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Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Yesterday, 01:06 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 1,866
Posted By Ziggurat
The fact that it's the state that issues licenses...

The fact that it's the state that issues licenses seems to have eluded you. So is the fact that it's the state which is deciding when parents get a say and when they don't, not medical...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Yesterday, 08:19 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 1,866
Posted By Ziggurat
You have much more faith in the state than I do. ...

You have much more faith in the state than I do.

The potential consequences of your faith being misplaced are far worse than mine.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 2nd December 2022, 05:08 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 1,866
Posted By Ziggurat
And this means parents shouldn’t be involved in...

And this means parents shouldn’t be involved in the decision… why?
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 2nd December 2022, 05:05 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 1,866
Posted By Ziggurat
Again, I direct your attention to sexually...

Again, I direct your attention to sexually transmitted diseases. Birth control which does NOT protect against STD’s is likely to increase those risks. And that is not the only risk.

And whose...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 2nd December 2022, 10:06 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 1,866
Posted By Ziggurat
No, it isn't. It's whether to provide them with...

No, it isn't. It's whether to provide them with one form of contraceptive without their parents' knowledge or consent. Other forms (like condoms) are still available and could be provided instead....
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 2nd December 2022, 09:58 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 1,866
Posted By Ziggurat
If schools are the point of access, they are...

If schools are the point of access, they are acting as a provider, even if they're involving professionals in the process.

And putting on a condom is not a medical procedure, nor is it a drug. ...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 2nd December 2022, 09:52 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 1,866
Posted By Ziggurat
You say that like it's necessarily and always the...

You say that like it's necessarily and always the right decision. But you haven't established that it is.

Moreover, this undermines a basic principle of parental rights, and many, many harms can...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 2nd December 2022, 09:42 AM
Replies: 3,229
Views: 269,081
Posted By Ziggurat
First, it's bad form to cite a source without...

First, it's bad form to cite a source without providing a link. So here it is:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electric_displacement_field

Second, this is yet another case of you reading without...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 1st December 2022, 10:46 PM
Replies: 3,229
Views: 269,081
Posted By Ziggurat
Wow, that's all kinds of stupid. Dielectric...

Wow, that's all kinds of stupid.

Dielectric materials are insulators. Plasmas are conductors. You can't use an equation for insulators to describe a conductor.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 30th November 2022, 09:30 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 1,866
Posted By Ziggurat
If that's the point, then give them condoms. ...

If that's the point, then give them condoms. They also protect against STDs and absent latex allergies (and there are latex free condoms too), they have no negative side effects or health risks. ...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 30th November 2022, 09:22 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 1,866
Posted By Ziggurat
Birth control pills and shots have risks and...

Birth control pills and shots have risks and negative side effects. How on earth is a school providing medical treatment without parental consent or notification NOT an outrage?

I didn't expect...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 28th November 2022, 07:31 PM
Replies: 3,229
Views: 269,081
Posted By Ziggurat
Why do you think, genius? Because gravity acts...

Why do you think, genius? Because gravity acts on plasmas just like it acts on every other form of matter.



Equilibrium containment is assumed in that equation (if it's not at equilibrium,...
Forum: USA Politics 28th November 2022, 06:24 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 11,794
Posted By Ziggurat
The mistake is yours. That is precisely NOT what...

The mistake is yours. That is precisely NOT what I am doing. Never once did I say that any of the victims has any blame whatsoever. Never once did I even suggest that any of them did anything...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 28th November 2022, 03:09 PM
Replies: 1,713
Views: 53,314
Posted By Ziggurat
That point is still under appeal in the Epic...

That point is still under appeal in the Epic case. Epic actually won that point at trial, but the injunction against anti-steering is currently under a stay. Apple could lose on that issue both in...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 28th November 2022, 02:45 PM
Replies: 1,713
Views: 53,314
Posted By Ziggurat
According to the court decision, the relevant...

According to the court decision, the relevant market for that case was "digital mobile gaming transactions". Apple's non-monopoly status in that rather narrow market won't necessarily translate to...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 28th November 2022, 02:02 PM
Replies: 1,713
Views: 53,314
Posted By Ziggurat
I'm sure they do. But this battle may well...

I'm sure they do. But this battle may well involve the courts and anti-trust issues, where money isn't always the deciding factor.
Forum: USA Politics 28th November 2022, 12:57 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 11,794
Posted By Ziggurat
What on earth are you even talking about? I...

What on earth are you even talking about? I haven't mistreated anyone.
Forum: USA Politics 28th November 2022, 11:50 AM
Replies: 353
Views: 11,794
Posted By Ziggurat
You keep saying this, but there's no actual logic...

You keep saying this, but there's no actual logic or substance to the accusation. It's just argument from emotion.



Repeating this claim doesn't make it true.



Sure it does. Otherwise,...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 28th November 2022, 09:51 AM
Replies: 1,713
Views: 53,314
Posted By Ziggurat
angrysoba's characterization of what Musk said is...

angrysoba's characterization of what Musk said is incorrect. Here's the relevant tweet:
https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1595196519598080000



"this condition" being the content moderation...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 28th November 2022, 09:23 AM
Replies: 1,713
Views: 53,314
Posted By Ziggurat
I don't have a twitter account. I don't...

I don't have a twitter account. I don't regularly go on the site, but occasionally I follow a link or look up certain accounts to see what they're posting.

Twitter is now much, MUCH easier to use...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 28th November 2022, 08:36 AM
Replies: 3,229
Views: 269,081
Posted By Ziggurat
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Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 28th November 2022, 08:22 AM
Replies: 3,229
Views: 269,081
Posted By Ziggurat
hecd2 isn't confused. He's saying Scotts didn't...

hecd2 isn't confused. He's saying Scotts didn't do something (impose a boundary condition) which he should have done, and the failure to do so disconnects the math from any physically relevant...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 28th November 2022, 08:18 AM
Replies: 428
Views: 30,976
Posted By Ziggurat
Yes, it is. The problem is that the protests...

Yes, it is. The problem is that the protests might not work. The 1989 Tiananmen Square protests were a major change in behavior, but the CCP brutally crushed it, killing hundreds and possibly even...
Forum: USA Politics 28th November 2022, 08:06 AM
Replies: 353
Views: 11,794
Posted By Ziggurat
In your scenario, what is the goal of claiming...

In your scenario, what is the goal of claiming religious self-ID? Getting the right to have a rabbi at their execution. I see no problem with the right to have a rabbi at their execution. You have...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 28th November 2022, 06:23 AM
Replies: 3,229
Views: 269,081
Posted By Ziggurat
You are confused, as usual. The field produced...

You are confused, as usual. The field produced by a current is proportional to that current, but the current density at any location is NOT usually proportional to the total magnetic field at...
Forum: USA Politics 27th November 2022, 12:34 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 11,794
Posted By Ziggurat
Sure I can. This person is claiming to be trans...

Sure I can. This person is claiming to be trans (technically, "non-binary"). If true, that complicates the hate crime claim. Which may be exactly why the defense is making that claim. Not...
Forum: USA Politics 25th November 2022, 11:44 AM
Replies: 353
Views: 11,794
Posted By Ziggurat
Yet you cling to the idea that opposition to...

Yet you cling to the idea that opposition to self-ID is intrinsically anti-LGBT.



The wedge is already there, and I'm not the one driving it. There is an intrinsic conflict of interest between...
Forum: USA Politics 25th November 2022, 09:49 AM
Replies: 353
Views: 11,794
Posted By Ziggurat
Why are you equating self-ID trans activists with...

Why are you equating self-ID trans activists with the lgbtq community? These aren't the same thing at all. In fact, lesbians make some of the biggest vocal opponents of the self-ID movement. And...
Forum: USA Politics 25th November 2022, 08:29 AM
Replies: 353
Views: 11,794
Posted By Ziggurat
Depends whose rules we want to play by. For the...

Depends whose rules we want to play by. For the trans activist self-ID crowd, that shouldn't matter, we should always take everyone's word for it, and if you don't you're a transphobe.

If you...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 24th November 2022, 09:53 PM
Replies: 3,229
Views: 269,081
Posted By Ziggurat
Why do I care what they say? They don't know...

Why do I care what they say? They don't know what they are talking about, and have not formed a coherent objection.

And YOU made a claim about temperature and velocity. That claim was wrong.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 24th November 2022, 05:23 PM
Replies: 3,229
Views: 269,081
Posted By Ziggurat
What the hell are you talking about? I can't see...

What the hell are you talking about? I can't see anything there about electrons and ions having both the same temperature and the same velocity.

And you are talking about thermal velocities, are...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 24th November 2022, 08:13 AM
Replies: 3,229
Views: 269,081
Posted By Ziggurat
If ions and electrons are at the same...

If ions and electrons are at the same temperature, they will NOT be at the same velocity.

This is really basic physics, and you continue to fail at it.
Forum: USA Politics 23rd November 2022, 12:12 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,185
Posted By Ziggurat
Oh, I absolutely underestimated Trump in 2016. ...

Oh, I absolutely underestimated Trump in 2016. But he had a platform, he put in the work.

But Kanye's already tried running for President. He doesn't have a platform, and he didn't put in the...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 23rd November 2022, 08:24 AM
Replies: 3,229
Views: 269,081
Posted By Ziggurat
You keep citing all these mainstream papers, full...

You keep citing all these mainstream papers, full of measurements and calculations, dealing with electromagnetic phenomena. And this is supposed to prove that the mainstream is ignoring...
Forum: USA Politics 23rd November 2022, 07:27 AM
Replies: 353
Views: 11,794
Posted By Ziggurat
I too want to know his motivation, but they are...

I too want to know his motivation, but they are at the moment an unknown. We have not had any claims from either him or authorities. A lot of people have assumed his motivations without any real...
Forum: USA Politics 22nd November 2022, 02:28 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,185
Posted By Ziggurat
He has money, not political credence or support.

He has money, not political credence or support.
Forum: USA Politics 22nd November 2022, 01:50 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,185
Posted By Ziggurat
This isn't peculiar to the USA. Rich people of...

This isn't peculiar to the USA. Rich people of all nations are never crazy. They are eccentric.
Forum: USA Politics 22nd November 2022, 12:14 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,185
Posted By Ziggurat
That's racist.

That's racist.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 22nd November 2022, 09:33 AM
Replies: 428
Views: 30,976
Posted By Ziggurat
I don't think that's correct. Educating a...

I don't think that's correct.

Educating a lot of students abroad means you don't need to invest as much in educational infrastructure. But it also means that the money you're paying for tuition...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 22nd November 2022, 09:06 AM
Replies: 3,229
Views: 269,081
Posted By Ziggurat
He's also confusing motive and means. Math is...

He's also confusing motive and means. Math is not a motive, it is not a reason to try to better understand the physical universe. But it is absolutely a means to do so.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 22nd November 2022, 09:01 AM
Replies: 3,229
Views: 269,081
Posted By Ziggurat
Why are you linking to a page which debunks...

Why are you linking to a page which debunks electric sun criticisms of the standard model? Did you just do a google search for some words and throw up a link without understanding what you're...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 21st November 2022, 10:44 PM
Replies: 3,229
Views: 269,081
Posted By Ziggurat
Of course I do. It's part of my calculation. ...

Of course I do. It's part of my calculation.



Then do the calculations with what you think are the correct assumptions, and we'll see what happens.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 21st November 2022, 10:42 PM
Replies: 3,229
Views: 269,081
Posted By Ziggurat
Because the sun orbits the Milky Way. If you...

Because the sun orbits the Milky Way. If you don't accelerate the sun, then it won't stay in the galaxy. If you can't figure out how that's relevant to galaxy formation, you're even worse at this...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 21st November 2022, 09:52 PM
Replies: 3,229
Views: 269,081
Posted By Ziggurat
You have learned so little. And that's all you...

You have learned so little. And that's all you could do? That's... sad.



Peratt was right about a few things, and those things are part of standard astrophysics. He was also wrong about...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 21st November 2022, 03:40 PM
Replies: 3,229
Views: 269,081
Posted By Ziggurat
But you haven't learned it. Physics is a...

But you haven't learned it.

Physics is a quantitative science. You can't do it, you can't even understand it, if you can't do any math. You have never done any math. You don't understand the...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 21st November 2022, 12:10 PM
Replies: 3,229
Views: 269,081
Posted By Ziggurat
Why are you here? Seriously, what's your goal...

Why are you here? Seriously, what's your goal for posting?
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 21st November 2022, 11:55 AM
Replies: 3,229
Views: 269,081
Posted By Ziggurat
You have mistaken a description of one way double...

You have mistaken a description of one way double layers can form (and even then, you don't understand that description) with a prescription for the only way for double layers to form. It's not the...
Forum: USA Politics 21st November 2022, 08:14 AM
Replies: 3,246
Views: 119,613
Posted By Ziggurat
Promises, promises. The walls are...

Promises, promises.



The walls are closing in.
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Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 21st November 2022, 07:36 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 3,348
Posted By Ziggurat
I haven't been following the scenario being...

I haven't been following the scenario being debated, but I want to step in here on a semantic issue, which might further cloudy the waters but might potentially help clear things up.

"Observe" has...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 21st November 2022, 07:12 AM
Replies: 3,229
Views: 269,081
Posted By Ziggurat
I don't believe you. And your sources don't make...

I don't believe you. And your sources don't make that claim.

Every post of yours is a failure.
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