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by Chen
Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:32 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4173
Views: 564389

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Oh whatever. Can't say nothing without getting people "regretting their decisions" even when I WASN'T TALKING ABOUT THEM. Go eat a mint and say you quit arguing online friend. :) <3 Expect that if you say things, on discussion forum that people disagree with, you're going to get responses...
by Chen
Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:43 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6468
Views: 954100

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Again, I was literally quoting the article you posted that said blacks are thrice as likely to be shot as whites. They don't quote their research or statistics so I can't judge them for myself but it certainly reads as whatever chance a white person encountering the police has of getting shot, a bl...
by Chen
Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:25 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6468
Views: 954100

Re: Police misbehavior thread

I made the post WAY earlier in the thread about this and it does seem to support what CorruptUser was saying: http://forums.xkcd.com/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=84861&hilit=Chen&start=2400#p3699643 It isn't that cops are particularly bloodthirsty about killing black people, but more they profile...
by Chen
Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:12 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4173
Views: 564389

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Brazil is only a little behind India in terms of economy. The others are significantly lower down on the list though
by Chen
Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:00 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6468
Views: 954100

Re: Police misbehavior thread

I don't disagree with any of that. Aside corruption at a high government level (like in the case of dictators and the like) police corruption certainly has large impact. I said that in my previous post. What I'd want to know is how common corruption is in the police vs anywhere else. Is it inherentl...
by Chen
Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6468
Views: 954100

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Sure, but it says something about the culture of the police force that this happened. And it's a persistent problem... just a few years ago, 17 officers in the Baltimore PD faced federal charges (14 guilty pleas) for another racketeering scheme, with 37 additional officers implicated. Do we have an...
by Chen
Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:36 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6468
Views: 954100

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Please read the article posted above by gmalivuk (it's here , more here ). This isn't an example of "someone doing their job poorly". This is example of an entire unit of cops acting like an organized crime gang. They were involved in bribery, extortion, robbery, racketeering, planting ev...
by Chen
Sat Jan 27, 2018 12:35 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Articles about re: sex robots
Replies: 115
Views: 18141

Re: Articles about re: sex robots

bantler wrote:All the normal places made it illegal. All of them. It's basic human dignity and doesn't equate with racist or bigoted laws.


Off the top of my head, Netherlands, Germany, Australia and I believe Nevada in the US all have legal prostitution. Im sure there are other "nornal" places too.
by Chen
Thu Jan 25, 2018 5:13 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Porn, Ethical Porn, Use of Likenesses in Porn. (blown away from News & Articles)
Replies: 72
Views: 7519

Re: Porn, Ethical Porn, Use of Likenesses in Porn.

If the claims were uncontroversial and true, shouldn't citing them be extremely easy?
by Chen
Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:31 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Face covering law passed in Quebec
Replies: 19
Views: 6487

Re: Face covering law passed in Quebec

You don't impose any government limitations in that regard and you let the people decide for themselves. There are people who wear Burkas and the like by their own free choice (not forced by say a husband or family). There was an estimate that fewer than 100 people even wore a burka/niquab in Quebec...
by Chen
Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:51 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Face covering law passed in Quebec
Replies: 19
Views: 6487

Re: Face covering law passed in Quebec

But back on topic. Is a face covering ban actually going to help integrate Muslims in Quebec, or just isolate them further? Of course it's not going to help them integrate. It seems that whenever one of these laws are proposed there's more harassment and threats against the people who do wear this ...
by Chen
Wed Jan 24, 2018 1:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7839
Views: 577244

Re: Trump presidency

Forgetting that harsh talking may be effective in some cases, does anyone really think that will work with Trump? We know he's stubborn and unmoving. I don't see being harsh to him in particular working. The fact he holds pretty much all the power in any of these dynamics (you know, by being preside...
by Chen
Wed Jan 24, 2018 1:13 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Face covering law passed in Quebec
Replies: 19
Views: 6487

Re: Face covering law passed in Quebec

Stop moving the goalposts. Yes all the things you wrote are bad things and yet none of them support the initial statement that internet porn sex trafficking is a thing. The story you linked in your last post wasn't about porn at all, it was just plain regular prostitution sex trafficking. The pics w...
by Chen
Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:59 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7839
Views: 577244

Re: Trump presidency

Uh nothing there indicated sarcasm would be a good way of dealing with resistant teens. Seems like its the opposite of some of the stuff on that page, like the "non-disrepectful tone" or the whole paragraph about mindfulness.
by Chen
Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:42 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Face covering law passed in Quebec
Replies: 19
Views: 6487

Re: Face covering law passed in Quebec

There was nothing actually driving the law except pandering to the xenophobes in the general population. Any situation where a face covering was problematic in terms of receiving services, there were accommodations in place. It's not like wearing a burka let you bypass customs seeing your face or an...
by Chen
Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:12 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7839
Views: 577244

Re: Trump presidency

Ginger wrote:Well, I dunno about you, but sarcastic responses to bad behaviors actually works.


Citation please. Im sure it CAN work in some circumstances, I'm not sure Trump is one of those.
by Chen
Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:10 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Face covering law passed in Quebec
Replies: 19
Views: 6487

Re: Face covering law passed in Quebec

Courts blocked the face covering part of the law from being implemented until the government actually put forth the guidelines they promised in how the restrictions would actually work and what accommodations could be requested. They say those guidelines will be ready in the summer.
by Chen
Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:27 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Therian Saga
Replies: 3173
Views: 505111

Re: Therian Saga

Its more like set tasks and go to sleep, at least once you start getting towards mid/high end. IIRC to make a composite bow, for example its ~30 min for the bowstring, 30 min for the back, 30 min for the belly and then around 5 hours for the assembly. Now there are dungeons that can be worth grindin...
by Chen
Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:00 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6468
Views: 954100

Re: Police misbehavior thread

I just had a thought. I know that ignorance of the law is no excuse, and there's good reasons not to let it be a blanket excuse (everyone would just claim ignorance in their first offense of every crime, so you could basically get away with any crime once). But what if there's a moderate middle gro...
by Chen
Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:15 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14952
Views: 2350991

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

But self-driving cars will definitely be 140% reliable! Each of those 4 cases was the driver not properly reading the sat nav. Those are all examples of WHY self-driving cars will be better. Also the first article mentions NOTHING about sat nav except in the headline. And the last 3 articles are li...
by Chen
Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:37 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Therian Saga
Replies: 3173
Views: 505111

Re: Therian Saga

Well, you know, with my life and burnout and being moderated by Blizz... I might quit all girlish games too. But: I gotta say I have obsessive thoughts about perfection so, while "grindy" sounds absolutely injustices and travesties. I still might try it yet: Not if it's as bad as Blizz's ...
by Chen
Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:10 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Therian Saga
Replies: 3173
Views: 505111

Re: Therian Saga

Haven't been in game for a while but the crafting system was very deep (was basically the whole game). But was quite grindy and it got ridiculously worse with each high end update, if you wanted to be at the high end. Led to burnout which is why I stopped playing. That was quite a while ago so its p...
by Chen
Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:02 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6468
Views: 954100

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Apparently sometimes people have defended themselves in court after shooting police bursting into their homes like that using that rationale. "I thought I was under attack and defended myself". Happened in Quebec about 10 years ago. The guy was acquitted IIRC after he shot and killed one ...
by Chen
Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:53 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: What do you want to know about a comic con?
Replies: 46
Views: 10711

Re: What do you want to know about a comic con?

Wait, what? Thor is a job title? Sorta. Mjolnir's inscription is "Whosoever holds this hammer, if he be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor." So if you're worthy to wield the hammer you get Thor's powers. I think it's somewhat confusing since Odin's son is also named Thor but anyone e...
by Chen
Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:47 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: What do you want to know about a comic con?
Replies: 46
Views: 10711

Re: What do you want to know about a comic con?

Changing established characters on a whim is just tokenism of the worst sort. Especially if there's no real indication of why such a change would take place. Why would Clark suddenly transition to Carla. There has been zero indication of any type of dysphoria or any inkling of him being transgender....
by Chen
Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:37 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7839
Views: 577244

Re: Trump presidency

You can have rules governing things like behavior and dress, sure. If you are wearing a clan robe, it's because you want to be disruptive. Being an asshole is disruptive. On the other hand, wearing clothes that are generally considered acceptable and part of that person's religion or culture is not...
by Chen
Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:00 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7839
Views: 577244

Re: Trump presidency

IIRC the opinion of the appeals court is that you have to provide the same service to every customer if you are open to the public. If that's making a wedding cake, then that's what it is. If you are asked to make a wedding cake that's different from what you would sell to other customers, you can ...
by Chen
Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:14 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Winfrey presidency
Replies: 156
Views: 22829

Re: Winfrey presidency

Wow I didn't know George Jr. helped homeless men and women. I kinda find that hot hot. Anyways, we all believe psuedoscientific stuff in my opinion. I know [citation needed] heavily a lot. I can only offer anecdotes not hard data. Yet in my experience in everyday life we find ways to cope with soci...
by Chen
Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:42 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14952
Views: 2350991

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

The people who bought the street qualified their "middle-class" status by saying "for San Francisco". This is one rich person attempting to exploit a bunch of other richer people. @elasto: I'll grant I didn't read the whole article but most seemed like willful bad acts there rath...
by Chen
Sun Jan 14, 2018 4:24 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14952
Views: 2350991

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

What mistake did the city make? Have you ever seen how much a burden poor reporting puts on local government. The neighborhood association has the assets to afford an accountant to take care of things. Their side screwed up. It is not the governments job to hold their hand on this and such hand hol...
by Chen
Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:46 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Star Wars galaxy of heroes
Replies: 8
Views: 4992

Re: Star Wars galaxy of heroes

Im still playing. At around 1.8M GP also in a solid 100M guild. Currently working on imperial trooper ( just zeta'd Veers) and Nightsisters for DS TB and TW. Not sure who I'll work on after that. Rumor is Revan is coming so partially farming sith assassin and trooper in case they're needed.
by Chen
Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:27 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14952
Views: 2350991

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

Its hilarious how people side with this "middle class" couple because the action is against richer people. Taking advantage of the homeowners AND city's mistake regarding this ridiculous tax bill is not an action that should be cheered on.
by Chen
Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:08 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Winfrey presidency
Replies: 156
Views: 22829

Re: Winfrey presidency

Thesh wrote:Her willingness to sell pseudoscientific bullshit to people who don't know better makes me very skeptical of her. From a political standpoint, I have no clue what she cares about or would stand up for.


100% this. What are people basing this "Oprah is a good candidate" thing on?
by Chen
Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:26 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
Replies: 190
Views: 19288

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

The now is unnecessary. Star Wars has always done pretty much all of this and has certainly always been a fantasy story in space rather than a proper sci-fi story. Yeah this. For gods sake you have people manually piloting fighters and turrets shooting at craft going through space. Which means they...
by Chen
Fri Jan 05, 2018 6:28 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
Replies: 190
Views: 19288

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

Ok, fine, not in the way that allows stuff to *fall* like that anyway Still unacceptable. From memory, they were above a planet. If they weren't in orbit then yes, things do indeed fall in space. Now, maybe not in quite the direction you would like, but things are still gravitating. They were prett...
by Chen
Fri Jan 05, 2018 6:10 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
Replies: 190
Views: 19288

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

And it is internally consistent or at least as much as anything else in Star Wars. But with regards to ramming it's not consistent at all. Why didn't they just use the other ships that ran out of fuel, to ram the enemy ships instead of just letting them slowly drift towards them, if ramming is a fu...
by Chen
Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:58 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic
Replies: 538
Views: 51321

Re: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic

The company is just not gonna give her a free phone and pay for it. And the fetish for brainstorming forceful interventions on sexual harassment victims is just gonna make it worse. They are gonna say it's Her Job to ward off unwanted comments/attentions. Or else she's going to get marked up again....
by Chen
Fri Jan 05, 2018 2:23 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic
Replies: 538
Views: 51321

Re: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic

We use phone reimbursements instead of giving out phones, but that's a good idea for those that still get company phones. I just never considered this as an issue, just thought she was really private, and insubordinate. What do you mean by"big deal job ought to pay work place hazard"? Do ...
by Chen
Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:54 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
Replies: 190
Views: 19288

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

even a fairy tale like SW ought to be internally consistent. if you pull a magic superweapon out of your ass after 2 hours of running away, you have to expect the audience to ask why you didn't do so earlier. This exactly. Or why you didn't use that type of superweapon earlier. How many pilots and ...
by Chen
Tue Jan 02, 2018 4:31 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
Replies: 190
Views: 19288

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

Internet sites like Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic really have a sample bias problem too. You'll get a lot more of the extreme viewpoints being shared. Someone who REALLY disliked it will probably be more likely to post than someone who felt it was ok, but not great. For Rotten Tomatoes this is part...

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