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by duodecimus
Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:00 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8719
Views: 928231

Re: Trump presidency

Maybe if all civil servants are also required to.

I mean, the bar to lead the people obviously must be higher than the bar to BE a people, right?
by duodecimus
Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:26 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2020 Presidency Campaign for the Future
Replies: 149
Views: 17532

Re: 2020 Presidency Campaign for the Future

How is Biden leading the democrat nominations? Didn't he massively fuck up his first run for president by lying a ton and cribbing other people's speeches? I feel like the party has forgotten that Democratic voters have long memories. Biden is bad in almost all the same ways Hillary is; he's a prove...
by duodecimus
Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:44 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1529
Views: 263915

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]

Wait, walking back Brexit is still an option? Why hasn't that been chosen, since the vast majority of Pro-Brexit politicians have stepped down at this point?
by duodecimus
Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2095: "Marsiforming"
Replies: 31
Views: 7113

Re: 2095: "Marsiforming"

Isn't the main problem getting rid of all the water?

Gonna be pretty difficult to haul it all out of the atmosphere.

Hey, maybe we could do it using those nuclear-bomb-parachute style ships and trigger a global winter at the same time!
by duodecimus
Sat Dec 22, 2018 7:57 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8719
Views: 928231

Re: Trump presidency

Why would the budget need to have the wall in it?

Mexico is paying for it, duh. :lol:
by duodecimus
Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:56 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8719
Views: 928231

Re: Trump presidency

It's a totally understandable excuse, the man can't seem to work an umberlla so rain is a much more serious impediment.
by duodecimus
Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:16 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8719
Views: 928231

Re: Trump presidency

At what point does the American people ask for outside help to 'drain the swamp'? Think you'd be willing to let the UN do some spring cleaning? Maybe Canada? Even ignoring trumping, things are messed up. Didn't half of your population get their identities stolen last year? Name, birthday, ssn and pl...
by duodecimus
Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:36 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8719
Views: 928231

Re: Trump presidency

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TyEWmLM_rts http://kosovotwopointzero.com/en/reviving-rhetoric-past/ http://www.balkaninsight.com/en/article/vucic-s-kosovo-speech-promoted-a-dangerous-fantasy-09-10-2018-1 https://www.aljazeera.com/news/europe/2018/03/whats-arrest-marko-djuric-kosovo-180328195742019...
by duodecimus
Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:22 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8719
Views: 928231

Re: Trump presidency

I think every case should be decided on the evidence. I totally agree with this, which is why the FBI investigation was so sad. From https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/brett-kavanaugh-fbi-investigation-christine-blasey-ford-deborah-ramirez_us_5bb684eee4b0876eda9ca281 More than 40 people “with pote...
by duodecimus
Sat Oct 06, 2018 3:10 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8719
Views: 928231

Re: Trump presidency

You can argue about the starving man stealing bread to live, but that argument fails when the starving man walks past the bread to steal the caviar. The bread stall is empty. The starving man would happily take the bread, but there is no bread left. Or at least, the people running the bread stalls ...
by duodecimus
Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:18 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8719
Views: 928231

Re: Trump presidency

Nor am I killing anyone or striving for ideological purity. Either you have me confused with someone else, or you are intentionally projecting upon me. Either way, you should stop. In much the same way as some pro lifers see all democrats as baby murderers, some of the more liberal side see the Tru...
by duodecimus
Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:44 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8719
Views: 928231

Re: Trump presidency

Remember: All six of those background checks failed (presumably) to uncover the fact that this guy thrust his penis into some lady's face (corroborated with emails), or Ford's accusation, or the extreme drinking. Now that these are known values, the FBI actually has something specific to investigat...
by duodecimus
Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:11 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8719
Views: 928231

Re: Trump presidency

As a Canadian, we sometimes joke that the US will someday march up here and annex Canada. Recently it has become somewhat disconcerting to live 4 hours away from the border of the country with the largest military in the world, which seems to slowly be sliding into fascism. I wonder if this is what ...
by duodecimus
Sat Sep 29, 2018 3:56 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8719
Views: 928231

Re: Trump presidency

Hey uh, question. Justice Kavenaugh said that he drank in highschool, which was in Maryland, and he turned 18 in 1983. Wikipedia says that in 1982, the legal drinking age in Maryland was raised to 21. Isn't that like, bad? I'm not really familiar enough with American law to say how bad, but still. A...
by duodecimus
Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:51 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8719
Views: 928231

Re: Trump presidency

The Democrats are trying to delay, but remember that the Republicans are also rushing it. http://time.com/5387133/brett-kavanaugh-confirmation-hearings-day-2/ "Some 42,000 pages were released to senators only, not the public, on the evening before the hearing." https://www.chron.com/news/a...
by duodecimus
Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2025: "Peer Review"
Replies: 13
Views: 4508

Re: 2025: "Peer Review"

I've always been a little confused at the existence of for profit journals.You'd think that universities themselves would have cornered that market, what with having direct access to most every researcher alive. Status. If you publish in the first rank journals, your status is higher. The perpetuat...
by duodecimus
Fri Jul 27, 2018 6:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2025: "Peer Review"
Replies: 13
Views: 4508

Re: 2025: "Peer Review"

I've always been a little confused at the existence of for profit journals.
You'd think that universities themselves would have cornered that market, what with having direct access to most every researcher alive.
by duodecimus
Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:59 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8719
Views: 928231

Re: Trump presidency

What if an immigrating parent hears that border patrol takes their children and put them into American orphanages/camp/prison and goes 'at least they'll be able to eat twice a day'. What if you are physically unable to meet the needs of your children in your home environment? Would you be willing to...
by duodecimus
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:12 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8719
Views: 928231

Re: Trump presidency

ucim, what's your point? Like, this is how I see this conversation right now: gmalivuk> 'These people are monsters if I consider them in my moral framework, so I call them monsters. ucim> 'Thinking of people as monsters makes you a monster just like them, so you should not do that.' I find it really...
by duodecimus
Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:34 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8719
Views: 928231

Re: Trump presidency

Its been three pages, probably should have a thread split on guns. Anyone else see the irony in the current government ignoring calls for discussion of gun control in order to ensure that the populace has the ability to rise up against their government if they do not reflect the opinions of the peop...
by duodecimus
Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:28 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: A topic in which I expound my prodigious ignorance of polyamory. Posted 20 Jan 2018, 19:18 by CorruptUser
Replies: 48
Views: 8020

Re: Trump presidency

I don't really consider marriage as an important thing anymore. Divorce is too easy and too common for it to have real spiritual meaning, and marrying for tax reasons is kinda eh. Basing it around children is probably better, assuming the benefits aren't good enough that you'd be incentivized to hav...
by duodecimus
Sun Nov 26, 2017 1:35 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Encryption for the Lich Queen's spys?
Replies: 18
Views: 18487

Re: Encryption for the Lich Queen's spys?

Yup. Encryption gets difficult when anybody can just buy some time with a super computer.

Do you suppose kingdoms just keep an abyssal on retainer for this sort of thing?
by duodecimus
Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:13 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Encryption for the Lich Queen's spys?
Replies: 18
Views: 18487

Re: Encryption for the Lich Queen's spys?

DnD rules don't have any spells for it because Decipher Script is just a skill check. So basically it's unsupported by magic, beyond stacking Int bonuses. As a DM I'd probably have the creator take 20 on making it to set the DC, then give a cracker one check per workday or something, with reductions...
by duodecimus
Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:59 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8719
Views: 928231

Re: Trump presidency

Where the President and his fucking shills put political expediency above not electing a rapist? I'm just going to remind you that a number of Democrats made just that calculation when they voted for Hillary. That would have put Bill back in the White House as first husband. There is ample evidence...
by duodecimus
Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:29 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1914: "Twitter Verification"
Replies: 61
Views: 14280

Re: 1914: "Twitter Verification"

Wait, so he got the banned message almost the instant he sent the first message?

I think I'd agree with Mutex. To assume that he was banned for contesting the presumably racist Omegaa is absurd, since it asserts that the auto ban system detects racism and then specifically protects it.
by duodecimus
Sun Nov 12, 2017 4:08 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1937
Views: 409778

Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

Through the use of a technique known as CRISPR-cas9 it is now feasible to change an organism's genome in such a way that it is transmitted to its offspring at a rate of 100%. So... how (soon) does this get weaponized? What's our defense against a hostile power (say) creating a plague of super-locus...
by duodecimus
Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1914: "Twitter Verification"
Replies: 61
Views: 14280

Re: 1914: "Twitter Verification"

Huh.

I wonder why they combined a benefits system with the verified system.

If they hadn't done that they could just sell the benefits system ala Reddit gold.

How does twitter make money? Are they pure ads and userdata sales?
by duodecimus
Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:38 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1937
Views: 409778

Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

I'm a little sad I got referenced by the AI discussion and not pinged, but man did it go out of my scope of knowledge fast. Science tax: Through the use of a technique known as CRISPR-cas9 it is now feasible to change an organism's genome in such a way that it is transmitted to its offspring at a ra...
by duodecimus
Thu Nov 09, 2017 3:07 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Encryption for the Lich Queen's spys?
Replies: 18
Views: 18487

Re: Encryption for the Lich Queen's spys?

I may be reading too far into the setting, but: The lich queen probably exists in a realm of fantasy. We should consider magical means of foiling encryption. Whatever system probably has to be memorize-able as any code book would be possible to scry and be far more prone to being stolen than in mund...
by duodecimus
Fri Oct 27, 2017 1:09 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8719
Views: 928231

Re: Trump presidency

Huh. I wonder if there is any single company on the planet up to the task of refitting an entire country's electrical grid.
by duodecimus
Sun Sep 24, 2017 1:49 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Antifa & neo-Nazi Ned in: "Too Many Violence?"
Replies: 409
Views: 104029

Re: Antifa & neo-Nazi Ned in: "Too Many Violence?"

A question for people bringing up 'where do you draw the line about who is punchable'. In what world is someone claiming to be actively working towards genocide not across the 'stop with violence' line? I've watched streams where people have been raided by swat via an anonymous tip about a bomb as a...
by duodecimus
Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:30 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Let's talk about race, 2017 edition
Replies: 177
Views: 54837

Re: Let's talk about race, 2017 edition

I mean, climate change has a deadline. Some say we've already passed it. Space travel has a deadline in the form of space junk getting too far out of hand before we can setup a way to clean it up. Racism doesn't, barring some kind of mass extinction event drastically changing the makeup of the human...
by duodecimus
Tue Aug 29, 2017 4:40 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Let's talk about race, 2017 edition
Replies: 177
Views: 54837

Re: Let's talk about race, 2017 edition

Talk about how you draw that distinction. How does "statues of men who fought to keep slavery, erected during an upsurge in white on black violence" sound as a standard of statues that should probably get taken down for being racist? The slippery slope that leads to the destruction of all...
by duodecimus
Mon Jun 19, 2017 6:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1002: "Game AIs"
Replies: 251
Views: 110606

Re: 1002: "Game AIs"

It isn't an issue in starcraft ais. The game is pretty small. So much of a non issue that we can speed up the game by 50-100 times speed. We were really only limited by how fast we could render frames. Some of my anti-stealth work and a bad ''sell all buildings before they get destroyed'' script wou...
by duodecimus
Thu Mar 30, 2017 8:25 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8719
Views: 928231

Re: Trump presidency

I've recently starting seeing comments along the lines of 'Trump broke the law in office'. To my fairly limited comedy-news derived knowledge he hasn't done a whole lot of anything at all.

Did I miss something somewhere, or is this just people parroting stuff?
by duodecimus
Wed Mar 01, 2017 11:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1805: "Unpublished Discoveries"
Replies: 15
Views: 4807

Re: 1805: "Unpublished Discoveries"

So, have you tried just taking screenshots of it, then putting those into an online image-to-pdf converter?
by duodecimus
Thu Feb 02, 2017 12:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1002: "Game AIs"
Replies: 251
Views: 110606

Re: 1002: "Game AIs"

Yo, I worked on a starcraft AI for a university project last year. Our tournament website: http://www.cs.mun.ca/~dchurchill/starcraftaicomp/ - The current implementation used in tournaments only allows the AI information that a truly perceptive player with perfect memory can aquire. I.E. they know t...
by duodecimus
Thu Sep 22, 2016 10:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1736: "Manhattan Project"
Replies: 29
Views: 8518

Re: 1736: "Manhattan Project"

Really, actually curing cancer likely requires understanding and control of genetics and nanotechnology on a level so advanced that I'm not sure I've ever read a scifi story that has had it available to the general public.

Its probably about as easy to solve telomere degradation and cure aging.
by duodecimus
Fri Jun 05, 2015 12:51 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: My write-up of the "Blue Eyes" solution (SPOILER A
Replies: 1368
Views: 424452

Re: My write-up of the "Blue Eyes" solution (SPOILER A

That summary thread really ought to be in the first post. It is very likely that I am having trouble getting into the right headspace here. I was very tempted to simply ask why each person doesn't just assume for a moment that the guide is talking about their own eye color, as I viewed the ferry as ...

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