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by Chen
Tue Sep 06, 2016 12:08 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14040
Views: 1925587

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

Women do actually ask for payrises as much as men, they just don't get them. So much for the convenient theory that men get the payrises because they're just go-getters, whereas women only had themselves to blame. Hmm from the article: The study also found differences according to age, with women a...
by Chen
Sat Sep 03, 2016 8:07 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Siralim 2
Replies: 15
Views: 3702

Re: Siralim 2

Just started this. Man theres a lot of depth here. Not sure how optimized you need to be to kill things further on but at around depth level 10 Im easily autoattacking things to death. I didnt realize health and mans restored fully each fight which is nice. Lets you actually use your abilities. I fi...
by Chen
Fri Sep 02, 2016 11:54 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14040
Views: 1925587

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

Seems the courts have ruled against the people suing the Aurora theater where James Holmes killed 12 people back in 2012. And it seems the remaining plaintiffs now owe $700 000 in court fees to the cinema company. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3768375/Survivors-Aurora-shooting-massacre-ord...
by Chen
Wed Aug 31, 2016 12:52 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: EU commission orders Apple to pay €13bn as back taxes
Replies: 94
Views: 13137

Re: EU commission orders Apple to pay €13bn as back taxes

In any case, if Ireland failed to uphold it's treaty obligations, then it should be on Ireland to pick up the tab. The problem is Ireland picking up the tab would be giving money to...Ireland. And thus nothing would happen. Which is what Ireland wants but the EU doesn't. The EU wants Apple taxed &q...
by Chen
Sat Aug 06, 2016 2:44 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 5414
Views: 743422

Re: Police misbehavior thread

So first off the bat, if the officer was shooting at the autistic man, he missed by at least 10 degrees. with an effing assault rifle ! (I personally shot a deer at 150 feet with an ordinary rifle and was pissed because I missed his neck and hit him in the back...because he was jumping up a hill .)...
by Chen
Fri Aug 05, 2016 7:53 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Suicide Squad: You've gotta be Joker
Replies: 168
Views: 15566

Re: Suicide Squad: You've gotta be Joker

Surprisingly this is one area DC has been doing a bit better than Marvel. Yeah it's not all terrible, it's just kinda repetitive - I'm not the first one to say it, but Marvel has had more movies starring white heterosexual actors names "Chris" than they had with lead women characters. Wai...
by Chen
Fri Aug 05, 2016 2:15 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 5414
Views: 743422

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Yeah, yeah, we're not the absolute worst...but places like the Philippines or Brazil also have very obvious, definite enforcement problems. They are not a positive comparison. I wasn't trying to make a positive comparison. Saying that cops outside the US don't have problems with killing people is t...
by Chen
Fri Aug 05, 2016 11:56 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 5414
Views: 743422

Re: Police misbehavior thread

So? Regular people get bad information all the time. Cops outside the US get bad information all the time. You're still not providing a delta. The example I gave of regular people, in this case, was them calling the cops and leaving (or sticking around and watching at a distance). They had no onus ...
by Chen
Thu Aug 04, 2016 8:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 5414
Views: 743422

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Average people encounter two grown men sitting on the ground, one of them holding an innocuous object ALL THE TIME. And then manage to not kill anyone. Sometimes we even see people holding things that we cannot immediately identify, and we restrain ourselves from shooting wildly. Uh the people who ...
by Chen
Thu Aug 04, 2016 6:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14040
Views: 1925587

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

https://hbr.org/2016/04/even-the-thought-of-earning-less-than-their-wives-changes-how-men-behave Apparently asking people a question about whether their spouse makes more or less than them before asking them who they would vote for (which is supposed to make them think about gender), leads to more ...
by Chen
Thu Aug 04, 2016 3:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 5414
Views: 743422

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Then again, the officer missed his target and hit the other man with 3 shots from a rifle so maybe they were further away...or he's an absolutely terrible shot. That is a very specific kind of terrible shot. In re-reading my post it implies he hit the guy with 3 shots. He actually only hit the othe...
by Chen
Thu Aug 04, 2016 2:10 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Another neat invention coming out of China
Replies: 38
Views: 5749

Re: Another neat invention coming out of China

The real pictures I've seen don't make the single cab look all that big. See the last picture in this link
by Chen
Thu Aug 04, 2016 1:05 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Another neat invention coming out of China
Replies: 38
Views: 5749

Re: Another neat invention coming out of China

By the way: I question the possibility of making a turn with a non-hinged version for 1200 passengers and I question the wisdom of trying to make a hinge system (like in those articulated busses ) with that width. I think the version for 1200 passengers is more likely to have 4 cabins of the size o...
by Chen
Thu Aug 04, 2016 11:52 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1559
Views: 218517

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

I assume some sort of guardrail type system to protect the sides from internal car hits. Damage would clearly still occur but I'd imagine it'd be done in such a way to precisely prevent cars from punching through the sidewalls. For the most part cars won't be running into the sides head on, unless t...
by Chen
Wed Aug 03, 2016 8:15 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1559
Views: 218517

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

The real problem I have is with the blades. The bus requires that everyone stay in their lanes perfectly for it to overlap other cars. Stalled car partly in lane? Bus cannot move. Car nosing its way onto the road? Bus must stop. Construction? No bus allowed! Pot hole? No swerving allowed! I'm confu...
by Chen
Wed Aug 03, 2016 4:59 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 5414
Views: 743422

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Because cops are trained to see everything as a threat, even if the threat isnt real or even common. When you have officers being hammered with videos showing ask the ways cops have died in the past, it instills a sense of shoot first and ask questions sometimes. Maybe. Doesn't that sound familiar ...
by Chen
Tue Aug 02, 2016 5:15 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 736785

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Tyndmyr wrote:To play Devil's advocate, if they think the additional risk is worthwhile, who better to decide that than them?


I'd imagine the problem is making sure the workers going into the mines actually understand what the increased risk means. Or that the workers would even be told at all.
by Chen
Mon Aug 01, 2016 7:31 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 736785

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

The average Trump supporter is wealthier than the average Clinton supporter , according to at least one poll. EDIT: in fact it found that Clinton is more popular among those making <50k, which is not that same thing. Is that really much different than the standard Republican/Democrat split? I would...
by Chen
Mon Aug 01, 2016 12:09 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Problem about free will
Replies: 126
Views: 17100

Re: Problem about free will

Adam has been told to take medicine by his doctor for a psychological illness. There are reasons he wants to take his medicine and reasons he does not; exactly what these reasons are is irrelevant. When he is not on his medicine he can weigh the advantages vs. the disadvantages of taking his medici...
by Chen
Wed Jul 27, 2016 7:56 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 736785

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Meanwhile, Trump has called on Russia to hack Clinton's emails (lol) Nah. He's implying they already have them from before Hillary deleted them, and is calling on them to release their copy. Wait, are there still emails that haven't actually been recovered by the FBI? I thought they had recovered a...
by Chen
Mon Jul 25, 2016 6:08 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 736785

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

elasto wrote:The law of the land always supersedes contract agreements. There are rights you can't sign away (even in the US...)

Are you suggesting gmail's TOS is uniquely above the law? :shock:


I think the question is what aspect of the TOS is contradicted by federal law.
by Chen
Mon Jul 25, 2016 11:39 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28315
Views: 2591019

Re: ANGRY NATTERINGS

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by Chen
Fri Jul 22, 2016 5:35 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 5414
Views: 743422

Re: Police misbehavior thread

No it doesn't make sense if they actually thought they had reason to shoot the other one why would hitting the wrong one suddenly eliminate the threat and allow them to go handcuff him? I assume the other, more rational cops there, informed their trigger happy colleague that the man on the ground (...
by Chen
Fri Jul 22, 2016 2:57 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 5414
Views: 743422

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Uhhh, the point is, that's a horribly unconvincing reason. I mean, the fact that he's also apparently an incompetent marksman is a gimmie, given the situation, but if you shoot someone accidentally, why the shit would you cuff them? Oh the handcuffing and letting them bleed part is completely incom...
by Chen
Fri Jul 22, 2016 2:05 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 5414
Views: 743422

Re: Police misbehavior thread

With 48 hours to think up their best story, the police union now says that they shot Charles Kinsey (and cuffed him, and left him bleeding on the ground for 20 minutes) to protect him from the harmless autistic man he was caring for. That's kinda what I had assumed the reason was to begin with. Now...
by Chen
Thu Jul 21, 2016 12:04 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 5414
Views: 743422

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Alzheimer cares not how vile or great you are, shouldn't the physical health of the prisoner not really come into play? Or do we have a percent of life based prison system? Like if a cancer patient commits armed robbery, they shouldn't get 10 years because it's a life sentence? In theory they proba...
by Chen
Wed Jul 20, 2016 3:30 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Another French Terror Attack
Replies: 86
Views: 9597

Re: Another French Terror Attack

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/07/19/486644146/pulse-nightclub-shooter-told-fbi-he-had-falsely-claimed-ties-to-killers If the shooter previously made false claims to terrorists groups, does that mean the pulse shooter is no longer a terrorist? He denied any connection to terrorists. We...
by Chen
Tue Jul 19, 2016 5:01 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Another French Terror Attack
Replies: 86
Views: 9597

Re: Another French Terror Attack

If you don't publish how people died, Isis has no way of knowing it was Islamic in origin, then they can't claim him. Bam instant decline in terrorism. The person doing the act can have the terrorist intent too. But consider this person had zero evidence showing any links at all towards ISIS or the...
by Chen
Mon Jul 18, 2016 11:47 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Another French Terror Attack
Replies: 86
Views: 9597

Re: Another French Terror Attack

The first one seems like a bad example, what with it specifically mentioning him yelling out Islamic slogans. I suppose more would need to be looked into to see if these types of people would do the same things if those Islamic terrorist groups didn't exist in the first place. Would they still go on...
by Chen
Thu Jul 14, 2016 5:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: First Tesla Autopilot Death
Replies: 304
Views: 38088

Re: First Tesla Autopilot Death

But you won't see "all the" crashes and deaths. You'll see some number of crashes and deaths, which might be a bit larger than it would have been but you don't know what it would have been, and it's only a little bit. You'll never be able to pin it on any decisions made in the boardroom (...
by Chen
Thu Jul 14, 2016 4:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: First Tesla Autopilot Death
Replies: 304
Views: 38088

Re: First Tesla Autopilot Death

B: Humans take a driver test which is totally inadequate for an autodrive car. I'm pretty sure autodrive cars would pass the test as is, but it's not good enough, because the driver test does not test things we take for granted in people. We know much better what people can and can't do, and why th...
by Chen
Wed Jul 13, 2016 1:43 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2096
Views: 270628

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

Book theories and succession stuff: In the books, Aegon is still alive. Since he is Rhaegar's son, he actually has the strongest claim to the throne, which I believe is his intent since he just started invading Westeros at the end of DWD with the Golden Company. There are theories he's a &q...
by Chen
Wed Jul 13, 2016 11:51 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2096
Views: 270628

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

Officially, it should go to Stannis, who is dead. Which means it would go to any of his male heirs, which never existed. Which means it should go Renly, who is also dead. Which means it should go to any if his male heirs, which also never existed. After that it should go to Robert's eldest survivin...
by Chen
Tue Jul 12, 2016 7:54 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: XKCD, where they talk shit about you in a secret subforum
Replies: 150
Views: 22884

Re: XKCD, where they talk shit about you in a secret subforum

And I think you are being an utter complete jerk, feigning sympathy. If you don't get it by this point, I just don't think you will. You are going on like this is some normal human interaction and its just not. This is not an okay way to be interacting with other humans. I have never encountered an...
by Chen
Mon Jul 11, 2016 12:00 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2096
Views: 270628

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

Well, they conveniently forgot about the standing Tyrell army in King's Landing when they blew the sept up and somehow neither Kevan or Mace had no soldiers at hand to enforce their escape from the sept and a ton of people who could have trampled a handful of robed men somehow were trapped in the s...
by Chen
Sat Jul 09, 2016 3:49 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 5414
Views: 743422

Re: Police misbehavior thread

We also have tanks and rpgs, but we don't use them on civilians*. The chance of collateral damage there is the same, but we don't use them. You're not concerned at all that the police are using bombs? News seems to indicate they tried negotiating for hours after which he stopped negotiating and beg...
by Chen
Fri Jul 08, 2016 4:58 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Obama says it's easier to get a gun than a book.
Replies: 186
Views: 35025

Re: Obama says it's easier to get a gun than a book.

Are you actually proposing this as a reason that the government should even further restrict what arms we can use? Jose Im saying that the argument that you need those arms to defend (or rise up) against the government is silly because the arms they currently allow you to have would be ineffective ...
by Chen
Fri Jul 08, 2016 3:13 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Obama says it's easier to get a gun than a book.
Replies: 186
Views: 35025

Re: Obama says it's easier to get a gun than a book.

But the government already restricts what arms you can use. They don't allow people to use the strong, devastating weapons that could actually be used to fight back against the government anyways. Your well regulated militia with small arms is still going to get destroyed by a single combat aircraft...
by Chen
Fri Jul 08, 2016 1:49 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 5414
Views: 743422

Re: Police misbehavior thread

So regarding the one sniper suspect who was killed in a standoff this morning: He said the gunman had told a negotiator that he was "upset about Black Lives Matter [protest movement], he said he was upset about the recent police shootings. The suspect said he was upset at white people. The susp...
by Chen
Tue Jul 05, 2016 5:36 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: First Tesla Autopilot Death
Replies: 304
Views: 38088

Re: First Tesla Autopilot Death

In terms of maintenance, presumably they will work similarly to aircraft and the time-limited dispatch approach they have to various faults. If there's a severe enough fault with sensors you'd say that the car is not dispatchable (autonomously), until that fault is repaired. Whether that means repla...

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