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Messages - Mesozoic Mister Nigel

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Does Aini count?

That's a good question.

I think of Aini less as a troll, and more as a terminally special snowflake.

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Beyond the wall / Re: Space dogs
« on: December 02, 2016, 04:51:30 am »
Self-replicating is the current sticking point for most definitions of life, and is the reason viruses, which very nearly qualify as "alive", are in a gray area.

Prions are another I would think.

Not exactly, because they don't "replicate" per se, but rather are a contagious form of misfolding protein that nobody really understands. They're like the shitty memes of the protein world.

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Beyond the wall / Re: Welcome to Discordia
« on: December 02, 2016, 04:42:26 am »
Sigh.

Keep telling yourself it was about trade deals. It's easier than facing reality I guess.

So trade had absolutely nothing to do with it? Clintons support of the TPP and NAFTA was just trivia? Again, please oh person who was completely ignorant of Trumps victory explain to me how his voters ACTUALLY think.

And keep completely ignoring the economy brahs! Totally isnt a thing that people vote for at all!

I'm pretty sure the Klan vote, for example, didn't give a fuck. I'm also quite sure the fundamentalist Christian vote didn't give a shit either. In both cases there "white male" was the winning ticket.

Or are we still pretending that voters are well informed on a range of issues?

And Nigel, I think it's more likely to be "Fedora issues" for want of a better term. The bullshit mea culpa made that much apparent.

Haha, yeah, fedora issues seem apparent.

As for Trump's constituents, I have seen some very good analyses of their demographics and their primary concerns, some of which have been posted here, all of which far outstrip RPs amateur-hour attempts.

I sure miss Cain, in these dark and trying times.

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Beyond the wall / Re: Brit Spags! So Jim fixed it...
« on: December 02, 2016, 04:36:43 am »
So incredibly gross and depressing. All these fucking institutions where perverts can go to molest kids.

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Techmology and Scientism / Re: I need someone smarter than me to parse this
« on: December 02, 2016, 01:32:52 am »
This is right up my alley, but I don't have time at the moment to read it. I'll try to get to it tomorrow morning when I'm actually fresh and bushy-tailed and not fucking off on the internets while training an undergrad on the scope.

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Beyond the wall / Re: Welcome to Discordia
« on: December 02, 2016, 12:51:22 am »
We're at "1 man 1 jar" level of upset now. It would be comical if I wasn't increasingly sure he's had his humor gland surgically removed. A bag of skittles says it was replaced with a bag of skittles shit.

From what I am gathering, although he was previously upset that I told him to fuck off, he is now upset that I pointed out that he never apologized to me.

 :lulz:

Maybe he has mommy issues.

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Beyond the wall / Re: Welcome to Discordia
« on: December 01, 2016, 10:23:57 pm »
I'd just like to take a moment to point out that no matter how much unfunny eric has whined about me not accepting his vague blanket apology to the board, he never actually apologized to me.

I mean, since we're all really the same person, that's probably only a technicality though.

Noticed RP disappeared again. Pattern confirmed. Even if it's actually a different guy it's been almost impossible to tell them apart by methodology.

Yeah, for all practical purposes they are the same thing. RP might be fractionally smarter, but also fractionally more delusional.

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Conference does not overlap with Manitoba, therefore now I have to decide whether I really have time to finish my thesis prospectus AND apply for a conference in the next week.

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Beyond the wall / Re: Space dogs
« on: November 30, 2016, 11:36:10 pm »
Self-replicating is the current sticking point for most definitions of life, and is the reason viruses, which very nearly qualify as "alive", are in a gray area.

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Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: Turning Purple
« on: November 30, 2016, 11:34:13 pm »
Mind you, nonetheless, more than half of the people who did vote -- and it was not a small turnout by historic figures, at all, DESPITE voter suppression -- voted for Hillary Clinton DESPITE THE FACT THAT MANY OF THEM DIDN'T PARTICULARLY LIKE HER. Despite the fact that she's a woman. That's some pretty fucking impressive unity.

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Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: Turning Purple
« on: November 30, 2016, 11:31:34 pm »
Lots of people don't vote because they don't feel like its very effective, and they are right to feel that.

And that's how they get the government they deserve.   :lulz:

Now I feel a bit foolish. Of course taking the ~20 minutes to vote is worth it. It is more effective than other things you could do in that time. I should have just said that they don't feel like its effective but not said they were right to feel so. I guess I am prone to defeatism.

There were areas where it was five to seven hours. Basically, places where people had to miss a full day of work, if they even had the option, in order to vote.

I know I keep playing this fiddle, but THIS WASN'T ACCIDENTAL. This was orchestrated. Since the 2004 election, Republicans have been working furiously at local levels to close polls in poor and black areas, and to institute voter ID laws and other measures, like registration purges, to block poor and black voters, who trend strongly Democrat, from voting.

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Beyond the wall / Re: ERIS'SSSSSSS THREAD
« on: November 30, 2016, 11:26:37 pm »

Roger and Nigel, you are good boys and will get something special from me in your stockings!!!!!


My primary emotional response upon reading this is fear.

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Beyond the wall / Re: Welcome to Discordia
« on: November 30, 2016, 11:23:47 pm »
I'd just like to take a moment to point out that no matter how much unfunny eric has whined about me not accepting his vague blanket apology to the board, he never actually apologized to me.

I mean, since we're all really the same person, that's probably only a technicality though.

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Beyond the wall / Re: ERIS'SSSSSSS THREAD
« on: November 29, 2016, 08:24:09 pm »
Dear Eris,

Please let what happened in 2016 stay in 2016.

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I'm contemplating a science communication conference in March, but am also a little concerned it'll overlap with when I need to be in Manitoba for spring emergence.

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