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Technology & Information / Re: Speeding will be harder...
« on: July 15, 2022, 04:22:26 PM »
It is worth noting that there are a variety of factors to consider other than road safety. Even if the current speed that people drive isn't unsafe, that doesn't mean it isn't causing too much noise pollution, or emitting too much CO₂, or creating congestion problems in urban areas as traffic has to slow down to city speeds. All of these factors, and probably others that I am unaware of, need to be modelled and taken into account when setting speed limits.

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Technology & Information / Re: Speeding will be harder...
« on: July 15, 2022, 09:08:45 AM »
My point is it actually wouldn’t be an abrupt change. All it would do is reflect the reality of what already happens.
You mean what actually happens when the speed limit is 113 km/h. Just because people aren't adhering to the speed limit doesn't mean it isn't a factor in their decision of how fast to drive. Human psychology is not that simple.

It is a basic scientific principle to make small adjustments and find out what effect they have before trying larger ones, especially where safety is concerned. So, even if the ultimate goal is a speed limit of 145 km/h, such a large step should not be the first.

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Technology & Information / Re: Speeding will be harder...
« on: July 14, 2022, 07:24:08 PM »
Pretty much everyone goes faster than 70 and there's no serious enforcement. IMO they should make it higher (I reckon 90) and then enforce it properly.
145 km/h would make it the highest posted speed limit anywhere in Europe. (It is legal to drive faster on some German autobahns, but only because they lack any limit whatsoever.) An abrupt switch from one of the lowest motorway speed limits in Europe to the highest on the entire continent does not sound like a very wise idea.

121 or 129 km/h would be more in line with international norms, and be a smaller change to measure the effect of as a first step. You could even try using the nicer round numbers of 120 or 130 km/h, but that might be too tough a pill for the British to swallow.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: So Long Boris!
« on: July 09, 2022, 02:00:36 PM »
Is there a functional government left?  It seems a good percentage just walked off the job.
With how this government has been doing, the UK would be better off with no government at all.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: So Long Boris!
« on: July 09, 2022, 12:17:19 AM »
I read somewhere that he could still be in place for months while the party comes up with a successor. Is that how it works?
Yes.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: So Long Boris!
« on: July 08, 2022, 10:01:40 PM »
Hopefully his successor will at least cancel the plan to violate the UK's international treaty obligations and restore respect for the rule of law in Britain before it loses what little credibility it has left as a world power.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Bye Bye Abortion
« on: July 07, 2022, 10:25:30 PM »
Meanwhile in Europe...

The European Parliament has asked for the right to "safe and legal abortion" be added to the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights and stressed denying the procedure amounted to a form of violence against women and girls.

"Women’s rights are inalienable, and they cannot be removed or watered down," they wrote.

Amending the charter would require a revision of the EU treaties.

The non-binding resolution, which passes with 324 votes in favour and 155 against, was a symbolic gesture of support for the millions of American women who stand to lose access to abortion after the recent ruling of the US Supreme Court that overturned the landmark Roe v Wade case and put an end to 50 years of a constitutional right to abortion there.

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Suggestions & Concerns / Re: Attachments
« on: June 22, 2022, 07:13:24 PM »
If content presented or appearing here is hosted elsewhere, then it's not in your control and could disappear at any time.
That is, in many ways, preferable to the burden of moderating people's attachments for content that may be illegal to distribute.

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Suggestions & Concerns / Re: Attachments
« on: June 19, 2022, 06:33:23 PM »
I've doubled the attachment directory size limit for now. Should be working again.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Bye Bye Abortion
« on: May 19, 2022, 03:51:01 PM »

I can confirm this strategy works from a lifetime of experience with women who employ it.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Bye Bye Abortion
« on: May 16, 2022, 10:35:51 AM »
you stated that if the man wants to get an abortion and the woman declines, the man should be off the hook for his child support obligations. i fail to see how such a system could possibly avoid the consequence of "any man who doesn't want to pay child support to a woman he has impregnated can simply request that she get an abortion."
That's not a consequence, it is the intended goal, but that's not what you said before. This is a bit like saying that allowing abortion has the consequence of "any woman who doesn't want to have a child can simply have an abortion".

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Bye Bye Abortion
« on: May 15, 2022, 04:54:22 PM »
lol aside from the fact that this is absurdly illogical, you're just creating a legal loophole for literally every man to get out of having to pay any child support simply by saying he wanted to get an abortion.
Not necessarily. There are ways of implementing that idea which do not have such consequences. Assuming the least generous possible implementation of someone else's stated principle is not a very honest way to debate.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Bye Bye Abortion
« on: May 15, 2022, 08:30:49 AM »
Yes, it's the woman's body and therefore the woman's right to choose, not the man's.
No, Tom happens to be right on this particular issue. If the man wants the woman to get an abortion, and she declines, he should have no obligation (legal or social) to 18 years of financial support for a child he doesn't want.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: NATO Shenanigans
« on: May 13, 2022, 04:56:05 PM »
It might be time to create NATO 2.0 and not include countries like Hungary and Turkey.  Maybe a EU 2.0 while they're at it to kick those two countries out also.
Yes of course, Turkey is a notoriously troublesome EU member.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Bye Bye Abortion
« on: May 10, 2022, 10:53:04 AM »
ITT Tom ascribes will and intent to a clump of cells. I suppose if that is what you believe, then being pro-life is consistent, but it does require you to ascribe will and intent to a clump of cells.
It also requires you to oppose cancer treatment.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: 2022 Northern Ireland election
« on: May 07, 2022, 06:51:59 PM »
Sinn Féin now definitively has the most seats, for the first time in 101 years. There are still 2 seats left to declare, but Sinn Féin has 27 and DUP has 24, so there is no way for them to catch up.

Unfortunately, they are still harping on about a border poll instead of dealing with the real issues people care about.

While unionists at some count centres were left visibly stunned by the scale of their defeat, there was jubilation among supporters of Sinn Féin, whose leader, Mary Lou McDonald, told TalkTV she believed a border poll on a united Ireland would be possible “within a five-year timeframe”.

Still a step up from the DUP, though.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Bye Bye Abortion
« on: May 06, 2022, 05:02:00 PM »
Ironic that the side that's "more aware" of "crises" would prefer to castrate their own genealogical lines resulting in the "wrong" ideology proliferating over their own.
I wasn't aware political ideology was genetic.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Bye Bye Abortion
« on: May 06, 2022, 04:05:23 PM »
I don't agree with this. People on the far left can have the nurturing urge just like anyone else. It's likely more correlation not causation.
Another factor is that people on the left tend to be more aware of the climate, housing and cost of living crises, which leads many to conclude that it is irresponsible to bring a child into today's world. Those who downplay climate change and believe that the market will fix the cost of living on its own tend to be more right-wing.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: 2022 Northern Ireland election
« on: May 06, 2022, 04:00:05 PM »
The election count is well underway. https://www.bbc.com/news/election/2022/northern-ireland/results

As predicted, Sinn Féin topped the first preferences and is (so far) topping the number of seats, although only 15 of 90 seats have been declared as yet.

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