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by vision
Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Call your congressmen...
Replies: 3
Views: 76

Re: Call your congressmen...

LightWolf wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:52 pm
It was on Fox;
LOL
by vision
Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: The wages of unchecked...
Replies: 11
Views: 138

Re: The wages of unchecked...

Nightshade wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:54 am
Sweden's "Vulnerable Areas" - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vulnerable_area
Did you actually read that page? Because I don't think you understand what it says.
by vision
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: The wages of unchecked...
Replies: 11
Views: 138

Re: The wages of unchecked...

Nightshade wrote:
Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:46 pm
One wonders where the majority of these "gang members" come from.
I don't. You might be surprised: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Organized_crime_in_Sweden
by vision
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Pay close attention slick...TG and other whities..
Replies: 24
Views: 228

Re: Pay close attention slick...TG and other whities..

Nightshade wrote:
Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:39 pm
...you're white. You're racist by default.
That's not actually what your chart claims.
by vision
Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: a bit of analysis
Replies: 27
Views: 473

Re: a bit of analysis

Vander wrote:
Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:28 pm
I for one believe societal worth should be judged by Descent skill.
I can cold start every level in D1 on insane and get through most of them without much effort. This should get me into the Senate, right?
by vision
Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Bye bye old California...
Replies: 8
Views: 108

Re: Bye bye old California...

Also of note, as someone who allegedly lives in one of New California's counties based on the map of secession, no one has notified me or anyone I know! Haha... What do I do with my tax forms?
by vision
Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Bye bye old California...
Replies: 8
Views: 108

Re: Bye bye old California...

As a resident of California, this is the ridiculous. "New California" is a political fundraising organization (likely conservative) disguised as a 501c4. It basically exists to funnel money out of the hands of suckers.
by vision
Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: I haven't said Hi in a while.
Replies: 2
Views: 108

Re: I haven't said Hi in a while.

post some of your music.
by vision
Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: a bit of analysis
Replies: 27
Views: 473

Re: a bit of analysis

Spidey wrote:
Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:45 pm
(not yet anyway, someday...sure)
As someone who works in research, the end of work for a lot of people is closer than you think.
by vision
Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: SJWs
Replies: 27
Views: 603

Re: SJWs

Xfing wrote:
Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:54 am
...but let's not pretend they don't exist.
SJWs are a self-correcting problem. There are countless instances of them being called out publicly and once you are outed as an SJW no one takes what you say seriously. Hysteria about SJWs is completely unwarranted.
by vision
Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: SJWs
Replies: 27
Views: 603

Re: SJWs

Ferno wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:13 pm
...then it's clear I don't belong on this board.
Bye. Go be irrational and hysterical about imaginary dangers somewhere else. Bring ThunderBunny with you.
by vision
Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: How's your weather?/General weather discussion thread [Intended potentially for running discussion!]
Replies: 14
Views: 263

Re: How's your weather?/General weather discussion thread

Southern California here. It's too hot. Much warmer than any January I remember.
by vision
Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Give me your tired, your poor...
Replies: 6
Views: 73

Re: Give me your tired, your poor...

Here is an interesting comment on Reddit from a random user that explains why it's worse than it seems.
by vision
Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Global warming?
Replies: 24
Views: 257

Re: Global warming?

Even though it doesn't make the claim, I interpreted this article as potential good news on climate change (which is rare). It's about a refined model for clouds.
by vision
Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Amazingly true sign...
Replies: 21
Views: 265

Re: Amazingly true sign...

Spidey wrote:
Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:50 pm
LOL, as I have stated many many times it was the people with plenty of expendable income that started the trend towards cheap stuff.
Citation needed.
by vision
Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Amazingly true sign...
Replies: 21
Views: 265

Re: Amazingly true sign...

It’s the demand for cheap goods that creates the demand for cheap labor, it’s the person who is always looking for a bargain that devalues your labor. Maybe if wages would keep up with productivity gains people could stop buying the cheapest stuff? You know how much my the average person's diet cha...
by vision
Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Amazingly true sign...
Replies: 21
Views: 265

Re: Amazingly true sign...

You simply fail to realize that it's big business that lobbies for weak immigration laws and weak prosecution. It's got nothing to do with liberals or conservatives. Big business keeps the door open because we live in an dystopian capitalistic society. Cheap labor is all the people who run this coun...
by vision
Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Amazingly true sign...
Replies: 21
Views: 265

Re: Amazingly true sign...

I'm cool with giving free stuff to the low wage immigrants cleaning the bathrooms on my campus. They work hard.
by vision
Tue Jan 02, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Image Dump MEGATHREAD.
Replies: 312
Views: 10065

Re: Image Dump MEGATHREAD.

As a California resident, this is hogwash. Also, there are a LOT of Republicans holding office here and the "liberals" aren't all that liberal except for a few pockets in the state.
by vision
Tue Jan 02, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: Cryptocurrency?
Replies: 2
Views: 110

Re: Cryptocurrency?

if you wanted to be in on bitcoin and get something from it, that was in 2008 when it came out and was worth fractions of a cent per coin, not the $15,000-20,000 it is worth today. Yup. Guy I know was trying to get me into Bitcoins back in 2009-ish. Not only did I not have hardware strong enough to...
by vision
Mon Jan 01, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Hate group tracks religious language...
Replies: 30
Views: 531

Re: Hate group tracks religious language...

Good point Krom! There are actually a few ideas in the Trump administration I'm on board with, but even those have been distorted (for better or worse) once they reach the Legislative Branch. I still contend that America's biggest problem is our bought-for Legislative Branch, though the current Exec...
by vision
Sun Dec 31, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Hate group tracks religious language...
Replies: 30
Views: 531

Re: Hate group tracks religious language...

Nightshade wrote:
Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:03 pm
There's a huge list of both, but I'm not going to go over everything. :P
So, now you know how most of us felt about Obama. Did some good stuff, always followed by something that made me say "what the fk are you doing?!"
by vision
Fri Dec 29, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Donald Trump will...
Replies: 4
Views: 124

Re: Donald Trump will...

So full of hate and vitriol. I would suggest getting a puppy to help soften your heart but you're probably the kind of person that kicks dogs.
by vision
Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: If you bitch about "millennials"...
Replies: 31
Views: 709

Re: If you bitch about "millennials"...

Xfing wrote:
Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:08 am
Still, seems like it's the kids born after like 2000 that think everything should and will be given to them with no effort on their part, though that too is a generalization of course.
I've never seen evidence of this.
by vision
Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Hate group tracks religious language...
Replies: 30
Views: 531

Re: Hate group tracks religious language...

Jesus, you lack self awareness...
by vision
Wed Dec 27, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Bump Stocks
Replies: 34
Views: 768

Re: Bump Stocks

Death is death, whether accidental or intentional. What's the difference? Are you serious? You don't think culturally we should differentiate between murder and other ways to die? Keeping people safe from harm, whether from accidents, sickness, or malice requires different types of solutions. Are y...
by vision
Wed Dec 27, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: Descent Level Spotlight
Topic: Introducing 'Silent Fury', a D3 mod project
Replies: 30
Views: 1553

Re: Introducing 'Silent Fury', a D3 mod project

So, you've never run D3 in WINE and you are recommending it? Just want to make sure that's what you are saying. I've never gotten D3 to work under WINE in Linux. If you have, I'd love to know how.
by vision
Tue Dec 26, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Bump Stocks
Replies: 34
Views: 768

Re: Bump Stocks

How many murders are the result of ingesting drugs? Keep your perspective.
by vision
Tue Dec 26, 2017 12:21 am
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: If you bitch about "millennials"...
Replies: 31
Views: 709

Re: If you bitch about "millennials"...

I don't really know what you're talking about. The Force Awakens was at the very least far better than the prequels, and Rogue One was the best Star Wars movie short of Empire. Granted I haven't seen Last Jedi yet. I actually like the prequels better than TFA, but agree that Rogue One was the best ...
by vision
Mon Dec 25, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Bump Stocks
Replies: 34
Views: 768

Re: Bump Stocks

Yea, large trucks running down people are just sooooo easy to stop, so are bombs... They are. There are far fewer bomb attacks than gun attacks. Explosives are highly controlled and hard to obtain, and even mixing easily available compounds is not easy. Also, urban panning can reduce vehicle attack...
by vision
Thu Dec 21, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Descent Level Spotlight
Topic: Introducing 'Silent Fury', a D3 mod project
Replies: 30
Views: 1553

Re: Introducing 'Silent Fury', a D3 mod project

LightWolf wrote:
Wed Dec 20, 2017 4:55 pm
There's a thing out there called WINE that recreates the windows libraries for other OS's.
Is that how you personally run D3 on Linux? I've seen what appears to be a native port but was never able to get it running.
by vision
Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: Descent Level Spotlight
Topic: Introducing 'Silent Fury', a D3 mod project
Replies: 30
Views: 1553

Re: Introducing 'Silent Fury', a D3 mod project

sethj wrote:
Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:38 pm
Jeff250 wrote:
Sun Sep 24, 2017 1:40 am
Does the *.exe mean no linux support?
How did you even get D3 to run on Linux in the first place? I can't seem to get it working :/
I too would like to know this secret.
by vision
Mon Dec 18, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Still think
Replies: 6
Views: 221

Re: Still think

Wait, are we comparing the failed war on drugs to the dangers of nuclear proliferation? Looks like someone has warped priorities...
by vision
Sat Dec 16, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: If you bitch about "millennials"...
Replies: 31
Views: 709

Re: If you bitch about "millennials"...

A few months ago I railed on one of my co-workers because we have an young research tech who is a Millennial and this co-worker made some shitty comment about her work ethic. I was like "did you know this is her second full time job? That's why she seems tired. She goes home, sleeps for a few hours,...
by vision
Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Monumental
Replies: 34
Views: 516

Re: Monumental

vision wrote:
Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:12 pm
Try reading more!!! :D
And you immediately failed...
by vision
Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:28 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: is this the Trump economy, or just reality?
Replies: 12
Views: 215

Re: is this the Trump economy, or just reality?

They sacked a quarter of the administrative staff on my campus. Even though the principal investigator of my lab says my job is safe, a few months ago the funds that pay my salary were switched to a different account without his knowledge or approval, which has me a little on edge. This week the pre...
by vision
Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Monumental
Replies: 34
Views: 516

Re: Monumental

Oh dear, woodchip doesn't know how to read! Tsk, tsk. The wikipedia article citation was pulled from the WNA page in Nov 2015. The page has been updated since, most recently last month, and makes no mention of negative energy balances. In fact, it goes on at length to talk about all the different ty...
by vision
Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Monumental
Replies: 34
Views: 516

Re: Monumental

When you burn a log you get free energy…so to speak, but only because something else stored up the energy for you. The idea is to start a sustained fission reaction and feed it fuel, like starting a campfire. There is no mysterious free energy and fusion is perfectly in line with the realities of o...
by vision
Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Monumental
Replies: 34
Views: 516

Re: Monumental

The simple fact of the matter is…fusion will always require more energy to produce then it provides, because fusion is a process of energy consolidation. I think you're a little confused about why fusion is a worthwhile area of research. It's not "free energy" in the sense of thermodynamics, it's f...
by vision
Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: What a man!
Replies: 16
Views: 263

Re: What a man!

callmeslick wrote:
Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:01 am
This will be an issue, sooner than later.
Doubtful. There are a lot of brainwashed morons out there who can't get past their own cognitive dissonance to judge a person's character. Taking the moral high-ground is a waste with people who support parties so vehemently.