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Forum: Skeptical Events 10th August 2013, 08:20 AM
Replies: 4,841
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Posted By delphi_ote
Sorry. You must not interact with people in the...

Sorry. You must not interact with people in the real world very often. When someone discloses to you that they were sexually assaulted, the appropriate reaction isn't to immediately ask them for a...
Forum: Skeptical Events 9th August 2013, 08:33 PM
Replies: 4,841
Views: 342,124
Posted By delphi_ote
Sorry. I can't weigh in. I didn't ask for...

Sorry. I can't weigh in. I didn't ask for specifics. It didn't seem appropriate.
Forum: Skeptical Events 9th August 2013, 04:06 PM
Replies: 4,841
Views: 342,124
Posted By delphi_ote
Either a) I've met this woman or b) two women had...

Either a) I've met this woman or b) two women had similar experiences.

Please take this seriously. If victims come forward, please support them.
Forum: Skeptical Events 9th August 2013, 02:21 PM
Replies: 4,841
Views: 342,124
Posted By delphi_ote
What I heard also wasn't a rumor. It was...

What I heard also wasn't a rumor. It was directly from the person it happened to, and she was clearly still upset about it at least a year later. This might even be the same person that contacted...
Forum: Skeptical Events 9th August 2013, 01:21 PM
Replies: 4,841
Views: 342,124
Posted By delphi_ote
Video can be faked. Photos can be manipulated. ...

Video can be faked. Photos can be manipulated. There's no definitive evidence. It's all probabilistic.

Remembering a conversation I had with a woman at TAM who was upset and avoiding Shermer...
Forum: Skeptical Events 9th August 2013, 01:12 PM
Replies: 4,841
Views: 342,124
Posted By delphi_ote
Yep, I'm still around, Belz. Not much posting in...

Yep, I'm still around, Belz. Not much posting in recent years. Hope you've been well!

Was I the only one who heard allegations along these lines at TAM?
Forum: Skeptical Events 9th August 2013, 12:51 PM
Replies: 4,841
Views: 342,124
Posted By delphi_ote
A lot of you ran in the same crowds I did in...

A lot of you ran in the same crowds I did in earlier TAMs. Didn't you also hear stories like this?
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 26th December 2010, 11:39 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 7,510
Posted By delphi_ote
I'd just like to point out that if the official...

I'd just like to point out that if the official story is true, Jesus was a bastard. :D
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 25th December 2010, 03:17 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 7,510
Posted By delphi_ote
Look, you're the one trying to convince me a...

Look, you're the one trying to convince me a story in the bible is true by quoting an article that cites as evidence the story you're trying to prove is true. If you want to have an adult...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 25th December 2010, 03:08 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,816
Posted By delphi_ote
See, guys? Bishadi knows how to bring the...

See, guys? Bishadi knows how to bring the Christmas cheer!
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 25th December 2010, 03:05 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 7,510
Posted By delphi_ote
Excerpted from ...

Excerpted from
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Origin_of_Superman#Basic_story

Superman is born Kal-El on the alien planet Krypton. His parents, Jor-El and Lara become aware of Krypton's impending...
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 25th December 2010, 02:57 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 8,830
Posted By delphi_ote
But you're proposing that they gave Wikileaks the...

But you're proposing that they gave Wikileaks the very information that made the site popular in the first place. Under your scenario, they made Wikileaks themselves! This is a bit like handing a...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 25th December 2010, 02:27 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 7,510
Posted By delphi_ote
Ugh. Your point is that this was a bigger event...

Ugh. Your point is that this was a bigger event than most people traditionally think it was? Your first instinct when you read an implausible story of which we have no historical record whatsoever...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 25th December 2010, 10:37 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 7,510
Posted By delphi_ote
The gospels were written decades -- maybe...

The gospels were written decades -- maybe centuries-- after Christ's death. They're a mishmash of cribbed sayings, oral traditions, and the author's biases. Other wise men of the time were thought...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 25th December 2010, 10:27 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,447
Posted By delphi_ote
She looks like my girlfriend. :D

She looks like my girlfriend. :D
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 25th December 2010, 10:24 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,816
Posted By delphi_ote
This would be a perfect analogy if the Holocaust...

This would be a perfect analogy if the Holocaust was a myth, Shoah traditions were an indiscriminate amalgamation of disassociated pagan traditions, and Christmas was about mourning the deaths of...
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 18th December 2010, 07:14 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 8,830
Posted By delphi_ote
Does it bother anyone else when conspiracy...

Does it bother anyone else when conspiracy theorists reference Wikipedia? If they're so paranoid about government disinformation, why in the hell would they trust a website that can literally be...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 18th December 2010, 07:05 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 14,713
Posted By delphi_ote
No he did not. Read my question again.

No he did not. Read my question again.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 15th December 2010, 07:04 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,708
Posted By delphi_ote
I sure am glad this thread is turning into a gun...

I sure am glad this thread is turning into a gun control argument. I've never heard one of those before.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 15th December 2010, 07:01 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 14,713
Posted By delphi_ote
Blackmail? Aside from rhetoric from people I...

Blackmail? Aside from rhetoric from people I assume read too many Tom Clancy novels, I haven't read anything anywhere about specific threats of blackmail.
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 15th December 2010, 06:52 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 8,830
Posted By delphi_ote
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i133/delphi_ote/...

http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i133/delphi_ote/kitten_wait_what.jpg
Let me get this straight. They deliberately leak a huge amount of embarrassing data - knowing this full well this would make...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 15th December 2010, 06:30 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 14,713
Posted By delphi_ote
That's not an answer.

That's not an answer.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 15th December 2010, 06:27 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,708
Posted By delphi_ote
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i133/delphi_ote/...

http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i133/delphi_ote/montoya2.jpg
You keep using that word...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 14th December 2010, 03:38 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,204
Posted By delphi_ote
Oooh. Even better. We could say we collect GPS...

Oooh. Even better. We could say we collect GPS data to inform the CTists of nearby sightings. But since they always assume they're in the middle of a conspiracy anyway, we could just combine...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 14th December 2010, 03:32 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,204
Posted By delphi_ote
Oh, MAN. This is a brilliant idea! I think we...

Oh, MAN. This is a brilliant idea! I think we should take it a little further, though. Let people report ghost sightings and other paranormal events, too. Have a central server that keeps the GPS...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 14th December 2010, 03:27 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,204
Posted By delphi_ote
Didn't the elderly people have this app in David...

Didn't the elderly people have this app in David Brin's Earth?
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 11th December 2010, 11:03 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 14,713
Posted By delphi_ote
So what, specifically, has Wikileaks done that...

So what, specifically, has Wikileaks done that you feel has violated these principles?
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 11th December 2010, 12:57 AM
Replies: 308
Views: 14,713
Posted By delphi_ote
A guy just got murdered under cover of anonymity...

A guy just got murdered under cover of anonymity in Toronto. From where I stand, that seems to further your interests, Ben.

Now I get to call you a murderer, right? It's all over the news!
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 9th December 2010, 01:01 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 14,713
Posted By delphi_ote
You sure about that?

You sure about that?
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 9th December 2010, 01:00 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 14,713
Posted By delphi_ote
Agreed. That's all the credit card companies...

Agreed. That's all the credit card companies store (although this information is being subpoenaed from the ISP, not the credit card company, so I'm not sure exactly what information they'll get.)
...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 9th December 2010, 12:53 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 14,713
Posted By delphi_ote
That information isn't available to the credit...

That information isn't available to the credit card company. I haven't seen anything explicit about why the Russians made any decisions. Do you have direct evidence of this, or is it just a...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 9th December 2010, 09:34 AM
Replies: 308
Views: 14,713
Posted By delphi_ote
Yes. He has no actual authority here, but he...

Yes. He has no actual authority here, but he still wrote the letter and the industry still capitulated. That's my entire point.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 9th December 2010, 09:32 AM
Replies: 308
Views: 14,713
Posted By delphi_ote
gayak seems to be right about the Patriot Act and...

gayak seems to be right about the Patriot Act and credit cards.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 9th December 2010, 09:25 AM
Replies: 308
Views: 14,713
Posted By delphi_ote
Leiberman writing this letter scares the bejeezus...

Leiberman writing this letter scares the bejeezus out of me. Seems like like The First Amendment and Fourth Estate are in serious danger if all it takes to shut down the publication of embarrassing...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 8th December 2010, 09:58 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 14,713
Posted By delphi_ote
Thanks for checking, tyr.

Thanks for checking, tyr.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 8th December 2010, 09:07 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 14,713
Posted By delphi_ote
I'm guessing the answer is, "No."

I'm guessing the answer is, "No."
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 8th December 2010, 05:02 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 14,713
Posted By delphi_ote
Yes. Insurance that Wikileaks can't be shut...

Yes. Insurance that Wikileaks can't be shut down. It's just a collection of all the un-redacted documents they have. Every interview I've read has referred to it as such. For example:


Do you...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 8th December 2010, 01:22 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 14,713
Posted By delphi_ote
Do you have a source for this? I've been...

Do you have a source for this? I've been following this story pretty closely, and I haven't ever read him saying anything of the sort.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 8th December 2010, 01:21 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 14,713
Posted By delphi_ote
Most of what has been written in this thread...

Most of what has been written in this thread seems pretty divorced from reality.

1) From what I've read, Assange and Wikileaks haven't said anything about releasing new documents. The most I've...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 4th December 2010, 08:12 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 6,733
Posted By delphi_ote
You are so far out of touch, I can't even begin...

You are so far out of touch, I can't even begin to talk to you.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 4th December 2010, 08:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,469
Posted By delphi_ote
What do we have to worry about here? TSA agents...

What do we have to worry about here? TSA agents receive the exact level of training FBI and Secret Service agents do, right? They're totally qualified.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 3rd December 2010, 04:53 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 6,733
Posted By delphi_ote
Then what should we do? What minimizes that...

Then what should we do? What minimizes that time? What prevents us from getting in this situation again?
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 3rd December 2010, 12:31 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 6,733
Posted By delphi_ote
Do you have references for these numbers? I'd...

Do you have references for these numbers? I'd like to read more about this.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 3rd December 2010, 12:28 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 6,733
Posted By delphi_ote
Just wait and do nothing?

Just wait and do nothing?
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 3rd December 2010, 12:14 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 6,733
Posted By delphi_ote
Ah. As opposed to someone who was already...

Ah. As opposed to someone who was already working and has been unemployed for a while. That probably makes sense.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 2nd December 2010, 04:32 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 6,733
Posted By delphi_ote
With the Freshman Fifteen™ still resting...

With the Freshman Fifteen™ still resting comfortably about their midsection, I think recent college graduates could probably go longer without a meal. :D

But I don't know how long they'd last...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 2nd December 2010, 03:37 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 6,733
Posted By delphi_ote
Huh? What is the logic here? If you don't go to...

Huh? What is the logic here? If you don't go to college, you don't have to eat?
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 2nd December 2010, 03:35 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 6,733
Posted By delphi_ote
True.

True.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 2nd December 2010, 03:13 PM
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Views: 6,733
Posted By delphi_ote
People who take home more than $250k per year are...

People who take home more than $250k per year are the only ones that create jobs?
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 2nd December 2010, 03:11 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 6,733
Posted By delphi_ote
Okay. I've heard lots of "don't cut taxes on the...

Okay. I've heard lots of "don't cut taxes on the wealthy", and that we get an increase in spending from distributing unemployment.

But this all still seems pretty hands-off to me. From my...
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