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Forum: Amusement Bark 21 June 2018, 06:17 PM
Replies: 478
Views: 125,072
Posted By NobleHunter
Someone needs to point out to Bethesda and...

Someone needs to point out to Bethesda and Bioware how poorly Sim City's always online venture went. And that didn't even require you to play with other people.
Forum: Rantidote 11 June 2018, 04:28 PM
Replies: 807
Views: 73,554
Posted By NobleHunter
My mostly beagle mutt (his conformation seemed to...

My mostly beagle mutt (his conformation seemed to be breed standard but he was about half-again as large) was a rejected hunting dog offloaded on the local humane society (I live in Canada). Not sure...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 08 June 2018, 12:51 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 6,545
Posted By NobleHunter
So how should we treat someone who wants to...

So how should we treat someone who wants to debate whether or not Jews are actually human? That's the sort of question people seem to mean when they're talking about things which shouldn't be up for...
Forum: Rantidote 14 May 2018, 03:18 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 5,860
Posted By NobleHunter
I'm already seeing attack adds based on Mike. The...

I'm already seeing attack adds based on Mike. The problem is that people want the Liberals to lose and there's no appealing option to replace them.
Forum: Rantidote 14 May 2018, 03:01 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 5,860
Posted By NobleHunter
I'm assuming right now that most people voting...

I'm assuming right now that most people voting Conservative are doing so to get rid of the Liberal government. Policy issues or campaign platforms is just a convenience rationalization. If the NDP...
Forum: Techno-Babble 10 May 2018, 08:23 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,949
Posted By NobleHunter
One ethical issue I've seen raised is dumping the...

One ethical issue I've seen raised is dumping the work of getting the right response out of the AI to the poor minion answering the phone. Were the people on the phone informed they were part of a...
Forum: Business Bytes 08 May 2018, 06:20 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 21,948
Posted By NobleHunter
Which is why we could use autopilot much more...

Which is why we could use autopilot much more heavily than we currently do with airliners. VTOL taxis or cars wouldn't need massive runways. More like oversized parking lots with cones of obstruction...
Forum: Business Bytes 08 May 2018, 06:03 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 21,948
Posted By NobleHunter
You could have towers like Zeppelin mooring...

You could have towers like Zeppelin mooring stations (okay, not the best example). Or designated landing zones with a controlled volume above it. Door-to-door travel would take either a lot of urban...
Forum: Business Bytes 08 May 2018, 03:50 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 21,948
Posted By NobleHunter
Autopilot is a simpler problem than auto-drive...

Autopilot is a simpler problem than auto-drive (at least when you have rigorous control over landing sites). There are much fewer variables for a computer to consider once it gets a few stories off...
Forum: Social Studies 07 May 2018, 03:38 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 9,476
Posted By NobleHunter
So ask questions about claims of cultural...

So ask questions about claims of cultural appropriation. Is the guy coming back from Greece claiming he's discovered authentic Greek food and building his career on it? Is he denigrating food make by...
Forum: Social Studies 07 May 2018, 01:04 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 9,476
Posted By NobleHunter
Well, some cultures believe they have the right...

Well, some cultures believe they have the right to invade other people's lands, take whatever they want and re-purpose people's cultural artifacts to reinforce their stereotypes and prejudices about...
Forum: Social Studies 06 May 2018, 07:55 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 9,476
Posted By NobleHunter
We can criticize her critics but I don't find...

We can criticize her critics but I don't find much interesting in noting that the internet is a bag of dicks. I'm assuming that no one in this discussion needs reminding that there are appropriate...
Forum: Social Studies 06 May 2018, 07:39 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 9,476
Posted By NobleHunter
Shifting a discussion to the behavior of critics...

Shifting a discussion to the behavior of critics risks dismissing the points the critics are trying to make.
Forum: Social Studies 06 May 2018, 07:13 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 9,476
Posted By NobleHunter
The response would be the part about cultural...

The response would be the part about cultural appropriation.
Forum: Social Studies 06 May 2018, 06:59 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 9,476
Posted By NobleHunter
While it would be lovely if the internet could...

While it would be lovely if the internet could express disapproval and criticism without resorting to bullying behavior, it doesn't really address the merits of the response.
Forum: Techno-Babble 05 May 2018, 06:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,205
Posted By NobleHunter
So two spaces was correct for fixed-width fonts...

So two spaces was correct for fixed-width fonts and they're just assuming it applies to variable width fonts. I think they need to do the test again with variable width fonts before making any...
Forum: Social Studies 02 May 2018, 07:35 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 9,476
Posted By NobleHunter
So is the dress is an appropriation from Chinese...

So is the dress is an appropriation from Chinese people in China or from Chinese-Americans in the US?
Forum: Social Studies 02 May 2018, 07:06 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 9,476
Posted By NobleHunter
I think it is possible to subject claims of...

I think it is possible to subject claims of cultural appropriation to rigorous analysis. In this case, I suppose a key question is how much the dress in question plays into stereotypes about the...
Forum: Social Studies 26 April 2018, 02:10 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,978
Posted By NobleHunter
Cats have a bit of a damage dealing problem. They...

Cats have a bit of a damage dealing problem. They just don't have the DPS to take on larger creatures unless they get a really solid critical hits. Nor can they tank like bigger dogs. ETA: Cats can...
Forum: Techno-Babble 19 April 2018, 05:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,142
Posted By NobleHunter
For a rock of this size, if we could figure out...

For a rock of this size, if we could figure out where it was going to hit then a few days would be useful. A lot of people could be moved out of the impact zone or to higher ground to avoid tsunamis....
Forum: Techno-Babble 18 April 2018, 04:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,142
Posted By NobleHunter
It can be used for the purpose of deciding...

It can be used for the purpose of deciding whether or not to act.

I'm not sure how phrase this but in some cases negative news is only useful in that positive news would be extremely useful.
Forum: Techno-Babble 18 April 2018, 01:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,142
Posted By NobleHunter
There is something useful about the news: the...

There is something useful about the news: the asteroid missed.
Forum: The Doctor Is In 29 March 2018, 05:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,617
Posted By NobleHunter
I do my sleep studies at a hospital and the beds...

I do my sleep studies at a hospital and the beds are all in people's offices. You have to leave super early so everything can be tidied up for the day shift.

When the doors are camouflaged to keep...
Forum: Business Bytes 22 March 2018, 06:40 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 21,948
Posted By NobleHunter
Self-driving cars should also be able to take...

Self-driving cars should also be able to take advantage of sensors to "see" better than humans in certain kinds of adverse conditions and modify its driving when it can't see well.
Forum: Rantidote 21 March 2018, 02:34 PM
Replies: 807
Views: 73,554
Posted By NobleHunter
Maybe the number of people is supposed to be a...

Maybe the number of people is supposed to be a measure of volume? As in: if there are more than X number of people it will be too crowded even if below the weight limit.
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