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by Tinman42
Sat Sep 29, 2012 10:09 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Borderlands 2
Replies: 201
Views: 28853

Re: Borderlands 2

Thought I would let people know, there is actually an "XKCD" reference in the game. The mission (I think it is only for zero) where you have to kill 100 bandits (level 30 mission) gives an award that is a sniper rifle of the "ex Kay Seedy" model. Pretty cool. Update, it also tal...
by Tinman42
Sat Sep 29, 2012 10:05 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Borderlands 2
Replies: 201
Views: 28853

Re: Borderlands 2

Thought I would let people know, there is actually an "XKCD" reference in the game. The mission (I think it is only for zero) where you have to kill 100 bandits (level 30 mission) gives an award that is a sniper rifle of the "ex Kay Seedy" model. Pretty cool.
by Tinman42
Tue May 01, 2012 7:07 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: No more porn
Replies: 239
Views: 51193

Re: No more porn

Azrael wrote:Note that murder and rape were moved to the right-hand axis for scaling purposes. Trend-wise, the internet *also* cured larceny.


Amazon!
by Tinman42
Tue May 01, 2012 6:57 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: No more porn
Replies: 239
Views: 51193

Re: No more porn

Damato isn't an expert in the field. He's a law professor who wrote a paper. Also, you're making a classic appeal to authority, which is a logical fallacy. Just because Damato might be (he isn't) an expert in the field does not mean his hypothesis can't be questioned. And in this case, the question...
by Tinman42
Tue May 01, 2012 4:32 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: No more porn
Replies: 239
Views: 51193

Re: No more porn

You are correct, the data shows the decrease start in 1974, but I think a delay would be expected. Man, stop trying so hard. No, the data doesn't show a drop starting in 1974. While there is a lot of subjectivity in trending data like this, you're looking at 1980 (if not 1984) before you see a tren...
by Tinman42
Tue May 01, 2012 12:16 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The Morality of Serving in the U.S. Military
Replies: 23
Views: 7956

Re: The Morality of Serving in the U.S. Military

Commander-in-chief is not on the military promotion path. I guess that is true in a sense, although military background has helped plenty of people achieve that position and positions that work directly with the president. That being said, the thought that the president is the sole decision maker i...
by Tinman42
Mon Apr 30, 2012 11:28 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: No more porn
Replies: 239
Views: 51193

Re: No more porn

You are correct, the data shows the decrease start in 1974, but I think a delay would be expected. Along with that, there is this study According to the ABS data, between 1995 and 2005, there was a drop from 0.6 per cent to 0.3 per cent of persons aged 18 years and over who were victims of at least ...
by Tinman42
Mon Apr 30, 2012 11:01 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: No more porn
Replies: 239
Views: 51193

Re: No more porn

What do you think about the numbers showing that since porn became mainstream rape and sexual assault has decreased by 85%? Completely meaningless one way or the other. Hasn't that already been explained? I am not certain when this was discussed, but my point here was to present this similarly to t...
by Tinman42
Mon Apr 30, 2012 10:09 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: No more porn
Replies: 239
Views: 51193

Re: No more porn

What do you think about the numbers showing that since porn became mainstream rape and sexual assault has decreased by 85%? Completely meaningless one way or the other. Hasn't that already been explained? Some colleges have dress codes and what not. I think it's well within the right of the school ...
by Tinman42
Sat Apr 28, 2012 8:40 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The Morality of Serving in the U.S. Military
Replies: 23
Views: 7956

Re: The Morality of Serving in the U.S. Military

Iv'e been in the army for about 6 years now to include 2 combat tours. I won't discuss the overall morality of the wars and overall this comment is going to be very short. There are orders given all of the time in the military that subordinates do not agree with. Seemingly bad decisions anger the so...
by Tinman42
Sat Apr 28, 2012 7:38 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: No more porn
Replies: 239
Views: 51193

Re: No more porn

I'm actually not sure how the ritual was started, but the reason we do it now is because it IS a ritual. Also as stated it's a very popular event that is for charity. The theatre we use is on campus, in one of the college owned buildings. The theatre is run by the films division of the student gover...
by Tinman42
Sat Apr 28, 2012 5:52 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: No more porn
Replies: 239
Views: 51193

Re: No more porn

I understand that you think the arguments I made became weak as I pushed them to a certain level of ridiculousness. However, claiming that the arguments (especially the beginning, before they got out there) are arguments better made for the opposition is wrong. Maybe if you had been more specific ab...
by Tinman42
Fri Apr 27, 2012 5:09 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: No more porn
Replies: 239
Views: 51193

Re: No more porn

Azreal, Thank you, it makes it more clear that way. What about mentioning the studies shown in one article I posted. In their survey of 688 young Danish adults (men = 316; women = 372), Hald and Malamuth found that respondents construed the viewing of hardcore pornography as beneficial to th...
by Tinman42
Wed Apr 25, 2012 6:39 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: No more porn
Replies: 239
Views: 51193

Re: No more porn

First, I would like to mention that I never made the claim that Porn DOES decrease rape/sexual assault, but MIGHT decrease it. I understand your arguments that the numbers and studies provided do not explicitly support the idea that porn lowers rape. That being said, there is an obvious correlation ...
by Tinman42
Tue Apr 24, 2012 11:23 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: No more porn
Replies: 239
Views: 51193

Re: No more porn

However all states saw an increase in access to the internet between 1980 (access = 0) and 2001 (access = 37-64%). Thus, the argument provides that all states saw an increase in access to porn. But yet some states saw increases in rape incidence where others saw decreases. That clearly indicates th...
by Tinman42
Tue Apr 24, 2012 5:08 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: No more porn
Replies: 239
Views: 51193

Re: No more porn

@ azreal, Are you implying that that if I claimed that "studies show that porn does not lead to an increase in rape or sexual assault and may even decrease the occurrences" you have a response that could not be refuted by anyone AND would make them look foolish? Or would you simply have a ...
by Tinman42
Mon Apr 23, 2012 7:33 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: No more porn
Replies: 239
Views: 51193

Re: No more porn

@ Azreal

Good point. Thank you. Perhaps the argument that "porn does not increase sexual assault and MAY even decrease it's occurrences" would be more fitting?
by Tinman42
Mon Apr 23, 2012 6:40 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: No more porn
Replies: 239
Views: 51193

Re: No more porn

A lot of people have commented on me "not being able to back up my claims." This obviously, is because I did not have any proof posted. That being said, I did not make what I said up. Here are some of the sources I planned on using to support what I had said. http://www.psychologytoday.com...
by Tinman42
Mon Apr 23, 2012 5:26 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: No more porn
Replies: 239
Views: 51193

Re: No more porn

I bring up the no more tobacco issue, not because I think it is valid, but because those that want to get rid of the porn have said things along the lines of "we don't allow tobacco because it harms others, it's the same reason we should ban the porn". [/quote] Then bring up civil choices...
by Tinman42
Fri Apr 20, 2012 5:25 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: No more porn
Replies: 239
Views: 51193

Re: No more porn

By my statistics do you mean Some other possibly relevant facts about the school and neighborhood -This is the biggest event in the school theater all year -we have had 2 sexual assault reports in our city in the last couple months -Starting this summer we are implementing a tobacco free campus poli...
by Tinman42
Fri Apr 20, 2012 7:10 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: No more porn
Replies: 239
Views: 51193

No more porn

I haven't been on the forums for a while, but something is happening at my college right now that I thought would be a good discussion topic. Not to mention, I may be arguing in front of our student council and would like to see what people here have to say in order to strengthen my argument. If the...
by Tinman42
Thu Nov 03, 2011 5:44 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Need help with simple program.
Replies: 7
Views: 1965

Re: Need help with simple program.

Yes, that is what the professor said i had to do. But I figured it out. It took me pretty close to forever, but I got there. Thank yo for the help.
by Tinman42
Sun Oct 30, 2011 9:50 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Need help with simple program.
Replies: 7
Views: 1965

Re: Need help with simple program.

import java.util.Scanner; /** * @ version 18/Oct/2011 * @author anthony.rampello */ public class GID { private String name; // persons name private String gid; // persons Id number with * private static int bigGID = 0; //largest ID number to start private static String bigName; Scanner in = new Sca...
by Tinman42
Sat Oct 29, 2011 8:10 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Need help with simple program.
Replies: 7
Views: 1965

Need help with simple program.

I am new to programming. My schools starts us off with Java. For the lab I am working on I have to use a while loop. I understand how to use simple while loops, but this one is a little confusing to me. I started off with strings called "gid" like *12345678 *37468297 *83629278 etc. I then ...
by Tinman42
Wed Jul 20, 2011 7:00 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9362002

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Pander to the Borg)

2 weeks and im out of afghanistan
3 weeks and im out of the army,
4 weeks and im in college, woo!

I am ridiculously excited.
by Tinman42
Fri Jun 24, 2011 10:15 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: [V] The Terminator Mafia - Town Win
Replies: 189
Views: 24610

Re: [V] The Terminator Mafia - Day 2 - On The Run

hey everyone, sorry I havent been on much, I am in afghanistan and the internet I normally use is down and wont be up for a while. my posts will most likely be minimal. I should have some time tonight to use the other internet and update. If my posts become too in frequent feel free to ask MOD to bo...
by Tinman42
Fri Jun 17, 2011 6:49 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: [V] The Terminator Mafia - Town Win
Replies: 189
Views: 24610

Re: [V] The Terminator Mafia

Is it weird that I think GOP is Scum because, despite being the MOD this game, he was scum last game? The last (and only other) game I played started taking off after a few questions were asked to the group as a whole. Some people refused to answer and such, and there wasn't lot of useful informatio...
by Tinman42
Wed Jun 15, 2011 3:56 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2124
Views: 372717

Re: A Song of Lice and Ire

mosc wrote:Man, if people reacted that strongly, you have to wonder if they are prepared for later stuff. They might be happier just turning it off right now...


Spoiler:
the red wedding, People are going to flip out if we make it to a third season
by Tinman42
Wed Jun 15, 2011 1:20 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2124
Views: 372717

Re: A Song of Lice and Ire

I guess the latest episode caught everyone, critics included, by huge surprise. I thought that people would be surprised, but I guess it is sending shockwaves through the media. People are angry and are refusing to watch the next episode and following seasons and such. Others are freaking out and ca...
by Tinman42
Tue Jun 14, 2011 11:22 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: [V] The Terminator Mafia - Town Win
Replies: 189
Views: 24610

Re: [V] The Terminator Mafia

How about some helpful contributions then Vifam? I'm not saying that what we have said so far has been overly helpful, but your single comment expressing that thought has most certainly done less. If you have a good way for us to get some information you could speak up. I promise, your silence (as w...
by Tinman42
Tue Jun 14, 2011 7:50 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9362002

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Pander to the Borg)

It is officially wednesday here, in celebration, I am making a sandwhich.
by Tinman42
Tue Jun 14, 2011 7:15 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: [V] The Terminator Mafia - Town Win
Replies: 189
Views: 24610

Re: [V] The Terminator Mafia

And Tinman, wouldn't the "terminator doesn't know ze's a terminator" thing violate the bastardry clause? That would be a weird contradiction if it were true... Yes. I just now, after searching, realized what "no bastardry" meant. And to clarify, so I'm not confused, it means tha...
by Tinman42
Tue Jun 14, 2011 6:39 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9362002

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Pander to the Borg)

1 hour until wednesday for me... the future is nice.
by Tinman42
Tue Jun 14, 2011 6:13 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: [V] The Terminator Mafia - Town Win
Replies: 189
Views: 24610

Re: [V] The Terminator Mafia

I like and agree with most of this. The "terminators needing 2 lynches to kill seems unlikely, once we lynch once and they don't die, it will be obvious they are terminators. However, I do agree with the only 2 mafia being generous. I was thinking something like perhaps one of the terminators d...
by Tinman42
Tue Jun 14, 2011 4:03 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2124
Views: 372717

Re: A Song of Lice and Ire

so, One of my friends out here downloaded the first 7 episodes of the show. I got it off is hard drive immediatley. As soon as I got off work, I went back to my tent and started watching. 2 Episodes I told myself. That way I can get up, go to the gym, and then go to work. Long story short, I was lat...
by Tinman42
Tue Jun 14, 2011 2:24 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2124
Views: 372717

Re: A Song of Lice and Ire

I heard Tyrion was John Snows Mother.
by Tinman42
Sun Jun 12, 2011 2:05 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: [V] The Terminator Mafia - Town Win
Replies: 189
Views: 24610

Re: [V] The Terminator Mafia

has everyone confirmed? I thought we were waiting for GOP to give the official start thing like at the beginning of mortal combat fights... If we have officially started, then I'm not sure how to respond to this... I can only assume that was not a vote for lynching, but instead electing me to be pre...
by Tinman42
Sat Jun 11, 2011 11:13 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9362002

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Pander to the Borg)

SamaraLexx wrote:New haircuts are fun.


fun toys are fun
by Tinman42
Sat Jun 11, 2011 10:13 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2124
Views: 372717

Re: A Song of Lice and Ire

So I turned on the T.V. (in afghanistan) and got lucky enough to see Game of thrones was on. I havent seen any of it before just now so I had to figure out what was going on. It was the episode where Tyrion meets Tyron in the camp, Rob lets the Lannister scout go Etc. This is the first part of any e...
by Tinman42
Fri Jun 10, 2011 9:06 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: [V] The Terminator Mafia - Town Win
Replies: 189
Views: 24610

Re: [V] The Terminator Mafia

I appreciate the explination of open/closed. I noticed that a lot of games on the sign up Fora were closed and was afraid to sign up because I thought it meant "by invitation only" or something like that. I only joined this because I figured if it was closed to me and they didnt let me in ...

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