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by Kulantan
Thu Jan 17, 2013 1:50 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The latest foreclosure horror: The Zombie Title
Replies: 33
Views: 3206

Re: The latest foreclosure horror: The Zombie Title

People's houses aren't just randomly foreclosed. Wrong. See this thread . While it almost certainly doesn't make up the majority of foreclosures, some people are definitely wrongly foreclosed upon. Edit: Also holding the borrower morally responsible for the default in the case of liar loans is just...
by Kulantan
Wed Jan 09, 2013 2:23 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Foreclosure fraud settlement manages to get even worse...
Replies: 27
Views: 5666

Re: Foreclosure fraud settlement manages to get even worse..

Still wish we'd let them go bankrupt and sued the responsible parties for fraud. You'd put millions out of work to punish a few people. People never like the moral optics of any of this, but there was never really another choice, bankruptcy of hundreds of banks was never a valid option. An excellen...
by Kulantan
Fri Jan 04, 2013 8:32 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: So Planetside 2 is free
Replies: 88
Views: 14945

Re: So Planetside 2 is free

Xeio wrote::mrgreen:

That laser secondary needs a nerf definately. <_<

Solution to tank balance: -5% side armor on the mag + swap prowler and mag abilities since prowler are supposed to be the close range tanks and mags are snipers. The weapons are pretty much fine, even the Saron.
by Kulantan
Fri Jan 04, 2013 7:37 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Foreclosure fraud settlement manages to get even worse...
Replies: 27
Views: 5666

Re: Foreclosure fraud settlement manages to get even worse..

Yep that is most of it. The only bits you missed are that the settlement means there cannot be any criminal prosecutions and that after the banks complained about the cost the regulator has decided to scrap the whole review process and fine them a bit more. So the reviews that people were supposed t...
by Kulantan
Fri Jan 04, 2013 6:12 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Foreclosure fraud settlement manages to get even worse...
Replies: 27
Views: 5666

Re: Foreclosure fraud settlement manages to get even worse..

It all makes perfect sense to me. Should I be worried?
by Kulantan
Fri Jan 04, 2013 5:08 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: So Planetside 2 is free
Replies: 88
Views: 14945

Re: So Planetside 2 is free

I don't understand why you'll need 2 scopes on a sniper rifle thou... I just get Max zoom. Maybe somebody can help me out here. A 12x scope reduces your vision to a tiny, tiny sliver. That makes target acquisitions more time consuming and increases your risk of missing some other infiltrator and ge...
by Kulantan
Fri Jan 04, 2013 5:06 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Foreclosure fraud settlement manages to get even worse...
Replies: 27
Views: 5666

Foreclosure fraud settlement manages to get even worse...

After too many years to count of regulatory failure and limp-wristed reforms, it’s hard to be surprised. Nevertheless, I hope to convince you that a yet another mortgage settlement, leaked on New Year’s Eve when hopefully no one would notice, achieves the difficult task of reaching a new level of d...
by Kulantan
Sun Dec 23, 2012 4:09 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Religion: The Deuce
Replies: 5301
Views: 600450

Re: Religion: The Deuce

Thanks Kulantan. But the argument seems to be over when the flood happened, not if. The argument is over the scope of the flood, not if. I will concede that floods have indeed occurred in the past. This really doesn't help your point at all though. If a biblical description of an event is so wildly...
by Kulantan
Sun Dec 23, 2012 3:32 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Religion: The Deuce
Replies: 5301
Views: 600450

Re: Religion: The Deuce

If it was the Egyptians making records of astronomical observations, we consider it science, right? Would we not do the same with observations recorded in the Bible? Historian One: Ok what do we think happened in 2350 BC? Historian Two: Well lets check sources. Historian One: The Egyptian writings ...
by Kulantan
Thu Dec 20, 2012 9:40 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Feminists protested MRA who spoke at U of Toronto
Replies: 646
Views: 85334

Re: Feminists protested MRA who spoke at U of Toronto

Ok, leaving aside what promises to be a tedious and enraging semantic argument; this is exactly why "no means no" is so important. The end state of the "no means no" campaign is that there should be no rape without mens rea (or unwanted sex if you douche-baggedly prefer). Okay, ...
by Kulantan
Thu Dec 20, 2012 9:12 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Feminists protested MRA who spoke at U of Toronto
Replies: 646
Views: 85334

Re: Feminists protested MRA who spoke at U of Toronto

If I stab you by accident I still stabbed you. To prosecute someone for rape might require mens rea (I'll leave it up to more legally competent forumites to discuss) but it is possible to rape someone without mens rea. Assault is not possible without mens rea, and so rape is not possible without me...
by Kulantan
Thu Dec 20, 2012 8:34 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Feminists protested MRA who spoke at U of Toronto
Replies: 646
Views: 85334

Re: Feminists protested MRA who spoke at U of Toronto

Criticizes the view that it is rape when a woman says “yes,” even when “she is forced to say ‘yes’ in order to survive." p. 316 He adds that not only are we unfairly expecting “men to find out which ‘no’ means ‘no,’ [but] now we’re expecting men to know which ‘yes’ means ‘yes’” and “we’re conv...
by Kulantan
Sat Dec 08, 2012 1:15 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bristol University CU bans women speakers (then rescinds)
Replies: 8
Views: 2573

Re: Bristol University CU bans women speakers (then rescinds

I'm betting a church that isn't a state church with some members guaranteed positions in one of the houses of parliament.
by Kulantan
Tue Dec 04, 2012 12:35 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: My Little Pony: Friendship is MAGIC!
Replies: 1371
Views: 339704

Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is MAGIC!

OK, I stand corrected. THis does make me a bit more surprised that Trixie didn't catch on, though-while subtlety and trickiness is really not her strength, this sort of illusion magic is. While Trixie is a stage magician and illusionist, she was also strung out on dark magic. So much so that sh...
by Kulantan
Tue Dec 04, 2012 12:24 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Global Growth of Drone Warfare
Replies: 272
Views: 42964

Re: The Global Growth of Drone Warfare

Wrong. Mosaic intelligence is the most valuable type of intelligence there is. Bits and peices can be put together by enemies to reveal a great deal about our operations, procedures, and tactics. From minor things like personnel movements you can connect names to faces and blow the cover of an inte...
by Kulantan
Mon Dec 03, 2012 5:41 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Global Growth of Drone Warfare
Replies: 272
Views: 42964

Re: The Global Growth of Drone Warfare

Few things: Bush's incompetent administration =/= the system now, after reforms When something is classified, it is classified for GOOD REASON. With Obama administration reforms, it is pretty near impossible for things to be classified frivolously. Certainly not at any high level (Top Secret+). For...
by Kulantan
Mon Dec 03, 2012 3:16 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Global Growth of Drone Warfare
Replies: 272
Views: 42964

Re: The Global Growth of Drone Warfare

Trust their word over that of our own elected officials, extensively vetted and polygraphed operators, and strictly controlled military personnel, all of whom act under a conservative moral framework of oversight and checks-and-balances designed to prevent mishaps and mistakes and power abuses. Che...
by Kulantan
Fri Nov 30, 2012 2:23 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Global Growth of Drone Warfare
Replies: 272
Views: 42964

Re: The Global Growth of Drone Warfare

Some degrees of transparency, yes. No one wants war crimes covered up within the military. But secrecy is an inherent nature of conducting warfare. Anything the general public knows, the enemy would know too. You don't want the enemies to know that the war is not going well for you. You don't want ...
by Kulantan
Fri Nov 30, 2012 12:17 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Global Growth of Drone Warfare
Replies: 272
Views: 42964

Re: The Global Growth of Drone Warfare

Is war. Is supposed to be blowing people up. Is not supposed to be transparent. War is the single most extreme power wielded by government. The way that we can make better decisions about government is if we have more of the facts. War has to be as transparent as possible. Precisely. They're not fr...
by Kulantan
Tue Nov 27, 2012 5:18 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: So Planetside 2 is free
Replies: 88
Views: 14945

Re: So Planetside 2 is free

I tried playing around with air vehicles, I'm terrible at them, I keep wanting to use down to go up because I expect air vehicles to reverse the up/down movement! You can change that in the options menu. And I never could find a tank spawner when I actually wanted a heavy vehicle. I'd guess one of ...
by Kulantan
Fri Nov 16, 2012 4:13 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8248
Views: 1494068

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

No idea then, sorry.
by Kulantan
Fri Nov 16, 2012 2:52 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8248
Views: 1494068

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

Get to your "About" editing page up (your profile then click the little box with age, workplace, ect under your profile pic). Then edit "Basic Info". I will not let you choose no gender, but it will let you tick a box that stop displaying your gender on your timeline.
by Kulantan
Wed Nov 07, 2012 4:55 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: EVE Online
Replies: 4828
Views: 656108

Re: EVE Online

I suggest always using EVEMon or equivalent to plan training. The graphically displayed dependency trees for skills are nice.
by Kulantan
Wed Nov 07, 2012 4:19 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2012 U.S. Presidential Election
Replies: 1637
Views: 176982

Re: 2012 U.S. Presidential Election

faranim wrote:I found it remarkable that the media still thought that Romney even had a chance.

Cynicism: ratings.
Even more cynicism: they're just that dumb and fact-proof.
by Kulantan
Fri Nov 02, 2012 3:49 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8248
Views: 1494068

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

>Initiate E-HUG protocol
Spoiler:
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by Kulantan
Thu Oct 25, 2012 3:26 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Religion: The Deuce
Replies: 5301
Views: 600450

Re: Religion: The Deuce

All of you are ignoring the Biblical Evidence . The Flood was not the only miracle God performed using "water". There was also the water to blood, water to wine and walking on water. Once we add these events into our consideration the answer becomes obvious . There must be two substances r...
by Kulantan
Sun Oct 21, 2012 2:15 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: This Is How It Ends - Iran War Sim
Replies: 18
Views: 4071

Re: This Is How It Ends - Iran War Sim

The only way not to be disappointed is not to play.
by Kulantan
Fri Oct 12, 2012 6:55 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dishonored
Replies: 57
Views: 15027

Re: Dishonored

You kill the main overseer (the big bad guy). It looks like you won the war, but it's pretty obvious that things aren't over. Things are rather quiet, everyone is celebrating but that wasn't a finale. So, your allies poison you and leave you for dead... ...Where do I even start?...
by Kulantan
Thu Oct 04, 2012 4:48 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2012 U.S. Presidential Election
Replies: 1637
Views: 176982

Re: 2012 U.S. Presidential Election

Presidential pellets dispensed every time they cite a study in an argument.
by Kulantan
Fri Sep 28, 2012 4:18 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Borderlands 2
Replies: 201
Views: 28844

Re: Borderlands 2

Spoiler on that topic but only after leaving the southern-shelf:
Spoiler:
I'm so very disappointed he doesn't keep it :(
by Kulantan
Fri Sep 28, 2012 2:56 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Report says drones are traumatising Pakistani civillians
Replies: 72
Views: 13131

Re: Report says drones are traumatising Pakistani civillians

I completely agree Hal. I wasn't saying withdrawal doesn't help long term. What I was trying to say was that is not a case of violence being the regrettable short term necessity versus withdrawal and peace the long term goal. Are you sure? How many Americans do you think die to terrorist attacks per...
by Kulantan
Fri Sep 28, 2012 10:51 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Report says drones are traumatising Pakistani civillians
Replies: 72
Views: 13131

Re: Report says drones are traumatising Pakistani civillians

There should be. I'm arguing for a particular set of actions, not [whatever the administration is doing in its totality]. There should be nation building? Was my jab about Kabul too subtle? Nation building doesn't work, certainly not with the formula the US uses. Plus this is the bit of Afganistan/...
by Kulantan
Fri Sep 28, 2012 6:42 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Report says drones are traumatising Pakistani civillians
Replies: 72
Views: 13131

Re: Report says drones are traumatising Pakistani civillians

Well, we should take sensible precautions (like grounding wires) but declaring a War on Lighting Strikes is counter productive.
by Kulantan
Fri Sep 28, 2012 5:18 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: FTL - ohcrapshieldsaredown!
Replies: 361
Views: 102312

Re: FTL - ohcrapshieldsaredown!

My strategy is to vent the ship so that they are forced to the med bay and fight them there. It is impossible to lose folk when fighting 1v1 in the med bay. You also don't always need to vent the whole ship, just enough that the med bay is the closest room with a system and air.
by Kulantan
Fri Sep 28, 2012 5:08 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Report says drones are traumatising Pakistani civillians
Replies: 72
Views: 13131

Re: Report says drones are traumatising Pakistani civillians

The long-term problem is extremism, and the best way to fix that is nation-building. Ah yes, nation-building that most successful of all strategies. After a mere decade the gleaming spires of Kabul truly are the wonder of the Middle East and for only a modicum of expenditure. However I do have rese...
by Kulantan
Thu Sep 27, 2012 9:54 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Borderlands 2
Replies: 201
Views: 28844

Re: Borderlands 2

Zer0's Skill Trees feels very very lackluster. Tried building a sniper first, but most of the sniper abilities are shit once you get past level 15 or so. The moment you stop facing basic bandits that hide behind cover at a distance, sniper rifles lose too much of their upside and become way too wea...
by Kulantan
Thu Sep 27, 2012 9:39 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Report says drones are traumatising Pakistani civillians
Replies: 72
Views: 13131

Re: Report says drones are traumatising Pakistani civillians

Our choices boil down to doing nothing (which is extremely problematic for obvious reasons) or some kind of military intervention This really isn't obvious to me. Doing something isn't always going to keep folk safer than "doing nothing", that is why the advice is not to go into a burning...
by Kulantan
Wed Sep 26, 2012 11:45 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Borderlands 2
Replies: 201
Views: 28844

Re: Borderlands 2

I think the enemies scale only when you complete a main quest stage to the level you are when you complete that stage. I might be wrong though. For threshers as sniper Zer0 I had a lot of luck using a shotgun. You have really high crit a Zer0 and the best way to crit a thresher is to circle around t...
by Kulantan
Wed Sep 26, 2012 6:30 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Report says drones are traumatising Pakistani civillians
Replies: 72
Views: 13131

Re: Report says drones are traumatising Pakistani civillians

I was going a little off topic. Pakistanis have a very good right to be pissed about this. I disagree with their reaction to many other events. A video should not cause deaths(barring The Ring). Well then, it should really then be mentioned that nobody in Pakistan died because of the film. One pers...
by Kulantan
Wed Sep 26, 2012 3:32 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Report says drones are traumatising Pakistani civillians
Replies: 72
Views: 13131

Re: Report says drones are traumatising Pakistani civillians

I'm not ignoring that part. I'm pointing out that you minimised the actual issues that folks in the Middle East have with what they see as deadly Western imperialism in a thread about such. The second part doesn't make that disappear.

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