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Victor Ganata
Listen, if these whackjobs didn't have free speech, there'd be no way I'd know how absolutely horrible their ideas are.
Is it "whackjobs" or "wackjobs"? :P - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
Either, apparently, but Google Books ngrams says that "whackjob" is slightly more prevalent https://books.google.com/ngrams... - Victor Ganata
But "wackjob" is attested to earlier. Both of them started gaining usage in the 1980s, whereas most commenters seem to agree that the current connotation of wack (adj.) wasn't widespread until the 1990s. - Victor Ganata
Victor Ganata
Random thoughts while wasting my time with shitty EHRs: shouldn't computerized semantic parsing be advanced enough by now that an algorithm should be able to take my free-form progress note and automatically populate all the fields instead of making me jump through hoops and wade through thickets of radio buttons and checkboxes?
Man, I really wish Google hadn't bailed on EHRs. - Victor Ganata
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Damn it, that's it? #NeedMoarGoT
No new ep tonight? - Spidra Webster
I watched the East Coast channel because I was impatient. I totally thought there was more when the credits started rolling :D - Victor Ganata
I hate that feeling. - Spidra Webster
I thought so too, Victor. - Corinne L
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GRRM ain't no saint, but, yeah, the show does seem even more misogynist than the books - Why are the Game Of Thrones showrunners rewriting the books into misogyny? - A.V. Club http://www.avclub.com/article...
"Why make a scene from the book that depicts consensual sex into one in the show that depicts rape?" - Victor Ganata
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RT @Copper_Soul: He really said that about... Omg. RT @djolder: On the avowed racist sexist bigot that was just nominated for a Hugo: http://bibliodaze.com/2014...
I can't wait for all the whining from privileged quarters about how calling Vox Day a terrible human being who should be shunned is somehow a violation of his freedom of speech. - Victor Ganata
His choice of pseud says a lot about him... - Spidra Webster
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I was listening to Bob Marley and it occurred to me that "exodus" comes from "ex hodus" and ended up singing along changing the lyrics to "Hodor".
I'm not even high. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
BWAHAHHAHAHHAHAHAAHAHAAA - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
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I'm not entirely sure how what passes for my spiritual/mystical beliefs have more in common with Eastern spirituality/mysticism than Western spirituality/mysticism, when all my family, my teachers, my mentors, and most of the literature I've been exposed to have all been firmly grounded in Western traditions.
You're a rebel. - Spidra Webster
Funny how much reading the Tao Te Ching and some Ursula K. Le Guin novels can change a man, I guess :D - Victor Ganata from iPhone
I was listening to the TED radio hour on KPCC yesterday, and one of the speakers was doing a simplistic comparison between Hinduism and Western spirituality/philosophy, and I don't know a thing about Hinduism, but all the essentialized points he made about Hinduism resonated more with me than his essentialized characterization of Western spirituality/philosophy. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
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Easter and Halloween: What's the connection between rising from the grave and feeding children candy?
You know about Easterween, right? http://m.music.cbc.ca/blogs... - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
I don't know about you, but I always need a lot of glucose after being killed and resurrected. I think it's just human physiology. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
Victor Ganata
Whenever someone walks in the front door without their pants after coming from a party, it either means they had a really good time, or they had a really shitty time.
Or I guess it could me they just don't like wearing pants, except their S.O. made them. - Victor Ganata
So you have a lot of people without pants walking in your front door? - Katy S
There's more to this story. - Micah
My brother just came to the house carrying his pants. I was all o_O "Where did you go?" He didn't elaborate. - Victor Ganata
Vic has all the best parties - WoH: Professor MOTHRA from iPhone
Victor Ganata
Things I've learned vicariously through social media: groups of adults tend to behave the way I've always imagined people at a co-ed high school would behave. (Yeah, I had an abnormal teen-aged experience. It probably explains most of my neuroses.)
Although this isn't strictly true. I've always said that med school was the high school experience I never had. But social media has taught me that it's generalizable. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
Which aspects? I often wonder whether I'd be better at social relations if I hadn't been sent to a single-gender Catholic school. I'd guess that I saw a lot more vicious petty behavior than you and my brothers did at your school, but I'm also under the impression boys have to deal with physical violence more at such places. - Spidra Webster
My high school experience was pretty boring, actually. I've always imagined co-ed high school would be more entertaining and/or a significant source of mental anguish. Well, med school was certainly the latter! :D - Victor Ganata from iPhone
I mean, my A.P. English teacher turned out to be a serial child rapist that the Roman Catholic Church protected, but I didn't find that out until recently. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
Yikes! - Spidra Webster
Seriously, though, I'd never run into the ethical dilemma of whether or not you should date your good friend's ex until I was in my late 20s. I've always imagined that would've come up sooner if I'd gone to a co-ed high school. :) - Victor Ganata from iPhone
Yeah, my brother and my second cousin both went to Loyola, too, and none of us knew about Fr. Lindner until way after high school. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
Yeah, I feel like I missed out on relationship "training wheels" due to that. So I ended up working things out in my 20s and 30s that other people worked out in jr high and HS. - Spidra Webster
So, people are people. Right? - Professor A.I.
I dunno about that. I know lots of people who seem like they're not in high school anymore. But they're probably not the majority. At least not from judging stuff that gets posted on social media networks about how awful some people in meatspace can be (which I do realize is not necessarily a representative sample of reality.) - Victor Ganata from iPhone
I'll admit, I don't have much of a social life in meatspace. Or any at all, really. :) Which is why I have to learn vicariously from other people's suffering. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
You realize you exist in "meatspace", right? - Professor A.I.
Just because you exist doesn't mean you have a social life :D - Victor Ganata
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RT @ShutUpAndrosky: just a reminder that clippers owner donald sterling has the funniest deposition in the history of law: https://twitter.com/ShutUpA...
That sounds par for the course for Sterling. #tmi #definitely #totallynotwhatIasked - Victor Ganata
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RT @NeinQuarterly: What did Jesus have, like 12 followers?
Well, only 12 with verified accounts :) - Victor Ganata from iPhone
^^^ - Marie
Victor Ganata
Yellowtail topped with peppers and slathered in pepper oil. This is probably going to hurt a lot later.
I'd've taken a picture but it's all in my belly now. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
Victor Ganata
This is the moment when all the Clipper bandwagoners abandon ship.
Although I think the Clippers are named after the ships, so it kind of works? - Victor Ganata
Bet you never thought you'd see the day when the phrase "Clippers bandwagon" would make any sense whatsoever. - LB's Bubba. The other 1 from FFHound(roid)!
I never thought I'd see the day when the Clippers were the only game in town. But I guess it was inevitable the moment Stern stopped CP3 from going to the Lakers. #bitter #forever - Victor Ganata from iPhone
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They added new sections to the Patch 6.0 alpha notes http://us.battle.net/wow...
Dang, it looks like they nerfed DKs hard for PvP. Not only is AotD gone, but AMZ's damage reduction is cut in half. - Victor Ganata
I can already taste the tears of the min/maxers now that snapshotting stats for DoTs is totally dead. - Victor Ganata
Snapshotting DoTs is way too min/maxy imo. It complicates things way too much. - Chris Topher
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So apparently in S. Korea, not only is it frowned upon for the captain to abandon ship without making sure passengers and crew are safe, it's actually totally illegal. Damn, I wonder if he's going to be charged with a capital crime?
Actually, the captain should be the last off the boat in any country. It's their responsibility to the passengers and crew. - Anika
Well, yeah, the captain is supposed to go down with the ship and all that, but I always thought it was more an ethical code than actual legislation that you could actually go to prison or be executed for violating :D - Victor Ganata
I know with container ships, captains are legally responsible for everything which includes jail time. In order to be compliant to the various shipping protocols (like IMDG), local legislation has to exist - Johnny from iPhone
Sure, that makes sense. Apparently the captain of the Costa Concordia is currently on trial for manslaughter. I mean, I can see how a captain could be charged with for negligent homicide or held liable for loss of property, but some of the news stories I'm reading make it seem that South Korea has specific legislation that makes abandoning a boat a criminal act in of itself, which I don't think is the case in international maritime law. - Victor Ganata
No, they don't have a law. His charge is negligence and violation of maritime law. I think with so many parents clamoring for his arrest, along with the media putting pressure on the gov't it would've happened anyway. Though I have also read that if the boat wasn't filled with kids, let alone kids from Seoul, it probably wouldn't have happened so swiftly. - Anika
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RT @JenD1974: Ever notice how Occupy Wall St protesters are pepper sprayed, arrested & abused and right wing domestic terrorists get their cows back?
So the next Occupy protestors should start packing heat then? - ronin from FFHound!
I guess so. And they need to use women as human shields, too, probably. - Victor Ganata
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Is Pope Francis The Real Deal? - You Offend Me You Offend My Family Search http://youoffendmeyouoffendmyf...
Written by a guy who apparently went to the same Jesuit-run Catholic high school I did :D - Victor Ganata
Although I suppose there are other Loyola High Schools throughout the world.... - Victor Ganata
Victor Ganata
You know what really makes people want to listen to you? Assume they're stupid and don't know how to think critically. That always works.
That's exactly what a cultural Marxist sois-disant scientist propagandist would say - Pete
You forgot "postmodernist" :) - Victor Ganata
much like AND, it's implied ;) - Pete
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Yes, things will get worse if we don't listen to each other. Things fall apart. The center cannot hold. Oh well. But you have no right to demand I listen to everything that you have to say without qualification and without the right to respond in kind.
I am seriously tired of whining from privileged people masquerading as "defending free speech" just because I've heard their crap before, have already evaluated it as bullshit, and have better things to do with my time than to listen to canned talking points. Like I don't have the right to tell them to STFU or to not buy their product or to not support their company or to not support their research because they believe in things that I have already carefully concluded are terrible. Give me a break. - Victor Ganata
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I'm sorry, but this shit is dumb. You can say whatever the f- you want on the Internet. But free speech doesn't protect you from consequences. If Big Oil/Big Ag/Big Pharma no longer wants to fund your study because you said some horrible shit, that's market forces in action, not suppression of free speech
Free speech doesn't mean that people have to listen to you. This is a basic consent issue. - Victor Ganata
It really just smacks of people who have always had the privilege of captive audiences upset that their privilege is eroding and now people are telling them to STFU to their face. - Victor Ganata
I mean, seriously, you think these people would be totally cool if I forced myself into their churches, chained the doors shut, and stood up at the podium and harangued them about how f-ed up their beliefs are? The idea that you can believe whatever you want and say whatever you want and not suffer any sort of social or economic consequences from other people (i.e. NOT the gov't.) who... more... - Victor Ganata
Shorter: they aren't really interested in the egalitarian principles of the First Amendment. They just want to lecture you from a position of protected privilege. - Victor Ganata
Victor Ganata
I honestly don't think that Windows 8/8.1 is all that horrible, but I kind of wonder if Windows 8 is sort of like what Rhapsody was for Apple: an interim, amorphous OS that was definitely not classic MacOS and with many of the underpinnings that would eventually become OS X (and iOS), except Microsoft actually released theirs to the public.
*has high, likely totally unrealistic hopes for Windows 9* - Victor Ganata
I have hope for Windows 9 as well. - Eric - Watch Me Now
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I can't tell if this Voyager episode is a critique of totalitarian communism or of de facto slavery under the auspices of the prison-industrial complex.
Or it's just about tyrannical meanies :) - Eivind from Android
It was the line about "making workers happier and more productive" in the setting of mind-controlled prisoners that got me thinking :D - Victor Ganata
Ah, they didn't want to get that specific and made it the fault of a rogue scientist instead of a society dependent on forced labor that incarcerates people on trumped up charges then wipes their memory and puts them to work. - Victor Ganata
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"There should be a Seinfeld fighting game" via kenyatta http://finalbossform.com/post...
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And if you win the game enough times, it unlocks boss characters from "Curb Your Enthusiasm" :D - Victor Ganata
George's secret weapon would be from Vandelay Industries. - Anika
I would play George's dad. He'd wield a Festivus pole and scream "SERENITY NOW!!" - Victor Ganata
Babu's waggling finger of DEATH - Joe "The Anvil" Pierce
Newman would throw envelopes like shuriken. - Anika
While muttering "Jerry..." with every throw :D - Victor Ganata
The Soup Nazi's finishing move would have him yelling "NO SOUP FOR YOU!" as he uses a spoon to rip out his opponents spine. - Anika
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Shit, there's a skunk in my front yard between me and my front door with its tail up. I guess I should retreat, huh?
YES. - Steven Perez
Back away from the skunk! - Katy S
The first word says it all. - Eric - Watch Me Now
If you give it some space it might wander off on its own. - John (bird whisperer)
Paint a white line on the back of a black cat. Problem solved. - Johnny from iPhone
Crisis averted. I'm not entirely sure where it ran off to since the only real way out would have been past me, but I'm definitely not going to look for it. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
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"Star Trek Into Darkness" is on right now. After watching TOS, TAS, TNG, DS9, and almost all of Voyager, it seems a lot lamer than I first thought.
Cumberbatch is such a (literally and figuratively) pale shadow of Ricardo Montalban. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
Transwarp in the 23rd Century now aggravates me. What, they found a Borg Cube or something? - Victor Ganata from iPhone
It now really bugs me that there's no Nurse Chappel and no Yeoman Rand. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
The Uhura-Spock thing *really* bugs me. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
They totally f-ed up the Kirk-Spock-Bones love triangle. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
the ST reboot is fugly. i wouldn't piss on it if it was on fire. - Big Joe Silence
I do like the fact that Section 31 still exists in this universe. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
Section 31 is everywhen. - Big Joe Silence
That's because it's not about exploring social issues and moral ambiguity; it's about blowing stuff up and big crashes. - DJF from Android
and pissing off TOS/TNG fans. - Big Joe Silence
Jar Jar is a goddamned vandal. - Big Joe Silence
I love this thread so hard. - Hookuh Tinypants
It still cracks me up that Futurama directly addressed how stupid it would be to take a vessel built to withstand vacuum into the depths of the ocean. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
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Photo: If Miyazaki Films Were Other Type of Anime http://tmblr.co/ZzxiMy1DS5IIz
Photo: If Miyazaki Films Were Other Type of Anime http://tmblr.co/ZzxiMy1DS5IIz
As long as there isn't any Urotsukidōji-style tentacle porn…. - Victor Ganata
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My sister's theory about why my brother and I have asthma, allergic rhinitis, and eczema and she doesn't is because before she was born, my brother and I lived near the oil refineries in Wilmington and Carson. My theory is that it's because she has an extra X-chromosome which prevents her from being saddled with all sorts of recessive traits.
I like my theory better because it definitely explains why my brother and I are both red-green color blind and she isn't, even though red-green color blindness isn't generally associated with asthma, allergic rhinitis, and eczema. - Victor Ganata
Ha, for a minute there I thought you were saying your sister was XXX. - Spidra Webster
Heh. As far as I know, she has a normal chromosome complement, although I don't think she's ever had a karyotype done…. - Victor Ganata
Her theory does have some merit, though, considering how much higher the incidence of asthma is in the shadow of the refineries. - Victor Ganata
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wack (n.) "crazy person," 1938, back-formation from wacky. Adjective in slang sense of "worthless, stupid," is attested from late 1990s. - Online Etymology Dictionary http://www.etymonline.com/index...
whack (v.) "to strike sharply," 1719, probably of imitative origin. The noun is from 1737. The word in out of whack (1885) is perhaps the slang meaning "share, just portion" (1785), which may be from the notion of the blow that divides, or the rap of the auctioneer's hammer. To have (or take) a whack at something "make an attempt" is from 1891. Related: Whacked; whacking. Whacked out is from 1969. http://www.etymonline.com/index... - Victor Ganata
So, yeah, homophonous, but totally different etymologies. - Victor Ganata
In some accents, they're not even homophones http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki... - Victor Ganata
#whiggity-whiggity - SAM
And now I'm imagining 17th century British politicians trying to flow over breakbeats from the 1990s. - Victor Ganata
Oliver "Ironside" Cromwell ft. 'Black Tom' Fairfax - Pete
Depends on how you look at it. "Out of whack" or "whacked out" could possibly be the inspiration behind saying someone or something is "whack" as opposed to saying they're "wack" based on the former definition. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
"The Commonwealth will make you… jump! jump! The Lord Protector will make you… jump! jump!" - Victor Ganata
"they see me rulin' / they hatin'" - Pete
OK, maybe they're not that divergent: wacky (adj.) "crazy, eccentric," 1935, variant of whacky (n.) "fool," late 1800s British slang, probably ultimately from whack "a blow, stroke," from the notion of being whacked on the head one too many times. http://www.etymonline.com/index... - Victor Ganata
Even still, it seems more likely that wack (adj.) is derived from wack (n.) rather than directly from whack (v.) - Victor Ganata
From a totally unscientific survey (i.e., Googling "whack vs wack"), it seems like wack ≠ whack is the current consensus, but maybe I can find some blog posts arguing that wack = whack if I dig deeper…. - Victor Ganata
I'm also thinking that it makes more sense that wack (adj.) is from wacky (adj.) simply because adjectiving a verb (instead of using the gerundive form of a verb) isn't that common. - Victor Ganata
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This Affordable Mass Transit Technology Is Now All But Illegal in Tennessee - Vice - http://motherboard.vice.com/read... - thanks to the Koch Brothers
MTA L.A. has a couple of BRT lines (the Orange Line from NoHo to Warner Center and the Silver Line from Torrance to El Monte) which are definitely faster and more efficient than regular bus lines, but they still use fossil fuels. While the Silver Line uses carpool lanes in the middle of the 110 and 10, the Orange Line has it's own separate RoW, so theoretically that could be converted to light-rail at some point, but I'm thinking that the Kochs aren't doing this to stimulate light-rail or subway building. They just hate public transit. - Victor Ganata
So why again do people object to the term oligarchy? - Todd Hoff
I prefer the term "plutocracy" ;) - Victor Ganata
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