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Glad (?) to see the US and UK aren't that different.

Richard Nixon's glittering half-life sarcophagus / Re: Spagbook
« on: May 23, 2017, 06:48:26 pm »
That is really excellent news, man!  I'm happy for you.

Richard Nixon's glittering half-life sarcophagus / Re: Spagbook
« on: May 23, 2017, 06:37:45 pm »
Have you been able to hold on to a car?

I probably shouldn't be laughing as hard as I am at this.

Eh, who am I kidding?


Propaganda Depository / Re: Sympathy and Nazis
« on: May 22, 2017, 04:03:08 pm »
Fair point.

Propaganda Depository / Re: Sympathy and Nazis
« on: May 22, 2017, 01:24:54 pm »
What's extra weird is the people who don't care.  Not like, "I'm kinda racist so I really don't want to know about this stuff," more like, "I have no real curiosity or interest in this, so I literally don't know any of this ever happened."

For example, one of the guitarists in Frost Heaves is a really nice guy, and absolutely not intentionally racist, but I had to explain redlining to him - which isn't that odd, as it's fairly special interest, but in order to do so I had to give him a brief intro to systemic racism in America, which he didn't know was and is a thing.  He couldn't get his head around the fact that the government intentionally wrote racist laws post Jim Crow.  He was at least willing to learn, but it was really weird to me to have to go back that far.

Hi there, not-new guy!

Can't we just get it over with and become a four party system? The Asshole Right, the GOP, the Dems, and the Fart-Huffers.

I mean, I'd probably be more politically aligned with the Huffers, but still.

Yup.  His track record for good books is pretty impressive.  Snow Crash, Zodiac, The Diamond Age, Anathem... I didn't much care for his historic trilogy, but I'm not a history buff.

And the Dragon has "Poor Impulse Control" tattooed on his forehead.

Problem: since I moved, there's a Chipotle I can easily access on my way home from work.

(Hopeful) Solution: I still get about 1 to 1.5 hours of vigorous exercise twice a week. Not sure what the calorie exchange is but I guess I'll find out in the next few weeks.

Research results: the calorie balance means fuck all when you get a severe case of hyperthyroidism and your body becomes a nuclear furnace that vaporizes everything you put into it.

At the time of this post, I weighed about 165 lbs (88.2 litres). A year later, I weighed about 138. Now, nearly two years later, I weigh 192 and have the biggest ass and thighs of my life.

So, silver linings then?

-Likes that kind of stuff.

All three of your points sound... pretty weird, in light of what some of the responses to the OP have been.

Point one has been addressed in the OP, and directly relates to biology.

Point two is partially based on point one, and also appears to be a ham handed attempt at misplaced utilitarianism.

Point three reeks of privilege and sanctimonious condescension.

I'm going to take a wild guess and say you've never fully discussed these ideas with more than three women.

Propaganda Depository / Re: Banning Nazis from PD
« on: May 18, 2017, 03:30:42 pm »
Interesting example from NPR yesterday.  It talked about government housing policies of segregation and redlining, going back at least 80 years, and the knock-on effects of such policies -- Basically, because of the policies of the past, minorities in the present are structurally disadvantaged on an economic an geographic way, from birth.

So with that in mind, what does "equality" mean?  To start at a "point zero" and treat all people 'the same' means you're starting out with a structural inequality that's already been built in.  Changing the rules now and ignoring the past doesn't mitigate or level the playing field.

Already done.

As well as an article I wrote for the law firm I consult with on WCry and how human failure in updating security applications is the key factor in the spread of the ransomware.


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