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Forum: Amusement Bark 03 November 2018, 10:45 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,629
Posted By Onyx_TKD
I'm not sure what you intended with the quotes...

I'm not sure what you intended with the quotes around "one," but if you were quoting my post, my use of "one" was as the indefinite pronoun (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One_(pronoun)), not an...
Forum: Amusement Bark 03 November 2018, 05:09 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,629
Posted By Onyx_TKD
Also, even if "most of us could do" the painting...

Also, even if "most of us could do" the painting itself, how many of us have the talent and skill to come up with a concept and layout that will be as pleasing and/or engaging to people? Yes, that...
Forum: Police Blotter 09 September 2018, 07:16 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 10,366
Posted By Onyx_TKD
Yes, Texas apparently does have a...

Yes, Texas apparently does have a stand-your-ground law (https://guides.sll.texas.gov/gun-laws/stand-your-ground). However, it applies to people who had a legal right to be in the location in the...
Forum: NFBSK 09 September 2018, 06:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,307
Posted By Onyx_TKD
Exactly. (Coming from the science/engineering...

Exactly. (Coming from the science/engineering side,) Peer-review isn't about fact-checking*; it's a logic check and sanity check that the methodology, reported results, and conclusions appear to be...
Forum: Police Blotter 08 September 2018, 04:24 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 10,366
Posted By Onyx_TKD
Based on just a quick search and the reported...

Based on just a quick search and the reported facts that the officer seems to have voluntarily admitted, it seems like it would be voluntary manslaughter...
Forum: Moot Court 16 August 2018, 01:37 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 11,707
Posted By Onyx_TKD
If it weren't for the fact that it would require...

If it weren't for the fact that it would require forking money over to this guy, I'd love to see some experimentation to see where he actually draws the line. I.e., have someone go in and order some...
Forum: Techno-Babble 07 May 2018, 12:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,891
Posted By Onyx_TKD
Not only that, but they also found: So,...

Not only that, but they also found:


So, apparently the single-spacers were able to adapt to reading either style without problems, while the double-spacers were impaired when faced with the...
Forum: Techno-Babble 22 February 2018, 03:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,663
Posted By Onyx_TKD
No, a temperature drop of 72°F converts to a drop...

No, a temperature drop of 72°F converts to a drop of 40°C. Each degree of temperature change on the Celsius scale corresponds to 1.8 degrees on the Fahrenheit scale, and 72/1.8=40. Alternatively, you...
Forum: Amusement Bark 06 February 2018, 01:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,462
Posted By Onyx_TKD
The Dodge ad was very tone-deaf. I at first...

The Dodge ad was very tone-deaf. I at first thought it was gearing up to be a fairly tasteful homage to an MLK, Jr. speech that I anticipated would just have a company logo at the end to indicate who...
Forum: Wild Kingdom 02 January 2018, 01:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,303
Posted By Onyx_TKD
OK, that does make far more sense than anything I...

OK, that does make far more sense than anything I could come up with based on the article. Thank you for explaining.

I have to admit, I now remember hearing references to legal "personhood" of...
Forum: Wild Kingdom 01 January 2018, 05:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,303
Posted By Onyx_TKD
But for humans in the USA (our only current...

But for humans in the USA (our only current benchmark for legal "personhood" status in the USA), adults are generally legally entitled to make their own decisions barring serious extenuating...
Forum: Wild Kingdom 31 December 2017, 04:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,303
Posted By Onyx_TKD
They wanted the elephants released in a...

They wanted the elephants released in a sanctuary. If their argument is that the elephants are "persons," then shouldn't that be up to the elephants? :confused: What if the elephants aren't...
Forum: Rantidote 01 December 2017, 03:36 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 25,929
Posted By Onyx_TKD
And by Murphy's law, as soon as you figure out...

And by Murphy's law, as soon as you figure out how to reconfigure your autocorrect settings to reflect this, you'll find yourself sending a series of texts like:
"[...]I was f***ing under the...
Forum: Amusement Bark 25 November 2017, 09:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,620
Posted By Onyx_TKD
I think I must be missing something about the way...

I think I must be missing something about the way this sentence was meant to be parsed. :confused:

The argument that spending real-world money to buy unknown, randomized in-game items is gambling...
Forum: The Bad Gastronomer 08 October 2017, 03:29 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 10,443
Posted By Onyx_TKD
I want to know how Subaru does their quality...

I want to know how Subaru does their quality control. How do they verify that each car has been sufficiently loved? What is the threshold for enough love to make it a Subaru? Does every employee...
Forum: Social Studies 07 May 2017, 08:11 PM
Replies: 370
Views: 123,942
Posted By Onyx_TKD
So it's possible that they did first call Delta...

So it's possible that they did first call Delta and explain the situation, and were told either that the change would be made or that it wasn't necessary to formally make one.

Or, of course, it's...
Forum: Social Studies 06 May 2017, 05:29 PM
Replies: 370
Views: 123,942
Posted By Onyx_TKD
That's a good point. This situation makes less...

That's a good point. This situation makes less and less sense the more I hear.
Forum: Social Studies 06 May 2017, 03:50 AM
Replies: 370
Views: 123,942
Posted By Onyx_TKD
So, I just found a copy of the video...

So, I just found a copy of the video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Pf4NHDOnDE) on YouTube (since the one linked in the NPR article has apparently been taken down), and I'm honestly quite...
Forum: Social Studies 06 May 2017, 01:52 AM
Replies: 370
Views: 123,942
Posted By Onyx_TKD
From the same article: Both their...

From the same article:


Both their toddlers had their own seats and car seats?! I was assuming the 1-year-old was traveling as a lap baby in both the original plan and what they attempted to do....
Forum: Social Studies 05 May 2017, 03:36 AM
Replies: 370
Views: 123,942
Posted By Onyx_TKD
I think they must have originally planned to have...

I think they must have originally planned to have Grayson fly as a lap baby, when Mason was supposed to ride in that seat--they had to have planned some way to get the 2-year-old home. If so, then he...
Forum: Wild Kingdom 27 April 2017, 02:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 13,465
Posted By Onyx_TKD
Did you look at the pictures in the article,...

Did you look at the pictures in the article, particularly the one of a woman holding the rabbit? The rabbit is clearly huge, as in looking like someone took an ordinary-sized rabbit and scaled it up...
Forum: Social Studies 18 April 2017, 03:01 AM
Replies: 370
Views: 123,942
Posted By Onyx_TKD
I don't have a problem with that. They don't...

I don't have a problem with that. They don't physically have the item in hand, but they already know the item is available (since the item is already scheduled to be delivered to the retailer) and...
Forum: Social Studies 16 April 2017, 03:19 AM
Replies: 370
Views: 123,942
Posted By Onyx_TKD
Is there any rule preventing an airline from...

Is there any rule preventing an airline from offering compensation for people willing to give up seats for standby flyers? :confused: If not, then why would it be a problem to sell standby tickets to...
Forum: Social Studies 13 April 2017, 05:47 PM
Replies: 370
Views: 123,942
Posted By Onyx_TKD
I think your wording of "or seem to overbook" is...

I think your wording of "or seem to overbook" is very apt for restaurant and car rental examples--another big difference from airlines is that restaurant and car rental patrons can choose to overrun...
Forum: Social Studies 08 April 2017, 10:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,784
Posted By Onyx_TKD
Now guys, you're all jumping to conclusions about...

Now guys, you're all jumping to conclusions about the poor designer's intentions here. Look at the facts:

On the cover, Schumer is swimming. The swimwear company's tweet suggested she shouldn't be...
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