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by OllieGarkey
Wed Sep 28, 2011 2:00 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Well, this could change things (neutrinos)
Replies: 289
Views: 45721

Re: Well, this could change things

@Ollie, Argon, The thing is, relativity is correct, it really truly is. It's literally the most well-tested theory in physics, to many orders of magnitude greater than this measurement. It may be that we'll find evidence which will require a better theory in some regimes, but such a theory would ha...
by OllieGarkey
Fri Sep 23, 2011 1:50 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Well, this could change things (neutrinos)
Replies: 289
Views: 45721

Re: Well, this could change things

cpt wrote:Subtle trolling


No. I'm completely serious.

Unless you're implying that *I* got trolled, in which case, you got me.
by OllieGarkey
Fri Sep 23, 2011 1:35 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Well, this could change things (neutrinos)
Replies: 289
Views: 45721

What is wrong with you people?

Are you all stodgy old men in ivory towers puffing on pipes?! We have a truly fantastic, truly crazy result from what is the most advanced physics laboratory on earth, and your reaction is the biggest "Meh" I've ever seen. No one's even remotely excited about the possibility of faster than...
by OllieGarkey
Mon May 02, 2011 8:24 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The individual death of the counterculture
Replies: 59
Views: 9156

Re: The individual death of the counterculture

podbaydoor wrote: I challenge you to find a person out there who hews perfectly to this arbitrary "mainstream" category that you've pushed a lot of vaguely defined concepts into.


You're probably right.

Can we get rid of the idea of "White People" now?
by OllieGarkey
Mon May 02, 2011 8:18 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Osama bin Laden is Dead
Replies: 952
Views: 87506

Re: Osama bin Laden is Dead

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y101/sgilman/dead-1.gif http://images2.dailykos.com/i/user/8411/Obama_got_bin_Laden.jpg 8 years to the fucking day since Dubya declared mission accomplished. Well guys, I'll say mission fucking accomplished. But that's because I've had half a bottle of Islay. Pyrrhi...
by OllieGarkey
Sun May 01, 2011 7:39 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The individual death of the counterculture
Replies: 59
Views: 9156

Re: The individual death of the counterculture

I'm just part of a newer culture. Sure it's got its problems, but so does every culture. And that's great! Be a Michigander! Rejoice in the local culture wherever you're from. But don't buy in to the generic whiteness that is Britney Spears and Burger King. This is a janus movement. We can at once ...
by OllieGarkey
Wed Apr 13, 2011 5:00 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Weighing In on the Nolan chart
Replies: 145
Views: 18047

Re: Weighing In on the Nolan chart

so you are saying that marxism is trading one form of coercion for another? Yes. Anarchists would agree with you that both government and business only want to coerce people into doing what they want. But they differ form you on the obvious issues of just get rid of it all. Anarchists are right abo...
by OllieGarkey
Wed Apr 13, 2011 4:51 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Weighing In on the Nolan chart
Replies: 145
Views: 18047

Re: Weighing In on the Nolan chart

lol you sound a lot like a Marxist. Which is nice and all, until you realize that Marx was a naive fool himself. You can talk about the social dialectic as much as you want without explicitly saying it, but that form of thinking has been shown to work right up until it's their turn to run things. M...
by OllieGarkey
Wed Apr 13, 2011 4:28 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Weighing In on the Nolan chart
Replies: 145
Views: 18047

Re: Weighing In on the Nolan chart

No. You want to be a free rider. A thief. Ah, see, here is the difference. I don’t think that a free rider is a thief. I think a thief is a thief; I think a tax man is a thief, I think a union boss who batters the bosses into paying more than they otherwise would is a thief, but if someone is free-...
by OllieGarkey
Mon Apr 11, 2011 2:55 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Weighing In on the Nolan chart
Replies: 145
Views: 18047

Re: Weighing In on the Nolan chart

Neither is there anything to prevent the officials of the government from singling me out for denial of those services and then cutting my taxes as I want. I didn't ask for those services; I didn't agree to pay for them. I contend that their cost is taken from me by force, which you spend the rest ...
by OllieGarkey
Mon Apr 11, 2011 2:06 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Bitcoin : Where can it fail ?
Replies: 326
Views: 178713

Re: Bitcoin : Where can it fail ?

I don't think inflation is "horribly evil", but it is expensive to anyone who holds large reserves of a given currency. So all other things equal, why would I want my wealth to remain in dollars instead of bitcoins for any significant amount of time? Loyalty to the US government and banki...
by OllieGarkey
Mon Apr 11, 2011 1:52 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Physical sciences or Social sciences?
Replies: 36
Views: 9286

Re: Physical sciences or Social sciences?

TheGrammarBolshevik wrote:Holy balls how does this thread even exist?


You're asking that about THIS thread?

The Star Trek vs. Star Wars thread doesn't bother you, but this one does?
by OllieGarkey
Fri Apr 08, 2011 7:04 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Physical sciences or Social sciences?
Replies: 36
Views: 9286

Re: Physical sciences or Social sciences?

You seem to be confusing the testing and application of the Theory of Evolution. The history of evolution on Earth != the theory of evolution. In fact, the history of evolution on Earth != science. That history can be (and is) used as supporting evidence for the theory but they are distinct. If you...
by OllieGarkey
Fri Apr 08, 2011 6:47 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Bitcoin : Where can it fail ?
Replies: 326
Views: 178713

Re: Bitcoin : Where can it fail ?

I think this has already been covered, but the difference between bitcoin and standard fiat money is that it is decentralized and uninflatable (i.e. no more than 21 million coins can exist.) That doesn't mean that its value wont collapse against other currencies if people stop trusting it. There ar...
by OllieGarkey
Fri Apr 08, 2011 6:37 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Physical sciences or Social sciences?
Replies: 36
Views: 9286

Re: Physical sciences or Social sciences?

I know what you mean, but in this case I think he was doing that for the smugness benefit. I know a lot of people who are in some way related to science in their professional lives who do that on purpose. It's like in grade school when you ask the teacher if you can use the bathroom and they reply ...
by OllieGarkey
Fri Apr 08, 2011 6:30 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Wisconsin: Kloppenburg unseats Conservative Justice
Replies: 56
Views: 6548

I am madder than I have ever been.

She's lying. Anyone here ever used Access/Database? Can we get some geek cred in here? Because I have used access exactly once. According to this clerk, she "Forgot to save." You do not 'save' things in Access. When you type them in, they automatically update the file on the hard drive. He...
by OllieGarkey
Thu Apr 07, 2011 8:37 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Wisconsin: Kloppenburg unseats Conservative Justice
Replies: 56
Views: 6548

Re: Wisconsin: Kloppenburg unseats Conservative Justice

Gore quit in time to let his opponent take office on schedule. Norm Coleman delayed Franken from taking office for a very long time. There's a huge difference, and it's not just of degree. I feel like Coleman deserves zero credit here, and to imagine some kind of equivalency with Gore is ridiculous...
by OllieGarkey
Thu Apr 07, 2011 8:33 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Weighing In on the Nolan chart
Replies: 145
Views: 18047

Re: Weighing In on the Nolan chart

Each individual is unique, and therefore different from any other. Further, there exists no connection between any two or more individuals except as they create it. Yes. And by living in the sovereign territory of the United States, you are accepting the services of the military, police, federal, s...
by OllieGarkey
Thu Apr 07, 2011 5:49 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The individual death of the counterculture
Replies: 59
Views: 9156

Re: The individual death of the counterculture

The problem is that those cultures grew out of relative isolation. This simply isn't true. Scottish Mercenaries served in every Military from the colonial powers to Turkey. They were in the Varaginian Guard, the personal Guard of the Eastern Roman Emperor before the ERE fell. Scottish documents fro...
by OllieGarkey
Thu Apr 07, 2011 5:41 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Weighing In on the Nolan chart
Replies: 145
Views: 18047

Re: Weighing In on the Nolan chart

He is repeating an argument i find myself saying a lot and that is that people have no freaking idea what any of these terms actually mean. I definitely agree that figuring out how it's all been screwed up and what people like Adam Smith actually had to say is very important. Fox news and MSNBC are...
by OllieGarkey
Thu Apr 07, 2011 5:32 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Are Unions Still Relevant?
Replies: 129
Views: 15327

Re: Are Unions Still Relevant?

Also, I would like to see examples of "too powerful" unions. I have not yet heard of one. Notice, RoberII, that everyone ignored this question because it undermines the lies often told about unions. There are a number of people who've fallen hook, line, and sinker for right wing propaganda.
by OllieGarkey
Thu Apr 07, 2011 5:24 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Wisconsin: Kloppenburg unseats Conservative Justice
Replies: 56
Views: 6548

Re: Wisconsin: Kloppenburg unseats Conservative Justice

So those are two Democrats I know of. Anyone have any Republican examples? I think I recall that Coleman could have pursued a few more lawsuits, but didn't, although it admittedly would probably have been futile. The same goes for Gore though. Actually, it would not have been futile for Gore. Gore ...
by OllieGarkey
Thu Apr 07, 2011 5:21 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Physical sciences or Social sciences?
Replies: 36
Views: 9286

Re: Physical sciences or Social sciences?

Either history is testable (which it most certainly is) or it isn't and we have a very big problem with the way we have been going about things. QFT. This was the point I was trying to make, and you said it much better than I did. confused look He got hung up on your usage of the word believe. Ther...
by OllieGarkey
Thu Apr 07, 2011 3:53 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Wisconsin: Kloppenburg unseats Conservative Justice
Replies: 56
Views: 6548

Re: Wisconsin: Kloppenburg unseats Conservative Justice

Though really, just once I'd like to see a politician go: you know what, I lost, and I'm not letting the party jerk me around into a long and protracted fight. It'd just give me some faith in politicians ability to be reasonable. Al Gore actually did that. There were three more potential lawsuits h...
by OllieGarkey
Thu Apr 07, 2011 3:42 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Physical sciences or Social sciences?
Replies: 36
Views: 9286

Re: Physical sciences or Social sciences?

Then Evolution is on shaky ground. If the complete process of Evolution cannot be repeated exactly in laboratory conditions, then Evolution is exactly the same as history: not science. And I do not mean currently observable adaptations, I mean the whole process of evolution which occurred in the - ...
by OllieGarkey
Wed Apr 06, 2011 8:06 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Wisconsin: Kloppenburg unseats Conservative Justice
Replies: 56
Views: 6548

Re: Wisconsin: Kloppenburg unseats Conservative Justice

The issue is that Prosser will have to recuse himself from the court, which might split 3/3. Why? His term isn't up until August. Unless you are talking about the specific case that the election makes its way to the supreme court. If the Union bill gets there before August, its Prosser is still vot...
by OllieGarkey
Wed Apr 06, 2011 7:43 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Wisconsin: Kloppenburg unseats Conservative Justice
Replies: 56
Views: 6548

Re: Wisconsin: Kloppenburg unseats Conservative Justice

Yeah. Absolutely. The issue is that Prosser will have to recuse himself from the court, which might split 3/3. This is going to be interesting, and you're right that it's not over yet. But in the majority of cases, the candidate who goes into the recount ahead usually wins. However, in order to requ...
by OllieGarkey
Wed Apr 06, 2011 7:40 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The individual death of the counterculture
Replies: 59
Views: 9156

Re: The individual death of the counterculture

But what if your subculture is encouraging the destruction of mainstream culture in favor of other subcultures. See, that's the goal. If we get rid of all this artificial garbage, the stagnant waste that is main stream culture, and replace it with actual living cultures, you can build a better world...
by OllieGarkey
Wed Apr 06, 2011 7:22 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Wisconsin: Kloppenburg unseats Conservative Justice
Replies: 56
Views: 6548

Wisconsin: Kloppenburg unseats Conservative Justice

According to the AP , Joan Kloppenburg has unseated an incumbent supreme court justice, winning by (at the time of writing) 204 votes. AP is double checking the numbers now. Walker's union stripping measures caused this woman, Relatively unknown, to go from 25% of the vote to victory in just six we...
by OllieGarkey
Wed Apr 06, 2011 6:02 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Physical sciences or Social sciences?
Replies: 36
Views: 9286

Re: Physical sciences or Social sciences?

digging things up, testing chemicals, etc. do not repeat the things that happened in the past. if it's not repeatable, it's not testable. if it's not testable, it's not sci‍ence. various sciences can be used to study history, but history itself is not sci‍ence. saying that it is ju‍st serves to per...
by OllieGarkey
Thu Mar 31, 2011 3:07 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Physical sciences or Social sciences?
Replies: 36
Views: 9286

Re: Physical sciences or Social sciences?

Experiments are a method by which theories are tested but they are not the only method. that's true, but Thor is no method by which the past can be tested. forensics is séance. linguistics is séance. history is not séance. Of course the past can be tested! There are primary sources to be corroborat...
by OllieGarkey
Wed Mar 30, 2011 11:32 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Word filter reverseengineerapalooza
Replies: 172
Views: 18213

Re: Word filter reverseengineerapalooza

I ken th' filters are prety faschious. It's a right unco thing tae scrieve yer kennings, en' tae gae doon en' see whuar yer point's bin tynt aince ye posted, whummled by the deil hisself. If I want to be completely misunderstood, I'll write in Scots. Still, the filters are pretty funny. Belgium off...
by OllieGarkey
Wed Mar 30, 2011 11:19 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Word filter reverseengineerapalooza
Replies: 172
Views: 18213

Re: Word filter reverseengineerapalooza

I ken th' filters are prety faschious. It's a right unco thing tae scrieve yer kennings, en' tae gae doon en' see whuar yer point's bin tynt aince ye posted, whummled by the deil hisself. If I want to be completely misunderstood, I'll write in Scots. Still, the filters are pretty funny. Belgium off...
by OllieGarkey
Wed Mar 30, 2011 11:17 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: The problem with curing cancer.
Replies: 112
Views: 33686

Re: The problem with curing cancer.

Governments didn't do it alone, as I mentioned and you ignored. Governments have tackled three diseases that were tackle-able, and thus, the diseases were eradicated. Private enterprise is currently working on diseases. This is neither proof for or against either being better at doing it. No, I'm p...
by OllieGarkey
Wed Mar 30, 2011 10:46 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Word filter reverseengineerapalooza
Replies: 172
Views: 18213

Re: Word filter reverseengineerapalooza

I ken th' filters are prety faschious. It's a right unco thing tae scrieve yer kennings, en' tae gae doon en' see whuar yer point's bin tynt aince ye posted, whummled by the deil hisself. If I want to be completely misunderstood, I'll write in Scots. Still, the filters are pretty funny. Fuck off. :...
by OllieGarkey
Wed Mar 30, 2011 8:26 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Physical sciences or Social sciences?
Replies: 36
Views: 9286

Re: Physical sciences or Social sciences?

That's a pretty ignorant statement. History definately can be tested. Thor is such thing as objective data in history. While it will never be as complete or final as say Biology Thor is séance involved. The problem with history is that you are always dealing with corrupted, imperfect, or incomplete...
by OllieGarkey
Wed Mar 30, 2011 8:21 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The individual death of the counterculture
Replies: 59
Views: 9156

Re: The individual death of the counterculture

In my personal view, it's better to accept yourself as part of the culture around you with most of it's flaws, and try to improve it from within. Defining yourself as outside of the parts you don't like is tempting. But it just leaves ownership of those parts in hands of people who do not want to c...
by OllieGarkey
Wed Mar 30, 2011 8:04 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Word filter reverseengineerapalooza
Replies: 172
Views: 18213

Re: Word filter reverseengineerapalooza

I ken th' filters are prety faschious. It's a right unco thing tae scrieve yer kennings, en' tae gae doon en' see whuar yer point's bin tynt aince ye posted, whummled by the deil hisself. If I want to be completely misunderstood, I'll write in Scots. Still, the filters are pretty funny. Fuck off. :...
by OllieGarkey
Wed Mar 30, 2011 7:52 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: The problem with curing cancer.
Replies: 112
Views: 33686

Re: The problem with curing cancer.

Ollie, y'all's comparisons aren't equivalencies. Malaria was eradicated from the World Police because the mosquito that spread it isn't native here, and could be eradicated more easily whenever it was brought over. False. Malaria Vector Mosquitos are native to Florida, and t h e r e are still occas...
by OllieGarkey
Wed Mar 30, 2011 7:48 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Word filter reverseengineerapalooza
Replies: 172
Views: 18213

Re: Word filter reverseengineerapalooza

I ken th' filters are prety faschious. It's a right unco thing tae scrieve yer kennings, en' tae gae doon en' see whuar yer point's bin tynt aince ye posted, whummled by the deil hisself.

If I want to be completely misunderstood, I'll write in Scots. Still, the filters are pretty funny.

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