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Forum: Moot Court 16 August 2018, 12:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,225
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 06 May 2018, 11:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,980
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, 02:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,163
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, 12:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,885
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, 12:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,691
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, 04:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,691
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, 03:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,691
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, 02:36 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 18,738
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, 08:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,338
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, 02:29 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,902
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, 07:11 PM
Replies: 370
Views: 116,828
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, 04:29 PM
Replies: 370
Views: 116,828
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, 02:50 AM
Replies: 370
Views: 116,828
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, 12:52 AM
Replies: 370
Views: 116,828
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, 02:36 AM
Replies: 370
Views: 116,828
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, 01:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 13,040
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, 02:01 AM
Replies: 370
Views: 116,828
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, 02:19 AM
Replies: 370
Views: 116,828
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, 04:47 PM
Replies: 370
Views: 116,828
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, 09:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,614
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...
Forum: Social Studies 07 January 2017, 09:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 30,530
Posted By Onyx_TKD
If you're still interested in figuring out if...

If you're still interested in figuring out if it's real, you might try the "You Know That Show (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/query.php?type=ykts)" forum on TVTropes. A while back, I asked about a...
Forum: SLC 31 December 2016, 05:07 PM
Replies: 998
Views: 313,555
Posted By Onyx_TKD
I have a stupid web browsing question: Every so...

I have a stupid web browsing question:
Every so often when browsing this forum, I'll open a few tabs of threads I want to read and find that they stall at some point in loading and never...
Forum: Moot Court 21 October 2016, 12:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,008
Posted By Onyx_TKD
From the article: There was apparently...

From the article:


There was apparently enough evidence of violence for him to be arrested and charged on those grounds on a previous occasion.
Forum: Police Blotter 18 October 2016, 02:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,951
Posted By Onyx_TKD
Maybe they're like the thief in the The Gamers...

Maybe they're like the thief in the The Gamers (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Film/TheGamers) (quotes as close as I can remember):
Thief: "I wanna steal his pants!"
Dungeon Master: "Why do...
Forum: Wild Kingdom 02 October 2016, 12:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,770
Posted By Onyx_TKD
It's all fun and games making a pile of cute...

It's all fun and games making a pile of cute panda babies (at least until they start toppling off of things), but afterwards how do you figure out which fuzzball is which when you bring them back to...
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