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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Just Watched
« on: November 26, 2021, 03:11:11 PM »
last night i finished watching ad astra. it really is more like ass asstra though because it is ass.

imagine if the movie contact had an even shittier, more boring ending, and that's basically what this is. brad pitt hangs out in space looking for his stupid idiot father because the solar system is going to blow up or something? then the movie rolls through two hours of every awful spaceshit trope until brad pitt finds his idiot dad who isn't an alien but just a crazy person doing crazy shit for no real reason and the movie mercifully ends.

then in the final scene the movie tries to pretend that it has a point, but since no foreshadowing of this point ever appears anywhere else in the movie, it completely fails.

the end. i give this movie pi out of tau stars.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Coronavirus Vaccine and You
« on: October 28, 2021, 02:09:39 AM »
Imperfect vaccination makes you a health hazard - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4516275/

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Vaccines that let the hosts survive but do not prevent the spread of the pathogen relax this selection, allowing the evolution of hotter pathogens to occur.

nice lying.

from the abstract:

"Our data show that anti-disease vaccines that do not prevent transmission can create conditions that promote the emergence of pathogen strains that cause more severe disease in unvaccinated hosts."

covid-19 vaccines reduce transmission, and they protect you from more severe strains of the disease.

i also enjoyed this tidbit: "Our data do not demonstrate that vaccination was responsible for the evolution of hyperpathogenic strains of MDV, and we may never know for sure why they evolved in the first place."

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Coronavirus Vaccine and You
« on: October 24, 2021, 02:08:58 PM »
theRe aRE nO lONg-tERM stUdieS on tHE VAccIne

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41593-021-00926-1

That’s not a vaccine study. It’s not even a great virus study because it’s focus is super narrow.

i'm aware it's not a vaccine study. i've been making the argument that "i won't take the vaccine because i don't know the long-term health effects" is silly because one also does not know the long-term health effects of covid-69. this study indicates that such long-term effects are worth taking seriously.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Coronavirus Vaccine and You
« on: October 24, 2021, 01:51:02 PM »
theRe aRE nO lONg-tERM stUdieS on tHE VAccIne

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41593-021-00926-1

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Cancel culture
« on: October 21, 2021, 01:44:46 PM »
This could be easily solved by expanding the protections on freedom of speech. The cancel culture crowd managed to convince people that "freedom of speech means the government won't shoot you for saying mean things, nothing more". Clearly, the solution is to prevent such misinterpretations in the future.

let's use the first amendment to the us constitution as a test case here since protecting free speech from being legislated away by congress is exactly what the text states: "Congress shall make no law...abridging the freedom of speech..." (lol founding fathers = cancel culture crowd?)

in general, how would you rewrite and/or re-characterize this rule to expand the freedom of speech?

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Technology & Information / Re: Hella lit keyboards
« on: October 09, 2021, 07:24:36 PM »
that keyboard is 420% certified hella fresh

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Suggestions & Concerns / Re: Abusive DMs
« on: October 09, 2021, 02:29:44 PM »
I support adding some separate ignore list for PMs versus public forum posts, but I do not support adding public rules to private messages.

clunky wording on my part; i agree with the former as well. a separate ignore list for pms is the thing i think is reasonable. lol sorry if i made that hella confusing.

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Suggestions & Concerns / Re: Abusive DMs
« on: October 09, 2021, 02:15:58 PM »
You can still see the posts of someone you ignored - you just have to click on them to reveal them.

lol i actually did forget about that. although i can see it maybe getting annoying having to keep clicking that reveal message.

either way, as i said on irc, i don't have a dog in this fight, i just think the request is a reasonable one and not a troll. just my 69 cents.

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Suggestions & Concerns / Re: Abusive DMs
« on: October 09, 2021, 01:52:16 PM »
fwiw i think it's perfectly logical to suggest that if we're not allowed to spam insults at someone on the forum, then we shouldn't be allowed to circumvent that by sending those messages as pms. no offense my dude, but you are just way way to quick to assign malice to other users simply because they don't agree with the way you see things.

also yes for sure users can just put that person on their ignore list. but it seems reasonable to say "i want to see the things this person posts on the forum but not the insulting private messages they send."

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Terrible Political Memes
« on: October 03, 2021, 10:04:57 PM »

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: September 29, 2021, 08:34:50 PM »
He says the draft report was written by a member of Cyber Ninja:

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Logan told The Republic he doesn't know where the draft report came from but he believes it was written by "someone who was contributing to the report at some point in time."

please tell us more about dishonest reporting.

funny how you have no beef with the lying done by the source you provided that is, by the way, still hosting a fake report and pretending it's the final version.

I am not "hung up" on it, it is simply what we have been talking about.

no one here was talking about media honesty until you brought it up. we're talking about the real contents of the real report, not whether or not the media accurately covered your fake one. if you want to start a thread about media dishonesty, go for it, but i doubt you'll find anyone here who disagrees that cnn has a liberal bias or whatever.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: September 29, 2021, 03:49:10 AM »
Here is what it really said:

https://americaproject.com/ExecutiveSummary_VersionFinal_092421.pdf

i dunno where your source got its "draft," but the final report posted by the arizona state senate republican caucus does not include any such recommendation: https://www.azsenaterepublicans.com/cyber-ninjas-report

it's not okay to lie.

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Technology & Information / Re: Help with set notation
« on: September 22, 2021, 02:21:55 PM »
yes. or just ℤ.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Coronavirus Vaccine and You
« on: September 17, 2021, 01:58:02 PM »
Quote from: Tom Bishop
okay libs, so you're saying AIDS is a deadly disease, yet all these so-called AIDS deaths list pneumonia as the primary cause of death?????????? wow doctors must all be liars and HIV is harmless.

how do you not understand how primary/secondary causes of death work

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: FES Book Club
« on: September 17, 2021, 02:43:38 AM »
i forgot to post when i finished the honourable schoolboy, part 2 of le carré's smiley v. karly trilogy. i enjoyed this one much more than tinker tailor. i especially liked the westerby plot and the ensuing deep dive into the life of a field operator. plus all the southeast asia shit.

my only beef with the book in general was that it was at least twice as long as it should have been. i dunno who edited it, but they did a shit job in that regard imo.

also tiu is a spider bastard.

john le carre died. damn. rip in peaces.

https://apnews.com/article/international-news-john-le-carre-coronavirus-pandemic-fiction-ec0c3a65f37f4f37dc5be42a243307e9

Damn. He got me in to reading for fun... 13 year old me was all about Le Carré, Follet, Higgins

if you have any recommendations on good spyshit, holler at ya boy

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Coronavirus Vaccine and You
« on: September 15, 2021, 08:46:51 PM »
guys just give it up. tom has already proven that everyone in 2020 died of a motorcycle accident. he found a website that says so.

checkmate, atheists.

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Official Sports Thread
« on: September 13, 2021, 12:03:34 AM »
go chefs

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: September 11, 2021, 02:05:49 PM »
lmao somebody tell me more about how biden is disrespectful because he looked at his watch once



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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: President Joe Biden
« on: September 02, 2021, 08:01:13 PM »
i didn't realize that this thread was reserved exclusively for saying that biden is bad, but okay.

biden is a do-nothing, waste-of-time president for a do-nothing, waste-of-time party that has nothing but rhetoric to offer anyone. who cares many times he checks his watch.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: President Joe Biden
« on: September 02, 2021, 02:28:21 PM »
the gop: putting a piece of cloth in front of my face is an unconstitutional violation of my inalienable human right to FREEDOM!!! how DARE you!!!

also the gop: you are required to allow another human being to live inside you no matter what.

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