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Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 4th August 2022, 12:02 PM
Replies: 988
Views: 183,743
Posted By Stellafane
This is turning into the Trump presidency of...

This is turning into the Trump presidency of civil trials.
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 3rd August 2022, 01:59 PM
Replies: 988
Views: 183,743
Posted By Stellafane
Oh, I suspect he'll see his fair share of orange...

Oh, I suspect he'll see his fair share of orange in the near future.
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 3rd August 2022, 12:57 PM
Replies: 988
Views: 183,743
Posted By Stellafane
Well, I was imagining a Trump dictatorship in...

Well, I was imagining a Trump dictatorship in which he was empowered to pardon anyone at any time for anything (I did say "worst case" after all).
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 3rd August 2022, 12:41 PM
Replies: 988
Views: 183,743
Posted By Stellafane
It is rare in life that we get to see bad people,...

It is rare in life that we get to see bad people, in real time, getting exactly what they deserve. When they realize the evil little world they have created for themselves is about to come crashing...
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 3rd August 2022, 10:53 AM
Replies: 988
Views: 183,743
Posted By Stellafane
Incompetent, or they just freaking hate the guy...

Incompetent, or they just freaking hate the guy that much.
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 3rd August 2022, 10:51 AM
Replies: 988
Views: 183,743
Posted By Stellafane
A jury you've been insulting on-air. Is Jones...

A jury you've been insulting on-air. Is Jones setting up an appeal based on jury non-impartiality? "Of course they were biased against me, after I said they were all ugly and stupid. Who wouldn't...
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 3rd August 2022, 09:25 AM
Replies: 988
Views: 183,743
Posted By Stellafane
At times in the past, I've fantasized about...

At times in the past, I've fantasized about taking over the mind of someone I truly hate and make them do something so stupid and self-destructive they never bother anyone again. Watching Jones'...
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 3rd August 2022, 06:24 AM
Replies: 988
Views: 183,743
Posted By Stellafane
Sounds like Jones is going for the insanity...

Sounds like Jones is going for the insanity defense.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 3rd August 2022, 05:42 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 3,299
Posted By Stellafane
Just dropped in to point out that, from what I...

Just dropped in to point out that, from what I hear, the term "sex worker" is preferred over "prostitute" due to the historical negative connotations associated with the latter. Thus the thread title...
Forum: Trials and Errors 1st August 2022, 12:08 PM
Replies: 1,106
Views: 290,067
Posted By Stellafane
I thought the guy with the oxymoronic name did it?

I thought the guy with the oxymoronic name did it?
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 1st August 2022, 09:20 AM
Replies: 44
Split Thread: Condoms and Consent
Views: 760
Posted By Stellafane
I'm not so sure. If one's permission is...

I'm not so sure. If one's permission is conditional, and that condition is not met, then permission is withdrawn. Sex without permission is rape. It seems like a fairly valid position to me.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 28th July 2022, 05:46 AM
Replies: 1,425
Views: 100,977
Posted By Stellafane
It's equally difficult, for me anyway, not to...

It's equally difficult, for me anyway, not to take satisfaction in the fact Sheriff Noel and his staff may soon get to experience firsthand something similar to what the 28 victims (and counting) had...
Forum: Trials and Errors 15th July 2022, 09:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 538
Posted By Stellafane
It's a good thing the trial will be held in South...

It's a good thing the trial will be held in South Carolina and not New England. Can you imagine all the confusion caused by the defendant and the crime he's charged with being pronounced exactly the...
Forum: History, Literature, and the Arts 12th July 2022, 06:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 832
Posted By Stellafane
And he was a terrific dancer and great painter...

And he was a terrific dancer and great painter (two coats for a whole apartment in a single afternoon!)
Forum: History, Literature, and the Arts 12th July 2022, 05:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 832
Posted By Stellafane
Well, he did bring more pixies and angels in...

Well, he did bring more pixies and angels in America.
Forum: History, Literature, and the Arts 12th July 2022, 05:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 832
Posted By Stellafane
Let's all pan the Great God Trump.

Let's all pan the Great God Trump.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 12th July 2022, 04:55 AM
Replies: 1,099
Views: 71,409
Posted By Stellafane
Yeah, especially if it starts resolving pixels.

Yeah, especially if it starts resolving pixels.
Forum: USA Politics 11th July 2022, 11:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 801
Posted By Stellafane
FTFY.

FTFY.
Forum: USA Politics 6th July 2022, 09:54 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,333
Posted By Stellafane
What's to stop anyone from simply lying and...

What's to stop anyone from simply lying and insisting they're a conservative Republican when in fact they are a liberal Democrat? Is the next step to insist they disclose how they voted, and from...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 1st July 2022, 12:36 PM
Replies: 323
Views: 7,112
Posted By Stellafane
Res ipsa loquitur.

Res ipsa loquitur.
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 1st July 2022, 06:55 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,219
Posted By Stellafane
Perhaps, Virginia, Mr. X exists in spirit, in all...

Perhaps, Virginia, Mr. X exists in spirit, in all sensible people, as the motivating force to do what's good and right in the face of evil and stupidity. I just wish he would show up at the polling...
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 1st July 2022, 06:10 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,219
Posted By Stellafane
That seems to be the basic premise of this...

That seems to be the basic premise of this thread, although personally I have my doubts whether this person in fact exists.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 22nd June 2022, 08:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 743
Posted By Stellafane
Oh crap.

Oh crap.
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 17th June 2022, 06:50 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,782
Posted By Stellafane
I dunno, but it seems a rather whopping...

I dunno, but it seems a rather whopping coincidence that a strange creature was seen lurking outside a zoo -- where they keep strange creatures.
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 17th June 2022, 10:01 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,219
Posted By Stellafane
He didn't tell them to overthrow the government...

He didn't tell them to overthrow the government when they got there. In any case, my point remains the same: he got his desired insurrection, whether or not Antifa or anyone else was there to...
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 17th June 2022, 09:39 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,219
Posted By Stellafane
Why would it play out that way? There was in fact...

Why would it play out that way? There was in fact an insurrection, and Trump et al have maintained vociferously all along they had nothing to do with it and had no control over the insurrectionists....
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 17th June 2022, 09:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 596
Posted By Stellafane
Heh...if he's right, the only thing standing...

Heh...if he's right, the only thing standing between total global collapse and chaos is the good 'ol U.S. of A.

You are all welcome.
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 17th June 2022, 09:09 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,219
Posted By Stellafane
This is an interesting and plausible scenario,...

This is an interesting and plausible scenario, but I don't think I buy it. Because in the end, Trump et al got the insurrection they wanted. Sure, it was their own supporters storming the Capitol,...
Forum: USA Politics 16th June 2022, 04:19 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,718
Posted By Stellafane
I concede both points. I still wouldn't vote for...

I concede both points. I still wouldn't vote for him, though!
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 15th June 2022, 04:23 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,021
Posted By Stellafane
Tom Brady (Roger Goodell is gonna be sooo...

Tom Brady (Roger Goodell is gonna be sooo sorry...)
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 15th June 2022, 04:13 PM
Replies: 323
Views: 7,112
Posted By Stellafane
The Answer...

The Answer (https://calumchace.wordpress.com/favourite-relevant-sf-short-story/)

tl;dr version (although the story itself is pretty short):

All the great computers in the universe are connected...
Forum: USA Politics 15th June 2022, 03:57 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,332
Posted By Stellafane
I would phrase this as a failure to understand...

I would phrase this as a failure to understand that the U.S.A. is a nation of laws. I believe he perceived government as strictly an us-vs-them dynamic, that all he had to do was outmaneuver the...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 15th June 2022, 03:25 PM
Replies: 323
Views: 7,112
Posted By Stellafane
Yeah, then we'll be dealing with this...

Yeah, then we'll be dealing with this (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qBlPa-9v_M).
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 15th June 2022, 08:45 AM
Replies: 323
Views: 7,112
Posted By Stellafane
More seriously, one great leap forward for me...

More seriously, one great leap forward for me would be for an AI to create some sort of literary work of art. Not just stringing somewhat meaningful words together, but an actually moving piece of...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 15th June 2022, 08:12 AM
Replies: 323
Views: 7,112
Posted By Stellafane
What's the point? We can already make plenty of...

What's the point? We can already make plenty of brains via unskilled labor.
Forum: USA Politics 15th June 2022, 08:08 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,718
Posted By Stellafane
One time while returning a kickoff, Walker got...

One time while returning a kickoff, Walker got caught from behind and tackled -- by the kicker (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WooPp3UVCp8). That alone disqualifies him from public office.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 15th June 2022, 08:01 AM
Replies: 323
Views: 7,112
Posted By Stellafane
When it files a lawsuit.

When it files a lawsuit.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 15th June 2022, 08:00 AM
Replies: 323
Views: 7,112
Posted By Stellafane
Given your background, I'm more than a little...

Given your background, I'm more than a little surprised you never heard the term "computer engineer" before. Feel free to Google any of the million sources out there that will tell you what it...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 15th June 2022, 05:10 AM
Replies: 323
Views: 7,112
Posted By Stellafane
I hear it just fine, and it doesn't alter my...

I hear it just fine, and it doesn't alter my opinion that we can eventually figure out and at least roughly duplicate (in terms of functionality) the human brain in some form. I base this opinion not...
Forum: USA Politics 14th June 2022, 02:44 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 6,057
Posted By Stellafane
That caps it -- the whole MTG thing is a...

That caps it -- the whole MTG thing is a "Springtime for Hitler" situation, where liberals created the most obvious, stupid, odious caricature of a far-right candidate that no remotely sane person...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 14th June 2022, 02:11 PM
Replies: 323
Views: 7,112
Posted By Stellafane
You can be as derisive as you like, but it just...

You can be as derisive as you like, but it just makes you look willfully ignorant, or afraid to face reality. Neither is a particularly good look.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 14th June 2022, 09:28 AM
Replies: 323
Views: 7,112
Posted By Stellafane
Yes, I realize it's more than just creating the...

Yes, I realize it's more than just creating the cellular structure and announcing "Let there be thought!" There is a lot of additional bio-electrical chemistry going on, which for the sake of brevity...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 14th June 2022, 08:57 AM
Replies: 323
Views: 7,112
Posted By Stellafane
I think initially we'll think of AI's as a cross...

I think initially we'll think of AI's as a cross between TV sets and pets. Sure, it's tough to put down dear old Fido, but it's not like killing a person. At least not until Fido starts saying "Hey,...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 14th June 2022, 08:01 AM
Replies: 323
Views: 7,112
Posted By Stellafane
I'm guessing LaMDA probably isn't sentient, and...

I'm guessing LaMDA probably isn't sentient, and there's sort of a latter-day Pygmalion thing going on here with the programmers.

As for the side issue of whether or not computers can be sentient,...
Forum: USA Politics 11th June 2022, 11:41 AM
Replies: 3,068
Views: 167,040
Posted By Stellafane
The problem seems to be that someone is taking...

The problem seems to be that someone is taking lies meant to keep stupid Trump supporters in line -- which, let's face it, requires an extremely low bar of credibility since they'll swallow anything...
Forum: USA Politics 10th June 2022, 01:55 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 2,752
Posted By Stellafane
No true Scotsman.

No true Scotsman.
Forum: USA Politics 7th June 2022, 09:05 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 6,057
Posted By Stellafane
Just checking in to see whether MTG is still the...

Just checking in to see whether MTG is still the biggest blight on U.S. public service since at least Joe McCarthy.

Yes?

OK then, please carry on.
Forum: USA Politics 6th June 2022, 06:52 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,789
Posted By Stellafane
Well, I prefer a medium spicy barbecue sauce with...

Well, I prefer a medium spicy barbecue sauce with my baby back ribs. As for wine, here's an amusing little vintage...
Forum: USA Politics 6th June 2022, 02:46 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,789
Posted By Stellafane
Good question. Does the clock start ticking when...

Good question. Does the clock start ticking when you kill the person whom you plan to eat, or when you actually consume them? Or suppose you didn't actually kill the person (so they can't get you for...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 6th June 2022, 02:23 PM
Replies: 2,117
Views: 43,008
Posted By Stellafane
Ah, we've whittled away our differences and find...

Ah, we've whittled away our differences and find that we agree on a core baseline point. It's a start, I guess!
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