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Topic: Serious Discussion / Hezbollah human shielding in 2006.

Sorry got my organasations mixed up (getting a bit tired as I need to finish some code and am making these posts while waiting for compilation=not always properly reading them).

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Hezbollah human shielding in 2006.

While hezbolla is using it’s population somewhat as a human shield it’s also somewhat hard not to. The remaining parts of gaza are all very densily populated meaning that there are no real places they can be without being close to someone, add to that that they haven’t been allowed to build defensive structures combines towards a population that has nowhere to go. Isreal has effectifly called for a nation wide evacuation and then closed the borders, that doesn’t work and I hold both isreal and Hezbollah equally guily to any civilion casuality in this conflict. Becuase of this it’s my believe that both should be boycoted until a peace has been established.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Religion - subproblem.

It’s not a good idea to extrapolate events but it is a good idea to extrapolate phenomena. In this case we extrapolate the phenomena that cultures tend to develop religions. And are you still disputing my first augments if so how?
For a non-complete list of cultures I’m thinking of: Ancient Egyption,Arabian,Aztec, Roman,Persion, Greek, Slavic, redneck, hollywood-superstars and the internet (all hail the spagetideity)

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Religion - subproblem.

All cultures are in one way or another superstitious therefor I believe religion will remain part of cultures into the future. We have evidence that mankind has sen
d rovers to mars (video) and it’s therefor likely that we have been to mars. If something has always held true then it’s not unreasonable to believe it will continue to hold true unless evidence comes to light that it might not continue to hold true.

So we have 2 points of evidence pointing towards religion remaining in extistance and now no evidence against it your turn.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Religion - subproblem.

Originally posted by yeasy:
Originally posted by thijser:

1 As shown by skinner pigeons will develop supersitions, as seen by large mammols holding memorial rituals around their death many annimals will develop some ritualistic behaviour.
2 Almost every culture has, when left to it’s own device, created a religion.
combine 1 and 2 yield that supersitions are likely at some level intragrated into humans.
This is my evidence your evidence is lack of the counter point I have provided evidence your turn

1.
Are you implying that every ritual equals existence of religion? Who do you mean by ‘skinner’? Are you implying, there’re other religious animals on Earth, than human?


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Almost every culture has, when left to it’s own device, created a religion


How exactly it implies, that we’ll continue that behaviour?
We’re thinking beings. How you justify reasoning, that we’ll not get rid of believing in supersitions permamently? Is it only because of fact, we did it in past?


1 Skinner is the most famous psycholigist in history (google him). And yes I consider the collection of all a persons supersitions to be his religion, annimals hold superstition therefor they hold a religion.
2 Until now gravity has always pulled towards the local centre of mass (currently centre of the earth), as you implying this could change at any time? Science is build upon extrapoliting evidene from past events into the future, we have no reason to believe this will change unless you provide us with evidence.
 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Parallel Universes

According to http://phys.org/news174921612.html there could be more then 10^10^10 000 universes each with it’s own set of phyisics, how much can you think of?

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Religion - subproblem.

1 As shown by skinner pigeons will develop supersitions, as seen by large mammols holding memorial rituals around their death many annimals will develop some ritualistic behaviour.
2 Almost every culture has, when left to it’s own device, created a religion.
combine 1 and 2 yield that supersitions are likely at some level intragrated into humans.
This is my evidence your evidence is lack of the counter point I have provided evidence your turn

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Is Religion Outdated?

At the very least pigeons are superstious http://psycnet.apa.org/journals/xge/38/2/168/
And take almost any group of humans leave them allone and they will have developed a religion so it seems resoanble to believe that humans have a natural tendancy to build religions of any time. Of course future religion might take very different forms from what it has now (aimed at the needs of the people from the future, no longer trying to explain the things science has already explained but focusing on the things science cannot explain (perhaps even on the most fundamental level of why?)).

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Jews Are Bombing Gaza

A sound military assessment leading to which one? Do you believe genocide is in this case the right answer? Or do you think they will befriend one another eventually? If so why not start today?

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / would a artificial human have rights?

The real question is why would we do that? After all the procces of making a new human is fairly simple (a bit time and resource consuming before adulthood but still) And itś hardly like we are moving towards a future with to few humans in it.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Jews Are Bombing Gaza

Or it means people go from launching (easy to intercept in this case) rockets towards suicide bombers. Seeing as you are not going to completly get rid of all suplies (you can make explosives out of almost any food by drying it and making it into a powder bomb which if properly staged can kill several people) I really think that the best course of action is lift the blockade cease as military action and begin distribution emergency releave. If the Palastineans think that the Isreali are their frends the conflict ends. But you cannot antagonize an entire population group and think that by taking away their weapons you can keep them quiet, you can either kill them all or eventually befriend them (or directly enslave them spartan style).

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Jews Are Bombing Gaza

Yes but in the middle of the desert not allowing pipes means not allowing water. How would you react if you had no water because a third party is blocking the suplies needed to make a water purification systems. I also highly doubt that it’s functional as one can always canabilize an existing system in order to make pipe bombs (remember you only need around half a meter so 100 meters of pipe equals 200 bombs, the average street contains that much pipe). And it’s not only not supplying but also not allowing pipes to enter Palastine.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Jews Are Bombing Gaza

On one hand we have a ultra-right/facist governement who is clearly treating one population is less who remains in charge because they fight a terrorist organasation that regulariy bombs civilion targets, on the other hand we have a terrorst organasation that has been elected into a ruling position only because they fight against a facist governement.
Tuna the people of gaza want to build infrastructure it’s their governement that doesn’t want to. And if Israel wants to improve the infrastucture could it maybe lift the ban on things like pipes? Kinda difficult to build a working water supply without pipes. Maybe if they cared more for the palastinines then Hazbola wouldn’t be so populair and would be voted out of office (of course the oposite is also more or less true but let’s be honest with ourself a terrorist organasation is less likely to change then a ultra right one).

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / why did the government fake the moon landing?

Originally posted by RollerCROWster:
Originally posted by vikaTae:

So if the moon landings were faked, how did the mirror array wind up on the moon? If you have access to an observatory for a project or a friend’s project, you can bounce a beam off them yourself, to prove to yourself that yes, they are actually up there.

So, what’s the explanation for a precision scientific instrument array having been built on the moon, one which it is possible to verify exists, if we didn’t actually go there?

actors put them there when they faked the landing

No they left that there when they were collecting moon rocks to ship back to earth for the fake moonlanding. They obviously landed a freight ship on the moon picked up several tons of rock brought it to earth, spread it over the ground and shot a fake moon landing.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Zwarte Piet, and sinterklaas. Racism or tradition?

Yes you are right just got my old gods slightly confused they were originally odin’s ravens (by the way this is also where their feather comes from). And the ravens were indeed supposed to represent memory and thought and would fly all over the world to whisper to odin everything that had happend in the world. Zwarte piet also informs sinterklaas about everything the children have done (and they write it in the big book). This does create a bit of a mix where they are both very smart and a bit bumbling (they often screw up but together they seem to know just about everything and are capable of making just about anything). It’ s also interesting to know that they each have a special role from "wegwijspiet’ (way pointing piet (the navigator)) to science piet to room counting piet and each of them is a mix of that bumbling nature with their own smarts.

And yes much of the afro bling does in fact stil come from slavery, they have done away now with the golden earring which was indeed a mark of slaves. A more modern version is that they are the people saved by sinterklaas (or the children taken by him now fully grown up (the story is that he takes naughty children with him to spain)) now black from the sooth. So that makes the chain:
odin’ s raven→ enslaved deamons(or deamons to be hunted away) → black slaves → saved people/grown children

By the way around this last point is also where santa splits off and black piet becomes an elf. So if you want to know what the general feeling towards these changes are imagine someone complaining about santa and his elves on ground that it violates the rights of the “little people” (except it’s harder to dress up as a small elf then to paint your face black).

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Zwarte Piet, and sinterklaas. Racism or tradition?

The way I personally see it is that the Netherlands does have a problem with race however zwarte piet isn’t really the biggest issue. The chimney is a more recent adition as the oldest source of a man riding a white horse accompied by black servants was loki with his ravens (the basic story then got involved with devils and then a saint with morish slaves to now man of unkown descent who have their faces black with sooth). The moorish stereotypes are the stereotypes that lived around 50+ years ago and are nearly unkown to todays youth. Anyway as a kid I always liked them and to me they were an early way of showing that black people are really friendly (my teachers were all white as were my parents meaning that until around 7 I only really dealt with white adults and children of varied races (rarely their parents)).

And yes Geert Wilders is very racist (although he says he isn’t worried about the muslim race but merly muslim ideology (his words not mine)). I think a lot more could be done there including maybe putting a little bit more attention on our role in the slave trade, my history book chearfully explained how our traders traded weapons to africa where resources were aquired that were then sold in America for a profit, it actually took quite a while before we figured out that “resources” meant slaves. Combined with this still being considered “the golden age” shows that our history books at the very least have little concern.

This is one of the deepest dutch traditions (more so than the tulips wooden shoes and mills) and as such people become very agresive when you try to change anything about the sinterklaas festivities. The moment anyone attempts to change them they tend to receive death treats (yes this included threatening to blow people up with bombs because “we will not give in to the muslim pigs”) which I think is also very wrong and a bit hypocritical (and very much showing why the people who want to change it might be right).

By the way 90%+ of the population believes sinterklaas should remain unchanged with a population that is roughly 20% “allochtoons” (a word that is generally used neutrally by both more social parties and by the more right wing parties).

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Zwarte Piet, and sinterklaas. Racism or tradition?

The current story as to why they are black is because of the fact that they have to enter through the chimney which means that are black from the sooth. The reason people complain against other colours is because chimneys aren’t coloured either.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Gun issues updates

To me banning guns has a lot less to do with the government not trusting me and more to do with me not trusting my live to every single stranger I meet outside.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / 1 in 3 AMERCIAN CITIZENS have been secretly implanted with RFID chips!!!!

Vika do note that just because I don’t have knowledge about a database means I can’t start building that knowledge. Imagen if several large shops were to cooperate on something like this they would be able to follow which chip visits each of them which financial information (credit card,cash or pin) is connected to someone they can also get cctv footage from you and run it against a facial recognition software. I don’t believe that this is currently being done but I can see it happen fairly easily, however again I see no reason to seeing as people are already willingly walking around with gps trackers in theirs pants that are a lot easier to track.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / 1 in 3 AMERCIAN CITIZENS have been secretly implanted with RFID chips!!!!

Originally posted by VoodooCoffeeGuy:
Originally posted by RollerCROWster:

link

tl;dr version, Obummer has been secretly putting RFID on AMERICAN citizens to steal their freedoms

discuss how Obomber is trying to DESTROY AMERICA

It is anatomically impossible for bald eagles to shed tears. Also, where are the non-continental states of Alaska and Hawaii?

Eaten by the eagle of course.
Anyway I still think the risk of being tracked by your mobile, your laptop or other electronical device is far greater then by a RFID chip.

 
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Topic: Game Programming / What's with all the hate on Unity?

Unity doesn’t really work on linux right now that reduces your audiance by about 10%. It doesn’t always seem to work well on mac either os it means that a good percentage of players can play your game.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / 1 in 3 AMERCIAN CITIZENS have been secretly implanted with RFID chips!!!!

Related we played a game of hide and seek recently on uni, was quite a lot of fun to see how students can cheat at these games I was using a detector for a number of wireless signals that was showing me local sources (read the mobiles they were using for their tools in order to avoid being found while the person searching us was using a RFID scanner in combination with gps trace against our phones, it’s supringly easy to trace people on medium range via the phones as they are poorly secured and RFID can find you on short distances. Privacy wise I think your phone really is the bigger proble,.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / 1 in 3 AMERCIAN CITIZENS have been secretly implanted with RFID chips!!!!

Your article refers to a study that shows that a large number of people carry RFID chips inside them mainly because of various pieces of hardware they have inside their bodies. Apperently most of these are inside toothfillings which due to quality control all have RFID chips inside. Looking at the type of chips used these chips could be traced up to a distance of 15 meters with sensative equipment, shorter then the normal range one can be identified with using a camera. This isn’t dirrectly relate to obama but to the medicial industry which uses these chips to keep track of their stock.

If you want to dissable one of these chips you have to expose it to a powerfull magnetic force, that should destroy the chip.Don’t forget to also destroy the one inside your shoes, pants and other pieces of clothing, your car also likely carries one. Of course it’s much easier to track you if you have a mobile.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Describe the user above using a POKEMON!

abra

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / could aborted fetuses really solve the energy crisis?

The average new born weights just over 3 kg (fetusses will be depending opon the moment of abortion lighter), 1 kg of body fat contains 37 kilo joules of energy and the body as a hole contains rougly half that. This means that we will not be able to gain more then 55 Megajoules per abortion, 1 Litre of fuel contains around 46 Megajoules. A very energy effiecient car drives aprox 20 KM per litre of fuel so that makes 2.3 megajoules per KM, So in order to be energy effiecient you would need to be within 24 km (or 15 miles) of an abortion clinic or you would lose energy in this transaction.

We used 143,851 terrawatt/hours of energy in 2008 which is 5.178636 × 10^20 joules joules. Or around 9.4 *10^12 aboritions worth of energy. That makes or that makes around 1300 abortions per person, in order to supply this the average person (both male and female)would need to have an abortion every 7 hours, again all of these abortions would have to be as late as possible so that we can still call them abortions (minutes before birth) or else the weight will be to low. This might seem difficult but maybe with the help of suffiecient genetic manupulation and growth hormones it could work.