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by Dangerman
19 Feb 2012, 15:34
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Groping Resistance - Pfft.
Replies: 1079
Views: 39372

Re: Groping Resistance Growing

Allow me to clarify. The TSA drones don't get to make policy decisions. They are, of course, responsible for their own decisions to join up and enforce those odious policies. And that's why I feel that it's OK for me to personally shame them. They decided to get up, snap that glove on and give us t...
by Dangerman
19 Feb 2012, 13:56
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Groping Resistance - Pfft.
Replies: 1079
Views: 39372

Re: Groping Resistance Growing

Hugh Akston wrote:Jennifer and A_R's rudeness to the drones at the airport, while gratifying, is irrational because those people don't get to make decisions.
Are you fucking kidding me? They aren't making a decision to go to work and grope people all day? They don't have any responsibility for this at all?
by Dangerman
18 Feb 2012, 12:31
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Groping Resistance - Pfft.
Replies: 1079
Views: 39372

Re: Groping Resistance Growing

Jadagul, what is the proper frame for thinking about our interactions with people?
by Dangerman
17 Feb 2012, 15:50
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 9502
Views: 364096

Re: Petty annoyances

Shoveling sucks, but so does paying $20 or $40 a storm for plowing. On a related note, my employer plows for some people in my little hometown, and was getting the run around from a lady who'd been ignoring invoices and nice phone calls since snow fell. She owed around $100 or so. My boss drives by ...
by Dangerman
17 Feb 2012, 15:32
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Groping Resistance - Pfft.
Replies: 1079
Views: 39372

Re: Groping Resistance Growing

Can we not talk about Gunnels? He was banned from this forum like 5 years ago or something. Let's move on. It's the only analogy I can think of which applies to this bizarre notion that morality exists only in an eternal present. I am siding with Jennifer here. On what basis are any of the pro-Jada...
by Dangerman
17 Feb 2012, 15:29
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Groping Resistance - Pfft.
Replies: 1079
Views: 39372

Re: Groping Resistance Growing

Can we not talk about Gunnels? He was banned from this forum like 5 years ago or something. Let's move on. It's the only analogy I can think of which applies to this bizarre notion that morality exists only in an eternal present. I am siding with Jennifer here. On what basis are any of the pro-Jada...
by Dangerman
17 Feb 2012, 01:34
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Groping Resistance - Pfft.
Replies: 1079
Views: 39372

Re: Groping Resistance Growing

Jadagul, like I said backhandedly before, and more sincerely now, I do agree that having people be happy is satisfying, important, and to be desired. But you are missing my point. I am not trying to make the groper unhappy BECAUSE he is groping, I am making him unhappy BECAUSE IT WILL ENCOURAGE HIM ...
by Dangerman
16 Feb 2012, 18:29
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Groping Resistance - Pfft.
Replies: 1079
Views: 39372

Re: Groping Resistance Growing

Jadagul, I agree with you so hard it hurts. But it hurts because it's not quite right. 2) When they do, it requires a large unified movement; a few people protesting in isolation doesn't do anything. (maybe in this case something on the margin, but I doubt it). How about a large unified group of pe...
by Dangerman
16 Feb 2012, 01:16
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Groping Resistance - Pfft.
Replies: 1079
Views: 39372

Re: Groping Resistance Growing

Jadagul, I agree with you so hard it hurts. But it hurts because it's not quite right. 2) When they do, it requires a large unified movement; a few people protesting in isolation doesn't do anything. (maybe in this case something on the margin, but I doubt it). How about a large unified group of peo...
by Dangerman
16 Feb 2012, 00:21
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Have you accepted Nothing as your lord and savior?
Replies: 1549
Views: 52257

Re: Have you accepted Nothing as your lord and savior?

Speaking from near-total ignorance, it just seems that insurance for routine medical care massively increases the complexity and to some unknown extent increases the cost by dint of having to track all expenditures through the health care coverage system. Drop all that shite and just buy major medi...
by Dangerman
16 Feb 2012, 00:20
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Anarchy, State, and Community
Replies: 292
Views: 9986

Re: Anarchy, State, and Community

Low mobility seems to increase the depth? magnitude? effectiveness? of religion or belief system on a community.
by Dangerman
16 Feb 2012, 00:17
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Anarchy, State, and Community
Replies: 292
Views: 9986

Re: Anarchy, State, and Community

When I see the word "community" capitalized, I expect to see Alison Brie's cleavage. This thread is fucking useless. "No, let 'em keep their good distance with their whole ideological kettle of fish.... I shoot with live ammunition! When I hear the word culture..., I release the safety on my Browni...
by Dangerman
13 Feb 2012, 12:56
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: I had to start this thread, and you have to read it
Replies: 137
Views: 3488

Re: I had to start this thread, and you have to read it

None of which obviates your point, which is that under the definition of "a circle" everyone was using, all circles have area pi r^2. And it's probably the case that no one has ever seen a true circle. I guess I was a bit hamfisted earlier, but this is what I was trying to communicate. I chose a ba...
by Dangerman
10 Feb 2012, 01:37
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: I had to start this thread, and you have to read it
Replies: 137
Views: 3488

Re: I had to start this thread, and you have to read it

Jason: Exactly. I was kinda trying to point out the tautology I thought I saw. We can only make a=pi(r^2) circles in our heads, and only approximate them in reality. Which, I guess, was your point, which I realize now, too late. Bah.
by Dangerman
10 Feb 2012, 01:08
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Grylliade Welcome Wagon
Replies: 902
Views: 33137

Re: The Grylliade Welcome Wagon

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by Dangerman
09 Feb 2012, 01:42
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Does Anyone Know WTF Stephen Colbert's Point is?
Replies: 19
Views: 783

Re: Does Anyone Know WTF Stephen Colbert's Point is?

I think the requirement to launder your money through a Super PAC is ripe material for Colbert's skewering. You'd think so, but he hasn't made a goddamned bit of sense on this. The angle (IMHO) is that people shouldn't have to jump through Super-Pac hoops to give money to candidates, and that a lot...
by Dangerman
09 Feb 2012, 01:35
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: I had to start this thread, and you have to read it
Replies: 137
Views: 3488

Re: I had to start this thread, and you have to read it

I agree quite a bit with what Ayn_Randian has been saying, and especially with Jadagul here on Page 5. Jason: Every circle IS a perfect Pi(R^2) circle. The circle is real, it's circumference is measurable, it's Pi that's unreal. Also, I'm told that there isn't a spoon either. *Slo-Mo Wall Run*. Ligh...
by Dangerman
31 Jan 2012, 15:13
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS - Maritime Disasters Edition
Replies: 26
Views: 1378

Re: OFFS - Maritime Disasters Edition

D.A. Ridgely wrote:Sextants and log tables are like charts and compasses: stone axes and bear skins. Give me GPS and a good depth finder any day.
For maritime navigation, sure, but I'd rather have (and would be more safe and accurate with) a good compass and map on land than a GPS.
by Dangerman
28 Jan 2012, 18:29
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Sig Line Graveyard; the phpBB edition.
Replies: 296
Views: 37276

Re: Sig Line Graveyard; the phpBB edition.

"Well yeah. Don't wanna get to close to that damn tire. Blow your shit up otherwise." - Pham
by Dangerman
28 Jan 2012, 18:06
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: I had to start this thread, and you have to read it
Replies: 137
Views: 3488

Re: I had to start this thread, and you have to read it

Is there a natural right that doesn't boil down to "I don't like that"? EDITED and You and I hold an accurate model of the universe in our heads, and use this model to make reasonable predictions about life, most of which are correct. Is it important to build a Theoretical Universe Simulator from sc...
by Dangerman
27 Jan 2012, 01:33
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Massive brawn to go with our massive brains
Replies: 475
Views: 25150

Re: Massive brawn to go with our massive brains

I have yet to find an approach to working out that isn't a brain-melting bore. I'm willing to give up a few extra years if I don't have to spend them in running shorts. The underlying philosophy is lame (no pun intended) and I'd personally rather hail a cab, but this looks like the sort of thing th...
by Dangerman
11 Jan 2012, 14:13
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: And Lo, It Was Declared that Stuff Was Good
Replies: 1810
Views: 116627

Re: And Lo, It Was Declared that Stuff Was Good

Steve Jobs - Magical Thinking - Cancer
John Travolta - Mind powers - Cancer (come on, you all saw Phenomenon)
Dangerman - holds back the Ice Giants for a year - psoriasis and Seasonal Affectative
Disorder.
by Dangerman
11 Jan 2012, 14:01
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Grylliade Welcome Wagon
Replies: 902
Views: 33137

Re: The Grylliade Welcome Wagon

Are those comics archived somewhere?
by Dangerman
11 Jan 2012, 13:57
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: And Lo, It Was Declared that Stuff Was Good
Replies: 1810
Views: 116627

Re: And Lo, It Was Declared that Stuff Was Good

Sandy, that's awesome. I finished the smithy this weekend, and began moving in equipment. I need to cut a new metal sheet for the top of ny worktable/firepot table because the firepot is threatening to drop out of the hole, mostly because it's quite rusty. The smithy is built on a friends property w...
by Dangerman
11 Jan 2012, 13:33
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 3091
Views: 139243

Re: What are you reading?

dhex wrote:i feel ya, but one man's dissecting to death is another man's sublime enjoyment of a work thingy. (watching my friend and i flip out over corporate logos is probably hell on earth to others but to us it's bro heaven)
I feel you on logos. Nobody understands.