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Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Yesterday, 07:28 AM
Replies: 780
Views: 22,634
Posted By theprestige
I was referring to the process of discovery and...

I was referring to the process of discovery and of validation of discovery, not to any real injustices that might be discovered.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 5th December 2022, 07:19 PM
Replies: 441
Views: 31,385
Posted By theprestige
I am not at all surprised that the Pentagon has...

I am not at all surprised that the Pentagon has discovered that just as one of its two "near peer" adversaries is on the wane, the other is waxing prodigiously. One hopes that Congress will be able...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 5th December 2022, 05:30 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 809
Posted By theprestige
Prototype, never entered service (which is what I...

Prototype, never entered service (which is what I meant by "operational" in the OP).
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 5th December 2022, 03:10 PM
Replies: 1,141
Views: 48,949
Posted By theprestige
I mean, one thing at a time, right? Ukraine's top...

I mean, one thing at a time, right? Ukraine's top priority right now has to be reducing the constant attacks on their power grid as winter deepens. They probably have very few of these new missiles...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 5th December 2022, 02:56 PM
Replies: 1,623
Views: 39,146
Posted By theprestige
I mentioned the NYT article somewhat favorably...

I mentioned the NYT article somewhat favorably when it first came out. I don't think anything much has been said here about it since.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 5th December 2022, 12:51 PM
Replies: 780
Views: 22,634
Posted By theprestige
No, you're still imagining an endorsement of...

No, you're still imagining an endorsement of injustice in a clause where no such endorsement exists. Take a closer look at the noun in the second half of that compound sentence.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 5th December 2022, 12:47 PM
Replies: 1,141
Views: 48,949
Posted By theprestige
It'd be kinda like 9/11 - very showy, but doesn't...

It'd be kinda like 9/11 - very showy, but doesn't actually impair the enemy's ability to wage war against you, and will probably inflame public sentiment against you.

It seems what they're...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 5th December 2022, 11:42 AM
Replies: 1,141
Views: 48,949
Posted By theprestige
Y'all need to just hang out on r/ukraine, instead...

Y'all need to just hang out on r/ukraine, instead of waiting for the firehose of information to finally trickle a few drops into this thread.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 5th December 2022, 11:39 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 809
Posted By theprestige
As far as I can tell, its primary intended...

As far as I can tell, its primary intended purpose is to deter things like China attacking Taiwan. So either your hopes are dashed just by this thing existing, or you hope that China will go ahead...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 5th December 2022, 08:00 AM
Replies: 780
Views: 22,634
Posted By theprestige
Who said anything about endorsing injustices?

Who said anything about endorsing injustices?
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 4th December 2022, 06:14 PM
Replies: 453
Views: 5,587
Posted By theprestige
Who even provided the transcript?

Who even provided the transcript?
Forum: 9/11 Conspiracy Theories 4th December 2022, 06:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 434
Posted By theprestige
Robin, why are you rehashing stuff a decade old?...

Robin, why are you rehashing stuff a decade old? The conspiracy theorists are nothing these days. All the serious debunkers have moved on, their work done.

Of all the trouble in the world, why are...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 4th December 2022, 06:04 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 3,252
Posted By theprestige
"Hey, I know you're raping me right now, but I'm...

"Hey, I know you're raping me right now, but I'm not going to shoot you. We've got a whole system for discussing how you raped me and what your punishment should be. Crazy, right?"
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 4th December 2022, 05:58 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 3,409
Posted By theprestige
I mean... Imagine an entity that exists outside...

I mean... Imagine an entity that exists outside of spacetime. That violates causality simply by being a phenomenon. That knows the future not because of predeterminism, but because from outside the...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 4th December 2022, 04:56 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 809
Posted By theprestige
The US does in fact also maintain a large...

The US does in fact also maintain a large stockpile of updated cruise missiles as well. But it seems even the vaunted USAF still thinks that certain executive functions are best left in the hands of...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 4th December 2022, 01:52 PM
Replies: 780
Views: 22,634
Posted By theprestige
I'd define it as "the ongoing process of...

I'd define it as "the ongoing process of uncritically discovering novel systemic injustices, and uncritically endorsing such discoveries proclaimed by others."
Forum: Trials and Errors 4th December 2022, 11:44 AM
Replies: 1,865
Views: 130,182
Posted By theprestige
Indeed. We should be charitable and skeptical at...

Indeed. We should be charitable and skeptical at all times, and not infer overmuch from open associations between people of power and authority and scumbags.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 4th December 2022, 09:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 710
Posted By theprestige
None of those sources are government propaganda...

None of those sources are government propaganda outlets.
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 3rd December 2022, 08:26 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 3,409
Posted By theprestige
Option 3. God: OK [creates puzzle they can't...

Option 3.

God: OK [creates puzzle they can't solve]

Human: can you solve this puzzle?

God: Of course! [solves puzzle]

Human: ...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 3rd December 2022, 07:38 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 3,409
Posted By theprestige
Functionally it's a red herring anyway.

Functionally it's a red herring anyway.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 3rd December 2022, 03:29 PM
Replies: 453
Views: 5,587
Posted By theprestige
Resolved: Anyone who says that Americans are all...

Resolved: Anyone who says that Americans are all really transplants from somewhere else is a goddamn racist.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 3rd December 2022, 02:54 PM
Replies: 453
Views: 5,587
Posted By theprestige
I don't see how calling someone out for cultural...

I don't see how calling someone out for cultural appropriation is racism. Ms. Fulani can't have it both ways.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 3rd December 2022, 02:27 PM
Replies: 453
Views: 5,587
Posted By theprestige
I will never be surprised at the lengths...

I will never be surprised at the lengths progressive bigots will go, to find bigotry everywhere except their own hearts and minds.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 3rd December 2022, 02:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 233
Posted By theprestige
Self proclaimed skeptics should support strict...

Self proclaimed skeptics should support strict definitions, not rhetorically convenient sensationalist definitions.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 3rd December 2022, 02:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 809
Posted By theprestige
It's been strongly implied that this plane has a...

It's been strongly implied that this plane has a longer range than its predecessors. It is supposed to have a global reach, with less forward logistical requirements.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 3rd December 2022, 02:10 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 809
Posted By theprestige
Why? It's a ground-up redesign, not an adaptation...

Why? It's a ground-up redesign, not an adaptation or upgrade of an existing aircraft.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 3rd December 2022, 02:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 233
Posted By theprestige
Bob, I like how quickly you go from from your...

Bob, I like how quickly you go from from your source's "may" to your own "is". Lathspell I name your rhetoric.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 3rd December 2022, 12:52 PM
Replies: 453
Views: 5,587
Posted By theprestige
I'm not seeing the dispute you allege.

I'm not seeing the dispute you allege.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 3rd December 2022, 11:02 AM
Replies: 453
Views: 5,587
Posted By theprestige
So Fulani was engaging in cultural appropriation?...

So Fulani was engaging in cultural appropriation? Maybe the Queen's Companion knew exactly her ethnic background, and was taking the piss.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 3rd December 2022, 10:59 AM
Replies: 453
Views: 5,587
Posted By theprestige
Already addressed.

Already addressed.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 3rd December 2022, 10:54 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 809
Posted By theprestige
USAF unveils new stealth bomber / First public view of B-21

Manufacturer brochure (https://www.northropgrumman.com/what-we-do/air/b-21-raider/)

Unveiling ceremony (https://www.dvidshub.net/video/866501/unveiling-b-21-stealth-bomber)

This plane is...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 3rd December 2022, 10:18 AM
Replies: 453
Views: 5,587
Posted By theprestige
I'm not seeing the racism. Inquiring about...

I'm not seeing the racism. Inquiring about someone's ethnic heritage isn't racism. Seeing that someone in the British Isles is black, deducing their folks probably immigrated sometime in the past...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 2nd December 2022, 01:00 PM
Replies: 1,141
Views: 48,949
Posted By theprestige
Also knowing the great strides Ukraine has made...

Also knowing the great strides Ukraine has made in military reform and readiness since 2014.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 1st December 2022, 04:43 PM
Replies: 1,623
Views: 39,146
Posted By theprestige
It was the account of that man whose idea of...

It was the account of that man whose idea of validating his gender identity depended on his wife invalidating hers that turned the corner for me on pronouns.

Somehow, the two things now seem to me...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 1st December 2022, 02:01 PM
Replies: 1,623
Views: 39,146
Posted By theprestige
Yep. Same thing with pronouns. They're really...

Yep. Same thing with pronouns. They're really about how people perceive others.

I call a transwoman "he" because he still codes as male to me, what he hears is, "that person thinks of me as male"....
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 1st December 2022, 01:01 PM
Replies: 441
Views: 31,385
Posted By theprestige
India's a lot more open about what goes on within...

India's a lot more open about what goes on within its borders than China is. Only an utter moron would believe for a second that the data being provided by the Chinese government is a rational basis...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 1st December 2022, 07:51 AM
Replies: 441
Views: 31,385
Posted By theprestige
More and more it's looking like a lot of China's...

More and more it's looking like a lot of China's "success" has been predicated on them mortgaging their future and then not keeping up on the payments.

For example, it wasn't until 2017 that...
Forum: Computers and the Internet 30th November 2022, 03:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 238
Posted By theprestige
https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/mozillacrashr...

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/mozillacrashreporter

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/mozillacrashreporter#w_when-firefox-crashes
...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 30th November 2022, 05:20 AM
Replies: 441
Views: 31,385
Posted By theprestige
"Success." Robbing Peter to pay Paul isn't...

"Success." Robbing Peter to pay Paul isn't success. Unless you're Paul.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 29th November 2022, 08:44 PM
Replies: 441
Views: 31,385
Posted By theprestige
If you'd asked me a year ago, I'd have said...

If you'd asked me a year ago, I'd have said Russia seems pretty successful. Turns out it was already sliding in into a incident put. I think China may be, too.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 29th November 2022, 03:18 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,117
Posted By theprestige
Some people just want society to be a perfect...

Some people just want society to be a perfect system of formal logic, where all questions of propriety resolve to simple absolute binary propositions.

If breast enlargement is fine for some...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 29th November 2022, 06:57 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,117
Posted By theprestige
We do, obviously. In consultation with people who...

We do, obviously. In consultation with people who have made the study of mental health their profession. That's literally what psychology and psychiatry are for.

You are well educated. You know...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 28th November 2022, 09:06 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,117
Posted By theprestige
That sure seems delusional and psychotic to me. ...

That sure seems delusional and psychotic to me.

Maybe this is a Crimes of the Future thing? Rational people doing surgery on themselves as a form of transgressive art?
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 28th November 2022, 08:14 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 3,409
Posted By theprestige
ITT: A bunch of moral agents cosplaying as...

ITT: A bunch of moral agents cosplaying as p-zombies Chinese boxing an abstruse philosophical dilemma because they literally cannot think of anything else.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 28th November 2022, 07:36 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,117
Posted By theprestige
He seems to be making what he believes is an...

He seems to be making what he believes is an important technical distinction, but it is entirely lost on this layman.
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 28th November 2022, 02:51 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 830
Posted By theprestige
No worries! But novaphile's reply is wildly off...

No worries! But novaphile's reply is wildly off topic.
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 28th November 2022, 02:50 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 830
Posted By theprestige
Fascinating, but totally irrelevant to this...

Fascinating, but totally irrelevant to this thread. I'm not talking about determinism, not even the kind of determinism you're talking about.
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 28th November 2022, 12:52 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 830
Posted By theprestige
That seems like a reasonable conclusion to me....

That seems like a reasonable conclusion to me. I'm going to let a few more people weigh in before moving on, though.

Honestly I'm less interested in you telling me what I mean or might mean or...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 28th November 2022, 12:06 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 830
Posted By theprestige
You tell me.

You tell me.
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 28th November 2022, 11:37 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 830
Posted By theprestige
No I don't. You're perfectly capable of using...

No I don't. You're perfectly capable of using your own definition of justice to answer the question. As long as you're okay with the idea that different people using different definitions may come up...
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