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by Tycherin
26 Aug 2014, 15:57
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Youtube Buys Twitch
Replies: 49
Views: 2673

Re: Youtube Buys Twitch

I don't really understand that position. Don't get me wrong, you're more than entitled to your opinion, and I think voting with your dollars is a good way of taking a stand when it comes to corporations. But in this case, subbing to LRR via Twitch is only vaguely related to Amazon. Sure, they own Tw...
by Tycherin
25 Aug 2014, 17:18
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Youtube Buys Twitch
Replies: 49
Views: 2673

Re: Youtube Buys Twitch

In the immortal words of Robert Frost:

"Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I’ve tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire.
But holy shit Shadowrun would be pretty kickass too."
by Tycherin
25 Aug 2014, 16:39
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Youtube Buys Twitch
Replies: 49
Views: 2673

Re: Youtube Buys Twitch

I have this dream where Amazon and Google get into a massive tech-giant conflict that ultimately escalates to full-scale digital corporate warfare. This acquisition brings us one step closer to that possibility, and therefore I love it.
by Tycherin
25 Aug 2014, 06:23
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Advice Thread
Replies: 1621
Views: 65793

Re: Advice Thread

"Your job offer is important to us, please hold."
by Tycherin
19 Aug 2014, 16:26
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Advice Thread
Replies: 1621
Views: 65793

Re: Advice Thread

For what it's worth, while I don't doubt that counseling can be done over the phone, assessment is a much trickier proposition. Part of the psychological assessment process is... well, the process itself: how the client speaks, moves, acts, responds, dresses, all that sort of thing. There's a reason...
by Tycherin
08 Aug 2014, 21:04
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So There's an Armed Siege Where I Live
Replies: 15
Views: 844

Re: So There's an Armed Siege Where I Live

Wait wait waitwaitwait wait

..."IT'S OVER!!!" is from Strong Bad?
by Tycherin
27 Jul 2014, 10:13
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RWBY
Replies: 94
Views: 7787

Re: RWBY

I'm inclined to agree on both counts. That said, the first season wasn't that heavy on plot. I know the series is modeled after anime in a lot of ways, but those have 25-minute episodes. You can afford to spend more time recapping when you have that amount of time to play with. RWBY is hitting half ...
by Tycherin
27 Jul 2014, 06:57
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: what are your favourite anime's?
Replies: 41
Views: 2270

Re: what are your favourite anime's?

Ptangmatik wrote:whatwasitcalled.. there was lelu and he lead a revolution by calling himself zero, and Britain was in charge of the world for some reason.

That would be Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion, and it might just be my favorite anime. It's got some stiff competition, but it's just so... massive.
by Tycherin
26 Jul 2014, 22:40
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Feminism general thread
Replies: 1178
Views: 66534

Re: Feminism general thread

It's a cash grab. Nothing more. I honestly don't believe they give a shit who buys their merchandise. And I'm sorry if that comes off as pessimistic, but after working jobs in marketing and in government, I don't look at anything any national business does as anything but "Plan To Make Money V...
by Tycherin
26 Jul 2014, 22:34
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: what are your favourite anime's?
Replies: 41
Views: 2270

Re: what are your favourite anime's?

What is your guys opinions in the following anime's? Of the ones here that I've seen: Guilty Crown : Pretty amazing. The premise alone creates such amazing potential, and then they utilize it nearly flawlessly. My only complaint is that it wasn't longer, though perhaps that's because I really, real...
by Tycherin
25 Jul 2014, 19:50
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Big Relationship Thread
Replies: 14919
Views: 329221

Re: The Big Relationship Thread

Me and my girlfriend have been living together for 4 years and a half. We've had our ups and downs, but things are good, sure we do fight a bit, but I think most couples do. Funny story, when we met, we went out to a disco after going for dinner at a common friends dinner party, and ended up gettin...
by Tycherin
14 Jul 2014, 08:50
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Feminism general thread
Replies: 1178
Views: 66534

Re: Feminism general thread

While there are a lot of issues with alternate pronouns ("xe" and "xyr" is another pair), the issue that "s/he" brings up is that it equates to "he or she," which exclusive of people who do not identify as exclusively male or female. So then shouldn't that be...
by Tycherin
13 Jul 2014, 15:02
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Foods What We Have Made And Eaten
Replies: 1055
Views: 55358

Re: Foods What We Have Made And Eaten

I think it's supposed to make you inspired to go out and make your own amazing-looking food and eat it yourself. In theory, anyway - in practice, I've found that cooking involves a startling amount of work.
by Tycherin
13 Jul 2014, 15:01
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Feminism general thread
Replies: 1178
Views: 66534

Re: Feminism general thread

For what it's worth, from a linguistic perspective, pronouns are a "closed" class of words, meaning that we really, really don't like making modifications to it. It's a structural part of the language - it isn't easy to add new words willy-nilly like it is for nouns or verbs. It isn't impo...
by Tycherin
11 Jul 2014, 22:03
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Science Questions
Replies: 219
Views: 14099

Re: Science Questions

Really? Then what about... rare antimatter stamps?!?!?!

*Mind blown*
by Tycherin
09 Jun 2014, 15:29
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Science Questions
Replies: 219
Views: 14099

Re: Science Questions

There's a reason why dividing by zero breaks everything. Infinity/0 isn't anything, it's undefined. Division by zero essentially creates a mathematical black hole, one where nothing works properly (except 0/0 - that's a special case). Infinity isn't much better, either. In higher math (I'm thinking ...
by Tycherin
30 May 2014, 07:07
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: #YesAllWomen
Replies: 239
Views: 7437

Re: #YesAllWomen

I do think it probably doesn't help at all that one term for Humanity is "Man". (another is <insert rant about environmental issues>) Is it being too petty about prejudice in terminology or is this a good point? Nyyyeh? The thing is that words are just words, it's the meaning behind them ...
by Tycherin
29 May 2014, 15:42
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Big Relationship Thread
Replies: 14919
Views: 329221

Re: The Big Relationship Thread

Laurnil wrote:I'm going to leave it here, too: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2 ... nerds.html

What? Treating women as actual people and not property? That's preposterous! Next thing you know they'll want to be given civil rights... and (shudder) suffrage.
by Tycherin
29 May 2014, 15:40
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: #YesAllWomen
Replies: 239
Views: 7437

Re: #YesAllWomen

Alex, I think part of the problem with what you're describing (which I agree with completely, by the way) is the stigmatization of being "sexist." Being described as a racist is probably worse, though not by much, and not in this context. So the problem ends up being that a hypothetical st...
by Tycherin
28 May 2014, 20:43
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: #YesAllWomen
Replies: 239
Views: 7437

Re: #YesAllWomen

Also, it's not an equivalent analogy because most people will not be robbed by a person of color in their lifetimes, while anywhere from 1/6 to 1/4 women will be sexually assaulted (usually by a man). This number blows my mind. It's so big that it's hard to swallow. Like, I give people shit for bei...
by Tycherin
28 May 2014, 08:01
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: #YesAllWomen
Replies: 239
Views: 7437

Re: #YesAllWomen

Oh cool, I have another article that I think at least all men should read here; http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2 ... nerds.html Yeah, that's the terrifying part, isn't it? That this case is unique only in its severity. That there are countless incidents like this that don't end in mass murde...
by Tycherin
27 May 2014, 19:55
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: #YesAllWomen
Replies: 239
Views: 7437

Re: #YesAllWomen

I've experienced the non-reporting thing personally. A friend of mine got assaulted, but didn't want to get the student conduct system involved, so the whole thing got swept under the rug. And in some ways, it almost doesn't matter what the actual prevalence is. It's high enough to be a problem, and...
by Tycherin
27 May 2014, 15:44
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: #YesAllWomen
Replies: 239
Views: 7437

Re: #YesAllWomen

To everyone who has posted links in this thread: thank you. I read all (most) of them, and they all make some great (slash horrifying slash depressing slash borderline unbelievable) points, especially the Film Hulk one. The fact that we're having this discussion -- that anyone is having this discuss...
by Tycherin
12 May 2014, 19:24
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Mixed Emotion Thread
Replies: 2772
Views: 100143

Re: The Mixed Emotion Thread

I've been reading Schlock Mercenary for... what, like six, seven years now? On the one hand, SM is awesome; on the other hand, if you add up all the time I've spent reading it... Cripes, now I feel old. ...all 5000+ strips of it; more than a decade of work. Homestuck is about the only webcomic I rea...
by Tycherin
02 May 2014, 18:31
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For the lols
Replies: 8556
Views: 289803

Re: For the lols

I'm pretty sure "being Elomin Sha" is a wincon all on its own.

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