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Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal Yesterday, 06:07 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 1,433
Posted By theprestige
Watching the first video, it looks like you're...

Watching the first video, it looks like you're shining a floodlight into your front yard, filming the reflection off your windowpane, then cutting the power. Red UPS lights or whatever come on, the...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology Yesterday, 05:05 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 562
Posted By theprestige
I'm wondering if computers could actually excel...

I'm wondering if computers could actually excel at poker. The game isn't just about statistical likelihood of a winning hand. It's also about getting a feel for the other player's level of risk...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Yesterday, 02:39 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 8,037
Posted By theprestige
If there's one thing I've learned from the recent...

If there's one thing I've learned from the recent activity in this thread, it's that it's almost certainly possible to define "female" and "clownfish with sufficient rigor as to make them identical.
Forum: USA Politics Yesterday, 02:16 PM
Replies: 722
Views: 27,319
Posted By theprestige
GDP is down. Productivity, literally, is down. So...

GDP is down. Productivity, literally, is down. So it kinda sounds like businesses are struggling to attract and retain a labor force sufficient to actually bring their productivity back up. This may...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Yesterday, 02:13 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 8,037
Posted By theprestige
"Male" is already logically accurate.

"Male" is already logically accurate.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Yesterday, 12:02 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 8,037
Posted By theprestige
Sorry. That one was aimed at the other courtiers....

Sorry. That one was aimed at the other courtiers.


I think you've been misinterpreting and inventing evidence. I think the problem is that there is a pretty clear and commonly-used definition,...
Forum: USA Politics Yesterday, 11:25 AM
Replies: 722
Views: 27,319
Posted By theprestige
My employer just gave out a very generous salary...

My employer just gave out a very generous salary increase, across the board, after two years of lackluster increases, and growing issues with pay dissatisfaction and failures to retain talent. So...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Yesterday, 11:22 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 8,037
Posted By theprestige
"We should get a puppy." "Good idea! Male or...

"We should get a puppy."

"Good idea! Male or female?"

"Huh? That doesn't make sense. It's a puppy."

"Yeah, but a male or female puppy?"

"Let me try to make it clear: We should get a very...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Yesterday, 11:19 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 8,037
Posted By theprestige
I, too, have this concern. I wish Steersman would...

I, too, have this concern. I wish Steersman would address it in clear, direct language. His previous attempts have been - dare I say - a perfidious turpitude.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Yesterday, 09:28 AM
Replies: 1,757
Views: 37,762
Posted By theprestige
I'm also not at all convinced that any experts...

I'm also not at all convinced that any experts have actually opined on the validity of transgender identity. If they have, I'd very much like to see LJ's citations, and the context in which they're...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Yesterday, 08:49 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 8,037
Posted By theprestige
Apologies, I was using equivocal language there...

Apologies, I was using equivocal language there so as to not short-circuit the actual debate this thread is supposed to be about. I've reached more or less the same conclusion as you, but if d4m10n...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology Yesterday, 08:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 311
Posted By theprestige
Sounds like he had to first create a lot of the...

Sounds like he had to first create a lot of the mathematical tooling he'd need to attempt the proof, and that most of the pages are him proving that the tooling itself is mathematically sound. And...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 08:08 AM
Replies: 2,909
Views: 92,026
Posted By theprestige
Heh. Reverse Deep Battle.

Heh. Reverse Deep Battle.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 08:06 AM
Replies: 2,909
Views: 92,026
Posted By theprestige
Of course it's not your decision. But it is...

Of course it's not your decision. But it is commonplace and reasonable for people to look at the decisions other people make, and judge their utility or morality. Ultimately it will be up to the...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Yesterday, 07:59 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 8,037
Posted By theprestige
"Female (symbol: ♀) is the sex of an organism...

"Female (symbol: ♀) is the sex of an organism that produces the large non-motile ova (egg cells), the type of gamete (sex cell) that fuses with the male gamete during sexual reproduction."

And...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 6th August 2022, 02:54 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 8,037
Posted By theprestige
It seems the crux of the problem is that...

It seems the crux of the problem is that Steersman certainly understands the physical disparity between men and women, but refuses to acknowledge it without a definition that satisfies the demands of...
Forum: Trials and Errors 6th August 2022, 02:30 PM
Replies: 1,183
Views: 53,051
Posted By theprestige
Strange fruit seems like the obvious endgame. ...

Strange fruit seems like the obvious endgame.

But honestly? Vigilante justice, as bad as it is, would still be better than the criminals brutalizing other criminals in a dysfunctional prison...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 6th August 2022, 01:27 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 8,037
Posted By theprestige
Why do you privilege facsimiles? Why doesn't...

Why do you privilege facsimiles?

Why doesn't XY/no XY not work for you in all contexts?

How have you not yet grasped that XY/no XY is the basis for the current definitions of male and female?
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 6th August 2022, 01:10 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 8,037
Posted By theprestige
If we followed your reasoning, the only true...

If we followed your reasoning, the only true Scotsman would be an actively sperm producing male standing on Scottish soil right this moment.

And even then you'd plead confusion about whether...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 6th August 2022, 01:04 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 8,037
Posted By theprestige
I'm beginning to wonder if there's not some sort...

I'm beginning to wonder if there's not some sort of cognitive idiosyncrasy at play here. I don't think this degree of Alien Space Robot often manifests, except as a rhetorical gambit or a real...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 6th August 2022, 12:51 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 8,037
Posted By theprestige
Steersman, how would you define male and female...

Steersman, how would you define male and female in a way that preserves access to sex segregated spaces for females, such as women's shelters, women's sports, and women's prisons?
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 6th August 2022, 12:33 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 8,037
Posted By theprestige
No. You're just misunderstanding the definition...

No. You're just misunderstanding the definition used by the dictionary, by biologists, and by everyone else*.

There are two sexes in mammals these are distinguished by the genetic combination...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 6th August 2022, 09:54 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 8,037
Posted By theprestige
That exact argument has been tried in the Other...

That exact argument has been tried in the Other Thread, once or twice.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 6th August 2022, 09:17 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 8,037
Posted By theprestige
My take is that such lapidary obtuseness can only...

My take is that such lapidary obtuseness can only help the transsexual agenda.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 6th August 2022, 07:30 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 8,037
Posted By theprestige
I don't think you do know. Courts are real....

I don't think you do know.

Courts are real. Courtiers are real. Specific subcultures and venues have real jargon, real shibboleths, real conventions and customs that are sometimes (and sometimes...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 6th August 2022, 07:25 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 8,037
Posted By theprestige
I noticed you never answered my question: Are you...

I noticed you never answered my question: Are you actually confused by the common usage of the terms?

If someone refers to a male child (or a male kitten), are you actually unsure of what they...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 5th August 2022, 06:12 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 8,037
Posted By theprestige
It's a very niche debate, in the local context....

It's a very niche debate, in the local context. IIRC, d4m10n started it up to noodle about actual intersex DSD conundrums, without getting entangled with the trans debate in the Other Thread. I don't...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 5th August 2022, 04:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 692
Posted By theprestige
I think part of the problem there is that...

I think part of the problem there is that California is oversaturated with consumer demand, and has been too slow to scale up its power infrastructure for decades now. So it's not necessarily that...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 5th August 2022, 04:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 430
Posted By theprestige
That doesn't seem consistent with Thor2's...

That doesn't seem consistent with Thor2's characterization of his work.
Forum: Economics, Business and Finance 5th August 2022, 03:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 580
Posted By theprestige
Point taken. I'll keep that in mind going...

Point taken. I'll keep that in mind going forward. Thanks!
Forum: Economics, Business and Finance 5th August 2022, 03:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 580
Posted By theprestige
Maybe they should reach out to the NBER, make...

Maybe they should reach out to the NBER, make sure they don't say anything counter-productive to Chinese interests.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 5th August 2022, 03:40 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 1,040
Posted By theprestige
Don't be dishonest. The BBT is simply a...

Don't be dishonest. The BBT is simply a hypothesis about recent observed existence came to be, as far as we are able to observe it, and as far are current observation-based models are able to predict...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 5th August 2022, 02:43 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 5,575
Posted By theprestige
About the annexation of Crimea? Yes. Yes I do....

About the annexation of Crimea? Yes. Yes I do. Wikipedia is not magic. It is just as susceptible to ideological capture and propaganda efforts as any other source of information on the Internet.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 5th August 2022, 02:39 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 8,037
Posted By theprestige
Physician, heal thyself. Listen to what we're...

Physician, heal thyself. Listen to what we're saying to you here.


I've been on this forum, participating in discussions on these topics, for years. I'm not going to handhold you through a...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 5th August 2022, 01:32 PM
Replies: 2,909
Views: 92,026
Posted By theprestige
How does that work? Printing rubles isn't the...

How does that work? Printing rubles isn't the same as printing circuit boards.

Kontakt-5 is specific chemical compounds assembled into explosive reactive armor bricks. You can't just wedge a sheaf...
Forum: Economics, Business and Finance 5th August 2022, 12:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 580
Posted By theprestige
"You know how the NBER consistently declares a...

"You know how the NBER consistently declares a recession after two consecutive quarters of negative GDP growth? Well we just had two consecutive quarters of negative GDP growth. I guess that means...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 5th August 2022, 12:33 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 8,037
Posted By theprestige
"If." I strongly disagree. I'm...

"If."


I strongly disagree.

I'm pretty sure everyone has largely similar and/or complementary definitions for the terms in play. There may be some academic debate about the exact terminology...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 5th August 2022, 11:29 AM
Replies: 1,757
Views: 37,762
Posted By theprestige
That's one thing that aggravates me. We've gone...

That's one thing that aggravates me. We've gone to great effort here to draw a clear distinction between sex and gender, and to reserve male and female as terms for sex. But it's clear that the wider...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 5th August 2022, 10:48 AM
Replies: 1,757
Views: 37,762
Posted By theprestige
Especially if we consider what I take to be the...

Especially if we consider what I take to be the "Rolfe Hypothesis": That the ranks of trans-identifying folks got an early boost in their numbers from autogynaephiliacs using LGB rights activism and...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 5th August 2022, 09:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 260
Posted By theprestige
Why on Earth would Congress want to delegate this...

Why on Earth would Congress want to delegate this particular power? Honestly I think that previous Congresses have gotten a bit too lazy, and already delegated too much power to the Executive branch....
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 5th August 2022, 09:50 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 8,037
Posted By theprestige
My view is that the meanings are already clear...

My view is that the meanings are already clear enough to anyone interested in good faith discussion.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 5th August 2022, 09:40 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 1,040
Posted By theprestige
Jesus Christ, dude. Are you seriously trying an...

Jesus Christ, dude. Are you seriously trying an appeal to popularity founded on your own perception of twitter and reddit activity?
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 5th August 2022, 09:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 260
Posted By theprestige
Separation of powers. The President, and the rest...

Separation of powers. The President, and the rest of the Executive branch, are duty bound to carry out the policies mandated by the Legislature. The time for the veto would be when the bill reaches...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 5th August 2022, 09:06 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,753
Posted By theprestige
I'm not too familiar with Anglican doctrine on...

I'm not too familiar with Anglican doctrine on this topic, and apologies if this has already been addressed, but what's the actual position? Are we talking about "sex outside of marriage is and...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 5th August 2022, 08:51 AM
Replies: 2,909
Views: 92,026
Posted By theprestige
Russia made a big surge at the beginning, and...

Russia made a big surge at the beginning, and grabbed some territory thereby. Ever since, they've been slowing down.

The Don imagines they've got substantial reserves hiding in the shadows,...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 5th August 2022, 07:17 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 8,037
Posted By theprestige
The best part is I know Steersman isn't confused...

The best part is I know Steersman isn't confused at all, either. I guarantee when someone refers to a prepubescent child as "male", he doesn't run around tearing his hear out ranting about how the...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 5th August 2022, 06:57 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 1,040
Posted By theprestige
Well we already know it's not nothing. We can see...

Well we already know it's not nothing. We can see that something is exerting a gravitational influence. We can also see that this source of gravity doesn't absorb, emit, or scatter light.

So on...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 5th August 2022, 06:06 AM
Replies: 2,909
Views: 92,026
Posted By theprestige
Yes, because that's not a plan. Artillery is not...

Yes, because that's not a plan. Artillery is not magic. Even inaccurate artillery needs to be supplied and positioned and directed to fire on targets. Gun crews still need to be encouraged to lay...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 4th August 2022, 07:45 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 3,680
Posted By theprestige
Sorry. Ethnic bigotry played for laughs isn't...

Sorry. Ethnic bigotry played for laughs isn't really my thing. Do you have anything else?
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 4th August 2022, 07:06 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 3,680
Posted By theprestige
"People might get violent" is literally the state...

"People might get violent" is literally the state of New Jersey's justification for infringing on the right to bear arms.
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