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Forum: SLC 08 March 2019, 11:51 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 54,881
Posted By Steve
Isn't there a British term that means the same...

Isn't there a British term that means the same thing, but it's named for a British guy who also designed those really complicated machines that didn't do a whole lot of anything? I could swear I came...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 26 February 2019, 03:37 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 26,940
Posted By Steve
6 is security ETA: For 7, I'll guess that...

6 is security

ETA: For 7, I'll guess that they all adapted works of an American writer.
Forum: Rantidote 15 February 2019, 11:52 PM
Replies: 721
Views: 58,203
Posted By Steve
Yeah, it's definitely goes back further than 20...

Yeah, it's definitely goes back further than 20 years. https://www.factcheck.org/2007/12/the-democratic-or-democrat-party/
Forum: Soapbox Derby 15 February 2019, 01:30 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,747
Posted By Steve
Me too, since there's no other evidence they...

Me too, since there's no other evidence they chanted anything racist or offensive.
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 05 February 2019, 01:40 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 26,940
Posted By Steve
For 3 I'm assuming it's the only district in...

For 3 I'm assuming it's the only district in Seoul that people will know, Gagnam.

And for 7 I'm going with they never had children themselves. It's true of Lear and Carroll and I think Dr Seuss
Forum: Social Studies 04 February 2019, 12:27 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 540
Posted By Steve
Was Jeanne Calment, the oldest person ever, a fraud?

dfresh mentioned this in the thread on the world's oldest person, but I thought it deserved a thread of its own.


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Forum: Sightings 01 February 2019, 10:54 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,245
Posted By Steve
Snopes quits Facebook's factchecking program amid questions over its impact

Facebook’s controversial factchecking program has lost one of its major US partners. The news website Snopes.com announced on Friday it was cutting ties with the social network.
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Forum: Urban Legends Contest 29 January 2019, 03:59 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 26,940
Posted By Steve
Except I don't get why Columbia, SC...

Except I don't get why Columbia, SC (https://www.postandcourier.com/news/it-s-official-charleston-is-now-south-carolina-s-largest/article_c379a210-4087-11e7-a023-9752f7803e50.html) wouldn't be on...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 23 January 2019, 12:09 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,747
Posted By Steve
OK “Your disagreeing with his conclusion about...

OK “Your disagreeing with his conclusion about the school”differs from what I said how?
Forum: Soapbox Derby 22 January 2019, 11:32 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,747
Posted By Steve
Yeah she didn’t know the religion of the people...

Yeah she didn’t know the religion of the people who screamed at her kid for over an hour. Not real a sign of horrible prejudice.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 22 January 2019, 11:05 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,747
Posted By Steve
You said I disagreed with his opinion of the...

You said I disagreed with his opinion of the school. But I didn’t. I don’t know enough about the school to agree or disagree.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 22 January 2019, 09:39 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,747
Posted By Steve
How do you know his view is based on evidence? ...

How do you know his view is based on evidence?
ETA Anyway the obvious point is that it’s possible to send your kid to a school without knowing the principals view on race, so guessing that the mom...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 22 January 2019, 09:19 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,747
Posted By Steve
He said everything he’d seen about the school....

He said everything he’d seen about the school. Not the woman.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 22 January 2019, 09:01 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,747
Posted By Steve
jumping to conclusions, based on no evidence,...

jumping to conclusions, based on no evidence, that the woman was prejudiced? Gotta love the irony.

The woman was confused about the religious beliefs of some cult. Heavily prejudiced? Jesus. It’s...
Forum: Social Studies 17 January 2019, 02:19 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,202
Posted By Steve
I didn't even read the article in from the OP...

I didn't even read the article in from the OP until now and now that I have read it, it's really stupid. I won't say flat-earther stupid, but stupid. But their evidence for the headline is The...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 17 January 2019, 01:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 549
Posted By Steve
He's always seemed to me like a Norman BorlaugJ...

He's always seemed to me like a Norman BorlaugJ type. One of those people who did lots of good but is basically unknown. Yeah, he didn't do as much good as Borlaug, so I get the comparison is off,...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 17 January 2019, 01:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 549
Posted By Steve
John Bogle, founder of Vanguard and 'father of index investing,' dies at 89

John Bogle, the founder of the Vanguard Group who revolutionized investing by inventing the index fund, a product that gave Main Street investors a cheap way to gain broad exposure to the stock...
Forum: Business Bytes 16 January 2019, 11:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,804
Posted By Steve
I tried looking up the case on the euipo website...

I tried looking up the case on the euipo website and can't find it. But I'm guessing this is just a case of some bad newspaper reporting that's getting repeated by other outlets and that it's just...
Forum: Weird News 16 January 2019, 08:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,583
Posted By Steve
The 26 weirdest government stories of 2018

Did you hear about the cybersecurity minister who has never touched a computer? What about the statehouse that erected a shrine to Satan? Or the government website that will teach you how to roll a...
Forum: Business Bytes 16 January 2019, 06:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,804
Posted By Steve
I don't think so since the article says: ...

I don't think so since the article says:

Here's (https://www.businessinsider.com/mcdonalds-beer-big-mac-chicken-spain-2015-3) a video of a guy ordering a chicken Big Mac in Barcelona in 2015.
...
Forum: SLC 16 January 2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 790
Views: 71,669
Posted By Steve
I've never been to Greece, but a Greek woman I...

I've never been to Greece, but a Greek woman I used to know told me that their salads don't mix lettuce and tomatoes. Wikipedia agrees. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greek_salad) Not sure about...
Forum: Social Studies 16 January 2019, 01:57 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,202
Posted By Steve
Here's the original paper by Kruger and Dunning....

Here's the original paper by Kruger and Dunning. (https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/e320/9ca64cbed9a441e55568797cbd3683cf7f8c.pdf) (If you don't feel like reading it, there are four graphs that give...
Forum: Amusement Bark 13 January 2019, 01:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,191
Posted By Steve
So it was the crusty old white men who fired the...

So it was the crusty old white men who fired the black guy for his boring, safe homophobic jokes? Man, all this identity politics stuff has me confused.
Forum: Fun House 04 January 2019, 02:36 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,263
Posted By Steve
Because the tournament starts soon.

Because the tournament starts soon.
Forum: Entertainment 04 January 2019, 01:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,333
Posted By Steve
I have no idea if the claim is true, but to...

I have no idea if the claim is true, but to answer your second question, it's made in the original German version of the novel as well. ...
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