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It occurs to me that the further West you go in America, the more fucked up everything is.

Florida is merely an outlier.
I believe this stands to reason. After all, the thirteen original states had to push all their undesirables somewhere. When Florida got full, it was West. But as time went by, PropersTM became the object of envy for the Pariah. And the Pariah found that they wished to live like the PropersTM. And the best way to do that? Cast off the Untouchables and the dregs into the further West.

This, of course, explains California.
Mmm. Well. That must be why both Colorado and Texas WOULD NOT HAVE Shoe Ears and I.

And y'all ain't seen the Central Valley (expect Nigel, but she got the hell out of here). Venice Beach is potatoes next to the horrors I have to live amongst.

I have been many many times. I have photographic evidence.

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The Secrets Forum / Re: Nigel's Shiny New Life Thread
« on: January 06, 2012, 03:18:00 am »
UM, WOW

I just found out that My Big Regret is getting a divorce.

This is the friend I have been in love with for almost 20 years and have always been too chicken to tell. When he was 19 and I was 22, he was complaining about not liking girls his age and I said "You should date an older woman"


and two days later he was dating my best friend.

NO, BASEHEAD, I MEANT ME.

Life goes on, I got married, they broke up, eventually he married someone else. When I was 29 I was divorced with two kids and he broke up with his then-girlfriend, and I was too chicken to just be like "Hey Basehead, you know, I've had this thing for you for years, want to see if it could work?"

Proceed with eleven more years of near-misses and him moving back to Baltimore and getting married.

One of my friends, who knows about my secret feelings for him, has this theory that all the guys I have been through are just me fruitlessly seeking him in someone else, and that's why they never work out. She might be right. So, even though he lives on the other side of the country and is pretty established there and might not have any similar feelings, I am going to tell him. I am not going to be that foolish girl who never tells that one guy about her feelings and nobody knows that he feels the same way until after he dies and his grandson sees his diary and tells the old lady and everybody cries.

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The Secrets Forum / Re: This is why my parent's generation are insane.
« on: January 06, 2012, 02:50:55 am »
Little Orange didn't believe me when I told her that was on television.

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Or Kill Me / Re: should've said something
« on: January 05, 2012, 11:32:22 pm »
Roger, where in Newfoundland are you from? I have a friend from St. Johns.

St Johns.

NO WAI

You're the same age, almost. You could have gone to high school together!

She's seriously badass. Tiny, but badass.

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The Secrets Forum / Re: hello
« on: January 05, 2012, 11:29:15 pm »
The thing is, I really do like writing like that... but I figure I'll try to be curteous and write my response in txt and before I copy it over to the PD forum I correct the capitalisation and the punctuation - which, I suppose, is a technological solution to a social problem.


We once had a poster here who decjded jt would be a great mjndfuck jf she replaced all jnstances of the letter i wjth the letter j. Maybe we're jdjots for bejng jmpatjent wjth her, but maybe she should have put some effort jnto bejng understood, you djg?

Nobody cares jf you mjsspell some stuff or mjss caps now and then. But dojng jt jntentjonally js kjnd of ljke postjng jn ljght yellow, or some jllegjble font.

It's also manufactured weird, which is inferior to the regular kind that mom used to make.

Yeah, it falls pretty squarely into the "trying too hard" category of outlandishness. Also the "look at meeeeee" category.

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Techmology and Scientism / Re: And this is why peer review is a joke.
« on: January 05, 2012, 11:24:08 pm »
Romagnoli:
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“Speculative conclusions are not a reason for rejection, provided they are correlated with the data presented,”

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Techmology and Scientism / Re: And this is why peer review is a joke.
« on: January 05, 2012, 11:19:31 pm »
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Romagnoli says he decided to review the revised paper because the original was withdrawn by Medical Hypotheses not for “flawed or falsified data” but for “highly controversial opinions” — which the IJAE's readers can make up their own minds about.

He has a point.

So a journal is a newspaper, now. Great.

Um, no. Not what I said. At all. Also not what the editor said.

Granted. It's also probably what the editor of Nature said when he published the Womenspace Futures story.

The Womanspace story had no place in any scientific journal. It was fiction, not a scientific paper, and it was blatantly sexist fiction.

I don't know what his motivation for publishing the study was, but what Romagnoli seems to be saying there is that regardless of the validity of the conclusion, the paper should not be withheld from publication based on having an unsavory premise unless the data or the method is bad. This is science... the idea is to present the available information and let the scientific community determine whether the conclusions drawn by the researcher are valid.

The fact that the researcher's agenda is antisocial should not in itself be a barrier to publication. Now, we all know that personalities and bias do weigh heavily in the peer journal world, but they shouldn't. They only criteria a paper should be judged by is whether the data is good or bad and whether it's presented clearly. Even if it's an article which claims that having gay parents directly causes children to grow up alcoholic chain-smoking white nationalists, if it presents its data clearly it should not be withheld from publication simply for being unsavory.

Not that every paper deserves publication, and journals should pick and choose the best articles for publication (if they are fortunate enough to have enough submissions to pick and choose from) but I see Romagnoli's point; if the data is good, it is his right to present it in his journal, and let the scientific community rebut the study, which I'm sure they will do in droves. Further, it will help to dispel the conspiracy nutjobs' claims that information is being suppressed.

Many people on the web seem to think that this paper shouldn't be published anywhere for any reason because it's antisocial. I personally think that's walking a little too close to a slippery slope for my comfort.

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Propaganda Depository / Re: Coming up with pamphlets and shit.
« on: January 05, 2012, 10:37:35 pm »
LOVE!

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Techmology and Scientism / Re: And this is why peer review is a joke.
« on: January 05, 2012, 10:29:00 pm »
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Romagnoli says he decided to review the revised paper because the original was withdrawn by Medical Hypotheses not for “flawed or falsified data” but for “highly controversial opinions” — which the IJAE's readers can make up their own minds about.

He has a point.

So a journal is a newspaper, now. Great.

Um, no. Not what I said. At all. Also not what the editor said.

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The Secrets Forum / Re: Quantum jumping. No, really!!
« on: January 05, 2012, 10:18:24 pm »
This shit is PRICELESS.

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Concept of Bubble Universes based on the Chaotic Inflation theory.

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The Secrets Forum / Re: Quantum jumping. No, really!!
« on: January 05, 2012, 10:17:23 pm »
is this better or worse than...  Quantum LEAPING!

xx

I loved that show!

Man.

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Or Kill Me / Re: should've said something
« on: January 05, 2012, 09:51:01 pm »
Roger, where in Newfoundland are you from? I have a friend from St. Johns.

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The Secrets Forum / Re: UNLIMITED TUCSON/AFTERLIFE DESCRIPTION THREAD
« on: January 05, 2012, 09:43:05 pm »
They will most likely kill you in your sleep.

I think that's gonna happen anyway.

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The Secrets Forum / Re: My Little Pony: Satanism is Magic
« on: January 05, 2012, 09:42:44 pm »
This thread is amazing.

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