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41  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Chelsea (Bradley) Manning - when does gender assignment change you on: August 29, 2013, 04:42:38 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on August 29, 2013, 05:06:21 AM

Quote from: Alefroth on August 29, 2013, 04:52:24 AM

Quote from: wonderpug on August 27, 2013, 08:37:08 PM

ATB, consider someone born with both types of genitals.  Do you think that by removing the female set it will make the person identify as a male?  But if you had removed the male set you think they would have identified as a female?

Do people born with both genitals have standard male/female chromosome make-ups?

Ale

Good question; I wasn't sure either. 

From Wikipedia it appears that having both sets usually means you have both an XX and an XY pair, but from looking at this article, there's a variety of ways that you could have a normal XX or XY pair but exhibit the opposite type of genitals at birth.

I found the above interesting, but just for clarity, being transgender doesn't necessarily mean you have a chromosomal situation like in that link above.

That's some interesting information. I hope ATB reads it. If the biological separation of sex is not always clear cut, why should it be any different psychologically?

Ale
42  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Chelsea (Bradley) Manning - when does gender assignment change you on: August 29, 2013, 04:37:46 PM

Quote from: Grifman on August 29, 2013, 09:52:15 AM

Quote from: Alefroth on August 29, 2013, 04:50:48 AM

Quote from: ATB on August 27, 2013, 07:31:58 PM


This eschews the point and I'm going to choose to ignore it.  

There are people all over the world who see reality in a way that is contrary to reality. How is it that if someone says they feel like a woman even though they are a man suddenly validate the misconception? Rather than it being looked at as a mental issue like so many other mental disconnects?

If a male says they feel like a woman, how is that contrary to reality?

Ale

If a man says he's feels like a monkey, how is that contrary to reality?

Fact is, no one has actually dared to answer ATB's question.  If a man says he feels like he's female, that's accepted - at least by many.  But if he said he feels like he's a monkey and starts going around acting like monkey, I think most people would say he's got a problem.  So what is the principle for distinguishing between the two?  Is there a principle involved, or it is just arbitrary?

What is at issue is not whether he is a monkey, but whether he feels like one. Who are we to say how he feels?
43  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Chelsea (Bradley) Manning - when does gender assignment change you on: August 29, 2013, 04:52:24 AM

Quote from: wonderpug on August 27, 2013, 08:37:08 PM

ATB, consider someone born with both types of genitals.  Do you think that by removing the female set it will make the person identify as a male?  But if you had removed the male set you think they would have identified as a female?

Do people born with both genitals have standard male/female chromosome make-ups?

Ale
44  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Chelsea (Bradley) Manning - when does gender assignment change you on: August 29, 2013, 04:50:48 AM

Quote from: ATB on August 27, 2013, 07:31:58 PM


This eschews the point and I'm going to choose to ignore it.  

There are people all over the world who see reality in a way that is contrary to reality. How is it that if someone says they feel like a woman even though they are a man suddenly validate the misconception? Rather than it being looked at as a mental issue like so many other mental disconnects?

If a male says they feel like a woman, how is that contrary to reality?

Ale
45  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: how come we're not attacking syria? on: August 27, 2013, 04:46:55 PM

Quote from: Grifman on August 27, 2013, 03:09:30 PM

Quote from: ATB on August 26, 2013, 08:24:56 PM

Quote from: Grifman on August 26, 2013, 07:46:40 PM

Quote from: ATB on August 04, 2011, 01:20:37 PM

Seems their crackdown is as bad if not worse than libya's?

Looks like you are going to get your wish!

Not my wish.  I've said as much.

Then what were you complaining about?

He thinks not applying the same solution to every problem is inconsistent. When Obama does it.

Ale
46  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Marijuana. Just watched a documentary. on: August 26, 2013, 05:22:16 AM

Quote from: ATB on August 25, 2013, 11:46:19 PM

He then asked a legit question and Ale responded with silliness again.  Maybe I'm not aware of Brett's posting history, but dogging someone throughout a thread where he's done nothing wrong reeks of lynch mob mentality.  At least Fool engaged in dialogue and discussion. Then admittedly, Brett goes off the rails a bit.


You apparently understand punctuation about as well as brett, idiot.

Ale
47  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Marijuana. Just watched a documentary. on: August 24, 2013, 09:51:55 PM

Quote from: brettmcd on August 24, 2013, 07:53:11 PM

Quote from: Alefroth on August 24, 2013, 05:54:30 PM

Quote from: brettmcd on August 24, 2013, 05:11:45 PM

Because as soon as anyone answers you on anything, the goal posts move and you ask another nonsensical one line throwaway question.    You aren't worth answering.

Fair enough. You called me an idiot and I was just wondering if you'd explain why. I was just trying to get to the crux of the matter, but I can understand if you don't want to answer.

Ale

I would have no problems answering you if you could converse like a normal rational human being.

Yeah, actually, never mind. I realized I don't care why you think that.

AAle
48  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Marijuana. Just watched a documentary. on: August 24, 2013, 05:54:30 PM

Quote from: brettmcd on August 24, 2013, 05:11:45 PM

Because as soon as anyone answers you on anything, the goal posts move and you ask another nonsensical one line throwaway question.    You aren't worth answering.

Fair enough. You called me an idiot and I was just wondering if you'd explain why. I was just trying to get to the crux of the matter, but I can understand if you don't want to answer.

Ale
49  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Marijuana. Just watched a documentary. on: August 24, 2013, 05:05:54 PM

Quote from: brettmcd on August 24, 2013, 03:22:55 PM

Quote from: rshetts2 on August 24, 2013, 02:02:39 PM

So let me get this straight, something that is mood altering ( and mind altering ) that causes a chemical reaction in your body, can make you act stupid, is dangerous to do while driving and is allegedly addicting, makes it fully acceptable for the government to make it illegal?  Well then its time to outlaw sexual activilty!  Sex can even lead to death and insanity!  Quick, call your congressman right away!

Has anyone in this thread said that it should be illegal?    I haven't seen anyone so who the hell are you arguing with here?   

You still haven't said why you think using mind-altering drugs is unwise in general.

Ale
50  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Elder Scrolls Online on: August 23, 2013, 09:29:25 PM

Quote from: msduncan on August 22, 2013, 03:53:31 PM



I am *extremely* happy that they opted for Subscription based.    I am sick of walking around in MMOs feeling like I'm walking through a car dealership with a dozen things trying to get me to spend money.

I'm also sick of looking at an awesome mount someone got and instead of thinking 'wow!  that guy found that awesome mount so I need to go to that dungeon and see if I can get it' I'm saying 'wow!  that guy paid 20 bucks for that awesome mount'.   

THANK YOU for making this thing subscription based.   At least not everyone has lost their minds in 2013.

Subscriptions and car dealerships aren't mutually exclusive. Have they actually said there won't be a cash shop?

Ale
51  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Marijuana. Just watched a documentary. on: August 23, 2013, 07:22:40 PM

Quote from: stessier on August 23, 2013, 07:15:32 PM

I'm for legalization, but I also think anyone who uses for non-medical reasons is unwise.  I also think it should be legal only for adults as there is evidence it messes with brain development of the youngin's.

Why do you think it's unwise?

Ale
52  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Marijuana. Just watched a documentary. on: August 23, 2013, 05:24:02 PM
I asked IF you were, not WHY. Punctuation matters. I'm just trying to figure out why you think people who use drugs recreationally are idiots. Was just wondering if it was recreation in general you had a problem with.

Ale
53  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Marijuana. Just watched a documentary. on: August 23, 2013, 05:14:55 PM
Why would you ask that?

Ale
54  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Marijuana. Just watched a documentary. on: August 23, 2013, 04:52:40 PM

Quote from: brettmcd on August 23, 2013, 04:43:12 PM

Quote from: Alefroth on August 23, 2013, 04:40:56 PM

All drugs, or just ones that idiots have been led to believe are 'evil'?

Ale

I don't think any drugs are 'evil' I just think people who use recreational drugs are idiots. 

Why? Are you against recreation?

Ale
55  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Marijuana. Just watched a documentary. on: August 23, 2013, 04:40:56 PM
All drugs, or just ones that idiots have been led to believe are 'evil'?

Ale
56  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Health Care reform on: July 12, 2013, 12:19:07 AM

Quote from: Eco-Logic on July 11, 2013, 08:15:32 PM


Why should a half-assed bill be pushed through to reform healthcare, with no plan in place to actually implement the damn thing?

Because Republicans will drag their feet at any mention of healthcare reform and it was the only way to get a foothold.


Quote from: Eco-Logic
(i will not be convinced that it is ever "okay" to stop a beating heart as that is only for our Creator to decide).

But you don't want to let the creator of the baby decide.

Ale
57  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Zimmerman / Martin Thread? on: July 11, 2013, 11:04:22 PM

Quote from: Mystic95Z on July 11, 2013, 09:05:10 PM

as the police thought IIRC that this fit the stand your ground law...

Should the police be making that decision?

Ale
58  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: What will Obama's Scandals Be? on: May 23, 2013, 06:56:40 PM

Quote from: Eco-Logic on May 22, 2013, 08:55:54 PM

If my objective was to come on here and change the minds of the libs on this forum maybe I'd give a shit.  Not my objective though...

This forum is about the only place I ever actually communicate with people that are not completely outraged by this administration.  It has been obvious for a long time now that a whole lot of the public are completely uninformed and this forum is my destination to witness it first hand.

This forum also represents a great place to witness first hand liberal tactics, such as insulting and diverting.

You know the administration is corrupt when you have the likes of Lanny Davis demanding a special council...

Nobody gives a fug what your objectives are, but it's fun to have you here because we get to point and laugh and tell jokes behind your back.

Ale
59  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: F/S: Bioshock Infinite (PS3) + original Bioshock + ME3 or SSX on: April 15, 2013, 05:51:41 AM

Quote from: Lordnine on April 14, 2013, 05:05:31 PM

I only posted because I assume he has already traded it in at this point and was hoping to offer some explanation for lack of interest.  Gratch, if you haven't traded it back and want me to delete my post I'm happy too.  As for my statement, I buy most new games from Greemangaming, which almost always offers 20% off on new releases and preorders.  Check out this thread if you donít believe me.

Console titles tend to hold their prices slightly better but I have seen BSI for $15 off already.

Sorry, I read your post as 'drops to $15'.

Ale
60  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: F/S: Bioshock Infinite (PS3) + original Bioshock + ME3 or SSX on: April 14, 2013, 04:45:05 PM

Quote from: Lordnine on April 14, 2013, 04:35:41 PM

The problem is most games drop to $15 off within a couple weeks of release now.  You could also buy the PC version of Bioshock for $46 new on release day.  icon_confused

I think that's an exaggeration.

Gratch, just curious if you think GS will give you $45 for it.

Ale
61  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Just In: I don't find Kate Upton all that Attractive on: April 11, 2013, 08:35:37 PM
It worked. ATB is getting attention.

Ale
62  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Age of Wushu on: April 11, 2013, 12:46:15 AM
That's kind of how I feel about it.

Ale
63  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Age of Wushu on: April 10, 2013, 11:26:14 PM
It launches today. Anyone trying it out? I really don't need another MMO, but this one intrigues me enough to give it a look.

Age of Wushu

Ale
64  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Tucson gun store owner cancels purchase by Gabrielle Gifford's husband on: April 03, 2013, 09:43:51 PM

Quote from: hepcat on April 03, 2013, 08:45:59 PM

Self defense can be performed using any number of tools.  Should I claim owning a nuclear missile (other than the one in my pants...BAM!) is a basic human right?  

As for defining a human right, read on.  Then read some more.

To equate human rights with the right to bear arms in the United States is utterly ludicrous and trivializes such things as the Civil Rights Movement.

Is it a MIRV?

Ale
65  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: XCOM Steam code trade on: April 01, 2013, 11:04:31 PM
I'll get a $15 Amazon card for whoever has an XCOM code left.

ALe
66  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gaming Trend's Most Anticipated of 2013 on: March 29, 2013, 06:37:53 AM

Quote from: th'FOOL on January 23, 2013, 01:46:15 AM

Quote from: Alefroth on January 23, 2013, 01:43:50 AM

Quote from: th'FOOL on January 22, 2013, 07:57:11 PM

BTW, if Amazon is your pre-order outlet of choice, clicking on any of the entries will go to their pre-order page (if one exists).

I was up to slide 30 or so, and missed the arrow and went to the Amazon page. When I hit the back button, I was back at slide 1. Is there any way to remember the last slide we were on?

Ale

Amazon should be loading in a new window/tab

Edit- looks like you clicked on the one slide that I didn't change to 'new window' for the link Tongue It's fixed.

Thanks  icon_biggrin

Ale
67  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: (PC) XCOM: Enemy Unknown *Steam Key* on: March 29, 2013, 03:14:31 AM
I'll get a $15 Steam code for you.

Ale
68  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I had to put my cat to sleep yesterday... on: March 15, 2013, 04:06:22 AM
So sorry to hear that, Harpua. I know how you're feeling. I had to put mine to sleep today. Most likely a brain tumor. It was just a week ago that we realized something was wrong.

I never thought I'd be mourning the 10 year old before the 15 year old.

Ale
69  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Sequestration on: March 10, 2013, 05:23:54 PM

Quote from: Eco-Logic on March 10, 2013, 02:44:53 PM


What's that Obama budget proposal Harris is talking about? I thought there was no such thing.

Ale
70  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Sequestration on: March 07, 2013, 10:47:33 PM

Quote from: Eco-Logic on March 07, 2013, 01:54:46 AM

I'm a commission only sales type and our numbers are up 40% over last year, so it isn't bad for all salesmen smile

Did you think you'd see a difference in 5 days?

Ale
71  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Stare at this for 30 seconds then type 'clover' in comments, see what happens! on: February 28, 2013, 12:28:42 AM
I don't understand why people do it either.

Ale
72  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: February 28, 2013, 12:27:17 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on February 27, 2013, 10:18:43 PM

F34WMFWWVWWF.  not that hard, took me about as long as that Facebook thing Bullwinkle posted biggrin

You stud.

Ale
73  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Stare at this for 30 seconds then type 'clover' in comments, see what happens! on: February 27, 2013, 05:47:41 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on February 27, 2013, 01:16:35 PM

I'm not sure where the irony is coming in here.  I assume it's something about posting this myself here.

I'm referring to an earlier comment I made about similar items getting posted all the time on FB, talking about the challenge of them.  People continue to post them, so they must find them challenging.  I posted this as another example of how these keep happening and how, again, the answer comes in seconds, so I don't understand why people find these challenging and keep posting them.

My post here was to point that out.  It wasn't along the "isn't this cool" lines that seem to keep it propagated.


They are designed to get people to respond by making them think they are special because they can figure them out right away. A lot of spam uses techniques similar to this.


Ale
74  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Stare at this for 30 seconds then type 'clover' in comments, see what happens! on: February 27, 2013, 01:55:46 AM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on February 26, 2013, 09:53:32 PM

This just got posted:



Within seconds I had Mumford and Sons; Rush; Emerson, Lake and Palmer; Phoenix...

Are you being ironic?

Ale
75  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Egypt on: February 01, 2013, 06:20:27 PM

Quote from: Eco-Logic on February 01, 2013, 11:47:05 AM

It's only trolling because most of you are too delusional to realize how ignorant you are in regard to this issue. 

Let me help make it more clear for you.

Our country, that has over 16 trillion in debt, has given billions of dollars and aircraft to a Muslim Brotherhood administration in Egypt whose first order of business was to seek the release of Omar Abdel-Rahman and followed that up with a dictatorial power grab.  This only scratches the surface, and instead of admitting that its a travesty, you all attempt to divert attention to spelling errors and punctuation and schoolboy insults. 

Exactly what I expected to happen though.

Dude, stop. Just stop. Even if you wanted to have a thoughtful, critical discussion of the situation in Egypt, you're clearly incapable. You demonstrate that in every post.

Ale
76  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: The next major MMO on: January 31, 2013, 06:57:01 PM

Quote from: PR_GMR on January 31, 2013, 03:18:56 PM

Frankly, I think the problem is the very same subject of this thread: Always looking for the next 'big thing' and not appreciating what we have available to play right now.

Guild Wars 2
EVE Online
Rift
The Secret World
LOTR Online
World Of Warcraft

All very decent games that could use more love from MMO players. You burn thru content in less than 2 months and now are looking for something new. You're worse than serial monogamists. Gamers are their own worse enemies; in my observation.

Why no love for EQ2?

I don't think the thread is about moving on to the next big thing, just curiosity over what it will be.

Ale
77  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: The next major MMO on: January 31, 2013, 06:56:54 AM
I think ArcheAge will be one of the bigger ones.

Ale
78  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gaming Trend's Most Anticipated of 2013 on: January 23, 2013, 01:43:50 AM

Quote from: th'FOOL on January 22, 2013, 07:57:11 PM

BTW, if Amazon is your pre-order outlet of choice, clicking on any of the entries will go to their pre-order page (if one exists).

I was up to slide 30 or so, and missed the arrow and went to the Amazon page. When I hit the back button, I was back at slide 1. Is there any way to remember the last slide we were on?

Ale
79  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Alienware X51- I'm almost a console!! on: January 19, 2013, 09:22:27 PM

Quote from: Dante Rising on January 19, 2013, 03:51:48 AM

Quote from: Alefroth on January 19, 2013, 01:52:52 AM

How did you handle the sound?

Ale

Sound is handled via HDMI. You can set the system up in about 30 seconds, just like a console.

There is a solid state drive option, but if I recall it was a $200 option.

Cool. I didn't realize graphic cards HDMI ports actually output audio.

Ale
80  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Alienware X51- I'm almost a console!! on: January 19, 2013, 01:52:52 AM
How did you handle the sound?

Ale
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