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by Tomo
Sun Apr 01, 2012 12:11 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Why FaiD?
Replies: 62
Views: 11915

Re: Why FaiD?

SecondTalon wrote:
Tomo wrote:Basically, it's 4chan. Except the average post quality is lower.

I don't know. I haven't seriously been on 4chan in ... oh, probably five years. Maybe more. So, no.. higher quality than 4chan of five years ago. Outside of that, I wouldn't know.


Opinions, pffft.

:P
by Tomo
Sat Mar 31, 2012 7:34 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Why FaiD?
Replies: 62
Views: 11915

Re: Why FaiD?

It's not for everyone, and it's a rare person who can join and fit in immediately without a fair amount of lurking. Lurk More. Always. There is no wrong time to lurk more. FaiD takes itself absolutely seriously, except when it doesn't. And parody threads. Oh god, the parody threads. Or spinoff thre...
by Tomo
Thu Mar 22, 2012 1:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1032: "Networking"
Replies: 123
Views: 40370

Re: 1032: "Networking"

SirMustapha wrote:Amazing! Having low standards is now a virtue.


I laughed more at that this I did at the comic.
by Tomo
Fri Mar 09, 2012 4:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1027: "Pickup Artist"
Replies: 2030
Views: 282092

Re: 1027: Pickup Artist

Because wearing makeup is exactly like attacking someone's self confidence with the intention of making them reliant on you for approval. I mean, one of them is basically a watered down, drive-by form of a common pattern of partner emotional abuse, and the other is facial adornment, but who's count...
by Tomo
Fri Mar 09, 2012 4:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1027: "Pickup Artist"
Replies: 2030
Views: 282092

Re: 1027: Pickup Artist

TheGrammarBolshevik wrote:Well, does somebody want to have sex with the first person? Does somebody want to have sex with the second person?


Your point being.. acting a certain way towards women is fine, as long as you act that way because you were brought up to act that way, and not because you read it on the internet?
by Tomo
Fri Mar 09, 2012 4:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1027: "Pickup Artist"
Replies: 2030
Views: 282092

Re: 1027: Pickup Artist

fultob2 wrote:Food for thought, from the other side of the issue

http://tynan.com/xkcd


This is actually an excellent blog post that explains the situation very well. Which is probably why no-one has responded to it.
by Tomo
Fri Mar 09, 2012 1:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1027: "Pickup Artist"
Replies: 2030
Views: 282092

Re: 1027: Pickup Artist

Marlayna wrote:YOU ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO SEDUCE PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!!!!

Damn. Is it that hard to grasp?


Friendships should grow smoothly out of relationships. When they have problems, you should be there for them, night after night, selflessly, until one day, in a moment of weakness, and loneliness, they give in.
by Tomo
Fri Mar 09, 2012 1:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1027: "Pickup Artist"
Replies: 2030
Views: 282092

Re: 1027: Pickup Artist

Okay, here's something to think about: when evaluating a woman's behavior or reaction or thinking about how to talk to her, turn the tables. Pretend you are her and she is you. What would you want in that situation? What would you want to hear? How would you feel? How would you react? Act according...
by Tomo
Fri Mar 09, 2012 12:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1027: "Pickup Artist"
Replies: 2030
Views: 282092

Re: 1027: Pickup Artist

Any guy who considers a woman as some adversary that need to be conquered --by playing any dirty trick-- should really ask himself if he simply isn't a closeted homosexual. After all such person can hardly claim that he loves women. Love women, maybe not, love sex with women? Hell yes. but did anyo...
by Tomo
Wed Mar 07, 2012 9:17 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Rush Limburger calls Student 'Slut', Backlash
Replies: 338
Views: 179122

Re: Rush Limburger calls Student 'Slut', Backlash

Not to mention, seeing how you're not in a relationship, it's quite different. Refraining from sex because you don't have anyone to have sex with is drastically different from sleeping in the same bed as ones sexual partner every night. Remembering that it's the "no sex for a week" time w...
by Tomo
Tue Mar 06, 2012 9:50 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Boy Thread: put a hat on ur butt
Replies: 14355
Views: 1451035

Re: Boy Thread: All Roads Got Back

I'm much more interested in using insults to add spice to otherwise bland discussions And I hope the trend continues, lest this thread becomes a sterile safespace It's true, originally when I started reading the recent pages I was upset that women had the privilege of a safespace thread, but then I...
by Tomo
Thu Mar 01, 2012 12:25 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: New Baldur's Gate game?
Replies: 41
Views: 7050

Re: New Baldur's Gate game?

Probably gonna be an FPS.
by Tomo
Thu Feb 09, 2012 11:44 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: I don't understand the faith people put in religious texts
Replies: 371
Views: 62429

Re: I don't understand the faith people put in religious tex

The other thing that confounds me is that you don't assign much value to parents passing on religiously-ingrained values to their children. Can you distinguish between Jewish culture and Jewish religion? Would you be happy with us passing on traditional, conservative Jewish culture--including the r...
by Tomo
Wed Feb 08, 2012 7:57 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Alice: Madness Returns
Replies: 14
Views: 2924

Re: Alice: Madness Returns

Great, thanks guys :D Would you suggest I play this one first? It's technically a sequel set a few years later, but there's essentially no continuity between them. It's interesting to see how the game has evolved though, so I'd play it. Plus if you play the second one first, love it and try to go b...
by Tomo
Wed Feb 08, 2012 8:32 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Alice: Madness Returns
Replies: 14
Views: 2924

Re: Alice: Madness Returns

I think there was a misunderstandment. I didn't mean to say that you said anything wrong - I wanted to ask you what is it about this game that gets people to play it (as you said it's not gameplay). Ah right - in that case, as others have said, the gameplay is fun enough, and doesn't detract from t...
by Tomo
Tue Feb 07, 2012 3:18 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Alice: Madness Returns
Replies: 14
Views: 2924

Re: Alice: Madness Returns

it's not the sort of game you play for the gameplay at all. What does one play the game for, what would you say? :) Games can be worth playing for the storyline, characters, art direction and imagery, not to mention social interaction. Some of my favourite games - WoW, Deadly Premonition, Alice, FF...
by Tomo
Tue Feb 07, 2012 2:48 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Board games anyone?
Replies: 962
Views: 258774

Re: Board games anyone?

Been getting into Dominion recently, with the base game and the seaside expansion, and looking at buying another. Anyone had any experience with them / can advise which one to go for next? I've heard average reviews of alchemy and good reviews of the big money one (prosperity?) over on BGG, but I'm ...
by Tomo
Tue Feb 07, 2012 2:43 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Alice: Madness Returns
Replies: 14
Views: 2924

Re: Alice: Madness Returns

I thought it was brilliant, while I can see where the above poster is coming from, it's not the sort of game you play for the gameplay at all. While it is samey - but good - that's not really the point. The consistently interesting locales and imagery used throughout the game are gorgeous, and I fou...
by Tomo
Sat Feb 04, 2012 2:25 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: I don't understand the faith people put in religious texts
Replies: 371
Views: 62429

Re: I don't understand the faith people put in religious tex

I agree with everything you've said here, but I'd add that another main reason that religion is such a stalwart is that people are just lazy. Understanding science is a huge undertaking, requiring years of effort on behalf of the individual. Believing that god did it is pretty damn easy by comparis...
by Tomo
Fri Feb 03, 2012 1:59 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: I don't understand the faith people put in religious texts
Replies: 371
Views: 62429

Re: I don't understand the faith people put in religious tex

there aren't any questions that have no answers. there are questions that we don't know the answers to yet (we can mean both individuals and we as a species depending on your scale), but there's absolutely no reason to believe that there are questions that simply do not have actual answers. the rea...
by Tomo
Thu Feb 02, 2012 3:26 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Boy Thread: put a hat on ur butt
Replies: 14355
Views: 1451035

Re: Boy Thread: All Roads Got Back

OBrien wrote:Shut yer complaining, I'm 22 and can't grow proper facial hair.


26 here, and nothing.
by Tomo
Tue Jan 31, 2012 2:45 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Legitimate Faith vs Wacky Cult
Replies: 174
Views: 22376

Re: Legitimate Faith vs Wacky Cult

you know, the whole point of this thread is how "we" as totally obviously not members of wacky cults can identify those wacky cultists so as to be able to legitimately dismiss their beliefs. Oh, I was approaching it from a position that I dismiss all of their beliefs. I just don't necessa...
by Tomo
Tue Jan 31, 2012 2:30 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Legitimate Faith vs Wacky Cult
Replies: 174
Views: 22376

Re: Legitimate Faith vs Wacky Cult

so what's the magic number of agreeable people? As should be fairly obvious from my post, the "magic number" is all, or a large proportion of your immediate childhood influences, including but not limited to family, close family friends, teachers, social leaders and entertainment personal...
by Tomo
Tue Jan 31, 2012 9:28 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Legitimate Faith vs Wacky Cult
Replies: 174
Views: 22376

Re: Legitimate Faith vs Wacky Cult

So, the general consensus is that you can't judge by content because it's all equally non-rational. Can we expand this beyond gods and spirits? What about people who believe that they are supernatural vampires, or the lost children of royalty? By what criteria can we actually call something a delus...
by Tomo
Sat Jan 28, 2012 1:02 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Legitimate Faith vs Wacky Cult
Replies: 174
Views: 22376

Re: Legitimate Faith vs Wacky Cult

Wow, where to begin... As for traditionalist christians: fitting several thousand species of mammals on one boat. kinda goes against most laws of physics. so i mostly dismiss that one. This opinion is stupid, no offence. If there's an omnipotent God capable of creating the entire known universe,...
by Tomo
Fri Jan 27, 2012 10:21 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: I don't understand the faith people put in religious texts
Replies: 371
Views: 62429

Re: I don't understand the faith people put in religious tex

Here's a spiritual claim: "Love your neighbor as yourself." How do you check that by science? How can it even apply? I don't think it does. How does one measure 'accuracy' in such a context? Obtain two populations of people. One is taught to love thy neighbour as themselves, the other is ...
by Tomo
Fri Jan 27, 2012 10:12 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Legitimate Faith vs Wacky Cult
Replies: 174
Views: 22376

Re: Legitimate Faith vs Wacky Cult

The difference between a cult and a religion is the deviation of the group's beliefs from society's norm. That's similar to the point I was making, but with the condition that you accept all relgious beliefs as equally absurd from a logical standpoint - but the reasons for believing them vary from ...
by Tomo
Fri Jan 27, 2012 4:41 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Legitimate Faith vs Wacky Cult
Replies: 174
Views: 22376

Re: Legitimate Faith vs Wacky Cult

I wouldn't say religion specifically - I can't bring myself to respect every single possible combination of unprovable claims someone might make. I want to be able to call out actual delusion, ignorance, and paranoia as such without implying that all religious people are suffering from one of those...
by Tomo
Fri Jan 27, 2012 4:08 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Legitimate Faith vs Wacky Cult
Replies: 174
Views: 22376

Re: Legitimate Faith vs Wacky Cult

That's the point. He wants to respect religious beliefs, but can't bring himself to respect all of them. So he's looking for some criteria to decide which ones to respect since his current view logically indicates that all of them are equal. I got that, I'm just saying I don't think that is logical...
by Tomo
Fri Jan 27, 2012 11:29 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Legitimate Faith vs Wacky Cult
Replies: 174
Views: 22376

Re: Legitimate Faith vs Wacky Cult

1. Spirituality and faith are not universally bad things. In general we should respect people's beliefs (when they do not attempt to impose them on other people). 2. When it comes to spiritual beliefs, there's no solid basis for saying that any one of them is more likely to be true than any other (...
by Tomo
Wed Jan 25, 2012 2:20 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Starcraft 2 : The Dune II Clone
Replies: 6609
Views: 942115

Re: Starcraft 2 : The Dune II Clone

I've not really had time to play recently, but might get back into it a bit since I've finished my thesis now. Not really sure if there's much point practicing or just waiting for the expansion now though, that should be late this year or sometime? I still watch the GSL religiously though. Well, apa...
by Tomo
Tue Jan 17, 2012 3:49 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: I don't understand the faith people put in religious texts
Replies: 371
Views: 62429

Re: I don't understand the faith people put in religious tex

The argument regarding the requisite of faith for a belief in your senses has been done on this forum before, but there was a point that stuck out at me then as well. Doesn't faith imply an absolute? I can't prove absolutely that the evidence I get from my senses is real, I could be in the matrix. I...
by Tomo
Thu Jan 12, 2012 8:10 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Infant Circumcision
Replies: 1022
Views: 108861

Re: Infant Circumcision

I don't know how many different ways I can put this for you; what has value to some might not have value to others. Ergo, claiming circumcision has NO value is a shaky statement to make, and claiming that circumcised penises are MORE valued by society is also a shaky statement to make. I am acknowl...
by Tomo
Thu Jan 05, 2012 12:54 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Infant Circumcision
Replies: 1022
Views: 108861

Re: Infant Circumcision

In addition, they can choose to undergo circumcision after they reach the age of consent. Should we do the same thing for cleft lips? What about vegan diets? Or playing baseball? Children can't consent to any of these, and they all represent irreversible decisions; should we also wait till children...
by Tomo
Wed Jan 04, 2012 2:36 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Infant Circumcision
Replies: 1022
Views: 108861

Re: Infant Circumcision

now, foot binding wasn't an easy thing to miss. you could not look at a person and not know whether their feet had or hadn't been bound. there are only two ways to know if someone is circumcised or not, to look at their dick or to ask them. IF circumcision conveyed some kind of actual social status...
by Tomo
Fri Dec 30, 2011 5:15 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Infant Circumcision
Replies: 1022
Views: 108861

Re: Infant Circumcision

If it is not the place of parents to select a child's diet, then whose is it? It is the parents responsibility to expose their child to as wide a variety of foods as possible, including vegan, veggie, meat, etc. Anything less is bad parenting. Furthermore - anything which doesn't just limit the chi...
by Tomo
Fri Dec 30, 2011 4:09 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Infant Circumcision
Replies: 1022
Views: 108861

Re: Infant Circumcision

I will concede that you disagree with the example of ear-piercing, which you found equivalent to sodomy. Correct. I also morally disagree with forcing veganism, vegitarianism, or any other dietary requirement on a child. But as they suffer no longterm permanent effects, I do not consider them as eq...
by Tomo
Fri Dec 30, 2011 4:03 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Infant Circumcision
Replies: 1022
Views: 108861

Re: Infant Circumcision

Because we keep pointing out that parents often, repeatedly, make life altering decisions for their children, without their childs consent. This is a good thing. Children are in no position to be making life long decisions. We have provided a handful of examples for other life altering, cosmetic pr...
by Tomo
Fri Dec 30, 2011 4:02 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Infant Circumcision
Replies: 1022
Views: 108861

Re: Infant Circumcision

You keep saying that, but have yet to indicate why this is true. You keep saying that, but have yet to indicate why it isn't true. People keep presenting examples of irreversably-life-changing behavior that are acceptable (and you agree with some of these examples) and analgous to circumcision. See...
by Tomo
Fri Dec 30, 2011 3:57 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Infant Circumcision
Replies: 1022
Views: 108861

Re: Infant Circumcision

You keep saying that, but have yet to indicate why this is true. You keep saying that, but have yet to indicate why it isn't true. EDIT - Unless you're talking about my comments RE who has consent over a child - in which case as before - if you disagree on my views as a right to child bodily autono...

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