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Flat Earth Theory / MOVED: UFO and shooting stars
« on: July 12, 2021, 03:05:55 PM »
I do not see how this related to Flat-Earth theory. This topic has been moved to Science & Alternative Science.

https://forum.tfes.org/index.php?topic=18319.0

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trans athletes
« on: June 09, 2021, 03:52:45 PM »
Wow, someone's not read Mistborn!
I've never even heard of it. I shall add it to my will read but won't ever get round to reading it list.

That's what I would recommend.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trans athletes
« on: June 09, 2021, 02:28:51 AM »
I had no idea eunuchs were so tall!

Wow, someone's not read Mistborn!

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trans athletes
« on: June 08, 2021, 05:09:19 PM »
I just feel segregation in sport isn't something that is broken and therefore it isn't something we should try to fix. But 'progressives' love to make change for the sake of change and to hell with the consequences for other people. They think it helps them get closer to Utopia.

I think you're overthinking it. I think it's the difference between group desires versus individual desires. Does mixing genders in sports make them unfair? Yes. Does allowing transgender people to play a sport as the gender they see themselves give them a more normalized life? Yes.

The two are however, and unfortunately, at odds. You cannot allow some individuals to pick where they want to compete and retain fairness. In the same way that you cannot disallow some individuals from competing and preserving individual happiness. So the question really boils down what do we care about more? Do we care more about the fairness of a sport or the happiness of the individual?

Both sides have merit, I can see that. However, non-professional level sports, in my opinion, should be more focused on fun and health than on striving to achieve a level of fairness at the cost of individual happiness. And to be clear, this isn't a perfect solution. In many ways it's the lesser of two evils. What about the happiness of the people who get outperformed by a transgender athlete? What happens at a professional level? These questions and more do not have clean answers, but one positive is that we live in a society where we get to be outraged by these issues. Society has not yet accepted an answer to these questions, but lets not forget that our fathers before us didn't even have the opportunity for discourse.

We should all thank Thork, for without his contrived bigotry we wouldn't be having the discussion that moves society closer to a solution. So, however small that step may be and whatever direction it takes us, thank you, Thork.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trans athletes
« on: June 08, 2021, 04:39:11 PM »
It is the exact same story with darts. You'd expect parity.

There could be parity in abilities across gender AND a large discrepancy between the top preforming peoples in a task between genders.
Its not just strength and stamina. Transgender apologists try to always boil sport differences down to this to make it seem like the differences are surmountable. But they are not. There are far more differences. Women cannot compete at shooting sports for example. Nor racing driving. But they absolutely can compete in music. A pianist can be every bit as good female as male. You'd need to work out what the difference between playing an instrument and playing snooker is.

Below is a young woman playing the guitar. I'd wager there aren't many men on earth that can play like her.


There is a chance, albeit small, that you may be neglecting to consider the size of the populations of the competitors when determining absolute gender ability. But probably not.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trans athletes
« on: June 08, 2021, 04:22:02 PM »
It is the exact same story with darts. You'd expect parity.

There could be parity in abilities across gender AND a large discrepancy between the top preforming peoples in a task between genders.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Coronavirus Vaccine and You
« on: June 08, 2021, 02:54:39 AM »
I’m fully vaxxed. No side effects except I got kind of tired the night of the second shot and it turned me hella gay.

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It is a very weird chat but fun!

Did anyone argue about what year it was?

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Technology & Information / Re: Ask Rushy about Bitcoins.
« on: May 28, 2021, 03:10:12 PM »
Rushy, I have lost dozens of dollars in crypto. When should I sell?

Never sell.

If I never sell then what's the difference between buying crypto and simply lighting my money on fire? Lighting it on fire at least provided me warmth.

You can borrow against your position.

You must think me one of great wealth. Let me divorce you of that notion.

My response wasn’t about you specifically. It’s about how you can generate wealth from unrealized gains. Borrow against the position and invest in something you plan to liquidate for a gain.

Ah, I see the confusion, I said "If I never sell..." but you thought I said, "If a theoretical individual with the potential to have vast sums of wealth tied up in crypto never sells..."

Easy mistake.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Coronavirus Vaccine and You
« on: May 28, 2021, 03:07:15 PM »
You can get a reasonable diagnosis of some skin cancers from a telehealth visit. Similarly, maybe cancers can be identified by simply showing your drivers license on a telehealth call.

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Technology & Information / Re: Ask Rushy about Bitcoins.
« on: May 27, 2021, 09:21:58 PM »
Rushy, I have lost dozens of dollars in crypto. When should I sell?

Never sell.

If I never sell then what's the difference between buying crypto and simply lighting my money on fire? Lighting it on fire at least provided me warmth.

You can borrow against your position.

You must think me one of great wealth. Let me divorce you of that notion.

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Technology & Information / Re: Ask Rushy about Bitcoins.
« on: May 27, 2021, 02:43:13 AM »
Rushy, I have lost dozens of dollars in crypto. When should I sell?

Never sell.

If I never sell then what's the difference between buying crypto and simply lighting my money on fire? Lighting it on fire at least provided me warmth.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: May 26, 2021, 03:43:27 PM »
Y'all laugh and laugh as Tom trolls the upper forums for decades but then he comes down below and suddenly he's spr srs? Come on. I would expect this from Dave, but you can do better garygreen.

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Technology & Information / Re: Ask Rushy about Bitcoins.
« on: May 24, 2021, 09:52:04 PM »
Rushy, I have lost dozens of dollars in crypto. When should I sell?

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Technology & Information / Re: Ask Rushy about Bitcoins.
« on: February 24, 2021, 02:51:01 PM »
Here is the latest from Rushy on Bitcoin:

<Rushy> it could go up or down from here

This is the kind of hard-hitting analysis that I'm here for.

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Star Citizen
« on: November 20, 2020, 04:50:58 PM »
I just liquidated my 401k and bought into the Star Citizen craze. Who wants to play with me!

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Let's say the individual in question was a highly sociable investment banker living in a major city, then. Does that change your answer?

In this case yes, their sentence should be increased. In fact, if we never return to a pre-Covid-like world then their sentence may be extended indefinitely.

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I think that it depends on how each individual defines "ordinary life". For example, if a person's ordinary life was staying at home all day on an isolated farm and murdering the occasional delivery person, then I see no reason why they couldn't be released and continue with their life as the current global climate would not overly change their day-to-day.

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Suggestions & Concerns / MOVED: Round is the new flat
« on: February 21, 2019, 01:26:43 AM »

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