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by Izawwlgood
Wed Nov 16, 2016 7:38 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: family with morally reprehensible views
Replies: 65
Views: 16295

Re: family with morally reprehensible views

More or less. That's putting it lightly. Last time I had them over, in addition to the staged intervention attempt, they hid various "you're going to hell" messages throughout the entire house. One of them, stuffed into a grill, nearly started a fire, as I didn't think someone would stuff...
by Izawwlgood
Wed Nov 16, 2016 6:33 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: family with morally reprehensible views
Replies: 65
Views: 16295

Re: family with morally reprehensible views

The path that I think resonates best with my position is to call them on the bigotry and minimize contact and exchanges to ensure a bare minimum of civility. I feel pretty abandoned by my family though, and given some of the conflicts I've had with my parents in the past few years regarding my choic...
by Izawwlgood
Wed Nov 16, 2016 1:43 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: family with morally reprehensible views
Replies: 65
Views: 16295

family with morally reprehensible views

Yup. My parents voted Trump, and not for reasons entirely based around fiscal policy. I overheard them talking this morning about how 'black protestors aren't real Americans'. The conversation went downhill from there. I was pretty standoffish with them most of the day, but my mom gave me a ride to ...
by Izawwlgood
Mon Nov 14, 2016 12:58 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Werstwerld (Westworld)
Replies: 49
Views: 10246

Re: Werstwerld (Westworld)

Yeah, literally one of the points that needs to get underlined frequently in this show is that these hosts ARE NOT HUMANS. Not, mind you, for the audience, but for the technicians who are working on them, because they frequently seem to forget that the HOSTS ARE NOT HUMANS. That's the thing to keep ...
by Izawwlgood
Fri Nov 11, 2016 4:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 870181

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Apologies if you aren't, I may have correctly inferred from a scattering of comments you've made that you were, or were trying to downplay the seriousness of his election.
by Izawwlgood
Fri Nov 11, 2016 4:11 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 870181

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

I understand your pain, and if Trump really does turn into Godwin's and the 'deportation camps' open up, please let me know if you need to hide in my attic. I wonder where you're willing to draw the line of accepting that his policies are going to be very bad. Ben Carson has been tapped for Secreta...
by Izawwlgood
Thu Nov 10, 2016 10:27 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 870181

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

The list of what Trump hopes to accomplish his first 100 days in office is... well, it includes things I am in favor of, which frankly, is more than I was expecting at this point in time.
by Izawwlgood
Thu Nov 10, 2016 1:26 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 870181

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

The whole idea that Hillary just couldn't inspire like Obama is a load of shit, anyways. Trump was up for election, that simple. What Obama didn't have was baggage. Hillary had too much. Hillary shouldn't have been the candidate. ... are you kidding me? Do you NOT remember the rhetoric of 08? Obama...
by Izawwlgood
Thu Nov 10, 2016 2:25 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 870181

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Make The City Great Again
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by Izawwlgood
Wed Nov 09, 2016 8:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 870181

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

KnightExemplar wrote:What about if you just found the classified emails thing more important?
If you prioritize whether or not she used an email server inappropriately over whether or not Trump is a multifaceted bigot, I think you've pretty much told me all we need to know and explained yourself quite succinctly, really.
by Izawwlgood
Wed Nov 09, 2016 4:19 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 870181

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

So the spoiling didn't work then, did it. If these people didn't want Trump, they did the wrong thing to not get Trump. No one votes third party with intent to spoil. That's silly since its far easier to "spoil" the other side by voting for the other major party. I think the point was the...
by Izawwlgood
Wed Nov 09, 2016 8:28 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 870181

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

I'm speechless, and very very disappointed.
by Izawwlgood
Tue Nov 08, 2016 5:24 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Werstwerld (Westworld)
Replies: 49
Views: 10246

Re: Werstwerld (Westworld)

Response to Chen My sense was they were already so far down the 'we done fucked up' road, that she was basically blackmailing them. If they just deactivated her, there'd be a record of the shinnanigans in her whateverwhatever. Also, part of her character is reading and understanding peop...
by Izawwlgood
Tue Nov 08, 2016 3:41 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Werstwerld (Westworld)
Replies: 49
Views: 10246

Re: Werstwerld (Westworld)

Watching someone Transcend was pretty awesome.
by Izawwlgood
Tue Nov 08, 2016 2:55 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: The Future of The Brain (2014)
Replies: 55
Views: 7618

Re: The Future of The Brain (2014)

You can't simulate a brain in a way that credibly reproduces a brain's functionality because a brain relies on all the stuff around it for its functionality. It can't be compressed, abstracted, or removed from its context and still *be* a functional brain; it's part of a genetic algorithm (our DNA)...
by Izawwlgood
Mon Nov 07, 2016 9:43 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: The Future of The Brain (2014)
Replies: 55
Views: 7618

Re: The Future of The Brain (2014)

Yeah, I really don't know why I'm still bothering - exchanges with you underline that you aren't capable of a scientific discourse, as if the last 4 threads didn't already make that point. Thomas Kuhn Not really outside of brief readings on the history of science - I was busy doing actual science, a...
by Izawwlgood
Mon Nov 07, 2016 7:57 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: The Future of The Brain (2014)
Replies: 55
Views: 7618

Re: The Future of The Brain (2014)

Your capacity to cherry pick at this point is actually better than your ability to proffer pet theories. Perhaps look to the sentence AFTER the one you quoted? And again, your point that sometimes innovation comes from outside a field to move a field forward is, as GH said, trivially true. Yes. Some...
by Izawwlgood
Mon Nov 07, 2016 7:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1756: "I'm With Her"
Replies: 446
Views: 75612

Re: 1756: "I'm With Her"

If I had to hazard a guess, I would feel pretty safe presuming Randall is at the very least anti-Trump.
by Izawwlgood
Mon Nov 07, 2016 3:41 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: I need a Game Recommendation
Replies: 1514
Views: 320028

Re: I need a Game Recommendation

I'll check out dust. I loved mark of the ninja, and might need to replay it now that I have a steam controller.
by Izawwlgood
Sun Nov 06, 2016 5:30 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: I need a Game Recommendation
Replies: 1514
Views: 320028

Re: I need a Game Recommendation

So I kind of finished Salt and Sanctuary, am sort of dicking around with another play through using whips/pistols, but I'm feeling fairly spent on it. I preordered Warhammer: Deathwing, but in the mean time am sort of back to not having anything cool to play. Metroidvanias are fun, so I started Vald...
by Izawwlgood
Sun Nov 06, 2016 4:48 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: The Future of The Brain (2014)
Replies: 55
Views: 7618

Re: The Future of The Brain (2014)

Yes, you've made it abundantly clear that you have no interest in learning about neuroscience, defending your ideas like a mature, scientifically literate adult, or presenting the work you've done in pursuit/support of your pet theory. And the numerous people who have pointed this out to you have al...
by Izawwlgood
Sun Nov 06, 2016 5:27 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: The Future of The Brain (2014)
Replies: 55
Views: 7618

Re: The Future of The Brain (2014)

I think this is the *5th* thread you've started on the same topic, and they all go the same way. You should maybe reread them for a hint at why I at least would be frustrated and not particularly interested in being patient and polite. Don't tone police when frankly at this point it's easy to see wh...
by Izawwlgood
Sat Nov 05, 2016 7:48 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: The Future of The Brain (2014)
Replies: 55
Views: 7618

Re: The Future of The Brain (2014)

And IIRC, we discussed how despite finding a WHOLE ENTIRE BOOK that didn't say we know nothing about the brain, and pointing you towards whole fields of study on brains and specific subfields dealing with brains, you somehow managed to simultaneously admit that you had a lot to learn, that you didn'...
by Izawwlgood
Sat Nov 05, 2016 12:58 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: The Future of The Brain (2014)
Replies: 55
Views: 7618

Re: The Future of The Brain (2014)

Well, you tried CB.
by Izawwlgood
Fri Nov 04, 2016 6:41 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: The Future of The Brain (2014)
Replies: 55
Views: 7618

Re: The Future of The Brain (2014)

Literally your first post in this thread is you fanboy squeeing over Feynman being quoted. Again though, literally no one is saying that the entirety of the brain is understood, but you are again gushing about how everyone OBVIOUSLY agrees with your pet theory, despite having provided, yet again, li...
by Izawwlgood
Fri Nov 04, 2016 6:17 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: The Future of The Brain (2014)
Replies: 55
Views: 7618

Re: The Future of The Brain (2014)

So hilarious. You even asked questions about motor neurons. Rofl. Yes, rofl indeed. Feynman WHOA FEYNMAN STFU, FEYNMAN IS QUOTED HOTDAMN SON To "woefully extrapolate", we still don't understand the worms and flies. Though, maybe you do, you did a PhD where you "asked questions"....
by Izawwlgood
Fri Nov 04, 2016 2:46 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: The Future of The Brain (2014)
Replies: 55
Views: 7618

Re: The Future of The Brain (2014)

There are some common principles in NS topology and function across animal species, so possibly also computationally similar processes are happening , particularly in (or to start with) low-level movement circuits. You make an arena, let the larvae loose, record the movements, make a model, compare...
by Izawwlgood
Thu Nov 03, 2016 8:27 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: The Future of The Brain (2014)
Replies: 55
Views: 7618

Re: The Future of The Brain (2014)

Oh, this again. and if we solve it for tiny worms, we could more easily solve it for humans. Sigh... Once worms are understood, you get a transfer of theories and hypothesis, of methods of research, computational models.. Sigh... Why do all your posts on science smack of degrees of purity (as alread...
by Izawwlgood
Thu Nov 03, 2016 5:35 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 870181

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Democrats are cherry picking the worst possible interpretation, not what he was actually attempting to convey. He's arguably using "plausible deniability" nudge nudge wink wink to say exactly what he's being accused of saying, without actually saying it. Trump is wildly unsubtle, and bad ...
by Izawwlgood
Wed Nov 02, 2016 6:14 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 870181

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

This 'both candidates are equally bad' rhetoric is appallingly ignorant and misinformed, and I cannot wait to be done with it.
by Izawwlgood
Wed Nov 02, 2016 2:45 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 870181

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

I love that the tweet came from an FBI twitter account that'd be unused for a year.

Man. Comey is sure playing his leanings here.
by Izawwlgood
Tue Nov 01, 2016 8:39 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 870181

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Tyndmyr wrote:o, buckle in for four years o' Trump, or four years of more ridiculous partisanship. I mean, we had plenty, before, but four years of blocking courts? Damn.
I'm confused - you think these are exclusive states? Like, that Trump will be elected and suddenly the US won't be ridiculously partisan?
by Izawwlgood
Tue Nov 01, 2016 1:14 am UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Kill Six Billion Demons
Replies: 6
Views: 3133

Re: Kill Six Billion Demons

The fuck... this comic has no business being this good.

It's reminding me of a few things I've been reading lately, like Max Gladstones Craft series, and Westworld.
by Izawwlgood
Fri Oct 28, 2016 4:40 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 870181

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

I wholeheartedly believe that if Hillary Clinton wins and has her justices confirmed, the Supreme Court will willfully and irresponsibly misinterpret the Constitution of the United States, the document which serves as the backbone and frame of the nation. What decisions, specifically, are you worri...
by Izawwlgood
Thu Oct 27, 2016 5:16 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 870181

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Like, we're not talking about world ending catastrophe here; we're talking about the legitimization of Trump's narrative; the legitimization of a narrative that describe a Hillary victory as "the last election". A narrative that is deeply anti-science, Islamophobic, racist, nativist, anti...
by Izawwlgood
Thu Oct 27, 2016 5:16 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 870181

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Like, we're not talking about world ending catastrophe here; we're talking about the legitimization of Trump's narrative; the legitimization of a narrative that describe a Hillary victory as "the last election". A narrative that is deeply anti-science, Islamophobic, racist, nativist, anti...
by Izawwlgood
Thu Oct 27, 2016 12:52 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 870181

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Thesh wrote:Good, I hope that means Hillary is also turning more "Bernie or Bust" types, and I hope the trend continues


Please, please, I hope so. The notion of people who supported Sanders or Stein turning the tide and resulting in a Trump would be table flippingly horrifying.
by Izawwlgood
Wed Oct 26, 2016 5:13 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 870181

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

And yes, I've interacted with quite a few STEM majors. Being one myself and all. Probably interacted with liberal arts majors but I don't know who has one; insert your own barista joke. The question was not how many have you interacted with, but how many have you interacted with RECENTLY. I have a ...
by Izawwlgood
Wed Oct 26, 2016 2:45 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 870181

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Medicine is one of the few life sciences where I think it's not unheard of to see Creationists. I've probably babbled about this before, but my senior thesis in undergrad was written with the departments Evolutionary Biologist, who ended up not getting tenure for a couple of reasons, one of which be...
by Izawwlgood
Wed Oct 26, 2016 2:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 870181

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

The history of social darwinism and scientific racism would suggest that it in fact quite easy to be a bigoted biologist. Yeah, that's a comically naive assertion. Why would you say that? It's not remotely a naive assertion - just look at Rushten and Jensen. And, you know, eugenics? You know, liter...

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