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by addams
Sat May 03, 2014 10:47 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Smart gun debuts, stupid people revolt
Replies: 180
Views: 21149

Re: Smart gun debuts, stupid people revolt

Also, while the DOJ didn't write the report, they did fund the research before and after the report, so I think they like where the technology is going. AnyThing that is intelligence about Terrorists gets funding. Damn it! It also takes connections. Not many. They must be able to say they were fund...
by addams
Sat May 03, 2014 10:20 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.
Replies: 4973
Views: 677873

Re: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.

This ad for mother's day: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYOAWXeH6QI #youchoose (but he doesn't) AAHHHH! Does that work? Won't it tear under pressure? SomeBody! Do the Methodology! What kind of an Idea is That? Bad Idea! Bad Idea! Poor somebody. Poor little somebody. To be fair, the female is at g...
by addams
Sat May 03, 2014 10:05 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count to a Million
Replies: 82826
Views: 5506380

Re: Count to a Million

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by addams
Sat May 03, 2014 9:55 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89883
Views: 7395447

Re: Fluff

I saw an interesting maneuver in heavy traffic on the way home from work yesterday (spoilered because big image): http://i.imgur.com/M3KqORO.png Yes, it involved a lot of weaving between cars and sudden stopping. Yes. I have seen this and other common maneuvers. This is what that DashBoard Voice is...
by addams
Sat May 03, 2014 9:33 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Smart gun debuts, stupid people revolt
Replies: 180
Views: 21149

Re: Smart gun debuts, stupid people revolt

That makes sense. Avoid the gunfight and advertise how dangerous you are. That is a common strategy of Nature. Very few go out looking for a Gun fight, for fun. Many go out looking like a Gun Fight looking for a place to happen. Protected by Smith and Wesson, signs. That sort of thing. I have heard ...
by addams
Sat May 03, 2014 9:07 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count to a Million
Replies: 82826
Views: 5506380

Re: Count to a Million

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oh.
by addams
Sat May 03, 2014 7:04 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count to a Million
Replies: 82826
Views: 5506380

Re: Count to a Million

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It was a Dog Egg?
That was surprising.

Short gustation on those Dog Eggs.
by addams
Sat May 03, 2014 6:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1357: "Free Speech"
Replies: 1346
Views: 152111

Re: 1357: "Free Speech"

Interesting it has a name though, I just find it a dubious term for discussing works before the author actually dies. I would have expected better terminology from professional literary critics. I always interpreted it (my interpretation being as valid as anyone else's, by the terms of the theory) ...
by addams
Sat May 03, 2014 5:53 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28368
Views: 2873797

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Hey, I posted that before you reassured me in the other thread. :p I know, I was just reassuring people who thought you might still need reassuring. Because I needed to be reassured of that. It's reassuring, you know? That's reassuring. This is not reassuring. https://orders.lfb.org/LFL_7dollar_021...
by addams
Sat May 03, 2014 5:36 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28368
Views: 2873797

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

I don't know about that guy's fantasy life. I know about my Real Life. I wrote a one page paper. It took me days. It was ok. It was a Good FrameWork. There was One hard copy and the copy inside the computer. When the computer was taken, the document was taken. Rewriting a thing like that is difficul...
by addams
Sat May 03, 2014 5:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1348: "Before the Internet"
Replies: 166
Views: 38715

Re: 1348: "Before the Internet"

I think orthogon wrote a lovely post in praise of a Tool. I like Tools, too. I probably did. I should really praise the men and women who invented, designed, built and tested the Tool, and those who discovered the laws of Physics that made it possible. I hope that my admiration for technology is re...
by addams
Sat May 03, 2014 4:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1357: "Free Speech"
Replies: 1346
Views: 152111

Re: 1357: "Free Speech"

I am saying there are no free speech rulings concerning conflicts between two parties in which the ruling is an interpretation of the first amendment as preventing a private party from preventing another party's speech. Since you claim such exists, you have the burden of proof. Find an example or a...
by addams
Sat May 03, 2014 4:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: We need to focus on educating the below average.
Replies: 72
Views: 14326

Re: We need to focus on educating the below average.

More than critical thinking, I think problem solving skills also need to be aught explicitly and practiced at an early age. Too much of our jobs demand high level problem solving compared to what is taught. Problem Solving?? How can you solve a problem UnDefined? What Problem? A Set of Skills? Like...
by addams
Sat May 03, 2014 3:59 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count to a Million
Replies: 82826
Views: 5506380

Re: Count to a Million

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cute.
We laid an egg.
by addams
Sat May 03, 2014 3:53 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14627
Views: 2162670

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

Even a thief's life is worth more than a tv I don't know, my TV is pretty good. And I definitely wouldn't pay as much for a thief as I would for a TV. ...I'm sorry. But a thief can be used to acquire more TVs. I'd totally purchase a thief over a TV if not for a plethora of reasons why I wouldn't. N...
by addams
Sat May 03, 2014 3:33 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Smart gun debuts, stupid people revolt
Replies: 180
Views: 21149

Re: Smart gun debuts, stupid people revolt

so funny. Is it an Arms Race? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmuyLIrSjxI Who? oh, Who will win The Arms Race? How long before we have hand held Whatever That Is? ok! ok! Not hand Held! On a Prius? That frequency passes through many materials. Stone? maybe not. Paper like US construction? oh, yeah. Y...
by addams
Sat May 03, 2014 3:05 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89883
Views: 7395447

Re: Fluff

Wow. Sees Deva - addams conversation. The Internet is now perfect. In the future, all sigs will be addams' quotes. Really? What does that meeean? And; When is a Strawberry Dead? http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03xcms5 What sort of accents do we have in Real Life? Sometimes it seems so simple. We n...
by addams
Sat May 03, 2014 2:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1363 - "xkcd Phone"
Replies: 78
Views: 26053

Re: 1363 - "xkcd Phone"

Can someone publish that screaming app so I can install it on other peoples phones? And to the fellow who already made it, if you post more, they'll stop blocking your links. What a Great Idea! Hack your Dad's Phone! Have it set to Scream when he puts it on Silent. It will only work a Time or two. ...
by addams
Sat May 03, 2014 2:36 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Smart gun debuts, stupid people revolt
Replies: 180
Views: 21149

Re: Smart gun debuts, stupid people revolt

Why shouldnt you be able to block cell phone calls on your property? I'm not quite sure whether you're pro- or anti-cellphone-jamming, but... there's a whole bunch of reasons, but the one that immediately occurs to me is that you (generic you) could be an abusive person preventing your partner and/...
by addams
Sat May 03, 2014 2:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1357: "Free Speech"
Replies: 1346
Views: 152111

Re: 1357: "Free Speech"

We will of course never know what was truly intended (unless Randall tells us) so my wondering is mostly on the same level as when dissecting the message of shakespeare novels and French revolution propaganda posters (whose authors intentions will never be clarified) instead of trying to speculate ...
by addams
Sat May 03, 2014 1:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Ukraine Crisis [New Title]
Replies: 891
Views: 145316

Re: Ukraine Crisis [New Title]

Peaceful anti-government protesters burned alive in Odessa. Someone set fire to a Public Building? (fuck) If you were a Responsible Adult; What would you do? How Pissed Off would you be? 46 individual human beings? For Why? For because they Can? Who is Telling this story? How old was that building?...
by addams
Sat May 03, 2014 5:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1357: "Free Speech"
Replies: 1346
Views: 152111

Re: 1357: "Free Speech"

SecondTalon wrote:
Use The Bug Luke wrote:.

(And whoever sent me that board warning: I didn't read it and you can bite me.)

Consider yourself bitten.

Yey! It took a while.
We Got a Bite!
by addams
Sat May 03, 2014 5:24 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count to a Million
Replies: 82826
Views: 5506380

Re: Count to a Million

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by addams
Sat May 03, 2014 5:05 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89883
Views: 7395447

Re: Fluff

Wouldn't you rather see a movie set in a post-racism world? You know, where skin colour is just a colour? We do. In many ways, we do. We are Judged by The Content of Our Characters. Dr. King would be both pleased and displeased. We were Lifting ourselves and each other Up. We have managed to Push o...
by addams
Sat May 03, 2014 4:54 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Something on Youtube
Replies: 2050
Views: 612202

Re: Something on Youtube

John Oliver interviews Keith Alexander of the NSA. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8lJ85pfb_E Thank you. Sort of Creepy. How serious he got about The Damage Mr. Snowden did. Still. I am glad I watched it. It was nice to see his sense of humor. He was the head of "The Only Agency in Government...
by addams
Sat May 03, 2014 4:01 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13380
Views: 1398656

Re: Today I Learned

First, No. No. No. I think they are asking for Large Images to be behind Spoiler Tags. The reason is not because people are freaked out by EyeBalls. I'm Not! I like a good EyeBall photo. It is mostly the Size to the Image. For some Naked Body Parts freak them out. (shrug) (i won't show you a Pig's E...
by addams
Sat May 03, 2014 3:42 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14627
Views: 2162670

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

Lying in wait for burgulers isn't inherently bad. Yes it is. Well...Let's not be too hasty. Lying in wait for AnyOne is fun. Water Balloons make it more fun for some people. Warm Water Balloons are best for everyone. Never! Never give a crew of ten year olds the Amo Mission. Frozen water balloons a...
by addams
Fri May 02, 2014 2:45 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: We need to focus on educating the below average.
Replies: 72
Views: 14326

Re: We need to focus on educating the below average.

I agree, Critical Thinking skills need to be taught. To teach people to say out loud to themselves, What Do I Know? How Do I Know it? And; Why? More than critical thinking, I think problem solving skills also need to be taught explicitly and practiced at an early age. Too much of our jobs demand hi...
by addams
Fri May 02, 2014 2:23 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13380
Views: 1398656

Re: Today I Learned

the ideals of the War that they fought fall pretty flat once you start saying "but not these guys, they're not good enough to lead themselves". No they don't. Just because one person's interpretation or application of liberty is "freedom for Us and not for Them," that doesn't me...
by addams
Fri May 02, 2014 2:05 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count to a Million
Replies: 82826
Views: 5506380

Re: Count to a Million

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by addams
Fri May 02, 2014 5:04 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Can the Computer, "Phone Home, ET?"
Replies: 6
Views: 3064

Re: Can the Computer, "Phone Home, ET?"

Thank you.
by addams
Fri May 02, 2014 5:03 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count to a Million
Replies: 82826
Views: 5506380

Re: Count to a Million

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by addams
Fri May 02, 2014 4:55 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: We need to focus on educating the below average.
Replies: 72
Views: 14326

Re: We need to focus on educating the below average.

I agree, Critical Thinking skills need to be taught. To teach people to say out loud to themselves, What Do I Know? How Do I Know it? And; Why? Why do I know that? That might help a bit. I disagree about letting people study what they Love. I think people should be able to study what they Love. Forc...
by addams
Fri May 02, 2014 4:29 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Smart gun debuts, stupid people revolt
Replies: 180
Views: 21149

Re: Smart gun debuts, stupid people revolt

The only possibility that occurs to me is they might be paranoid enough to think the Government could remote-disable these guns if it wanted to. Once non-smart-guns were made illegal and phased out, of course. It's kinda a stretch. Beautiful piece of Paranoia. They are going to Hack your guns. Beau...
by addams
Fri May 02, 2014 4:10 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Can the Computer, "Phone Home, ET?"
Replies: 6
Views: 3064

Re: Can the Computer, "Phone Home, ET?"

ok. That means it is doable. Right? Someone knows how to turn their computer on remotely? That's a special trick. I have heard of it. I can't do it. Thank you for the reply. I will do what I can. I will think about it. Someone knows How. The iCloud people? Do they know? Do you speak iCloud? I only s...
by addams
Fri May 02, 2014 3:53 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: We need to focus on educating the below average.
Replies: 72
Views: 14326

Re: We need to focus on educating the below average.

The value of an education system is not just to create better workers but also to create better citizens. There is value in being a better citizen beyond personal economic gain. However, it does not preclude it, being a better citizen will likely increase your financial well-being as well as the re...
by addams
Fri May 02, 2014 3:30 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 105942
Views: 35795859

Re: I haven't started yet.

Thank you, lmjb1964. I believe I'm now on some sort of Government list for looking that up You're not doing it right unless you're on some sort of Government list. I know it is funny. It is also true. Government Lists. It is good to be on a Government List. If you happen to make a good list. Otherwi...
by addams
Fri May 02, 2014 3:02 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count to a Million
Replies: 82826
Views: 5506380

Re: Count to a Million

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by addams
Fri May 02, 2014 3:01 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13380
Views: 1398656

Re: Today I Learned

Not boring. You said what? Where do you practice? In an ER? US, ER? A patient in a civilized nation may have access to a Primary Care Professional. I worry about people that are told, "Talk to your doctor." You are the Doctor. Referral? You don't make referrals? For some reason I thought t...
by addams
Fri May 02, 2014 12:26 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count to a Million
Replies: 82826
Views: 5506380

Re: Count to a Million

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