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by ucim
Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:14 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?
Replies: 7745
Views: 778835

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Nope.

A (non-dead) C-cell.

Jose
by ucim
Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:13 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 26092
Views: 2546155

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted. Asylums are brought back and people are allowed to be violent there. They turn out to be the most dangerous places to be, which makes them places where suspects are brought when they are awaiting trial. As a side effect, most trials are no longer needed. I wish this post gets ignored by eve...
by ucim
Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:06 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8719
Views: 926872

Re: Trump presidency

The burden of proof is on her, and she failed to meet it. No, it isn't. If this were an actual rape trial , then yes. We would be considering whether the accused should forfeit life, liberty, property, privacy, security, body parts.... something he is otherwise entitled to , because of what he did....
by ucim
Mon Oct 08, 2018 4:35 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 26092
Views: 2546155

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted. They could be, but they are not.

I wish the mesh didn't keep sagging.

Jose
by ucim
Sun Oct 07, 2018 2:59 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8719
Views: 926872

Re: Trump presidency

sardia wrote:That's a bit of an exaggeration. What you'll see coming is what's already happening.
[...list...]

To me, that looks a lot like laying the groundwork for a dictatorship.

Jose
by ucim
Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:08 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8719
Views: 926872

Re: Trump presidency

Is anyone else bothered by the absolute certainty that a lot of people have that Kavanaugh is indeed a rapist? It doesn't matter if he's a rapist or not. He's not unqualified because he had drinking binges when he was 17. He's unqualified because he brazenly lied under oath. (Does this sound famili...
by ucim
Sat Oct 06, 2018 5:39 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8719
Views: 926872

Re: Trump presidency

except that you think "Who I Let Stay In My House" is both useful as a metaphor and not one which furthers a paternalistic authoritarian approach to immigration. Yes. Not every quote implies disagreement. Sometimes it's an elaboration, or what I'm quoting is a useful summation. Yeah it's ...
by ucim
Sat Oct 06, 2018 4:51 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8719
Views: 926872

Re: Trump presidency

I've read the rest of your post over a couple of times and I'm still not really sure what you're trying to say? Two things. 1: Borders are not immoral . They are part of what defines a state. Rules and rule-setting mechanisms and ideology (theocracy, democracy, autocracy, communism, whatever) are a...
by ucim
Sat Oct 06, 2018 3:43 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8719
Views: 926872

Re: Trump presidency

The reason I hate that house metaphor so much is how it treats communities. Communities are collectives of people working together to occupy the same space (physically, legally, financially, culturally, or otherwise). A community is made up of compromises ... While that may generally be true of com...
by ucim
Fri Oct 05, 2018 5:16 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8719
Views: 926872

Re: Trump presidency

But that would basically make the house an apartment complex, and we already have apartment complexes, and they function the same way as neighborhoods of single family residences: you just move in. ...and we also have co-ops and condos, which don't work that way. In some cases you have to have boar...
by ucim
Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:46 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8719
Views: 926872

Re: Trump presidency

The biggest way the house analogy fails is that in the house, we have far more control over who we already share it with, so it would make sense for a unanimous vote being required instead of just a simple majority on any issues with the house. A metaphor is not an identity. It is a method of juxta...
by ucim
Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:55 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 26092
Views: 2546155

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted. You're the guy who got killed - the "case" about which the sexy gal comes to the out-of-work tec.

I wish the job were done right the first time.

Jose
by ucim
Thu Oct 04, 2018 4:30 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8719
Views: 926872

Re: Trump presidency

Opening your own home, and letting others spend your money is a false dichotomy. Your comment is a false dichotomy. Look at the context: I was replying to Euphonium's (IMHO ridiculous) comment that borders are not necessary . I presented a case in which I think even xe would agree that borders are ...
by ucim
Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:50 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8719
Views: 926872

Re: Trump presidency

I doubt they were referring to borders as a concept. They're probably talking about the notion of enforcing borders between countries to prevent the unregulated transport of people and goods across them. Subsequent posters got it right. But, although... Thesh 's point: If [if all countries were of ...
by ucim
Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107475
Views: 53190438

Re: 1190: "Time"

Hello Molpies and long time no see! Buffygirl! Welcome back! We miss you! Hope you're not passing through like a comet, but coming back like a meteor. Well, not exactly like a meteor, but you know... sticking around. :) I'm really sorry to hear about your loss. Please include me in the hugmolpies, ...
by ucim
Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:05 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8719
Views: 926872

Re: Trump presidency

Euphonium wrote:
Tyndmyr wrote:Borders are necessary.
That is not a reality-based statement.
Is the border between your home and the outside world necessary? Is the border between your bank account and my bank account necessary? What changes when the scale changes?

Jose
by ucim
Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2054: "Data Pipeline"
Replies: 30
Views: 6281

Re: 2054: "Data Pipeline"

cellocgw wrote: Points taken off if the output is useful.
Is it useful to win points?

Jose
by ucim
Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:57 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Class vs class
Replies: 81
Views: 22397

Re: Class vs class

Zohar wrote:It would help to put a link to the board from the main page, probably.
What? And let the riff-raff in?

September's coming! Build a wall! :)

Jose
by ucim
Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:12 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Class vs class
Replies: 81
Views: 22397

Re: Class vs class

They'd need something to attract the right users in the first place; perhaps a webcomic would do it?

Jose
by ucim
Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2050: "6/6 Time"
Replies: 73
Views: 12681

Re: 2050: "6/6 Time"

The Ecclesiastical Calendar of the OTT uses thirteen months of four weeks of seven days, and one "month" of either one or two days to realign. Of course there are different words for everything, but that's the OTT.

Jose
by ucim
Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:04 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8719
Views: 926872

Re: Trump presidency

I'm not fully seeing the magnitude of this. Yes, he's "literally" one judge out of nine. And if the court weren't so polarized, he would be merely one judge out of nine... though on the highest court of the land - the one that decides what the Constitution means. Life is complicated, and ...
by ucim
Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:39 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Class vs class
Replies: 81
Views: 22397

Re: Class vs class

In which case why ask if Facebook owns it? Why would it be better if Google or Microsoft owned it or if it was independent and selling on data? Facebook is far more powerful than an independent, and can do more with the data itself. Facebook is somewhat worse (more blatantly dishonest) than Google,...
by ucim
Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:24 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8719
Views: 926872

Re: Trump presidency

It's not really about what he did then. It's about what he does now and in the future. For a hint at that, look at his testimony now. He's evasive and disingenuous. He out and out lies. Under oath. (Those things he called "drinking games" are sex acts, not drinking games.) He's belligerent...
by ucim
Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:18 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Class vs class
Replies: 81
Views: 22397

Re: Class vs class

How does that matter particularly? Social media companies make their money by selling your personal information, in one way or another, after making it more valuable by aggregating it. It matters little what face is put on this espionage ring, if Facebook owns it, Facebook gets the data. Ads are th...
by ucim
Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:46 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9355318

Re: Thoughts for ships

Sableagle wrote:Gootra
?? Google Translate? Are <these> emoji?

Jose
by ucim
Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:42 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4886
Views: 749596

Re: The Darker Side of the News

And judgement by association is pretty slipshod, even for super informal use. [...] there's a faint hint of the question "does she need to be punished for his actions?". Normally, I'd agree. But when the association is with somethingn that odious, it has merit. It's like somebody voluntar...
by ucim
Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:37 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Class vs class
Replies: 81
Views: 22397

Re: Class vs class

elasto wrote:(Neither her nor her friends use Facebook though; They see that as an 'old person' thing :D)
Yeah, but what they do use... is it owned by Facebook?

Jose
by ucim
Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:26 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8719
Views: 926872

Re: Trump presidency

Thesh wrote:Republicans want him on the court because he isn't bound by ethics.
Oh yeah.... right. Sorry. Just lost my head for a moment.

Carry on. :)

Jose
by ucim
Tue Oct 02, 2018 4:11 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Class vs class
Replies: 81
Views: 22397

Re: Class vs class

She has a friend who's a lawyer making career, a friend in the peace corps saving the world, a friend who's currently traveling the world, and a friend who recently gave birth to twins. My wife thinks she's a failure... She needs the equivalent of four people before they, together, measure up to he...
by ucim
Tue Oct 02, 2018 4:07 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8719
Views: 926872

Re: Trump presidency

Even after making some concessions to broaden the scope of the investigation, the White house is still stopping short of getting the FBI to investigate whether he was lying about his drinking habits. Don't even need that. Obligatory link. Seems he perjured himself describing his "drinking game...
by ucim
Tue Oct 02, 2018 2:25 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4886
Views: 749596

Re: The Darker Side of the News

I agree that Donald Trump's well-documented history of infidelity before marrying Melania would, indeed, have given Melania a pretty good inkling of what she would probably be in for in the infidelity department. The infidelity department is the absolute least of it. Their marital issues are really...
by ucim
Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:36 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 26092
Views: 2546155

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted. They are on TWA.

I wish for an inexpensive substance that had a melting point near 50F but otherwise behaved like ice/water, especially at the melting point.

Jose
by ucim
Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:47 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4886
Views: 749596

Re: The Darker Side of the News

First (ObsessoMom), I'm referring to Melania, not Hillary. But you knew that. Second, I'm not implying any foreknowledge of misdeeds. I'm implying knowledge of the character of the person. The Clintons met in law school, were inseparable soon after they met, married each as a first timer, and were a...
by ucim
Sun Sep 30, 2018 7:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107475
Views: 53190438

Re: 1190: "Time"

balthasar_s wrote:BUT WHAT IS THIS?
Is it a blitzer?
Or is it the return of Monty Python?
Jose
by ucim
Sun Sep 30, 2018 6:31 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4886
Views: 749596

Re: The Darker Side of the News

addams wrote:I don't dislike the woman.
I loathe her husband.
She chose him. She chose him knowing what kind of person he was. That says plenty about her.

Jose
by ucim
Sat Sep 29, 2018 5:19 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Is adult media inherently better than child media?
Replies: 55
Views: 16156

Re: Is adult media inherently better than child media?

Similarly, a movie with themes and a plot like Toy Story wouldn't carry nearly as much emotional force as it does if it was written for adults. Yeah, sort of. I see (and agree with) what I think you're getting at, but I don't think that's exactly what your words are actually saying. The story is wh...
by ucim
Sat Sep 29, 2018 4:16 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Is adult media inherently better than child media?
Replies: 55
Views: 16156

Re: Is adult media inherently better than child media?

If your computer can run every game ever made, and mine can only run half of them, then your computer is of more intrinsic worth than mine. Uh.... no. And that's not even the OP's question. Directly to your point, there is something about curation. If mine can only run half of them, but it runs the...
by ucim
Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:12 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Class vs class
Replies: 81
Views: 22397

Re: Class vs class

Either I'm deeply misunderstanding your reasoning, here, or you quite literally don't understand what the problem is behind a "No, I'm not bigoted against X, Because I Am Part of X" defense is. It's the former, I believe. He's not saying "I'm not bigoted against X", he's saying ...
by ucim
Fri Sep 28, 2018 6:56 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Is adult media inherently better than child media?
Replies: 55
Views: 16156

Re: Is adult media inherently better than child media?

Take a piece of adult media, remove inappropriate content, and you have child media. In other words: A - I = C That's not how it works. Further, you are attempting to generalize ("media") something that only is valid on an individual ("this movie") level. Context is important, a...
by ucim
Fri Sep 28, 2018 5:04 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8719
Views: 926872

Re: Trump presidency

Ideally [being nice to people...], yes, but that's not always true. It's not always fast . Leading by example often takes longer than a political cycle. It requires committment to one's principles. It is the very definition of the "high road", without which we are all animals scrambling i...

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