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by MinotaurWarrior
Sat Jul 07, 2012 6:44 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Read once quickly, then remember and reproduce
Replies: 1032
Views: 196302

Re: Read once quickly, then remember and reproduce

When I flail and scream at Richard "The Badgerheart" Hammond Periwinkle III, I do things like dance, in the styles as they are now popular. Just a quick reminder, since the mandatory post-check revealed that some recent posts have been under the word-minimum, this is rule four: Call N the...
by MinotaurWarrior
Sat Jul 07, 2012 6:41 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The Incredible Changing Sentence
Replies: 5622
Views: 675223

Re: The Incredible Changing Sentence

Now inquire dangerously: "Which fat wallabies? Hitler's enemies' "Broth and Beverages"?" Holy buttloads of bat, man!
by MinotaurWarrior
Sat Jul 07, 2012 3:06 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Would killing baby Hitler really change anything?
Replies: 36
Views: 8489

Re: Would killing baby Hitler really change anything?

I was talking about WWI, not WWII. Kaiser Wilhelm, not Hitler. But anyway, this is all very silly time travel nonsense.
by MinotaurWarrior
Wed Jul 04, 2012 9:09 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Choose Your Own Adventure-ish
Replies: 217
Views: 21685

Re: Choose Your Own Adventure-ish

The court throws out your case, agreeing that it is "Totally Haxxorz", but you are found guilty of 1337 and thrown in jail for a 5 month sentence. Do you: A) Spend your time becoming super-buff B) Work your way up the prison gang ladder so you'll have connections on the outside? C) Scream ...
by MinotaurWarrior
Wed Jul 04, 2012 9:05 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Would killing baby Hitler really change anything?
Replies: 36
Views: 8489

Re: Would killing baby Hitler really change anything?

If the Germans had done better, so too would the Ottomans, and perhaps there would still be a Caliphate, which would take away a significant portion of the motivation of some of the most significant terrorist groups today I don't think Turkey would have come out better today without its Kemalificat...
by MinotaurWarrior
Tue Jul 03, 2012 9:13 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Airbender and Korra - Shyamalan's Masterpiece Animated
Replies: 1713
Views: 375467

Re: Avatar: The Last Hairbender & Legend of Korra

It seems to me that, in retrospect, the equalists would have been better kept as season 2 fodder. Imagine if this season had been about fighting the triads, with the equalists showing up on occasion as unwanted allies, with Amon being kept mostly to the shadows until the finale, when he goes all out...
by MinotaurWarrior
Mon Jul 02, 2012 6:20 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: The Foreigners' Guide To Chinese Culture
Replies: 28
Views: 23295

Re: The Foreigners' Guide To Chinese Culture

Thanks for answering!
by MinotaurWarrior
Mon Jul 02, 2012 3:02 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Would killing baby Hitler really change anything?
Replies: 36
Views: 8489

Re: Would killing baby Hitler really change anything?

I think the more effective plan would be to kill Hitler at some later point in time after he had become important but before he had created something that could continue on without him. Perhaps while he was in jail, but before publishing Mein Kampf. Do that, and maybe the disruption is enough to tak...
by MinotaurWarrior
Sat Jun 30, 2012 11:37 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Word Association Game 2: Electric Boogaloo
Replies: 12812
Views: 1074179

Re: Word Association Game 2: Electric Boogaloo

Catalyst
by MinotaurWarrior
Sat Jun 30, 2012 11:37 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Mimimum number of words for a language
Replies: 47
Views: 14377

Re: Mimimum number of words for a language

gmalivuk wrote:But of course the other thing the OP mentioned was having a *usable* language. Which this certainly isn't in any sense of "usable" that's tighter than "logically possible".

Ah, good point.
by MinotaurWarrior
Sat Jun 30, 2012 2:12 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Help name my child!
Replies: 83
Views: 12638

Re: Help name my child!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greek_name Aurelius As someone who likes a lot of stoic ideas, I'm a big supporter of this name. It also just sounds cool, is derived from the adjective meaning "golden", and could be abreviated to "Orry", which sounds like a "normal" name....
by MinotaurWarrior
Sat Jun 30, 2012 1:03 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The Incredible Changing Sentence
Replies: 5622
Views: 675223

Re: The Incredible Changing Sentence

What?!" inquire fat Foos, "Measles stopped my austalopithecus's blueberry wine! And they brew beverages! Holy buttloads of bananas, Batman! Na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na!"
by MinotaurWarrior
Fri Jun 29, 2012 8:10 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Forum Nation
Replies: 95
Views: 21107

Re: Forum Nation

I propose that people with a death sentence be given to Sintori, as food for the vampires we hopefully will study there soon, at least until we can come up with an alternative source of food. It wouldn't do to let our research subjects die within a week. I vote in support of this proposal. That sho...
by MinotaurWarrior
Fri Jun 29, 2012 8:07 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: How Would The World React To a Post-Scarcity Society?
Replies: 123
Views: 28209

Re: How Would The World React To a Post-Scarcity Society?

Why are you always talking about the investors like they could ever be the only ones with access to the technology. What about the people who did the actual research, built the first model, tested the first version. The ones who actually know how it works and could just as easily leak it like any i...
by MinotaurWarrior
Fri Jun 29, 2012 8:05 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: A small, specific question about libertarianism
Replies: 667
Views: 78832

Re: A small, specific question about libertarianism

The first definition of fault on dictionary.com is: "a defect or imperfection." Being less intelligent than Einstein is an imperfection of mine. Wrong definition of fault -- like many words, it has many definitions that are specific to certain uses. The definition we are concerned with he...
by MinotaurWarrior
Fri Jun 29, 2012 6:29 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Abridged Debate
Replies: 1185
Views: 151266

Re: Abridged Debate

orangedragonfire wrote:Back to topic

enthusiastic response.
by MinotaurWarrior
Fri Jun 29, 2012 6:29 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The Incredible Changing Sentence
Replies: 5622
Views: 675223

Re: The Incredible Changing Sentence

"What nazis?" inquire fat Foos. Measles stopped my anteater's blueberry wine! And they brew beverages! Holy buttloads of bananas, Batman! Na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na!
by MinotaurWarrior
Fri Jun 29, 2012 6:28 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Mimimum number of words for a language
Replies: 47
Views: 14377

Re: Mimimum number of words for a language

I'm not sure what information "defining" adds at all that is unclear from the non-verbal communication. I also don't think "thing" has much utility either. What is the difference between "thing oneplus" and just "oneplus" when compensatory miming is already n...
by MinotaurWarrior
Fri Jun 29, 2012 9:47 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: A small, specific question about libertarianism
Replies: 667
Views: 78832

Re: A small, specific question about libertarianism

yurell wrote:I don't see how being less intelligent than Einstein is 'your fault'.

The first definition of fault on dictionary.com is: "a defect or imperfection." Being less intelligent than Einstein is an imperfection of mine.
by MinotaurWarrior
Fri Jun 29, 2012 9:41 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Mimimum number of words for a language
Replies: 47
Views: 14377

Re: Mimimum number of words for a language

I see no reason why it couldn't work. There are several. 1. It can only refer to things which are present or can be mimed. 2. It can only talk about objects not abstract nouns such as the properties of objects. 3. The only thing you can do to objects is add them, they can't be taken away and you ca...
by MinotaurWarrior
Fri Jun 29, 2012 9:23 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: A small, specific question about libertarianism
Replies: 667
Views: 78832

Re: A small, specific question about libertarianism

Bringing this back to the core point: Any market solution (I dislike the term 'free market' because countries like China demonstrate that it is perfectly possible to embrace markets and reject freedom) to healthcare always has the possibility of leaving someone too poor to pay for the treatment of ...
by MinotaurWarrior
Fri Jun 29, 2012 5:39 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The Arrow game
Replies: 3127
Views: 203592

Re: The Arrow game

^ was wrong
< has no plans to celebrate Tau Day
v was disappointed to learn I wouldn't be celebrating Tau Day
by MinotaurWarrior
Fri Jun 29, 2012 5:33 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The Incredible Changing Sentence
Replies: 5622
Views: 675223

Re: The Incredible Changing Sentence

"What nazis?" outrageously asserts Fat Foos Acquired. Measles assailing my anteater's blueberry wine! And they brew beverages! Holy buttloads of bananas, Batman! Na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na!
by MinotaurWarrior
Fri Jun 29, 2012 5:22 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Word Association Game 2: Electric Boogaloo
Replies: 12812
Views: 1074179

Re: Word Association Game 2: Electric Boogaloo

Shoe
by MinotaurWarrior
Fri Jun 29, 2012 4:29 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Forum Nation
Replies: 95
Views: 21107

Re: Forum Nation

May I apply for the position of mayor of town 19, henceforth to be known as "Proudspire"? I'd also like to style myself as "High Sage of the Proudspire Monastery", if such is deemed allowable. If my position is approved: I lend my vote to the Archmage's plan for the bandits. With...
by MinotaurWarrior
Fri Jun 29, 2012 3:05 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Interviewing the fora
Replies: 5464
Views: 498191

Re: Interviewing the fora

I would respond that he could not kill me without causing a disruption in the time-space continuum that would kill or prevent from existing infinitely more people, then go on to be as horrible as he claimed to prevent the previously mentioned disruption. Do you believe I over thought the question? ...
by MinotaurWarrior
Fri Jun 29, 2012 2:54 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Mimimum number of words for a language
Replies: 47
Views: 14377

Re: Mimimum number of words for a language

I was reading something about languages, and it occurred to me to wonder, what is the minimum number of words, by which I mean individual symbols, required to have a usable language? Could you have a language with the following words: defining thing oneplus ? So, let's say you're in a gym. You non-...
by MinotaurWarrior
Fri Jun 29, 2012 2:29 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Words you choose to mispronounce
Replies: 242
Views: 93589

Re: Words you choose to mispronounce

Wednesday: I say "we-DENS-day". It's subtle, and very few notice it, but I say it this way to keep it closer to the root meaning (honoring the one-eyed self-hanged chief god of germanic mythology, however his name was said). There are many words that begin with sounds that'd be spelled out...
by MinotaurWarrior
Fri Jun 29, 2012 2:14 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Choose Your Own Adventure-ish
Replies: 217
Views: 21685

Re: Choose Your Own Adventure-ish

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by MinotaurWarrior
Fri Jun 29, 2012 2:12 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The Neverending Analogy
Replies: 86
Views: 12070

Re: The Neverending Analogy

Lynching Lataro in a game of mafia, is like the spoiler "rosebud was his sled". I have lack cultural context to fully understand what either of them mean.
by MinotaurWarrior
Fri Jun 29, 2012 2:02 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Read once quickly, then remember and reproduce
Replies: 1032
Views: 196302

Re: Read once quickly, then remember and reproduce

Spoiler:
When I flail my arms and scream curses at Ba'al-Hammon, I write silly things, which is the topic right now.
by MinotaurWarrior
Fri Jun 29, 2012 1:56 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Non-Sequitur Showdown.
Replies: 4346
Views: 554943

Re: Non-Sequitur Showdown.

The victory of time is the end of sequence! Cast off you're shadows and ascend duskward towards three!
by MinotaurWarrior
Fri Jun 29, 2012 1:54 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Interviewing the fora
Replies: 5464
Views: 498191

Re: Interviewing the fora

The snow in the woods behind my house was frequently marked by difficult-to-explain tracks, such as the hoof-prints of a deer running along with no other animal prints nearby, followed by a depression in the snow like that a round sled would leave if dropped in place, followed by wolf tracks heading...
by MinotaurWarrior
Fri Jun 29, 2012 1:46 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Abridged Debate
Replies: 1185
Views: 151266

Re: Abridged Debate

Quote & comment on twenty separate posts.
by MinotaurWarrior
Fri Jun 29, 2012 12:57 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: The Foreigners' Guide To Chinese Culture
Replies: 28
Views: 23295

Re: The Foreigners' Guide To Chinese Culture

I've heard some worries that your nation may be facing a demographic crisis in the future, with "4-2-1" families having the four grandparents leave the workforce, and the two parents wind down, while (with the one-child policy being pulled back) the generation that's doing the bulk of the ...
by MinotaurWarrior
Fri Jun 29, 2012 12:34 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Google and Confirmation Bias. Is it time to stop 'googling'?
Replies: 26
Views: 13290

Re: Google and Confirmation Bias. Is it time to stop 'googli

It is difficult enough to escape the bubble of your own bias. It takes self-awareness of your own bias to stop listening to radioshows or websites that you trust. It really does take courage to visit sites that contradict your worldview. However, as Google tracks more and more of your search histor...
by MinotaurWarrior
Thu Jun 28, 2012 11:55 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: How Would The World React To a Post-Scarcity Society?
Replies: 123
Views: 28209

Re: How Would The World React To a Post-Scarcity Society?

Civil unrest is accounted for, in that those who control Tech X have literally all the power in the world. It is not accounted for. This is why I stated: "Post scarcity doesn't mean magic. All of a sudden these people aren't magically armed and secure enough to fight off other people instantly...
by MinotaurWarrior
Thu Jun 28, 2012 10:47 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: A small, specific question about libertarianism
Replies: 667
Views: 78832

Re: A small, specific question about libertarianism

That desire is also, by and large, a strawman. Nobody wants sick people to suffer. What you (presumably) want is for the government to be involved in the alleviation of the suffering of the ill. What I want is for the alleviation of the suffering of the ill to not be considered a public good, and i...
by MinotaurWarrior
Thu Jun 28, 2012 8:02 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: A small, specific question about libertarianism
Replies: 667
Views: 78832

Re: A small, specific question about libertarianism

For example, when it comes to healthcare, I believe in things such as treating infectious disease in an attempt to stop its spread, or providing mental health services to prevent murders and other disruptive acts, but I do not believe that ending your discomfort or preventing you from being disable...
by MinotaurWarrior
Thu Jun 28, 2012 7:04 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: How Would The World React To a Post-Scarcity Society?
Replies: 123
Views: 28209

Re: How Would The World React To a Post-Scarcity Society?

Everything you're describing assumes that Tech X is unable to initially meet the productive desires of it's controllers. That goes completely against the premise of this hypothetical, and this thread. Post-scarce means capable of producing your desires. Either that, or desiring less than can be pro...

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