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Would Scottish Independence Mean the End of UK's Nuclear Arsenal?

Triklyn Re:Actually, it does ! (375 comments)

holy hell batman, you just triple-downed on his racism. impressive :)

about two weeks ago
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Software Combines Thousands of Online Images Into One That Represents Them All

Triklyn Re:Automatically means no control (66 comments)

best Ima-drink-agen EVER. combines the vivacity of youth, the wisdom decades, the trials and tribulations, loves and losses of an entire lifetime, with a splash of grenadine. Would definitely drink that in, as it were.

i'd be more afraid of image searches for rick santorum or prince albert.

about two weeks ago
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Geneticists Decry Book On Race and Evolution

Triklyn Re:Are You Kidding? (541 comments)

not that story, but similar.

http://www.people.com/people/a...

sounds more like one of those law of huge fucking numbers things. preference and all might be heredity, which can lead to blah blah.

about three weeks ago
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Study Finds That Astronauts Are Severely Sleep Deprived

Triklyn Re:Sleeping patterns? (106 comments)

and again, it's friggin awesome. I have trouble falling asleep too if i'm even slightly enthused about something. let alone if i have something on my mind. factor in the buttload of work, the idea that every second counts and the fact that being weightless might be the most awesome thing that a person could be... and well, I AM SUPER SURPRISED.

about three weeks ago
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Study Finds That Astronauts Are Severely Sleep Deprived

Triklyn Re:Would YOU be able to sleep in space?? (106 comments)

wow, someone voted this down to troll? it's pretty innocuous and pretty on topic.

about three weeks ago
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Gaza's Only Power Plant Knocked Offline

Triklyn Re:Radicalization (868 comments)

i'd say no, it doesn't feel the same as putting weapons stockpiles in a school.

holy crap, i just tried to look up "israeli soldier suicide bus", and found the link to the wikipedia article on palestinian suicide bombings. like half of them regard bus stations. At this point I'd say the biggest qualitative difference is that it seems like it didn't matter whether or not the soldiers were on the bus at all, because that didn't seem to be the target. but those are from a while back before the borders were closed.

please give me a link to what you're talking about. I can't find any recent incidents.

about a month ago
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Gaza's Only Power Plant Knocked Offline

Triklyn Re:Radicalization (868 comments)

i'm in favor of israel, their story is more my liking, but my support is pretty inconsequential. From what i've read, there was a lot of reporting on israel destroying gaza's only power plant, but not much coverage over the fact that the power plant provided like... 30 % of the power in gaza, with israel providing like 50+ and egypt the rest... you know during non-troubled times. and that hamas knocked out the high-voltage lines bringing electricity in a couple weeks prior, accidentally. and that gaza owes the electric company something like 100-200 million USD in back power bills, with the PA owing the rest bringing the total to something like 500 million USD.

And that the palestinian death toll figures come from a hamas controlled organization, which is also the primary source for the UN figures. and that 20% of deaths are female and that 57% are males 18-35. yet 80% are civilian casualties.

I would not say that the media reports are pro-israel. death and destruction sells.

about a month ago
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Gaza's Only Power Plant Knocked Offline

Triklyn Re:Radicalization (868 comments)

they've just found the 3rd weapons cache in a UN school. that's a pretty neutral party and, as far as i can tell, pretty much by definition using human shields. there's the whole documented "don't flee from israeli warnings" that people have pretty good documentation of.

the whole, documented proof that in the last conflict hamas revised their ratios of civilians to combatants in a politically favorable direction. they reported high ratios of civilian casualties during the conflict and later on reported lower ratios. That last one isn't definitive, but certainly looks suspect.

http://www.theaustralian.com.a...

i have no idea how reliable that is, but it's also incidental. everything else is damning enough.

about a month ago
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Gaza's Only Power Plant Knocked Offline

Triklyn Re:Radicalization (868 comments)

the whole, "not even the rocks and trees will shelter you from our sight" vibe in the second part of the declaration is pretty bad though.

about a month ago
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Gaza's Only Power Plant Knocked Offline

Triklyn Re:Radicalization (868 comments)

human shields are pretty effective. :) if these were two sides in more even conflict would you say the same? if hamas had tanks and were strapping women and children to the front of them, would you still consider it a warcrime for israel to shoot the tanks? it's hyperbole, but i'm pretty sure it's analagous in the right ways.

about a month ago
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Gaza's Only Power Plant Knocked Offline

Triklyn Re:No innocent governments here (868 comments)

it does matter who started it... it not mattering who started the conflict is more naive than the other stance. It only "doesn't matter who started it" in the school yard because in an idealized world, it doesn't, and that's what we would like our children to believe before reality intrudes. in a dirty, muddy, complex world. motive matters, timing matters, past matters.

about a month ago
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Gaza's Only Power Plant Knocked Offline

Triklyn Re:Radicalization (868 comments)

I'm not sure what your goal is, but considering you left out the contextual wrappings of that quoted passage. here it

The Hamas has been looking forward to implement Allah's promise whatever time it might take. The prophet, prayer and peace be upon him, said: The time will not come until Muslims will fight the Jews (and kill them); until the Jews hide behind rocks and trees, which will cry: O Muslim! there is a Jew hiding behind me, come on and kill him!

i'm fairly sure that's explicit declaration that they look forward to killing jews in the hopes of accelerating the end times :)

the quote itself does not explicitly incite genocide... unless you look forward to the end times. you make a distinction without a difference.

about a month ago
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Amputee Is German Long Jump Champion

Triklyn Re:No, no unfair advantage at all... (175 comments)

you're very cynical. fair is fair. and the olympics isn't about the money for a lot of these athletes... it's about being the best, and being their best. one single competitor with an unfair advantage is one competitor too many.

about a month ago
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Amputee Is German Long Jump Champion

Triklyn Re:Help me find a surgeon (175 comments)

... that'd be criminal. unless it were gangrenous.

first off, any major surgery involves a great deal of risk. infection, and otherwise.
secondly, there's always hope. paralyzed limb, limited neural regrowth is probably not that far off. and throw it in a brace if it gets in the wa.

about a month ago
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Amputee Is German Long Jump Champion

Triklyn Re:We need different divisions (175 comments)

i'm pretty sure that is against the rules. and they'd probably get DQ if found out.

about a month ago
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Amputee Is German Long Jump Champion

Triklyn Re:Nudity (175 comments)

... i don't think you grasp how analogies work.

about a month ago
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Satellite Images Show Russians Shelling Ukraine

Triklyn Re:Great... (582 comments)

and i didn't know the drinking problem in russia was so bad that they implemented a ban of sale of alcohol at night to curb it. god i think i fell down the rabbit hole a little there. apparently they have this thing called zapoi, which is multi-day binge drinking. and this other thing synonymous to "the horrors" which is what the Irish call the withdrawal from prolonged zapoi.

yes it's a problem and yes those stereotypes nail the demographics.

about a month ago

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