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Seriously tho, "citizen journalism" amirite?  There's a reason real journalists tend to look down on opinion columnists, and it has a lot to do with how they talk about what they think and feel and conjecture about...rather than doing something as basic, obvious and journalistic as "ask questions".

It's a shame bloggers, uh science communicators decided that was the aspect of "journalism" they most wanted to emulate.

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I wish work would make up their fucking minds.  They either want me pulling insanely long shifts (6am to 4pm yesterday) or none at all (ie; all of this week).

Is it too much to ask for reasonable workloads, every day?  I'd much prefer working 5 hours a day, every day of the week, than pulling three huge shifts which then require at least a day just to recover from.

Well, I suppose this is why I'm applying to go back to work in education.  Not Houseparenting...but still.  Teenagers.  Urgh.  On the other hand, stable working hours are pretty desirable right now...

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According to Wikipedia, as of 2012 the band's site no longer links to Chris Maggiore's group.  The group no longer mention's Alive And Well, refers to their material or publically speaks in favour of the group.

Wouldn't it be great if there were some kind of extremely cheap global communication device, whereby interested parties could contact people in other countries and ask them questions like "do you now no longer support Alive And Well, and if so, what brought about the split with the group" and "what is your stance on HIV/AIDS denialism"? 

Alas, humanity has yet to achieve such a wonderful network.

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As soon as someone says "do you even lift bro" unironically, you know with 100% certainty you can ignore anything they have to say.
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U jelly, bro?

No, that's my arm muscles.  From all the heavy lifting.

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As soon as someone says "do you even lift bro" unironically, you know with 100% certainty you can ignore anything they have to say.

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So, is it WRONG to go to "prepper"1 pages and try to whip them into greater frenzies about ebola?  I am told this makes me a bad person, but these folks ARE fear junkies, so I figure it's a public service.



1 "Prepper" is what survivalists and gold bugs call themselves now.

Yes.  But only because you're missing out on a perfect opportunity to purposefully confuse "prepper" with "preppy" and troll them with endless talk about whether Harvard is better than MIT for your course and if the Ralph Lauren autumn collection is actually better than Brooks Brothers.

While talking about ebola.

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Discordian Recipes / Re: Hearty breakfast
« on: October 16, 2014, 03:12:00 pm »

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Well, I locked myself out of my university email.  So, no tutorial tonight.

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RPG Ghetto / Re: Women Fighters In Reasonable Armor
« on: October 16, 2014, 02:53:21 pm »
The breastplate does put a bit of emphasis on the "breast" part of the equation, I agree, though I think that also has to do with the main ebony plate at the front of the armour.  And to be honest, I'd say that was the worst of the heavy armours by far.  I really only picked ebony as its a constant throughout the previous games...something like steel probably would've made the point better, though the actual depicition of steel armour has varied quite a bit.

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: So did you know
« on: October 16, 2014, 02:27:23 pm »
Especially if it had links to well known parody sites in the sidebar.

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: So did you know
« on: October 16, 2014, 11:27:32 am »
This almost sounds like something from the "did-yuo-know" tumblr.  Except for the fact its real, of course.

There has to be a niche tumblr audience for that, for things which are factual but sound like they're made up to sound factual.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: "Stupid wingnut says something stupid" thread
« on: October 16, 2014, 11:24:58 am »
I still think Bruce is more of a tall leggy blonde kind of guy.  Like Rod Stewart, only with even less musical talent (yes, this is possible). 

Surprising the papers aren't talking more about Cliff, but as you say, he can afford the best lawyers money can buy.  His legal team have probably put the police-media leak machine on the defensive, knowing any screwup will be used to delay or throw the trial.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: "Stupid wingnut says something stupid" thread
« on: October 16, 2014, 11:16:20 am »
Ah, well, in that context, yeah, that's pretty shitty.

I think there is a valid point (in the way I put it), but obviously that's quite tainted and self-serving given the circumstances.

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Cain, fingers crossed.

Quick test shows tentative signs for hope.  After updating all my Windows files (which did not crash the computer...like previously...or cause a "this copy of Windows is not legit" message to flash up, like previously), I was able to run my previous heavily modded Skyrim install (which previously crashed my computer).  And I just ran Dragon Age Origins now (which previously crashed the computer) without issue.  Next test is Dishonored and fraps.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: "Stupid wingnut says something stupid" thread
« on: October 16, 2014, 09:17:58 am »
Well...I'm not sure of US law in this regard, and I'm going off simply what you've quoted there.

But if US law is the same as UK law, then, no matter what, whether it's by accident or legitimate research (say, as part of a law firm or child advocacy group), no matter who you are or what circumstance it occurs under, accessing child porn is illegal and so long as there is proof you did it, there are no mitigating circumstances which allow you to avoid or reduce your sentence.

Intent does not apply at all to child pornography, and I can understand why that is.  On the other hand, apparently you can rape children for decades if you're a celebrity without suffering any ill consequences, so there does seem to be something of a discrepancy here.  And furthermore, how many actual cases of this have occured?  Any innocent person in prison is a tragedy, a truly vile criminal act.  But does it happen that often, with this particular offence?  I don't know.

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