Author Topic: A Random Thought  (Read 2300365 times)

RogueGunslinger

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Re: A Random Thought
« Reply #32800 on: March 19, 2015, 04:17:52 AM »
There are so many ways to argue around "true" statistics.

1) Attack the methodology. Sample size, control and replication are all popular weak points.

2) Attack the relevance. More herpes doesnt equal: whatever the fuck their racist point is.

3) Deflect their argument. Bring up some other sourced statistic that has an equal amount of irrelevance to the point he's making.

Or, my personal favorite:

4) Ignore their argument. Hell, you could just ignore the whole conversation because it's probably worthless anyway.


MeTekillot

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Re: A Random Thought
« Reply #32801 on: March 19, 2015, 04:18:31 AM »
but i need to defend truth, justice, and the leftist way!!!
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HavokBlue

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Re: A Random Thought
« Reply #32802 on: March 19, 2015, 05:14:48 AM »
last time I got into an argument with racist conservatives on Facebook, one of them goes "WE NEVER HELPED OSAMA!!!!!!!!!!!!!" and accused me of making things up when I pointed out the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. The other one's response was "you are hurting my brain so much with your ideology please just stop it uhhgg".

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racurtne

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Re: A Random Thought
« Reply #32803 on: March 19, 2015, 08:50:06 AM »
If you say something I don't want to hear, you're a commieterrorist.

It's almost like history really does repeat itself.
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Desertman

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Re: A Random Thought
« Reply #32804 on: March 19, 2015, 10:11:45 AM »
Refuted a post about the statistics of herpes in the black community to derail a racism train, even though the statistics I refuted were true.

Math isn't racist...
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TheWanderer

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Re: A Random Thought
« Reply #32805 on: March 19, 2015, 03:34:14 PM »
nobody ever admits it, but everyone occasionally picks their nose in private

that's not up for debate. the question you should be asking them is what they do with the boogers
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RogueGunslinger

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Re: A Random Thought
« Reply #32806 on: March 19, 2015, 05:33:39 PM »
Roll them into little balls and shoot them through straws at people.

Aruven

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Re: A Random Thought
« Reply #32807 on: March 20, 2015, 12:31:29 AM »
I guess I'm bad at English. Or maybe I have a terrible reputation. I go ask for advice and get asked if I'm high and contemplating a shoot out with police. Thanks guys.

MeTekillot

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Re: A Random Thought
« Reply #32808 on: March 20, 2015, 03:32:07 PM »
I like English because saying "I just had to" implies either you had to work extremely hard, or barely had to work at all to do something.

"I just had to move a mountain to get this done."

"I just had to flip a switch to get this done."
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Marauder Moe

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Re: A Random Thought
« Reply #32809 on: March 20, 2015, 03:36:13 PM »
The former usage is sarcastic, though.

MeTekillot

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Re: A Random Thought
« Reply #32810 on: March 20, 2015, 03:38:21 PM »
I think it really depends on how you stress the words. You can use it non-sarcastically with the right emphasis. I guess a lot of languages depend on how you emphasize certain syllables and words, though.
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Marauder Moe

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Re: A Random Thought
« Reply #32811 on: March 20, 2015, 04:24:54 PM »
When you use it non-sarcastically it means "barely had to work at all" as you said.  When you use it with a task that is clearly not easy it becomes sarcasm and thus means the opposite.  Extra stress on the word also helps convey that intention, but usually context is sufficient.

EDIT: Actually I guess a better description is "irony" rather than "sarcasm", which indeed implies more scorn/insult.
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Barsook

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Re: A Random Thought
« Reply #32812 on: March 20, 2015, 07:40:45 PM »


Mind-blown.

MeTekillot

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Re: A Random Thought
« Reply #32813 on: March 20, 2015, 07:47:15 PM »
Seems like something you'd see in the back of the restaurant you work $7.25 an hour for.
There really is no attempt at making different magicks balanced.  The imbalance is intentional and part of the game world

LauraMars

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Re: A Random Thought
« Reply #32814 on: March 20, 2015, 08:15:04 PM »
who said those integers represented percents?

I thought the cipher was just WHOLE NUMBERS
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LauraMars

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Re: A Random Thought
« Reply #32815 on: March 20, 2015, 08:15:46 PM »
^^ oh my god that was my 7777th post and it did not disappoint
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Barsook

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Re: A Random Thought
« Reply #32816 on: March 20, 2015, 08:27:00 PM »
Isn't 777 more important than 7777?

RogueGunslinger

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Re: A Random Thought
« Reply #32817 on: March 20, 2015, 08:29:24 PM »
Not if we devise that 7 is the best number and the more times you get 7 the better that number becomes.

Nergal

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Re: A Random Thought
« Reply #32818 on: March 21, 2015, 09:20:10 AM »
  

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Re: A Random Thought
« Reply #32819 on: March 21, 2015, 10:10:13 AM »
Seems like something you'd see in the back of the restaurant you work $7.25 an hour for.

that exact image has been printed out in black and white slapped on every available surface in our break room
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Malken

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Re: A Random Thought
« Reply #32820 on: March 21, 2015, 10:23:58 AM »
I would try to find out what sort of FUCKOFF word I can make equal to 100% as well.
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Kol

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Re: A Random Thought
« Reply #32821 on: March 21, 2015, 11:11:36 AM »
I would try to find out what sort of FUCKOFF word I can make equal to 100% as well.

F=6 U=21 C=3 K=11 O=15 F=6 F=6

For ease of use, I've changed the double F into a 12.

11 * (15 - 12 / (6 - 3)) - 21 = 100
(15 * 11 + 12 * 6) / 3 + 21 = 100
(15 + 12 + 6) * 11 / 3 - 21 = 100
12 * 6 + 21 + 15 + 3 - 11 = 100
11 * (6 + 15 / 3) - 21 = 100
12 * 11 - 21 - 6 - 15 / 3 = 100
11 * (12 + 15 / 3 - 6) - 21 = 100
15 * (11 - 6) + 21 + 12 / 3 = 100
11 * (15 - 12 / 3) - 21 = 100
(15 - 12 / (6 - 3)) * 11 - 21 = 100
15 * 12 * 3 / 6 + 21 - 11 = 100
(12 + 6) * 15 / 3 + 21 - 11 = 100
(6 + 15 / 3) * 11 - 21 = 100
12 * (6 + 15 / 3) - 21 - 11 = 100
(12 + 15 / 3 - 6) * 11 - 21 = 100
(15 - 12 / 3) * 11 - 21 = 100
15 * (6 * 3 - 12) + 21 - 11 = 100
(12 + 3) * 6 + 21 - 11 = 100
15 * 6 + 21 - 11 = 100
15 * (12 - 6) + 21 - 11 = 100
(12 + 11) * 15 / 3 + 6 - 21 = 100
11 * (12 - 3) + (15 + 6) / 21 = 100
11 * (12 - 3) + 6 / (21 - 15) = 100
11 * 6 + 15 + 12 + 21 / 3 = 100
(11 + 6) * (12 - 21 / 3) + 15 = 100
(12 + 11) * (21 - 6) / 3 - 15 = 100
(21 * (11 + 6) - 12) / 3 - 15 = 100
(21 - 3) * 6 + 15 - 12 - 11 = 100
21 * (12 + 6) / 3 - 15 - 11 = 100
21 * 12 * 3 / 6 - 15 - 11 = 100
21 * (6 * 3 - 12) - 15 - 11 = 100
21 * 6 - 15 - 11 = 100
21 * (12 - 6) - 15 - 11 = 100
11 * (12 - 3) + (21 - 6) / 15 = 100
(21 + 12) * 11 / 3 - 15 - 6 = 100
21 * 3 + 12 * 11 / 6 + 15 = 100
(21 - 12 / 3) * (11 - 6) + 15 = 100
(21 * (11 + 3) + 6) / (15 - 12) = 100
((21 + 6) * 11 + 3) / (15 - 12) = 100
(21 * 3 + 11 + 6) * 15 / 12 = 100
11 * (21 + 6 / 3 - 15) + 12 = 100
11 * (15 - 21 / 3) + 12 = 100
11 * (6 + (21 - 15) / 3) + 12 = 100
11 * (15 - 21 / (6 - 3)) + 12 = 100
(15 + 11) * 21 / 6 + 12 - 3 = 100
21 * 6 - 12 - 11 - 3 = 100
21 * 15 / 3 + 12 - 11 - 6 = 100
(21 * 3 - 15) * 11 / 6 + 12 = 100
(21 * 11 + 15) / 3 + 12 + 6 = 100
15 * 12 * (21 - 11) / 6 / 3 = 100
(12 - (15 - 3) / 6) * (21 - 11) = 100
(15 - 3 - 12 / 6) * (21 - 11) = 100
(12 - 6 / 3) * (21 - 11) = 100
15 * (21 - 11) * 6 / (12 - 3) = 100
(6 + 12 / 3) * (21 - 11) = 100
(12 + 21 / 3 + 6) * (15 - 11) = 100
12 * 6 + 21 * (15 - 11) / 3 = 100
(21 + 12 / (6 - 3)) * (15 - 11) = 100
(21 + 12 / 3) * (15 - 11) = 100
15 * 12 - 21 * 3 - 11 - 6 = 100
(12 + 6) * (21 - 15) + 3 - 11 = 100
(21 * 12 + 15) / 3 + 11 = 100
(21 * 15 + 12 + 6) / 3 - 11 = 100
(21 * 12 + 15) / (6 - 3) + 11 = 100
12 * (15 - 6) + 3 - 11 = 100
(21 + 12 - 15) * 6 + 3 - 11 = 100
21 * 15 / 3 + 6 - 11 = 100
11 * (12 - 3) + 15 / (21 - 6) = 100
11 * (12 - 3) + 21 / (15 + 6) = 100
11 * (12 - 3) + (21 - 15) / 6 = 100
(21 * 3 - 12 - 11) * 15 / 6 = 100
15 * 11 + 21 / 3 - 12 * 6 = 100
(21 + 15 + 11 + 3) * 12 / 6 = 100
(21 - 11) * (15 - 3 - 12 / 6) = 100
15 * 11 - 21 * 3 - 12 / 6 = 100
(21 - (12 + 3) / 15) * (11 - 6) = 100
(21 - 3 / (15 - 12)) * (11 - 6) = 100
(21 - (15 - 3) / 12) * (11 - 6) = 100
(15 + 12 - 21 / 3) * (11 - 6) = 100
(21 - 12 / (15 - 3)) * (11 - 6) = 100
(21 - 15 / (12 + 3)) * (11 - 6) = 100
(21 - (15 - 12) / 3) * (11 - 6) = 100
((15 + 12) * 11 + 21) / 3 - 6 = 100
(21 - 11) * (12 - (15 - 3) / 6) = 100
11 * (21 - 12) + 6 - 15 / 3 = 100
((15 + 12) * 21 + 11 * 3) / 6 = 100
(15 + 11 - 6) * (12 - 21 / 3) = 100
21 * (11 - 6) - 15 / 3 = 100
21 * (11 + 6 - 12) - 15 / 3 = 100
(21 + 11 - 12) * 15 / 3 = 100
((21 + 6) * 11 + 15 - 12) / 3 = 100
(21 - 11) * (6 + 12 / 3) = 100
(21 + 15 - 11) * 12 / 3 = 100
(6 * (21 - 15) - 11) * 12 / 3 = 100
((21 - 15) * 6 - 11) * 12 / 3 = 100
((21 + 11) * (15 - 6) + 12) / 3 = 100
(21 + 11 - 12) * 15 / (6 - 3) = 100
(21 + 15 - 11) * 12 / (6 - 3) = 100
(21 - 11) * (12 - 6 / 3) = 100
(21 * (15 + 11 - 12) + 6) / 3 = 100

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Zoan

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Re: A Random Thought
« Reply #32822 on: March 21, 2015, 01:09:59 PM »
You maniac.
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James de Monet

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Re: A Random Thought
« Reply #32823 on: March 21, 2015, 02:32:04 PM »
You know I think if James simply retitled his thread "Cheese" and apologized for his first post being off-topic, all problems would be solved.

Kol

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Re: A Random Thought
« Reply #32824 on: March 21, 2015, 07:14:14 PM »
You maniac.

I had time on my hands. And a really good generator.
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