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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Coronavirus Vaccine and You
« on: May 06, 2021, 10:35:39 AM »
I still think that's a false equivalence. No-one is suggesting Covid passports for Tinder, or meeting up with friends. What individuals do is up to them.
??? Then why have we just spent months in lockdown?

No, you cannot just get on a train or go to work or meet in a pub. What you do as an individual is not up to you.

It is not a false equivalence to compare two pandemics where one results in health passports and the other does not. Businesses are literally looking to discriminate against me based on my health records. Maybe businesses should remove expensive disabled ramps and toilets and just ban those unable to prove they can walk? Or maybe every restaurant should demand you provide a stool sample in advance and get checked for campylobacter and salmonella before coming into their restaurant? Maybe you should be stopped and checked for verrucae at your local pool before getting in? And why just covid? Why not prove you don't have flu? That kills old people too.

Covid passports are this fucking shit again via the backdoor.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Coronavirus Vaccine and You
« on: May 06, 2021, 09:24:24 AM »
I think private businesses shouldn’t be forced to serve anyone.

I'll give you a bit more time to think about that one.


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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Coronavirus Vaccine and You
« on: May 06, 2021, 08:41:54 AM »
And so if you join Grinder ... an app designed to help you get bummed ... should you have an HIV passport? Its not a false equivalence at all.

You have two pandemics. One, far more deadly than the other, and yet all the focus is on persecuting people with a sniffle and not those who can give you a lethal meat injection.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Coronavirus Vaccine and You
« on: May 06, 2021, 06:51:02 AM »
Banning access to public spaces seems problematic to me. Banning access to private business, not so much.

Do you think a restaurant should be able to ask you if you have HIV? What about Grinder? Do you think Grinder should be able to check if you have HIV? Do you think you should have to send an HIV passport to use Grinder or Tinder or any other dating service to sign up? They are private businesses. Do you think other people using the service should receive text messages from state backed phone apps telling them they have been near someone with HIV? Could be very useful information after a first date to keep you safe. Unlike coronavirus, HIV is life changing for most people.

Should schools test all the kids for HIV? Kids are forever picking up cuts and bruises.

Should you need an HIV passport to go into a night club or a bar? I mean, you could infect other patrons ... especially as many are intoxicated.


If the answer is "No Thork, my liberal panties are bunching because you'd be persecuting the gays" ... then we can agree your medical history is private, companies do not have a right to it and that is why doctors swear a Hippocratic oath.

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Technology & Information / Re: Building a PC
« on: May 04, 2021, 08:34:26 PM »
The mac mini's look like utter garbage still. They could redo those instead I suppose ... but its more cables, more crap on the desk and if I vesa mount a new small version, I'm having to reach around my monitor to turn it on all the time.. I like AIOs. They do the job and I'd be playing my games on my smart TV anyhow. 

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Technology & Information / Re: Building a PC
« on: May 04, 2021, 08:19:08 PM »
Dear Tim Cook,

I want a 32inch iMac to exist. Don't nerf its USB 3 connections or its internet connections. I know you are going to try to ram your forearm up my arse until I choke on your knuckles, but I want 512Gb hard drive minimum and I don't want to pay hundreds £s more to get it. 8gb RAM will probably do. ... could you do a base model with touch ID and 1GB ethernet for £1700?  :'(

Thanks

Loyal Microsoft sheep wishing to move flocks.

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Technology & Information / Re: Building a PC
« on: May 04, 2021, 07:34:55 PM »
Soooo ... if you can't access it ... why did you suggest it as a solution?   ???

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Technology & Information / Re: Building a PC
« on: May 04, 2021, 09:00:38 AM »
Stadia sucks. If you want to go the streaming route, try Shadow instead. You get access to a full PC in the cloud instead of just a game library.
Oh, is that a thing? Fuck. I think my next PC is going to be an M1 iMac then. There is just no reason not to now.  :(

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Technology & Information / Re: Building a PC
« on: May 03, 2021, 07:20:06 AM »
I have a slightly revolting idea.

https://stadia.google.com/

^ You get the first month free so $0 and it costs absolutley nothing to see if it works for you.

Then it is only $9.99 per month after that so for $200 you could have 21 months of playing and you can use your current potato PC.

21 months ... by then the GPU crisis could be over and you'd have had almost 2 years of saving to get yourself something nice. The only potential stopping point ... you need good internet speed - 10 megabits per second (Mbps) or greater.

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Technology & Information / Re: Building a PC
« on: April 29, 2021, 10:39:38 PM »
We're going to need more. What do you have now component wise?

Let's hope you have a 4 core processor. An old i5 or above. For £200 spend a little making your RAM up to 8gb, and then spend the rest on the best GPU you can buy right now. Get budget RAM. Don't worry about RAM speeds in this price bracket. The GPU is going to give you all the improvements you desire. Problem is I don't think you could even get a GTX 1060 right now for $170.

You need more than $200. I get it, you're broke. But if you could just get over yourself and swallow a bit of pride, and possibly a bit of spunk too, you could get yourself a much nicer PC. How bad do you want crispy graphics?

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Biden's Broadband plan
« on: April 25, 2021, 01:29:44 PM »
what does this have to do with black people and marijuana?

I already linked you that he is only making this pledge to pander to black voters.
https://www.marijuanamoment.net/joe-biden-includes-marijuana-decriminalization-in-new-plan-for-black-america/

To reiterate, because you seem to have trouble following a thread ... I don't believe he will do it. I think he tells lots of lies. I think he just says whatever he thinks will score him points. He won't actually do anything. Like his broadband plan that also won't go anywhere. Its just pandering to rust belt voters.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Biden's Broadband plan
« on: April 25, 2021, 11:32:49 AM »
Black people in America have every opportunity that white people do. Likely they are offered better opportunities. They are not discriminated towards in any way whatsoever. Education, jobs, health, sports ... whatever ... its all there for them. They aren't victims. They don't need wrapping in cotton wool. They need to look at themselves and make better life choices. That's it.

If they want to run around pistol whipping bitches and selling fentanyl on street corners because they think they look good dressed like a blinged out 1990's rapper and call crime 'hustling', welp, expect a policeman's knee on your neck. Or put on a suit, get a job and live in the suburbs ... you'll get treated just like the white folk who live there.  ::)

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Biden's Broadband plan
« on: April 25, 2021, 10:38:26 AM »
That’s because Black people suffered an inordinate amount of hardship

Just as well black people have great white saviours like yourself to stand up and speak for them. Without truly virtuous people like yourself willing to defend the frail and pathetic black people who are too dim and too drugged up to speak for themselves, black people would likely have appalling lives. Thank God you recognise their hardship and are brave enough to get on a soapbox to tell me about it.  ::)

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Biden's Broadband plan
« on: April 25, 2021, 10:13:22 AM »


He promised to legalise marijuana ... to get black voters. Let's see if he does that or whether he was just pandering.

2/3s of Americans support marijuana legalization. Stop being the race-baiter you accuse the left of being.
Biden suggests this as a policy for black people.
https://www.marijuanamoment.net/joe-biden-includes-marijuana-decriminalization-in-new-plan-for-black-america/

The Dems make everything about race. They only see colour.
https://www.politifact.com/article/2021/jan/26/biden-made-lot-promises-about-race-can-he-keep-the/

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Flat Earth Community / Re: Eclipse
« on: April 24, 2021, 09:01:01 AM »
... show the special maths they use referring to how round the earth must be, to predict this new cycle.

Reply #16 above. Observe how the distance travelled by the shadow in each half hour increment varies according to where it falls, increasing toward the outer edges. Exactly as would be expected by a shadow moving at linear speed, falling upon a sphere.

Predicting dates will not show this.
I already answered this at the top of the page.


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Flat Earth Community / Re: Eclipse
« on: April 24, 2021, 08:43:16 AM »
Well, first of all, congratulations on learning some stuff - you've progressed from thinking that it was all just Saros periods and that the cycles went on for ever uninterrupted.

Now we're into Inex cycles. Again, great, you're learning stuff.

That's as far as I read. How about you learn some manners?

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Flat Earth Theory / Re: what is your weight?
« on: April 24, 2021, 12:03:57 AM »
- you would find the scales used to measure your gold in both locations actually read the same.

This is because in applications where accuracy is important, reference weights are used to calibrate the scales, thereby correcting for local g variations.

Well that's some fine circular reasoning. 'The scales would read the same ... if you calibrated them to read the same'. Thank you very much, Sir Isaac.  ::)

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Flat Earth Community / Re: Eclipse
« on: April 23, 2021, 11:57:45 PM »
Thork - you still haven’t addressed how you could predict the start of a new saros  series using your tables, or an antikythera mechanism if you’d prefer.

???

The saros cycle isn't the only cycle eclipses use, that tables predict or indeed the antikythera machine can predict.

Below is an eclipse table.


Quote from: https://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/SEsaros/SEsaros.html
The resulting Saros-Inex Panorama proved useful in organizing eclipses. For instance, one step down in the panorama is a change of one Saros period (6585.32 days) later, while one step to the right is a change of one Inex period (10571.95 days) later. The rows and columns were then numbered with the Saros and Inex numbers.

Very convenient in the classification of eclipse cycles. Inex series, after a sputtering beginning, go on for many thousands of years giving eclipses every 29 years or so. One inex after an eclipse, another eclipse takes place at almost the same longitude, but at the opposite latitude. So just because my saros cycle ran out, I can still move a column to the right and pick up a different cycle to see where this next eclipse is coming from and restart my saros cycles from there.

There are others too: the Tritos (11 years, 1 month), the Metonic Cycle (19 years), the Exeligmos (triple Saros).

all tables, all known for thousands of years, all helping us predict eclipses.


Now, with your round earth hokum ... demonstrate how YOU would predict a new saros cycle. You seem so adamant that NASA aren't using these tables that do it for them ... show the special maths they use referring to how round the earth must be, to predict this new cycle. And when you can't, don't change the subject. You're in check ... its mate in one.

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Flat Earth Community / Re: Eclipse
« on: April 23, 2021, 11:09:22 PM »
So the for the next eclipse in north america... where should I go, what time will the eclipse start, when (and for how long) will the totality hit, how wide will the shadow be, and how long will it last?
I don't know. I don't own an antikythera mechanism. Honestly, I don't even have my own ironing board right now.

But if you have 440 Euros, you can find out for yourself.
https://www.kotsanasmuseumshop.com/en/shop/108-antikythera-mechanism-replica-2nd-c-bc


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Flat Earth Theory / Re: what is your weight?
« on: April 23, 2021, 11:02:44 PM »
https://wtamu.edu/~cbaird/sq/2014/01/07/do-i-weigh-less-on-the-equator-than-at-the-north-pole/
https://www.sciencefocus.com/planet-earth/why-dont-we-weigh-more-at-the-poles-than-we-do-at-the-equator/

Yes, you weigh less on the equator than at the North or South Pole, but the difference is small. Note that your body itself does not change. Rather it is the force of gravity and other forces that change as you approach the poles.

You weigh about 1% less at the equator than at the poles. If you weigh 200 pounds (90.7 kg) at the North Pole, you will weigh 198 pounds (89.8 kg) at the equator.
Preposterous.

Step 1. Buy 100 tons of gold at equator.
Step 2. Sell 101 tons of gold at North Pole.
Step 3. ???
Step 4. Profit.

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