"

markfiend wrote:Oh goody Randall's baiting the PUA/MRA crowd again. :lol:


I reckon this thread's gonna be a goodun!
by Mutex
Wed Nov 23, 2016 6:35 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13870
Views: 1818948

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

It asked me to draw "camouflage". I mean... I ended up drawing a pair of camouflage trousers and it worked, but still.
by Mutex
Wed Nov 23, 2016 10:51 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13870
Views: 1818948

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

It got 5/6 of my drawings, but didn't recognise my swan. Which, tbf, resembled the baby from Eraser Head.
by Mutex
Mon Nov 21, 2016 5:23 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 661398

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Unless I've missed something you're preaching to the choir here though, has anyone in this thread called him a brilliant businessman? Maybe a couple of the flash-in-the-pan accounts that popped up out of nowhere.
by Mutex
Mon Nov 21, 2016 5:12 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 661398

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Most of us are not praising Trump. We're merely labeling him as an average businessman, given his starting advantages. Whereas most of the praise I hear about Trump is that he is a 'brilliant businessman'. I think you know this. And I think there's a lot of selective responses going on here. I don'...
by Mutex
Sun Nov 20, 2016 7:49 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 661398

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Blacks and Hispanics didn't fail Hillary by not turning out to vote. They turned out to vote in larger proportions for the other guy. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2016/11/11/in-record-numbers-latinos-voted-overwhelmingly-against-trump-we-did-the-research/ Even the exits, howev...
by Mutex
Sun Nov 20, 2016 1:13 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Investigatory Powers Act passes in UK, legalizes 'extreme surveillance'
Replies: 29
Views: 4967

Re: Investigatory Powers Act passes in UK, legalizes 'extreme surveillance'

The apathy was a mixture of resignation at the fact they're going to get this bill through eventually and could just keep pushing it through; knowing they're going to do this anyway whether it's legal or not; and and a genuine lack of concern among much of the population about this sort of thing. Mo...
by Mutex
Wed Nov 16, 2016 6:49 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 661398

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Um, yes? Not sure what you're saying here. It's dumb, sure, but I don't think he's lying.
by Mutex
Wed Nov 16, 2016 6:46 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 661398

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

To be fair he raised the nazi flag to imply that Trump is fascist.
by Mutex
Tue Nov 15, 2016 7:51 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 661398

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Also it depends whether CU meant 10% as a percentage of the total: 79% + 10% = 89% of what a man earns, or as a percentage of a percentage: 79% + (10% of 21% = 2.1%) = 81.1%.
by Mutex
Tue Nov 15, 2016 7:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1759: "British Map"
Replies: 193
Views: 22074

Re: 1759: "British Map"

(As per Ninja: Scunthorpe's name has been deemed so horribly as to have been WebFiltered against, quite often!) Yep, the joys of filtering partial-matches. There was a forum where the word filter replaced "ass" with "butt", as that's apparently much less rude. Resulted in posts ...

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