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Postby The EGE » Fri Oct 29, 2010 8:27 pm UTC

Thesh wrote:That gives me an idea. I will fill the trash can with muriatic acid (70% concentration), and then when they move it they will splash themselves and get horrible burns on their skin!


Better yet: lemon juice. Everyone's got a few minor cuts somewhere.
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Postby Thesh » Fri Oct 29, 2010 8:30 pm UTC

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Thesh wrote:That gives me an idea. I will fill the trash can with muriatic acid (70% concentration), and then when they move it they will splash themselves and get horrible burns on their skin!


Better yet: lemon juice. Everyone's got a few minor cuts somewhere.


Hmm... That will probably be less risk for me, with all the toxic gasses and laws and such.
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Postby Teapot » Fri Oct 29, 2010 11:12 pm UTC

It rained today. The water got in through the "waterproof lining" in my bag and got on my ipod. At the time I gave the ipod a dry, it switched on and seemed to work fine. Now I tried to charge it. At first it looked ok (although the screen did have little blobs on it) but I can't use the touch screen at all (so I can't even unlock the ipod) plus it got hot enough to burn my hand. The best part is I bought the 2 year extended warranty from hmv when I bought my ipod because the extended warranty covers things like accidental damage and I don't have a very good track record with mp3 players (or phones or laptops or pretty much anything technological). Since I bought the ipod less than 2 years ago it should still be covered by the warranty. There are two problems - 1. I don't know if the warranty covers water damage and I can't find the terms and conditions of the warranty online anywhere to check and 2. The reciept which is also the warranty seems to have gone walkabouts and isn't where I remember putting it. I hope it's at home somewhere and not ended up in the bin by accident.... It's like my ipod and my laptop are in a competition to see which will be the most expensive thing I can break and not be able to afford to replace.
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Postby _Axle_ » Fri Oct 29, 2010 11:46 pm UTC

Teapot wrote:It rained today. The water got in through the "waterproof lining" in my bag and got on my ipod. At the time I gave the ipod a dry, it switched on and seemed to work fine. Now I tried to charge it. At first it looked ok (although the screen did have little blobs on it) but I can't use the touch screen at all (so I can't even unlock the ipod) plus it got hot enough to burn my hand. The best part is I bought the 2 year extended warranty from hmv when I bought my ipod because the extended warranty covers things like accidental damage and I don't have a very good track record with mp3 players (or phones or laptops or pretty much anything technological). Since I bought the ipod less than 2 years ago it should still be covered by the warranty. There are two problems - 1. I don't know if the warranty covers water damage and I can't find the terms and conditions of the warranty online anywhere to check and 2. The reciept which is also the warranty seems to have gone walkabouts and isn't where I remember putting it. I hope it's at home somewhere and not ended up in the bin by accident.... It's like my ipod and my laptop are in a competition to see which will be the most expensive thing I can break and not be able to afford to replace.



Apple Care pdf for iPods

You don't need the receipt or warranty really for Apple. As long as you can read the serial number from your actual device, they can search that and see if its still under warranty or not.

It sucks having stuff break, so hopefully it is covered and you get another one or a fix.
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Postby Teapot » Fri Oct 29, 2010 11:49 pm UTC

I think the hmv warranty is different from the apple protection plan. I remember it was specified that accidental damage was covered by hmv (in fact it was the only reason I paid extra for the warranty) whereas it doesn't seem to be covered by apple. Thanks though :)
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Postby Amarantha » Sat Oct 30, 2010 11:27 am UTC

Facebook should die inna fire. I don't even have an account, and it still manages to fark up my internet experience. Every time it's down and I open a bunch of tabs with my daily blogs etc, half of them pop up error messages with "could not connect to apps.login.facebook\<trillion random characters>". Also, gig organisers, the student organisation etc create private facebook pages to announce events, like "hey facebook users, come to our event, and everyone else can fuck off".

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Postby Sokh » Sat Oct 30, 2010 7:02 pm UTC

London underground rraaawwrrr rraaarrr raaageee grrrrr

*ahem* It's so stupidly hot and crowded I can't think of anywhere more uncomfortable. And what is it about the underground, when people step into it it's like all sense of respect for others and courtesy are stripped away and all that's left is a desire to elbow people and barge your way through with an illusion of self importance. I saw someone actually shove a child to get onto the train.

Also in the small chance you read this sorry slightly shorter girl on the Victoria line from Oxford Circus. I didn't mean to crush you all the way but the large hairy gentlemen (I use the term loosely) behind me decided he deserved the space more than I and spent the journey shoving his elbow in my back. Also I liked your top and wish to know where you purchased it.

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Postby SlyReaper » Sat Oct 30, 2010 10:21 pm UTC

Rant: bloody Londoners moaning all the time about their Underground system. Seriously you guys, you don't know how good you've got it. Every time I visit that city, I go on the underground and can basically get from anywhere I am to anywhere I want to be in a matter of minutes. It's not as dirty and crowded as you make out, it's actually fairly well run and maintained. As for heat, you kind of have to expect that in a system that, by virtue of being underground, doesn't have fantastic ventilation.

How about you go visit a city without such a system, and see how well you fare trying to get from A to B on our ludicrously expensive buses which never run a direct route between A and B for pretty much any values of A and B, where you have to wait bloody hours for one to turn up, in the rain, and the only vacant seat has been vomited on.
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Postby Baldur » Sat Oct 30, 2010 11:18 pm UTC

I'm good with Lothian buses, here in Edinburgh. £1.20, to anywhere in the city? Yes, please.
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Postby Midnight » Sun Oct 31, 2010 3:56 am UTC

SlyReaper wrote:Rant: bloody Londoners moaning all the time about their Underground system. Seriously you guys, you don't know how good you've got it. Every time I visit that city, I go on the underground and can basically get from anywhere I am to anywhere I want to be in a matter of minutes. It's not as dirty and crowded as you make out, it's actually fairly well run and maintained. As for heat, you kind of have to expect that in a system that, by virtue of being underground, doesn't have fantastic ventilation.

How about you go visit a city without such a system, and see how well you fare trying to get from A to B on our ludicrously expensive buses which never run a direct route between A and B for pretty much any values of A and B, where you have to wait bloody hours for one to turn up, in the rain, and the only vacant seat has been vomited on.


SERIOUSLY THOUGH.

Never ever complain about the tube until you've been in a city where the 'underground' has six stops and it's 15 minutes between each train, and it's a few bucks per stop (well, more like $3 for the first and another 50 cents thereafter) and there's the constant worry of homeless people peeing on you.
You don't even HAVE homeless people in Britain, dammit! and if you say you do, I will LAUGH, because there are more homeless people in one corner of my suburb than in the greater London area.
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Postby Rakysh » Sun Oct 31, 2010 6:26 am UTC

Er... You have 5000 people without housing in one corner of your suburb?

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Postby Raeluna » Sun Oct 31, 2010 10:11 am UTC

Curse you Ventrilo. You were working JUST fine two days ago. But today when I have a meeting, noooo, suddenly you can't detect my soundcard.

Also, a big eff you to my microphone, which also decided to amazingly stop working. I'm now speaking through the headphone area of my headset and looking like a complete idiot when I do so.
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Postby Moo » Sun Oct 31, 2010 1:01 pm UTC

As someone now living in a country with no public transport to speak of, I understand the objections, but I HATE HATE HATE the argument "how dare you complain about not having shoes, look at me I have no feet!". You know, that really sucks, and I'm sorry for you, but that doesn't mean it doesn't also suck a little to not have shoes.

The tube is great and people could be a bit more thankful but frankly being stuck in a small box with absolutely no personal space in temperatures exceeding those you may legally transport cattle under for one to two hours a day is still something people have a right to complain about.

My country has horribly corrupt politicians, rampant HIV and a 25% unemployment rate. I had better not see you guys having a go at the Londoners EVER complain about a corrupt politician, homeless guy, unemployment or any sort of social problem because I will quote your own post back at you until your eyes bleed.
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Postby Zohar » Sun Oct 31, 2010 1:07 pm UTC

I agree completely Moo. Just because <someplace> has it worse, doesn't mean I don't wish <home place> would be better, and I'm allowed to complain about it. Same with "When I was your age" sort of complaints.
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Postby icanus » Sun Oct 31, 2010 3:46 pm UTC

Zohar wrote:I agree completely Moo. Just because <someplace> has it worse, doesn't mean I don't wish <home place> would be better, and I'm allowed to complain about it. Same with "When I was your age" sort of complaints.

Damn whiny kids. Back in my day we were constantly one-upped in the suffering stakes anytime we complained about anything. Never did us any harm.

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Postby SlyReaper » Sun Oct 31, 2010 4:32 pm UTC

Moo wrote:As someone now living in a country with no public transport to speak of, I understand the objections, but I HATE HATE HATE the argument "how dare you complain about not having shoes, look at me I have no feet!". You know, that really sucks, and I'm sorry for you, but that doesn't mean it doesn't also suck a little to not have shoes.

The tube is great and people could be a bit more thankful but frankly being stuck in a small box with absolutely no personal space in temperatures exceeding those you may legally transport cattle under for one to two hours a day is still something people have a right to complain about.

My country has horribly corrupt politicians, rampant HIV and a 25% unemployment rate. I had better not see you guys having a go at the Londoners EVER complain about a corrupt politician, homeless guy, unemployment or any sort of social problem because I will quote your own post back at you until your eyes bleed.


I'm just saying from an outsider's point of view, the London Underground is a bloody marvellous thing, and it gets a bit grating to hear people moan about it all the time. Would you like to hear me moan about all the faults on my brand new Rolls Royce?

(I don't actually have one, just making a point and I like things made of straw)

Anyway, ranting about ranting is still a valid rant.
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Postby Izawwlgood » Sun Oct 31, 2010 5:49 pm UTC

Ugh, Ostrich leather cup holders?! What do they think you are, too poor to hire someone to hold your drinks for you? God, the nerve!
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Postby Jumble » Sun Oct 31, 2010 6:42 pm UTC

SlyReaper wrote:I'm just saying from an outsider's point of view, the London Underground is a bloody marvellous thing, and it gets a bit grating to hear people moan about it all the time. Would you like to hear me moan about all the faults on my brand new Rolls Royce?

Good point, well made. However, I've tried growing up in the far end of Cornwall, where public transport is legend spoken about in the same way as the loch ness monster or social housing (if you ask when the next bus will be in west penwith they' won't look at their watch - they'll look at the calendar.. And, although I agree that the underground is great compared to say, not having the underground there are still some features that let it down:
- When it stops in a tunnel, in the dark, and you know that there is real possibility that you won't move again for 30 min or more. Bad place to be if you are claustrophobic (or dying for the loo).
- the customers. My wife came home one day when she was 6 months pregnant telling how she had been elbowed to the floor by some tosser in a pin-stripe suit who absolutely had to have the last seat.

The thing that just makes me smile is the quality of the driving, particularly on the Victoria line. What is it? Do they move the stations around at night? There has to be some reason for the drivers ploughing along at full speed and then suddenly thinking "Fuck! Green Park! Where did that come from? That wasn't there yesterday! Bollocks, I better brake!"

Secondary rant: it's Halloween. Where's everyone gone? For an hour you couldn't move for aesthetically challenged children. Now I've opened the second bag of chocolate they've all gone. Guys - anyone want a chocolate pumpkin?
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Postby Midnight » Sun Oct 31, 2010 7:21 pm UTC

Rakysh wrote:Er... You have 5000 people without housing in one corner of your suburb?

5000 homeless in the greater london area? 1 in 1600? Jesus that's amazingly good. I would guess there's 1-2000 in my city of 100,000. Five thousand in a city of eight million is astounding.
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Postby Cassi » Sun Oct 31, 2010 8:34 pm UTC

Jumble wrote:Guys - anyone want a chocolate pumpkin?

Yes please!

(Also, I absolutely hate the tube and it tends to push me to the brink of some kind of breakdown, especially when I've been unfortunate enough to be forced to use it at rush hour. My boyfriend keeps trying to convince me to get the tube when I come down to visit him, as he cannot understand that I would really prefer to just walk the half hour instead...)
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Postby bigglesworth » Sun Oct 31, 2010 9:04 pm UTC

I hope this doesn't come off as insensitive but I think that the Tube would be a lot more pleasant if the people who did not want to be on it, were not on it. More pleasant for all involved.
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Postby Cassi » Sun Oct 31, 2010 9:11 pm UTC

Well yes, because then only the people who wanted to be on it would be on it, so obviously they're going to find it less unpleasant. Unfortunately it is sometimes avoidable for those of us who hate it, however. Believe me, I avoid it wherever possible (I've told my boyfriend that I will be walking except perhaps in the case of torrential rain, and that I will quite happily walk alone if it will seriously bother him to walk when he knows the tube is easier...)

(I'm not sure how the tone came off on that, so let me just add that I'm not offended by your point or anything. I am, however, tired and sore and should be reading about moral realism instead of thinking about such unpleasant things, so I should probably leave it here.)
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Postby PhoenixEnigma » Sun Oct 31, 2010 9:19 pm UTC

bigglesworth wrote:I hope this doesn't come off as insensitive but I think that the Tube everything would be a lot more pleasant if the people who did not want to be on it there, were not on it. More pleasant for all involved.
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Postby The EGE » Sun Oct 31, 2010 9:32 pm UTC

I'm very, very envious of those of you with true mass transit nearby. We've got a few buses, nothing great. The nearest train station, 10 miles away, is served mostly by medium-distance trains on the Northeast Corridor. The closest we have to local mass transit is a few commuter trains a day (to the west to New Haven etc only, not north or east to Boston etc). Although, I now find myself somewhat involved in a project to bring commuter rail heading north...

Anyway...

I've ridden quite a bit on the Boston T, DC Metro, and Portland (OR) MAX systems, less on NYC subway. Yeah, they've been crowded, but in all those cities it's been by far the easiest way for me as a tourist to get around, and I've never felt uncomfortable, nor that I was treated badly by others around me. Even in the mad rush to get off the Red Line at South Station, there wasn't pushing or shoving.

(Then again, my claustraphobia has never activated while on a subway train, which might change things a bit.)

I'd be interested to ride the underground, see how that compared. Maybe those of you complaining don't know how good you have it, or maybe I'm idealizing the ability to go places without considering the downsides. Or both.
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Postby Sokh » Sun Oct 31, 2010 9:42 pm UTC

I appreciate it is an amazing system and I'd probably have enjoyed it a lot more if I hadn't have been lugging a huge bag around with me with a couple weeks worth of clothes in it and hadn't been travelling for 3 hours already. But I digress, I was a whinging git :P

I do wish I had something similar where I lived though.

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Postby Dobblesworth » Sun Oct 31, 2010 10:14 pm UTC

I know we as a society pride ourselves in looking towards certain holidays and festivals many time units in advance, prep Christmas displays in September and so on, but can I make one small request:
Stop setting off fireworks as early as October 31st. Can you not simply wait five days until Guy Fawkes' Night?
It's bad enough no-one in my social sphere is doing anything like a Hallow'een house/room/corridor party... at least, none I was invited to... so would you please shut the hell up?

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Postby bigglesworth » Sun Oct 31, 2010 10:28 pm UTC

It might be because of the start of the week of Diwali. I think fireworks tend to be involved in that.
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Postby Jumble » Sun Oct 31, 2010 10:33 pm UTC

bigglesworth wrote:I hope this doesn't come off as insensitive but I think that the Tube would be a lot more pleasant if the people who did not want to be on it, were not on it. More pleasant for all involved.

D'nae fret. These days I can't afford it (thanks George Osbourne! Of course we are all in this together.smug multi-millionaire git) so I mainly cycle or run to work. It's all yours. Enjoy!
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Postby GraphiteGirl » Sun Oct 31, 2010 11:57 pm UTC

You're all making me appreciate the Melbourne public transport system even more. It's certainly not perfect, but given that (grrrr) my vision impairment means I'll never be able to get a drivers' license, I'm pretty pleased that it's so relatively extensive.
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Postby TaintedDeity » Mon Nov 01, 2010 1:55 am UTC

I dislike all this rain. It means everytime I leave the house I get wet socks. I need some shoes that don't leak.
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Postby Magnanimous » Mon Nov 01, 2010 2:59 am UTC

Rally to Restore Sanity-based rant:

Good:
Got to see my UM friends again
Saw John Oliver IRL; can die happy
Talked to awesome people (Farnsworth cosplayer with Chamber of Understanding, Zoidberg with LemonParty.org sign, guy who lurks on our fora, Cyborg Lincoln)
Amazing signs: "[citation needed]", "Toy Story 2 Was Okay", "Bring Firefly Back", "Silly Hats Only", "This Was A Rally Good Idea", "ATLAS WAS RIGHT", "Bitches Don't Know 'Bout My Sanity", etc

Bad:
Didn't end up bringing a sign because I ran out of time
My best friend's phone died, so we never ended up meeting each other. (And it's really infuriating to think that I flew across the country and probably ended up within a few hundred feet of her. :( )
Forgot my camera
The metro was crowded as balls (someone had a sign that said "Rally to Restore Efficient Public Transportation"), so I ended up walking/running twelve miles that day. Which is kind of funny, because there was a 10K marathon going on. :P

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Postby Shivahn » Mon Nov 01, 2010 3:02 am UTC

TaintedDeity wrote:I dislike all this rain. It means everytime I leave the house I get wet socks. I need some shoes that don't leak.


Aww. Send some over here. I love the rain and since I moved from the San Francisco bay area to San Diego, it's been... unbearably "pleasant" all the time.

I hate "pleasant" weather. I wish it were raining torrentially. I miss the bay.

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Re: Rant Thread (to balance Awesome Thread)

Postby dubsola » Mon Nov 01, 2010 4:20 pm UTC

The EGE wrote:I've ridden quite a bit on the Boston T, DC Metro, and Portland (OR) MAX systems, less on NYC subway. Yeah, they've been crowded, but in all those cities it's been by far the easiest way for me as a tourist to get around, and I've never felt uncomfortable, nor that I was treated badly by others around me. Even in the mad rush to get off the Red Line at South Station, there wasn't pushing or shoving.

I live in London, and have been on the subway in NYC. Salient differences I noticed:
1. The trains and walkways in the London tubes curve inwards overhead, which doesn't help claustrophobia.
2. People push more in London.
3. There are more tourists who don't know where to go in London.

I like that the tube exists, I dislike using it. If I can catch a bus instead, I will.

TaintedDeity wrote:I dislike all this rain. It means everytime I leave the house I get wet socks. I need some shoes that don't leak.

I've had this problem for some time now, but haven't done anything about it. So now I can't even complain, it's my own stupid fault.

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Re: Rant Thread (to balance Awesome Thread)

Postby Giant Speck » Tue Nov 02, 2010 6:04 am UTC

ARGH!

Someone from my cousin watch got sick, so now I have to work on a day off tomorrow. :(
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Re: Rant Thread (to balance Awesome Thread)

Postby Thesh » Tue Nov 02, 2010 6:35 am UTC

Just because I don't vote, does not mean I am unamerican. It doesn't matter who of the major parties get into office, things aren't going to be much different. We will still get shit on, the politicians will still be bought, the corruption will still exist. I will not support our system of government by voting.

We vote for representative to make all the decisions, pass all of the laws. Representatives don't even need a majority vote, just the most votes for his district. Then to pass the vote, they only need a 50% majority. So let's say each representative gets 60% of the vote in their district. Let's say every bill receives 60% of the vote in the house. That's 60% of 60% is 36%... So this means that this bill passes, when only 36% of the voters supported the people that made the vote pass. How is that democracy?

We also have way too much government. City governments, county governments, state governments, and a federal government. Each of them is free to make their own laws. In California, medical marijuana was legalized, so local cops can't do anything about it. It's still a federal crime, however, and the DEA has actually done raids and made arrests of people operating within the California laws. If Prop 19 passes, you can still be arrested by federal officers, just not local police.

So what do I support? One federal government with one set of laws and a constitution to grant us as much personal freedom as possible. Local districts only control city planning and spending. I would vote for this government. I know it won't stop corruption, but at least you don't have layers of government, each with their own corruption.
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Re: Rant Thread (to balance Awesome Thread)

Postby big boss » Tue Nov 02, 2010 6:50 am UTC

Thesh wrote:Just because I don't vote, does not mean I am unamerican. It doesn't matter who of the major parties get into office, things aren't going to be much different. We will still get shit on, the politicians will still be bought, the corruption will still exist. I will not support our system of government by voting.

We vote for representative to make all the decisions, pass all of the laws. Representatives don't even need a majority vote, just the most votes for his district. Then to pass the vote, they only need a 50% majority. So let's say each representative gets 60% of the vote in their district. Let's say every bill receives 60% of the vote in the house. That's 60% of 60% is 36%... So this means that this bill passes, when only 36% of the voters supported the people that made the vote pass. How is that democracy?

We also have way too much government. City governments, county governments, state governments, and a federal government. Each of them is free to make their own laws. In California, medical marijuana was legalized, so local cops can't do anything about it. It's still a federal crime, however, and the DEA has actually done raids and made arrests of people operating within the California laws. If Prop 19 passes, you can still be arrested by federal officers, just not local police.

So what do I support? One federal government with one set of laws and a constitution to grant us as much personal freedom as possible. Local districts only control city planning and spending. I would vote for this government. I know it won't stop corruption, but at least you don't have layers of government, each with their own corruption.


There are very good reasons why the there are many layers of government, I would explain them but i have better things to do with my time. The designers of the system knew what they were doing. Someone needs to take an american gov class it seems.

I think that by not voting you lose your right to whine and complain about the government seeing as you didnt care enough to try and change it in the first place.
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Re: Rant Thread (to balance Awesome Thread)

Postby Thesh » Tue Nov 02, 2010 7:26 am UTC

I disagree with the system. Just because it is that way, doesn't mean it is right. It's inefficient and problematic.

Everyone has equal rights to complain. I think the people who don't support the system have more cause to complain than the people who do.
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Re: Rant Thread (to balance Awesome Thread)

Postby e^iπ+1=0 » Tue Nov 02, 2010 8:16 am UTC

Th electoral system is unfair. Even leaving aside the issue where one can win without winning the popular vote, it's unfair. People in big states don't have as much say as people in small states.

California has 55 electoral votes and a population of approximately 37 million. That means that a vote in California essentially counts for 55/37000000≈0.0000015 electoral votes.

Wyoming has 3 electoral votes and a population of approximately 545000. That means a vote in Wyoming essentially counts for 3/545000≈0.0000055 electoral votes.

How is it fair that a person in Wyoming gets over 3 times as much say as a person in California?
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