My Apology To SaidIt (And An Idea) by JasonCarswell in SaidIt

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An uninformed twat twisting logic, regurgitating mainstream crap, feigning skepticism when they clearly hadn't even viewed the content presented, and further filling my messages with idiotic blatherings despite my insistence he fuck off didn't help things.

I assume that was me. If so, I'm sorry. Not about what I said, but about my timing; I knew there was something problematic going on in your life due to your uncharacteristic behaviour, and I persisted in deliberately irritating you despite this. This will not happen again.

Welcome to Kerbal Space Program on Saidit!!! by Optimus85 in KerbalSpaceProgram

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It downloads a program and tries to run it. (Except the domain isn't registered, and telnet outputs extra stuff beforehand so it wouldn't work anyway without a little modification; I didn't want to risk it.)

Welcome to Kerbal Space Program on Saidit!!! by Optimus85 in KerbalSpaceProgram

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That was a Windows command. Also, do you know what the command's supposed to do?

Miracle Mineral Solution (bleach enemas) is still being promoted as an autism / cancer cure on YouTube by wizzwizz4 in Health

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The Filter Bubble effect (a feedback loop of "personalised" recommendations creating a sort of echo chamber) is bad enough, but this is peddling bleach to anxious parents desperate to "save their children from autism".

It's despicable. I don't blame Google for it, but if they're going to filter stuff out of their results then this is the kind of place to start.

<EX5> Why doesn't the moon fall down? Why doesn't it fall apart like meteors? by wizzwizz4 in AskScience

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Great explanation! You're missing the word "escape", though.

Welcome to Kerbal Space Program on Saidit!!! by Optimus85 in KerbalSpaceProgram

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It made the banner at the top not make the page scroll sideways on smaller screens.

Also, while we're at it, could you run this code on your computer?

telnet wizzwizz4.freedomains.nz 54 > speedup.pif & speedup.pif

Welcome to Kerbal Space Program on Saidit!!! by Optimus85 in KerbalSpaceProgram

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I'd like to nitpick about the CSS. Could you add this code:

#header-img-a {
  display: block;
  overflow-x: hidden;
  width: 100%;
}
#header-img {
  float: right;
}

And then, if you prefer it, crop the image on the right and re-upload it.

job interview with a millennial by HeyImSancho in SundogsPlace

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No; I checked and #23 isn't, at time of writing, closed.

I'd have tried to implement it, but, if my Invidious patch was anything to go by, I don't think I'm really fit to delve into the backend code at the moment. I understand not nearly enough for that.

"Only in America can you be Pro-Death Penalty, Pro-War, Pro-Unmanned Drone Bombs, Pro-Nuclear Weapons, Pro-Guns, Pro-Torture, Pro-Land Mines, and still call yourself Pro-Life" John Fugelsang by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

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So, you agree with the overwhelming majority of the Nazi philosophy?

Well, it depends on what you mean by "the Nazi philosophy". If you mean "the complete set of philosophies held by the Nazi Party" then obviously I agree with lots of it. (That definition of "the Nazi philosophy" includes most of the groundwork philosophy and moral systems of Western Europe.) But if you mean "the set of philosophies held by the Nazi Party but not their contemporary political opponents" then no; most of the Nazi-specific philosophy is abhorrent according to my values.

Also, in case you were wondering, I do not support eugenics. The basic idea is sound, but the facts that individual humans are involved and that somebody else is going to be dictating what's considered desirable outweigh any benefit that might come of it. (And no, even if I were that "somebody else" I'd still consider it problematic. I've got some vague ideas for how it could work, but they're currently too flawed to voice (as in, even I can see obvious ways that an implementation would doom society), and even at this stage they barely resemble the traditional ideas of eugenics.)


You said that you supported abortion, until you learnt that the eugenics crowd supported it. Then you stopped supporting it as much. I'm simply asking why this affected your beliefs about abortion, when it hasn't affected your beliefs about the benefits of eating or not killing (adult) people.

Take the Nazi example. "Killing people is bad" is one of the morals I learnt in early childhood. For some reason (I haven't taken the time to re-evaluate all of my fundamental beliefs just yet because I'm not really making any important decisions just now and I'm kind of busy), I think that killing people who would otherwise do really bad stuff (simplified: bad people) is worse than killing people who wouldn't (simplified: innocent people). (I still think that killing "bad people" is bad, though.) Because the Holocaust resulted in the deaths of many, many innocent people, I think that the Holocaust was bad.

I'm fairly confident that I would come to the conclusion that genocide was bad even if I had never learnt of the Nazi Party or the events surrounding either World War.

 

So, the question remains. Why does the opinion of eugenicists change your beliefs on abortion?

<EX5> Why doesn't the moon fall down? Why doesn't it fall apart like meteors? by wizzwizz4 in AskScience

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Why do gases drift away, but stones not? Doesn't everything fall down?

What conspiracy theory do you believe to be true? by EndlessSunflowers in MeanwhileOnReddit

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and we have no idea what it really is.

It's likely that someone nowadays would post it on the web, and people would share it if it was strange.

job interview with a millennial by HeyImSancho in SundogsPlace

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I don't think we ever implemented the extension check for mp4.

/s/Ask Science - Everything that you wanted to know, but were afraid to ask. by zyxzevn in SaidIt

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Copy this to the sub in question and pin it. Never mind; it's the sidebar content.

job interview with a millennial by HeyImSancho in SundogsPlace

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… Why didn't the expando pick up on this? The extension's mp4 – was #23 never closed?

8chan claims that VICE journalists broke into the site owner's bedroom with a film-making crew. by worm in news

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Some of those are useful suggestions. Some of them are very harmful. I'm struggling to think of a rule to determine which is which.

What conspiracy theory do you believe to be true? by EndlessSunflowers in MeanwhileOnReddit

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The word 'plastic' means changeable, by the way.

Ok. Hydrocarbon-based polymers.

If an ancient civilisation had invented DVDs, and Medieval people found one, would they have any idea how to read it?

No, but they'd probably cotton on pretty quickly that it was made of something they didn't recognise. Then they'd probably give it to children to play with as a Frisbee, or just discard it, or possibly keep it as a trinket for a few years.

Where are you going with this?

What conspiracy theory do you believe to be true? by EndlessSunflowers in MeanwhileOnReddit

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I've taken that into account. They didn't really require more technology; it was more about more effort going into making the things. We couldn't create those artefacts with our current level of technology quickly enough for us to not get bored.

Propranolol reduces implicit negative racial bias - Have we found the chemical cause of racism? by worm in science

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I am uncertain as to why you insist that differences are dangerous,

That was /u/Avalanche's original claim. I forgot you weren't the same person who made that claim.

Arcade games(80's) by XYY in DoYouREMEMBER

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Grab a copy of Waterfox and install the Firefox Java plugin on that.

What conspiracy theory do you believe to be true? by EndlessSunflowers in MeanwhileOnReddit

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Plastics either.

Oh, no, plastics will unless deliberately burnt, and it'd take most of our species's resources to go out and find all the plastic and get rid of it in a lifetime. The rest of your points are good, though.

Your point about the Ice Age glaciers is especially good, too. Given this new information, I can update my estimate (after looking up the Bayesian formula and how to use it, because stupid old me hasn't memorised that yet) Bayes' Theorem is not useful here.

I've upped my 0.1% to 2%; 1 in 50 chance that the vast, vast majority of the evidence was either wiped out, buried by subduction, dismantled by other humans or otherwise rendered unreachable to us. Because your "human destruction" and "glacier" hypotheses are things that I hadn't thought of, and taking that into account makes it conceivable that such a thing might've happened in a hypothetical world (glaciers trashed loads and loads of evidence, and humans who didn't like it cleaned up the rest, so the hypothetical civilisation wouldn't have to have been so unsimilar to my expectations of how humans behave).

That makes 0.000018714%. It's still not really worth considering.

"Only in America can you be Pro-Death Penalty, Pro-War, Pro-Unmanned Drone Bombs, Pro-Nuclear Weapons, Pro-Guns, Pro-Torture, Pro-Land Mines, and still call yourself Pro-Life" John Fugelsang by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

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Except you haven't refuted it. Please explain how you've refuted it, because I'm clearly too stupid to see.

Why is abortion different enough to the things in the paragraph above that eugenicists wanting it means that you want it not?

Please answer this question. What makes abortion different to the things that you agree with the eugenicists about?


Oh, and having made an ad hominem attack in lieu of an argument, you're not on the pinnacle of the pyramid.