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Forum: Serious Discussion 09-13-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 866
Views: 20,071
Posted By John
That's a 35% jump, that's massive. What we...

That's a 35% jump, that's massive.

What we really need is a boost to minimum wage and to then have it indexed to the cost of living. Then it's not up to each government to raise it, or not, but...
Forum: General Gaming 09-10-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 1,955
Views: 50,779
Posted By John
...It's going to be difficult to explain how she...

...It's going to be difficult to explain how she was wounded in Afghanistan and got married to her wife, then. :P

Also, getting an MD in Victorian times as a female? Who's under 8? Yeahh...:P
...
Forum: Serious Discussion 09-09-2014, 12:55 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 3,938
Posted By John
DotA 2 is also infamous for the sexism of its...

DotA 2 is also infamous for the sexism of its community (along with LoL and others in that genre).


If it's a truly random sample then it tells us that somewhere between 100% and 92% of people...
Forum: Entertainment Media 09-06-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 2,229
Views: 68,832
Posted By John
There's no way you watched 200 episodes in one...

There's no way you watched 200 episodes in one night. Even at a (short) 20 minutes per episode it'd still take you 66 hours to watch that much. :P

If we assume you watched for 24 hours then that...
Forum: Serious Discussion 09-04-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 328
Posted By John
Further, direct proportional representation leads...

Further, direct proportional representation leads to a gridlock in parliament, as you can have dozens of parties, each with only a handful of seats. The ability to find common ground amongst so many...
Forum: ZU Help Forum 09-02-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 3,592
Posted By John
Yeah, at least a month until the benefits start...

Yeah, at least a month until the benefits start showing is fairly normal, but the side-effects are usually instantaneous, because medicine is weird and frustrating at times. :B

If, after a month,...
Forum: General Gaming 09-02-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 222
Posted By John
Nossomuch these days. UMDs, the last portable...

Nossomuch these days. UMDs, the last portable discs to see any real use outside of Japan, capped at 1.8GB. Let us assume that between the last generation and this one the amount of storage space one...
Forum: Serious Discussion 09-02-2014, 12:34 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 3,938
Posted By John
Alright, FoV, I honestly am not involved with...

Alright, FoV, I honestly am not involved with online Feminists enough to honestly offer much on the links your provide. But I'd like to look at your latter points. Namely, I'm honestly confused: Do...
Forum: Technology 08-31-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,016
Posted By John
Well, let's do some ballparking here: If...

Well, let's do some ballparking here:
If encoding-on-the-fly isn't an option, and full-1080 video is wanted, then the following file sizes are roughly what you'd get:
1 frame: 6MB

1 second (24...
Forum: Serious Discussion 08-29-2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 3,938
Posted By John
You'll note that no one is defending the pulling...

You'll note that no one is defending the pulling of the fire alarm nor the physical assault. If the worst examples you have of censorship are two incidences where even other feminists say there was a...
Forum: Serious Discussion 08-29-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 3,938
Posted By John
Time for a mega-post of ludicrous proportions! ...

Time for a mega-post of ludicrous proportions!

…Actually, maybe not. Doing a line-by-line for 13+ posts wouldn’t really accomplish anything, so I’ll try to do as best a summary as I can. If I...
Forum: ZU Help Forum 08-29-2014, 01:43 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 3,592
Posted By John
That's the depression talking, and the more you...

That's the depression talking, and the more you close in on yourself the worse it'll get. :/.
Forum: Serious Discussion 08-28-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 3,938
Posted By John
Feminism and Video Games! Again!

Ayup. Inspired by a discussion in the General Gaming Arcadia and a ridiculous online tempest in a teapot I've decided to revive this rather inflammatory subject so we can take a look at it again.
...
Forum: General Gaming 08-28-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 656
Posted By John
So, while watching a fun live LP of the game the...

So, while watching a fun live LP of the game the other night it occurred to me: When the Order of no Quarter aren't going around causing mayhem do you suppose they hang out in the capital city...
Forum: Serious Discussion 08-28-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 866
Views: 20,071
Posted By John
I always kinda suspected he'd do well. People...

I always kinda suspected he'd do well. People will vote for him on a lark, or because his is the only name they recognize, and the consequences be damned.
Forum: Serious Discussion 08-27-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,074
Posted By John
I must confess that I find the story that has...

I must confess that I find the story that has formed around Satan to be fascinating. Much of what you write here matches the popular view of the event, but none of it is from the Bible, which I find...
Forum: Serious Discussion 08-27-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,074
Posted By John
The fall of Satan is largely extra-Biblical...

The fall of Satan is largely extra-Biblical (entirely so if you only look at the old testament). We're never told why the fall occurred, either. The common Christian, uh, "fan fic", I guess, is that...
Forum: General Chit-Chat 08-27-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 365
Views: 14,898
Posted By John
I usually don't remember my dreams, and when I do...

I usually don't remember my dreams, and when I do they're mundane, which makes my last dream of WW1-era German flying tanks (...yeah) putting on an airshow at my elementary school for propaganda...
Forum: Serious Discussion 08-24-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 6,187
Posted By John
What your initial post doesn't make clear, Gaba,...

What your initial post doesn't make clear, Gaba, is that you're talking about after the person has made their preference known, which no one here objects to. What Regginator seems to be talking about...
Forum: General Chit-Chat 08-22-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 677
Posted By John
"Sabotage" comes from the French for a type of...

"Sabotage" comes from the French for a type of shoe, "sabot". The idea was the workers would throw their shoes in/kick with their shoes machinery to break it.
Forum: General Gaming 08-22-2014, 12:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 417
Posted By John
Of course, an IQ of "5 000" is a meaningless...

Of course, an IQ of "5 000" is a meaningless number. 100 is an average human, 84% of all people are 115 or lower, 98% are 130 or lower, and 99.96% are 145 or lower. By the very nature of the test no...
Forum: Serious Discussion 08-21-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 46
[Discussion] Religion, yes or no?
Views: 1,916
Posted By John
In many cases religion is used as a tribal...

In many cases religion is used as a tribal marker. It's less about the specific beliefs* and more about distinguishing "us" from "them". As such, religious violence isn't really about doctrinal...
Forum: General Gaming 08-21-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 417
Posted By John
Religion would be in a bind; the Pokemon world...

Religion would be in a bind; the Pokemon world was explicitly created and managed by semi-divine pokemon.

People capturing these semi-divine 'mons would almost certainly lead to the world being...
Forum: General Chit-Chat 08-21-2014, 01:53 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 778
Posted By John
Mm, perhaps, but I think that it's more likely...

Mm, perhaps, but I think that it's more likely that we're seeing another ".com" bubble, albeit much smaller. We have a number of social media websites that have consistently failed to turn a profit...
Forum: Technology 08-20-2014, 12:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 114
Posted By John
Even when it comes to FPS it's a bit murky. How...

Even when it comes to FPS it's a bit murky. How it works is this:

Your monitor's refresh rate is how often it redraws the image.
A game's frame rate is how often your graphics card renders an...
Forum: General Gaming 08-19-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 1,955
Views: 50,779
Posted By John
I don't have time to watch the video now, but if...

I don't have time to watch the video now, but if true that's, well, hella depressing, because the idea behind Depression Quest is excellent, and the fact that it's available for free is wonderful.
...
Forum: General Chit-Chat 08-19-2014, 01:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 442
Posted By John
Try an ergonomic keyboard. The home row is much...

Try an ergonomic keyboard. The home row is much less stressful on your wrists than hunt-and-peck, so you may just be positioning your hands wrong.

Me, I'm standard home row. I average somewhere...
Forum: Serious Discussion 08-18-2014, 11:32 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 854
Posted By John
The universe is actually expanding faster than...

The universe is actually expanding faster than the speed of light, and so has reached a diameter of 90 billion ly (which is what you'd expect for 45 billion years expanding at light speed). It can...
Forum: Technology 08-18-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 399
Posted By John
Something to note about the freezer trick: It's a...

Something to note about the freezer trick: It's a temporary solution at best, so you'll want to do that so that you can copy data off of it to put on another drive.
Forum: Entertainment Media 08-18-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 2,229
Views: 68,832
Posted By John
Princess Jellyfish It's about an apartment...

Princess Jellyfish
It's about an apartment building with only very nerdy (in a real-world, not moe way) girls as residents. Well, that's the setup. Then one of them meets a transvestite wannabe...
Forum: Serious Discussion 08-18-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 854
Posted By John
Current evidence seems to indicate that...

Current evidence seems to indicate that essentially every star could have at least one planet that could support life. Their search requirements are still going to be beyond ginormeous.
Forum: Entertainment Media 08-18-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 2,229
Views: 68,832
Posted By John
Alright, well, I'm not too up on contemporary TV,...

Alright, well, I'm not too up on contemporary TV, actually, but a few shows I think you might like based on the titles I recognize:

Baccano!
A 1930s gangster story with some mystical elements and...
Forum: Serious Discussion 08-18-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 854
Posted By John
A pyramid is actually an incredibly easy...

A pyramid is actually an incredibly easy structure to build: It's essentially just a pile of rubble.

What's more, we have evidence of previous, unsuccessful, attempts to build pyramids where the...
Forum: Serious Discussion 08-18-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 854
Posted By John
But, again, we don't know how likely it is. I...

But, again, we don't know how likely it is. I know it's tempting to say that it must be probable, but we literally have no idea what the odds are, so we cannot say, in any way, shape, or form, how...
Forum: Serious Discussion 08-18-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 854
Posted By John
The ancient aliens theories are, quite simply,...

The ancient aliens theories are, quite simply, hogwash. Not only is there no real evidence backing any of the theories, they all also tend to have an undercurrent of racism, with "Egyptians couldn't...
Forum: General Chit-Chat 08-18-2014, 01:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 279
Posted By John
I suspect that most clothing manufacturers simply...

I suspect that most clothing manufacturers simply already have a large amount invested in the system for producing tags, and don't see a need to invest that kind of money again in tagless shirts.
...
Forum: Serious Discussion 08-17-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 801
Posted By John
So, first off, I am genuinely sorry to hear about...

So, first off, I am genuinely sorry to hear about your loss, and I'm not calling the IDF as a whole monsters.

Unfortunately, Israel "trying to minimize collateral damage" only works if the attacks...
Forum: General Gaming 08-17-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 1,955
Views: 50,779
Posted By John
SSDs offer two advantages over traditional HDDs: ...

SSDs offer two advantages over traditional HDDs:
The first, and largest, is what's known as seek time: This is the amount of time it takes to locate a given piece of data on the drive. Traditional...
Forum: General Gaming 08-17-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 1,955
Views: 50,779
Posted By John
Not sure if there's much point in doing that,...

Not sure if there's much point in doing that, frankly. The SATA speed in PS3s is 150MB/s, which is about what you can get out of a standard rotational HDD (100-120MB/s is about average). Now, an SSD...
Forum: Serious Discussion 08-16-2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 4,413
Posted By John
It's also worth paying attention to the police...

It's also worth paying attention to the police response here and compare it to the Cliven Bundy grazing nonsense.

White man, and a few dozen others, refuse to pay legally-mandated fines, show up...
Forum: Serious Discussion 08-16-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 4,413
Posted By John
But there weren't any riots until the police...

But there weren't any riots until the police showed up in full riot gear and started gassing people.

What they should've done, and what worked wonders once it was tried, was to just have normal...
Forum: Serious Discussion 08-16-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 4,413
Posted By John
Except that coming out in full riot gear is,...

Except that coming out in full riot gear is, quite literally, the worst thing the police could do. It turns them into faceless goons, and the risk of people being killed skyrockets when they do that....
Forum: Serious Discussion 08-16-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 4,413
Posted By John
A "little" harsh? Not only did the officer who...

A "little" harsh? Not only did the officer who shot him have no idea if he had stolen anything or not (and we have these things called "trials" and "presumption of innocence") but you think that...
Forum: Serious Discussion 08-15-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 4,413
Posted By John
Turns out the Ferguson PD has a history of...not...

Turns out the Ferguson PD has a history of...not respecting citizens. (http://www.loweringthebar.net/2014/08/ferguson-cops.html) To the tune of beating a wrongly-arrested man while he was in custody...
Forum: ZU Help Forum 08-15-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,374
Posted By John
This times a thousand. If you want to be...

This times a thousand.

If you want to be romantically involved with someone (and doing so doesn't have issues, such as if they're a coworker) then be up-front about it. If they say "no" then leave...
Forum: Serious Discussion 08-15-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 4,413
Posted By John
Why does it at all matter if he was Satan...

Why does it at all matter if he was Satan incarnate? No one has to justify their right to life. Every time, literally every single time, a black person is shot there begins a massive search to find...
Forum: Serious Discussion 08-12-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 866
Views: 20,071
Posted By John
An Israel/Pakistan conflict would, at least, be...

An Israel/Pakistan conflict would, at least, be different. Also terrifying, as both are nuclear powers.
Forum: Technology 08-12-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 219
Posted By John
Yeah, there are dozens of ways to restrict what...

Yeah, there are dozens of ways to restrict what programs can and cannot run on a computer. The different ones require different techniques/permissions to get around.

The standard three Windows...
Forum: Technology 08-12-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 128
Posted By John
Rather than image URLs you seem to have posted...

Rather than image URLs you seem to have posted Base64-encoded raw image data.

Anyways, I'm not clear on what your app actually does? Just shows people d'aww-inspiring images?
Forum: General Gaming 08-12-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 1,955
Views: 50,779
Posted By John
I love how everyone is focusing on Kojima rather...

I love how everyone is focusing on Kojima rather than del Toro. The man who directed Pan's Labyrinth seems perfect for a Silent Hill title.
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