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by Duckie
2012-02-11 06:22pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Is a US economic implosion (aka Greece) inevitable?
Replies: 130
Views: 7569

Re: Is a US economic implosion (aka Greece) inevitable?

... did you just quote alex jones as a credible source on anything besides lizard people and admirality court theories?
by Duckie
2012-02-11 05:21pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Is a US economic implosion (aka Greece) inevitable?
Replies: 130
Views: 7569

Re: Is a US economic implosion (aka Greece) inevitable?

As far as I know, Japan isn't in particularly huge stagflation. For one, they're not having heavy inflation. You're misusing terminology here. Stagflation for one as far as I know primarily occurs in terms of assymetric supply shocks, and that's not something that lasts a long period or currently is...
by Duckie
2012-02-03 08:36am
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: Just a matter of time I suppose
Replies: 45
Views: 2609

Re: Just a matter of time I suppose

They probably should. I mean, cultural differences and all, but the Manga industry is so much larger than the US Comic industry it's not even funny. Hell, the US Manga Industry is anemic and made up of only a few ultra-popular series (in only a few genres like shounen) and it's almost as big as the ...
by Duckie
2012-02-03 08:27am
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: Re: Farscape Re: Nerd Level
Replies: 130
Views: 7483

Re: Re: Farscape Re: Nerd Level

Isn't that the one where he got really old?

I remember it was terrible but nothing else
by Duckie
2012-01-31 08:28pm
Forum: Science, Logic, And Morality
Topic: The Deaf Protest Stem Cells to Treat Post Birth Deafness
Replies: 117
Views: 8855

Re: The Deaf Protest Stem Cells to Treat Post Birth Deafness

Duckie, I wouldn't worry about it in languages with different vocabularies. But written ASL and written English use the same vocabularies- I don't instinctively trust myself to keep the grammatical structures segregated under those conditions myself, so I wouldn't be surprised if others have troubl...
by Duckie
2012-01-31 08:15pm
Forum: Science, Logic, And Morality
Topic: The Deaf Protest Stem Cells to Treat Post Birth Deafness
Replies: 117
Views: 8855

Re: The Deaf Protest Stem Cells to Treat Post Birth Deafness

Though I don't support the keeping of kids deaf and think that Terralthra's things about Deaf Culture are often kind of daft, I must chime in for fairness's sake. From my knowledge of linguistics, I can tell you that those studies are right- Based on everything I've learned, it's parsimonous to call...
by Duckie
2012-01-29 06:31pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Translation Request Sticky
Replies: 76
Views: 89562

Re: Translation Request Sticky

Since you don't want correct native pronunciations but correct anglicised pronunciations I've spared you the IPA and given you fun-eh-tick transcriptions despite how much it pains me. Not so much a translation but help with pronunciation of non-english names. Am I pronouncing the following names rig...
by Duckie
2012-01-25 02:06pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Translation Request Sticky
Replies: 76
Views: 89562

Re: Translation Request Sticky

My knowledge base is more vulgar and medieval latin than classical at times, I admit.

I meant that a monarch leading a Res Publica as stated would be bizarre, which is why I said it should be a Regnum more than a Res Publica given it's led by a (reigning) Princess.
by Duckie
2012-01-24 01:58pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Translation Request Sticky
Replies: 76
Views: 89562

Re: Translation Request Sticky

Thanas wrote:
Duckie wrote:
Thanas wrote:Except the guys forgot the negative association of magia in latin. :lol:
At least for post-Roman Latin, Giordano Bruno didn't seem to think so.
Huge difference to the Romans though in late Antiquity, who had laws against "magi".
Maybe they were writing in medieval latin. :)
by Duckie
2012-01-24 01:52pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Translation Request Sticky
Replies: 76
Views: 89562

Re: Translation Request Sticky

Except the guys forgot the negative association of magia in latin. :lol: At least for post-Roman Latin, Giordano Bruno didn't seem to think so. Any negative implications were probably lost in the shift to garbage latin medieval latin, so it's technically valid. Extra Credit Exercise: Consider the s...
by Duckie
2012-01-22 06:49pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Translation Request Sticky
Replies: 76
Views: 89562

Re: Translation Request Sticky

hwor=where (hwer), so wherefore = why (as in 'wherefore art thou romeo') so it's "Why are you here" Helvete, Switzerland Hell Spise, Eat, as in german 'Speisen', apparently from a latin loan into old germanic 'spensa' meaning 'provisions' (things spent for) that came to mean food. deg, undoubtedly t...
by Duckie
2012-01-21 08:42pm
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: Strange and Interesting Power Sources
Replies: 29
Views: 2735

Re: Strange and Interesting Power Sources

There was this not particularly serious one short story I once read where the vast power needs of FTL were filled by a psionic power generator that operated off of the female orgasm, the most powerful force known to mankind. Pretty amusing really. I forget if they needed just one or like, banks of g...
by Duckie
2012-01-21 04:00pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Translation Request Sticky
Replies: 76
Views: 89562

Re: Translation Request Sticky

I don't see any huge mistakes, so I think Thanas is simply taunting you. Otherwise he should put his money where his keyboard is and demonstrate his superior Latin knowledge to me. Eques could be "Miles". Closer in meaning (in medieval latin at least) to the concept of the knight you're looking for,...
by Duckie
2012-01-19 02:50am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: America's Last Chance...?
Replies: 149
Views: 9795

Re: America's Last Chance...?

You don't marry the country you're born into; its more like family, you don't get to choose who they are or entirely determine how they turn out. A libertarian would be initiating legal divorce procedures in a domestic abuse situation, not fleeing the country. I'm not sure if I follow you. Of cours...
by Duckie
2012-01-18 08:41pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: America's Last Chance...?
Replies: 149
Views: 9795

Re: America's Last Chance...?

No, people who love their country wouldn't just abandon it. If your country is turning into a police state, you should leave. If your husband is turning into an abuser, you shoudl leave- you don't try to reason with them and reform them when you can already see them practicing their lines for "She ...
by Duckie
2012-01-18 03:51am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: America's Last Chance...?
Replies: 149
Views: 9795

Re: America's Last Chance...?

If one really thinks america is descending towards a police state in just 56 more months, wouldn't it be prudent to leave rather than fight a rearguard action to try to make it go down in as slow a motion as possible? If anyone truly beliseve the US is going to turn more fascist than it currently is...
by Duckie
2012-01-18 03:30am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Hong Kong-born teen trying to give up Singapore citizenship
Replies: 27
Views: 3015

Re: Hong Kong-born teen trying to give up Singapore citizens

I'd rather not have a military staffed full of guys who dislike my country for shanghaiing them into the military when they just wanted to leave and renounce their citizenship. Better three guys who care than 10 who are just there, or worse, actively resent it. This is a pretty good reason why consc...
by Duckie
2012-01-16 12:36pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Translation Request Sticky
Replies: 76
Views: 89562

Re: Translation Request Sticky

At first I thought it was icelandic, because min timi &c, but determining the meaning is quite easy even without me speaking any non-english germanic language. Let's treat it like it's an unknown germanic language (as it is) and pretend I'm an archaeological linguist and we can reconstruct it. 'min ...
by Duckie
2012-01-14 10:37am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Ladies and gentlemen,a slow clap for the USMC
Replies: 51
Views: 4765

Re: Ladies and gentlemen,a slow clap for the USMC

Yeah, Japanese opinion of the US military in the aggregate (according to polling data, at least) went up due to its assistance in the great earthquake. As I recall there was a giggle-worthy name for the aid as "Operation Tomodachi" involved. And opinion of the US as a whole hit a record high. Around...
by Duckie
2012-01-09 06:55am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Translation Request Sticky
Replies: 76
Views: 89562

Re: ATTN DUCKIES THANASES LUSYCHANS & STAS BUSH (TRANSLATION

Oh, and how to write these, if you need them. I have made a few corrections, which I have edited into the prior post as well: "Ireba-o shite-imasu ka?" 入れ歯をしていますか "Kontakuto-Renzu-o tsukatte-imasu ka?" コンタクトレンズを使っていますか "Shitagi-o haite-imasu ka?" 下着をはいていますか "Shinzou-Peisumeikaa-o shite-imasu ka?". 心...
by Duckie
2012-01-09 03:10am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Translation Request Sticky
Replies: 76
Views: 89562

Re: ATTN DUCKIES THANASES LUSYCHANS & STAS BUSH (TRANSLATION

Shouldn't you be using legitimate medical translator? I suppose the phillipines is kind of a slapdash place, and something is probably better than nothing. Japanese, very basic but what level I currently have. Polite but not ultra-formal so that the average person can understand. You may sound somew...
by Duckie
2012-01-03 01:42am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Ron Paul Claims Sexual Harassment Shouldn’t Be Illegal
Replies: 69
Views: 4657

Re: Ron Paul Claims Sexual Harassment Shouldn’t Be Illegal

Why should I care whether the American constitution allows the federal government to make civil rights laws and sexual harassment laws? Any non-white straight male can tell you that those are good things. If it doesn't allow it, it sounds like you need a new constitution that properly empowers the g...
by Duckie
2011-12-29 08:28am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: British Government Creates New Criminal Offence By Mistake
Replies: 8
Views: 1532

Re: British Government Creates New Criminal Offence By Mista

It really is, actually, the police's fault. These aren't robotic drones, they're human beings who can look at the details of the evidence and say 'wait a minute, this's misclassified...' and then go knock on the door. Also... if I'm not mistake this law runs smack into the principle of ex-post fact...
by Duckie
2011-12-22 09:36pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Another Republican Homophobe Outted as a Closet Case
Replies: 48
Views: 4081

Re: Another Republican Homophobe Outted as a Closet Case

No but if David Duke secretly had a black wife or started attending a synagogue I would start to rethink what the hell his actual beliefs are. Why? Lots of racists have friends of the race they are racist against. That's practically the ur-example of things people think are mitigating factors or di...
by Duckie
2011-12-22 08:40pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Another Republican Homophobe Outted as a Closet Case
Replies: 48
Views: 4081

Re: Another Republican Homophobe Outted as a Closet Case

What, you don't think his statements aren't already homophobic? Is it a non-homophobic opinion to be anti-gay marriage and pro-DADT and whatnot now? Anyone who proclaims their support for "Family Values" are either homophobes, pandering to homophobes (I would like someone to refute the idea that bei...