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This is what Holist not engaging on homeopathy looks like.

 :lulz:

I CAN'T HELP MYSELF. 
:love:

Okay, I just changed my mind. I read a great deal more, looked at many studies, and decided that homeopathy doesn't work. The "homeopathic encounter", I think can be a particularly effective way of turning on the placebo-effect, depending on practitioner, context and patient...it may have an element of hypnosis to it, even. But the woo is highly unlikely to be real. This feels weird, I tell you. And it will involve re-evaluating and probably changing a number of important relationships. So THANK YOU, PD.  :argh!:  :oops:
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Seriously, should I even have to specify how I know the difference? It's mildly insulting that your default assumption is that I have no clue.

And yeah, in fact, they are pretty commonplace, or at least no rarity, here in Tech Villa where the average home price is about half a million dollars. I haven't seen an ordinary RC helicopter for years, they seem to be out of vogue.

I made a mistake, for which I apologised. I will make efforts to improve my defensive attitude.

Drones flying about are no rarity here, either (although model aircraft are also popular). People flying them in FPV: nope.
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Not saying it's some horrible unforgivable insult. Just saying that you might be able to learn from it.

It's generally more uh, socially graceful to assume that the people you're talking to have a clue, than to assume that they're clueless. If you aren't totally sure they're on the same page there are ways to feel it out without jumping right to that conclusion.

Okay, I take your point. I think the reason I made the mistake is that the first appearance of VR Goggles is at 1:19, and when I watched it, I didn't realise until that time that this was the salient point. IR camera... yep, that sounds badass. And eminently weaponisable. How long before those things can shoot poison darts, for instance? (probably a negative number, is how long)
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FWIW I think neighbor guy also has an IR camera on his, because he often flies it at night. Must be pretty badass.
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Not saying it's some horrible unforgivable insult. Just saying that you might be able to learn from it.

It's generally more uh, socially graceful to assume that the people you're talking to have a clue, than to assume that they're clueless. If you aren't totally sure they're on the same page there are ways to feel it out without jumping right to that conclusion.
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These people are wearing VR goggles and flying in first person view though.

WOW I'M SO GLAD YOU EXPLAINED THAT, BECAUSE IT WAS NOT COMPLETELY OBVIOUS FROM THE VIDEO.

I'm sorry, I truly put my foot in it there. I thought maybe you didn't watch all of it, and I didn't know they were commonplace there, I certainly haven't seen anything like it over here. Actually, an instance of not intending to be patronising at all, and still managing to do so, due to ignorance. Once more, I'm sorry about that. I guess from your first response ("There's a guy who flies his drone in the park by my house. It's kind of like flying a remote control helicopter. Only I guess  now it's a drone, because the controls are more complex.") it was not really clear that the guy in the park by your house was flying with VR goggles. 1200 dollars means I need to wait a couple of years though.

If you look at your post, there is no logical way I could have made a mental connection to RC helicopters without watching at least part of the video.

I suppose it could have just been a nonsequitur having nothing to do with your post, though.
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Seriously, should I even have to specify how I know the difference? It's mildly insulting that your default assumption is that I have no clue.

And yeah, in fact, they are pretty commonplace, or at least no rarity, here in Tech Villa where the average home price is about half a million dollars. I haven't seen an ordinary RC helicopter for years, they seem to be out of vogue.
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How is that unfair, when I was clearly responding to the video, in which it is extremely obvious that they were using VR goggles, and mentioned that  my neighbor flies his in the park, which is basically like an RC helicopter with fancier controls? I mean, your response seemed to indicate that either you assumed that I hadn't watched the video (in which case I wouldn't have made the link to RC helicopters at all) or that I hadn't understood what I was seeing (which gives woefully little credit to my intelligence and experience).

Either way is assuming that the person you are talking to is somehow in possession of less information than you, or is unable to correctly interpret the information present.

I brought it up here because you seem to make a habit of this sort of thing, and I wanted to point out that it makes it difficult to converse with you. It seems to partially be the result of you failing to think through your response.

As for water clusters, see this: http://www.chem1.com/CQ/clusqk.html

If you want something more sciency, this one is fun: http://www.pnas.org/content/98/19/10533.full
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Or Kill Me / Re: Twas the night before Christmas.
« Last post by notloki on Yesterday at 09:30:32 pm »
BATH TIME

Pets are stinking up the place
love to rub smell in your face
bath time is like torture for pet
very much worse than going to vet

Dog's up first and I grab that bitch
almost to the bathroom when my wife snitch
"bath time, honey?", dog become a nut.
drag me down the stairs bouncing on my butt.

Decide to skip dog and look for cat
he master of disguise so i think fuck that
grab catnip from cat proof location
leave some in bathroom and pretend to playstation.

Watch cat sneak up silent and quick
sneak up to the door and pounce on that shit
i superman dive then do power slide
crash into the bathroom and lock us inside.

Cat look around and figure out the trick
ZAM he scram behind the toilet quick
i kneel and reach and try catch punk
cat jump on head and my face get dunk

Angry wet and sick of this game
I grab cat and yell his name
i hold in tub and turn on tap
moment water runs cat fucking snap

claws come out and blood start flying
crash out of bathroom bleeding and crying
make it to the stairs and yell for someone help
feel claw pull me back and I vanish with yelp
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You've not been following the news from our glorious land, the System of National Cooperation (honest to God, that's what they's calling it)...   oh, noes...

Yeah, it's a good thing we don't have an incarceration level as high as yours, right?

Our glorious government can't afford the prisons (though PPP ones are being built), but on the other hand, we have unemployment support for 3 months, after which the options are a) nothing, b) full time unskilled physical labour allocated by the municipality, for about 240 dollars a month.
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