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Visual Effects Artists Use MPAA's Own Words Against It

adamchou Karma is a bitch! (131 comments)

That's what you get MPAA

about 9 months ago
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Oil Traders Misread Tweet, Oil Prices Spike

adamchou Re:Maybe not (91 comments)

all the various investment markets jump or decline well over 1% on a regular basis. there's your change, go get em.

about a year ago
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Oil Traders Misread Tweet, Oil Prices Spike

adamchou Re:Maybe not (91 comments)

Within an hour, it had jumped more than $1, from $110.40 to $111.50.

it jumped 1%. that's hardly significant. in fact, that's just pretty regular. this is a stupid article. who the hell approves this crap?

about a year ago
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Two Years In Prison For Using Infrared Contact Lenses To Cheat At Poker

adamchou Re:Outliers and out and out liars... (320 comments)

It's a game of chance, and awareness off the odds allows you to make judgement calls and improve your chances. "Skill" is a strong word.

Not in Texas Hold'em... Annette Obrestad won a tournament looking at her cards only once and playing position the rest of the tournament

In July 2007, Obrestad won a $4 buy-in 180 person online sit-and-go where she claims to have played almost the entire tournament without looking at her cards. She claims she peeked at her cards once during the tournament, when she was faced with an all-in bet. She did this to show "just how important it is to play position and to pay attention to the players at the table."

about a year ago
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400 Million Chinese Cannot Speak Mandarin

adamchou Re:Make it easier (562 comments)

I get what you're saying and totally understand.

about a year ago
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400 Million Chinese Cannot Speak Mandarin

adamchou Re:Make it easier (562 comments)

Although simplified and traditional share a large number of similar characters, I don't agree that they're mutually intelligible. I know people that can read traditional but can't understand everything said in simplified. It seems to be even more so going the other way around. You can kind of figure out some simplified characters if you read traditional but it seems to be harder the other way around.

about a year ago
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400 Million Chinese Cannot Speak Mandarin

adamchou Re:Well, yes. (562 comments)

I would routinely run into people that couldn't speak any Chinese

Just to be pedantic... Cantonese is still a dialect of Chinese.

about a year ago
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400 Million Chinese Cannot Speak Mandarin

adamchou Re:Make it easier (562 comments)

Actually, people in China DO occasionally draw characters in the air with their fingers to disambiguate spoken homonyms

Although this may be true, I've NEVER seen this done. Typically what they do if there is confusion over a word is use the word in another context that would clarify the definition of the word.

about a year ago
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400 Million Chinese Cannot Speak Mandarin

adamchou Re:Make it easier (562 comments)

I don't use the wubi keyboards. I use a pinyin keyboard just fine.

about a year ago
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400 Million Chinese Cannot Speak Mandarin

adamchou Re:Why don't they just learn English? (562 comments)

Written Chinese is pretty much the same regardless of dialect.

Not quite... the majority of the spoken portion of canto and mandarin are different. Some words sound similar, but for the most party, they're completely different. When you factor in the written language, that's when it gets even more interesting. As far as I can tell, there are only two dialects of written Chinese: simplified and traditional. Pretty much anyone that speaks any form of Chinese in China, except the Cantonese areas, use simplified Chinese. The Cantonese speakers and every Mandarin speaker in most other countries, Taiwan for example, use the traditional form. The two written forms share many similar words, but there are enough words that aren't the same that being fluent in only one means reading in the other is almost unintelligible.

about a year ago
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US Intercepts Iranian Order For Attack On US Embassy In Iraq

adamchou Re:America would deserve it... (433 comments)

I'd believe that Iran would plot against the US. I mean, Syria is it's ally, after all. I wouldn't say that the intelligence community has zero credibility, btw. I think the intelligence community is putting out legitimate information. It's the people at the top receiving the intelligence that are either ignoring it or misconstruing it.

about a year ago
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US Intercepts Iranian Order For Attack On US Embassy In Iraq

adamchou Re:America would deserve it... (433 comments)

hey listen here you asshole. i don't want to go because i don't agree with invading any damn country for the whim of it and you shouldn't either. if that's the mentality you have, you're probably the god damn shit bag. you're probably the kind of person that thinks acting aggressive and obnoxious is ok and giving the rest of us a bad name. and to call me a shit bag... i'd probably outscore you on a pt test, at the range, and i bet my nco evaluations are better than yours. and if my brothers in arms are going anywhere, you can damn well bet i'd stand side by side with them and lead my soldiers from the front. so pipe down there mr. badass.

about a year ago
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US Intercepts Iranian Order For Attack On US Embassy In Iraq

adamchou Re:America would deserve it... (433 comments)

Who said I was a weak link? Just because I don't want to go there doesn't mean I won't do it and I won't do it to the best of my ability. I'd lead my soldiers from the front and I'd take a bullet for any of them. You're full of shit if you say you enjoyed everything you did in the military.

about a year ago
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US Intercepts Iranian Order For Attack On US Embassy In Iraq

adamchou Re:America would deserve it... (433 comments)

I don't hate America. I'm very proud to say I'm American. I 100% believe the concepts of freedom we were founded on are amongst the best in the world. I just hate our hypocritical, corrupt, piece of shit politicians.

about a year ago
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US Intercepts Iranian Order For Attack On US Embassy In Iraq

adamchou Re:America would deserve it... (433 comments)

I signed up on my own will to kill people that want to harm my friends and family. Attacking a country in the midst of a civil war so we can push our politicians agendas is not what I signed up for.

about a year ago
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US Intercepts Iranian Order For Attack On US Embassy In Iraq

adamchou Re:America would deserve it... (433 comments)

If things escalated, and they needed to deploy more people, they could extend contracts and/or recall people.

about a year ago
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US Intercepts Iranian Order For Attack On US Embassy In Iraq

adamchou Re:America would deserve it... (433 comments)

If Iran does order attacks on US elements and/or attacks Israel, the US will almost certainly get involved, which likely means I'll get my contract extended or get recalled and get sent to another crappy country we don't belong in.

about a year ago

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