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by Sonic#
Thu Nov 15, 13:32 2018
Forum: Random
Topic: what's your favorite website?
Replies: 17
Views: 350

Re: what's your favorite website?

^ You have assumed the rate is a lot higher without evidence. Your assumption comes from a false equivalency - that a trash site's estimate is equivalent to peer-reviewed research, such that a discrepancy between the two might be somewhere between the trash estimate and an estimate generated from a ...
by Sonic#
Thu Nov 15, 12:58 2018
Forum: Random
Topic: what's your favorite website?
Replies: 17
Views: 350

Re: what's your favorite website?

You're committing a kind of argument from ignorance. You're saying that the relatively reliable stats Enigma linked to can't be trusted (without evidence or statistical knowledge of your own), but then you're injecting your assumptions (which are even less credible) of what you think the rate of fal...
by Sonic#
Mon Nov 12, 13:37 2018
Forum: Mixed Media
Topic: What games have you played lately?
Replies: 39
Views: 4115

Re: What games have you played lately?

I've been playing Dragon Quest XI for about two months. I'm nearing the end of the "second act" of the game. I've heard there are three. This is certainly my favorite Dragon Quest game. These are old-school RPGs, with turn-based combat and lots of story and NPC dialogue. Lots of minigames - the casi...
by Sonic#
Sat Nov 3, 9:47 2018
Forum: Random
Topic: Can you sing on key?
Replies: 3
Views: 75

Re: Can you sing on key?

Whenever I sing, usually for some holiday event, someone comments that I have a good voice. My musical training was exclusively through music classes in elementary and middle school, so on a good day I can identify notes on a sheet and ding them out on a piano. So I don't know if I'm in key.
by Sonic#
Sat Nov 3, 9:44 2018
Forum: Random
Topic: What would you change about your home?
Replies: 3
Views: 82

Re: What would you change about your home?

I'd have actually put up the mirror in my guest bathroom. We're renting, and the situation has been otherwise good (prompt care for A/C and other maintenance requests), but it's so weird to move in and find the guest bathroom mirror on the living room floor.
by Sonic#
Thu Nov 1, 12:11 2018
Forum: Science & Technology
Topic: Kepler telescope
Replies: 1
Views: 69

Re: Kepler telescope

Awesome gallery link, Nachos. :D I remember attending a convention panel where Kepler was being discussed. It hadn't been launched yet. What I love: how fine the evidence is. The actual Kepler images are basically capturing light from stars: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/02/329161...
by Sonic#
Mon Oct 22, 18:08 2018
Forum: Random
Topic: What band broke up that you'd like back together?
Replies: 6
Views: 106

Re: What band broke up that you'd like back together?

^ Certainly the first breakup I thought of.

Also, this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDTSUwIZdMk
(Sonic Youth)
by Sonic#
Mon Oct 22, 17:57 2018
Forum: Random
Topic: Happy birthday Sonic#!
Replies: 9
Views: 203

Re: Happy birthday Sonic#!

I appreciate it! I just got a belated gift for my birthday (a nice dress shirt and a gift card for my Switch), so it's not too late. XD
by Sonic#
Mon Oct 22, 17:56 2018
Forum: Ranting
Topic: ‘Transgender’ Could Be Defined Out of Existence Under Trump Administration
Replies: 8
Views: 193

Re: ‘Transgender’ Could Be Defined Out of Existence Under Trump Administration

^ It boggles my mind how blatantly someone can speak on behalf of "science" or "objectivity" while wilfully denying the science and the existence of transgender people, climate change, evolution, and a long list of other things.
by Sonic#
Sat Oct 20, 11:52 2018
Forum: New Members
Topic: Hello my friends!
Replies: 4
Views: 76

Re: Hello my friends!

Do you like ... yellow cake?
by Sonic#
Thu Oct 18, 20:56 2018
Forum: Ranting
Topic: Tit for Tat.
Replies: 8
Views: 386

Re: Tit for Tat.

You're not really denying the role of power in rape or sexual harassment. Yes, rape and sexual harassment involves overpowering people. And I still disagree with you about desire too. Genders are not so unequal in desire as you're making it out to be. The differences in sexual behaviors tend to be s...
by Sonic#
Thu Oct 18, 12:13 2018
Forum: Random
Topic: can you paint?
Replies: 4
Views: 122

Re: can you paint?

If you can paint a room, you can paint a picture. It might not be a great picture. ;)

I did water colors as a kid, and did a bit of painting for craft purposes at a few points. I'm no artist, but I can keep the liquid in sketched-out lines!
by Sonic#
Thu Oct 18, 8:09 2018
Forum: Random
Topic: Happy birthday Enigma!
Replies: 4
Views: 85

Re: Happy birthday Enigma!

Happy birthday! May you have a fish-dance day!

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by Sonic#
Tue Oct 16, 7:23 2018
Forum: Random
Topic: When's the last time you went to the doctor?
Replies: 1
Views: 96

Re: When's the last time you went to the doctor?

A year and a half ago. I've avoided going since because (first) I was grossly overcharged for a routine procedure. They charged me one thing, and then upgraded the entry *three* times to charge me at least a hundred more each time. All in all, I paid several hundred dollars out-of-pocket to biopsy a...
by Sonic#
Fri Oct 12, 8:32 2018
Forum: Ranting
Topic: Tit for Tat.
Replies: 8
Views: 386

Re: Tit for Tat.

Isn't "the control of pleasure" about both sex and control? Isn't control a kind of power? Isn't that more than a side effect? I hear you disavowing power as a part of sex, but we're also talking about rape and sexual assault, not merely sexual fantasies or rough consensual sex. Power - being the ad...
by Sonic#
Fri Oct 12, 8:17 2018
Forum: Random
Topic: Would you rather be hot or cold?
Replies: 3
Views: 252

Re: Would you rather be hot or cold?

I have been told I radiate a lot of heat. I usually don't get the benefit of feeling this for myself - I tend to get cold hands. So I prefer to be moderately hot in indoor environments. That said, where I live the heat usually comes with very high humidity. Humidity where sweating brings no relief, ...
by Sonic#
Fri Oct 12, 8:13 2018
Forum: Random
Topic: What would you name your yacht?
Replies: 1
Views: 57

Re: What would you name your yacht?

Hubert the Yacht of Hubris.
by Sonic#
Tue Oct 9, 12:12 2018
Forum: Ranting
Topic: Tit for Tat.
Replies: 8
Views: 386

Re: Tit for Tat.

Two thoughts: First, I agree with you that women and men both have reasons to worry about public safety. I don't think those memes assume that men don't have to worry at all. Instead, I would pin the argument down as one of two items: 1. Women have to develop strategies specific to sexual assault an...
by Sonic#
Tue Oct 9, 11:27 2018
Forum: Random
Topic: Happy birthday Sonic#!
Replies: 9
Views: 203

Re: Happy birthday Sonic#!

Thanks! I had a mild case of food poisoning, so most of my day was spent recovering. I did have a bit of cake at the end though!
by Sonic#
Fri Sep 28, 11:56 2018
Forum: Random
Topic: Are you making car payments?
Replies: 6
Views: 184

Re: Are you making car payments?

No. My car is old. I'm riding out the lack of car payment as long as I can.
by Sonic#
Fri Sep 28, 11:56 2018
Forum: Random
Topic: what rivers have you seen?
Replies: 5
Views: 181

Re: what rivers have you seen?

Lots.

I was most excited to see the Thames. The Mississippi river is the longest I've seen in person.

"What rivers have you smelled?" would be a better question. I've witnessed some stinky, stinky rivers.
by Sonic#
Fri Sep 28, 11:53 2018
Forum: Pregnancy & Parenting
Topic: How important is school?
Replies: 6
Views: 804

Re: How important is school?

So I started thinking about what makes a good school. In high school I went to a ‘good’ school and remember thinking it was just a bunch of already privileged students whose outcomes were not really based on what teachers did or didn’t do. Ding ding ding! This is something that has come up recurren...
by Sonic#
Fri Sep 21, 9:49 2018
Forum: Polls
Topic: Which of these should I be most stressed about?
Replies: 4
Views: 93

Re: Which of these should I be most stressed about?

Thanks. Most of my week has been good, but Wednesday had so many weird events, and in addition to that there's the constant undercurrent of tension that came out as I was making the poll.