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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: January 18, 2017, 02:01:50 PM »
Jesus Christ, the article didn't even suggest that he had no history of misdemeanor. Maybe omitting that history was a bit biased or irresponsible, but it's not as dubious as you're making it out to be.

His criminal history is close to irrelevant. The fact remains that all three articles have the perpetrator saying that he "no longer has to be politically correct." That's a pretty fucking clear allusion to Trump. He's using Trump's behavior as a justification for his own.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: January 17, 2017, 09:48:41 PM »
Some say that "fake news" is an umbrella term (which would then encompass propaganda, or at least overlap a lot), while others stick with the traditional meaning of "entirely made up story; not news" (in which case propaganda would be an entirely separate thing).

Using fake news as an umbrella term is kind of a dangerous route to take. If you lump news with a bit of a bias in with straight up fiction, then you can call news with a bit of a bias against you or someone you like “fake news,” and at least some people will be under the impression that anything that makes you or someone you like look unfavorable is straight up fiction. What immediately comes to mind is Trump refusing to speak to CNN during his press conference, saying “Fake news!” into the mic (a la his infantile “Wrong!” interjections from the debates), and then taking a fluff question from fucking Breitbart instead. It's a pathetic attempt at discrediting opposition.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: January 17, 2017, 01:52:42 PM »
I guess it was wrong of me to directly link this guy's pervy behavior to Trump given that he has always been pervy, but he did pretty clearly insinuate "The president-elect is politically incorrect a perv, which means that my political incorrectness perviness is no longer an issue."

(Obviously it is still an issue since he did get arrested, but the thought process is still quite troubling.)

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: January 17, 2017, 12:16:37 PM »
You CAN grab them by the pussy and a near majority of people in America will support you.

What makes you say that?

Because Trump did grab women by the pussy (or at least claimed to in one setting) and a near majority of people in America does support him.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: January 16, 2017, 06:40:25 PM »

wow looky golly gee it's almost like words have real-life impacts no matter how much you excuse them as being joking/non-serious

Trump is making creeps and bigots feel like it's okay to act on their creepiness and bigotry in public now. I mean, I guess that's not really news at this point, but it's still frustrating and disappointing as fuck.

Technology & Information / A robot that communicates with gifs
« on: January 12, 2017, 11:19:44 PM »

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: January 11, 2017, 11:29:54 PM »
SexWarrior, even if one were to perceive Trump's twitter as pure shitposting with zero basis in truth, isn't it kind of bad that the President-Elect regularly shitposts, especially about political issues? I don't want a shitposter for president. If, once in office, he got an official POTUS twitter and tweeted serious stuff from there and continued to shitpost on his own account, I wouldn't be that worried. But right now, yeah, they're at least a little bit worrisome.

Arts & Entertainment / Re: Sherlock
« on: January 04, 2017, 01:47:15 PM »
I was pleasantly surprised with "The Six Thatchers." I honestly wasn't that excited for the new season and wasn't expecting much from it, precisely because of the head-up-assness of the writers last season. With "The Reichenbach Fall" they wrote themselves into a corner with a major cliffhanger, made their fanbase wait two years, and then dodged answering it and just pumped the whole season full of blatant fan service in an attempt to make up for it.

But yeah, "The Six Thatchers" was enjoyable. Slightly worried about how they'll deal with the whole John-wants-nothing-to-do-with-Sherlock-now thing. We'll see.

edit: added spoiler censory thingy

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: December 23, 2016, 05:54:32 PM »
His tweets are ridiculous and inflammatory on purpose. He uses his twitter to distract us all from whatever else he has going on.

Arts & Entertainment / Re: Black Mirror
« on: December 16, 2016, 03:53:39 AM »
I watched the first season ages ago and enjoyed it. It's engaging and thought-provoking, but I kind of have to be in a certain mood to watch something with that level of darkness/intensity, so I never got around to watching season two. I recently watched "San Junipero" because I heard everyone talking about it and I absolutely loved it, although it seemed a bit out of character for Black Mirror.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: December 06, 2016, 04:05:47 PM »
Are you saying private schools don't universally outperform public schools?

The performance level of public and private schools is irrelevant; the Secretary of Education is responsible for the betterment of public schools. Hiring someone who's pro-private schools to be in charge of public schools is like hiring a vegan to run a slaughterhouse. Aside from that, the threat to the separation of Church and State is also troubling.

Note: I attended both private and public schools in my childhood, and by criticizing Trump and DeVos I don't intend to show a preference for one or the other.

Arts & Entertainment / Re: Just Watched
« on: November 25, 2016, 05:22:03 PM »
I don't often actually go to the theater to watch new releases, but I went to see Arrival and it was quite good. It's about a first contact scenario from the perspective of a linguist that's been given the task of finding out how to communicate with the aliens. The language nerd in me appreciated the details of her efforts, but it's not really all that technical if that's not your thing. The main thing about the film that stood out was that it was a sci-fi film that was very character/emotion-based and less focused on having cool futuristic effects.

I also intend to see Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them sometime in the near future.

EDIT: Arrival also has a bit ~twiiiist~ that's cool

Arts & Entertainment / Re: Game of Thrones
« on: July 04, 2016, 02:08:17 AM »
Also, she loves Jon. She was just saying how she sees him as a Stark and wanted him to have the master bedroom.

She never said he would be the only one in it. :^)

I guess now that it's (basically) confirmed that they're cousins instead of half-siblings, shipping them is slightly less bad...

Arts & Entertainment / Re: Game of Thrones
« on: June 28, 2016, 01:55:00 AM »
Aww, you know what I just realized? Dany won't be the first female leader of Westeros anymore. Cersei took that away from her.

Also I'm surprised that Cersei was so quickly chosen to be Queen without any debate.

Arts & Entertainment / Re: Game of Thrones
« on: June 28, 2016, 12:10:48 AM »
I don't see them letting Arya go, I really don't.  Well, let me put it this way - I highly doubt it'll be as amicable a parting in the books.

Well, it's not like it was entirely amicable. They did try to kill her, after all. I thought that her being able to best the Waif is what earned her her life and her place among the Faceless Men (I forget exactly what the guy said but it was something like "You're here, and she's up there. Congratulations, you are now No One."), but then she was like "lol no fuq you." And I assumed her being like "lol no fuq you" and rejecting the Faceless Men meant rejecting all the powers/skills that come with it, but I guess not.

Arts & Entertainment / Re: Game of Thrones
« on: June 27, 2016, 10:21:50 PM »
Forgive me for being dense, but why was Arya able to change faces? I thought she lost her chance at being able to do that when she renounced her no-oneness.

That moment was hella satisfying, though. Plus imagine how stoked she's going to be when she hears that Jon and Sansa are back in Winterfell. ;D

Arts & Entertainment / Re: Game of Thrones
« on: June 14, 2016, 03:25:41 AM »
To be fair, I didn't get it at first. I was sitting there trying to figure out if the cut was just a dumb cop-out or if there was something I wasn't getting. I remembered that Arya had been blind when I was in the shower later, because that's where all of life's great revelations occur.

Arts & Entertainment / Re: Game of Thrones
« on: June 13, 2016, 09:27:39 PM »
The badassery was off-screen because it was in the dark.

It was off-screen for dramatic effect.  Just because the characters can't see doesn't mean that we, the viewers, shouldn't be able to see.

I know it was for dramatic effect. I thought that was made clear when you first brought this up, and I'm not disagreeing with that. It seemed that you were saying that that dramatic effect wasn't deserved. And I'm saying it is, because of the whole advantage of the dark thing.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Orlando mass shooting
« on: June 13, 2016, 08:36:50 PM »
How many liberals actually carry?

Liberals in rural areas often have firearms because certain wildlife can sometimes be a threat. Orlando obviously isn't a rural area, though.

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