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Forum: Rantidote 18 February 2018, 12:06 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 6,785
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: 1,954
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: 33
Views: 1,377
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: 1,954
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: 1,954
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: 1,954
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: 1,954
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: 1,954
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: 1,954
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: 1,954
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: 551
Views: 26,169
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: 551
Views: 26,169
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: 551
Views: 26,169
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: 551
Views: 26,169
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: 891
Views: 204,143
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: 6,848
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: 229
Views: 11,860
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: 348
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: 1,050
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: 1,050
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. :(
Forum: Wild Kingdom 03 February 2018, 05:46 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,602
Posted By ganzfeld
If anything can be routine then it doesn't mean...

If anything can be routine then it doesn't mean much to say that something is routine. So it doesn't say anything meaningful about this, so... that can't be the definition he meant? In any case, even...
Forum: Police Blotter 03 February 2018, 03:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 804
Posted By ganzfeld
It's happened in Los Angeles alone more than once...

It's happened in Los Angeles alone more than once in the past ten years. So I think it's a fair inference that at the very least there are hundreds per year across the US. Maybe many more, possibly...
Forum: Police Blotter 03 February 2018, 01:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 804
Posted By ganzfeld
School shooting: Unclear where 12-year-old got unregistered gun

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/los-angeles-middle-school-unclear-where-girl-got-unregistered-gun/


It may be a ten thousand to one or whatever but if so it happens every ten thousand times a gun is...
Forum: Wild Kingdom 02 February 2018, 10:36 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,602
Posted By ganzfeld
That doesn't sound routine at all.

That doesn't sound routine at all.
Forum: Police Blotter 02 February 2018, 10:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 804
Posted By ganzfeld
Not at all. This kind of incident is often...

Not at all. This kind of incident is often included on lists of school shootings.

Certain news organizations, some who are generally pro-gun, seem to have gone out of their way to brand it as...
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