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Flat Earth Q&A / Re: one face?
« on: January 16, 2013, 10:12:18 PM »
The luminescence is cyclical. Cyclicality is not unusual in nature.

Flat Earth General / Re: F.E.T. Catch-22
« on: January 16, 2013, 09:49:03 PM »
You overshot your reference a little, Saddam.  If you scroll up just a bit than you will see that the Ancient Babylonians had essentially the same classical elements (with the addition of wind) long before the Greeks.  In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if the Greeks based their classical elements on the Babylonian model.

Why does that matter? ???

The point being made was that they believed in said elements whilst believing that the Earth was a sphere. Not that they were the first people to come up with the theory of 4/5 elements. Read the posts.

Flat Earth General / Re: The motto - IN VERITATE VICTORIA
« on: January 16, 2013, 09:42:48 PM »
Actually, the earth not being hollow is integral to RET.  Hollow Earth Theory is a fringe RE theory because contradicts this tenet.  In this same way, non-conspiracy FET is a fringe FE theory.

I somehow missed this, but it should be addressed. You acknowledge that HET is a fringe theory within RET. Now, if something is integral to RET, then RET cannot do without it. If HET is part of RET, then clearly RET does not require that the Earth is hollow, as is obvious when one considers that the propose a round, yet hollow, Earth.

Similarly with the Conspiracy and FET.

The Lounge / Re: Wild West Lynching (Werewolf) - Players ONLY
« on: January 16, 2013, 09:07:49 PM »
Wilmore shut your dang mouth, you're dead.

If we've just had a lynch, it's night. Get with the program. I am here to whip your ass and hang you from beyond the grave.

Technology, Science & Alt Science / Re: Another post your desktop thread
« on: January 16, 2013, 08:52:05 PM »

My SIII. Nova Launcher is the biz.

The Lounge / Re: Wild West Lynching (Werewolf) - Players ONLY
« on: January 16, 2013, 08:28:47 PM »
What kind of sick psychopath would make a joke like this?  >:(

The name 'No-mad' is clearly an attempt to influence us subliminally, disguising his deranged state.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Gun Control
« on: January 16, 2013, 06:59:33 PM »
Rifle designed to assault enemy positions. Light, magazine fed, accurate at ~500m, and fully auto. That's my understanding somewhat mixed with the official definition.
This is correct. The bold part is why people in this thread keep using the term incorrectly.  An AR-15 is an assault weapon, it is not an assault rifle.

Yes, but with regard to jroa's point, the important detail is that the term 'assault' has its roots in the historical development of such weapons, and not in an attempt to demonise them through language.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Gun Control
« on: January 16, 2013, 06:50:46 PM »
What the hell is an Assault Rifle, anyway?  I can assault someone with any rifle.  I can also assault them with a broom, but I don't call it an assault broom.  Can we please stop using this term?

I've heard this "assault rifle is a political term" blabber a lot from what might be called the 'pro-gun' side. But I'm pretty sure that the term "assault rifle" relates to the historical development of these class of rifles and their intended emphasis in combat. The original assault rifle was the late-WW2 German Sturmgewehr, which translates roughly as 'storm/assault rifle' (storm having the connotation of 'storming a castle', or more infamously Hitler's SA).

A quick Wikipedia search backs this up:

In July 1944, at a meeting of the various army heads about the Eastern Front, when Hitler asked what they needed, a general exclaimed, "More of these new rifles!". This caused some confusion (Hitler's response is reputed to have been "What new rifle?"), but once Hitler was given a chance to see and test-fire the MP 44, he was impressed and gave it the title Sturmgewehr. Seeing the possibility of a propaganda gain, the rifle was again renamed as the StG 44, to highlight the new class of weapon it represented, translated "Storm (Assault) rifle, model 1944", thereby introducing the term

So I think what people need to do is stop pretending that 'assault rifle' is a political term. It has been the name of this class of weapon since they were invented.

Do NRA members not watch the 'Secret Nazi Weapons' programs on the History channel?

The Lounge / Re: Wild West Lynching (Werewolf) - Players ONLY
« on: January 16, 2013, 06:19:24 PM »
this is me getting revenge on you all when i come back from the ded

#ws" class="bbc_link" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">High Plains Drifter - Clint Eastwood

The Lounge / Re: Wild West Lynching (Werewolf) - Players ONLY
« on: January 16, 2013, 04:09:24 PM »
I vote for Chris Spaghetti, because the hell with you guys.

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The Lounge / Re: Wild West Lynching (Werewolf) - Players ONLY
« on: January 16, 2013, 07:31:49 AM »
After today I should be able to post more in here.  But for now, I vote to lynch Wilmore (12)
Rooster (1)

Not only are you a horrible idiot who is voting for me, but you still haven't sorted out your avatar. -1,000 post-count.

The Lounge / Re: Attention FES
« on: January 16, 2013, 06:27:23 AM »
Interesting. I always assumed the UK would have a healthy appreciation for microbreweries and the like. The Nashville area has a few nice restaurants/pub/microbreweries.

The UK is better than Ireland, but the craft-beer industries of both have lagged well behind the US until quite recently. But it's definitely turning around, which is good because beer nom nom

The Lounge / Re: Wild West Lynching (Werewolf) - Players ONLY
« on: January 16, 2013, 06:25:34 AM »
I'm not a whatever. Thanks guys. So deleting everyone's post-count after this.

The Lounge / Re: Wild West Lynching (Werewolf) - Players ONLY
« on: January 15, 2013, 08:14:33 PM »
Whatever. I am not whatever the bad guy is supposed to be in this theme. Probably a northerner or something.

Just watched 'The Tenant', a Roman Polanski film. Very tense, but also very funny in places. If you like movies that have a little fun with your brain, this is for you.

Arts & Entertainment / Re: The Doors Perform the "Reading Rainbow" Theme
« on: January 15, 2013, 07:58:13 PM »
I saw this a while back, and since then I've discovered his Bob Dylan impression, which is uncanny:

#ws" class="bbc_link" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Bob Dylan Sings "Charles in Charge" Theme (Jimmy Fallon)

The Lounge / Re: Wild West Lynching (Werewolf) - Players ONLY
« on: January 15, 2013, 07:54:42 PM »
You guys elected me because I abuse my power. It's standard WW politics. That was my whole platform, and it helped me win 90% of the votes over that boring 'law and order' varmint Saddam.

The Lounge / Re: Alcohol
« on: January 15, 2013, 07:53:41 PM »
Didn't want to drink anything until tomorrow, which would have given me 4 days without any alcohol, but my dad convinced me to have a pint of Deuchar's IPA after my shift.

The most important thing is how many alcohol-free days you have, rather than how many consecutive alcohol-free days you have. Three bingy nights followed by three abstinent days are worse for you than four more moderate days interspersed with three alcohol-free days.

The Lounge / Re: Wild West Lynching (Werewolf) - Players ONLY
« on: January 15, 2013, 07:50:27 PM »
It's the Wild West, not the 50s. No-one knows what a communist is, because they're not scared of them yet, and they can't read.

The Lounge / Re: Lord Wilmore's name
« on: January 15, 2013, 07:35:08 PM »
That's why I chose it.

The Lounge / Re: Wild West Lynching (Werewolf) - Players ONLY
« on: January 15, 2013, 07:31:30 PM »
I am the mayor, and I somehow fire you from the bar!

The Lounge / Re: Attention FES
« on: January 15, 2013, 07:30:47 PM »
But I drink white wines for the taste and not to get wasted but apparently that means I'm drinking crap that I don't want to taste.  ???
All the wine we drink is cheap and white and suits my palate.
And advertisement doesn't work here since wines aren't really advertised or at least I don't see them.

I have no problem with white wine. In fact, I recommended some whites to Ichi. I just think Pinot Grigio is generally really boring. Lots of people do. I did actually have a nice one once (wasn't expensive) that was all dry and lovely and pear-flavoured. But it's known that they are kind of unusual. Not necessarily expensive, just unusual due to market expectations. Just singling it down to Pinot Gris can helo a lot, as it's typically much drier, and can indicate a different target-market in terms of flavour.

I don't know why people drink Miller. And working at a grocery store I rarely see anyone actually buy Miller. People most frequently buy some more unknown brand, IPA, cider, or something like Guinness or Newcastle. People will tend to buy Miller for big groups like barbecues or on game days.

I know quite a few people who drink Miller and only Miller. It's basically the crap beer that they like most. For a long time that was what you had to choose from over here - I get the sense that craft beer has long been a much more healthy industry in the US than the British Isles. I think this is something that is changing though, as I see a lot more shops offering craft, faux-craft, or European (especially German) beers, and I've even started seeing local breweries on supermarket shelves (e.g. Tesco) of late.

Sorry about your McDonald's problem. I've stopped eating fast food so when I went there on break one day I almost threw up afterward. Not having cable helps with temptation I suppose.esco)

I don't generally eat fast food, but when I get that feeling, Double Cheeseburger healing etc.

The Lounge / Re: Wild West Lynching (Werewolf) - Players ONLY
« on: January 15, 2013, 07:17:21 PM »
I am a fat, over-worked mayor. The hero of the story should have sex with my willing, husk-character of a wife. That is how westerns work.

I don't know who to lynch.

The Lounge / Re: Lord Wilmore's name
« on: January 15, 2013, 07:14:42 PM »
I'm not sure how much clearer I can be about my name. I've been pretty public about it over the last year. I've used loads of pseudonyms in the past. It's called being on the internet. I just felt it was time to put my head above the parapet when I became VP.

Sorry I didn't answer your message, Neil, but to be honest it just seemed a bit trivial. I've got two interviews for the society coming up, stuff I have to do for work, and, you know(?), a life. Answering questions about whether my name is my name just isn't really up there.

I hope you're not going to turn into an FES Birther or something.

Suggestions & Concerns / Re: Please ban Nimp
« on: January 15, 2013, 06:51:22 PM »
It's not a huge deal, and if there are people here who actually like Nimp and don't want him gone, that's fine with me.  I had honestly thought that everyone else was as sick of his idiotic shenanigans as I was.

I don't have to like Nimp to not want to ban him. His topics are a bit vapid, but he appears to be a 'real boy' as opposed to a bot, and he hasn't broken the rules.

Suggestions & Concerns / Re: 'Ranks'
« on: January 15, 2013, 06:48:09 PM »
Yeah, there's no need to go on about it so much Thork, but beyond that I don't think you've done anything wrong. Yes, reports are a discreet way for users to draw attention to perceived infractions, but the overuse/abuse of the report function is against the rules, and we are publicly accountable for the rules, either through the often lamentably out of date "These people make me want to rant angrily" thread, or this board in general.

If one of the regulars were banned for misuse of the report function, you guys would without doubt (and perhaps justifiably) want to know the details. If it were confidential, we couldn't talk about it. As that would be a dumb situation, it isn't confidential as far as I'm concerned.

Information we have access to that is a necessary (or at least direct) consequence of using this site at all should remain confidential. I'm thinking email addresses, IP addresses, etc. But actions for which you can be held accountable for under the rules are not. Private messages may be private, but if someone spams other members with explicit PMs, we're going to inform the other members of that if they query the resulting ban.

And Thork: In all seriousness, my advice is to set up an email address dedicated to FES, and adjust your notification settings accordingly. There is no point getting a notification about a report when you're in a bar with some friends at midnight.

The Lounge / Re: Attention FES
« on: January 13, 2013, 11:48:39 PM »
White wines on the dryer side are better.

I was going to make some remark on the pretentiousness of wine aficionados thinking the taste of bitter stale poop is superior and makes them better people, but I'll leave it at that. I mean, a lot of people just don't enjoy the taste of alcohol and that's the way it is, hardly anything sad about that.

There are a lot of different tastes to wine, you just kinda have to experiment. And some people just don't like wine.

It is sad when you consider the prices people pay for stuff that is cheaply produced and has no flavour, and which they only drink because it gets them drunk. Booze shouldn't just be a delivery mechanism, and even if you just feel like getting hammered sometimes, there's no reason to pay the likes of Budweiser and Miller a single cent. These companies aren't the biggest because they make the best stuff, but because they market it well and price themselves cleverly. I actually prefer the really cheap cans you get in off-licences, because they often taste (slightly) better, and are at least priced accordingly.

I'm not really a 'wine afficionado'. Sure, I know the grapes I like, but I also know the crisp flavours I like best. Like I said, most of the wine I buy comes from supermarkets that carry the lines of specific producers and is fairly cheap. The difference is that it isn't produced by a major label which spends most of its money on marketing, and in flavour-terms aims to be consistently inoffensive and unremarkable. The big corporations of the drinks industry work exactly the same way as the fast-food industry: by taking bland, low-quality products, and marketing them well. I mean, every few months I get a serious craving for a double cheeseburger from McDonalds, but I don't think it's good, or that chicken burgers are bad just because the ones at McDonalds taste like filth.

I know some people really don't enjoy the taste of alcohol, but in my experience there's usually a correlation between that and what they are drinking. I never liked beer until I had a decent one, and then I instantly liked it. I wasn't even fancy stuff, just decent German beer. Now I love beer, but I still think Miller tastes godawful.

The Lounge / Re: Attention FES
« on: January 13, 2013, 10:12:43 PM »
Pinot Grigio typically (and infamously) tastes like lollipops or non. There is the odd nice one, but it's really rare, and it's a reflection of the sad fact that most people who drink alcoholic drinks either want them to taste like sugary childrens' drinks, or they don't want to taste them at all. The exception is beer, where it's almost exclusively about not tasting it at all. See: almost all mainstream beers. A really nice wine-shop owner near me tells me that his biggest selling wine (a Pinot Grigio as it happens) is also one of his worst. He says it's not a terrible wine, just quite non and boring. But people like it for that reason.

Next time have a dry white like Chenin Blanc or Chardonnay. The latter can be a bit bland, but at least it won't taste like there are six spoons of sugar in it. Avoid the Pinot Grigio. Same goes for Sauvignon Blanc, unless you get a recommendation in a nice wine shop. Recommendations are a great way to go, actually, especially if you ask the right way. If a shop-owner doesn't know you and you don't know much about wine, they may well try and sell you wine that they think you'll like, as per the above paragraph. So tell them that you've tried Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc (or whatever) in bars or restaurants, but haven't enjoyed it, and want to taste a good example of that kind of wine. You'll get a proper recommendation then.

It doesn't have to be expensive, it's just that getting a recommendation is a lot easier than starting from scratch and working out what grape varieties you like. I rarely drink anything that costs more than 10 euro (bearing in mind that 5 euro is the absolute cheapest filth you can get), but I know which supermarkets sell wine that is good value for money (as opposed to overpriced crap), and the kind of grapes I like. I also know which stores sell the kind of grape varieties and blends I like. Chenin Blanc is actually tough to find, but it's probably my favourite white. There are also some grapes that just don't do it for me. I've probably only tasted maybe one Merlot that I really liked. It's nice in some blends, but mostly I find it boring. I'm not a Nero D'Avola fan either.

Not to blather on, but basically don't write-off wine based on one bad example. Who knows, you may even discover a nice Pinot Grigio some day, though that's the kind of discovery that gets you a Nobel. :)

Flat Earth Q&A / Re: Why are the other planets round?
« on: January 12, 2013, 11:21:49 PM »
Also, Earth is blue because blue light is scattered more than the other wavelengths, not just because it's absorbed.
You still didn't answer why it's blue.  Why is it that Earth has an atmosphere that scatters blue light?  What makes it special compared to Venus and Mars?

Ummm...  The Earth is not blue.  The Earth is various colors from white clouds to blue oceans, green and brown land masses and so on.

Really markjo? We are not white, Shaq is not black, and the red planet isn't red. Clouds aren't all white. Not all landmasses are green and/or brown, and yes, all large objects are perceived as consisting of various colours. However, the Earth is supposedly mostly blue according to globularist doctrine, and Mars is commonly referred to as the 'red planet'. These points are neither controversial nor relevant.

What is the point of this post? It has no argumentative substance, other than the most pedantic of points, and one that is not relevant to boot. Please, less of this.

Flat Earth Q&A / Re: one face?
« on: January 12, 2013, 11:12:43 PM »
Their is no need to act quite so confused.

To be more accurate, there is no need for you to post in such a confused fashion. Either the Moon presents one face, or it presents different faces. You cannot expect to post two such mutually exclusive statements and not have them queried.

It's simple realy. Although most people think we only see the same part of the moon that's not technically true. It changes by a tiny fraction just not that much. Care to go into any depth on those two wonderfully simple explanations?

It's simple really. Although people claim to see different parts of the same spherical Moon, in fact the luminescence of the Moon's surface simply shifts.

Care to go into any depth on that half-hearted explanation? You know, "It changes by a tiny fraction just not that much"? What kind of explanation is that?

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