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by Xenon
Fri Nov 20, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Politics - your views
Replies: 306
Views: 17252

Re: Politics - your views

Social progress has completely ended natural selection for humans, though. Now it's more like the movie Idiocracy where the dumb reproduce more than smart people, and the average IQ has been decreasing since the end of the Victoria era. I wasn't talking in evolutionary terms there, just drawing com...
by Xenon
Fri Nov 20, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Do you bother to complete a game at 100%?
Replies: 120
Views: 6011

Re: Do you bother to complete a game at 100%?

I haven't been a regular gamer for a long while but I did complete games at 100% more often than not, and it led to a lot of disappointment because I didn't feel my efforts were adequately rewarded. Jak & Daxter is the best example...
by Xenon
Fri Nov 20, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Politics - your views
Replies: 306
Views: 17252

Re: Politics - your views

I believe capitalism is a system of selfishness and greed on every level. And I'm not trying to say capitalists are just evil people, I think it's built into the system. Because capitalist economics are so competitive and brutal, you have to engage in capitalist practices to stay afloat or face bei...
by Xenon
Tue Nov 17, 2020 12:48 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Awesome and Cool Poll Thread
Replies: 832
Views: 53506

Re: The Awesome and Cool Poll Thread

Some pretty scary precedents have already been set in several other areas. Policing powers, track-and-trace, the removal non-covid related healthcare, to name a few.

When I wrote my comment I just meant that I'm not that bothered about being vaccinated, though. :)
by Xenon
Mon Nov 16, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Science - current topic: Autonomous vehicles
Replies: 28
Views: 2029

Re: Science - current topic: Autonomous vehicles

Yeah, I'm totally on board with the improved safety they'll offer, and the considerable reduction in traffic and emissions when they're coordinated with traffic control systems. So yeah, I'd be happy to be in a self-driving vehicle. I'm just saying I'd rather drive the thing myself as it keeps me fo...
by Xenon
Mon Nov 16, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Things that boil your blood!
Replies: 280
Views: 15481

Re: Things that boil your blood!

My latest bugbear is people who road rage. It's always been a thing but it seems to have gotten worse during the pandemic even in the lockdowns when there's barely anyone on the roads, people still want to make hand gestures out the window or have a braking/stop-start/shouting match. Even just obser...
by Xenon
Mon Nov 16, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Awesome and Cool Poll Thread
Replies: 832
Views: 53506

Re: The Awesome and Cool Poll Thread

Personally, I'd rather let the keen majority get vaccinated and then herd immunity can do its thing. Most of us here are more likely to die from something else than covid in the next twelve months anyway. That said, if vaccinations somehow became mandatory I wouldn't be too bothered...
by Xenon
Mon Nov 16, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Hangman
Replies: 5683
Views: 184976

Re: Hangman

A for "any chance of an apology for the abuse I got on the RD bets"?
by Xenon
Fri Nov 13, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Vegetarianism and veganism, an urban trend?
Replies: 30
Views: 1361

Re: Vegetarianism and veganism, an urban trend?

I of course agree that appeal to nature is a logical fallacy and only mentioned the natural order of things in the context of my sole opinion, and I didn't mean to pass this as a logical argument of any sort. Don't worry, I knew you'd be aware of it! But a lot of people do justify this behaviour by...
by Xenon
Fri Nov 13, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Science - current topic: Autonomous vehicles
Replies: 28
Views: 2029

Re: Science - current topic: Autonomous vehicles

Driving is fun and I think it's a good focus for the mind. When I want to get drunk, read, do admin or anything else, I just use public transport! Really, do people just want everything done for them?
by Xenon
Wed Nov 11, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Vegetarianism and veganism, an urban trend?
Replies: 30
Views: 1361

Re: Vegetarianism and veganism, an urban trend?

I also think the moral aspect is justified. Saying "it's just natural for us" is appeal to nature and it's a very popular argument. We actually have instincts which are rather bad. Jealousy and here and there wishes to lie or some even wish to kill under certain cases. No one tries to say...
by Xenon
Wed Nov 11, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Our memes
Replies: 71
Views: 5099

Re: Our memes

I remember people used to write actions like *gets the banhammer* or *locks topic*. That all seems so weird and cringey now.

Also, what happened to things like XD, ^^, etc.? They were everywhere and now are nowhere...
by Xenon
Wed Nov 11, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Selective attention test
Replies: 10
Views: 957

Re: Selective attention test

Well. I did count fifteen and I was sort of aware of a guy in a black outfit. Guess I'm quite attentive.
by Xenon
Wed Nov 11, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Misheard Or Generally Stupid Sayings!
Replies: 84
Views: 7467

Re: Misheard Or Generally Stupid Sayings!

'You can't have your cake and eat it' is quite a good one because people don't understand it. As in, you can hold a nice cake and look at it, but you can't also eat it! It was switched around during the Brexit campaign to 'we CAN have our cake and eat it' and people bought it. :roll:
by Xenon
Wed Nov 11, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Pluses (+) and minuses (−) of this day
Replies: 23774
Views: 833271

Re: Pluses (+) and minuses (−) of this day

+ Changed my rank to Reflux because I was stuck on Andre for some reason. - I've been in quite a solemn mood today generally. The usual remedies have all failed. - Might be out of work in a few months due to the pandemic. - I think I have some kind of gum infection and worried about the availability...
by Xenon
Wed Nov 11, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Politics - your views
Replies: 306
Views: 17252

Re: Politics - your views

To be honest with you, I don't really have an issue with taxes funding GRS, as it's clearly a benefit that cannot knowingly be exploited by the individual. Like Hunch, I feel incredibly sorry for people gender dysphoria, but whether or not surgery would actually help them to function in society - in...
by Xenon
Sun Aug 23, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Members Forum
Topic: Record day 2020 bets
Replies: 93
Views: 2943

Re: Record day 2020 bets

Thanks everyone!
Hunchman801 wrote: Sat Aug 22, 2020 9:59 pm The universe would sooner collapse than let Xenon win a record day bet.
I hope this statement has caused you pain and embarrassment.
by Xenon
Sat Aug 22, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Members Forum
Topic: Fifteenth edition of the posts in a day record
Replies: 559
Views: 6702

Re: Fifteenth edition of the posts in a day record

Well done everyone!
by Xenon
Sat Aug 22, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Members Forum
Topic: Fifteenth edition of the posts in a day record
Replies: 559
Views: 6702

Re: Fifteenth edition of the posts in a day record

Have a good night!
by Xenon
Sat Aug 22, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Members Forum
Topic: Record day 2020 bets
Replies: 93
Views: 2943

Re: Record day 2020 bets

I could still win if there was a database glitch and the clock stopped now, haha!