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by SDK
Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:32 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Citizen's Wage
Replies: 942
Views: 199319

Re: Citizen's Wage

... Yeah, I know how Google and Facebook make money. Does that mean their capital is "socially produced", as in, I should get a share of those earnings because I worked hard to post on Facebook/search on Google? I get the impression you agree that that argument is garbage, but you never a...
by SDK
Mon Oct 23, 2017 3:20 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Citizen's Wage
Replies: 942
Views: 199319

Re: Citizen's Wage

“Firstly the technologies were funded by some government grant; secondly every time you search for something on Google, you contribute to Google’s capital,” he said. “And who gets the returns from capital? Google, not you. “So now there is no doubt capital is being socially produced, and the return...
by SDK
Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:28 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Lightning in a bottle
Replies: 5
Views: 1639

Re: Lightning in a bottle

Yeah, nothing is "consumed" by the lightning. You should be able to keep it going indefinitely so long as you continue giving it enough energy to ionize the atmosphere inside.
by SDK
Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:26 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Why do they ship with dry ice instead of salted ice?
Replies: 30
Views: 5155

Re: Why do they ship with dry ice instead of salted ice?

Because even though your food is frozen, the enzymes and whatnot continue to do their thing down to -20 C (0 F). According to the University of Missouri : "Frozen foods require low storage temperatures because quality continues to change after harvest or slaughter. The higher the temperature, t...
by SDK
Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:16 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post
Replies: 96366
Views: 4467317

Re: Double Post

I don't really remember 1994 very well. I was probably busy playing and learning random things. Likely while wearing sweat pants.
by SDK
Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:49 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post
Replies: 96366
Views: 4467317

Re: Double Post

To the future!
by SDK
Fri Oct 13, 2017 4:25 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post
Replies: 96366
Views: 4467317

Re: Double Post

slinches wrote:Metallurgy is neat.

The neatest.
by SDK
Fri Oct 13, 2017 4:24 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post
Replies: 96366
Views: 4467317

Re: Double Post

Unfortunately, it has pretty poor fatigue properties, so gets beaten out by your standard stainless steels or whatever else for most applications. It's mostly just random small stuff where it's useful. An example that might be up your alley is automated greenhouse windows - the shape memory is set s...
by SDK
Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:35 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: News in brief
Replies: 224
Views: 53896

Re: News in brief

The largest referendum victory in UK history!*

*Referendums prior to 2016 not included.
by SDK
Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:32 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post
Replies: 96366
Views: 4467317

Re: Double Post

Also, I figured out how shape memory alloys work this morning, so already a very productive day. :o
by SDK
Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:32 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post
Replies: 96366
Views: 4467317

Re: Double Post

Good morning everyone! A bit of snow today, but not enough to stick to the ground quite yet. Just enough to make me a little wet on my walk to work.
by SDK
Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: News in brief
Replies: 224
Views: 53896

Re: News in brief

ObsessoMom wrote:the second-largest referendum victory in state history

ivnja wrote:the referendum only passed 52-48


Has Maine had, like, two referendums in its history? That's pretty disingenuous reporting to write it that way.
by SDK
Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:39 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: What is Wealth?
Replies: 10
Views: 4503

Re: What is Wealth?

Bring on the citizen's wage! :D (Just don't make it high enough that jewish_scientist thinks "I'm rich!" and stops doing any work.)* *This is a joke, meant to show again that leisure time is not what wealth is about. The citizen's wage (or social security or whatever you like) has nothing ...
by SDK
Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:48 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: What is Wealth?
Replies: 10
Views: 4503

Re: What is Wealth?

I'd reclass that as "security" rather than leisure. Has a lot of the same benefits, but I think it hits on human desire more directly. That is, leisure time is great, but that's not really what I'm thinking of when I'm in danger of losing my job - I'm thinking about how my future is uncert...
by SDK
Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:57 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post
Replies: 96366
Views: 4467317

Re: Double Post

I am currently marking exams. The students always give me a good laugh with the creativity of their wrongness.
by SDK
Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:57 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post
Replies: 96366
Views: 4467317

Re: Double Post

slinches wrote:Happy birthday, SDK.

And a belated thank you to you too! :D
by SDK
Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:49 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Hearthstone
Replies: 590
Views: 120209

Re: Hearthstone

Ah, fair enough. I read some snark into that that wasn't there, I guess. Apologies.
by SDK
Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:38 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4069
Views: 531972

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Sdk, death cap mushrooms are naturally delicious. They also poison you. At some point, freedom to embrace danger hits limits. Yes, at some point there is a limit. Are you suggesting having trees on or near your property is crossing that line? That we all should live where, on rocks far from water b...
by SDK
Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:00 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4069
Views: 531972

Re: The Darker Side of the News

It happens because the most dangerous parts of nature look really pretty. Everyone has been seduced into thinking that living on the waterfront (flooding) or in/by the forest(fires) is a great idea. And the worst part is the tax payers pick up the bill. Those who got burned out aren't paying the fi...
by SDK
Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:54 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Hearthstone
Replies: 590
Views: 120209

Re: Hearthstone

About as playable as Magma Rager, I reckon. :wink: EDIT: By the way, Eebster, I understand that you're trying to tell me to stop suggesting bad cards, but Saronite Chain Gang is not that bad. Infested Tauren saw some fringe play back in the day. Chain Gang is better, especially with your Evolve syne...
by SDK
Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:58 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Hearthstone
Replies: 590
Views: 120209

Re: Hearthstone

I mean, if you really want a troll try adding Vol'jin instead. :o
by SDK
Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:25 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Hearthstone
Replies: 590
Views: 120209

Re: Hearthstone

Evolve turns 5/5 Jade Chieftains into 8-drops and is generally solid with jade. Most Jade Shaman lists run Evolve, though admittedly usually with Thing from Below. A 5/5 Jade Golem costs 5, and turns into a 6 drop. There are a ton of 6-drops that are 6/6 or less, so it doesn't give you that much va...
by SDK
Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:20 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Hearthstone
Replies: 590
Views: 120209

Re: Hearthstone

I'm a bit confused as to what your deck is trying to do. It doesn't look like you have any really good ways to actually abuse Evolve (Doppelgangster?). Then you've got a bunch of Jade stuff, which is fine I guess, but let's slam in Kalimos and call it a day? There's not really any proper Elemental s...
by SDK
Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1897: "Self Driving"
Replies: 57
Views: 9662

Re: 1897: "Self Driving"

TwitchPlaysDriving
by SDK
Tue Oct 03, 2017 5:09 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Modern Faustian Bargain
Replies: 68
Views: 10878

Re: Modern Faustian Bargain

I'm confused as to why this is even an issue. I am a consciousness. There are billions of other consciousnesses out there. Then a few more are created. I am still a consciousness. Those that were created are similar to me, perhaps more similar than others, but I am still me, and they are someone els...
by SDK
Wed Sep 27, 2017 6:08 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2102
Views: 319291

Re: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)

Aww, yeah, they were cute.

I like how they try to avoid spoilers in that article by saying she "left the cast". :P
by SDK
Wed Sep 27, 2017 2:05 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14779
Views: 2289135

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

Hey, it's progress.
by SDK
Tue Sep 26, 2017 11:23 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Antifa & neo-Nazi Ned in: "Too Many Violence?"
Replies: 409
Views: 46166

Re: Antifa & neo-Nazi Ned in: "Too Many Violence?"

There's no paradox, you are just ignoring the individual issues themselves and trying to reduce everything to black and white principles. Also, I should note that conservatives see law enforcement and military as legitimate and those are the areas that have the greatest potential for abuse. Basical...
by SDK
Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:42 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Antifa & neo-Nazi Ned in: "Too Many Violence?"
Replies: 409
Views: 46166

Re: Antifa & neo-Nazi Ned in: "Too Many Violence?"

"Many on the left see corruption and abuse of power in government at all levels." That goes right to the heart of my point. Right, and I assumed you brought up those examples to prove your point. But they don't prove your point - your examples talk about something else. I disagree with th...
by SDK
Tue Sep 26, 2017 6:28 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Antifa & neo-Nazi Ned in: "Too Many Violence?"
Replies: 409
Views: 46166

Re: Antifa & neo-Nazi Ned in: "Too Many Violence?"

Many on the left see corruption and abuse of power in government at all levels. They see bigotry and intolerance permeating society. They speak of the evils of systemic and institutional racism. If you listened to their rhetoric, you would think we were living in a police state, yet these same peop...
by SDK
Mon Sep 25, 2017 3:59 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Antifa & neo-Nazi Ned in: "Too Many Violence?"
Replies: 409
Views: 46166

Re: Antifa & neo-Nazi Ned in: "Too Many Violence?"

Where do you draw the line? I'm not comfortable with the idea of someone dictating which ideologies you can hold without being assaulted, which is in itself a fascist way of doing things. It's not about which ideologies you can hold, it's about which types things you can loudly and publicly promote...
by SDK
Mon Sep 25, 2017 3:43 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 31506
Views: 2143429

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

You should offer to replace into Crossover! There's only 39 pages of content after less than two days so far, with 18 players currently alive! That's nice and short right? :lol: That's actually what got me to stick my head in here again! I was PM'd asking if I'd like to. I looked at the thread and....
by SDK
Fri Sep 22, 2017 6:32 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Antifa & neo-Nazi Ned in: "Too Many Violence?"
Replies: 409
Views: 46166

Re: Antifa & neo-Nazi Ned in: "Too Many Violence?"

Fair enough. I am 100% sure slinches meant me specifically, but that may be because I've talked to him about this topic previously. Carry on, and apologies for derailing the thread.
by SDK
Fri Sep 22, 2017 6:22 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Antifa & neo-Nazi Ned in: "Too Many Violence?"
Replies: 409
Views: 46166

Re: Antifa & neo-Nazi Ned in: "Too Many Violence?"

Yes, I agree that's where iamspen likely read it wrong. If you read slinches post with a bit of care, is it not clear that he's talking to me specifically? Maybe I'm being too hard on him. I just felt like this wasn't the first time someone on this board had been mislabeled a Nazi sympathizer thanks...
by SDK
Fri Sep 22, 2017 6:06 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6478
Views: 503363

Re: Trump presidency


About half of them sound reasonable enough, though it also sounds like they'll be passing this before getting the final numbers? Seems irresponsible.
by SDK
Fri Sep 22, 2017 5:50 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Antifa & neo-Nazi Ned in: "Too Many Violence?"
Replies: 409
Views: 46166

Re: Antifa & neo-Nazi Ned in: "Too Many Violence?"

I implied no such thing. Yes, you did, but I already acknowledged that I assume you said it in error. I'm not sure why else you would respond to slinches by assuming he wanted to find mutual understanding and respect with a Nazi when he was addressing me directly. The relevant parts of the conversa...
by SDK
Fri Sep 22, 2017 4:59 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 31506
Views: 2143429

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

Would anyone be interested + willing to be a mentor for somitomi / Peaceful Whale (as our two new players) for the X-Men Game? I thought that was an awesome idea from last game. Please PM me if you are. Way too late, obviously, but I just wanted to mention that though I do not have time to play or ...
by SDK
Fri Sep 22, 2017 4:54 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post
Replies: 96366
Views: 4467317

Re: Double Post

Today I saw the nerdiest t-shirt I have ever encountered. It brings together nerdiness on so many levels.

"May the mass times acceleration be with you."
by SDK
Fri Sep 22, 2017 4:45 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Antifa & neo-Nazi Ned in: "Too Many Violence?"
Replies: 409
Views: 46166

Re: Antifa & neo-Nazi Ned in: "Too Many Violence?"

iamspen implied that you were a Nazi sympathizer because you would dare to have a reasonable discussion with me. You were fine.
by SDK
Fri Sep 22, 2017 4:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Antifa & neo-Nazi Ned in: "Too Many Violence?"
Replies: 409
Views: 46166

Re: Antifa & neo-Nazi Ned in: "Too Many Violence?"

Where do you draw the line? I'm not comfortable with the idea of someone dictating which ideologies you can hold without being assaulted, which is in itself a fascist way of doing things. It's not about which ideologies you can hold, it's about which types things you can loudly and publicly promote...

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