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The ESports Athletes Who Tried To Switch Games

ramper Re:This is sort of analogous to.... (146 comments)

You are subjectively determining the definition of "sport" and "athlete" and considering them set-in-stone. That's fine. But as the rest of the world continues to use the term athlete to define a professional gamer and you become more and more bitter towards this fact, many of us will continue to roll our eyes and think "who cares"? I get it, marriage is not gaming. One has a lawful meaning and one doesn't. That only makes it more likely that your expiring notion of the term athlete is going to change to include pro gamers - in this case, there is no lawful definition.

about 3 months ago
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The ESports Athletes Who Tried To Switch Games

ramper Re:This is sort of analogous to.... (146 comments)

I disagree with you. Pretty sure a past-time is in some instances part of the definition of sports. Plus, if I don't show prowess am I still playing a sport if I'm playing in a softball league. Definitions are not and have never been static. Accept change.

about 3 months ago
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The ESports Athletes Who Tried To Switch Games

ramper Re:This is sort of analogous to.... (146 comments)

It is the same in how opposition to the notion seem to be offended at the thought of it. its truly amusing.

about 3 months ago
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The ESports Athletes Who Tried To Switch Games

ramper This is sort of analogous to.... (146 comments)

opposition to LGTB marriage. how is speculating on including something new into a definition getting this much of a rise out of people?

about 3 months ago
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The ESports Athletes Who Tried To Switch Games

ramper Re:Athletes? (146 comments)

oops. you got me. that's potentially the submitter mislabeling of the title then. the article makes no mention of athletes.

about 3 months ago
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The ESports Athletes Who Tried To Switch Games

ramper Re:Athletes? (146 comments)

i fail to see the use of the word "athlete" regarding the players? its used to refer to sports athletes that have changed sports in the past as a comparison.

about 3 months ago
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The ESports Athletes Who Tried To Switch Games

ramper Re:Non transferable to another game, (146 comments)

but throwing a ball is use full like all other? if useless means you can earn a living doing it, is it still useless?

about 3 months ago
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Wikipedia Reports 50 Links From Google 'Forgotten', Issues Transparency Report

ramper Re:As a European... (81 comments)

Or the people who don't want this to happen started the practice the next day to eventually lead to this story to make the situation more visible?

about 3 months ago
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7.1 Billion People, 7.1 Billion Mobile Phone Accounts Activated

ramper Just waiting... (197 comments)

For the US Supreme Court to decide that each individually US activated device is a person AND can contribute to campaign finance.

about 5 months ago
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Student Records Kids Who Bully Him, Then Gets Threatened With Wiretapping Charge

ramper Re:The thing is... (798 comments)

There's obviously something fundamental about what I am suggesting that you don't agree with. I wasn't intending to sway the masses with my original post, I just think it has a decent likelihood of being valid.

There is exactly zero reason for someone to be homeless but it happens. I believe it's likely there could be legitimate excuses for being a bully. I'm not suggesting that something shouldn't be done about that, though. I respect your posts and appreciate the conversation.

about 6 months ago
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Student Records Kids Who Bully Him, Then Gets Threatened With Wiretapping Charge

ramper Re:The thing is... (798 comments)

Human beings under the age of 18 are capable of performing acts of their own will, yes. Sometimes children are tried in court as adults for their perceived willful actions. I don't disagree with you on anything you're saying but you are assuming I have some bully-promoting motive. This bully could plainly be a sinister little shit but generally a child is (for good reason) not held fully accountable for ALL of their actions and that is something that should be considered in this debate - and in each bully debate worldwide. I am not suggesting the bully should or should not be held accountable but am pointing out the potential complex societal structure in place which may or may NOT have contributed to the situation being discussed. I strongly believe these situations are not as simple as they often seem. Somehow I get the feeling that you will still consider me to be taking the side of the bully.

about 6 months ago
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Student Records Kids Who Bully Him, Then Gets Threatened With Wiretapping Charge

ramper Re:The thing is... (798 comments)

No. Not at all. I am not claiming to have any answers. I just wanted to make a point that I hadn't seen anyone else raise. Is my point out of line?

about 6 months ago
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Student Records Kids Who Bully Him, Then Gets Threatened With Wiretapping Charge

ramper The thing is... (798 comments)

I don't mean to be "that guy" but at their age neither bully nor victim are at fault. Neither popular kid, nor unpopular kid are at fault. It's not as though these kids make a conscious decision when they're 6 years old to seek popularity or dickhead status. Its most probably bred into them by their surroundings and/or parents/upbringings.

You know, the whole adult vs child thing. Children cannot be accountable for ALL their actions because some of them are through no-fault-of-their-own.

This case sounds like one of more privileged vs not as privileged. Ie. bully family has better town status and/or lawyer.

I didn't read the articles, so my points might be complete nonsense.

about 6 months ago
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Safety Measures Fail To Stop Fukushima Plant Leaks

ramper Re:What would happen if they just let it meltdown? (157 comments)

"massive radio active steam and dust cloud and the resulting fires and highly molten core would create radio active dust high into the atmosphere that would spread for thousands of miles"

you mean like current coal plants do?

"Though the concentrations are low, the total amount of TENORM in fly ash is noteworthy (Beck
et al. 1980; Beck 1989). For example, in 2004, U.S. electric power plants burned approximately
921 million MTs of coal (U.S. DOE/EIA 2005d). If that amount of coal is burned with 1.5 ppm
uranium, 1,381 MTs of uranium would be concentrated, in addition to other TENORM quantities."

[http://www.epa.gov/rpdweb00/docs/tenorm/402-r-08-005-voli/402-r-08-005-v1.pdf] - EPA

about 8 months ago
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Safety Measures Fail To Stop Fukushima Plant Leaks

ramper Wrong units (157 comments)

It should obviously be reported as 90,000,000,000 milligrams of water with an average activity of greater than 6 billion picocuries. That'd be more frightening, I think.

about 8 months ago
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Should Nuclear and Renewable Energy Supporters Stop Fighting?

ramper what cost? (551 comments)

Can someone please explain why "cost" is ever an issue regarding society switching from carbon based power sources to sustainable ones? Isn't that what the argument is really about? It's going to be more expensive than burning the trees in my backyard, or more expensive than operating off the coal-based grid. What is the most cost-effective and expeditious way forward? Can we proceed with that best way forward? Can the US get a fucking Energy Policy written up so we can actually begin to have meaningful discussions about this?

about 9 months ago
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Ask Aubrey de Grey About Longevity Research

ramper philosophic mercury? (639 comments)

Can we expect to hear from Enoch the Red regarding your apparent delvings into the Solomonic gold and the Elixir Vitae?

more than 6 years ago

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