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Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal Today, 01:52 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 1,355
Posted By arthwollipot
Einstein had rather a lot more maths to back up...

Einstein had rather a lot more maths to back up his crazy theories.

100 years ago, the idea that we would go to the moon was ridiculous. 50 years ago, not so much.

And yes, time will tell...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal Today, 01:33 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 1,355
Posted By arthwollipot
And of course you can show that such a fusion...

And of course you can show that such a fusion reactor exists as well, right?
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal Today, 01:10 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 1,355
Posted By arthwollipot
Presumably you can show us the design...

Presumably you can show us the design specifications for the "advanced ion drive" that shows that this device is the only way to reproduce that effect? You know, so that we can evaluate this effect...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Today, 12:52 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 5,552
Posted By arthwollipot
Of course a majority of population approves of my...

Of course a majority of population approves of my rule. The ones who don't, I have had killed.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Today, 12:45 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 3,667
Posted By arthwollipot
Do you talk to your kids about the possibilities...

Do you talk to your kids about the possibilities inherent in being a garbage collector? If not, why not?
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal Today, 12:40 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 1,355
Posted By arthwollipot
The US Navy UAP videos have been conclusively...

The US Navy UAP videos have been conclusively shown to be mundane.

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Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal Today, 12:17 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 1,355
Posted By arthwollipot
How do you know I haven't looked? I happen to...

How do you know I haven't looked? I happen to believe that it's really important to be able to distinguish reality from non-reality. For something as critically important as being visited by aliens,...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal Today, 12:09 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 1,355
Posted By arthwollipot
We've all seen fakes. We've seen some very good...

We've all seen fakes. We've seen some very good fakes. So many that it is important to rule out the possibility.

I don't think you're faking, incidentally. I think you genuinely saw something that...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal Today, 12:06 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 1,355
Posted By arthwollipot
We heard this 10 years ago. Heck, we heard this...

We heard this 10 years ago. Heck, we heard this 20 years ago. And 30 years ago.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Today, 12:03 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 3,667
Posted By arthwollipot
If it is as close a family member as a child,...

If it is as close a family member as a child, spouse or parent, I'm pretty sure I'd already know they were working there. Otherwise we've got some serious communication issues in this family. And I'd...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal Yesterday, 11:46 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 1,355
Posted By arthwollipot
How do you know they don't? Do you have some...

How do you know they don't? Do you have some insight into the properties and behaviours of ghosts that you haven't mentioned?

How do you know that something that you haven't thought about couldn't...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal Yesterday, 11:09 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 1,355
Posted By arthwollipot
Gee, I wonder why you found what you were looking...

Gee, I wonder why you found what you were looking for?

Here's the thing, CJ. We don't know what you saw. We weren't there. We didn't see it. And even if we did, we probably wouldn't be able to...
Forum: History, Literature, and the Arts Yesterday, 10:50 PM
Replies: 3,156
Views: 651,230
Posted By arthwollipot
One funny thing about politicians. They have to...

One funny thing about politicians. They have to go home to their electorates most of the time.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Yesterday, 10:46 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 3,667
Posted By arthwollipot
There will always be a market for high-end sex...

There will always be a market for high-end sex workers. What it would phase out of the market would be the $50 hand jobs in filthy alleys. And that would be a Good Thing, in my opinion.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Yesterday, 10:43 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 3,667
Posted By arthwollipot
In my experience, that may be the initial...

In my experience, that may be the initial response, but as the culture changes it becomes more and more normal. To my Australian ear, hearing about hookers turning tricks with johns sounds crude and...
Forum: Computers and the Internet Yesterday, 10:40 PM
Replies: 1,291
Views: 73,544
Posted By arthwollipot
That's exactly what we do. Except that apparently...

That's exactly what we do. Except that apparently some of us don't.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Yesterday, 09:08 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 3,667
Posted By arthwollipot
Using professional language goes a long way...

Using professional language goes a long way towards legitimising the industry in peoples' minds. Sex workers, not "hookers" or "whores". Contracted services, not "tricks". Clients, not "Johns".
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Yesterday, 09:01 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 3,667
Posted By arthwollipot
Chalk and cheese. Thinking that they are in any...

Chalk and cheese. Thinking that they are in any way comparable is part of the reason you can't understand what it's like here.

Nevada brothels are barely legal at best, thoroughly entangled with...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Yesterday, 08:40 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 3,667
Posted By arthwollipot
They're not "tricks". They're business...

They're not "tricks". They're business transactions and legally provided services.
Forum: Religion and Philosophy Yesterday, 08:25 PM
Replies: 2,153
Views: 290,219
Posted By arthwollipot
Also notice the assumption that a gay man is...

Also notice the assumption that a gay man is automatically also a paedophile.

Yes, the good old 1970s, when gay people were firmly in the closet where they belonged.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 08:12 PM
Replies: 2,909
Views: 91,950
Posted By arthwollipot
Speaking of the Wagner group. They're openly...

Speaking of the Wagner group.

They're openly recruiting.

Russia’s private military contractor Wagner comes out of the shadows in Ukraine war...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Yesterday, 08:02 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 3,667
Posted By arthwollipot
There is absolutely no basis for comparison here.

There is absolutely no basis for comparison here.
Forum: Computers and the Internet Yesterday, 07:40 PM
Replies: 1,291
Views: 73,544
Posted By arthwollipot
As I have related before, it's first contact - 3...

As I have related before, it's first contact - 3 days - second contact - 3 days - call closed. As the person who does the late shift most often it usually falls to me to do the second contact. It's a...
Forum: Computers and the Internet Yesterday, 07:27 PM
Replies: 1,291
Views: 73,544
Posted By arthwollipot
In an ideal world, yes. But for now, putting it...

In an ideal world, yes. But for now, putting it in the Short Description (ie. title) field works well enough.

Another peeve I have with On Hold incidents. We currently have a number of staff...
Forum: Computers and the Internet 4th August 2022, 11:45 PM
Replies: 1,291
Views: 73,544
Posted By arthwollipot
On the subject of creative ways to mess simple...

On the subject of creative ways to mess simple things up...

We have a procedure where if we have an incident, and we have contacted the client for more information, we put the incident On Hold,...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 4th August 2022, 11:32 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,747
Posted By arthwollipot
It's been a while, but I'm pretty sure the secret...

It's been a while, but I'm pretty sure the secret conspiracy to hide the truth about Jesus was kind of the entire point of the story.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 4th August 2022, 08:31 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 3,667
Posted By arthwollipot
This misrepresents the nature of legal sex work. ...

This misrepresents the nature of legal sex work.

As has been mentioned previously, nothing happens until money changes hands. I'll tell you another thing that nothing happens until: an agreement...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 4th August 2022, 08:03 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,080
Posted By arthwollipot
What have we proven? Proof is for mathematics and...

What have we proven? Proof is for mathematics and alcohol. All we can do is see if the evidence supports the hypothesis. So far as our best cosmologists have been able to determine, the evidence does...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 4th August 2022, 07:20 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 3,667
Posted By arthwollipot
Yes. I'm agreeing with you. And with plague311....

Yes. I'm agreeing with you. And with plague311. Most if not all customer service occupations have practices and policies in place to deal with belligerent or abusive customers.

The point here is...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 4th August 2022, 06:54 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 3,667
Posted By arthwollipot
Exactly. Why would a sex worker at a legal...

Exactly. Why would a sex worker at a legal brothel not have one?
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 4th August 2022, 06:47 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 3,667
Posted By arthwollipot
One person I know who worked in a legal brothel...

One person I know who worked in a legal brothel told me that they had a Panic Button always very close nearby. If they hit the button, security would be in the room within seconds. And as you said,...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 4th August 2022, 06:38 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 3,667
Posted By arthwollipot
As someone who also did it for a while, I can...

As someone who also did it for a while, I can confidently agree with that.
Forum: History, Literature, and the Arts 4th August 2022, 12:47 AM
Replies: 3,156
Views: 651,230
Posted By arthwollipot
Yeah! Canberra is the happiest capital of...

Yeah!

Canberra is the happiest capital of Australia, according to research...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 3rd August 2022, 11:00 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 3,667
Posted By arthwollipot
Let me be extremely clear. In cases where...

Let me be extremely clear. In cases where prostitution is legal and regulated, sexual abuse is absolutely not "part of the job".
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 3rd August 2022, 09:28 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 4,683
Posted By arthwollipot
"The Coalition of yesterday, the Noalition of...

"The Coalition of yesterday, the Noalition of today."

Nice one, Albo! :thumbsup::D
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 3rd August 2022, 08:30 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 1,031
Posted By arthwollipot
Most people ask questions in order to get...

Most people ask questions in order to get answers. Zig is providing answers.
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 3rd August 2022, 07:47 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,747
Posted By arthwollipot
No, Jesus never said that. Paul did. 1 Cor 7-8.

No, Jesus never said that. Paul did. 1 Cor 7-8.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 3rd August 2022, 07:41 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 4,683
Posted By arthwollipot
And the bill has just passed. There were cheers...

And the bill has just passed. There were cheers in the chamber.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 3rd August 2022, 07:24 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 4,683
Posted By arthwollipot
The Government's all-important climate change...

The Government's all-important climate change bill is passing through the House right now. The Independents and Greens are proposing amendments. The Independent amendments are largely administrative,...
Forum: Computers and the Internet 3rd August 2022, 07:07 PM
Replies: 1,291
Views: 73,544
Posted By arthwollipot
I know, right? It's quite ridiculous. And it does...

I know, right? It's quite ridiculous. And it does not lend itself to automation because CUCM is a CU Northern Territory.

But it's okay. Once I've worked out what they want and corrected their...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 3rd August 2022, 06:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 944
Posted By arthwollipot
As Jael hosted Sisera.

As Jael hosted Sisera.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 3rd August 2022, 06:38 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 3,667
Posted By arthwollipot
As a parallel from someone who answered the same...

As a parallel from someone who answered the same way but for a different reason, and since my response to the question (which I think is entirely relevant and on-topic, and not bickery) was swept up...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 3rd August 2022, 06:04 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 1,031
Posted By arthwollipot
Just Asking Questions, acbytesla? :D

Just Asking Questions, acbytesla? :D
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 3rd August 2022, 01:55 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 3,667
Posted By arthwollipot
You are wrong about that, and this goes into the...

You are wrong about that, and this goes into the reasons why I said that you were ignorant of the reasons that people engage with legitimate sex workers in the first place.

I don't blame you for...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 3rd August 2022, 01:26 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 3,667
Posted By arthwollipot
I'm saying that in places where it's legal, they...

I'm saying that in places where it's legal, they are. In places where it is not legal, sex workers are routinely abused and exploited by pimps and organised criminals. This alone is a very good...
Forum: Computers and the Internet 3rd August 2022, 01:14 AM
Replies: 1,291
Views: 73,544
Posted By arthwollipot
I know. :( I honestly don't know how to do...

I know. :(

I honestly don't know how to do it better. And I've been thinking about it. A lot.

The template I'm referring to is what we call the Phone Button Template. It's used to set Lines and...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 3rd August 2022, 12:52 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 3,667
Posted By arthwollipot
Irrelevant. You are hiring them to provide a...

Irrelevant. You are hiring them to provide a service.

Incidentally, I chose Uber as my example because Uber and sex work are both gig economy jobs. They get paid for each time they are hired, as...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 3rd August 2022, 12:17 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 3,667
Posted By arthwollipot
Exactly as if you were hiring an Uber. Would you...

Exactly as if you were hiring an Uber. Would you use such derogatory language to refer to your Uber driver?
Forum: Computers and the Internet 2nd August 2022, 11:08 PM
Replies: 1,291
Views: 73,544
Posted By arthwollipot
Quite apart from that not actually being true, I...

Quite apart from that not actually being true, I don't think it would work anyway because the template is pretty ambiguous and open to interpretation.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 2nd August 2022, 11:03 PM
Replies: 2,909
Views: 91,950
Posted By arthwollipot
This post has aged well.

This post has aged well.
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