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Forum: Computers and the Internet 24th June 2022, 05:40 AM
Replies: 1,161
Views: 63,840
Posted By Hellbound
Look closely At the error you see It is a...

Look closely
At the error you see
It is a mirror


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Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 21st June 2022, 02:34 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,480
Posted By Hellbound
With the candlestick? Sent from my...

With the candlestick?


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Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 20th June 2022, 05:34 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 3,828
Posted By Hellbound
There was an article or book somewhere that...

There was an article or book somewhere that discusses this (maybe a section of Gould’s Full House?). Basically, “cheaters” make up a small percentage of almost every higher level species. Not so...
Forum: USA Politics 13th June 2022, 01:15 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 2,200
Posted By Hellbound
There are no hats. Only covers. Sent...

There are no hats. Only covers.


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Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 12th June 2022, 04:12 PM
Replies: 863
Views: 32,627
Posted By Hellbound
I believe an example of what Zig is talking about...

I believe an example of what Zig is talking about would be a statement such as “Well, he was a Boy Scout Troop leader, so we know what that means!”

Even if it’s true he was a Troop Leader, the...
Forum: Computers and the Internet 7th June 2022, 06:17 PM
Replies: 1,161
Views: 63,840
Posted By Hellbound
Dear users: If you already have a ticket...

Dear users:

If you already have a ticket submitted for an issue, having additional tickets opened does NOT get your issue resolved faster.

In fact, now I have to spend time (in which I am not...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 4th June 2022, 03:14 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,629
Posted By Hellbound
Interesting. I suspect part of the decision is...

Interesting. I suspect part of the decision is to focus on aimed fire, rather than volume of fire. This trend has already been seen in M-4/16 evolution: removal of full auto for three-round burst,...
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 3rd June 2022, 11:01 AM
Replies: 421
Views: 44,084
Posted By Hellbound
A d5 is when you roll a d10 and divide by 2,...

A d5 is when you roll a d10 and divide by 2, rounding up.

:D


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Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 27th May 2022, 10:43 AM
Replies: 1,198
Views: 37,480
Posted By Hellbound
Just to add a bit, this is the primary stated...

Just to add a bit, this is the primary stated mission of the Army’s Green Berets: find, liaise with, supply, and train indigenous forces.


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Forum: Computers and the Internet 26th May 2022, 08:54 AM
Replies: 1,161
Views: 63,840
Posted By Hellbound
His name is Jeffries. He lives in the tubes. ...

His name is Jeffries. He lives in the tubes.


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Forum: Religion and Philosophy 25th May 2022, 10:20 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 2,831
Posted By Hellbound
“We’re sorry, Mr. Lucifer, but unregistered...

“We’re sorry, Mr. Lucifer, but unregistered extra-planar entities are not allowed on campus. Board rules, you see, our hands are tied. No, sorry, you can’t wait in the food court for your ride to...
Forum: USA Politics 25th May 2022, 10:05 PM
Replies: 697
Views: 33,902
Posted By Hellbound
I dunno. Sounds to me as if he’s saying his...

I dunno. Sounds to me as if he’s saying his father fought for the Nazis.

I can believe it.

:D


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Forum: Computers and the Internet 25th May 2022, 11:49 AM
Replies: 1,161
Views: 63,840
Posted By Hellbound
Don’t think of it as a list opportunity, think of...

Don’t think of it as a list opportunity, think of it as a challenge to greater creativity!

Order that Russell’s Viper from Amazon and have it delivered to your co-worker’s house!

Counterfeit...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 24th May 2022, 03:53 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,296
Posted By Hellbound
It’s not about thinking it’ll lead to utopia....

It’s not about thinking it’ll lead to utopia. It’s more about thinking it’ll step us away from dystopia.


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Forum: Religion and Philosophy 24th May 2022, 08:36 AM
Replies: 266
Views: 4,703
Posted By Hellbound
Probably your dragon-musk cologne. Sent...

Probably your dragon-musk cologne.


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Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 24th May 2022, 08:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 665
Posted By Hellbound
Energy monopolies in the US

Yeah, that was my point. A company did that. I don’t know all the details, but they basically got the wholesale rate to customers and the way they did it, it didn’t classify them as a utility (so...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 24th May 2022, 08:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 665
Posted By Hellbound
Yeah, I was simplifying :) Sent from my...

Yeah, I was simplifying :)


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Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 24th May 2022, 06:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 665
Posted By Hellbound
Sort of. Most providers have their own...

Sort of. Most providers have their own generation facilities, and in general your power comes from those. However, there is a wholesale market. If a plant goes down, or demand is unusually high...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 20th May 2022, 09:19 AM
Replies: 844
Views: 17,309
Posted By Hellbound
The most common view I’ve seen is a holistic one,...

The most common view I’ve seen is a holistic one, for lack of a better word.

People tend to think of time travel as going back and making changes; as if there is a first time, or some sort of...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 20th May 2022, 09:12 AM
Replies: 844
Views: 17,309
Posted By Hellbound
To be fair, I suspect arth was referencing the...

To be fair, I suspect arth was referencing the recent arguments about “natural” Tipler cylinders, rather than yours.

I reserve the right to be wrong, as always :D


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Forum: Computers and the Internet 17th May 2022, 07:34 PM
Replies: 1,161
Views: 63,840
Posted By Hellbound
You just have to compress them more :D On...

You just have to compress them more :D

On disk space, though, storage is like, the cheapest thing on a new system these days. And it's almost ALWAYS underestimated. I don't have much problem...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 17th May 2022, 03:44 PM
Replies: 844
Views: 17,309
Posted By Hellbound
It depends. I suspect it'll be sort of like...

It depends. I suspect it'll be sort of like non-locality or quantum teleportation; interesting, and definitely an effect, but limited in usability.

I'm open to being wrong, though.
Forum: USA Politics 17th May 2022, 12:53 PM
Replies: 824
Views: 69,926
Posted By Hellbound
One second. Isn’t part of maintaining tax free...

One second. Isn’t part of maintaining tax free status a requirement that the church doesn’t involve directly in politics?

Or am I behind a few court decisions?


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Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 17th May 2022, 11:56 AM
Replies: 844
Views: 17,309
Posted By Hellbound
Let's put the question of time travel to rest once and for all.

I agree, but I am pretty confident in ruling out a Tipler cylinder :). I was speaking to that specific case, not of closed timelike loops in general.

I rate them unlikely, though*. So far all of...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 17th May 2022, 11:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 665
Posted By Hellbound
Yeah, someone else clarified. My poor wording...

Yeah, someone else clarified. My poor wording there. It is a monopoly, but not like most people think of them (they’re heavily regulated to restrict them from being predatory, to various degrees of...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 16th May 2022, 06:22 PM
Replies: 844
Views: 17,309
Posted By Hellbound
Let's put the question of time travel to rest once and for all.

Then I misunderstood your previous objection; you seemed to be asking why such a space time region couldn’t exist without the physical cylinder. It can’t; it’s a consequence of the gravitational...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 16th May 2022, 09:34 AM
Replies: 844
Views: 17,309
Posted By Hellbound
Let's put the question of time travel to rest once and for all.

Yes, but that region of space time exists around an infinitely long, rotating, dense cylinder of stuff. It’s not just a region of space time existing on its own. The region exists because of the...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 16th May 2022, 06:54 AM
Replies: 844
Views: 17,309
Posted By Hellbound
Gravity. There’s no known structure that could...

Gravity. There’s no known structure that could maintain a cylindrical shape. Gravity would collapse it to a sphere (or a disk, if it’s spinning fast enough).

It’s not just a region of space time,...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 16th May 2022, 05:28 AM
Replies: 3,608
Views: 124,268
Posted By Hellbound
Is that “witness” as in actually see it, or...

Is that “witness” as in actually see it, or “witness” like an evangelical church? You’ve already been doing the latter.


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Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 16th May 2022, 05:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 665
Posted By Hellbound
Energy monopolies in the US

Yes and no.

Energy generation and distribution is a regulated utility. Generally, at any one place, you have one electricity provider for residential use. There are some exceptions (such as the...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 16th May 2022, 04:37 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 892
Posted By Hellbound
I always liked the example of ring species. You...

I always liked the example of ring species. You have a group of related species. Population A can interbreed with B, B with C, C with D, etc. but A and E, say, are too different to interbreed...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 16th May 2022, 04:24 AM
Replies: 844
Views: 17,309
Posted By Hellbound
There’s also the wormhole idea. If wormholes are...

There’s also the wormhole idea. If wormholes are possible, then the idea is one end of the wormhole can be accelerated (thus causing a time difference between it and the other end). At that point,...
Forum: USA Politics 15th May 2022, 08:42 AM
Replies: 824
Views: 69,926
Posted By Hellbound
That was kinda my point :). They’re a far cry...

That was kinda my point :). They’re a far cry from Jesus’s “Love thy neighbor as thyself”, which is supposedly the core of Christianity ( one of two commandments on which all else rests).


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Forum: USA Politics 14th May 2022, 06:35 PM
Replies: 824
Views: 69,926
Posted By Hellbound
The post-Trump fascist creep catch-all thread

I’ve often had the thought that, if the Bible were real, and Satan really existed…the best tactic for the “father of lies” would be to subvert Christianity into a religion of hatred and intolerance....
Forum: Computers and the Internet 12th May 2022, 03:59 PM
Replies: 1,161
Views: 63,840
Posted By Hellbound
“Well, if you’re hovering over the application we...

“Well, if you’re hovering over the application we provided, it’s definitely not the right one!”

:D


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Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 12th May 2022, 01:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 796
Posted By Hellbound
Einstein himself wrote a book, appropriately...

Einstein himself wrote a book, appropriately titled “Relativity: The Special and the General Theory”, that discusses a lot about how he came up with the idea and walks through a lot of his thought...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 9th May 2022, 05:20 AM
Replies: 3,608
Views: 124,268
Posted By Hellbound
Well, it depends. The most likely reason to...

Well, it depends.

The most likely reason to blow bridges, crater roads, etc is to control enemy movement. You either funnel them towards still extant routes, or force them to slow/stop long...
Forum: USA Politics 8th May 2022, 01:01 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,952
Posted By Hellbound
As I understand it, this would be anonymized...

As I understand it, this would be anonymized data. Basically, they use some unique identifier that can’t be linked to a particular phone number or user. I.e. “phone with UID a43b96e368 had this...
Forum: Economics, Business and Finance 8th May 2022, 07:04 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,189
Posted By Hellbound
So, if I’m understanding this, the basic idea is...

So, if I’m understanding this, the basic idea is you can’t lose if no one keeps score?

That’s as bit…ignorant.


No, sorry, that’s a lot ignorant.


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Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 7th May 2022, 11:11 AM
Replies: 844
Views: 17,309
Posted By Hellbound
Let's put the question of time travel to rest once and for all.

Thermal,

RoS is not a subject change, which is what you’ve failed to understand. It’s directly relevant. RoS shows that the past does exist: your present can be person B’s past and person C’s...
Forum: USA Politics 7th May 2022, 03:02 AM
Replies: 374
Views: 17,426
Posted By Hellbound
Shades of witch trials. If you drown, you were...

Shades of witch trials. If you drown, you were innocent!


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Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 6th May 2022, 02:22 PM
Replies: 3,608
Views: 124,268
Posted By Hellbound
Or to plagiarize Futurama: “You see,...

Or to plagiarize Futurama:

“You see, Ukrainian soldiers have a preset ammo load. Knowing their weakness, I heroically sent wave after wave of my own men at them until they ran out. Ivan, show...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 6th May 2022, 02:13 PM
Replies: 3,608
Views: 124,268
Posted By Hellbound
[Continuation] The Russian Invasion of Ukraine (3)

*Bunker doorbell rings*

“I have a pizza get with…extra sausage!”

*music starts: boom chika bow wow…*

[apologies, I couldn’t resist a bad joke] :)


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Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 5th May 2022, 10:27 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,232
Posted By Hellbound
Sounds like the villain in a Spaceballs sequel. ...

Sounds like the villain in a Spaceballs sequel.


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Forum: History, Literature, and the Arts 4th May 2022, 05:41 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 1,693
Posted By Hellbound
I don’t see how you draw that conclusion. What...

I don’t see how you draw that conclusion. What is and what we know are not delays the same thing. And you don’t need the story to view it as art, but you must have at least one person who thinks of...
Forum: Economics, Business and Finance 4th May 2022, 05:26 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,189
Posted By Hellbound
I once hired a cook in Reno, just to watch him...

I once hired a cook in Reno, just to watch him fry.


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Forum: History, Literature, and the Arts 3rd May 2022, 08:47 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 1,693
Posted By Hellbound
Just call it the Hellbound Principle of Art. I...

Just call it the Hellbound Principle of Art. I won't even demand royalties! ;)
Forum: History, Literature, and the Arts 3rd May 2022, 09:13 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 1,693
Posted By Hellbound
I think I agree with TM, just with the provision...

I think I agree with TM, just with the provision that intent doesn’t have to be with the creator; just somewhere in the process. I’d think AI stuff counts because the AI creators added the intent in...
Forum: History, Literature, and the Arts 29th April 2022, 11:40 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,298
Posted By Hellbound
Yep. One of the original force multipliers :)

Yep. One of the original force multipliers :)
Forum: History, Literature, and the Arts 29th April 2022, 12:28 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 8,136
Posted By Hellbound
Actually, mean is the average (as opposed to the...

Actually, mean is the average (as opposed to the median, discussed above, or the mode, which is simply the most common number in the series).

There are different types of mean, though. I suspect...
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