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Arts & Entertainment / The Man With the Iron Fists
« on: August 22, 2012, 05:41:16 PM »
#ws" class="bbc_link" target="_blank">The Man With The Iron Fists - Official Trailer (HD)

This is going to be the best terrible film ever. From what I can gather, it's a film made by Quentin Tarantino and the RZA (which is short for the razor) from the Wu Tang Clan about a feud between Lucy Liu as some sort of geisha-queen-thing and Russel Crowe who is apparently a cowboy of some description.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Revolution (Split Topic)
« on: April 01, 2012, 02:55:43 PM »
Wardogg, if you want a government that represents the people, you should be looking to support the Occupy Movement rather than some gun-toting survivalist maniacs.

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The Lounge / Natural Sciences Tripos
« on: January 05, 2012, 02:41:58 PM »
Quote from: Clare College, Cambridge
"We are delighted to offer you a place to study for the BA degree in Natural Sciences Tripos starting in October 2012. Subject to satisfactory academic performance, you may complete a further year of study for the MSci degree."

I poop'd a little. Discuss.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Law
« on: April 10, 2010, 10:25:33 AM »
I highly doubt I've stumbled dick-first into any great discovery here, but I've found it odd that people feel there is a need for legality to connect with morality. The oft-toted pro-legalisation (and I apologise for the excessive use of hyphens, particularly in this economic climate) phrase "is it illegal because it is immoral or immoral because it is illegal?" assumes this, as does everybody against legalisation of any drug, as any who wish to criminalise any particular way of being (homosexual, zoophiliac, paedophile).

Surely law should not be an arbiter of morality, but a guardian of human rights and civil liberties? Of course there is often an overlap, but if we define either by this then we get the absurd situation where filesharing or pot-smoking is morally worse than philandering or refusing to intervene in a rape based entirely on the legality of the two. The law should not prevent a paedophile from being a paedophile, but it should prevent him from the actual act of kiddy-fiddling. In a world where people don't feel the need to force their morality down the throats of everybody else a paedophile could happily whack one out to a bit of loli and not give a kid he passes in the street a second glance.

And yet drawings depicting the depiction of child molestation which never actually occurred are illegal or on the verge of criminalisation in many places. Now our blue-balled paedophile is given two options: stop being a paedophile (castration being the only proven method) or enlist at his nearest seminary. The same problem happens with heroin addicts who are left to pick between the very illegal and very cut crap in a back alley since there's no regulation or methadone, which is just as addictive, just as harmful and offers zero pleasure.

Much as I am loathe to bring this up again, the problem seems to lie in organised religion. Before the existence of scriptures people had no standard by which to judge each other as people, but an infallible guide to life by *insert perfect being here* gave us something to judge and crusade over, creating a culture that even exists in many nonreligious people, just as institutionalised as religion itself, but even more dangerous in its subtlety.

Thoughts?

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The Lounge / Our next raid.
« on: December 10, 2009, 11:09:28 AM »
I know. I was dissapointed to. I'll take to the men about quality next time we go on a raid. May i suggest we raid sweden and switzerland instead of Finland next time?

Discuss.

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The Lounge / Hot off the press and exclusive as hell!
« on: September 20, 2009, 02:08:58 PM »


Discuss.

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Flat Earth Q&A / Who banned Taters?!
« on: August 23, 2009, 03:13:57 PM »
Who? And why?!

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The Lounge / Halp.
« on: June 11, 2009, 11:55:31 AM »
I need to find a book with adequate meat for essay purposes (nothing too big, 1200 words max), and nothing I've read so far has been enough to raise a question that piqued my interest. I'm not allowed to do graphic novels (the two I was considering at the start were Watchmen and V For Vendetta, they're out), advised against classical/poetry because it's too content heavy (There goes the Aeneid), and against sci-fi (I'm still thinking of doing Dune, fuck 'em) or horror (does The Dream Cycle of H.P. Lovecraft count as horror, or is it just epic?) The books I have are Dune, The Dream Cycle of H.P. Lovecraft, Animal Farm, The Aeneid, Coming Up for Air by George Orwell, The Godfather and I Am Legend. I'm considering getting these: The Iliad; The Odyssey; Trainspotting; Clockwork Orange; 1984; The Catcher in the Rye and Of Mice and Men. Any suggestions/tips?

That's not copypasta, by the way, I just realised a big block of text usually is around here and thought I'd point that out. Inb4 "tl;dr", "lol" and any unconstructive criticism of my choices.

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The Lounge / Buttercup Festival
« on: May 17, 2009, 12:17:25 PM »
Has anybody seen it? If you haven't, this is pretty representative.

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Technology, Science & Alt Science / Reanimation
« on: April 28, 2009, 01:07:36 PM »


Discuss.

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The Lounge / Happy birthday, Physics!
« on: April 25, 2009, 12:30:57 PM »
Discuss.

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Technology, Science & Alt Science / Re: The "Theory" of Evolution
« on: March 28, 2009, 04:27:43 PM »
A string of amino acids develops that can self-replicate.

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The Lounge / OnLive
« on: March 25, 2009, 02:01:22 PM »
Has anyone seen this?!

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The Lounge / I felt the need to post this.
« on: March 17, 2009, 02:18:23 PM »

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The Lounge / Happy birthday, ﮎingulaЯiτy!
« on: March 13, 2009, 12:20:12 AM »
Discuss.

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The Lounge / Gay soldiers?
« on: March 08, 2009, 01:24:31 AM »
I was watching a Chris Crocker video on YouTube, hoping for more Britney-esque gold, but found this bumbling and frankly terrible argument in an interesting debate. Given that homosexuals have fewer rights in the US as citizens of the country, does this also mean they should have fewer duties as subjects? In particular, if a draft were to be issued, which Crocker thinks there already is, would they get out of it?

Here's the link: and I know I used the word gay and army in the same post, but no trolling.

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The Lounge / Red Dwarf
« on: March 02, 2009, 01:54:49 PM »
Who's seen it? Or, more importantly, who's got 12/12 on this quiz? Bar me, of course.

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Technology, Science & Alt Science / Wifi on gNewSense
« on: February 24, 2009, 02:04:57 PM »
Does anybody know how to install Madwifi on gNewSense? (I got it after I tried to install Elive and failed miserably, getting GRUB error 17 no matter what I tried, and that was the only remotely famed distro that I either hadn't tried or that was unlikely to work) It worked fine on Ubuntu, but in a massive display of freefaggotry, I can't get get it in Synaptic on gNewSense because it it's patented. Please, I only have half an hour left before I either have to go and get the charger, and I just saw the topless Moony pics. I can't leave the computer!

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Questions about Christianity
« on: February 16, 2009, 04:10:31 PM »
Kingman, I have some problems. I've been reading The Bible, it doesn't seem to make any sense, I have some questions. What year was Jesus born again? Was he a bastard then? How many people were at his tomb? Why was a criminal (for that was how he was judged) put in a tomb, rather than a mass grave like the others? Was Jesus gay? He hung around in the wilderness with 12 guys... Why was the talking snake real, but apparently Jesus' command for the rich to give away their belongings was metaphorical? Einstein was an atheist, Hitler was a Christian,  need I say more? If it's so perfect, why does no serious philosopher take organised religion seriously as a philosophical standpoint? What's the big difference between you, the Jews and Muslims anyway? How much change can one prophet make? What happened after Cain and Abel? Did they have sex with Eve? And if so, isn't incest a sin? Why is Jesus always considered white? He was from Nazareth, as were his parents. Surely they were Arabs. Is it true that your entire religion is just a tool of right wing republicans to get votes and take away freedom? Couldn't it be possible that Mary was considered a virgin because only vaginal unprotected sex with the opposite sex actually counted as sex back then?

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Technology, Science & Alt Science / Light
« on: January 30, 2009, 01:50:23 PM »
What is it, wave-particle duality, electromagnetic wave, wizards?

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The Lounge / What the...
« on: January 26, 2009, 02:18:05 PM »

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The Lounge / Zombie Apocalypse
« on: January 06, 2009, 01:03:45 PM »
So, how will you survive? Discuss.

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Flat Earth Q&A / Look, REers...
« on: January 01, 2009, 05:18:26 PM »
Upward acceleration and downward force are indistinguishable. When this idea was created, every situation you can think of was considered. Stop making threads about why n wouldn't work in FE, because this law has no exceptions, bar some situation so far-fetched nobody thought of it since the idea was though of, it would never occur in our lifetimes, so it's just a strawman anyway.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Evolution
« on: January 01, 2009, 03:09:50 PM »
Well, it is the best theory ever made, considering it only requires common sense to see how it works as well.

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The Lounge / Merry Christmas, all!
« on: December 24, 2008, 04:27:39 PM »
...and to all a good night.

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The Lounge / What sort of man do you think Hitler was?
« on: December 20, 2008, 02:57:25 PM »

Still, this is serious, I want to know your opinions.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Abortion
« on: December 17, 2008, 09:39:37 AM »
The answer isn't sex is evil, it should be informing them
Experts agree.

I trust no site that says that says this of the 32-week abortion which, by the way, does not occur.

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Partial-Birth Abortion

Five steps to a partial birth abortion:

   1. Guided by ultrasound, the abortionist grabs the baby's legs with forceps.
       
   2. The baby's leg is pulled out into the birth canal.
       
   3. The abortionist delivers the baby's entire body, except for the head.
       
   4. The abortionist jams scissors into the baby's skull. The scissors are then opened to enlarge the skull.
       
   5. The scissors are removed and a suction catheter is inserted. The child's brains are sucked out, causing the skull to collapse. The dead baby is then removed.

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Flat Earth Debate / A Discussion of Bendy Light
« on: December 13, 2008, 11:56:30 AM »
There are no facts to RE. Our theory is better because no magical superforce is required to explain why we don't drift away.

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The Lounge / Who's Jeff Forgie?
« on: November 11, 2008, 03:48:08 PM »
You know who you are. Nobody else does, though, so please say.

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