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Philosophy, Religion & Society / The US has done it again
« on: September 14, 2012, 08:22:13 PM »
And pissed off the entire Muslim world. What a surprise. Protests everywhere, embassies under attack due to this video.

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Seriously, who makes these sorts of films anyways? I don't think it matters. Islam needs to calm the hell down. Christianity puts up with this crap all the time day in and day out and Christian nations don't freak out and start killing people.

Mostly made this thread to track the situation as it rolls out.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / High Entropy Diagnostic
« on: May 01, 2012, 12:01:41 PM »
So there is this test where it shows you lots of random shapes and colors, and and it proposes a seemingly meaningless question in which you have to make the "moral" choice based off the things you see. It sounds bizzare and silly but the resulting diagnosis for most people seems to be pretty spot on, or at least close of how they feel. I know it was for me.

As a side not, I was also wondering how this sort of test even works, or how they can draw accurate conclusions from us just judging shapes.

Arts & Entertainment / Klaypex finally came out with a new album.
« on: April 11, 2012, 05:27:12 PM »
As many of you have probably noticed I am a big Klaypex fan. What are your guy's thoughts on the new album? Granted, it is completely different than the last album, but I actually like some of the songs better.

My favorite is Ready to Go.

When I wear headphones the ascending thirds during the drop feel nice bouncing around in my head.

This riveting article how soccer is a terrible sport, and a terrible influence on America.

To quote the article:
The left tried to make existentialism, Marxism, poststructuralism, and deconstructionism fashionable in order to weaken the clarity, pragmatism and drive of American culture. What the left could not accomplish through these intellectual fads, one might suspect, they are trying to accomplish through sport.

Technology, Science & Alt Science / What is going on with my software?
« on: April 01, 2012, 09:19:02 PM »
Somebody please diagnose what is wrong with my computer please. So on my laptop, the speakers  have not been working for about a year now. I have called dell and they installed different drivers and tried fixing software, but my speakers still weren't working. They sent people in with new parts, and they still did not work. So for the past year I have just used external speakers or headphones.

Then this evening I installed an application called, "Mumble" works similar to Skype. When I started running it and talking to my friends, I found that the speakers on my laptop magically work again. The weird part is, I could only hear my friends talking through my speakers. If I unplugged them, I was no longer able to hear them, but I was still able to hear all the music and sounds of the game we were playing through my laptop speakers. When I close Mumble, my laptop speakers stop working again, but if I open the application up, even if I am not talking to anybody, they work again.

Does anybody have a clue what is going on?

Flat Earth General / Christopher Paolini part of the conspiracy?
« on: March 21, 2012, 12:41:38 PM »
Christopher Paolini is the author of a rather popular series of books called, "The Inheritance Cycle".

Anyhow, I was reading the fourth book in the cycle when I read something disturbing. During one of the chapters, the protagonist attempts to fly over a storm. He attempts to fly so high in fact, that he must use magic  to avoid freezing and suffocating. Then the kicker happens. He claims to see the curvature of the Earth. Not only that, but the protagonist continues to utter the phrase, "The sky is hollow and the world is round." about a dozen times afterwards throughout the book.

It is one thing to suggest that the world is round, but it is something completely different to feel the need to have your character mindlessly repeat it over and over to your readers, as if you are trying to brainwash them into think that the Earth is round as well. I found it the utmost disturbing that this became almost the sole focus of him for the rest of the book. He paid no heed to anything else. All the character was interested in doing was telling everyone how, "The sky is hollow and the world is round."

There have been studies in which they found a correlation between the levels of different hormones a fetus is exposed to while developing, and the sexual orientation of that fetus once it was an adult. Now, I understand that the studies are not 100% validated or accepted as the main reason of what causes homosexuality, but lets say it is.

Now there are many different drugs that can control hormone levels in the body. I can foresee a group creating a drug that regulates the hormones that a women has during pregnancy and justifiably so, since extreme hormone levels can lead to birth defects. The problem here though, is regulating these hormones, could also possibly mean that a person could prevent their child from becoming homosexual.

Would be making such a drug be ethical? On one hand there is honest intent, you want to stop birth defects. On the other hand, the LGTB community would be upset, since you would essentially be causing them to die out in a few generations. Should a person even be allowed to make this sort of decision?

Flat Earth Debate / RET Destroyed: Objects do not fall at the same rate
« on: February 27, 2012, 05:11:47 PM »
One of the core beliefs of RET is that gravity will cause objects to fall at the same rate regardless of weight. (Given that they are subject to the same gravitational acceleration)

But when you use empirical formulas to calculate terminal velocity, this simply is not the case.

Lets take a perfectly spherical bowling ball, and a perfectly spherical water balloon. We will say that both of their diameters are 8.5in, so that they have the same surface area, and thus have the same wind resistance.

Using an equation derived from the Karamanev Method:

CD = (4/3)*(g*D/ut2)*(ps-pf)/pf

where CD is the constant due to the high turbulence of falling: 0.44

You can calculate then terminal velocities of each of the objects.

Lets start with the bowling ball.

0.44 = (4/3) * (32.2ft/s2*0.708ft)/ ut2 * (86 lbm/ft3-0.07647 lbm/ft3)/ 0.07647 lbm/ft3

You get a terminal velocity of 278.61 ft/s.

Now lets do it again with the water balloon.

0.44 = (4/3) * (32.2ft/s2*0.708ft)/ ut2 * (62.30 lbm/ft3-0.07647 lbm/ft3)/ 0.07647 lbm/ft3

The terminal velocity of it is 237.09 ft/s!

The objects are of the same size and wind resistance, and yet the heavier one falls nearly 50ft/s faster than another!

The gravity hypotenuse claims one thing, but when we use empirical evidence, our findings are very different!

Philosophy, Religion & Society / @Wardogg
« on: February 19, 2012, 08:06:39 PM »
If one (or more) of your children came out to you as homosexual, how do you think you would react? How do you think you would respond? This is an honest question.

Arts & Entertainment / The Old Republic
« on: November 26, 2011, 04:28:02 PM »
Has anybody else been playing the beta? I have been playing a smuggler, and I think this game is brilliant.

The Lounge / Grammatical Gender
« on: November 23, 2011, 09:00:59 PM »
Just a thought towards the international speakers here, when you encounter a language in which words have different gender than your own, does it bother you at all? For example, say a "book" is feminine and in a different language it is masculine.

On the same note, do you find it odd at all when you encounter a language like English where there is essentially no gender?

Philosophy, Religion & Society / UC Davis Protests
« on: November 21, 2011, 05:10:29 PM »
Imo media is dramatizing what happened at UC Davis far too much. We have the right to assembly so long as we are not restricting public movement and not interrupting public operations. The protesters followed neither of those rules, and then attempted to resist arrest. Sure, the police could have used fire hoses to blast them off the path instead of using pepper spray, but people would still be bitching about that too.

tl;dr The police were doing their job, and the UC Davis students need to learn how to protest properly.

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The Lounge / What are you dressing up as for Halloween?
« on: October 30, 2011, 12:31:16 AM »
I went to both a dance and a party tonight steampunk'd out. What about you guys?

Arts & Entertainment / Zombie Apocoplypse Oregon Trail
« on: August 30, 2011, 02:55:58 PM »
This cop from Kentucky is going places.

When I went there, I got an alert that an IP was trying to redirect me.

The Lounge / Alright, how many of you are actually polar bears?
« on: July 31, 2011, 06:46:43 PM »
This poll is of the up most important.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Australian Paparazzi
« on: July 24, 2011, 11:11:22 PM »
"Americans are NOT stupid - WITH SUBTITLES"

This is stupid. The same thing could be done in just about any country. There are retarded people everywhere, not just the US.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Fun Theory
« on: July 24, 2011, 12:31:48 AM »
Fun Theory is essentially the idea that you can promote healthy or green behaviors in people simply by making that option more fun. I really like it. I bet my Uni would do something like this if they thought it would work.

The Lounge / Should I go into Education?
« on: July 06, 2011, 05:45:23 PM »
Right now I am an engineering major, but I am considering switching to secondary education merely because I enjoy teaching people far more than whatever I can imagine I will be doing with a Chem Engineering degree.

Problem is, teachers get paid shit in the U.S., the amount of open jobs are small, and even when you do get in there isn't a lot of room for expansion besides administration. On the flip side, Chem Engineers are in demand, and they make a lot of money, even when you get your first job.

Arts & Entertainment / Neverwinter Nights
« on: July 04, 2011, 03:19:30 PM »
Another Bioware RPG that I have started to play again. This game is so freaking long >.<

Philosophy, Religion & Society / The Holy Book Oahspe
« on: July 02, 2011, 08:56:32 AM »
I forgot that I had had this book sitting on my shelf the longest time now. It is like the size of a Bible though it is absolutely crazy. It is like a fusion of the Bible, Norse Gods, Greek Gods, and Egyptian Gods. But it reads just the same as any other holy text. Except it is far more badass because there are all sorts of wars and stuff. I don't know a whole lot about it, and there are lots of names I do not recognize.

Here is the index.

*Starts Dancing*

This is a joyous occasion. My level 60's are no longer useless and I get more game content to play with!

Philosophy, Religion & Society / America is the first Democracy!
« on: June 17, 2011, 11:16:39 PM »
That is what a person I know on facebook was spouting because Glenn Beck said that there has never been a government in the history of the world in which the people voted for what their leaders or public works were until the US came along.


Suggestions & Concerns / The FE Wiki
« on: June 17, 2011, 08:34:18 PM »
It 404's when I try to go to it.

Suggestions & Concerns / I am still getting hacker alerts.
« on: June 12, 2011, 09:43:57 AM »
Every once in a while I still get this alert.

Is there still a problem, or does it have something to do with my cache and my computer just thinks there is a problem? I have discovered I am only getting the alert now when I travel to the FES main page, or I am traveling between it and the forum. I have tested it a couple times, and this most definitely seems to be triggering it.

It absolutely blows my mind that people actually believe articles that come from are true.

In this link link, it is a catalog of loads of people on facebook that read these articles, freaked out, and posted them.

The Onion is essentially a Landover Baptist for the news. Do these people really not do any lurking or even critical thinking before they accept something to be true?

This seems to be a common trend for people in America that are not aware of the trickery of the internet.

The Lounge / Accusation of being an alt.
« on: April 18, 2011, 04:24:03 PM »
"My Alts: Tom Bishop, Gayer, theonlydann"

That is what Marcus Aurelius has in the personal text section of his profile. It is disparaging against those many members to claim that they are an alt of his creation.

This is a serious complaint. How is it acceptable for Marcus Aurelius to disparage forum members by claiming that they are alts of his creation?

If the mods deem it to be allowed, fine, but I want the mod decision to be public, so I've created this thread.

Arts & Entertainment / Dear John Davis
« on: April 15, 2011, 01:10:18 PM »
Frankly I'm extremely tired of this harassment and I've been more than nice about it.  If I see one more instance of it, or as Wilmore says nonconstructive criticism I will issue a 1 week ban no matter who you are or how much you baw with zero tolerance.  I've given you guys multiple chances to stop being dickheads.

Dear kindly mod John Davis,
You gotta understand,
It's just our bringin' up-ke
That gets us out of hand.
Our mothers all are junkies,
Our fathers all are drunks.
Golly Moses, naturely we're punks!

Gee, kindly John Davis, we're very upset;
We never had the love that ev'ry child oughta get.
We ain't no delinquents,
We're misunderstood.
Deep down inside us there is good!

There is good!

There is good, there is good,
There is untapped good!
Like inside, the worst of us is good!

Philosophy, Religion & Society / America is Communist
« on: April 14, 2011, 04:23:39 PM »

Lol @ those Americans, trying to cut down on freedom of speech. The American government is even controlling what people can view on TV!!!

Arts & Entertainment / Multitask 2
« on: April 11, 2011, 01:50:51 PM »
Hardest game i have ever played. >.<

I can barely get past doing 4 things at once.

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