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Offline Friendly Angel

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Re: The Twitter Thread--A Thread of Great Consequence
« Reply #7695 on: November 13, 2017, 05:14:28 PM »
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Global Atheist Convention cancelled due to lack of interest

The one in Australia
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Re: The Twitter Thread--A Thread of Great Consequence
« Reply #7696 on: November 14, 2017, 02:22:34 PM »
I just bought a 3 pack of USB cables on amazon for $4, they're easily better quality than what is available at the local stores at $20/a piece.  How is that even possible?

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Re: The Twitter Thread--A Thread of Great Consequence
« Reply #7697 on: November 15, 2017, 01:27:42 AM »
I just bought a 3 pack of USB cables on amazon for $4, they're easily better quality than what is available at the local stores at $20/a piece.  How is that even possible?

how can you tell?

I often buy cheap cables, but typically I can't tell until they break on me (the connections break easily, or the transfer rate is garbage)
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Re: The Twitter Thread--A Thread of Great Consequence
« Reply #7698 on: November 15, 2017, 09:46:16 AM »
I just bought a 3 pack of USB cables on amazon for $4, they're easily better quality than what is available at the local stores at $20/a piece.  How is that even possible?

how can you tell?

I often buy cheap cables, but typically I can't tell until they break on me (the connections break easily, or the transfer rate is garbage)
It just feels like better quality.  Braided outer cable, the connections seem solid, you are right of course.  It might fall apart a in a few days. 

In other news, you every come back to a fairly mundane thread on the forum and discover that somehow, over night its become a bizarre flame war?  There's two or three threads like that on the forum right night.  Whats going on?

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Re: The Twitter Thread--A Thread of Great Consequence
« Reply #7699 on: November 19, 2017, 01:20:46 AM »
Oops, I just killed the duck family, mowing a paddock. 
"Our minds are not quite designed to understand how the world works, but, rather, to get out of trouble rapidly an have progeny."  Nassim Nicholas Taleb

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Re: The Twitter Thread--A Thread of Great Consequence
« Reply #7700 on: November 19, 2017, 03:50:37 AM »
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Global Atheist Convention cancelled due to lack of interest

The one in Australia

As an Australian atheist this doesn't surprise or worry me in the slightest.

We really don't care enough about religion or lack of religion enough to attend conventions. We are naturally, and rapidly, heading towards being a non-religious society already.

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Re: The Twitter Thread--A Thread of Great Consequence
« Reply #7701 on: November 19, 2017, 03:48:03 PM »
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Global Atheist Convention cancelled due to lack of interest

The one in Australia

As an Australian atheist this doesn't surprise or worry me in the slightest.

We really don't care enough about religion or lack of religion enough to attend conventions. We are naturally, and rapidly, heading towards being a non-religious society already.
I went to an atheist convention once. It was interesting.

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Re: The Twitter Thread--A Thread of Great Consequence
« Reply #7702 on: November 20, 2017, 03:11:26 PM »
I just bought a 3 pack of USB cables on amazon for $4, they're easily better quality than what is available at the local stores at $20/a piece.  How is that even possible?

Amazon is now suggesting I might need a 3-pack of USB cables.  Do you think they're scanning the posts I read?
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Re: The Twitter Thread--A Thread of Great Consequence
« Reply #7703 on: Today at 06:02:45 AM »
Oops, I just killed the duck family, mowing a paddock. 

well, at least they all died. no orphans, no life-mating partner alone.
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In a controversy, the instant we feel anger we have already ceased striving for the truth, and have begun striving for ourselves.

 

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