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Forum: Rantidote 25 May 2018, 03:46 PM
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Views: 49,346
Posted By ChasFink
I do realize that, but what I'm saying is just...

I do realize that, but what I'm saying is just putting the word into the sentence doesn't achieve that state of "not actually saying it" if the sentence is grammatically unsound. "This alleged...
Forum: Rantidote 25 May 2018, 01:01 PM
Replies: 699
Views: 49,346
Posted By ChasFink
Reporter News people who shoehorn the "allegedly" into...

News people who shoehorn the "allegedly" into their reporting without actually making it mean what it should. Example: Today Michael Strahan, speaking about Harvey Weinstein, said "This alleged...
Forum: Social Studies 24 May 2018, 02:36 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 6,650
Posted By ChasFink
D'oh! Wow. If I said "Shouldn't you be wearing a sari?"...

Wow. If I said "Shouldn't you be wearing a sari?" to an Indian woman, I'd be called a racist - and I'd feel like one, too.
Forum: Business Bytes 24 May 2018, 02:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 606
Posted By ChasFink
Bang Head So this website will score the credibility of...

So this website will score the credibility of journalists and news outlets based on users' votes, and not require any research or analysis of the stories being voted on? Sounds like a fine, accurate,...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 24 May 2018, 01:30 PM
Replies: 881
Views: 127,105
Posted By ChasFink
Beaver Having been there myself, I can imagine it was...

Having been there myself, I can imagine it was indeed interesting to say the least! I hope your leg suffered no permanent damage.
Forum: Moot Court 23 May 2018, 07:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,102
Posted By ChasFink
Doing that would subject them to lawsuits if he...

Doing that would subject them to lawsuits if he hadn't been evicted by the court. I really have to wonder what's going on between him and the parents to let it get to this point. He defended himself,...
Forum: SLC 21 May 2018, 01:33 PM
Replies: 459
Views: 35,529
Posted By ChasFink
United Kingdom A tiny one, which makes it about the size of a...

A tiny one, which makes it about the size of a U.S. dime. It did have the older, more tasteful reverse.

By the way, although Americans have been known to make fun of the confusing array of British...
Forum: SLC 19 May 2018, 10:57 PM
Replies: 459
Views: 35,529
Posted By ChasFink
United Kingdom Today, after many of us Yanks got up early to...

Today, after many of us Yanks got up early to watch Harry and Meghan tie the knot, I saw something on the sidewalk that I first thought was a dime. It turned out to be a British 5p coin! With the...
Forum: Rantidote 18 May 2018, 01:31 PM
Replies: 699
Views: 49,346
Posted By ChasFink
When I was in Poland in 1979, I was surprised...

When I was in Poland in 1979, I was surprised when an ice cream shop gave us drinking straws that were actually straw - that is, a hollow stalk of grain - sanitized and wrapped in plastic.
Forum: SLC 18 May 2018, 01:24 PM
Replies: 910
Views: 63,378
Posted By ChasFink
Fight I haven't seen such a ripoff since Cripple Fight...

I haven't seen such a ripoff since Cripple Fight ripped off They Live. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Jxm6JQDN98)
Forum: Science 18 May 2018, 01:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 897
Posted By ChasFink
Shifty Eyes If he's right about rocks, mud, and silt causing...

If he's right about rocks, mud, and silt causing the rise, then we don't have a global warming crisis, we have an erosion crisis. Why isn't anyone doing something about this?
Forum: SLC 17 May 2018, 05:19 PM
Replies: 910
Views: 63,378
Posted By ChasFink
Driver I remember there was an arcade game some time ago...

I remember there was an arcade game some time ago that simulated the trench and port just like in the movie - port facing upward, not on a wall. I thought it was designed very well because it always...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 14 May 2018, 01:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,500
Posted By ChasFink
No Yeah, but this was a WHITE guy. (Need I say...

Yeah, but this was a WHITE guy.

(Need I say it: sarcasm.)
Forum: Business 14 May 2018, 01:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,895
Posted By ChasFink
Icon106 I'll have to read this when I have the time....

I'll have to read this when I have the time. Looks like just my kind of wombat strip.

And for some reason I think of this old tune (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Q9FOtbbQdE).
Forum: Techno-Babble 11 May 2018, 05:58 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,872
Posted By ChasFink
Icon05 I'm not sure if you're familiar with the game,...

I'm not sure if you're familiar with the game, Richard W, but the Final Jeopardy! category is certainly on the mind of the human contestants, as they have to make a wager based on their chances of...
Forum: Police Blotter 11 May 2018, 05:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,121
Posted By ChasFink
Police Yes, as Beachlife! said, this IS campus security....

Yes, as Beachlife! said, this IS campus security. I think it's more than just a name thing, but many large campuses have real police forces, not just "security".
Forum: Soapbox Derby 10 May 2018, 05:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,500
Posted By ChasFink
I hadn't thought of this before. Were...

I hadn't thought of this before.

Were Heston's guns ever actually taken away from him? Was he definitely diagnosed while still president?
Forum: Techno-Babble 10 May 2018, 05:07 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,872
Posted By ChasFink
Borg Liable, perhaps, but not for exactly the same...

Liable, perhaps, but not for exactly the same reasons. My point was about the predictability of the nature of the error, and the possibility of reducing misunderstandings if the robot said "I am a...
Forum: Techno-Babble 10 May 2018, 01:48 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,872
Posted By ChasFink
Borg I'm not sure it's an ethical problem, but...

I'm not sure it's an ethical problem, but everyone needs to acknowledge that an AI operates differently from a human brain, and its mistakes can be very strange: recall Watson's Final Jeopardy flub...
Forum: Business 10 May 2018, 01:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,895
Posted By ChasFink
Reading Add me to the list of Mike Mulligan fans; I often...

Add me to the list of Mike Mulligan fans; I often read that book in the library. Probably why I still call them steam shovels (especially the big ones) - either that or my age.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 09 May 2018, 02:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,500
Posted By ChasFink
Holy crap. I thought this was a joke. How in...

Holy crap. I thought this was a joke. How in God's name can they expect this to improve their image?
Forum: Business 07 May 2018, 08:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,895
Posted By ChasFink
Which reminds me: does anyone else find it odd...

Which reminds me: does anyone else find it odd that we say steam shovel and steamroller when these things are no longer powered by steam?
Forum: Social Studies 04 May 2018, 07:11 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 6,650
Posted By ChasFink
Her twitter post for one: Yeah, she could be...

Her twitter post for one:

Yeah, she could be simpleminded and ignorant, but I don't think so. I think she understands the concerns and just doesn't agree with them.
Forum: Social Studies 04 May 2018, 05:02 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 6,650
Posted By ChasFink
Well said in your two posts. erwins. I wasn't...

Well said in your two posts. erwins. I wasn't suggesting there was a universal standard, or at least a simple one that's easy to agree to. But a meta approach certainly strives in that direction, and...
Forum: Social Studies 04 May 2018, 03:29 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 6,650
Posted By ChasFink
Sorry for the double post, but again you make...

Sorry for the double post, but again you make good points that I would like to examine more closely.

Yes, of course many Chinese-Americans can have different opinions on some matters than people...
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