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Skepticism / Science Talk / Re: Post Your Science-i-est Images
« Last post by Boßel on Today at 10:28:16 PM »
Does anyone else see them as a picture? They're supposed to be Gifs.

Yeah. Still.
What's with gifs actually being jpg urls lately? I've been noticing that on imgur and stuff...

Is there any way to fix it?
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Skepticism / Science Talk / Re: Post Your Science-i-est Images
« Last post by Henning on Today at 10:21:56 PM »
Does anyone else see them as a picture? They're supposed to be Gifs.

Yeah. Still.
What's with gifs actually being jpg urls lately? I've been noticing that on imgur and stuff...
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Skepticism / Science Talk / Re: Post Your Science-i-est Images
« Last post by Boßel on Today at 10:08:08 PM »
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Skepticism / Science Talk / Re: Post Your Science-i-est Images
« Last post by Boßel on Today at 10:03:16 PM »





Does anyone else see them as a picture? They're supposed to be Gifs.
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TV & Movies / Re: Fraggle Rock
« Last post by Harry Black on Today at 09:29:03 PM »
I've thought more than once at trying my hand at Fraggle Rock fanfic.  The Decline of the Gorg Empire is the title in my brain.
Yes!!
I always assumed there were canon episodes I missed that explained all that, like there had to be some explanation I wasn't aware of!
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Health, Fitness, Nutrition, and Medicine / Re: Ebola
« Last post by seaotter on Today at 09:28:46 PM »
That does nothing!
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TV & Movies / Re: Rate the last movie you just saw.
« Last post by Harry Black on Today at 09:27:11 PM »
X-MEN: Days of Future Past  8/10

This movie would have gotten a solid 6 if it wasn't for the Quicksilver scene. That seriously won me over.
After all the nerd rage when the costume design was unveiled (Yes, Im guilty) they must have felt such vindication at the response to that scene.
I would buy my tickets for the next few movies right now if they promised to develop him more and mould him into the character we know from the comics because given the carefree and mischievous character he is now, that would be an interesting journey.
I think it made the makers of The Flash panic and has put a lot of pressure on Marvel to deliver with their version of the same character!
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General Discussion / Re: Gender "Spaces"
« Last post by Harry Black on Today at 09:20:47 PM »
Oh Henry, you may have addressed it already and I missed it but whats your feeling in cases where some form of sexual harassment is almost a certainty?
In the exercise twitter thread Tatyana posted a list of measures that she takes to avoid being hassled by men at the gym. I think that could be a pretty good reason to have female only spaces and its not an issue I hear of many men having.
Likewise there seem to be many cases where women find it hard to engage in mixed discussions without feeling patronised, belittled or deleted entirely so maybe some social spaces where this doesn't happen would be a good enough benefit under the conditions you outlined?

Again, I really think that equality is not always achieved by treating people in different situations exactly the same. Its why judges consider peoples prior lifestory before sentencing and its why I think some exceptions can be made for certain groups when a lack of advantage or privilege is identified.
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General Discussion / Re: School shooting north of Seattle, WA
« Last post by H. Drummond on Today at 09:15:21 PM »
Good question.  From what I'm seeing online, I don't think that Washington has laws requiring registration.  I am trying to think of what the gun owner could be charged with, but I can't think of anything that would fit, maybe criminal negligence, but that is a pretty high standard to meet, and I think it would be a long shot. 

It is possible that, depending on how the kid got the gun, the owner could be sued in civil court for negligence, but that would also be quite a battle, and the owner may be effectively judgement-proof, anyway.

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H Drummond, I think you misunderstood the letter. The problem is systemic, but that doesn't mean that the police and prosecuters did not violate the law. The systemic problem is that a system that merely assigns personal blame after the fact still ends up encouraging violations. The "reward" for winning a case will often outweigh the risk of getting caught, especially when it is your fellow officers and prosecuters who will be deciding whether or not you did anything wrong and how you should be punished. The author is saying that the system needs to adopt measures that basically assume that misconduct will occur and check for it regularly.

It's sort of like if you put a million dollars on the ground and then put up a sign that says "Don't touch he money or you might get stung by a bee tomorrow." I think we can all agree this inadequate to protect the money. You need to put that money in a safe, and you need to have the bees sting anybody who even gets close.

I see what you mean, and I like your explanation.  One thing that might prevent some of this misconduct is to make it easier to breach prosecutorial immunity.  As it stands, the bad ones (and I am by no means saying they are all bad) have few concerns about negative consequences and, as you say, there are plenty of rewards for winning at any cost.
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