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Sep 23, 2017, 03:59 PM
 
Twist... this world is in base 8, so one of them is actually a conspiracy theorist.

You doubt me? Count their fingers.
     
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Sep 23, 2017, 07:07 PM
 
Late or early? Usually pre Lent Eastern European goodies.
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Sep 23, 2017, 09:14 PM
 
Not that early for Hannukah though.
     
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Sep 24, 2017, 05:12 AM
 
Don't feed the Catholics pączki after Lent. They're worse than gremlins.
     
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Sep 26, 2017, 06:58 AM
 
New study, er online survey shows psychopaths prefer rap music over other genres, along with financial newspapers.
More than three million people have responded so far, and while online surveys have serious weaknesses, the results so far suggest psychopaths favor rap music over classical and jazz. They also seem more likely to read the Financial Times than other newspapers.
This also implies they prefer printed newspapers to internet sources. Whew, we're all safe here.
     
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Sep 27, 2017, 06:28 PM
 
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Sep 27, 2017, 07:06 PM
 
That's awesome, it's about time. I wonder when they'll start letting them keep their clitorises?
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Sep 28, 2017, 04:49 AM
 
Originally Posted by Cap'n Tightpants View Post
That's awesome, it's about time. I wonder when they'll start letting them keep their clitorises?
That's not Saudi Arabia, I think, at least not commonly. It is an East African (think Sudan, Somalia) "custom" mostly.
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Sep 28, 2017, 12:35 PM
 
Originally Posted by P View Post
That's not Saudi Arabia, I think, at least not commonly. It is an East African (think Sudan, Somalia) "custom" mostly.
It's not so prevalent in Saudi Arabia, apparently, but it does happen:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Preval...y#Saudi_Arabia
     
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Sep 28, 2017, 12:47 PM
 
Looks like someone poured baby powder on the train.

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Sep 28, 2017, 12:55 PM
 
I've lost track of how many bomb threats there have been at our schools this year. Sometimes twice a day.

Someone has let their email bot run amuck.
     
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Sep 28, 2017, 01:13 PM
 
Those are kids scamming their way out of class, right?
     
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Sep 28, 2017, 01:34 PM
 
It's beyond someone wanting to miss the big test. This is coming from emails bounced via servers and VPN and spoofing. It's a hacker challenge.

They caught some israeli kid last year who was offering similar services on the black net for $30/email.

It's stressing everyone out, with lockdowns, emails, text alerts, shelter in place, people keeping their kids home wackiness.
     
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Sep 28, 2017, 02:30 PM
 
Originally Posted by P View Post
That's not Saudi Arabia, I think, at least not commonly. It is an East African (think Sudan, Somalia) "custom" mostly.
It is. From the Wiki article:

Female genital mutilation is present in Saudi Arabia.[25][47] FGM is most prevalent in Saudi regions following Shafi'i school within the Sunni sect of Islam, such as Hejaz, Tihamah and Asir.[176][177][178] In a clinical study, Alsibiani and Rouzi provide evidence of the practice in Saudi Arabia.[179] Another 2010 report claims post-FGM medical complications are an indicator of widespread prevalence of the practice in Saudi women.[180] A 2012 study finds, that of the Saudi women who had FGM, Type III was more common than Type I or II.[181]
It's pretty damned terrible too.
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Sep 28, 2017, 02:58 PM
 
Originally Posted by andi*pandi View Post
It's beyond someone wanting to miss the big test. This is coming from emails bounced via servers and VPN and spoofing. It's a hacker challenge.

They caught some israeli kid last year who was offering similar services on the black net for $30/email.

It's stressing everyone out, with lockdowns, emails, text alerts, shelter in place, people keeping their kids home wackiness.
This is America. We outsource.
     
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Sep 28, 2017, 03:00 PM
 
Another one, just now.

Someone's hacker program is in an infinite loop.
     
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Sep 28, 2017, 03:08 PM
 
I remember a few "extra" fire drills when I was in HS. Things have moved along.
     
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Sep 28, 2017, 11:54 PM
 
Wow, Saudi women:

Have to be 30 to drive,
can't drive at night,
must still cover their heads/faces,
must be married,
must have her husband's permission,
can't leave their home town/city,
their husband most post a bond of 2mil Riyal (~$520k)
and they can't drive alone.

I have a feeling there won't be many Saudi women driving and this is largely a token gesture.
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Sep 28, 2017, 11:57 PM
 
Maybe when they decide its not good enough they'll start driving vehicles into crowds of Saudi men.
I have plenty of more important things to do, if only I could bring myself to do them....
     
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Sep 30, 2017, 01:04 PM
 
Someone forgot to tell POTUS and FLOTUS that Dr Seuss is racist.


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Sep 30, 2017, 01:16 PM
 
That is baloney, agreed.
     
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Sep 30, 2017, 05:36 PM
 
Racism is presidential these days, didn't you get the memo/vote for it?
I have plenty of more important things to do, if only I could bring myself to do them....
     
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Sep 30, 2017, 06:05 PM
 
Most racism comes from the Left these days, you mean.
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Sep 30, 2017, 09:11 PM
 
Most? Hardly. And that is prime candidate for not only the dumbest thing you've ever said but the dumbest thing anyone ever said.

There are some OTT lefties who have as you say, blown it out of proportions, but they still aren't responsible for anything like the worst of it. In case you weren't aware, and you don't appear to be, saying dumb things like "minorities can't be racist" scores orders of magnitude fewer racist points than participating in armed marches holding torches, running cars into crowds, lynchings and shooting unarmed citizens for (at worst) being disobedient or disrespectful.
I have plenty of more important things to do, if only I could bring myself to do them....
     
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Oct 1, 2017, 12:27 AM
 
Originally Posted by Waragainstsleep View Post
Most? Hardly. And that is prime candidate... blah. blah. blah.
Yes, it's very fashionable to use white racial slurs right now, esp on social media platforms, and since those platforms don't treat it with the same urgency as they do with minority slurs, it feels like they condone it. Personally I think of it like, "whatever, they're obviously not right in the head, they're just feeding off the Left's outrage machine", but it does start to get a little disconcerting after a while.
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Oct 1, 2017, 10:59 AM
 
I guess the librarian herself forgot. All dressed up for the author’s birthday.
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Originally Posted by Cap'n Tightpants View Post
Yes, it's very fashionable to use white racial slurs right now, esp on social media platforms, and since those platforms don't treat it with the same urgency as they do with minority slurs, it feels like they condone it. Personally I think of it like, "whatever, they're obviously not right in the head, they're just feeding off the Left's outrage machine", but it does start to get a little disconcerting after a while.
Take a step back from Twitter, it's not healthy to obsess about the idiocy of the vocal minority.

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Originally Posted by sek929 View Post
Take a step back from Twitter, it's not healthy to obsess about the idiocy of the vocal minority.
If all of society was drunk, it would be like Twitter (really ALL large social media platforms with anonymity are like that). You get to find out what people think with the veneer of politeness stripped away. That has value, but at the same time you can't take it very seriously most of the time. I do draw the line at death threats, those are beyond the pale and should be reported immediately.
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Oct 2, 2017, 12:22 AM
 
Has "mayocide" hit Twitter yet?

I kinda like that one.
     
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Oct 2, 2017, 01:59 AM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
Has "mayocide" hit Twitter yet?

I kinda like that one.
Drowning is one way.
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Oct 2, 2017, 02:15 AM
 
It would have to be in mayo.
     
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This space for Hire! Reasonable rates. Reach an audience of literally dozens!
     
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Oct 9, 2017, 04:44 PM
 
Note to probationary firefighters: bring traditional gift of doughnuts. (I thought that was rookie cops.)
http://www.fox10phoenix.com/news/us-...lon-to-station
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Oct 9, 2017, 05:02 PM
 
I'm not getting it. Why is a watermelon racially offensive, and cause for firing? At first I thought he was a health-food nut, who brought in something healthy instead of cake donuts. Kind of like those insensitive relatives who give fruitcakes.

If we're going to declare a healthy food offensive, can we at least do it against a disgusting one? Peas, spinach, broccoli. Watermelon tastes good on a hot day.
     
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Originally Posted by reader50 View Post
I'm not getting it. Why is a watermelon racially offensive, and cause for firing?
https://www.theatlantic.com/national...-trope/383529/
     
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Thanks for the link.

Well, it fits here. Ridiculous and stupid.
     
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Oct 9, 2017, 09:37 PM
 
A delicious summer treat to make fellow firehouse mates happy turns into a racist attack? It must be 2017.
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Oct 13, 2017, 10:24 AM
 
Finland is celebrating the centennial of its independence from Russia this year, and local game developers have come up with their own way of celebrating that. They have made a game for the NES - sold on a physical cartridge - that includes three minigames: One of going down to the hotdog stand to have a drunken fight, one about shooting Russians at the border with the Zapper, and one about a seal with laser eyes (no details about the plot available).

https://youtu.be/ybUuHdV3CCU
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Oct 13, 2017, 01:17 PM
 
Are seals the national animal of Finland? I would have guessed some form of ungulate.
     
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Oct 13, 2017, 06:28 PM
 
Grape-kun... R.I.P.



Cardboard waifu has been removed.
     
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Originally Posted by subego View Post
Are seals the national animal of Finland? I would have guessed some form of ungulate.
It is usually the brown bear. I guess that that doesn't work all that well with the theme of shooting Russians. A quick google shows that Finland has the last remaining population of some highly endangered seal that I have never heard of. Probably the reason.
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Oct 16, 2017, 01:41 AM
 
I like the idea of better conservation through cybernetic weaponry. The U.S. is experimenting with Multiple Independent Reentry Owls.
     
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Oct 16, 2017, 01:53 AM
 
Grape-kun memorial!



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Oct 16, 2017, 10:43 AM
 
link to where that is? story?
     
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Oct 16, 2017, 11:17 AM
 
Where is it? I'll give you three guesses, and the first two that aren't Japan don't count.

Grape-kun's lady friend dumped him for another penguin, and Grape-kun got very depressed. The zoo got him a 2D mate who he much preferred to that 3D hussy, however, along the way, he himself lost an entire dimension.

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Oct 16, 2017, 08:44 PM
 
Some local random weirdness... guy pushed a total stranger onto the tracks in the subway, and then tried to block him from climbing back up on the platform. Bystanders ultimately intervened.

All on camera, guy's behind bars. I'd post a link, but there's no information other than he just got a Phd from Northwestern.
     
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Oct 18, 2017, 07:53 PM
 
This one time, at Boot Camp, I stuck a flute up my PC.
     
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Talk about being lucky AF ... twice!

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I assume he's fixing the glass from the 2nd story break-in? Because they only added bars to the 1st story, even though there's a ledge?

btw, pretty confident owner. It must be the owner, a contractor would need a safety strap or something. Don't lean back.
     
 
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