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BlueDingo said:
Actions speak louder than words and don't lie. Their words are worthless when their actions say otherwise.

Yes, I agree, I was trying to express my objection to Ledian's statement in a generic Socratic way, in order to avoid being unnecessarily inflammatory.


savageorange said:
Yes, I agree, I was trying to express my objection to Ledian's statement in a generic Socratic way, in order to avoid being unnecessarily inflammatory.

Can you say confirmation bias?

We were originally talking about a commercial displaying sexist stereotypes about men. How is feminism involved one way or another?


savageorange said:
How do you tell what feminism is for or against? By what feminists say, or what feminists do?

well, these days feminism is so female surpemacist that even actual feminists don't like being called feminists. it's now more a word for what some call feminazis.

also, you guys probably heard about the newest doctor in Doctor Who being a female, right? well, SyFy has a new series called Van Helsing starting today AND... Van Helsing is a woman.

yeah... that's a first. really, a first for that character as out of all the movies and other stuff van helsing has ALWAYS been a man.

BlueDingo said:
Actions speak louder than words and don't lie. The word of a feminist is worthless if her actions say otherwise.

this is very true and in time tends to show that all major movements or ideologies become that which they claim to oppose. for feminism it started with feminists fighting for equal rights between men and women. now it's all about womens rights while treating men like shit and like they're worthless and a problem that needs to be dealt with.

which is likely a major part of why they get so extremely hostile whenever mens rights are even mentioned in the slightest. hostile and VERY toxic verbally.

and i'm by no means trying to bad mouth real feminists by saying all of that (obviously), but that's simply what the movement has become over time. a twisted, corrupt, version of what it began as.

fem van helsing...think i'll do some looking around and see why that came to be.


treos said:
also, you guys probably heard about the newest doctor in Doctor Who being a female, right? well, SyFy has a new series called Van Helsing starting today AND... Van Helsing is a woman.

One, the Doctor ran out of reincarnations after absorbing a nuke, two, it shouldn't be possible for him to change genders from it. Was it really him, or his clone-Daughter, or River Song?


Furrin_Gok said:
One, the Doctor ran out of reincarnations after absorbing a nuke, two, it shouldn't be possible for him to change genders from it. Was it really him, or his clone-Daughter, or River Song?

At the end of Matt Smith's run the Time Lords gave him a new set of regenerations. I honestly thought it was kind of a weak excuse myself.

Though there was never any restriction against the Doctor regenerating into a woman, it's just never happened before. Time Lord gender is fairly fluid.


treos said:
, you guys probably heard about the newest doctor in Doctor Who being a female, right? well, SyFy has a new series called Van Helsing starting today AND... Van Helsing is a woman.

fem van helsing...think i'll do some looking around and see why that came to be.

I've actually already watched a little of that series. It's... Good? But the writers could stand to be a little more thoughtful about certain things - literally every black character in the show has either betrayed the main cast or done something incredibly cowardly over the course of the show and I think they may not realize what kind of message they're sending with that.

Regardless, it's set after the vampiric version of a zombie apocalypse, and the main character is the descendant of the Van Helsing legacy, not the well-known Helsing vampire hunter himself.


MoonlitSoul said:
At the end of Matt Smith's run the Time Lords gave him a new set of regenerations. I honestly thought it was kind of a weak excuse myself.

That... makes zero sense. The Gallifreyans were locked into the void, so bringing them back is another "weak excuse." Renders the whole Master storyline obsolete, and that's what lead to the nuclear absorption. Would have worked better just rebooting the entire thing.


Furrin_Gok said:
That... makes zero sense. The Gallifreyans were locked into the void, so bringing them back is another "weak excuse." Renders the whole Master storyline obsolete, and that's what lead to the nuclear absorption. Would have worked better just rebooting the entire thing.

Moffat was kind of obsessed with bringing things back to how they were in the 'golden years' of Doctor Who, and erasing R. Davies' 'mistakes', so he did a lot of retconning bullshit that doesn't really hol up to scrutiny because his writing is shit and he doesn't care about continuity.

There's some evidence he was starting to get better, but tbh it's too little too late given how much damage he did, and I'm kinda glad he's stepping down.


MoonlitSoul said:
Moffat was kind of obsessed with bringing things back to how they were in the 'golden years' of Doctor Who, and erasing R. Davies' 'mistakes', so he did a lot of retconning bullshit that doesn't really hol up to scrutiny because his writing is shit and he doesn't care about continuity.

There's some evidence he was starting to get better, but tbh it's too little too late given how much damage he did, and I'm kinda glad he's stepping down.

Like I said, if he didn't like where things went, he should have just started it all over.


Furrin_Gok said:
That... makes zero sense. The Gallifreyans were locked into the void, so bringing them back is another "weak excuse." Renders the whole Master storyline obsolete, and that's what lead to the nuclear absorption. Would have worked better just rebooting the entire thing.

iirc that season kinda revolved around this mysterious crack in time & space or something (it'd keep appearing as a crack in a wall) which wound up being a crack in the seal keeping the time lords on gallifrey locked away. they started sending a message through which, apparently, would unlock the seal and resume the time war if answered. 1 simple 2 word question that probably only 1 man in the whole universe could answer: Doctor Who?

but... that question went unanswered and (as moonlitsoul pointed out) he got more regenerations or had the limit removed or something and proceeded to fix everything as usual. all while leaving a trail of destruction in his wake. again...as usual.

a lot of stuff in that show doesn't make much sense and with the seasons starring Peter Kapaldi (uh...is that how his last name was spelled? not sure), they've even started mentioning stuff like google in the show. like that one episode where the doctor did something known as a bootstrap time loop.

as for the female thing... i THINK it was said somewhere in the series long long ago that a regeneration can sometimes go wrong with unexpected results which might explain the master turning into the mistress. either she was from an alternate universe somehow or a regeneration might've gone...weird. still, in the master's case it worked out pretty good and got him...her... a lot more camera time. as for the doctor being female...i'll wait and see how that turns out if they stick to that plan before judging that one.

come to think of it, when does the next season begin?

MoonlitSoul said:
I've actually already watched a little of that series. It's... Good? But the writers could stand to be a little more thoughtful about certain things - literally every black character in the show has either betrayed the main cast or done something incredibly cowardly over the course of the show and I think they may not realize what kind of message they're sending with that.

Regardless, it's set after the vampiric version of a zombie apocalypse, and the main character is the descendant of the Van Helsing legacy, not the well-known Helsing vampire hunter himself.

ok, now that makes more sense than sudden fem van helsing.


MoonlitSoul said:
Can you say confirmation bias?

We were originally talking about a commercial displaying sexist stereotypes about men. How is feminism involved one way or another?

That's a fair point. It depends on the presentation of the content. The more 1-dimensional the stereotyping, and the more seriously it appears to take itself (with regard to this stereotyping), the more suspicious it is.


was just checking my inbox on reddit and found out that the r/incremental_games/ subreddit now uses a AutoModerator bot... and that it tried to remove one of my comments because is "used a URL shortener link".

i left no link of any sort in that comment. what i had in the comment was the website name adf.ly.

an auto moderator BOT... of all the stupid ideas...that's something so stupid i'd expect to see youtube and/or google try implement such a thing.

so...i guess i better watch what i say in my comments over there or else the big bad BOT is gonna punish me.

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treos said:
i left no link of any sort in that comment. what i had in the comment was the website name adf.ly.

At least we can see what went wrong.

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so...i guess i better watch what i say in my comments over there or else the big bad BOT is gonna punish me.

It'll huff, it'll puff and it'll blow your comments in. The bot's avatar pic better be a giant fan.


the mind is a horrible thing...

just saw a commercial for fish and animal shaped sleeping bags called Snuggies and my first thought upon seeing them was...vore. all because they make it look like you're crawling into the creatures mouth.

wtf is with these people making things for kids?! first a game where you make a plastic dog shit out little yellow play dough chunks of "dog doo". then a game where kids flush a toilet and hope to not get sprayed with water.

now sleeping bags where it looks like they're crawling into an animals mouth!

WTF IS WITH THE PEOPLE DESIGNING THIS SHIT?! IT'S ALL DISGUSTING AND CREEPY!

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treos said:
just saw a commercial for fish and animal shaped sleeping bags called Snuggies and my first thought upon seeing them was...vore.

Wait, I thought snuggies were the result of putting robes on backwards...

Oh, you must be referring to this thing. I didn't know that existed before now.


savageorange said:
Apathy is a different proposition. The author is promoting understanding, not apathy. It's compatible, AFAICS, with the proposition 'everything that you do matters'. I'm not apathetic to your argument, I just don't have the illusion that I know even roughly how you felt when making it.

Regarding the issue I brought it up in the context of -- virtue signalling -- people often do seem to believe that they are being empathetic to the people they are exploiting for social status. Since the Big5 personality measure 'Agreeableness' is one of the strongest predictors of PC behaviour, and agreeableness predicts strength of ingroup/outgroup preference [ie. how tribalistic you are, basically], this claim has some credibility.

Right, but there are different types of empathy. The Sociopath and the Autistic for instance are exact opposites, yet one has less of one type that the other has more of. And belief doesn't mean a thing, because while the two examples given are complete opposites in every way, the average human will see both as identical down to the last detail.

In fact the ones that have high cognitive empathy but low emotional empathy benefit from this inability for humanity to tell the difference, while the opposite is true for those with high emotional empathy but low cognitive empathy. The former plays any side like a fiddle literally guilt-free (not a hyperbole. guilt is impossible without emotional empathy.) while the latter has no possible course of action where they will not be targeted from every direction.

And I know this is going to sound like I have a suggestion to propose, but I don't. Nothing can be done. Nothing ever could, and nothing ever can. This will repeat and nothing will be learned. The people who claim to be the exception are the sole reason this is the case.


well, since my usual site for dragon ball super english subbed episodes still doesn't have episodes 109 & 110 uploaded yet, i decided to take a risk and check youtube. oh, what a horrible mistake that was.

1st video i found was...some of episode 109 where the audio cut out during 2 sections with a stupid "Goku vs Superman" fan animation making up the 2nd half of the video. and i know it was fan made because goku and superman had 2 distinctly different art styles and goku was speaking japanese while superman spoke english.

2nd video was this shit which, after checking to be sure, i reported for misleading text and spam. all that shitty waste of bandwidth was was an attempt on the uploaders part to beg for subscriptions with a 100% click bait title. yeah...that deserves every down vote it gets. i don't sub to channels that beg for subscriptions at the start of videos.

guess i'll just have to wait a little longer and hope they get this uploaded on my usual site soon. waiting 2 weeks+ is annoying when the show usually sticks to a 1 episode/week release schedule barring unexpected delays.

edit: and the 2 new episodes are now up. you can find download links and whatnot here.

edit2: well... that was certainly worth the wait after all. a power surpassing even the gods. and yet... lol

i thought they triggered a blackhole for a moment there but no, yet another step in saiyan evolution it seems. an amazingly powerful one.

edit3: This Week in Stupid (08/10/2017)

huh, sounds like these sjw college professors might be getting desperate now. what with them lying and tricking students into attending their SJW and feminazi indoctrination classes because said students aren't interested in applying for them in the first place.


Robert E. Lee school name changed

not too long ago there was an asian football announcer who got transferred due to his last name being lee (i hope i'm remembering those details right).

now we have a high school in texas, named after Robert E. Lee, getting its name changed to L.E.E.

and in both cases, these things were done due to social justice BS.


treos said:
Robert E. Lee school name changed

not too long ago there was an asian football announcer who got transferred due to his last name being lee (i hope i'm remembering those details right).

now we have a high school in texas, named after Robert E. Lee, getting its name changed to L.E.E.

and in both cases, these things were done due to social justice BS.

I'm guessing by your tone you think that Robert E. Lee deserved the honor of having a school named after him?

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MoonlitSoul said:
I'm guessing by your tone you think that Robert E. Lee deserved the honor of having a school named after him?

I don't see why not. There are schools named after much less worthy people and no one really had a problem with it before all the recent political shit.


BlueDingo said:
no one really had a problem with it before all the recent political shit.

How did you come to that conclusion, exactly?


BlueDingo said:
I don't see why not. There are schools named after much less worthy people and no one really had a problem with it before all the recent political shit.

Have a local vote. Unless it's a private school, people should be allowed to change such things.

Robert E. Lee ultimately sent invading forces into the United States ignoring the obvious argument. He betrayed the United States Army which trained him and whose soldiers died under his command, regardless of loyalty to Virginia. We don't name schools after Alexander Hamilton


MoonlitSoul said:
I'm guessing by your tone you think that Robert E. Lee deserved the honor of having a school named after him?

Yes. And even if not, who gives a damn. I wouldn't change a school's name if it was named after Hitler. That said, the state can do whatever it wants, whether I agree or not is insignificant.


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where there is exactly (1) thing @ 40% off in the entire freaking store (which seemingly nobody wants), with everything else @ 5% discount.

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When games won't connect via Google Play. Usually, this login process happens automatically and completes without any dramas but some games will repeatedly fail to log in and being told to "try again later" doesn't help.

A less serious but related thing that annoys me is how some games log me out if I'm playing offline, meaning I have to waste data logging back in each time I play. Oh well, at least it's only a small number of games that do this.


annoying (but worth it to clear up some space): going through certain folders using that visipics program after a lot of time has passed.

:/ this might just take me all afternoon sorting through so many dupes of pics and filtering non-dupes that get caught in the scans.

currently got 27 more pages worth of pics to sort through as a result of the strictest scan...then likely more as i rescan while lowering the strictness each time just to make sure ALL dupes are cleared out.

should whind up with several hundred MB to 1GB+ space cleared this time and that's not getting to the furry section yet. lol

edit: there, that's enough for now. 1.8k+ pics and 848MB+ space cleared.

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A question for those who game on PS, Xbox and iOS (and maybe Steam, because I'm not sure if this is possible for Steam): If you fulfill the conditions for an achievement while not logged in with a relevant account (XBLA, PSN, etc.), will that achievement become unobtainable? I've noticed that this happens on some Android games (eg. If you kill the first enemy in Good Knight Story while logged out, the "First Blood" achievement becomes unobtainable. Even if you go back and kill that enemy again while logged in, the achievement won't unlock.) and the only workaround I've found for this is clearing the save data and starting again.

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BlueDingo said:
A question for those who game on PS, Xbox and iOS (and maybe Steam, because I'm not sure if this is possible for Steam): If you fulfill the conditions for an achievement while not logged in with a relevant account (XBLA, PSN, etc.), will that achievement become unobtainable? I've noticed that this happens on some Android games (eg. If you kill the first enemy in Good Knight Story while logged out, the "First Blood" achievement becomes unobtainable. Even if you go back and kill that enemy again while logged in, the achievement won't unlock.) and the only workaround I've found for this is clearing the save data and starting again.

good question and i'm not entirely sure about "1st kill" achievements but it should give it to you once you log in and kill anything. now, if it's a case of killing a major storyline boss in a game while offline then yeah, that might screw your save file since you'd have to replay said boss to get the achievement probably and if that game only autosaves and saved after the boss died then...have fun restarting your save file. :/

assuming you can't replay bosses that is.

and on an unrelated note: DAMN MY EYES!

i dunno if you remember that time i was left temporarily blind several months ago and had to visit the eye doctor several times but i've had trouble with my left eye ever since. and i'm fairly certain i know what the exact problem is. whenever i go to sleep my eyes drie out so i'm thinking it's that condition where your eyes don't make tears normally. all i can do is get my aunt or uncle to help me with some eye drops before (and sometimes after i wake up depending on how bad it is) i go to sleep. i'd do that myself but...some things like that are hard for someone to do on their own. :/

today, i woke up with my eyes (mainly the left one as that's the worst off by far) in pain and now, as a result, everything is super blurry in that eye. only reason i can even type this and move around much is that doesn't seem to affect my right eye hardly any so that one can still see things clearly making it only half as bad as it could be. it's certainly annoying but nowhere near as bad as it could be.

technology would be nice for things like this. >.> like...a replacement that wouldn't require moisturizing all the time. though such a replacement process would likely hurt like hell and then some.


BlueDingo said:
A question for those who game on PS, Xbox and iOS (and maybe Steam, because I'm not sure if this is possible for Steam): If you fulfill the conditions for an achievement while not logged in with a relevant account (XBLA, PSN, etc.), will that achievement become unobtainable? I've noticed that this happens on some Android games (eg. If you kill the first enemy in Good Knight Story while logged out, the "First Blood" achievement becomes unobtainable. Even if you go back and kill that enemy again while logged in, the achievement won't unlock.) and the only workaround I've found for this is clearing the save data and starting again.

On the PS the save files are on whichever profile you're using so if you were to unlock a trophy while not logged in, which I don't think you can do you can still unlock the trophy on your profile.

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treos said:
and on an unrelated note: DAMN MY EYES!

i dunno if you remember that time i was left temporarily blind several months ago and had to visit the eye doctor several times but i've had trouble with my left eye ever since. and i'm fairly certain i know what the exact problem is. whenever i go to sleep my eyes drie out so i'm thinking it's that condition where your eyes don't make tears normally. all i can do is get my aunt or uncle to help me with some eye drops before (and sometimes after i wake up depending on how bad it is) i go to sleep. i'd do that myself but...some things like that are hard for someone to do on their own. :/

today, i woke up with my eyes (mainly the left one as that's the worst off by far) in pain and now, as a result, everything is super blurry in that eye. only reason i can even type this and move around much is that doesn't seem to affect my right eye hardly any so that one can still see things clearly making it only half as bad as it could be. it's certainly annoying but nowhere near as bad as it could be.

technology would be nice for things like this. >.> like...a replacement that wouldn't require moisturizing all the time. though such a replacement process would likely hurt like hell and then some.

I find that too much caffeine tends to makes eye problems worse, so avoid that. Go see an optometrist and have some tests done.