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Forum: Social Studies 17 January 2019, 03:19 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,004
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, 02:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 142
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, 02:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 142
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 17 January 2019, 12:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 693
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, 09:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 386
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, 07:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 693
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, 03:41 PM
Replies: 668
Views: 52,567
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, 02:57 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,004
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, 02:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 723
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, 03:36 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,193
Posted By Steve
Because the tournament starts soon.

Because the tournament starts soon.
Forum: Entertainment 04 January 2019, 02:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,080
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. ...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 01 January 2019, 03:33 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 14,022
Posted By Steve
Yeah, usually I explain the ones I know, but I...

Yeah, usually I explain the ones I know, but I had to post from my phone last week and I hate typing at length on it. But I knew it was true for Cleveland, Albuquerque and the Verrazzano Bridge. I...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 26 December 2018, 09:34 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 14,022
Posted By Steve
For 7 Iím going with theyre all misspelled.

For 7 Iím going with theyre all misspelled.
Forum: Social Studies 10 December 2018, 08:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,887
Posted By Steve
This is a bit like saying that we have too many...

This is a bit like saying that we have too many rainbow parties and satanic ritual murders. The video just shows the crowd laughing.
Forum: SLC 09 December 2018, 08:46 PM
Replies: 668
Views: 52,567
Posted By Steve
Thanks, Esprise Me. I'll check that out.

Thanks, Esprise Me. I'll check that out.
Forum: SLC 08 December 2018, 02:19 AM
Replies: 668
Views: 52,567
Posted By Steve
Is there a chess website where I can set up the...

Is there a chess website where I can set up the board anyway I want and then play the game out from both sides?
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 05 December 2018, 03:38 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 14,022
Posted By Steve
It might be more specific, but it's not that. In...

It might be more specific, but it's not that. In The Odyssey Argos dies on his own without anyone killing him.
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 05 December 2018, 02:26 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 14,022
Posted By Steve
7) I've read a few of them but don't remember...

7) I've read a few of them but don't remember them that well. One thing that two of them have in common is that in The Odyssey Odysseus's dog Argos dies when Odysseus returns and in To Kill A...
Forum: Book Corner 02 December 2018, 02:16 AM
Replies: 915
Views: 548,416
Posted By Steve
Ah. I was wondering where that bit about "They...

Ah. I was wondering where that bit about "They might be Friedmanites" came from in the thread about the Sentinelese.
Forum: Crash and Burn 01 December 2018, 04:04 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 4,790
Posted By Steve
Yeah, whenever I'm wrong I write weird stuff like...

Yeah, whenever I'm wrong I write weird stuff like this too. Easier than acknowledging the error.
No, we know they don't, since nowhere in Capitalism and Freedom does Milton Friedman talk about...
Forum: Crash and Burn 01 December 2018, 03:12 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 4,790
Posted By Steve
Sometimes people miss with the first shot. Try...

Sometimes people miss with the first shot. Try firing multiple times with a crossbow while someone else is firing multiple times with a gun.
Forum: Crash and Burn 01 December 2018, 02:52 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 4,790
Posted By Steve
No, they wouldn't. It's easier and quicker to...

No, they wouldn't. It's easier and quicker to fire with a gun. It's harder to aim a bow and arrow. They're obviously more awkward. If you're making this argument, I don't think I'd go around calling...
Forum: Crash and Burn 01 December 2018, 02:03 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 4,790
Posted By Steve
Yeah, I've always thought the British military is...

Yeah, I've always thought the British military is delusional for the same reason. Their bows and arrows worked at Agincourt, so why not today?
Forum: Moot Court 17 November 2018, 12:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,506
Posted By Steve
From what I can tell, the underwear was only...

From what I can tell, the underwear was only brought out during closing arguments, so if an argument was made during the trial that the sex was consensual, it must have rested on something more than...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 13 November 2018, 02:20 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 14,022
Posted By Steve
For 6 I'm going to guess Bob Dylan

For 6 I'm going to guess Bob Dylan
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