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by flash2015
Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:57 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Abusing The Word "coward"
Replies: 41
Views: 1488

Re: Abusing The Word "coward"

What is more dangerous or painful than death? Pretty much everything? Death is not at all painful as you're far too dead to notice. I dare say dying is, but the amount of time you spend dying when you explode a grenade in your face is damned near infinitesimal. As for danger... danger of what? You'...
by flash2015
Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Moderator Team Announcement
Replies: 48
Views: 6623

Re: Moderator Team Announcement

I wasn't really asking for minute details (to be picky, it is hard to keep implementation secret when the code is open source), but it is great you have an audit trail. Thanks for the answer!
by flash2015
Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Vote for Boris, or someone else.. UK election an early Christmas present
Replies: 9
Views: 639

Re: Vote for Boris, or someone else.. UK election an early Christmas present

The Lib Dem position on Brexit is to revoke it regardless of what the people actually want if the wonderful First Past The Post system gives them a majority from 30 something percent of the vote. This contrasts quite sharply with their usual policies of campaigning against the injust and undemocrat...
by flash2015
Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Shock Political News from the Americas!
Replies: 7
Views: 594

Re: Shock Political News from the Americas!

Kingdroid wrote:
Fri Nov 01, 2019 12:10 am
Ndp should rly have more seats.

But also, love how Oct always acts above it all. Even tho he's your generic conservative outraged by dumb shit the same as anyone else
His post is the very definition of "concern trolling", trying to make it sound like he cares when he really is just being an ass.
by flash2015
Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Abusing The Word "coward"
Replies: 41
Views: 1488

Re: Abusing The Word "coward"

In the end all I hear from your explanation is that he is cowardly because Trump says so. I don't know why you repeat that he killed two children as well when he blew himself up as if it meant something. It means he's robbed innocent people of their lives so that he can take the easy way out, you i...
by flash2015
Sun Nov 03, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Moderator Team Announcement
Replies: 48
Views: 6623

Re: Moderator Team Announcement

Oh wow. I agree. As Uncle Ben said "with great power comes great responsibility". With this huge breach in trust you really have no choice but to ban him completely. On a side note, how did he change his RR? I remember I asked this question a while back for ghug when he was a mod and he said it requ...
by flash2015
Thu Oct 31, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Abusing The Word "coward"
Replies: 41
Views: 1488

Re: Abusing The Word "coward"

Where is Jamiet? Perhaps he can set us straight. He can always be relied on to add some careful, nuanced, impartial thought to any discussion... :razz:
by flash2015
Thu Oct 31, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: Feedback/Bug Reports
Topic: A NaN Edge Case
Replies: 0
Views: 638

A NaN Edge Case

I think I may have figured out how to reproduce the NaN scenario I saw before. Here is how to do it: (1) Open two windows to the same Forum thread in the same browser. (2) In the first thread +1 a comment which has no +1s. (3) In the second thread, without refreshing the page (i.e. it still shows ju...
by flash2015
Thu Oct 31, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Abusing The Word "coward"
Replies: 41
Views: 1488

Re: Abusing The Word "coward"

I genuinely can't believe that this conversation is happening. Coward (Cambridge English Dictionary) "a person who is not brave and is too eager to avoid danger, difficulty, or pain" Abu chose the death of himself and three innocents rather than face the danger of the Americans, and the difficulty ...
by flash2015
Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Abusing The Word "coward"
Replies: 41
Views: 1488

Re: Abusing The Word "coward"

You also have to consider his religious views where he might consider death by blowing up making him a martyr where he goes to Islamic heaven. That's why so many suicide bombers exist there compared to other areas and religions. Are you suggesting that we redefine people who kill or let themselves ...
by flash2015
Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Abusing The Word "coward"
Replies: 41
Views: 1488

Re: Abusing The Word "coward"

I would suggest that the non cowardly option is the one where you suffer the American legal system and work daily for the rest of your life for whatever minimal gains you can achieve, rather than blowing yourself up and taking 3 kids with you. That is rather pathetic. Apart from the fact that he wa...
by flash2015
Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Abusing The Word "coward"
Replies: 41
Views: 1488

Re: Abusing The Word "coward"

The guy blew himself up FFS rather than allowing himself to be captured. That doesn't sound cowardly to me It depends on your definition of courage, I suppose. I don't see a lot of it in blowing yourself up. Indeed, in doing so he seems to have taken the least difficult path open to him, so I'd agr...
by flash2015
Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Abusing The Word "coward"
Replies: 41
Views: 1488

Re: Abusing The Word "coward"

Randomizer wrote:
Tue Oct 29, 2019 6:13 pm
There was also criticism about the Washington Post calling him an "austere religious scholar" in one headline version of the obituary.
Yes that was very silly. The #WaPoDeathNotices thread which came out of that was very funny.
by flash2015
Tue Oct 29, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Abusing The Word "coward"
Replies: 41
Views: 1488

Abusing The Word "coward"

Recently a journalist on Twitter criticized Trump for calling Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi a coward which is certainly reasonable given the definition of coward I know. From dictionary.com, a US website a coward is: "a person who lacks courage in facing danger, difficulty, opposition, pain, etc.; a timid or...
by flash2015
Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: China, the NBA, Hearthstone, and South Park
Replies: 21
Views: 1150

Re: China, the NBA, Hearthstone, and South Park

The big issue Chaqa is referring to is how China has becoming so powerful that it can force foreign companies to self-censor. Blizzard/Activision took back prize money from a Hong Kong based Hearthstone gamer and sacked announcers because the gamer made a pro-Hong Kong protestor statement during an ...
by flash2015
Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:16 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: That Impeachment Thread
Replies: 19
Views: 1477

Re: That Impeachment Thread

It's just Trump being Trump ;) Sorry, I've really not been following the latest storyline in the Trump show. The rugby world cup is on, for God's sake. Priorities, dontchaknow? Besides which, haven't we already exhausted the impeachment line? I thought it was a none starter because you needed 2/3 o...
by flash2015
Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: That Impeachment Thread
Replies: 19
Views: 1477

Re: That Impeachment Thread

@orathaic, so if I understand you correctly you think this is just politics as usual and there isn't a principal at stake here? I asgue the principal being that the president should not be using the power of the federal government to target political opponents. What makes this worse, is that Trump d...
by flash2015
Fri Oct 04, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: That Impeachment Thread
Replies: 19
Views: 1477

That Impeachment Thread

After logging in after a bit of a break, I am surprised (and disappointed) that this thread has not been started yet. I expected some name calling, coup references, Octavious saying it is just "Trump being Trump" and we shouldn't worry etc, etc. What is happening to webdip??? :razz: Anyway, so what ...
by flash2015
Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: August Ghost Ratings Published
Replies: 14
Views: 2895

Re: August Ghost Ratings Published

September? Honestly with the bots being implemented, Ghost Ratings has kinda taken a back seat to that. Ghost Ratings will come eventually, but at this point if ratings are published before October it would be because someone is feeling extra generous. I am curious - what parts of ghost ranking cre...
by flash2015
Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: People that set multiple alarm clocks
Replies: 14
Views: 1696

Re: People that set multiple alarm clocks

Is there any specific reason why you need to wake up an hour later (e.g. you work night shift)? If not, why not wake up the same time as him? Alternatively, the latest smartwatches (like Fitbits) have silent alarm function with snooze. If he doesn't have one perhaps on his next birthday gift him one...