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Forum: SLC 24 February 2018, 02:21 AM
Replies: 606
Views: 28,517
Posted By ganzfeld
Count me as one who has never heard preppy used...

Count me as one who has never heard preppy used to mean someone who "tries hard" (at anything besides looking like someone who's dressed to go to an expensive prep school). I definitely wouldn't say...
Forum: SLC 22 February 2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 606
Views: 28,517
Posted By ganzfeld
Icon05 Edited: Never mind. I had a question but I'm...

Edited: Never mind. I had a question but I'm guessing you don't mean your account was spoofed because that wouldn't allow them to send mail directly from your account (nor would it be easy to stop).
Forum: Amusement Bark 22 February 2018, 10:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 934
Posted By ganzfeld
Not sure what's come over you, crocoduck. Do you...

Not sure what's come over you, crocoduck. Do you always let genocidal mass murder come between you and a little common respect for those who promote it?
Forum: SLC 21 February 2018, 03:40 PM
Replies: 606
Views: 28,517
Posted By ganzfeld
Icon05 Maybe this is another stupid question but (if...

Maybe this is another stupid question but (if Fannie really were too vulgar to be printed (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/7505152.stm)) couldn't they simply use the organisation's real name...
Forum: The Doctor Is In 20 February 2018, 04:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 691
Posted By ganzfeld
Japan It makes me wonder what's so different about how...

It makes me wonder what's so different about how it's done here and in other places where it's the norm but incidents are very low.
Forum: Rantidote 18 February 2018, 12:06 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 7,981
Posted By ganzfeld
iTunes has become a total piece of excrement. It...

iTunes has become a total piece of excrement. It destroys every setup, copies things without asking, deletes things without asking! You really have to try to make it this awful and even then it takes...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 17 February 2018, 06:36 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,173
Posted By ganzfeld
Well, I don't think it's a matter of people here,...

Well, I don't think it's a matter of people here, for example, being personally offended but for what it's worth I don't find your arguments offensive.

It's not for me to say whether the...
Forum: SLC 16 February 2018, 09:16 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,562
Posted By ganzfeld
Every 14 year old I've known has been cool. Maybe...

Every 14 year old I've known has been cool. Maybe it's a superstitious thing. Like it was 13 but some previous editor changed it to 14 without telling anyone. :p
Forum: Soapbox Derby 16 February 2018, 02:55 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,173
Posted By ganzfeld
I agree. My bad; I wasn't commenting on the...

I agree. My bad; I wasn't commenting on the general debate.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 16 February 2018, 02:24 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,173
Posted By ganzfeld
Is there any doubt at all that the teacher in...

Is there any doubt at all that the teacher in question meant it in the extreme pejorative sense? So it's rather irrelevant whether that sequence has other meanings or a previous meaning or an origin...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 16 February 2018, 12:30 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,173
Posted By ganzfeld
Regardless of the dubious origins supposedly just...

Regardless of the dubious origins supposedly just identifying people (IMO a load of horse manure but whatever), it was used for several centuries as an identity for genocide, enslavement, oppression,...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 14 February 2018, 11:17 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,173
Posted By ganzfeld
We do have to allow that some of the classroom...

We do have to allow that some of the classroom would be from other countries. (Otherwise, no, no one at Princeton needs to be told which n-word.) In any case, it's rather trivial if delicate matter...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 14 February 2018, 10:58 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,173
Posted By ganzfeld
I absolutely disagree with this premise (my...

I absolutely disagree with this premise (my bold). I think it's demonstrably wrong.

For hundreds of years this word was used only to enslave, to oppress, to discriminate, and to destroy millions...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 14 February 2018, 04:22 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,173
Posted By ganzfeld
1) The use of the word is the insult because of...

1) The use of the word is the insult because of the historical use of the term. It has nothing to do with the word idiot or other insulting terms. 2) Even if for some reason someone disagrees with...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 14 February 2018, 03:14 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,173
Posted By ganzfeld
Succinctly summarising what much of white America...

Succinctly summarising what much of white America thinks about history.

"I wasn't the actual person who ****ed and ****ed your grandma so you're going to have to sit there and take it while I...
Forum: SLC 11 February 2018, 03:39 AM
Replies: 606
Views: 28,517
Posted By ganzfeld
I don't know. I've learned to stand, though. I...

I don't know. I've learned to stand, though. I feel like a rebel. Yeah, I'm standing! Just try and make me step. Everyone else looking at me like, "He looks like he's having too much fun for someone...
Forum: SLC 11 February 2018, 12:09 AM
Replies: 606
Views: 28,517
Posted By ganzfeld
So "flue" doesn't mean blue fur? Asking for a...

So "flue" doesn't mean blue fur? Asking for a friend.
Forum: SLC 10 February 2018, 10:30 AM
Replies: 606
Views: 28,517
Posted By ganzfeld
Japan Usually on the left but not always. (Sometimes...

Usually on the left but not always. (Sometimes they move automatically so one has to pay attention to the signs.) The side to stand on, by the way, differs by place. Osaka is right, Tokyo left,...
Forum: SLC 08 February 2018, 05:29 AM
Replies: 606
Views: 28,517
Posted By ganzfeld
Driver In my experience, only a very few have both left...

In my experience, only a very few have both left hand and right hand mods or versions.

ETA I think one of the issues is how much trouble it is to make vs what players want - playability and fun....
Forum: SLC 08 February 2018, 04:34 AM
Replies: 905
Views: 205,959
Posted By ganzfeld
You may need a new dentist if your fillings...

You may need a new dentist if your fillings aren't picking up irony on the shortwave any more.

Unfortunately, I keep picturing the new neighbour as a young, handsome Steve Martin. Stay away,...
Forum: Techno-Babble 06 February 2018, 10:28 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,020
Posted By ganzfeld
Well, launch or no, he got exactly what he...

Well, launch or no, he got exactly what he wanted: plenty of attention.
Forum: Rantidote 06 February 2018, 12:57 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 13,076
Posted By ganzfeld
Icon05 I wasn't able to find any connection either....

I wasn't able to find any connection either. (Maybe Richelieu, I thought? That's both a company that sells those hinges and the name of a Vichy battleship. But still... ??) Since this page came up...
Forum: Amusement Bark 05 February 2018, 06:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 395
Posted By ganzfeld
I think we're required to say "I've got a bad...

I think we're required to say "I've got a bad feeling about this". ;)
Forum: Soapbox Derby 04 February 2018, 11:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,139
Posted By ganzfeld
Canada I'm just glad they cut out the part that went...

I'm just glad they cut out the part that went "All thy base are belong to us." That was a bit much.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 04 February 2018, 01:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,139
Posted By ganzfeld
Canada I was almost expecting the answer to be that they...

I was almost expecting the answer to be that they should have died under the other. :(
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