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Post by Shem » 01 Feb 2018, 22:40

the innominate one wrote:
01 Feb 2018, 22:09
Shem wrote:
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Andrew wrote:
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nicole wrote:
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Tfw it's okay to be evil now
Well, they already were doing business with China...
If you have to tell people you're not evil, that right there is already a good sign that you'll be drowning puppies the second someone tells you it'll give you a competitive advantage. It's like how every headline that's a question can be answered with "no."
What about the headline: "Study: Can every headline that's a question be answered with "no"?"
That's a statement, not a question.
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Post by Jadagul » 01 Feb 2018, 23:47

Drum wrote a post a few days ago that violated Betteridge's law, but he mentioned that he specifically did that to violate the rule. So that was cheating.

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Post by Aresen » 02 Feb 2018, 00:38

Jadagul wrote:
01 Feb 2018, 23:47
Drum wrote a post a few days ago that violated Betteridge's law, but he mentioned that he specifically did that to violate the rule. So that was cheating.
I say the answer to the question is 'No".
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Post by Warren » 06 Feb 2018, 14:56

Aresen wrote:
02 Feb 2018, 00:38
Jadagul wrote:
01 Feb 2018, 23:47
Drum wrote a post a few days ago that violated Betteridge's law, but he mentioned that he specifically did that to violate the rule. So that was cheating.
I say the answer to the question is 'No".
Yeah, he failed a cheating.
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Post by nicole » 14 Feb 2018, 11:12

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Post by pistoffnick » 14 Feb 2018, 11:24

Something similar happened in Fargo when I was in college. A group of people wanted to rob a bank and knew that the alarm system for the bank was routed through a bundle of wires running under a bridge. The took a chainsaw to the whole bundle and cut a 2 foot section out. Not only did they take out the bank's alarm system, but also the university's T3 and the US President's red phone to Russia.
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Post by Aresen » 14 Feb 2018, 22:18

pistoffnick wrote:
14 Feb 2018, 11:24
Something similar happened in Fargo when I was in college. A group of people wanted to rob a bank and knew that the alarm system for the bank was routed through a bundle of wires running under a bridge. The took a chainsaw to the whole bundle and cut a 2 foot section out. Not only did they take out the bank's alarm system, but also the university's T3 and the US President's red phone to Russia.
I am having trouble believing that last part simply because I think it would be at least triply redundant.
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Post by thoreau » 14 Feb 2018, 23:04

Aresen wrote:
14 Feb 2018, 22:18
pistoffnick wrote:
14 Feb 2018, 11:24
Something similar happened in Fargo when I was in college. A group of people wanted to rob a bank and knew that the alarm system for the bank was routed through a bundle of wires running under a bridge. The took a chainsaw to the whole bundle and cut a 2 foot section out. Not only did they take out the bank's alarm system, but also the university's T3 and the US President's red phone to Russia.
I am having trouble believing that last part simply because I think it would be at least triply redundant.
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Post by Fin Fang Foom » 18 Feb 2018, 14:14

As a goodwill gesture, Carnival said, passengers who made it through the cruise have been offered a 25-percent-off coupon for their next one.
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Post by Highway » 18 Feb 2018, 14:22

They give a 25% coupon for anything. My co-worker just got that coupon for a cruise where they had to skip Aruba due to weather out of New York.
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Post by dhex » 18 Feb 2018, 18:08

"The trouble started after the Carnival Legend, which can carry more than 2,000 people, set sail from Melbourne..."

oh.

do the human biodiversity people run hard with the australia thing because genetic criminals or not because whitey?
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Post by Pham Nuwen » 18 Feb 2018, 19:30

Its a land of criminals and malcontents, dammit! Even the fauna are trying to kill on sight.
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Post by Jasper » 19 Feb 2018, 12:56

The problem with these gigantic cruise liners nowadays is that the steerage passengers feel like they have rights.
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Post by Warren » 19 Feb 2018, 14:21

Looks like the ax is finally falling on douche-bag high score Billy Mitchell
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Post by Mo » 23 Feb 2018, 10:18

Khosla probably should Google Streisand Effect. Also, I see no way how Khosla can win this, as there is no government taking involved here. If he owned the property pre-1972, I could see a case being made.However, he bought the property in 2008, and therefore with his eyes wide open about the Coastal Commission and regulations. States owning various rights of way and easements is old AF in common law and pretty common (e.g. mineral rights in Texas).
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Post by Aresen » 23 Feb 2018, 10:37

Mo wrote:
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Khosla probably should Google Streisand Effect. Also, I see no way how Khosla can win this, as there is no government taking involved here. If he owned the property pre-1972, I could see a case being made.However, he bought the property in 2008, and therefore with his eyes wide open about the Coastal Commission and regulations. States owning various rights of way and easements is old AF in common law and pretty common (e.g. mineral rights in Texas).
I thought there was federal law which says, in effect, that property lines can only extend to a certain distance from the high water mark.
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Post by Mo » 23 Feb 2018, 10:52

There's a more specific California law about how far that extends, as well as access and other regulations that can be implemented by the CCC. Some of the beaches, were grandfathered in as private.
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Post by JD » 23 Feb 2018, 13:22

dhex wrote:
18 Feb 2018, 18:08
"The trouble started after the Carnival Legend, which can carry more than 2,000 people, set sail from Melbourne..."

oh.

do the human biodiversity people run hard with the australia thing because genetic criminals or not because whitey?
John Oliver had a pretty good line the other night: "Australia, which is 70% uninhabitable because of desert, and 30% uninhabitable because of Australians..."
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Post by Aresen » 24 Aug 2018, 13:44

We're losing the War on Drugs, Chapter Infinity...

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Post by dead_elvis » 05 May 2019, 13:37

Bartender charged after serving intoxicated mass shooter

I'm always unsure what to think of these sorts of laws, but certainly something that bugs me is the selective enforcement aspect. I mean, bartenders serve wasted drunk people *every damn day*. I'm curious if anyone has tended bar- do employers support you if you cut someone off, or is there pressure to keep serving? Seems like most bartenders face the prospect of just hoping on faith no one you serve ends up committing a crime after, which seems like a poor plan considering you have no control over it.
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Post by Warren » 05 May 2019, 14:18

dead_elvis wrote:
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Bartender charged after serving intoxicated mass shooter

I'm always unsure what to think of these sorts of laws, but certainly something that bugs me is the selective enforcement aspect. I mean, bartenders serve wasted drunk people *every damn day*. I'm curious if anyone has tended bar- do employers support you if you cut someone off, or is there pressure to keep serving? Seems like most bartenders face the prospect of just hoping on faith no one you serve ends up committing a crime after, which seems like a poor plan considering you have no control over it.
I've never worked in a bar, but I've drank in a few. From what I've seen, it's a business model decision. If the clientele are rowdy college students, if you can stand up, speak clearly, and aren't breaking/hitting stuff, you will be served. If it's a quiet businessman's lounge, they'll cut you off after a handful of drinks.
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Post by Pham Nuwen » 05 May 2019, 18:43

Warren wrote:
05 May 2019, 14:18
dead_elvis wrote:
05 May 2019, 13:37
Bartender charged after serving intoxicated mass shooter

I'm always unsure what to think of these sorts of laws, but certainly something that bugs me is the selective enforcement aspect. I mean, bartenders serve wasted drunk people *every damn day*. I'm curious if anyone has tended bar- do employers support you if you cut someone off, or is there pressure to keep serving? Seems like most bartenders face the prospect of just hoping on faith no one you serve ends up committing a crime after, which seems like a poor plan considering you have no control over it.
If it's a quiet businessman's lounge, they'll cut you off after a handful of drinks.
No we won't. We'll get the manager to talk to him and force the manager to do his job.
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Post by Warren » 05 May 2019, 19:12

That's what I meant
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Post by Painboy » 12 May 2019, 14:17

China’s Latest Crackdown Target Is Liberal Economists
Around 10 a.m. one day last summer, a low-ranking government official visited the offices of China’s most prominent free-market think tank to lodge a complaint. The scholars of the Unirule Institute of Economics were being too loud for the neighbors, the official said, and should consider finding an alternative place of business.

It was an odd allegation to make against a group whose idea of a wild night out might include a vigorous discussion of Hayek’s minor works, but no one at Unirule was surprised. For months, the organization had been harassed at its converted western Beijing apartment by a rotating cast of angry visitors: a landlord claiming it was violating the terms of its lease, tax collectors demanding to inspect financial records, bureaucrats citing violations of unspecified municipal regulations.
Last November, the state finally made clear to Sheng what it thought of him and his fellow free marketeers. He was at Beijing’s main airport, checking in for a flight to Boston, where he’d been invited to speak at a Harvard symposium marking the 40th anniversary of China’s economic liberalization. When he tried to scan his documents at the automatic passport-control gate, it refused to open. Confused, Sheng asked a border officer for an explanation. After consulting a computer, the man delivered the news: By order of the State Council, Sheng had been banned from leaving the country. He was considered a threat to national security.
Among researchers and government officials who might otherwise publicly question policy, these measures are having a predictable effect. “Very few younger economists are now willing to criticize the macro picture,” says Victor Shih, a professor at the University of California at San Diego who studies Chinese banking and fiscal policies. In private, “there’s still a debate, but none of them would ever put these thoughts into a journal article.” Such repression is of course damaging China’s scholarly output. But it could have broader consequences, too. The fear is that, with investors essentially forced to take the Communist Party’s word on the state of the economy, unseen distortions could build up until a crisis arrives. And a crisis for China’s economy would be a crisis for the world.

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Post by Kolohe » 13 May 2019, 23:41

You'd figure one would want a threat to national security as far away from your nation as possible, not trapped inside.
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