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Arts & Entertainment / Orange is the New Black
« on: July 18, 2013, 11:08:03 PM »
Anyone else watching this show on netflix?  It's supposed to be a comedy, but I find it to be at least as much sad as it is funny.  So far I am really enjoying it, and its refreshing to watch a show that isn't overtly oriented at women yet has a predominantly women based cast.

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Arts & Entertainment / World Of tanks
« on: July 12, 2013, 12:55:47 PM »
Anyone interested in playing?  Its a deceptively simple game, and a number of my buddies from high school and I play together pretty much every night. 

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Arts & Entertainment / Final Fantasy VII
« on: July 09, 2013, 06:39:42 PM »
So I just bought and downloaded FF VII on steam, any good walkthroughs available online, or any personal stories/interest?  I for one am always somewhat embarrassed to admit I've never played through it.

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Suggestions & Concerns / Membership
« on: June 21, 2013, 02:10:02 PM »
So I have wanted to join the society for almost a year now, and Have been unable to do so.  I know that Wilmore has stated that he will notify everyone when membership reopens, but I was hoping to get more info on when to expect the membership to reopen, just a rough idea.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Thork is not an American.
« on: April 25, 2013, 02:17:59 PM »
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(April #2 of 6) Explain that "Diversity" means Africa for Africans, Asia for Asians, and White countries for EVERYBODY!
No one is flooding African countries with millions of non-Africans and forcing Africans by law to integrate with them so as to "assimilate," i.e. intermarry and be blended out of existence.

No one is flooding Asian countries with millions of non-Asians and forcing Asians by law to integrate with them so as to "assimilate," i.e. intermarry and be blended out of existence.

ONLY White countries, and ALL White countries, are being flooded with millions of non-whites, and Whites forced by law to integrate with them so as to "assimilate," i.e. intermarry and be blended out of existence.

The people carrying out this genocide against Whites say they're anti-racist. What they are is anti-White!

Anti-racist is a code-word for anti-white!

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/april-2-6-explain-diversity-means-africa-africans-asia-asians-and-white-countries-everybody/hxPL5WGh


Why are you posting on We the People, you are not part of the people Thork.

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Arts & Entertainment / The Strokes
« on: March 19, 2013, 12:01:44 PM »

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Arts & Entertainment / PoE Paths of Exile
« on: February 22, 2013, 02:15:53 PM »
What D3 should have been in all honesty, seems pretty awesome so far for a free to play game, very complete skill tree and unique way of aquireing and leveling up gear.  Did i mention its free to play forever?

http://www.pathofexile.com/

It seems to run quite smoothly as well.  I can run all settings maxed on a GTX660m no problem, and even on integrated HD 4000 i can run on high settings at 20-30 FPS.  So even if you don't have a steller PC i would check it out.

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Arts & Entertainment / TESO
« on: February 08, 2013, 03:55:46 PM »
So The Elder Scrolls Online started accepting beta signups, so i thought I might a thread going.

Here is an awesome cinematic trailer, that while I am not a giant fan of cinimatic trailers, I still think its pretty cool. . . Albiet a bit over the top.

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And here is a good video (the guy is a bit annoying but he has lots of good info) regarding some general details surrounding the game.

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He has some opinions, which I don't share (battles require thought in Skyrim for example), but its still good info.  If he had said that you can put a lot of thought into how you attack then maybe okay, but its not really required. 

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Objectification of Women
« on: February 04, 2013, 09:25:46 PM »
So I was posting on Reddit, and I got negative karma for a post that well, in my opinion contained both humor and truth.  Its a bit long.  So I won't post the whole thing, but I basically argued that until you know a girl or have talked to her, its completely reasonable to have her looks be the most important thing about her. 

"If there were two women I have never met in the path of a moving bus, and I could only save one, with equal chance of rescue, I would save the prettier one. (lets assume I saw them before the crossed the street and was able to determine which was more attractive before hand) Is that wrong? It feels wrong, but I can't find a rational reason why it is wrong. Frankly speaking I would get an easy date out of the rescue. Maybe this is wrong because I am thinking about what I would get out of a rescue. Or that I am thinking about a date when a girl got ran over by a bus.

Lets make it a non lethal thing. Two girls are doing trust falls, but the people that were supposed to catch them are having simultaneous heart attacks. . . wait this one is getting dark now too. I would pick the prettier one every time, then I would call an ambulance for the two people dying, Unless either one of them was prettier than the girls falling in which case i would call the ambulance first. Or maybe I should still catch the girl then call the ambulance. The pretty girl having a heart attack is likely not going to remember the order, and I could probs still get a date with her if the girl i caught turned out to be not to my liking in the personality sector.

I guess my point is how can you appreciate a woman for more than her looks if you never have and never will meet her, and she is not famous and therefore you have no information about her? Seems that the only pragmatic answer is that looks are all you have at first, and that you better hope you are attractive, but not too attractive, you don't want to give you and your ugly friend's catchers heart attacks during trust falls."

I don't think this counts as objectifying women.  If I knew more about the two women than I would go on other things, but I don't.  Its the same exact thing as walking up to pretty girls at a bar as opposed to the ugly ones.  Only this one has much more significant consequences than me receiving a "hell no."

Maybe they just Down voted it because of TLDR.

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Technology, Science & Alt Science / C7 Corvette.
« on: January 13, 2013, 10:38:35 PM »
 :o

Personally, I think that the C6 is a great car.  It has major flaws, but it also is just so damn fun to drive its hard not to smile even as pits of interior plastic explode in your hand causeing the hemeraging of both blood and money.  But now we get details on the C7.  Why did GM make another Corvette, even though the world probably does not need another two seater sports car with a giant motor?  Because Race Car.

Anyways, the new vette seems to be, well, perfect.  Subjective opinions aside, the car is amazing.

-  A 6.2L 450 HP V8, while achieving over 26 mpg.  Official mileage has not been released, and is expected to be about 29 MPG.  This was achieved through the implementation of cylinder deactivation which allows the car to only utilize the cylinders it needs, making it a 3.1 liter 4 cylinder on the freeway, which while its not the first car to use this technology, its certainly using it to greater effect.

-  Probably most importantly, the interior is driping with High end leather and carbon fiber.  Supposedly gone are the days of the second class interior, the one where you had to defend yourself agains the barage of cheap plastics attempting to make you trade in the car for something else.  Anyways if the interior is built as nice as it looks, people will finally have to shut up about quality.

-  Pulls over 1G on the Skid pad, and well this is just a base stingray model.  The Inevitable Z06 and potential ZR1 will be mind numbingly fast.  it achievs this mostly with giant tires and no weight, but also through a new computer system that allows for 5 different settings, stiffer for the track and more comfortable for the daily drive.  The car is about the same weight that it was a year ago, but this is mostly due to more safety features that had to be cramed in there, and presumable due to the use of thicker than paper interior materials.

Well, That about sums it up for me.  Its cheaper than a 911, faster than a 911, sounds better than a 911, and, well actually, its about the same level of douchy as a 911, but who cares when everything is a blur?  In case you have not seen it and this post was not pointless, here is an article.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/14/2014-corvette-photos-chevy_n_2469677.html

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Arts & Entertainment / Planetside 2
« on: December 08, 2012, 08:24:21 PM »
So I have been playing planetside 2 a bunch now, about 8 hours in the last 2 days, and even though i am not much of a shooter fan, i think its pretty fun.  Anyone else checked it out yet?

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Arts & Entertainment / ONS's Music
« on: October 19, 2012, 10:12:00 PM »
I absolutely love music, and I have pretty varied tastes.  I know there is a now playing thread, but because other people are allowed to post in it I feel like I'm deprived of the attention that I deserve.  But in all honesty one of my favorite things to do is share the songs I like, and sing them to my special someone.  That being said I'm single, so I end up singing by myself in my apartment.  Long story short I am considering Posting a song or two a day in this thread.  I think most people will overlook it, or hate my music, but I think that for at least Supertails this thread will provide some enjoyment.

Today's song is one that I can't listen to without being happy.  Enjoy.  Also feel free to scream at me and tell me to die if the premise of this thread is utterly annoying, you won't offend me.

#" class="bbc_link" target="_blank">Julian Casablancas - Left & Right in the Dark

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Dating
« on: September 14, 2012, 07:59:03 PM »
So i have been off the market for what seems like an eternity now, and have never dated in a more adult environment.  So i have a few questions.

1.)  Is it weird to go to a bar by yourself? 

actually thats it, im fine in terms of the confidence/ im not socially awkward, i just am unclear if a girl will find my being at a bar alone as a red flag.  I have a legitimate reason for not bringing a friend, and no its not because i have none, although the reason does start with "i have no".

I have no friends 21 years of age or older.  All the clubs and bars where i live are 21 and up, which means for the next few months i will be a loner at the bar.  My current plan is to just stroll over to a table will a few girls and offer to buy the next pitcher/introduce myself and all that good stuff.  But without a buddy i just am not sure i wont come off as a psycho.

I am clean cut and not scary by any sense of the word (visually), so that should not be a factor. 

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Nathan Hale
« on: August 26, 2012, 10:52:42 PM »
For those of you who dont know, or remember, Nathan Hale was an american spy during the revolution (american).  (the accuracy of the previous description of hale is not an issue for the discussion i care to present)  He is most famous for what he said as he was about to be hung, "My only regret is that I have but one life to give for my country."

For this saying, he is an American hero.  Now many of you who have watched my posts may already know that i am a student of history at UCSC, very soon to be a historian. (Yay, pat myself on the back no one cares)  Anyways i have recently taken a course on Nationalism, and read a variety of perceptions of said "ism".  I only bring up UCSC for one reason, its an extremely liberal school.  So perhaps it's biases have gotten to me.

My first question is, should we respect Nathan Hale for what he said, is a life ever worth giving up in the name of a country?

My second question is, is a nation just an imagined community?

The FES has been a bit dry on good threads, and while this topic has surely surfaced in other threads (nationalism is in everything we do) i don't think there has been one so blunt as this.  Enjoy, and i hope this leads to some good discussions.

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Technology, Science & Alt Science / C3 454 Stingray
« on: July 20, 2012, 08:46:35 PM »
So some of you may have noticed that I no longer have my Saleen pictured as my profile, and well that's because I no longer own it.  I Sold it and bought a 1970 454 C3 Corvette.  Its completely numbers matching (means it has the correct and original motor) and really is a time machine.  Anyways here is my new* pride and joy.  Mind you I took the photos in my garage around 7:30 P.M.

Its got a brand new interior (all factory correct though).  It has the 454 390 Horse 500 Pound feet of torque Big block, and it runs great.  The paint is about 35 years old and is not the current type of paint used, so while the car looks great from 5-10 feet, but it is far from perfect.  I am going to see what i can do in terms of polish and perhaps patching, but I am not keeping a complete respray out of the picture.








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Technology, Science & Alt Science / CIV 5
« on: July 18, 2012, 05:54:14 PM »
Anyone play?  I have been enjoying the new gods and kings expac.  I know many people prefer Civ 4, but I never got into it.  I am looking for some possible play buddies.

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Arts & Entertainment / OVERWERK
« on: May 12, 2012, 01:06:43 AM »
So this is a song by my favorite techno artist, or whatever you want to call them.  I personally think he is quite talented, so i like to spread his work around.  Before you say you hate techno or house, just know that techno isn't really my thing, and that I honestly just think this guy is damn good.

http://soundcloud.com/overwerk/house

Enjoy!

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Arts & Entertainment / Stripes
« on: April 13, 2012, 05:52:33 PM »
Ok guys, I got some GT 500 stripes put on my S281 SC, tell me what you think.

Personally i really like what they did, it was obviously a top notch job, but it did lose some of its sinister-ness as its no longer all black.

Disclaimer
1.) So i am also getting the Rims powder coated in black, with a saleen logo in red on the center cap.  The rims shown are absolutely ugly with the current setup with the car, so do your best to ignore them.  Ill post some update picks with rims at a later date.
2.) The shop where the work is being done is called performance associates, they are located in San Dimas Cali.  The car is currently at 600HP at the crank, at 3600 pounds with fuel and driver.  If you see a car badged "Performance Associates (XXX)", it means stay away.  (the number can be 500,600,700,800,900, representing the horsepower bracket).  This guy is so good at tuning mustangs that he was contacted to help with the tune on the 5.0 mustangs.  he took my saleen from 425 to 500HP with just a tune.
3.) the car has not been washed/waxed in weeks, so some of the things that look like road rash are a combo of the California sun and dirt, the car as it sits is at less than 30,000 miles.










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Flat Earth General / Why didn't the USSR fake a moon manned landing?
« on: February 10, 2012, 01:07:15 PM »
Im curious as to why the USSR would not have simply faked their moon landing?  its obvious that they were planning to land on the moon, they had successfully landed on the moon with two lunar rovers and a number of scientific devices, and had orbited the moon successfully with multiple craft.  They had issues getting the modified Soyuz to reenter and perform the mission to their standards (they sent a number of Zond space craft on circa lunar missions), but do to repeated failures and the Americans getting on the moon first, they lost their funding.

So if this is all about money, why did the USSR moon program repeatedly report their missions as failures when they could have easily said they were successful?

The only real flaw was the lack of a heavy lift rocket, as the N-1 failed all of its 4 launches, but they could have lied and said that the proton was sufficient, especially since they were only planning on sending two men to the moon.  Or they could have launched two protons and rendezvous in space as the Gemini missions had proved to be possible.

it just seems weird that they were the first on the moon, then the first to soft land on the moon, the first to see the far side of the moon, and then decided to not even fake a moon landing?

this obviously proves nothing, but i hope it makes some of you think, is it really reasonable to assume that a money driven space program conspiracy would continue to deliberately fail missions even though it was obvious that if they did not succeed soon their budget would be cut as the Americans were already on the moon?

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Flat Earth Debate / V2 rockets
« on: January 11, 2012, 06:41:11 PM »
Before NASA existed V2 rockets were being used to take pictures and videos of the earth, which they showed to be round and roughly spherical.



http://www.google.com/imgres?hl=en&safe=off&rlz=1C1SNNT_enUS397US397&biw=1360&bih=643&tbm=isch&tbnid=spJaBGNgaRnj7M:&imgrefurl=http://wanderingspace.net/2007/09/smallsteps-wallpaper-v2-rocket/&docid=pl4Kh_t2-favWM&imgurl=http://wanderingspace.net/wp-content/uploads/2007/09/smallsteps-v2.jpg&w=1680&h=1050&ei=xUcOT8CfLcOOiALarfTYDQ&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=177&vpy=363&dur=486&hovh=126&hovw=182&tx=146&ty=112&sig=112182597954793266992&page=2&tbnh=126&tbnw=182&start=21&ndsp=25&ved=1t:429,r:17,s:21

These were taken more than ten years before anyone was worried about funding.  The rocket scientists were just trying to build weapons, and would receive funding no matter what.

FE debunked?

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Flat Earth Debate / Flat earth solar system incredibly inaccurate
« on: May 23, 2011, 04:46:48 PM »
When looking at a diagram posted by Tom to explain retrograde motion, I noticed that the diagram that was posted not only failed to explain retrograde motion as we see it on earth, if it were corrected it would need to include Epicycles, which are inaccurate when it comes to predicting the location of the planets in the night sky, and they also make for an extremely complicated orbital pattern as multiple epicycles are needed for some of the planets.  This has lead me to believe that the sun is in fact the center of the solar system with the earth orbiting it as one of the other planets, as this is a much simpler and much more accurate model for predicting the location of the planets in the night sky.

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Flat Earth Q&A / Retrograde motion
« on: May 22, 2011, 04:05:43 PM »
With the sun being directly over the earth, and the planets orbiting the sun, they are in extremely close proximity to each other, in fact it would almost appear that the planets are orbiting the earth, and not the sun.  But this brings up a relatively large issue, the issue of epicycles.  Given the position of the sun ( directly over the earth), does flat earth theory include epicycles in the orbits of the planets to account for their retrograde motion?

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Flat Earth Q&A / Space Flight
« on: May 21, 2011, 06:03:53 PM »
So, this was part of another thread that i created regarding dark energy, but i though it deserved some individual attention.

If in fact dark energy is propelling the earth upwards/forwards/ whatever you want to call it, why couldn't NASA simply launch rockets and spacecraft from the edge of the earth?  This would allow them to use Dark energy to support the spaceships and prevent them from falling back towards the ground.   And if sustained spaceflight is possible, why would NASA need to create a conspiracy to recieve funding, when they could actually conduct space travel.   

I would venture to say that space travel would indeed be easier on a flat earth, as you only need to propel your rocket over the Ice Wall.

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Flat Earth Debate / The movement of the Sun.
« on: May 21, 2011, 05:09:30 PM »
According the the Flat earth FAQ, the sun moves around the earth lighting up specific areas of the surface at different times.  The sun is being held up by dark energy (at least so far no one has corrected me on that one in my other thread), and FE has no explanation of what powers the sun. 

My question is, what generates the horizontal movement of the sun into a regular repeated pattern? 

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Flat Earth General / The Sun's power source.
« on: May 19, 2011, 08:31:33 PM »
Until the discovery of fusion it was difficult to explain the source of the Sun's energy source for astronomers.  Things like fossil fuels simply do not have the amount of energy needed to sustain the huge amounts of time that sun has been in fact lighting up our sky.

I have heard a variety of different theories on what powers the sun on these forums, from the downright crazy - solarshrimp, to the uninformed and not well thought out - pure fire.

Does FES have an accepted power source for the sun?  If so, what is it?

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Flat Earth General / Dark Energy
« on: May 06, 2011, 02:51:38 AM »
In FE,  one of the theories is that Dark energy is continually propelling the universe and earth upwards at 9.18m/s.  But why does dark energy not effect me as a person?

Take this example,  In RE theory, gravity keeps me placed firmly on the earth, an it effects all portions of my body equally based on their mass.  If I stop controlling my neck muscles, my head will dangle, rather than sit upright.  If i raise my arm above my head, and then stop trying to hold it there, it will fall down towards me. 
 
For some reason however,  Dark energy in FE does not have this same effect.  It only moves the earth upwards, not the things on the earth, for instance, myself.  If dark energy was working on myself and the earth, i would feel no attraction towards it, as it would be accelerating my body up at the same rate that it would be accelerating the universe upwards.

My question is, what allows DE to pick and choose what atoms to work on and what atoms to ignore?   

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Flat Earth General / Parallax
« on: May 05, 2011, 11:35:21 AM »
How does Flat Earth explain the existence of a parallax in certain stars?  The discovery of a parallax amongst certain stars is what led to a wider acceptance of the Heliocentric model.  Also what is the reason for retrograde motion amongst the planets in FE theory?  Both of these rely heavily upon our understanding of orbits and movements of the earth.   

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Flat Earth General / The Sun
« on: May 03, 2011, 03:11:36 AM »
I had a question about our sun and the way that it effects life.  If in fact there were moon and sun shrimp radiating light upon our earth, what is supplying these shrimp with energy?  I mean, this is one of the principle reasons for why the majority of astronomers believe that the sun is composed of highly compressed hydrogen and helium.

All life on our planet requires some sort of energy source, be it light, food energy, or heat.  What could these shrimp be eating?  And be careful in what you say, as very few forms of energy are efficient enough to provide the kinds of luminosity that fusion could provide.  Things like the burning of fossil fuels or consumption of plants by glowing life forms can not explain why the sun has persisted for as long as it has.

On a slightly different note, as i was reading the FAQ, I saw that the sun is explained in two ways quite clearly

1.)  The sun acts as a spotlight, as lighthouse does, it produces a concentrated area beam of light that only hits certain areas of the earth, which gives us our day cycle.

       -  Lights are not naturally concentrated.  In order to produce a beam the light has to be concentrated, usually by some sort of reflective material.  For example.  A campfire or a lightbulb will shine light equally in all directions.  in order to turn that fire or bulb into a beam some sort of reflective material must redirect the light, in other words focus it.  Does this means that the sun has some sort of reflective material that focuses its light?

2.)  The sun appears to set, but it simply gets to far away to be visible anymore.

      -  According to flat earth FAQ, the sun is a flat circle that does not set, it simply gets further away.  If the sun were indeed flat, then its shape would change depending on the angle at which it was viewed, unless it were a sphere, in which case it would look like a circle when viewed from any angle.

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