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by apeman5291
Tue Jul 06, 2010 8:53 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Women of the Daily Show speak
Replies: 261
Views: 28197

Women of the Daily Show speak

The 32 women who work for the Daily Show, both on and off the camera, wrote a lovely response to Jezebel.com's article calling the show a "boys' club" . Copied below: Dear People Who Don’t Work Here, Recently, certain media outlets have attempted to tell us what it’s like to be a woman at ...
by apeman5291
Sun Jun 13, 2010 8:32 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: WPA weirdness
Replies: 2
Views: 530

WPA weirdness

Hi, I have something that's been puzzling me for a few days: I have a Dell Latitude E6400 laptop with an Intel WiFi card, running Ubuntu 10.04. I'm trying to connect to an 802.11n wireless network, broadcasting at 2.4 GHz, and secured with WPA. Here's where it starts to get weird. In most rooms of m...
by apeman5291
Mon May 17, 2010 4:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0741: "Blogging"
Replies: 89
Views: 26201

Re: "Blogging" Discussion

Steve the Pocket wrote:I don't get any of it.
Ditto.
by apeman5291
Wed Apr 28, 2010 8:01 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Lesbian Student purged from school yearbook
Replies: 75
Views: 8202

Re: Lesbian Student purged from school yearbook

Iv wrote:Well, I am fairly sure that the bible said God said so. I still ask for a better proof. That was my point.

As far as hell goes, all you're going to get is a proof within the confines of religious doctrine.

EDIT: which I guess was your point.
by apeman5291
Wed Apr 28, 2010 2:17 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Preview of whats to come in health care (USA)
Replies: 46
Views: 5013

Re: Preview of whats to come in health care (USA)

Heisenberg wrote:Does anyone actually disagree with these points, or are we just arguing semantics at this point?

I think most people are simply stating that the risks are overestimated and that the real risks are vastly outweighed by the benefits.
by apeman5291
Wed Apr 28, 2010 2:00 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Lesbian Student purged from school yearbook
Replies: 75
Views: 8202

Re: Lesbian Student purged from school yearbook

Yes, but see, god didn't say that people who wrote left-handed would go to hell. It's all good, our discrimination is religious. This means that it's somehow better then all the other discrimination that's been perpetrated throughout the ages... To be nitpicky, I'd like a proof that God said lesbia...
by apeman5291
Mon Mar 29, 2010 3:58 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The "How Have I Never Noticed That Before?" thread
Replies: 1141
Views: 199906

Re: The "How Have I Never Noticed That Before?" thread?

I know, right? I mean, I watched the Turtles and Fresh Prince. They were contemporaries. James didn't even really disguise his voice in any way, and looking back, when he's yelling at Carlton and Will, it sounds like Shredder. Yet I never put 2 and 2 together. I had a similar experience with Get Sm...
by apeman5291
Mon Mar 22, 2010 4:58 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: health care bill passes
Replies: 167
Views: 13996

Re: health care bill passes

http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSN1914020220100319 I read this article this morning and my first reaction was "had the media ever reported on this shit before the bill was passed?" because I don't remember seeing anything about it before this morning. And looking at those provisions, it...
by apeman5291
Thu Feb 11, 2010 7:38 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: $5 filing fee for groups plotting to overthrow the govt
Replies: 31
Views: 3324

Re: $5 filing fee for groups plotting to overthrow the govt

South Carolina isn't known for clear, well-written laws.
by apeman5291
Fri Jan 22, 2010 4:50 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: HOLY BAM!!! SCOTUS overturns campaign finance
Replies: 143
Views: 13014

Re: HOLY BAM!!! SCOTUS overturns campaign finance

A corporation is an abstract idea, nothing more than an invention by people for the purpose of making a few people rich. No, a corporation is a group of people. Its resources are the resources of those people who make up the corporation, including stockholders and employees. This ruling says that w...
by apeman5291
Fri Jan 22, 2010 2:53 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: HOLY BAM!!! SCOTUS overturns campaign finance
Replies: 143
Views: 13014

Re: HOLY BAM!!! SCOTUS overturns campaign finance

And you really need a better understanding of what American law says before you say "Corporations aren't people." That's like looking at animal cruelty laws and saying "Dogs aren't fucking people!" It's an oversimplification to the point of absurdity. Please tell me you realize ...
by apeman5291
Fri Jan 22, 2010 5:02 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: HOLY BAM!!! SCOTUS overturns campaign finance
Replies: 143
Views: 13014

Re: HOLY BAM!!! SCOTUS overturns campaign finance

public assistance is ludicrous (how much money should we give to anyone who asks for it so they can advertise themselves to get themselves on the ballots and contributors?) Actually, you could give quite a lot to each candidate at very little cost to the taxpayer. At the federal level, each citizen...
by apeman5291
Fri Jan 22, 2010 12:20 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: HOLY BAM!!! SCOTUS overturns campaign finance
Replies: 143
Views: 13014

Re: HOLY BAM!!! SCOTUS overturns campaign finance

The only way to eliminate the influence of money is to restrict the amount that can be given by each voting citizen. That doesn't eliminate it- what that does is elevate donation groups (the people with access to the candidate are the people who got 100 people to donate $2,300, rather than donating...
by apeman5291
Thu Jan 21, 2010 11:09 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: HOLY BAM!!! SCOTUS overturns campaign finance
Replies: 143
Views: 13014

Re: HOLY BAM!!! SCOTUS overturns campaign finance

I recommend we try to have a civil discussion without insulting each other's intelligence. If you'll notice, that part of my post was an admission of where I could possibly be wrong. Immediately following that statement, I explained why I think in this case, it might be beneficial to restrict some ...
by apeman5291
Thu Jan 21, 2010 10:36 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: HOLY BAM!!! SCOTUS overturns campaign finance
Replies: 143
Views: 13014

Re: HOLY BAM!!! SCOTUS overturns campaign finance

Vaniver wrote:
apeman5291 wrote:Restricting the rights of corporations donating money to political causes only restricts certain groups of people from making certain types of speech to certain ends.
I recommend you look up the word "abridge," and come back when you have.
I recommend we try to have a civil discussion without insulting each other's intelligence. If you'll notice, that part of my post was an admission of where I could possibly be wrong. Immediately following that statement, I explained why I think in this case, it might be beneficial to restrict some speech:
apeman5291 wrote:Those same people can always form other groups/organizations to promote those same ends, while not having any one voice be any more powerful than another. That's the goal of a democracy, right? In decision making, each voice should be equal.
by apeman5291
Thu Jan 21, 2010 9:24 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: HOLY BAM!!! SCOTUS overturns campaign finance
Replies: 143
Views: 13014

Re: HOLY BAM!!! SCOTUS overturns campaign finance

Your making the assumption that corporations have the same rights as people. A corporation which is nothing more than a concept, now has the same rights as a human being. Let's read the first Amendment again, shall we? Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiti...
by apeman5291
Thu Jan 21, 2010 8:16 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: HOLY BAM!!! SCOTUS overturns campaign finance
Replies: 143
Views: 13014

Re: HOLY BAM!!! SCOTUS overturns campaign finance

This is a victory for free speech, and free speech is a good thing, even for people (or groups) you don't like. Your making the assumption that corporations have the same rights as people. A corporation which is nothing more than a concept, now has the same rights as a human being. Not necessarily....
by apeman5291
Thu Jan 21, 2010 7:38 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: HOLY BAM!!! SCOTUS overturns campaign finance
Replies: 143
Views: 13014

Re: HOLY BAM!!! SCOTUS overturns campaign finance

This is a victory for free speech, and free speech is a good thing, even for people (or groups) you don't like. Your making the assumption that corporations have the same rights as people. A corporation which is nothing more than a concept, now has the same rights as a human being. Exactly. What is...
by apeman5291
Sun Jan 03, 2010 3:43 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Group Seeks to prevent The Who from playing the Superbowl
Replies: 29
Views: 3723

Re: Group Seeks to prevent The Who from playing the Superbowl

He overdosed on the sedative Clomethiazole which had been prescribed to help him fight his alcoholism, instructed to take 1 every time you crave alcohol, he consumed 32 in a period of a few hours. I stand corrected. Also, don't envy me, envy my father; who saw them no less than 17 times whilst all ...
by apeman5291
Sat Jan 02, 2010 4:43 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Group Seeks to prevent The Who from playing the Superbowl
Replies: 29
Views: 3723

Re: Group Seeks to prevent The Who from playing the Superbowl

I can see the headlines now, "Religious Fundementalists mauled by drug crazed zombie; Keith Moon's corpse sought for questioning." Keith Moon was clean when he died, his death was an accidental overdose on sleeping medication. /vh1 Having seen The Who live, superbowl will lose out bigtime...
by apeman5291
Thu Dec 31, 2009 3:09 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Losing hospital beds -- and getting better care
Replies: 14
Views: 1804

Re: Losing hospital beds -- and getting better care

Wow. :shock: That's really cool, I'm going to have pleasant dreams about efficiency tonight.

This seems like another application of Parkinson's Law.
by apeman5291
Thu Dec 31, 2009 12:27 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Women and work: We did it!
Replies: 36
Views: 4411

Women and work: We did it!

The Economist today printed this about gender equality in the workplace: Women and work We did it! The rich world’s quiet revolution: women are gradually taking over the workplace AT A time when the world is short of causes for celebration, here is a candidate: within the next few months women will ...
by apeman5291
Tue Dec 29, 2009 12:20 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Teens Find New Species Of Cockroach In NYC Supermarket
Replies: 19
Views: 3577

Re: Teens Find New Species Of Cockroach In NYC Supermarket

Species don't differ by more than 1%? This kind of definition for species is not widely accepted. Genetic distances between species varies by the group of organisms you're looking at, how recently the species diverged, etc. Although it certainly is something interesting, genetic differences between...
by apeman5291
Wed Dec 23, 2009 8:47 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Grayson Threatens Critic with Jailtime
Replies: 17
Views: 1545

Re: Grayson Threatens Critic with Jailtime

Diadem wrote:So really the complaint is not about criticism, but about illegal fundraising? Well, that's not the same ballpark.

Exactly. I imagine that the same site minus the fundraising, or with methods to stay within the correct fundraising constraints wouldn't be a problem at all.
by apeman5291
Tue Dec 22, 2009 3:39 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: snOMG HE'S GOT A GUN!
Replies: 30
Views: 4642

Re: Cop brings gun to snowball fight. Hilarity ensues.

I don't think it's ZOMG HE NEEDS TO BE FIRED NOW! bad. Will it be? No. Should it be? Yes. Seriously, people called the real cops on him because he so utterly failed in his police-like duties to properly identify himself or act in a responsible fashion. Yes, he definitely did his job wrong, at the v...
by apeman5291
Wed Dec 16, 2009 11:00 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The New Conservative Jesus: He's kind of a dick now.
Replies: 236
Views: 21451

Re: The New Conservative Jesus: He's kind of a dick now.

http://conservapedia.com/images/d/d1/WToon12.jpg Comedic genius right there. Probably the most fascinating thing about that comic is that the clown is a woman. I did not notice that and frankly, I'm a little bit worried that you did. "with her sidekick" Why is that hard to notice? I dunno...
by apeman5291
Wed Dec 16, 2009 7:09 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Geek stereotypes drive women away from computer science
Replies: 152
Views: 16606

Geek stereotypes drive women away from computer science

Article from MSNBC and LiveScience.com: The stereotype of computer scientists as geeks who memorize Star Trek lines and never leave the lab may be driving women away from the field, a new study suggests. And women can be turned off by just the physical environment, say, of a computer-science classr...
by apeman5291
Tue Dec 15, 2009 7:07 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The New Conservative Jesus: He's kind of a dick now.
Replies: 236
Views: 21451

Re: The New Conservative Jesus: He's kind of a dick now.

Hawknc wrote:
Robstickle wrote:http://conservapedia.com/images/d/d1/WToon12.jpg

Comedic genius right there.

Probably the most fascinating thing about that comic is that the clown is a woman.

*double-checks*
Holy shit, you're right!
by apeman5291
Wed Dec 09, 2009 1:24 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The New Conservative Jesus: He's kind of a dick now.
Replies: 236
Views: 21451

Re: The New Conservative Jesus: He's kind of a dick now.

Yes, yes. I know the leaders of almost any field can be expected to be intelligent, but a religous nut stating that atheists are intelligent is just too rich. Sadly, according to the point above that of Dr. Vitz, those intelligent atheists are unable to "fairly and judiciously consider the fac...
by apeman5291
Fri Dec 04, 2009 10:22 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The New Conservative Jesus: He's kind of a dick now.
Replies: 236
Views: 21451

Re: The New Conservative Jesus: He's kind of a dick now.

The Bible has been used to justify heinous acts for as long as it's been in existence, but never before (in my memory) has a group of amateur scholars attempted to "re-translate" the bible so that it more closely fits their current political views. I'm utterly speechless. 1) Jesus, or who...
by apeman5291
Sun Nov 29, 2009 7:00 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: RINOs on the endangered list? (Republican 'purity test')
Replies: 86
Views: 7517

Re: RINOs on the endangered list? (Republican 'purity test')

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/34185336/ns/politics-the_new_york_times/ Senator Graham is on the chopping block of ideological purity next. You may remember him most recently from when he and Joe Lieberman toured in support of John McCain during 2008, and when he led a campaign to be sure Guantanamo B...
by apeman5291
Fri Nov 27, 2009 6:39 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: RINOs on the endangered list? (Republican 'purity test')
Replies: 86
Views: 7517

Re: RINOs on the endangered list? (Republican 'purity test')

Clean air is public property, so companies should pay the public if they want to waste it. Glad you agree. Before they can pay us, though, the company needs to submit a quote and we need to agree a fair deal. It's the free market! Before that, no polluting our public property. Huh, I've never thoug...
by apeman5291
Fri Nov 27, 2009 5:10 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Uh-oh. It's a Youtube party and you're up next. What do you show 'em?
Replies: 2152
Views: 749843

Re: Something on Youtube

fjafjan wrote:A little story (a bit of blood, nothing extreme)

I wanted to punch that soldier.
by apeman5291
Thu Nov 26, 2009 5:14 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13424
Views: 1771984

Re: Today I Learned

Force42 wrote:Today I bought my first tie and learned how to tie it.

Welcome to the civilized world. :D
by apeman5291
Wed Nov 25, 2009 2:04 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: RINOs on the endangered list? (Republican 'purity test')
Replies: 86
Views: 7517

Re: RINOs on the endangered list? (Republican 'purity test')

A few years from now, they're going to have to draft a new set of principles because half of those won't apply anymore. But, knowing the GOP, they'll keep the old document and still follow it to the letter, and criticize those who try to adapt, interpret, or change it to fit modern times.
by apeman5291
Wed Nov 11, 2009 5:52 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: North Carolinians?
Replies: 4
Views: 2169

Re: North Carolinians?

Perhaps we could extend this to the Carolinas, and meet in or around Charlotte. That is, if you don't mind having South Carolinians at your North Carolina meetup.
by apeman5291
Sat Nov 07, 2009 5:18 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Democrats Unveil Their Health care Bill
Replies: 237
Views: 13736

Re: Democrats Unveil Their Health care Bill

It's just a sloppy equivalence because white male correlates to a higher degree with rich. OK. So if those correlate, and you're favoring the rich, then you're also favoring white men. You don't have to be favoring them because they're white men for the system to work in their favor. Semantics: The...
by apeman5291
Fri Nov 06, 2009 5:22 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: David Nutt's drug rankings
Replies: 54
Views: 7470

Re: David Nutt's drug rankings

Hm. In light of that article, I think I'll lower my criticism of him a little bit (not too much, the solvent thing still gets me). You realize, then, that you're no better than the British gov't in this situation? Eh? I thought the British gov't was firing him because he said things they didn't lik...

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