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by Angua
Wed Dec 14, 2016 6:47 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: I need a book recommendation (Renamed : Recom'd me a book)
Replies: 327
Views: 159369

Re: I need a book recommendation (Renamed : Recom'd me a book)

I can't vouch for the quality, but the movie (or maybe it was a miniseries) was interesting

Riverworld
by Angua
Mon Dec 12, 2016 7:06 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 466326

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Something I realised last night - in all this kerfuffle about the Russians 'hacking' the election, the part of the story where Trump actually asked for it to happen keeps being missed.
by Angua
Mon Dec 12, 2016 6:45 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13564
Views: 1585039

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

Trinity College, which is a part of Cambridge University.
by Angua
Sun Dec 11, 2016 5:34 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 466326

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Donald Trump rejects CIA claims (says just sour grapes from Democrats). In the same interview - the reason why he doesn't have the daily intelligence briefings? I'm a smart person, I don't need to be told the same thing in the same way for eight years 8 years :shock: Also in the same interview: Els...
by Angua
Sat Dec 10, 2016 9:20 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 466326

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Some of us get two days off instead of the usual one.
by Angua
Sat Dec 10, 2016 8:17 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 466326

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

I don't know, maybe implying that a foreign power helped you win the election doesn't look good? Also, I suppose there's the theoretical chance of electoral college rebellion. I'm doing my damnedest to not get my hopes up whatsoever. At the same time, are we, as a country, going to accept that? Is ...
by Angua
Sat Dec 10, 2016 5:40 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 466326

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

I don't know, maybe implying that a foreign power helped you win the election doesn't look good? Also, I suppose there's the theoretical chance of electoral college rebellion.
by Angua
Sat Dec 10, 2016 10:43 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 466326

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."
by Angua
Thu Dec 08, 2016 9:26 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13564
Views: 1585039

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

What the actual fuck??

Also, are you allowed to use state's laws like that? Like, if you're 14 and legally married in one state, isn't it illegal if you go to a different one? The article doesn't mention where they [the 'mother' and 'father'] live.
by Angua
Thu Dec 08, 2016 6:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1761: "Blame"
Replies: 138
Views: 11146

Re: 1761: "Blame"

If you ask people for advice and then ignore that advice, people, quite reasonably, stop giving advice... If you ask people for advice, and they give an unclear answer, you can quite reasonably stop and reconsider. Also, there was a list floating around of other referenda in the EU that have been r...
by Angua
Tue Dec 06, 2016 5:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 466326

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Well, if he's going to be the Last President Of The United States, the updated Air Force Ones won't need to be built, s'obvious... ;) Sigh. Also on the BBC 'Job traitor tax' faces Republican revolt. Turns out Republicans aren't a fan of increasing taxes. Who knew? Also mentioned is that the Carrier...
by Angua
Tue Dec 06, 2016 4:59 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 466326

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Boeing's shares drop 1% after Donald Trump tweets. Basically, he thinks that the new Air Force One planes will be too expensive and has tweeted that the order should be cancelled. Despite the fact that they're not even supposed to be used until 2024 (however the USAF wants them brought forward, bec...
by Angua
Mon Dec 05, 2016 5:33 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Mister Doctor [Strange]
Replies: 77
Views: 4282

Re: Mister Doctor [Strange]

I mean, technically they replaced it with Celtic druidism. White yes, American? Not sure about that. Druidism didn't really make it across to the US as far as I'm aware. I'd buy it if she'd been part of the Salem witch trials, then sure. I mean, I still agree with there being whitewashing involved w...
by Angua
Mon Dec 05, 2016 7:52 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 466326

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Trump attacks China in Twitter outburst.

But Hillary was the one we had to worry about starting a nuclear war.
by Angua
Sun Dec 04, 2016 10:05 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Moana
Replies: 33
Views: 2988

Re: Moana

I saw it tonight. Finally, properly rendered coconuts! The plants were amazing, I feel homesick. Those conch shells.... almost as good as the real thing (and the hibiscus in the end credits looked real). I liked it, I felt it was a good story, nice to have no romance (and I'm sure it will be done in...
by Angua
Sun Dec 04, 2016 6:24 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 466326

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

by Angua
Sun Dec 04, 2016 9:05 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 466326

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

There were plenty of people, in France and otherwise, who denounced the French polices as racist/Islamophobic. Me among them. And? Just to keep the argument in focus, are we discussing racism or are we discussing religious intolerance? You literally just used France as an example of a society where...
by Angua
Sat Dec 03, 2016 6:43 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 466326

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

There were plenty of people, in France and otherwise, who denounced the French polices as racist/Islamophobic.
by Angua
Sat Dec 03, 2016 12:09 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 466326

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Beijing, as predicted is not happy. A Trump spokesperson said that he was well aware of the US policy, which seems to be the case as he tweeted that the US gives Taiwan weapons but he's not allowed to accept a phone call. So, he's aware of the policy, he just doesn't care. China is a nuclear power ...
by Angua
Sat Dec 03, 2016 11:48 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 466326

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

I haven't seen any mention of Trump's phone call to Pakistan yet (if I have, it bears repeating as it happened with Taiwan as well).

Let's hope India doesn't see that as the US supporting Pakistan.
by Angua
Sat Dec 03, 2016 2:20 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ANGRY NATTERINGS
Replies: 28220
Views: 2048312

Re: ANGRY NATTERINGS

I think Britain started off the madness before the US decided to show them up :P
by Angua
Fri Dec 02, 2016 5:27 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: I need a book recommendation (Renamed : Recom'd me a book)
Replies: 327
Views: 159369

Re: I need a book recommendation (Renamed : Recom'd me a book)

Does anyone know a good book about robots/AI replacing humanity on Earth? I'd especially love it if the extinction of humanity is presented as a good thing (no more pollution, no more wars, machines won't be cruel and stupid etc.), rather than a dystopic disaster. I can give you ' Friendship is Opt...
by Angua
Fri Dec 02, 2016 12:59 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ANGRY NATTERINGS
Replies: 28220
Views: 2048312

Re: ANGRY NATTERINGS

No, basically you have to look up the document with the person specification and then try and hit them all when filling out the form if possible (there are specific questions about teaching and research experience, and then you get 400 words of a personal statement which is also supposed to show com...
by Angua
Fri Dec 02, 2016 12:53 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The Super-Epic-Mega-Crossover thread (Spoilers)
Replies: 11
Views: 1271

Re: The Super-Epic-Mega-Crossover thread (Spoilers)

So, I really hope they were setting that up for a sequel, otherwise: The Dominators just up and leaving when their bomb failed? No explanation? It's pretty unsatisfying. Also, given that the timeline on Earth seems to be affected all the time (I mean, starting with the Reverse Flash killing ...
by Angua
Fri Dec 02, 2016 1:46 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 466326

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

by Angua
Thu Dec 01, 2016 9:12 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ANGRY NATTERINGS
Replies: 28220
Views: 2048312

Re: ANGRY NATTERINGS

It's such a faff.
by Angua
Thu Dec 01, 2016 9:02 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ANGRY NATTERINGS
Replies: 28220
Views: 2048312

Re: ANGRY NATTERINGS

They have a lot of random stuff on their that they want you to somehow prove Personal skills Communication skills: • Demonstrates clarity in written/spoken communication, and capacity to adapt language to the situation, as appropriate • Able to build rapport, listen, persuade and negotiate Problem s...
by Angua
Wed Nov 30, 2016 8:28 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 466326

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

It's sad that one of the main headlines for the BBC over the past couple of days has been Trump saying he will leave his business for the Presidency.

Good to know there won't be a part-time president. Bonkers to think that was on the cards in the first place.
by Angua
Wed Nov 30, 2016 8:08 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Miscellaneous language questions
Replies: 243
Views: 14160

Re: Miscellaneous language questions

To be fair, I filtered 'can' to 'cyan' and 'cat' to 'cyat' before you changed them to k. As far as I can tell, this is one of the sounds that doesn't seem to get spelt as dialect pronunciation when people write out the sound. They would just write can. Goarn, dung, de all get transliterated. Very odd.
by Angua
Wed Nov 30, 2016 6:36 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13564
Views: 1585039

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

The new five pound note contains tallow. No word on which animal has been used, as this article only focusses on vegan/vegetarian implications rather than religious. Wasn't sure if to put here or news in brief, but it is definitely a ridiculous oversight. It's human tallow. UK currency is people. U...
by Angua
Wed Nov 30, 2016 6:34 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13564
Views: 1585039

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

The new five pound note contains tallow. No word on which animal has been used, as this article only focusses on vegan/vegetarian implications rather than religious. Wasn't sure if to put here or news in brief, but it is definitely a ridiculous oversight. It's human tallow. UK currency is people. U...
by Angua
Wed Nov 30, 2016 4:39 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ANGRY NATTERINGS
Replies: 28220
Views: 2048312

Re: ANGRY NATTERINGS

Double posting cause it's been a while and I have more ranting.

Basically I wish to curse whoever came up with the idea of a 'Person specification' for a job application.
by Angua
Wed Nov 30, 2016 4:25 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The Super-Epic-Mega-Crossover thread (Spoilers)
Replies: 11
Views: 1271

Re: The Super-Epic-Mega-Crossover thread (Spoilers)

Spoiler:
I guess you can handwave it with 'aliens have been gathering intel for years and also have telepathy so knew how people would react. But yeah, I would have liked something more about why Supergirl was needed to destroy the thing, rather than just some regular humans with a bomb.
by Angua
Wed Nov 30, 2016 3:34 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The Super-Epic-Mega-Crossover thread (Spoilers)
Replies: 11
Views: 1271

Re: The Super-Epic-Mega-Crossover thread (Spoilers)

Flash episode So, are the Legends just going to conveniently forget that Stein has been slowly changing his own timeline every time he runs into his younger self? Tbf I guess Flashpoint is the reason that the Reverse Flash has re-entered the timeline. I'm glad that Oliver stayed behind to help t...
by Angua
Wed Nov 30, 2016 2:25 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: 37 Questions
Replies: 18
Views: 1939

Re: 37 Questions

Tattoos................................0 Piercings..............................2 Marriages..............................0 Divorces...............................0 Children...............................0 Surgeries..............................3 Fired a gun............................yes Quit a job...
by Angua
Wed Nov 30, 2016 1:01 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13564
Views: 1585039

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

"Breast implant" turns out to be jelly fish.

Apparently someone found it on the beach in Australia and gave it to the police worried it might be indicative of a homicide or suicide.
by Angua
Wed Nov 30, 2016 12:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Investigatory Powers Act passes in UK, legalizes 'extreme surveillance'
Replies: 29
Views: 2542

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

Yeah, exactly, this pretty much discriminates against the poor who are more likely not to have passports (it's less common in the UK than in the states), and it's a pretty expensive document to have if you're not going to be using it for anything other than ID for healthcare. 76% of UKians have pas...
by Angua
Wed Nov 30, 2016 1:30 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Investigatory Powers Act passes in UK, legalizes 'extreme surveillance'
Replies: 29
Views: 2542

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

Yeah, exactly, this pretty much discriminates against the poor who are more likely not to have passports (it's less common in the UK than in the states), and it's a pretty expensive document to have if you're not going to be using it for anything other than ID for healthcare. Also, having a foreign ...

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