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by Sir-Sister-of-Suck
Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Hypothetical experiment...
Replies: 0
Views: 63

Hypothetical experiment...

Let's say there's this massive figure in popular culture with a sizable audience. Could be a stand-up comedian, could be a political commentator, movie star, whatever. Just someone who seems to have a lot of charisma, with a legion of fans at his beck and call. This guy is then invited onto a show w...
by Sir-Sister-of-Suck
Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Reputation
Replies: 2
Views: 100

Re: Reputation

I think it depends on where it happened. If these meltdowns got plastered all over facebook, I could definitely see why people still remember it. I would usually say embrace it, you know be the first to bring it up in a conversation - unless you feel like the people talking about it are doing it in ...
by Sir-Sister-of-Suck
Mon Dec 24, 2018 4:39 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Why do lower class people oppose Basic Income?
Replies: 44
Views: 553

Re: Why do lower class people oppose Basic Income?

I'm not necessarily against the idea of a UBI, I just don't understand why people always jump the gun that the government is the only entity capable of supplying such a thing. I find this especially counter-intuitive, where it's being proposed in a hypothetical situation of a mass work scarcity crea...
by Sir-Sister-of-Suck
Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Alinsky's Rules for Radicals
Replies: 217
Views: 3508

Re: Alinsky's Rules for Radicals

This thread concerns the essential philosophical question: Is the purpose of Man to serve the state or is the ideal purpose of the state to serve Man? The attraction to freedom vs the attraction to conceptions of statist slavery? I think that's a false dichotomy - the purpose of the state is to ser...
by Sir-Sister-of-Suck
Mon Oct 01, 2018 5:48 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Alinsky's Rules for Radicals
Replies: 217
Views: 3508

Re: Alinsky's Rules for Radicals

If there is no higher authority pertaining to morals What? Who proposed that? My point was that I don't want the government to take a specific religion in mind to its foundation. That will lead to its role being more than just the protection of our rights, and draws a pretty clear line to rationali...
by Sir-Sister-of-Suck
Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:24 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Alinsky's Rules for Radicals
Replies: 217
Views: 3508

Re: Alinsky's Rules for Radicals

Nick_A wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 12:50 am
How would a government denying a higher authority "guide its people in a certain moral direction, whether that be indirectly or much more sinister.?
I specifically don't want them to do that. Maybe re-read my post and realize that was my point.
by Sir-Sister-of-Suck
Sun Sep 30, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Alinsky's Rules for Radicals
Replies: 217
Views: 3508

Re: Alinsky's Rules for Radicals

7) Religion – Remove the belief in the God from the Government and schools Religion in government is much more characteristic of a socialist policy, because it's an attempt to provide more for the people than the mere protection of their rights. It usually leads to that government attempting to gui...
by Sir-Sister-of-Suck
Sun Sep 30, 2018 3:01 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Major news predictions good thru to the end of 2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1998

Re: Major news predictions good thru to the end of 2019

A lot of software still isn't optimized for quad-core processors even though it's much faster in theory and has been common place for about 10 years. 13 yrs. and only now are 4 core PCs useful sometimes (handbeak)......................while AMDintel are hauking 6 - no 8 no 16 core systems!!!! lol Y...
by Sir-Sister-of-Suck
Sat Sep 29, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Yeah, this is gonna work out just fine.
Replies: 7
Views: 336

Re: Yeah, this is gonna work out just fine.

Then use a proxy to connect to another server of the website that doesn't follow the rules of this copyright crap. And if they decide to take it site-wide, they will be signing their own death sentence that will usher in a new line of social media sites. They won't have to. Here, we got folks advoca...
by Sir-Sister-of-Suck
Sat Sep 29, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Yeah, this is gonna work out just fine.
Replies: 7
Views: 336

Re:

I hope you're right, Flash, cuz it's that kinda nonsense that floats across the pond and winds up here, in Amur'ca I don't know, the big social media sites like facebook and youtube tend to be pretty good at being region specific. They're not going to implement a very restrictive regulation of anot...
by Sir-Sister-of-Suck
Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:37 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Major news predictions good thru to the end of 2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1998

Re: Major news predictions good thru to the end of 2019

It's just my guess, and it's not a solid one, but I think we will never have quantum computers that will be able to run any task, not even close. Because the qubits that such computers use will always have a genuinely random behaviour for all practical purposes; there will never be a magic trick th...
by Sir-Sister-of-Suck
Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Major news predictions good thru to the end of 2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1998

Re: Major news predictions good thru to the end of 2019

Yes it may take many more years simply because Moore’s Law has run its course. We'll see. Yeah, by the time we have software (or hardware in the case that we use it for more than simple computations) that's made for quantum computers, it seems likely to me that we'll have vastly superior machines u...
by Sir-Sister-of-Suck
Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:52 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Major news predictions good thru to the end of 2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1998

Re: Major news predictions good thru to the end of 2019

D) No quantum supremacy announcement Yeah no. Try next century. Because after we actually learn how to use the ones we supposedly have already, it's going to take many more years after that before we have optimized software capable of utilizing the power of a quantum computer. A lot of software sti...
by Sir-Sister-of-Suck
Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:28 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Major news predictions good thru to the end of 2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1998

Re: Major news predictions good thru to the end of 2019

1) 'Social democrats' take a sweeping win during the midterms 2) We enter a recession shortly before the next presidential election, which trump will be blamed for because he wants to live in this idiotic fantasy of having full culpability for our economy. 3) Bitcoin will not get an ETF 4) People wi...
by Sir-Sister-of-Suck
Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Can there be such a thing as a "Liberal Dictatorship"?
Replies: 98
Views: 2869

Re: Can there be such a thing as a "Liberal Dictatorship"?

There are left-leaning dictatorships. But if I were strictly using the definition of 'liberal' to mean what it is suppose to, no.