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by Sheikh al-Majaneen
Tue Jul 11, 2017 12:47 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Living in the Wild
Replies: 18
Views: 1237

Re: Living in the Wild

SecondTalon wrote:You probably don't want to hear my worst case.

Cannibalism.
by Sheikh al-Majaneen
Wed Jun 28, 2017 10:15 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 5315
Views: 707485

Re: Police misbehavior thread

I guess this is technically police misbehavior--the best kind of police misbehavior. German police officers expelled after public sex, group urination, and a strip tease involving a service weapon ahead of G20 summit More than 200 police officers in Germany have been sent home for bad behaviour, aft...
by Sheikh al-Majaneen
Sun Jun 04, 2017 7:17 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13863
Views: 1812698

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

Man who mowed lawn with tornado behind him says he 'was keeping an eye on it.' The picture (spoilered for size): http://images.glaciermedia.ca/polopoly_fs/1.20395818.1496541514!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/landscape_804/cpt109409578-jpg.jpg THREE HILLS, Alta. — A photo of a man in...
by Sheikh al-Majaneen
Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:42 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13863
Views: 1812698

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

Related question: Is the difficulty in creating a decent map projection related to how combing the hair on a (2-)sphere always results in cowlicks? I mean, AFAIK it's only impossible to do otherwise on spheres, and not an issue on their higher and lower dimensional analogues. Back to map projections...
by Sheikh al-Majaneen
Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:08 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 339
Views: 28225

Re: Planet's spin

p1t1o wrote:There can be more than one axis of rotation, it just takes an energy input to keep it going - left without external influence, the second axis would gradually disappear, and I presume the angular momentum would transfer to the major axis.


Is this how backhand english works in pool?
by Sheikh al-Majaneen
Wed Mar 15, 2017 4:30 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13863
Views: 1812698

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

Imagine if the usage statistics are taken and posted to facebook.

"Liri uses vibrator! It's super effective!"

Tagged in this post: Liri's mom, dad, grandmothers, grandfathers
by Sheikh al-Majaneen
Mon Mar 13, 2017 11:27 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Breaking Up the United States
Replies: 163
Views: 12948

Re: Breaking Up the United States

I think that is a terrible idea for a bunch of reasons, but just to pick one: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/8c/2016_Presidential_Election_by_County_%28Red-Blue-Purple_View%29.png And there are many other maps on Wikipedia that illustrate the same principle. The division between 'r...
by Sheikh al-Majaneen
Fri Feb 03, 2017 3:16 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3074
Views: 163659

Re: Trump presidency

http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Politics-And-Diplomacy/Trump-warns-Israel-Stop-announcing-new-settlements-480446 The White House warned Israel on Thursday – in a surprising statement – to cease settlement announcements that are “unilateral” and “undermining” of President Donald Trump’s effort to fo...
by Sheikh al-Majaneen
Wed Feb 01, 2017 2:57 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3074
Views: 163659

Re: Trump presidency

Democrats who want to start the filibuster would be trying to get a vote on someone more like Merrick Garland. Specifically, Merrick Garland. I did not like Obama's choice of Merrick Garland. The impression of him I got at the time was of a hardcore law-and-order prosecution-fuck-yeah type. What li...
by Sheikh al-Majaneen
Wed Jan 25, 2017 11:56 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: how do you pronounce 2016?
Replies: 85
Views: 8700

Re: how do you pronounce 2016?

It makes sense to me to treat 1 BC as Year 0, and 2 BC as Year -1. Days and months and years seem like ordinary numbers and number ranges. I don't understand why this is a problem? For one thing, we don't count the months backwards when we are in negative years. That's probably the crux of it. Jose...
by Sheikh al-Majaneen
Wed Jan 18, 2017 12:47 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13863
Views: 1812698

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

Chelsea Manning has had her prison sentence commuted by President Obama. Manning has served 7 years of a 35 year sentence for leaking classified files related to the Iraq War. She is scheduled to be released May 17, 2017. I wonder where this is going to lead. It's basically a promise from Assange t...
by Sheikh al-Majaneen
Fri Jan 13, 2017 10:46 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 657560

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

So, a week before the Trump Administration takes office... https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2017/01/obama-expands-surveillance-powers-his-way-out New rules issued by the Obama administration under Executive Order 12333 will let the NSA—which collects information under that authority with little oversig...
by Sheikh al-Majaneen
Tue Jan 10, 2017 12:00 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1494
Views: 199888

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

The question isn't whether dentists will do it, it's whether a company like GSK will hold the license to manufacture and distribute the medicine in the US and proceed not to do either because it might be better for their profits that way. From what I've read, it's not exactly unprecedented. But also...
by Sheikh al-Majaneen
Fri Jan 06, 2017 7:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 2856
Views: 325514

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Thesh wrote:I've been in the US my entire life, and have never seen a single hurricane.


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by Sheikh al-Majaneen
Sat Dec 31, 2016 8:05 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: how do you pronounce 2016?
Replies: 85
Views: 8700

Re: how do you pronounce 2016?

flicky1991 wrote:December, surely?

November 2016 actually.

Welcome to the eternal November.
by Sheikh al-Majaneen
Fri Dec 30, 2016 11:52 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: how do you pronounce 2016?
Replies: 85
Views: 8700

Re: how do you pronounce 2016?

flicky1991 wrote:2017 = 2017

2017 COMES OUT IN 2017

Turns out that the new year will not be the start to the new year. Instead, in two days we reach January 32, 2016.
by Sheikh al-Majaneen
Fri Dec 30, 2016 3:22 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 657560

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

My understanding is that Wikileaks is claiming that their info from the DNC is not a hack, but an actual leak from an insider. I might be wrong, though.
by Sheikh al-Majaneen
Tue Dec 27, 2016 1:16 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: how do you pronounce 2016?
Replies: 85
Views: 8700

Re: how do you pronounce 2016?

somitomi wrote:
Giant Speck wrote:I pronounce it "FUCK THIS YEAR".

What's with all the hatred 2016 gets?

Cleveland Indians fans.
by Sheikh al-Majaneen
Mon Dec 26, 2016 12:47 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: how do you pronounce 2016?
Replies: 85
Views: 8700

Re: how do you pronounce 2016?

I say all dates starting with twenty. Bill Clinton took office in Twenty Negative Seven.
by Sheikh al-Majaneen
Sat Dec 24, 2016 5:36 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 2856
Views: 325514

Re: The Darker Side of the News

None of this will be a problem when we get vat-grown meat, surely. Will still be a problem for those that believe owning a pet is immoral. Just wait for vat-grown pets. I call this cube of meat-jelly, "Fred". There will also be vat-grown human meat. Watch as famous people sell meat made f...
by Sheikh al-Majaneen
Sat Dec 24, 2016 2:43 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 2856
Views: 325514

Re: The Darker Side of the News

The act of being alive in this world leads to animal death. There's absolutely no way to avoid that. You live in a building that was built on top of animal corpses. You're eating food grown in crops whose cultivation killed animals. You buy anything that's not locally sourced and you're contributin...
by Sheikh al-Majaneen
Wed Dec 21, 2016 2:14 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Banned from Stack Exchange
Replies: 29
Views: 7330

Re: Banned from Stack Exchange

commodorejohn wrote:The only ban stories worth telling are the ones where someone ends up naked with an emu in a subway station.

If you have one of those, the world needs to know. All the details.
by Sheikh al-Majaneen
Sat Dec 17, 2016 2:22 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: What is lemonade?
Replies: 15
Views: 4408

Re: What is lemonade?

Squeeze juice from an arbitrary, large number of lemons into an amphora or something. Add water, to taste. Mint leaves are a nice addition as well.
by Sheikh al-Majaneen
Fri Dec 09, 2016 12:05 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1494
Views: 199888

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

It's a good idea for the same reason that all efficiency gains are good ideas: They make the world richer. That makes us all richer just so long as the gains are shared out equally - eg. through a citizen's wage. Unless you're a checkout clerk... That's what elasto meant with the citizen's wage--th...
by Sheikh al-Majaneen
Thu Dec 08, 2016 1:00 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1494
Views: 199888

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

The worst part about it is, I'd say, the part where, as these spread, a lot of people who would be doing grocery shopping will lose the jobs that pay them the money to do it. Plus removing even that little human interaction from grocery stores will make more people even more uncomfortable with socia...
by Sheikh al-Majaneen
Tue Dec 06, 2016 12:48 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13863
Views: 1812698

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

So now we know who's responsible for this job posting:

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by Sheikh al-Majaneen
Sat Dec 03, 2016 10:40 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 657560

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Of course he's this clueless with international politics. How could anyone in their right mind listen to Donald Trump for more than five minutes and not realize that he's this clueless with international politics? This is not an M. Night Shyamalan movie; the election does not end with Donald Trump ...
by Sheikh al-Majaneen
Sat Dec 03, 2016 4:57 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 657560

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

You seriously believe that the guy who takes his political cues from reality TV is the safe bet, here? Well, it did win him the election. I really hope he's not so clueless with int'l politics as to try this way, but...it's not looking good. But...with what you quoted, I was talking about Putin and...
by Sheikh al-Majaneen
Sat Dec 03, 2016 4:45 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 657560

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

I'm also thrown off a little by your argument that his soft position on Russia is overall to the benefit of the world: Russia practices its own caustic brand of imperialism, which Trump seems to support. I'm not saying Clinton's response is ideal, or even good -- but I don't think it's going to mat...
by Sheikh al-Majaneen
Sat Dec 03, 2016 4:13 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 657560

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Oh, that's rich, blaming the democrats for Iraq. Yes, Clinton voted for the Iraq War, as did the vast majority of the establishment and 47-60% of the American population , including a certain small-handed human . The war was a horrible, stupid, and bloody mistake, but to act like Hillary Clinton le...
by Sheikh al-Majaneen
Sat Dec 03, 2016 3:06 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 657560

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

You are missing my point, which is that we know these things are going to happen and still vote into office the people who do them. If we reduced the election to a trolley problem, it seems plainly clear that while the Clinton rail may run over twenty people, the Trump rail will run over those same...
by Sheikh al-Majaneen
Sat Dec 03, 2016 2:15 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 657560

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

To the image: you have got to be kidding me. How many times did the US executive branch do, or advocate doing just that while she was Secretary of State? Do you really think her administration would behave differently? This sort of thinking really annoys me. Yes, Clinton is a hawk, but compared to t...
by Sheikh al-Majaneen
Sat Dec 03, 2016 1:53 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 657560

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

gmalivuk, the question I asked you in the related Blame thread still remains unanswered: It was a virtual certainty that a Hillary Clinton administration would lead to causing violent anarchy in distant countries in order to enrich certain corporations. By the standards you have of Donald Trump's vo...
by Sheikh al-Majaneen
Wed Nov 30, 2016 11:51 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13863
Views: 1812698

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 Sheikh al-Majaneen
Tue Nov 29, 2016 11:49 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13863
Views: 1812698

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.
by Sheikh al-Majaneen
Fri Nov 25, 2016 10:22 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 657560

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

I can imagine other jobs solutions along these lines too. While in that specific example, it's agricultural work by the sea, it serves multiple purposes: [*]It provides jobs [*]It feeds people [*]It reverses some negative effects of climate change Climate change and agricultural runoff have led to i...
by Sheikh al-Majaneen
Fri Nov 25, 2016 6:14 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 657560

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

I dunno, building infrastructure in a soon-to-be ghost town sounds like an awful waste of time to me. Ideally, you build infrastructure where people are. Ex: a major problem in a lot of rural areas is that the US Interstate Highway system costs too much money and gets too little traffic to be worth...
by Sheikh al-Majaneen
Thu Nov 24, 2016 8:38 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 657560

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

I mean, it's good for us neutrals when he makes a u-turn we agree with, however the fact he takes so little persuasion does emphasise the lightweight nature of his intellect. I think it's more likely that he was planning on dropping support of waterboarding this whole time. You really can't trust t...

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