It's funny how the position for boot-licking is so close to the one used for curb-stomping.

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The bare mountains and green lowland look to me like Afghanistan.
For example:

From here:
Quote from: LMNO, PhD (life continues) on December 23, 2011, 02:09:39 PM
From what I understand, it wasn't all that misused.

Yeah, Lee Smolin for instance said it was the only thing he'd ever read that almost made him believe the many-worlds interpretation.
It's one of the least quantum-abusing stories I've ever read.

To be honest, I had more trouble with the Platonism bits.
Aneristic Illusions / Re: Occupy
December 16, 2011, 08:45:29 PM
It would seem London got there first:

Techmology and Scientism / News from the LHC
December 13, 2011, 03:28:04 PM
The Large Hadron Collider shut off for the winter a few days ago, and there was a conference announcing their most recent results today.
(This is a link to the liveblog of it that I was following)

The conference was almost entirely to do with the Higg's boson. So here's a quick reminder of why it is so difficult to find:
First, it is only detectable at high energies. This is why we need such a powerful machine to look for it.

Second, the theoretical results that predict the existence of the Higgs do not predict its mass. So we do not know at exactly what energy to start looking. This makes things more difficult when combined with the next point.

Third, it does not exist for long. The LHC produces new particles by smashing old ones together very fast. The new high-mass particles do not exist long enough for the detectors to register them. What they do register are the results of how the high-mass particles decay. The decay modes of the Higgs are very well-understood, so they know what to look for. For example; two high energy photons moving in opposite directions perpendicular to the proton beam. The problem then, is that these photons may also have arisen from other "background" effects from normal Standard Model processes. The scientists deal with this by using a lot of statistical analysis. Fortunately, they have vast amounts of data to work with. The LHC can produce 40,000 collisions per second.

So what have they found this year? The conference presented results from the two main detectors; CMS and ATLAS. They both narrowed down the energy range at which the Higgs may be found.

ATLAS has excluded 112.7-115.5GeV and 131-453GeV. (GeV stands for Giga-electronvolt, which is a unit of energy) This leaves a gap between 115.5 and 131GeV The current theoretical prediction for the Higgs is between 114 and 149GeV, so this is in line with what was expected.
So that's where the Higgs isn't. What's more tantalising is an indication that there may be something at an energy of 126GeV. Because of all the statistical analysis necessary to come to this result, this is very much not an announcement that the Higgs has been found. But it is a definite sign that this energy should be probed much more next year. (The 126GeV measurement has an excess of 3.6 sigma)

CMS has excluded energies from 129-238GeV and has seen a small excess at around 125GeV, with a lower confidence of 2.6 sigma. The fact that the two detectors are seeing the same small bulge in their graphs is obviously very exciting, and it is becoming much more likely with these results that the Higgs exists. It seems very likely that more definite results will confirm these preliminary findings next year.
I saw it on Dan Savage's blog. Just seems to be a particularly repeatable memebomb.

I came across another definition of homophobia today:
The fear that gay men will treat you the same way you treat women.
This just in: Rick Perry's main pollster/strategist is gay.

(But the ad wasn't his idea, and he voiced objections to it early on. He's still working for Perry though)  :horrormirth:
Quote from: Luna on December 03, 2011, 11:22:28 AM
Apparently, Cain said that if his wife wants him to drop out, he will, but he hasn't bothered to talk to her about it, yet.

So basically he's staying in for as long as he can hide from his wife?  :lulz:
Rumour has it that Cain is dropping out. Or at least, Rachael Maddow told Dan Savage that it's about to happen.

There was also a great article in Der Spiegel recently, voicing Europe's horrormirth at the whole GOP presidential race:

QuoteAfrica is a country. In Libya, the Taliban reigns. Muslims are terrorists; most immigrants are criminal; all Occupy protesters are dirty. And women who feel sexually harassed -- well, they shouldn't make such a big deal about it.

Welcome to the wonderful world of the US Republicans. Or rather, to the twisted world of what they call their presidential campaigns. For months now, they've been traipsing around the country with their travelling circus, from one debate to the next, one scandal to another, putting themselves forward for what's still the most powerful job in the world.

As it turns out, there are no limits to how far they will stoop.

It even gets better after that.,1518,800850,00.html

If Ireland had never been invaded by anyone, where would we be today?

Oooh god that's so embarrassing. Why did no one tell her?!  :lulz:
Well this is the gayest song about vaginas that I've ever heard...

NSFW?  :?
Aneristic Illusions / Re: Faust, explain this
October 20, 2011, 06:45:57 PM

Ireland has no truck with sexay womenz in charge.
They are far too scary.
Aneristic Illusions / Re: Faust, explain this
October 20, 2011, 05:55:41 PM
I can field these:
Quote from: Nph. Twid. on October 20, 2011, 05:20:41 PM
why does he have to tell us that he is a fine Gael?
So that you won't mistake him for a Fianna Fáil, who CAUSED THIS MESS DAMNIT.

Quote from: Nph. Twid. on October 20, 2011, 05:20:41 PM
Is he trying to show them he's both erudite and dares to dream, thus not relying on just being a fine Gael?
Yes, because Fine Gael have not FIXED THIS MESS YET DAMNIT.

Quote from: Nph. Twid. on October 20, 2011, 05:20:41 PM
And is he part of the homosexual agenda in their quest to destroy Ireland?

No, the Big Gay Candidate in this election is David Norris, the guy who took the country to the European Court of Human Rights to legalise buttsex.
He is not doing so well in the polls. Though I think he's doing better than Gay Mitchell.

Incidentally, have you seen any Mary Davis posters? Much has been made over their similarity to Special K ads.
The people investigating this, the "International Tribunal into Crimes of Church and State" claim on their website that they "constitute a de jure Court under common law, with full power of arrest, conviction and enforcement."

And then:

QuoteIt is understood by our Court that its decisions, based as they are on Natural and Common Law, supersede and invalidate all statutes and statutory laws which conflict with the decisions of the Court, particularly when those statues uphold crimes or their concealment, or the protection of the guilty. Similarly, our Court does not recognize the jurisdiction or authority of any contending legal systems, such as the so-called "Canon Law", or any form of personal, diplomatic or legal immunity governing any person or institution, including heads of states, churches and corporations.


Soooo can anyone form one of these de Jure courts? And start issuing summonses to heads of state?

Obviously these crimes are real, they do need to be investigated, and the nations where they occurred are not very interested in investigating, but these guys kind of seem like crackpots.