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This Korean ferry tragedy seems more horrific than the disappearance of the Malaysian airliner

Started yesterday 0 Replies

The world watches aghast as almost no progress is made rescuing the many people who were trapped inside the Korean ferry. Between cold water and air, depleting (or depleted) oxygen, and the fact that…Continue

Tags: disaster, tragedy, airliner, malaysian, ferry

Torture Works

Started this discussion. Last reply by Philip Jarrett yesterday. 46 Replies

Now that I have your attention, let me say "Okay, it CAN work."I'm not arguing here that torture always works or that it should be the first resort. That in some cases it is reprehensible is beyond…Continue

Tags: torture

For cat people only

Started Apr 8 0 Replies

Let's rattle off the antics and eccentricities of our feline friends. Here are some things I've noticed:Squeaky understands that I don't like her walking across my keyboard, so now she trots across…Continue

Tags: cats

Be the next Steve Jobs

Started this discussion. Last reply by captain kingsway Mar 23. 1 Reply

Steve Jobs surprised the world regularly with things we didn't know we needed until we saw them, and which since have pervaded not just our daily lives but our consciousness. Even when it's not an…Continue

Tags: Jobs, Steve

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Unseen replied to Devlin Cuite's discussion 'Things you hate.'
"Do you think "hate" was meant to be taken totally literally?"
3 hours ago
Unseen replied to Mike Donohoe's discussion 'What if Belief in a Higher Power is Not Belief in Anything Supernatural?'
"You've taken a wrong turn here, Mike. No atheist with even a cursory understanding of evolutionary biology will tell you that evolution unfolds at random. Evolution is non-random. Not quite so. While evolution progresses…"
7 hours ago
Unseen replied to Mike Donohoe's discussion 'What if Belief in a Higher Power is Not Belief in Anything Supernatural?'
"You do need to learn to condense your ideas. After all, even E=mc^2 can be explained in a rather short English sentence: "Energy is equal to Mass times the square of the speed of light" or even shorter "Energy and matter are…"
7 hours ago
Unseen replied to Ari E. S.'s discussion 'Science Isn't About Truth'
"So, absence is a state of being? an ontological state?"
12 hours ago
Unseen replied to Ari E. S.'s discussion 'Science Isn't About Truth'
"I succeeded in avoiding even trigonometry, much less calc. I'm one of those people who's good with concepts but not numbers and/or formulas. I breezed through topology and geometry but barely stumbled through algebra. Funny thing is, I…"
12 hours ago
Unseen replied to Devlin Cuite's discussion 'Things you hate.'
"New to TA. LOL"
12 hours ago
Unseen replied to Ari E. S.'s discussion 'Science Isn't About Truth'
"What is the difference between "I have 5 apples and take away 2 apples leaving 3 apples" and 5 (apples) added to -2 (apples) leaves 3 (apples)?"
15 hours ago
Unseen replied to Devlin Cuite's discussion 'Things you hate.'
"People are usually fanatics about specific things (which is why we call them fans). I'm a visual artist and I love visually beautiful movies. In that regard, I think of Last Year at Marienbad  (trailer below). To someone less attuned to…"
15 hours ago
Unseen replied to Ari E. S.'s discussion 'Science Isn't About Truth'
"I don't think any study of the philosophy of science would be complete without reading Dr. Thomas Kuhn's The Structure of Scientific Revolutions (PDF), an attempt to show that through a series of scientific revolutions, the sciences…"
19 hours ago
Unseen commented on Philip Jarrett's blog post 'I am tired'
"PJ (interesting initials with connotations of pajamas and peanut butter and jelly). My story is somewhat different and somewhat the same. in high school, like many kids, I was fascinated with Nazism's regalia (swastikas, the double lightning…"
19 hours ago
Philip Jarrett replied to Unseen's discussion 'Torture Works'
"I find myself agreeing with you, Unseen.   I grew up as the James Bond novels and movies were hitting the streets...love Daniel Craig, he's the best thing to happen to the franchise in many a moon. The problem isn't so much that the…"
yesterday
Unseen replied to Unseen's discussion 'Torture Works'
"I guess I'll just repeat my reply above: BTW, a great but little-known movie about how torture can escalate horrifically in a ticking time bomb situation is Unthinkable starring Samuel L. Jackson as a seasoned black…"
yesterday
Devlin Cuite commented on Unseen's blog post 'A great number of paradoxes, starting with Scroedinger's cat'
"I don't know if I should cry or laugh.Schrödingers cat was normal. That one actually makes somewhat sense to think about.The banana thing was starting to make me think "What the fuck?!?!"I couldn't follow the nonsense after…"
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Mike Donohoe replied to Unseen's discussion 'Is it okay to fire an employee for being too pretty?'
"Low income midget. That's funny. :) And you make a valid point."
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MA in Philosophy. I call myself an atheistic agnostic. In other words, I'm atheist until someone proves I'm wrong.
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A great number of paradoxes, starting with Scroedinger's cat

Posted on April 18, 2014 at 8:00pm 1 Comment

I'm sorry, but I had to stop listening to this bit at about the fourth paradox due to being out of breath from laughing. How long can you last?

Famous last words. No...really!

Posted on February 6, 2014 at 6:30pm 3 Comments

I found a website where Texas lists every capital execution from 1982 on. One of the more interesting things about it is that it includes any last statements the prisoners made. Interesting reading. Lots of "foxhole converts" among them, I note.

OBAMACARE Is Better Than You Think

Posted on September 24, 2013 at 11:40am 1 Comment

In just one week the main part of Obamacare will begin to kick in. This is the state level exchanges that will allow the uninsured to be covered. Beginning on October 1, people will be able to sign up to get insurance in their state regardless of their health.

Most people signing up on the exchanges will qualify for subsidies based on their income and family size. This means that the cost of insurance will be less than the advertised price.

This is good…

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More proof (if you needed any) that things go in cycles

Posted on August 21, 2013 at 9:30am 0 Comments

Samsung has released its new Galaxy Mega, which has a...(wait for it)....(wait for it)...(wait for it)...6.3-inch screen! Tablets tend to start off just .7 inches. 

I have to laugh because after a couple decades of making cell phones as small as possible...…

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At 10:30pm on March 25, 2014, Justin said…

ah yes Im new to it, thank u

At 2:58am on March 25, 2014, EMil Wentzel said…

Thanks :)

I'm still feeling my way around, glad to see so many wonderful positive and active voices here :)

At 11:56am on February 7, 2014, Reg The Fronkey Farmer said…

Thanks for the add Unseen. We took long enough lol...

At 2:46pm on August 30, 2013, Beth said…

Nice to meet you too!

At 3:45pm on May 22, 2013, Asura said…

Yeah i'am new here, seems like an amazing place :D

Thank you!

At 4:25am on March 3, 2013, Gregg R Thomas said…

You Tyrant You.  LOL

Oh well at least we now have Richard Bohn, I wonder how long he will last. :D

At 10:33pm on March 2, 2013, Gregg R Thomas said…

Nice to be here, your thread got closed.

That's one of my pet peeves about Internet forums, the arbitrary overreaching invisible controlling hand.  But maybe it's just me...I gots me plentys of pets that peeves me. :D 

At 9:20pm on October 26, 2012, Marc Poulin said…

What I meant was I can't believe we hadn't friended each other already. :)

At 8:44pm on October 26, 2012, Marc Poulin said…

I thought we already were friends. Oh well, the more the merrier

At 8:31pm on October 23, 2012, Melvinotis said…
Hi, just wanted to say I've been one of those people who have been "lurking" in the background for the last couple of months. Your comments and those of the other prominent posters make me feel like I have found a place for clear thinking. Thanks for your posts, even the snarky ones. Cheers!
 
 
 

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