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Apple Support Company Sues Customer For Complaint

Dephex Twin Re:So... (292 comments)

Crap, wrong thread. Strike me down.

more than 3 years ago
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Apple Support Company Sues Customer For Complaint

Dephex Twin So... (292 comments)

Apple is performing inception?

more than 3 years ago
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Is Reading Spouse's E-Mail a Crime?

Dephex Twin Re:Considering... (496 comments)

But can people normally be arrested for not being respectful to their partner?

more than 3 years ago
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Teacher Asks Students To Plan a Terrorist Attack

Dephex Twin Re:so... (412 comments)

So, just to get this straight... "there is a difference between being a terrorist and learning about terrorism" implies "thinking like a terrorist makes you a terrorist"?

more than 3 years ago
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Teacher Asks Students To Plan a Terrorist Attack

Dephex Twin Re:so... (412 comments)

What the fuck are people talking about in this thread? How the hell are you getting from that quote to your conclusion? It is ridiculous.

more than 3 years ago
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US Students Struggle With Understanding of the 'Equal' Sign

Dephex Twin Re:Wrong (1268 comments)

The rule isn't fuzzy, actually, it's just that in US English the noun and verb are agreeing on a purely grammatical level, without caring about semantics at all. So, since "The Beatles" is a term that is grammatically plural, the verb agrees with the plural; vice-versa for Aerosmith, Radiohead, Apple, Toyota, etc.

more than 3 years ago
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Student Wants Science To Name 'Hella' Big Number

Dephex Twin Re:The is just a bold face attempt (193 comments)

"People who use Hella denote a certain level of ignorance and give fad terms more importance that actually doing thins."

Huh? Did you have a stroke?

about 4 years ago
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4th of July to me mostly means ...

Dephex Twin Re:Sarth Efrica (489 comments)

Slightly offtopic... as someone who does fantasy soccer, can you explain to this American how it works in a nutshell? Soccer has no stats except goals scored. Do you track minutes played, yellow cards, and touches or something? There's just not much to work with, it seems to me, but maybe I'm missing something.

about 4 years ago
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Digitally Filtering Out the Drone of the World Cup

Dephex Twin Re:Am I the only... (602 comments)

Violent football hooliganism is primarily an English rather than specifically a German tradition.

It doesn't matter if it is primarily an English phenomenon because it is absolutely a German phenomenon. Or, if you can't wrap your mind around the idea of it being of any significance in Germany then replace "Germany 2006" with "England in other football events and some World Cup in the future" in your mind.

In any case, "hindering" any "traditions" of Nazism, neo- or otherwise, is a constitutional obligation in Germany (imposed by the Allies), not something exclusive to the World Cup or something which would be left to FIFA to decide. Try selling Nazi memorabilia on eBay in Germany.

Okay. Well, you had better tell the German neo-nazis and the German hooligans (nazi or otherwise) that nazism is illegal and hooliganism actually belongs to the English, so that they know that they don't exist.

And what does it matter in my example whether FIFA decides it or a government? Also, do you think FIFA has no official stance on hooligans?

Look I agree "it's a Sth African tradition" is a terrible argument to justify this DoS attack on the World Cup, but pick a better counter example next time.

Good god, man, my point was that just because some people do a thing associated with soccer doesn't mean it is a good thing that must be preserved. So the whole point was to give an example where the need to disallow the thing is completely obvious.

more than 4 years ago
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Digitally Filtering Out the Drone of the World Cup

Dephex Twin Re:Am I the only... (602 comments)

Yeah, when the World Cup was in Germany in 2006, you didn't see anyone try to hinder the traditions of violent neo-nazi hooliganism at soccer events. No way. We wouldn't want to ban things that fans like to do, even if they harm others and detract from the game.

more than 4 years ago
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Official Kanji Count Increasing Due To Electronics

Dephex Twin Re:Ack, the misconceptions... (284 comments)

No language can really be considered "hard" or "easy" to learn anyway. Children who grow up in any language environment learn the language as easily as any other language. For someone acquiring a non-native language, the difficulty of that second language is entirely dependent on that person's first language. For example, Arabic is considered one of the most difficult languages that is offered by the US Dept. of Defense language institute, but... if you happen to be a native speaker of Hebrew, then learning Arabic will be extremely easy compared to almost all other languages.

However, we can also see from the DoD institute that Japanese *is*, in fact, a difficult language for native English speakers to acquire in comparison to other, more closely-related languages. Not every single aspect of Japanese is more difficult than every aspect of English, but a person who puts 4 solid years towards Spanish is going to, on average, acquire a lot more than someone who puts 4 solid years towards Japanese.

more than 4 years ago
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BlackBerry Predicted a Century Ago By Nikola Tesla

Dephex Twin Re:Funny, I heard that one differently. (253 comments)

Well, considering the fact that when you read Popular Science articles from that era and that claim things like "in the future no-one will drink water unless it has been infused with the life-giving properties of radium", it's still a pretty good prediction, even if it is fairly general.

more than 4 years ago
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1938 Superman Comic Sells For $1M

Dephex Twin Re:Terrible Hero (267 comments)

What kind of pre-schoolers talk about banging chicks??

more than 4 years ago
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Survey Finds Airport Wi-Fi More Important Than Food

Dephex Twin Re:Wifi should be 100% free in airports. (247 comments)

I keep having to remind my mom that I would have LOVED to visit her the past few Christmases, but until Cincinatti improves the WIFI at their airport, I won't fly there.

If I don't stick to my principles, then what kind of person am I?

more than 5 years ago
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Attempt To "Digitalize" Beatles Goes Sour

Dephex Twin Re:Is this that important ? (434 comments)

Yeah, these kids today are always listening to timeless music by Mozart and Beethoven!

I remember how Mozart's Symphony no. 25 was all the rage when I was in high school.

more than 5 years ago
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Microsoft Uses "I'm a PC" Character In New Ads

Dephex Twin Re:I'm a PC best Quote (837 comments)

*#2 = shit.

No #2, Sherlock!

more than 5 years ago

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